A-Rod sick; Reynolds slick
Alex Rodriguez was a late scratch from the Yankees’ lineup Saturday because of flu-like symptoms. There is no truth to the rumor that Lyle Overbay, who recently had the flu, passed along the symptoms to A-Rod so he could get into the game.
Once again, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had right-handed Mark Reynolds in the original lineup at first base against a right-handed starting pitcher, Baltimore’s Scott Feldman. It worked for Joe Friday night as Reynolds had two doubles, a single and an RBI in the Yankees’ 8-5 victory. With Rodriguez down Saturday, Reynolds moved to third base and Overbay was inserted at first.
The move had an early payoff for the Yankees. Reynolds robbed Wilson Betemit of a hit leading off the third inning with a diving stop to his left and a strong throw across the diamond to Overbay.