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Discussion in '2017 Yankees Game Threads' started by EvilEmpire, Apr 19, 2017.
Tanaka's last game against St. Louis was better, but I'd like to see more.
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Aaron Judge (R) RF
7. Greg Bird (L) 1B
8. Austin Romine (R) C
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
46 degrees at first pitch, that's not baseball weather.
Gardner triple followed by Headley HR into bullpen and at the end of 1, we lead 2-0
Ump looks like he is squeezing both pitchers early on.
The rarely seen 6-4-5 DP.
Bird is relaxing and letting the game come to him
Romine broken bat bloop hit makes it 3-0, men on the corners and no out
Yeah, that was nice to see. Too bad for him they have another off day tomorrow, he needs to get in a groove like he was in spring training.
In the 4th Tanaka works out of trouble with minimal damage, 4-1
Melky is dressed for ISIS
That was crushed, WOW
Nice job by Castro
Oh my god that was destroyed
I love Aaron Judge so much.
You do not want to miss an Aaron Judge AB. So far tonight he singled to right on a slider away, then hit a hanging curve on the inner half about 450 feet to left field. Melky never moved. In the dugout, Headley reacted like he just saw Haley's Comet pass overhead.
The kid can hit mediocre pitching. He is killing mistake pitches. His plate discipline is so much better this year.
448 feet on Judge's, on a slow curve.
What a nice score to come home to.
Despite his erm...team, I can't help but root for Judge out of the sheer ridiculousness of his size.
This is pretty entertaining:
Wait until the day he squares up a 95-mph heater.
Exit speed on tonight's bomb was 116 mph and ball peaked at 122 feet in the air.
And in the media and baseball analysis world he seems to have so many doubters, more than most, that simply do not want to believe what he is doing is real or that he is even a legitimate MLB regular. I really think a lot of them are going to be eating a lot of crow real soon. Kid can play.
If he can keep his k-rate under 30% I really think he's going to put up some crazy numbers.
A SLG-heavy .850 OPS with a BA north of .250 makes him a borderline all-star. From what I'm seeing, that does not seem outside of the realm of possibility. He seems to be swinging outside of the zone less and is making better contact.
Good assessment. I just think the Chicago pitcher tonight was easy pickings. Not a control artist like Gonzalez the night before.
Winger, you have to let us cynics have our day. When he lights up good pitching, I will be happy. This early run is building his confidence.
Judge walks in the 8th during another good AB.
Technically speaking it wasn't an AB
This lineup is going to be fun with Sanchez and Didi back.
The schedule gets a lot tougher now, the next three weeks are series at PIT, at BOS, BAL, TOR, at CHC, at CIN, HOU.
But a 8-1 homestand, best run differential in baseball and two fantastic full turns through the rotation, only 23 ERs allowed in the last 10 games (bullpen included), nine games in Yankee Stadium and one at Camden Yards. Enjoy your off day, boys.
Hard for even a cynic to find stuff to nit-pick. Plus 28 run differential. This 9-1 run starts with pretty solid starting pitching. Romine has developed into a good handler of pitchers and a pesky hitter. This team got hot when it could have tanked. On to Pittsburgh with a rested bullpen and a day off on Thursday.
Cashman looking great on the sticking with Hicks as 4th outfielder and Romine over Higashioka decisions currently.
Hicks had a good spring and was either going to be the 4th OF or the starting RF. Cashman is looking great for acquiring a former first-round draft pick and giving him a second chance. Low risk, high return.
At some point, the two Yankee batting coaches should reveal how they helped so many hitters and swayed several away from the dead-pull philosophy that stymied the team against shifts.
Many argued he should cut bait on Hicks last season or in the offseason, although it's not like there were/are obvious options killing it in the minors. If Hicks keeps it up, it will be even easier to pull the trigger on dealing Gardner, even for a minimal return.