Game 112: What Interesting Lineups You Have

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Derek Jeter, SS Rajai Davis, LF
Nick Swisher, RF Colby Rasmus, CF
Mark Teixeira, DH Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B Yunel Escobar, SS
Andruw Jones, LF David Cooper, DH
Jayson Nix, 3B Kelly Johnson, 2B
Russell Martin, C Omar Vizquel, 3B
Ichiro Suzuki, CF Jeff Mathis, C
Casey McGehee, 1B Anthony Gose, RF
Freddy Garcia, SP Ricky Romero, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for...

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Mark Teixeira no longer cringe-worthy

His season was especially alarming because last year seemed like such a fall off for him. His batting average of .248 is not the most important of statistics, but it symbolized that Teixeira was tumbling a bit as his Yankee career continued. His .361 wOBA last season was his worst since his rookie season way back in 2003. Where Teixeira was sitting on such a late date as July 1, 2012 brought the obvious questions if Teixeira, at the age of 32, was seriously, and irrevocably regressing.

On the surface of things, his current wOBA of .358 is even lower than last season. But considering where he was on July 1, the number is a lot more encouraging in retrospect. But as they say, what a difference a month makes. July was the bomb for Teixeira. His OPS for the month was 1.017 as he batted .298 for the month and slugged .631. Over the course of the month, he became the team’s most reliable offensive force.…

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Eric Chavez appreciation post

Let’s all take a minute to appreciate Eric Chavez. He’s been nothing short of great for the Yankees this year. After yesterday’s 2-4 performance, which included the game-winning homer, Chavez’s season line sits at .289/.347/.526, good for a .366 wOBA and a 129 wRC+, and that’s NOT split adjusted. He’s done that...

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The Farm Report: 8/9/12

Tampa stomped Clearwater 12-0:
The Yankees put together a small rally in the fourth as Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer and Zach Wilson tripled in Gary Sanchez for a 3-0 lead.  They put the game well out of reach for the Threshers with a huge eighth inning.  Kyle Roller hit two triples in the eighth, while Sanchez had a RBI single and a two-run homer.  Slade Heathcott had a two-run double and the Yankees had a total of eight hits in that inning, plating nine runs and taking a 12-0 win.  Heathcott went 3-4 with two runs scored, a double, a walk, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Sanchez went 3-5 with three runs scored, a homer and three RBIs. Wilson went 3-5 with a run scored, a double and a triple, falling a homer short of the cycle.  Zachary Nuding threw seven strong innings, scattering three hits and a walk, while striking out four.  Tom Kahnle allowed two walks over two innings, striking out a pair.…

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