6:00 PM — Also, keep in mind it’s a doubleheader tomorrow. First game starts at 1. It’s a split-admission doubleheader, but both games will only be seven innings each.
5:55 PM — James Cooper strained his oblique. Colin Curtis turned his ankle. Christian Garcia had a reoccurence of an elbow issue…he’s here, but was not available to the media before the game. Alan Horne has been sent back to Tampa to be evaluated, but he told the team he’s fine. Jorge Vazquez is getting closer, but isn’t there quite yet…
Brian Bruney is coming tomorrow, but Tony Franklin still does not know which game he’s pitching. Also, with Garcia down, the team will need a starter at some point.
5:10 PM — Richie Robnett is the name of the outfielder. He is expected to be here tonight. He was picked in the first round by Oakland in 2004. Has five years of minor league time, topping out at Triple-A. He entered 2009 as a .256 career hitter.
He played with the Cubs organization this year. He was hitting .184 in Double-A and .143 in Triple-A.
4:05 PM — The Jorge Vazquez Experience is back taking grounders at first base…
3:30 PM — Lineups are in…
Emmanuel Garcia, CF
Nick Evans, 1B
Josh Thole, C
Matt Watson, RF
Lucas Duda, LF
Shawn Bowman, 3B
D.J. Wabick, DH
Jose Coronado, 2B
Ruben Tejada, SS
Mike Antonini, P
Reegie Corona, 2B
Noah Hall, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Chris Malec, 1B
Jesus Montero, DH
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Kyle Anson, C
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
Justin Snyder, CF
3:20 PM — J.B. Cox has been sent down from Scranton to Trenton. Also, a mysterious free agent outfielder has been added…he’s apparently not from the Yankees system, and even one of the players doesn’t know who it is.
Cox will apparently be wearing #49, he may be physically here. Not sure on mystery man.
No word on what Brian Bruney’s status is or what game he’s pitching in tomorrow. I’m sure the Thunder front office is thrilled.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com