Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner
 

Archived Thread

NFT: Yanks talk 4-14 How Sweep it is!!!

superspynyg : 4/14/2017 9:15 am
Yanks sweep first home series of the season!! Rays go down 3-2. I did not see the game but looking at the box Severino had a great night 7 innings 5 hits 2 er 11 K's. Hicks with 2 knocks.


Big weekend series vs the Cards. Wacha vs Tanaka. Holliday vs his old club. Make them pay for not re-signing you. Its on MLB network!! Yes!!

Hope Tanaka gets his shit together  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 9:18 am : link
Right now, he's their worst performing pitcher. Never thought I'd say that this season. Bird needs to drop in the lineup, he's like a pitcher batting at the moment.
...  
26.2 : 4/14/2017 9:26 am : link
Having just watched the Nats-Cards series, the Cards aren't nearly as good as they have been the last few seasons. Although its still very early.
Looking up the rest of the AL East  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 9:28 am : link
Can't believe what an awful start the Blue Jays are off to. Their big bad offense has been shit so far, they really do miss Encarnacion

Yeah, it's still very early, but Yanks have to be happy they righted their ship so quickly
I love love LOVE seeing the Jays flounder  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 9:36 am : link
What an unlikeable crew of dickheads they are.
Josh Donaldson  
BIG FRED 1973 : 4/14/2017 9:43 am : link
may be out awhile for them too .
...  
26.2 : 4/14/2017 9:46 am : link
As a FBB owner of Bautista, he's a pile of poo so far this year too.
Scary how off Bird has been  
MadPlaid : 4/14/2017 9:54 am : link
I hope he isn't thinking too much and pressing.
Not sure which I was more excited about last night...  
Tesla : 4/14/2017 9:58 am : link
Severino's fantastic start or Hicks' big night. Hicks started to turn it around at the end of last year. He was a highly regarded prospect and he's a very good defensive outfielder. If he can put it tougher on offense he could be a regular part of the lineup moving forward....at the minimum it looks like there is a good chance he'll be a very good 4th outfielder moving forward.

And Severino looks like he's being back to the pitcher he was all through the minors and during his call up in 2015. The bite on his slider is back and his FB is actually up a few ticks. Yanks are desperate for starters after this year. I don't hear too many people calling for him to go to the bullpen lately.
Hicks could make Gardner expendable if he keeps swinging  
yatqb : 4/14/2017 10:31 am : link
a decent bat. And with guys like Fowler, McKinney and Frazier in the wings we'd be able to restock our 4th OF role fairly easily.
They've been trying to deal Gardner  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 10:35 am : link
But no one has offered much since he had a down year last season.
RE: I love love LOVE seeing the Jays flounder  
mitch300 : 4/14/2017 10:48 am : link
In comment 13428233 Greg from LI said:
Quote:
What an unlikeable crew of dickheads they are.

I also love the fact Russell Martin has 1 hit and is batting 042. Yeah I know it's early, but still enjoying.
Could  
mitch300 : 4/14/2017 10:53 am : link
be missing the last 4 games, but Bird looked over matched last night. Maybe move him down and take some pressure off of him.
RE: Looking up the rest of the AL East  
dpinzow : 4/14/2017 11:00 am : link
In comment 13428217 mfsd said:
Quote:
Can't believe what an awful start the Blue Jays are off to. Their big bad offense has been shit so far, they really do miss Encarnacion

Yeah, it's still very early, but Yanks have to be happy they righted their ship so quickly


Bautista is aging, Tulo is good but had inflated #s due to Coors and Donaldson is injured
Since their call ups  
Phil in LA : 4/14/2017 11:52 am : link
Bird, Sanchez and Judge have all homered three games in a row, with Sanchez having done it for games in a row. That's pretty unusual.
Much sterner test coming up with the Cardinals  
dpinzow : 4/14/2017 12:29 pm : link
The Yanks will get all of their interleague schedule outside of the Mets done before the All Star Break (they play the Mets in August)
going into yesterday  
RasputinPrime : 4/14/2017 1:57 pm : link
Sanchez and Judge had the 8 hardest hit balls in 2017 - in all of baseball.

It's some exciting shit. The news about Kap was not so awesome however.
Bird was a partial victim of a wide  
section125 : 4/14/2017 2:07 pm : link
zone last night - if K Zone is to be believed. He has a good eye and works the count. If the ump is giving the pitcher strikes on pitches 2 to 4 inches outside, Bird loses his advantage and has to swing at balls.
Same token Severino got some favorable calls, too.

I think Judge should move up to 3 or 5. He really looks good right now. Maybe swap Bird and Judge until Bird gets untracked - which he will.

I think the more Hicks plays, the better he'll get. Decent eye with decent power and good speed. He knows how to work the count.
RE: Bird was a partial victim of a wide  
dpinzow : 4/14/2017 2:23 pm : link
In comment 13428712 section125 said:
Quote:
zone last night - if K Zone is to be believed. He has a good eye and works the count. If the ump is giving the pitcher strikes on pitches 2 to 4 inches outside, Bird loses his advantage and has to swing at balls.
Same token Severino got some favorable calls, too.

I think Judge should move up to 3 or 5. He really looks good right now. Maybe swap Bird and Judge until Bird gets untracked - which he will.

I think the more Hicks plays, the better he'll get. Decent eye with decent power and good speed. He knows how to work the count.


The 5th spot might be Judge's future spot in the order...batting him 3rd is a huge risk with all the strikeouts
To be fair, Judges Ks are down this season, at least through  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 2:26 pm : link
2 weeks...and hitting him before Holliday (or Sanchez when he's back) would help him see more pitches to hit I think
Anyone  
mitch300 : 4/14/2017 2:38 pm : link
else notice how the low stike has been called. I have watched other games/teams and it seems to be league wide. Seems that pitches would be called balls are now strikes.
RE: Anyone  
section125 : 4/14/2017 4:31 pm : link
In comment 13428748 mitch300 said:
Quote:
else notice how the low stike has been called. I have watched other games/teams and it seems to be league wide. Seems that pitches would be called balls are now strikes.


It certainly was last night. But the K Zone box is one size fits all, so basing your judgement on that may skew the perception. (if that was what your using)
No  
mitch300 : 4/14/2017 4:45 pm : link
not using the k zone. Just seems the low borderline pitches are now strikes. Something to look at going forward.
Sweep!  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/14/2017 4:58 pm : link
.
Yanks linkeup per Baseball Press - yikes @ Ells in 4 spot ...  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 5:33 pm : link
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Chase Headley (S) 3B
6. Aaron Judge (R) RF
7. Greg Bird (L) 1B
8. Austin Romine (R) C
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
Ellsbury 4th?  
section125 : 4/14/2017 5:37 pm : link
Headley makes more sense than that.
Hicks  
mitch300 : 4/14/2017 5:37 pm : link
sits after hitting 2 homeruns the night before. Can't make this shit up.
RE: Hicks  
Tesla : 4/14/2017 5:41 pm : link
In comment 13428978 mitch300 said:
Quote:
sits after hitting 2 homeruns the night before. Can't make this shit up.


WTF is wrong with Girardi? Absoutley ZERO reason to sit Hicks after his game last night. And WTF is he doing batting Castro 2nd? Why put a .300 OBP hacker in the 2 hole?

For a smart guy Girardi sure does some absolutely dumb shit.
RE: RE: Hicks  
section125 : 4/14/2017 7:08 pm : link
In comment 13428979 Tesla said:
Quote:
In comment 13428978 mitch300 said:


Quote:


sits after hitting 2 homeruns the night before. Can't make this shit up.



WTF is wrong with Girardi? Absoutley ZERO reason to sit Hicks after his game last night. And WTF is he doing batting Castro 2nd? Why put a .300 OBP hacker in the 2 hole?

For a smart guy Girardi sure does some absolutely dumb shit.


Won't say you are wrong, but why freak out. Castro walked last night - deserves to bat 2nd!
Girardi is no fool. He wants Gardner in for some reason. Hicks is playing well and I wouldn't mind seeing him in while he's hot.
Tanaka and his fastballs  
RasputinPrime : 4/14/2017 7:18 pm : link
2-0 on a bomb to Carpenter.
RE: RE: Hicks  
Mike from SI : 4/14/2017 7:25 pm : link
In comment 13428979 Tesla said:
Quote:
In comment 13428978 mitch300 said:


Quote:


sits after hitting 2 homeruns the night before. Can't make this shit up.



WTF is wrong with Girardi? Absoutley ZERO reason to sit Hicks after his game last night. And WTF is he doing batting Castro 2nd? Why put a .300 OBP hacker in the 2 hole?

For a smart guy Girardi sure does some absolutely dumb shit.


Lol. To be fair I agreed when you said it.
Headley can hit 2nd while Sanchez is out  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 7:30 pm : link
as long as he keeps getting on base...Castro has zero business hitting higher than 7th
apparently Castro hits Wacha well from the NL days ...  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 7:33 pm : link
... and he just delivered a 2-run HR. So, there's at least the possibility that Girardi is not as stupid as we sometimes think ...
that said, I agree that once Sanchez and Didi are back,  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 7:34 pm : link
Castro should bat 8th in that order.
I swear, some of you just aren't happy if you're not bitching and moan  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 7:47 pm : link
Hicks sits because he can't hit righties for shit
RE: apparently Castro hits Wacha well from the NL days ...  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 8:11 pm : link
In comment 13429086 Del Shofner said:
Quote:
... and he just delivered a 2-run HR. So, there's at least the possibility that Girardi is not as stupid as we sometimes think ...


I must say, between Hicks, Headley, Tanner Glass in game 1 for the Rangers, and now that bomb by Castro, this spring has become revenge of the BBI whipping boys.
Judge juuuust missed crushing a homerun  
Dave in PA : 4/14/2017 8:14 pm : link
Another inch toward the barrel and that sucker was gone
Girardi  
BigBlueShock : 4/14/2017 9:14 pm : link
Is one of the very best managers in baseball. The shit he gets from Yankees fans is annoying as hell. If they don't go 162-0, the lynch mob comes out in force. It's embarrassing to be a Yankees fan sometimes. I swear some of you are the clowns that call in to Francesa to give the world your thoughts...
Name me a yankee manager  
xman : 4/14/2017 9:23 pm : link
you didn't like
RE: Name me a yankee manager  
BigBlueShock : 4/14/2017 9:28 pm : link
In comment 13429207 xman said:
Quote:
you didn't like

I've seen too many of your posts. You're either troll or a miserable prick. You haven't earned an answer from me. Go away troll.
Not easy  
dune69 : 4/14/2017 10:07 pm : link
but 5 in a row. We may not have a championship team but we could have a fun season.
RE: Not easy  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 10:14 pm : link
In comment 13429300 dune69 said:
Quote:
but 5 in a row. We may not have a championship team but we could have a fun season.


If Sanchez and Didi come back healthy and the kids continue to develop, we could be pretty good by late July.
RE: Not easy  
section125 : 4/14/2017 10:14 pm : link
In comment 13429300 dune69 said:
Quote:
but 5 in a row. We may not have a championship team but we could have a fun season.


They're winning without Sanchez and Didi, two of their best players. Bird isn't hitting at all. Team has some spirit. This could be a fun year.
BigBlueShock  
xman : 4/14/2017 10:25 pm : link
Listen to yourself. Not only was that an incredibly rude comment but your previous posts was not exactly charming . My goodness step back
I commented a couple times in spring training  
mfsd : 4/14/2017 10:42 pm : link
I suspected guys like Headley and Castro could start strong, as they know they're playing for their baseball lives with so much talent coming up fast...they've been even better than most of us could have imagined so far.

Headley's rocking a .400/.488/.629 through 10 games. After his start last year, that's amazing. And Castro hasn't been far behind him.

Betances, Clipp, and Chapman  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 4/14/2017 10:42 pm : link
have pitched out of some major jams the past 2 days.
woo hoo! Going to tomorrow's game -  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 11:10 pm : link
my daughter in law is from St Louis and her dad is the most serious fan I've ever seen (for the Cards). Anyway, he's in town and the kids bought me a ticket so it's up to the Bronx tomorrow on the subway!
RE: woo hoo! Going to tomorrow's game -  
dune69 : 4/14/2017 11:15 pm : link
In comment 13429377 Del Shofner said:
Quote:
my daughter in law is from St Louis and her dad is the most serious fan I've ever seen (for the Cards). Anyway, he's in town and the kids bought me a ticket so it's up to the Bronx tomorrow on the subway!


Hope you get the good CC. Have a good time !!
Don't go screwing up the win streak  
B in ALB : 4/14/2017 11:37 pm : link
Del. Nothing but positive vibes. Toss those St. Louis fans a beating if you have to. We're counting on you.
RE: Don't go screwing up the win streak  
Del Shofner : 4/14/2017 11:45 pm : link
In comment 13429381 B in ALB said:
Quote:
Del. Nothing but positive vibes. Toss those St. Louis fans a beating if you have to. We're counting on you.


All reverse psychology. Before the wedding, we all trucked out to St Louis for a Cards game. To be honest ... it's like the Packers, it's a lifestyle for them. Which is great. Hey - he's my son's father-in-law so I'll be cordial but I'll explain to him why the Yanks can't possibly win.

Heh heh heh ...
Do your thing bud  
B in ALB : 4/14/2017 11:46 pm : link
Whatever it takes.

.  
Danny Kanell : 4/15/2017 12:05 am : link
I was at the game. Nice win and I have to say, pretty lively, loud crowd for a Friday night in April. Definitely a different (positive) vibe in that stadium this year.
I've got my HS reunion  
Jay in Toronto : 4/15/2017 7:28 am : link
APRIL 30 and a bunch of us are going to the Orioles game on the 29th.

My first time in the 'new' stadium.

Can't wait!
Back to the Corner