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Postgame notes: “Our guys can hit”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have scored 32 runs in three days. No lineup can sustain that production long term, but there was a sense that this particular lineup wasn’t capable of it even in small doses. Not with so many guys on the disabled list, and so many replacement types up and down the order.

“I think we all had confidence within ourselves,” Youkilis said. “And that’s probably been the biggest talk, (that) no one’s had confidence in us. So we stick together as a team, keep trying to have good at-bats. For us, personally, it’s just going out there every day and trying to do that. It’s not going to happen every day, of course, but I think guys are trying to learn from their strengths and work on their weaknesses.”

Robinson Cano has three homers in two games, and his batting average has more than doubled in a span of 48 hours. Youkilis has a hit in every game this season. Vernon Wells is batting .360 (with power) and Travis Hafner is hitting .333 (with power). After a slow first week, Brett Gardner just had a four-hit day.

Obviously we’re talking small sample sizes right now, for at least three days, there’s been a real spark in this offense. One that didn’t seem possible only a few days ago. One that seems to have started with that 7-0 win against Justin Verlander.

“It gives you a big boost,” Gardner said. “It’s a game we had to win. Whatever our record was going in, and we had CC on the mound, and any time you’ve got CC on the mound it’s almost a must-win game. He’s our ace, and he pitched great, and against Verlander we were able to get some runs off of him early. Nix was able to give CC the lead, if I remember right, and from then on, we’ve swung the bats pretty well.”

Tonight’s five-homer blowout was an exclamation point to a three-game winning streak that has the Yankees back to .500 for the season.

“It’s hard to make quality pitches all the time,” Andy Pettitte said. “When you don’t make a quality pitch, even the guys in our lineup — I mean, they’re good big league hitters and they have been for a long time. Most of them have been around for a long time and played for a long time. They know what to do if you make bad pitches. It’s not like you’ve got guys out there that are just going to get beat by fastballs that are right down the middle. Our guys can hit. They take a lot of pride in what they’re doing.”

• This is the first time since 2003 that Pettitte has won his first two starts, and he’s won both in convincing fashion with eight strong innings against Boston and now seven strong against Cleveland. “Obviously seven innings, one run, I’ll take that,” Pettitte said. “I don’t like the three walks for sure, but I was able to get some big outs there with some runners in scoring position. And it’s tough sometimes to pitch with too big of a lead. Just start lose your focus a little bit and almost not quite thinking like you should out there. Just glad I was able to get us deep into the game.”

• Pettitte has now tied Jack Quinn for 35th place all time with 247 career wins. “Andy is a guy that keeps people involved,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s not a guy where there’s going to be a lot of long counts usually, he works fairly quickly and guys like to work behind that. Long counts can make the innings long for hitters and they don’t feel like they can get in a rhythm. I think that’s why they like playing behind him.”

• Cano has hit safely in 11 straight games at Progressive Field dating back to July 27, 2010. In those games he’s hit .444 with 13 runs, 10 doubles, five homers and 10 RBI. He’s a career .333 hitter here in Cleveland. “In Detroit, I didn’t hit a ball out of the infield,” Cano said. “I wasn’t making real good contact, so I was missing my pitches. Here, I’ve been able to just take advantage of the strikes.”

• Surprised Carlos Carrasco was ejected immediately after hitting Youkilis? “No, I’m not,” Girardi said. “That was right in the middle of his back after a home run.”

• Of course, it’s worth mentioning that Carrasco was returning from a suspension for hitting Brett Butler way back in 2011 (he had Tommy John and had to finish the suspension after coming back from the injury).

• By the way, Brett Myers pitched in relief of Carrasco, but he was listed as tomorrow’s starter. The Indians announced that they won’t announce a starter until tomorrow. It’s officially a TBA.

• Big day for Gardner, who was off to a horrible start at the top of the order. In fact, I wonder if the Yankees might have been tempted to drop him from the leadoff spot if Ichiro Suzuki had been hitting worth anything in the first week. Gardner went 4-for-5 today with three runs, two doubles, two RBI and a walk. “I felt like I swung the bat pretty well in Detroit, just didn’t have anything to show for it,” Gardner said. “… Just being ready to hit and swinging at good pitches. It’s pretty simple.”

• Gardner actually seemed to set the tone with his first at-bat of the game. He saw eight pitches, fouled off two 3-2 fastballs, and finally drove a double to the opposite field. “I haven’t been doing a good job getting on base, especially leading off the game,” Gardner said. “I was able to see some pitches off him, backed the ball up and hit it hard to left field. Definitely good to get on there for Robbie.”

• Brennan Boesch hit his first Yankees home run, Lyle Overbay hit his first Yankees home run, and Ichiro hit his first home run of the season. The only Yankees starter without a hit was Travis Hafner, the same guy who had four RBI and a home run yesterday.

• Before they went to the long ball, the Yankees used small ball to take an early lead. They had only one extra-base hit in that four-run second, but a series of two-out singles and walks made the difference. “Those are back-breakers for another team,” Girardi said. “A lot of times you think you’re out of the jam, then all of a sudden… You think about the first four we got, it all started with two outs. It’s just a single, then all of a sudden it’s four runs. Those hurt.”

• We’ll give the final word to Girardi: “When you lose two games in a row in the middle of the season, you don’t think much about it. When you lose two in a row early on, then you win one and then lose two more, you probably think a lot more about it. The last few days, we beat a very good pitcher in Verlander, then to come in here and score a bunch of runs the next two nights, they’ve got to feel pretty good.”

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79 Responses to “Postgame notes: “Our guys can hit””

  1. Nick in SF April 9th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    From now on, when I get REALLY mad about Cashman, I intend to tweet about it.

    Stay tuned.

  2. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I just hold my breath.

  3. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Twitter twitter, tweet.

  4. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I can’t really disagree with that.

  5. Tar April 10th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    “rom now on, when I get REALLY mad about Cashman, I intend to tweet about it.”

    Nick do not mock my Cashman anger fits!!! :mad:

    I just signed up the other night. I will follow you, but I don’t tweet. (Sounds like a hit song).

    Now I am really, really off to bed.

  6. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    ” I will follow you”

    You won’t regret it.

  7. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Well, probably not too much.

  8. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Jaso 3-run homer… and Cashman could’ve had him for Reegie Corona. :mad:

    (practice for Cashman anger tweets to come)

  9. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I’m thinking that maybe Nick and not Cashman is Yankeesource.

  10. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:39 am

    It would be really cool if this was the beginning of any kind of credible offense:

    Axisa
    SS Cito Culver: 2-6, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — he hit two homers in each of the last three seasons, so it’s safe to say this is a career night … probably should have ditched the whole switch-hitting thing a little earlier, huh?

  11. NYYanksFan April 10th, 2013 at 2:12 am

    A-Rod handled being blindsided by a manager better than Posada did.

  12. Bronx Jeers April 10th, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Wow, just now seeing some highlights from last night. That was an absolute laser show by Cano. The Cleveland outfield looked absolutely helpless on a couple of those shots. The kind of reminded me of that John Lennon lyric.

    “Nobody told me there’d be days like these” as balls are whizzing over their head.

  13. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Tar April 9th, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    “I suspect that it was a combination of the two. The Yanks dropped the ball, but Pettitte wanted to go home.”

    Yankees left the door open and Houston busted in. Waited to the last minute and than tried to act interested. maybe I should forgive Cashman. He probably had a manicure appointment or something which interfered with getting Andy an offer.

    Some of you guys really seem to choose only the option(s) that make something Cashman’s fault. There are other possibilities, which were mentioned here by others, such as Andy wanted to pitch in his home state (which may have been related to domestic issues), maybe he wanted to pitch with his buddy Roger Clemens, George said he got the feeling they didn’t really have a chance, there is also the injury…

    Same thing with Jeter, you say Cashman took it public, when it was really Jeter’s agent that fired the first shot.

    And I don’t even know what you’ve contrived about Bernie.

  14. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I am encouraged by the Yankees having a good offensive attack for 3 days in a row. I cannot remember that happening last year. I mean, it seemed to me that whenever they had a particularly strong offensive day, the next game was almost guaranteed to be a struggle. Not that they necessarily lost that next game, but a lot of feast/famine back to back. Not that I expect this onslaught to continue, but it is nice while it’s happening.

    I also love that the initial four runs did not involve HRs, and they could have won without the powerball that ensued. And I loved the HRs, too, of course.

    Then there’s Andy, who is simply in a class by himself. Younger pitchers would be wise to pay particular attention.

    It is also a hoot that the Yankees are right now leading MLB in HRs. An absolute hoot!!!!

  15. Tar April 10th, 2013 at 7:13 am

    “Some of you guys really seem to choose only the option(s) that make something “NOT” Cashman’s fault. ”

    Fixed that sentence for you.

    All of the going home stuff about Andy is true. But what also is true is that none of that would have ever came up if Cashman would have actively and aggressively pursued Andy. That is not my picking an option to suit my narrative, that is fact that came right from Andy’s mouth.

    “Sounding wistful at times, the 31-year-old left-hander said the Yankees’ failure to pursue him aggressively allowed him to turn his attention to Houston, which wound up signing him for $7.5 million less than New York offered.

    “When I left there after (World Series) Game 6, I never really envisioned myself in a different uniform,” Pettitte said. “I thought that they would try to make a serious push to sign me then.”

    But that was last night, Doreen has the right idea. Look at all the positives from the last 3 games and there were plenty of them.

    Have a good day everyone.

  16. Crawdaddy April 10th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Pettitte not signing with the Yankees after the 2003 season was definitely a George move and one that Cashman took a bullet for that offseason on WFAN and such. There was much discussion about it on sports radio and guys like Joel Sherman and Mike Francesa always thought it was George that held Cashman back in those negotiations as Pettitte wasn’t one of George’s favorite for some strange reason.

    Cashman can be blame for his other mistakes like Vazquez and such, but not everything is his fault.

    As to Jeter, Cashman played the bad cop to Yankee ownership good cop. His public comments came out of Cashman’s mouth, but were done so with ownerships approval. Let’s remember that Cashman still works for the Steinbrenner family.

  17. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    All of the going home stuff about Andy is true. But what also is true is that none of that would have ever came up if Cashman would have actively and aggressively pursued Andy. That is not my picking an option to suit my narrative, that is fact that came right from Andy’s mouth.

    “Sounding wistful at times, the 31-year-old left-hander said the Yankees’ failure to pursue him aggressively allowed him to turn his attention to Houston, which wound up signing him for $7.5 million less than New York offered.

    “When I left there after (World Series) Game 6, I never really envisioned myself in a different uniform,” Pettitte said. “I thought that they would try to make a serious push to sign me then.”

    Or, maybe Pettitte was making excuses for leaving the Yankees. Maybe he didn’t want to say “My wife wants me to play closer to home”, or whatever the real reason(s) may have been. Remember, he took less money from the Astros, so it’s hard to believe he was too insulted by the offer.

    And, you didn’t “fix” my sentence. I, unlike you and others, have not jumped to any conclusion about why Pettitte left, I have presented possibilities.

    I would love to enjoy the moment, but even as the Yankees were about to win their 3rd game in a row in convincing fashion and had a huge lead, even while 3 of the players in the middle order for which Cashman took a ton of criticism for acquiring have been doing very well, people still felt the need to criticize in the middle of the game…

    Some of you should be doing some serious apologizing after this year if they win 90+ and the division.

  18. tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Just got 12 guests, all Canadians as it happens, launched to the Masters practice round and par-three tournament today. Days start at 4:30 AM and last to 11:00PM or after. Weather has been ideal, about 80 with big fluffy clouds and light breeze. Maybe a little rain tonight, then nice again tomorrow. Blake, you’re going to have a ball!

  19. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 7:23 am
    Just got 12 guests, all Canadians as it happens, launched to the Masters practice round and par-three tournament today. Days start at 4:30 AM and last to 11:00PM or after. Weather has been ideal, about 80 with big fluffy clouds and light breeze. Maybe a little rain tonight, then nice again tomorrow. Blake, you’re going to have a ball!

    ————————————————————————–

    I’d like to apply for the job of serving wine and cheese on the porch in the afternoon. :lol:

  20. tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Maine, you’d be more than welcome to drop by, but you don’t have to serve anybody but yourself!

  21. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Maine-

    You’re pretty good at serving up whine and cheese. Tom should hire you “toute suite”.

    :)

  22. ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Who knew!?! Toronto looks EXACTLY like the Marlins of 2012. I know it’s early, but do they even remotely give the impression they will ever click and win anything? At least when the Yankees started slow, you still felt like those would be the worst days and in the event these guys didnt get better, Jeter, Granderson, Tex, etc were right behind them. What you see with Toronto is what they are……

  23. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Tom-

    Are any of those Canucks like Murray in Groundhog Day ?

  24. blake April 10th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Tom,

    I just hope I don’t get kicked for something :)

  25. blake April 10th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Kicked out

  26. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Maine, you’d be more than welcome to drop by, but you don’t have to serve anybody but yourself!

    —————————————————————–

    I would like to drop in. My wife really likes the looks of the place.

  27. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I’m changing the Dos Equis beer commercial to suit the Yankees.

    It’s “Stay [healthy] my friends”.

    :)

  28. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Blake-

    Don’t worry. I’ll post your bail.

    ;)

  29. blake April 10th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Boy Hamilton is struggling….came up in the first inning last night with based loaded and no outs and had just a total no competitive at bat….struck out in 3 straight CUs i think.

    He’s not seeing the ball or letting it travel at all and teams are just slipping him to death…..not sure what his deal is but it’s been going on long enough that you wonder

  30. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    MTU

    As an “old” guy that hikes as much as you do should know that age is just a number. :lol:

  31. blake April 10th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    MTU,
    I knew I count count on you.. I’ll try not to heckle too much ….I know that’s frowned upon there

  32. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Around the League. Pit, Cleveland and Angels could all be in trouble with lack of pitching and mediocre hitting. Angel will snap out of it hitting wise, not sure about other two.

    Yankee FA
    Swisher is hitting 250
    Martin 048!

  33. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Maine-

    Let’s hope so.

    ;)

  34. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Blake-

    Us Southern Boys need to stick together.

    :)

  35. Felix Unger April 10th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Arod …..

    http://mibahia.net/?tag=rebeca-yunen-finke

  36. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    MTU April 10th, 2013 at 7:54 am
    Maine-

    Let’s hope so.

    ————————————————————————

    They have been predicting the Yankees demise because of age for a number of years.

    Opinions. Everyone has one.

  37. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Peter Gammons ?@pgammo 16m
    Those watching UNC 3B Colin Moran to see if he’s the 1st college bat in the draft:.513 OB, .613 Slug, 31 BB, 8 K.

    I want

  38. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    This Team of “Space Cowboys” looks like they’re out to git ‘er done.

    They might even have “True Grit”.

    ;)

  39. Mike Ri April 10th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Time for Nova to step it up !!!..

    would also love to see Cervelli . Youk and Wells get me some fantasy points !!

  40. Felix Unger April 10th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    What a piece …..

    http://network.yardbarker.com/.....o/13356547

  41. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Maine-

    I’m one of the ones who was concerned about the overall age-related risk on the Team.

    But you have shown me the Light. Convinced me that age is just a #.

    :)

  42. Tar April 10th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    “Or, maybe Pettitte was making excuses for leaving the Yankees.”

    What? Have you even watched or listened to this man for the last 15 plus years? why would you post that Andy freaking Pettitte is making excuses about anything? Andy Pettitte, the excuse maker, unbelievable, SMH. Why some feel the need to defend Cashman and disparage Yankee greats is something I will never understand.

  43. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:01 am
    Peter Gammons ?@pgammo 16m
    Those watching UNC 3B Colin Moran to see if he’s the 1st college bat in the draft:.513 OB, .613 Slug, 31 BB, 8 K.

    I want

    ———————————————————————-

    Typical greedy Yankee fan. :lol:

  44. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    “Typical greedy Yankee fan. ”

    hey he’s a tarheel!

  45. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 2m
    Column http://bit.ly/ZlYynM If Wells keeps hitting, Grandy’s return could force playing time battle between Ichiro-Gardner #Yankees
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

  46. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Tar

    If Cashman was so disliked why do any players sign with the Yankees much less come back like Andy did?

    Many thought Wang must really dislike the Yankees because of how they handled his injuries but yet he resigned with them.

  47. tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    blake,
    They won’t let you bring in your Iphone in. Try to avoid getting the DTs from texting withdrawal syndrome.

  48. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    tom,

    I know….no cell phones allowed or you’re banned for life.

  49. tomingeorgia April 10th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    blake,
    What’s even more painful is that whoever owns the ticket you’re using is banned for life, too.

  50. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    It’s funny how perception and reality often are at odds in baseball.

    Last night there were a bunch of posts about how this year’s team is more of a situational hitting team and puts the ball in play more often than the 2012 team.

    I checked the K rate for 2012 and for 2013 (season to date) and they are exactly the same-21%

    The walk rate is about the same in both season as well.

    What is different in 2013 (small sample size, of course) is that 5 regulars (including Robbie Cano) are absolutely knocking the cover off the ball-I don’t think there was ever a time last season when that many regulars were all doing that together.

    Add to that the pre-season perception that this team wouldn’t score runs and you get the comments from last night…

  51. PacoDooley April 10th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 7:42 am
    Who knew!?! Toronto looks EXACTLY like the Marlins of 2012.
    —————————–

    I thought their shortstop looked familiar.

    They might recover, but people that had them as a no-doubt favorite to win the division seemed to forget the fact that Baustista is an unknown after missing so much time, Cabrera is in uncharted territory (who will he be after his suspension) and their key pitching acquisitions aren’t exactly guaranteed to succeed (especially Buehrle, though I think banking on a knuckle baller in Dickey is also risky).

  52. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    MG-

    In my case, I thought a # of them would hit (not all) but I was most concerned about their ability to stay on the field (still am).

    The one is forcing me to eat the most Crow so far is Wells. I was absolutely against his signing.

  53. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    MG -

    Last year, they did score a lot of runs, and even accounting for all the HRs, at some point people had to be on base, right?

    I think there was a feast/famine persona to last year’s team that didn’t help their image.

  54. MaineYankee April 10th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    MG

    Having Gardner back is a big plus.

    Missing his speed and defense was a big loss.

  55. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Tar April 10th, 2013 at 8:06 am
    “Or, maybe Pettitte was making excuses for leaving the Yankees.”

    What? Have you even watched or listened to this man for the last 15 plus years? why would you post that Andy freaking Pettitte is making excuses about anything? Andy Pettitte, the excuse maker, unbelievable, SMH. Why some feel the need to defend Cashman and disparage Yankee greats is something I will never understand.

    Yeah, I gave him the title “excuse maker”, lol. A little overdramatic. Just a little.

    You guys can treat these guys like perfect hero’s if you want, I’m a little more realistic.

  56. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Doreen-

    The other perception is that they were godawful w runners in scoring position.

  57. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:30 am
    MG-

    In my case, I thought a # of them would hit (not all) but I was most concerned about their ability to stay on the field (still am).

    The one is forcing me to eat the most Crow so far is Wells. I was absolutely against his signing.
    ——————————
    MTU, I always rely on my own judgement on players so had an open mind on Wells, Boesch, Hafner, and Youk.

    When I saw Wells hit in his first spring training game with the Yankees, read what he had done over the winter, and how it had translated to his games with the Angels, it told me there was a pretty good chance he would do pretty well with the Yankees (I believe I posted that on the blog during that game).

    I’ve always like Youk as a player and he’s another one who made some changes to get back to where he was 4 or 5 years ago.

    The guy that has surprised me a little is Hafner, I’ve never really paid much attention to him in the past but this guy can hit. Even if he’s healthy for 100 games as the DH it’s a big plus for the team.

  58. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Pat M, if you out there, with Weaver out, Angel at 90 is at jeopardy. I bet 500 on Yanks last night, glad the boys were able hammer away some fastballs.

  59. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:31 am
    MG -

    Last year, they did score a lot of runs, and even accounting for all the HRs, at some point people had to be on base, right?

    I think there was a feast/famine persona to last year’s team that didn’t help their image.
    ————————–
    Doreen, it’s feast/famine again this year, isn’t it? 1-4 averaging less than 4 runs a game and looking awful, the 3-0 scoring 30 runs in those 3 games.

    I like what I see on the field this year but don’t subscribe to the theory that when Granderson, Teix and Jeter get back it will change-I see those guys coming back and making the team stronger because Wells, Hafner, and Youk don’t have to play every day so they stay fresh and give the team much more strength on the bench when they aren’t starting.

  60. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    MTU -

    They WERE gawdawful with RISP last year! Well, at least with the bases loaded they were gawdawful. LOL

    Among some of us it was known as the BLC.

  61. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Doreen-

    BLC ?

  62. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    MG -

    Let’s see. If they do nothing today, against pitcher TBA, it’ll be interesting. It’ll be more interesting if they DO have a good day against Mr. TBA.

    I don’t know what will happen when Tex and Grandy get back. Maybe by then a new personality will be established and Grandy and Tex will be able to fall in line, or complement it. Or maybe not.

    I do know that it does make me nervous if the team is doing well, not merely treading water, that changing things will, well, change things. ;)

  63. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    MTU -

    Bases Loaded Curse

  64. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    We came to dread the usually exciting bases loaded (no outs!!) situation.

  65. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:42 am
    MTU -

    They WERE gawdawful with RISP last year! Well, at least with the bases loaded they were gawdawful. LOL

    Among some of us it was known as the BLC.
    ——————–
    the funny thing is that the Yankees led MLB is both HR and RBI with the bases loaded in 2012.

    Their on base percentage was middle of the pack, maybe that’s what frustrates many fans.

  66. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    “What’s even more painful is that whoever owns the ticket you’re using is banned for life, too.”

    wow I didn’t know that ….they don’t mess around

  67. Tackelberry April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Cashman: “What was that you wer all saying about this lineup not having any power again?”

  68. Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    MG -

    You are kidding!!!! Ha!

    Well, it sure didn’t SEEM that way! I’ll be darned!

  69. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Doreen-

    Gotcha. Thanks.

  70. Tackelberry April 10th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Blake:

    Forget Moran. He’s projected to be a top 10 pick

  71. ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Column http://bit.ly/ZlYynM If Wells keeps hitting, Grandy’s return could force playing time battle between Ichiro-Gardner #Yankees
    __

    My guess is all three OF’s will get subbed in and out vs. lefties.

    I would say yes that Ichiro and Gardner will probably take the brunt of it (Ichiro in particular). It’s a moot point because there is very little chance Wells and Hafner continue to hit over .350 all year.

  72. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    The Angels are overrated and always were….shaky rotation and bullpen….lineup is really 3 hitters and sometimes Trumbo when he’s hot…..and if Hamilton doesn’t get it together it’s only 2 hitters.

  73. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    “Forget Moran. He’s projected to be a top 10 pick”

    I know….I can still want him.

  74. ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    So Yankees leading the league in HRs AND runs scored?

    I hated all these throwaways in the lineup but sometimes you have to wonder if a team like this is more capable than the Tex’s and Alex’s of the world (people more concerned with money and stats than the team)….

  75. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    by the way, the Giants and Tigers, the teams in the 2012 World Series, finished 28th and 29th in batting average and OBP with the bases loaded last year:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/st.....8;sort=722

  76. blake April 10th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    “Cashman: “What was that you wer all saying about this lineup not having any power again?”

    so far so good Cash….but the Astros scored 16 runs yesterday so lets see where we are in a month or two

  77. MG April 10th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Doreen April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 am
    MG -

    You are kidding!!!! Ha!

    Well, it sure didn’t SEEM that way! I’ll be darned!
    ————————-
    I know, it’s surprising but check out that link in my last post, you can sort for all of the situational statistics by team for a bunch of seasons.

  78. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Tar April 10th, 2013 at 7:13 am

    “Some of you guys really seem to choose only the option(s) that make something “NOT” Cashman’s fault. ”

    Fixed that sentence for you.

    All of the going home stuff about Andy is true. But what also is true is that none of that would have ever came up if Cashman would have actively and aggressively pursued Andy. That is not my picking an option to suit my narrative, that is fact that came right from Andy’s mouth.

    —————–

    Tar – This one is on Andy, not Cash. For those of use that follow Page Six closely, that much was clear :twisted:

    “We were pretty upset when this professional sports player decided to leave New York. We thought it was for more money, but we were wrong.

    For years this guy professed to have a “special relationship with God.” But it turns out he had a special relationship with a woman who was not his wife. When the wife found out, she went ballistic. The player had two choices: stay in New York with his mistress, or return home and play with a new team.

    Wisely, he chose the latter, which was why you didn’t hear the thunder that usually accompanies such transactions. His New York employer knew the score, and had to acquiesce. Sometimes being a sport is more important than playing one. “

  79. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Ahhh.. now I’ll have to repost. :arrow:

    It’s like Chad knew I was about to quote the Post lol.

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