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Big My-Oh Mike

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The Yanks stopped their 2 game losing streak  with  a 3-1 win over a Terrible Phillies travel  squad  in front of 10,500 Large at GMS.. The W gives the Bombers a 14-5 record this Spring..

Ten Thousand five hundred fans at a ST game, glad baseball needs to be fixed by Rob Manfred..Maybe get the A’s out of Oakland and the Rays out of Tampa, force them  to  spend some money, and leave the speed of the game alone..?

Run,  Don’t Walk Year

Michael Pineda was so  funky last night  he struck out one Phillie player as the dude was trying get out of the way  of a nasty nasty slider en-route to  15 up,  15 down, 8 punch outs, and  5 perfect innings…

Pineda’s pitches had more life then  an Up With People concert last night, it was a chilly evening, so  first  thing that came to mind was Pineda might have been loading up  the pine tar?

You couldn’t help  to notice  the Philly batters had no clue how to barrel the damn ball up, it made you think, this version of Big Mike could have handled most any line-up.. Maybe the futility of this Philly crew gave Pineda enough confidence to relax, slow down his game, don’t think, just pitch…

Or maybe Pineda has decided to  dial it up in a walk  year looking for his big payday?

Big Mike was traded to  the Bombers after a stellar 2011 season with the Mariners. Bomber heart throb Jesus Montero was the bounty, and there were mixed emotions at the time thanks to  the over hyping of Montero  by the Yankees promo  department.

It was devastating when Pineda showed up  at camp  a big lump of over weight damaged goods consequently spending 2012 / 2013 rehabbing a bad wing…. He finally made his debut in 2014 starting 13 games,  compiling  5-5 record,  1.89 ERA 76.1 innings, 56 hits

He went downhill  from there and his 2015 /2016 seasons showed occasional glimpses of brilliance, but the inconsistencies were clouding his  future despite punching out 207 batters in 2016.. For the most part Pineda was a bonafide Bust, not to  the level of Montero, but Big Mike hadn’t lived up  to  the promise he showed in 2011 as a Mariner..

So far this Spring


3 games, 10 innings, 4 hits , 14 K’s, batters are hitting .118 off him, he’s up  to  62 pitches, a few more starts should get him ready for his first real test when he’ll most likely start game 2 or 3, April 4 /5  vs  the Rays

The Yanks picked up  7 hits, Sanchez 2 knocks, Bird (HR #4) and Torres a double, had 5 of them.

Gardner  and Headley had the other two knocks

Bird Smacked his 4th Tater scored 1 run drove in 1, Torres’ grounder hit the third base bag and he legged out a double, later scored on a Fowler sac fly..

Sanchez singled in an un-earned run in the 2nd

Chappy pitched 1 inning, 2 K’s, 1 BB

Chad Green was good tossing 3 innings, he gave up  the only hit, a single by Galvis, who later  scored the Phillies only run after a wild pitch  and two  ground ball outs.

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Another round of roster cuts were announced: Johnny Barbato, Dietrich Enns, and Gio Gallegos were optioned to Triple-A, Miguel Andujar was optioned to Double-A, and Chance Adams was sent to minor league camp. There are about 48 players still in big league camp give or take a few

Kaprielian set to make spring debut today in Dunedin against Blue Jays, and it’s NOT ON TV…That  really sucks…

Chase Headley Warning

#Yankees have been getting Gleyber Torres some pregame work at third base. Not expected to play there in GL, but something to keep eye on.

Bry-Creem Curry: Ernesto Frieri, who hasn’t pitched in majors since 2015, said he hasn’t officially signed with the Yankees. “Hopefully, tomorrow, he said.

Let’s hope this guy  doesn’t take a gig from some young pitcher, Yanks need hybrid relievers not another Swarzak  Gidrool.. I did read a report that Ernie was hitting 95 on the gun  for Team Colombia


Written by Sal

March 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

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  1. Hopefully Romine’s hand is ok, the catchers have done a hell of a job with the pitchers, you’d hate to see that synergy fucked up…


    March 16, 2017 at 7:32 am

  2. Gleyber Torres is a hoot to watch offensively & and on the glove side too
    Fuk Headley Lamaar,, let the kid play !!


    March 16, 2017 at 7:46 am

  3. Romine’s been a good soldier too
    Never complained, took his position seriously and respectfully.
    Hope he gets his chance this year behind #24


    March 16, 2017 at 11:43 am

  4. Cessa getting rocked by the Jays

    That throws a monkey in the smart car
    Can’t wait to see or read what happened


    March 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm

  5. Mitchell 2 scoreless 4 K’s, the tide might be turning lol

    Ref a Tater, Castro a Tater, Hicks a Tater, I had all 3 of them gone this morning lol… ream em and reap ….


    March 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  6. Blow Jays announcers are hilarious, when they were winning 4-1 every thing was gung ho, when the Yanks tied it, after 3 HR’s it was ST doesn’t mean much especially to veteran teams like the Jays lol

    Frazier just tied it with the yanks 4th Tater

    Mitchell gave up a run on a walk and a triple, they said Williams had in his glove and dropped it..

    3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run 1 BB, 5 K’s….

    My man Mateo 0-3 two punch outs… he might be going soon….Might as well give Wade and Torreyes the Reps


    March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  7. yanks came back to win 11-5 Kaprielian 2 innings, 3 K’s, 1 BB, no hits no runs .. wow


    March 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm

  8. Kaprielian entered a 5-5 game in the seventh inning and retired five of six batters he faced, three on strikeouts, in a 25-pitch outing in which he looked completely healthy after missing most of last season with an elbow injury.

    In the seventh, the righty retired the Jays on 11 pitches. The 2015 first-round draft pick struck out leadoff hitter Anthony Alford on three pitches, walked Richard Urena on four pitches and then got out of the inning by getting Steve Pearce to bounce into a 5-4-3 double play.

    In the 1-2-3 eighth, Russell Martin and Rowdy Tellez struck out looking, then Kaprielian finished his work day by retiring Jon Berti on a lineout to right.

    Earlier, Cessa gave up four runs and six line-drive hits that were smoked over 1 2/3 innings, spiking his spring ERA to 7.04.

    Mitchell, the Yankees’ third pitcher, allowed just one run over three innings … the run scored on a sixth-inning triple in which center fielder Dustin Fowler dropped the ball while trying to make a running catch in deep center.

    What went wrong for Cessa?

    “My stuff was good, but I missed my spots and we paid the price,” Cessa said. “No excuses.”


    March 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

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