Archive for April 29th, 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Arod To The DL

Yankees Rumors & News

It looks like instead of just missing “a few days” after re-injured his leg, Alex Rodriguez will join Jorge Posada on the disabled list.

Rodriguez initially injured his right quadriceps 10 days ago trying to beat out a double play. After taking a few days off he returned to the lineup re-aggravating the leg and now could miss significant time.

The Yankees have placed Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI exam revealed a Grade 2 strain on Tuesday according to the AP. He won’t be able to return to action until May 14 when the Yankees will be in Tampa to play the Rays.

It won’t be easy replacing Rodriguez especially with Morgan Ensberg expected to get the bulk of the playing time at third in his absence. Ensberg is hitting .233 in 43 at bats this season with just one home run and three RBI’s. In contrast Rodriguez has hit .286 with four homers, 11 RBI’s, and 14 runs scored.

Rodriguez has …

Rangers Rumors & News

The Rangers blew a second period comeback attempt and dropped the pivotal game three and now face elimination in game four Thursday night.

After falling behind 3-1 in the first period the Rangers mounted an unlikely second period comeback with goals by Ryan Callahan and Jaromir Jagr.

The game was tied and the Rangers had full momentum until Ryan Hollweg, who had been a healthy scratch the past two games, took a boarding penalty on a hit to Petr Sykora. Hollweg’s shot especially hurt as the Rangers were in the middle of an offensive zone attack at the time. That penalty would be the difference as the Penguins put on a clinic wearing down Ranger penalty killers before Evgeni Malkin blast a shot to put his team ahead.

“It was not too smart on his part,” said defenseman Ryan Whitney. “Because of that, we were able to go into the third period with a lead.”

The Rangers weren’t out of it until Ryan Malone came out with an early third …

Yankees Try To Tame Tigers At Home

Yankees Rumors & News

So far this season the Yankees have played more road games than any other team so it should make them happy they are returning to the Bronx Tuesday.

However they may have a guest which will make them uncomfortable in the Detroit Tigers. After getting off to a disappointing 0-7 start the Tigers have come on strong winning nine of their last 14 games.

The first game tonight will feature two under performing pitchers in Phil Hughes and Kenny Rogers. Last week we talked about Hughes’ need to turn his season around, but his start against the White Sox was shorted to just two innings. He surrendered no runs, struck out a batter, and allowed just one hit during that short stint.

Yankee fans are familiar with Rogers from his time in pinstripes. This season Rogers has gotten off to a 1-3 start with a terrible 7.66 ERA. In his last start against the Texas Rangers Rogers allowed six runners to score giving up …

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Time for a Tuesday edition of ‘Breakfast at the Hot Stove.’ Hope you’re hungry this morning.

Finally, some home-cookin’

The Yankees defeated the Indians, 5-2, last night, polishing off a brutal stretch where they played 18 of 20 games on the road. The 18 road games, by the way, is the most ever played in April by a major league team. The Yankees have plenty of issues with injuries, pitching and unproductive hitters, but they have to feel pretty good all things considered. They went 10-10 during that stretch, are 14-13 overall and sit just a game out of first place in a highly competitive AL East. The Bombers are home for 18 of their next 25 games, so maybe they can make some headway.

Soggy Cereal: Delgado spurns Mets’ fans

The Mets were rained out last out, and Carlos Delgado rained on the Met fans’ parade. He rejected their pleas for a curtain call Sunday, and Kevin Kernan of the New York Post says he did the right thing.

A sweet treat

The New York Rangers, down 0-2, desperately …

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