Former Yankees ace Chien Ming Wang hasn’t looked himself since recovering from his foot injury. After getting shelled early and taxing the pen in a 15-5 blowout, Joe Girardi gave the ball to Yankee spark-plug Nick Swisher, turning what would have otherwise been a miserable game into a hilarious spectacle.
Swisher, who came into this season without a starting position due to a logjam in the outfield, has been one of the biggest contributors to the team so far this season, with a gaudy .450avg 3hr 10rbi and only 20 at bats. Now Swisher found a different way to contribute by taking the mound and throwing some ugly pitches for the bombed bombers.
Sadly Swisher was the best pitcher on the night with a line of 1.0ip 1h 1bb and the best part is he actually struck out former Boston meathead Gabe Kapler. After his strikeout, he was laughing on the mound and he could be seen telling Molina to save the ball. How can you not love this guy? Girardi needs to find a way to get this guy to play every day. It doesn’t matter what position he plays, even if it means pitching.
Update: we have the full video of Swisher throwing after the jump!