• It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…

    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 · Comments (7)

    …until it’s not.

    Comments on It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…

    1. April 1st, 2014 | 10:20 pm

      How long until Nuno replaces Sabathia in the rotation?

    2. April 1st, 2014 | 10:21 pm

      And, by the way, that left side of the infield with Johnson and Jeter ain’t exactly Brooks Robinson and Mark Belanger…

      …pasta standing Johnson AND Jeter in the 8th inning?

      How is that even possible?

    3. #15
      April 1st, 2014 | 11:31 pm

      CC will get ripped if that’s what he can bring. The hitters were way too comfortable, had no respect for either his fastball or him coming inside (and yes, two Yankees got plunked without anything done to change the Astro’s comfort level). When he went away, they were ready to dive at pitches and pound ‘em. Not sure how it looked on TV, but Fowlers lead off double was a home run in any other ballpark, and Guzman, after hitting a home run, just missed a second one that he pull foul… that one left the building (I’m not kidding). Sloppy infield play by Tex, McCann and Johnson (that one Johnson booted should have been a routine grounder to Jeter – Johnson was way out of position).

      Other observations… Beltran’s bat looks quick, Beltran also showed a plus arm on a close play at 3rd base, Jeter moved well in the field and on the bases, Betances looked like an animal – hitters were all overmatched, McCann took a foul ball off his hand early and flexed it repeatedly during the game, seems like Tex had a good eye at the dish, Sori looked sorry at the plate and had a couple of chances to make a difference in the game, but they pitched him well. Ellsbury hit 2 balls very hard the other way. Still scratching my head as to why Girardi had he infield in in the first inning; the run scoring hit was a routine grounder if Jeter is at normal depth. Might have contained the inning and the game.

    4. Evan3457
      April 2nd, 2014 | 3:29 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, by the way, that left side of the infield with Johnson and Jeter ain’t exactly Brooks Robinson and Mark Belanger…
      …pasta standing Johnson AND Jeter in the 8th inning?
      How is that even possible?

      Not really.

      Johnson is inexperienced at 3rd, so he ranged too far, which screened Jeter like a big forward screening a goalie in front of the net. Johnson did make a nice play on a hot grounder in the 6th, I think. He looked OK out there.

    5. Evan3457
      April 2nd, 2014 | 3:31 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      How long until Nuno replaces Sabathia in the rotation?

      Not happening very soon. CC had same flaw as last year, was not finishing and leaving ball up and over the plate in the 1st and 2nd innings. Was much better the last 4, but can’t really count that either, as all pressure was off.

      Just another in a seemingly endless series of bad Opening Day starts for CC.

    6. Mr. October
      April 2nd, 2014 | 4:46 pm

      Brian Cashman was very smart to commit $23.5 million-per year to Sabathia through 2017 only

    7. Mr. October
      April 2nd, 2014 | 6:01 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      … that left side of the infield with Johnson and Jeter ain’t exactly Brooks Robinson and Mark Belanger…

      Cashman on WFAN: “I’m less concerned about the infield now than I was before the start of Spring training… The Steinbrenners provided the players to win… at worst, this is a playoff-contending team… We’re still the New York Yankees… a team that should be expected to win 93-95 games or more [every year...]”

      “‘The Steinbrenners’ provided the players to win…” What do Hal, Hank, Jessica, Jennifer, and Joan need Brian Cashman for, again?

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