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Saturday notes: Power is “going to come” for Teixeira

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 10, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

One swing was enough to put Mark Teixeira on base three times today. And that made this a good day for the Yankees power-hitting first baseman.

“The one swing I took I hit a line drive up the middle which is positive, and I walked twice,” Teixeira said. “That just means I’m seeing the ball pretty good, and right now it’s really about seeing pitches and having good swings. It’s not about hitting the ball in the air and out of the park. That’s going to come. I felt good about today.”

A lot is written about pitchers working on specific things this early in spring training, but hitters are going through the same thing. They’re still fine tuning their mechanics, working on their timing and trying to see pitches.

“I’m not trying to lift the ball right now,” Teixeira said.

Instead, he was happy with an opposite field single earlier in the week, and today he was happy to hit a ball sharply up the middle for an RBI single. Of course, you know that Teixeira’s going to lay down a bunt against the shift at some point this spring. Twitter will shutdown for at least 20 minutes that day.

• Not sure I’m buying this one, but Randy Levine told Jon Heyman that the Yankees believe they can re-sign both Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano while still staying below the $189-million luxury tax threshold.

• Eduardo Nunez took batting practice today, but his right hand was still sore and he’s been shut down again. Joe Girardi said Nunez will probably get a “couple more days” to let the hand heal, but no new tests have been scheduled. Nunez was hit by a pitch on Monday and hasn’t played since.

• Girardi on Michael Pineda’s changeup: “He threw some good ones. Got some outs on a couple of them, got some strikes, got back in the count. That’s the purpose of it. We don’t expect it to be as far along as his slider, but it’s nice to have that weapon in his pocket.”

• All of the Yankees came through today’s game with no physical problems. No one to add to the injury list.

• Speaking of injuries, Brian Cashman said today that the Yankees really have no frame of reference to determine how long Dave Robertson might be out with his bruised foot. “Since I’ve been with the Yankees in the late-80s, I don’t recall having bruised metatarsals,” Cashman said. “Although they articulated it as a good thing and he’s going to go through Monday and have the boot off, he’s still a pitcher. He’s a reliever, so you don’t have to stretch him out much, but how long will it take for him to be weight-bearing and pain-free? That’s still a grey area for me, so we have to be extra cautious. It sounds like the time frame is encouraging, but I don’t have a history that my amateur doctor side of experience from prior people can guide me on this one.”

• Really nice bunt single for Brett Gardner today. He also got his first stolen base of the season. Justin Maxwell also stole a bag, meaning Russell Martin no longer has more than half of the Yankees total stolen bases.

• Three Yankees had 2-for-2 days today: Jayson Nix, Jose Gil and top hitting prospect Gary Sanchez. Nix had a double, Sanchez and Gil each had RBIs.

• Alex Rodriguez drove in a couple of runs with a single and a groundout. He has four RBI this spring … Another hit for Zoilo Almonte, though his batting average is down to a pedestrian .500 … Raul Ibanez had another hit today, but he also committed an error when he stumbled going after a ball in right field. David Adams also had an error, but I must have been in the clubhouse when it happened because I didn’t see it.

• Cesar Cabral had a really strong outing with a scoreless 1.1 innings including two strikeouts … Pitcher of the day must have been Brett Marshall with two scoreless innings. The young sinkerballer walked two and struck out three … Michael O’Connor and Dan Burawa also threw scoreless innings. Between them, Ryan Pope allowed two runs in the eighth inning.

Associated Press photos (that’s Teixeira and Rodriguez running in the outfield in the top photo)

 
 

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97 Responses to “Saturday notes: Power is “going to come” for Teixeira”

  1. Crawdaddy March 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    It looks like Pineda’s next start should be televised by the MLB network if he pitches on Thursday.

  2. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Bear Gives Birth Before a Nationwide Audience (Vetstreet)
    check out above—if link does not work—see above right

  3. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    “I’m not trying to lift the ball right now,” Teixeira said.

    ///

    Amen.
    &
    Hail Mary (just in case).

  4. jhowland March 10th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Not sure I’m buying this one, but Randy Levine told Jon Heyman that the Yankees believe they can re-sign both Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano while still staying below the $189-million luxury tax threshold.

    Just thinking out loud here… couldnt the yanks sign cano and granderson for low money value for that year to get under the $189 million dollar threshold then spike the money every yr after that? that would give us the kickback for getting under the threshold then use that money for paying then in the years after that… this would all hinge on if both cano and granderson would agree to such a contract.

  5. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    m March 10th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    “Not sure who balked at Nova in the trade, but Rosy brought up an interesting question last night. It could be that in the end the forearm strain scared off the Mariners.”

    ~

    It’s possible, just like David Adams’ ankle scared them off in the first attempt of “Jesus to Seattle”

    *****

    yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    “Rays vs. Sux is on tonight on mlb network.”

    ZZzzzzzz

    I wish it was the M’s vs Snakes split squad game.
    The early game vs the Dodgers was on the radio today, which was nice as a back drop to my spring cleaning but, the night cap is the one I really want to follow. It features Hultzen, Walker, Paxton and Ramirez pitching with Jesus catching and batting cleanup between Carp and Catricala. Unfortunately, it’s not on radio OR tv so I’ll have to settle for GameDay or AtBat…

  6. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Chad, I may have missed it, but what was your opinion on the quality of Pineda’s change-ups as well as Martin’s, Girardi’s and Rothschild’s opinions?

  7. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Reposts:

    yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    Rosy, ugh. I too wish it were on.

    Both Yanks games are on mlb-tv tomorrow (split squad). So, we can finally see how Hughes and his changeup are looking.

    AJ took the first step in getting back. Good for him:
    http://washington.nationals.ml…..8;c_id=mlb

    Bard threw a lot of pitches that first inning. Go, Wade!

    yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    Rosy, mlb says the game is on KTAR, DBacks’ radio. At least there is that…

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    “It looks like Pineda’s next start should be televised by the MLB network if he pitches on Thursday.”

    Great news. Craw, I just know it will be better and better.

  9. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Just keep going opposite, Teix. :)

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    as far as bullying , isn’t that when a bunch of people try to gang up on someone ?
    ///

    yes, that’s what the True Believers do in here.
    ///

    By the way, RichinNJ, thanks. Was too blindsided to acknowledge while it was happening.

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wade Davis is my least favorite Rays starter.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    YF, not to worry. Davis might be nervous vying for that 5th spot. It says nothing about Bard and his staying power.

  13. m March 10th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    People use the Internet to beat up on players, too. :mad:

  14. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Only games this week that aren’t on tv/online tv are Monday (Astros) and Wed. (Jays).

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    J Al – please don’t fall for that just because you happen to be on the same side of the fence on this one.

    And it’s not a matter of ganging up. It’s a matter of fighting back against someone who is nasty and acrimonious to anyone who disagrees with his take.

    The difference is important.

  16. blake March 10th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Normal Cano+ 2011 Granderson + healthy Arod+ improved Teixera = scary offense. There is some risk there obviosuky….but if those things click the Yanks will win the WS.

  17. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    # randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    randy might be having a nervous breakdown, really have sympathy…he hasn’t always been this way, has he?

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    mick – uh, yes.

    losers :)

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    One run isn’t bad for bases loaded and one out.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    mick – :)

  20. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    # mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    what is a loser randy, please educate us oh wise man…

  21. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Davis needs to learn to throw more changeups. ;)

  22. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    if you don’t agree with randy you are a loser

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    YF – that damned changeup rears its ugly head again!

    ;)

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Don’t presume. I’m not on the “side” of anything. I am on the side of fair discussion without being stalked, and without hearing that BS about being an obedient little Yankee fan.

    I am AGAINST that.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    mick – sums it up.

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    “People use the Internet to beat up on players, too. ”

    :evil:

  27. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    if you don’t bow at the feet of the ex-bullpen catcher you, my friend , are a redneck oops loser

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    “Don’t presume. I’m not on the “side” of anything. I am on the side of fair discussion without being stalked, and without hearing that BS about being an obedient little Yankee fan.

    I am AGAINST that.’

    I’m down with that.

    :)

  29. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    it’s great that randy can’t lower himself to speak to lil ol me…i can say whatever i want and he gets to listen…

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Wow Bobby V got pretty white-haired.

  31. m March 10th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Nobody’s ganging up on anyone. But if you spout hypocritical, sanctimonious horsesh!t then you’ll get called on it.

  32. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    maybe randy is smarter than we think….when he doesn’t speak, he doesn’t expose himself…

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    ‘it’s great that randy can’t lower himself to speak to lil ol me…i can say whatever i want and he gets to listen…”

    what a delicious position!

  34. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    …sort of like the gb school of snobbery

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Called out? By whom? Get over yourself.

    This place isn’t even a baseball blog anymore.

    Later.

  36. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    This place isn’t even a baseball blog anymore.
    ====================
    Why not?

  37. mick March 10th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    what a delicious position!
    ===============
    don’t you wish you were me?

  38. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    “Rosy, mlb says the game is on KTAR, DBacks’ radio. At least there is that…”

    ~

    Thanks, YF!
    Didn’t even think to check the opposition broadcast – it’s better ‘n nothin’…

  39. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Rosy, you’re welcome. Wish it were the Seattle broadcast, but …

  40. m March 10th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Fine, we can talk about something else.

    Montero lookin’ good so far. :(

  41. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    lol at Scott quotes about Boston fans. Wonder what they say about us.

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    “don’t you wish you were me?”

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    “don’t you wish you were me?”

    BIG time!

  44. Ys Guy March 10th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    it seems to have gotten a little hot in here. and i wasn’t even around to stir it up!

  45. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    WTF, BJ?

  46. Rich in NJ March 10th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I would prefer that Tex completely forgets about hitting for power, because his SLG will almost certainly be there if he hits the ball well consistently, and that will happen if he goes back to being the hitter he was for most of his career and stops trying the pull the ball into the short porch. That approach is killing him.

  47. Rich in NJ March 10th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    “By the way, RichinNJ, thanks. Was too blindsided to acknowledge while it was happening.”

    NP

  48. Ys Guy March 10th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    when tex was on mike francessa’s he said he had become too pull-happy and had to get back to hitting to all fields. he said that he was pretty much bs’ing about the bunting thing although he might drop one down occasionally, but mostly it was about not trying to pull everything out. but saying that in florida in march and not trying to pull everything in may are two very different things. we shall see…

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    mel – it’s all good, and you apparently called it just right.

    Hopefully we can get rid of the extraneous junk and just get back to a rational back-and-forth that we are used to having here. Agendas really are too tedious to deal with on a forum and I don’t think anyone feels the need to be schooled by anothe forumite.

    :)

  50. RadioKev March 10th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I think one thing we can all take comfort in is Teixeira’s work ethic. He’ll find a way to adjust, it’s not as if his actual skills have dissolved.

  51. Ys Guy March 10th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    personally im fine with pineda’s ‘velo’ I never like seeing guys hitting big #’s on the gun the first couple of weeks in ST. there is no reason to be airing it out right now. keep getting in the work and ticking the velo up a notch and the big guy will be where he needs to be when they break camp.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    YF – it’s one thing to throw a few innings. It’s quite another to go an entire game – if you get my Suxian drift!

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    “personally im fine with pineda’s ‘velo’ I never like seeing guys hitting big #’s on the gun the first couple of weeks in ST. there is no reason to be airing it out right now. keep getting in the work and ticking the velo up a notch and the big guy will be where he needs to be when they break camp.”

    Ys Guy – spot on.

  54. yankee21 March 10th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I don’t worry about a guys velocity so early in ST. However if it is late March and a SP who relies on a FB as an out pitch still has diminished velocity, then that becomes a big concern… we are not there yet.

    If TEX reverts to being 90% of the hitter he was before coming to NY, and AROD can lace up for 125+ productive games, then a lot of the concerns I have about the Yankees offense will be addressed. We’ll see if that happens.

  55. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I don’t think people are concerned about Pineda’s velo this early; it would only be an issue if it doesn’t bump up as the spring progresses.

    Rich, Teix wasn’t completely buying into the approach at first because he say he didn’t want to sacrifice his power numbers. Hopefully, he has lost that mentality. And I agree the power will be there.

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Knicks game early tomorrow. 11:30 a.m., I’m pretty sure. Playing Philadelphia.

    DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD!

  57. RadioKev March 10th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    It seems like a mature approach, if Pineda really is just pacing himself. Other guys might feel the pressure to ratchet it up.

    So far Pineda does fit into that “make up” mold the Yankees like to see. Even if he came into camp a little heavy, he’s young and still figuring out his off season routine. Plus he’s a big guy, maybe it’s harder to judge his ideal weight. And it seems like a non issue now.

  58. Crawdaddy March 10th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    The Knicks game is at Noon.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Well my boredom factor with this game has set in. I of course don’t get very excited, seeing that this same team of idiots lost to Pittsburgh just yesterday. I have no fear about the Rays being able to handle them. Of course it would have been nice to see them get demolished just for auld lang syne!

    :)

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Maybe the pregame starts at 11:30. Thanks for the info Craw.

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 10th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Ace pitching now.

  62. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    “maybe randy is smarter than we think….when he doesn’t speak, he doesn’t expose himself…”

    i don’t talk to low lifes in real life.

    why should i on the blog?

    m-

    seriously who cares what you think ?

  63. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That’s the thing; in 2009, we had almost perfect splits both as a team and individually. If Teix and Alex can get back to a relative facsimile (Alex with an improved OPS vs. righties–closer to 2010) that would go a long way toward helping the cause vs. RHP. Ditto, Swish.

  64. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Chad, any comments from Girardi or Rothschild on Brett Marshall’s pitching today?

  65. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    “I don’t think people are concerned about Pineda’s velo this early; it would only be an issue if it doesn’t bump up as the spring progresses.”

    plus , he’s not far off the 94.7 he was at last year.

    it’s not likely velocity will be a problem for pineda.

    his challenge is in developing the change up.

    the slider will come as the fastball comes up to speed.

  66. Crawdaddy March 10th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “seriously who cares what you think ?”

    The same could be said about your thoughts, but we’re cursed anyway with them.

  67. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t think the velo will be an issue either, but we’ll have a better sense of it when he pitches more innings. Do you think there was a reason he kept checking it during the game though?

    Thankfully we’ll get to watch Pineda pitch in the Thursday game. Girardi saying Pineda threw some good changeups isn’t the same as actually seeing the pitches for ourselves. Also throwing them in ST vs. games that matter is a whole different thing.

    Nice catch by Jennings.

  68. Tom in N.J. March 10th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    This place is at it best when we have people debating things. People are now insulting each other and talking past one another. The people who liked Montero and thought he was indispensable will not be swayed into thinking otherwise. Just as the folks who likes the trade from the Yankees perspective will not be told otherwise.

  69. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    pineda should be able to generate a huge amount of velocity simply by using his height naturally.

    i would be saying i thought that velocity was a problem if i thought it was. it doesn’t even occur to me that it is.

    however with any pitcher in spring training, you look for incremental increases.

    pineda did that today so that’s that.

    i’ll be really glad when the season starts so we get some real results.

  70. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    “This place is at it best when we have people debating things. People are now insulting each other and talking past one another.”

    tom in nj-

    the best thing is for people who really don’t like each other to refrain from making comments to each other.

  71. Chad Jennings March 10th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Chad, I may have missed it, but what was your opinion on the quality of Pineda’s change-ups as well as Martin’s, Girardi’s and Rothschild’s opinions?

    Honestly didn’t see Larry after this game. I’m sure he was there, I just didn’t see him. Martin wasn’t catching, Cervelli was, and I only heard him give his usual “looked good” responses. Nothing specific. I have Girardi’s comment on the changeup in the notes.

    As for me, my first thought is how close together the velocities are right now. He’s throwing a slider around 82-84, his changeup is around 85-86 and his fastball is sitting at 89-91. The press box at Disney is really high so it’s hard to see the break on a ball and there were plenty of sliders that I thought were changeups. Pineda said today that, when his arm strength is normal, he’ll throw some changeups 89 mph or so. My guess is the Yankees would like to have him stay closer to 85 than 89 with the change.

  72. tucker March 10th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Don’t think pineda’s velocity would be a topic of discussion this early without Hughes’ disappearing velocity last spring. The early read on Hughes lAst Spring was that he was building arm strength. Of course, his velocity did not return until a DL stint. Add in the reports that Pineda is not in top physical condition, it brings another reminder of Hughes woes last year.

    That said, I see Pineda as a much more advanced pitcher with more gifted physical tools.

  73. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing more innings from the pitchers generally. The limited innings don’t tell you much. I would have liked to have seen Manny throw at least 3, and likewise see Hughes over a longer stretch tomorrow. It is about that time when as a fan you are ready for real games to start.

  74. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    “Don’t think pineda’s velocity would be a topic of discussion this early without Hughes’ disappearing velocity last spring.”

    i’m sure that’s part of it.

    wang had that problem too.

    the fear is some sort of hidden injury, but there’s no indication that pineda has had any physical problem.

  75. tucker March 10th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Chad makes a good point. Without more separation in speed from his change and fastball,’it makes it a less deceptive pitch.

  76. randy l. March 10th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    “It is about that time when as a fan you are ready for real games to start.”

    i expect the yankees to roll this year, so i’m not even thinking about the overall team that much.

    pineda’s story is interesting as hell because he’s trying to move up to another level.

    there is a huge focus on it. it really is the big story for the yankees this spring.

    i want to see where he’s at when things are for real. as you said, you can’t really tell in practice games.

    it’ going to be good theatre. when pineda pitches, it’s going to be can’t miss baseball.

    and also there is no connection between what montero and pineda do. they have separate careers . i like montero and will likely follow him his whole career. but that has nothing to do with pineda.

  77. Johannes March 10th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Nice post Chad, funny too. Things are looking good.

  78. mick March 10th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    i don’t talk to low lifes in real life.
    ======================
    funny i can see you talking to yourself

  79. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks, Chad. Betances is a good comp: throws his power change around 84-86 which works very well with his FB sitting around 94-96.

    As for the season itself, aside from the obvious (“Just win, baby), I am interested in the games within the games over the course of the season: watching Pineda’s progress, Hughes’, Nova’s, Joba’s rehab and what kinds of hitting adjustments different players incorporate over the course of the season (vs. RHP, especially). I will try to attend most of Pineda’s and Hughes’ starts at the Stadium, but that will be tough if they pitch back to back. Plus juggle that will minor league games: watching the kid pitchers.

    I have no interest in the Pineda vs. Montero narrative or any of that mainstream fan or media crap including the fan I-told-you-so’s. And I will root like hell for both.

    Colome pitching for Rays; he has a nice arm.

  80. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Chad, thanks for the response to my questions. Not sure why I asked for Martin’s response. I knew that Cervelli had caught the game. Right now, I have more interest in what the pitchers are doing than the hitters. That should change by the end of next week. Good notes from today.

  81. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Rosy, got any sound on the Arizona radio broadcast?

    Just came in. Montero just hit a 2 run double off IPK, fast ball.

  82. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    yankeeFem, it’ll be curious to see if NYYs push “Zorro” Almonte a little and open him in AAA this year. If he shows well, it would make losing Swisher easier to take. Mesa is the one that really needs to crank it up this year. Guys like Brewer and Adams have lost so much growing time with injuries that they’re really behind it.

  83. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Yep – I heard it :-)

  84. MaineYankee March 10th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    yankeefeminista

    I heard Crosby won’t be playing tommorrow.

    Did he have a setback or just need a few more days?

  85. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Maine, he just needs a few more days; a little more contact. He’s doing fine though. I am hoping he plays on Thursday, at the Garden. That’ll give him 3 days of practice. Fingers crossed.

  86. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Love me some DP :-)

  87. MaineYankee March 10th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Maine, he just needs a few more days; a little more contact. He’s doing fine though. I am hoping he plays on Thursday, at the Garden. That’ll give him 3 days of practice. Fingers crossed
    —————————————————————————————

    If they get him healthy they will be dangerous.

    I don’t mind that he won’t play tommorrow. :D :

  88. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    GB, they might, although I would guess he goes to AA. I think he still needs to work on his hitting approach/plate discipline. If he gets in a groove like he did first half of AA, then I’d say they move him up. Also he played winter ball, so right now he is probably ahead and his hitting is showing that. Mesa still has trouble sometimes hitting breaking balls. He can look great and then flat out lost trying to hit breaking balls. I hope they both have big years.

    Real Montero vs. Fake Montero tonight. lol.

  89. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    “If they get him healthy they will be dangerous.

    I don’t mind that he won’t play tommorrow.”
    ____
    Maine, they are dangerous without him. That Kunitz, Malkin, Neal line is deadly. And they have been playing/winning without Letang who is starting to work out again. Hopefully, he’ll be back at some point as well. Should be a good game tomorrow. I’ll have to juggle it with the two Yankee games.

  90. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    GB, I pray that Adams can be healthy.

  91. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Maine, they will be lethal with him.

  92. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Rosy, what pitcher are they/Rosenthal talking about?

  93. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    YF ~

    I was just wondering the same thing, as I was distracted with some other tasks for a moment…

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock March 10th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Ken Rosenthal obviously reading this blog.

  95. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Rosy, I left the room and didn’t hear the beginning, but something about fans coming out to watch a pitcher long toss before the games, drawing crowds? Is it one of your kids?

  96. yankeefeminista March 10th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    :arrow:

  97. CompassRosy March 10th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    YF ~

    I don’t think so. He mentioned that he had just come from Florida, so maybe it was a pitcher from the Grapefruit League. Or, maybe he got to Zona in time to see Darvish’s start…


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