Cody Ransom has earned himself the dubious distinction of being the first Yankee to make an error at the new Yankee Stadium and the first to end a game by hitting into a double play. He also went 0-for-5 and left nine baserunners on today. I can’t wait for the Cody Ransom Era to end.
To that end, some good news after a bad day: A-Rod is taking batting practice. According to the AP, A-Rod took 49 swings off of live pitching. Three of those went for home runs, and the rest of his hacks seemed to be strong. He also took some grounders and took some soft-toss swings. While the Yankees are hewing to a May 15th return for A-Rod, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in the bigs by the end of the month.