• ALDS 2006 – Game 1 Key

    Posted by on October 3rd, 2006 · Comments (3)

    Assuming that the game tonight is close……..

    According to Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera is only pitching the 9th inning in Yankees victories this post-season.

    Based on his last 5 starts this season, it’s reasonable to expect 6 or 6.3 IP tonight from Chien-Ming Wang. Actually, anything less than six would be a disappointment.

    Therefore, someone from the Yankees bullpen will need to cover the 7th and 8th inning of this game – most likely. That’s Proctor and Farnsworth territory.

    So, if the game is close this evening, the performance of Proctor and Farnsworth should be the keys to nailing down a win today.

    Then again, that’s probably going to be the key for every close post-season game this year for the Yankees.

    Comments on ALDS 2006 – Game 1 Key

    1. October 3rd, 2006 | 1:20 pm

      Dont forget about Bruney. He could be a key.

    2. October 3rd, 2006 | 1:35 pm

      If Wang only goes five, yes, he could.

    3. redbug
      October 3rd, 2006 | 5:47 pm

      I’d rather see Farnsworth in the 6th, Bruney in the 7th, Proctor in the 8th. That way the Yanks can make up for any Farnsworth HR’s. Bruney, though, if there’s no one on base. He seems to take a batter or two to settle down.

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