The wounded Bombers are literally dropping like flies, and it is going to make it tough for skipper Joe Girardi to give Mark Teixeira, who was hacking up a lung after his big two-run homer, a much-needed day off.
So, here is a quick list of the Yankees latest casualties with the most updated DL list from MLB.com.
– Starting pitcher Ivan Nova had to leave the mound in Camden Yard and was diagnosed with a bruise and a sprain of his right ankle but MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch did report the x-rays came back negative. I presume that means Nova didn’t really damage anything but he is obviously still hurt.
– Lefty reliever Clay Rapada faced two batters, and finished his outing but had to be helped to the locker-room, as he has a viral infection.
– DH/LF Raul Ibanez got hit with a pitch in the right elbow but still managed to get on first due to a defensive error but was immediately replaced with a pinch runner.
– David Robertson was MIA tonight, as Yankee fans expected to see Mo’s replacement out of the bullpen at some point. Well brace yourself as the latest came from Marc Craig of the Star-Ledger who tweeted:
Here is the latest Yankees DL update courtesy of MLB.com.
As the saying goes when it rains, it pours….
In the end the Yankees might be limping but they still beat the Orioles who are hot, hot, hot and now are just a game and a half back from kicking the birds from atop the AL East.
Having CC Sabathia on the hill for the second game couldn’t come at a more perfect time.
At this point God only knows who will be playing where for the Yankees and from the looks of it, Tex could really use a day but Girardi knows this.