I have to admit that when the Yankees signed El Duque before the season started I was quite skeptical. I figured the Yanks didn't need yet another old starting pitcher who is ALREADY broken down, as opposed to our old pitchers who EVENTUALLY will be broken down.
Boy, was I wrong! El Duque has helped pull the Yankee's collective ass out of the fire with 3 good starts, especially last nights 7 scoreless innings with 10 strike outs. Apparently his fastball was faster this time out, too.
I'm not sure how long this will last, but I sure am appreciating it while it does. And on top of all the good starts he's providing, I'm betting that he is having a good influece on Contreras, too.
One thing, though. I'd like to know how old El Duque REALLY is. If he's 38, then I'm 24. And god knows I'm not 24.
posted by shawn
: 7/23/2004 07:44:00 AM -