I know it’s naive to look at a young call-up who pitches well in September and say, “He should be in the Yankees rotation next year.” That plan didn’t exactly pan out when it came to building a team around Hughes and Kennedy. But the few times I’ve watched Phil Coke out of the pen he’s been impressive. He’s a lefty, which doesn’t hurt, and he has an aggressive, competitive demeanor. Worth keeping an eye on him. As for Ponson, tonight HAD to be his last night in pinstripes, right? Bye bye, Sir Sidney, and thanks for the memories.
On a non-pitching note…how fast is Brett Gardner? Yikes. If only he could hit!