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Postgame notes: Uncertainty for Pettitte and Stewart

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte

All things considered, the initial concern about Andy Pettitte’s upper back seems fairly minimal. He said it “completely locked up” when he came off the mound at the end of the fourth inning, but the training staff was able to get it loose again. When Pettitte went back out for the fifth, the muscle became tight again. The Yankees noticed a dip in velocity and arm speed, which is the reason they took him out.

“We had no tests, no,” Pettitte said. “The doc right now is saying he just thinks it’s a muscle spasm. It’s not really that tight right now. I can tell you that just standing here, I feel like I could grab a ball and throw it. It would probably tighten back up again, like it did a little while ago, but nothing’s really hurting right now.”

Joe Girardi said he doesn’t think Pettitte’s injury is “too bad,” but obviously the Yankees are going to check on him tomorrow to have a better idea of what exactly is going on. No one is saying that Pettitte will miss his next start, but no one is guaranteeing that he’ll make it, either.

“Obviously, I’m realistic,” Pettitte said. “I know how these guys are. I asked them if I could stay out there and try to get through it out there. So I’m hoping its a spasm and it settles down. I know my back was tight. My back didn’t loosen up, you know what I’m saying? I can’t tell you I’ve had this before. I haven’t, so I don’t know how (it will respond), but I don’t feel like it’s tight right now. I feel like it’s loosened up and relaxed, so that’s a good sign.”

Pettitte’s previous back spasms, which forced him to miss a start in April, came in his lower back.

“I feel pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been doing all my work, been doing my bullpens. Maybe I need to back off my bullpens a little bit. I’ve been doing two bullpens in between. It’s been a battle, no doubt. It’s been a battle the past four starts. My command hasn’t been what I expected it to be, or what it’s been. I don’t know if something is causing that. I just go throw. If I’m not hurting too bad, I just go and throw the ball. It is frustrating when you go out there and I’m not able to command the strike zone quite like I usually do.”

Chris Stewart• Girardi sounded more concerned about the status of Chris Stewart, who’s having an MRI on his groin after feeling something as he rounded third base in the seventh inning. “When he went around the base and stopped, he said, he felt something,” Girardi said. “He said it didn’t pop. He said he was OK, but when we saw him run, he said it continued to hurt.”

• Will the Yankees have to put Stewart on the disabled list to avoid carrying only one catcher? “I don’t know,” Girardi said. “Let’s just see what the MRI says.” There is not another catcher on the 40-man, so the Yankees would have to make a move to create a roster spot. Veteran Bobby Wilson would seem to be the obvious choice, unless the Yankees are truly convinced that J.R. Murphy’s big Double-A numbers and defensive improvements make him big league ready. That would seem to be a long shot, in my mind, especially with another young guy being the only other catcher on the roster.

• As you might have guessed based on the fact he never got an at-bat, Travis Hafner was not available tonight. “We just felt that the more that we can get it healed, the more he’s going to be completely healthy when we bring him back,” Girardi said.

• Pettitte describing his back locking up after the fourth inning sounds like the kind of thing that would normally lead Girardi to make an immediate change, but Girardi said that’s actually not especially unusual. “There’s a lot of times when pitchers feel things in the course of the game and they get extra heat and they go out there and pitch,” Girardi said. “That’s a part of the game. Every time a guy feels something, you watch the way he throws the baseball, and a lot of times they just go through it and it’s no big deal. Tonight I saw the drop in velocity, and that was the concern.”

Robinson Cano, Jesus Montero• How was Hector Noesi able to allow just one run through 4.1 innings in an unexpected spot start? “He was just changing speeds,” Brett Gardner said. “He’s up to 95 mph, he’s got a good changeup, he mixes that slider in. He hasn’t been starting for them every 5 days so you knew he wasn’t going to stay in the game a whole long time, but they’ve got a good bullpen and we just weren’t able to get the job done.”

• Ichiro Suzuki’s seventh-inning single snapped an 0-for-22 streak, one at-bat shy of his career-high hitless streak set last year. “He got up to about .275, .280 and he’s kind of going through what some of our other guys are going through,” Girardi said. “They’re struggling a little bit. At times we’re having a hard time scoring runs right now, but he’ll come out of it. I’m not concerned about that.”

• Could no one else catch that ball that Pettitte caught in foul territory? “I don’t know, but I wasn’t paying attention,” Pettitte said. “I wasn’t letting it hit the ground.”

• The Yankees had the tying run in scoring position in each of their last three innings. They left a season-high 10 runners on base for the third time this year.

• Gardner singled and stole second and third in the ninth but was left stranded. Should have stolen home. “I wasn’t able to do that,” Gardner said. “Just tried to get over in scoring position for those guys and we came up a little bit short.”

• Shawn Kelly has struck out 12 of the last 17 batters he faced. He has 30 strikeouts in 17.1 innings this season.

• David Adams got his first RBI tonight. He was part of a bottom-of-the-order — six through nine — that combined to go 6-for-14 with two runs, one RBI, one walk and two strikeouts. The Yankees top five hitters went 2-for-21 with one RBI, two walks and eight strikeouts.

• Mariners manager Eric Wedge was ejected in the first inning. “He should’ve thrown me out,” Wedge said. “I would’ve thrown myself out if I said that to myself.”

• Give the final word to Gardner: “What can you say? Nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. We can’t take the day off tomorrow. We’ll keep fighting. We’ve done pretty good so far and the last couple of days haven’t gone like we wanted to. You’d like to win every series and we weren’t able to do that against the Mariners. Tomorrow is a new day and no matter what happens with those guys we’ve still got to play a ballgame.”

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61 Responses to “Postgame notes: Uncertainty for Pettitte and Stewart”

  1. sunny615 May 16th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Good Lord this team is cursed.

  2. sunny615 May 16th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The 2013 New York “a-little-bit-short” Yankees (aka – the Scranton Yankees)

  3. Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    “80 mil on pitching staff should enable you to compete. Yankee competing is not a miracle. you got pitching you got a chance to be competitive on a nightly basis.”

    I agree, Cash. Short of a dominant offense, pitching is the way to go.

    And yes, the payroll advantage is helping a great deal.

    (Pay attention, Hal!!!)

  4. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Rich, this is 240 mil of antiquity when healthy can be very good. I be lying to say i am not surprised by the amount injuries, surprises like Grandson and Tex few anticipated; but overall, injuries are always a concern on an aging team and especially with recent history of some of the player that are either on the roster or acquired.

  5. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Cashmoney May 16th, 2013 at 11:58 pm
    I basically regard Andy as El Duque of yersteryears… you hope you have him in a playoff game and healthy.

  6. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Cash

    Yes, that’st the point I was trying to make on the other thread, but you said it more succinctly.

    And speaking of Granderson, with SSS caveats, I like that he seems to trying to just put the ball in play rather than the all-or-nothing approach that produces HR and almost nothing else.

  7. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    And looking at the box score, I liked that the great Ibanez didn’t get a HR, so that Sterling couldn’t mindlessly do another one of his self-promoting HR calls for an opposing player.

  8. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I haven’t seen much of last few game , so I can only say that’s a good thing for grandyman. being able to make adjustments is vital to every baseball players and life in general Just have a plan, and swing according to situations. basic baseball smarts.

  9. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Rich, this side of Gardner, well even him. if you are a lefty, you are a threat in YS when one step into the box. I thought Montero had a perfect YS swing when he came up.

  10. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Cash

    Yes, Montero would probably be less of a bustero in YS, maybe even a force majeure-o.

    I wonder if the injuries will force them to face reality with Ichiro sooner and trade for another hitter?

  11. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I think they will assess when some of the wounded are back, it’s possible they acquire another bat, but i doubt Ichiro is going anywhere.

  12. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    The thing about Ichiro is that he doesn’t walk (5.7%), so that puts an even greater focus on his ability to hit for AVG.

  13. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    “Averages Discount Everything”… that was finance 101 if I recall to which always made me think about it’s relevance to baseball stats. The question is always how do you arrive to those numbers? how psychology, market treads, myriads of other elements confluence to one finale average for any given day, month or year. In the end, I think it applies to baseball in that stat gives me a rough idea, but i prefer ‘eyeing’ a player every day if possible to reach a more in depth understanding.

  14. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    ichiro’s game has always been hits, steals and stellar D. He was also a hitter that was almost impossible to pitch to in his hay day in a sense that he is hitter that rarely fooled by any particular pitch at any random locations and velocity. He hits good pitching is what i am trying to say. how much he has left I don’t know. but I don’t think it was wise to give him 2 years.

  15. Cashmoney May 17th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    GN, Rich.

  16. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    GN Cash

  17. Sir Alex Ferguson Forever May 17th, 2013 at 1:39 am

    This was Tyson Chandler’s best game in a long while. He was a beast on the defensive end. Of course, he got hurt near the end of the game.

    The Knicks have a reasonable chance of winning Game 6 if they continue to do what works, go small with either Chandler or Martin in at center. Sit Kidd as long he is not contributing positively to the team. Play Pablo and Cope.

    Unfortunately, if we don’t win this series, it will disgust me for a long time that it took our coach 4 games and a 3-1 series deficit to understand the concept of playing to your strengths and doing what made you successful in the regular season (offensive efficiency), rather than changing your entire approach to a defensive gameplan against a crap offensive team (and then not play any defense or rebound).

    Especially when we match up well with the Heat. Doubt we can beat the Heat in a 7 game series (because Lebron is the best player by far… and he’d get all the foul calls while Carmelo and co. wouldnt)

  18. Tabbert May 17th, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Really getting tired of Nix batting second. When Hafner gets back, the lineup needs to look something like this

    VS RHP VS LHP
    Gardy Gardy
    Cano Wells
    Wells Cano
    Hafner Grandy
    Grandy Overbay
    Overbay Adams
    Adams Romine
    Romine Nix/ or whatever
    Short Stop Ichiro ?

    Arrange the 2-6 hitters any way you would like, but those guys should be in those spots. Heck.. You could put adams second, and move everyone down a spot.

    Nix batting 2nd vs a RHP and Granderson batting 6th, is just ridiculous.

  19. Duh Innings II May 17th, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Ichiro sucks a ss and should’ve never been re-signed. The Yanks should’ve seen what he did for them last season as his last hurrah. Two years at $6.5M a year was an assinine signing. He must be benched once Hafner is able to play again as Hafner and Wells are better hitters than him now, and if (Suzuki) doesn’t like it he can make a list of teams he wants to be traded to, only no divisional rivals, Detroit, Cleveland, Texas, or Oakland. Any NL team, Kansas City, Minnesota, the White Sox, the Angels, or (back to the) Mariners.

    I like what I’ve seen from David Adams so far. He plays hungry – the Yanks need that.

    I say call up J.R. Murphy. Forget Bobby Wilson – let him keep catching in AAA. Yeah two young catchers but I think Romine has the temperment to be the lead man.

    This season could be Pettitte’s last hurrah, too, as he looks really old out th…wait…he IS old. Hang up the spikes after this season Andy, as you’re not winning 300 games.

  20. 4TrainNorth May 17th, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Would you rather have Ellsbury or Gardner as your team’s CF right now?

  21. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:06 am

    4TrainNorth May 17th, 2013 at 4:55 am
    Would you rather have Ellsbury or Gardner as your team’s CF right now?

    ———————————————–
    that’s a tough one……OK twist my arm and it’s Ellsbury

  22. Madrugador May 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

    This team is like the portrait of the 1776 fife and drums leading troops into battle:
    a kid, and old man and a wounded soldier.

    I would really like to see JR Murphy get a shot if Stewie can’t go.

  23. LGY May 17th, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Remember when Ellsbury was an MVP candidate?

    He has a 676 OPS in his last 517 PAs.

  24. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Whatever move they make, they have to clear a spot on the 40, right?

    They are going to have to DL Stewart, even if the injury isn’t all that bad because you cannot go without a backup catcher for even one game. Especially ths team.

    So,do they drop Francisco? I don’t think they can until they know if Hafner is okay. What about Melky Mesa? He’s on the 40 man and I don’t know if it’s worth keeping him there any longer. I had always hoped he would find a way to cut down on the strikeouts, but…

    I was thinking the Yankees would lose 2 of 3 in this series, but I thought they’d lose the Felix game. So while overall they did what I expected, after winning the Felix game I hoped they’d take the series. When the Mariners announced the pitching change, though, I got an uncomfortable feeling.

    One of Gardner/Ichiro needs to wake up. Both would be better, but I’m not delusional. And until Hafner is back in the lineup, having Grandy back is only a wash, not an improvement.

    If Bobby Wilson is healthy (he was a late scratch before the game in SWB last night), he will probably get the call up. It’s why he was signed. Plus, I really doubt they’d bring up JR and disrupt him right now. But stranger things have happened.

  25. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Oh, and Romines at bat in the ninth – the ump called ball 4 a strike, which affected how Romine had to approach the next pitch. At least he hit the ball decently. But he should have already been on base. Nix swung at ball four and it wasn’t a close pitch. The pitch he struck out on was actually a good pitch. It was the one in his eyes that he shoulda laid off.

    Adams came close to getting a RBI in the eighth. I like what I’ve seen so far. He seems comfortable. Good.

  26. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Whether Stewie missing 3 days or 15, they probably have to add a catcher no?
    Meaning a 40 man space.
    Gotta assume that Francisco’s time with us is done.
    I don’t see another 40 man roster move they can make.
    And I assume they will just bring up the vet and not JR so they can DFA him once Stewie/Cervelli returns.

  27. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Doreen—-I would think Mesa is the right one and bring up Wilson……but if he’s hurt……….

  28. RadioKev May 17th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Even if Bobby Wilson gets injured, I don’t see JR getting called up. They’d probably make a trade.

  29. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    A trade scares me because we would prob have to overpay

  30. blake May 17th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Yea I’m almost positive Wilson will be the guy….. They do have to make 40 man room though and in not sure what they’ll do there……Francisco is unnecessary so maybe they’ll just cut the cord there.

    I’ve neve seen a team have this many injuries…..luckily so far they have avoided major ones to the pitching….hope that stays the case with Andy

  31. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Doreen—-I would think Mesa is the right one and bring up Wilson……but if he’s hurt……….
    ____

    I think the Yankees will read the writing on the wall.
    They will not trade for a catcher unless it is a Stewie type and costs nothing.
    I believe they will bring Wilson up, if only because they can release him after the starters return. I believe if there is another injury, to him or Romine, Murphy will get the call.
    Cashman sees this is the time for the youth to take over.

  32. Jesus Bustero May 17th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    The team is physically falling apart and somehow I’m not phased by it. There are some quality minor league players here.

    Granderson could make a huge difference if he just focuses on putting the ball in play.

    When in the world is Youkilis coming back?

  33. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Yea I’m almost positive Wilson will be the guy….. They do have to make 40 man room though and in not sure what they’ll do there……Francisco is unnecessary so maybe they’ll just cut the cord there.
    ____

    There aren’t many other options regarding the 40. They aren’t going to release any of their young pitchers, and i doubt they release CoJo. That would leave Mesa and Almonte and Flores (not going anywhere). I would hold onto Almonte and Flores. Mesa may be expendable. I believe Francisco is the only one that makes sense. If they need OF help later, they have Mesa and Almonte they can call on. I guess they could release Boesch, but that makes less sense than Francisco.

  34. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    If Wilson is injured, I think they should bring up Murphy…..2 weeks even if on the major league bench could be great for his development

  35. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Maybe Nuno gets another start now…….my goodness ……..this is crazy

  36. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I agree…….it comes down to Francisco or Mesa

  37. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Right. The worst part of these injuries (well, one of the worst parts) is the juggling that has had to happen on the 40-man, forcing the Yankees to do things with it they wouldn’t normally consider, I guess.

    Bustero -

    I have my suspicions that Youk won’t be back soon.

  38. joecembrale May 17th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 7:26 am
    Oh, and Romines at bat in the ninth – the ump called ball 4 a strike, which affected how Romine had to approach the next pitch. At least he hit the ball decently. But he should have already been on base. Nix swung at ball four and it wasn’t a close pitch. The pitch he struck out on was actually a good pitch. It was the one in his eyes that he shoulda laid off.

    They did call ball four a strike but Romine has to take the next pitch as well. Same with Nix, he had the count 2-0 and swung. There is no way a batter like Nix should be swinging 2-0. Nix swung at ball four as well before striking out.

  39. RadioKev May 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:06 am
    If Wilson is injured, I think they should bring up Murphy…..2 weeks even if on the major league bench could be great for his development
    ———-

    Cashman and Girardi just wouldn’t be comfortable with two rookie catchers. I don’t really blame them. They’re trying to win, and the pitching staff is the most critical part of our roster right now. We have to squeeze the most we can out of those arms.

  40. joecembrale May 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:08 am
    Maybe Nuno gets another start now…….my goodness ……..this is crazy

    When s Nuno elligible to come back up? Would we have to start Warren in Pettitte’s spot if that is the case?

  41. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Kev—– you’re prob right, they will want a veteran

  42. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Joe—-I’m not sure about that….is there a 10 day waiting period?

  43. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    If Wilson is injured, I think they should bring up Murphy…..2 weeks even if on the major league bench could be great for his development
    ___

    Even if they were comfortable with two rookies, adding Murphy to the 40 would be a nightmare. When all of these guys start coming off the 60 day DL, we risk losing some valuable players.

    There are 6 guys on the 60 day DL: ARod, Jeter, Tex, Pineda, Cervelli and Cabral (who we need to add or lose to the rule 5 i think). Already trying to figure out who goes is giving me a headache.

  44. GregD May 17th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Ac1—— there will prob be more on the 60 day when these come off…:(

  45. joecembrale May 17th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    You hit it right on the nose Greg.
    “A player who is optioned to the minors generally must remain on Optional Assignment for at least ten days.”

  46. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    joecembrale -

    Nix I don’t give any excuses.

    Romine, though, I think once they called that pitch a strike, got a little defensive about what the strike zone was going to be. As a rookie, he’s not getting any close pitches, you know how it works. ;)

  47. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    “A player who is optioned to the minors generally must remain on Optional Assignment for at least ten days.”
    ___

    Except in the case of injury. If Pettitte goes on the DL, they can bring Nuno back before 10 days.

  48. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Nix I don’t give any excuses.
    ___

    Definitely. What a HORRIBLE AB with Gardner on 3rd. He swung at a 3-1 pitch almost at his eyes. You HAVE TO put that ball in play to get Gardner a chance at home plate.

  49. joecembrale May 17th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:28 am
    “A player who is optioned to the minors generally must remain on Optional Assignment for at least ten days.”
    ___

    Except in the case of injury. If Pettitte goes on the DL, they can bring Nuno back before 10 days
    ***
    Thanks for the clarification.

  50. The Genius Maker May 17th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I wrote it in my blog, but in crucial 9th inning AB’s you have Romine and Nix up against a righty closer…you probably are not coming back to win. The 8th inning AB with Ichiro speaks volumes to how little respect the other teams have for Ichiro and how little they should have. Getting through Ichiro would have made it so Romine didn’t lead off.

    http://stevewigdor.blogspot.com/

  51. Jesus Bustero May 17th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Powerball is up to 550 million. It will probably hit 600 million before Saturday’s drawing. I’d buy the Charleston Riverdogs.

  52. ac1 May 17th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Powerball is up to 550 million. It will probably hit 600 million before Saturday’s drawing. I’d buy the Charleston Riverdogs.
    ___

    I’d sit with all those rich people behind home plate at YS.

  53. randy l. May 17th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    ExWL is 22-19

    this team has been lucky and there is nothing about the muddled plan that resembles a real yankee team.

    yaysayers are delusional thinking this is the way to build a new base.

    there are some nice young players in the system, but they need time to develop without just being called up as a patch.

    stockpiling all the old guys who will be gone like ibanez a year or two from now makes no sense. they will break down like a beater car. this team is trending down.

    no one can figure out how the mariners took 2 of three from the yankees. it’s simple. the yankees are wrong on their evaluations. girardi is wrong on his evaluations of catchers. montero can catch and did.

    he also won with a pitcher with a bad record to pad his won loss record which is now 15-8 i believe when he catches.

    montero trending up. yankees trending down.

  54. jacksquat May 17th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Someone tell Montero that there isn’t a base between 2B and 3B.

  55. Jesus Bustero May 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I would replace all those rich folks behind home plate at YS with me and my hooligan friends.

  56. Tackelberry May 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    NO way Nix should be batting 2nd. Maybe try Adams in the 2 hole. He seems like he has a good plan up there, puts the bat on the ball and goes the other way with authority. Could be a good hit and run guy too. Couldn’t hurt. Romine got screwed on that 3-0 pitch. Was definitely ball 4. May not have mattered as Yanks failed time and time again in the clutch last n ight. Didn’t see it, was listening in the car then, but both Sterling and Waldman indicated that Ichiro trapped that ball that was the 3rd out in the 2nd. Was it trapped? Score would have been 3-0 instead of 1-0.

  57. randy l. May 17th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    “Someone tell Montero that there isn’t a base between 2B and 3B.”

    yeah he should have held that one. gardner already had it stolen and the pitch wasn’t in a good place to throw.

    but
    BUT…
    did you see the arm strength from the knees?

    montero threw a BB from his knees to that phantom base :lol:

  58. randy l. May 17th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    “I would replace all those rich folks behind home plate at YS with me and my hooligan friends.”

    damn, the place will still look empty :)

  59. blake May 17th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Jesus Bustero says:
    May 17, 2013 at 8:42 am
    Powerball is up to 550 million. It will probably hit 600 million before Saturday’s drawing. I’d buy the Charleston Riverdogs.

    It might be more fun to co own with Bill Murray

  60. longtimefan May 17th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Do we really expect anything different than what we are seeing, older guys, Pettitte, Hafner, Youkalis, out of shape guys, Joba, Nova, backups like Steward, Nix, Francisco, Gardner a great defender, but it ends there, time for ownership to wake up and field a competitive team, look at the empty seats in the stadium night after night, team such as it is, has been lucky so far, no way do they maintain this luck throughout the season, our yankees have major problems and ownership doesn’t seem to care.

  61. BIG AL May 17th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Montero treading up?

    That is simply comical. I’ve not seen such poor throwing from a catcher since Little League. As a ML C his CS in 81 games is 14%, and treading way down this season, and in Milb his CS was 21%. Sorry Randy, but Montero is trending down, not up. You keep up the wishful thinking, I’m sure it makes you feel better in your support of a terrible defensive C.


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