Wouldn’t you rather have A.J. throw another scoreless three innings, no matter when it is? He pitched well against the Phillies today and I’m a lot happier about it than if he hadn’t. The same goes for Meat Tray.
He didn’t give up a run in his three innings against the O’s in the second game tonight. Is he going to insert himself in the conversation for the #4 or #5 starter? No. Not in my humble opinion. He can put up goose eggs from now until the last day of camp, and he’s still not getting the job unless Nova/Garcia/Colon either get injured or have complete and utter meltdowns. But we do need a long man and we really haven’t had a good one since…Ramiro Mendoza. Well, hang on. Aceves was good until he got hurt. But Mendoza was one of the reasons the Yankees won those championships.
I’m sorry that Colin Curtis will be out a while. I haven’t heard the diagnosis of his injury – anybody know? – but I did read that he won’t be back any time soon. Bad luck. Whoever said the trick to spring training is staying healthy had the right idea.
Update: So Greg Golson is hurt too now? Sheesh.