Ted Berg, of SNY.tv, talks to Harold Reynolds, of MLB.com and SNY, regarding the one thing that the Yankees need to do to stay in the race in for a post-season berth. Here’s the video:
The Yankees starting pitching before the All-Star break allowed batters to hit .281/.340/.417 against them. And, since the All-Star break, batters are hitting .276/.331/.412 against Yankees starting pitching. So, the starters have been consistent – at the least. (As far as the Yankees bullpen, the numbers are: .229/.306/.366 allowed before the break compared to .241/.335/.398 after the break.)
But, to Reynolds’ point, you don’t know what’s going to happen with Mussina over the next two months. And, losing Chamberlain hurts – and then some.
Can Hughes and Kennedy…or…gulp…Pavano come to the rescue? Or, are the Yankees now at the mercy of the waiver wire?
Hey, is that Hank Stein down in Tampa, walking around, and muttering “A Santana. A Santana. My kingdom for a Johan Santana!”?