• May 6th vs. The Indians

    Posted by on May 6th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    When you see the way that Ian Kennedy pitched in his game today (down at Triple-A) and the way that Joba Chamberlain pitched in this game, you start to wonder if there was some sort of Freaky Friday/Vice Versa/Like Father Like Son/18 Again body-swapping mix-up between the two before Kennedy headed out to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

    Seriously, tough one tonight. Pettitte pitched his heart out. Farnsworth actually did well. The Yankees aren’t supposed to lose these games. Or, at the least, they cannot afford to lose these games.

    With this game, the Yankees have now batted in the 7th and 8th innings 34 times this season. And, in 25 of those 34 seventh innings they have scored zero runs. Ditto the 8th inning – they’ve posted zero runs in 25 of those 34 too. Gone are the days where the Yankees used to beat up on other team’s middle relievers.

    Comments on May 6th vs. The Indians

    1. Joel
      May 6th, 2008 | 11:08 pm

      Can Joba just throw off of his fastball and mix in his freakin’ slider instead of the opposite.


    2. Rich
      May 6th, 2008 | 11:27 pm

      Joba threw more curves tonight than usual, but if the offense would exploit their opportunities, the pitchers’ margin for error would be increased.

      This one hurt.

    3. straylightrise
      May 7th, 2008 | 4:13 am

      4.5 games back isn’t a time to panic. I’d rather see mistakes made by Kennedy and Joba now – rather than later. You can’t teach big league failure in AAA. You just can’t. You have to make your mistakes in the big leagues or you’re never going to learn how to adjust and bounce back.

      But I’d love to see Kennedy come back and have a little fire in his belly from his AAA probation time. I am worried about his stuff only being AAA good and not MLB good. Worst case is you swap Joba and Kennedy and pray.

      Steve, you should have the AL East Standings somewhere on your sidebar along with a Giambi counter (how long he has been on the team since he contributed directly to a win, or something like that)

    4. May 7th, 2008 | 8:15 am

      Food for thought straylightrise – thanks.

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