• May 26th @ The Rangers

    Posted by on May 27th, 2009 · Comments (10)

    Yanks have now lost three of their last five and it would have been four of five if not for a Brad Lidge super-meltdown. New York misses playing the Baltimore Orioles.

    Joba Chamberlain, in his own words, was terrible in this one. Alfredo Aceves was not much better.

    Let the Austin Jackson debates begin if Melky Cabrera has to go on the disabled list now…

    Oh, and, by the way, are you still loving Nick Swisher? Back in March, I said that Swisher is “more like a Brad Wilkerson or Jon Nunnally type of player. Someone who probably should be a fourth outfielder rather than a starting outfielder.” That’s starting to look more and more true. Of course, the problem is, the Yankees have no one else to play, now, in his place. Great roster management, Mr. Cashman.

    Comments on May 26th @ The Rangers

    1. Raf
      May 27th, 2009 | 7:47 am

      Joba Chamberlain, in his own words, was terrible in this one. Alfredo Aceves was not much better.

      And CMW twiddles his thumbs in the pen…

      That’s starting to look more and more true.

      His career suggests otherwise.

      Great roster management, Mr. Cashman.

      Yep… Cashman’s fault that Nady got hurt. Should’ve given Duncan a call… Wait he’s hurt too? Would you rather he play Matsui in the field?

    2. JeremyM
      May 27th, 2009 | 7:56 am

      Actually, they would’ve lost 5 out of 5 if not for a Lidge super-meltdown and if not for scoring 11 runs on Monday. I’m sorry, but I just don’t get the “if not for….” analysis. The Yanks rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th-yes, it was against a struggling closer-but they rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th. That win counts, no ifs, ands, or buts.

      I’m not happy about losing last night, but they are a game out of first and a half game up in the Wild Card. If not for a Mariano super-meltdown against Boston they’d be tied for first……

    3. Corey
      May 27th, 2009 | 9:37 am

      was Joba that horrendous that he couldn’t go out for the 5th or were they concerned about his leg? I fell asleep during the rain delay and missed it all

    4. yagottagotomo1
      May 27th, 2009 | 9:43 am

      Lucky the Red Sox have lost 3 of 5 to the Mets and Twins, and it would have been 4 of 5 if not for an implosion by Tim Redding and Brian Stokes.
      Oh, and Steve, are you going to be back on board with Swish if he has a great June?

    5. yagottagotomo1
      May 27th, 2009 | 9:44 am

      @ Corey:
      He did not look very sharp at all. Could not throw his fastball for strikes and was leaving the changeup up. Not a good combo.

    6. Corey
      May 27th, 2009 | 9:45 am

      only times games count against the twins are when the twins win

      and how could u not see tim redding getting pounded by the sox comin from a mile away..frankly im surprised he lasted 4.2 innings

    7. G.I. Joey
      May 27th, 2009 | 10:30 am

      Anyone see Gino pop Melky’s shoulder back in on the field? They are saying it’s a strained shoulder and that preliminary x-rays show no further damage, but he will undergo a MRI today.

    8. clintfsu813
      May 27th, 2009 | 10:35 am

      At least we know Swish will have a big game tonight…thanks Steve-O. BTW, didnt he have 3 RBI’s on Monday?

    9. May 27th, 2009 | 11:34 am

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      At least we know Swish will have a big game tonight…thanks Steve-O. BTW, didnt he have 3 RBI’s on Monday?

      In his last 143 PA, Swisher has a BA/OBA/SLG line of .170/.331/.339

    10. Raf
      May 27th, 2009 | 11:44 am

      http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/scenery-changes

      “Ignoring batting average, Swisher is still in the midst of a bounce back season with a .369 wOBA matching his output from 2006, when he launched 35 home runs. Unfortunately, Swisher’s BABIP has not regressed, resting at .256. It will be incredibly difficult to sustain this type of performance with a BABIP so low, but his BA does not paint an accurate performance portrait at all.”

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