Results for tag: Brett Gardner
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 6, 2011 at 02:27:52 AM

First a confession, I didn't watch most of this four-game series with Detroit that from the looks of it and accounts in the paper was not the Yankees' finest hour of the first 29 games. First it represents their first three-game losing streak of the year and secondly it is a continuation of the offensive slump that seems to be two weeks old.

You might remember two weeks ago. That was when the Yankees went from Toronto to Baltimore. After a rainout on April 22, the Yankees scored 15 times on 14 hits the next night.

Since that time, the Yankees have split their 12 games and the reason is mostly at the plate. The Yankees have scored 46 runs (3.8 per game), which is not great, but also not terrible. Yet it is a dip from the six averaged through the first 17 games.

The most noticeable dip

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 17, 2011 at 06:30:43 PM

Today is April 17 and 60 years ago, Bob Sheppard worked his first game as a Yankee Stadium PA announcer when the Yankees knocked off the Red Sox 6-1. That game happened to also be Mickey Mantle's debut and he had one hit in four at-bats during a Tuesday afternoon game that was completed in two hours, 12 minutes.

One name that will not be mentioned by the PA announcer is Alex Rodriguez, who is day-to-day with the famous oblique injury that seems to be trending throughout baseball.

"We’ll take it day by day," said manager Joe Girardi, while not totally ruling out having him for one at-bat tonight if he feels able. “We’ll shoot for Tuesday. If he can’t go Tuesday, we’ll shoot for Wednesday."

Rodriguez is still sore and said he hopes it feels better in a day

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:20:04 PM

Today is April 5 and 32 years ago Bucky Dent became a Yankee. There are no such momentus occasions unless you consider the unveiling of the lineup against left-handed pitchers as significant.

The Yankees had the same lineup for four games against right-handed pitching and that had Brett Gardner leading off and Derek Jeter. In the small sample size, it did not necessarily work out since Gardner was 2-for-15. So with the first lefty (Brian Duensing) scheduled to pitch against the Yankees, Gardner gets the day off and Andruw Jones makes his Yankee debut.

Yankee Stadium memories for Jones include his two home run in Game One of the 1996 World Series or one of the three mammoth home runs the White Sox hit off Javier Vazquez last May. Jones is a career .261 hitter off lefties though that number

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Oct 16, 2010 at 02:38:20 AM

I haven't the slightest idea what you can say about what occured in a span of 35 minutes between 10:45 and 11:15, other than - whoa!, wow or holy @@@@!. Perhaps the win warble that John Sterling unleashed at 11:57 sums it up best, but this was a win, a hardcore comeback of epic proportions.

It can be classified this way because until about 10:30 nothing was doing and it was turning out to be a lost night since the Rangers lost their home opener to the Maple Leafs while losing two key players. So you might have been closing on acceptance, thinking, ok no big deal, the Yankees have lost Game One of a series and still won before.

Fifteen minutes later and with a run already on the board thanks to Robinson Cano's home run in the seventh, Brett Gardner legs out an infield hit with some big-time

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