Sunday, April 29, 2007

Karstens Out

Prior to the game, the Yankees confirmed Jeff Karstens suffered a broken leg, was headed for the DL and likely out at least 6-8 weeks. Colter Bean heads back on the Scranton shuttle, which currently leads the majors in frequently flyer miles. Bring back Bean over Rasner, means both Igawa and Hughes are both staying in the rotation for the foreseeable future, alongside Wang, Pettitte, and Mussina. Carl Pavano supposedly threw off the mound pain free today, but if you account for the rehab starts, at least one mysterious injury while rehabbing, and further throwing off the bullpen mound, he may not return until June. The starting pitching is starting to stabilize with Pettitte, Mussina, and Wang, but they desperately need all three to stay healthy and pitch deep into games. If Igawa can pitch close to how he did against Boston they will survive. Hughes will not be more than a 5-6 inning fifth starter this year, and they should not try to make him more than that.

Condolences to the family of Josh Hancock and the St. Louis Cardinals franchise. Five years after Daryl Kile's tragic death , another active Cardinal player passed away last night in a car accident. No words can describe how terrible this is.


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