Apr
08

Monday Night Open Thread

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Go Robbie. (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

Go Robbie. (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

Hooray for more offense. The Yankees housed the Indians on Monday afternoon, scoring a season-high eleven runs in the win. It was the first time they scored double digit runs since … the last regular season game of 2012. I thought it had been longer than that. Was really hoping for some dramatic effect there. Oh well.

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Mets are playing the Phillies (Halladay vs. must-see Matt Harvey), plus the Rangers and Knicks are both are playing. Louisville and Michigan are also playing for the NCAA basketball championship. Talk about either game or anything else here. Have at it.

Categories : Open Thread

36 Comments»

  1. Dalek Jeter says:

    Get it Robby!!

  2. forensic says:

    The CBB Championship Game!

    Go Michigan!!!

  3. Murderers' Row Boat says:

    They need to tell Joba he gets a donut every time he doesn’t take a batter to a full count.

  4. YankeesJunkie says:

    What are the chances that Yanks call up Stoneburner as a reliever after Monty gets called up?

  5. Eddard says:

    Thought I’d update everyone on the all important runs per game statistic that was used to bash this team through 5 games-

    2013 Yankees – 5 runs per game through game 7.

    2012 Yankees – 4.86 runs per game through game 7.

    And there you have it, folks. This offense is better than last year’s according to the stats. Now I’m sure we’ll here that the sample size is too small, which of course it is, but people were using it to make their argument through 5 games.

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      Ah, but the team is worse. 3-4 through 7.

      • jjyank says:

        I’m as optimistic as anyone, but yeah, the team is worse than last year. Can’t really argue otherwise.

        • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

          My point is that when we’re cherry-picking early season stats to portray the Yanks in a good light we might as well point out that that pesky “win” stat has the Yankees finishing below 500 at this point.

    • Tom says:

      At this point you can make the #’s do whatever you want to say. How about?

      Last 2 games 18 runs (9/gm): 2-0
      First 5 games 17 runs (3.67/gm): 1-4

      Also the team is on pace to lose 33 more games.

      I don’t really get these comments… BOTH pitching and hitting was an issue over the first 5 games. Since people were more surprised by the pitching (and expected the hitting to lag a bit), some folks confused it for hitting not being an issue and were measuring against expectations.

      Classic example: What was Seattle’s main issue last year? Offense. But if everyone expected the offense to suck in Seattle last year does it make it suddenly become a less of an issue?

  6. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Don’tcha know, not all is lost for Robbie Cano.

  7. Pasta says:

    Call up monty
    Need another close down arm in that pen.

  8. Nick says:

    There are no NBA games tonight.

  9. Dalek Jeter says:

    Daniel Bryant is one of my favorite personalities in Wrestlemania.

  10. Dela G says:

    the nba isn’t playing. they give the NCAA the night to themselves

  11. Bob Buttons says:

    Good win overall. Some SB, big hits and more importantly a scoreless inning from both Logan and Joba. Hope to see some nice pitching from the rotation next time out.

    • forensic says:

      more importantly a scoreless inning from both Logan and Joba.

      Are you only basing this on the box score? They were scoreless, but they were far from pretty. All three (Kelley too) have a long way to go.

      • Bob Buttons says:

        Pretty or not it’s still scoreless, which is more than I can say for their other appearances so far. With this injury-depleted team you gotta take the messy finish and run with it.

  12. Pasta says:

    Doc is done
    Wow that contract got philly nothing.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      Yep. He may be able to reinvent himself but he’s sure looking like a guy who’s got nothing left in the tank. 99 pitches in 4 innings, 7 runs and and 9 baserunners sure isn’t vintage Halladay, more like AJ Burnett’s last couple of years with the Yankees

      • Barry says:

        AJ and Roy are on different levels. Give him some more time before you cast judgement. I’d still say the smart money is on him figuring it out. This is Roy Halladay we’re talking about, he deserves a little bit of a benefit in the doubt.

  13. Bob Buttons says:

    You know the league is desperate for attention when stuff like these appears.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/#contentId=44242846

  14. Alkaline says:

    A guy in my fantasy league is desperate for one of my closers, which I have a few. He’s been trying to get Hanrahan. I countered with Axford and De Aza and I’ll get Pablo and Price. Let’s hope he bites. :D

  15. Newman says:

    Who’s the hot blonde with Robbie?

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