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Pitching matchups at Baltimore

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight
LHP CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.19)
vs.
RHP Freddy Garcia (0-2, 5.51)
7:05 p.m., YES Network / ESPN

Tuesday
RHP Phil Hughes (2-3, 5.88)
vs.
RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-2, 4.58)
7:05 p.m., MY9 / MLB Network

Wednesday
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-2, 1.99)
vs.
RHP Jason Hammel (5-2, 5.72)
7:05 p.m., YES Network / ESPN

 
 

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65 Responses to “Pitching matchups at Baltimore”

  1. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    The good old days….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0QlGsgNLIg

    Pay attention to Benitez at the 2:02 mark. Strawberry finally gets close enough….

  2. Tackelberry May 20th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Anxious to see Adams and Brignac anchoring the left side of the infield. Adams has been pretty impressive so far, both defensively and with the bat. Brignac has always been a pretty good defender. Looked like he was gonna be a good hitter when he was in Tampa. Hopefully he can get it going here. Wonder if Brignac’s acquisition means Nunez is hurt more seriously than they are letting on.

  3. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Mark Teixeira ? @teixeiramark25
    Felt good to get my first AB’s since March. 1-2 with a double and a walk, I’ll take it. #Yankees in first place, I’ll take that too!

  4. Tackelberry May 20th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Pay attention to Benitez at the 2:02 mark. Strawberry finally gets close enough….

    But it was Grahame Lloyd who really got it done there.

  5. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Wonder if Brignac’s acquisition means Nunez is hurt more seriously than they are letting on.

    ————

    I just think Cash feels he’s an upgrade over Alberto Gonzales. Only cost the Yanks 75k…so why not?

  6. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Pay attention to Benitez at the 2:02 mark. Strawberry finally gets close enough….

    But it was Grahame Lloyd who really got it done there.

    ————–

    Lloyd was the first one to get to him, no doubt. But Straw was the one that landed the big blow. He actually just missed him (again rt in front of the dugout) earlier in the scrum.

  7. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    BTW, David Cone has been tweeting about the fight for the past 30 minutes. Pretty funny.

    David Cone ?@YESConeZone36 24m Strawberry is my all time foxhole teammate. You want him on that line. You need him on that line.

  8. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    ESPN is televising the game tonight and Wed. These must be very, very important games.

    Anyway, I think the rain out yesterday came at the right time. Yankees needed a day off.
    And that meant C.C. could be pushed back to today and the Yankees did not have to face
    R.A Dickey.

  9. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Country-
    Thanks for posting that video. I remember the brawl like it was yesterday
    Notice how early on Brosius has an opportunity to take care of Benitez, but Brosius decides to back off and eventually tackles Harold Baines, LOL!!!

  10. randy l. May 20th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “randy if i mentioned you into the discussion about why comments were down when they win i was wrong and i apologize. you are stand-up about your beliefs. (as am i and as is mick)”

    ys guy-

    i hate it when the “enemy” does a classy thing

    ok, maybe i fought back a little too hard

    peace

    till next time :lol:

  11. comnsnse May 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    tomingeorgia, correctemundo it was “The Shadow”, now for additional trivia points what was Mr. Keen’s job?

    Buster, “sardines three time a day”?

    Do you live alone or at least have a 55gl. drum of Listerine? ;)

  12. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    ESPN is televising the game tonight and Wed.

    —————

    And the MLB Network has the game Tuesday night (although it’ll prob be blacked out in NY).

  13. comnsnse May 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Luis, awaiting the Chad email.

    I hope this is not like the “hanging chad fiasco we had in Florida! ;)

  14. tomingeorgia May 20th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    comnsnse May 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    tomingeorgia, correctemundo it was “The Shadow”, now for additional trivia points what was Mr. Keen’s job?

    Buster, “sardines three time a day”?

    Do you live alone or at least have a 55gl. drum of Listerine?

    ++++++++
    “Tracer of lost persons”

  15. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Peter Luger is old school and gives large portions, it create a unique atmosphere with it’s set up and wait staffs but I don’t think it is the best steak house in NYC,

  16. tomingeorgia May 20th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Cashmoney,
    Is Smith and Wollensky still in business?

  17. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I already don;t like the line-up in the Hughes game.

    The ’27 Yankees may not be able to score enough for him that game if it’s humid down there

  18. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, tom, they still in business. I have not been to Wollensky in a long time. It’s a great steakhouse, albeit overpriced due to the nature of their clients. good rib eye and porterhouse.

  19. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Don’t forget that Strawberry himself got blasted in that fight…the side of his face was like a canteloupe the next day. Could have used a raw Fred Flintstone brontosauarus steak

  20. tomingeorgia May 20th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Cashmoney,
    Smith and Wollensky was strictly an expense account deal for me, reserved for special guests. Never was disappointed, though.

  21. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Straw was a freak in terms of physical gifts. probably the best physical specimen that either NY team have drafted since the 80s.

  22. Madrugador May 20th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Hassey-
    Good think the Tuesday game is not being televised on ESPN.
    A fly ball pitcher in Camden Yards?!

  23. The Genius Maker May 20th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Randy, first I apologize for responding to you a lot, but 2nd, you keep talking about the Montero close play at teh plate. I only saw the screen shot and not the exact situation, but I didn;t see anyone speak to why Montero stretched with the wrong foot and that caused him to struggle staying on (if he did leave). In the screen shot I saw it was a force out so he knew he was a first baseman, yet he did not know he is supposed to keep his right foot on the bag and stretch with his left foot forward (if you are a righty) to maximize his stretch. This was a blatant mistake

  24. CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Don’t forget that Strawberry himself got blasted in that fight…the side of his face was like a canteloupe the next day. Could have used a raw Fred Flintstone brontosauarus steak

    —————–

    Yeah he was clearly on the bottom of the pile in the dugout

  25. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Straw had a presence, maybe is because he is a guy who can hit good pitching and can hit them out anywhere at anytime, I used to stop what i was doing and watch straw’s ab in NY yankees uniform but mostly when he was with the Mets. Strawberry definitely change the dynamic of a lineup in his hay days.

  26. mick May 20th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Doreen
    Fans of B’way plays are more sophisticated than your average baseball fan.
    The show prices are much higher than a Yankee game so they have to be.
    Mo matter what anybody says, you can still get into a Yankee game at a reasonable price.
    B’way seats are few and demand is high as is the ticket.

  27. The Genius Maker May 20th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    They showed a slow mo of the Strawberry “hit” at the end of the video.

  28. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    CountryClub May 20th, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Don’t forget that Strawberry himself got blasted in that fight…the side of his face was like a canteloupe the next day. Could have used a raw Fred Flintstone brontosauarus steak

    —————–

    Yeah he was clearly on the bottom of the pile in the dugout
    —————————————————————————————–
    I’m curious-Is there any footage on youtube of the HR Bernie hit just before
    Tino was drilled in the back?

  29. Jesus Bustero May 20th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    My diet works in harmony with the ecosystem of our mouths. Therefore, my breath never smells and my teeth don’t rot. I drink green tea which also boosts oral health. My teeth are white and my breath is great! I brush my teeth with a blend of organic coconut oil base, baking soda and peppermint oil.

  30. mick May 20th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Randy gets his kicks by antagonizing fellow Yankee fans who do not worship the computer screen he writes on. He is seeking attention and getting it. It makes for fun on the blog and so be it. He seems like a nice enough guy so the villain role is wasted on him. He needs us to play with and would fail on Twitter as he is not the bully that his role model is.

  31. Doreen May 20th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    mick -

    I’m not sure about that.

    Out-of-towners coming into the city want to see a tried and true show – Mamma Mia, Cats, Phantom – the stalwarts.

    Or derivatives – movies made into Broadway. Or revivals that have a sure audience.

    Truly original Musicals are having a tougher time, because people want a sure thing for the money.

    Maybe the same can be said about the Yankees, but then what is the sure thing they’re looking for? Wins, or the same players they’ve seen for the last almost 2 decades playing on the field to get those wins? Because they are getting the wins so far this season; just a difference cast of characters so far.

  32. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Times Square used to specialize in getting people a sure thing for their money

  33. randy l. May 20th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    genius maker-

    here’s a guy who’s a seattle blogger who’s pretty objective. he has a good discussion on what you’re saying about the stretch.

    i also saw a photo if i can find it that shows wedge after the game at the plate showing montero the proper footwork.

    http://blog.thenewstribune.com.....e-indians/

    my whole point was it was a bang bang play and not an easy play at all. the ball was thrown not straight to montero but down the first base line. it would have been like a right handed first baseman catching a ball down the line towards right field.

  34. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    tom -

    S&W is still in business and their roast beef hash is a food group unto itself

  35. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    the argument against giving Cano a long term deal:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......r-anymore/

  36. randy l. May 20th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    genius maker-
    this was basically what he thought. like yourself this guy was a catcher at a good college program.he’s a good read by the way.
    he said,” I don’t believe that play was as simple as some people think and anything but routine.”

    this is basically my position on the play too.

    Read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com.....rylink=cpy

  37. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Please, Lord, Almighty Ruler of the Universe, please tell your humble servants that we can score 5 runs in 6 innings against Freddy Boom Boom Garcia.

  38. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Chip, i like your idea of Zob and McCann for shorter term of investment and similar amalgamation of talents. I would not give Cano a contract longer than 6, we will see what the Yanks will do.

  39. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, tom, they still in business. I have not been to Wollensky in a long time. It’s a great steakhouse, albeit overpriced due to the nature of their clients. good rib eye and porterhouse.
    ———————

    I stick with the grill.

  40. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Just saw the Montero play. I had no idea this happened until now.
    WOW!
    What is wrong with the kid? I think he is not focused with his defense and what happened in The Bronx last week may have carried over into the Indians series.
    Montero should know better. He should already know which foot to stretch with.
    Remember the play Stewart made on the high throw from Overbay last week? That was the correct foot to stretch with and Stewart was able to secure the out.
    WOW!!

  41. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    you ever try Del Frisco steak, Chip.

  42. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Cash -

    Yes. Don’t like it.

    In the city I go to Bobby Van’s, S&W, Capitol Grille, Benjamins or Keens (and at Bobby Vans I get the lamb chops and Keens the mutton)

  43. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I like Del’s filet mignon. Never been to Capitol Grille, but the other twos are quite good.

  44. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’d much rather keep reading about steak than Montero. That ship has sailed…the train has left the station…the penguin has flown the coop…why still so much chatter about someone not on the yankees who’s not even playing against the yankees right now?

  45. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    this blog is slightly obsessed with Montero, the play is really not a big deal. No one would give a rat’s if M is hitting better than Posada or like him. Posada would probably not even have a foot on the plate.

  46. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I like Del’s filet mignon. Never been to Capitol Grille, but the other twos are quite good.
    ——————-

    I’m not a filet guy…my grandfather was a butcher and raised my dad (who then raised me) to believe that filet is steak for people who don’t really like steak.

    I prefer a strip or skirt

  47. tomingeorgia May 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Chip,
    Does Keens still have the clay pipes on the ceiling? I’ve got one there.

  48. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Yeah – Posada would have been in front of the pate and tried a sweep tag

  49. The Genius Maker May 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Randy, I read it. He was objective. Was it routine, no, but was it hard, no as well. While you don;t practice the throw as a first baseman as much as other situations, you do practice the home to first play and it is the same way. The blogger talks about the lack of athleticism of montero. I am not so sure about that, but fundamentally, he went about that wrong and it cost his team. Stewart did it right the other day and it allowed him to reach a high throw from Overbay fairly easily.

    Bigger picture, I think you have been trying to make him out to be something that he isn’t. He is NOT a major league defensive catcher at this point in his career. if he were hitting like you think he can, one may be overlook this shortcoming…and I would agree that Mike Piazza was a very valuable player even if he was a weak defensive player. The problem is that he is not hitting like Piazza but he is fielding like him. For him to justify playing time, his OPS must be around .800. His lifetime is .700 right now.

  50. Chip May 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hassey…

    Who is this Montero you’re talking about??

  51. mick May 20th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    but then what is the sure thing they’re looking for? Wins, or the same players they’ve seen for the last almost 2 decades playing on the field to get those wins? Because they are getting the wins so far this season;
    ===============
    They are looking for Jeter and Arod. The hero and the villain.
    They are the stars that create the buzz.
    They are getting the wins but att. is down.

    To quote from Seinfeld:
    “What! No Bette Midrer?!?”

  52. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Cash-
    B.S. Montero failed his team right there. Imagine if the play was at 1st and Tex failed to get his foot on the bag? Better yet, Tex knows which foot to stretch with and which foot not to use.
    The players that do not stretch with the correct foot can be found on softball fields.
    Low level Men’s play or Co-Ed leagues. Not the major leagues and not in the bottom of the 9th, in a time game, with the winning run at 3rd.
    No excuse expect for Montero is not a very good defensive catcher and his limitations have
    been exposed last week.

  53. Hassey May 20th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    and I’m now officially asleep…..zzzzz……………….with my nose on the period key………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  54. mick May 20th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I prefer a strip or skirt
    ==============
    I’m sure you do ;)

  55. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Chip, I see what you saying, but the best cut in del is really there filet. your grandfather has a point.

    aight WPT, Montero failed his team and deserve to be flogged? moving on?

  56. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    their.

  57. RS May 20th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Hughes scares me in that ballpark

  58. randy l. May 20th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    “No excuse expect for Montero is not a very good defensive catcher and his limitations have
    been exposed last week.”

    yeah, i noticed that when the mariners took two of three from the yankees with him catching :)

  59. mick May 20th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    yeah, i noticed that when the mariners took two of three from the yankees with him catching
    =================
    they might have swept without him.

  60. Cashmoney May 20th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I think Montero needs to hit to justify his spot on a major league roster, I also think he is fouled up at the plate with his new stance and mechanics. M is probably guy who can hit 30 bombs in a good year at YS or a place like Camden. I think I will buy low on him base on potentials and his raw hitting base. Montero would most likely be a defensive liability anywhere on the field.

  61. randy l. May 20th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    genius maker-

    instinctively i think you and i are going to have our right foot on the bag on a throw. i’ve said it before that montero is one of those unusual people with a really slow lower body and a really fast upper body.

    he’s never going to be good with his footwork. but the part where you and i differ is that i believe he has really good hands.

    you don’t hit a ball like he hit last game ( a bullet to the top of the wall in left) that was a single. it was like a fenway single. the point is the mechanics that make the bat go that fast are very much from his fast hands. it’s a gift he has.

    i believe this gift isn’t going to go away and he will start to hit.

    the reason that montero is a flash point he is that he represents the organization philosophy towards catchers and towards development in general.

    and on that point what does it say about yankee minor league coaching that a kid who was there for five years stretched with the wrong foot?

    this is similar to having gardner learn to bunt at the mlb level.something was amiss down there a few in the minors a years ago

  62. mick May 20th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    and on that point what does it say about yankee minor league coaching that a kid who was there for five years stretched with the wrong foot?
    =========================
    the reason they traded him? he might just be uncoachable?

  63. comnsnse May 20th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Buster, I think you are just yanking my chain but perhaps a little less concern with your “immaculate diet” and a good coffee enema would do wonders for ridding yourself of your sardine obsession.

    I mean you are a trifle enamored with your perfection ! ;)

  64. Warning Track Power May 20th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Cash-I only saw the play this morning, so give me some slack here. I had to add my 2 cents.
    The overwhelming majority of baseball scouts would run out of pen and paper
    when describing all of Montero’s faults.

    I know the M’s took 2 of 3. But Montero was not the difference maker in the series.
    I saw Yankee base runners steal bases on Montero. I saw Montero attempt to throw a runner out at 2nd, while on his knees. The ball went in the direction of the SS

  65. comnsnse May 20th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Mick, for the love of peace please cease and desist with the Montero “analysis.

    Now he’s uncoachable?

    You should be a fiction writer with your first title, “Montero Madness”! ;)


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