Monday, June 18, 2012

The Genius Maker 6-18

The last two games were fairly non-descript for me.  Usually I have a ton of comments to make, but not too much the last two games.

Sunday, Nova only walked one batter and for the most part kept his good stuff off the middle of the plate.  He didn’t have his best fastball, but he had good command.  Tex had two doubles while Cano and Grandy went yard.

On Monday, the Yanks bottom of the lineup looked like a weak hitting national league club with Martin, Nix and Stewart in the 7-9 spots.  However, with a 3-0 count, 1st and 2nd nobody out, the Yanks gave Russell Martin, who was 1 for his last 18 the green light…and it worked as he doubled down the left field line to knock in a run.  That was a call Girardi made that worked out (there have not been many of those).  It was even better when Jeter grounded a 3-2 pitch threw the middle for 2 more runs.  Jeter later added another RBI ground ball single up the middle later on. Tex and Cano went yard with good shots.

However,  CC was the story going the distance against a team that didn’t really swing the bats well, but CC only walked one batter and struck out 10.  CC still only had his 92-93 fastball (but it had good sink), but his curve was very effective and his change was better.

Ibanez is starting to slump with a .464 OPS so far in June and his overall OPS is down to a still respectable and better than I thought .767.

Switching gears, and I know I usually don't even post about no hitters and stuff, but one really has to take a look at how well RA Dickey is pitching for the Mets this year.  He pitched another 1 hitter today against Baltimore (giving us a 2.5 game lead) and now has a 2.00 ERA and is 11-1. He’s now allowed just one earned run while striking out 63 over his last 48 2/3 frames

 Finishing on the Yankees, The Yanks have now won 10 in a row which is the first time in over 7 years they have done that.

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