Might the Yankees have a bit of a bullpen dilemma this evening?
Kyle Farnsworth has thrown two days in a row (32 pitches). Mariano Rivera has thrown three days in a row (42 pitches). Jose Veras went 1.1 innings yesterday (27 pitches).
Who’s coming in if the game is close in the late innings? Mike Mussina has pitched six innings or less in 12 of his 15 starts this season. The Yankees may need to get nine outs out of bullpen without three of their relievers.
Hope Ross Ohlendorf ate his Wheaties.
We’ve made fun of Curt Schilling plenty of times on his blog. The self-aggrandizing loudmouth usually had it coming. But nobody should welcome the news that he needs shoulder surgery that could end his career.
Love him or hate him (and, yes, you hate him), he’s never been afraid to say what he thinks and that’s a rare quality in baseball. Plus he really is a charitable guy who has done a lot for people.
If this is it, good luck to Schilling. Now admit it. It was ketchup, right?