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Close games going their way

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 18, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are 4-1 in games decided by one or two runs since the All-Star break. They were 8-24 in such games before the break.

Kyle Farnsworth’s last five games: 5 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, 1 strikeout, 2 errors. The lack of strikeouts this season (24 in 38.1 innings) is the biggest concern. Farnsworth was unreliable last season, but at least he fanned 75 in 66 innings.

You have to think the bullpen will determine a lot what happens over the next 10 weeks, which is a scary thought.

Outside of Mariano Rivera and (possibly) Luiz Vizcaino, who can be trusted right now?

Brian Bruney and Ron Villone to some extent. Edwar Ramirez? Nobody knows. Scott Proctor? Maybe. Certainly not Farnsworth and Mike Myers with the way they have pitched lately.

Brian Cashman has to figure something out. Some addition and subtraction is needed, and soon.

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