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This Week’s Pitching Story….The Arrival of Wang & Hughes

We can all agree that this season has been a pitching nightmare for the Yankees, if its not unproductive outings its injuries, if its not injuries its blown saves…However, this week, both Chien-Ming Wang and Phil Hughes are making their first starts of the season…

Another piss poor start for the Yanks

I dont know how much longer this awful pitching can continue..Igawa has been garbage, Pavano and Mussina are hurt, ,Wright just got chased out of town after 4 consecutive solo shots in Boston, Karstens and Rasner….well, its Karstens and Rasner, need I say more? Proctor is “a gamble” as he is begining to remind me of Tanyon Sturtze, Kyle Farnsworth is basically worthless since Torre never uses him, Vizcaino, Bruney, and Myers are overworked and their outings are showing it, and Rivera is yet to record a save!

What is going on??? Continue reading

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New Kid on the Block has the Wright Stuff

Just came up with that title in French class, no big deal.

Jeter congratulating Chase Wright

Anyway, last night, SP Chase Wright made his MLB debut vs the Indians as the Yankees won, 10-3

After lots of speculation on Joe Torre’s desicion on whether or not to bring up the 24 year old lefty, the Yankees were able to witness first hand in his abilities.

Wright started off a bit shakey, which is totally understandable for a 24 year old making his pro debut in Yankees stadium while having the eyes of Joe Torre, Ron Guidry, Alex Rodriguez and countless Yankees fans watching and judging. However after settling down, Wright was able to pitch pretty well. His final line:

5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3BB, 3 K

It seemed like during the first several innings, Wright’s worst innings, he was rushing his pitches and just too caught up in the atmosphere to really be able to focus. However, after the Yankees offense produced a solid 8 runs the pressure died down and Wright was able to throw strikes, letting his defense take care of the rest.

I was pleasantly suprised with his performance and I think that with some more development and confidence he can become a nice lefty starting pitcher for the Yankees in years to come.

He showed a nice little curveball and even though he doesnt throw too hard he still has time to improve on his velocity and power.

All in all, I liked what I saw, and as a Yankees fan you really cant expect much more from a 24 year old AA call-up. Now, if Wright is able to pitch just as well to the Red Sox, in Boston, then we know the Yankees may have something very promising in Chase Wright.

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Matsui Hits 15 Day DL, Yanks Call Up Thompson

For only the second time of his career, Hidek Matsui will be back on the DL for his second straight season after straining his left hamstring April 7th versus the Baltimore Orioles.

Matsui Back on the DL

The Yanks are calling up 27 year old outfielder Kevin Thompson and plan to have Johnny Damon ready for the upcoming series against the Twins.

All Praise to Cashman that he didn’t trade Melky Cabrera to the Pirates for RP Mike Gonzalez. Look, our outfield is in need of Cabrera, our bullpen is superb, and Cashman is proving to us again that he really knows what hes doing.

Yankees Current OF:

LF- Cabrera CF- Damon RF- Abreu Backup- Thompson

Ahhh man, if the Yanks could bring back Bernie…

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