One silly media narrative that I have always hated is the idea that inconsistent athletes struggle due to some sort of mental deficiency rather than a simple lack of talent. The issue came up this morning, when Joel Sherman stated the following in a column:
It was craft vs. daft. Moyer, the pitcher with [...]
Last night, Derek Jeter came up to the plate four times and did not reach base in any of those appearances. What seemed most frustrating was that he wasn’t working the count. Despite seeing six pitches in his last trip against Lidge, he still saw only eleven pitches all night (2.75 per PA).
[image title="BRACKMAN3.SP.101206.RTW" size="full" id="18860" align="center" linkto="full" ]Since the promotion of Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, and Joba Chamberlain, the Yankee pitching pipeline has been pretty mundane. We’ve seen a lot of low ceiling starting pitchers end up in the Pittsburgh rotation or surgeons table. I love David Phelps, I really do, but its hard to get [...]
Despite some O’Neill Theory action in the ninth inning, there was another very bright spot in last night’s 6-3 loss against the Phillies.
Now, I never thought I’d say this, but Boone Logan was great last night. He pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball, striking out three, walking one (IBB), and inducing four grounders and [...]
I thought the Yankees faced Roy Halladay on Tuesday night, not yesterday.
Somehow old man Jamie Moyer completely stifled the Yankee offense with his “devastating” array of slow-pitch garbage, limiting the Bombers to two runs (both on solo home runs from Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada) [...]
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