"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Looks like I was right, again

Unfortunately, I can see Joe Torre never using him (Edwar Ramirez) in a big spot. He never trusts rookies in big spots (source).
Tonight would have been a great opportunity to get young Ramirez's feet wet. Instead, Torre uses Mike Myers for one batter, Brian Bruney for two batters, Ron Villone for one batter and Mariano Rivera for five batters. This, by the way, was after Scott Proctor struggled through five batters. The Yankees ended up winning 6-1, but to be fair, it was 4-1 when Rivera was brought in.

I understand Boston and Cleveland both lost. I also understand that every game counts due to the huge hole the Yankees have dug themselves. However, you can't keep going to the well. There is a day game tomorrow, and while Chien-Ming Wang eats innings, a rested bullpen would still be nice.

It is time to see what the rookie has.


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