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Regarding Clemens/Wang pitching on 3 days rest, I think Wang is defintely a viable option to pitch on 3 days rest.

They say that sinkerballers generally pitch better when they're tired, because its easier to resist the urge to overthrow and keep the ball up in the zone. Wang's sinker has been up in the zone 3 starts in a row, so maybe a start on 3 days rest could get his sinker back in order.


I agree that Wang could probably do it, I just don't know if the Yanks would have him do it. I can only remember maybe once or twice in the past 10-15 years that they've had someone go on 3 days' rest, and I think in those cases it was only if they got knocked out early in the previous start.

Again, anything would be better than Igawa or Karstens, so I'd be all for it.

Prezs2ReprsntMe on Aug 24 at 12:23

I think its getting to the point where the yanks KNOW they can't just throw out karstens or igawa into the season,

and you would think they bring kennedy up because by that time moose will have started again. and we know whats gonna happen on his next one--hell prbably end up in the pen shortly after (since that's where he'll be in the playoffs anyway). So i figure kennedy comes up for the reasons brian said, or because moose has provided another f*ck up for us. (or both)

With regards to Wang - he's actually a little atypical of sinkerballers; he's something like 5-0 in his career when pitching on 5 days rest (as was the case in his last outing). I believe, anyway - maybe someone can verify?

As for spot starter: No Karstens, no Igawa. Best bet is call up Kennedy (who gets demoted?), or pray it doesn't rain in Detroit...

Check that: Kennedy won't be the pitcher. He's not on the 40-man roster, and putting him on the roster means the Yankees would have to put someone else on waivers. Best bets: Sean Henn, Matt DeSalvo, Tyler Clippard, or Chase Wright.

Jim Brower would be my bet. I doubt too many people would be falling all over a 34 year-old minor league journeyman on waivers.

It's doable. Kevin Thompson is another who would probably clear waivers, and if he doesn't, who cares?

Prezs2ReprsntMe on Aug 24 at 13:45

im a bit confused as to the process of the thing--so kennedy aint on the 40 man roster, that means for him to get put on it and called up...what would have to happen?

someone would have to be dropped from the 40-man roster. to do that, you have to subject them to waivers, and if they clear, re-sign them, I believe. You're basically cutting them if you drop them from the 40-man.

did you check the pollen forecast for gametime?

I feel lost on off days, by 2:00 a.m. I'm checking just about everything I can find online.

Hmm. I just tuned into YES, and I'm watching an episode of King of Queens. Not a Yankees game. You might have wished something on your own team by wishing rain on mine.


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