July 21, 2009

Sergio Mitre to get second chance

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.

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