July 17, 2009

Sergio Mitre builds his case for call up

Scranton starter Sergio Mitre was one of the candidates to make the start for Chien-Ming Wang last Thursday, but Alfredo Aceves got the nod instead. The next time around in the rotation, Mitre has a good shot at making the start, Mark Feinsand reports.

Mitre threw eight shutout innings in just 83 pitches in his last start, and is sporting a 2.40 ERA in seven Triple-A starts.

The last start made by Aceves put the Yankees bullpen in a major bind for the weekend against the Angels. The Yanks need somebody who can eat innings and give the bullpen a rest, especially the way Andy Pettitte and Joba Chamberlain are pitching.

It looks like Mitre has finally earned the opportunity to pitch in pinstripes, which could be as early as July 21 against the Orioles.

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