Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Hot Corner, 5/12 edition

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has extended his hit streak to 29 games with a single in the first inning against the Giants on Monday.

Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has hit safely in 18 consecutive games after homering in the third inning against the Reds on Monday.

The Mets Carlos Delgado was out Monday with soreness in his hip and is likely to miss "multiple games," according to Brian Costa of the Newark Star-Ledger. Delgado might land on the DL, per the NY Daily News.

Mentor-mentee relationship mutual between Roy Halladay and A.J. Burnett?

When asked about Aubrey Huff's fist pump after homering off him, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain says "it's a long season." Mike Lupica, of the NY Daily News, reminds Joba that it is a long season for Yankee hitters, too (referencing the Jason Bay incident).

While Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes that a start in Triple-AAA tonight is Chien-Ming Wang's last step before returning to the Yankees, GM Brian Cashman says: "I wouldn't think that he would be ready after one outing," said Cashman, who will make the trip to Scranton tonight. "We'll see what we see. I wouldn't be surprised if he needed more."

The Mets seven-game winning streak ended despite ace Johan Santana lowering his ERA to 0.78 due to a Jose Reyes' error in the seventh inning.

Speaking of Santana, it was the second time this season that he lost a game while not giving up any runs. "It's crazy that it has happened twice this year," Santana said. "I've never experienced that before. It's part of the game. It's reality. It happened and it's part of the game."

Cubs Derrek Lee may return tonight against San Diego's Jake Peavy.

While rest help Royals Mike Aviles break out of his slump? “I thought it was a good opportunity going into (Monday’s) off day,” Hillman said, “to give Mike a little more rest and, hopefully, clear his mind and allow him to relax a little bit.”

Is Indians manager Eric Wedge considering moving Grady Sizemore out of the leadoff spot.