I meant to blog as soon as I got to the Stadium, but it has been like stepping on a treadmill and having somebody turn it up to high speed. Anyway, let’s get to the highlights:
- We knew it was coming: Cliff Floyd being reinstated from the disabled list and Lastings Milledge going down to Triple-A. Milledge was in good spirits. He knew it was coming and took it in stride.
- Carlos Delgado’s right rib cage is still barking. Not tonight, even as a pinch hitter. Maybe not tomorrow, either.
- Xavier Nady’s right wrist actually has a small fracture in it. He doesn’t know about tomorrow either. The Mets say it should be long, which is why they didn’t DL Nady again and keep Milledge.
- Pitching coach Rick Peterson said the emotions Orlando Hernandez faces tonight and Pedro Martinez did Wednesday at Boston are not totally similar. He doesn’t think emotions will be an issue.
Here’s the batting order:
SS Jose Reyes
DH Paul Lo Duca
CF Carlos Beltran
3B David Wright
LF Cliff Floyd
2B Jose Valentin
1B Julio Franco
RF Endy Chavez
C Ramon Castro
RHP Orlando Hernandez
Check out The Journal News and lohud.com tomorrow for more on Milledge and Floyd, and for his slant on the Yankees go to Pete Abraham’s blog at lohud.com. You’ll not only get your fill of the Yankees, but if you’re lucky you’ll also get his take on The Boss … the real one, Springsteen, of course.