27 Jun 2009
Ok, so the Yankees have held the Mets to four hits and one run over 18 innings of baseball. We can point to dominant pitching by Sabathia and Burnett, we can also point to the fact that the current Mets’ lineup resembles a beer softball league squad.
And that is what makes tomorrow’s start for Wang so interesting. Here is a lineup in terrible shape and a pitcher struggling to regain his stuff. I know Joe Girardi says that Wang is in the rotation for the long haul, but if he gets shelled tomorrow how do you justify that? I’m not expecting Wang to dominate the Mets like Sabathia and Burnett have, but I would expect at least a quality start from Wang. Anything less and I hope the Yankees reconsider keeping him in the rotation.