May 28, 2006
May 28th vs. The Royals
This one was too close for comfort. But, at least the Yankees won.
It's now official. The clock has struck midnight for Scott Proctor. In his last 4 appearances, he's allowed 8 hits, 2 walks, and 8 earned runs - in just 3.2 innings pitched. He's now back to the point where he cannot be trusted. Too bad, it's probably Torre's fault for burning him out in just two month's time.
In Spring Training, if I would have asked you "Which pitcher would be more useful in the month of May, Randy Johnson or Jaret Wright?" - what would you have said? This entire month - Wright has not had a bad start. He's been a big part of a good month for this team. Go figure.
And, now, the Tigers. Yes, they're playing .700 ball so far this season. But, they've beat up on the Royals and Twins to get that record. (If I counted right, the Tigers are 15-2 against K.C. and Minny so far this year.) The Yankees better take three of four in this next series.
On a personal note, I saw X-Men: The Last Stand today. If you were a fan of the last two X-Men movies, don't let the reviews scare you off this one. It's fine. And, with all the action and CGI/FX stuff, you'll want to see it on the big screen.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at May 28, 2006 07:56 PM
We shall see about Proctor, personally I think he will turn back a bit after the workload ease on him, he won't go back to sub 2 ERA, but he should stay around 3 to 3.5 ERA ish.
Watching him striking out Manny and Texiera in huge situations give you confidence that he isn't a pure fluke.
Proctor needs a doctor.
Or at least five days rest.
Proctor definitely has tired arm syndrome. I feel good about him long term if Torre stops overusing him. It is frustrating that I don't have faith that Torre won't overuse him.
Proctor just had some good luck. Guys get lucky some times. No way was he a changed player or anything like that. He just came back down to earth extremely fast and he is what he is...a replacement level player.
X3 was great. Steve - did you stay after the credits?