Mark Melancon making his debut right now

1st batter: Broke Jacoby Ellsbury’s bat on a 95 mph fastball.

2nd batter: Dustin Pedroia flies out on the first pitch, 95 mph.

3rd batter:  Gets David Ortiz to pop up on a 96 mph fastball, after getting strike 1 looking on a 95 mph heater.

A very impressive debut for Melancon, and he couldn’t have thrown...

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The Current Roster And Upcoming Changes

With all of the changes to the Yankees roster over the last few days, I thought it would be constructive to lay out the roster as it currently stands and highlight some possible upcoming changes.

Lineup

C: Jorge Posada
1B: Mark Teixeira
2B: Robinson Cano
SS: Derek Jeter
3B: Angel Berroa
LF: Johnny Damon
CF: Brett Gardner Read more

Melancon, Robertson promoted

According to Pete Abe, Mark Melancon and Dave Robertson have been promoted to the bigs, taking the roster spots of Brian Bruney and Chien-Ming Wang, who were placed on the DL. Melancon was not on the 40-man roster, but the Yankees DFA’d Humberto Sanchez to make space for Melancon. I’ll have more analysis...

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Minors Recap, 4/24

Scranton defeats Rochester, 6-2

  • Alfredo Aceves put together his best outing of the season, giving up 4 hits and a walk in 6 2/3 shutout innings, and striking out 6.  However, his ERA on the season is 5.74, a result of his early struggles.
  • Anthony Claggett walked 1 in 1 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Shelley Duncan was 2 for...
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4/24: Yankees at Red Sox

RHP Joba Chamberlain (0-0,5.06)

LHP Jon Lester (1-2, 5.50)

  • First incarnation of the greatest rivalry in baseball (or all sports?).  Both teams just starting to hit their strides at 9-6 apiece
  • Both young aces also have yet to catch their rhythm.  Both Joba and Lester with ERAs in the fives.
  • Watch Joba’s velocity.  It’s still a little down from...
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