To date, Alan Embree has pitched in 23 games for the Yankees – totaling 14 IP. He’s allowed 23 base runners and 12 earned runs in those 14 IP. Prior to coming to New York, Embree performed at the same poor level when he was with the Red Sox this season (which lead to his release from Boston).
Some recent news on Embree in the CT Post:
But when pressed on Tuesday, Torre said he’d likely carry 10 pitchers if the Yankees make the playoffs. He expects that at least one pitcher would be a lefty reliever.
The candidates are Alan Embree and Al Leiter, both of whom have been inconsistent.
Embree allowed three runs in the ninth inning of Monday’s 11-3 victory, but was encouraged with the way he threw the ball.
“If I go out with that kind of stuff for the rest of the year, something good has to happen,” Embree said.
Torre was encouraged by reports from catcher John Flaherty about Embree’s stuff. But the manager remained noncommittal about a possible postseason roster spot for Embree.
“I want him to be,” Torre said, “I’ll leave it at that.”
If I go out with that kind of stuff for the rest of the year, something good has to happen.
Good for who Alan? Good for who?