28 Apr 2009
You can’t argue with the move to pull Pena and hit Posada, but consider what this is setting up. Berroa is going to play third for the next three innings in a close game. (It’s 2-0 right now) If something happens to Molina then "insert name here" is your catcher for the rest of the game. Gardner is the only available bat on the bench.
I don’t know if there is a stronger case than that for reducing the pitching staff to 12 pitchers, but I hope the Yankees do it soon.
UPDATE- The Yankees have a way of making me look dumb often. This game isn’t close, doesn’t change my opinion about cutting down to 12 hurlers though.