Every time Tampa got close, the Yankee offense blew them away. I can’t believe that’s the case, but it’s true. The Yankee offense is performing pretty well. And they’re 16-7 against right-handed pitchers! And this lefty heavy lineup is 5-5 against southpaws, which is better than I expected. Read the rest of this entry
After starting the 2015 season 3-6 and losing their first three series, the Yankees have gone 13 for 16 and won five series in a row and they’re all alone in first place. Anybody that says they saw this coming is a blatant LIAR (especially after Tanaka got hurt) and even the most passive Yankees fan has got to be eating this up with a spoon. They’re going up to Toronto to play the sputtering Blue Jays next, and you’ve got to like their chances. Hopefully this combination of timely offense, good defense (especially in the outfield) and amazing bullpen can keep it up.
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the New York Yankees have been impressive of late. After an ugly 3-6 start and losing their first three series, the Yankees are now 13-8 and 8-2 in their last 10 games. They’ve won 3 games in a row and have won their last 4 series against the Rays, Tigers(!), Mets and the Rays again, going for yet another sweep of the latter team again today.
Hats off the bullpen – they are really stealing the show right now. KEEP IT UP, FELLAS!
Another Opening Day is in the books. Here’s the best and worst of the first Yankees game of 2015. Read the rest of this entry
David Robertson is going to the White Sox and I am bummed. He got what people are calling a fair deal at 4 yrs/$46 million.
Jeter's career highlights in LEGO, Jeter's last home game, Giants play away Thursday Night Game of DOOM
Watching these Jeter career highlights in LEGO form is hilarious – I’ve seen these clips a million times, so to see them in LEGO is somehow fitting… maybe because Jeter himself his held together with plates and screws at this point in his life. It should also be pointed out that all of these highlights happened… I dunno, like 10 years ago. That’s kinda sad, no?
Tonight is Derek Jeter’s final home game (weather permitting) and Sunday at Fenway will be the final game of his career. Jeter had a great run and did amazing things, but the last two seasons have been a nightmare for that guy (Jeter is ranked 92 with a -0.2 WAR on fangraphs – yeoch). Oh well – everybody can’t end their career like Mariano Rivera.
Anyway, if there’s no Yankees tonight or you just don’t give a shiz, the New York Giants are playing the Thursday Night Game of DOOM on CBS. The away team always loses this game and, of course, the Giants are on the road.
AWESOME SPORTS DAY!
#sarcasm #myteamsstinkthisyear #calgontakemeaway
Now that the Yankees have all been but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, I shifted my focus to football… only to find that the Giants stink again. Read the rest of this entry
My favorite Yankees blog, River Ave Blues, today lamented that Brett Gardner got thrown out of last night’s contest, which was an "important game." I’ve got to disagree – last night’s game was not important. The Yankees stopped playing important games in 2014 the instant they lost that series to the Detroit Tigers. Read the rest of this entry
Nobody grounds slowly to third quite like Jeter. It’s a metaphor for the 2014 season.
The Yankees are now 8 games out of the division and 3.5 games out of the second wild card spot. While the former may be impossible, the latter is not… but it’s probably impossible for this team. They just can’t score runs and if you can’t score runs, you can’t win. It’s that simple. If you watched the last two games against Baltimore, you know what I’m talking about. The Orioles are not a great team, and they simply GAVE the Yankees runs in both games, but the Yankees couldn’t take advantage of an opportunity.
So yeah… the Orioles are not a great team and I don’t think anyone is picking them to win the World Series, but they’re not a horrible team. Like the Yankees. Let’s all just look reality in the mirror. It’s a miracle the Yankees are over .500 – it’s really incredible because they are terrible at 50% of that which it takes to win a baseball game.
It is what it is – might as well start looking forward to next year.