• Yanks Lose 10 Of 13

    Posted by on May 24th, 2015 · Comments (13)

    On the season, heading into today, the Yankees have scored 192 runs and allowed 192 runs.   Last time I checked, you’re not going to win more than you lose with that approach.

    But, this is not old news in Yankeeland:

    Rk Year Tm G pythW-L% R RA
    1 2015 New York Yankees 43 .500 192 192
    2 2014 New York Yankees 162 .478 633 664
    3 2013 New York Yankees 162 .485 650 671
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/24/2015.

    Whatever their plan is, it ain’t working.

    Comments on Yanks Lose 10 Of 13

    1. May 25th, 2015 | 9:18 am

      And, it’s now 10 of their last 11.

    2. KPOcala
      May 25th, 2015 | 12:50 pm

      No doubt Steve, what you have said has come home with a vengeance. Still, these skids happen, players come off the DL, kids come off the farm and surprise. But they had Better get a move on…..

    3. Greg H.
      May 26th, 2015 | 10:06 am

      The way they were playing before this, it would have been hard to predict this slump. But hey, it’s a one game winning streak now.

    4. Evan3457
      May 26th, 2015 | 11:53 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      The way they were playing before this, it would have been hard to predict this slump. But hey, it’s a one game winning streak now.

      Make it two.
      There’s no real reason for them to beat the Royals soundly two games in a row after playing so badly for almost two weeks.
      But they have.

      So, what now? Damned if I know…

    5. LMJ229
      May 27th, 2015 | 6:58 am

      There’s only one silver lining in all of this: we play in the AL East.

    6. KPOcala
      May 27th, 2015 | 1:22 pm

      Baseball. “It’s a funny game”. Right? 😉

    7. Evan3457
      May 27th, 2015 | 6:10 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      Baseball. “It’s a funny game”. Right?

      Getting swept by the Rangers, then sweeping the Royals.
      Utterly predictable.


    8. KPOcala
      May 27th, 2015 | 8:10 pm

      Couple of “interesting” things about this season. First and foremost is ARod. Even if he is on “something” (and I would truly be shocked if he were to go that route, too much money to forfeit), “something” can’t help regain reflexes and depth perception. Shows that if you really “have it” young, you will have a long career, barring catastrophic injury, or “self abuse”. Just like being fast. If you are really fast, turning past 35, and you are still at least “average”.

      But I find it amusing that both Melky and Cano seem to be taking the ‘gas pipe’ after getting those ‘career contracts’. It’s still early, but damned suspicious to me. And it’s easy to see the “angle”. Melky got caught, then (probably juiced on the “latest”, ahead of the testers) came back and played quite well. After the contract, it would be easy to say “no mas, I’m not gonna risk getting caught, I’ve got mine”. And Cano, if this is really his new “level” nobody can claim it’s because of the damage from playing second base, or running too hard on the bases. Of course, there’s nothing that “proves anything” concerning Cano. But I don’t recall anything written by any blogger, Bill James, Keith Law, etc. who said that Cano would blossom. It does happen, but does anyone smell a little fish?

    9. LMJ229
      May 27th, 2015 | 9:02 pm

      @ KPOcala:
      I think your concerns are all legit. But my take on Cano is that he is just undisciplined. I think Girardi and the veterans kept Cano in line in NY. They kept him focused and committed. And the media in NY scrutinizes your every move so it kind of keeps you in line as well. I think he’s just a little too carefree in Seattle. And, as you pointed out, that big contract may be contributing to that as well.

    10. Evan3457
      May 27th, 2015 | 9:10 pm

      Regarding Cano…

      I’d take him back.

      If Seattle picks up almost all of his salary. Hee hee.

    11. KPOcala
      May 28th, 2015 | 1:18 am

      @ Evan3457:LOL! BTW, has any noticed all those great Boston prospects that “The Genius” drafted and developed over the last ten years have done? How about that crowded outfield of Boston’s? And the pitching? Yep, there is Pedroia, and all those “gonna be stars” are either hanging by their fingernails, out of baseball, or “making a living” for another club. Yankee fans really need to look back on the “can’t miss prospects”, year by year and they wouldn’t feel so bad about the Yankees. Prospects are great, but mostly for trading for some prime meat. Too many wind up as, ahem, ‘bum steers’.

    12. KPOcala
      May 28th, 2015 | 1:21 am

      @ LMJ229: You could be right on that. I have to say, you wouldn’t see Pedroia being told to keep his nose to the wheel. He’s one guy on the Sox roster that I could never root against. Just so intense, plays the game hard, a leader. And “ethnic stereotyping” has nothing to do with it. Wish We had him!

    13. Greg H.
      May 28th, 2015 | 9:51 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      There’s only one silver lining in all of this: we play in the AL East.

      It’s a major silver lining.

      Win the division race (even if it is a mediocre three-legged egg-pass) and pitch well in the playoffs. It’s a formula that’s worked well enough in the past… Although it applies to all teams in the division, probably NY has the best pitching.

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