Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yankees Win Game, Lose Wang

Wang Leaves Start with Foot InjuryEnthusiasm over the Yankees 13-0 drubbing of the Houston Astros was tempered Sunday by the early exit of starting pitcher Chien-Mien Wang due to injury.

Wang (8-2), who tossed five shutout innings while scattering six hits, suffered an injury to his right foot while scoring from second on a single by Derek Jeter in the sixth.

There was no immediate word on the nature or severity of the injury.

"I feel sore," Wang told ESPN.com. "Of course I'm disappointed. On Tuesday, when I know more, I will talk then."

Running on the pitch, Jeter slapped a two-out single through the right side. Wang rounded third and was on his way to score easily but halfway to the plate, Wang began hobbling. After crossing the plate, he had to be helped off the field by 2B Robinson Cano and trainer Steve Donohue.

Alex Rodriguez (12) and Jorge Posada (3) each homered as the Yankees (37-33) moved to four games above .500.

Ross Ohlendorf, Edwar Ramirez, Latroy Hawkins and Dan Giese each pitched scoreless innings to complete the three-game sweep of the Astros.

The Yankees roughed up Houston ace Roy Oswalt (5-7). The right hander went 5 2/3 and was pounded for nine hits and seven runs. He walked four.

Possible candidates to replace Wang in the rotation include Daniel McCutchen, Alan Horne, and Geise. If Geise is the option, that could pave the way for the promotion of reliever David Robertson.

2 comments:

Emily said...

Should be, 'Yankees Wang sore'

Har. Har. Har.

Jeff said...

Keep it clean, Emily.