Chan Ho Park felt a tug in his right hamstring while warming up in the bottom of the sixth inning last night and did not pitch.
The righthander thought it was "mild''; he met with the team doctor last night and will do so again today. He might need an MRI.
Javy must get used to it
Javier Vazquez's next two starts for the Yankees will be on the road. Perhaps that's a good thing.
Yankees fans showed zero patience with him Wednesday in the first home start of the second stage of his pinstriped life. Vazquez, unpopular because of the grand slam and two-run homer he allowed to Johnny Damon in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, was booed early and often while losing to the Angels.
"I just think he has to pitch well," he said of Vazquez, who is 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA. " . . . I've been asked, 'Is it fair, is it unfair?' It is what it is. As a player in New York, you have to deal with these type of things. We'll help him deal with it. Whatever we need to do, we'll be there with him."
He didn't feel accepted by the fans until he caught Dwight Gooden's no-hitter on May 14, 1996. "It was hard," he said. "I had never really been booed in my life, at least not by my home crowd. It was something that people had discussions with me about, just being myself and not getting caught up in what's going around and that you would earn the fans' faith and trust in you . . . My wife, Kim, had a long talk with me. Don Zimmer had a long talk with me.''