Good morning, Pinstripe Alley!
My apologies on this going up a bit late... I forgot to schedule it to go up and just realized it this morning. Anyway... without further ado, your Yankee news.
Tonight, the Yankees travel to Baltimore to take on the Orioles in a three game set. CC Sabathia will get the ball for New York. This should always be something that Yankee fans look forward to seeing. However, Sabathia has been exceptional at Camden Yards every start after this first ever with the Yankees in 2009. Since then, he's had five starts where he has lasted no less than 7.0 innings. His totals? 5 starts, 37.2 IP, 38 H, 34 K, 8 BB. Not terrible.
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Brett Gardner as a lead-off hitter. According to them, he looks less and less like one. I think the funny part about this "story" is that I've typed out more by now than there was to that whole story. No analysis on why they think Gardner is doing poorly. Nice job, WSJ!
Yes, ESPN is probably talking out of their behinds on this, but it's worth a read. They claim that Curtis Granderson can leave his mark on the centerfield position.
Curtis Granderson will never be DiMaggio or Mantle or even Bernie Williams. But after a lengthy procession of ballplayers who have barely left a footprint in center field at Yankee Stadium over the past five seasons, this one looks like he may leave a mark.
Obviously this is true, but very interesting to think about as well. Nobody has taken a strong-hold on centerfield ever since Bernie Williams left. New York have been through a plethora of centerfielders such as Johnny Damon, Melky Cabrera, Brett Gardner, or even Kevin Thompson. Curtis seems to be becoming a fan favorite (at least in my eyes) and is a lovable type of player that could definitely hold down CF as long as he produces.
Yes, ESPN again. Let's all take a moment to collective sigh. Anyway, Bartolo Colon made a big start two days ago (incase anyone missed that). They take a look at his journey to this point in his career. Pretty interesting stuff.
That's all I've got for this morning. Come back at 11:30 for some small sample sizes, courtesy of Jscape! Enjoy your Friday and the weekend!