• Et Proctor, Torre?

    Posted by on June 23rd, 2006 · Comments (4)

    Watching Everyday Scottie Proctor warm up in the pen today, I thought “What kind of pace is he on, in terms of appearing in games, etc., this season?”

    So, I checked.

    At his current pace, Proctor will pitch in 82 games this season and throw 109 innings.

    That seemed like a record to me, of some sort, until I checked.

    In 2004, Paul Quantrill appeared in 86 games for the Yankees and threw 95.3 innings. Heck, in 2002, Steve Karsay pitched in 78 games for the Yankees and threw 88.3 innings.

    Run ‘em out, and run ‘em into the ground, eh, Joe?

    Comments on Et Proctor, Torre?

    1. Yu Hsing Chen
      June 24th, 2006 | 12:30 am

      I was thinking the same thing, after this game I was like … OMG Cano walked twice and Proctor didn’t get in the game, no wonder it’s raining tonight.

    2. JeremyM
      June 24th, 2006 | 12:56 am

      I think nomaas said it best: “Yankees to have off-day, Proctor will pitch anyway.”

      I know some fans think the guy is a joke, but I kind of think he’d be pretty good if he was used a little less frequently. And even when he isn’t used in the game he seems to warm up anyway, like tonight.

      And then you’ve got Mo pitching the other night up 5 when a few days before he was unavailable when Wang had to attempt to go all 9. Just bizarre. I kind of think the bullpen has all the pieces now (Beam, Mo, Farnsworth, Smith, Myers, Proctor, Villone), they just have to be used correctly.

    3. June 24th, 2006 | 3:05 am

      Don’t forget Mo pitching 61 times for 107 2/3 in 1996. Although that one worked out OK. But even then, he was in a different league.

    4. tpxDMD
      June 26th, 2006 | 11:42 am

      Rob Neyer had an interesting idea about Torre and his bullpen management (and I HATE Joe Torre), but he said something along the lines of “Torre realizes that relievers are pretty much interchangable, so why shouldn’t he run them into the ground?”

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