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Postgame notes: “You feel like you can still score runs”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Innings kept going by, and hitter after hitter kept coming back to the Yankees dugout without a hit.

“With this offense you feel like you can still score runs,” Joe Girardi said. “If you get them early you get them early, if you get them late, you get them late.”

The Yankees didn’t get them, and two runs were too many to beat the White Sox. Granted, when a team gets shutout and nearly no-hit, everything else seems secondary, but it’s worth looking at each of the White Sox runs.

Fourth inning, leadoff double
Run scored two batters later after back-to-back routine ground balls

The play that mattered was the leadoff double to Carlos Quentin. Charging from center field, Curtis Granderson tried to make a diving catch. The ball got past him, turning a single into a double. Based on the way the inning played out, the run wouldn’t have scored without that free base.

“The only thing that could have been different would have been if I would have caught it, then he would have been off the bases,” Granderson said. “That would have been the only way guaranteeing he wasn’t going to come around to score. Early in the game, I like taking the risk. You look at that time and go, OK, we’re going to have some more opportunities to score offensively.”

Said Burnett: “It’s an aggressive play. I’d rather our guys be aggressive out there than not. Nine out of 10 times, he comes in and catches that ball. We’ve all seen it. If I make a few pitches after that, maybe it’s a different story.”

Burnett’s wrong about making pitches — he got nothing but routine outs after the double — and I’m sure he was trying just not to push the blame. That said, I actually tend to agree with Granderson. I think it’s worth taking a shot on that ball.

Ninth inning, leadoff single
Run scored two batters later after a fielder’s choice, stolen base and RBI single

Play that mattered was the leadoff single, a routine popup that landed just behind the mound. Rafael Soriano pointed to it but never went after it. Derek Jeter charged, but couldn’t get there. It’s not unusual for a pitcher to defer to infielders on a play like that, and both Jeter and Russell Martin called it a ball that just happened to be hit to the right spot. Martin said it was, “just high enough for the pitcher to think an infielder was going to get there.”

“I don’t think Jeet could have got to it,” Girardi said. “I don’t think (Alex Rodriguez) could have. We encourage our pitchers to go after it, and sometimes pitchers just don’t. It’s on the other side of the ball. It’s a pretty well placed soft popup. Sori is probably the only guy that could have got it, and I’m not sure he would have got it either.”

Said Soriano: “You think that I could catch that? I don’t think so. I thought somebody would be there. I thought Jeter or Alex was going to catch it. It happens. We’ll be fine. Come back and get the ground ball double play. I’m fine with that.”

To me, that play is on Soriano. I have little doubt he could have gotten there. I get that pitchers are used to giving that play to their infielders, but at some point you’d think Soriano would attempt to make a play.

• Phil Hughes said he passed a strength test with Dr. Ahmad, but obviously the Yankees have to check him out at this point. “The (strengthening) program didn’t seem to work,” Girardi said. “Then we go get an MRI. He still says he’s not experiencing pain.”

• Martin said Burnett “battled” most of the night, and Burnett called it a “grind.” His fastball had good life and he was able to spot it, but Burnett didn’t seem overly pleased with his changeup and curveball. Still, he gave the Yankees eight good innings. Burnett said he was especially happy to finally work deep into a game. “I’m getting there,” he said. “I’m definitely taking big steps forward.”

• Wouldn’t be a Burnett start without him praising Martin’s work behind the plate. “He blocks everything, which makes me want to throw (the curveball) again,” Burnett said. “I told him, ‘If you block one, I’m going to throw one five feet shorter to see how good you are.’ He’s good back there. He keeps me in the game, he knows my personality and it’s fun to watch him back there.”

• Granderson said he went to Burnett after the fourth-inning double and said he was going to try to score a run for him to get that one back. “I just couldn’t get myself around,” Granderson said.

• The Yankees said all the things you’d probably expect about Phil Humber. He mixed pitches. Kept hitters off balance. Stayed ahead in the count. “The way he threw today, even if we faced him before, it was a tough day,” Jeter said. “You tip your hat to him. He didn’t fall behind too many guys. We had a couple of guys on there, but he was getting a lot of ground balls, especially when he needed it.”

• Girardi said Soriano was 93-94 mph with his fastball, and this was the first time Girardi could remember seeing Soriano at 94 this season. Girardi was happy with how well Soriano pitched. Soriano said he felt fine.

• Robinson Cano’s 13-game hitting streak came to an end, but Rodriguez has now reached base in all 16 games he’s played this season. He’s hit safely in 12 of them.

• This was the third time the Yankees had been held to three hits or less at the current Yankee Stadium. They didn’t reach third base tonight and certainly didn’t hit a home run.

• It wasn’t brought up at all postgame — because it ultimately didn’t matter much — but Girardi used three-fourths of his bench at once in the eighth inning. He pinch hit Andruw Jones for Brett Gardner, then hit Eric Chavez for Jones, then pinch ran Eduardo Nunez for Chavez. The White Sox had switched from a left-handed reliever to a right-handed reliever after Jones entered the game, which is why Girardi turned to Chavez without Jones actually getting an at-bat. Nunez played left field in the ninth.

• Mariano Rivera? “I wouldn’t have used him,” Girardi said.

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72 Responses to “Postgame notes: “You feel like you can still score runs””

  1. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jeter tipped his hat? What a shock! I think he says that just to piss off the fans that hate it.

  2. Captain Clutch April 25th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    If Gardner doesn’t start hitting in the next 2-3 weeks or so I really think they should consider letting him work out his issues in AAA. He didn’t hit at all in the 2nd half of last year and they thought it was because of his wrist but now you really have to wonder. He still hasn’t adjusted to pitchers coming right after him. He has to realize that he isn’t Arod and pitchers aren’t scared of him and are going to go right after him. Bunting and stealing bases is a whole other issue.

  3. tyanksfan36 April 25th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    IPK just won a duel against Cliff Lee. Only allowed 3 hits, 10 strikeouts and no walks.

  4. CB April 25th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    (repost)

    “Do you still think Gardner will snap out of it or are you starting to get legitimately concerned about him?”

    LGY,

    I’m starting to get legitimately concerned. He’s obviously not going to continue to be this bad – he’ll get better. So it’s not his statistics, etc. that I’m worried about.

    His swing looks like garbage again. He’s taken the notion of expanding his game by turning on the ball thing way too far. He’s losing what made him so good last year.

    What made him so good last season was hitting the ball hard the other way, preferably on the ground. That’s how he is going to be successful. Keep his shoulder and front side closed, wait on the ball and allow it to travel deep to him so he can maximize his pitch recognition and then shoot the ball the other way.

    Look at his hips with how he’s hitting now. They are flying open as he tries to turn on the ball. He cannot hit the ball hard the other way though through those mechanics.

    Just as a very concrete example. Go back and look at where the pitch he hit for a home run in baltimore was. It was up an out over the plate. I understand why people were happy he hit that pitch for a home run – but to me that’s a concerning sign.

    He should not be pulling that pitch. He should be driving it to LF – hard. That’s not the pitch he needs to show the league he can handle by pulling. He only needs to show that he can turn on the inside fastball or cutter.

    The way he’s swinging right now – I think he’s going to have trouble hitting at an acceptable level. He has to get back to fundamentals.

  5. Pat M. April 25th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    CB….I actually saw the Soriano signing as a vehicle to prevent the overuse of Rivera…..I mean that with Joba & Roberstson the club had good coverage to begin with….Of course Soriano gives them a deeper and more imposing bullpen for certain……He did look great in his first few starts but as of late Sori looks a little out of sorts….Maybe both he & Crawford are adjusting to life away from the Trop

  6. pat April 25th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Yeah for IPK. He’s had a pretty good last 36 hours. His wife had their first baby yesterday and tonight he pitched a complete game shutout against the Phils going against Mr. Lee.

  7. UnKnown April 25th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    So the Phillies get shutout as well tonight. I don’t think their going to cancel the rest of the season either.

    Only thing that gets me about tonights game was how uninterested the team looked. AJ looked like the only guy who wanted to be out there tonight. I hate when they look like they did tonight.

    Ugliest vibe given off by the club all year long without a doubt.

  8. LGY April 25th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    It may be a weird image but when I see Gardner swinging the bat lately I have the picture of a helicopter in my head.

  9. CB April 25th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Said Soriano: “You think that I could catch that? I don’t think so. I thought somebody would be there. I thought Jeter or Alex was going to catch it. It happens. We’ll be fine. Come back and get the ground ball double play. I’m fine with that.”

    Just awful. Really just awful from Soriano.

    Not what you want to hear from him in anyway.

  10. G. Love April 26th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    CB,

    I get the bad vibes you’re getting from Soriano, but I will be patient with him because I think he’s a big part of this team winning this year. We have to give him the same break in period we allowed Granderson, Tex, etc. when they first put on the pinstripes. Anything less, isn’t fair to the guy.

    I didn’t like him wanting to be treated like Mo in the spring and the Yankees should have nipped that in the bud, but they didn’t. That said, I think he’s getting used to his role again and it may take a little time. He’s not the last guy in the pen anymore. There’s got to be a difference that he’s adjusting to when he’s not called in and handed the lead or a tie game to shut down. I don’t understand why relievers care about that, but we’ve seen it enough in baseball that closers don’t like pitching with 4 run leads or in deficits and what not.

    As for Gardner, I think he’s got 2 weeks to get it going or he’ll be back in Scranton wondering what if. I don’t know how the AAA OF’ers are hitting down there, but if there’s someone putting up decent numbers who isn’t a butcher in the field, they’ll get their shot if Gardner doesn’t get it going. You have a guy like Humber no hitting your team tonight and Gardner can’t bunt his way on? That’s the easiest way to upset the rhythm of the pitcher. He has to get going soon.

  11. CB April 26th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    “It may be a weird image but when I see Gardner swinging the bat lately I have the picture of a helicopter in my head.”

    That’s the concern. His swing isn’t as bad as it was when he was first called up – but it’s nowhere near as sound as it was at this time last season.

    He’s going to have trouble making contact with that swing and when he does he will hit a lot of soft fly balls.

  12. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    That is an awful comment from Soriano. CC and Mariano would be going after the ball like a cat. But of course Soriano didn’t even bother and thought it wasn’t a big deal. He will get eaten up in NY with that attitude. He is starting to remind me of the Big Unit….

  13. tyanksfan36 April 26th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Pat

    I didn’t know that about the baby. That’s awesome for him. And of course a complete game against the Phillies opposite Cliff Lee is something to brag about. I am happy for him.

  14. michaels07 April 26th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Posada should sit.

  15. Patrick April 26th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I’m already sick of Soriano. He seems like a very immature guy.

  16. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Right now, at this time, the best pitcher in baseball is not Roy Halladay…it’s Jered Weaver. 6 starts, closing on 6 wins, 50 strikeouts and an ERA under 1. He’s allowed 6 runs, onlty earned. He has been sensational.

  17. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    GB…..He’s in his walk year as well…..

  18. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 12:31 am

    An arrogant, moody newcomer isn’t going to do well with Yankee fans. Unless he pitches lights-out, then nobody will care. But he isn’t.

  19. Wang IS Taiwan April 26th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Soriano = prima donna. Ugh.

  20. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Pat M., not sure if it’s this year or next, but, he’s going to get $13-$15 mil this year. Can’t see him signing a long term, though. 27 years old, he might get $20 mil on the open market as a FA.

  21. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 12:41 am

    The Angels control Weaver for next year as well.

    Next winter’s SP market is extremely weak. But 2013 offseason is projecting to be very strong.

  22. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Pat, this is a different era, but, he’s started this season like McLain, gibson and Carlton did. The only reason I didn’t add guidry was because Gossage blew two of his April wibs. Richie Zisk ate Gossage for lunch.

  23. Niblick April 26th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Soriano stinks, especially his attitude and body language. And there’s nobody at AAA to play the outfield so just let Gardner figure it out. After all, he led the team in OBP last year.

  24. Patrick April 26th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Gardners swing does look bad right now but to look at the bright side, we know he’s not going to be complacent. We’ve seen him make adjustments before, he just had to do it again. The good news is he’s got one of the best hitting coaches in baseball to help him out.

  25. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Right now, their corner OF are killing them offensively, but it’s not like they have any credible alternatives.

  26. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Swisher is at least getting on base and striking out less than usual. Its strange for him to have 0 HRs. Even when he got killed by BABIP in chicago he had a near .200 ISO. Now its like .030

  27. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    And Posada is the opposite, he’s not getting on base, but he’s SLG.

    Having three players (four really, if you include Jeter) significantly underperform puts a lot pressure on the rest of the lineup.

  28. RS April 26th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Just goes to show what a special year 2009 was. Not a single hitter had a down season. The closest was Arod, who still ended up with 30 HR/100 RBI.

  29. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    They have the ability to add at least one big bat in Montero any time they want, assuming they are smart enough to keep him.

  30. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Offenses like 09 don’t come around very often, but the Yankees actually had a real awesome offense in 07 as well.

  31. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    The best thing that could happen to the yankees right now is a serious injury to derek jeter. He could not be more done.

  32. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    The best thing that could happen to the yankees right now is a serious injury to derek jeter. Its the only thing that will get him off the field.

  33. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    “The best thing that could happen to the yankees right now is a serious injury to derek jeter. He could not be more done.”

    I know I shouldn’t bother, but your posts are both idiotic and offensive.

  34. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Its the truth. They won’t bench him, they won’t move him down in the order… and God forbid they should pinch hit for him with the game on the line.

  35. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Suggesting that they move him down in the order is reasonable. Wishing for an injury is deranged.

  36. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Jeter is killing this team… he has sucked virtually every night for 10 months! Whatever gets him out of the game is fine with me.

  37. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:22 am

    His AVG ranks 4th in the AL among SS.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b.....order/true

  38. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    So jeter is NOT problem? Is that what ur going with?

  39. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 1:31 am

    This just in: They’re in 1st place, so I’m not sure what the “problem” actually is.

  40. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Great. Watching Russell Westbrook tonight is going to keep me up with nightmares of Stephon Marbury in a Knick uni.

    Pass the rock homie.

  41. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Rich in NJ…..If Montero comes up, how do you slot him into the lineup….It just appears that Chavez and Jones are the next DH types if Jorge continus to struggle, and he is struggling

  42. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 2:01 am

    It just appears that Chavez and Jones are the next DH types if Jorge continus to struggle, and he is struggling

    I don’t think they have to be married to either of those guys at DH. Since Jones and Chavez have real backup roles elsewhere. They could bring up Montero and have him backup catch and DH. When he backup catches, chavez or jones DHs.

  43. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Pat M

    As with anything, the greater the risk, the greater the reward.

    The have one big bullet in their offensive holster, and if they want to play it safe, then it will be one reason why this franchise will never be all it can be.

    I actually think that they will bring up Montero, but for the wrong reasons, i.e., to showcase him for a pitcher, which imo, may not be their biggest need right now, and certainly isn’t their biggest need over the next two seasons, as the Killer Bs and even Noesi, for example, become ML ready.

    They need to develop and integrate another impact bat, and Montero should be the guy.

  44. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Rich in NJ……If Montero was indeed after to slip into that role, then half day off will be tough for Alex, Texeria …..Gardner looks so stiff and flat footed when he swings…….Something has to give….

  45. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Pat M

    As j’face suggested, Montero could also catch a little, and if that happens, the DH would
    be open at times for Alex and Teix.

    I might give Nunez some starts in LF.

  46. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 2:30 am

    If the Yanks make a deal, it will be with Romine and Noesi/Nova and Betances that goes. It would be for pitching only and that doesn’t mean Hernandez or Johnson. That a pipe dream stoked with bad crack. Neither Myers nor Rodriguez is worth that size of talent.

    As far as outfielders, arraz, Golson and Maxwell all have the talent, just not sure they are ready. Maxwell offers the most gifts…everything except the ability to make consistant contact. Big power, outstanding defense (with a cannon strapped to his shoulder) in 3 spots and outstanding speed. Golson has blazing speed, but, little power and also contact issues. Parraz has power, good speed and plays both corners equally well. Then, there’s Dickerson, who’s much like Golson, with better contact and fair amount of MLB experience.

  47. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 3:14 am

    As far as outfielders, ***Parraz***, Golson and Maxwell

  48. Madrugador April 26th, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Worst effort I ever saw was a National League pitcher who was having an awful outing, fail to run out a weakly hit ground ball. He got booed by the fans who had paid good money to see a game.
    I’d rather see Soriano do well but if he can’t do well, for the money he is getting paid, at least he can appear to make an effort. He doesn’t even have to catch that ball last night but I do want to see him at least try!!!

  49. joeman April 26th, 2011 at 6:16 am

    .1

  50. JoeyA April 26th, 2011 at 6:50 am

    “You tip your hat to him. He didn’t fall behind too many guys. We had a couple of guys on there, but he was getting a lot of ground balls, especially when he needed it.” – Jeter

    Even if he gave up 6 runs in 5 innings, you still would have put the ball on the left side of the in field every at-bat.

    It doesn’t even look like Jeter & Gardner are changing their approach.

    Jeter grounds everything. Slow chopper to third or dribbler to SS.

    And don’t point to his “4th highest avg as a SS” because most of those SS’s have a foot more of range on either side of them and dive to get balls.
    i haven’t seen a diving play from Jeter in over 2 years, if even that recently.

    And Gardner, forevr staring at strikes 1 & 2. It’s like the guy doesn’t realize he’s in an at-bat until
    after the 2nd strike.

    And I know this didn’t come up last night, but what’s with not knowing how to bunt. The guy is crazy fast and can’t lay down a bunt to try and get on base. What’s do you work on in the offseason?

    I’m sorry. this is just venting. I know we are in first and the sky isn’t falling but some of these issues don’t look like they’re going away.

  51. Mike Ri April 26th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Im just going to chalk this one up as a bad loss ! . Lets move on.. I expect us to come out blazing tonight !

  52. Carlo April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Well we know we have Buehrle on the horizon as well and if memory serves me right that guy would rather get a 3 hour root canal than face us at YS.

  53. randy l. April 26th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    “Phil Hughes said he passed a strength test with Dr. Ahmad, but obviously the Yankees have to check him out at this point.”

    at this point ?

    hahhahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaahaaaaaahhahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahaha

    everyone knows you can’t do strength tests too early or hand out too many because the body develops a resistance to them . strength tests have to be done as a last resort because everyone knows the downside of doing them too early.

  54. upstate kate April 26th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    what does a strength test consist of?

  55. hardwired7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and Derek Jeter ground outs.

  56. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    “what does a strength test consist of?”

    I think you have to arm wrestle the dr……if you win then you pass.

  57. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    For the record….Jeter hit a laser at the SS in his first AB yesterday and flew out in another. I know he’s Lohud’s favorite whipping boy these days but he wasn’t the only guy that swung a wet noodle yesterday.

    Im taking the positives from the game….which basically was AJ Burnett. He really battled yesterday on a day when he wasn’t his best. Its great to see and if he can keep it up it’ll be a real lift to the Yanks rotation…..let’s hope he doesn’t turn into a pumpkin when the calender rolls to May.

    Also…hilarious that Soriano said he couldn’t have caught that pop up….it landed right behind the mound…..talk about no range.

  58. upstate kate April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Blake
    :)

    Why is it necessary to complain about Jeter? Nobody hit last night.

  59. MTU April 26th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Morning.

    You can pass a strength test with Tendonitis.

    What you don’t have is any real muscular endurance, or proper sensory feedback in the muscle.

  60. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Kate,

    Its become like a reflex around here for some…….

  61. MTU April 26th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Blake-

    It’s always got to be somebody.

    Right now it’s Jeter’s turn.

  62. Erin April 26th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    AJ was awesome last night, everybody else….not so much. ;)

    I hate when they lose to Chicago since I work with a bunch of WS fans. They never let me hear the end of it.

  63. Erin April 26th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:19 am
    ?what does a strength test consist of??

    I think you have to arm wrestle the dr??if you win then you pass.

    ***************

    :lol:

  64. MTU April 26th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    What mental ward do you folks think Guillen escaped from ?

    The guy’s a lunatic.

    And even worse he’s a whiner like Maddon and Scioscia.

    ;)

  65. hardwired7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    A.J. seems completely comfortable working w/Martin.

    A+ signing to this point.

  66. MTU April 26th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    If Martin can still play at this level, and IF he can stay healthy does anyone else think he makes Montero expendable in a trade ?

    Or is that idea taboo ?

    Just wondering.

    :)

  67. Yankee Trader April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Big night for Nova, with Millwood’s opt out coming this Sunday.

    Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I didn’t get to see the game last night. Was Burnett as sharp with his other pitches beside the fastball?

    I did see the replay of the 9th inning pop-up. If Soriano had gone back over the mound to try and get it, he probably would have tripped and then “really” ended up with back soreness/injury!!!

  68. MTU April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Randy-

    I know I can count on you to say it like it is so I want to ask you for your opinion on the way the Yankees have handled Hughes from ST till now ?

    Do you think they handled the situation correctly ?

    P.S. It may be a loaded question.

    ;)

  69. Erin April 26th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    New Post: Hughes not alone in post-2010 struggles

    :arrow:

  70. Yankee Trader April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    MTU-

    Montero is only 20 yo. With his bat and power, he could be the next superstar in New York. I would only “consider” trading him for a pitcher who was 25-26 or younger like Clayton Kershaw(23) or Felix Hernandez(25).

  71. MG April 26th, 2011 at 9:03 am

    this just in…

    The 1961 Yankees were shut out 6 times during a season in which they won 109 games.

    The 1998 Yankees were shut out 4 times during a season in which they won 110+ games

    The 2009 Yankees were shut out 5 times, including a Brett Tomko start, during a season in which they won 103 games.

    It’s baseball, not a video game. Teams have bad games sometimes and pitchers occasionally have something to do with it. For whatever reason, the Yankees didn’t get good swings against Humber, who moved the ball around and changed speeds well.

    These game threads should be sub-labeled ‘We Whine and Complain About anything and everything’, they have become absolutely unreadable.

  72. longtimefan April 26th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Soriano is a “stylier”. The Yankees knew his attitude and reputation before they signed him and signed him anyway, so he is their problem. Seems like he fancies himself as being much better than he actually is, NY fans won’t have much patience for a guy like him. Don’t be surprised to see him come up with some phantom injury.

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