Rookie replacement Erick Almonte looked good in tonight's Yankee-Blue Jay game. He went two-for-five with a homer and three RBI. The homer was a nice line drive to center. The kid really seemed to enjoy it. Maybe he was stagnating in the minors the last year or so. The YES announcers had the gaul to mention Wally Pipp--that's a low blow at Jeter.
Speaking of shortstops, Mike Bordick committed his first error in 110 games 544 chances, both records. It was a high-hopper that short-hopped right in front of him. It was a tough play with which to break an error streak, but he should have had it.
Bordick also struck out against former Oriole teammate, Mike Mussina, for the first time in 48 at-bats. The YES announcers called this "historic", which is ludicrous. It's a coincidence, plain and simple. Very few things are historic in 48 at-bats. If you look at Bordick's stats, the only time he struck out often is when he and Mussina were teammates (all but one of his 60+ strikeout seasons were with Baltimore 1997-2000). It was great that they mentioned his purportedly league-leading stat right before he struck out.