- Jul 15, 2005
The biggest problem is his velocity is way down and has been way down all season.Part of Britton's strength is he doesn't throw many strikes. His ball breaks so much, it's hard to throw strikes. But when he is in top form, which he hasn't been this season, he creates the illusion that his pitches are strikes until the last few feet. A lot of pitchers do this. Why throw strikes to idiots like Jazz Chisholm who are swinging at everything and laughing about it in between pitches?
Plus once they start to realize how much they've actually been winning, maybe the confidence shows in their ABs a bit more. Alcantara was nasty today though.I think the hitting will come when they get home. Several balls died on the track in Miami. O'Neill kept saying the park plays big because of the humidity.
The offense looks dead in spots, still, but I am just happy the Yankees have a slick first baseman again. It just tightens up infield defense so much. We got from Luke Voit stumbling around, to a lefty fielder with great footwork.
Sanchez caught this Cole start two weeks ago (https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA202107170.shtml), I am sure they would be fine, but it's hard not to give Cole the catcher he had for that 129 pitch gem against HOU if he wants in a big game (Higgy), Gary can always come in later too.I just hope Cole can get comfortable with him.
This is shaping up like a four-team race. Boston gets Sale back soon. He looked pretty sharp yesterday in Worcester. But I would be worrying about Boston if I cared about them. They just got punched in the mouth over the last four games. They have proven their resilience all season long. This week is important. They start off with Detroit.Yanks 4 back in the loss column vs the Sox and 6 vs Tampa