Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
14-9. Thrills and spills in the Bronx as the Yanks out-Angel the Angels.
I get stupid
I shoot an arrow like Cupid
I use a word that don't mean nothin', like looptid.
Rasner's ERA is now well over 5.00. It might be time to bring up Kennedy. And Cabrera continues to look clueless at the plate. Maybe send him down and bring Gardner back up, or at least put him on the bench for a few days. Perhaps give Christian or Damon some time in center field against Texas.
Where was Damaso Marte in the 8th inning? Edwar Ramirez has pitched very well this season. But his fastball is a home run waiting to happen. Once he put two runners on base, that should have been it. As Mark Teixeira came to the plate, Sterling said, "How many home runs has Edwar allowed this season?" A few seconds later, there it went. If the guy in the radio booth knows it's coming, so should the coaches.
well, the answer at the time was 3 ... which is one less than jose veras had given up in roughly the same amount of innings pitched. and yet, do we ever hear pete flapping his lips about how jose veras is a homerun waiting to happen?
wonder why that is?
Wear a hat.
It seems silly to lift a guy when he's given up only his first hit since the end of June, but you could really tell by then that Edwar wasn't fooling the hitters and that he lost the zone. I would have brought in Veras, Marte, someone else, because I had no confidence in Edwar's ability to get a good hitter out with less than his best stuff.
We are going to need a lot of luck to make the PS. Bobby has been hot (OPS up to .846), Nady has been cosmic, and JD continues to shine. Otherwise, it ain't pretty.
Our MVP has MVP numbers, but those who have been watching these games, sees that ARod is missing a ton of opportunities to drive in runs. Giambi's thong must be too tight, as he was swinging a better bat when he was batting .160. Cano has cooled off. You just never know what's coming with Robbie. Somehow Jeter is posting good clutch numbers between his GIDP... but I must have missed all those games. It mys be my old eyes. I just don't see Jeter helping this team to win. And Melky is somehow getting worse, with a sub .640 OPS now.
I keep waiting for these guys to break out and start playing winning baseball, but snow is in the forecast. Our pitching has been better then expected... Moose, Joba and Mo are Post Season players. But there is an enery missing, that is really missing is Jeter. Like we have seen in some of the last Post Seasons, they seem more scared then excited in clutch situations.
Someone aside from Mr. X has to step up.
It ain't early anymore.
I guess that should give us cause for hope.
Ha ha hah ah aha ha !!
Poor galut that he his.
Fare thee well, Kyle!
Good luck, Detroit!
He wants a 10 -year contract .... if you believe Ken Rosenthal
One interesting thing heard about the Ivan Rodriguez-Kyle Farnsworth deal came from an AL executive, who said, "I'm sure it was a no-brainer for the Yankees. For at some point I think they knew that Kyle Farnsworth, as well as he's pitched, would become Kyle Farnsworth."
He'll never get it. And to be honest, is he's smart, he'll tell Boras to find him a 4 year deal. Someone will be willing to pay more per year in 4 years than in 7 or 10; and Tex could be a free agent again at 32. If the amount of money in the game keeps going up, he'll be set for another lucrative contract.
Sources have told the LoHud Yankees Blog that Jason Giambi has shaved his mustache. The Big G clearly needed to do something given that he has four extra-base hits and a .205 batting average since July 1.
As much as the offense produced the last two games against the Angels, I'm still worried about the inconsistency of the lineup.
sexson's about as useful as tits-on-a-boar.
i'd rather go with dumping hacky, playing damon in CF, giambi at 1st and betemit at DH for a while, at least against RHP ...
(End Asshole Mode)
And on Melky, here's what I posted yesterday:
Last 7 days_: .192 .222 .269
Last 14 days: .245 .275 .306
Last 28 days: .235 .253 .318
Last 365 days: .247 .300 .350
Yesterday's 0 fer 5 surely didn't help any of those numbers. And keep in mind that last line includes his hot start to this year.
It's time to send him down. And no, at this point, I don't think he'll do any thing in Texas 5 that would top what Christian or Gardner would do. Worse, the team is absolutely killing Melky's chances of ever developing. Sure, even stick Damon out there and give any of Sexson, Betemit, Broussard, or Miranda those ABs. They surely won't put up a .500 OPS.
Alex's OPS this year with 2 out RISP is .892.
I know, that's just another number, sorry.
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