Yankees Notes: Gardner, Moseley, Thames, Aceves, Mitre, Rivera, and Outfield Grass

The Yankees have played back-to-back games against the Mariners and have not faced one reliever. A night after Cliff Lee went the distance and beat the Yankees, Felix Hernandez got a complete game shutout and won 7-0. Javier Vazquez didn’t pitch especially well or bad, but he is on hook for the loss.

Here are some notes:

  • Brett Gardner has been out for the past couple of days with a forearm issue, but he is in the lineup today.
  • RHP Dustin Moseley is expected to be added to the roster today. Chad Gaudin and Chan Ho Park are the most likely to get DFA’d.
  • Marcus Thames has begun playing in rehab games and should be back soon. Either Chad Huffman or Colin Curtis will be sent down.
  • Sergio Mitre and Alfredo Aceves have thrown off a mound this week. Mitre could get into a rehab game soon.
  • How is it that Mariano Rivera is so damn good? Watch this video. Trust me, you’ll like it.
  • The Yankees outfielders haven’t liked the condition of the outfield grass since the Yankees held a boxing match at the stadium about a month ago.

I thought that the Yankees were going to have issues with the outfield this season. I go to a fair amount of Brooklyn Cyclones games and they regularly hold concerts on that field and it shows. I hoped that the Yankees are hiring better grounds crew guys, but their talents can’t make up for putting a few thousand pounds of metal on a field like that. This news is especially bad because the Yankees are already planning two Jay-Z/Eminem concerts there in September and their stage will be bigger than the boxing ring was.

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4 Responses to Yankees Notes: Gardner, Moseley, Thames, Aceves, Mitre, Rivera, and Outfield Grass

  1. Steverino says:

    I would rather have Yankee Stadium be Yankee baseball specific only. It just avoids any issues…

  2. I agree with you. At the very least, only do stuff during the offseason.

  3. theboogiedown says:

    Pretty sure they're playing a football game there over the winter as well. Let's hope it's so cold the ground is frozen solid.