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Are the Yankees Back on Track? (8-27-22) - CF28-053

Ep. 53
  • Yankees Starting to See a Settled Andrew Benintendi
  • Yankees Sweep Mets
  • The Return of Stanton
  • Nestor to IL
  • 2023 Schedule Released
  • For the first time ever, all 30 teams will play each other. Schedules will consist of 52 divisional games, 64 intraleague games and 46 interleague games. In addition, every team will play on Opening Day (March 30), Jackie Robinson Day (April 15), Lou Gehrig Day (June 2), July 4, Roberto Clemente Day (September 15) and Game 162 (October 1).
  • Opening Day vs. San Francisco Giants
Up and In: Week In Review
  • Overall Record: 77-48, 1st AL East
  • ALE TB 7.5, AL -3.5 HOU, MLB -10 LAD
  • Record this week (Fri-Sun): 3-0
  • NYM 2-0
  • OAK 1-0
  • Currently Playing 
  • OAK (46-80, 5th ALW)
Who's Hot? Who's Not?
  • Judge - 5G, 7/19 .368, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB
  • Benintendi - 5G, 10/19 .526, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI
  • Loaisiga - 2G, 1.2 IP, SV, H, R, BB, K, .167 BAA
Low and Away - The Week Ahead
  • 8/29-31 @ LAA
  • 9/2-4 @ TB
Down on the Farm
  • Clarke Schmidt (AAA): 3 G; 2.30 ERA, 15.2 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 21 K
  • Oswald Peraza (AAA): 46 G; .323/.383/.564, 12 HR, 9 2B, 18 SB
  • Anthony Volpe (AA): 73 G; .284/.377/.521, 13 HR, 1 3B, 26 2B, 26 SB
  • Clayton Beeter (AA):  3 G; 0.00 ERA, 7.1 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 11 K
  • Matt Sauer (AA), RHP, Yankees: Sauer strung together one of the minors' best pitching performances in years on Thursday night. Sauer struck out 17 batters in eight masterful innings against Double-A New Hampshire. He allowed only two hits and one run. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that he racked up all those strikeouts in just 95 pitches thanks to an exceptional 78% strike percentage. Sauer became the first full-season minor leaguer to strike out 17 batters in a game since Phil Pfeifer did so in July 2019 with the now defunct High-A Florida Fire Frogs. No other major or full-season minor league pitcher has struck out more than 14 in a game this year.
  • Jasson Domínguez (A): 17 G; .323/.463/.532, 2 HR, 2 3B, 3 2B, 10 SB
Yankee Trivia
  • Which Yankee collected at least 170 RBIs in three (3) different seasons? 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Yankees 2023 Team Preview and Predictions (3/29/23) - CF28-061

Ep. 61
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Sunday, February 26, 2023

BONUS: Yankees Open Spring 2023 with Loss to Phillies (2/26/23)

Ep. 60
The New York Yankees played their first game of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida, over the weekend. Although they lost 7-4, many takeaways from the game were notable, including six in particular. Despite the introduction of new rules, including pitch clocks and shift restrictions, which are expected to change the game's dynamics, the Yankee's performance wasn't affected. The biggest highlight of the game was 20-year-old outfielder Jasson Dominguez, dubbed "The Martian," who hit a homer 420 feet to left-center field to lead off the fifth inning. Here are the five other takeaways from the game:First, Dominguez is the youngest player at big-league spring training for the Yankees and is considered the second-best prospect in the team's organization. Manager Aaron Boone praised Dominguez's understanding and ease of the strike zone, saying he has "no panic up there."Second, batters will need to adjust to the pitch clock, ensuring they're in the batter's box at the eight-second mark, and picking up signs from the third-base coach may prove challenging initially.Third, the pitch clock will make pitchers work faster on the mound, which will benefit infield defenses. Infielders will be more engaged than ever, and infield positioning will change.Fourth, Boone said there could be times when managers and umpires clash over the finer points of the new rules. There were some issues with the pitch clock resetting too soon during the game, which didn't give players enough time to get into their defensive positions.Fifth, infielders can no longer stand on the outfield grass due to shift restrictions, which might require some getting used to.Finally, despite Dominguez's impressive performance, he's focused on the task at hand and not on reaching the Bronx before the end of this season.