Tampa Bay 3, NYY 1

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

How many times this year have the Yankess gone up against a pitcher with an ERA north of 5.00, and gotten totally shut down? Someone needs to look that up. At least Ivan Nova looked good in his return to the mound. What do you do between him and Phil ...

Just How Bad Are Things?

Friday, June 21st, 2013

I thought this would be a fun exercise -- compare this years team to last years team using 10-day moving averages for wOBA and FIP.  Here's how they compare on hitting (wOBA): Interestingly, for about the first six weeks the trend was pretty much the same, although last year's team was ...

Oakland 6, NYY 4

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

It's pretty obvious at this point that CC Sabathia is no longer the "ace" of the Yankee rotation. Both in terms of ERA and FIP, he's now fourth among the starters, only bettering the unpredictable Phil Hughes. If CC continues to struggle, it just puts all the more pressure on ...

NY Mets 2, NYY 1

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I'd say it's a pretty sure sign that the magic, wizardry, or whatever is pretty much all gone when Huroki Kuroda out-duels one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, the Yankees take a 1-0 lead in to the bottom of the ninth, and then Mariano Rivera blows the save and ...

NY Mets 2, NYY 1

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

This is getting to be a disturbing, albeit highly predictable trend. The Yankees get excellent pitching, and yet because of the non-existent offense end up losing. These days you have to score at least four runs to give your team a 50% chance of winning. And in the last ten ...

Baltimore 6, NYY 3

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Huroki Kuroda's first inning was pretty predictable -- his ERA in the first is now right at 9.00 -- but when he continued to get clobbered in the second and third, you had to figure this was just one of those ugly starts that all aces have from time to ...

Seattle 3, NYY 2

Friday, May 17th, 2013

You have to wonder if maybe we're seeing the magic starting to wear off of the Yankees. Losing a home series to the sub-.500 Mariners is not a good sign, particularly since it could have been a sweep had Felix Hernandez not gotten hurt in game one. The offense, after ...

Cleveland 1, NYY 0

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The Yankees started the season with a pretty rag-tag lineup, but compared to what they sent out there today for game one, those lineups looked like seasoned veterans. Sheez, in addition to Hafner and Nelson who are mired in sub-.200 slumps, you've got one player making his first start of ...

Tampa Bay 3, NYY 0

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Brett Gardner took three straight called strikes to lead off the game, and that pretty much summarized the Yankee offense in this one. You score all of five runs in a three-game series, and I guess you have to be thankful that you don't get swept. The offense which was ...

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 ...