A slow night in the majors on Tuesday night with only a handful of games in either league, but there was lots of news:
Lastings Milledge-Milledge was sent to AAA for several reasons: 1. he wasn't hitting a lick, 2. he misplayed a few balls in CF, and 3. he decided it was ok to arrive late for a few games in the first week of the season. Who benefits: Elijah Dukes takes over in CF, and Austin Kearns and Josh Willingham will battle for the RF job until one of them is traded. My money is on Willingham.
Chris Carpenter-Carpenter was removed from his start against Arizona with an apparent oblique injury. A DL stint is likely.
Carl Pavano-he rebounded from his awful first start to pitch 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits, but he struck out 8 while walking none.
Javier Vazquez-Vazquez struck out 12 Marlins in 6 innings of work. He walked one and gave up 3 runs. It appears the 2009 Marlins strikeout as much as the 2008 Marlins.
Chris Volstad-Volstad pitched 7 innings of 3 hit, 2 walk ball to beat the Braves. He gave up only one run and struck out 4. Man, the Marlins have some GOOD young pitchers, don't they?
A.J. Burnett-Burnett had a no-hitter broken up in the 7th inning vs the Rays. He struck out 9 Rays, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. He's won his first two starts for the Yankees.
Diamondbacks lineup-the consensus is that the Diamondbacks young lineup will improve in 2009, but the only one to show some improvement is Chris Young. Is there anyone in the D-backs lineup that you wouldn't want to pitch to with the game on the line?