Help Is There, In Pawtucket, If And When We Need It
******MORE YANKEE BAD NEWS. REJOICE!******
The 5th starter dilemna may be solved with cash for Clemens, but much more likely is that the answer lies not too far from Boston. In fact, just a mini-hop over the Rhode Island state line. Craig Hansen has been moved from the bullpen into a starting slot. And he has not allowed a run in 7 and two thirds innings (2 starts), lowering his ERA to 2.25. And Jon Lester, our lefty, has been even better. After going 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA in his first 4 starts, he is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.31 in his last 4. Nice! So whatever happens in terms of change in personnel, we have the answers. They are being readied, gaining invaluable experience at Triple A so that they'll be ready when we need them. And I mean WHEN, not IF. It's great to know the answers are there.
In Yankee news, well, there's too much Yankee news, and ALL OF IT BAD!! And I'm not talking about their loss to the Rangers yesterday. The injury bug has hit them over the head hard enough to cause mortal injury. We must distance ourselves from them, now, when they are so beatable. Go Mets. We'll take over Monday.