-Can we please stop with the ‘Cervelli was hitting .190 in AA’ stuff? It was 16 games and he’s a career .271 hitter in the minors. No sportswriter worth his salt would quote a batting average seriously until May 1st and/or 100 ABs, yet they keep repeating Cervelli’s after 52 ABs.
-CC looks great, doesn’t he? That 7th inning where he loaded the bases and got out of trouble is the difference between April CC and May CC.
-Still concerned about Mo. He’s looked great last night and was his usual, efficient self. But the Cut Fastball was still clocked at 89-90 last night. A better lineup could have given him more trouble.
-Nice play call by Girardi last night. In the top of the 7th, with Gardner at 1B and Cervelli at the plate, he had Cervelli bunt on a 2-0 count. Then he took the bunt off and called a hit and run. Cervelli hit a ball right at SS, it clearly would have been a double play, but Scutaro was out of position and the ball went right past him. The bunt has Scutaro playing a step closer to Second and the hit and run makes him break for the bag. Its nice when these plays go as designed.
-Don’t expect Wang back anytime soon. I know the results were good, but those are AAA hitters he’s facing. Don’t forget that Darrel Rasner had a 0.88 ERA in Scranton last year. His 2-seamer is still consistently being clocked at around 89-90, and was reported to top out at 92 once or twice. At his best, Wang throws the 2-seamer at 95-96 and it sets up all of his other pitches. Even Cashman’s quotes were telling:
“He’s definitely heading in the right direction. He’s much better. He had great mound presence, showed some great tempo. Threw strikes. I thought his slider was terrific.
Heading in the right direction means you’re not there yet. And ‘his slider’? He’s not getting MLB hitters out by setting them up with his slider. He needs the 2 seamer working for the slider to be effective. At 89-90 MPH, he will need to hit his spots to get big league hitters out. His mistakes will get crushed, as will any pitch above the hitter’s waist. He’s a very mediocre pitcher with that 2 seamer, and we’re better off sticking it out with Hughes.
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