Son of Yhency

Monday, April 17, 2006

Papelbon approaching Yhency

Although news on Yhency will be sparse for the next few months, he's popping up in a few non-injury-related articles concerning Jonathan Papelbon's great performance in Boston.

In just over two weeks into the season, Pap has five saves. For saves by rookie closers in April, that only stands behind Mike MacDougal (nine with the Royals in 1993), Yhency (seven last year) and Salome Barojas (six with the White Sox in 1982).

While he may reach MacDougal, Pap will almost certainly overtake Yhency on this list. And that's fine. All I ask for is that Yhency's career doesn't follow the path of the guys currently sandwiching him.