Well, that was quick. Less than 24 hours after being called up to join the Yankees in Boston, the team announced that Tommy Kahnle had been placed back on the Scranton Shuttle and optioned to Triple-A. This was the only way that they could squeeze Chance Adams onto the roster ahead of this afternoon’s game.
It’s unfortunate for Kahnle, who went through the hassle of traveling from Pennsylvania in bad weather to make it to Friday’s game in time. He certainly has struggled in the majors this season, but he pitched well last night. The Yankees turned to him for one inning of work, and he tossed a clean inning with one strikeout. He did his job and kept New York in the game, but it’s not very often that a team with one hit walks away with the victory.
If the weather cooperates, the Yankees will turn to Adams to stop the bleeding this afternoon. He hasn’t exactly pitched well in Triple-A this year, but he became the only feasible option to start tonight’s game. Maybe he’ll be the spark that the Yankees need.