Monday, September 15, 2014

Bryan Mitchell Should Keep Starting

Bryan Mitchell made his first career major league start last week in the second game of a big double header with the Baltimore Orioles and pitched extremely well. Mitchell held a powerful Orioles lineup down for five innings allowing just two runs, two runs too many, in his first major league loss as a starter. Mitchell allowed six hits and walked two while striking out two lowering his ERA to 2.57.

The Yankees have nothing left to play for this season and it should be inventory time for New York and their prospects. Chris Capuano has seemingly hit a wall this season as he has allowed four runs in each of his last two starts in September. Capuano was brought in to help the Yankees reach the playoffs and since that is not happening for the second consecutive season New York should use the rest of the season to evaluate what Mitchell has.

The Yankees are in a similar situation with Mitchell as they were with Shane Greene as the team refused to use Greene in any big spots or situations before injuries forced New York's hand. The team does not need to make that same mistake again and should let Mitchell figure it out in the majors now rather than rotting in the minor leagues for yet another season.

It's inventory time Yankees family, that's what September call ups are for, and it should be Bryan Mitchell's turn.

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