The Yankees saw Montero's power in action last night and survived his solo shot. This afternoon, they get a look at another former prospect as Hector Noesi takes the mound for the Mariners, who face Phil Hughes. PH had a decent start last time out, giving up 3 runs over just shy of 7 innings against the Royals. Noesi seems to be settling down and is coming off a victory against Minnesota.
I don't care that Beckett went golfing on a day off after he was announced as a scratch. I am surprised that at this point in his career playing for Boston that he doesn't know better than to go golfing on a day off after he was announced as a scratch. A subtle, important difference, and until he learns it he will always be playing from the weeds. Unless he goes out and pitches a scoreless game and then everyone will forgive him for five days anyway.
Beckett is pitching against the Tribe at Fenway, who send their old friend Derek Lowe to the bump. Remember to replace your divots and comment away.
David Phelps gets his chance to shine today. Here's hoping he makes the most of it. With Pettitte returning to the rotation, he might not get another chance soon. Jeff Niemann gets the rock for the Rays.