Sidney Ponson’s Second Chance at a Second Chance

Landis MarksSenior Analyst IJuly 9, 2008

abreu-beats-rays.jpgYankees win in the tenth 2-1 over the Rays.

Ponson had a strong outing today after a shaky start against his former team, the Rangers.

His line today was six innings pitched, allowing five hits and two walks, and his only run allowed was on a homer by Carlos Pena in the sixth inning. This shot tied the game but Ponson shook it off and sat down the next three in order including an inning ending strike out of Navarro

Maybe Cashman made a good decision going with a guy who has made some questionable decisions in his past, that has left him in hot water with the league and back home in his native Aruba.

Ponson, who has never had the season to match his potential, is running out of chances, but he has always been a rather lucky guy, as his 5-1 record attests.

Maybe that luck will continue with the Yankees. All he needs to do is give the Yanks some quality starts, and with Veras, Ramirez and Farnsworth handling middle relief, Big Sid may have found a home.

And Cashman may have just what he needs to make the playoffs.