Yankees Notes: Recap, Thames, Hughes, Posada, All-Stars

The Yankees won a wild one yesterday. They took a two run lead, fell behind by two runs, took the lead in the 7th, coughed it up in the 9th, and then Marcus Thames got his second walk-off hit of the year as the Yankees won 7-6 in 11 innings. All of that and Brett Gardner hit an in-the-parker and Mariano Rivera blew a save.

Here are some notes:

  • Thames was activated off the 15-day DL before the game yesterday. OF Chad Huffman was sent to Triple-A Scranton in his place.
  • Phil Hughes pitched 6 innings and allowed 5 runs, and 3 home runs.
  • Hughes is 5-2 with a 5.56 ERA in his last 9 starts.
  • Jorge Posada left yesterday’s game with a sprained ring finger on his left hand. X-rays were negative and he’s listed as day-to-day, but isn’t expected to start tonight.
  • So far the Yankees have 6 All-Stars and are expecting another: Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, and Alex Rodriguez. Andy Pettitte is going to be added since Sabathia is going to end up being ineligible because he’s going to pitch the Sunday before the game.
  • Nick Swisher is also among the contestants for the final spot on the All-Star roster.

That’s a lot of All-Stars for the Yankees, but they do have the best record in baseball so it is natural. I hope Swisher makes it as a fan, but there are definitely going to be deserving players that get left off. Pettitte could end up being the starter for this game.

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