Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wang Pitches Well in Scranton

Today was Chien-Ming Wang's first real start after spending time in extended spring training working on his mechanics and building arm strength. Pitching for the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, and he had a very good start. His final line: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 7-4 GO/AO, 82 pitches, 49 strikes. Love the strikeouts and groundballs, a few too many walks, but he apparently had pretty good control of all his pitches. Now the question is where Wang will make his next start. Personally, I would give him one more in Scranton and Hughes one more in the majors, then switch if Wang pitches well again.

Update, 10:48 PM: Question answered: Wang will pitch one more time in AAA.