• 20 Games Into 2017

    Posted by on April 28th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    You could make a case that the Yankees are the best team in baseball at this early part of the season. How about that? You really couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.

    MLB Detailed Standings
    Rk Tm Lg G W L W-L% R RA Rdiff SOS SRS
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    1 NYY AL 20 13 7 .650 4.9 3.2 1.8 0.4 2.2 14-6
    2 WSN NL 22 16 6 .727 6.3 4.8 1.5 0.5 2.1 14-8
    3 CHC NL 21 12 9 .571 5.2 4.2 1.0 0.6 1.5 12-9
    4 PHI NL 20 11 9 .550 4.8 4.2 0.6 0.9 1.4 11-9
    5 MIL NL 23 12 11 .522 5.2 4.5 0.7 0.7 1.4 13-10
    6 CIN NL 22 10 12 .455 4.7 4.8 -0.1 1.0 0.9 11-11
    7 BAL AL 20 14 6 .700 4.0 3.5 0.5 0.3 0.8 11-9
    8 ARI NL 24 15 9 .625 5.5 4.3 1.3 -0.6 0.6 15-9
    9 STL NL 22 11 11 .500 4.0 4.4 -0.4 1.0 0.6 10-12
    10 MIA NL 20 10 10 .500 4.6 4.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 11-9
    11 TBR AL 23 11 12 .478 4.4 4.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 12-11
    12 CHW AL 20 11 9 .550 4.1 3.5 0.7 -0.2 0.5 12-8
    13 LAD NL 23 11 12 .478 4.2 3.5 0.7 -0.1 0.5 13-10
    14 CLE AL 21 12 9 .571 4.8 4.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3 11-10
    15 NYM NL 21 8 13 .381 4.1 4.6 -0.5 0.8 0.3 9-12
    16 BOS AL 21 11 10 .524 3.7 3.8 -0.1 0.2 0.1 10-11
    17 COL NL 23 14 9 .609 4.7 5.0 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 11-12
    18 HOU AL 22 14 8 .636 4.3 3.7 0.6 -1.0 -0.3 13-9
    19 PIT NL 21 9 12 .429 3.4 4.7 -1.3 0.9 -0.3 7-14
    20 ATL NL 20 8 12 .400 4.0 4.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 9-11
    21 MIN AL 21 10 11 .476 4.2 4.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.5 11-10
    22 DET AL 21 11 10 .524 5.0 5.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 9-12
    23 SEA AL 23 10 13 .435 4.7 4.6 0.2 -0.8 -0.7 12-11
    24 TOR AL 22 6 16 .273 3.5 4.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.8 8-14
    25 TEX AL 22 10 12 .455 4.7 4.2 0.5 -1.4 -0.9 12-10
    26 SFG NL 23 8 15 .348 3.3 4.3 -1.0 -0.2 -1.2 9-14
    27 SDP NL 24 9 15 .375 3.4 5.1 -1.7 0.1 -1.6 8-16
    28 LAA AL 24 12 12 .500 3.5 4.1 -0.6 -1.3 -1.9 10-14
    29 OAK AL 22 10 12 .455 3.8 4.5 -0.8 -1.3 -2.1 9-13
    30 KCR AL 21 7 14 .333 2.6 4.1 -1.6 -0.9 -2.5 6-15
    31 Avg 10 10 .500 4.3 4.3 10-10
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 4/28/2017.

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    Clay & Cody

    Posted by on April 26th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Very cool that Cody Bellinger is wearing #35, like his dad. Of course, Clay has two rings. So, Cody has some catching up to do in that department.

    Tito Polo & Stephen Tarpley

    Posted by on April 24th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Right now, Ivan Nova is looking better.  But, there’s still time on the clock.

    Yanks With Most HR In Teams 1st 15 Games Of Season

    Posted by on April 20th, 2017 · Comments (3)
    Results
    Rk Player Year #Matching PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
    1 Alex Rodriguez 2007 10 Ind. Games 49 43 17 16 2 0 12 27 6 10
    2 Babe Ruth 1921 7 Ind. Games 30 27 12 13 2 0 7 13 3 2
    3 Graig Nettles 1974 7 Ind. Games 32 28 9 12 1 0 9 16 3 5
    4 Robin Ventura 2002 6 Ind. Games 23 22 7 9 1 0 6 13 1 4
    5 Mark Teixeira 2011 6 Ind. Games 27 22 8 8 0 0 6 15 3 2
    6 Jorge Posada 2004 6 Ind. Games 26 21 8 9 1 0 7 16 4 2
    7 Joe Pepitone 1969 6 Ind. Games 27 26 8 12 3 0 6 14 1 2
    8 Bobby Murcer 1969 6 Ind. Games 28 27 11 13 1 0 7 16 1 4
    9 Mickey Mantle 1956 6 Ind. Games 27 23 11 11 0 0 7 13 4 4
    10 Lou Gehrig 1933 6 Ind. Games 28 23 11 10 0 0 7 14 5 2
    11 Yogi Berra 1956 6 Ind. Games 28 25 7 13 2 0 6 15 3 2
    12 Roy White 1971 5 Ind. Games 25 20 8 10 0 0 5 6 4 3
    13 Mark Teixeira 2015 5 Ind. Games 25 21 6 5 0 0 5 7 4 3
    14 Alfonso Soriano 2003 5 Ind. Games 27 25 8 11 2 0 5 11 1 4
    15 Bill Skowron 1959 5 Ind. Games 27 23 8 9 1 1 5 12 4 3
    16 Bill Skowron 1960 5 Ind. Games 21 20 5 8 2 0 5 10 1 1
    17 Babe Ruth 1929 5 Ind. Games 23 17 10 9 1 0 5 13 4 2
    18 Babe Ruth 1932 5 Ind. Games 25 21 9 10 0 1 6 16 4 4
    19 Babe Ruth 1933 5 Ind. Games 24 15 7 7 1 0 5 12 9 1
    20 Babe Ruth 1934 5 Ind. Games 23 20 7 8 0 0 6 10 3 4
    21 Alex Rodriguez 2006 5 Ind. Games 25 21 9 11 1 0 5 11 4 1
    22 Jorge Posada 2001 5 Ind. Games 22 21 7 11 2 0 5 15 1 3
    23 Jorge Posada 2003 5 Ind. Games 22 15 6 5 0 0 5 10 4 5
    24 Paul O’Neill 2001 5 Ind. Games 23 22 5 9 1 0 5 10 1 1
    25 Mickey Mantle 1961 5 Ind. Games 22 20 8 9 0 0 7 15 2 3
    26 Aaron Judge 2017 5 Ind. Games 21 18 8 10 0 0 5 10 3 3
    27 Derek Jeter 1999 5 Ind. Games 21 15 9 9 1 1 5 8 5 2
    28 Mel Hall 1992 5 Ind. Games 22 20 7 9 0 0 5 10 1 2
    29 Travis Hafner 2013 5 Ind. Games 19 17 7 7 1 0 5 9 2 3
    30 Curtis Granderson 2011 5 Ind. Games 20 18 8 7 0 0 5 7 2 3
    31 Lou Gehrig 1929 5 Ind. Games 24 22 9 12 0 0 7 13 2 4
    32 Lou Gehrig 1932 5 Ind. Games 25 19 8 9 0 1 5 9 6 1
    33 Joe DiMaggio 1941 5 Ind. Games 26 24 10 13 3 0 5 13 2 0
    34 Clete Boyer 1962 5 Ind. Games 26 22 11 13 2 0 5 11 3 1
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/20/2017.

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    Yes, Travis Hafner.

    Most Wins @ Home To Start A Season

    Posted by on April 17th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    Can’t ask for much better than this year.

    Results
    Rk Year #Matching W
    1 1951 7 7 Ind. Games
    2 1949 7 7 Ind. Games
    3 2017 6 6 Ind. Games
    4 2011 6 6 Ind. Games
    5 1987 6 6 Ind. Games
    6 1981 6 6 Ind. Games
    7 1958 6 6 Ind. Games
    8 1953 6 6 Ind. Games
    9 1945 6 6 Ind. Games
    10 1932 6 6 Ind. Games
    11 1927 6 6 Ind. Games
    12 1923 6 6 Ind. Games
    13 1922 6 6 Ind. Games
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/17/2017.

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    No Thanks

    Posted by on April 11th, 2017 · Comments (9)

    Michael Pineda could go 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74 this season, and, I would still let him walk away as a free agent at the end of the year.

    Kaprielian Out (Again) With Elbow Pain

    Posted by on April 6th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Move over, Ty Hensley, Ian Clarkin, Jeremy Bleich and Andrew Brackman. Company is coming!

    13

    Posted by on April 5th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    This dude was one when I started this blog.
    He’ll be 13 in a few weeks.
    He now plays games on a major league sized field.
    Where does the time go?