Saturday’s Starter: TBA

Yanks sign hard-throwing Logan Kensing to minor league deal
Game 78: Trying for four in a row

Via Marc Carig, the starter for Saturday’s game at the Mets is currently listed as TBA. Brian Gordon lines up for that game, but so does Bartolo Colon. Carig says Bartolo will participate in some drills before he can officially be announced as the starter, but presumably he feels fine after Monday’s 60-pitch simulated game. If everything checks out and he’s not at risk of reaggravating the hamstring, I say start him. No sense in wasting those bullets in a simulated game, even if he can only give them 80 pitches Saturday.

Yanks sign hard-throwing Logan Kensing to minor league deal
Game 78: Trying for four in a row
  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Too bad the TBA starter wasn’t in the game against the Rays.

    TBA v. TBA.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Considering that Bartolo has only been on the DL for 20 days and has been throwing it is possible that he can go 100 pitches rather than just incremental ST increases.

  • Mark

    Start him, 80 pitches from Colon could be 7 innings.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      80 pitches from Colon against the Mets in CitiField could be a CGSHO.

  • Stryker

    who throws sunday, freddy?

  • Yank The Frank

    Why risk him running down to first in IL? Hold him off until Monday against Clevland.

    • J.R.

      Why risk sending Gordon out there again?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Don’t worry, he’ll just trot around the bases after a HR 4 times.

    • Pat D

      Don’t worry. The Yankees are fulfilling Charley O. Finley’s dream and getting the designated runner rule approved in time for Saturday’s game.

  • CP

    Add to this the fact that Hughes may not need another rehab start before coming back, and the next turn through the rotation could look a whole lot different (hopefully better) than the last.

  • King George

    Guaranteed Nova gets demoted. Sweaty and Colon are throwing like studs, why mess with something that’s not broken. I’m nearly certain that everyone here would agree that the only thing broken in the rotation is Nova. Enter, Phil. Exit stage right to the bullpen, Nova.

    Should look something like this:

    #1 CC
    #2 Bartolo
    #3 Hughes
    #4 AJ
    #5 Garcia

  • steve (different one)

    Everyone is so concerned about Colon running the bases, but he doesn’t HAVE to. Even if a bunting situation comes up, he can just trot down to 1B.

    • David, Jr.

      Nova has also been decent. A good problem to have.

  • Pat D

    None of this even matters because the Yankees still aren’t as good as the Red Sox.


  • Jonathan Harker

    Bartolo’s back and once Phil returns we’ll have the 2nd best rotation behind only the Phillies. With our offense, starters, D-Rob, and Mo there will be no stopping us.

    • Jorge

      Bullshit. Just the fact that Brian Gordon, legally left for dead by an inferior NL team, even has a locker proves they have no depth.


  • Jorge

    He feels no pain and can fully outstretch his arm. Joba on Saturday.

  • mt

    Just wish they would hold him off until Cleveland and avoid batting/bunting/running – also wish he threw more than 61 pitches on Monday. Will his hamstring hold up after 100 piches?

  • M-Three

    If Colon is good to go them he should start Saturday. As long as his hamstring is ok then there is no reason to keep him out. Why keep wasting starts on a journeyman scrub like Brian Gordan? Have Colon bunt and just walk to 1st base or if no is on base don’t let him swing the bat.

    As for Gordon, send him back to Triple-A. There is no reason to keep Gordon here, waste a roster spot and innings on him the same way we do with Buddy Carlyle. With both Hughes and Colon back make those 2 are the one that have to lose there spots on this team.

    I would then put Garcia in the pen to just be a long so that Noesi can be used a the 7th inning/2nd set-up guy. Some of you may disagree with Garcia to the pen but all I am asking him to be the long man not a key guy to the late inning relief. If only A.J. Burnett weren’t making 16.5 mil then the decision would be easy because he has been the worse of the group of himself, Garcia and Nova.