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Pitching plans set

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s how the pitchers will line up this week

Intrasquad game on Wednesday

Team one: Mike Mussina, Darrell Rasner, Dan McCutchen, Sean Henn, Jon Albaladejo, Mark Melancon.

Team two: Jeff Karstens, Scott Patterson, Steven Jackson, Billy Traber, Edwar Ramirez, Ross Ohlendorf.

Friday vs. South Florida
Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, Kei Igawa, Jeff Marquez, Alan Horne, Scott Strickland.





31 Responses to “Pitching plans set”

  1. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 24th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Wow I pity South Fla.

    Pete will you please explain to people that if a pitchers velocity is down or they get hard it doesn’t mean anything.

    Mike will be throwing 85 and we’ll hear people screaming that he is done.

  2. Andrea February 24th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    has Moose ever had real high velocity?

  3. SP February 24th, 2008 at 4:21 pm


    How many days rest do pitchers have between outings in spring training?

    It was reported that Hughes will be starting the Legends Field opener on Sunday…is he still in line for that game?

  4. ummfada February 24th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Hope to find pictures of the South Florida game

    Speaking of pictures, any one know where I can get the 2008 Yankees Spring Training photo day pictures?

    This is the best I can find…

  5. OldYanksFan February 24th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Yes, as a kid Moose threw consistantly in the low 90′s and hit the mid 90′s on frequent occasion.

  6. Doreen February 24th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Jennifer -

    I am so with you on that one! Also, while it’s nice to win in spring training, it’s also the time for the pitchers to work on new pitches, and also for the rest of the players to try some things out, as well, and wins and losses don’t count.

  7. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 24th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    So are you guys going for team one or team two? I can’t make up my mind :-P

  8. Fran February 24th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Agree with you Doreen and Jennifer. Spring training is to get ready for the season and try things out. If the pitchers were able to come out after 1 1/2 weeks of spring training throwing 100 pitches in 7 innings and at 90 mph consistently, there would not be 6 weeks of spring training necessary.

  9. kd February 24th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Friday is going to be a fun day. A bad day for the college guys, but a fun day for Yankee fans

  10. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 24th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    oh yeeeeeeeeah Melancon’s time to shine :)

  11. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 24th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    A lot of people don’t realize that if pitchers get hit hard it means nothing. It is just time for them to get their arm slots back, get velocity up etc.

  12. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 24th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    jennifer, how is sam today?

  13. Doreen February 24th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Girls, I have a theory.

    I get the general feeling here that most of us ladies are a lot less critical of players’ performances than the menfolk here. I have been thinking over the last few days or so that perhaps those guys who’ve played the game a bit themselves are perhaps the most critical.

    From personal experience I am a lot more critical of people who are successful in a field I had aspirations for but was not quite good enough or hard-nosed enough to pursue. I would admit to some (just a little) sour grapes.

    Do you think some of the guys who played sports, specifically baseball, especially if they were good, might be extra hard on the pros?

  14. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 24th, 2008 at 5:14 pm


    A little more alert, still not eating. I took him to the hospital and they did a blood test (I have to wait until tomorrow for the results). I have baby formula to give him, and medicine which I just tried giving him I don’t know how much he actually took. :( I tried to give him his favorite treat Tedy Grams, he took one bite than left it. :(

    Thanks for asking. I’m so worried about leaving him home alone all day.

  15. OldYanksFan February 24th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Don’t think so Doreen. Sour grapes is Wine. Most of the drunks here are into beer.

  16. OldYanksFan February 24th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    However…. what do you think about my hair and shoes?

  17. BennyTrader February 24th, 2008 at 5:29 pm


    I played ball all my life and still play softball. I don’t think playing ball has much to do with being critical. I don’t know either if I would be considered critical of players myself. Perhaps it’s just when you know something pretty well from having done it, it’s easier to spot flaws than for someone who hasn’t done it.

  18. Doreen February 24th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Benny Trader –

    I think that’s perhaps it. You’ve got some experience, you’ve been around it, you know how a thing “should” be approached or done. Okay, that’s fair.

  19. Ross ( February 24th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    The South Florida players just pooped their pants

  20. Doreen February 24th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    OldYanksFan –

    Do you still have hair??? j/k :)

    (And what about bitter hops? Or sour mash?)

  21. Josh February 24th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    will the game against south fl be televised or anything?

    does anyone have a television schedule?

  22. LathamJoe February 24th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Very interesting theory about whether those who have played baseball or other sports may be more critical of those “pros’ that have made it. I played baseball and softball for 40 years. I had the pleasure to play against a few that made it (Ernie Fazio, Gary Holle, a retired John Podres) and some that played at various MilB levels. Although I can be critical of MLB players’ performances (through frustration as a Fan) and offer my useless analysis, I personally have a deep respect for ANY player that has ever made it to the professional ranks in any sport. There is such a huge gap in the level of talent and dedication between those individuals who’ve reached the “top of the ladder” and those that have played the sport for recreation or even at the MiLB level, but have never made it. If you’ve played baseball at any level above Little League, you can begin to appreciate just how talented these guys are.

  23. LTYF08 February 24th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I played high school ball many years ago and one of the things that was stressed was fundamentals. When a player doesn’t execute a bunt, doesn’t hustle down to first, misses the cut-off man or throws to the wrong base, that gets me upset. At the major league level, it’s inexcusable. That a player strikes out in a key situation or a pitcher gives up a homerun or fielding errors are commited, that is all part of the game and doesn’t bother me at all. I may gripe, but I give the opposing team credit. Players on both teams are just trying to do their jobs .

  24. Doreen February 24th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the perspective, guys. Just an idle thought on my part..

  25. dennis February 24th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    This sets up bad for the first televised game on YES. Mussina, Rasner, Karstens. :(

  26. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 24th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Dennis someone said that Hughes will be the first televised game.

  27. dennis February 24th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Thats what i heard but if he goes on Friday doubt he comes back on Sunday. But i can hope.

  28. 2008 Yankees February 24th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    This is the March Schedule for the Yankees.;y=2008

  29. NJ in Tampa February 24th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I just scored 3 tickets to fridays exhibition game for free :)

  30. SP February 24th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    That’s awesome, NJ!

    I’m definitely jealous :-(

    Have a good time though–and let us know how the “big 3″ look

  31. NJ in Tampa February 24th, 2008 at 11:49 pm


    I was having some troubles with my camera today but hopefully I’ll get it working and will be able to take some pictures and post them on here.

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