Frustrated with Phil

Hughes got to two strikes on 18 Jays. Twelve of those eventually reached base.

Hughes had two strikes on the first 10 Blue Jays that reached base…

Those two Tweets from Jack Curry and Ben Shpigel are just maddening. Phil Hughes’ troubles with finishing off hitters this season have been one of the (only) two...

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The ridiculously good starting pitching of the 2010 Toronto Blue Jays

As we’ve seen over 12 games thus far against the Blue Jays in which the Yankees have gone 5-7, this year’s Toronto team has some astoundingly good starting pitching. Which got me...

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Jays continue to out-hit and out-pitch Bombers, beat Yanks 6-3

Raise your hand if you’re getting tired of losing to Toronto. I know I am. With a 6-3 victory, the Blue Jays have now beaten the Yankees seven times this year,...

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Game 127: Yankees 3, Blue Jays 6

New York had a chance to score in the top of the second.  Marcus Thames doubled to center and Austin Kearns worked a walk.  An infield singled by Brett Gardner to load the bases with two outs, but Eduardo Nunez grounded one back to the pitcher, Brett Cecil, to end the inning.

In the bottom of the third Jose Bautista walked.  Wells drove a homer to left and the Blue Jays were ahead 4-0.  Hughes struck out Lind, gave up a single to John Buck and then struck out Lyle Overbay to end the inning.

The Yankees’ bats did some damage in the top of the fourth.  Robinson Cano lead off with a double to center and Thames followed with a two-run homer to left center.  Toronto got a run back in the bottom of the inning.  Aaron Hill worked a walk before Hughes struck out Edwin Encarnacion and Lewis.  Escobar singled to center, moving Hill to third and Bautista walked to load the bases. …

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Some Yankee Goings On

There are a few things bouncing about in Yankee land, and here’s what I think of them…

First off, after last night’s performance, how much longer does Chad Gaudin have in pinstripes? I feel like we’ve asked this question at least five times, yet Gaudin’s still survived. I’d have no problem with getting rid of Gaudin...

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If the Yankees can't sign Adam Dunn this offseason, what about Paul Konerko?

In perusing the wOBA leaderboards on Fangraphs, as I am wont to do, I couldn’t help but notice that Paul Konerko has remained in the top 10 in the...

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Bring Me Kuroda!

Yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Dodgers have placed Hiroki Kuroda on waivers.  Only a few weeks removed from dealing away Blake DeWitt to acquire Ted Lilly, the Dodgers have finally smartened up and realized that their odds of making the playoffs are slim to none.  Twelve games back in the division, the Dodgers...

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Discussion: OF/DH Rotation for 2011

Last night, our very own Moshe Mandel dropped an intriguing tweet about the future of the Yankee outfield and DH situation.

At first glance, I don’t necessarily agree with Moshe here. I like Carl Crawford, but I do have doubts about him going forward. His power has been just around average for his career (.176...

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