Bombers bits

Bombers bits

David Huff is still listed as the Yankees' starter on Thursday against Baltimore even though he gave up nine runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday. Girardi said he hasn't made any changes to the team's rotation.

• On this day in Yankees history, Babe Ruth hit his 300th career home run (Sept. 8, 1925) and Don Mattingly made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement in left field (Sept. 8, 1982).

• The Yankees had their rookies dress in a variety of wild costumes for the flight to Baltimore after Sunday's 4-3 win. The star of the show was Hiroki Kuroda's interpreter, Jiwon Bang, who dressed in the iconic blue tuxedo of "Gangnam Style" performer Psy. Brett Marshall donned a yellow suit like the one worn by Psy's sidekick in last summer's YouTube sensation.

The others: Preston Claiborne as Billy Ray Cyrus; JR Murphy as Justin Bieber; Cesar Cabral as Rick James and David Adams as Vanilla Ice.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.