Sunday, September 21, 2008

Coke-Aceves Update #2

Alfredo Aceves made his third career start last night, and it was another fine performance, although his second straight well-pitched no decision. He lasted 6 innings, giving up no runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, while striking out three, and lowering his season ERA to 1.38, in the Yankees' 1-0 victory over the Orioles. He's now pitched 26 innings, allowing 20 hits and 6 walks, with 15 strikeouts.

Phil Coke has made two appearances since the last update. On Wednesday night, he pitched two strong innings, allowing only a hit, in the Yankees' 5-1 win over the White Sox. On Friday, he chipped in 2/3 of an inning, walking one, in a game in which he was one of three relievers to record strikeouts for every out they were credited with. Brian Bruney (2/3 IP, 2 SO) and Joba Chamberlain (1 IP, 3 SO) were the others. The Yankees won that game as well, 3-2 over the Orioles. For the season, Coke has now thrown 10 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on just 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8.

Since I started the poll, three more Yankees have made their major league debuts, all on September 18:
  • Juan Miranda started at first base and batted four times, going 0-for-2, with 2 walks and a strikeout.
  • Humberto Sanchez pitched a scoreless 8th inning in relief, allowing no baserunners and striking out one.
  • Francisco Cervelli came in as a defensive replacement for Jose Molina, also in the 8th, catching one inning from Sanchez and one from Chris Britton.

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