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Yankees postgame: On to Boston/New hitter coming

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chris NelsonThe Yankees seemed more encouraged than unhappy after this 8-4 loss ended their four-game winning streak and prevented them from sweeping four from the Angels. The Yankees should have done more with 15 hits and three walks, but the lineup is at least more formidable now with Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and especially Alfonso Soriano.

Those three weren’t around when the Yankees dropped two of three at Fenway last month. They will start another three-game series there Friday night.

“I think it’s a different club,” Joe Girardi said. “The way we’re swinging the bats, it’s a much different club.”

The Yankees were nine back of the Red Sox heading into Thursday night’s play.

“We’re the team that’s chasing them now,” Granderson said. “So it’s going to be a very big three-game series, not the fact that’s it’s a Boston and Yankees series, but the fact that we can gain a lot of ground. It’s very important for us. We have to also be cautious that they can also create a lot of ground, too.”

They have another power-hitting bat on the way, according to Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com and some others Thursday night. The word from them is the Yankees have agreed to terms with Mark Reynolds. The righty batter, of course, is known for homering and striking out. But he can back up at third and platoon with Lyle Overbay at first. When the Indians designated Reynolds last week, he was at .215 with 15 homers, 48 RBI and 123 strikeouts. He has been cold in the homer department, none since June 28. He batted .098 in July. Your thoughts?

The Yankees delivered 46 hits in these last three games. They batted .366 and scored 31 runs in the four games.

Soriano had four singles and an RBI in this game and went 10 for 14 and drove in 14 in the last three. That was a major-league high for RBI in one series this season.  The last Yankee with at least 14 RBI in a series of any length was named Joe DiMaggio, who knocked in 14 in a six-game series vs. the Indians in 1938.

“The last three games, I’ve been hitting the ball good and seeing the ball good,” Soriano said.

Phil Hughes finally showed some improvement after failing to get through five in his previous three starts. He allowed three runs and six hits over six, but he fell to 4-12.

“It was obviously better,” Hughes said. “It would’ve been hard to pitch much worse than I had been.”

Girardi said that until he hears more about it from MLB, he didn’t want to comment on the new manager’s challenge rules for replay that will go into effect next season if the owners, players association and umpires approve.

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98 Responses to “Yankees postgame: On to Boston/New hitter coming”

  1. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Someone tell Girardi not to use this same lineup against Doubront on Friday., please.
    See earlier suggestions, last thread…play Ichiro, put Sori in middle of the order.

  2. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Same goes against Lester. Just sit Vern.
    Might even try him at 1st against leftys.

  3. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    @RiverAveBlues: Heyman: Yankees agree to sign Mark Reynolds http://t.co/clk7miKgxo

    Nice ….if we’re going for might as well

  4. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Platoon partner for Overbay set now…..he should hit some bombs

  5. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Agree Mick.

    Play the hot hand.

  6. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    @RiverAveBlues: Heyman: Yankees agree to sign Mark Reynolds http://t.co/clk7miKgxo

    Nice ….if we’re going for might as well
    ==========================
    Boy, he must have read my post last thread. Quick work Cash. About time.

  7. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Get Jeter back and the lineup is pretty darn good against lefties all the sudden

  8. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    With Reynolds in, time to trade Joba. Would anyone claim him off waivers?

  9. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Does Nix go when Jeter comes back?

  10. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Mick-

    If they haven’t tried to find out yet they should.

  11. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    they put most of the team on waivers mtu

  12. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Nix can be stashed in the minors.

    He’d agree to it.

    He’s done so before.

  13. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Love the Reynolds move… talk about low risk; what do they have to lose? And, in reality, it could pay huge dividends

  14. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Hafner has to go now right?

  15. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Joba was not included ?

  16. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    i guess huff will go for reynolds.
    maybe a joba/hughes deal when jete comes back.

  17. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I’m sure Joba is on waivers….most everybody is you just don’t hear about if

  18. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hafner should be sent back to north Dakota to work in the Fracking industry.

    Cause he Frackin’ sucks.

  19. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Blake-

    Sad if no one even wanted him.

  20. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    hafner wont be back till > 9/1

  21. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    “Hafner should be sent back to north Dakota to work in the Fracking industry.

    Cause he Frackin’ sucks.”

    now that’s funny :)

  22. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    if they dare play reynolds at 3rd and dh alex it could eliminate both wells and nix.

  23. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Joba for a box of See’s candy ?

  24. joeman August 15th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Mark Reynolds is another in a long line of bad moves..guy is hitting .214 is that really a major league batting average ?….averages 1 K per every 3 AB’s…

  25. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    On the Pujols age thing from the previous thread… Glad I’m not the only one with suspicions… maybe I’m wrong but it always seemed to be a taboo subject that no one wanted to address. I guess I’ve got to give him the benefit of the doubt, though. Look at the NBA’s Greg Oden – he looked to be 32 coming out of high school!

  26. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    why is reynolds a bad move?
    its a nothing to lose , everything to gain move.
    a change might do him good.
    just in time for fenway.

  27. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Backstreet Boys on Americas Got Talent right now are terrible. Like Overbay against lefties terrible.

    Oh Hey welcome aboard Mr. Reynolds, thank goodness. Get the deal wrapped up and get him to Boston.

  28. joeman August 15th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    Love the Reynolds move… talk about low risk; what do they have to lose? And, in reality, it could pay huge dividends

    ————————————————-
    the guy stinks..4th team he’s been on in a 7 years

  29. NYYROC August 15th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    MTU, we discussed PH last wknd…talked about swing & miss offspeed pitch. I looked at pitch fx today. PH threw 32 sliders (52 FB by the way). Had 8 whiffs (25%). That is a good whiff rate. Perhaps it is just consistency..not throwing good one, then hanging one.

  30. joeman August 15th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    why is reynolds a bad move?
    its a nothing to lose , everything to gain move.
    a change might do him good
    ————————–
    hasn’t helped him before

  31. joeman August 15th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    only the NYY can carry a .214 BA

  32. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    hasn’t helped him before
    =================
    he’s never been a Yankee before.
    In Fenway tomorrow.

  33. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Mark Reynolds is another in a long line of bad moves..guy is hitting .214 is that really a major league batting average ?….averages 1 K per every 3 AB’s…

    ——

    To me, it can’t be a bad move – from a financial or on-the-field standpoint. The money is minimal and even with the dismal stats you mentioned, why not give him a chance against lefties? Overbay is not exactly setting the world on fire against them and Reynolds IS capable of extreme hot streaks. If it doesn’t work out, what have they lost?

  34. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    ROC-

    Mr. Splitty and/or Mr. Sinker is what he needs.

    His FB was best I’ve seen it in quite some time.

    Reason Nelson blasted one was because of poor pitch selection and location.

    Too many FB’s to the same spot.

    Should have gone up and in.

    Changed his eye level.

    Romine has things to learn.

  35. sammiejohnson August 15th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 1m

    Reynolds for #Indians thru 5/9: .291/.367/.645. Since: .177/.277/.240

  36. NYYROC August 15th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    MTU, true. PH should learn the splitter from Hiroki before HK leaves as FA. I wonder how much pitchers actually share/ teach one another?

  37. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I know reynolds numbers since may but maybe a change of scenery…he fits the role we needed. Rh 1b and back up 3b. Question is who gets sacrificed to get him on the roster?
    And when jeter returns, that will be an issue too.

    At least until september 1…

  38. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Question is who gets sacrificed to get him on the roster?
    =======
    Huff.

  39. mnmboys August 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Wasn’t Reynolds red hot down the stretch for the O’s last year? Seemed to hit a HR against the Yanks every at bat

  40. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    ROC-

    I would guess a lot. As long as they are team mates.

    ;)

  41. NYYROC August 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Wonder if Joba is gone to make room for Reynolds. Gotta be a pitcher or Wells (but not likely to get rid of Vern.)

  42. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Huff maybe.
    What about getting jeter back?
    Do they send nunez to aaa or release nix?
    Or do they try to hold jeter out until sept. 1

  43. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I would say Nix goes for Jeter but that’s too easy.
    He can still play any IF spot as a BU.
    It might happen tho as Reynolds can BU3B and Nuney can BUSS.

  44. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    No way its vern.
    He is on the payroll for 2014 too…..

  45. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Reynolds.

    The catch-lightning-in-a-bottle kid.

    ;)

  46. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Vernon is free for 2014.

    ;)

  47. mnmboys August 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Vern is owed nothing next year. They won’t cut him yet though.

  48. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    The catch-lightning-in-a-bottle kid.
    =========
    Look what it did for Sori.

  49. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Yankees armed to the teeth for the 2 Bahston lefties.

    :)

  50. sammiejohnson August 15th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    If it is a pitcher who goes, could it be time to cut bait with Joba?

  51. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I feel like it will be a pitcher for reynolds and has to be nix for jeter unless jeter is out until september..

    Do they release huff to make room on the 40?
    Or someone else to the 60 day dl?

  52. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    The only other move is to get a LH C.

  53. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Yankees only facing 1 lefty in boston. Lester pitched yesterday.

  54. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Somthin’ about puttin’ on the pinstripes.

    Magic sometimes occurs.

    :)

  55. NYYROC August 15th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Vern is free, that is why I figured he stays..but doesn’t really have a role now..even more so when DJ returns (Alex n DJ will be doing some RH DH). Maybe Joba.

  56. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    Vernon is free for 2014.

    —-

    Which is why he is staying.
    A bench player for 2014 and only two mil to the payroll….

  57. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    John Jaso from the A’s.

    :)

  58. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Which is also why he can be cut.

    Can argue that both ways.

    Personally I’d keep him for the bench.

  59. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    John Jaso from the A’s.
    ===============
    Just as Cash knew he had to get a RH 1B, he will have to get another C who hits LH.

  60. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Sorry. my mistake.

    1 lefty.

  61. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Girardi not bringing Joba in today to face Nelson was telling.
    He might be gone soon in a waiver deal.

  62. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Keep stickin’ your fingers in the Dyke Brian.

    (no wisecracks).

    :)

  63. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Might get a good GCL prospect for Joba.

    :)

  64. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    So lineup tomorrow vs lefty?
    Gardner
    Ichiro
    Soriano
    Cano
    Alex dh
    Reynolds 1b
    Nunez
    Nix
    Stewie

    Ichiro has to start against at least one lefty no?

  65. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    mnmboys August 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    Wasn’t Reynolds red hot down the stretch for the O’s last year? Seemed to hit a HR against the Yanks every at bat

    ——

    I couldn’t find late season stats for Reynolds, but he did have 3 multi homer games against the Yanks in the span of a week. For whatever that’s worth.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/.....st-yankees

  66. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    nix?

  67. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Reynolds is another power threat.
    The lineup is getting mighty threatening.
    And in my situation i forgot grandy…

  68. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Nix because i think alex has to play vs the lefty but may need a break from the field.

  69. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t look now, but the Red Sox have 1 run on 10 hits against a wily, guilely lefty.
    Difference is, Peavy seems to be the anti-Hughes, fighting to be better than his abilities, talent, and injuries should allow, so they’re winning 1-0.

  70. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    he will play vern.

  71. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Con Edison better watch cause the Yankees just stole all their power.

    :)

  72. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    actually alex would make a good yankee gm if he’s suspended from playing.

    he’s smart. really knows the game. young.

    didn’t back down to cashman.

    can stand up to other gms.

  73. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    edit: watch out

  74. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I think the yankees can take this series in boston.
    Dubront seems to own them but i think we can beat lackey and dempster

  75. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    …and as soon as I complimented Peavy, he gave up an unearned run!!!
    C’mon Jays!

  76. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Reynolds is actually 3-9 in August and has a much higher OPS on the season vs. LHP vs. Overbay — albeit an unimpressive .724, but still significantly better than Overbay’s .566.

  77. Chip August 15th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    Platoon partner for Overbay set now…..he should hit some bombs
    ________________–

    Yeah it’s a no risk pick up – they’ll send down a pitcher (they currently have 13).

  78. blake August 15th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Overbay can’t hit lefties at all so if they are serious about going for it then they needed to make a move like this….Reynolds could get hot and really help

  79. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Chip who comes off the 40?
    Unless they release huff again completely.

  80. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Hafner is not coming back. Either release or 60 day DL

  81. mnmboys August 15th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Reynolds batted .333 6HRs 13 RBI vs Yanks late August into September last year. Hope he has another hot streak in him this Aug/Sept

  82. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Tar has your answer.
    I’d say 60-day.
    He may be able to be a bench guy in September.
    But even the old North Dakotan in me won’t shed too many tears if he’s released.

  83. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    of course the yankees can take the red sox in boston.

    now that a player has stood up and told ownership where to go, things have loosened up.

    yankees have some offensive blood flowing through their veins once again.

  84. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Makes sense that hafner be moved to 60. We cannot make room for a one dimensional dh when we have alex, jeter, grandy, soriano, wells, and reynolds who all can share that dh spot.

  85. Chip August 15th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Chip who comes off the 40?
    Unless they release huff again completely.
    ————————
    Pronk to the 60

  86. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Randy-

    Sometimes you need some guys with an edge on your Team.

    ;)

  87. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    From May-July Reynolds was hitting .187 but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try and especially in YS. I doubt he could be worse than Overbay against lefties since he can’t hit them at all. Also this will help to recharge whatever batteries Overbay has left. The right move would be to release Joba or Wells but I doubt that they will.

  88. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Wells is not going anywhere.
    He is a cheap bench option for 2014.
    Should consider releasing joba….
    But we know that as long as there is the 60 day dl option for hafner, that is the likely move.

  89. MG August 15th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Reynolds is a no risk pick up and Overbay can’t play every day.

    He is all or nothing and is awful at 3rd base but a decent 1st baseman-if he gets hot he will win some games for them…

  90. Pat M. August 15th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Could be a another small yet possibly a nice pickup…. It’s been my contention that once Texeria went down the Yanks chances of playing in October went on the DL with him.

  91. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Pat i think it is about jeter.
    Once jeter re-injured himself, that was the big hit to our chances.

  92. Madrugador August 15th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I’ll reserve comments until Monday.

  93. Pat M. August 15th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    ac1. Truth be told I never expected much from The Captain in 2013, in fact his contributions are right about what I had expected to be honest. It was about Cano, Granderson and Texeria in the 3-4-5 slots and their play was going to determine how the club was going to fair this season. Everything else had to fall into line to even have a shot

  94. MG August 15th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    they could actually release Wells at this point in time if they want.

    Soriano is a much better player so what do they need him for if they have Reynolds to play 1st base against lefties?

    I’d rather have Ichiro playing than Wells against lefties or righties.

    They will probably keep him around and the rosters expand in a couple of weeks so it isn’t really a big deal but he isn’t going to get much playing time nor does he have any trade value.

  95. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I expected jeter to return for the second half and to at least hit .250 or so…..
    He would have given us leadership and better numbers than nunez and co….
    Everyone else has been replaceable or returned by now.

  96. mick August 15th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    NEXT

  97. jlyanks85 August 15th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Yanks should just cut their losses and realize they made a mistake with wells and release him after this season.

    He’s just a awful player now, that he isn’t even worth keeping as a bench player.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 20th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    test

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