Update: Cano day-to-day with stiff neck


12:09am: Joe Girardi said Cano is day-to-day due to the neck. He didn’t come out and say it, but it sounded like he would like to give his second baseman another day to rest tomorrow.

5:45pm: Robinson Cano will not play in tonight’s game because of what the team is calling a “stiff neck.” We don’t know much beyond that, but hopefully it’s nothing too serious and he’ll be back in there tomorrow. Jayson Nix will play second and the slumping Curtis Granderson will bat third in his place. We’ll post any updates as they come in, so check back throughout the evening.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…


  • Arya

    27 up, 27 down. King Felix has pitched a perfect game against our rival Rays!

    • Jedile

      I don’t know if it is just me, but it seems like most the no-hitters come against the rays, or are by the white sox.

    • Get Phelps Up

      3rd no hitter at Safeco this year and the 4th time the Rays have been no hit since 09.

      • Jedile

        Oh so I was right, they do get no-hit a lot.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Humber, Cain, now Hernandez. Damn.

    • CUYanks

      One these thing is not like the other. Two of these things are kinda the same!

      • smurfy

        poetically discrete

        • smurfy

          err, discreet

    • Tom Q

      Sorry if I sound like a bitter old-timer here, but, with all deference to the great Hernandez…

      …does a perfect game mean quite as much anymore? Don Larsen’s in ’56 was only, like, the third in history, decades into the game. When Len Barker threw his in ’81, it was the first in 13 years. Now we’ve had three in a season, only two years after two in a season (three, if umpiring had been accurate). No-hitters, even perfect games, just seem to come alot cheaper these days — like 50-home run seasons in the steroid era.

      As I say, no offense to Hernandez, who merits a spot ons pecial pitching lists. But I hate to see what used to be a true premium achievement become devalued by repetition.

      • Knoxvillain

        I think it’s starting to not mean as much. I couldn’t careless if a pitcher throws five perfect games in a season let alone one. Unless he plays for the Yankees, obviously.

      • The Moral Majority is Neither

        This is why DiMaggio’s hitting streak is more impressive than Williams’ batting average. Williams was the last one to do it but at the time it wasn’t that historic (11 years prior).

      • CUYanks

        The increased prominence of strikeouts probably has increased the likelihood of a perfect game, but I think at their core, perfect games are just extremely rare events which, when they occur, always feel like they show some sort of bunching/trend, but really it’s mostly random chance. 18 perfect games have been broken up in the 9th since 1961, and if you believe there’s not much more than luck separating those from the real deals, you can see how a couple of those being completed would have led to a similar feeling of bunching as you see in 2010-2012.

        • Tom Q

          That’s an interesting way of looking at it. You sent me looking for a list of such games. I was only able to find those broken up with two outs in the 9th, which are of course the ones most excruciatingly close to joining the list (realized I’d seen three of them: Stieb’s, Musinna’s & Gallaragga’s). Based on just that batch, the gap between Browning & Dennis Martinez might have been filled, and created a similar impression as this recent rash has.

          I’ve long thought a perfect game was almost something for philosophers to pore over, because, in a weird sense, you’re as far from it in the 9th inning as you are in the 1st.

  • CUYanks

    Felix just did Melky a solid.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Phew! For a second I thought Melky had screwed himself out of a huge multi-year free-agent contract. Thanks Felix!

  • 28 this year

    Well thats about the only way SEA can win a game.

  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    I got a stiff neck last night. Took a viagra and it got caught in my throat.

    • Tcmiller30

      That’s what she said?

  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

    Cano’s neck is stiff from looking over his shoulder, wondering what Melky did to get caught. I kid I kid. Hopefully.

    • Deep Thoughts

      My first thought was that Cano was at home, furiously cleaning out his medicine chest and drinking gallon after gallon of herbal cleansing tea.

  • smurfy

    wtf? Is Swish worth a mention? He’s out of the lineup, too, no?

  • G



    Someone had to do it, better it be tongue in cheek than serious.

  • Big Member

    Holy shit this just proves my theory. Just remember people. Remember

    • The Alamo


  • Squints

    Coincidence this happens the same day his boy gets caught cheating?