Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com…
Wordekemper Wants To Get Down
After Thursday's day game, Eric Wordekemper is scheduled to make his first start in nearly two years, and nearly two levels of minor league baseball. It's been that sort of season for Wordekemper [in Trenton for his first full season of Double-A baseball], where nothing has been as it was. The 6-foot-1 right-hander came into the season sporting a paltry 1.65 career ERA. In 22 games this year, that ERA sits squarely at a pedestrian 4.50. "Ultimately, I just need to get my fastball down around the knees," Wordekemper noted when describing his early season struggles. "That's mainly where I'm getting hurt this year." Already, in half as many games as he pitched last...
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