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  • Offense wastes Tanaka’s gem, Yankees drop series opener 4-1 to Athletics May 27, 2017
    Source: FanGraphs I miss offense. I miss the days when the Yankees were putting up like seven runs a night and smacking dingers like Gary Sanchez circa August 2016. Those were the days. It was called April. The bats were mostly silent Friday night in the series opener against the Athletics. The final score was […] The post Offense wastes Tanaka’s gem, Yankee […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Game 45: Will the Real Tanaka Please Stand Up? May 26, 2017
    Masahiro Tanaka has been one of the worst starting pitchers in Major League Baseball this year. That isn’t hyperbole, either – Mike went into great detail about his struggles earlier this week. And he seems to be getting worse, with a 10.50 ERA/9.36 FIP since he shut out the Red Sox on April 27. Tanaka […] The post Game 45: Will the Real Tanaka Please Stand […]
    Domenic Lanza
  • 2017 Draft: Jake Burger May 26, 2017
    Jake Burger | 3B Background The 21-year-old Burger is a St. Louis kid who went undrafted out of high school, but has since developed into one of the top power hitters in the country at Missouri State. He is currently hitting .346/.459/.693 with 20 home runs and more walks (38) than strikeouts (30) in 52 […] The post 2017 Draft: Jake Burger appeared first on […]
    Mike Axisa
  • 5/26 to 5/28 Series Preview: Oakland Athletics May 26, 2017
    Mother nature gave the Yankees a much-needed respite yesterday, splitting their twenty games in twenty days down the middle. Their series against the A’s now represents the first game in a ten-in-ten stretch, which is far less daunting. The Last Time They Met The Yankees visited Oakland for a four-game series this time last year […] The post 5/26 to 5/28 Ser […]
    Domenic Lanza
  • Yankeemetrics: Pitching, Power and Wins (May 22-24) May 26, 2017
    Bronx Bombers Born Again The Yankees returned to the Bronx on Monday and kicked off their seven-game homestand with a sweet comeback win over the Royals, 4-2. Michael Pineda continued to shed the enigma label that had defined his time in pinstripes leading up to this season with his eighth straight start of at least […] The post Yankeemetrics: Pitching, Powe […]
    Katie Sharp
  • Mailbag: Wade, Hand, Berrios, Greinke, Tanaka, Robertson May 26, 2017
    There are 13 questions and eleven answers in this week’s mailbag. Remember to use the RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com email address to send us any questions. We get a lot of them each week, so don’t take it personally if yours doesn’t get picked. Keep trying. Many asked: Talk to me about Tyler Wade. […] The post Mailbag: Wade, Hand, Berrios, Greinke, Tanaka, […]
    Mike Axisa
  • DotF: Mateo has huge day in Tampa’s doubleheader sweep May 26, 2017
    RHP Brady Lail has rejoined Triple-A Scranton, reports Matt Kardos. The RailRiders have been short a starting pitcher since RHP Bryan Mitchell was called back up a few days ago. Lail solves that problem. RHP Colten Brewer was sent to Double-A Trenton to clear a roster spot for Lail. Triple-A Scranton was rained out. No […] The post DotF: Mateo has huge day i […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thursday Night Open Thread May 25, 2017
    The Yankees were rained out today, but not even rain can stop HOPE Week. Today the Yankees held an event at Yankee Stadium to benefit A Moment of Magic, an organization dedicated to helping sick children by “restoring the magic of believing at a time when a child needs to ‘just be a kid’ and […] The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Ave […]
    Mike Axisa
  • 2017 Draft: Bubba Thompson May 25, 2017
    Bubba Thompson | OF Background Thompson, 18, attends McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Alabama, where he plays both baseball and football. He’s a good quarterback recruit who received Division I scholarship offers for both sports, though he committed to attend Alabama, where he’ll play baseball only. Odds are it won’t matter. Thompson is expected […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Finding a second gear after a sizzling first act May 25, 2017
    There are always certain phases of the major league season. The highs and lows, the streaks and skids, fluctuating from month to month and week to week. Unlike last season, the Yankees began 2017 on fire. The start seemed reminiscent of 2010, when the team got off to a roaring start coming off a championship. […] The post Finding a second gear after a sizzli […]
    Steven Tydings

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