Jul
19

Mitre starting tonight for Triple-A Scranton

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Via LoHud, Sergio Mitre will make his final rehab start for Triple-A Scranton tonight, and is scheduled to throw 75 pitches. He will be starting on three day’s rest, and the idea is to stretch him out a bit more before he takes Andy Pettitte‘s place in the rotation on Saturday. Seems kind of aggressive, but so be it. One start on short rest won’t kill him.

In the interim, I suspect the Yankees will call up an extra reliever until they activate Mitre before the game on Saturday. Jon Albaladejo, Romulo Sanchez, and Mark Melancon are the only relievers in Scranton on the 40-man roster, though Melancon is in no shape to be called up at the moment (1.91 WHIP since the end of April). Hopefully it’s Albie.

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13 Comments»

  1. zs190 says:

    Interesting decision, I thought he might be good for 70-75 and 4-5 innings but considering this aggressive move to stretch him out, maybe he can go 80-85 for Saturday. KC being next opponent ought to help too, they are a notorious free swinging team that doesn’t like to walk, which should keep his pitch count low.

  2. A.D. says:

    Has Mitre used up the max days on the minor league rehab assignment?

  3. jsbrendog (returns) says:

    ALBIE please

  4. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I really would like to see Nova again.

  5. BigGuy says:

    Mitre pitched very well in his start tonight. He gave up 1 run in the 1st when the 1st 2 batters of the game singled and one scored on a groundout. He did not allow a ball to be hit in the air including the 4 singles he allowed. He had 4 K’s, all called 3rd strikes. He hit a batter and issued 2 walks (the only 2 walkes he’s allowed in his 5 rehab starts). In the 5th inning he hit the 1st batter he faced, 2 groundouts moved the runner up to 3rd base. He then issued his 2nd walk of the game and was relieved by Eric Wordekemper 1 out away from a decision. Unfortunately for both Mitre and SWB, Wordekemper gave up a 3-run homer on the 1st pitch he threw. 2 runs were charged to Mitre. Mitre ended up going 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 4 singles, 4 K’s, 2 walks, 1 HBP. 10 groundouts–0 flyouts. He threw 73 pitches–48 strikes.

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