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Yankees in need of more production

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 23, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Orioles Yankees BaseballOrioles starters really shut down the Yankees in the three-game series that ended Sunday with Baltimore’s 8-0 win. The Yankees managed four hits to follow up on their one-run, seven-hit Saturday loss. They needed a walk-off three-run homer from Carlos Beltran Friday to claim a 5-3 victory.

The offense really hasn’t taken off on a consistent basis.

Asked if he expected more, Joe Girardi said: “Yeah, I think that’s probably fair to say, but we still have a long way to go. And I see signs of us swinging the bats better. I do. But it is what it is and we’ll go from here.”

They have a lot of below-average averages right now on a 39-35 team. For instance: Carlos Beltran .220; Brian McCann .222; Kelly Johnson .222; Alfonso Soriano .232; Brian Roberts .244; and Mark Teixeira .246. The Yankees also have Yangervis Solarte at 0 for his last 28, dropping him to .263.

“We definitely have more in us,” Teixeira said. “I think we expect more out of each other. Hopefully we can score more runs.

“There’s a lot of time left, but we do need to pick it up.”

Here’s my story on Sunday’s events, from the Old-Timers’ Game to Masahiro Tanaka’s effort to the punchless offense to Steve Pearce’s takeout slide to Teixeira’s fear he had broken a toe or two. And here’s my Yankees notebook on Goose Gossage heading to Monument Park, Jeter’s response to Hideki Matsui’s marital advice and Girardi talking about the Adam Warren/Vidal Nuno situation. Thanks for reading. You’re always welcome to join me on Twitter as well at @bheyman99. Chad will be back with you later.

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16 Responses to “Yankees in need of more production”

  1. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Good morning.

    I hope Tanaka didn’t catch a flu bug from Kuroda, and if he did, I hope it’s not the chronic bug that Kuroda has-the No Run Support Bug since joining the Yankees.

    Here are the MLB Pitching stats. Look at Expanded Stats II for RS[Run Support]

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/p.....expanded-2

    Keep going thru. Kuroda is there, right next to Lester, and Price. If you are either of them, why would you want to sign or be traded to the Yankees. Trade me to the A’s!

  2. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Then T.J. McFarland hit Mark Teixeira with a pitch in the bottom half of the inning, getting him on the last two toes of his left foot. X-rays were negative. Teixeira was still feeling sore, but he thought he would play Monday night in Toronto.

    ‘We definitely have more in us,” Teixeira said. “I think we expect more out of each other. Hopefully we can score more runs.”
    ———————–
    Your baby toe is sore, your legs are “tired”, you have a touch of bronchitis, etc. Tired of hearing that you think you can play. Maybe baseball should allow for a certain number of sick days to go along with your 3 months paid vacation, and then dock your pay.

  3. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Brian-

    I guess only you and I are awake this morning.

  4. tomingeorgia June 23rd, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Not much to say after that disappointing weekend, except Go get’em tonight, Boys!

  5. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Some of the Old Timers would have fared better than the Yankees did yesterday.

    Ford and Berra:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1839919

    Sign Matsui. He is only two weeks older than Jeter. Damon is a year older. :)

  6. Cashmoney June 23rd, 2014 at 9:02 am

    They have a lot of below-average averages right now on a 39-35 team. For instance: Carlos Beltran .220; Brian McCann .222; Kelly Johnson .222; Alfonso Soriano .232; Brian Roberts .244; and Mark Teixeira .246. The Yankees also have Yangervis Solarte at 0 for his last 28, dropping him to .263.
    ——–
    asides from beltran, can you tell me one guy of the above you expect to hit 270 or even 265?

    if this is not an indictment on Cashman inability to field a team with resources given i don’t what it is.

  7. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 9:03 am

    2 runs against Oriole starters this weekend in 17 2/3rds innings.

  8. Cashmoney June 23rd, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Joe is going to tell you “it is what it is” because reality is that the NYY don’t have too many good hitters.

  9. longtimefan June 23rd, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Closing in on half a season and the offense is what it is and most likely won’t be much better in the 2nd half. Comparing the O’s lineup they have a much better offense than the Yankees and it’s due to the poor construction of this team by the decision makers.

  10. Cashmoney June 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 am

    let’s deal with realism, NY power hitters has been subpar but they are all 35 plus that leaves room to think they wont get better. Soriano is becoming a platoon hitter while Joe plays a single hitter who does little else offensive. The team field with mistake hitters who are good at Obp or average. the OF has little power, the infield have been fill by retread in Roberts and kJ and a rookie in solarte. Just exactly how is this offense going get better?

  11. Cashmoney June 23rd, 2014 at 9:11 am

    *are good.

  12. Yankee Trader June 23rd, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Another New Post—->

  13. alabamayankee June 23rd, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Teixeira says they “definitely have more in us.” Well, it better come out damn soon, because the biggest problem with this team isn’t pitching, it’s lack of offense. Since Girardi can’t or won’t do it, it’s time for Cashman or Hal to insert some managerial boots up some overpaid, under-performing backsides.

  14. Eric in the ATL June 23rd, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Looking at the bright side, we are a game and a half out even though the entire team, except Tanaka, Gardner, Teixeira, Betances, Robertson are woefully under-performing. Thank goodness for Whitley, too.

  15. andrewmelillo June 23rd, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Please no more over the hill over price players can we live or die with the farm did the need Mcann with all the catching prospects an cervelli the fans want mega stars but no one is giveing them upp so stick with the new blood not the players on life support

  16. crorkz August 5th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    HVDvSe Enjoyed every bit of your post.Really thank you!

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