• Does Yanks Pen Have Soft Underbelly?

    Posted by on May 27th, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Charlie Minn and Jonas Schwartz suggest, on SNY’s Geico SportsNite yesterday, that the Yankees bullpen (with the loss to the O’s on Monday) has been exposed. Here’s the video:

    Let’s check the stats on this one – via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

    Pitcher		RSAA	BR/9 IP	  IP
    Mariano Rivera	9	 4.50	20.0
    Edwar Ramirez	7	 9.95	12.2
    Joba Chamberlain	5	10.07	22.1
    Brian Bruney	4	11.12	11.1
    Jon. Albaladejo	1	13.83	13.2
    Chris Britton	1	 9.64	 4.2
    Jose Veras	0	 8.10	10.0
    Kyle Farnsworth	0	13.50	22.0
    Billy Traber	0	18.00	 8.0
    Ross Ohlendorf	-3	14.82	27.1
    LaTroy Hawkins	-4	11.79	23.2

    Yes, outside of Mo, Joba and Ramirez, the Yankees bullpen has not been pretty this season. And, yes, you cannot trust Farnsworth, Hawkins or Ohlendorf. Veras and (when he returns) Albaladejo? Who knows?

    You can make a case that, unless Alan Horne, Mark Melancon, J.B. Cox, or Daniel McCutchen makes a splash, and soon, in the Yankees pen, New York will have issues holding games close (when they don’t have the lead) – with pitchers other than Rivera and Ramirez.

    Comments on Does Yanks Pen Have Soft Underbelly?

    1. Joel
      May 28th, 2008 | 12:43 am

      How prophetic Steve. We got a large dose of that underbelly tonight.

    2. May 28th, 2008 | 8:50 am

      [...] just yesterday, I wrote: Yes, outside of Mo, Joba and Ramirez, the Yankees bullpen has not been pretty this season. And, [...]

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