Results for tag: Francisco Cervelli
Posted by: oldschoolyank on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:17:34 AM
What's the old baseball saying about bleeders, soft, seeing-eye singles--"They all look like line drives in the score book."
So, that's essentially the story of the Yanks 10-inning loss to the Rangers last night. Michael Young's infield single deep in the hole, fielded by Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton's ball that trickles into right, narrowly escaping Robbie Cano...set up the intentional pass to Nelson Cruz and the eventual game winning solid line drive by Daniel Murphy.
Kudos to A-Rod for an outstanding play on Vlad Guerrero's hot smash to prevent an earlier end to the game in the tenth.
The glass half full says that AJ Burnett turned in a very solid night's work in the Texas heat. Anytime we can see him issue just 2 walks in seven full innings and yield six hits, we'll take...
Posted by: oldschoolyank on Aug 7, 2010 at 07:59:48 AM
Whenever you hear a fan use the word "IF" after a ballgame, chances are their team didn't win.
That's what Yankee fans were saying after the opening of the four-game series with Boston.
In a 6-3 loss, "IF" NY pitcher Javier Vazquez and catcher Francisco Cervelli had communicated better, it's likely Boston would not have gone on to pick up three unearned runs in the game's second inning en route to the victory. It was obvious that Vazquez was prepared and well-positioned to make the play on a medium high pop-up that was at the center of a Bermuda Triangle between the mound, homeplate and the first baseline. But, as most baseball defenses are designed, the catcher takes just about everything he can in front of the plate. In doing so he has to get his back turned...
Posted by: oldschoolyank on May 9, 2010 at 10:28:44 AM
Given Francisco Cervelli's offensive break-out the past week or so, this is really just a huge bonus. What Cervelli provides the Yankees in other ways more than cements his place in the lineup.
Last year we saw that he had excellent defensive skills with his cat-like quickness saving wild pitches in the dirt combined with laser beam throws to nail runners foolishly testing his arm. As a rookie he was not shy dealing with veteran pitchers, but rather a fiery, take-charge guy who helped elevate the intensity in an otherwise rather quiet, business-like Yankee infield. He appears to have a great relationship with his mound staff and it's evident they like throwing to him.
Cervelli can run, too. No, not the cliche', "...he runs well for a catcher." He flat out runs...
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