It is the correct move. We need a pure relieverat this moment. If we get to the ALCS, we can talk about Kennedy. Against Boston, Torre would have to start with either Hughes or Moose,thus making IPK more attractive as backup.
The day Giambi starts to hit the ball the other way and take advantage of the third baseman playing near second base is when Torre might use him again. Giambi is going to be a $20 million PH next year.
October 8th, 2007 at 4:16 pm
It is the right move to bring a reliver IPK has never come in as relief and we can add IPK tot he next round if we are lucky enough to make it that far. They can change the rosters for each series.
*but we can’t use Rocket in the ALCS, just for the WS after we beat the BoChumps arses, so all is well*
There’s definitely no complaint from me about having Mientkiewicz out there. He scoops up everything at first base, he’s a versatile hitter, and he knows exactly what it takes to succeed in the playoffs. He’s a crafty veteran and this is definitely not new territory for him. What I mean by a versatile hitter is that Torre can use him to bunt and they could also do a hit and run with Minky. His average isn’t great, but he doesn’t strike out too often.
What’s the over/under on strikeouts from the starting pitchers tonight? Wang isn’t likely to be at his best on short rest, but against Byrd I doubt it matters. Wang could be pitching on jet lag with a hangover and he would still win this matchup.
Does everyone realize just how close we were to being up 2-1? 1 out in the 8th, a shot to Minky by Pronk and we have 2 outs – then the bug swarm.
I feel it this year, boys and girls – I do. This ALDS will be the entire season in a small sample size – perfect for the toiletry kit. We came back all year, and now I believe we will do the same in a best of 5.
It all starts tonight – Wang needs to be good, the offense needs to be good, and that should be good enough.
I feel a win tonight and it goes back to Cleveland for a 50-50 Game 5. Good series.
Roger came in and changed the mood of the Yankee clubhouse. Maybe it was too expensive of a signing, but he brought the warrior professionalism they needed to recover from 21-29. The youth movement also helped. The lefties starting to hit also helped.
Disagree with Villone over Kennedy. Maybe Kennedy doesn’t feel great. I don’t care that he hasn’t relieved, I take him over Villone in a heartbeat. Plus if the game goes into extras he can pitch until it’s over.