'98 Yanks rally to tie All-Time Yankee series with '51 team

Series tied: 2-2
Knobby, Jeet, sparkplugs!
Gil takes El Duque downtown!
In dramatic appearance, Joe D ignites stadium!
Mo flubs lead, then comes through!
Billy fails!
Next up: Vic Raschi v David Cone!

Friday, February 26, 2021

First Out Of The Box.

 Mike King Starts on Sunday

Here is my assessment:

1.  He has one pitch.

2.  A fastball in the low 90's which he " moves around the strike zone."

3. If he places it perfectly every time, he can get through a line-up once.

4.  And give up 2-4 earned runs.

5.  But he is now ahead of Clarke Schmidt on the depth chart. 

He will spend his career in Scranton. 


el duque said...

He is King of the Yankees.

Anonymous said...

Where's Tanak?

Kevin said...

It wouldn't hurt Cashman and his pitching gurus to watch every start that Tommy John pitched in 1979-80. I remember watching him on television, amazed that battere couldn't do anything with his pitches, even though it seemed that he couldn't break crystal with his fastballs. In 1980, age 37, 265 innings, six shutouts, twenty-two wins. These algorithms that for pitcher workloads are nothing more than GMs covering their asses. And pitchers need to understand that "command" is the most important "stuff" to work on.

HoraceClarke66 said...

For shame, Kevin! Everyone knows that pitchers must throw as hard as they can for their full four innings, and batters must swing as hard as they can at any pitch in the general vicinity of the strike zone.

Baseball is a game that must be played bereft of guile, strategy, craft, or human judgement. Just plug in the algorithms and let her rip!

Kevin said...

Horace, sorry, I lose me senses sometimes.