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Friday, August 4, 2017

Yankees (57-50) @ Indians (58-48), Friday, 8/4/2017, 07:10p ET

Yankees: Jaime Garcia (L): NR vs. Indians: Trevor Bauer (R): (106.1 IP, 5.25 ERA, 0.6 RA-9 WAR)

Lineups
Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) CF .258/.352/.458, 2.5 fWAR
2. Clint Frazier (R) LF .255/.282/.510, 0.1 fWAR
3. Aaron Judge (R) RF .299/.423/.628, 5.8 fWAR
4. Gary Sanchez (R) C .271/.345/.500, 2.2 fWAR
5. Didi Gregorius (L) SS .299/.326/.497, 3.0 fWAR
6. Matt Holliday (R) DH .232/.322/.435, 0.1 fWAR
7. Chase Headley (S) 1B .269/.351/.390, 1.5 fWAR
8. Todd Frazier (R) 3B .182/.321/.250, 0.9 fWAR
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) 2B .285/.305/.374, 0.5 fWAR

Team Total: 16.6 fWAR
Indians
1. Francisco Lindor (S) SS .272/.330/.475, 3.1 fWAR
2. Brandon Guyer (R) RF .230/.325/.350, 0.2 fWAR
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF .295/.357/.438, 1.2 fWAR
4. Jose Ramirez (S) 2B .323/.376/.562, 4.2 fWAR
5. Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH .255/.372/.475, 1.2 fWAR
6. Carlos Santana (S) 1B .247/.349/.439, 1.3 fWAR
7. Austin Jackson (R) CF .328/.405/.496, 0.9 fWAR
8. Roberto Perez (R) C .183/.273/.270, -0.3 fWAR
9. Giovanny Urshela (R) 3B .182/.265/.227, -0.1 fWAR
Team Total: 11.7 fWAR

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NY Post “First baseman Greg Bird is traveling with the team and moving toward taking batting practice on the field which would represent a big step in coming back from surgery on his right ankle.”

Another opposing starter with a 5+ ERA. We’re doomed! Where do teams keep coming up with these guys!?

Soriano and Alex had similar horrid periods at the plate as Holliday is having, just before they were released.

A slump is hitting 210 with reduced power, not 143.

Jeter hitless streak, 32.  Batting ZERO with ZERO power. Don’t feel like figuring out how many ABs to add to bring that UP to over .143 with some reasonable facsimile of his ordinary level of power. Not a slump?

Jeter was 30, Holliday is 37

I agree - that would be the only plausible reason, and not the depth of the non-hitting, to worry that it’s more than a slump.

Jeter actually ended up having a very good year in 2004.—stares lovingly at Jeter locket—

Yankees got a hit. That’s something.

Is Kluber pitching again tonight, I forget.

Klown show. Does a good fielding 3B, which Todd is supposed to be at least knock that down?

This team may not be good at RISP or getting runners in from 3rd with less than two outs but they do,excel at hitting hitting double plays.

Bottom 4 in this lineup is something. Heck, Headly has fWAR equal to the other 3 combined. Hot stuff.

Klowns in pinstripes are an ugly sight.

I know we all love Clint but his OBP is 276 and that’s pretty terrible.

RISP and the DH up just how Binder drew it up.  How long does Cash wait? What’s his leash?

Yankees 2-22 in August .091 RISP

At least this means not wasting a friday sitting in front of the tv.

Solo HR du jour ala Todd.

Back to sucking ass I see

How did the out at home develop? There was no force, he didn’t have to go.

Well done Gar.

Don’t they always say that the key to baseball is consistency? When do we get our rings?

Clint cant get the runner in from 3rd or get a hit with one out and Gar of yesterday’s solo HR du jour strikes out with the bases loaded. #Pathetic.

Same number of walks+hits for the teams. NY has the only home run.

Deutschland 83 is super, very exciting, and now I think Holliday is a townie mole.

We’ll always have the season up until the West Coast trip from hell. Good times.

Andujar 2/3 just saying Matty, Hixie 0/3.  McCann sure would’ve been a nice fit for this team. And BTW maybe Clint really wasn’t ready OBP 271.

McCann? Seriously?

Right now it seems like Mario Mendoza would be a major upgrade to the offense.

Is it safe?

Two runs on 11 hits with 2 walks including a home run against 7 runs with 8 hits and 4 walks with no home runs.

Back in 2015, we all thought that there’s no way that the Blue Jays’ bad luck would hold out and it didn’t.

So hopefully the Yankees’ luck will turn and the Red Sox will turn the other way. The Sox ridiculously won ANOTHER extra innings one run game. It’s just getting absurd now.

Bad luck, or just bad? Discuss.

The best thing in the Yankees’ favor is that their main Wild Card competition, KC and Tampa Bay, have not been playing great baseball, either.

The Yankees are playing SEVEN games under their expected win total and the Royals and Rays are both ahead of theirs (the Royals have a negative run differential). The Red Sox are actually three games behind their expected win total despite being 15-12 in one-run games.

The Yankees still have by far the best run differential in the division. That TYPICALLY means things will work themselves out in the Yankees’ favor eventually, but there certainly is no assurance that that will be the case.

The Indians are a good team. The Yankees are on the road in the middle of a huge slump. The White Sox are a shitty team. The Red Sox are at home. This is one of those things where everything is amplified due to the situation.

It sucks right now, obviously, there’s no sugar coating that. But there is still reasonable hope that they will right the ship.

Yeah they had bad luck for a while for sure but right now they’re just playing bad. Holliday is possibly through, Judge is an enigma, Hixie and Castro are hurt and who knows when they’ll return and will they be any good.

The saving grace is they’ve played quite well head-to-head vs. Boston.  If they continue that the rest of the season they have a great shot at the division.

When you score 5 runs in 3 games against 2 starters with 5 1/2 eras and one with a 6 era you’re not beating anybody. Let’s not forget the Yankees are under 500 their last 81 games, and that’s a long stretch.

Yankees stink but they’ve also had an inordinate number of spectacular defensive plays go against them. The play by the Cleveland 3b was other worldly.

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