Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It's Official! There are NO advanced scouts for the Yankees!
How can they have an advance scouting department?
It is impossible!
3 of their last 4 games they have been stymied by pitchers they have never seen.
The immortal Fernando Nieve… the guy who couldn’t keep a spot on the last place Houston Astros… making his first start since 2006… throws 6 2/3 innings of 4 hit ball in Yankee Stadium for the win.
The legendary Shairon Martis of the historically terrible Washington Nationals… who entered Yankee Stadium with a 5.04 ERA… throws 6 solid innings letting up 1 earned run.
And now future Hall of Famer John Lannan… who came into Yankee Stadium with a 1-5 road record in 2009 with a 6.30 ERA… and pitched into the 9th inning, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 walks and 2 earned runs for the win.
If the rain lets up today, someone named Craig Stammen will pitch against the Yankees this afternoon.
He is currently 0-2 with a 5.86 ERA in 5 career games.
He'll probably throw a perfect game.
Seriously, nobody can look me in the eye and say “Yes there are advanced scouts doing their job for the Yankees.”
There might be guys with expense accounts going to the games, but I they aren’t paying attention.
How do I get that job?
I’d love to be paid to fly to games and then do nothing to help the Yankees!