No One To Call

It looks like the Yankees will enter tonight’s game with the same roster that completed last night’s 15-inning affair. Normally, you would expect the Yankees to recall a pitcher after a game like that. The problem is, there really isn’t anyone they can call.

The Yankees have six pitchers on the 40-man who currently pitch in the minors. Of those, the two obvious candidates, Carlyle and Pendleton are ineligible to be recalled because they haven’t spent 10 days in the minors since getting sent down. The only way they can be recalled is if there was an injured player. Next you have Betances, who is obviously not going anywhere and Brackman, who isn’t pitching well and made a start Sunday. That leaves Steve Garrison, currently on the DL at Trenton and Ryan Pope, who sports a 5+ ERA at Scranton and threw three innings Tuesday night.

The Yankees could DFA Molina and bring someone like George Kontos (23 IP 23K’s 2.35ERA) up from AAA. But with Pendleton eligible to return this weekend and CC on the mound tonight, it probably makes the most sense to just sit tight.