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  • Yankeemetrics: More runs, please (June 29-July 1) July 2, 2015
    Gone fishin’ It’s rare when you can say you were beaten by one guy in a baseball game — but that wasn’t too far from the truth for the Yankees in Monday’s loss to the Angels. Mike Trout not only drove in the game-winning run for the Angels, but his defense also saved at least [...] Yankeemetrics: More runs, please (June 29-July 1) is a post from: River Avenu […]
    Katie Sharp
  • Thoughts following the West Coast road trip July 2, 2015
    The Yankees finally wrapped up their 20 games in 20 days stretch last night, going 8-12 in the 20 games. That’s … not very good. Could be worse, I guess. The Yankees have an off-day today before opening a pretty big three-game series with the Rays tomorrow night. Here are some scattered thoughts for the [...] Thoughts following the West Coast road trip is a […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Offense breaks out for three runs, Yankees salvage series with 3-1 win over Angels July 2, 2015
    Source: FanGraphs The Yankees matched their run total from the previous three games combined on Wednesday night, and while that usually means a big game, this time it meant only three runs. Those three runs were enough for a 3-1 win over the Angels, salvaging the series finale for New York and halting their three-game [...] Offense breaks out for three runs, […]
    Mike Axisa
  • DotF: Ellsbury plays six innings in center in second rehab game; Palma almost completes outfield assist cycle July 2, 2015
    OF Jake Cave, 3B Eric Jagielo, C Gary Sanchez, RHP Eric Ruth, and RHP Nick Goody have all been selected for the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game, so congrats to them. Jagielo is hurt and won’t play in the game. Sanchez won’t play because he’ll be in Cincinnati for the Futures Game. RHP Brady Lail [...] DotF: Ellsbury plays six innings in center in secon […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Game 80: Runs, Plural July 1, 2015
    The Yankees have scored one run in each of their last three games. It’s the first time they’ve scored one run or fewer in three straight games since 2013 and only the third time they’ve done it this century. The last time they scored one run or fewer in four straight games? You have to [...] Game 80: Runs, Plural is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post G […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Yanks call up Taylor Dugas, outright Esmil Rogers; Carlos Beltran day-to-day for time being July 1, 2015
    The Yankees have called up outfielder Taylor Dugas from Double-A Trenton, the team announced. Esmil Rogers has been outrighted back to Triple-A Scranton, which clears both a 25-man and 40-man roster spot for Dugas. The Yankees are back to a normal seven-man bullpen and a four-man bench. Dugas was called up simply because the Yankees [...] Yanks call up Taylo […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Angels’ front office dysfunction and possible implications for the Yankees July 1, 2015
    The Angels have won four straight games, including the last two against the Yankees, yet the team is mired in dysfunction at the moment. According to multiple reports, GM Jerry Dipoto either resigned or was fired yesterday following an ongoing power struggle with manager Mike Scioscia. Ken Rosenthal detailed their problems earlier this week. It’s [...] Angel […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Jagielo’s injury comes at a really bad time for the Yankees July 1, 2015
    Two weeks and one day ago, third base prospect Eric Jagielo slid into home plate and jammed his knee, forcing him to miss a few days. A few days turned into a DL stint, and, as we learned yesterday, Jagielo has “loose bodies” in his knee, which may require surgery. He’ll undergo more tests before [...] Jagielo’s injury comes at a really bad time for the Yank […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Devil’s Advocate: The benefits of moving Adam Warren to the bullpen July 1, 2015
    The Yankees made it official prior to last night’s game, announcing Adam Warren has moved back into a bullpen role after the team used a six-man rotation for a week or so following Ivan Nova‘s return. “It’s a tough decision because he’s pitched so well but it’s what we need to do,” said Joe Girardi [...] Devil’s Advocate: The benefits of moving Adam Warren t […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Yankees drop third straight, offense no-shows in 2-1 loss to Angels July 1, 2015
    Source: FanGraphs The scoring struggles continue. The Yankees lost Tuesday night’s game to Angels 2-1 and they’ve now scored 15 runs in six games on the road trip. Nine of those runs came on Saturday. Close losses stink. Failing the capitalize on the Orioles, Blue Jays, and Rays going a combined 0-7 the last three [...] Yankees drop third straight, offense n […]
    Mike Axisa

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