Saturday, April 1, 2017

WIN METHOD 2017 - The season begins as we bloom and grow.

Hello WIN METHOD fans.  It is that time, the 2017 MLB season is set to begin,  tomorrow the games count.  The magic of the spring training 25-9 record means nothing.  The home runs, runs batted in, the wins, the losses the strike outs, etc, none of it makes a bit of difference.  Now is when it counts and matters, performing under pressure, and producing when it matters to earn wins for the team is all that counts.  WINS and only wins will, by seasons end, determine who are the best teams and players.  They will be the players that help lead their teams to the playoffs.

The YANKEES for 2017 and beyond are blessed with an abundance of talent all through the organization.  And success breeds success as each youngster pressures and pushes the players ahead of them to reach the final goal of reaching and playing in the major leagues.  Once there, the goal of making the playoffs and advancing to the World Series can be reached.  Hal Steinbrenner has come on board the WIN METHOD train and his decision is going to reap benefits as the YANKEES reach the playoffs more consistently and the fans come to the ballpark to see the new young talent for years to come.

The YANKEES will start the 2017 with three youngsters in the starting lineup.  Aaron Judge in right field, Greg Bird at first base, Gary Sanchez catching.  Unfortunately, shortstop Didi Gregorius is starting the season on the disabled list, hurting his shoulder playing in the sham world baseball classic fiasco.  The YANKEES have added youngster Pete Kozma to the roster to fill in until Didis' return.
Johnathon Holder another youngster is also on the roster as a relief pitcher to start the season.  During the season you will likely see many different youngsters see some time on the YANKEE roster and do not be surprised to see one or two stick with the team this season.  Two of the brightest prospects are Gleyber Torres who is on the cusp of sticking with YANKEES this season and has a very bright future ahead of him.  The second is Blake Rutherford who will start the season in single 'A' Charleston as a nineteen year old.  Blake is my own personal favorite to be a real big star in the major leagues as he shows much of the character, charisma, talent and desire of Derek Jeter.  Can you all imagine having a youngsters follow in the footsteps of Jeter who was the best MLB player in baseball over his twenty year career.  More playoffs, pennants, the World Series rings than any other player in baseball over his playing time span.

The WIN METHOD blog has now exceeded over one hundred sixty-four million views and the number one baseball blog in the world.  The growth over the past two years has been exponential as more people are learning that only WINS and winning determine who the best players and teams are in baseball.  Individual stats show abilities of players to play at different degrees.  Batting average, power, speed can be illustrated via individual stats for hitters, while strikeouts, walks, hits allowed can be illustrated for pitchers.  But, the ability of any player to be the best can only be shown by WINS and winning.  You can't be the best unless you win.  WIN METHOD fans already know this, and as more and more people from all over the world read, enjoy, and follow this blog, they also become the smartest baseball fans in the world.  They have learned that no players individual stats are more important than wins and winning.  Wins and winning is the goal of every team and should be for every player.   Wins and winning is what makes the WIN METHOD the best player evaluation tool in the world.

Now, as the 2017 season begins, we are looking for a winning season, the playoffs and beyond, as the team keeps getting better and more youngster keep getting better and becoming good enough to make the big league team.   Thank you, to all you fans from all over the world, baseballs brightest and most knowledgeable.   Lets all get ready for a great season.  LETS GO YANKEES.

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Steve said...

You nailed it Guy. Read the posts at the Yankee forum I used to post on and the stat fraud fools are livid. They have one problem that they cannot accept, they just don't know baseball. They do know fantasy games.

Deb F said...

The stat frauds are so stupid. They think the manager should play the players who they think should be playing and not the players who the manager feels will give his team the best chance at winning each game against the team and pitcher they are facing. Thank god for this WIN METHOD blog where there are intelligent comments, views, and opinions.

Guy Padikian said...

Steve, aren't those stat frauds the same ones who wanted to trade away several of our future stars for the piece of garbage Quintana. We can bring up any of our single "A" starters if we wanted a maybe ,500 pitcher.

NJYANKEE said...

Steve, Guy, Deb,-----If the Yankees lose tonight, the frauds will claim how right they are and how stupid Girardi is. If the Yankees win, the frauds will still claim how right they are and how stupid Girardi is.

Wilsonsway said...

When you talk baseball and do not know the game and what it is played for, you are a fraud.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

As much as I would like to see Bird play, I realize no one plays every game, and the stat frauds just make me root for Carter that much more tonight, although as long as the team wins, and whoever contributes when it matters to create the win, is all that counts.

Linda Pardo said...

Many of you have heard that "too many cooks spoil the broth". Well, it only takes one stat fraud to spoil a baseball conversation.

candycane said...

Judge Ks with runner on 3rd and 1 out failing when it counts. 0-0 after 2.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks put up a five spot in third, three on Holiday HR for 5-0 lead after 3.

Cory said...

Judge 2 run HR in 5th for 7-0 lead.

will-i-am said...

Final 7-4 win. Easier win than the score shows.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

That's 8 in a row now.

Steve said...

Fans, please remember the WIN METHOD tenet. When you are playing your best, you are not that good, and when you are playing your worse, you are not that bad.

YankeeMike said...

Montgomery looked great.

Doug Shoen said...

Louie Louie gets his start tomorrow to keep the line moving.

Billy Tedder said...

Girardi has been mixing and matching the lineup and it has been working well as determined by wins. And wins are all that matter.

Jerry Curcio said...

Wins are what the Yankees are all about. Nothing else matters. Everyone contributes in their own way.

George W said...

Better than last year. Our starters are now getting into the seventh inning.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Wayne Littlebear said...

No lapses Louie Louie, throw strikes and dominate tonight.

Guy Padikian said...

Tuesday 4/18 7:05pm
Luis Severino (R)
vs. White Sox - Miguel Gonzalez (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
5. Aaron Judge (R) RF
6. Greg Bird (L) 1B
7. Austin Romine (R) C
8. Ronald Torreyes (R) 3B
9. Pete Kozma (R) SS
Yes we can!

Xavier Young said...

With the addition of the youngsters the Yankee lineup has much more HR strength more widely dispersed from top to bottom. The lineup is deeper and gives opposing pitchers a lot more to deal with. Ergo, why we are winning more.

Steve said...

You can't make this stuff up. At the Yankee forum thread I used to post at, one of the posters posted a FAKE lineup for tonights game. The posters who read then started to rip Girardi to ribbons and being very insulting to a great man and manager. These stat fraud idiots where duped by one of their own idiots. What ignorance abounds on that forum and we are blessed here at WIN METHOD that we have the most intelligent fans in the world and from all over the world.

yankeeclipper21 said...

Keep the train moving guys, everyone contributes. We are the best.

Domenic said...

Steve, Posting a fake lineup is an embarrassment, what a lowlife disgrace that poster must be. But I bet he is a long time esteemed fool there.
By the way, I was bounced from a different forum many several years ago. They didn't like wins and winning there either.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks down 4-0 after 7.

Yanks23245 said...

Yankees lose this one 4-1. Had their chance in the ninth but Holiday and Judge fail when it mattered equal a loss.

Tony Manchu said...

No one wins them all. Good take away is the very good effort from Louie Louie.

AAA said...

The streak is over. Tanaka tonight in rubber game for the series.

Teena/Bronx said...

Take the series tonight. No downturns.

Guy Padikian said...

Wednesday 4/19 7:05pm
Masahiro Tanaka (R)
vs. White Sox - Dylan Covey (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Aaron Judge (R) RF
7. Greg Bird (L) 1B
8. Austin Romine (R) C
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
Lets get back on track and win tonight.

White Knight said...

Just saying, look at tonights lineup and change Sanchez and Didi at catcher and shortstop. It will happen soon.

Gus Papa said...

As much as last nights game seemed to be a sure loss, in the 9th inning the Yankees had a chance to win with just one swing of the bat, but failed when it counted. Result is just have to make up for it today with a win.

Hector Lopez said...

Headley first inning 2 run HR puts Yankees on right track.

Stan the Man said...

2-0 Yanks after 1 on Headley 2 run HR.

Yanks23245 said...

Yanks up 4-0 after 3.

Gil McKenzie said...

Castro 3 run HR and Judge solo HR back to back in 5th give Yanks 8-1 lead thru 5.

Xavier Young said...

Hicks HR 9-1 lead thru 8.

jimbo said...

Final 9-1 win. Another series won. Off day tomorrow.

Wilsonsway said...

Tanaka wasn't sharp tonight but muddled through seven innings.

Saul Irving said...

Day off then road trip. Wins are what matters. Lets go Yankees.

Bud Light said...

10-5 start with injuries. I'll take it.

Sean Smith said...

Short eastern road trip after off day today, three weekend games in Pittsburgh, off day on Monday and three games in Boston before back home the following weekend.

Steve said...

WIN METHOD fans, don't get sucked into the stat fraud black hole of how far our rookie star Aaron Judge hits home runs. A home run that travels 325 feet is equal to one that travels 475 feet. Yes, we want Judge to hit home runs and contribute to the teams wins, and remember that is all that counts.

Sharon/NC said...

I think youth adds to a team, it renews the older players, good youth can push a team to playing better, great youth can carry a team to and through the playoffs. I like our chances.

Chad Greene said...

Having these off days helps that the injured miss fewer games.

Dave Matthews said...

Just have to keep winning. Wins are the only stat that determines the best.

Jack Bauer said...

CC opens Pirate series. Oh yes we can.

Al Ashton said...

Just don't rush Didi and Sanchez back. Make sure they are healed. I'd rather see Didi back first because he is a lefty bat that is needed in the lineup and a solid defender at short. Romine is capably covering for Sanchez right now behind the plate.

Victor Grandozi said...

We are playing true WIN METHOD baseball. Everyone contributing. Starters out of action and backups filling in well. Pitchers are going deeper into games. Decent timely hitting and the bullpen has done its job. Everyone contributes and everyone wins.

Warren Hammond said...

I was thinking back to this winter when so many stat frauds and other ignorant baseball fans wanted the Yankees to acquire Jose Quintana for a package of several of out blue chip youngsters, and everyone here on the WIN METHOD blog knew better and said no way Jose. Great to say the WIN METHOD fans were 100% correct again.

Paul Hirschman said...

Warren Hammond, I recall fans here saying Quintana was nothing better than a .500 pitcher and we could bring up pitchers from our own young crop who could do that in our rotation.

Guy Padikian said...

Friday 4/21 7:05pm
CC Sabathia (L)
@ Pirates - Tyler Glasnow (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Aaron Judge (R) RF
6. Greg Bird (L) 1B
7. Austin Romine (R) C
8. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
9. CC Sabathia (L) P
Drats, forgot we are playing the lowest level of baseball with pitchers having to hit in the inferior league.

Frank Harris said...

Prediction: If CC gets a hit tonight the Yankees win the game.

Alex Antonius said...

CC looks like he is pitching batting practice tonight thru 2 innings. Yanks down 4-0.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks cut into Pirate lead and trail 4-3 after 5.

Yankeeforever said...

Castro drops 3rd out popup in 7th giving Pirate 2 runs putting Yankees down 6-3 after 7.

Carl Hooks said...

Yankees again failing consistently with runners in scoring position tonight. 0 for 6.

Carl Hooks said...

Make it 0 for 7 as Judge grounds to end game with 2 men on. Loss 6-3.

will-i-am said...

Game over Yanks go down 6-3.

Hugh Frazier said...

After yesterdays failure to produce when it mattered, we have Big Mike on the mound today to get us back to our winning ways.

bigbadwolf said...

Take into consideration fans, that for every failure to produce when it matters, there is success for the opponent. Everyone is trying to win, the teams and players who win the most are the best.

Gloria LeClair said...

Will Big Mike make it three straight.

Todd Griffin said...

bigbadwolf......For every action there is a reaction. In baseball when someone fails someone else succeeds. Succeeding when it counts determines who wins.

Guy Padikian said...

Saturday 4/22 4:05pm
Michael Pineda (R)
@ Pirates - Jameson Taillon (R)
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Aaron Hicks (S) LF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
5. Aaron Judge (R) RF
6. Greg Bird (L) 1B
7. Austin Romine (R) C
8. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
9. Michael Pineda (R) P
What a help the left handed bat of Gregorius would be in the lineup.

NJYANKEE said...

Yanks trail 1-0 after 3.

Yankeelover said...

Castro with a 3 run HR in 7th and then Holder gives up 2 runs in bottom of 7th. Game tied 5-5 after 7.

Karl R said...

Carter pinch hit 3 run HR in 8th for 8-5 lead. It's about time, we needed that.

Boston Yankee said...

See what happens when you get hits when they matter. You tend to earn wins.

Domenic said...

Yanks take 10-5 lead into the 9th.

White Knight said...

Is it just me and I hope it will change because there is no reason it shouldn't, but does Judge seem to hit a lot of solo meaningless HRs. Like the last two HRs he has hit.

will-i-am said...

Final, win 11-5.

Hobbs said...

That is why the WIN METHOD is so great. Instead of crowing about Judges long HR which added to his personal stats, I have learned that the HR was in essence meaningless and meant nothing to the outcome of the game.

johnsondc said...

Hobbs, I think you got it. It is not how much nor how many, but when that determines the best. Stat frauds love how much and how many, that way they don't have to think nor use their minuscule minds. They just blow smoke and keep saying the same garbage and then blame the teammates of their star who can't help his team to wins and the playoffs.

Phil Jenkins said...

Having Judge in the lineup is good because as he continues to produce rbis and HRs even if they are not game defining events, they may be in the future, but is bat has to scare the opposition and his bat surely makes the lineup longer, as does Sanchez and Bird. Hopefully all this translate to more wins for the team because that is all that matters.

Steve said...

What the stat frauds are too stupid to realize with all the WARs and other nonsensical made up stats is that a single player is useless and does not create runs unless all he does is hit solo home runs. To hit a 2,3, or grand slam HR other players must contribute by getting on base. In most games many players contribute in many different ways to create runs. A player can create a run even by making an out. The WIN METHOD doesn't dwell on individual stats, but it extols the virtues of wins and winning with everyone on the team contributing. There is no greater evaluation tool better than the WIN METHOD and do not let anyone, ANYONE tell you otherwise.

jimbo said...

Steve, great post. Let me also how players individual stats are inflated when they attain meaningless contributions, such as great defensive plays which are meaningless to the outcome of a game or offensive at bats which are meaningless to the outcome of a game. Don't forget the all important failures when a runner is not advanced and bigger yet not scoring a runner from third base with less than two outs.
Example: A grand slam early in the game, or a grand slam anytime in a game when the game is close is great. A grand slam very late in a game when you are winning or losing by 6,7,8,10 runs is totally meaningless, but it inflates the value of a player for the stat frauds while it means nothing to WIN METHOD fans. WIN METHOD fans have brains and use them, stat frauds on the other hand don't know nor accept the difference between producing when it matters to when it does not.

Guy Padikian said...

Sunday 4/23 1:35pm
Jordan Montgomery (L)
@ Pirates - Ivan Nova (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Aaron Judge (R) RF
6. Greg Bird (L) 1B
7. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
8. Kyle Higashioka (R) C
9. Jordan Montgomery (L) P
Higashioka giving Romine a day off. Higgy is do for a productive game.

Carl Hooks said...

Here is a site everyone should read, the bilge, garbage, lies, deception, excuses, and continued updates are nauseating.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/war_explained.shtml

The WIN METHOD is fact, never been changed, has, is now, and always will determine the best players and teams by wins and winning. No excuses, no deviations, no BS man made formulas.

Yankeeforever said...

I have always tried to live by common sense. When the WIN METHOD tells me that winning and wins determines the best in baseball and the goal of each team and player should be to win it tend to say that in common sense and logical. When the stat believers invent convoluted formulas, give arbitrary values to parts of formulas and then tries to tell me that the best players are defined by those made up formulas and these players lose consistently I must wonder what are these people talking about. They believe the losers are better than the winners? That is illogical and not common sense. Instead of just following meaningless numbers, as the stat frauds do, I follow what players accomplish or fail to accomplish in meaningful situations. I enjoy the game and the accomplishments of players who help thei team win the most much more.

Laura Suarez said...

Would really like to see Bird and Higashioka have good games today and help the Yankees to another win.

Robert Mandel said...

This blog has been one heck of a great Sunday pre-game read. Lets go Yankees.

Yanks23245 said...

Yanks down 2-0 after 4.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Ellsbury HR in 7th cuts Pirate lead to 2-1 after 7.

Norm Jackson said...

This game has exemplified exactly what the WIN METHOD is all about. Players and teams producing and failing to produce when it matters most. Mostly failures for both sides on the offensive side.

will-i-am said...

Yanks go down 2-1.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

Yanks 0-6 with RISP, Pirates 1-10. That 1 wins the game. The other 0-15 between both teams, all failures.

Benny Pake said...

A game like todays determines who goes and who doesn't go to the playoffs. You just have to produce when it matters more.

Gus Papa said...

Another day off tomorrow gives the injured another day. Then three in Boston after losing the Pirate series. Got to wake up.

Reed Harris said...

Day off today and then three night games in Boston starting tomorrow, Severino, Tanaka, and Sabathia.

Quay Ho said...

What irritates me is the stat fraud, the network talking heads, the fools that fall all over themselves over the individual achievements of individuals, how far and or hard players hit balls and yet those same players fail when it matters and lead their team to losses and failures. By God, can't these imbeciles realize when you win you are the best and not when you lose.

Gordie Howell said...

Quay Ho, You answered your own question. They cannot realize what determines the best because they define the dumbed down society and are imbeciles.

Tommy Lee said...

Is it possible for Judge to hit a ball hard enough and at exactly the right angle that he could hit the wall in Fenway for a single and be out stretching at second without a throw as the ball rebounds hard enough directly to the second baseman right to the bag?

Larry Matthews said...

Tommy Lee, it is possible but highly improbable. I don't think it has ever come close to happening in the history of Fenway.

YankeeMike said...

Tommy...if you can think it, it can be possible.
Larry...it only takes one time, and many things happen for the first time.

I would love to see it, as long as we win the game.

Teena/Bronx said...

Come on guys, put it together. You all need to produce when it counts.

Andy K said...

Louie Louie to start tonight in Boston, hope the rain doesn't interfere.

White Knight said...

The stat frauds say the team wins and not the players. They claim the high individual stat player on a losing team is great, but all his team mates are the ones hurting the team. That is how they look at baseball, only through numbers and their man created formulas. They believe that none of the players on the winning team aren't good unless they have high individual stats. Every position player on the team could hit .250 have 12 HRs 60 RBIs 8 SBs .310 OBP etc, plus the five starters can be 14 wins and 10 losses ERA 4.00 120 Ks, the seven relievers each have 4 wins and 2 losses ERA 4.00 20 Ks and the team finishes the season with 98 wins and 64 losses, go to the playoffs and beyond. But not one player is any good because every player has ordinary mediocre stats.

jimbo said...

Allow me to use stats to show you the fallacy of stats. The stat frauds crave stats and believe that because players with high individual stats create more scoring opportunities they are better players. OK, but that does not define winning and wins..........
Team A..over the season 1000 scoring opportunities and produce 200 times.
Team B..over the season 900 scoring opportunities and produce 210 times.
Team C..over the season 800 scoring opportunities and produce 250 times.
End result Team C make the playoffs, Team B misses the playoffs, and Team A flounders.

RLA said...

How many times as WIN METHOD fans, so many here have posted when it matters or counts? How many times have fans here used the term "common sense"? Baseball is a complicated yet very simple game with no time frame barriers or constraints. Each team gets the same amount of outs each inning and each game. A team can win the game with one really good inning, while going 0-24 in the other eight innings. A team can win a game with just 1 run if their pitching staff hold the opposing team scoreless. The key to winning is never how much or how many a player or team attains excepts for wins, it is when you produce that determines winning.

bigbadwolf said...

It does not appear that the Yankees and bosux will play their game tonight in Boston. Very heavy rain permeates and surrounds Boston.

bigbadwolf said...

It's official. Tonights game has been canceled and has been rescheduled as part of a day/night double header July 16th.

Eunice Camden said...

Another day off for our injured to recover. Think positive. Yes we will.

Warren Hammond said...

Derek Jeter and partner Jeb Bush head syndicate that is buying the Florida Marlins. Do not be surprised how soon the Marlins become competitive.

Lori Kelly said...

Good luck Jetes. Show them how to win.

Jed Hough said...

After yesterdays rain out the Yankees and sux will try again tonight. Louie Louie will be our starter.

William Mensom said...

In reading all the previous comments about winning and wins and stat frauds. There is obviously only one conclusion that any sane person can conclude. It takes many players contributions to win any game, no one player is a team, each players stats and accomplishments are intertwined with the other players. Thus it is fair to say no one players stats define who is best because individual stats are meaningless in determining the best. However wins and winning always defines who is best, making the WIN METHOD the greatest tool in baseball, when used with common sense as described by WIN METHOD himself since the start of this blog.

Neil Golub said...

Bingo William, bingo.

Joel Lindros said...

With common sense reasoning used here, it tends to keep stat frauds away. Their stance is built on quicksand and deceit and great for fantasy games.

Quay Ho said...

Win tonight guys. Hit when it matters.

Augie DeFonce said...

Still lingering showers in Boston area. Game hasn't been canceled, still trying to play it.

Guy Padikian said...


Wednesday 4/26 7:10pm

Luis Severino (R)

@ Red Sox - Rick Porcello (R)



1. Brett Gardner (L) LF

2. Chase Headley (S) 3B

3. Matt Holliday (R) DH

4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF

5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B

6. Aaron Judge (R) RF

7. Greg Bird (L) 1B

8. Austin Romine (R) C

9. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
Standard fare lineup lately.

Val Avery said...

Judge gets another chance to be thrown out stretching by the wall.

Cal Fuerst said...

If anyone hit a hard line drive off the wall and the ball rebounded right to second base and the runner was out that would be hilarious.

will-i-am said...

I see no reason why Bird will not hit a HR or two tonight. Fenway is made for the way and where he hits the ball.

candycane said...

Judge 2 run 2nd inning HR for early 2-0 lead.

muchomachoman said...

Yanks up 2-0 after 2.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Yanks 2-0 after 5.

jimbo said...

Bird off the wall RBI 2 out single for 3-0 lead in 6th. When.

Steve said...

Yanks up 3-0 after 7. Louie Louie with best game of his career tonight.

jimbo said...

Chapman struggles in 9th mightily, throws 33 pitches allows run and leaves two men on base getting third out and save. Yanks win 3-1.

will-i-am said...

Yankees win 3-1.

Victor Grandozi said...

The kids, Severino 7 brilliant scoreless innings, Judge 2 rbis, Bird 1 rbi.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

Louie Louie pitched one heck of a game last night and hopefully has come of age and has put it all together.

Yankeeforever said...

Tanaka tonight. Would love to beat the skell Sale.

Tommy Lee said...

Yankeeforever, I love to beat anyone we play, anytime. Yes we can tonight.

Nick Polito said...

How about Tanaka getting on track and maybe throwing a shutout like Louie Louie last night.

Guy Padikian said...

Thursday 4/27 7:10pm
Masahiro Tanaka (R)
@ Red Sox - Chris Sale (L)
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Aaron Hicks (S) LF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Matt Holliday (R) DH
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Aaron Judge (R) RF
7. Chris Carter (R) 1B
8. Austin Romine (R) C
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) SS
Logical lineup. Eight right handed bats against one of the toughest lefty pitchers in baseball.

Gil McKenzie said...

After throwing so many pitches last night I wonder if Chapman is available if needed. I wouldn't think so.

Carl Yukovich said...

If it is close we have everyone else in the bullpen set to go. I just don't want to lose a close game.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Steve said...

When...Yanks scratch out a run in 4th on single by Hicks, ground out moving runner to second, passed ball moving runner to third, and sacrifice fly for the run by Holiday when it counts.

Yankeelover said...

Yankees lead 1-0 after four.

Stan the Man said...

Still us 1-0 after 6.

Nick Polito said...

I guess I called it. Tanaka got back on track and has equaled the seven innings of shutout ball from Louie Louie last night.

White Knight said...

Tanaka throws a 1,2,3 8th. Yanks up 1-0 after 8. One more inning guys. Yes you can.

Deb F said...

Yanks tag Sale for 2 runs in 9th for 3-0 lead. Tanaka coming out to try for complete game. Chapman is warming up in case.

will-i-am said...

Final 3-0 win.

White Knight said...

Tanaka 1,2,3 9th and the 3-0 win.

Cory said...

Yes we can, yes we will, yes we did.

Yankeeforever said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

AAA said...

Now we go into Baltimore for three games. CC, Pineda, Montgomery.

DO NOT LET UP! Win the series.

johnsondc said...

Didi back tomorrow. Kozma out.

Sharon/NC said...

This blog has always been positive and continues that way. Great place for any intelligent baseball fan to learn baseball, what determines winning and build character and determination.

Jill Byrnes said...

CC has a challenge following Louie Louie and Tanaka.

Sharon/NC...The posters here make this blog what it is. The best in the world. Thank you WIN METHOD.

Tony Manchu said...

When pitching staffs start pitching great back to back it tends to challenge the next guy to excel. Prove me right CC.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

With Didi back tonight we get to use our full left lineup. Gardner, Ellsbury, Headly, Bird, Gregorius, and from the right side Holiday, Castro, Judge, and Romine until Sanchez gets back.
All in all, you have to hand it and laud the performances from Torreyes, Romine, filling in for injured Sanchez and Didi, plus the contributions from the best fourth outfielder in baseball Hicks.

Cal Fuerst said...

Not tonights lineup. Just want to see how this looks
1.Gardner lf L
2.Ellsbury cf L
3.Holiday dh R
4.Castro 2b R
5.Didi ss L
6.Judge rf R
7.Bird 1b L
8.Headley 3b S
9.Romine c R

Victor Bruno said...

Just makes the lineup deeper, no matter where you bat anyone.

YankeeMike said...

The lineup order is relatively unimportant. It is more pride and tradition of who bats where. There is no question that since the batting order bats in rotation from 1 thru 9 that if you bat higher in the order you get more chances. HOWEVER, the single most important events in almost any game is for a batter, no matter who or where in the lineup that he is batting, is that he produces WHEN it matters. That is what wins games and everyone contributes to winning games.

Teena/Bronx said...

YankeeMike, everything you just posted is accurate, common sense, and most important 100% fact. Great post.

Guy Padikian said...

Friday 4/28 7:05pm
CC Sabathia (L)
vs. Orioles - Kevin Gausman (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Aaron Judge (R) RF
8. Greg Bird (L) 1B
9. Austin Romine (R) C

Cal Fuerst....you got all nine starters. Lets go Yankees.

Mike Smith said...

It looks like Joe is trying to take some pressure off Bird, but when he starts to put it together again I can see him moving in the order a bit. As already mentioned, all you have to do is deliver when you get the opportunity no matter where you are in the lineup.

Linda Rice said...

Although Torreyes performed very well and is a solid player, Didi and his left handed bat is an asset in this lineup particularly in Yankee Stadium.

Hobbs said...

WHEN:::with 2 out it 3rd CC gives up 60 foot dribbler for a single, a walk, and then a 2 RBI double. The dribbler you can't help. The 2 out walk and double for 2 runs is failure WHEN it counts. On the other side the 2 out double with 2 on is producing WHEN it counts.
Yanks down 2-0 after 3.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks down 4-0 after 4.

Tripp Walker said...

Judge HR in 5th. Yanks down 5-1 after 5.

Todd Griffin said...

Orioles score 5 times in 6th after 2 outs producing batter after batter when it counts. Lead 9-1.

Jack Gordon said...

Yanks down 9-4 after 6 on Judge 2nd HR of game.

Xavier Young said...

Ellsbury grand slam cuts O's lead to 11-8 after 7.

Tommy Lee said...

Yankees come all the way back on Castro 2 run HR in 9th for 11-11 tie. Still batting.

candycane said...

11-11 after nine.

yankeeclipper21 said...

Yanks come all the way back after being down 9-1. 11-11 going into extra innings.

Raul Vasquez said...

Would to love to win this one even more so now than at the start of the game.

Cory said...

Chapman in for the 10th.

candycane said...

Chapman with a shutout 10th. Lets win it guys.

Stan the Man said...

Hicks walks, Higashioka walks, two on no outs, this is a WHEN that determines win.

Stan the Man said...

Headley fails striking out.

Stan the Man said...

Holiday doesn't fail. 3 run HR for a 14-11 win.

will-i-am said...

Final 14-11 win.

Jill Byrnes said...

Could this be a special season like WIN METHOD said.

Cory said...

A great win.

NJYANKEE said...

Last night CC and Mitchell drove the wagon into a big ditch. However the Yankees used Aaron Judge, Jacoby Ellsbury, Starlin Castro, and Matt Holiday to repair the wagon and allow it to roll again.

Guy Padikian said...

Saturday 4/29 1:05pm
Michael Pineda (R)
vs. Orioles - Ubaldo Jimenez (R)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Chase Headley (S) 3B
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Aaron Judge (R) RF
8. Greg Bird (L) 1B
9. Austin Romine (R) C
Same lineup as last night, why not?

Harry Stavris said...

Big Mike today. Needs to drive the wagon straight down the center of the path.

Glen Corbett said...

Hoping for at least six and maybe seven strong innings from Big Mike today and a win.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Ah, the win, the only thing that counts. So easy, so simple, but the stat frauds are so so stupid they can't grasp that fact.

Eddie OConnor said...

Last night was a really fun win. I was watching and my passed by and asked the score. I said we were losing 9-1 in the sixth inning. She said, you can't win them all. I said, it wasn't over yet, and it is only over when you give up. You all know the rest of the story.

Yankeeforever said...

Gardner lead off HR gives Yankees 1-0 lead after one.

Carl Hooks said...

When it counts.....Romine sac fly with bags full and less than two out nets a run and then Garner hits his second home run of game a three run job puts Yankees in front 5-0 after two.

candycane said...

5-0 Yanks after 2.

muchomachoman said...

Pineda was good today, had to work hard however and leaves after over 100 pitches win one out in the 6th leading 7-1. Warren in and gives up single, walk, to load the bases, then a wild pitch to make score 7-2, before a K to end the inning.

Tom Loughlin said...

Romine 2 run HR in 6th gets the 2 runs back for a 9-2 lead and that is 5 RBIs for Romine today. Romine is easily the best backup catcher in baseball.

Steve said...

This from two stat fraud posters on the site I was banned from for posting the truth that the stat frauds proved to stupid to accept.

First poster..."Tonight would be a good time to package Romine and Gardner..."
Second poster responding..."Might actually be the best time to shop this duo."

How utterly stupid be any and all stat frauds.

Victor Grandozi said...

Judge another HR. A 2 run blast that ups the Yankees lead to 12-2 in 7th. Sadly, it is what we define as a meaningless HR that pads stats, caveat however is when you are a player that is helping carry your team to one of the best records in baseball.

Norm Jackson said...

Layne in to close out game and it looks like he thinks he may be pitching batting practice as he gives up some meaningless hits and meaningless runs inflating his and the teams stats which are meaningless except for wins.

Norm Jackson said...

Layne gets through the inning allowing 2 runs 3 hits 1 walk. Game over 12-4 Yankees.

will-i-am said...

Another win. 12-4.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

OK, we win this series, a sweep tomorrow?

White Knight said...

Will Girardi stick with the same lineup 3 games in a row?

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Guy Padikian said...

Todays win was easier than last nights.

Steve said...

You can look back and see how many times the intelligent knowledgeable posters here said the Yankees needed the left handed bat of Didi's in the lineup to balance it. And this is no jab at Torreyes who did an outstanding job doing what he is supposed to do. Two games back for Didi and we score 26 runs.

YankeeMike said...

Steve, right on, and Didi has come back hitting and fielding. A big plus from the left side.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

After earning his pinstripes and a spot in the rotation Jordan Montgomery gets the start tomorrow against the Orioles as the Yankees try for a sweep of the series. Jordan as he makes each starts is blooming and growing and getting better at his craft. Hopefully Montgomery will feed off of the drive and determination of his teammates that is blending into one heck of a cohesive winning unit. It is all about wins. Lets go Jordan and lets go Yankees.

Dan Evans said...

Montgomery is do for a shutout. Yes you can.

Linda Pardo said...

I hope we win this game so much.

Guy Padikian said...

Sunday 4/30 1:05pm
Jordan Montgomery (L)
vs. Orioles - Wade Miley (L)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
5. Aaron Judge (R) RF
6. Chase Headley (S) 3B
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
8. Chris Carter (R) 1B
9. Kyle Higashioka (R) C
Seven right handed bats.

Frank Harris said...

How sweet a sweep is.

Raul Vasquez said...

The future is blooming and growing......in the majors and in the minors.

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