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Discussion in '2017 Yankees Game Threads' started by Couperin47, Sep 13, 2017.
He might be but he threw I think 47 pitches two days ago.
Actually I forgot that Robertson game was two days ago, not yesterday, but I'm sure Girardi would prefer not to use him. Shreve is up now after the leadoff walk.
Actually Robertson threw 36 pitches on Monday, a little surprising he's not available (seemingly).
Chapman is going for his first more-than-3 outs save since game 5 of the World Series.
One more, Aroldis.
Listen to the crowd, the Yankees got an extra home series this season.
Wow, I did not expect that at all, three straight Ks from Chapman after the leadoff walk, it looked like he got pissed.
Big win, NY takes their fourth straight series and now go home for a long homestand.
“I don’t know that there is a neutral site when you’re playing the Yankees,” Evan Longoria said. “They travel well.”
NY only allowed 5 runs in these 3 games, impressive pitching. If they could only get a few more hits with RISP, we'd be onto something.
Wow, the Yankees only have three more road games the entire season. And those games are against Toronto.
That really would have been a bad loss after Girardi emptied the bullpen and NY left so many runners on, thankfully they held on for once.
NY is 6-7 against TOR so far, I think the only AL East team they don't have a winning record against.
Yankees with 8 wins in their last 11. Upcoming against Baltimore we have Tanaka, Severino, CC, Gray. Going to be a close series but I like our chances.
I bet they stick with a six man rotation this time around, because then Severino will miss the MIN series, since there's a good chance he will face them in the wild card game in a few weeks (not assuming anything, baseball gods).
So if they stick to a six man rotation, the BAL series will actually be Tanaka, Severino, Montgomery and CC, then Gray/Garcia/Tanaka against MIN.
Article on ESPN regarding Girardi's usage of the pen this series which speaks to the semi-argument we had the other day. Today was a bit odd, but I am completely onboard with this approach.
With off days after every two games, Girardi will turn to David Robertson and the emerging Chad Green for multiple innings in the middle of games so they can hand the ball to Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman late. In essence, even if the Yankees have to use ace Luis Severino to get past the wild-card game, they'd have a chance against the Indians because, although the Yanks would be weaker to start games, they could go mano a mano in the middle and late innings. The days off allow the relievers to be used often.
The Yankees-Rays series is a perfect example of how Girardi will go about his postseason business. The Yankees won two of the three games, and in each, Robertson and Green served as the bridge to the end of the game.
On Monday, Girardi lifted CC Sabathia after 4 1/3 innings and went to Robertson, who is being paid $12 million this season for his past work as a closer, in the fifth inning. Robertson fired a clean 2 2/3 innings to record the win, allowing one hit and striking out four. He will be half of the Yankees’ version of Miller time."
You mean Mr. Lusitania and Mr. Titanic. They will break our hearts you know....
The thing is no one should be too surprised if either or both went back to being consistently dominant, they have both shown signs in recent stretches and neither is hurt.
NY's bullpen is 5 deep currently with Warren out, Shreve is the 6th guy currently although Ben Heller probably should be.
I would keep an eye on both Domingo German (7 one-hit shutout innings in the AAA playoffs tonight and on the 40 man) and Nick Rumbelow, the current closer in AAA, who has the insane season line of 45.2 25 7 5 11 55. Rumbelow is not on the 40 man but he just turned 26, he pitched for NY in 17 games in 2015 (pre-TJS), and I don't know how they can leave him unprotected with those numbers, so get him up after the AAA playoffs end next week (Kratz can go, Higashioka is even healthy now). Guys like Heller and Gallegos also have promise but it's so hard for them to get any chances behind the main guys, so they get rusty and then they are meh when they are called on.