30 Jun 2010
Tonight was the first time since 1991 that the Yankees have lost back-to-back complete games at the Stadium. It’s pretty amazing that a team with two pitchers like Lee and Hernandez is 11 games under .500, isn’t it? When the Yankees get dominated like that, there is little point in dissecting it, so I will spare you my questions. Instead, let’s look at a decision the Yankees are reportedly thinking about- whether or not to promote Dustin Moseley from AAA.
Moseley can opt out of his deal tomorrow, but I hope that doesn’t force the Yankees’ hand. You would have to assume that Moseley would be added to the roster at the expense of Gaudin and I don’t see the reason to do that. Gaudin is younger, has a better track record than Moseley in the bigs and has pitched better recently. Over his last six innings, Gaudin has surrendered two hits and a walk while striking out five. With news that Mitre and Aceves are not coming back before the All-Star Break, I would give Gaudin a chance to pitch a few more times before cutting him loose.
As for Moseley, a guy with a 4.97 ERA in 543 innings at AAA doesn’t seem worth a roster shake up to me. Let’s see if the Yankees agree.