Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (pictured) was on his way to his second strong performance in a row when he grabbed at his side and exited Sunday's game with a right oblique strain. That's very bad news for a team that already has called on four Triple-A starters to fill in the fifth slot in the rotation and replace injured Miguel Gonzalez. It was a tough week already, after so-so outings by Jason Hammel, Freddy Garcia and Steve Johnson, and that was reflected in the combined numbers. The rotation posted a 2-2 record with a 6.03 ERA and averaged just five innings per start. Even though the team managed to go 4-2 in those games, this is starting to get scary.
Grade: D (Hannah Foslien / Getty Images /May 12, 2013)
There were some angry words exchanged between Yankees catcher Russell Martin and Orioles infielder Robert Andino at the end of Monday night's game at Oriole Park. Martin told the New York reporters afterward that he started it because he felt that Andino was trying to steal signs from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning.
It was just enough friction to get both teams to stare each other down, but there was no physical altercation. Some Orioles looked steamed afterward, but that could also have been post-game frustration after their first loss of the season.
Guess we'll find out on Tuesday night whether there will be any carryover.