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Missed chances cost the Yankees against Toronto

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After they lucked into a bases-loaded opportunity in the fifth inning, the Yankees weren’t able to take advantage of anything. They stranded eight runners in the final five innings, Dave Robertson let a run score on a terrible throw that sailed into the outfield and the Yankees went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position letting Toronto sneak away with a 5-3 win. Freddy Gracia had his worst start of the year but gave the Yankees a chance. So did relievers Buddy Carlyle, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan. Robinson Cano’s pair of solo home runs, though, accounted for almost all of the Yankees offense.

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47 Responses to “Missed chances cost the Yankees against Toronto”

  1. NYY fan in NH April 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ugly game… Glad tomorrow’s another day!

  2. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    This looks like it’s going to be a 2-3 week slump for almost everyone. We have seen those before from this team.

  3. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Somehow the Yankees wills till win 95ish games.

  4. Nick in SF April 29th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Big picture: no one expected to win all the Freddy Garcia starts, right?

  5. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Is it too soon to ask the Yanks to bring up Montero and let him DH?

  6. luis April 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I hate to say it but i think Jeter is done. What i don’t understand is the lack of respect to a player that did so much for this franchise. Please show some respect to a guy that is really trying, hopefully he will realize that is time to retire.

  7. Carl April 29th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Captain Clutch April 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Is it too soon to ask the Yanks to bring up Montero and let him DH?

    Let him DH and catch.

    Can’t wait to watch Jeter/Swish/BG/Cervelli/Posada in the same lineup.

  8. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    If you respected Derek Jeter you wouldn’t say he is done until Jeter himself decides he is done.

  9. DaSaint007 April 29th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Its a long season folks. Jete doesn’t look good at all right now, and with Gardy not getting on base more (other than the last couple days), it’s hard to generate runs. Both Gardy and Grandy have to get on base, steal bases to stay out of the double play and keep the infield moving. Maybe then we can get some holes created for some balls to leak through and score some other-than-home-run-runs.

    Gardner, Granderson, Martin, and when he gets on Jeter/Nunez have to at least try to steal each and every time on base. If Toronto can do it, certainly the Yankees can.

    You can not win by home run alone. Not for 162 games.

  10. Against All Odds April 29th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    # Captain Clutch April 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Is it too soon to ask the Yanks to bring up Montero and let him DH?

    —————————————-

    Yes it is too soon

  11. luis April 29th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Jerkface,

    I do, but i also know first hand how hard is too look in the mirror and recognize that you don’t have it anymore

  12. michaels07 April 29th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Jeter swings at too many fastballs out of the zone. Don`t throw him a pitch he can handle in a tight situation. This has been going on for at least two yrs, time to ease him out gradually

  13. Ace April 29th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    We r really going to regret all these losses that we should have won. Had a chance to bury Boston.

  14. Ace April 29th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    They will give posada 65 more ab’s. Then it’s montero time. Fair.

  15. Tom in N.J. April 29th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I’ll admit that watching Jeter age is no fun. No fun at all.

  16. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    We r really going to regret all these losses that we should have won. Had a chance to bury Boston.

    But are you going to cherish the wins that they should have lost?

  17. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Another problem is if Swish and or Posada don’t start hitting soon teams aren’t going to pitch to Cano if they don’t have to. He has absolutely zero protection right now.

  18. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Another problem is if Swish and or Posada don’t start hitting soon teams aren’t going to pitch to Cano if they don’t have to. He has absolutely zero protection right now.

    Great, then he’d walk some :)

  19. luis April 29th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Tom,

    In deed, it’s very sad to watch the end of an era in front of your eyes. I just hope that he gets a second air so he can on top as he should

  20. luis April 29th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Leave the game on top as he should and deserves

  21. tyanksfan36 April 29th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Montero went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts today. Brutal

  22. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I heard Montero was just feeling for balls out there.

  23. Carl April 29th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    tyanksfan36 April 29th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Montero went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts today. Brutal

    That was yesterday. First game back since being hit in the nuts. Give him a few days.

    He had a double today though.

  24. Niblick April 29th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    What has happened to A-rod’s bat?

  25. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    What has happened to A-rod’s bat?

    A-rod’s last 10 before today .273 .395 .515 .911 ????

  26. stuart a April 29th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Did not see the whole game but sounds like Derek is on fire. Man he cannot hit the ball out of the infield. 2.5 years of this… WOuld he put us through that for 4 years..

    would he like to blemish his persona like that? At 200 ab’s if this is still going on Derek is toast………

  27. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    If Montero gets called up and does well, no one will talk about Jeter’s struggles, should they continue. Win-win.

  28. luis April 29th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Stuart,

    the loss was really ugly, but i think the team as a whole is to blame. But jeter certainly didn’t help things out.

    Rich,

    Unfortunately, if he continues to struggle people will still talk about it

  29. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    luis

    Even if you’re right, they’ll talk about it less. Like, what’s there to say at some point?

  30. tyanksfan36 April 29th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    yeah thats what I meant to say, yesterday. I just brought that up because even Montero has a bad game every now and then.

  31. Niblick April 29th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Jerk: Nice cherry-picking of stats.

    A-rod is 3 for his last 23 (6 games) and 5 for his last 32 (9 games). He’s had a negative WPA in each of his last 6 games and in 9 of his last 10.

    Not contributing.

  32. Against All Odds April 29th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Side note: Bye San Antonio

  33. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    you just cherry picked those. Arbitrary end points can do anything. I went off last 10 on baseball-reference. How about we look at his season, since no baseball player is going to hit in every game.

  34. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    5 games ago A-rod hit a grand slam!

  35. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Also consider that a-rod has had poor BABIP luck in the past 5 games. With that shot to the track caught by Lillibredge, and 2 grounders up the middle snagged by the pitcher.

  36. Niblick April 29th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Yep – that was the ONE game in the last TEN he has played in which he had a positive WPA.

    Not contributing.

  37. Niblick April 29th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Now your’e blaming bad luck? Give me a break.

  38. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    You’re asking where his bat has gone. I’d say right into the fielders gloves. Can’t defense that.

  39. Niblick April 29th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    11 LOB in last 2 games.

    Not contributing.

  40. Jerkface April 29th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Didn’t we win last night?

  41. Jerkface April 30th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    You’re looking too closely at it, anyone can have a bad week. He has hit balls hard.

  42. luis April 30th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Rich,

    I hope you are right,

  43. LGY April 30th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Niblick,

    Your Alex hate is downright sickening. No way you are a true Yankee fan.

  44. YankeesNmore April 30th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Somebody actually said “don’t throw jeter pitches he can handle…”

    That’s easy. There AREN’T any pitches he can handle. The guy has been getting the bat knocked out of his hands by in-the-zone fastballs since last June.

    If you look at the way opp pitchers attack (and I mean ATTACK) jeter, and how he still can’t come CLOSE to driving ANYTHING, you know he’s done.

    And again, this is nothing new. Jeter has been just like this virtualy every night since last June.

  45. YankeesNmore April 30th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    At 200 ab’s if this is still going on Derek is toast………
    ________________________________________________

    200 AB’s??? He’s been like this since last JUNE! We’re WAY past 200 ab’s.

  46. stuart a April 30th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    giving jeter the benefit of the doubt. not many 37 year olds turn it around. is that staement blasphemy….

    will derek do the right thing, or milk the yansk for evey last penny…..

    imagine 3 more years of this…….check out dereks slugging % it is mario mendoza lkike………

  47. Vineyard Yankee April 30th, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Jerk:

    Do have a life outside of this blog ? Or is the incessant arguing with others what you live for ? Just askin.

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