5/4: Odorizzi vs. Happ

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Short turnaround, NY gets Andujar back today (Mike Ford was sent down) and hoping again for LeMahieu's return. With Andujar DHing, Sanchez either catches the day game after the night game or sits, I'd think it has to be the former with how hot he is but we'll see.

Odorizzi has been pitching well, 3.34 ERA for the year and a 1.47 in his last three starts, including 7 shutout against the Astros last time. Happ has been getting better every game and will hopefully continue that trend today against a tough lineup.

1 PM start, there's been a lot of rain in between last night's game and today's scheduled start, but it looks it should clear and be a nice day.
 

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Also lots of good Gary Sanchez stats, this is my favorite:

MLB Catchers Fewest Games to 10 HR in Season

18 Gary Sanchez 2019 NYY
20 Gary Sanchez 2016 NYY
21 Yogi Berra 1956 NYY
21 Roy Campanella 1953 BKN
22 Joe Mauer 2009 MIN
 

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Once upon a time 'post season statistics' comprised no more than 7 games a year (we'll ignore a few times it was 9 before any of us were born and playoff anomalies like the 1951 3 game tie-breaker) and one of the gentleman to the left of this post owned pretty much EVERY offensive record relating to such statistics...then it got lumped in with the ever expanding post-season starting in 1969 such that now all these statistics are almost as meaningless as the HR records...
 

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Once upon a time 'post season statistics' comprised no more than 7 games a year (we'll ignore a few times it was 9 before any of us were born and playoff anomalies like the 1951 3 game tie-breaker) and one of the gentleman to the left of this post owned pretty much EVERY offensive record relating to such statistics...then it got lumped in with the ever expanding post-season starting in 1969 such that now all these statistics are almost as meaningless as the HR records...
The home run list pisses me off. Jeter with more than Mantle.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/Playoffs_batting.shtml
 

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It doesn't seem serious but carries same risk as Judge's oblique and Chapman's knee last year. It could be a nagging injury all year that bothers them, even once they come back.

Still, 2 steps forward, 1.5 steps back.
 

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They made Jake work. 24 pitches. Odorizzi pitched around Sanchez and tried to get Andujar to chase. Which he didn’t, amazingly enough.

Oops. Miggy boots his first chance!
 

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Why the hell is Andujar playing 3B today at all? I'm with JA at this point - he doesn't belong there. He's just bad.
 

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Miggy makes his first throw a good one, on the run, fielding a chopper. Collective sigh from the fans.

You gotta let him show if he has improved. He had all winter to work on his many shortcomings with range, footwork and throwing angle. The error was just bad fundamentals. Didn’t get glove down in time on a hard-hit grounder.
 

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Why the hell is Andujar playing 3B today at all? I'm with JA at this point - he doesn't belong there. He's just bad.
They didn't want to bench Sanchez totally but they didn't want him catching the day game after the night game.
 

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Fly ball homer to right-center by Mitch Garvin. 2-0 in the third. Happ has been pitching very well. He couldn’t believe the ball went out. Welcome to Yankee Stadium, fly ball pitcher.
 

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Jake just dispatched 8-9-1 with total disdain. 11 pitches, 10 strikes. Threw three fastballs past Romine. Ball one to a Tauchman and then 3 strikes. DJ grounded out on his fourth pitch.
 

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Haven't seen any of this yet, looks like I'm not missing anything.
 

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Not a good day for Happ at Yankee Stadium. Would have been a 1 or 2 run day anywhere else.
 

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Haven't seen any of this yet, looks like I'm not missing anything.
Well, the Twins look like a pretty good team, with a significantly better shot at making the playoffs than the Red Sox. There is that.
 

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Andujar throws one 10 feet wide of DJ and into right field. I give up on him. You can’t have an infielder with the yips. Already lived through Steve Sax.
 

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I mean, pretty sure you know my position on this. They should have traded him last winter, but if he is here, he needs to be a fulltime DH.
 

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I mean, pretty sure you know my position on this. They should have traded him last winter, but if he is here, he needs to be a fulltime DH.
Well, he can’t be the full-time DH if you want to use it as a resting place for regulars like Stanton, Judge, Sanchez and DJ.
Not sure what his value is now.
 

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Well, he can’t be the full-time DH if you want to use it as a resting place for regulars like Stanton, Judge, Sanchez and DJ.
Not sure what his value is now.
Also a point I made repeatedly in the offseason if you will recall.
 

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They just showed the replay of Garver’s third-inning homer and said the ball went 372 feet. My mind flashed back to the 1960s. Used to be 407 to right-center. Right, Coup? But the game is better today. Athletes are bigger, stronger, faster. And they play in smaller parks. Why is that? If they are bigger and stronger, the parks should be bigger, not smaller. Like the PGA Tour, which lengthens its courses to account for bigger and stronger.
Now getting off your yard.
 

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They just showed the replay of Garver’s third-inning homer and said the ball went 372 feet. My mind flashed back to the 1960s. Used to be 407 to right-center. Right, Coup? But the game is better today. Athletes are bigger, stronger, faster. And they play in smaller parks. Why is that? If they are bigger and stronger, the parks should be bigger, not smaller. Like the PGA Tour, which lengthens its courses to account for bigger and stronger.
Now getting off your yard.
There were always rumors that those numbers in the old park were not exactly accurate...but it's clear park size has been adjusted to more accurately reflect the size of today's audience...the days of packed parks filled with 50,000 men in flat top straw hats on a Wednesday at 2 pm ain't coming back...
 

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There were always rumors that those numbers in the old park were not exactly accurate...but it's clear park size has been adjusted to more accurately reflect the size of today's audience...the days of packed parks filled with 50,000 men in flat top straw hats on a Wednesday at 2 pm ain't coming back...
My memory is the parks were usually full of empty seats when we were young. A million fans per year was a good season for most teams. Now you gotta draw two.