When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same game?

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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

    It's called saving the bullpen an inning because there's a doubleheader today.
     
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    When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same game?

    To quote jose tavares.....Who cares?

     

     
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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

    Having Darnell McDonald pitch a mop-up inning

    is no big deal

    but trailing a team starting aviles in the OF

    is a tad embarrassing
     
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    When was the last time the Yanks or Phils started a rightfielder who wasn't even above the Mendoza line in late August?
     
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    In Response to Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same game?:
    Having Darnell McDonald pitch a mop-up inning is no big deal but trailing a team starting aviles in the OF is a tad embarrassing
    Posted by pinstripezac32


    Agree that he is not a very good outfielder. 
     
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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

    In Response to Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same game?:
    Having Darnell McDonald pitch a mop-up inning is no big deal but trailing a team starting aviles in the OF is a tad embarrassing
    Posted by pinstripezac32


    You're a funny guy...

    Yesterday wasn't the best day for either club...Burnett crashed and burned again and Wake looked like he was pitching in a slow-pitch softball game. All he needed was a can of Gansett on the mound with him...
     
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    What a waster of a thread.  I can't get the time back.
     
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    The Yankees have actually done this more often that you would think. 

    Eduardo Nunez has played the outfield.  Ramiro Pena played the outfield at times last season.  The Yankees even had a minor-league infielder start in left field ten games last season. 

    Jorge Posada played second base in the ninth inning a couple games ago.  Cervelli has played both third and second late in games this season.  Russell Martin played third base this season.  A couple years ago, Nick Swisher pitched an inning. 

    There are times in a season in which rainouts force double-headers and elimination of off-days, which leads to playing 21 games in 19 days, for instance.  During that time, some useful minor leaguers may not be utilized, if there is a danger that a club would run out of options on that player.

    It happens to the Yankees as well. 

     
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    The Yankees have actually done this more often that you would think.  Eduardo Nunez has played the outfield.  Ramiro Pena played the outfield at times last season.  The Yankees even had a minor-league infielder start in left field ten games last season.  Jorge Posada played second base in the ninth inning a couple games ago.  Cervelli has played both third and second late in games this season.  Russell Martin played third base this season.  A couple years ago, Nick Swisher pitched an inning.  There are times in a season in which rainouts force double-headers and elimination of off-days, which leads to playing 21 games in 19 days, for instance.  During that time, some useful minor leaguers may not be utilized, if there is a danger that a club would run out of options on that player. It happens to the Yankees as well. 
    Posted by Rizzuto1965


    A long time ago ('68), I remember Colavito & Michael pitching for the Yankees.
     
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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

    The misersable starting pitching of Wakey followed by the awful relief work of Fat Albert.

    This is what you should complain about, Aviles and McDonald are bench players just doing what the manager asked so that he could have rested players for today's doubleheader.

    The Oakland A's are like a AAA club, the move with Aviles would not have been costly at all, if Wakefield and Albers pitched at least somewhat like major leaguers.

    Maybe Tito should have had McDonald as starting pitcher.

    The biggest problem for the everyday players ( and many of us could foresee this) was the ridiculous schedule that had the Sox go to the midwest, then back to Boston for two days , then back to the midwest again for 8 games, then back to Boston without an off or travel day.

    This was a outrageously stupid part of the schedule and I could have predicted a serious letdown, but didn't, because Wakefield had no reason to be fatigued as he was flown out ahead of the team before Thursday's game. If anything, Wakefield should have been rested and ready to face a very weak hitting , no name lineup.

    So, I blame Wake and Albers for this , not a utility infielder and a utility outfielder and certainly not the manager.
     
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    I blame Coma for pitching Wake in any game. He should be benched until we clinch...an automatic loss.
     
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    I blame Coma for pitching Wake in any game. He should be benched until we clinch...an automatic loss.
    Posted by PetesCall


    Awesome post.  Coma...new one.
     
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    When was the last time the Yanks or Phils started a rightfielder who wasn't even above the Mendoza line in late August?
    Posted by pschuller


    Who really cares what the Yankees or Phils do.When was the last time we had to worry  about something we have no control over.
     
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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

    Position-players pitching for the Red Sox: A history

    11:49 PM Fri, Aug 26, 2011 |
    Brian MacPherson Email

    BOSTON -- With a doubleheader looming and the Red Sox trailing by nine runs entering the top of the ninth inning, Terry Francona asked Darnell McDonald if he could pitch an inning.

    McDonald walked two hitters, and both scored on a wall-scraping double by Josh Willingham. He became the 23rd position player in Red Sox history to pitch.

    "It was it a lot tougher than it looks," McDonald said. "I was trying to throw strikes. I was a little wild early on, couldn't find my release point. But a couple more bullpen sessions with Curt, I'll be ready for the playoffs."

    A look at the recent history:

    2010
    Bill Hall: The superutilityman threw a 1-2-3 inning, topping out at 89 miles per hour in his first inning on the mound since high school.
    Jonathan Van Every: Mark Teixeira took him deep as part of a 14-3 rout at the hands of the Yankees.

    2009
    Dusty Brown: The first catcher ever to pitch for the Red Sox, Brown -- who had pitched in community college -- even recorded a strikeout.
    Nick Green: Not content just to throw one inning, Green walked three hitters and even flashed a cut fastball he didn't know he had in his two scoreless innings.
    Van Every: One night after he hit his first major-league home run, Van Every made his first appearance since high school and got Ben Zobrist to hit a pop-up to strand a runner.

    Before that, the last position player who had pitched for the Red Sox was first baseman Dave McCarty -- but McCarty had worked as a two-way player in spring training. McCarty compiled a 2.45 ERA in 3 2/3 innings pitched in 2004.

    Twitter: @brianmacp

     
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    Re: When was the last time the Yankees or Phillies started a utility infielder in LF and had a utility OF pitch in the same g...

        With teams carrying 12 and sometimes 13 pitchers, benches across MLB will suffer as a result. Teams are limited to a back-up catcher, utility infielder, and fourth outfielder, that leaves only one extra piece if you have 12 pitchers and no one else if 13 pitchers. The Yankees for instance have Cervelli, Nunez, Posada, and Jones, which is a mediocre bench at best.
     
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