6:59 AM EDT, Fri April 20, 2018
8 hours ago

Yanks 4, Blue Jays 3: Bullpen picks up the slack in Sabathia’s return from the disabled list

Wouldn’t you know it, the Yankees have now won three of their last four games. Four of their last six too. What’s everyone so mad about? The Yankees opened this 18 games in 18 days stretch with a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday night. Sabotaged by the Defense Every game, without fail, […] The post Yanks 4, Blue Jays 3: Bullpen picks up the slack in Sabathia’s return from the disabled list appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
9 hours ago

DotF: Sheffield and Nelson have strong starts

The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had a scheduled off-day. Double-A Trenton Thunder (4-2 win over Erie) 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K CF Rashad Crawford: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K RF Trey Amburgey: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 6-for-16 (.375) in his last five games […] The post DotF: Sheffield and Nelson have strong starts appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
12 hours ago

Game 17: Sabathia’s Return

It’s no secret the Yankees have struggled to prevent runs so far this season. They’ve averaging 5.44 runs allowed per game, fifth most in baseball, and things have been especially bad lately. The Yankees have allowed at least six runs in six of their last seven games, and in seven of their last nine games. […] The post Game 17: Sabathia’s Return appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
18 hours ago

Giancarlo Stanton’s trouble with the fastball

The first 16 games of the Giancarlo Stanton era have not gone according to plan. Well, 15 of the first 16 games have not gone according to plan. Opening Day was pretty rad. Overall though, Stanton is sitting on a .197/.293/.409 (96 wRC+) batting line with a 38.7% strikeout rate in the early going, and […] The post Giancarlo Stanton’s trouble with the fastball appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
21 hours ago

Aaron Judge’s continually improving plate discipline

Sixteen games into the 2018 season, the Yankees have been mediocre and Aaron Judge has been awesome. Judge is hitting .339/.480/.593 (193 wRC+) in the early going, which is more or less in line with his numbers prior to the shoulder injury/second half slump last season. Aaron Judge, it appears, really is this damn good. […] The post Aaron Judge’s continually improving plate discipline appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

DotF: Thairo Estrada returns to action in Tampa’s win

Both RHP Anyelo Gomez and RHP Glenn Otto were placed on the 7-day DL today, it was announced. I have no idea what’s wrong with either guy. Gomez left last night’s start with an injury. Otto made his scheduled start last week and wasn’t put on the disabled list until today. Might be something minor, […] The post DotF: Thairo Estrada returns to action in Tampa’s win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

Wednesday Night Open Thread

?A Wednesday off-day? Weird. Can’t remember many of these over the years. The Yankees are off again today — between today’s off-day and the rainouts, they’ve played three games in the last six days — and tomorrow they’ll open an 18 games in 18 days stretch against contending teams. That’ll be fun. Anyway, check out […] The post Wednesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

Yankees reportedly re-sign Adam Lind to minor league deal

Welcome back, Adam Lind. The Yankees have re-signed the veteran first baseman to a new minor league contract, reports Chris Cotillo. Lind will head to Extended Spring Training to get up to speed. He’s going to need a couple dozen at-bats before being a big league option. Lind, 34, signed a minor league deal with […] The post Yankees reportedly re-sign Adam Lind to minor league deal appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

Yankees’ luxury tax payroll situation for 2018

Updated 4/18/18 Estimated 2018 Yankees’ luxury tax payroll: $184.1M 2018 luxury tax threshold: $197 million The 2018 season is now three weeks old. The Yankees have gotten off to an uneven start, to put it lightly, and they are currently 8-8 with a +3 run differential. On the bright side, Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius […] The post Yankees’ luxury tax payroll situation for 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

2018 Draft: Latest Prospect Rankings, Wong

Baseball’s annual three-day amateur draft will begin in a little more than six weeks and, as always, MLB Network will broadcast Day One. Based on previous years, the broadcast will cover 74 picks on Day One, stretching from the First Round to Competitive Balance Round B. The Yankees will have two picks that first day. […] The post 2018 Draft: Latest Prospect Rankings, Wong appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 18, 2018

Thoughts before the Yankees play 18 games in 18 days

The Yankees have an off-day today, their third in the last six days thanks to the weather, and tomorrow night they start an 18 games in 18 days stretch with the first of four against the Blue Jays. Blue Jays, Twins, Angels, Astros, Indians. Fun!. Anyway, I have some thoughts on things, so let’s get […] The post Thoughts before the Yankees play 18 games in 18 days appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 17, 2018

Marlins 9, Yankees 1: Blown out at home by a team that isn’t even trying

Good gravy. That wasn’t a bad loss in the “oh man that’s a gut punch” sense. That was a bad loss in the “how do you get blown out at home by a team that’s not even pretending to be competitive???” sense. The Yankees lost Tuesday night’s game 9-1 to the not even trying Marlins. […] The post Marlins 9, Yankees 1: Blown out at home by a team that isn’t even trying appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 17, 2018

DotF: Wagner homers again in Tampa’s loss

Not surprisingly, SS Gleyber Torres was held out of the lineup today after leaving last night’s game with back stiffness. Aaron Boone told Bryan Hoch it’s not serious and Torres is tentatively scheduled to return to the lineup tomorrow. Triple-A Scranton has a 12-hour bus ride coming up after tomorrow’s game. I wouldn’t be surprised […] The post DotF: Wagner homers again in Tampa’s loss appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 17, 2018

Luis Cessa heading to disabled list with oblique strain

Yet another Yankee is heading to the disabled list. Following tonight’s game Brian Cashman confirmed Luis Cessa will be placed on the 10-day DL with an oblique strain. Cessa was called up earlier today to replace Tommy Kahnle, who was placed on the 10-day DL with shoulder tendinitis. Cessa exited tonight’s game with the injury […] The post Luis Cessa heading to disabled list with oblique strain appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Apr 17, 2018

Game 16: Tanaka Tuesday

The Yankees did what they were supposed to do against a bad Marlins team last night. They didn’t just beat them, they blew them out. It was a laugher. Tonight the Yankees will try for the quick two-game sweep and their first three-game winning streak of the season. Securing the first three-game winning streak before […] The post Game 16: Tanaka Tuesday appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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