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

Game 48: Nuno vs Danks

Here’s your game thread.

Lineups:

YANKEES
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
Soriano DH
Solarte 3B
Ichiro RF
Murphy C
Ryan 2B

WHITE SOX
Eaton CF
Beckham 2B
Viciedo RF
Dunn 1B
Ramirez SS
Konerko DH
Semien 3B
Nieto C
Garcia LF

Pitching matchup: Danks vs Nuno

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Game 47: Can we get a win? Maybe?

Here’s your game thread.

WHITE SOX
Eaton CF
Beckham 2B
Gillaspie 3B
Viciedo RF
Dunn 1B
Ramirez SS
Konerko DH
De Aza LF
Flowers C

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

The pitching matchup is Kuroda vs Noesi.

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Game 46: Sale vs. Phelps

This should be a fun one…

Here are tonight’s lineups:

YANKEES
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Derek Jeter (R) DH
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) RF
5. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B
6. Brian Roberts (S) 2B
7. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
8. Brendan Ryan (R) SS
9. Zoilo Almonte (S) LF

 

WHITE SOX
1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B
3. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
4. Dayan Viciedo (R) RF
5. Adam Dunn (L) 1B
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Paul Konerko (R) DH
8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
9. Tyler Flowers (R) C

Pitching matchup is Chris Sale vs. David Phelps.
 
Yeah…
 
Lineups thanks to baseballpress.com

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Late Afternoon Open Thread 5/22/14

Here’s your late afternoon open thread!

In case you missed the activity on the blog today, here’s a handy list for you!

Oh and if you missed it last night, this morning and this afternoon, the 19th episode of the It’s About The Yankees, Stupid podcast was recorded.

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The IIATMS Podcast Ep 19: Sabathia, Thornton, Bob Ryan’s Article, & Listener Mail

Last night, Domenic, EJ and yours truly were joined by the Mimbro, Matt Imbrogno for the first time in ages and we discussed a lot of stuff. It’s a riveting podcast. We talk CC Sabathia and Matt Thornton, we delve into the Bob Ryan Boston Globe article and the aftermath – if you missed the brouhaha, he discussed stat heads as baseball fans and not in a great way – we also answered some listener mail.

As always you can leave comments, suggestions and questions below, you can tweet us @IIATMS or email us.

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Game 45: It’s Whitley Wednesday!

It’s a day game at Wrigley where the Yankees look to rebound from last night’s loss against the Cubbies.

Here are your lineups:

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

CUBS
Bonifacio CF
Lake LF
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 2B
Castillo C
Schierholtz RF
Olt 3B
Samardzija P

Both McCann and Jeter playing in a day game after night game and Jeter is playing against a tough righty? Okay.

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About Last Night: Masahiro Tanaka

Last night, Masahiro Tanaka lost his first regular season decision since 2012. It’s not necessarily surprising that Tanaka lost a game because I don’t think anyone was actually expecting him to be undefeated this entire season. But what is a little surprising is which team was the one to “breakthrough” against Tanaka and hand him his first loss: The Chicago Cubs.

Here’s where all of the Cubs’ hits landed:

hit-chart (26)

He set the Cubs down in order until Luis Valbuena connected on a first pitch fastball in the second inning:

atbat-summary (2)

The batter before him, Starlin Castro, actually hit a sharp liner to Jeter (also on a fastball):

atbat-summary (3)

But nothing came out of it because Tanaka retired the next two batters, Nate Schierholtz and Mike Olt to end the inning.

The third inning when the Cubs were able to score on Tanaka and it all started when catcher John Baker, who entered last night’s game batting .063, hit a first pitch fastball for a single:

atbat-summary (4)

It was similar to the ball Valbuena hit for a double in the previous inning.…

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Extremely Brief Recap: Cubs 6, Yankees 1

Well, that was unexpected.

Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season and first regular season game since about 1978 to the Chicago Cubs who are terrible.What’s that thing our radio play by play guy says? Oh yes, you can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.

Right. That.

The Yankees’ offense couldn’t do anything and the defense played horribly again.

Oh well.

The story of the night aside from Tanaka not being very Tanaka-like was John Baker who came into the game with an .063 average getting two hits off of him. He raised his BA to a robust .114!

Turn the page on this one, kids.

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