The morning after a great come from behind win - which I stayed up for and am paying the price for now - what could possibly having me fuming?
The logic behind skipping starts to manage workflow for pitchers (it worked well for Joba's development didn't it?)
On one side you got Phil Hughes mowing them down with the best of them. On the other you have AJ Burnett who is becoming an earned run allowed machine and in a steep decline. Who gets the skipped start? - Hughes.
One thing I believe in sports is you have to respect the roll. Hughes is on one - he should have stayed in his regular rotation, and AJ was the one that should have sat for a week.
There I said my piece on that.
Whitesox streak stopped by the big strike zone - do I care about the Chicago Whitesox or Cubs - no. But they did have a monster win streak going, and were making a furious comeback in the 9th, only to be out down by an ump and an enlarged strike zone that spanned from the first baseline to the third.
Wang back to NY? the answer is a definative yes. Syracuse is the AAA farm for the Nats, and the Washington Post has him doing rehab starts by the 2nd full week of July. It was reported the Nats took a very conservative rehab approach and a very pleased with what they're seeing from Chien-Ming. Could Wang and Strasburg be the power duo in 2011?
Glad the West Coast trip and inter-league is done, Yanks in first, best record, and doing it with a lot of no name players right now - when the trades start to heat up, if we add a vet to the pen and bench, I'll be a happy camper and like our odds for the stretch.