3/30: Let's Beat The Orioles This Year

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Down the stretch in 2017, when it was pretty clear that NY would be the #1 wild card, I tried to figure out who I wanted them to play. Of the teams still in contention, the one pitcher I was scared of was James Paxton for SEA as he seemed capable of shutting down NY and winning the game himself. Well, NY got MIN instead and then this winter, they got Paxton, who I have always been a big fan of. Today he makes his NY debut against 'opener' Nate Karns. 1 PM start.

LeMahieu should also make his NY debut today, I'd like to see Tauchman also. Let Bird and Gardner sit, DJL to 3B, Andujar to DH, Voit to 1B, Tauchman to CF.
 

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Also worth noting that the deity known to us as Luke Voit has homered in four straight regular season games now, the alltime record is 8, held by Mattingly and a couple of others. The Voit trade is looking like one of Cashman's very best, NY gave up Shreve (released) and Gallegos (back in AAA) and they not only got Voit but $1M of international spending cap, which they immediately turned into 16 year old Cuban pitcher Osiel Rodriguez (now 17) who is already NY's 18th ranked prospect at mlb.com.

"Somewhat reminiscent of former Yankees star Orlando Hernandez, Rodriguez has a seemingly endless combination of pitches and arm slots. He has an electric arm that produces 92-95 mph fastballs that top out at 97 with high spin rates that give him riding life up in the strike zone. His hard curveball is a bit more effective than his harder slider, with both displaying the potential to become plus pitches, and his changeup has splitter action and similar upside."

Anyway, good trade, go Yankees.
 

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LeMahieu should also make his NY debut today, I'd like to see Tauchman also. Let Bird and Gardner sit, DJL to 3B, Andujar to DH, Voit to 1B, Tauchman to CF.
No Tauchman, but they slotted in LeMahieu as I expected, he should be playing 3B behind most lefty SPs IMO:

CF Gardner
RF Judge
LF Stanton
1B Voit
DH Andújar
C Sánchez
2B Torres
SS Tulowitzki
3B LeMahieu
 

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Curious to see if Brand Name can top her Fritz Maisel reference today. Fritz actually managed the original Orioles in the 1920s. My choice for Yankee-Oriole trivia is Don Larsen, who compiled a solid 3-21 record for Baltimore in 1954. The Yankees traded for him and the rest is history. Larsen drank so much, he made Mantle and Martin look sober by comparison.

Yanks also acquired Bob Turley in what became a 21-player deal. Turley won the Cy Young Award in 1958.

November 17, 1954: Larsen was Traded by the Baltimore Orioles with players to be named later, Billy Hunter and Bob Turley to the New York Yankees for players to be named later, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Willy Miranda, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos and Gene Woodling. The New York Yankees sent Bill Miller (December 1, 1954), Kal Segrist (December 1, 1954), Don Leppert (December 1, 1954) and Theodore Del Guercio (minors) (December 1, 1954) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mike Blyzka (December 1, 1954), Darrell Johnson (December 1, 1954), Jim Fridley (December 1, 1954) and Dick Kryhoski(December 1, 1954) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.
 
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All I got for trivia is the most ancient: Our team was founded in 1901 as... the Baltimore Orioles (the Giants managed to block a team in NY). As part of the peace agreement between the leagues in 1903 that team was allowed to move to NY.
 

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All I got for trivia is the most ancient: Our team was founded in 1901 as... the Baltimore Orioles (the Giants managed to block a team in NY). As part of the peace agreement between the leagues in 1903 that team was allowed to move to NY.
Good history, Coup.
 

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We struggled mightily last year with openers. I hope we've got it figured out this year because we're not gonna see any less of it.
 

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Paxton throwing some mid 90s heat on his first couple pitches. I am so fucking excited for this guy.
 

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Absolutely filthy. 98 on the corner looking, before that a bugs bunny breaking ball in on the hands. Hitting corners on lefties and righties. Love it.
 

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Starting the season 3-0 is always a nice thing.
BOS went 31-7 last year against BAL/TOR to NY's 25-13, so taking care of business against the lesser teams is crucial. Meanwhile, this game is still scoreless unless I'm missing something.
 

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BOS went 31-7 last year against BAL/TOR to NY's 25-13, so taking care of business against the lesser teams is crucial. Meanwhile, this game is still scoreless unless I'm missing something.
Give it a few minutes
 

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Brett Gardner. When I was last on a Yankee game thread, some of you thought he wouldn't be back. What happened?
NY didn’t have anyone else capable of backing up CF competently plus I think he is important in the clubhouse so he gets another year. He probably shouldn’t be hitting leadoff though, put Gleyber up there.
 

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NY didn’t have anyone else capable of backing up CF competently plus I think he is important in the clubhouse so he gets another year. He probably shouldn’t be hitting leadoff though, put Gleyber up there.
Thanks; I have to admit that I didn't follow the Yankees' offseason very carefully.
 

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16 runners, 3 runs, that ain’t gonna cut it.
Teams were a mere 16-34 last with 16+ runners including errors, and 3 or fewer runs scored last season. Yankees in particular went 0-1, July 2nd against Atlanta. Even last year's juggernaut 108 win Boston team was 1-2 in such games.

This was frusterating to watch, looking at it now. Endless opportunities to cash in and runners are deserted enough that Friday may have his name changed properly to Saturday.

Curious to see if Brand Name can top her Fritz Maisel reference today.
Challenge accepted, although this will have to be retrospection. To quote Yogi's scoresheet, most of today goes under a WW. My rationale stems entirely from baseball, as I stayed up for the entire Arizona/Dodgers game last night, wee into the 4AM hour.

My every game challenge was modded into a much more reasonable vintage 20th century NY deal in where I watch as much as possible of the Yankees and Dodgers.

Bit of a reach for today's, but today makes the first game to end 5-3, Orioles over Yankees, where the Yankees had 10 hits, but only one double and home run within such a cluster.

The last time this was the final score with this style of hit distribution in Yankee history was 10/1/89, against Detroit. Other such games include 4/17/82 at DET, 8/1/23 vs CLE.

The winning pitcher for the 1923 game was Sherry Smith, who you might know better for being the hard luck loser to Babe Ruth in Game 2 of the 1915 World Series, going 13.1 strong. Until last year's 18 inning marathon Game 3, it was tied for the longest game, by innings, in Word Series history.
 

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Teams were a mere 16-34 last with 16+ runners including errors, and 3 or fewer runs scored last season. Yankees in particular went 0-1, July 2nd against Atlanta. Even last year's juggernaut 108 win Boston team was 1-2 in such games.

This was frusterating to watch, looking at it now. Endless opportunities to cash in and runners are deserted enough that Friday may have his name changed properly to Saturday.



Challenge accepted, although this will have to be retrospection. To quote Yogi's scoresheet, most of today goes under a WW. My rationale stems entirely from baseball, as I stayed up for the entire Arizona/Dodgers game last night, wee into the 4AM hour.

My every game challenge was modded into a much more reasonable vintage 20th century NY deal in where I watch as much as possible of the Yankees and Dodgers.

Bit of a reach for today's, but today makes the first game to end 5-3, Orioles over Yankees, where the Yankees had 10 hits, but only one double and home run within such a cluster.

The last time this was the final score with this style of hit distribution in Yankee history was 10/1/89, against Detroit. Other such games include 4/17/82 at DET, 8/1/23 vs CLE.

The winning pitcher for the 1923 game was Sherry Smith, who you might know better for being the hard luck loser to Babe Ruth in Game 2 of the 1915 World Series, going 13.1 strong. Until last year's 18 inning marathon Game 3, it was tied for the longest game, by innings, in Word Series history.
Sherry Smith works for me! Somehow I missed his performance in 1915.
As for me, I watched Tiger Woods all day today. He’s bigger than April baseball.
 

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Casey Stengel - "You have to have a catcher, otherwise you will have a lot of passed balls."
But this is the thing, it is so incredibly overdiscussed. He had 18 passed balls last year in 90 games, so one every five games. Admittedly watching the games sometimes it can seem like it is three per game, but it isn't (plus the Yankee pitchers have collectively insane stuff, Paxton and Ottavino are two more challenges for him this year).
 

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Meanwhile, LeMahieu looked great defensively at 3B, his first game there since 2014. When Hicks is back, today's lineup with Hicks replacing Gardner (and Gardner and Bird sitting, Andujar DHing) is probably their best lineup.
 

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But this is the thing, it is so incredibly overdiscussed. He had 18 passed balls last year in 90 games, so one every five games. Admittedly watching the games sometimes it can seem like it is three per game, but it isn't (plus the Yankee pitchers have collectively insane stuff, Paxton and Ottavino are two more challenges for him this year).
Just keeping it light after a loss. There will never be another Casey. It probably would have seemed like 3 a game to Casey.

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