• Hideo Nomo

    Posted by on July 26th, 2005 · Comments (9)

    With the news breaking today that Kevin Brown will miss his next start, and that Carl Pavano will go through a ‘full rehab,’ there are strong whispers out of the Yankees camp that Hideo Nomo will be picked up and given a start for New York (in the next two to four days).

    It’s getting to be that ugly, huh?

    Comments on Hideo Nomo

    1. JeremyM
      July 26th, 2005 | 8:58 pm

      He can’t be worse than Redding or May, or even Brown at this point.

      He won’t be much better either, but hey, maybe he can pull a Lieter and give us one good start.

    2. July 26th, 2005 | 10:39 pm

      Nah, he was the worst SP in the bigs in 2004. And, this year, he was so bad that TB let him walk. At this stage, he *is” Redding like.

      I know Small will get one of the starts. So, if you just need a guy for one start, do they have no one in Columbus to call up?

      Heck, for one game, why not call up Hughes? Now, *he* couldn’t do worse than Nomo.

    3. Raf
      July 27th, 2005 | 10:32 am

      Eh, couldn’t hurt to take a flyer on him for one start, a la Wally Whitehurst a number of years ago.

    4. JohnnyC
      July 27th, 2005 | 10:43 am

      Hughes? Mel? No way. Hughes hasn’t learned how to throw hanging breaking balls on 2-strike counts yet. I think that’s on the agenda in Double A Trenton. Along with keeping the ball down in the zone for no particular reason, trying to put every ball in play, and keeping strikeout totals down.

    5. July 27th, 2005 | 12:09 pm

      OK, but, I’d still rather see Kris Wilson, Eric Schmitt, or Jorge DePaula get the start over Nomo.

    6. philly phil
      July 27th, 2005 | 2:37 pm

      beggars CAN’T be choosy..and the Yankees are begging.

      bring in Nomo, bring in anyone, get Redman… who cares, let everyone pitch once and if they do good, twice, maybe three times….maybe we can catch lightning in a bottle.

      but lets face it….right now- we are splitting hairs b/tw Nomo and DePaula…that is real real sad.

      I understand wanting to bring someone up- but with the “must win” pressure on the, it may not be a fair position to but them in.

      Plus- because I have scientific proof that the yankees can not hit Asian pitchers (Nomo, Chen, Ishii, Okha, and others)- if you cant beat ‘em……

    7. JohnnyC
      July 27th, 2005 | 3:20 pm

      Steve, some notes on Hughes. For a 19 year old in his first full season in pro ball, his stats are mind-boggling. ERA under 2, K/BB ratio of 3+:1, BAA under .200…etc. Interestingly, the Yankees are limiting him this season to 120 innings tops and so far have not allowed him to throw his best pitch, his slider. He’s been doing it all with a fastball, overhand curve, and a rare change-up. Theory behind this is to minimize arm injury (although he did miss some time in June with shoulder tightness). If Yankees can catch some breaks this kid could be throwing gas in the bigs by opening day 2007. BTW, is Kris Wilson the former KC Royals Kris Wilson?

    8. Raf
      July 28th, 2005 | 12:28 am

      It’s official… Next up, John Halama?

    9. July 28th, 2005 | 10:17 am

      Don’t laugh, I’d almost rather Hamalamadingdong to Nomo.

      Johnny, yes, it’s the same Kris Wislon.

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