Whitley takes center stage on Sunday Night Baseball

Chase Whitley

When the Yankees called Chase Whitley up, they didn’t know what they were going to get out of him. Whitley wasn’t stretched out to be a starting pitcher when the Yankees placed him in the rotation, but he impressed and was able to beat the first team he faced, the New York Mets. Whitley has opened some eyes, and tonight for the first time, he’ll be on the National stage facing the Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

While Whitley takes center stage for the Yankees, the Yankees are hoping they can score runs for him and at least take the series against their arch-rivals. The offense is what doomed Masahiro Tanaka in last night’s game and the Yankees have been known to be quite inconsistent when it comes to scoring runs. To help the Yankees get run production, Joe Girardi tried mixing up the lineup, putting Alfonso Soriano in and leaving Ichiro Suzuki on the bench. While it seemed like a logical idea at the time, it didn’t quite work out in the Yankees favor.

Tonight the Yankees need to focus on claiming a series win. If they can do that successfully, then they should be in pretty good shape going into the next series when the Tampa Bay Rays come to town.

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4 Responses to Whitley takes center stage on Sunday Night Baseball

  1. Curt P says:

    With the health problems the yanks have they probably do need a starting pitcher but not at the expense of there farm team and if they could find a hitter or two in the process maybe on our farm teams we could have about 7 to 10 more wins at this point. You just can't win with 5or 6 of your starters hitting at the Mendoza line

  2. Chris Duke says:

    WHY CONTINUE TO BRING DOUBLE A PITCHERS TO THE FIGHT? POOR MANAGEMENT. POOR VISION. UNWILLINGNESS TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE AND TAKE THE SADDLE OFF TANAKA'S BACK. GUARANTEE YOU GEORGE STEINBRENNER WOULD HAVE MADE AT LEAST 2 MOVES BY NOW, ADDING PITCHING AND HITTERS TO SUPPLEMENT THIS LINEUP. HE WOULD HAVE DROPPED THESE 4 REDICULOUS MANAGER / COACHES WHO SEEM DETACHED AND SCARED TO STEP UP. USUALLY GIRARDI WOULD TRY TO ADD A MEDIOCRE PLAYER, SERGIO MITRE OR CHRIS STEWART, TO CONTINUE THE FALL FROM EXCELLENCE. IT'S THE GIRARDI WAY. HE SUCKED AS A CATCHER, SUCKS AS A MANAGER, AND HE WANTS PLAYERS TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK GOOD BY COMPARISON. CODDLES PLAYERS, ESPECIALLY PITCHERS. FRIENDS INSTEAD OF THE REGULAR MANAGER / PLAYER RELATIONSHIP. GET RID OF HIM AND GET MATTINGLY OR BOWA IN HERE.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      I disagree. Joe Girardi is one of the best managers in baseball. Any other manager would of had last year's squad at under .500. And as for "double-a" pitchers, who do you want Girardi to bring up? If he brings up anyone else and the pitchers fails, he's going to get flamed for it anyway. There's no one else to help the Yankees right now and Whitley has done a great job so far aside from his clunker against the Blue Jays, which again is normal because he had been so good, you expected it from him. Girardi's done all he could so far. What more do the fans want? Do they want him to hit and pitch for the team too?

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