This gives us two things to think about. First, the offense and bullpen can cover over some pretty weak starting pitching. Second, the way the pitching has gone, how long before we see Bartolo Colon get the ball as a starter?
I really saw the Nova I expected today. I can still hope for more, but right now I think it is optimistic to count on more. But i also saw a truely dominant performance by the bullpen and the offense. There will be days when some pitcher is dealing and shuts us down. but more often we will score enough to win with pretty ordinary pitching.
Now I'd like to see a solid outing from CC. With Hughes and Nova being vulnerable, and AJ still being a question mark in my eyes, we are leaning on CC Sabatha very hard. If he's solid, we have time to straighten out another starter or two. If CC has problems the year could turn into a struggle.
All the stockpiling of vetran retreads might not be overconservative. Right now the signings of Garcia and
Colon look pretty smart.
I believe in Hughes and AJ, but expect bumps in the road. Big game Sunday night. Go Yanks, win series, build a solid year.