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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Your American Lidle?

September 26, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 4

And the post-season pitching tryouts continue. Cory Lidle started last night, and everyone knew he was pitching for a post-season start.

He wasn't awful, but he wasn't great, either. The Orioles were flat - already mentally on the golf course, maybe - and the game was still close. Lidle gave up three homers, and was lucky the bases were empty when he did. My gut feeling is that Wright will keep the 4th starter spot.

Proctor closed the game. He almost let it slip away, but after 21 pitches, three hits, and one earned run, did manage to record his first save. Barely. I shudder to think where we'd be without Mariano Rivera. He's the real MVP of the team.

As I expected, Melky was not in the lineup, but came in at the top of the 9th inning as a LIDR for Matsui. Melky is Bubba now.

Today, Torre said both Lidle and Wright would make the post-season. One would be a starter, one would be in the bullpen. So I guess that means no Rasner or Karstens. Sigh.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:08 PM


Actually, the way Torre is going to use Melky in the playoffs: LIDR, pinch runner, fourth outfielder for all three positions, etc... Bubba would be WAY more valuable to the Yanks on the bench, not even being close in comparison. Now, in my opinion, I think Bubba's a better overall player than Melky. Some people may disagree with that, but surely no sane person can disagree that the role of LIDR, pinch runner, and fourth reserve outfielder is much better served by Bubba Crosby.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 28, 2006 6:40 AM  
Good point. I may post something about this later.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, September 28, 2006 7:13 AM  
The Yankees seem to be forgetting about the concept of team chemistry, which is more important than the biggest, mightiest stack of All-Stars one can rack up.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 28, 2006 6:30 PM  

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