Saturday, June 15, 2013

Teixeira Leaves Tonight's Game With Wrist Problem

File this as another one in the "Totally Saw This Coming" injury files for the 2013 season.  Mark Teixeira left tonight's game in the 4th inning with an apparent injury/re-injury to his right wrist.  He was replaced by David Adams at first base in the bottom of the inning and during the in-game interview on FOX, Joe Girardi said that Teix didn't "have the snap in his swing" he usually does and that he would give Teix the next couple days off.

There was always a less than 100% chance that the DL stint and extended rest/rehab plan for Teix's injury wouldn't work.  The nature of that tendon sheath injury is to linger, and this setback puts Teix on a similar path that Jose Bautista was on when he suffered the same injury last season.  Save for a few early homers, Teix hadn't been doing much with the bat since coming back at the end of May.  Guess we'll just have to see what the next few days bring.

** UPDATE 9:04 PM- Teix will fly back to New York to be examined by team doctors tomorrow.  That doesn't sound good at all. **

Pineda Strong In His Second Rehab Start

Michael Pineda made his second rehab start yesterday, a simulated game at the team's Tampa complex, and came through it very well.  He pitched the equivalent of 5.2 scoreless innings with just 3 hits and a walk given up and 5 strikeouts.  He threw 74 pitches, a slight increase from his first start, and although I haven't read any reports or tweets on his velocity it's safe to assume it was in that same low-to-mid 90s range it's been for the past few weeks.

There was some talk earlier in the week about this start taking place with Double-A Trenton while High-A had their All Star Game this weekend, but the team decided they wanted this second start to be in a controlled environment.  Pineda didn't report problems with the shoulder, so I expect we'll see him with High-A Tampa or Trenton again this week with a pitch limit around 80.  Another small step in the right direction.

Game 67 Wrap-Up: LAA 5 NYY 2

Same stuff different day for the Yankees last night.  They didn't hit, at all, and they gave up the bulk of their runs with 2 outs.  Another sloppy, lifeless loss as they continue to fall apart at the seams.

Game Notes:

- Andy Pettitte gave up a run in the bottom of the 1st on 3 hits, another in the 4th, another in the 6th, and another in the 7th.  He wasn't sharp at all with 2 strikes and couldn't put guys away when he needed to.

- The Yankees got their runs on a bases loaded, 2-out, 2-run single by David Adams in the 4th.  It was the only inning in which they scored a run.  Naturally.

- The middle of the order got a few hits here and there, none that mattered, and as a team the Yankee lineup was 1-6 with RISP and left 7 on base.  Sigh.

- Chris Bootcheck joined Thomas Neal in making his Yankee debut and he was predictably awful in his 1 inning of work.  Nothing else worth saying about last night.  Just more bad baseball.