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Blown opportunity

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees were ahead by two runs with a chance to increase their division lead. Then the seventh inning happened. A stunning four-run rally by the Twins left the Yankees with a deflating 5-4 loss tonight in Minnesota. They couldn’t take advantage of the Orioles loss and their division lead remained a game and a half. Phil Hughes was pitching well and had a 3-1 lead before he let the Twins load the bases in the seventh. With two outs, it was Boone Logan who let the flood gates open with a run-scoring wild pitch, a go-ahead double and an RBI single. He faced four left-handed batters and got just one of them out. Nick Swisher and Russell Martin each homered earlier in the game, and Andruw Jones went deep in the ninth, but the Yankees couldn’t come back after the Twins outburst.

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  1. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Meh, kind of the cost of doing business. Hughes was laboring. Innings crunch for the season. A slough of lefties coming up. Logan had had two days off. He is your #1 lefty. Sometimes you get the bear ….

    ———-

    Why is Logan the #1 lefty when Rapada has been significantly better vs LHBs not only this season, but his entire career?

  2. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    “Why is Logan the #1 lefty when Rapada has been significantly better vs LHBs not only this season, but his entire career?”

    Because he’s one of Joey’s boys.

  3. Bring in the Goose September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Nice contribution from Arod tonight.

  4. yankfan1 September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    this one is on the Binder and Logan. And the lineup did a pretty poor job too, kept swinging at changeups in the dirt, never seemed to learn that against Vasquez, who has an ERA over 6.00, terrible day.

  5. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    The disgruntled pornstar look is really not working for Phil.

  6. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I can’t wait to hear Girardi’s bs about why an average pitcher like Logan has to pitch every single day. To let Logan decide a game this late in the season is a terrible job by Girardi LaRussa.

  7. tucker September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Phil looks like he ate one too many double double burgers in that pic …

  8. yankfan1 September 25th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    big game for CC tomorrow. Yankees cant lose 2/3 against Minnesota

  9. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Logan is not abused. He has gotten into a lot of games, but that is because he faces limited amounts of batters.

    2012 77G 54 IP 235 batters faced
    2010 65G 61 IP 255 batters faced
    2007 72G 69 IP 267 batters faced

    He is not even in the top 50 of batters faced in the MLB this season. It is not like he gains effectiveness if not pitched much.

    As for LOOGY status:

    Rapada vs LHB: .190 .268 .260 .528
    Logan vs LHB: .224 .278 .362 .640

    Rapada vs RHB: .303 .425 .424 .849
    Logan vs RHB: .244 .373 .427 .799

    They are both terrible against righties, but Rapada is far superior against lefties.

  10. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    “LGY September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Meh, kind of the cost of doing business. Hughes was laboring. Innings crunch for the season. A slough of lefties coming up. Logan had had two days off. He is your #1 lefty. Sometimes you get the bear ….

    ———-

    Why is Logan the #1 lefty when Rapada has been significantly better vs LHBs not only this season, but his entire career?”

    That for sure, and the fact that Logan is gassed out.

    Well, let’s get them tomorrow. Nite all

  11. Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Boonie sucks. Since July 1, his ERA has been 5.26.

    Why is he even on the team?

  12. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    And the frustrating 2012 season continues. How many one-run defeats is that this year? Disappointing that not once have we been able to come back to steal a game in the last two innings.

  13. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    JF, you have to count the warm ups

    Nite all, this time for real

  14. Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Can’t wait to hear Binder Joe’s excuses for his boy Boonie. For some reason, Binder just loves Boonie. It’s ridiculous at this point how bad Boonie is.

  15. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    yes….Rapada should be their #1 LOOGY if they are going to matchup….Logan is better against righties and is pretty much just a mediocre middle reliever…..

  16. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Hughes had already thrown 25 pitches that inning, going on 100 for the game.

  17. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    JF, you have to count the warm ups

    Nite all, this time for real

    Girardi has said he counts that. RAB also tracks that. Logan pretty much comes in every time he warms up.

  18. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Boonie sucks. Since July 1, his ERA has been 5.26.

    Why is he even on the team?
    ———-

    Brilliant. Cut everybody that has a slump.

  19. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    well it’s up to CC tomorrow to take the series….a sweep should have been in reach but 2 of 3 is always acceptable on the road…..missed opportunity tonight but see up 2 in the LC with 8 to go and that’s not bad.

    The Bullpen is an issue though…..sure wish Banuelos was healthy to potentially give them another LH option out there…..also sure wish Mo hadn’t gotten hurt….

  20. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    It was in an article earlier that Girardi and the Yankees keep track of and count dry humps when evaluating who is and who is not available in the bullpen.

  21. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Why is Logan the #1 lefty when Rapada has been significantly better vs LHBs not only this season, but his entire career?

    ————
    Oh, I agree with you. Personally I would go Rapada and then Logan. It’s the hierarchy. Joe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Hughes loses it and gives up a HR or Logan comes in and implodes. All hindsight.

    I’m more torqued with the offense. Crappy pitchers, we swing for HRs. Stat padding. Granderson is now Rob Deer, 40 HRs and BA in the 220s. He’s missing pitches by six inches at times.

    All the offense the last two games – HRs.

  22. tucker September 25th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    So is Feliciano done for the year?

  23. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Wow, maybe the angle is especially bad, but the picture in this post makes Phil look like he needs to get back to the fat farm STAT.

    Ugh, I’m semi-disgusted about them losing this game. This can be rectified with a win tomorrow. I mentally penciled in 2 out of 3, so… you get the picture.

    Phil can win #17 next time out, then he’ll have basically equaled his 2010 record, only the vulture win will be missing.

    Everything seemed so great when I was eating Lousiana hot links for breakfast in San Bruno this morning…. how do I get back to those happy times??????

  24. Duh Innings II September 25th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    SEVEN homeruns in two games and only one win to show for it.

    A-Rod is a hasbeen and should be benched. He’s the primary reason why the Yanks lost tonight. A #3 hitter who can’t hit.

    Once again, can this team FINALLY come back in the ninth and win? Cool they’ve tied in the ninth on occasion or held the tie after regulation, but can this team score two runs in the ninth to tie it and at least be in position to win it in extra innings?

    Such a mentally weak team and it starts with A-Rod who looks like he’d rather be somewhere else. Yeah Alex? Ok make a list of outside the division teams you want to go to and the Yanks will try to accomodate. I say offer this overpaid, over the hill bum to the Dodgers who are not only stupid enough to take him but are interested in getting him.

    Hughes crumbled like only Hughes can and time Rapada becomes the primary lefty because Logan is a classic Jekyl & Hyde. The guy isn’t that great: 66 strikeouts but 71 baserunners in just over 53 innings prior to his complete meltdown tonight. He showed he can’t be trusted to be the primary lefty all the time if at all, time for Rapada to be given a look.

    I hope I’m wrong but I just don’t see this team advancing to the 2012 World Series much less past the ALDS with their wretched 1992 Yankees like offense slashline-wise. Homeruns schmomeruns. You don’t hit many homeruns in the postseason so you better start scoring runs without them.

    How are the Yanks scoring runs without the homerun against Baltimore, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, or Texas if they can’t even score ‘em without the homerun against the hapless Twins who now have it in their mind that they can take the series tomorrow.

    Hopefully CC can restore order. I’m re-signed to think the Os will win tomorrow as they’re too good to drop three straight to Toronto.

  25. tucker September 25th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    There is not much to like in San Bruno, certainly not the Tanforan Mall or the SFO flight path.

  26. sunny615 September 25th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Hope we never see Boone Scott-Proctor-Logan again.

  27. fantasygame101 September 25th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    2 outs in the bottom of the ninth with 1 run deficit and nix? also jones with nobody on. I mean you pinch hit first someone who can get on base then pinch hit someone who can hit hr. Jones hit a hr but it is not the ideal pinch hit order. This things really happens if you keep every team close, the opponent will get a key hit.

  28. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Hey, here’s a silver lining for the evening, for me at least: Justin Smoak hit his 17th homer this evening, making the over 16 homers prop a WINNER. For entertainment purposes only.

  29. David A. Russell September 25th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Girardi clearly wants to be fired.

  30. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Grandy has turned into Mark Reynolds in CF.

  31. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    tucker, you’re quite right about San Bruno. I was there getting some car work done. The breakfast was pretty good, at least. I gave Tanforan a wide berth.

  32. tucker September 25th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    The Mariners deserve some credit for those extra-inning games vs the Orioles. That had to wear down even a young, chipper team like the O’s.

  33. Nilsson September 25th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Runs are runs. However you score them. Only certain Yankee fans would complain when HRs are hit. Only group thinking Yankee fans.

    Bottom line is they lost because the bullpen didn’t do its job. Boone flat out sucked today. It’s still a 1.5 game lead with a week left to go. It ain’t so frustrating. Have some perspective.

  34. Cashmoney September 25th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    lol, LGY, i was thinking of the same thing…. ever since Hughes got rejected for the leading role in Chinatown, he has been sporting that look.

  35. tucker September 25th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Driving by Tanforan was part of my daily commute years ago from the peninsula into The City, which is SF’s moniker for the locals.

  36. lil m September 25th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Silver lining: Hughes’ pitching – getting better and better. Baltimore losing again – human after all. Yankees need to keep rolling, manager and bullpen-proof their games and win the division.

  37. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I take issue with Logan’s setup. Everything is down and away, mostly out of the strike zone. If a disciplined hitter lays off then Logan lays one in. Logan has enough FB that he should be able to challenge hitters up in the strike zone. You never see that happen.

    Again I’m on the offense. “We hit HRs”. Oops, lost the game when we weren’t looking. The Jones at bat summed it up. The Yankees are down two, but he hit a HR. I guess if they hit two more, they’d win the game.

    After that HR – Oh, I’m feeling much more gruntled, thank you.

    Railing against the performance is of no value – They are what they are.

    Rationally, the Yankees are 0 for exteen in late innings, they can’t hit good pitching, ie quality at bats in sequence.

  38. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I just did some research, and it turns out that this is the first time that San Bruno has ever been discussed on the internet.

    True story.

  39. Cashmoney September 25th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Was listening to Sterling tonight; if the Radio broadcaster’s job is to paint a picture for it’s audience, then i must say John is Jackson Pollock with a flair of Clyde’s malapropism… at one point after Martin’s hr, he utter something orgasmic in french… nonetheless his sonorous tone does lull one to a peaceful realm.

  40. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    In any event, the O’s lost, and the magic number is down to seven.

  41. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Only group thinking Yankee fans.
    ————
    Huh? Sorry, I don’t do group grope.

    Try to put together a cogent thought process. Writing is communication. You have to transmit to achieve reception.

  42. Cashmoney September 25th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Bo, they are what they are offensively… they have quite a few mistake hitters who can swat a baseball pretty hard if it’s in the middle.

  43. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I wish someone in the media would say to Girardi once it was obvious that Logan had nothing why not take him out? If Girardi wants to bring him in fine but it made no sense to leave him out there that long.

  44. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I take issue with Logan’s setup. Everything is down and away, mostly out of the strike zone. If a disciplined hitter lays off then Logan lays one in. Logan has enough FB that he should be able to challenge hitters up in the strike zone. You never see that happen.

    Again I’m on the offense. “We hit HRs”. Oops, lost the game when we weren’t looking. The Jones at bat summed it up. The Yankees are down two, but he hit a HR. I guess if they hit two more, they’d win the game.

    After that HR – Oh, I’m feeling much more gruntled, thank you.

    Railing against the performance is of no value – They are what they are.

    Rationally, the Yankees are 0 for exteen in late innings, they can’t hit good pitching, ie quality at bats in sequence.
    ===========

    Thanks for cluing us in. I guess last Saturday never happened.

  45. joecembrale September 25th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Can anyone tell me what Doom Logan’s inherited runner count is?

  46. joecembrale September 25th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I was at the game Sunday when Logan came in with a runner on first and one out and that runner scored as well.

  47. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I guess last Saturday never happened.

    They are now 0-56 when trailing after 8

  48. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    joecembrale September 25th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Can anyone tell me what Doom Logan’s inherited runner count is?
    ====================

    12 out of 59. I guess that it’s now 14 out of 61.

  49. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    they have quite a few mistake hitters who can swat a baseball pretty hard if it’s in the middle.
    —————
    Absolutely. Which is my point. Throw up enough mistakes and they’ll kill you. But the late innings pitchers don’t make mistakes and the Yankees shuffle off. That’s my beef, a FB swing for all pitches. No controlled swings, no spoiling swings – other than Jeter.

    Watching the Swisher at bat where they threw him up and in FBs – Two screamers into the upper deck, CU and he gone.

  50. Nilsson September 25th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I don’t mind the post-game critiques and analysis that goes down in this forum. Heck, some of them are quite interesting to read.

    But what I find tiresome and annoying is the same crutch some of you use after every loss. I have never encountered a season where hitting home runs was such a negative trait until this season. It’s groupthink mentality at its best.

  51. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for cluing us in. I guess last Saturday never happened.

    —————-
    Yep, that’s one for you.

  52. austinmac September 26th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I’m pretty excited I was here when San Bruno hit the Internet. Another night to remember.

  53. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Hitting home runs is not a negative. Hitting HRs while simultaneously having a low average and on base is the issue.

    The 2009 Yankees hit hella HRs, they also hit .280 as a team and dwarf the 2012 team in OBP. The Yankees do not have the killer on base to complement a slugging heavy offense. They do not have the high average hitting that can counter-act their swing and miss group.

    Ibanez, Jones, Martin, are guys who make lots of outs and occasionally hit a HR.

  54. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    12 out of 59. I guess that it’s now 14 out of 61.

    15 out of 62, he entered with the bases juiced.

  55. Cashmoney September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Bo, see it everyday, no way to correct that unless you change the core of this offense. too late for this season which is one of the reason, barring some incredible fortuitous luck, I don’t see Yanks winning the WS. in short, i don’t think this offense can hit good pitching.

  56. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Nilsson September 25th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I don’t mind the post-game critiques and analysis that goes down in this forum. Heck, some of them are quite interesting to read.

    But what I find tiresome and annoying is the same crutch some of you use after every loss. I have never encountered a season where hitting home runs was such a negative trait until this season. It’s groupthink mentality at its best.
    =================

    They’re wildly exaggerating the point. The thing that is tiresome about this team is the inconsistent offense, which seems overly dependent on the home run. In so far as it goes, they have a point.

  57. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    @YankeeSource

    Justin Smoak has 17 homers along with a .281 OBP. It looks like the new future of baseball will be low AVG/OBP mashers.

    Scary!

  58. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    12 out of 59. I guess that it’s now 14 out of 61.

    15 out of 62, he entered with the bases juiced.
    =====

    My bad.

  59. joecembrale September 26th, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:03 am
    Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    15 out of 62, he entered with the bases juiced.
    =====

    My bad.

    Just thinking about the possibility of Prince Fielder and Josh Hamilton at bats. Yikes!

  60. Tar September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I don’t mind the Home runs at all. But I am getting sick of Swish and his excessive HR celebrations. It’s not only on his HR’s either. Its a pennant race unless you just walk-offed, congratulate, high five and sit down. It just bothers me to see a lot of celebrating mid game, only to lose it later.

    Ok venting accomplished. Have a good night everyone.

  61. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    It kind of puts things in perspective, doesn’t it austinmac?

    The details of this loss will fade, but the better memories are sure to linger.

  62. Nilsson September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Why is this Yankee team, the 2012 version, always competing against the 2009 version? Or the late 1990s teams?

    They just need to compete against the 2012 field of teams. Comparatively, the Yanks are doing fine offensively. Look it up.

  63. Cashmoney September 26th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    jerk, i did not realize 400 abs with 17 jacks qualified someone as a masher… I think Yankee Source is Cashman’s little nephew behind a computer.

  64. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Hitting home runs is not a negative. Hitting HRs while simultaneously having a low average and on base is the issue.

    The 2009 Yankees hit hella HRs, they also hit .280 as a team and dwarf the 2012 team in OBP. The Yankees do not have the killer on base to complement a slugging heavy offense. They do not have the high average hitting that can counter-act their swing and miss group.

    Ibanez, Jones, Martin, are guys who make lots of outs and occasionally hit a HR.
    ================

    The team OBP is fine. However, the team batting average leaves a lot to be desired. If this team walked a little less, and hit a little more (e.g., .280BA with .330 OBP). the offense wouldn’t run so hot and cold. It is what it is. This has been the case with this team for a couple of years now, ever since 2010.

  65. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Nilsson September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Why is this Yankee team, the 2012 version, always competing against the 2009 version? Or the late 1990s teams?

    They just need to compete against the 2012 field of teams. Comparatively, the Yanks are doing fine offensively. Look it up.
    ===========

    The offense has serious flaws. They seem to get shut down a lot, and waste a lot of fine pitching performances.

  66. Bo knows September 26th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    It’s groupthink mentality at its best.

    Since I’m missing my group, I’ll answer.

    I love HRs, I cheer and wave and everything.

    See, HRs are much harder to hit than singles, a lot more effort involved thereby, much less controlled swings, more things can go wrong. Jones HR was paper power.

    Exhibit A – Granderson with his record setting SOs. All those Yankee record setting power hitters and Granderson is setting SO records.

    To me, a strikeout was the ultimate humiliation, as in you lose, you can’t handle it, you lost the challenge. Different times.

  67. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    The team OBP is fine.

    No it ain’t. Third in the AL? They should be first.

    2012 – .261 avg .333 OBP 72 isoD
    2011 – .263 avg .343 OBP 80 isoD
    2010 – .267 avg 350 OBP 83 isoD
    2009 – .283 avg 367 OBP 84 isoD

    Their current OBP is the lowest since 92. Their current walk rate is good for a higher average team. They shouldn’t walk less, they should simply hit more.

  68. Nilsson September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    The offense has serious flaws. They seem to get shut down a lot, and waste a lot of fine pitching performances.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    I acknowledge they have flaws. But so do a lot of teams this season. Including those headed to the postseason. Generally it looks to be a down year offensively across the board. I don’t know why.

    The beauty of the playoffs is everything gets reset to 0. And we start all over, albeit in a much smaller set of games.

  69. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    The Yankees are still near the top in offensive categories, but their standard deviations are much fewer. In 2011 the difference between their runs per game (2nd best) and the 4th best was .5 runs. To get that far this year (2nd best) you have to go to 11th place.

  70. Bo knows September 26th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Bo, see it everyday, no way to correct that unless you change the core of this offense. too late for this season which is one of the reason, barring some incredible fortuitous luck, I don’t see Yanks winning the WS. in short, i don’t think this offense can hit good pitching.
    ———————–
    Yep, agreed. And if LAA and Detroit sneak in, Yankees would be the #4 seed offensively.

  71. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    The team OBP is fine.

    No it ain’t. Third in the AL? They should be first.

    2012 – .261 avg .333 OBP 72 isoD
    2011 – .263 avg .343 OBP 80 isoD
    2010 – .267 avg 350 OBP 83 isoD
    2009 – .283 avg 367 OBP 84 isoD

    Their current OBP is the lowest since 92. Their current walk rate is good for a higher average team. They shouldn’t walk less, they should simply hit more.
    ==================

    They don’t hand out WS trophies for winning the team OBP. And you missed my point. It’s late, and I’m too tired and cranky to get into it. Perhaps another day. G’night.

  72. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Now Smoak’s just rubbing it in.

  73. Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Nilsson September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Ghostwriter September 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    The offense has serious flaws. They seem to get shut down a lot, and waste a lot of fine pitching performances.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    I acknowledge they have flaws. But so do a lot of teams this season. Including those headed to the postseason. Generally it looks to be a down year offensively across the board. I don’t know why.

    The beauty of the playoffs is everything gets reset to 0. And we start all over, albeit in a much smaller set of games.
    ======

    They’ll have to face much tougher pitching than in the regular season. Still, if they get hot, they can the table on anybody. It’s all about winning series at this point, and the Yanks do seem to be on a bit of a run.

  74. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:15 am
    The team OBP is fine.

    No it ain’t. Third in the AL? They should be first.

    2012 – .261 avg .333 OBP 72 isoD
    2011 – .263 avg .343 OBP 80 isoD
    2010 – .267 avg 350 OBP 83 isoD
    2009 – .283 avg 367 OBP 84 isoD

    Their current OBP is the lowest since 92. Their current walk rate is good for a higher average team. They shouldn’t walk less, they should simply hit more.

    You have to account for offense declining overall the past few years, it’s not just purely the Yankee offense declining.

  75. Jerkface September 26th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    You have to account for offense declining overall the past few years, it’s not just purely the Yankee offense declining.

    The Yankees OBP was 30 points better than league average in 2009. 20 points better in 2010 and 2011. Its only 10 points better in 2012.

    The ‘average’ has declined 10 points from 2009, but the Yankees performance gap closed twice as much.

  76. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    That’s a really bad pic of Phil, nevermind the mustache, he looks 40 lbs overweight there.

    As for bringing in Logan, it wasn’t the right move, but you have to wonder if he had left Phil in and he had given up runs, many here would be saying “damn Girardi, doesn’t know when to pull the starter!”

  77. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    While not just OBP, the Yankees (in the AL) are #2 WAR, #2 wRC+, and #1 wOBA. Not bad.

    Of course in 2009 they were #1 in all 3, dominating wRC+ and wOBA…

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