June 18, 2024

14 thoughts on “Yankees.com: Stroman wears his pinstripes well in Yankees’ home opener

  1. Takeaways:

    Boone seems like a lovely, lovely guy. I absolutely hate him.

    Stanton: what does it say that his most helpful quality is now a tendency to get injured?

    Where’s Waldo? …but Waldo not playing, not even pinch-hittting, is no surprise – remember Boone’s well-established bone-headed strategy of sitting the hot hand.

    1. Not even pinch hitting leading off the 8th for Trevi who hits like a pitcher -28 OPS+ so far this season, 56 last season. He saw Richards had a reverse split but couldn’t put in in context.

    2. The Yankees clearly value his ability to run his clubhouse, but it’s really incredible how miserable of a tactical manager he is.

  2. This team was pretty bad in 2023 with Cy Young winning Cole (yeah, the Judge injury cost them a playoff spot). But his team is Cole-les and they have like a 0.3% chance of winning a WS, but let’s keep running dead wood out there instead of seeing what a couple of younger guys can do playing 120 or so games.

    This is why it was so astonishing that they (Cashman) kept running Volpe out here when Volpe was awful for such a long stretch. Something he’s [Cashman] been loath to do with young players for such a long time is just play them making the Volpe thing in 2023 a head scratcher.

    1. I would’ve sent him down also but at least he was young, had potential and played good defense. More importantly what’s he going to do with Stanton this year?

  3. Hoch Jonathan Loaisiga says that he has a torn UCL and needs season-ending surgery. He said that it will not be Tommy John surgery and expected recovery is 10-12 months. Dr. Keith Meister will perform the procedure.

  4. Why would you want the guy who’s been the best and most consistent hitter so far hitting above the 7 hole?
    G Torres (R) 2B
    J Soto (L) RF
    A Judge (R) CF
    A Rizzo (L) 1B
    G Stanton (R) DH
    A Verdugo (L) LF
    A Volpe (R) SS
    A Wells (L) C
    O Cabrera (S) 3B

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