Henn down; Villone upBy
Sean Henn, over his last five appearances, has given up 7 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings (with 4 of those runs coming in one outing). So the Yankees shipped Henn to Scranton and called up Ron Villone on the last day before he could exercise his opt-out clause in his contract. Villone, who has already thrown 23 innings at AAA while giving up 21 hits but few runs, will now be used every day by Joe “Autopilot” Torre until his arm falls off or his ERA climbs above 10.00.
For those of you wondering, Luis Vizcaino, who in his last five performances has given up just 6 earned runs in 5 IP (10.80 ERA), is still with the team. Barf.