After the jump, witness the work of the demented genius and YFSF frequenter LouG, who did the unthinkable yesterday and hopped from the Bronx to Queens, saw both games in person, and had the strength to score both of them. Kudos.
Very, very cool.
I know it’s off topic, but a couple places are reporting that Wang has been left in NY to start game five if needed?
Now, I never ever thought Torre was a great manager to beging with, and I’ve always said that any manager in baseball could get the Yanks to the playoffs every year, but this takes the cake. Why would you leave the closest thing to a sure thing in NY when you very well could use him in game 4? Him being in NY won’t matter a ‘bit if the Yanks manage to lose tonight.
Wouldn’t it be more harmful to change your mind on the situation and have him flown to Detroit in the middle of the night for an emergency start?
It’s not smart to not start Wang in game 4 and leave everything up to Jared Wright and a prayer?
Not that I’m complaining – I love the move, but it makes no sense.
Nevermind – the post is reporting that Wang is not available to pitch at all.
What do you mean “not available to pitch at all”???
It says that “he’s not available to pitch until game Five”
The link for the article is over at Was Watching
Ohhhh…I thought you meant not available for the rest of the playoffs. Whew :)
Thing is, he’s waaaay beyond his career IP, and he’s had a history of shoulder problems. So, while I think that shelving him for Game 5 is not the best idea, I can certainly see why they might do it. Is one extra start worth potentially blowing him out for next season? Probably not….
Is that fragility of the situation? The youngster can’t muscle up five or six innings more on one days shorter rest?
If that’s the case, then the situation in NY’s rotation is dire indeed.
If Johnson loses tonight, Wang had better be Detroit tomorrow, otherwise you guys are going to be a wreck.
emotionally, I mean. The Fans will be a wreck. And by fans, I mean NY front office people.
My friend did it the other way on Tuesday, before the Yankee game was rained out anyhow.. ah well..
I don’t know what’s the deal with starting your dude at Game 4, since if you’re already down, you need to win both anyhow..
And Moose isn’t going to pitch game 5 if Wang takes game 4, so it would render it moot..
I agree, but Game five is in NY, where the Yankees have a decided advantage over Detroit. Let there be some kind of Moose, lidle, Wright combo to get through seven in game 5. You have to make game 5 first, however.
Although, it could all be moot, and Randy tosses a two hitter tonight.
That’s true. But I also have to point out that either thanks to the groundskeeper or something with familiarity, Wang’s a much better pitcher at home. Not going to pretend I know why beyond that, but it’s not an insignificant difference.. (something like a run or so ERA)
I do hope though, of course, RJ would be clutch and we won’t have to think about it..
Most teams will not water the ground in front of the plate, which causes groundballs to escape the box much faster and not bounce right back to Wang. Teams do the same thing against D-Lowe, whos is almost the same pitcher as Wang. If you’ll notice, the Yankees keep the dirt in front of the plate nice and wet for Wang’s starts to ensure that it’s nice and soft and good bounces are the result.
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