Tagged: Brandon McCarthy

Spring Training Pitching Updates

BOX SCORE  Yankees 8    Marlins   3

Wright 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 9.26
Bergman, D 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 9.00
Mendoza 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Myers 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.70
Cox 1.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Villone 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.00

Ground outs-fly outs
:Wright 3-5, Bergman 1-0, Mendoza 2-0, Myers 0-2, Cox 0-1, Villone 3-0 Batters faced:Wright 15, Bergman, D 5, Mendoza 4, Myers 3, Cox 6, Villone 6
Inherited runners-scored

Jaret Wright was serviceable — dare I say promising? — over 4 innings.
Ramiro Mendoza relieved me.
Mike Myers was 1-2-3
Cox did well though it felt like more than one inning.

More of TODAY to come:  Sabathia, McCarthy, Cotts, Jenks


Photo_by_nick_lahamgetty_images31606mlbc Tanyon Sturtze (R-RP) is struggling with mechanics.  He has had a sore shoulder since the end of last season, and he started Spring Training exercises slowly and gingerly.  Essentially, he is overcompensating for his weakened shoulder, throwing too hard at the expense of control.  According Mark Feinsand’s article of Thursday, March 16,  "He has been flying open with his front shoulder, which affects his location, and manager Joe Torre has said on more than one occasion that it looks like Sturtze is trying to throw the ball through the back wall."  hat concerns me about this is that he has fallen into that mental trap in the past, overthrowing the plate even when he was, apparently, not hurt. 

Quick Picks

Keep an eye on these guys, if you like:

A’s: Loaiza, Street   Reds: Claussen, Harang, Womack   Diamondbacks:  Clark   Boston: R. Seanez, Mota (+ Foulke no less!) (Wells says he commits) Beckett, Lowell   Padres: Peavy, Estes, Greene   Tigers: Rogers, Maroth, Robertson, Bonderman, Seay, Inge, Leyland   Cleveland: Sabathia   Rockies:  Fogg   Orioles:  Benson (Bottalico, Yates), Duquette, Mazzone   Mets:  Trachsel, Heilman (+obvious Billy Wagner), Keppinger   Angels: Figgins   Cardinals:  David Eckstein   Cubs:  Eyre, Jacque Jones   Brewers:  Capuano   Tampa Bay:  Marlins:  Girardi   Pirates:  Zach Duke, Ty Wigginton   Phillies:  Rowand (great fielder, does not hit under pressure, though)   Dodgers:  Sele   White Sox:  McCarthy   Rangers:  Benoit, Eaton, Dellucci, Durazo   Royals:  Runelvys Hernandez, McEwing   Astros:  Taveras   Yankees:  Chacon, Small, Wang, Proctor (as a starter), Sturtze, Mendoza, Ron Guidry (Hughes, Cox)