June 18, 2024

9 thoughts on “Yankees.com: ‘That’s Rizz right there’: Rizzo delivers for second straight game

  1. Schmidt isn’t “just good enough” – not long ago a lot of us weren’t sure he belonged in the rotation at all. Now he’d clearly be a great 5 or even 4 (really NEVER getting rocked). And it’s not like he’s barely holding on – he’s pretty awesome, racking up the strikeouts and having easy innings – until he hits that bump in the road.

    That suggest to most of us, I think, that it’s psychological. The ability is there, so maybe he’ll get over it and then he’d be something special.

    I will add that I do put some of this on the team – we saw them taking him out at the first sign of trouble in a game where they had room to leave him in. If they consistently TELL him that way “we think you break down around the 5th inning”, there’s no way he can fail to see it. And most of us have some sensitivity to how we’re seen. They really should be pushing him, training him, encouraging him to go longer, and they’re really not.

  2. A Volpe (R) SS
    J Soto (L) RF
    A Judge (R) CF
    G Stanton (R) DH
    A Verdugo (L) LF
    G Torres (R) 2B
    J Berti (R) 3B
    J Trevino (R) C
    O Cabrera (S) 1B

  3. In today’s episode of House Money, Rizzo and Waldo have each been acting like their old selves, so naturally Rizzo is benched and Waldo gets the start at 1B.

    I’m not one for banning books, but if I had to pick one, I’d ban the Booneder.

    1. Not to mention that Nestor, as a ground ball pitcher, will surely benefit from having a novice 1B responsible for picking a plurality of potential putouts.

    2. Sitting the hot hand, punishing success before it might get out of hand and actually stick.

      Boone’s trademark specialty.
      And we can’t get rid of him.

    3. Booneder 1, Veggie 0 after 2.
      Thankfully Nestor taking the defense into his own hands (and Trevi’s) .

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