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This One Goes to Eleven

Gary Sanchez

Holy Moly. While your friendly host has been sleeping his way through what seemed like a dull season, Baby Huey Gary Sanchez has gone on a run that makes similar hot streaks by Kevin Maas and Shane Spencer seem like an insufficient comparison. Fastest guy to ever hit 11 fingers. Dumb stat, sure, but still…Who knows how his career will turn out, but the guy might be legit—although not this legit.

The goddamn kid hit another dinger today—that makes 10 in the last 12 games—as the Yanks put another beaten’ on the O’s (13-5) and stoked their slender but not unfathomable playoff chances.

Go figure, man. What fun.

[Photo Credit: Adam Hunger/AP]

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1 rbj   ~  Aug 27, 2016 7:52 pm

There's a new energy to the team. Would be nice to make the playoffs just so the kids get the experience. But even if they don't next year looks encouraging.

2 seamus   ~  Aug 27, 2016 11:36 pm

I'm just soaking in the fact that we scored 27 runs in 2 days. This team that 2 months ago could barely score a run. Optimism is a good thing.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 28, 2016 1:16 am

This definitely has been worth the wait, but I'm willing to wait a little bit longer until they get their starting staff in good order. That means trades (the FA market this coming off-season is doo-doo) and I'm nervous about what they will potentially give to get decent pitching.

4 RIYank   ~  Aug 28, 2016 6:11 am

[3] I think you're going to have to wait another year. As you said, no exciting free agents this winter, and anyway it makes sense for next year to be a reset year, with Teixeira's salary and A-Rod's coming off the books.
Then the Yankees can set a new payroll record in 2018 with the free agents available that winter. And, maybe Nick Green, Dillon Tate, Erik Swanson,or Justus Sheffield will contribute -- you never know!

5 Dimelo   ~  Aug 28, 2016 11:08 am

On 8/1, this team had a run differential of -32.

On 8/28, this team has a -4 run differential.

I am so impressed with how this team has overcome being a bad hitting team. Now they are a team a team that can score runs in bunches, and how it is infecting every part of the lineup.

Girardi will not win manager of the year because he does manage the Yankees, and there's a certain perception of the Yankees still as big spenders. Girardi might not have the championships like Joe Torre, but I would put him up against any manager in baseball that is managing today. He gets a lot out of his players, the run-differential alone means this team should have been a lot worse back on 8/1 but we were not.

I never get the criticism of Girardi with "his book." It's kind of indicative of American society as a whole, a person that looks to make informed decisions is now frowned upon. A person that tries to make decisions based on the odds, which dictate the best match-ups that put his team in the best possible position to succeed is somehow unemotional and detached from this players.

He's there to win. Now, I get the criticism when people say he was still batting certain players that were under-performing high in the order, so if his sole focus was to win then he should have been practicing that all year - to that I say, look at the players he was given to make the best possible choice, then look at what he has done since after 8/1.

Playoffs or no playoffs, but like what was stated in [1] I'm loving it all.

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