29-year old righty starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is off to the worst start of the season for a starting pitcher in recent memory. He has started 3 games this season for the Yankees and he is 0-3 with a 34.50 ERA and a 4.83 WHIP. Wang has allowed a stunning 23 hits and has walked 6 batters in only 6 innings this season! It’s likely that the Yankees will make up some injury to put Wang on the D.L. if he doesn’t improve soon. Of course, they could call it whiplash! 22-year old righty Phil Hughes and 24-year old righty Ian Kennedy are both off to great starts in the minors and one of them might get a chance to replace Wang in the near future. Hughes has started 2 games in AAA-ball and he is 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He is the more likely of the two pitchers to be recalled because of Kennedy’s struggles with the Yanks last season. Kennedy has started 2 games in AAA-ball also and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. The Yankees can’t afford to show much more patience with Wang if he doesn’t start pitching better soon.