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Hard to manage a bullpen so overworked

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Apr 24, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Now I understand that you’re an angry torch-wielding mob when it comes to Joe Torre’s use of the bullpen.

But it’s worth noting that in 18 games, the starting pitchers have given the Yankees only 87.2 innings. That’s less than five innings a game.

Those other four innings have to be pitched by somebody. As Torre said tonight, “A day off is rare around here.”

Meanwhile, because of how the Yankees work, there are no throwaway games. Every game you can win is a game you have to chase. Because of A-Rod, the Yankees have been in almost every game.

I’ll give you Joe does some curious things with the bullpen at times. But it’s not his fault that the starters are either hurt or ineffective.

Anyway, here is some Joe Torre postgame audio for you still checking the blog:

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That’s it for me. I’m due for a long sleep.




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