What to make of the Yankees' RISP woes
Despite the Yankees' 11-7 start, buoyed by what is currently the second-best offense in baseball, there have been rumblings among New York Yankee fans that such a good start is unsustainable because of the team's .221 average with runners in scoring ...
Crosstown Rival's Castoff Tearing It Up In New York Yankees System
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On December 12, 2016, the New York Yankees signed former Mets' shortstop Ruben Tejada on a minor league deal for basically two reasons: minor league depth and a hope to capture what the 27-year-old once produced in Queens. While the journeyman ...
New York Yankees Bomber Buzz 4/27/17: Chapman Struggles, Gregorius Nearing Return
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In Thursday, April 27 2017's edition of New York Yankees Bronx Bomber Buzz, we take a look at Wednesday night's struggles from Aroldis Chapman as well as a Didi Gregorius injury update. First off, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman seemed to have ...
New York Yankees Notes: Didi Gregorious Expected To Rejoin Team This Weekend
Didi Gregorious will rejoin the Yankees soon after his rehab assignment with the Tampa Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said shortstop Didi Gregorious is expected to return as soon as Friday when the team ...
With new body, new swing, Cesar Hernandez keying Phillies' late-game power surges
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A constant theme during the Phillies' playoff run from 2007-11 was that even when the offense was sputtering, it never felt like they were out of a game. That group of players picked up so many late hits and mounted so many comebacks that even a five ...
21. Philadelphia Phillies (9–9, plus-7, LT: 25)
Cesar Hernandez, 2013-2016: .281/.350/.361, 4.3% HR/FB rate (39th among 43 qualified 2B). Cesar Hernandez, 2017: .338/.376/.563, 26.7% HR/FB rate (1st among 27 qualified 2B). Other than a sky-high (and incredibly fluky) .434 batting average on balls in ...
Aaron Altherr, a year later than expected, could force Phillies to think
The Phillies, at this time last season, started Emmanuel Burriss and Peter Bourjos in the corner outfield spots. They dumped Cedric Hunter to add David Lough. Tyler Goeddel appeared in the lineup once or twice a week. It was supposed to be Aaron ...
Philadelphia Phillies week in review: Back at .500 after a big week against NL East rivals
The Philadelphia Phillies have already been at both of those poles after following up a 1-5 week with a 5-1 week. There appears to be reason for optimism in South Philly right now, thanks to a resurgent offense and solid outings from young starting ...