Friday, September 9, 2011

The Orioles left the Yankees on the road for the second straight day


Second baseman Robert Andino hit RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to break a tie on the board and give the Orioles a 5-4 victory against the Yankees in New York.

History repeated itself for a second day after yesterday Wednesday, the Orioles also won by 5-4 to the Yankees in the eleventh inning, in their field of Yankee Stadium, to leave the Bombers Bronxs the second straight loss having won six straight games.

Andino drove in the winning run with a single to tie it after the eighth, with the executioner for the Yankees, who are leading the Eastern Division of the American League.

The designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero homered, doubled twice and scored two runs for the Orioles, becoming the undisputed leader of the Baltimore attack team, already eliminated from the final stage.

With an "out" on the board, left fielder Nolan Reimold hit an infield hit off reliever Scott Proctor (0-1) in the tenth.

Rimold advanced to second after giving Proctor walked and scored the winning run with a grounder down the Andino, who placed the ball down the third base territory.

Reliever Clay Rapada (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in the tenth inning and got the win.

Dominican starter for the Yankees, Ivan Nova, which was praised by the team manejor Joe Girardi as a candidate for Rookie of the Year, allowed three runs in five and one third of tickets to go no-decision.

The right-hander is headed to tie a record for victories by a rookie for the Yankees, but the Orioles tied for eighth and twelfth denied him victory in a row, and the sixteenth so far this season.

His compatriot, Alfredo Simon, Baltimore opened and allowed four runs, six hits and six walks in four innings he worked from the mound.

Monday, August 29, 2011

MLB: Yankees 8, Orioles 3, 2nd game, Granderson gives two homers

Curtis Granderson homered twice to register as a leader in the majors with 38, while the Nova Rookie Ivan won his 10th straight decision and the Yankees beat the Orioles 8-3 in Baltimore in the second game of a double billboard which split the victories.

Nova (14-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings, striking out seven batters and giving two walks. The right has won seven straight starts and has improved to 10-0 in 11 starts since June 3.

In the opener, rookie Zach Britton received just four hits over seven innings to the Baltimore Orioles achieved their longest streak of the season with six straight wins to win 2-1 against Bartolo Colon (8-9) and New York Yankees.

The Orioles had not won six straight games since April 2008.

However, defeat to shake off the early-morning, Granderson hit three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the seventh. Dominican beat the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, who has 37 home runs and took the lead in the major leagues with 107 RBIs.

The match was tied at three before New York stick three homers in consecutive four-run sixth inning. After Robinson Cano was blown off by a man on base, Andruw Jones and Nick Swisher also connected a run of four corners.

It was the first time the Yankees hit three homers in a row from May 20, 2009, against Baltimore.

Brian Matusz (1-7) allowed six runs and six hits, including three home runs in five innings. Adam Jones drove in two runs for the Orioles, who ended his streak of six straight wins.

However, in the first meeting, the board just went from zero in the seventh inning when Nick Markakis doubled and Vladimir Guerrero followed with a single to tow.

Baltimore sealed the outcome in the eighth when Mark Reynolds started his third hits and scored JJ Hardy's single with two outs.

Derek Jeter played his 2402 th game with New York and broke the tie he had with Mickey Mantle for the highest number of encounters with the Yankees. Jeter went 4-0 as a DH. The captain was injured in the third inning and despite ending the game, missed the second with a knee problem.

In the first game for the Orioles, Vladimir Guerrero 3-1 with an RBI.

For the Yankees, Robinson Cano of 3-0 and Eduardo Nunez 3-0. The Francisco Cervelli 2-1.

In the second game for the Yankees, Cano Dominicans 5-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Nunez 4-0.

For the Orioles, the Dominican Guerrero 4-1.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nova is credited the win and maintaing the lead for Yankees


Dominican starter Ivan Nova pitched seven innings and outfielder Curtis Granderson and first baseman Mark Teixeira homered to lead the Yankees to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins.

On the return to the field by third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was 5-0, the Yankees won their eighth win in the last 10 games to establish themselves as leaders in the Eastern Division of the American League, a half-game lead over the Boston Red Sox.

Nova (13-4) pitched seven innings to dominate from the mound, allowing five hits, walked one and retired five strikeouts for the win.

The Dominican made 101 submissions, 63 got them perfect to leave on his 3.97 ERA after putting under control to 27 enemies.

Closer Mariano Rivera (33) is credited with launching a rescue episode, striking out two. Rivera made 10 shipments, eight directed them to the perfect area and left his ERA 2.25.

Granderson (35), Teixeira (34) homered for the Yankees.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rays-Yankees postponed by rain in New York

Sunday's game between Tampa Bay and the local New York Yankees was postponed by rain and did not set a new date to play.

The match was suspended two hours before his scheduled start because the rain falling from the night was forecasted to continue throughout the day.

The Rays return to Yankee Stadium to play three matches between 20 and 22 September. The last of these is a game postponed on July 8, also by rain. It is likely that one of these days play a doubleheader.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Top 10 signs the Yankees are going to release Jorge Posada

After a disappointing lose to the Red Sox last night, Yankees are back to the one game behind the Soxs. The evolution of Jorge Posada has not satisfied the team and so a change is in need. Obvious sings that Posada will be released are inevitable:

10) They keep asking him if he'd like to see more of Bernie Williams

9) Too much praise for that durable and affordable Eric Chavez

8) Outside of Boston, there's not much call for catchers who can't throw, hit, or catch

7) The legal limit for DHs is three

6) Unlike some people, he doesn't have a crippling contract and counting total record to keep sucking down ABs

5) Jesus Montero has placed a call to Amnesty International

4) One too many cracks about how he doesn't even wear the World Series rings he has

3) The other teams in the AL continue to send cards of support and appreciation to the club for keeping him around

2) Dropping him from the lineup before a nationally televised game has a certain finality to it

1) Have already sent him the Old-Timers Game uniform


Monday, August 1, 2011

Yankees set club record with 12 runs in first inning


Nick Swisher hit a homer for the Yankees to two stripes in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles in the closure of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in New York. Imposed Yankees team record by scoring 12 runs in the first inning.

New York Yankees on Saturday imposed a franchise record with runs in the first inning by scoring 12 times against the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader.

Nick Swisher homered and drove in three to continue the match on after his performance in the opener. Robinson Cano hit a pair of RBI singles and the Yankees sent 16 batters to the plate in an offensive explosion that lasted 40 minutes.

New York shot 10 hits in their most productive episode from the 13 runs he scored in the eighth inning on June 21, 2005, against Tampa Bay.

Derek Jeter hit a two-run single in the second round bat, and that was it for Zach Britton starter, who had been recalled from the minors before the game. Britton was able to make just one out with a called third strike against Jeter to start the chapter.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New York Yankees Week in Review: Sliding Back


Coming out of the All-Star break, the Yankees were within shouting distance of first place. By the end of the week however, New York found itself 3 games behind the Red Sox in the division. While most Yankee players know there is a lot of season left to play, and that anything can happen, it is also obvious that the Yankees pitching has been less than exceptional so far this season. Everyone outside of CC Sabathia has had their struggles. With the trade deadline looming, and with the gap between New York and Boston growing ever wider, the Yankees need to be concerned with, and looking for, pitching. But before I address that, we need to look at how the Yankees got to this point.

The Yankees went 6-5 since the All-Star break, splitting 4-game sets with Toronto and Tampa Bay, and taking 2 of 3 from Oakland. That gives them an overall record of 59-40, good enough for second place in the AL East behind the Boston Red Sox.

Player of the Week: This has to go to Curtis Granderson, as he continues to power the Yankees to victory.

Game of the Week: Last Monday’s game against the Rays proved to be the game of the week

Surprise of the Week: Freddy Garcia pitched 8 shutout innings with 7 Ks against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, and while he remains inconsistent and in danger of being moved at the deadline, this was a nice surprise as it was clearly his best outing of the season. He is now 8-7 with a 3.21 ERA. He just needs to be more consistent. Had he been doing this all year, pitching wouldn’t be an issue for the Yankees.

Predictions: With the way the Yankees pitching has been lately, this week doesn’t seem easy. But Seattle has struggled, and the Yankees totally own the O’s this year. Maybe with one last hurrah, the Yankees pitchers can make one last effort to save their jobs with the trade deadline approaching. It would be naive of me to think that the Yankees run the table this week, especially since they have a doubleheader on Saturday, so I have them going 5-2 this week, taking 2 of 3 from Seattle and taking 3 of 4 from Baltimore.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2, Hughes won his first game

Phil Hughes pitched six entries to score his first win of the season and defeated the New York Yankees 7-2 on Sunday to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brett Gardner had three hits, while Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, with the Yankees managed to split honors in the four-game series, then they were outscored 23-8 in the first two games.

In his fifth start of the season and the second after recovering from a right shoulder injury, Hughes (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits to get his first win since October 2, 2010 in Boston.

Gardner won his second straight game with three hits, to go 4-2 with a walk, two steals and three runs scored. The outfielder has stolen 12 bases in a row without being put out and is batting .625 (10 hits in 16 at-bats) after the All-Star break.

Cory Wade pitched the seventh, David Robertson handled the eighth and Boone Logan completed by the Yankees.

New York scored four runs in the fourth to go up 5-1. The cluster was crowned by a two-run double to Granderson.

Carlos Villanueva (5-2) suffered his second loss in 10 starts since May became the starting rotation. He allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings.

Jose Bautista missed his third straight game with a sore right ankle. The Dominican, who with 31 homers led the majors, still practiced with the ball before the game and could return on Tuesday against Seattle.

For the Yankees, Robinson Cano 4-1, an RBI and Eduardo Nunez 4-1, a run scored. The Ramiro Pena 3-0, one RBI. Jorge Posada 4-0.

For the Blue Jays, the Yunel Escobar 3-1. Edwin Encarnacion 3-1, two runs scored.

Monday, July 11, 2011

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Derek Jeter doubles for 2,998th hit - soon to have 3000 and write history!

After picking up a first-inning double, Derek Jeter thought Thursday could be the night he became the first Yankee with 3,000 hits.

"I'd be lying to you if I didn't think it was attainable today," Jeter said after the New York Yankees lost 5-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeter went hitless in his final four at-bats and is two away from the milestone.

"Early on, I thought I was going to get a few but it wasn't the case," Jeter said.

In front of an announced sellout of 47,787, the game almost felt secondary to each Jeter at-bat. Fans stood for each plate appearance, and intermittently chanted Jeter's name as cameras flashed in the night.

"The fans were very loud when I went up to the plate," Jeter said.

In the fifth with one on and one out, Jeter nearly rewarded them with a second hit. Jeter knocked a grounder down the third-base line. Rays third baseman Sean Rodriguez made a nice stab and then fired across the diamond to nail Jeter.

"They were joking on the bench that I hit two or three balls a year down the third-base line," Jeter said. "He caught one of them. It was unfortunate but I thought it was going to get by him at first."

To begin the game, Jeter hit the initial pitch he saw from Tampa Bay Rays starter Jeff Niemann into the gap. Center fielder B.J. Upton fielded the ball. With Upton slow throwing the ball into second, Jeter hustled into second and beat a tag.

In the second, with men on second and third, Jeter grounded out to third to end the inning. In the seventh, Jeter grounded out to short.

Jeter got one last at-bat in the ninth. He chopped out to third, unable to beat the throw to first.

"We'll have to wait another day," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Since coming off the disabled list Monday, Jeter is 4-for-18 in four games. The Yankees are 1-3 in those games. With Jeter on the DL, the Yankees went 14-4.

On the year, he is hitting .257 with two homers and 22 RBIs.

When Jeter reaches 3,000, he will become the 28th major leaguer in history to the mark. He will be the first to hit the milestone as a shortstop his entire career.

Jeter seems destined to be the fourth-youngest player in history to 3,000. Ty Cobb (34 years, 244 days), Hank Aaron (36 years, 101 days) and Robin Yount (36 years, 359) got to 3,000 quicker.

If Jeter gets two hits on Friday night, he will be 37 years and 12 days. Peter Rose was 37 years and 21 days when he got his 3,000th hit. Jeter said he has no current designs on 4,000, let alone Rose's record of 4,256.

Five or six years ago, Jeter said, he first realized no Yankee had ever reached 3,000 hits. During spring training, he and a few of his teammates were thumbing through a media guide and came across the all-time hit list.

"We saw that no one had 3,000 hits and that was mind-boggling to me," Jeter said.

When he realized that Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig or Joe DiMaggio never reached 3,000, his first thought wasn't that he could become the first Yankee to accomplish the feat.

"I've always tried to focus on the present," Jeter said. "I try not to look too far ahead because you never know what is going to happen. You realize that you may have an opportunity if you play long enough. But I try not to look to far down the road."

Jeter said that Thursday night was the first time his teammates had mentioned the mark. A few told him to get three hits on Thursday. Jeter got one, so the Yankees updated their advice.

"After the game, they said get a couple of hits [Friday]," Jeter said.


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Thursday, June 3, 2010

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6/4/2010
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6/6/2010
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6/8/2010
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Wednesday
6/9/2010
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6/10/2010
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6/11/2010
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6/12/2010
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6/13/2010
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6/15/2010
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6/16/2010
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6/17/2010
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6/18/2010
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6/19/2010
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6/20/2010
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Monday
6/21/2010
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Tuesday
6/22/2010
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Wednesday
6/23/2010
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6/25/2010
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6/26/2010
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6/27/2010
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New York Yankees vs. Seattle MarinersNew Yankee Stadium
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6/29/2010
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Wednesday
6/30/2010
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Thursday
7/1/2010
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7/2/2010
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7/3/2010
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7/4/2010
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7/5/2010
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Tuesday
7/6/2010
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Wednesday
7/7/2010
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Seattle Mariners vs. New York YankeesSafeco Field
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7/8/2010
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7/9/2010
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7/10/2010
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7/11/2010
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7/16/2010
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7/17/2010
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7/18/2010
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7/20/2010
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Wednesday
7/21/2010
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7/22/2010
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7/23/2010
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7/24/2010
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7/25/2010
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7/26/2010
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7/27/2010
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7/28/2010
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7/29/2010
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7/30/2010
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7/31/2010
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8/1/2010
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8/2/2010
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8/3/2010
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8/4/2010
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8/6/2010
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8/7/2010
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8/8/2010
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8/9/2010
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8/10/2010
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8/11/2010
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8/12/2010
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8/13/2010
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8/14/2010
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8/15/2010
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New York Yankees vs. Detroit TigersNew Yankee Stadium
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8/16/2010
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Tuesday
8/17/2010
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8/18/2010
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8/19/2010
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New York Yankees vs. Seattle MarinersNew Yankee Stadium
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8/20/2010
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8/21/2010
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8/22/2010
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York YankeesRogers Centre
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Monday
8/23/2010
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Tuesday
8/24/2010
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Wednesday
8/25/2010
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Chicago White Sox vs. New York YankeesUS Cellular Field
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Friday
8/27/2010
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Saturday
8/28/2010
6:05 PM
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8/29/2010
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New York Yankees vs. Oakland AthleticsNew Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
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8/30/2010
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Tuesday
8/31/2010
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Wednesday
9/1/2010
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Thursday
9/2/2010
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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue JaysNew Yankee Stadium
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9/3/2010
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9/4/2010
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9/5/2010
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Monday
9/6/2010
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9/7/2010
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Wednesday
9/8/2010
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Texas Rangers vs. New York YankeesRangers Ballpark In Arlington
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Friday
9/10/2010
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Saturday
9/11/2010
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9/12/2010
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York YankeesTropicana Field
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9/13/2010
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

They look aggressive to me

They look aggressive to me

I don't know about you, but it's sure as hell seemed to me that Yankee hitters have been far more aggressive at the plate this year. Do the facts back that up? To BRef we go!

There are a few factors that can tell us whether they're being more aggressive. One is how often they're putting the first pitch into play.

- This season, Yankee hitters have put the first pitch into play 459 times in 4045 PAs. That's 11.3 percent. The AL, on average, is putting the first pitch into play 11.7 percent. So the Yankees have actually been slightly more patient in that regard.

Compared to last year, when the Yanks were the best offensive team in baseball, they put the first pitch into play 10.6 percent in 2007. So there has been an increase from last year.

- How often are they having two strike counts?

They're getting to two strikes in 46.7 percent of their plate appearances. The AL is at 47.4 %, so in this respect, the Yanks have been slightly less patient than the AL.

But compared to 2007, there's essentially no difference.

- How often are they getting to full counts? And are they taking more walks on a full count?

In 12.9 percent of their plate apperances, they're going to a full count. The AL is at 12.6 percent; so in this case, the Yanks are slightly more patient than the AL.

Last year, the Yanks were at 14.6 percent, so there has been a relatively significant decrease in full counts.

They're drawing more walks on full counts compared to the AL, but less than they did in 2007.

- What about putting 2-0 pitches into play? Because it seems like DJ swings at more 2-0 pitches than at any point in his career.

They've put 2.84 percent of 2-0 pitches into play this year, compared to 2.82 percent last year. Essentially negligible. While the AL is at 2.73 percent. So the Yanks are still less aggressive than the rest of the AL.

- How many pitches are the hitters seeing per plate appearance?

Some hitters are slightly below their career norms (Jeter, Arod, Abreu), while others are above (Cano, Giambi, Damon), so it pretty much balances out.


So I guess the conclusion is that the lack of offense this year (7th in the AL) is not due to the hitters being either too passive or too aggressive. Is it the aging factor? The injuries?


- Phil Hughes and Carl Pavano made their first rehab starts tonight for the A-ball Charleston Riverdogs. Neither allowed a run in five innings.

Travis G.http://www.blogger.com/profile/17451410553795367839noreply@blogger.com

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