• May 10th @ The Tigers

    Posted by on May 10th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Amazing how it’s somewhat easy to win when your starting pitcher gives you six solid innings, huh? (By the way, between Darrell Rasner and Johan Santana, who pitched the better game today? Think Hank is keeping track?)

    Just how good can Ranser be for the Yankees this season? Will he be Charlie Hudson circa 1987 good? Or, better, say, like Melido Perez circa 1992 good? Or, something less, like Joe Cowley circa 1985 good?

    Whichever of the three it may be…or if it’s somewhere in between…it’s still better than what the Yankees were getting out of Hughes, Kennedy or Igawa. I can’t wait until his next start.

    Comments on May 10th @ The Tigers

    1. Joel
      May 10th, 2008 | 10:13 pm

      Rasner should have pictures of Paul Byrd and Steve Traschel in his wallet. Everyday he should look at their pictures and repeat the following: “If these guys can make 40 million bucks in the big leagues, so can I.”

    2. baileywalk
      May 10th, 2008 | 10:55 pm

      Rasner has shown from back in his Nats days that he’s a viable fifth starter. It’s amazing, with the lack of pitching and the money put into it, that the Yankees were able to end up with Rasner and that no one ever asked for him. He’s a legit fifth starter in the AL, which means something nowadays. He’s not going to be this good all year — he just won’t. But hopefully he puts together a decent string of starts so that when the inevitable thud comes he’s built up enough good will to weather that storm.

    3. JeremyM
      May 11th, 2008 | 9:24 am

      The Yanks released him during the off-season and resigned him to a minor league deal as well, so everyone had another crack at him this winter. Hopefully he continues to work out.

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