Showing posts with label Dan Giese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Giese. Show all posts

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kennedy Will Have to Earn His Way Back

According to Joe Girardi via Pete Abraham, Ian Kennedy will not definitely return to the rotation once he becomes fully healthy. IPK was actually activated from the DL yesterday, and sent to High A Tampa. He pitched well in his start there, and may make another before heading to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Although the back end of the rotation doesn't look so great right now, this is the right way to handle it. Kennedy was horrible while he was healthy, and has to prove that he can pitch well enough to get big league hitters out before he gets called up. I think that this will happen, and he may not be in the minors too much longer, with Giese/Ponson as the fifth starter.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Game 71: Padres at Yankees

YANKEES (37-33)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Pettitte LHP

It'll be a matchup of lefties as Randy Wolfe faces Andy Pettitte.

Notes: Dan Giese has been named the starter for Saturday vs. the Reds. The Staten Island Yankees will be playing the Brooklyn Cyclones on SNY at 7:00.

Update 8:57: My bad, the Staten Island game is not on SNY, but Thursday's should be. Good to see Pettitte pitching well. 9 K's so far. Also, why Billy Traber? His minor league numbers are crappy and he's already shown that he can't get it done at the major league level. David Robertson probably needs some more time, but why not Scott Patterson?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

What To Do About Wang?

As you all already know, Chien-Ming Wang injured his foot today while running the bases today. While it is unlikely that it is a lisfranc injury (a la Brian Bruney) he probably will not be able to avoid a DL stint, which means the Yankees will need to use a replacement pitcher at least three times. Who should that replacement be?
  • Dan Giese is a possibility. He had some success as a starter in AAA and has been pretty good as Joba's shadow. Joba likely doesn't need him anymore, as he is now fully integrated into the rotation.
  • Dan McCutchen. The Yanks might want to give the 26 year old more time at AAA, but he currently has a 3.62 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. He pitched a shutout last night.
  • Jeff Marquez. He struggled early but has since turned it around, and is coming off a very nice start.
  • Alan Horne. If he hadn't been injured, he would have been called up when Hughes got hurt, instead of Darell Rasner. However, the Yankees may want to give him more time to recover, as he has only made three starts in AAA since returning. He does have a 3.44 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.
  • Kei Igawa (shudder). 3.73 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP, but please, no. Just no.
My choice would be McCutchen, because I think Horne needs more time, but I would be happier with anyone other than Igawa.