A-Rod And The Epic Offensive Fail

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

I got to wondering just how "epic" the post-season offensive fail was, so I looked at the the moving 10-day batting average throughout the season: Quite interesting, no?  As epic as the fail was, it was pretty much exactly what we sat through in the latter part of August when the ...

The A-Rod Soap Opera Final Season Begins

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

WTF is going on with the Yankees benching A-Rod? I can certainly understand pinch hitting for him in high leverage situations against right-handers. But pulling him from the starting lineup makes no sense at all. Sure he's in a huge post-season slump, but so are five other regular players. And ...

Baltimore 3, NYY 2

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Andy Pettitte did his job, but alas the Yankees once again couldn't take advantage of several good scoring opportunities, and so we're now down to a three-game series. It would be easy enough to take cheap shots at the Yankee offense, but the reality is that they've scored 7+ ...

NYY 5, LA Angels 0

Friday, April 13th, 2012

At last, an overall quality win. Hiroki Kuroda pitched like the solid No. 2 that we thought we were getting, Nick Swisher came through with yet another big clutch hit, and we finally got some hitting out of the 3-4 spots in the order, with A-Rod coming alive and ...

Detroit 3, NYY 2

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I said going in to the post-season that Alex Rodriguez snapping out of his month long slump would be the key to success for the Yankees -- well, he didn't, and sure enough the Yankees don't even advance to the ALCS. It's next to impossible to win with your ...

NYY 10, Detroit 1

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

For a short while there it looked like Bad A.J. wasn't even going to make it out of the first inning, but then Curtis Granderson saved his butt big time with a spectacular catch. And then lo and behold, Good A.J. took the mound in the second and proceeded ...

NYY 9, Detroit 3

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

So much for the notion that Ivan Nova is a rookie and thus can't be trusted to deliver in the post-season. Quite frankly right now I don't see much difference at all between Nova and CC -- when it comes down to a must-win game, I'm fine with either ...

NYY 6, Boston 2

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Where did this version of A.J. Burnett come from? This was arguably his best start of the season, certainly his best since April. And as bad as Boston is playing these days, they are still quite the offensive juggernaut so a true quality start (7.2 IP, 2 R, ...

WTF, A.J.?

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

NYY 18, Chicago 7. A.J. Burnett is just one big head case, and there's not much getting around that. I understand that pitching with a 12 run lead is somewhat of an odd challenge -- you certainly want to "just throw strikes" and that indeed is what A.J. was doing. ...

Too Much Romero

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Toronto 5, NYY 3. By the second inning, I had a bad feeling about this one although at that point the Yankees were somehow up 1-0. This was more the Freddy Garcia that most people expected to see this year, not fooling many people and getting hit pretty ...