Brett Gardner to DL with Broken Thumb
Brett Gardner broke his thumb sliding into second base yesterday. The badass stayed in the game, but he had x-rays afterwards that revealed the fracture. He’ll be in a cast for two weeks and then probably go through some rehab before returning. The Yankees called up Albaladejo to replace Gardner on the 25 man roster.
It’s a tough time to lose Gardner. I’ve said for a while I want to see him starting in center instead of Melky, but now it looks like the Melk Man has the job full time. I’ll miss your speed, Brett, I’ll miss your speed indeed. Albaladejo was terrible earlier in the year, but maybe he can prove himself this time around. He has good stuff, he just has no idea where it’s going, which has been the unforunate M.O. of many a Yankees reliever in recent years.
The A’s snapped the Yankees eight game win streak yesterday. Pettitte cruised through six innings but got into trouble in the seventh, and Aceves couldn’t bail Andy out of a bases loaded, one out jam. No worries though. You can’t win them all, even though the Yankees looked like they might during the streak. The Yankees’ Sergio Mitre takes the hill against heralded young gun Dallas Braden today. Dallas Braden sounds like the rich heartthrob on a 90210-type teen drama. I’m going to stop now…