5/18 - Gil vs. Keller

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Judge is now 7 for 8 with 5 walks in his last three games, 5 doubles, 2 HRs and a long flyout to dead center. All eight of those balls have been barrels, just ridiculously locked in right now.
 

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Yeah, that was my first thought too (not sarcastic).
Perusing his game logs, I am finding some 15 game stretches with 12+ XBH and 10+ BB, but not with the .600 OBP

Eg Jul 26 to Aug 14 2000, 7 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 18 BB... but only a .569 OBP
 

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Lowest strikeout rate of Judge's career. He currently has a higher xwOBA than he did in his insane 62 HR, almost triple crown MVP season.

And I'll just keep saying it over and over, he's STILL IN what is likely the best consecutive streak of hard contact since at least the 1920s, given that Twitter stat. Like the streak may not have ended yet.

If Judge was Soto (given his newness to the Yankees) or Ohtani (given his general unicorn-ness), or if this was a different point in the week more aligned with the weekly media cycle (like Sunday/Monday morning) it would probably have some mainstream media coverage at this point. Not that I'm complaining or something, it's just I think very remarkable.
 

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Perusing his game logs, I am finding some 15 game stretches with 12+ XBH and 10+ BB, but not with the .600 OBP

Eg Jul 26 to Aug 14 2000, 7 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 18 BB... but only a .569 OBP
Technically you only need a 12 game stretch, so maybe you can find one that way.
 

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Gil currently at 43 innings pitched for the year.

I remember earlier in the year that wanted Gil at around 100 innings pitched for the year. So if Cole stays on track that may be the optimal time to move Gil to the pen.
 

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Technically you only need a 12 game stretch, so maybe you can find one that way.
Bonds walked too much to rack up 12 XBH in 12 games, just based on looking through a few seasons (2001, 2002, 2004). Basically every 15 game stretch you will find 10+ BB, but most 15 game stretches you'll find like 15+ BB. So it reduced his number of at bats, and hits.
 

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Gil currently at 43 innings pitched for the year.

I remember earlier in the year that wanted Gil at around 100 innings pitched for the year. So if Cole stays on track that may be the optimal time to move Gil to the pen.
No, they have made a point of saying that Gil doesn’t have an innings limit and they’ll continue to monitor him. Whether that’s true, we’ll see, but that’s what they’ve said publicly.
 

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No, they have made a point of saying that Gil doesn’t have an innings limit and they’ll continue to monitor him. Whether that’s true, we’ll see, but that’s what they’ve said publicly.
Boone said in a preseason interview with Jomboy, before he was announced for the rotation, that they wanted to use him like Michael King and that his max would be around 100 innings.
 

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Anyway we'll see how things are going all around once Cole is ready to come back, it won't be an easy decision if all six guys are healthy. They could give guys a few weeks off here and there to keep innings down, but that gets tricky too with the re-ramping up.
 

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Anyway we'll see how things are going all around once Cole is ready to come back, it won't be an easy decision if all six guys are healthy. They could give guys a few weeks off here and there to keep innings down, but that gets tricky too with the re-ramping up.
I think moving Gil to a bullpen, Michael Kingesque role, is an easy answer. He could be dominating and they need help out there.
 

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These things often work themselves out by the time a decision needs to be made, same with Jasson Dominguez. He will go to AAA if nothing changes in the next few weeks, but often things change.
 

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Stanton is wonderful. Everything we heard and hoped for with regard to his off-season season changes seems to have come through. Hope he stays healthy.

About this broadcast: still not a fan of Flaherty, but I do think he's not so bad in the play-by-play role. Working with O'Neill makes him sound a bit more humble, maybe? If I understand the subtest correctly, the El Duque story he just told was hilarious "I don't pitch with my shoulder" :)
 

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The whole rotation is pitching great, but Gil is the one I look forward to watching the most right now.
 

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Career high in Ks for Gil, 11 through 5 and the last 6 guys he's faced.
 

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Judge and Soto and Stanton all locked in at the same time, scary for the opposition.
 

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Maybe Volpe and Verdugo could try getting on base once in awhile so they aren’t all solo HRs
 

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7 straight Ks, maybe the alltime record for a Yankee starter? Ron Davis has the franchise record of 8, but that was in relief.

Jimenez singles to end it.
 

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His command and his changeup have come such a long way, amazing performance.

9 out of 10 batters, right
 

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On that subject, Flaherty’s call for that 14th K was terrible. No real sense or setup of the moment, mostly flat excitement level, and of course misidentified pitch
 

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Gil the second youngest Yankee ever with 14 Ks, youngest was Al Downing in 1963.
 

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The White Sox are not a good team. Exactly the kind of opponent you need to get some guys back on track.
 

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They were 6-2 in their previous 8, 11-8 in their previous 19.
 

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Yankees Most Consecutive Starts with 6+ IP, 0-1 Run

6 Sep 24-30, 1978
(Guidry, Figueroa, Hunter, Guidry, Beattie, Figueroa)

6 Apr 15-24, 1984
(Guidry, Niekro, Guidry, Fontenot, Rawley, Niekro)

6 Since May 12, 2024
(Gil, Rodon, Stroman, Schmidt, Cortes, Gil)
 

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They were 6-2 in their previous 8, 11-8 in their previous 19.
Yes, they haven't been as awful lately.

They are at the absolute bottom of the league in OPS+.
They are in the bottom third of the league in ERA+.

I think they are what their overall record says they are. Not good.
 

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Baseball is such a special, unique sport. Here is today’s example…

NY had El Duque throw out the first pitch today, still on my short list of favorite Yankee pitchers of my lifetime. Then in the actual game, Luis Gil struck out 14 (in 6 innings!), setting an alltime Yankee rookie record. Whose record did he break?

Yep, El Duque, who had 13 in 1998 (both his rookie year and his age 32 season, to be fair).