From Jared Diamond (MLB):
Girardi said on Saturday that Wang will not only make his scheduled start — in Sunday’s series finale against the Mets — but he will also pitch next Saturday against the Blue Jays regardless of Sunday’s outcome. Though Wang comes into his outing at Citi Field with an 0-6 record and a dismal 11.20 ERA, the Yankees are confident he is ready to take his place in the starting rotation on a more permanent basis.
Here’s what Girardi said, in fact.
Magicians move “He had to show us better stuff, better command and the ability to pitch deeper into games, and he showed us that,” Girardi said of Wang. “So he’s not necessarily start-by-start anymore.”
The Yankees should give Wang the benefit of the doubt as his velocity has improved significantly after spending a few weeks in Tampa.… Click here to read the rest