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NFT: New York Yankees: Six Game Roadtrip Starts Tonight In Boston

BigBlue2112 : 4/10/2018 10:53 am
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Yanks are 5-5. Four convincing wins by at least five runs and their last two losses required 14 and 12 innings.

Huge road trip here to right the ship (feels weird to say on April 10th).

Bullpen seems to have gotten it together although the Baltimore series really worked everyone. Kahnle threw 48 pitches the other night. yikes..

Couple notes taken from RAB:

-Judge was on base 15 times during the six-game homestand and hes hitting .289/.438/.500 (170 wRC+) in 48 plate appearances. Only two homers so far, but more will come. The walk rate (18.8%) is insane and yes, hes still striking out a bunch (27.1%), but hes striking out a tick less than less year (30.1%). Plus hes playing the hell out of right field again.

-Austin Romine had three hits Sunday and is 6-for-15 (.400) in the super early going this season. Clearly changed his stance and is more closed than his stance from last year.

-Greg Bird admitted he played through soreness in his ankle during Spring Training, a day or two after Brandon Drury said hes been battling migraines and blurry vision issues for years. Both said they didnt tell anyone and tried to play through it.




Series Pitching Probables:

Sevy vs. Sale
Tanaka vs. Price
TBD vs Porcello (gotta be Gray right?)

Let's go Yanks!



Getting out of NY is probably the best thing for Stanton  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 10:54 am : link
He looked like he was pressing big time against Baltimore. Hopefully he can relax a bit and start hammering the ball.
Yanks and Mets pull off trade...  
Mike in St. Louis : 4/10/2018 11:08 am : link
Yanks acquire Lee Mazzilli's son, L.J, for OF Kendall Coleman...
Seems like Stanton and Judge  
Beer Man : 4/10/2018 11:08 am : link
Have gotten too tied up in the HR hype. Both need to concentrate on making contact and driving the ball. They're both big and strong enough that the HRs will come.
What's wrong with what Judge is doing??  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 11:12 am : link
He's not hitting a lot of homers yet, but he's producing.
Judge has been fine. And I think he'll K less as the  
Victor in CT : 4/10/2018 11:19 am : link
season goes on and he gets his timing down and hits more to the opposite field. The opposite field dinger vs. BAL was great to see. When he lays off of or drives that low and away pitch to right he is other wordly. When he tries to pull it he's just dangerous.

I'm a little more worried than I was about Stanton in LF. He's pressing, and that probbably isn't helping. I could see Judge handling LF better. What do you guys think?
Boegarts is on the DL  
Dave in PA : 4/10/2018 11:28 am : link
He was off to a really good start this year. It might be asking too much for Severino to completely shy down the Sox and beat Sale, but Im asking for it anyway. If anyone can do it, its Severino.
Judge's approach this year has been great  
Stu11 : 4/10/2018 11:33 am : link
He's spitting on those sliders diving away more and more. He still gets pitches 6 inches below his knees called strikes, but oh well I guess we'll just have to get used to that as reality.
BTW  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 11:34 am : link
If you're going to copy and paste from RAB, you need to at least acknowledge it and post a link.
RE: What's wrong with what Judge is doing??  
mfsd : 4/10/2018 11:35 am : link
In comment 13907712 Greg from LI said:
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He's not hitting a lot of homers yet, but he's producing.


Yup, Judge also shot a couple base hits to right field on breaking balls away against the Os too. He doesnt seem to be suffering from HR hype at all.

Stanton will come around, hes looked off mechanically, swinging over a lot of pitches. Getting junkballed to death too, as would be expected.

I thought it refreshing to reach how honest Bird was about his ankle. Never really right after last season, and he tried his best to play through it.

Doesnt make me any more confident that hes anywhere close to getting past his injury problems and becoming a dependable starter, but not often we hear an athlete reveal so much.
good point Stu11 re the low strikes on Judge. Some of these umps  
Victor in CT : 4/10/2018 11:35 am : link
call low pitches on him as if he were the same height as Torryes. It's ridiculous.
Over the last few seasons  
The_Boss : 4/10/2018 11:37 am : link
It seems like the Sox get the better of the Yanks, especially in Fenway in the early season matchups. Would not be shocked if the Yanks get swept this week.
RE: Over the last few seasons  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 11:48 am : link
In comment 13907755 The_Boss said:
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It seems like the Sox get the better of the Yanks, especially in Fenway in the early season matchups. Would not be shocked if the Yanks get swept this week.


Last year the Yankees were 11-8 versus Boston, 4-1 in the games played before the ASB, and 2-0 in Fenway in April.
RE: Over the last few seasons  
mfsd : 4/10/2018 11:49 am : link
In comment 13907755 The_Boss said:
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It seems like the Sox get the better of the Yanks, especially in Fenway in the early season matchups. Would not be shocked if the Yanks get swept this week.


But, if the Yanks get right and take 2 of 3, everyone suddenly feels a lot better about their start.

Red Sox are 8-1, 6-1 against the Rays and 2-0 against the Marlins. Yankees this week are the first Major League club on their schedule.
Most of Boston's wins are very close, as well  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 11:53 am : link
While the Yankees wins are winning by big margins and dropping close games.
Seems  
kash94 : 4/10/2018 12:13 pm : link
like Hicks won't return for this series, but should be set to return some time in Detroit. DL stint ends today.
Jeez  
kash94 : 4/10/2018 12:16 pm : link
Judge is 0-12 with 10Ks against Sale lifetime. Hopefully can improve next few days.
Even with Sale and Sevy on the hill,  
BigBlue2112 : 4/10/2018 2:58 pm : link
O/U is at 7. You take the over because of the monster right?
Boone is on with Kay  
Ace718 : 4/10/2018 3:51 pm : link
- Sanchez will be the DH today. He's healthy enough to catch but Boone wants him to give another day off from catching.

- Hicks will be playing tonight and tomorrow in Scranton. He will likely rejoin the team for the last game in Boston.

- Drury is still undergoing tests and his diagnosis is still up in the air.

- Admits base running has been very sloppy. Need to be smarter on the bases.

- Not worried about Stanton's struggles.
Yankees line up for tonight. No Gardy.  
Ace718 : 4/10/2018 3:56 pm : link
Walker 2B
Judge RF
Stanton LF
Sanchez DH
Didi SS
Austin 1B
Andujar 3B
Romine C
Robinson CF

Severino on the mound.
Jace Peterson released. Shane Robinson playing CF.  
Ace718 : 4/10/2018 3:58 pm : link
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RE: Jace Peterson released. Shane Robinson playing CF.  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 4:17 pm : link
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Good lord....not getting the point of this. Robinson makes Peterson look like a good hitter in comparison.
RE: RE: Jace Peterson released. Shane Robinson playing CF.  
Ace718 : 4/10/2018 4:22 pm : link
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Good lord....not getting the point of this. Robinson makes Peterson look like a good hitter in comparison.


Well, Hicks is expected back on Friday so it's only for a couple of games.
Excited to hear Sterling's HR call for Robinson tonight  
BigBlue2112 : 4/10/2018 4:22 pm : link
"Here's to you Mr. Robinson!"
I think I take my chances with Garner in CF for  
Victor in CT : 4/10/2018 4:23 pm : link
a series like this. Jeez.
RE: I think I take my chances with Garner in CF for  
Ace718 : 4/10/2018 4:44 pm : link
In comment 13908230 Victor in CT said:
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a series like this. Jeez.


I think it has more to do with Sale than it does CF defense.
RE: RE: I think I take my chances with Garner in CF for  
Victor in CT : 4/10/2018 4:46 pm : link
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a series like this. Jeez.



I think it has more to do with Sale than it does CF defense.


even worse. Anne Bancroft/Mrs. Robinson is probably a better hitter than Shane Robinson. :
RE: I think I take my chances with Garner in CF for  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 4:49 pm : link
In comment 13908230 Victor in CT said:
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a series like this. Jeez.


Scrap Iron??

RE: RE: I think I take my chances with Garner in CF for  
Victor in CT : 4/10/2018 4:51 pm : link
In comment 13908276 Greg from LI said:
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a series like this. Jeez.



Scrap Iron??



him too. even now :-)
Stanton in THAT LF  
Sec 103 : 4/10/2018 4:57 pm : link
Whew....
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