Second-half happenings

Derek Jeter says he still gets goosebumps during player introductions for the All-Star Game. That’s cool.

So is this: The second half of the season is officially underway in the Bronx.

Sergio Mitre:
He’ll make the start Tuesday. Aceves is too valuable in the bullpen and will stay there. You definitely get the feeling the No. 5 spot in the rotation might be Sergio’s for a while.

Chien-Ming Wang:
He’s scheduled to play catch Sunday or Monday, Girardi said. This might be a lost season for Wang, who’s logged just 42 innings in nine starts and 12 appearances this season.

Joba Chamberlain:
He said his four-day break spent in Nebraska was perfectly relaxing. When he asked about ours, we told him we spend 20 hours (on WFAN’s midday show with Adam the Bull) talking about him. Joba shook his head and laughed.

Phil Hughes:
Girardi says he’s comfortable with the rotation and believes Pettitte and Joba each will have a big second half. He said he’d become concerned about the rotation if the Yankees were to lose CC or AJ to injury. (Uh, yeah, you’d think so.) Anyway, it would only be under such a dire scenario that Hughes would return to the rotation this sea son. At least that’s how things stand today. Hughes owns an ERA of 0.98 in 13 relief outings.

Mike Mussina: He’ll be here for Old Timer’s Day. Wow, an old timer. We’ll have ask Mussina how that sounds.

Al Leiter: He brought Mike and Ikes to the booth! And Twizzlers. Nice.

Tino Martinez:
Hey, maybe he’ll be here for Old Timer’s Day! We’ll corner him with your (very old) questions.

10 Comments

Kim – Do you think you could also ask Mussina if he would come back and pitch??! :) I miss Moose!!!

Mike and Ikes and Twizzlers? Leiter Rocks!

Glad to see Leiter back in the booth; lets not mention the blog to him.

As for Mitre, I would be careful with what you expect out of him. I was at his start in Syracuse last Sunday and I will admit he pitched amazing; going 8 innings and giving up 6 hits and 0 ER’s. Problem is he was facing the Mets horrific AAA team to which he very rarely had to use his breaking pitches. He was getting those guys out pretty much using his fastball (which tops out at about 92).

That’s not to say he won’t pitch well in NY, as he may, but you can’t expect the dominate guy that you saw so far in AAA, in which his final two (and best) starts came against the terrible Mets.

I miss moose and second kars suggestion, you should ask him what it would take lol. Also where has Kay been?

i would LOVE to see moose back in pinstripes and on the mound! he was the most reliable yankee pitcher for so many years and my favorite after his performance in the 2003 alcs. i hated that he retired before he got a ring. like murcer and mattingly before him, mussina just happened to play at the wrong time in yankees history.

kenny and al were bantering tonight about mussina’s hall of fame credentials….my two cents – he deserves a place in cooperstown. maybe he didn’t win a cy young or a world series, but he has an incredible winning percentage in a career spent entirely in the american league east. not to mention it occurred during the tainted steroids era! moose played the game with great integrity and is a true role model for those who dream of following his footsteps. i hope yankees fans give him a true hero’s welcome when he returns to the house that he helped to build!

why isn’t paul o’neill participating on old timers day??? didn’t see tino confirmed either? seems like the list is much slimmer than in previous years…

i would LOVE to see moose back in pinstripes and on the mound! he was the most reliable yankee pitcher for so many years and my favorite after his performance in the 2003 alcs. i hated that he retired before he got a ring. like murcer and mattingly before him, mussina just happened to play at the wrong time in yankees history.

kenny and al were bantering tonight about mussina’s hall of fame credentials….my two cents – he deserves a place in cooperstown. maybe he didn’t win a cy young or a world series, but he has an incredible winning percentage in a career spent entirely in the american league east. not to mention it occurred during the tainted steroids era! moose played the game with great integrity and is a true role model for those who dream of following his footsteps. i hope yankees fans give him a true hero’s welcome when he returns to the house that he helped to build!

why isn’t paul o’neill participating on old timers day??? didn’t see tino confirmed either? seems like the list is much slimmer than in previous years…

WELCOME BACK KIM!!!!!!!
So Tino might be one of the GRAY BEARDS, all we need now
is for O’Neill, Gerardi and Bernie. Could the Yanks just offer
$ for Halladay, instead of offering any YOUNG players? Roy
would be good example and teacher for Joba, Hughes and
other young pitchers. Try supper Cornbeef sub (cornbeef,
cheese, coleslaw and onions), enjoy!!!

Kimmie…nice to see you back.

Let’s shelve the talks of Hallady to the Yanks for cahs OR any other combination of players you might come up with. It’s just not going to happen. Do any of you think the Jays are going to want to face Halladay, Burnett and Sabathia in a 3 game series for the next 5 years? No….I don’t think so. Same goes for trading him to the Red Sox. The Jays would pretty much be sealing their fate as ‘also rans’ in the AL East for a long time to come….no matter how many quality ‘prospects’ they were to get from the Yanks or the Sox.

Makes more sense for the Jays to trade him to the NL so they won’t have to face him 4 or 5 times a year.

I like that Hughes has assumed the setup role in the Yankees pen. he isn’t as devastating as Joba was, but he’s attacking the zone with quality pitches and making his mark. He will likely end up back int he rotation next year, but I love the confidence he shows right now. Too bad the Yankee brass didn’t leave Joba alone…he would have been a GREAT closer down the road. Now?….He’s expendable. Any trade talk inclucing Joba will be listened to. He is no longer OFF THE TABLE. What a terrible fall from grace that has been. Sad to see.

hope the yanks do better in the second half espesully the pitchers and please dont jinx anyone

hope the yanks do better in the second half espesully the pitchers and please dont jinx anyone

JT
Love you

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: