As more and more Yankees succumbed to injuries during the four-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field (is that the worst name for a stadium ever?), more and more prospects were called up to the majors. One of the latest, an outfielder named Dustin Fowler, crashed into the right field wall last night, destroyed his knee and had immediate, season-ending surgery by the White Sox surgeon before he had a single at-bat. Now that’s cruel and it put a particularly awful period on what was an awfully wet night. Why wait over two hours in a rain delay? Just postpone the damn game for another date and let the Yankees move on to Houston.
But it was not to be and the Yanks lost the game and split the series against a bad team they should have swept. Ugh.
Back to the prospects, it was fun to see Baby Bombers Tyler Wade and Miguel Andujar make such memorable debuts, but Tyler Austin is on the DL already along with other hammy victims Starlin Castro and CC. And on the veteran side of things, I’m worried about Matt Holliday. He’s getting all sorts of tests for what they’re calling a “viral infection” (formerly a food allergy). I hope it’s nothing serious.
Luis Cessa started last night’s game and I have to say I’m never bursting with confidence when he pitches. He hasn’t impressed me much, but at this point I guess there’s not much of an alternative.
Back to Dustin Fowler, poor kid. What a bummer for him. What a bummer last night was for the Yanks after winning big in a Janer the night before. I, for one, am glad they’re getting out of Chicago.