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Postgame notes: “We just weren’t able to take advantage of it”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Oct 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Where I was standing, I could hear the exact wording of the question, but it was the first thing anyone asked Andy Pettitte the basic premise was this: Was there any satisfaction in at least pitching well enough to win?

“No, because I didn’t,” Pettitte said, offering the most predictable answer of the night. “… It’s a playoff game. The bottom line is that you know that if you give up too many runs, that number doesn’t have to get up too high before it adds up to a loss. Like I said, we had a lot of guys in scoring position, a lot of opportunity. We just weren’t able to take advantage of it.”

Leading the series one game to none with a one-run lead against the Orioles and Pettitte on the mound, that was the opportunity. There were a lot of other opportunities sprinkled in — bases loaded in the fourth, tying run at third in the seventh, two on with no outs in the first — but the Yankees got just two runs, and that wasn’t enough. Two runs meant Pettitte’s three runs were too many, which meant the series is shifting to New York tied.

“No one this time of year is going to lay down for you,” Alex Rodriguez said.

Thing is, tonight was the broken record that was supposed to stop playing months ago. Ten runners left on base, five of them in scoring position, three of those with fewer than two outs.

“I believe these guys are going to come through,” Joe Girardi said, for the hundredth time this year. “I believe they’re going to put good at-bats, they’re going to keep putting runners on, and they’re going to break through. I believe in them.”

The Yankees came through in a big way late last night, not so much tonight.

“Wasted opportunity?” Russell Martin said. “I don’t know. You have to win the series, that’s really what it comes down to. We split on the road, and we come back home, and we believe we can win two out of three over there. It’s part of the game. You’re trying to make something happen, and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you hit the ball hard and it gets caught. Sometimes you drop one at the right time. So it’s not something to go crazy about. I feel like we’re a good team, and we’re going to bounce back, and we’re going to give them a hard time at home.”

• Legitimately tough break for the Yankees in the first inning when Rodriguez actually hit a ball pretty hard, only to have Robert Andino make a great diving stop, turning an RBI single into a deflating double play. “I can’t believe he made that play,” Rodriguez said. “It was really an incredible play. I thought that ball was by him. I saw it into center field, it’s first-and-third, 1-0, and here we go. … That’s a big momentum change for them. That ball goes through, we might score two or three in the first and the momentum changes for us. The one thing about the playoffs, you might have the biggest play of the game in the first inning. I think tonight we saw that.”

• Bad luck on that play, but Rodriguez also went 1-for-5 with two more strikeouts tonight. Hard to make too much of two games, but this feels more like a continuation of the last three weeks of the season. Girardi once again said he plans to keep Rodriguez batting third. “Right now, I don’t plan on making any chances to our lineup,” Girardi said.

• Maybe he’s just being his usual self, but Pettitte was especially hard on himself tonight. “I felt really good early, and pretty suspect after that,” he said. “I don’t really feel like I lost command of the strike zone, really. When you’re out there, and there’s certain pitches you want to make. For the most part my stuff wasn’t as sharp as I would like, but I feel for the most part I was able to get it to the area where I was trying to.”

• Martin didn’t really see it that way. “It was just one pitch (to Chris Davis), really,” Martin said. “I felt like he was pretty good all game. … If there’s one pitch he didn’t command probably as well as he wanted to it was his cutter. That’s a really big pitch for him. At times it seemed like he had a really good feel for it, and at others it looked like he wasn’t making great pitches with it. He’s definitely tough on himself, but on our side, we’ve got to score more runs and we’ve got to produce when we have the opportunities.”

• The biggest blow was the Davis two-run single in the third. “Trying to go low and away, just left it up over the middle of the plate,” Pettitte said.

• Why didn’t Nick Swisher try to throw home on that play? “Davis hit it so hard, just a big one hop,” Swisher said. “Really, just trying to keep them there are first and second rather than try and make a throw home and maybe get a little antsy and overthrowing the cut and next thing you know it’s first and third or second and third. I just thought it was a smart play at the time.”

• Speaking of defensive plays on the right side, should Robinson Cano have knocked down Mark Reynolds’ RBI single? Girardi said he didn’t think so because of where Cano was playing, and Cano said he didn’t think a dive would have kept the ball in the infield. “We all know he’s a guy that pulls the ball, so the last thing in your mind is that he’s going to hit the ball the other way,” Cano said.

• The Yankees highlight was surely Ichiro Suzuki giving them a 1-0 lead with his tag-dodging play at the plate in the first inning. “I’ve never done it before,” Ichiro said. “Obviously you look at the size of me, and look at the size of the catchers, I’d probably have to have some kind of weapon to make something happen when I went into the plate. I knew that if I just went into home, it would be an out. So I thought that if I could make something happen, maybe I would be safe is what I was thinking. Obviously I was trying to use my head and see if maybe I could use my head to make something happen.”

• Ichiro said his teammates were calling him “ninja” and “Matrix” in the dugout. “In baseball, there’s times when it’s not that you’re not hustling, but slowing down and speeding up sometimes can make a difference,” he said. “It’s not that you’re not hustling, but it’s not just all going fast.”

• Cano on the decision to intentionally walk him in the seventh: “Wieters said, ‘We’re going to walk you.’ I started to laugh. I thought he was joking.”

• Why walk Cano with a lefty on the mound? Swisher is 1-for-18 against Brian Matusz. “The numbers speak for themselves,” Swisher said. “I don’t really hit him as well as I would like to, but man, go there in that 3-2 count. Angel’s zone was kind of a little bit big at times. Got that fastball down, just trying to line it right back up the box, just kind of got underneath it.”

• Girardi on not using Brett Gardner to run for Teixeira in the eighth: “I knew we weren’t going to be able to run on Matusz in that situation. If I’m going to use Gardy, it’s going to be a situation where I think we can run.”

• Phil Hughes was throwing in the bullpen late in the game. He was just throwing his between-starts bullpen, not warming up to pitch.

• Give the final word to Girardi: “We get to go home, and we’ve played very well at home and we’re going to have to continue to do that if we’re going to move on. It seems like Baltimore and us have kind of went back and forth all year, and that’s what we did here. … Whoever plays the best (is going to win). I mean, that’s the bottom line. Whoever pitches the best and scores in their opportunities is really what’s going to make the difference.”

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62 Responses to “Postgame notes: “We just weren’t able to take advantage of it””

  1. Boss Tony N October 9th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Guys like Ichiro, Ibanez, Pettitte, they want it. I know he had a good Game 1, but I think it’s clear Swisher doesnt really care. He’s just content to be a productive MLer who’s on his way to a nice-sized contract.

    He’s not interested in changing his approach at the plate with RISP, he’s not interested in shortening up his swing with 2 strikes. He’s just up there playing hero ball swinging for the fences every time.

    Im tired of his disgusting smile, his rhetoric, his looking up to his grandparents in heaven. Rather than look up to honor them, how about honoring them with your actions on the field. Sacrifice your own personal gain for the good of the team.

    Take note of old men like Ichiro dancing around trying to score a run, Ibanez running over catchers to try and score, and Pettitte – a hero among men – pitch his heart out at 40 years.

    Alex – I love the man – needs to be moved down in the order. His presence in the 3 spot hurts the team. You want your best hitters hitting at the top of the lineup and getting the most plate appearances.

    Teixeira’s injury has cost us 3 times this series because he’s an ogre on the bases. He cant run for crap, he couldnt score on that Granderson base hit, when anyone including Matt Wieters wouldve scored on it. He wasnt even to 3rd base when Jones picked up the ball. Effing slow pile of crap.

    And why wasnt Girardi pinch running Gardner for Teixeira in the 8th inning with 0 out??? Mr Overmanager himself decided to not make the obvious move. Stick Gardner in there, tell him to steal, and you put yourself in prime position to tie the game. Unfortunately, with Teixiera, it would have taken 3 base hits to score him from 1st. He couldnt run for crap prior to his injury, he runs slower than Bengie Molina now.

  2. Frozen Rope II October 9th, 2012 at 5:35 am

    This team has been playing like this all year, why would this game be any different. No improvements were made from last year wrt the line up. They ve had one big inning the last two games, the big inning is the exception rather than the rule.

    In the last decade, unless they play the twins on the alds, they will lay down

  3. RhapsodyInBlue October 9th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    The same people who did not hit against Detroit last post season are not deliveriing this post season.

  4. jacksquat October 9th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Girardi on not using Brett Gardner to run for Teixeira in the eighth: “I knew we weren’t going to be able to run on Matusz in that situation. If I’m going to use Gardy, it’s going to be a situation where I think we can run.”

    Passed ball, first to third, first to home on a double, all sorts of situation where upgrading from slow to fast would help. Girardi would have looked pretty stupid if the tying run did not score because he left Teixeira out there, or he got hurt again trying to run too hard.

  5. Mike Ri October 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Disapointing loss …. on the brightside we did what we had to do.. . get the split ! …. Lets take it to the bronx !

  6. Tidrow October 9th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    In 96 Torre bbenched Boggs and Tino and replaced them with Hayes and Fielder.Girardi has 2 realize he has options. Would starting Gardner for Granderson….. Chavez for ARod….Ibanez for Swisher hurt the team that much? I don’t mean for rest of series. Just for a game.Replacements are capable players who might give em a spark. Don’t see Giradi doing it though.

  7. jacksquat October 9th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    You know the reason he won’t put Cano 3rd is because he is ultra anal about splitting lhh, so if Ichiro is 2nd, Cano can only be 4th. That means someone else has to hit 3rd, and he thinks Arod is the best choice.

    Game 3 lineup should be:

    Jeter
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Teixeira
    Swisher
    Chavez
    Arod
    Granderson
    Martin

  8. Mike Ri October 9th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I don’t want to sit Arod . .he hit the ball hard a few times last night….. IF that line drive gets by Andino . . Arod isn’t discussed much…………. I just don’t want him hititng 3 …

    Swisher on the other hand needs to sit . Play Ibanez

  9. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Move arod down in the order. Why put him in high pressure situations when he doesn’t produce.

  10. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I’d put Gardy back in a game and see how he responds.

  11. cigator October 9th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Why Arod remains in the lineup at all is a mystery to me. His bat is slow, he is the definition of anti-clutch. It’s time for him to retire and lighten the payroll so Yanks can improve.

  12. raymagnetic October 9th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Move A-Rod down and I guarantee he’ll be up at the plate when the Yankees have 2nd and 3rd and need a hit.

  13. jacksquat October 9th, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Arod is not going to be benched. He should be moved down though.

  14. jacksquat October 9th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    raymagnetic October 9th, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Move A-Rod down and I guarantee he’ll be up at the plate when the Yankees have 2nd and 3rd and need a hit.

    He could be, but it lessens the chance and you put the better hitters together. Last night wouldn’t you have rather had Cano up in the 9th?

  15. blake October 9th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Basically it’s a new series now … 3 game set at home …. Gotta win 2 of 3

  16. tomingeorgia October 9th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Morning,

    Back last winter, blake, you and I agreed on the desirability of signing Beltran. We were right.

  17. jacksquat October 9th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Yeah, several people wanted Beltran…

  18. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    It just goes to show that the Yanks are still suffering from the same crappy production problems of hitting with RISP that they’ve been doing all year and it wasn’t going away just because it’s the postseason. If they can’t break this tendency (and fast) it’ll be another one and done. I honestly have no idea why they continue to struggle once there are RISP, but if they don’t find a way and fast, they’re screwed.

  19. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Swisher did say he was going to have an Arod-ian postseason… unfortunately – he failed to mention that he’d be having an Arod-ian 2012 postseason instead of a 2009 postseason.

  20. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    At 30 million a year, Arod will play out the remainder of his contract even when he’s batting .243 and hitting 12 homers a year. Folks, this is going to be ugly.

  21. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Chen is a sub-par pitcher but looked like Cy Young last night. Of course it didn’t help that the NYY were swinging at fastballs out of the zone. Pathetic.

  22. cigator October 9th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Can anyone explain to me why it is imperative that Arod stay in the lineup? Is it because he gets paid so much? Because he used to hit 300 and 40 HRs? He is no longer feared. I understand you can’t always get the big hit, but in big at bats you need to at least put the ball in play to have a chance to make something happen. He just looks old at the plate and his ineffectiveness really seems to deflate the team. I would sit him.

  23. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Angel’s wide strike zone didn’t help matters either (not that that’s an excuse). Why that idiot keeps getting jobs in the post season (or regular season) is beyond me.

  24. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Andy is a warrior leading a bunch of papoosi. Talk about an out to lunch bunch of hitters. Flail away at out of the zone trash pitches. Aroid should request to be the number 8 hitter. Torre was right!

  25. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I get it – arod is a problem. No doubt. But swisher ain’t the cure and neither is Granderson’s 974 strike outs. There are holes in this lineup the size of Kansas. You can bench them all. Just put them somewhere where they’ll do the least harm. 6-7-8.

  26. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    you *CAN’T* bench them all…

  27. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    “Can anyone explain to me why it is imperative that Arod stay in the lineup?”

    ==========================================================

    Yankee ownership pride and stupidity extending this guy for 100 years at 30 million a year.

  28. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    tomingeorgia says:
    October 9, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Morning,

    Back last winter, blake, you and I agreed on the desirability of signing Beltran. We were right.

    He can hit…..

  29. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    It would make sense that the Orioles would want to correct 1996 and win this series as they were Maierized. The new curse of the Yankees begins if they lose this series.

  30. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Cashman will have to find cheap replacements for Grandy and Swishy. Those two are gone. Keep Ichiro fo sho.

  31. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Some positives from last night:

    Andy was Andy…. He pretty much gave them what was expected and gave them a great chance to win had they hit.

    Robertson looked great in the 9th…. Dominant…..mostly because he used his curveball.

    Tex has swung the bat really well so far….the calf is costing them but he’s swinging tr bat at least

    Most of all the Yanks got the split….they could have won both…but they got the road split and now the rest of the series is at home and the rotation lines up Kuroda, Hughes, Sabathia. Just have to win a home series like they’ve done all year…..

  32. raymagnetic October 9th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    “He could be, but it lessens the chance and you put the better hitters together. Last night wouldn’t you have rather had Cano up in the 9th?”

    Only so much shuffling of the lineup you can do. Torre used to say all the time that these situations just seem to find Alex.

    Didn’t Cano meekly ground out with runners on 2nd and 3rd earlier in the game?

    I just don’t believe in shuffling the lineup cause you lose one game. I also don’t get why Alex is one of the scapegoats for the lost last night.

    Alex scorched the ball his first two times up last night just didn’t get the results in the first.

  33. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Thing is, tonight was the broken record that was supposed to stop playing months ago. Ten runners left on base, five of them in scoring position, three of those with fewer than two outs.

    “I believe these guys are going to come through,” Joe Girardi said, for the hundredth time this year. “I believe they’re going to put good at-bats, they’re going to keep putting runners on, and they’re going to break through. I believe in them.”

    Girardi once again said he plans to keep Rodriguez batting third. “Right now, I don’t plan on making any chances to our lineup,” Girardi said.

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    That’s because you’re a f’in moron Girardi. Un-f’in-believable. What a turd.

  34. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    The familiar narrative with the Yanks is about their pitching….but the last couple of years and I’ve been saying all this year that they go as their offense goes

    I think they will pitch enough to win most of the games here in the playoffs….how far they advance will depend on if their offense shows up……they didn last night and they lost…. They didn’t against Detroit last year and they lost….

    Hopefully they’ll get it going in game 3 because who wins Game 3 probably wins the series

  35. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....guez-order

  36. austinmac October 9th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    It is not playoff issues at the plate. Last night was just another in the long line of games they lose for failure to get big hits. Girardi should adjust the lineup, but the hitting issues will still be there.

    Many of us called for Beltran, Cespedes, Headley or some addition to the aging, inconsistent team. Nope. Too expensive. We will hear all winter how this is the team and the playoffs are a crap shoot.

  37. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Blake-

    Good morning.

    You nailed it. Just win the upcoming series at home.

    The O’s were in a must win situation last night and just barely made it.

    We were playing with house money.

    The advantage is ours. We just have to make use of it.

    My money is on CC and co.

    ;)

  38. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Last night was one night where I wish Arod lived up to his new mantra – pass the baton.

  39. RadioKev October 9th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    On the bright side, we’ve seen O’Day, Matusz, and Johnson a couple of times. Hopefully the Yankees are filing away those pitch sequences and getting a good look at them.

    Our only reliever to get into a game is D-Rob.

  40. austinmac October 9th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Cashman is quoted in the ESPN article as saying AROD is still capable of a lot. No, he really isn’t and hasn’t been for a couple years. He can hit a pitch thigh high, but if it is above that, he’s helpless. If we know that, I’m guessing Buck and the pitching staff does too.

  41. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    The Yankee O could use a few more Ichiros and a few less Grandy’s.

    More high-contact, small-ball, gap-type, situational types.

    We have more than enough power.

    Get it done in the OS Mr. Cashman.

    The need is obvious.

    ;)

  42. Bring in the Goose October 9th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Beltran would have 4 RbI in this series already.

  43. sunny615 October 9th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    the holes are granderson second lowest obp of any 40 hr hitter next to dunn… swisher who can’t seem to hit crap once the post season starts… and the apparently 80 year old arod. use your brain for once girardi and move them down…

  44. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    MTu,

    I feel like the Yanks gave them that one last night…. They left a million people of base….just couldn’t get the big hit….I have confidence in Kuroda…. They just have to hit…..still feel like the Yanks are in good shape. Win tomorrow and they are in the drivers seat

  45. rickc October 9th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    “No one this time of year is going to lay down for you,” Alex Rodriguez said.

    I thought that was quite amusing because Arod lays down does he not? So there is at least one person who does lay down this time of year.

  46. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Why lay all the blame at A-rod’s feet ?

    I thought I saw Swisher and Granderson not doing a whole heck of a lot last night.

    Those 2 need to pick it up as well.

    ;)

  47. JudeNWM October 9th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    BS excuse by Girardi about not pinch-running Gardner in the 8th. “I knew we weren’t going to be able to run on Matusz in that situation. If I’m going to use Gardy, it’s going to be a situation where I think we can run.” <– WHAT?! Are you kidding? How about putting a guy on first who the O's have to respect and hold him on? Doesn't that open up the right side? How about putting a guy on first that can score from first on a gapper? Or get to third on a deep single? For someone who tends to overmanage in dumb situations, the obvious situations elude him far too often.

  48. rickc October 9th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Seriously, outside of the core 4 who are currently down to 2, there is still not one person I have faith in on the Yankees roster to come thru in the playoffs consistently. The 9th inning of game 1 was an abberation but the other 8 innings were par for the course. All of game 2 was par.

  49. rickc October 9th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Not laying all the blame at Arods feet but when you make a comment like the one I quoted, all you have to do is look at the source and wonder how he can say such a thing.

  50. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    A-rod should change his name to lightning-Rod.

    He is underperforming but so are several others.

    When this O fails it’s usually a team thing.

    One person is not solely responsible.

    That’s all I’m saying.

    What he says is kinda irrelevant.

    What he does it what’s important.

    Let’s focus on that.

  51. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    If we can’t mange to take 2 of 3 at NYS with 2 of our best guys going then we deserve what we get.

    The advantage should be ours.

  52. MTU October 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    sp: manage

  53. Jerkface October 9th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    If we can’t mange to take 2 of 3 at NYS with 2 of our best guys going then we deserve what we get.

    The advantage should be ours.

    This is true, but if starting pitchers were guarantees the playoffs would look a lot different. Losing a game 2-3 that seemed pretty winnable is tough. I had to follow the box score on my phone wandering around Kyoto, and I don’t think I’m going to watch the replay on mlb.tv, so I don’t know exactly what happened but it looked like some risp futility & general unclutchness.

    Sucks they wasted a good pitched outing by Andy+D-rob.

  54. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Granderson is totally lost against lefties again…. One of the Yanks biggest weaknesses is their lack of RH options on the bench. We give Jones a hard time but his downfall really hurt the team….Grandy looks like a on Xbox hitter with somebody mashing the swing button at the wrong time vs LHP….he misses breaking pitches by 2 feet

  55. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    “and I don’t think I’m going to watch the replay on mlb.tv, so I don’t know exactly what happened but it looked like some risp futility & general unclutchness”

    I would recommend not watching it…..Andy pitched good…. Typical Andy maneuvered in and out of trouble and gave them a great chance to win…..they left a zillion people on base and lost…pretty much a textbook 2012 Yankees loss

  56. blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I think one of the more frustrating things about this team this year is that they rarely get blown out…..so many of their losses feel like games they could have or should have won so instead of just chalking games up to bad days you walk away feeling cheated……I guess it’s good that they are in games so often…..but it makes it tougher sometimes when you come up short.

  57. Tackelberry October 9th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Big loss. Really felt we needed to go home up 2-0 with Gonzalez going tommorrow night. He has been their most effective starter agains the Yanks this season, inclusing beating them twice at YS this year. I was a little surprised that Showalter didn’t start Gonzalez in game 1 instead of Hammel. Kuroda needs to bring his A game tommorrow night cause I don’t see the yanks scoring alot of runs off Gonzalez. Big swing game. Hate to think of Hughes having to start with our season on the line.

  58. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 9th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    If the Orioles win this series, they will be blown out in the ALCS since they did their job of beating the NYY. It’s maddening to watch.

  59. Tackelberry October 9th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    blake October 9th, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Granderson is totally lost against lefties again…. One of the Yanks biggest weaknesses is their lack of RH options on the bench. We give Jones a hard time but his downfall really hurt the team….Grandy looks like a on Xbox hitter with somebody mashing the swing button at the wrong time vs LHP….he misses breaking pitches by 2 feet

    _________________________________________

    He actually came through with a big hit there in the 4th. Just unfortunate that Texiera was the runner in scoring position there. ANyone else would have scored on that hit.

  60. blake October 9th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    He actually came through with a big hit there in the 4th. Just unfortunate that Texiera was the runner in scoring position there. ANyone else would have scored on that hit.”

    Yea he can still hit mistakes….but if a pitcher makes his pitches on him from the left side you can seriously strike him out like every time

  61. Tidrow October 9th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Thing that really galls me about their hitting with risp is that they don’t even make productive outs….sacrafice fly here and there would really help out or ground out when opposing team givung them the run early in games…..so frustrating

  62. Andymelillo October 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    How has kevin long working with ARod extra BP panned out.AROId hasn’t had a homerun last 70 abats in post season.Aroid suks

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