Plain and simple, in typical Yankee and Red Sox fashion Joe Girardi most likely targeted one of the 2 Oriole stars and and now the amazing run of the O’s could be in jeopardy. This is just not the same team without its tremendous leadoff hitter. Like every Oriole fan, I am sick about what happened Saturday night and find it amazing that no one asked the embattled Yankee manager if Sabathia was under orders. There certainly was little doubt the O’s were sending a message to NY when ARod was plunked (albeit a softball toss) in the middle of the back. ARod angrily rolled the ball back to the mound away from Arietta.
Without understanding why, apparently by having surgery on Tuesday, the timetable for the Markakis return is now 4 weeks.
Tampa comes to town Tuesday for another crucial 3 game series.