A few months ago, before we knew that Gary Sanchez would bounce back and after we learned that Salvador Perez would miss the season, the prospects for the roster of the 2019 American League All-Star team at catcher looked pretty thin. Well, figuratively speaking of course, as many of them are literally quite portly. Not … Continue reading More Yankees/Sox FYI:
In comes the ‘Sawx at 29-27 and in 3rd place in the American League East. Although to be fair, their runs scored versus runs allowed suggests their record should be a little better than that. Of course, we all know that the .518 winning percentage isn’t anywhere near the .678 winning percentage they posted last … Continue reading ‘Sawx FYI
Did you see the Yankee game yesterday? Not sure what you were watching, but here’s what I saw: A great example of small ball done right, and more bullpen mismanagement from Aaron Boone. Let’s start with small ball! Top of the 7th, Yankees leading 3-1, Oriole’s pitcher Paul Fry issues a one-out walk to Thairo … Continue reading Small ball, well done!
Needless to say, there are a lot of interesting things about the Rays this season. As of today, they have an 89% chance of being in the postseason this year, which is ridiculous considering the division in which they reside. Tyler Glasnow, Brandon Lowe, Yandy Diaz, and Austin Meadows join veterans Charlie Morton, Tommy Pham, … Continue reading World’s most interesting Tampa Ray:
Aaron Boone certainly isn’t alone among Major League Baseball managers who get out managed by the likes of Alex Cora, A.J. Hinch, and Bob Melvin. But last night the Yankees fearless leader showed it doesn’t really matter who the opposing manager is by again making what I would call sub-optimal strategic decisions. And also once … Continue reading Boone, Kay, O’Neill: 3 Blind Mice
“When you put the ball in play, good things happen.” – D.J. LeMahieu Hmm. Not so fast. We’ll come back to that… The play to which DJ was referring was a two-out, bases loaded infield single up the middle which was fielded by Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco. Polanco’s wild throw led to an additional run … Continue reading Not so fast, DJ…
Three games against the 1st place Minnesota Twins (did you have that in your pre-season predictions?) await the Yankees of New York. There are two things we can always count on when the Twins play the Yankees: One: The Twins will always lose to the Yankees. Two: Byron Buxton is one of the most fun … Continue reading Minnesota Twins preview: