You know, Big Stein calls out A-Rod, and then Rodriguez starts launching bombs in just about every game. That Georgie, he’s a genius, no? The homer that Alex hit today was Hobbsian (to say the least).
At this rate, Everyday Scottie Proctor is going to appear in 76 games this season and throw 116 IP. Does Torre realize that he’s going to cook this kid’s arm?
Now, part of the problem, to me, has been Tanyon Sturtze – in the sense that he’s been a mess and that led to the need to call on Proctor more often.
I see now that Sturtze was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game because of soreness in his pitching shoulder. And, the Yanks purchased the contract of Scott Erickson from Columbus.
I don’t get the Erickson choice at all. He’s allowed 22 base runners in 17 IP in Triple-A and has an ERA of 4.24. That’s the best replacement available right now?
Lastly, note that the Yankees have now won 10 of their last 13 games. That’s the great news. The bad news is that those three losses all came from the Boston Red Sox.