RealClearSports
Advertisement

Give the Talk About Pitching a Rest

AP Photo

All Tuesday it monopolized the New York conversation. As the day wore on, as collars on Yankee fans grew just tight enough to make the big city squirm, "three days' rest" began sounding more and more like three hours' rest.

New York jittery? Sure. Not full-fledged panic, circa 2004, but yeah, "jittery" would be a good call.

After CC Sabathia pulled off three days' rest in Game 4 of the World Series in Philadelphia, A.J. Burnett tried it in Game 5 and he couldn't have been worse. Now, with the Yankees still 27 outs from their 27th world championship, their hopes rest on a 37-year-old lefthander on, yes, three days' rest.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Nationals-Phillies Rivalry: Game On

Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post - May 8, 2012

Now we’re talking. Now the Washington Nationals have a rival. A real rival, not an interleague, MLB-arranged, bi-annual blind date with the Baltimore Orioles, which despite their proximity was actually more of a long-distance ... more »

Phillies Considering Major Shake-Up?

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports - May 11, 2012

I don’t care what Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says — I’ll believe his team is a seller when I see it. But know this: According to major league sources, at least one club — the... more »

Hamels: I Hit Harper on Purpose

Adam Kilgore, Washington Post - May 7, 2012

The Nationals never had any doubt, from the moment Cole Hamels’s 93-mph fastball bored into Bryce Harper’s backside, that Hamels had done it on purpose. Afterward, in a statement that may earn him a fine and suspension,... more »

Yankees' Advantage Over Rays Is Depth

Matthew Leach, mlb.com - May 11, 2012

Two hundred million dollars won't necessarily buy you wins. But it sure can buy you a lot of margin for error. If there's a difference between the rosters of the two favorites in the American League East this year, it's that.... more »