Newsday is reporting that Sergio Mitre will get at least a second chance no matter what happens in his first start, tonight against the Orioles.
"I'm not looking at it as a start-to-start basis," Joe Girardi said. "He's our fifth starter."
I don’t have any trouble believing that. The only thing that could come in between Mitre making a second start is if the Yankees acquire another starter, like Roy Halladay or Jarrod Washburn.
By the way, I think Mitre will find success tonight. The stage is set: Yankee Stadium, home crowd and the Orioles. Here’s Girardi’s mini scouting report on his former player in Florida:
"The key for him is his sinker. If his sinker is going, he's going to give us some distance.''
Sounds like Chien-Ming Wang… Speaking of, he experienced a setback yesterday.