Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Posted by Alphonso at 8:35 AM
The Yankees are trying, already, to drive on fumes.
Derek and Roberts need rest and the rain gods gave them another day. Even Solarte looks a little beaten down, and could do with a game off. He got it.
The bullpen is stretched so thin you can see holes in the cheese. Robertson needs weeks of rest ( we all know how those groin injuries plague one ) but a Cubs game put off until, "sometime later," helps.
Shawn Kelly can't go three games in a row. And so it goes.
In the world series of ( fill in the correct date ), the then Milwaukee Braves had only 2 good pitchers. Warren Spahn ( 300 game winner ) and Johnny Sain. They only needed two days rest, plus the normal series travel breaks, to be effective again ( unlike the 90 pitch limits of today ). Hence, the Braves "prayed for rain" and got it.
So did we, yesterday.
In fact, today I awoke to 3 inches of snow, 25 mile an hour winds, and a high ( later ) of 40 degrees.
Not good baseball weather. Not good for aging legs and arms.
Give Derek and Roberts a blanket and let them stay loose in the clubhouse. We'll need them later.