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kash94 : 4/17/2017 10:37 am
What a week! 7 game win streak including multiple comeback victories.

Although the young players (especially Judge) have looked great, I've been even more impressed with the starting pitching.

Last 7 starts:

45.2 innings (That's 6.5 innings a start!)
2.59 ERA
11 BBs
49 SOs

Hopefully they can keep it up tonight with a new series starting.
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Man love  
dune69 : 4/17/2017 8:44 pm : link
for Judge. I hope we have years of this!!!!
This is so much fun  
Jay in Toronto : 4/17/2017 8:44 pm : link
Happy Days!
Wow I've been skeptical of Judge all along  
bceagle05 : 4/17/2017 8:46 pm : link
but this is freaking awesome. We have some serious power.
Lord Almighty when  
section125 : 4/17/2017 8:46 pm : link
Sanchez and Didi get back there gonna be balls flyin all over....
Stonger then Dave  
xman : 4/17/2017 8:49 pm : link
Kingman who could check swing and launch the ball over the center field wall
Yankees twitter is hilarious  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 8:49 pm : link
They said "ALL RISE" for Judge's HR
Judge hits the ball so hard  
Greg from LI : 4/17/2017 8:50 pm : link
Yet not quite as hard as Sanchez according to Statcast. Amazing. We have quite a bit to look forward to.
If Judge can stay in this range of  
bigbluehoya : 4/17/2017 8:52 pm : link
25% strikeout rate as opposed to 40%+, he's going to pile up some gaudy numbers

Of all the surprises there have been so far, I'm most taken with this one.
Judge can field his position too.  
bceagle05 : 4/17/2017 8:55 pm : link
Usually thumpers like him are butchers in the field. I wish he was playing TE for the Giants.
Al Leiter's smitten over Montgomery.  
bceagle05 : 4/17/2017 8:56 pm : link
.
Is this fun or what?  
yatqb : 4/17/2017 8:57 pm : link
!!!!!
Jordan Montgomery 6 shutout innings  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 8:57 pm : link
he looks composed enough to hang in as a big leaguer
RE: RE: Montgomery really does remind me of Andy!  
yatqb : 4/17/2017 8:58 pm : link
In comment 13431881 chopperhatch said:
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I think we've got something with him.



Reminds me more of a left handed Ian Kennedy.


Good call.
Keeping fingers crossed -  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:00 pm : link
Montgomery is the real deal..wow.
RE: Keeping fingers crossed -  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 9:02 pm : link
In comment 13431921 section125 said:
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Montgomery is the real deal..wow.


He's got the mental composure, only question is whether his stuff is good enough or whether he is crafty enough to get the better hitters out on a consistent basis. That is still to be seen
On the offensive side, I can't wait to see this lineup  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 9:04 pm : link
with Sanchez, a confident Bird, and Didi
Needed a couple new t-shirts  
jgambrosio : 4/17/2017 9:04 pm : link
since all I have left are Sabathia, Teixeira, a 13-year old Soriano shirt that's too big and a Joba shirt that thankfully the name and numbers fell off.

MLB Shop had a 25% off flash sale on Friday, so happy I pulled the trigger on Judge and went with an O'Neill one too.
These guys are really fun to watch  
B in ALB : 4/17/2017 9:04 pm : link
I'm not really believing what I'm seeing.

I love it though.
Eric Thames with a homer 5 games in a row  
jgambrosio : 4/17/2017 9:09 pm : link
amazing considering he wasn't even in MLB last year.
Montgomery hung one  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 9:11 pm : link
3 run HR, and it's 7-3
Well that went south  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:13 pm : link
quickly.
That's OK. I'm still on the bandwagon.  
yatqb : 4/17/2017 9:21 pm : link
.
Can they please get rid of  
B in ALB : 4/17/2017 9:23 pm : link
This Kate Smith song already? Absolutely awful.
God I hate Kate Smith  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:25 pm : link
God Bless America - used to play that at Flyers games and I still get POed hearing it. Belongs in Philly, not in the Bronx or anywhere East of 609 area code....
Great minds think  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:33 pm : link
a like (re: kate smith)

Everyone bitches about Castro's plate discipline - Holliday is his equal, at best. Has he ever seen a pitch he won't swing at? And they are awful off balance swings, too.
Kozma just got in Hicks  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:35 pm : link
way on that pop up.
RE: Great minds think  
Greg from LI : 4/17/2017 9:48 pm : link
In comment 13431952 section125 said:
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a like (re: kate smith)

Everyone bitches about Castro's plate discipline - Holliday is his equal, at best. Has he ever seen a pitch he won't swing at? And they are awful off balance swings, too.


This is a spoof post, right?
Took a little bit of effort towards the end  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 9:58 pm : link
but Aroldis comes in and gets the double play to end it. 7-4 win, 8 in a row!
RE: RE: Great minds think  
section125 : 4/17/2017 9:59 pm : link
In comment 13431966 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 13431952 section125 said:


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a like (re: kate smith)

Everyone bitches about Castro's plate discipline - Holliday is his equal, at best. Has he ever seen a pitch he won't swing at? And they are awful off balance swings, too.



This is a spoof post, right?


I've watched every game and virtually every televised ST game and Holliday hacks away uncontrollably and if you don't see that I think you are spoofing me. If you think I'm exaggerating, it is marginally.
Eight is  
dune69 : 4/17/2017 10:00 pm : link
great!!!!
RE: RE: RE: Great minds think  
dpinzow : 4/17/2017 10:06 pm : link
In comment 13431986 section125 said:
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In comment 13431952 section125 said:


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a like (re: kate smith)

Everyone bitches about Castro's plate discipline - Holliday is his equal, at best. Has he ever seen a pitch he won't swing at? And they are awful off balance swings, too.



This is a spoof post, right?



I've watched every game and virtually every televised ST game and Holliday hacks away uncontrollably and if you don't see that I think you are spoofing me. If you think I'm exaggerating, it is marginally.


He doesn't take a lot of walks but he has a .303 career BA and .382 career OBP (and has drawn 10 walks in 13 games this season). No problems with his approach at the plate

Holliday has drawn 60-70 walks a season through most of his career. Starlin's never drawn more than 36 walks in a season
RE: RE: RE: RE: Great minds think  
section125 : 4/17/2017 10:28 pm : link
In comment 13431997 dpinzow said:
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In comment 13431966 Greg from LI said:


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In comment 13431952 section125 said:


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a like (re: kate smith)

Everyone bitches about Castro's plate discipline - Holliday is his equal, at best. Has he ever seen a pitch he won't swing at? And they are awful off balance swings, too.



This is a spoof post, right?



I've watched every game and virtually every televised ST game and Holliday hacks away uncontrollably and if you don't see that I think you are spoofing me. If you think I'm exaggerating, it is marginally.



He doesn't take a lot of walks but he has a .303 career BA and .382 career OBP (and has drawn 10 walks in 13 games this season). No problems with his approach at the plate

Holliday has drawn 60-70 walks a season through most of his career. Starlin's never drawn more than 36 walks in a season


Holliday also has 10 ks in 37 ABs and has a crazy wild ass swing. Castro has 8 in 52 ABs.
History shows it should change (for both), but Yankee Stadium has a way of screwing up players approach to hitting. Look what it did to Teix. What I am seeing right now is Holliday is swinging at everything.

I'm not disappointed in the results.
Montgomery is still getting stretched out  
Phil in LA : 4/17/2017 10:36 pm : link
so he might have gotten a bit fatigued in the 7th. Reminds me more of Boomer than of Andy. Andy was cutter crazy. Boomer worked off of a regular fastball.
Holiday's got an OBP  
wigs in nyc : 4/17/2017 10:53 pm : link
175+ points higher than his BA. But knock yourself out with this one. It's probably true that he's swinging for the fences more when he swings, due to his role on this team. Fine with me.
Holiday had five walks in a game last week  
Kyle in NY : 4/17/2017 11:02 pm : link
Castro is lucky to have 5 walks in a month's worth of games. But yeah, exactly the same.

No matter though, team is on a roll. Getting contributions throughout the lineup and a lot of guys we'd grown very frustrated with are having a bit of a resurgence. All of this without Sanchez and Didi too. Impressive
RE: Holiday had five walks in a game last week  
chopperhatch : 4/17/2017 11:09 pm : link
In comment 13432045 Kyle in NY said:
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Castro is lucky to have 5 walks in a month's worth of games. But yeah, exactly the same.

No matter though, team is on a roll. Getting contributions throughout the lineup and a lot of guys we'd grown very frustrated with are having a bit of a resurgence. All of this without Sanchez and Didi too. Impressive


You almost had to figure guys like Headley were due to return closer to the form. The key is the pitching obviously. This team has trotted out starters who look like they can at least get through 6. That was something we didnt think we could count on. If Pineda, Severino and Montgomery can put together a couple more starts each similar to the last ones they have had I will get very excited. Piņeda in particular. Tanaka, Piņeda and CC pitching with finesse is a more than solid top 3.

Very nice recovery since losing the second game in the Os series.
Girardi in the postgame was asked about Judge getting down the line  
Del Shofner : 4/17/2017 11:27 pm : link
so fast on the infield single, and said (I'm paraphrasing) -

"You look at him, he looks like a defensive end out there. But a lot of defensive ends are very fast these days."
Jose Abreu looked like a little leaguer standing next to Judge.  
Jim in Hoboken : 4/17/2017 11:36 pm : link
Thank god he's hit the ground running, looks like Bird may be turning the corner too.

As someone mentioned last week, Judge has like half of the hardest hit balls in the Majors based on exit velocity thus far.
Bill James  
Phil in LA : 4/17/2017 11:52 pm : link
used to call homers and walks "old player skills." And Holliday is an old player.
RE: Bill James  
Del Shofner : 4/18/2017 12:04 am : link
In comment 13432083 Phil in LA said:
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used to call homers and walks "old player skills." And Holliday is an old player.


Not bad to have. And a good mentor for Judge, I think. We have Cardinals fans in the family and Holliday comes highly recommended.
I think someone may have forgotten to tell the Yanks  
mfsd : 4/18/2017 1:23 am : link
that they are still rebuilding this season.
Hope we have a couple of these streaks throughout the year  
xman : 4/18/2017 1:44 am : link
Playing confident like they believe in themselves . over.

Whats in the water? .

lots of kids

Launching shots nightly .

Waiting for a Judge 550' . Make it 570
Sweet start.

Something here.





RE: I think someone may have forgotten to tell the Yanks  
Mike from SI : 4/18/2017 6:37 am : link
In comment 13432097 mfsd said:
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that they are still rebuilding this season.


You misspelled "transitioning" :)
RE: RE: I think someone may have forgotten to tell the Yanks  
mfsd : 4/18/2017 7:17 am : link
In comment 13432128 Mike from SI said:
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that they are still rebuilding this season.



You misspelled "transitioning" :)


Haha exactly
RE: God I hate Kate Smith  
Jay in Toronto : 4/18/2017 7:51 am : link
In comment 13431943 section125 said:
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God Bless America - used to play that at Flyers games and I still get POed hearing it. Belongs in Philly, not in the Bronx or anywhere East of 609 area code....


I imagine WBAI still has telethons. They were one of the first listner-sponsored stations.

In the 1960s a little-know Arlo Guthrie came to the station and taped Alice's Restaurant. At telethons they had an Alice's Restaurant Fund. At $500 they would play it. (It hadn't been released yet).

They also blasted Kate Smith's God Bless America.

It would take an accumulated $500 to [/i]stop[i] playing it. :)




OOPs  
Jay in Toronto : 4/18/2017 7:52 am : link
sorry for the formatting boo-boo.

I wish this site had a post-facto post edit.
Jordan Montgomery looks like a major leaguer out there  
Heisenberg : 4/18/2017 9:10 am : link
Will probably have some games where he struggles a bit, but looks ready to hold on to that spot.
Loving it.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/18/2017 10:02 am : link
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Anyone wonder if Hicks playing well might  
Heisenberg : 4/18/2017 10:10 am : link
lead the Yanks to move Gardner or Ells? Seems that Hicks is responding to playing every day pretty well.
if they can break in both JM and Sev as reliable starters  
Victor in CT : 4/18/2017 10:10 am : link
while establishing Judge, Sanchez and Bird, this season is a monster success
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