If you were hoping to see Jay-Z perform today, that performance has been moved to Game 2 (rain).
Lineups via LoHud:
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher [...]
Due to practical time constraints, I’ve been unable to complete a thorough pitching analysis (those infield and outfield comparisons took longer than expected). Rather than offer a diluted version, I encourage you to check out Mike’s pitching breakdowns over at River Ave Blues. He’s done a very nice job evaluating the Phillies starting [...]
Earlier today, I compared Philadelphia’s infield to New York’s infield and, although the matchup was relatively close, I concluded that the Yankees had the better group of players, overall. Now, I’m looking at outfields and DH options.
Nick Swisher (SW): Ah, the lovable Nick Swisher, who many thought should have been [...]
Collectively, in 2009, the Phillies hit .258/.334/.447.
Conversely, in 2009, the Yankees hit .283/.362/.478.
The Phillies’ statistics are influenced by their pitchers’ at-bats, making these macro numbers relatively useless. Therefore, it seems as though a more detailed and comprehensive comparative analysis of the two teams is needed in order to better understand why [...]
Not that it’s surprising, but, according to Jon Heyman (via Twitter), the Yankees are “leaning toward rotation of 1 thru 7: CC, AJ, Pettitte, CC, AJ, Pettitte, CC.” If this is the rotation the Yankees decide to use, then they’ll be pitching CC Sabathia on 3 days rest twice (Game 4 and 7), A.J. [...]
Jayson Stark (ESPN) tried his hand at ranking postseason rotations and placed the Yankees at number 4 on his list. The (1) Red Sox, (2) Cardinals, and (3) Phillies are the three teams that sit above the Yankees in Stark’s piece. Here’s what he had to say about the New York rotation.
Prospective rotation: [...]
MLBTR (via Dejan Kovacevic) is reporting that Ian Snell, along with Jack Wilson, has been traded to the Mariners for Ronny Cedeno, Jeff Clement (who never got enough playing time, in my opinion), Brett Lorin, Aaron Pribanic, and Nathan Adcock. I guess this means Ian Snell won’t be joining the Yankees and that [...]
Interesting tidbit via MLBTR. Apparently, the Phillies have scouted Chien-Ming Wang in the hopes that the Yankees may make him available. Here’s what Jim Salisbury over at the Philidelphia Inquirer had to say about the Phillies’ search for a starting pitcher.
They want pitching. Starter or reliever? “Doesn’t matter. They’re looking for anything [...]
-I’m already hearing reports from people who went to Sunday’s game that the Yanks are putting tarps up around the facility to try to cut down on the wind tunnel effect. Although their efforts apparently weren’t enough to prevent the ballpark’s latest absurdity, a broken bat HR by Tex off Philly starter Cole Hamels in [...]
MIAMI – Everybody knows how much Jimmy Rollins loves to beat the Mets. His world champion Phillies are the team to beat but Rollins’ ultimate baseball dream is to beat both New York teams in the same season.
Whip the Mets in the NL East or in the NLCS, then [...]
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