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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pineda Holds Serve

Pineda was also outstanding in his start today, going 6 ip allowing no runs, 4 hits and a walk.   He struck out just 3 -- and managed to wriggle out of danger in the 5th.   They limited him to 89 pitches, and it looked like he might have been squeezed a bit on Pitch FX.    Still, he has been terrific thus far and we must remember he is coming off of both injury and inactivity and had his rehab shutdown last year.   So this has been really impressive and needed.   And these two young 25 year old horses are calling for other upgrades.   No point in wasting dominance.

Girardi continued to challenge his relievers in this one, throwing Phelps in for 4 outs and Thornton in for two.  When Thornton gave up a hit to start the ninth, Adam Warren came in and closed it.   He may be finding a home in the pen.  And though I usually like to keep starters as starters, an extra starter who can be a plus reliever is a conversion I can support.

The Yanks still need another infielder or two.  But this team can pitch.


At 7:38 PM, Blogger Mike K. said...

Another big bat would be nice. And I have the feeling Stephen Drew will be signed after the draft.

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Kalel9 said...

I hope we can do better than Stephen Drew.

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upgrades will cost prospects, I'm not sure I want them to go there. If they want to take a flyer on an undervalued/underachieving asset, like Montero, fine. But I wouldn't trade Sanchez, Murphy, or several others, and the value of their OF prospect depth is at a low point.

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Kalel9 said...

We're gonna have some extra pitchers in the pipeline. And some of the bats may rehabilitate themselves with health in the next few months.

Anyway, I've expected them to take advantage of a team that wants to sell or has duplicative players, maybe Seattle or San Diego, not in love with the Arizona guys.


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