Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Yankees in Lackawanna game thread

 


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gardner starting in centerfield again, against a LEFTY. Gardner has batted BELOW .200 against lefties since forever--check out his splits. PLUS, he has one of the worst arms in baseball. He's done. Yet Cashman-Boone keep putting him in the lineup like it's 2013. This is delusional, magical thinking, an obsession with "names" rather than a reckoning with real-world performance. Clearly they should release Gardner--he's useless--and bring up Florial. Florial may not hit much better--he can't hit any worse--but he''d be better on defense at a critical up the middle position, and at least he has a potential upside. Gardner at this point has only a downside. Same with Odor, who was released by one of the worst teams in baseball, a team that is essentially paying him millions of dollars NOT to play for them--he has had a MINUS WAR for three of the past four seasons. He is now a sub-.200 hitter. But there he is as the Yankees' starting second baseman most of the time (against righties), BATTING THIRD last time I looked. This too is staggering stupidity and more magical thinking--as though donning pinstripes will have the transformative power of Popeye downing a can of spinach. THERE ARE NO ANALYTICS INVOLVED HERE--PLEASE DISABUSE YOURSELF OF THE NOTION THAT CASHMAN OVER-RELIES ON ANALYTICS. Cashman does not even rely on elementary arithmetic. He's an imbecile, in way over his head.

The point is this: it's no mystery why the Yankees suck. If you have a management team that regularly fields some of the worst players in baseball, somehow expecting them to magically morph into all-stars for no rational reason . . . what do you expect?

Publius said...

Moosic, home of the best team in the organization Scranton RailRiders, is in Lackawanna County too. They're home this week hosting the SMets, chasing the prestigious McNamara Cup. 'Riders have a 5-0 advantage thus far.

DickAllen said...


This is what happens when you allow an intern to run the team.

DickAllen said...


And Sanchez just hit one over the Niagara River

Anonymous said...

And Sanchez gives it back.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Has anyone else noticed the Yankees are terrible? Is it just us? I mean, somehow Hal hasn’t found out. We found out. They still put them on TV Sunday nights as if they were a pro team or something. None of this makes sense.

Joe of AZ said...

Welp that's it boys this games a wrap

Rufus T. Firefly said...

OK, talk shit all you want, but did you see their launch angle stats?!!???!??!??

PS, fu hal.

Platoni said...

The Yankees are allergic to hitting with RISP. They also have 5G chips implanted into their bodies and they have become magnetic. That's what vaccines are doing to us and we're just going quietly into the clinics.

Wake up, sheeple!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Line of the night, Dick Allen!

HoraceClarke66 said...

I'm watching the Mets, who seem to have put together a great starting staff and a team that actually looks excited to be playing major-league baseball.

Uh-oh.

ranger_lp said...

Don't relax gang...Rolaids pitches in the 9th....

Anonymous said...

Britton's sinker 90-93 mph. It was 97 when he was at his peak with the Orioles. Sloppy seconds for Cashman.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Well, Britton wriggled out! But now we have to still get through The Inning of Death with El Chapo.

HoraceClarke66 said...

WTF happened to The Gleyber? Another 0-4. He was supposed to be da bomb.

HoraceClarke66 said...

What a great big, beautiful empty swing by Sancho.

Well, time to crawl into the bunker.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Nice! Well, nice to win for Buffalo.

Publius said...

Frazier, our angsty, troubled hero. Like La Grande Orange before him, a good New York pinch hitter.

Publius said...

Deivi Garcia tacklessed through 1/3 tonight. 5 earned, 4 walks. The best team in the organization rallied late though, and beat the SMets handily, 12-6. As usual, great squad Cash has put together in Scranton.

Artificial Lemon Flavoring said...

I haven't seen this mentioned yet, but soon the team will be forced to change their name to something more "universally acceptable" - such as the New York Hankies

Kevin said...

Publius, the lower in the farm system, the closer to the HOF said player is. I haven't heard the "min-Pedro" talk regarding Garcia since early last year. It's really amazing that some fans would replace superior Major Leaguers with unvetted, raw talent in the minors, just because "change is good". Kinda like self-castration because "your" not getting laid... Mama mia!

Anonymous said...

Kevin, like his master Cashman, would prefer to clog the roster with proven MLB washouts and failures like Odor and Gardner than to give an opportunity to dynamic young talent to grow at the MLB level; Kevin never sees the upside to young players--only for old, fading players, which is simply irrational and stupid. The only self-castration here is the intellectual kind performed on Kevin--evidently a pre-frontal lobotomy of the type also administered to Cashman.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Even a broken clock can eke out a win twice a week.

EDB said...

Could we please throw The Yankeelytics into the burning dumpster. It looks like when Genius Cashman goes to find the many stiffs he acquires. Take a look at The Catchers on the roster at Scranton. Former major league catchers or catchers in their late twenties or early thirties. Just like No hit Higoshioka.

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