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5 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 11:53AM #41
Paterson
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Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:50PM, chl45 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:38PM, Paterson wrote:


 Somebody explain to me what Higashioka was thinking about in when he grounded into a DP on a 3 - 1 pitch ? 




It must have been the analytics that were fed into the computer, before the game told Boone that if that pitcher was pitching, against Higgy, and the count was 3 1 give him the swing sign. He did, he swung, and it resulted in a DP. No ones fault. See, that's how everyone covers their ****. The computer made me do it. Not funny, but is that maybe what it is coming to? I am tired of hearing Boone recite the Yankee credo after every games loss, about how no one is to blame, and they are coming together. Really, Aaron? They are coming together? What games are you watching?




    I could live without the mandatory presser after every game. There are only so many ways a guy can say nothing and saying nothing is what the job demands. As for hiding behind the computer, I could not agree more. I could do a very long post on why most "analytics" are crap but that is way out of lane for this site. My opinion is that FO hide behind them so they can take the pressure off themselves for decision making. I think this is true is baseball in general, not just in New York. And it stinks.


  

5 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 1:19PM #42
qwik3457
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Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:38PM, Paterson wrote:


 Somebody explain to me what Higashioka was thinking about in when he grounded into a DP on a 3 - 1 pitch ? 




He's thinking, I'm going to get a FB here, and if it's in the zone I can hit it hard somewhere. When you're a hitter of limited ability, you try to jump pitches when you think things are favorable, especially when you're desperate to do anything to stay in the major leagues.


If he was a better hitter he could've taken that strike near the corner, waist-high to right the way Voit or Judge do. But he's not a better hitter. He's Higashioka, a marginal major league player at best, forced into the lineup because Sanchez is on the DL, and Romine had a minor head injury.

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5 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 5:22PM #43
Paterson
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Apr 15, 2019 -- 1:19PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:38PM, Paterson wrote:


 Somebody explain to me what Higashioka was thinking about in when he grounded into a DP on a 3 - 1 pitch ? 




He's thinking, I'm going to get a FB here, and if it's in the zone I can hit it hard somewhere. When you're a hitter of limited ability, you try to jump pitches when you think things are favorable, especially when you're desperate to do anything to stay in the major leagues.


If he was a better hitter he could've taken that strike near the corner, waist-high to right the way Voit or Judge do. But he's not a better hitter. He's Higashioka, a marginal major league player at best, forced into the lineup because Sanchez is on the DL, and Romine had a minor head injury.




 If he could think, or if someone on the bench could think for him, he should have been taking. When a major league player of limited ability is at bat, somebody should know better.

5 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 6:42PM #44
2BBobby
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Apr 15, 2019 -- 1:19PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:38PM, Paterson wrote:


 Somebody explain to me what Higashioka was thinking about in when he grounded into a DP on a 3 - 1 pitch ? 




He's thinking, I'm going to get a FB here, and if it's in the zone I can hit it hard somewhere. When you're a hitter of limited ability, you try to jump pitches when you think things are favorable, especially when you're desperate to do anything to stay in the major leagues.


If he was a better hitter he could've taken that strike near the corner, waist-high to right the way Voit or Judge do. But he's not a better hitter. He's Higashioka, a marginal major league player at best, forced into the lineup because Sanchez is on the DL, and Romine had a minor head injury.




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Higashioka will turn 29 this month. Pretty sure he knows odds are against him sticking in majors as a player. I don't doubt he'll be a baseball lifer...coach, possibly manage someday. Maybe eventually work his way up to MLB in some capacity.

5 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 7:44PM #45
chl45
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Apr 15, 2019 -- 5:22PM, Paterson wrote:


Apr 15, 2019 -- 1:19PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 8:38PM, Paterson wrote:


 Somebody explain to me what Higashioka was thinking about in when he grounded into a DP on a 3 - 1 pitch ? 




He's thinking, I'm going to get a FB here, and if it's in the zone I can hit it hard somewhere. When you're a hitter of limited ability, you try to jump pitches when you think things are favorable, especially when you're desperate to do anything to stay in the major leagues.


If he was a better hitter he could've taken that strike near the corner, waist-high to right the way Voit or Judge do. But he's not a better hitter. He's Higashioka, a marginal major league player at best, forced into the lineup because Sanchez is on the DL, and Romine had a minor head injury.




 If he could think, or if someone on the bench could think for him, he should have been taking. When a major league player of limited ability is at bat, somebody should know better.




Couldn't agree more! Boone to Nieven, get Higgy the take sign. He is a gree pea. He needed the TAKE SIGN BECAUSE THE PITCHER WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE.  WHAT THE HELL?  Watch Boone when a young player is up there and he does nothing.  Higgy was not the first guy that game that was swinging at the wrong time, and nothing is more frustrating than watching a team behind a few runs, and after a pitcher walks a batter, and the next man up swings at the first pitch. They assume he will throw a strike because he just walked a guy. Well, most times a struggling pitcher has no control, and if he wanted to throw a strike, he most times couldn't. Smarter to take first pitch with 2 or 3 on base and two of them walked....Can anybody here play this game? HA HA, one of my favorite Casey lines.

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
4 days ago  ::  Apr 15, 2019 - 8:31PM #46
manbot
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Apr 14, 2019 -- 7:11PM, bruner4329 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 4:05PM, manbot wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 3:58PM, bruner4329 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 12:04PM, chl45 wrote:


Apr 14, 2019 -- 11:57AM, Paterson wrote:


   For old timers who appreciate the art of the productive out, the Yankees executed a very nice safety squeeze yesterday. Both runner and batter did their job. That is good baseball. 




I enjoyed that and to be honest I think if Wade learns to hit, he could be a throwback type player like LeMahieu. He just needs more Major League at bats and I believe he has heart and desire and could learn to hit M L pitching if played enough. Just don't know how that is possible with the Yankees. It would be tough for him now with DJ and Torres here and Didi coming back.




What does learn to hit mean? He has played baseball a long time but he has to learn how to hit. Unfortunately some guys can't make the jump to the next level. He looks over matched. Did last year and so far this year. If he has to learn how to hit he does not belong in the Majors.





You dont learn how to hit Major League Pitching in the Minors 




You don't learn to hit in the Majors. You refine your game and get better with experience but this is not trial and error. He has never hit at this level nor was he a good hitter in the minors. In fact coming out of the draft the word on him was good glove weak bat. So far right on. Has has a.168 BA in close to 150 ABs in the majors. He needs to go down and figure out how to hit. We can't be wasting 3/4 at bats right now with this lineup and all the injuries.




He hit .310 with a .382 obp and a .842 ops at AAA in 2017 @ 22 years old ... he was almost 5 yers younger than the average AAA player.


He could hit enough if he gets regular playing time 


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