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Today in The Journal News

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 20, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It was a new day for the Yankees as they beat the Indians thanks to a home run from Jorge Posada that was carefully reviewed. Kevin Devaney has the story.

The new Stadium is a home run haven.This notebook also has information on Chien-Ming Wang, Xavier Nady, A-Rod and a lineup shift that was temporary.

Thanks to Kevin for filling in for me the last two days both here and for the paper. He did a great job.

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17 Responses to “Today in The Journal News”

  1. murphydog April 20th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    IMO, yesterday was another example of the will to win on this team. This is the third or fourth (?) come-from-behind win despite rough pitching outings and that is a good sign.

  2. Trevor April 20th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I don’t mind homeruns but when hitters are reaching and hitting the ball off the end of the bat and the ball is still going out, yeah I think it’s a problem.
    What doesn’t help either is it’s a short porch combined with a jet stream. If the gaps where bigger maybe the ball wouldn’t be flying out.
    The Yankees need to find out exactly where the wind is coming from. A few theories are out there. but no one seems to specifically know.

  3. mko April 20th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    A.J. Burnett walked seven hitters to match the second-most in his career. The other time was May 12, 2001, when he threw a no-hitter for Florida.
    Is it me, or is that a bit unclear?
    “The other time” would mean the other time he had seven walks. But in his no-hitter he had nine walks!

  4. Coach6423 April 20th, 2009 at 9:28 am

    WAHHHH, JET STREAM….WAHHHHHHHH

  5. Yankee U April 20th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I see that AJax and Russo have not played since coming out othe game last Wednesday. Does anyone know whats wrong?

  6. Trevor April 20th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I don’t know what’s wrong with Kevin Russo. but Austin Jackson has a deep bruise on his left elbow.

  7. Coach6423 April 20th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Ajax is brusied….just ebing cautious

  8. Yankee U April 20th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Thanks, I guess it’s always better to be safe.

  9. Ryan(Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 20th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hahahaha Jorge says that the wind was blowing normal just like the old stadium on sunday but that on saturday it was blowing out to right/right center. This is amusing as his homerun barely made it on sunday yet he claims that it was only his swing that got it there haha!

  10. Richard C April 20th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    It is definitely not the Jet Stream. The prevailing winds are from west to east, coming across the river. They can be strong at times, for sure.

    In the old stadium the upper tier was very close to the field, probably keeping those winds out.

    The new field has the upper tier further out, away from the field, the stadium is much more open, probably letting the winds in.

    50+ dingers for Arod this year!!!

    I am wondering if the designers anticipated this phenomenon and actually designed the stadium for tons of home runs to right field??

  11. 86w183 April 20th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    It’s always the other guy who gets the wind-aided HR!

  12. 86w183 April 20th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    If they designed the park for easy HRs to RCF they danm sure should have signed Adam Dunn!

  13. Richard C April 20th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    The Jet Stream is way up, miles up.

  14. Richard C April 20th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    They could design a whole line-up around this wind situation.

  15. pat April 20th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Life could be worse- Farnsworth could still be here. He’s pitched 3.1 innings, given up 2 HRs, 7 runs and is already 0-3 in the first 12 games with 1 blown save.

  16. Whatever April 20th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Coors-on-the-Harlem

    As Francesa, who is rarely worth quoting, said last night, just fix it.

  17. butterball April 20th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Ya know, a good question for people with access to databases…..over the last couple of years, how many runs have the Yankees scored against starting pitchers vs relief pitchers and how does that stack up against other teams.

    This has puzzled me for a while now. It seems like the Yanks do especially well against relievers which would suggest they are a good hitting team, but it seems like they do poorly against starters which, of course, suggests otherwise.

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