Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

Author Archives: Stacey Gotsulias

IIATMS Podcast Ep. 18: Injuries, Injuries, More Injuries, SP Trades, & Brian McCann Can?

Last night Domenic, EJ and yours truly talked about injuries, injuries and more injuries! And not only about the Yankees. The whole league is plagued with a rash of torn UCLs and we try to figure why that is. We all discuss possible starting pitchers the Yankees could trade for, talk about Brian McCann and I rant about the Mets.

As always leave comments below, tweet us or send us questions at stupidyankeespodcast@gmail.com.

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BOOM TANAKALAKA: Yankees 4, Mets 0

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Sure, the big story about tonight’s game should be Masahiro Tanaka‘s complete game shutout but the real big story is my brother going to his first Subway Series game since 2012, you know, the last time the Yankees won a Subway Series game? Yep. So you can all thank him for his mojo. He’s the reason Tanaka only gave up four hits in nine innings with eight strikeouts. His name is James and you can leave your messages of gratitude in the comments below.

All kidding aside, what a performance by Tanaka. He’s the Yankees’ new stopper and he’s now 6-0 with a 2.17 ERA. He also hit a single in his final at bat of the game in the top of the ninth. He can do it all!

Helping out the Yankees on offense were Brian Roberts, Yangervis Solarte, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter.

In the top of the second, Solarte walked with two outs and Roberts followed that up with an RBI triple to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.…

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Game 39: Happy #TANAK Day!

It’s game three of the Subway Series and tonight the action is shifting to Citi Field where home runs don’t come as easily as they seem to at Yankee Stadium. Maybe that’s a good thing? We’ll find out shortly after 7 p.m.!

Here are your lineups:

YANKEES
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Soriano RF
Solarte 3B
Roberts 2B
Tanaka P

METS
Young Jr. LF
Murphy 2B
Wright 3B
Granderson RF
Young CF
Duda 1B
Recker C
Tejada SS
Montero P

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Game 38: Nuno vs. Wheeler

Ugh, let’s not have a repeat of last night, okay? Please and thanks.

Here are your lineups:

METS
E. Young DH
Murphy 2B
Wright 3B
C. Young LF
Granderson RF
Lagares CF
Duda 1B
d’Arnaud C
Tejada SS

YANKEES
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira DH
McCann C
Soriano RF
Solarte 3B
Johnson 1B
Roberts 2B

Pitching matchup: Zack Wheeler vs Vidal Nuno.

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Quick hits: Shawn Kelley to the DL, Beltran may need surgery

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The Yankees have Shawn Kelley on disabled list and have called up OF Zoilo Almonte. I guess Kelley’s back isn’t better after all.

Also, Carlos Beltran is having elbow problems, more specifically a bone spur that may need to be surgically removed. For now he’s had a cortisone shot and will know for sure if surgery is needed in 2-3 days.

It has gotten to the point where you can’t even get upset anymore when you hear about DL stints and possible surgery. I just laugh now because it is completely ridiculous.

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About Last Night: Hiroki Kuroda

Last night, Yankees pitchers – Hiroki Kuroda, Matt Thornton, Preston Claiborne and Alfredo Aceves – surrendered nine runs to the Mets.

So how did that happen? Well, according to this picture, they threw a lot of pitches over the plate which as you know, is where most major league hitters like to have pitches located.

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And here is where the hits landed:

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This is Kuroda’s heat map. (I’m going to focus on him because he didn’t have a great start.)

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This is where “pitches in play” were located:

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And here are the results:

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Kuroda gave up two home runs last night and this is where those pitches were located:

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Travis d’Arnaud’s home run was an 85 mph slider and cut the lead to 4-2:

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Curtis Granderson’s home run was a 90 mph fastball and tied the game at 4-4:

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The Mets batted .318/.318/.682/1.000 overall. When you break it down by results, they batted .083/.083/.167/.250 on ground balls, .667/.667/.833/1.500 on line drives and .500/.500/2.000/2.500 on fly balls.…

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Game 37: It’s Derek Jeter’s Last Subway Series!

Hey everybody, it’s Derek Jeter’s last Subway Series! (Lucky him.)

The Yankees and Mets will play the next four games against each other – two in the Bronx and two in Queens. Last year, the Mets swept the newly abbreviated clash of the “crosstown rivals.” What will happen this year? You’re guess is as good as mine.

Here are your lineups:

METS
Young Jr., LF
Murphy, Dn, 2B
Wright, D, 3B
Granderson, RF
Abreu, DH
Duda, 1B
Young, C, CF
d’Arnaud, T, C
Tejada, R, SS

YANKEES
Gardner, B, LF
Jeter, SS
Ellsbury, CF
Beltran, DH
McCann, C
Soriano, A, RF
Solarte, 3B
Johnson, K, 1B
Roberts, B, 2B

Pitching matchup: Bartolo Colon vs. Hiroki Kuroda

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Game 36: Phelps vs. Garza

Happy Mother’s Day and welcome to today’s game thread!

Here are your lineups:
YANKEES
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
Johnson 3B
Solarte 2B
Ichiro LF
Murphy C
Phelps P

BREWERS
Gomez CF
Schafer RF
Weeks 2B
Overbay 1B
Reynolds 3B
Davis LF
Segura SS
Maldonado C
Garza P

David Phelps faces off against Matt Garza in the rubber game of the series.

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