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Rotation set for remainder of the week

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 20, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tuesday vs. Oakland: Andy Pettitte
Wednesday vs. Oakland: CC Sabathia
Thursday: Day off
Friday at Boston: Joba Chamberlain
Saturday at Boston: A.J. Burnett
Sunday at Boston: Andy Pettitte

So obviously Chien-Ming Wang is getting skipped. No word yet as to when (or in what role) he will pitch next.

 
 

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151 Responses to “Rotation set for remainder of the week”

  1. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Stupid question here: Why can’t they just make up the game on Thursday since they’re getting a break today?

  2. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 20th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Burnett VS Beckett. I love this game.

  3. Betsy April 20th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I think Beckett is pitching Saturday – sweet matchup. I’m still beyond annoyed that his suspension was reduced and he didn’t have to miss any starts.

  4. Neil April 20th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    BEST NEWS ALL DAY!

  5. Fran April 20th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Not surprising that they are skipping Wang, especially with 2 days off this week. I don’t think that Fenway Park would be the place for him to try and work out his problems. Fenway is tough enough when you are pitching well.

  6. Drive 4-5 April 20th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I love our rotation against Boston. Joba can get some terrific positive visualization by looking back to the game last August when he outpitched Josh Beckett in Fenway.

  7. Trevor April 20th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Lester vs Chamberlain Friday

    Beckett vs Burnett Saturday

    Wakefield vs Pettitte Sunday

  8. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Beckett vs. Burnett, I put my cash on Burnett.

  9. NongEyeJon April 20th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Wasn’t Sabathia originally in-line to pitch Sunday?

  10. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Lester vs. Joba will be interesting. Right now, I put my money on Lester for consitency and previous start, but Joba always has the potential to pitch a gem.

  11. pat April 20th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    So if Bostons rotation holds, it’s the young guns on Friday, the ex Marlins match-up on Saturday and the old timers finishing it off on Sunday.

  12. Betsy April 20th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t get it – AJ should not be pitching on 5 days rest. He should be pitching on regular days’ rest…….Why isn’t Joba being skipped?

  13. Dr. Cox April 20th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    what capacity?? Does that mean coming out of the BP is a option?

    could anything be more idiotic???

  14. Trevor April 20th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Also Joba pitching on a week’s worth of rest Friday is not good for his command. He might not be sharp.
    That’s the negative about being the 5th starter on an innings limit. You don’t get to pitch on routine.

  15. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Mel, this was the content of my remarks, that had little to nothing to do with wang.

    m
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    I must’ve missed that comment from GB7.

    I take offense to it. Clearly Wang is out of synch. They gave him not one, but two opportunities to show something new. Did not happen.

    We’re not clamoring for Hughes to watch him fail. We’re calling for Hughes because that’s his role. The 6th starter. You can debate whether or not we need a 6th starter, but IMO we need our 6th starter to take Wang’s start.

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    GreenBeret7
    April 20th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.

  16. m April 20th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    PAT M.,

    Not offended at you. Just wondered why when we ask nicely for Hughes, it’s considered dumping Wang and that we’ll laugh when Hughes fails? Paintbrush is just a little too broad there.

    Hughes is our #6 starter, no matter what the Yankees say. This is a critical situation IMO. This isn’t a quick fix. And throwing Wang out there to start isn’t the answer.

  17. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Trevor-On the other hand he wasn’t sharp last time so what do we have to lose?

  18. SJ44 April 20th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    AJ threw 111pitches yesterday. He could use the extra day.

    This is the best way to set up the rotation if you are skipping Wang.

  19. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I still want Melancon. :-)

  20. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Didn’t Sabathia throw 122?
    If you’re giving anybofy rest, give it to Sabathia.

  21. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    GB7

    Speaking about “fair weather” fans, here’s a front page article in USA Today about wind currents in the new stadium that all might
    enjoy.http://content.usatoday.com/co.....65766705/1

  22. C April 20th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    guys dont forget Last year Joba Outdueled Beckett in Fenway.
    Burnett VS Beckett expect burnett to throw at boston hitters if beckett hits on of our guys

  23. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Let’s try attaching the article again!!

    http://www.usatoday.com/

  24. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    SJ44
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    AJ threw 111pitches yesterday. He could use the extra day.

    This is the best way to set up the rotation if you are skipping Wang.

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    I really like seeing Pettitte get the start against Boston. He’s got better than solid numbers against Boston, both in Ys and Fenway. He gives up some hits, but, always seems to limit the damage. His walks against the history of that team’s ability to get walks is not bad at all….3 walks per 9.

  25. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    River Ave. Blues blog says that the incredible HR hitting should stop by the summer months.
    The reason I think, personally, it’s more an aberration than anything is that there are several theories that all sound like they make sense and are very smart. But which one’s true?
    The old Yankee Stadium hosted some major run scoring too. Remember the 22-0 loss to the Indians in 04′?

  26. Jeff NJ April 20th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Let’s focus on Oakland, with Pettitte and Sabathia, Oakland is the underdog on paper. Their offense is much improved, but this is a series that the Yankees should sweep, a split is a big disappointment.

    Jack Cust and Jason Giambi must be dying that they have to wait a day to test the new wind currents.

    9-6 would be a great record to enter Boston with.

  27. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Jeff NJ-I thought it was a 3 game series. How could we split?
    We either win or lose.

  28. Ham Fighters April 20th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    there could be alot of extra rest going on as its supposed to rain tomorrow and wednesday, too.

  29. Betsy April 20th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Good point, SJ – but that begs the question why Joe let AJ stay in for the 7th. His first pitch to the first batter of that inning was wayyy outside – he was gassed in that he had to exert a ton of energy just keeping that game at 3 runs. He worked awfully hard to get to that point – aren’t injuries more likely to occur when pitchers are tired?

  30. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Oh, you mean with the rainout.
    Then yeah, we should sweep.

  31. Guard April 20th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Because if you skip Joba and pitch AJ on regular rest, you have to pitch Wang in Fenway or bring up somebody to start on Saturday against Beckett.

  32. RhapsodyInBlue April 20th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Masterson vs Pettitte on Sunday.

  33. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    GB7

    Speaking about “fair weather” fans, here’s a front page article in USA Today about wind currents in the new stadium that all might

    enjoy. http://content.usatoday.com/co.....65766705/1

    Thanks, Trader. I saw the accuweather article and made a comment about everybody now being an expert, whether they had done studies, had models and wind tunnels set up. after 4 days, I’m guessing that they haven’t any more clue than the rest of the “experts”. Ocrah Winfrey, Dr. Phil and Dr. Ruth have also written extensively on this subject. Be prepared. Me? I’m waiting for Judge Judy and Judge Wapner to make a joint ruling.

  34. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Betsy-On a seperate but related issue, loved that outing from Burnett. He grinded it out in true Ace fashion, giving his team a chance to win.

  35. RyanM April 20th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I thought the plan was to keep Sabathia on regular rest as much as possible. Maybe they don’t want to upset Andy by switching him?

  36. C April 20th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    if Joba gets blowen out will Wang come in?

  37. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    As a matter of fact, River Ave. Blues referenced this.

  38. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I mean the USA today article of course.

  39. AJ April 20th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I like the matchups although I did want to see how Sabathia would pitch against Boston.

  40. Vader April 20th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    c…yes, he needs to get the work in since he has only pitched some 5 innings.

  41. Trevor April 20th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    “…although I did want to see how Sabathia would pitch against Boston”

    I’m sure at some point this season we will see it.

  42. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    AJ-From the numbers right now, I’d rather delay as long as possible.

  43. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Hopefully, the Game 5, ’76 playoff isn’t blacked out. That was a great, back and forth game, especially for a post season game.

  44. RalphieD April 20th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    “You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.”

    harsh…but true…preach it to the masses for they shall learn much

  45. pat April 20th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Matsui had his knee drained.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....ui_ha.html

  46. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    GreenBeret7-Game 5, 76′ playoff…was that the Chambliss HR?

  47. Yank 26 April 20th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    So Joba is pitching on 6 days rest and Burnett on 5 days rest?

    Combine that with the fact that they will be amped up to pitch in Fenway against the Sox, and I wouldn’t bet on them having their good command.

  48. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Yes, the Chambliss walkoff for the AL title.

  49. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Yank 26-Hey, neither had great command last time. Why not?

  50. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    GreenBeret7-I remember dominating until the Brett HR.

  51. G. Love April 20th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I’m happy to see Wang’s getting skipped for now.

    I think this gives him and the team a perfect chance to get him into a game that is a blowout in either direction and get some innings out of the pen.

    The guy has to find it on the mound. Not in the pen. A couple of well times relief appearances could be the ticket to the road back for him.

  52. Meryl April 20th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I wonder how the extra day is going to affect Pettitte tomorrow.

  53. Giuseppe Franco April 20th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I wonder if that means Matsui had his knee drained for a second time because he already had his knee drained last week.

    Of course he has two bad knees so who knows.

  54. Betsy April 20th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Guard, good point……either Wang or a call-up would have to go in Fenway.

    TexMVP, I loved AJ yesterday too. Pitching is easy when you have your A game, but when you don’t? Not so much. This is the kind of game that I don’t think he was known for in Toronto (at least in his earlier days there)……Of course, in the 2nd half of last season, I don’t think there were any games where he didn’t have his A stuff.

  55. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    “Dr. Phil and Dr. Ruth have also written extensively on this subject. Be prepared. Me? I’m waiting for Judge Judy and Judge Wapner to make a joint ruling.”

    GB7-
    Maybe the Yankees should hire Dr. Ruth Westheimer to be the sex therapist for A-Rod, and Dr. Phil[PhD in child psych] to be the child psychologist for some of the players??

  56. tampayank April 20th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    another quoted opinion on the early stadium ‘wind tunnel theories:

    “The Final Word: The “new” Yankee Stadium

    Yes, I saw the Indians score 22 runs in one game and how the new stadium is looking like the AL version of Coors Field. The thing is, it’s way too small a sample size to assume anything about Yankee Stadium. Yes, the right field porch is not a mile away, but we have no idea whether baseballs will fly out at the same frequency at night or when it gets really warm or if there’s some decent pitching. Certainly Chien-Ming Wang is sputtering, so read nothing into the ballpark from Saturday’s game; he was throwing batting practice out there. I was asked if I bump up the value of any Yankees based on the potential for more runs being scored in home games. Nope. Not one bit. In fact, it makes me more determined to move Nick Swisher before his fancy batting average sees a 100-point drop. Derek Jeter has hit a few home runs so far. He does not, however, have good power. I think people do tend to overrate park effects, as they are very dependent on pitching (both good and bad), and the trends can be tweaked. Plus, even when we can assume a ballpark trend, how often do people believe it? Philly’s so-called bandbox wasn’t in 2008. Comerica Park is not a pitchers’ park, as it once was believed to be. Anyway, this is a topic for another day. When it comes to Yankee Stadium, don’t overrate one weekend.”

    Eric Karabell

  57. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    tampayank-I agree 100%.

  58. pat April 20th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    MLB Network said HRs around all of baseball, not just Yankee Stadium, are double what they were at this time last year. The extended spring training for the hitters because of the WBC is opined as one reason.

  59. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I wonder what “Classic” they’re going to run tonight instead of the game.

    I’m gonna guess last years Joba vs Beckett.
    The Giambi game winning squib. The future looked bright that night. Collapse would soon follow though.

    The matchups for this weekend look exciting. Boston seems to have righted their ship against the O’s.

  60. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Did Matsui have his knee drained a second time?

    What’s the latest on Nady-that no surgery might be needed, but all he’ll be able to do is DH?

    No throwing for Nady, DL not DH for Matsui, No sliding for A-Rod??? Maybe we can learn to play small ball again, and have baserunners on base when the big guns come up!!

  61. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    pat-Actually, that makes sense. The players have seemed a bit more “game ready”…with exceptions (I’m looking at you, Wang).

  62. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Here’s what I want: Remember the comeback vs. the Orioles down by 2, 2 outs bottom of the ninth, and we come back to win with two strikes on Giambi who hits a walk off HR?
    How is that not a Yankee classic? That’s better than Damon’s six hit game or Nady’s six RBI game for sure.

  63. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    “Dr. Phil and Dr. Ruth have also written extensively on this subject. Be prepared. Me? I’m waiting for Judge Judy and Judge Wapner to make a joint ruling.”

    GB7-
    Maybe the Yankees should hire Dr. Ruth Westheimer to be the sex therapist for A-Rod, and Dr. Phil[PhD in child psych] to be the child psychologist for some of the players??

    ————————————————————

    LMaO. I’m sorry, but, I jusy can’t ever picture Dr. Ruth Westheimer as having enough first hand knowledge of the subject to be much help as a therapist. Good God, that thought just made my can of Coke go flat.

    Take that anyway you want, Trader.

  64. Fran April 20th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Matsui had his knee drained again? So everytime he gets on base and has to advance to another base, he breaks down?

    Seesh. Brian can’t seriously rely on this guy to give us any reliability. He has to go out and get another bat. We can’t play Melky every other day

  65. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Yankee Trader-Only no sliding in the minor leagues.

  66. Fran April 20th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Besides the weather, taking down the old stadium may affect the wind and HRs in the new stadium. It really is too soon to judge.

  67. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Fran-I agree.

  68. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Trader, after the last two weeks of posts, Dr. Phil would serve a more important need if he’d treat some of these posters on here.

  69. Fran April 20th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    6:46 post was not me.

  70. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) April 20th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    The problem is that now as long as that stadium stands to the media and non Yankee fans it is forever a hitters’ ballpark.

  71. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    GB7-

    Good One! Perfect with the comeback lines! Shouldn’t LMAO be all capitals instead of LMaO???

  72. Paddy R April 20th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    man i was really hoping they were going to keep sabathia in the boston series. although i think joba making a start in a high energy environment could really get him jumpstarted (not that he needs any jumpstarting after one excellent start and only one poor start). he just seems to thrive in those type of situations, both when he’s facing another premier pitcher and when the spotlight is on the game (ie friday night in fenway).

  73. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    GB7-

    Good One! Perfect with the comeback lines! Shouldn’t LMAO be all capitals instead of LMaO???

    ————————————————————

    Nah….I’m on a diet and have lost some weight. I couldn’t find a medium sized “a”.

  74. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 20th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    GreenBeret7
    April 20th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.

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

    Can’t really disagree with what you wrote here GB7. It’s nothing but the truth.

  75. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I don’t think Matsui had to get it drained again.

    It just seems like some old news with today’s date. you would think they would say that this was the 2nd time he’s had it done.

    Besides, Pete would have told us. No way that dude gets the info and Pete doesn’t know.

  76. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    This lead in paragraph, while vague, suggests that he is talking about the procedure that had already been done, specifically the phrase, “has already undergone a procedure.”

    “It’s only April, but Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui has already undergone a procedure to drain his knee of fluid, sparking concern from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about the slugger’s health this season.”

  77. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 20th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    GreenBeret7
    April 20th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.

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

    General Patton, is that you?

  78. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    The lead in paragraph to Marc Craig’s article suggests to me that he is talking about the procedure which Matsui already had to drain his knee, specifically, the phrase “has already undergone a procedure.”

    “It’s only April, but Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui has already undergone a procedure to drain his knee of fluid, sparking concern from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about the slugger’s health this season.”

  79. Doris from Rego Park April 20th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Gotta love the Gaiambino:
    http://deadspin.com/5220378/ja.....up-sort-of

  80. Vince April 20th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Giambi will not sit in his hotel room tonight and read a book or watch the History Channel.
    He’ll party hearty at some of his former Manhattan haunts.

  81. Jasper April 20th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    “You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.”

    I don’t comment on this board very often, but this might be one of the best comments I have ever read. I agree 100% with every word you stated.

  82. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Is anyone else’s posts getting eaten up or “disappeared?” This is like the 5th time today that I’ve tried to post something and it’s gone.

    Anyway, what I was trying to say is that it seems from Marc Craig’s lead-in paragraph that he’s referring to the procedure that we already know about, specifically the phrase, “has already undergone a procedure.”

    “It’s only April, but Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui has already undergone a procedure to drain his knee of fluid, sparking concern from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about the slugger’s health this season.”

  83. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 20th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    “As of right now, we have no reason to believe he’s not healthy,” Cashman said. “But I’ve been down that road too before. So, we’re looking at everything else right now but health. But at the same his velocity is down, and his command is off, and those are two indicators also sometimes. So, we’ll keep looking at it.”

    Said Cashman: “When somebody struggles to this degree, you always wonder about health.”

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....ebody.html

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

    Someone call Unsolved Mysteries(I always loved that show btw)

  84. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 20th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    SA,

    when I was little, I always found Unsolved Mysteries was a scary show to watch. lol.

  85. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    S.A.–It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down.
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    GreenBeret7
    April 20th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    You people are going to start complaining the first time Melancon gives up a run. Look how this board reacted when Robertson came up last year and gave up 5 runs per 9. This spring, you were having spastic fits about having Rodriguez gone because you now had the Great Cody Ransom. Brett gardner over Cabrera. Nady and swisher over Abreu. Does “Wang is an ace.” “No he’s not. He doesn’t strike out enough batters.”, ring a bell? Now 3/4ths of you want him dumped and bring in Hughes. For what? To boo his first bad game….again? Face facts. Most of you aren’t impatient. You’re fair-weather, two-faced and spoiled.

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

    Can’t really disagree with what you wrote here GB7. It’s nothing but the truth.

    ————————————————————

    Thanks S.A. That was the one thing I disagreed with about Girardi on Saturday….bringing in Claggett in the middle of an inning. That’s not the place for a rookie’s first ML game. Claggett’s a good young pitcher, and, that had to destroy him. Some of the reports said that he was in total awe and wide eyed like any kid before the game…most likely, little or no sleep. Let somebody else get out of the inning and then use Claggett for an inning or so. Don’t ask a kid to stop the bleeding.

    The statement I made wasn’t intended to mean everyone on where, just the same wrist slashers that always react the same. The sane ones aren’t smart enough to react that way. They’ve been fans of disasters for years. That game was a disaster….not the entire season.

  86. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    “Giambi will not sit in his hotel room tonight and read a book or watch the History Channel.
    He’ll party hearty at some of his former Manhattan haunts.”

    Vince- he’ll probably be joined by “little G”-Nick Swisher!!

  87. Oak Man April 20th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t have much faith in this offense to do much against Lester

    Becket is also going to be very tough… AJ needs to be perfect, yet again.

    Pettitte/Masterson… depends on how our hitters pick up the ball. Masterson can be tough to hit.

  88. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Why is that Q&A with Giambi impressive? Because it’s f’n this and f’n that? Sorry. Not to me.

  89. Paco April 20th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Everybody just calm down. We are merely 2 weeks into the season. Suddenly people are asking for Hughes + Melancon and who knows what other hurler to save the day.

    Wang will be ok and skipping him 1 start is a smart move. Especially since his turn would have meant pitching in boston.

  90. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Doreen
    April 20th, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Is anyone else’s posts getting eaten up or “disappeared?” This is like the 5th time today that I’ve tried to post something and it’s gone.

    Anyway, what I was trying to say is that it seems from Marc Craig’s lead-in paragraph that he’s referring to the procedure that we already know about, specifically the phrase, “has already undergone a procedure.”

    “It’s only April, but Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui has already undergone a procedure to drain his knee of fluid, sparking concern from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about the slugger’s health this season.”

    ————————————————————

    Must be your computer, Doreen. If my posts aren’t disappearing, nothing else will.

  91. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 20th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    lol Ed-I think it was the opening credits with that music that made it all spooky.:lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcqWfGjGVZ0

  92. Doris from Rego Park April 20th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    who said it was impressive? I thought it was funny and he genuinely seems like a fun guy to hang out with… would you rather read another interview with mr. personality Derek Jeter as he gives the same answers he has been giving for 10 years?

  93. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 20th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    SA,

    geesh, you had to remind me huh? :D lol.

  94. Yankeeboy April 20th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Hey Pete. I think it’s a good thing they are skipping Wang. I think he needs a start or two in Scranton to build his confidence back up.

    He also has to work on his mechanics because on MLB Network they showed a delivery of Wang from 2008 and from his last start against Cleveland, and I could tell his delivery was different.

    Check out my site all about the Yankees:
    http://www.yankeeskidtalk.blogspot.com

  95. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    GB7 -

    Yeah, I felt so bad for Claggett that game. I really have no idea what the rationale could have been in that situation.

    Once that game got beyond the 4-2 mark, you just knew it was going to get out of control. I don’t think it had to do with a wind tunnel or anything else. It was one of those game where EVERYTHING goes wrong for one team and right for another, but this one was in huge proportions.

    After reading this blog for a couple of years now, it is pretty clear that there really are people who exist who expect – not hope, but expect and even insist upon – the Yankees winning every single game and who are seriously upset when they don’t.

    I like the Yankees to win, don’t get me wrong, and I hope they do. But they can’t win everyday. I don’t think it’s EVER been done in ML baseball.

  96. kylelitke April 20th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    To the earlier posters:

    You can’t “skip” Joba. He either pitches Friday or Saturday…Friday keeps him closer to his regular rest (while still giving him extra) and gives Burnett an extra day of rest (fine since he’s had to throw a decent amount of pitches the past few times I believe, and we all know about the arm problems in the past). Sabathia’s regular rest is tomorrow, so having him start against Boston as some are suggesting would have him at, at the very least, 8 days rest. That’s way too much. This is best all around. Sabathia gets an extra day coming off over 120 pitches. Joba gets a couple extra days which might keep his innings a bit lower in the long run. Burnett gets an extra day coming off 110+ pitches (I think). And Wang gets skipped so he can try to work out his problems (wouldn’t shock me to see him get an inning of relief the next two days if there’s a blowout either way) or so they can prepare to call up Hughes. It’s really the best way to set the rotation.

  97. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Yankees Kid Talk ?

    I thought this blog already had that covered.

  98. NHYankee62 April 20th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Isn’t it amazing that Beckett gets his suspension reduced so that he doesn’t miss any starts but under similar circumstances Joba did have to miss a start for throwing at the whining baby of a 1B in Boston??

    What a crock!! Could MLB be anymore biased???

    Why even suspend Beckett?? What a charade. He’s not missing any starts, just lift the suspension completely then!

  99. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “I don’t have much faith in this offense to do much against Lester”

    Why??
    Righties hit Lester at a .273 clip last year and so far Lester has had only one good game-his last one. We have more hitting this year from the right side, and Cano always hits lefties well. Be prepared for a Yankee sweep of Boston!!

  100. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    When you look back at this 1976 Yankee team, you wonder how they ever got to the WS with Oscar Gamle in right field and Fred Stanley and Jim Mason sharing shortstop. Oddly, though, Jim Mason had the Yankee’s only WS homer.

  101. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Oscar ***Gamble*** in right field

  102. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Doris -

    To each their own. :)

    I always thought Giambi seemed like a good enough guy, a good enough teammate.

    But even Pete said he couldn’t print some of what Giambi said. I just don’t find that any kind of “ya gotta like” anything. That’s just me. Another point of view is all. I certainly understand that he would appeal to people who are not me.

    Jeter is very bland. I guess I like bland. :lol:

  103. Doris from Rego Park April 20th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Doreen- you sat tomato I sat tomatoe :-)

  104. Yankeeboy April 20th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    I know, this site is awesome. Just saying I have one too. It’s not a professional website, it’s a blog.

  105. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    NHYankees62 –

    Is that true? That Beckett’s suspension was reduced and the effect is that he doesn’t miss a start? What would be the point?????

  106. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Doris -

    Pretty much. :lol:

  107. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Doreen
    April 20th, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    GB7 –
    Yeah, I felt so bad for Claggett that game. I really have no idea what the rationale could have been in that situation.

    Once that game got beyond the 4-2 mark, you just knew it was going to get out of control. I don’t think it had to do with a wind tunnel or anything else. It was one of those game where EVERYTHING goes wrong for one team and right for another, but this one was in huge proportions.

    After reading this blog for a couple of years now, it is pretty clear that there really are people who exist who expect – not hope, but expect and even insist upon – the Yankees winning every single game and who are seriously upset when they don’t.

    I like the Yankees to win, don’t get me wrong, and I hope they do. But they can’t win everyday. I don’t think it’s EVER been done in ML baseball.

    ————————————————————

    Yep. The winds didn’t cause the hard hit doubles in the gap and the 14 hits in that inning. Just bad pitching. I’m hoping that Claggett gets another chance in a game where he doesn’t have to stop the bleeding on an amputee. Let him pitch against a team that isn’t loaded with mashers and away from NY.

  108. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Doreen-

    The longest winning streak in a 162 game season was by the 2002 Oakland A’s, and the 20th win was accomplished after losing an 11 run lead before winning in the bottom of the ninth with a walk off homerun by Scott Hatteberg!

    So maybe 21 games[wins] in a row would be nice for the 2009 Yankees

  109. Doris from Rego Park April 20th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Its amazing how much Nic Zherdev reminds me of Robbie Cano

  110. TIME FOR #27 April 20th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I hate to say it but i feel that the red sox will sweep us.

  111. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    YankeeTrader -

    I could definitely root for the Yankees to break that streak! :lol:

  112. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 20th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks S.A. That was the one thing I disagreed with about Girardi on Saturday….bringing in Claggett in the middle of an inning. That’s not the place for a rookie’s first ML game. Claggett’s a good young pitcher, and, that had to destroy him. Some of the reports said that he was in total awe and wide eyed like any kid before the game…most likely, little or no sleep. Let somebody else get out of the inning and then use Claggett for an inning or so. Don’t ask a kid to stop the bleeding.

    The statement I made wasn’t intended to mean everyone on where, just the same wrist slashers that always react the same. The sane ones aren’t smart enough to react that way. They’ve been fans of disasters for years. That game was a disaster….not the entire season.

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

    I remember reading how how excited and amazed Anthony was when he got up here. After that game, I was thinking he might need therapy. Thank was not the spot for him. It was like sending a little innocent lamb out to slaughter. I really did feel bad for him.

    We all wanna see this team win and losing brings out frustration. Lord knows I have been frustrated at times by this team over the years. But we all just have to remember it’s a long season with a lot of twists and turns. Just gotta try and remain calm through the good and the bad moments.

  113. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption April 20th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Doreen — The idea is that Beckett loses a percentage of his salary. If it’s 5 days he loses something like $400,000.

  114. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 20th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Thank was=That was

  115. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Yankeeboy,

    Yeah it looks cool. Good luck with it.

    I was just commenting on the level of discourse that we often find here.

  116. Jasper April 20th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I go to college in Pittsburgh and the Pirates are playing ball right now. It has been pouring all day and it is still a light rain right now. If they can play, I don’t see why we can’t unless New York weather really is that bad right now.

  117. Yankeeboy April 20th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I just copy and paste from Pete’s blog. :)

  118. Yankeeboy April 20th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks Bronx Jeers.

    Go YANKEES!!

  119. Jasper April 20th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    We= The Yankees. Apologize for using we, I usually hate when people do that so I do not know why I did it myself.

  120. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Rob NY -

    Thanks. I guess $400,000 is a lot of money, even for an MLB player.

    Still, I always thought the spirit of the suspension was to punish the player and there’s no better way to punish a player than having him miss playing time.

    Heck, Beckett’s never handled that $400,000. It’s magic money. Directly from the Red Sox bank to his to MLB’s. Mystery money.

  121. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Doreen, one team has won every game they played in a season. The 1869 Red Stockings won 76. Of course, they were also the only professional team around.

  122. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption April 20th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    So how about Zack Greinke?

    Kid is 25 and absolutely dominating: 20 ip 26k 5bb 0er 16h == 3-0 1.05 WHIP 0 ERA

    Can he maintain this level of excellence? I think the guy is a beast and has been his whole career pretty much. I know the mental issues he has but ooh boy mid 90s fastball beautiful slider change in progress and the control of an army sniper.

  123. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    GB7-

    How in heaven’s name did they do that? Split squads???? (I was going to make a remark, but I think it would have been perceived as off-color, so I decided to demur.)

    Oh, wait, I re-read – did they play non-professional teams?

  124. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    “When you look back at this 1976 Yankee team, you wonder how they ever got to the WS with Oscar Gamle in right field and Fred Stanley and Jim Mason sharing shortstop. Oddly, though, Jim Mason had the Yankee’s only WS homer.”

    GB-7

    Mason and Stanley barely had lifetime BA’s over .200.

    You had to remind me of the 1976 WS!!!

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1976ws.shtml

  125. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Speaking of old Yankees did you guys see that the fan involved in yesterdays Jorge HR chaos was named Brian Doyle?

  126. Dr. Cox April 20th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Isnt Greinke a headcase?

  127. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Talk about putting a little distance beween your team and the next one in a hurry….Try 5 wins in two days.

    The record for most games won in two consecutive days is five? On September 7, 1896 the Baltimore Orioles won all three games of a triple-header then followed those victories with both ends of a doubleheader on September 8, 1896.

  128. Drive 4-5 April 20th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Grienke suffered from a condition knows as social anxiety disorder. He was uncomfortable being around people and crowds. Thankfully he’s recovered. He’s an easy kid to root for.

  129. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Doreen
    April 20th, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    GB7-

    How in heaven’s name did they do that? Split squads???? (I was going to make a remark, but I think it would have been perceived as off-color, so I decided to demur.)

    Oh, wait, I re-read – did they play non-professional teams?

    ————————————————————

    No, they had the only owner that paid their players to do nothing but play baseball. They played in a baseball association with 10 or so other teams and won a 57 games they played, plus another 19 against town teams and college teams.

  130. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Social anxiety disorder? I think I’ve got that.

    Actually I think half of New York has it.

  131. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 20th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    “When you look back at this 1976 Yankee team, you wonder how they ever got to the WS with Oscar Gamle in right field and Fred Stanley and Jim Mason sharing shortstop. Oddly, though, Jim Mason had the Yankee’s only WS homer.”

    GB-7

    Mason and Stanley barely had lifetime BA’s over .200.

    You had to remind me of the 1976 WS!!!

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1976ws.shtml

    ————————————————————

    I figured that would let people realize just how good they have it to see that NYY play with this quality. Stanley and Mason look like Alex Rodriguez in comparison.

  132. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Jasper-
    “I go to college in Pittsburgh and the Pirates are playing ball right now. It has been pouring all day and it is still a light rain right now. If they can play, I don’t see why we can’t unless New York weather really is that bad right now.”

    Went to Pitt before the Dorsett years, living on the 18th floor of Tower A, and could look right into Forbes Field two blocks away[now the Law School]. When the score was tied or close, we’d walk across the street, and they’d let us in free in the 7th inning. Could see Bill Virdon, Roberto Clemente, and Bill Mazeroski, plus the scoreboard from my dorm room desk window.

    Also saw Sandy Koufax, after giving up a run in the 1st, pitch a no-hitter the rest of the way.

    Great baseball, but lousy Pitt Panther football, with only 13 freshman football scholarships. It was a private school back then and couldn’t compete with Penn State for home grown players.

  133. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Stanley and Mason ***make Cody Ransom*** look like Alex Rodriguez in comparison.

  134. J April 20th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Get Wang into the bullpen… I’m sure we’ll have a game where the Yanks are well ahead and can afford to lose a few runs and give innings to Wang to fix himself out. He needs major league competition… sending him down to AAA won’t fix a thing. You can slowly see if he’s improving, and if he doesn’t, have Hughes called up to take his spot.

  135. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    If Greinke had ever read this board, he would have been instantly cured. “Hey….I ain’t got it so bad…look at those people. Thank God Almighty, I’m cured.”

  136. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    YankeeTrader -

    Wow that must have been a great experience.

    We were fortunate to visit Pittsburgh only once in the 80′s. We visited with city natives, so we really got to enjoy it. One day, I’d love to go back.

  137. Doreen April 20th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I’m watching MLB network and they just showed some game at Dodger stadium. Powder blue outfield walls? Really? :)

  138. trisha - I am panic proof. April 20th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Don’t know if this has already been mentioned but I’m sure not looking forward to Joba’s first pitch to Pukelis!

    I know that empty seats have already been discussed ad nauseum. But a friend on another forum posted his pictures from Saturday’s game and what jumped out at me was how empty the Stadium looked. Now I don’t know if some of these were taken when the score was 20-2, but I see a lot of empty seats.

    In case you want to see them: http://s580.photobucket.com/al.....on=reverse

    He does have some very nice shots of the Stadium.

  139. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    GB-7

    If Greinke had ever read this board, he would have been instantly cured. “Hey….I ain’t got it so bad…look at those people. Thank God Almighty, I’m cured.”

    ————————————————————Are you sure you’re real name isn’t Don Rickles??

  140. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Doreen
    April 20th, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    I’m watching MLB network and they just showed some game at Dodger stadium. ***Powder blue outfield walls*** ? Really?

    ————————————————————

    It is L.A., after all.

  141. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 20th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    GB-7

    If Greinke had ever read this board, he would have been instantly cured. “Hey….I ain’t got it so bad…look at those people. Thank God Almighty, I’m cured.”
    ——————————————————————————————Are you sure you’re real name isn’t Don Rickles??

    ————————————————————

    How did you know/ You wanna be my Joey Bishop?

  142. Dr. Cox April 20th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    “You can slowly see if he’s improving”

    Really? Based on what?

    From what I can tell he is only getting worse. I dont care he had a 1-2-3 in his first inning on Saturday. What was followed by that was not anything that had been “slowly improving.”

    Its my opinion that Cashman saw this coming which is why he avoided a long term deal with Wang and chose to go the arbitration route.

    Remember when everyone was calling for Cashman’s head for not locking Wang down?? Well this is your reasoning. The league has figured him out and if he isnt close to perfections with his sinker down, he is no better than a Batting Practice pitcher.

    Prepare for something drastic with the Wanger this season, everyone. It ain’t gonna get better.

  143. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Trisha-

    Enjoyed the slide show-especially the “electric” purple outfield grass.

    Cure for weekend games when children can attend- let the millionaire players buy 10 seats apiece for all home Saturday and Sunday games, to be distributed to a parent and child, for enjoyment to nurture future young Yankee fans!

  144. Yankee Trader April 20th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    If Greinke had ever read this board, he would have been instantly cured. “Hey….I ain’t got it so bad…look at those people. Thank God Almighty, I’m cured.”
    ——————————————————————————————Are you sure you’re real name isn’t Don Rickles??
    ——————————————————————————————
    GB-7

    “How did you know/ You wanna be my Joey Bishop?”

    Are you proposing?? No thanks!! Never was a Joey Bishop fan. Anyway, as always enjoyed the banter on this fine rainy night in NY. Time to scrounge up some dinner!

    SeeYaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  145. NHYankee62 April 20th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t care if Beckett is still supposedly “punished” by losing a couple hundred grand or so.

    The point is that neither Beckett nor Joba hit anyone, they both threw at the hitters head. Joba gets suspended and actually MISSES A START after the Sox whine like the disgraceful babies that they are, yet Beckett gets it reduced so he doesn’t have to miss a start!

    What an absolute crock.

    Just think about the arrogance of that punk kid Beckett. He throws a ball at Abreu’s head after Abreu had called for time. Then he has the NERVE TO INSTIGATE by approaching Abreu!!!!!

    Hell, after Joba threw at Youkilis, at least Joba looked away and didn’t antagonize the situation by approaching the batters box!

    I hate the constant pro Red Sox/anti Yankees double standard!

    Enough is enough!!!

  146. PAT M April 20th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Speaking of the 76 WS, Stanley’s throwing error in the 9th cost them not only the game, but virtually took them out of the Series….Catfish pitched a great Game after a rough start……The Reds were a very good team, outstanding considering aside from Don Gullet their pitching was average….But the 76 Yanks were not that inferior to have been sweept…Game 2 was a killer ..Only game 4 was a blow out….Munson was incredible….

  147. Christina April 20th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    What is everyone doing in place of watching the Yankees game? This is a bummer!

  148. Pavano owns the Yankees April 20th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Wang needs to be sent back to Taiwan. He is truly a one pitch pitcher and now that’s gone so he is useless in any role.
    We have enough talent down in AAA to make up for him as the 4 other starters make up for any lose we see in terms of quality starts. Even Hughes or Kennedy at their worst would be better than Wang now.
    We can have Wang go back to Taiwan and be the Yankees spokesman. They’ll put a big dog costume on him with the big head and he can do all the kids parties.

    Hey, did anyone check his nails? He always seemed to have issues with his nails in the past. Maybe we need to buy Wang a clipper and remind him to clip those bad boys.

    Also there is no role for him as a reliever. He can’t pitch one inning as a starter… why ever would he pitch well as a reliever?
    Well we also have the issue of him needing to be tired to get that ball down. Maybe the Yankees should have him pitch simulated games every day for a week straight. See where that gets us. Either he will be able to keep the ball down, or his arm will be so fatigued that he will be able to go on the DL and we can bring up someone who can pitch.

    Let’s get that bullpen in order too. Who is the brainiac who put that disaster together?!? We have better down in AAA, let’s start using the farm system or maybe the Yankees enjoy seeing Scranton win everything and thats what it’s really all about.

  149. Pavano owns the Yankees April 20th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Pro Red Sox/Anti Yankees… bahahahahahahaha put that crack pipe down already. It’s time.

  150. Jason.Gu April 21st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    To be honest, I think skip Wang’s next start is not smart decision, when you getting trouble, you need to keep pitching and trying to come back, maybe the coach staff could consider let Wang pitch for long reliver…according to the pitching coach Dave, get extra rest doesn’t help Wang to come back….

  151. Sam April 21st, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Burnett loves pitching in Fenway Park. His career numbers there: 22 2/3 IP, 9 hits, 2 earned runs, 0.40 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, .118 BAA.


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