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The Yankees are doing more of the “little things” offensively this season

It’s not often three runs are enough to beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but the Yankees managed to pull it off last night, thanks largely to Luis Severino‘s brilliance. He tossed seven shutout innings and got enough offensive support from Aaron Judge (two-run homer) and Greg Bird (run-scoring single). The kids. They’re all […] The post The Yankees are doing more of the “little things” offensively this season appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues 11 hours ago

Youngsters make their presence felt in 3-1 Yankees win over the Red Sox

Maybe it was the young guys were thriving, maybe it was because the Yankees were playing the Red Sox, but man, that was the most satisfying victory of the season so far. Aaron Judge hit a homer to put the Yankees on the board, Luis Severino threw seven impressive innings, and heck, Greg Bird pitched […] The post Youngsters make their presence felt in 3-1 Yankees win over the Red Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 16 hours ago

Game 19: Measuring Stick?

The Yankees are off to a nice little 11-7 start to the season — their +30 run differential is still the best in baseball — and they’ve done it while getting basically nothing from Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, and Didi Gregorius. I’m excited to see this team at full strength. I don’t know if they’re […] The post Game 19: Measuring Stick? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Outside Pitch 17 hours ago

Austin Romine can help the Yankees organization in the present, future

Austin Romine has filled in admirably for Gary Sanchez. For the New York Yankees, his value is a luxury for both this season and beyond.  A lot of things have gone right for the New York Yankees in the first month of 2017. Their starting pitching has been better than advertised. Ronald Torreyes has filled […] The post Austin Romine can help the Yankees organization in the present, future appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
River Ave. Blues 19 hours ago

4/25 to 4/27 Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Yankees are heading up to Boston for their first meeting with the Red Sox in 2017. It only seems as though the Red Sox are always either the last team they played, or the next team they will play – but it just so happens to be true this time around. This will be the […] The post 4/25 to 4/27 Preview: Boston Red Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
MLB Trade Rumors 21 hours ago

Offseason In Review: New York Yankees

This is the latest entry in MLBTR’s Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The Yankees entered the offseason with multiple holes to fill after trading away veterans at last year’s deadline, but following a couple of early splashes, the team remained quiet for the bulk of the winter.…
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 22 hours ago

Poll: Finding a role for Chad Green

Eighteen games into the 2017 season, the surprise story for the Yankees has been their rotation. The five starters have a combined for a 4.05 ERA (4.00 FIP) in 104.1 innings, and they’ve been especially good over the last two weeks or so. Luis Severino looks like the 2015 version of himself, not the 2016 […] The post Poll: Finding a role for Chad Green appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Aaron Judge hasn’t just improved his plate discipline this year, he’s improved his plate coverage too

What’s your favorite Aaron Judge home run so far this year? I’m partial to the ball he hit nearly to the flag poles against the White Sox (video) because I saw that one in person. His blast against the Pirates this weekend (video) is another good one. Can’t forget about the Spring Training home run […] The post Aaron Judge hasn’t just improved his plate discipline this year, he’s improved his plate coverage too appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

DotF: Abreu dominates; Gregorius homers during rehab stint

Two quick notes to pass along: The Yankees have released RHP Paddy O’Brien, according to Matt Eddy. The system just took a big hit in the prospect name rankings. O’Brien, 24, was New York’s 24th round pick in the 2015 draft. He was a catcher at UC Santana Barbara and the Yankees put him on […] The post DotF: Abreu dominates; Gregorius homers during rehab stint appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Looking for positive signs amid Greg Bird’s early season slump

Remember Spring Training? It was a fun time. The Yankees were winning on a near daily basis, the prospects were all playing well, and a now healthy Greg Bird looked like a budding middle of the order force. Bird hit .451/.556/1.098 during Grapefruit League play, and he led all players in homers (8) and extra-base […] The post Looking for positive signs amid Greg Bird’s early season slump appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Thoughts in the middle of the six-game road trip

The 2017 regular season is only 23 days old, yet yesterday was already the fifth off-day for the Yankees. Geez. I know there are always a lot of off-days in April because of weather concerns, but five in the first three weeks of the season seems … excessive. Whatever. It is what it is. Here […] The post Thoughts in the middle of the six-game road trip appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Apr 24, 2017

I wish I could quit Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro is not a very good baseball player. This is something that precious few people would find shocking or inaccurate, and yet I feel the need to say it. His career 97 wRC+ is a bit above-average for a middle infielder, but, when combined with his subpar defense and middling to poor base-running it […] The post I wish I could quit Starlin Castro appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Apr 24, 2017

Yankeemetrics: Rocky road trippin’ (April 21-23)

The Bad, the Ugly and the Awful Last year the Yankees went 3-7 on their road Interleague slate, tied with the Twins for the worst record among AL teams … and the trend continued into 2017 after dropping the series opener in Pittsburgh, 6-3, on Friday night. All the momentum and confidence built up from […] The post Yankeemetrics: Rocky road trippin’ (April 21-23) appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Apr 23, 2017

Yanks can’t cash in with runners on base, lose 2-1 to Pirates

Source: FanGraphs Well, that game could have gone a lot better. Jordan Montgomery didn’t have the best showing but limited the damage to 2 runs in 6 IP, which is pretty solid. Bryan Mitchell got out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam and tossed another scoreless to keep the Yankees close, but the offense went silent […] The post Yanks can’t cash in with runners on base, lose 2-1 to Pirates appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

DotF: Gregorius continues rehab assignment in Tampa’s loss

The Yankees announced their first notable prospect promotion of the season earlier today: RHP Albert Abreu has been bumped up from Low-A Charleston to High-A Tampa. The team’s No. 9 prospect had a 1.84 ERA (2.54 FIP) with 22 strikeouts and three walks in three outings and 14.2 innings with the RiverDogs. Abreu, who came […] The post DotF: Gregorius continues rehab assignment in Tampa’s loss appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Rum Bunter Apr 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Series Victory Over New York Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates earned their third series victory of the season on Sunday afternoon Entering this weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates had played five series this season. All five of these series ended in a sweep, with the Pirates earn a pair of sweeps and being swept three times. Over the weekend, however, that changed. The […] Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Series Victory Over New York Yankees - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
River Ave. Blues Apr 23, 2017

Judging from the Start

Aaron Judge, huh? Okay, guys, thanks for reading! Check back next week for…something else…and enjoy whatever show Judge’s gonna put on for the next week. Despite Chase Headley‘s heroics and Starlin Castro‘s hot start, the hands-down, no doubt about it, bonafide best thing about the Yankees in April of 2017 has been Aaron Judge. He’s […] The post Judging from the Start appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Carter’s clutch homer helps Yanks to an 11-5 win over Pirates

Source: FanGraphs Well that was a wild one, huh? Look at that win probability graph up there. The Yankees went from being no-hit in the fifth inning to having two five-run innings by the eighth. The end result was an 11-5 win over the Pirates in the middle game of the series. It’s Saturday, so […] The post Carter’s clutch homer helps Yanks to an 11-5 win over Pirates appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Game 17: Still no DH

Four days ago the Yankees lost to the White Sox to snap their eight-game winning streak. They rebounded the next day with a blowout win. Last night the Yankees dropped the series opener to the Pirates due in part to some sloppy defense. How will they rebound today? Hopefully with another blowout win. That’ll be […] The post Game 17: Still no DH appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Saturday Links: Top 50 Prospects, Cabrera, Forbes, Uniforms

The Yankees and Pirates will resume their three-game series with the middle game later this afternoon. Until then, here are a few bits of news and notes to check out. Three Yankees on Law’s updated top 50 prospects list I missed this last week, but Keith Law (subs. req’d) posted an updated list of the […] The post Saturday Links: Top 50 Prospects, Cabrera, Forbes, Uniforms appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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