• General Joe To Play Hide-A-Starter Card Again?

    Posted by on October 15th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Remember that game in April last year where Joe Girardi didn’t want to “waste” a starting pitcher in a game that began with it raining – and he “started” Brian Bruney and then later brought in the scheduled starter, Ian Kennedy, once it was clear that the game was not going to be rained out or be subject to a long rain-delay after his scheduled starter was already in the game…

    Think General Joe would dare play that card again in Games 1 and/or 2 of the 2009 ALCS – because of the weather forecast? It would be a gamble, for sure, if he did…

    Comments on General Joe To Play Hide-A-Starter Card Again?

    1. MJ
      October 15th, 2009 | 12:23 pm

      I sure hope not. If it rains and the Yanks end up wasting CC or AJ, the upshot is that Anaheim wasted Lackey and/or Saunders, meaning that we’d be into their bullpen just as they’d be into ours. The difference, however, is that their bullpen stinks.

    2. YankCrank
      October 15th, 2009 | 12:29 pm

      MJ wrote:

      I sure hope not. If it rains and the Yanks end up wasting CC or AJ, the upshot is that Anaheim wasted Lackey and/or Saunders, meaning that we’d be into their bullpen just as they’d be into ours. The difference, however, is that their bullpen stinks.

      Very good point.

    3. October 16th, 2009 | 5:33 pm

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