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Phelps in Phlux


Getting the first game of this series with the Cardinals to pop up in the win column is a pleasant surprise as the Whitley/Wacha match-up was on the scary-side for Yankee fans. More fun tonight as David Phelps seeks to pad his bonafieds for a permanent spot in the starting rotation.

Phelps is 27 years old, which is something of a shock to me every time I see his age. He’s proven to be a Major League pitcher over 27 starts and a season in the bullpen, but we’ve yet to attach a more definitive adjective to that phrase. Serviceable? Dependable? League-average? Dare I suggest, Good?

Let’s see what the warm weather has in store for him, starting tonight.

Categories:  1: Featured  Game Thread  Jon DeRosa  Yankees

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1 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 6:54 pm

I'll jump to StL soon, but the Sox-Braves game is fun so far. Lester coughed up a homer in the first and has loaded the bases with nobody out in the second, but Harang is up so he has a shot to get out of it without too much damage...

2 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 6:55 pm

Yep, they get a 1-2-3 GIDP. Damn, Harang not exactly helping his own cause!

3 Chyll Will   ~  May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

Waitaminute St. Loo; I'll let you finish, but I gotta say Ded Sox-Braves is a much better game to watch...

4 Chyll Will   ~  May 27, 2014 7:00 pm

[2] Sheesh, way to Harang us with true outcomes, Aaron!

5 rbj   ~  May 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Hooray, no ugly camo unis.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Nice catch.

7 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 7:31 pm

I don't think I'm gonna watch the bottoms of the innings here. I know Phelps has been fairly successful as a starter, but he just drives me nuts.

At the current pace, he can throw a no hitter if he can only make it through 216 pitches.

8 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 7:32 pm

Oh well, there goes the no-no.

9 rbj   ~  May 27, 2014 8:00 pm

C'mon David, lets get a hit here.

10 rbj   ~  May 27, 2014 8:06 pm

Or not

11 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2014 8:07 pm

I really fucking hate the shift

12 rbj   ~  May 27, 2014 8:14 pm

Touchpad is getting too hot, being weird. Oh shit. Night all.

13 coleman42   ~  May 27, 2014 8:16 pm

Like I said last night, another "loose mitt" error for Johnson.

14 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Glad I'm not watching the bottoms of the innings. What a circus.

15 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2014 8:26 pm

At least the Yankees gave a chance to come back. The NY Rangers are losing 4-1 in the 2nd. Probs no chance for them.

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2014 8:28 pm

That would be "have" a chance. I hate typing and autocorrect on an iPad.

17 coleman42   ~  May 27, 2014 8:45 pm

Rangers down 5-4...

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2014 8:46 pm

Truly amazing, the Rangers tied it up at 4 and just now the Canadiens took a 5-4 lead! I know we're baseball only, but I grew up Yankees/Giants/Knicks/Rangers so this is good.

19 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 8:49 pm

[18] Did Henri Richard make you cry? :-)

20 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2014 8:56 pm

[19] nah! the Rangers seemed to never have a chance. The Yankees and the baseball season is more an emotional investment, especially for a seven year old. I had elder brothers, Mickey was a god, and the rest of the team were like part of the family.

21 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2014 8:58 pm

[19] No, but John Starks made me hate ...

22 coleman42   ~  May 27, 2014 9:08 pm

[21] how about Luis Gonzalez?

23 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2014 9:15 pm

[22] Eh, that sucked, but frankly, I don't feel anything for Gonzalez. You don't want to get beat on a fluke bleeder, don't throw a sac bunt into CF to set it up ...

24 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 9:28 pm

I'm perfectly happy for Aceves to pitch the rest of this game. That would mean the good relief pitchers are rested, and Ace would presumably have to take a couple of games off. And, if he gives up four homers, maybe they'll even send him down!

25 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2014 10:01 pm

So glad we didn't waste any actual runs on this game. Save 'em up!

The only sad part (aside from the L) is that Aceves didn't get torched.

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