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Yankee pitching can’t hold off Red Sox bats, lose series finale 11-6

Yankee pitching can’t hold off Red Sox bats, lose series finale 11-6

We knew it was only a matter of time before Boston’s bats woke up. This game had everything you’d want from the Yankees’ offense. Big home runs, a half-Interstate worth of traffic on the basepaths, some speed, and the starter knocked out after four innings. In the end, though, pitching cost the Yankees a chance at a sweep, with Boston taking the series finale 11-6. Luke Voit got the offense rolling with a record-breaking home run. In the second inning, following Gary Sanchez’s walk, Voit absolutely crushed a ball more than 400’ into Monument Park. The home run was Voit’s tenth...
NorthJersey.com Sep 20, 2018
Justus Sheffield on his Yankees debut & 5 things to watch on Thursday against the Red Sox

Justus Sheffield on his Yankees debut & 5 things to watch on Thursday against the Red Sox

Sheffield quickly turned to hug catcher Gary Sanchez in relief, and was given the baseball that ended the Yankees’ 10-1 win.        
Pinstripe Alley Sep 16, 2018
Ask Pinstripe Alley 9/16/18: First base options, Larry Rothschild’s role, Gary Sanchez’s lineup spot

Ask Pinstripe Alley 9/16/18: First base options, Larry Rothschild’s role, Gary Sanchez’s lineup spot

The answers to your Yankees questions are in. Last week, I asked for your Yankees mailbag questions. We received just under a dozen submissions, and I’m going to answer a few this morning. If I didn’t get around to yours, no worries! Another editor may get to it later in the week. #UsetheOpener!!! asks: Which scenario is more likely regarding the starting first baseman next year: Voit continues to start, Bird is given another chance, or Andujar is moved to first due to the potential signing of Manny Machado? This is a tough ranking to put together. I thought about it for a while, and...
River Ave. Blues Sep 16, 2018

Gary and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Season

What if I told you Gary Sanchez would have an 11% walk rate and a .225 ISO in 2018, and would be on the verge of 20 homers despite missing more than a month of baseball? You’d likely say Gary was having a pretty damn good year. But given what his season stat line looks […] The post Gary and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Season appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Sep 16, 2018
Gary Sanchez remains the Yankees’ next great catcher

Gary Sanchez remains the Yankees’ next great catcher

Sanchez possesses unprecedented power at his position, and the Yankees know it. Listening to some of the voices from around the Yankees universe, one might come away with the impression that Gary Sanchez is the worst player in baseball. Detractors complain loudly about his low batting average, lack of hustle, and especially his defense. I’ll admit, it’s sometimes frustrating watching as passed balls and wild pitches roll back to the screen. But that feeling quickly passes, as I remember with gratitude the Kraken’s most recent bone-crushing home run, while eagerly anticipating the next...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 14, 2018
The Yankees need Aroldis Chapman back

The Yankees need Aroldis Chapman back

Chapman could return next week, which bodes well for the playoffs. A few weeks ago, I argued that the Yankees had the ability to take their time with Aroldis Chapman’s injury timeline and that the remaining relievers would be able to step up and take his place, unlike when the Yankees were left high and dry when Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Jordan Montgomery went down. Admittedly, I was wrong. While that bullpen did still look good on paper and there were some encouraging trends, paper and trends don’t win ballgames. The players do. And since Chapman’s recurring knee tendinitis...
River Ave. Blues Sep 13, 2018

Yankeemetrics: End of road, hello rock bottom (Sept. 10-12)

Welcome back, El Gary Monday’s series opener in Minnesota had a familiar feel through the first five innings: too many wasted scoring opportunities amid mounting pressure to beat up on a below-average team. Locked in a pitchers duel, Gary Sanchez broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer in the sixth, and then the Yankees […] The post Yankeemetrics: End of road, hello rock bottom (Sept. 10-12) appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
NorthJersey.com Sep 13, 2018
At 83 pitches, NY Yankees' Luis Severino angered at early hook by manager Aaron Boone

At 83 pitches, NY Yankees' Luis Severino angered at early hook by manager Aaron Boone

In handing over the ball Wednesday, Yankee Luis Severino pushed past Aaron Boone and catcher Gary Sanchez, exiting with a 1-0 deficit at Target Field        
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At 83 pitches, Yankees' Luis Severino angered at early hook by manager Aaron Boone

At 83 pitches, Yankees' Luis Severino angered at early hook by manager Aaron Boone

In handing over the ball Wednesday, Yankee Luis Severino pushed past Aaron Boone and catcher Gary Sanchez, exiting with a 1-0 deficit at Target Field         
Pinstripe Alley Sep 11, 2018
Let’s revisit Gary Sanchez’s home run yesterday

Let’s revisit Gary Sanchez’s home run yesterday

Imagine if the Kraken breaks out down the stretch. Last week, I made the case for the Yankees to stick with Gary Sanchez as their starting catcher. Sure, Sanchez has struggled to at the plate this season, but he has a track record of success in the big leagues. It’s not a stretch to consider him, on a talent basis, the best hitting catcher in all of baseball. During yesterday’s victory against the Twins, Sanchez put that talent on full display. He went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double. The homer, off Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson, may be one of the most impressive dingers...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 11, 2018
Gary Sanchez ignites offense as Yankees top Twins, 7-2

Gary Sanchez ignites offense as Yankees top Twins, 7-2

The Yankees released the Kraken in Minnesota on Monday night. Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson had bent plenty of times through five innings, but refused to break. The Yankees stranded six runners through the first five frames but couldn’t push a run across, despite forcing Gibson to tally over 100 pitches into the sixth. With two outs and the bases empty in the frame, Gary Sanchez finally broke the right-hander. He also broke Statcast in the process. Sanchez’s mammoth 460-foot home run into the third deck at Target Field broke a scoreless tie and ignited the Yankees’ offense to a...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 9, 2018
Appreciating Gleyber Torres

Appreciating Gleyber Torres

The Yankees have seldom had a rookie that’s so young and so good. Before the Yankees’ 2016 “rebuild” started in earnest, many Yankee fans tired of seeing veterans past their prime receive way too much playing time. They urged management to “play the kids”. Such fans should be ecstatic with what has transpired since. The kids have been alright. First among the Baby Bombers to break through was Gary Sanchez, who was called up for good in August of 2016 and proceeded to terrorize the league for two months. Then came Aaron Judge, who did the same, but with even more aplomb and for...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 7, 2018
Five reasons why the Yankees should stick with Gary Sanchez at catcher

Five reasons why the Yankees should stick with Gary Sanchez at catcher

Sanchez has struggled this season, but he should stay behind the plate for the long haul. The 2018 season has not been kind to Gary Sanchez. The 25-year-old backstop has battled injuries, defensive woes, and a growing sense of resentment among Yankees fans. Even with all that, I found myself surprised on Thursday morning when I saw a vocal group of fans and observers calling for the Yankees to start Austin Romine in a potential Wild Card Game. Even worse, several outright advocated trading the former top prospect. Having dealt with my share of Sanchez frustrations, I decided to do some...
SNY TV Sep 6, 2018

Joe Girardi has a suggestion for how to fix Gary Sanchez's struggles

Joe Girardi, former Yankees manager, has some suggestions for how Aaron Boone can help fix Gary Sanchez's defensive issues.
River Ave. Blues Sep 6, 2018

For the Yankees, Luis Severino’s continued ineffectiveness is a much bigger problem than Sanchez’s blocking

What a mess of a first inning last night. Somehow stranding the bases loaded in the top of the first was the least bad part of it all. Luis Severino, with an assist (four assists, really) from Gary Sanchez, allowed four runs in the bottom of the first to dig a daunting early hole. The […] The post For the Yankees, Luis Severino’s continued ineffectiveness is a much bigger problem than Sanchez’s blocking appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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