Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

No Surgery For Posada|Will Miss 5 Weeks

Yankees Rumors & News

Jorge Posada will not need surgery after all, but will miss at least five weeks while he allows his shoulder to rest.

“I thought I was going to have to get surgery. We’re going to look at that option probably after the season,” said Posada. “All the doctors agree, it just needs rest.”

Posada said he injured his shoulder during spring training because he was forced to put extra pressure on his shoulder as compensation for a sore muscle on his right side.

Posada sought the advice of team physician Dr. Stuart Hershon, orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, the Met’s medical director Dr. David Altchek, and Red’s team doctor Timothy Kremchek who is a shoulder specialist.

Posada had been spending time as a DH after he initially came out of the lineup, but not wanting to risk any further injury they are shutting him down for at least two weeks before rehab.

“We’re talking, you know, two weeks off from throwing, and see where we’re at from …

Yanks Need Patience With Hughes & Kennedy

Yankees Rumors & News

When the Yankees balked at the Minnesota Twin’s asking price for Johan Santana this off-season they were making a commitment to their young pitchers.

A rough April has left many fans and Hank Steinbrenner wondering if that was the right move. But they must remember after finishing the first month of the season just one game under .500 and just two games out of first place things are certainly better than last season.

Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy were the two pitchers the team decided it would stake this season on when they didn’t acquire Santana. So far neither pitcher has held up his end of the bargain.

Hughes, now on the DL until at least early July because of a fractured rib, was expected to be the better of the two young starters and has perhaps been the most disappointing. In six April starts he had a record of 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA and walked just as many batters …

Stayin’ Alive

Rangers Rumors & News

The Journal News’ Rick Carpiniello offered a great observation on the Rangers Game 4 victory Thursday night: “They had nothing to lose, but they didn’t play with recklessness.” That, more than anything (Yes, even more than the continued stellar play of Jaromir Jagr) is reason for fans to glean some hope in the face of dire straights.

Ya Gotta Believe. Isn’t that what Lester Patrick used to say?

And how about the captain? He sure knows how to shut me up. Then again, isn’t that the maddening nature of Jagr? That lack of day-to-day, shift-to-shift commitment from the superstar? He’d never make it as a baseball player. Or he’d be Dave Kingman.

Kidding aside, it’s quite possible that Jagr has been the best player on the ice in each of these four games. He was absolutely crushed after scoring in the 2nd, but unlike Eric Lindros, he got up again. If you’re a Ranger fan, you had to …

Not Again! Kennedy Ineffective, Yanks Lose

Yankees Rumors & News

These are NOT your New York Yankees playing out there. It can’t be. They look like the Yankees, but sure aren’t playing like them. If you saw last night’s 8-4 loss to the Detriot Tigers then you know what I’m talking about.

Ian Kennedy pitched well through the first 2.2 innings, then gave up four runs before he got the final out of the inning. Bobby Abreu misplayed two flyballs that arguably could’ve been caught. Instead he stumbled and crashed into walls. As a result, the Tigers were all over Kennedy and the Yanks. Kennedy never made it out of the fifth inning. His final line for the night: five hits,four runs and three walks over 4 2/3.

The Yankees offense did little again. Abreu got the Yanks rollin out of the gate with a three run homerun in the first but that was it. They left 11 men on base, 28 for the series. A series that saw the Tigers get their first three game sweep in the Bronx since 1966.

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