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March 28, 2008

Yanks Pen Will Be Tested Early

At this moment, the weather forecast for the Yankees home opener is as follows: Cloudy and breezy with a chance of rain - High: 47 °F RealFeel®: 38 °F. Just a chance of rain is pretty good. Not as good as "sunny" - but, better than a high chance of rain. The current forecast for later that same day is: Periods of rain in the evening; otherwise, cloudy - Low: 45 °F RealFeel®: 36 °F.

Let's hope that rain on Monday night does not show up early and bring cause for the Yankees to push the opener to Tuesday. Granted, it's supposed to be in the 60's on Tuesday with sun. But, if the Yankees play on Tuesday, and not Monday, then it means they will open their season with 20 games in 20 days. (Sure, it may not seem that much different than 20 games in 21 days - but, every bit helps.)

In any event, given that it's the start of the season, I don't think you'll see many Yankees starting pitchers going deep into games over the first two weeks or so. (Heck, you may never see Mussina or Hughes go late into a game this year.) So, the Yanks' bullpen will be called upon - and often - during the first 20 games of the season. Let's hope they're up for the task right out of the chute.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at March 28, 2008 11:40 PM


I hear you a cranky old man, so does that mean Peter Abraham learned his trolling abilities from you?

Hughes had more starts of 6 or more innings than he did of 5 or less last season, and that was injured. And(completely stupid point incoming) if you take away his debut, which was a rush job, and his return to the majors after injury, he only had 4 out of 11 starts 5 or less.

Suck an egg!

Posted by: Jerkface [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 01:51 AM

Yup. No reason to think Hughes can't go 6 innings regularly.

Posted by: Andrew [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 02:18 AM

(Heck, you may never see Mussina or Hughes go late into a game this year.)

You know, I thought maybe this place was barren lately because people were having a problem with leaving comments (the whole TypeKey issue). But now I just think it's because of bullcrap like this.

It was already pointed out how flawed the claim was. But please continue telling us that you have nothing against certain people and players and we're just Yankee homers.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 10:08 AM

Again! I just finished leaving a comment pretty much saying the same thing baileywalk.

This blog used to be so cool. Steve would have a point, and then commenters like you baileywalk, would make a counterpoint.

Now? Hughes won't go late into games because? Is this where you slant more towards your "feelings" rather then the stats to back up your claims?

Posted by: mph2373 [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 10:41 AM