Montgomery strikes out five in one inning (!!!)

Dan Brewer was activated off the disabled list.

Triple-A Scranton (9-7 win over Norfolk)
Greg Golson, CF, Luis Nunez, 2B & Doug Bernier, SS: all 1 for 4 – Golson scored two runs, the other guys one each … Golson also got hit by a pitch and threw a runner out at third
Dan Brewer, LF: 0 for 0, 1 R, 1 BB - left the game in the first inning for an unknown reason
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – got picked off first … threw a runner out at second
Jordan Parraz, RHP: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB - the single came off a broken bat
Terry Tiffee, 1B: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 RBI
Gus Molina, DH: 0 for 4
The Ghost of Kei Igawa, LHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-7 GB/FB – 60 of 101 pitches were strikes (59.4%) … 11 walks and six strikeouts in his last 12 IP
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 15 of 27 pitches were strikes (55.6%)

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Yankees will send down Hector Noesi tomorrow

Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees will send Hector Noesi down to Triple-A Scranton tomorrow to make room on the roster for Bartolo Colon. Noesi will get stretched back out and work as a starter. Good.

Game 80: Subway Series

Here’s the starting lineup…

Nick Swisher, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Russell Martin, C
Andruw Jones, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Ivan Nova, SP

First pitch is scheduled for shortly after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Aside: I’ll be at all three games this weekend, though I got to the park too late today to sit in on Joe Girardi‘s and Brian Cashman‘s pregame press conference. Figures Cashman won’t be here the next two days. Stupid Whitestone Bridge. Anyway, I’ll have pre and postgame notes all weekend long, plus more.

Chavez strains back during rehab

Eric Chavez strained his back rehabbing from his foot injury, a setback that will keep him on the shelf even longer than expected. It’s unclear when he’ll be able to come back now, it depends on the severity of the strain of course. Might be time for the Yankees to look for a left-handed hitter off the bench, no?

Hughes not included in next week’s pitching probables

Joe Girardi announced this afternoon that A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia, and Ivan Nova will start early next week in Cleveland, meaning Phil Hughes is likely to make at least one more rehab start in the minors. He last pitched on Wednesday, so he would have lined up for Burnett’s start on Monday. Hughes looked very good last time out, but it’ll the important thing is how he rebounds from emptying the tank. You’d rather see how he does in the minors instead of a game that counts.