Sal D’Amico of BBD implores Commissioner Selig to make up his mind about the All-Star Game. I sit on the exhibition side of this argument. Where do you guys sit?
Chad Jennings again reminds us of just how well Jon Albaladejo is pitching in Scranton. What else does this guy have to do to get a shot? The Yankees do want a guy who can give length, but this guy is pitching just too well to be ignored. There’s literally no way he could be worse than Chan Ho Park. Free the Alphabet!
Brian Cashman says A-Rod’s thumb is not an issue and he will not miss any time. That’s reassuring because any more of Ramiro Pena or Kevin Russo than necessary is something to which none of us would look forward.
No link, but how awesome was CC before the All-Star break? During his eight game win streak, he’s tossed 59.2 innings to a batting line of .204/.273/.256/.529. His ERA is a sparkling 1.81 and his K/BB is a solid 2.77. In these eight starts, he’s gone at least seven innings every time and has allowed no more than three runs. He’s also not given up a run in one of those starts, while giving up only one run in three of those starts. To borrow a phrase from Mike Axisa, CC is in beast mode.