“Good pitching stops good hitting and the Yankees need to have their pitching as their primary focus.”
pitchers are personally annoying sometimes.
you never want to depend on some of them too much.
some times a slap side the head is needed to set them straight.
here’s an example:
Boswell… was flourishing in the summer of ’69, having won 12 games under Martin, who was the Twins’ manager. Then came a fight on Aug. 6 at a Detroit bar after a Twins game against the Tigers.
Accounts differed. Martin said he had confronted Boswell at the bar after the Twins’ pitching coach, Art Fowler, reported to him that Boswell had refused to run his customary laps before the game that evening.
Boswell then got into a fight outside the bar with Bob Allison, a Twins outfielder, who, as Martin told it, was trying to calm him. Martin said that when he got outside, Boswell hit him as well, at which point Martin’s peacemaking efforts collapsed, as did Boswell.
Martin retaliated by landing “about five or six punches to the stomach, a couple to the head, and when he came off the wall, I hit him again,” he told The Associated Press, adding, “He was out before he hit the ground.”
There is no one way to win, in the long run you need to score significantly more runs than you allow. This can be done with mediocre pitching and great hitting, great pitching and mediocre hitting, good pitching and good hitting, etc.
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Cap’n Obvious ( Not to confused with Cap’n Crunch mind you… ) says that as these 4 go tonight, so the Yankees will go. ( into that good night! )
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Russell Martin C
Ichiro Suzuki CF
Casey McGehee 1B
(I don’t think these 5 are scaring any pitcher outta his boots, right? )
Chip August 10th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Interesting lineup – stretch of games like this you have to be creative in getting guys rest.
That’s right Chip. 20 consecutive games is a rough stretch.
Players need full days off and the Jays turf field does not help any.
Cano and Jeter are going to need a “day off” this weekend. That will get them rested for
the Rangers series.
the areas in which the yankees can flex their considerable financial muscle is in minor league instruction and scouting. they should be hiring away the best and brightest coaches, scouts, strength coaches, etc away from other teams. i’m sure they try, but it’s an area for improvement
“Ichiro not hitting 9th is probably an honor thing.”
I actuall think having him batting 8th would be more of a slight … at least batting 9th you can justify it as a double lead off role once the lineup turns over for the first time … batting 8th conjours up memories of Torre doing that to Arod in Game 4 of the ’06 ALDS in Detroit.
Ask Shame. I think it requires that anyone who joins has to each raise $50 M in guaranteed pledges to purchase the Yankees from the Seinbrenners, and then spend whatever thy want even if it means blowing away the 2014 LT.