Saturday, September 24, 2005

Small The Wright Man to Bail Out Jaret

Once again, Jaret gets knocked around the early and the Yankees have to go to the long relief to bail him out. He also get drilled by another comebacker. This time he stays in, although I wish he hadn't. Granted, he doesn't get any help from the defense as Wang and Matsui make errors that lead to four runs. But he was getting drilled pretty hard anyway. His stuff was very straight and flat.

Aaron Small comes in and pitches 6 2/3 scoreless innings. The Yanks trail 7-4 in eighth. The crowd actually boos Torres when he comes to take Small out. Which leads me to this question. Why take Small out of the rotation in the first place? Wright has better stuff, but Small is 9-0. 9-0!! He got hit around a little his last couple of starts. But he has always gone at least five. Torre's reasoning is that Wright was one of the original five and he deserves a chance to stay in the rotation. But you have to dance with the girl that brought you. Small has been clutch all year for us. Wright, with all due respect, hasn't been here and has been inconsistent when he has. We have to go with the guys that give us a chance to win each time out. And right now, that's Small.

Hopefully, this performance will get Small another start on Thursday.

More later....

5 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

My guess is that they don't want Wright in the bullpen because he struggles in this first few nnings, where as Small is pretty consistent in whatever inning you bring him in. But Small should totally get the next start. He's certainly earned it.

2:04 PM  
Blogger FenwayParked said...

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3:21 PM  
Blogger FenwayParked said...

Darth Dude
Were you expecting me? I'll bet you were. So how many days did the Evil Empire hold on to sole possession of first place? I'll give you a hint. It was less than the number of fingers Jared Wright used to hang onto his fastball today.
I haven't looked at Crankees schedule and the rotation of prison striped storm troopers headed to the mound next week during the prelude to next weekend's visit to not so friendly Fenway.
But I was thinking. Maybe Mister Small might just have to start before next weekend and miss a chance to be gobbled up by the Green Monster.
I can just hear that tune? What is it? "I love that Dirty Water Boston your my home." Seems like first place is home for the WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX too. The Red Sox nation just wanted to give you a peek at the view all by yourselves the Red Sox have enjoyed it seems like all summer.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Darth Marc said...

You're probably right, Karen. It definitely leaves Torre in a quandry as to what do you do with Wright if he can't pitch out of the bullpen. You know he isn't making a start in a best of five. In the ALCS? Who knows. My guess is that if he makes the postseason roster, it'll be in the bullpen.

As for you infidel. I see you're off suicide watch. There's a difference between a tie and being ahead. You were five games up three weeks ago. Now you're barely holding on to a tie. I'd say that we still have the big Mo...as in momentum.

As the rotation goes next weekend...it's Wang, Johnson and Mussina. I like my chances with those guys vs whoever you have.

The last sounds you'll hear will be Sinatra's "New York, New York" followed by the Imperial March...Make amends with wahatever gods you pray to, infidel. You'll be face to face with them soon...

6:02 PM  
Blogger yankeefanwest said...

Fenway Parked must've dropped his bottle of Bubblelicious onto his computer keyboard! He thinks that
in a three game showdown either at Yankee Stadium or that bandbox in Boston, the beaners pitching has a chance against Yankee bats?

3:12 AM  

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