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8/29: Winning streak thread (game 2)
Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:53 PM
Hopefully NY can score some runs and win an easy one before Girardi breaks Robertson and Soriano, from Chad Jennings:
"Dave Robertson and Soriano have each pitched three straight days. Girardi said Robertson is certainly not available tomorrow, but Soriano might be. Depends on how Soriano feels tomorrow. Robertson had never before pitched three straight days with the Yankees."
Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:34 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:06 PM
Jon, I can't say I watch many Yankees games but what happened to CC's fastball velocity. Its at Beckett proportions. Nobody talking about this?
It does seem to be down, 92.4 and peaking at 95.5, last year those numbers were 93.9 and 98.4. Dunno, I've been saying since last year that he hasn't been the same since that double rain delay game against Seattle last summer.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:23 PM
Day games in left field at Yankee Stadium have been a problem since Hector Lopez and Yogi played out there. Probably longer.
Edited by terrynever, 29 August 2012 - 01:23 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:27 PM
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:35 PM
Come on, Robbie, give us some breathing room for once.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:37 PM
3 terrible ABs there, argh. Happ at 92 pitches after 4 at least.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:49 PM
Yeah, seems like the national perception now is that Cano is a very good second baseman with the best arm of any of them. So smooth.
Cano is playing incredible D the last few weeks, if not longer.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:54 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:12 PM
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:48 PM
Jeter said it best the other night after he got hit on the helmet brim. "no pitcher throws at a batter's head intentionally. But they have to be careful when pitching inside." Jeter was pissed at the time. Every batter is when he's buzzed upside the head.
Maybe Joba hitting Youk the other day really was an accident. The guy's command is awful right now.
Riding fastballs tend to go up and in from right handers. Jeter, Youk and so many other modern hitters lean out over the plate. You ddn't see any guys hit that way 50 years ago.
I thought Joba looked good striking out Mathis to end the ninth. Maybe that gets him on the right track.
Edited by terrynever, 29 August 2012 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:12 PM
A-Rod might consider moving up his timetable by a few days. Chavez is wearing down, Nix is playing too much, and McGehee sucks.
Edited by terrynever, 29 August 2012 - 04:13 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:23 PM
Nah. Play the Orioles three games at home. If the Orioles win two or three, then Yankee fans should begin to worry. But in the immortal words of Larry Lucchino, the calvary is coming back from the injured list next month.
We collapse now.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:22 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:46 PM
Yes, I do. You know, Girardi did the best he could trying to give his veterans days off this season but the 162-game schedule has finally started to wear them down. On the plus side, they should have at least a 3-game lead by Friday night, they have a day off Thursday, and they are home for the weekend series with the inexperienced Orioles, who have been playing in front of crowds of 11,000 this week. It will be interesting to see how Baltimore responds in a playoff atmosphere this weekend.
The calvary is also pretty damn old, unfortunately. Remember how bad A-Rod was after returning from an injury last Sept?
I have to add that this Orioles team reminds me of the 1996 Yankees in the sense that once they learned how to win, it was pretty tough to beat them.
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