Found April 10, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
Have you taken a look at the team stats over at In case you haven't, let me give you a breakdown of how the New York Yankees, as a team, have fared offensively in this young season:Batting Average: .281, 6th in MLBHome Runs: 15, tied for 1st in MLBRBI: 46, tied for 2nd in MLBRuns Scored: 49, tied for 2nd in MLB(Stats reflect games through April 9, 2013)The problem was supposed to be the offense, right? Well, so far, that "problem" has yet to materialize. Most of this success can be attributed to a trio of aging veterans plucked from the scrap heap: Kevin Youkilis, Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner. They have hit virtually from game 1, and a few games ago, Robinson Cano finally joined the party.What will happen if Youkilis, Wells and Hafner are still pouring it on when Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter return? One of them might have to say goodbye, but I suppose the Yankees will have one of the most potent benches in Major League Baseball.So the off...

Back to basics for Wells

They say Baseball is a game of adjustments. You have to constantly adjust because your opponent is doing the same thing, almost like a cat and mouse game. For a few seasons, Vernon Wells lost himself – getting away from the player that earned a seven-year $126 million contract with Toronto. Seemingly in a downward spiral, Wells was relegated to the fifth outfield spot on the Angels...

Kevin Youkilis: Nobody believes in us

This is just strange from all directions. First, it’s the Yankees. Regardless of who is on the DL, they are still way ahead of everyone in terms of payroll. Two, it’s Kevin Youkilis as their new mouthpiece in the dugout, a former member of the hated Red Sox. Anyway, last week, the Yankees were being left for dead and on their way to a 1-161 record after a terrible start to their...

Hafner shines in his return to Progressive Field

CLEVELAND -- Its been 21 months since Travis Hafner had four RBI in a game. That last happened when he was in his penultimate season with the Cleveland Indians and he hit a ninth inning grand slam to beat Toronto 5-4. Tom Hamiltons pipes can still be heard announcing that one. It was one of few Hafner highlights in his final few injury-plagued seasons in Cleveland, though. Last season...

How dare they! Cleveland plunks Youk

“While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a pitcher beaning Youkilis, I am not free.”- Eugene V. Debs -Yesterday, the Yankiverse faced its first major crisis of the "Good Youk Era:" No sooner did Robbie Cano homer than Kevin Youkilis - our Kevin Youkilis - took a plunking, square in the back lot. Immediately...

Going...Going...Gone! Yankees Travis Hafner Blasts a Three Run Homer in Return to Cleveland

Players do not always get treated well when they return to a place where they once played for a good chunk of their career. That wasn't the case for Travis Hafner, now with the New York Yankees, returned to Cleveland where he played from 2003 through last season. However, while the fans were very nice in his pregame intro there was a little lost love after he did this in his first at-bat.

Suzyn Waldman gets personally involved with Kevin Youkilis

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder. Suzyn Waldman continued her reign of broadcasting terror. **Follow us on Twitter... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Hafner spoils Indians' home opener

Travis Hafner came home and helped the Yankees wreck Cleveland's opener. Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as injury-riddled New York ruined the Indians' highly anticipated first home game under manager Terry Francona with an 11-6 win Monday. Hafner hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) and...

Carlos Carrasco ejected for throwing at Kevin Youkilis' head

During Tuesday's Yankees-Indians game, Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco was ejected in his first start since August 3, 2011 for throwing at the head of Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning, and threw at Youkilis the pitch after Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead. The ironic part is that Carrasco served...

Video: Carlos Carrasco gets tossed in first game back from suspension

Carlos Carrasco hasn’t pitched in a Major League game since 2011. After allowing a grand slam against the Royals, he threw at the head of Billy Bulter and was tossed and suspended for 5-games. However, he did not serve it … Continue reading →

Hafner, Cano power Yankees past Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Travis Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as the injury-riddled New York Yankees wrecked the Indians' opener -- and manager Terry Francona's first home game -- with an 11-6 win Monday. Hafner hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) and added an RBI single in the third. Cano connected...

The Early Trend of 2013: Dingers!

It’s April 10th. Most teams have played eight games out of 162, or about 5% of their season schedule. You know it’s early. I know it’s early. Data from a little over a week of baseball is highly suspect, which is why you’ll see things like Coco Crisp with an .829 slugging percentage or Vernon Wells with a 206 wRC+. Over these kinds of samples, any player can look great...
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