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Old 07-02-2012, 04:20 AM   #376
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League average with risp is around .260, so I still don't get the complaint. As far as getting them in, the Yankees aren't exactly having a problem with that, risp be damned.
It's also about the timing. eg. Bases loaded and less than two outs. For the payroll and firepower that the lineup has, it should be higher than .363. Home runs are great, but I've seen too many opportunities squandered this season when the batter is swinging for the fence with runners on base resulting in a K/infield pop fly or hitting into the inning ending DP.

(48-30) Nice job by Hughes to keep it close going 8 frames and as many strikeouts. Heading to Tampa. 6 games up on Baltimore.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #377
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It's also about the timing. eg. Bases loaded and less than two outs. For the payroll and firepower that the lineup has, it should be higher than .363.
in that case, your expectations are simply unrealistic. :P
(you're wanting it to be .070+ more than the best team, more than .100 above the average)

and the firepower is exactly why you shouldn't focus too much on risp average- who cares if they're not hitting singles with someone on second if they're hitting home runs w/ one on or nobody on? :P runs in is what counts, no matter how you get'em, and certainly not ba (for example, if you really care about risp over runs in, the yankees really do suck right now in ba with risp (28th), but they're 18th in runs with risp. which metric do you *really* care about?).

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:06 AM   #378
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Opportunities in a low scoring game such as last night have taken advantage of:
Case in point:
Top of the third
  • 1.Curtis Granderson called out on strikes.
  • Tampa Bay Rays Hideki Matsui left the game due to an injured leg.
  • 2.Mark Teixeira walks.
  • 3.Alex Rodriguez walks. Mark Teixeira to 2nd.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 4.Robinson Cano lines into double play, pitcher Matt Moore to first baseman Carlos Pena. Alex Rodriguez out at 1st.
Two walks in a row and one out. Cano hits into a 1-1-3 DP on the first pitch. This is a wasted inning with two on for free and could have been the difference in the 1 run game even with the E-3(his first of the year BTW).


(48-31) Tough loss last night, but the rest of the A.L. East is also losing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #379
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Opportunities in a low scoring game such as last night have taken advantage of:
Case in point:
Top of the third
  • 1.Curtis Granderson called out on strikes.
  • Tampa Bay Rays Hideki Matsui left the game due to an injured leg.
  • 2.Mark Teixeira walks.
  • 3.Alex Rodriguez walks. Mark Teixeira to 2nd.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 4.Robinson Cano lines into double play, pitcher Matt Moore to first baseman Carlos Pena. Alex Rodriguez out at 1st.
Two walks in a row and one out. Cano hits into a 1-1-3 DP on the first pitch. This is a wasted inning with two on for free and could have been the difference in the 1 run game even with the E-3(his first of the year BTW).
A homerun with someone on first would have made the same difference. Or 3 more walks. How you score doesn't matter, it's that you score.

Cano smoked that ball btw. Can't say that was bad hitting, no matter the result.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #380
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A homerun with someone on first would have made the same difference. Or 3 more walks. How you score doesn't matter, it's that you score.

Cano smoked that ball btw. Can't say that was bad hitting, no matter the result.
So we agree to disagree. I see it as a timely opportunity wasted and you see it as a minor issue that could be atoned for via a home run. Nothing could have helped us yesterday: our 9th straight loss in Tampa.

(48-32) Pitching, defense, mental errors, etc. were all contributing factors to the loss.
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So we agree to disagree. I see it as a timely opportunity wasted and you see it as a minor issue that could be atoned for via a home run.
I don't think it's any issue - I think it's a statistical anomaly. I also don't care how the runs are scored is the main point, as long as they're scored.

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Nothing could have helped us yesterday: our 9th straight loss in Tampa.
A better catcher would have helped... That was 4 runs right there.

I'm also getting sick of Robbie Thompson...

At least Kyle Farnsworth finally did something good for the Yankees today. :)
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A better catcher would have helped... That was 4 runs right there.

I'm also getting sick of Robbie Thompson...

At least Kyle Farnsworth finally did something good for the Yankees today. :)
Martin is surely not the player he was last year.
Thompson can get a little mercurial at times.
With an era of 20.25, 3 earned runs, and four walks.

(49-32) Their first win at Tampa & the day off today. Phelps and the pen kept it close enough to win thanks to Kyle. Boston series this weekend in Beantown.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:45 AM   #383
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(50-32) A real dogfight in Boston last night with five runs each in the first inning alone. Teixeira managed a go ahead, two-out triple in the seventh to seal the deal. Double-header today.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:54 AM   #384
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(51-33) The split from yesterday erased a chance for a sweep in Boston. Four errors leading to seven runs did us in. Still up by 6 in the A.L. East.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:21 AM   #385
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(52-33) Nova now 10-3 after 6 frames and 10K's last night. Jones had a hell of series in Beantown. Home Run Derby tonight and the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #386
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(54-33) One hell of a game on Friday and yesterday wasn't too bad either. Playing well since the break. Chance to sweep the Angels this afternoon if the weather holds up.
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(54-34) Despite the long balls given up by both teams, the Bombers came up short. Cano getting caught twice off first by Weaver and Wilson didn't help either. Martin still struggling at the plate.
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(55-34) Tight game until the bottom of the eighth with 3 on and two outs. Way to come through to break the game open Raoul.
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(56-34) A great performance by C.C. on his return from the DL.................6 shutout innings, 87 pitches, 66 strikes, in facing 23 batters.
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Hey Bautista, you were saying something about "watch out for the what team in the AL?"



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