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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tauchman 30th Yankee on IL; Stanton HRs in simulated game

DETROIT (AP) — Outfielder Mike Tauchman became the New York Yankees’ 30th player on the injured list this year, the most in the major leagues in at least 15 years.

The 28-year-old strained his left calf Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. New York made the roster move retroactive to Monday

Acquired from Colorado on March 23, Tauchman hit .277 with 13 homers in 260 at-bats over 87 games. He is New York’s 15th player currently on the IL.

Major League Baseball said the Yankees’ total on the injured/disabled list is the most since at least 2004, topping the 28 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in both 2016 and 2017. Boston had 27 in 2012.

So, how do they keep winning with so many players with the consistency of Waterford crystal?

 

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 04:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injured list, mike tauchman, yankees-no-fun-as-usual

Monday, August 26, 2019

Yeah, dominating Dodgers meant something for Yankees – ‘Even though it’s regular season, it felt big’

LOS ANGELES – In the late Sunday afternoon, life-sized shadows attached themselves to the heels of players largely indistinguishable from each other because of the non-chromatic uniforms they wore. The New York Yankees, burdened with head-to-ankles black in the 90-degree temperatures, appeared to be extensions of their own shadows. It was therefore hard to know where the Yankees ended and the shadows began, which is not an unreasonable metaphor in 2019. The answer lay somewhere in October and in a starting rotation still forming in the final days of August.

The Yankees hit their 59th, 60th and 61st home runs of August on Sunday, more than any team had ever hit in any month, and the 239th, 240th and 241st of their season, this though Aaron Judge has 16 all season and Giancarlo Stanton one. They’ve scored the most runs in the game, despite the injuries, which were – and are – plentiful. They crush left-handed pitching and are better against right-handed pitching. A few days back they gave Hyun-Jin Ryu about his worst whipping of the season, and on Sunday they hit three home runs off Clayton Kershaw, in this season unusual neither for them nor Kershaw.

So in a three-game series matching what some view to be decent World Series teams, the Yankees won two, on Sunday by 5-1. And in that series, 21 runs were scored, 15 by or as a direct result of home runs. There also were 72 strikeouts – again, in three games, a pretty good indication that October, like April through September, will be decided on the coiled back legs of hitters everywhere, swing hard in case you hit it, don’t come back ‘til you’ve blown an oblique, never mind the consequences.

The Yankees happen to be exceptional at that, as are the Dodgers. As are a lot of other teams, many of them headed for October themselves, their offensive games generally built around hitting the ball as far as they can, as often as they can. It’s how the game works now, which is fine by the Yankees, since, again, they’re loaded with those guys.

Yes, but how seriously can we take your success when it was in a match between stagehands and ice cream men?

QLE Posted: August 26, 2019 at 04:02 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, uniforms, yankees-no-fun-as-usual

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Cops Got Chased Out of Yankees Locker Room by Security for Trying to Get Autographs

​Last night was a memorable ​Yankee moment, as left-handed stalwart CC Sabathia ​notched his 3,000th career strikeout on the road against the Diamondbacks. I’m sure there were a lot of fans before and after the game trying to get an autograph from the big man, but two police officers went too far in their chase.

On Wednesday, while Sabathia was chilling in the visitors’ clubhouse, he was approached by two uniformed officers from the local sheriff’s department’s K-9 unit who asked for an autograph. CC, being the good guy he is, obliged and signed the baseball. But there’s more to the story.

Wonder how the Yankees would have responded if it were a home game for them….

 

QLE Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: autographs, c.c. sabathia, yankees-no-fun-as-usual

 

 

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