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kash94 : 4/19/2017 10:40 am
Streak comes to an end at 8 yesterday. However, Severino put up a sensational start - recording 10 SO over 8 innings while allowing only 3 hits and 3 ER. So far, so good with the decision to keep him in the rotation.

Few other notes:
1- Severino became the youngest Yankee pitcher ever to record 10+ SO and 0 BB in a start. He also became the youngest Yankee to record 9+ SO in back-to-back starts since Al Leiter in 1989.
2- Didi starting rehab games on Friday.
3- Gleyber Torres has bicep tendinitis. He'll have an MRI soon.
4- Clint Frazier had a homerun yesterday. Starting to get hot
5- Despite the loss yesterday and the early season struggles, the Yankees have the best run differential in the AL by 6 runs. They are tied with the Dodgers for the second best run differential in the MLB.

Can they keep it up  
superspynyg : 4/19/2017 10:49 am : link
Yesterday was also the first loss this season at Yankee Stadium.

2 swept series TB and Cards.
... and, tied for first place - doesn't mean much after 14 games but  
Del Shofner : 4/19/2017 10:50 am : link
it's better than the alternative.
Luis Cessa and Chad Green  
kash94 : 4/19/2017 10:55 am : link
the Yankees two backup starters, have had nice starts to the season as well.

Cessa
2 Starts
12.2 Innings
1.42 ERA
1.11 WHIP
11 SO

Green
2 Starts
12 Innings
3.00 ERA
1.33 WHIP
15 SO
Good stuff  
mavric : 4/19/2017 10:57 am : link
I was a little disappointed in last night's game, but I'm also realistic in knowing that over the long haul, there are plenty of losses. Only game in the world where you lose a third or more of your games and still end up world champions.

Very intrigued by Severino who I had given up on in my head. He's always had the stuff to be a champion, but I had questions about his mental makeup which is just as important as having a great arm. Baseball history is littered with pitchers who flamed out even though they had a cannon for an arm or could throw a ten foot hook, but never learned the mental aspect of the game. Seems to me Severino is now getting the pitchers' brain that is needed to be a star. And he's so young that he's just starting on his long term run as a Yankee great (knock on wood)

Frazier  
DCOrange : 4/19/2017 11:00 am : link
Hits a home run and he's getting hot? Comical. He's 4 for 15 over his last 4 games with no 2 hit games since April 9 (his only one). IMO he is the most likely of all the super prospects to fail to match the hype. Obviously hope I am wrong but his 4 year career to date does not match the hype regardless of his "legendary" bat speed.
Good to hear about Cessa and Green  
MadPlaid : 4/19/2017 11:01 am : link
Good pitching depth is a must for any successful franchise. Also, if they keep producing like this, the Yankees will be less likely to trade assets for starting pitching.

I have not heard anything about Chance Adams. Is there any word on how well his season has started?
Adams has picked right up where he left off  
Greg from LI : 4/19/2017 11:13 am : link
Was just named the first Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. 2-0, 11.1 IP, 3 R(only 1 earned), 4 H, 13 K, 6 BB.
Adams and Justus Sheffield  
giants#1 : 4/19/2017 11:15 am : link
are both off to great starts for Trenton.

Adams: 2 GS 11.1 IP 4 H 6 BB 13 SO 0.79 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Sheffield: 2 GS 11.2 IP 5 H 7 BB 11 SO 0.77 ERA 1.03 WHIP

Only thing not to like so far (for both of them) is the BBs.
Sanchez  
kash94 : 4/19/2017 11:45 am : link
throwing today. Still a few weeks away.
Even  
mitch300 : 4/19/2017 11:59 am : link
though they lost and did not get a hit in the outfield, the fact that they never gave up and actuaslly had the winning run at the plate in the 9th is very encouraging.
Patience  
GiantJake : 4/19/2017 12:00 pm : link
The Yanks are off to a good start and I hope they continue to practice patience. Patience with Severino and Montgomery. Patience with Didi and Sanchez. Patience with Judge. Patience with Frazier, Torres and Chance Adams. The season is a marathon. The weather hasn't even gotten warm yet. Like it or not, the team is rebuilding on the fly and it's not just about this year. Patience!
Severino  
PaulN : 4/19/2017 1:59 pm : link
And Montgomery have given the yanks some real hope for this season, can they maintain this level, we'll see but they are showing us that they could be for real. With Cessa and Green pitching so well also, this gives us even more hope, since they are essentially the 6th and 7th starters, and with the season such a marathon as has been said, we will probably need both of these guys at some point.
RE: Adams has picked right up where he left off  
Tesla : 4/19/2017 2:11 pm : link
In comment 13434122 Greg from LI said:
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Was just named the first Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. 2-0, 11.1 IP, 3 R(only 1 earned), 4 H, 13 K, 6 BB.


At some point people are going to have to acknowledge this kids as a front of the line pitching prospect. I think analysts unfairly ding him because he used to be a reliever. But his results as a starter are consistently outstanding.
RE: Sanchez  
Stu11 : 4/19/2017 2:16 pm : link
In comment 13434162 kash94 said:
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throwing today. Still a few weeks away.

Thats the best news of all. Man at first that injury looked like a 4 monther or worse.
Some talent evaluators also downgrade Adams because he's short  
Greg from LI : 4/19/2017 2:51 pm : link
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Lineup Today  
kash94 : 4/19/2017 3:37 pm : link
Gardner LF
Headley 3B
Holliday DH
Ellsbury CF
Castro 2B
Judge RF
Bird 1B
Romine C
Torreyes SS

With Tanaka, of course, on the mound.
It was not wise  
River : 4/19/2017 3:42 pm : link
taking Headley out of yesterdays line up, the guy is on fire.
kash94  
mitch300 : 4/19/2017 3:44 pm : link
where do you find the line up at.
Hicks  
mitch300 : 4/19/2017 3:47 pm : link
sitting out 2 days in a row. Interesting. ( I never thought I would say that)
RE: It was not wise  
River : 4/19/2017 4:00 pm : link
In comment 13434520 River said:
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taking Headley out of yesterdays line up, the guy is on fire.

On top of it the guy he puts in (Pete Kozma) boots an easy double play ball(which would have got Severino out of the inning) before Garcia's 3 run bomb. Why?? Are they trying to showcase the guy for something in a trade? Didi can not get back fast enough.
RE: RE: It was not wise  
section125 : 4/19/2017 4:28 pm : link
In comment 13434534 River said:
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taking Headley out of yesterdays line up, the guy is on fire.


On top of it the guy he puts in (Pete Kozma) boots an easy double play ball(which would have got Severino out of the inning) before Garcia's 3 run bomb. Why?? Are they trying to showcase the guy for something in a trade? Didi can not get back fast enough.


Two things:
#1) it would not have gotten Severino out of the inning. It would have been two outs with Abreu coming up. I doubt Abreu bunts and pops up with two out and nobody on base.

#2) Kozma makes that play 99 times out of 100. Errors happen and they happen at bad times - just like hanging a breaking ball to a guy hitting .450 is bad. While I agree that it was "dumb" to give Headley the night off when he is hot, it is necessary in the long run that the older guys, especially, get days off.

Unfortunate, but if they win 8 and lose one, we'll all take that! Hell win 3 lose 2 gets you 96 wins.
RE: Adams and Justus Sheffield  
MadPlaid : 4/19/2017 4:45 pm : link
In comment 13434125 giants#1 said:
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are both off to great starts for Trenton.

Adams: 2 GS 11.1 IP 4 H 6 BB 13 SO 0.79 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Sheffield: 2 GS 11.2 IP 5 H 7 BB 11 SO 0.77 ERA 1.03 WHIP

Only thing not to like so far (for both of them) is the BBs.


Thank you for the details about Adams and Sheffield. Nice to see they are doing really well. Wish the walks were down, but I will take what I can take.
He really is something special.  
River : 4/19/2017 6:19 pm : link

This is a touchback.
whoops wrong thread  
River : 4/19/2017 6:20 pm : link
:)
Gleyber Torres placed on 7 day DL  
Ace718 : 4/19/2017 6:39 pm : link
due to rotator cuff tendinitis.
Headley smoked that  
bigbluehoya : 4/19/2017 7:22 pm : link
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Babe Ruth...I mean Chase Headley, just homered. 2-0!  
yatqb : 4/19/2017 7:22 pm : link
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So where is everybody?  
yatqb : 4/19/2017 7:36 pm : link
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RE: So where is everybody?  
section125 : 4/19/2017 7:38 pm : link
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Watching the Rangers...oh, umm...IDK

Tanaka is not sharp at all.
The whitesox center fielder is HORRIBLE  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 7:41 pm : link
Wow
I saw some shades of  
bigbluehoya : 4/19/2017 7:42 pm : link
Bernie Williams in that swing by Bird.
Nice hits by Judge and Bird opposite way both of them  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 7:43 pm : link
2nd and 3rd no outs..

Now romine Knocks in Judge 3-0 yanks. 1st and 3rd, bird on 3rd no outs
4-0 on the force by Torreyes  
Del Shofner : 4/19/2017 7:44 pm : link
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Man, I can't wait until Sanchez comes back  
Greg from LI : 4/19/2017 7:46 pm : link
A 2-3-4 of Sanchez, Bird, and Judge? Hell yeah.
Nice to see the bats alive again tonight!  
yatqb : 4/19/2017 7:47 pm : link
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Nice inning  
dune69 : 4/19/2017 7:49 pm : link
Loved how Judge went opposite field single. If he continues to cover the plate he will be a very difficult out with power.
Would any catcher block Judge  
River : 4/19/2017 7:51 pm : link
coming in to the plate? lol
RE: RE: So where is everybody?  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/19/2017 7:57 pm : link
In comment 13434768 section125 said:
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Watching the Rangers...oh, umm...IDK

Tanaka is not sharp at all.


Why would people be watching the Texas Rangers?
RE: Would any catcher block Judge  
B in ALB : 4/19/2017 8:01 pm : link
In comment 13434785 River said:
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coming in to the plate? lol


Considering you can't run the catcher anymore...No is the answer?
RE: RE: So where is everybody?  
BigBlueShock : 4/19/2017 8:04 pm : link
In comment 13434768 section125 said:
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Watching the Rangers...oh, umm...IDK

Tanaka is not sharp at all.

Maybe we are watching different games? Tanaka looks pretty damn good to me
RE: RE: RE: So where is everybody?  
section125 : 4/19/2017 8:05 pm : link
In comment 13434788 Dave in Hoboken said:
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Watching the Rangers...oh, umm...IDK

Tanaka is not sharp at all.



Why would people be watching the Texas Rangers?


New police show?
Frazier still hot  
DCOrange : 4/19/2017 8:35 pm : link
0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Now at .211. 10Ks and 8 hits. Good news is his bat speed when he misses continues to be incredible.

Good news is Chance Adams pitching yet another gem.

Stat of the day - Hoy Jun Park has 8 errors in 11 games. Hitting .390 with 2 HRs won't matter with that fielding.
Castro  
River : 4/19/2017 8:38 pm : link
goes Boom!
HOLY S***  
dpinzow : 4/19/2017 8:39 pm : link
JUDGE HIT THAT ONE TO JERSEY
ALL RIIIIIISE  
bigbluehoya : 4/19/2017 8:39 pm : link
!!
Well...  
PEEJ : 4/19/2017 8:39 pm : link
that was fun !
8-1  
River : 4/19/2017 8:39 pm : link
Judge goes DEEEEEP.
Too much fun  
dune69 : 4/19/2017 8:40 pm : link
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Love me some Judge  
terz22 : 4/19/2017 8:41 pm : link
Wow
I really believe  
River : 4/19/2017 8:41 pm : link
Judge has a chance to hit one out of Yankee Stadium 3. My god what power.
Barely a homerun by judge  
micky : 4/19/2017 8:42 pm : link
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Man that Yankee dugout is loose  
Jay in Toronto : 4/19/2017 8:42 pm : link
for good reason.
Castro 3-0 count 3 jack  
section125 : 4/19/2017 8:44 pm : link
about 400 ft, then Judge 460/470 ft monster shot.
Boy, isn't this fun!  
yatqb : 4/19/2017 8:44 pm : link
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If Judge keeps going like this  
dpinzow : 4/19/2017 8:45 pm : link
the entire baseball world will want to see him vs. Giancarlo in the HR Derby
RE: ALL RIIIIIISE  
mfsd : 4/19/2017 8:46 pm : link
In comment 13434825 bigbluehoya said:
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I love the new "All Rise!" after a big Judge hit or HR, whoever came up with that deserves some credit

That Judge bomb. Holy cow. Yanks having a lot of fun playing baseball right now
448 ft on Judges HR  
River : 4/19/2017 8:47 pm : link
Wonder what the Exit Velo was?
Nobody else has hit one that far up in this stadium  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 8:50 pm : link
Sanchez hasn't yet and Arod might have hit a few in that area but not many

Every Yanks starter has a hit, and either a run or an RBI so far  
mfsd : 4/19/2017 8:51 pm : link
and we're only through 6. And gutty work by Tanaka, wasn't that sharp earlier but getting through it
RE: HOLY S***  
Del Shofner : 4/19/2017 8:51 pm : link
In comment 13434824 dpinzow said:
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JUDGE HIT THAT ONE TO JERSEY


Since he hit it to the northeast and Jersey is to the southwest, that's even a more incredible feat than it might seem! :-)
RE: RE: HOLY S***  
dpinzow : 4/19/2017 8:54 pm : link
In comment 13434868 Del Shofner said:
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JUDGE HIT THAT ONE TO JERSEY



Since he hit it to the northeast and Jersey is to the southwest, that's even a more incredible feat than it might seem! :-)


Long Island Sound...forget the new stadium is pointed that way
RE: 448 ft on Judges HR  
dpinzow : 4/19/2017 8:54 pm : link
In comment 13434851 River said:
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Wonder what the Exit Velo was?


116 mph
RE: RE: 448 ft on Judges HR  
River : 4/19/2017 8:56 pm : link
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Wonder what the Exit Velo was?



116 mph
Unreal now he has two of the hardest hit balls this year.
He already had two of the three hardest  
Greg from LI : 4/19/2017 9:05 pm : link
Now he has three of the four.

Outside of Abreu and Melky, who the hell are these guys on the White Sox?? Yolmer Sanchez? Leury Garcia?
JUDGE IS A BEAST.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/19/2017 9:06 pm : link
That is all.
RE: Frazier still hot  
BigBlueShock : 4/19/2017 9:08 pm : link
In comment 13434817 DCOrange said:
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0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Now at .211. 10Ks and 8 hits. Good news is his bat speed when he misses continues to be incredible.

Good news is Chance Adams pitching yet another gem.

Stat of the day - Hoy Jun Park has 8 errors in 11 games. Hitting .390 with 2 HRs won't matter with that fielding.

I'm convinced, Frazier stole your wife, right? It's the only explanation for your constant hatred of him. I'm sorry bro, it'll get better. Look at the bright side, she's his problem now.
Tanaka with a gutty  
section125 : 4/19/2017 9:11 pm : link
performance.. Wasn't sure he'd get past 5...
RE: RE: Frazier still hot  
terz22 : 4/19/2017 9:13 pm : link
In comment 13434893 BigBlueShock said:
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0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Now at .211. 10Ks and 8 hits. Good news is his bat speed when he misses continues to be incredible.

Good news is Chance Adams pitching yet another gem.

Stat of the day - Hoy Jun Park has 8 errors in 11 games. Hitting .390 with 2 HRs won't matter with that fielding.


I'm convinced, Frazier stole your wife, right? It's the only explanation for your constant hatred of him. I'm sorry bro, it'll get better. Look at the bright side, she's his problem now.


Lol seriously lighten up
RE: Frazier still hot  
B in ALB : 4/19/2017 9:16 pm : link
In comment 13434817 DCOrange said:
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0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Now at .211. 10Ks and 8 hits. Good news is his bat speed when he misses continues to be incredible.

Good news is Chance Adams pitching yet another gem.

Stat of the day - Hoy Jun Park has 8 errors in 11 games. Hitting .390 with 2 HRs won't matter with that fielding.


What's your problem man? Why do you seem to have such a hard on for a 22 year old kid?
RE: RE: Frazier still hot  
mfsd : 4/19/2017 9:17 pm : link
In comment 13434893 BigBlueShock said:
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0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Now at .211. 10Ks and 8 hits. Good news is his bat speed when he misses continues to be incredible.

Good news is Chance Adams pitching yet another gem.

Stat of the day - Hoy Jun Park has 8 errors in 11 games. Hitting .390 with 2 HRs won't matter with that fielding.


I'm convinced, Frazier stole your wife, right? It's the only explanation for your constant hatred of him. I'm sorry bro, it'll get better. Look at the bright side, she's his problem now.


Ignore him, to much good juju to talk about with the Yanks to quibble about one prospect off to a slow start
The Castro and Hendley haters  
Stan in LA : 4/19/2017 9:28 pm : link
Are headed for the Hills!
And Hicks just smoked a line drive HR!!  
mfsd : 4/19/2017 9:31 pm : link
Don't think that was ever more than 20 feet off the ground
Must see TV  
section125 : 4/19/2017 9:34 pm : link
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Never seen a ball hit  
Kyle in NY : 4/19/2017 9:35 pm : link
to where Judge just put that. That is special power!
Hicks continues to look stud like..  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 9:36 pm : link
Might be time to sit Gardy and Ells 50/50 and start Hicks full time
I'm not a MLB manager...  
Tesla : 4/19/2017 9:37 pm : link
but maybe we should play Aaron Hicks some more? Can someone explain to me why he didn't start the last two games? Is it really so unthinkable to sit Ellsbury or Gardner until Hicks cools down?
I really see Judge very possibly as a Mark Reynolds  
Stu11 : 4/19/2017 9:38 pm : link
type with plus defense in right. .230 to.240 type guy with 35-40 homers and his fair share of K's. Which I am absolutely fine with.
Hicks is slugging .778  
Tesla : 4/19/2017 9:38 pm : link
Is that good? That's good, right? Not good enough to bump the immortals we have starting in LF or CF though.
Judge will be better than a  
Phil in LA : 4/19/2017 9:41 pm : link
.240 hitter.
Judge is the king of MOONSHOTS.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/19/2017 9:42 pm : link
No one in baseball even comes close.
At this point  
River : 4/19/2017 9:43 pm : link
I think Gardner starts to become more of a bench player.
RE: Hicks is slugging .778  
section125 : 4/19/2017 9:44 pm : link
In comment 13434935 Tesla said:
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Is that good? That's good, right? Not good enough to bump the immortals we have starting in LF or CF though.


1 (718) 293-4300 - ask for Joe...
First time up Judge slashed a slider on the outside corner  
mfsd : 4/19/2017 9:44 pm : link
for a line drive single to right. He's showing ability to be far more than an all or nothing HR guy
Another win.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/19/2017 9:52 pm : link
:)
RE: Judge will be better than a  
Stu11 : 4/19/2017 10:03 pm : link
In comment 13434940 Phil in LA said:
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.240 hitter.

I love what he is doing and totally am rooting for him, I mean who can't be turned on by the type of moon shots he's capable of. However I have to see him swing like this for more than 2 and a half weeks before we say he's going to be much more than a mid .200's type guy. I can see his swing getting messed up for peiods of time and the K's piling up. Hey I'm no scout, maybe I'm wrong and he can be a .270 type guy. Definitely hope so.
Judge has a chance to be  
Phil in LA : 4/19/2017 10:05 pm : link
The greatest homegrown RF in Yankee history.
8-1 homestand.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/19/2017 10:09 pm : link
Glorious.
Haven't liked a Yankee this much in a long long time  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 10:13 pm : link
Maybe 09 or 11 was the last time I was this locked in
Yankee team this much *  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 10:13 pm : link
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RE: RE: Judge will be better than a  
dpinzow : 4/19/2017 10:19 pm : link
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.240 hitter.


I love what he is doing and totally am rooting for him, I mean who can't be turned on by the type of moon shots he's capable of. However I have to see him swing like this for more than 2 and a half weeks before we say he's going to be much more than a mid .200's type guy. I can see his swing getting messed up for peiods of time and the K's piling up. Hey I'm no scout, maybe I'm wrong and he can be a .270 type guy. Definitely hope so.


Judge would be in the running for MVPs if he hit .270 considering how many of those hits comprising the .270 would go for extra bases/HRs
Something about Judge reminds me of Jeter  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 10:21 pm : link
Just something in his DNA seems Jeterian like.
His personality  
Phil in LA : 4/19/2017 10:29 pm : link
Is pretty Jeterian. Also he takes his walks and isn't a pull freak. He'll go to right. Both of those things will help build his ba.

Some of you wanted to murder hicks last year  
djm : 4/19/2017 10:38 pm : link
Or even before this season started it was clueless Joe for even entertaining the notion that hicks should play once in a while. Now you want to bench anyone for hicks to play every day. Why bench Ellsbury? He's hitting over 300.

It's a good problem to have. Relax and enjoy it. Every thread someone bitches about a guy sitting or playing. It's a long season. Guys get hot and cool off you can't react every day like this lol wait sure you can.

Headly has been amazing  
DennyInDenville : 4/19/2017 10:56 pm : link
If he can maintain this it will make Cashman look insanely smart.
RE: RE: RE: HOLY S***  
Del Shofner : 4/19/2017 11:34 pm : link
In comment 13434872 dpinzow said:
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JUDGE HIT THAT ONE TO JERSEY



Since he hit it to the northeast and Jersey is to the southwest, that's even a more incredible feat than it might seem! :-)



Long Island Sound...forget the new stadium is pointed that way


lol - I was fine with your original concept - everyone's calling it a "moonshot" - no reason it couldn't land in Jersey after one Earth orbit ...
Took my dad to the stadium for his 60th birthday tonight  
MookGiants : 4/20/2017 1:17 am : link
and got Legends Seats. We got legends seats on stubhub a couple years ago for a game and he regularly talked about how great it was so I surprised him today. Got in there at 530, stuffed our faces with as much seafood and steak as possible, then watched a great game for the Yanks.

If you ever get a chance, the food is incredible. They have everything you can think of.
RE: Judge is the king of MOONSHOTS.  
Tuckrule : 4/20/2017 4:59 am : link
In comment 13434942 Dave in Hoboken said:
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No one in baseball even comes close.


lol Stanton does the same exact thing but I get your point
1010 WINS just played the White Sox' announcer's call of the Judge HR:  
Del Shofner : 4/20/2017 8:48 am : link
"That one went up and it may not come down. 8-1 New York."
RE: RE: Judge is the king of MOONSHOTS.  
Heisenberg : 4/20/2017 8:55 am : link
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No one in baseball even comes close.



lol Stanton does the same exact thing but I get your point


Stanton is the best ceiling comp for Judge, I think.
Castro's shot wasn't too shabby either. The thing I'm impressed by  
Victor in CT : 4/20/2017 9:30 am : link
with Judge is that he isn't homer happy and his plate discipline seems to be improving. He had a nice single last night too, a BB and no Ks. If Judge hits .270 they are set in RF for years to come.
Yanks  
PaulBlakeTSU : 4/20/2017 9:46 am : link
have the best run differential in baseball at +28. Next best are Dodgers +22, Reds +19, and DBacks +15.

The Yankees are on fire right now.

Remember this feeling for the eventual skid and slumps that are bound to come with any team, especially one with a lot of young players.

it's awesome to watch, but unsustainable for the guys who are putting up some monster numbers right now.
RE: Yanks  
Victor in CT : 4/20/2017 9:54 am : link
In comment 13435193 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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have the best run differential in baseball at +28. Next best are Dodgers +22, Reds +19, and DBacks +15.

The Yankees are on fire right now.

Remember this feeling for the eventual skid and slumps that are bound to come with any team, especially one with a lot of young players.

it's awesome to watch, but unsustainable for the guys who are putting up some monster numbers right now.


true Paul, but they get Didi and Sanchez back in 2-3 weeks. Main thing I need to see is if the starting pitching is for real. If it is, they can have a surprisingly good season.
I do think the Yanks have benefitted from a nice run  
mfsd : 4/20/2017 10:20 am : link
of games against mediocre teams...some good early tests coming up against the Red Sox, Orioles and Cubs in the next couple weeks. But that doesn't discount what they're doing, 9 out of 10 is great for a young teams confidence

well, yeah, clearly they have guys playing over their heads  
Greg from LI : 4/20/2017 10:23 am : link
Chase Headley is eventually going to stop hitting .396/.500/.646.

The most promising thing is how Severino and Montgomery are pitching. That seems more sustainable.
I can't wait until Didi and Gary come back.  
Dave in Hoboken : 4/20/2017 10:41 am : link
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the funny thing about being eager for Sanchez to come back is  
Greg from LI : 4/20/2017 10:44 am : link
that I'm not sure how much of boost they'll get since Romine is posting .321/.394/.500 at the moment. Now, of course he wouldn't hit anywhere near that long-term, so I want El Gary to return toot-sweet. It's just kind of amusing to think that they'd be getting maintenance from him rather than a major improvement.
Greg  
MadPlaid : 4/20/2017 10:45 am : link
wouldn't it be wonderfully hilarious if Headley kept up those numbers throughout the season? The Yankees haven't had a hitter lead the league in batting average in a really long time. Bernie?
As they face some better  
bigbluehoya : 4/20/2017 10:46 am : link
Starting pitching over the next week, hopefully they continue to grind out at-bats up and down the lineup and get pitch counts up.

Just about to a man, the approach at the plate has been outstanding.

Meant to say  
bigbluehoya : 4/20/2017 10:46 am : link
Weeks, no week
JFC  
bigbluehoya : 4/20/2017 10:47 am : link
I not Englishing good today.
Bernie indeed  
Greg from LI : 4/20/2017 10:53 am : link
Hit .349 (I think) in 1998.

Yanks' bullpen has a 1.41 ERA over 38.2 IP. That's pretty good, no? :)
OK mavens - facing a RHP with no DH tomorrow night -  
Del Shofner : 4/20/2017 10:54 am : link
can we guess the lineup? Here's my guess:

Gardner LF
Headley 3B
Castro 2B
Ellsbury CF
Judge RF
Bird 1B
Romine C
Torreyes SS
CC P
RE: Greg  
giants#1 : 4/20/2017 10:54 am : link
In comment 13435280 MadPlaid said:
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wouldn't it be wonderfully hilarious if Headley kept up those numbers throughout the season? The Yankees haven't had a hitter lead the league in batting average in a really long time. Bernie?


While he (surprisingly) never led the league, Jeter did finish top 10 in BA 10 times, including two 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes.
sorry, Bernie led the league with .339, not .349  
Greg from LI : 4/20/2017 11:03 am : link
Jeter had some tough luck with leaderboards. The two times he was #2 in BA, 1999 and 2006, he had averages that would have led the league in many years. 1999 finished behind Garciaparra (.349 to .357), 2006 behind Mauer (.343 to .347).
RE: the funny thing about being eager for Sanchez to come back is  
Victor in CT : 4/20/2017 11:04 am : link
In comment 13435277 Greg from LI said:
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that I'm not sure how much of boost they'll get since Romine is posting .321/.394/.500 at the moment. Now, of course he wouldn't hit anywhere near that long-term, so I want El Gary to return toot-sweet. It's just kind of amusing to think that they'd be getting maintenance from him rather than a major improvement.


It's good though because there is no pressure on Sanchez to "save" the offense when he gets back.
RE: the funny thing about being eager for Sanchez to come back is  
mitch300 : 4/20/2017 11:33 am : link
In comment 13435277 Greg from LI said:
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that I'm not sure how much of boost they'll get since Romine is posting .321/.394/.500 at the moment. Now, of course he wouldn't hit anywhere near that long-term, so I want El Gary to return toot-sweet. It's just kind of amusing to think that they'd be getting maintenance from him rather than a major improvement.

I was thinking the same think. Also Torreyes leads the team in RBI's( or he did up to a couple of days ago)
Still want Didi and Gary back.
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