A couple of roster moves were made before today’s game:
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Last night, the Phillies, who are the worst team in baseball (by percentage points over Milwaukee), scored 11 runs – with five of them coming in the ninth inning – against the Yankees and this is how they did it.
It was also an issue in the fourth inning which was CC Sabathia’s “one bad inning.” (I just put that there so people will get huffy and puffy in the comments.)
[Heat maps and spray charts courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info]
As I said in the title, Maikel Franco is a pain in the ass.
He’s done well this season batting .319/.368/.604/.972 in 37 games. But against the Yankees, so far, he’s batting .750/.800/2.000/2.800 with three home runs, two singles and a double.
So how about we stop throwing him pitches he can hammer and try to keep him off the bases? Maybe?
[Heat maps, grids and spray charts courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info]
Are you there Girardi? It’s me, Stacey. You guys lost again last night, but you know that because you were in the dugout watching the horror unfold right before your eyes.
I have something to say, and I am a little scared to say it, but I think it is something that you really need to hear.
Please stop pitching CC Sabathia every five days. He is killing this team and it is time to take him out of the rotation. Actually, the time to take him out of the rotation was probably a couple of weeks ago, but I get it, he’s your “ace” and you probably feel bad about having to call him into your office to give him the news. If you’re worried about doing it, your predecessor Joe Torre, had to do it a few times. Two big examples of former aces who had to be removed from the starting rotation are Mike Mussina and David Cone.…
Okay, so technically, this is going to be an About The Last Week or So because Brett Gardner has been on fire the last six days.
He’s batting .519/.536/1.000/1.536 and nearly hit for the cycle on Saturday night.
Here’s his past week in spray chart and heat map form:
The conclusion: Gardner has had a very good six days.
Hey, check this out.
A-Rod needs 6 Million votes to make the All-Star game pic.twitter.com/mWbd8KwdOM
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 22, 2015
Look at Alex Rodriguez‘s overall votes. Yes, he’s well behind the leader Kendrys Morales for starting DH, but look at the people he’s ahead of overall. I think that’s pretty amazing for the most hated baseball player ever.
For years and years, Pete Rose has denied betting on baseball as a player. He admitted to doing it as a manager but always maintained that he did not do it during his playing days. Well, earlier today, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, revealed that he actually did bet on baseball when he was still a player. It happened in 1986.
Wow, that’s just so shocking to me. Okay, not really.
So I guess any chance he had of being reinstated back into baseball has vanished.
Here’s today’s game thread.
Happy TANAK day!
J. Martinez RF
Enjoy the game!
Fist pitch, opposite field home run? Of course.
Here’s your game thread.
J. Martinez RF
Enjoy the game!