It's About The Money Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Game 153: Buehrle v. Kuroda Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:33 +0000 Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees Jose Reyes, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jose Bautista, RF Derek Jeter, SS Edwin Encarnacion, DH Brian McCann, C Adam Lind, 1B Mark Teixeira, 1B Dioner Navarro, C Carlos Beltran, DH Danny Valencia, 3B Brett Gardner, LF Munenori Kawasaki, 2B Stephen Drew, 2B Dalton Pompey, LF Chase Headley, 3B Anthony Gose, CF Ichiro Suzuki, RF Mark Buehrle, SP Hiroki Kuroda, SP …]]> 0
Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 9/19/14 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:33 +0000 I’ve smashed my left elbow like 2 or 3 times this week.  On a doorknob, a door frame, and a high island desk in the span of maybe 2.5 days.  I have no explanation for why this has happened, but it has left my elbow in some discomfort.  To deal with it, I’ve started pretending I’m a left-handed MLB starting pitcher and the soreness is from a long season’s workload.  It’s stiff, hurts to move, and I’m probably pitching with something torn in it, but my team’s in the Wild Card race and I have to keep gutting it out and going out there every 5 days for them.  Also I’m an adult.  Now onto the links!

- On Tuesday, SJK of NoMaas released their nominees for 2014 Yankee quote of the year.  I gotta say, that’s a tough pair of quotes to pick from.

- On Wednesday, el duque of It Is High… used a small, surely unnoticed moment in Tuesday night’s bench clearing session as a reminder that we might not be seeing anymore of Hiroki Kuroda after this season and we should be showing him some love as well.…

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Quick Hit: Guess Which Dot Is Jeter’s Home Run From Last Night Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:52 +0000 Jeter Spray Chart 2014

Courtesy of TL

I’m trying to keep everything positive about The Captain in his final weekend at The Stadium, but I was interested in checking the legitimacy of my statement in the game recap earlier about Derek Jeter’s 6th inning home run last night being the hardest ball he’s hit all year.  I don’t think this spray chart necessarily proves that, but it does show just how little power Jeter has left and how out-of-character that homer was last night.

According to ESPN’s home run tracker, last night’s homer was the only of Jeter’s 4 this season that would have gone out in all 30 ballparks.  That’s something, right?  And it was 1 of 2 that registered as out by “plenty”.  The other 2 were “just enough”.

It helped that Jeter was swinging against R.A. Dickey’s low-80s fastball and not a real Major League fastball in that at-bat.  Hell, who am I kidding?  That was what made the home run possible.  …

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Game 152 Recap: Yanks 3 Jays 2 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:48:35 +0000 Jeter HR vs TOR

#TBT. Courtesy of Getty Images

If there’s one thing that will put a small positive period on the end of this season, it would be a Derek Jeter final career homestand surge.  And I say that as someone who has completely and publicly turned on Jeter since I started blogging.  Fun fact, I’m going to Saturday’s game.  Going with my family and my girlfriend and my uncle, and I can already tell you there’s a 100% chance that I cry at some point during that game.  No matter what I may think of him now, nothing can change all the love I’ve had for him as a player and enjoyment I’ve had watching him as a fan.  If I get to see a vintage Jeter game like the one he had last night, I’ll have at least 1 fond memory of the 2014 Yankee season.

It was a pitchers’ duel early last night, as it tends to be with the abhorrent Yankee offense, and Shane Greene looked much better than he had in his last few outings.  …

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Game 152: Dickey v. Greene Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:30:53 +0000 In an effort to stay positive, here are some neat things you can watch for over the last eleven games of the season:

Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees
Jose Reyes, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jose Bautista, RF Derek Jeter, SS
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Brian McCann, DH
Adam Lind, 1B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Danny Valencia, 3B Chris Young, RF
Munenori Kawasaki, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Josh Thole, C Chase Headley, 3B
Kevin Pillar, LF Stephen Drew, 2B
Anthony Gose, CF Francisco Cervelli, C
R.A. Dickey, SP Shane Greene, SP
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