Have you noticed what Brett Tomko is doing in Oakland? He blanked the Rangers last night, throwing nine scoreless innings and allowing five hits without a walk. Tomko is 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA in six starts for Oakland.
Yes, 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA. I’m not making that up.
The Yankees never quite got on the same page as Tomko. He was lights out in spring training as a starter then they sent him to Scranton as a short reliever. He was terrific in that role then they brought him to the majors as a long man and rarely used him.
In the big picture, it doesn’t really matter much. The Yankees are going to the playoffs anyway. But it does seem they acted a bit rashly with Tomko.
Meanwhile, the Yankees will send out Sergio Mitre and his 7.02 ERA to the mound tonight to face Roy Halladay. Joe Girardi loves him some “Serge” and he has had some decent moments as a Yankee. But maybe Tomko would have been a wiser choice.