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1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 8:30AM #11
yankoldfan
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Jun 9, 2018 -- 7:44AM, Paterson wrote:


   Starting Warren on Sunday makes sense. If you can't handle the Mets lineup, that says a lot. The bullpen is rested. And we can keep Severino safe and give him a little extra rest. 




The problem with starting Warren, he's just back from the DL, and trying to get numerous innings out of him might not be good right now.. I'd rather bring up a starter from AAA than risk getting Warren hurt again... I'm betting it will depend on what happens in todays game ??

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 8:40AM #12
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 75,176

The Yankees should tell their pitchers to not swing the bat.

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 8:51AM #13
yikes
Posts: 3,117

theres interleague games everyday since there is a odd number of teams in each league


they will need to


1. move one team from one legue to another or


2. bring in 2 more teams


now i dont mind interleague play, just not every day

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 9:00AM #14
yankoldfan
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Jun 9, 2018 -- 8:51AM, yikes wrote:


theres interleague games everyday since there is a odd number of teams in each league


they will need to


1. move one team from one legue to another or


2. bring in 2 more teams


now i dont mind interleague play, just not every day




I like interleague, but I don't like the idea of AL having the pitchers bat, it's not fair, not because of the hitting part, but the part about getting hurt, it's something AL pitchers never do and it gives the NL league team a real advantage.. When they play AL teams, they should have to use their rules and make their pitchers hit and we can use our DH's, you know they won't like that, it's the same thing as them forcing their rules down our thoats when we play in NL parks...

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 9:33AM #15
Bats
Posts: 7,985

The bottomline is this....


Pitchers shouldn't hit. 


Do you Yankee fans see how hard it is for a player like Neil Walker to get going? He is a career .270/.340 batter, who is currently batting way below his average. My guess is because he can't get enough plate appearances to develop his timing, swing, etc...


Why is Clint Frazier in the minor leagues? Why can't the Yankees just send down a pitcher and have Frazier on the bench? It's because they want him to play everyday, right?


The point being is this. If Neil Walker and Clint Frazier need consistent ABs in order for their hitting to stay sharp, then so do Pitchers. However, that's not possible (unless your 1st name is Shohei), because your Plate Appearances only happen every 5 days. Not just that, but they bat at the bottom of the order, which means less PAs, and pitchers don't even last the whole game. So what are we talking here?  Two to Three plate appearances per every five days for a pitcher? Pitchers will never be able to hit effectively.....and they don't.  LOL...they'll have to depend on the "luck factor."


Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:51PM, NW wrote:


How about letting them play baseball and getting rid of this DH bullspit.




Whoaaaa.....another NEW WRONG!

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 10:24AM #16
qwik3457
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Even if not using the DH is an idea that has long outlived its worth, I'm still angry at Phil Nevin for sending Tanaka on that short sac fly by Judge. I wrote a very long rant about this at another Yankee website which I won't paste here, but that was a ferociously stupid move by Nevin.

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1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 10:57AM #17
14moose14
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Yeah, I was really shocked when I saw Tanaka go for it on what was a pretty shallow fly ball to right. Obviously, Nevin made the call. And I agree with you, it was a bonehead move.
1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 11:11AM #18
Cocopugg
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I guess I'm the only one who thinks Nevin made the right move by sending Tanaka. These are major league players. They are paid to perform in game situations. The Yankees were losing 1-0 in the 6th inning, against arguably the NL's best pitcher. They had a chance to tie the game. I know it's a bad thing that Tanaka got hurt on the play, but who knows if the Yankees don't score there, the way deGrom was pitching, if the game doesn't finish as a 1-0 Yankees loss. I'm sorry, but these are the major leagues, and if major league pitchers haven't trained to "sprint" 90 feet, then regardless of how well they can pitch, maybe they shouldn't come to the majors until they've mastered the art of running the bases. I'll say this much, I remember pitchers like Ron Guidry and Mariano Rivera doing sprints in the outfield all the time, and either of them would've scored that run easily, without any injuries. That we can take to the bank!

1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 11:17AM #19
qwik3457
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Jun 9, 2018 -- 11:11AM, Cocopugg wrote:


I guess I'm the only one who thinks Nevin made the right move by sending Tanaka. These are major league players. They are paid to perform in game situations. The Yankees were losing 1-0 in the 6th inning, against arguably the NL's best pitcher. They had a chance to tie the game. I know it's a bad thing that Tanaka got hurt on the play, but who knows if the Yankees don't score there, the way deGrom was pitching, if the game doesn't finish as a 1-0 Yankees loss. I'm sorry, but these are the major leagues, and if major league pitchers haven't trained to "sprint" 90 feet, then regardless of how well they can pitch, maybe they shouldn't come to the majors until they've mastered the art of running the bases. I'll say this much, I remember pitchers like Ron Guidry and Mariano Rivera doing sprints in the outfield all the time, and either of them would've scored that run easily, without any injuries. That we can take to the bank!




I'm sorry, coco, but that game, and that one run especially, wasn't worth risking one of the Yanks' top starters, especially with the team short on starting pitching and already looking for one starter on the trade market.

Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
1 year ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 11:19AM #20
socialgold
Posts: 127
Evan Roberts argues that the pitcher should be able to hit because more offense isn't good for baseball.
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