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Wang fixes the flaw, goes five strong

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 18, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chien-Ming Wang got knocked around by the Red Sox last week, unable to get through two innings before giving up a bunch of hits and runs.

The problem was his arm angle. His body was ahead of his arm, which left his pitches high in the strike zone. A sinkerball pitcher with no sink is easy pickings.

Wang worked on the issue with Dave Eiland twice in the bullpen. It was evident against the Astros as he threw five terrific innings. Wang sliced and diced the Houston lineup, getting 10 outs on groundballs.

After Wang chatted about his outing for a few minutes, George King of the Post asked him how he was getting along with CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. Wang said he has talked more to Burnett this spring as their lockers are closer together.

“What does A.J. tell you?” I asked.

“Bad things,” Wang said as everybody laughed.

Might Wang get a few tattoos like his new buddy?

“No,” he said, eyes wide. “My Mom would kill me.”

Notes: Mariano Rivera is a go for tomorrow night, as is Jorge Posada. … Robbie Cano will be back at second base on Friday. … The Astros have a 12-game winless streak and are a pathetic 1-15-3 this spring. They have scored only 52 runs while allowing 119.

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39 Responses to “Wang fixes the flaw, goes five strong”

  1. Stacey March 18th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Awwwww, he’s a mommas boy! ;)

  2. 545Charles March 18th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I don’t know some else already posted this:

    Jimmy Fallon Does A-Rod

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....76494.html

  3. Much Ado about Something March 18th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    http://bostondirtdogs.boston.c.....1709ap.jpg
    Guess they wanted Pedroia to try out a new uniform.

  4. Rockks March 18th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I am So Giddy at the chemistry this Spring

    AJ looks like he has made many friends very quickly

  5. DT March 18th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Dave Eiland is earning his keep this Spring.

  6. CALIBER 09 March 18th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Go Wang! Great to hear that he has bounced back from his previous start. Not bad considering he is coming off a major foot injury!

  7. Benny Blanco March 18th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    “Bad things.” LOL That was funny.

  8. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here March 18th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “What does A.J. tell you?” I asked.

    “Bad things,” Wang said as everybody laughed.

    Might Wang get a few tattoos like his new buddy?

    “No,” he said, eyes wide. “My Mom would kill me.”

    ==========================================

    Aw! Hahahahahahahaha
    Love the Wanger :lol:

  9. Nick in SF March 18th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Wang improves after Eiland advice?

    Does not compute. ;)

  10. ari March 18th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Breaking news arod broke up with his mirror he is going back to madonna

  11. gayle March 18th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Just got an email about this event not sure when tickets go on sale

    An Evening with Bernie Williams Album Release Event
    Nokia Theatre Times Square
    New York, NY
    Sat, Apr 18, 2009 09:00 PM

  12. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 18th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    LOL SAAMON (backwards) Arod section :lol:

  13. Doreen March 18th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I love CMW. :) :lol:

    So funny. And I’m glad he had a good outing today,

  14. JoeyA March 18th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Opening Day starter vote:

    CC
    Wang
    Pettitte

    You can just throw the name at the end of the comment.

    I’m probably in the minority, but I want Pettitte. Old guarde opening up the new stadium.

  15. Don March 18th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Brandon – LOL awesome

  16. gayle March 18th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Opening day starter will be CC that has already been announced

    Yankee Stadium opening starter I could care less just whosever turn it is no reason to mess up the rotation just for one game there will be 152 others

  17. Betsy March 18th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    LOL Wang…..I think this spring he seems to be opening up more. In Pete’s article about AJ recently, he described AJ’s long tosses from 200 feet as going “whoosh”……That just doesn’t sound like Wang – but I think it’s great that he’s revealing more of his personality. I don’t want him to get in trouble with his mother, so maybe a temporary tattoo? AJ and Wang seem like complete polar opposites, but it’s great to see that even as the new guy, AJ is making an effort to be buddies with Wang – I would kill to know what bad things he’s telling Wang, lol

  18. ari March 18th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    162 others

  19. Betsy March 18th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Great news on Jorge, Mo and Cano

  20. Rockks March 18th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t want CC or AJ to open the new stadium because if they get bombed, they will get booed off the field.

    Atleast Pettitte has some leeway with the fans so if he does poorly, they won’t boo him (or boo him that much).

  21. Weather Man March 18th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Isin’t Joba on pace to open the new building?

  22. gayle March 18th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Ari no I think he was asking about opening day at Yankee Stadium which is not until April 16th 10 games into the season already which means 152 other games after that one

  23. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 18th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    ‘Brandon – LOL awesome’

    The Matsui-rod and Nintedo Power were killing me.

  24. JimmyH March 18th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Much Ado…
    That face looks an awful lot like Shelly Duncan. He’s even banging forearms as he runs down the line !! LOL

  25. Dazz March 18th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    AJ seems so different from Wang, Pettitte, CC etc. and more in line with guys like Damon, Swisher, Bruney, Joba etc. yet by all accounts, he has become very close to the former trio.

    Nice to see bonding

  26. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Matsui’s not scheduled to play in the outdield until June. They’d like to see him play in a couple of the interleague road games.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3993316

  27. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    ***outfield*** until June

  28. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 18th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    http://i44.tinypic.com/26073hi.jpg

    I mean srsly :lol:

  29. kill.schill(ing) March 18th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    That was Jimmy Fallon doing A-Rod?

    I beg to differ.

    That was Jimmy Fallon doing Jimmy Fallon.

    All Red Sox fans are onanistic.

  30. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here March 18th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    One thing about that site-they have some funny photoshopped pictures. :lol:

  31. tom March 18th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Fallon is a Sox fan?

  32. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Doctors have said that Aaron Boone could resume his career, next year, barring any complications with the surgery/recovery.

  33. JoeyA March 18th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    You don’t make Fever Pitch unless you’re a Sox fan or a complete bandwagon fan of the Sox-

    Either way, Fallon < Conan

  34. Justin C. March 18th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    jimmy fallon is a dbag

  35. G March 18th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “No,” he said, eyes wide. “My Mom would kill me.”

    hahaha. u gotta like Wang. I hope he stays healthy this year. I think he will have the best year than any yankee starter.

  36. espresso March 18th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The opening day starter should be who ever’s turn it is. The first pitch should be well thought out though. My vote is for Yogi or if he is healthy enough Papa Stein. It would be nice for fans to let him hear we appreciate that he isn’t cheap like some of his fellow owners.

  37. scott47 March 18th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    espresso, if he can do it, I would love to see Steinbrenner throw the pitch. Love him or hate him, he deserves it.

    He has done a lot for baseball and the Yankees.

  38. blee March 19th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    We need more quotes from Wang more often.
    They’re always awesome.

  39. JC March 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    How Wang does as well as he does in the majors with a 1.5:1 K:BB is beyond me. Yet I heart him. Maybe because I’m also Chinese.

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