• Key To Sweeping Sox In The Bronx?

    Posted by on August 29th, 2007 · Comments (6)

    In his last 7 starts against the Yankees, over the last two seasons, Curt Schilling has averaged 6.6 IP per game with an ERA of 5.28.

    This tells me that the Yankees should score at least four runs tomorrow against Schilling. So, if the Yankees want a good shot at winning the game, and sweeping this current series, it makes sense for them to keep Boston to three runs or less in the day game on Thursday.

    Sounds so simple, right? Well, check this out:

    In his last 10 starts against the Red Sox, over the last three seasons, Worm Killer Wang has averaged 5.8 IP per game with an ERA of 4.79. This tells me that the Red Sox should score at least three runs tomorrow against Wang.

    Looks like this game on Thursday could come down to a battle of the bullpens over the last three innings of the game. If this turns out to be true, I hope Torre plans on using Joba Chamberlain for two innings in the game (assuming that Joba has a small pitch count in his first inning of work).

    Comments on Key To Sweeping Sox In The Bronx?

    1. JeremyM
      August 30th, 2007 | 9:56 am

      According to the RULES, since he only had one day off, he can only throw one inning, right?

    2. Raf
      August 30th, 2007 | 10:01 am

      According to the RULES, since he only had one day off, he can only throw one inning, right?
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      No. It depends on how many pitches he has thrown.

    3. August 30th, 2007 | 10:09 am

      I thought it was one day off for every inning.

      So, since he threw Tuesday, yesterday was an off-day. And, if he throws 2 today, then he’ll be off until Sunday.

    4. redbug
      August 30th, 2007 | 10:44 am

      “In his last 10 starts against the Red Sox, over the last three seasons, Worm Killer Wang has averaged 5.8 IP per game with an ERA of 4.79. This tells me that the Red Sox should score at least three runs tomorrow against Wang.”

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      No Manny today though. He’s had Wang’s #. Career .591/.654/.864.

    5. redbug
      August 30th, 2007 | 10:49 am

      “I thought it was one day off for every inning.

      So, since he threw Tuesday, yesterday was an off-day. And, if he throws 2 today, then he’ll be off until Sunday.”

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      That’s my understanding as well. However, there’s a story in this morning’s Post that Joe and Nardi Contreas are re-evaluting the rules. Maybe to modify it based on pitch count rather than innings. Since he’s been up for about a month and has adjusted well, and he’s averaging only about 14 pitches per inning this makes sesnse.

    6. August 30th, 2007 | 11:05 am

      Thanks – I have something up on that now

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