May
20

So how ’bout this Clippard kid?

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I told ya he’d be great!

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  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    And he can hit too!

  • Malcard89

    of course! who didnt know that mike was clippard’s biggest fan and never ever doubted him!? ;)

  • Sam

    As long as you stop being on this guy’s case for the next 3 starts or so. I honestly don’t know yet what is it specifically about this guy that you dislike so much.

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    Well, Clippard certainly came through…and he did it against a good hitting team, unlike DeSalvo. It’ll be interesting to see how the Yankees work with all these younger guys and how they work them in.

  • The Scout

    Yes, he looked good, and you have to really admire his poise under pressure. But let’s not get carried away just yet. Rookies should not be judged off of one start or even three or four. They need to go through the league a couple of times. Let’s see how the hitters adjust to him and, more important, how he respnds to their adjustments.

  • Sam

    Nobody is getting carried away. The only thing that has been demonstrated that Clippard has potential to be a significant contributor to the Yankees down the road. At some quarters, even that was not being acknowledged about Clippard.

    The adjustments are part of baseball, any player has to do that. That is so trivial a point that it does not even have to be mentioned.

  • Malcard89

    Indeed, I hope this performance shuts people up that our favorite lanky 190 lb. pitcher cant do good in the majors. He can get rocked his next start, but he proved tonight that he can strike out a potent major league offense and that he has very good control over his pitches, and that his changeup and curveball are without a doubt major league quality. Here’s hoping he’s here to stay.

  • Ed

    When you say, “I told you he would be great” you mean you said I hope the bullpen is ready?

    Cause thats close

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben

    When you say, “I told you he would be great” you mean you said I hope the bullpen is ready?

    Tongue in cheek, dude, tongue in cheek. Don’t be so serious all the time.

  • http://yanksandmore.blogspot.com Eric Schultz

    Can he play first base too, because he sure hits better than Minky.

  • Luddy Bazcej

    Even with all the crap this year, it’s hard not to be excited about Hughes and Clippard in 2008.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I tell ya what, if he had a little more fastball (say 92-94 instead of 88-90), he’d be a stud. He was way more poised in his first start than Phil was in his, but then again Clip is 2 years older.

    Let’s not get carried away though, it was one start, he was shaky pitching out of the stretch, and it was a NL lineup, even if it was one of the best. And walking the pitcher is inexcusable.

    There’s not many teams that can go to their 6th emergency option out of the minors and get a start like this. That’s some serious depth.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees EJ

    Yeah yeah Mike, told ya so :)