Friday, June 13, 2008

Snapshot: Yankees News and Notes for June 13, 2008

Last night: NY Yankees 4, Oakland A's 1

Hideki Matsui's Grandslam Gives NY a 4-1 WinHideki Matsui celebrated his 34th birthday in style. His sixth-inning grand slam against Joe Blanton carried Andy Pettitte and the Yankees to a 4-1 win over Oakland. Matsui is fourth in batting in the American League with a .322 average.

Andy Pettitte (6-5) rebounded from two poor starts, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings. The win tied Pettitte with Ron Guidry for fourth place on the Yankees all-time win list with 170.

George King reports that Joba Chamberlain's leash gets longer tonight in the series opener at Houston. The righthander will be allowed to throw approximately 95 pitches. He has thrown 62 and 78 in his first two outings.

Yankees right hander Jonathan Albaladejo is out for the year. On the DL with a sprained right elbow since May 10, an x-ray revealed a stress fracture.

The NY Daily News says that ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte (Draft Bio coming soon) - taken in the 20th round of last week's draft will report to Class-A Staten Island. Damon Oppenheimer stated they will give every opportunity to pitch with both arms.

Yankee supplemental draftee Jeremy Bleich, a lefty starter who was the 44th pick, will pitch the College World Series opener for Stanford against Florida State on Saturday.


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Anonymous said...

No leash on Joba? It's a good time to do so now that he'll be able to get an extra free out in the NL. However...can he bat? He resembles the Babe a bit, maybee the kid's got a killer swing too

Jeff said...

Skimmed the University of Nebraska's website... doesn't look like Joba had any at bats. Still it's safe to say that if he gets a hold of one we're going to see some major fist-pumping.