• Mauer’s parents and grandparents traveled to New York for the game. His parents, Jake and Teresa, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this week.
• Perkins enjoyed catching up with former teammates Joe Nathan and Jesse Crain on Monday. “It’s funny how you get right back into the old jokes and stuff,’’ Perkins said.
Cano hit by Harvey
Robinson Cano gave the Yankees yet another injury scare.
The sweet-swinging second baseman hobbled off the field soon after being hit on the right leg by a pitch from Mets ace Matt Harvey in the first inning.
X-rays were negative, and Cano said it was a bruised quadriceps.
“It’s a little tight, I came out of the game because I didn’t want to aggravate it,” he said. “Nothing bad. They told me it’s a bruise, and ice the next few days.”
When asked if he’ll play Friday in the opener of a series at Boston, Cano said, “Yeah, hopefully, yeah.”
The five-time All-Star was hit by a 96 mph fastball from Harvey. NL catcher Yadier Molina wrapped his arm around Cano, just in case. Cano was checked out by the trainers. He then went to first base but, following a strikeout by Miguel Cabrera, Cano limped slowly across the infield and heard from Harvey.
“He said ‘My bad,’ ” Cano said. “I said, ‘No problem.’ He didn’t want to hit anybody.”
Contains information from the Associated Press.