Saturday, May 12, 2018

Today Is Even Bigger

 A couple of quick comments;

1.  Today's Yankee line-up has 4 starters batting between .200 and .238.

2.  Domingo Herman is named to, " stop the bleeding."

I have liked Domingo from day one.  He reminds me of a slighter Luis Severino.  Talk about opportunity and pressure?

Domingo is on a run of 6 hitless innings against Boston.

If he proves his worth today, he settles in as a Yankee starter.  Just as Montgomery did last year.

Quite a pleasant surprise.  Until he gets injured or traded.

Hope for the best.

The season skies are getting darker.  Mostly because:

Our defense is the worst.
Our offense is over-rated.
Sanchez cannot catch.
Sonny cannot pitch.
We lead the world in strikeouts.

Swinging at air is not interesting to watch.

10 comments:

13bit said...

yes x 6

Parson Tom said...

As Charlie Brown would say, AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!

HoraceClarke66 said...

The problem is not that Sanchez can't catch, it's that now he can't hit!

That at-bat last night was plum pitiful, compounded by his Little-League-like insistence that he had fouled off the last pitch.

Irksome.

The guy I just can't stand though—and I know I was totally in favor of getting him—is Scranton. Nothing ever seems to lead to anything else. There never seems to be an extended, traditional power-hitter run. He is the king of the two-homer, one-off game.

TheWinWarblist said...

No hit no catch is no way to go through life, son.

TheWinWarblist said...

Every Yankee win is a big win.

I'm Bill White said...

Sanchez should be traded. Sell-high Sanchez.

Anonymous said...

Trade a young catcher with the highest WAR at his position in the AL in 2017 because he got off to a slow start at the plate and because he boxed a few balls at the plate, even though he has the best arm of any catcher in the game and a dWAR no worse than Romine's. Sheer genius.

I'm Bill White said...

When I lived in LA, I saw Larry King dragging a trash can out onto a baseball field. His suspenders were down and I could see about two fingers of his backside. I wasn't looking, I just saw it. He said, son can you help me get this can to the first base side of second? I said sure. So I did. Another man with the build of Herve Villechaize except with bigger forearms if you can imagine that carried a sack of baseballs to home plate. After catching his breath, Larry proceeded to suit up in Angels catcher’s gear and squat behind the plate. I asked if it was Butch Wynegar’s gear but Larry said “go fuck yourself. I’m busy.” So I did. I hid behind a tree for a while and saw him throw just about every ball into that trash can. I can still hear the sound.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Bill White, I just snorted wine through my nose reading that. It's not a pretty feeling, but it was worth it.

Retired Stratman said...

Bill White - this is why I come to this site. Sheer poetry.