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Ever Since the Last Rant Post on This Blog, Veronica and I can officially say we have been much “happier” with the team. There is little doubt that the team overall is a big mystery, but we can definitely say we have calmed down a bit in the past month.

The Yankees have shown some great signs lately, a lot of grit and at TIMES some good pitching. Coming into the season I would have never imagined that the most worrisome part of the team would come from the starting rotation.

Then again, maybe that was just poor judgement on my part. The rotation did not have a single foundation piece that you could point to and feel 100% confident in. Tanaka coming off injury, Pineda with a long history of injury, CC coming off the worst 3 stretch ever (still continuing smh), Nova coming back from Tommy John, Eovaldi who throws hard for show, Warren who was great in the bullpen but had no track record of starting.

Of this group, Pineda and Warren had the most consistency – that was surprising. But of course the yankees in old fashion yankee ways decided hey lets lose one of our most consistent starters and opt to leave our LEAST consistent pitcher in the rotation. Im looking at you Sabathia.

Do not get me wrong, Sabathia has done some great things for the yankees, especially his first 3 years and that 2009 season. He was beloved by the fans, and clearly the team. He earned a lot of respect. But time waits for no man, and after the outings he has endured – the team, fans, and coaching staff have to realize some kind of shake up is needed.

We dont need to designate him for assignment or anything disrespectful like that. Plus hes making about $24 million yearly lol. But a long reliever role may have prompted CC to narrow his focus a bit to just a few pitches. Work with what he has to maybe reinvent his game.

I do not think it was such a stretch to have him do so. If it worked out, then you put a reinvigorated and reinvented Sabathia back into the rotation where he could be a solid 3 or 4 like Andy Pettitte became late in his career.

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The Offense Has Held Their Own

Mark Teixeira, Arod, Gardner (Who earned himself an allstar appearance with that month of June he had), and to some extent Brian Mccann have all been very solid contributors for the yankees this year. You’d like to see better averages and more consistency with men on base – but overall you’ve got to be happy with their production.

Im intrigued to see them in postseason play. I would expect and truly hope they get super locked in during the playoffs and make it tough on opposing pitchers. They are all veterans who have “been there.”

Lets look forward to a good second half with mostly home games on the schedule. It should be a great ride, unless of course that starting rotation just collapses again.

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A Mini Yankees Rant http://bandv2.com/a-mini-yankees-rant/ http://bandv2.com/a-mini-yankees-rant/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:19:25 +0000 http://bandv2.com/?p=31 Hi Ya’ll! This is Veronica making my FIRST post on this blog. I am Super excited to finally get around to writing for you all! Unfortunately this first post comes on the heels on yet ANOTHER low point in the yankees season. Does anyone have an explanation as to why this team is so bi-polar? […]

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Hi Ya’ll! This is Veronica making my FIRST post on this blog. I am Super excited to finally get around to writing for you all! Unfortunately this first post comes on the heels on yet ANOTHER low point in the yankees season.

Does anyone have an explanation as to why this team is so bi-polar? I mean for Christ’s sake! We win seven in a row, look like a formidable team again and now lose five out of the last six games to fall in the division?

It is absolutely brutal to watch this team. Its become a mind bang! The starting rotation should be much more solid than it has been by this point in the season.

Nathan Eovaldi allowing eight runs in less than ONE inning is unacceptable! This man needs to get it together, or the Yankees need to get rid of him. His earned Run average is atrocious, and a disgrace. Same can be said for CC Sabathia.

I really hope Ivan Nova is the answer to the pitching problems. I dont have high hopes for that being the case, but the Kid is talented and threw really well the year before Tommy John surgery.

It feels like the only offense we can count on these days comes from Mark Teixeira. Brett Gardner has looked like a fool hitting in the leadoff spot, and I dont think Ellsbury’s return (who knows when that will be with his fragile ass) will impact things that much. Brett shows so many great signs early in the year with the bat, then goes into his frigid cold streaks. Is he even batting .270 anymore?

If it sounds like I hate the yankees, well then thats correct. I cant stand them right now. Where is this team’s identity? You’re either going to be a solid team and play like one, or you’re going to be mediocre who fights for the second wild card – you cant be both!

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I pray for a solid second half, a more stable second half. Regardless of which way they skew. As a woman, I go through enough emotional peaks and valleys, I don’t need my favorite team adding extra stress into my life!

Okay, Thank you for reading as Im sure many of you feel the same way right now. Hopefully my next post will be of better cheer LOL. Here’s to arod’s 3000th hit at the stadium!

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The Yankees Are Winning Again http://bandv2.com/the-yankees-are-winning-again/ http://bandv2.com/the-yankees-are-winning-again/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 02:01:42 +0000 http://bandv2.com/?p=28 What An awful 13 days of baseball from the New York Yankees. We just witnessed them go 1-10 in 11 games before the most recent two. It was fairly brutal to witness, experience, and be a part of to say the least. Me and Veronica tend to live and die with each pitch, so you […]

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What An awful 13 days of baseball from the New York Yankees. We just witnessed them go 1-10 in 11 games before the most recent two.

It was fairly brutal to witness, experience, and be a part of to say the least. Me and Veronica tend to live and die with each pitch, so you can imagine we must have 9 or 10 lives. We did a lot of dying, for those who didn’t pick that up.

The Bombers went from 4.0 games up in the American League east, to now tied for first with Tampa. And were even 1.5gb at one point just two days ago.

But, happier times abound and the faith is starting to creep back into the surface as they have now won 2 straight games against the league’s best team. The Yankees erupted for 14 runs last night, and the pitching FINALLY held a lead.

Tonight Adam Warren pitched a very solid 6.1 innings of only 2 hit ball. Yankees took the victory 5-1 on the back of Big Tex, Mark Teixeira.

Mark started the fray with a two run homerun in the first and a two run triple in the sixth inning. Funny seeing him get a triple, but we’ll take it!

With these two wins, we can now return back to some normalcy with being 2 games over .500. I thought we may be reverting back to worse times such as last year. This time showed a strong potential to be a really great team in the american league. Its an absolute shame that they hit the kind of losing stride that they did.

We can only look towards a brighter and more impactful future, as I really hope they are able to get on a little run now. Masahiro Tanaka is on his way back. Ivan Nova is on the horizon as well.

If we can get Michael Pineda back into form and try to erase that awful start by CC Sabathia, then this time might round out into decent shape. The rotation will definitely be solid if all the pitchers perform even just to their capabilities.

Heck if they do that we might have the best starting 5 in the whole League..

Anywho, My mind is starting to veer off into fantasy land now. The yankees are going for the sweep tomorrow afternoon at 1:05pm eastern standard time. Lets go yankees!

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He Does it Again http://bandv2.com/he-does-it-again/ http://bandv2.com/he-does-it-again/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 18:14:32 +0000 http://bandv2.com/?p=24 So, in an effort not to make this look like it’s becoming a blog about Michael Pineda I would like to make this disclaimer: Note – This will have posts about other teams and players but holy cow Michael Pineda was dealing last night, so We just have to talk about it today. You’ll be […]

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So, in an effort not to make this look like it’s becoming a blog about Michael Pineda I would like to make this disclaimer:

Note – This will have posts about other teams and players but holy cow Michael Pineda was dealing last night, so We just have to talk about it today. You’ll be okay, we promise.

#BigMike or Michael Pineda showed the New York Yankees who their ace is last night. There is simply not debate anymore. He put a stamp on a great series for the yankees as they took 3 out of 4 from the baltimore orioles.

Pineda moves to 5-0 on the year in 7 starts after a ridiculous pitching line: 7.0 ip, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, and 16 K’s!!!!!

I will absolutely NOT be missing his next home start. In fact i might just make a complete celebration of it all. My friend Justin owns a Luxury Limo Service company in Nassau County, so I’ll rent a limo, pop some champagne and take that bad boy out to watch Pineda. Yes Folks, its gotten that good!

You’ve got to be kidding me. 16 strikeouts in 7 innings, wow. He becomes only the 4th yankee to amass 16 or more strikeouts in their history and fell just 2 shy of Guidry’s 18 mark.

Without Masahiro Tanaka, Ivan Nova, and CC struggling, Pineda is really shining bright while keeping the yankees afloat until the reinforcements arrive.

Girardi stressed the fact that he has had shoulder injuries in the past, as reason to pulling him out in the 7th. It is still early in the season, and he’d ultimately like to have him for the long haul throwing this straight fire into the playoffs.

In other positive news Carlos Beltran seems to be taking a turn for the better after going 2-2 with a Homerun and a rocket single off the right field wall. He’s bumped his batting average up to .210 which is a welcome sign after being sub .200 for all of April.

Brian McCann also added his 4th dinger of the year as he looks to heat up with the power. The table setters Ellsbury, and Gardner continue to to wreak havoc on opposing pitched and letting the power guys behind them do their jobs.

The Recipe for 20-12

The recipe has been very simple for these yankees: Get on base, patience at the plate, clutch hits, and stellar pitching. Its working and we look forward to a positive road trip at the Trop this week against the Rays.

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Michael Pineda Dominates the Blue Jays http://bandv2.com/michael-pineda-dominates-the-blue-jays/ http://bandv2.com/michael-pineda-dominates-the-blue-jays/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 16:49:31 +0000 http://bandv2.com/?p=20 Wow what a performance by the Yankees New Ace Michael Pineda! This dude was straight dominant last night. Pineda’s Line reads: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 Runs, 1 Walk, and 5 Strikeouts to lower his Season’s ERA down to 2.97. He started off with a little rust in the first couple innings but shook it […]

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Wow what a performance by the Yankees New Ace Michael Pineda! This dude was straight dominant last night.

Pineda’s Line reads: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 Runs, 1 Walk, and 5 Strikeouts to lower his Season’s ERA down to 2.97.

He started off with a little rust in the first couple innings but shook it off quickly to absolutely sail through the rest of the game against the struggling Toronto Blue Jays.

The only trouble he got into was in the 3rd inning, but proved to be only minor trouble.

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Ellsbury continues his torrid start to the year going 3-5 with 2 runs scored and a ribbie.

Mark Texeira who is having a bounce back season added a 2 run homerun to seal the deal for the yankees as they collected a 6-3 victory. Joe Girardi made a comment about starters who make 30 starts per year typically only have their best stuff for about 10 of those starts, the rest are grind it out, battle type starts.

.. Pineda fell into the second department but man was he dealing.

It just goes to show talented of a young arm he currently is. Even when he doesn’t have his absolute best, He can shut a team out for 8 innings haha!

The comeback kid and underdog story of the year – Alex Rodriguez provided two RBI’s early in the first after Jacoby and Gardner leaded the game off at 2nd and 3rd base.

This victory put the yankees at 17-10, with the chance to win a sixth consecutive series. The last time they won 6 series in a row was back in 2011 (when they actually had hitter in that lineup – i kid). They won seven consecutive series that year.

It’s really starting to shape up as a good year folks. Veronica and I are really excited about what we see, mostly from the patience this lineup is showing. Last year was absolutely brutal to watch as the offense seemed to only put up 2 runs per game.

Its a different story thus far though. The offense is averaging more than 5 a game, theres been clutch hits, 2 out hits and just an overall stronger feeling offense. Could Arod have been the key? Who knows but whatever is going on now feels nice.

Be on the Lookout for Jose Pirela as he may be making his season debut tonight. Stephen Drew is terrible at the plate so he may see less playing time to allow this awesome bat get more reps in the lineup.

Looking forward to tonights rubbermatch at 7pm EST. CC looking for his first win..whatta bumb. Oh well – Lets Go Yanks!

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