Is Sunday night the end of the weekend when the holiday falls on a Tuesday? Judging by the numbers of trains being run by Metro-North, the answer is "No."
Matt Kemp struck out three more times yesterday. This brings his total to 34 in 100 ABs along with 8 BBs. In his last 10 games, he is 9-38 with 16 strikeouts and 2 BBs. I'm am interesting to see if he makes the adjustment to the adjustment made to him like Melky Cabrera did and Lastings Milledge was denied.
ARod hit a "clutch" grand slam yesterday with the Yanks down 4-2 in the 3rd inning. It won't be enough for the schleps that populate Yankee Stadium or call into WFAN. Apparently, everyone loves the anonymity of the herd.
The Mets three starting pitchers for this past weekend's Subway Series were Orlando Hernandez, Steve Taschel and Alay Soler. And the Yankees' need pitching? FWIW, the non-play-off Yankees took two of three from the NL-leading Mets.
Bartolo Colon is still searching for his first win of 2006. I think he is a verys trong buy low candidate for any teams chasing Ws. Of course, that assumes the Angels will get bunches of hits instead of the bunches of outs they have gotten all season.
Phil Nevin has quietly hit 15 HRs this season, and I still want nothing to do with him. Since he's on one of the few clubs with no chance to make the play-offs, I expect him to be dealt again. Then those 15 HRs will cause FAAB wars in the final stages of the 2006 Roto season!
Alexis Rios was DL-ed with a leg infection. It was caught very quickly by the Blue Jays. Do not be surprised to see Rios out for July or longer then return and be ineffective. I'd trade him to a team out of contention for 2006 in a bail deal.