• SOTD: Saving The Pen

    Posted by on December 19th, 2007 · Comments (9)

    O.K., show of hands, how many people are not shocked by seeing the Yankees so far down at the bottom of this list?

    Here’s the count for the Yankees pitchers who did “it” last year:

    Chien-Ming Wang: 27 times
    Andy Pettitte: 25 times
    Mike Mussina: 14 times
    Roger Clemens: 12 times
    Philip Hughes: 7 times
    Ian Kennedy: 2 times
    Matt DeSalvo: 2 times
    Kei Igawa: 2 times
    Carl Pavano: 1 time
    Tyler Clippard: 1 time

    Comments on SOTD: Saving The Pen

    1. Andrew
      December 19th, 2007 | 12:47 pm

      That number should go up significantly with Ian and Phil in the rotation this year. Joba too, perhaps.

      But it’s interesting to see Detroit even worse than the Yankees for 2007, considering their ‘vaunted’ pitching from 2006.

    2. December 19th, 2007 | 1:07 pm

      FWIW, I was just reading somewhere (THT Annual?) about how the Tigers pitching was not as good as it’s hyped to be…..

    3. December 19th, 2007 | 1:11 pm

      FWIW, RSAA backs that up….

      AMERICAN LEAGUE
      SEASON
      2007

      RSAA
      1 Red Sox 163
      2 Indians 116
      3 Angels 74
      4 Blue Jays 64
      5 Yankees 30
      6 Royals 11
      7 Tigers 10
      8 Twins 5
      9 White Sox -11
      10 A’s -27
      11 Rangers -47
      12 Mariners -56
      13 Orioles -67
      14 Devil Rays -200

    4. December 19th, 2007 | 1:55 pm

      lol, look at the drays!

    5. Raf
      December 19th, 2007 | 2:30 pm

      That number should go up significantly with Ian and Phil in the rotation this year. Joba too, perhaps.
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      I’m not so sure about that; what will be their innings cap?

    6. Andrew
      December 19th, 2007 | 2:34 pm

      It doesn’t matter. When you’re in the majors, you don’t worry about innings during a game. Kennedy was nearing his cap, and they let him pitch 6 or 7 innings during his starts.

      You can’t do ’5-and-out’ starts in the majors like they do in the minors. You might as well be developing them in the minors if they’re at that stage of development.

    7. baileywalk
      December 19th, 2007 | 4:55 pm

      Anyone else surprised that Moose went six innings or more 14 times in ’07?

      Also, Phil only had 13 starts in ’07 — including a major-league debut and a start coming back from injury — and he still managed to go six or more seven times.

    8. Raf
      December 20th, 2007 | 9:48 am

      Anyone else surprised that Moose went six innings or more 14 times in ’07?
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      No, not really. If memory serves, he’d be cruising, then implode.

    9. Raf
      December 20th, 2007 | 9:49 am

      It doesn’t matter. When you’re in the majors, you don’t worry about innings during a game.
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      No, but you worry about pitch counts, which may be tied to innings.

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