Javier Vazquez had yet another craptacular start on Saturday, giving up five runs on seven hits in three innings while walking four. After that game Jor Girardi said that his next start — scheduled for this Friday at Fenway — was in question. It’s no longer in question. Girardi has bumped Vazquez off Friday’s start. He’ll go a week from today against the Tigers. Girardi’s comment after the decision: “We’re going to give him a couple days to catch
“Or to trade him to the Mets,” GIrardi did not add.
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier entered Tuesday night’s action having hit safely in all 17 games this season and in 24 games consecutively dating back to last season. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees.
Dozier grounded out in the first inning, flied out in the third, grounded out in the sixth, and grounded out again in the eighth.
Despite his streak ending, Dozier still has good numbers on the year. He’s hitting .291/.356/.494 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 87 plate appearances.