Archive for May 3rd, 2007


Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Tough Break For Big Mike

Mets Rumors & News

Former Met and current Oakland A Mike Piazza injured his right shoulder last night sliding into third base at Fenway Park. Piazza will miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Pavano Going Under the Knife?

Yankees Rumors & News

Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina will take the mound for the Yanks today in a doubleheader necessitated by last night’s rainout. As a result, the team is left with two holes in their rotation next week unless Pettitte were to come back on Monday on short rest – highly unlikely. Instead, Yankee fans will probably see Darrell Rasner get the nod on Sunday, while options for Monday include Matt DeSalvo, Chase Wright or Tyler Clippard, according to The New York Times.

One guy who won’t be coming to the rescue any time soon is Calamity Carl Pavano. Pavano has been out since April 9th with a strained right forearm and presumably had been making slow and steady progress in his rehab before yesterday. However, after cutting a bullpen session short on Wednesday due to recurrence of the pain in his arm, the $40-million bust is now on his way to Alabama, where he will meet with famed sports doctor James Andrews. Andrews, it seems, has cut open …

Isn’t It Ironic…

Mets Rumors & News

Don’t you think?

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Mets fan gets jail time, 3-year Shea ban over flashlight incident

USA Today

SHEA BAN ON METS’ DIM-BULB FAN

New York Post

Mets Fan Faces Jail and Ballpark Ban

New York Times

Blame Game Claims First Victim

Yankees Rumors & News

Via Reuters:

(Kathy Willens/Associated Press)The New York Yankees, hobbled in the early season by a string of injuries to the pitching staff, have dismissed their conditioning coach, according to media reports Wednesday in New York.

The New York Times reported that general manager Brian Cashman would discuss the move before Wednesday night’s game at Texas.

Marty Miller, who took the title “director of performance enhancement” when he joined the team this winter, was fired the day after rookie Phil Hughes strained his hamstring in the seventh inning after six innings of no-hit ball. Media reports cited unidentified Yankees sources in reporting the firing….Miller, 34, was unpopular with some players, and several had opted out of his program, which de-emphasized running as a way to build leg strength and abandoned certain stretching exercises used by his predecessor.

All Is Wright With the World

Mets Rumors & News

David Wright had hit second in the lineup previously this season, but on both of those occasions regular No. 2 hitter Paul Lo Duca was out of the lineup. Last night was different. Lo Duca was catching and batting 7th in order to slide Wright into the 2-hole. It was an admission by Willie Randolph that it was time to jump start his regular 5th hitter. Slotting between Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran is widely considered the best spot in the lineup for a hitter.

(Newsday/Kathy Kmonicek)The move paid off immediately. In the first inning, with Reyes running, Wright snuck a lucky grounder through the hole vacated by shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was covering second base on the steal attempt. The play was not a hit-and-run, but was just as effective, putting runners at the corners for the meat of the Mets’ order.

With luck clearly on his side this night, Wright never looked back, crushing his first home run of the season to deep right-center leading off …

Jagr Hasn’t Lost His Sense Of Humor

Rangers Rumors & News

High comedy via the Journal News’ Sam Weinman:

Jaromir Jagr couldn’t help tweaking Henrik Lundqvist as he walked past the goalie after the game.

This, of course, was after Lundqvist was brilliant for 29 saves last night, but also after he flirted with disaster when he ventured behind the net late.

“I thought Henrik was still behind the net, but no, he’s over there,” Jagr said with a laugh while pointing the goalie in the corner.

“I made a great pass,” `Lundqvist pleaded.

“Yeah, but it was to [impending free agent] Chris Drury,” Jagr said. “Maybe next year. But don’t pass to him yet.”

Call It Even

Rangers Rumors & News

(Newsday\Paul J. Bereswill)

“We looked and looked and looked. No replay that we have seen shows it definitively crossing the goal line. We have to see it in the goal.”- Bob Hall, the NHL supervisor of officials for the series“I guess it was really close. I’m hoping that the league is right. I think they misjudged the one last game. The Rangers’ goal should’ve been a goal. For the sake of all, I hope they made the right call, because that wouldn’t be good two games in a row, two critical goals disallowed.”- Sabres almost-hero Daniel Brière

Brière’s Chance at Stardom Ends in Video Replay

New York Times

Rangers get replay call and tie series

Newsday

GARDEN OF EVEN

New York Post

Relentless defense perfect foil for Sabres

Newsday

Sabres review of themselves: Poor

Newsday

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