• Worm Killer Wang Grounded

    Posted by on March 24th, 2007 · Comments (7)

    Via NJ.com’s Ledger on the Yankees Blog -

    Chien-Ming Wang, last year’s runnerup for the AL Cy Young Award and widely expected to be the Yankees’ opening day starter, will begin the season on the disabled list.

    Wang has a Grade 1 (mild) strain of his right hamstring, suffered Friday while running.

    “I don’t look for him to touch our major league mound unti late April — some time in the 20,” general manager Brian Cashman said.

    This means that Wang, assuming he comes back as planned and does not miss any more time later, should get about 28 starts this season for the Yankees. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I asked (here):

    Will at least three members of the Yankees starting rotation make 30+ starts this season?

    It’s starting to look like the answer to that one will be “No.”

    Comments on Worm Killer Wang Grounded

    1. kallardnyc
      March 24th, 2007 | 11:03 am

      April 2nd…

      Moose or Pettitt?

    2. kallardnyc
      March 24th, 2007 | 11:05 am

      Sorry Andy, I shorted you an “E”.

    3. March 24th, 2007 | 11:30 am

      Given Pettitte’s back, I’m thinking Moose gets O.D.

    4. kallardnyc
      March 24th, 2007 | 5:25 pm

      Pete Abe said Torre thinks Pavano.

      Oh boy!

    5. Andrew
      March 24th, 2007 | 7:59 pm

      I’m betting one of the worms sacrificed themselves to make Wang step wrong. Well, we always knew all those ground balls would catch up to him eventually, just not in this way.

    6. Yu Hsing Chen
      March 24th, 2007 | 11:33 pm

      OMG Steve, remember that poll you had on the most likely thing to happen this year? it turns out to be Carl Pavano starting game 1… WOW

    7. March 24th, 2007 | 11:49 pm

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