Results for tag: Buck Showalter
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 12, 2011 at 06:01:18 PM

Today is April 12 and is "assuring" a 100 percent chance of rain for tonight's game. Actually they're right, it's pouring as I'm typing.

A year ago, the Orioles were already beginning their descent into what ultimately became the Buck Showalter era and since August 3, the results have been mostly positive.

The Orioles are the fourth club since 1990 to begin the season with three straight road victories by allowing one run or less.

The others were the 2007 Mets, 2003 Twins and 1991 White Sox. Each team won at least 87 or more games.

Anyway, the Yankees will face a team that is 40-26 since Buck Showalter took over in August and the difference was very noticable when these teams met at Yankee Stadium Sept. 6-8.

As for the Yankees, should they actually play, which seems like

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:55:15 PM

The Yankees have clinched their playoff spot but until 1969, there was one spot and not four.  They still have a chance for the division and for over 30 days since August 1, only one-half game has separated the Yankees and Rays. 

In Part Four of this series, here is how the races for the AL pennant unfolded for the Yankees during the 1980s and 1990s in years that they won it and years they fell short. Initially this was going to include 2000-2009 but this was long enough already and most people know about those years, so it was skipped.


1980 – A new decade ushered in a new manager. That man was Dick Howser and his first year was a 103-win season. The Yankees reached August with a 7 ½ game lead and won four of six but saw the lead cut to 5 1/2. It was reduced

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 8, 2010 at 01:05:22 AM

Earlier we made note of the men who had reached 20 victories this early.  It was researched and written with the belief that CC Sabathia would get it.

Various signs seemed to the point to that event occurring.  Things such as Sabathia owning a 13-1 record over the Orioles, an undefeated streak of 21 games at Yankee Stadium that equaled Whitey Ford’s record and just his overall dominance.

With the history against the Orioles, that proved irrelevant because none of those previous teams were managed by Buck Showalter.  There is no doubt Showalter is delighted that his team has a chance to sweep.

Besides sweeping the team that Showalter managed 15 years ago, the Orioles have continued playing well and are a team that can be viewed.

The last time the Yankees faced the

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 6, 2010 at 12:18:29 PM

There is not much going on but the good news is that Andy Pettitte threw his bullpen session.  He threw 20 pitches at low intensity and said there was no pain. 

The next step for Pettitte is a rehab start against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Eastern League affiliate of the Blue Jays.  For Trenton, Pettitte is expected to throw 60 pitches against the team that was second in home runs and first in on-base percentage and that will take place Thursday to give the lefty five days off.

Though the outing is more a way to gauge how Pettitte feels, he might also want to know who he is facing.

Nick Swisher is back in the lineup after missing three games with a knee injury.  Swisher had an MRI and was definitely relieved when the test just revealed inflammation and no