There’s a nasty little bug going around the Yankee clubhouse, and after claiming Derek Jeter yesterday, Johnny Damon was picked off today. As long as this thing passes quickly and doesn’t wreak too much havoc, I guess it’s cool.
Old buddy Tim Redding, he of the one career inning in pinstripes, is on the mound for the Metsies. Signed for $2.25M in the offseason, Redding has allowed 59 baserunners in 40 innings this year, striking out just 24. Isn’t it amazing how a guy who’s allowed exactly one-and-a-half baserunners for every inning he’s thrown in his career manages to make a living in this game?
Short preview tonight, but whatever. Here’s the starting nine: