Saturday, May 24, 2008

Yanks win three straight, Joba to join rotation

After an embarrassing loss to the Orioles Tuesday, the Yankees have won their last three games. In those three games, they have outscored their opponents 23-3 and the recently anemic, enigma of an offense seems to be coming around.

The Yankees have finally announced their plans for setup man Joba Chamberlain this week. According to manger Joe Girardi, Joba will strengthen his arm and stretch it out over the next few weeks and enter the rotation as soon as possible.

Finally someone realized that with a sub-.500 record, Joba wasn't making nearly enough of an impact pitching once a week. Chamberlain will solidify the rotation and make the 5-man rotation strong (If Mussina and Darrell Rasner continue to pitch well and Andy Pettitte comes around).

By the time Joba enters the rotation, Posada will be back from his shoulder injury and the team should finally be 100 percent ready to win games.

At 20-25, I said I would like to see them reach .500 at the 30-30 mark. That would mean they would have to go 10-5 over that stretch. Not unrealistic for a team expected by many to score 1,000 runs. Since that point, they are 3-0, but are still in the AL East cellar at 23-25.

No comments: