Carl Pavano to the mound, please. Carl Pavano, please report to the mound.

In his first rehab start in a while, Carl Pavano didn't fare too well pitching for the Hi-A Tampa Yankees tonight as he went 2.2 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 ER (1 BB (intentional), 1K).

Hey, at this point and the way his Yankee career has progressed, I'm just amazed he didn't somehow hurt himself by tripping on his way up the steps or on the way out of the dugout. Hopefully, he can put something (anything!) together to finish out the year on a positive note and possibly help the Yanks recoup their investment next year.

On a more positive note, Octavio Dotel also pitched tonight in his rehab stint and fared quite a bit better. Dotel pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Jason Jones and gave up no hits or walks and struck out one. Hopefully, he feels no pain or soreness tomorrow and he can keep working his way back to the big leagues. There probably aren't that many people left who expect him to help the big club any time but I'm still holding out hope that he can make some sort of impact (preferabbly positive) on the bullpen this year. If nothing else, even a couple of weeks of Dotel could reduce some of the wear on Scott Proctor's arm.