Archive for August, 2007

What to do w/ the men responsible for 16-0?

August 28, 2007

DL Pussina, callup Ian Kennedy

DFA Sean Henn, callup Chris Britton

Who is the best manager in the game?

August 25, 2007

I think it’s Jim Leyland.

The invisible man

August 25, 2007

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Yanks call Brian Bruney up, while Chris Britton remains in the minors.

Pettitte to the rescue

August 23, 2007

Andy Pettitte

7 IP 5 HA 1 ER 2 BB 6 K

8-2 Win over LAA, off to Detroit on Friday.

Joba domination

August 23, 2007

Joba Chamberlain

1 IP 1 HA 0 ER 0 BB 3 K

PC-S 15-11

Good night nurse

August 22, 2007

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Moose blows, Ian Kennedy hasn’t reached his innings cap, there’s still time for change.

Reasons to fire Torre

August 21, 2007

Here they are.

Phil getting his stuff back

August 21, 2007

Phil Hughes

6.1 IP 4 HA 5 BB 5 ER 4 K

Monday was the first time Hughes pitched with his normal stuff since coming back from his injury. Monday, he was sitting at 95 MPH with his fastball all night. That is his normal velocity.

The results weren’t there for Hughes tonight because of a few things: he was trying to be too perfect early, he didn’t have any command of his curveball until the 6th (his only 1-2-3 inning) and he was still getting used to pitching with his normal stuff.

I look for Hughes to have his best start of the year so far in his next start against Detroit on the 26th.

Right on their tails

August 20, 2007

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Yanks now only trail the Sox by 4 games in the division race. Without Gagne, they might have an 8 game lead now. Too bad.

A dominant, young bullpen

August 20, 2007

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Joba Chamberlain

1 IP 0 HA 0 ER 0 BB 2 K

Edwar Ramirez

2 IP 0 HA 0 ER 0 BB 3 K

The Yanks 9-3 win over the Tigers (to take 3 of 4) Sunday was fueled by a dominant bullpen presence in Joba and Edwar, who combined for three perfect innings of work.

Need playing time

August 20, 2007

Wilson Betemit: 2-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI

Jason Giambi: .273/.377/.494/.877 DNP

Giambi and Betemit should take the everyday reps at 1B and DH for the rest of the year. If you want to put Betemit elsewhere to give Cano, Jeter or A-Rod a dayoff, okay, but put Giambi at 1B and Damon at DH (or Damon in LF and Matsui DH) and never play Andy Phillips again.

See, Mo is fine

August 19, 2007

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Mariano Rivera nailed down the Yanks 5-2 win over the Tigers Saturday earning his 20th save. Despite all of the unwaranted fallout from Mo blowing one game against the Orioles Wednesday, Mariano will be the Yankees closer for the rest of the year and he’s fine.