Good morning, Pinstripe Alley readers. Here's your usual morning news for Wednesday, May 2nd.
- If you missed last night's action, Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak by leading the Orioles to a 7-1 victory over Phil Hughes and the Yankees. Hughes continued to flash reasons for optimism, as he struck out 6 in 5 2/3 innings and allowed only 6 baserunners (4 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP), but got hurt by the long ball and his usual high pitch count. Here's a link to the box score.
- Michael Pineda underwent season-ending surgery yesterday to repair the anterior labral tear in his right shoulder. Girardi said the surgery went well, but didn't supply many more details. Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery and was assisted by Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
- The Yankees and the Red Sox will make up their April 22nd rainout on July 7 at Fenway Park in a day-night doubleheader.
- It doesn't seem as if Brett Gardner will come off of the disabled list when he is eligible to on Thursday. He'll need to play in a rehab game or two before returning to the Yanks, according to Girardi.
- Joe Pawlikowski of River Ave. Blues is wondering if there is a hitch in Russell Martin's swing, and also notes that he's pounding the ball into the ground right now. His early season walks helped him stay productive, but he's been anemic at the plate since the start of the Twins series.
- Domenic Lanza of Yankee Analysts took a look at the top 20 prospects in the Yankees' system through the first month. There has been some outstanding, like Tyler Austin, some good, like Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams and Jose Campos, and there has been some bad, like pretty much everyone else. Well, al least the top prospects performing well are all currently really far away from the majors.