• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 5/26/09

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    1. Corey
      May 26th, 2009 | 9:19 am

      I gotta scratch my head with Hughes, his stuff looks exactly the same each time to me…when the hitters swing, he does well, otherwise he gets killed

    2. YankCrank
      May 26th, 2009 | 9:29 am

      I would just like to note, that as the Yankees have won 13 of their last 17 games, A-Rod has hit .368 with RISP. As long as everybody uses his lack of clutch hitting to bring him down (OMG A-Rod never hits in the clutch!!!), he should be praised when he’s getting the job done. Yanks are a far better team when Alex Rodriguez is in the lineup.

    3. Corey
      May 26th, 2009 | 9:51 am

      none of the runs a-rod knocked in count, duh

    4. May 26th, 2009 | 9:54 am

      For those interested in the Yankees defense this season, compared to last year. Here’s their DEF_EFF through Monday compared to last year’s mark.

      YEAR * DEF_EFF * AL Rank
      2009 * .695 * 5th
      2008 * .682 * 12th

    5. May 26th, 2009 | 10:05 am

      YankCrank wrote:

      A-Rod has hit .368 with RISP.

      BAwRISP does not reflect the score of the game when the PA occurred, FWIW.

      However, that said, A-Rod “Clutch” mark at fangraphs.com is .44
      which is very good and behind only Damon, Melky and Posada on the Yankees, so far, this season.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/winss.aspx?team=Yankees&pos=all&stats=bat&qual=0&type=3&season=2009&month=0

    6. Corey
      May 26th, 2009 | 10:08 am

      also i wanna say, at least 1 or 2 of the shots the rangers hit last night to right field would have been out in the new stadium

    7. yagottagotomo1
      May 26th, 2009 | 10:41 am

      Corey wrote:

      I gotta scratch my head with Hughes, his stuff looks exactly the same each time to me…when the hitters swing, he does well, otherwise he gets killed

      His stuff looked the same, but it usually does. The thing with him is always location. Tex was raving after the game about how well Hughes was spotting his fastball. That’s really all it is with Hughes- if he locates his pitches, he is really good. If he becomes afraid of the plate, he does not have enough pitches with killer breaking action to survive.

    8. May 26th, 2009 | 12:29 pm

      yagottagotomo1 wrote:
      His stuff looked the same, but it usually does. The thing with him is always location.

      This is hardly unique to Phil Hughes. Consistently locating always seems to be the biggest challenge for young pitchers.

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