11 May 2014
The Yankees are seeing the injuries pile upon their pitching staff. Today came the double blow of CC Sabathia being sent to the DL and word that Michael Pineda will be out more than four weeks. (Cynics will say Sabathia isn’t much of a loss these days, but I am not prepared to think that way- yet.) Word is Sabathia will be back in 15 days, but with pitchers can you ever really know? Look at Pineda, he was supposed to miss four weeks and that has now been bumped to six.
So that leaves Kuroda and Tanaka as the only starters who have been here all year. We have Phelps, Nova and now Alfredo Acveves in the final three spots of the rotation. The good news is that they don’t play a team with a record above .500 until June. But they will be stiffly tested over the final three weeks of May.