Tagged: Snell



Sabathia (12-7) vs. Snell (2-8)


   I’m on my way to work, but I couldn’t leave for the day without commenting on Cano’s walk-off hit in last night’s matchup. It’s great to see the momentum building again after the recent Blue Jays loss… The late-game magic this season has been incredible, and the more I witness these unlikely ‘last minute’ wins, the more realistic a World Series seems. It’s getting rediculous. We’ll be down by 5 runs in the 8th inning half the time, and by the grace of the baseball gods – scrounge together hits and homeruns for astonishing comeback victories. I don’t see any indication that it’s “luck.” We’re just that good this year everybody…




   Yesterday, I dabbled in the thought of aquiring Ian Snell from the Pirates to fill our 5th spot in the rotation, (now that Wang is out for the remainder of the season.) A few people lashed out, (and based on Snell’s current numbers this season,) suggested that we look elsewhere.


  Now we’ve aquired RHP Jason Hirsh from Colorado. Here’s a look at where he stands:


Record: 6-7 (20 Games)

ERA: 6.66

Hits: 130

Runs: 75 (Earned)


   Consider Eric Hinske for a second here. In 2008, Hinske was batting .247 with 20 homeruns. Not the best player on the market, but obviously not the worst. Despite his numbers being mediocre, New York has been extremely fortunate to aquire what he’s brought to the table – and I honestly thought it was a great example of ‘putting the numbers to the side’ ; allowing Hinske to bring the power we’ve witnessed into the clubhouse. Yankee fans like what they see. Snell wasn’t the best pitcher on the market, but I personally believe he would of been a steal. Another feisty power-ball pitcher to fill the void in our current rotation, (considering Gerardi was bound to utilize all options if Mitre started to slip.)


   Hirsh seems like a great addition – no complaints. I just wanted to point out that sometimes, what you see on paper doesn’t justify the talent somebody has. A 6.66 ERA is nothing to be proud of – but who am I to rule out his abilities in the majors? Hinske caught fire when he was traded, so who’s to say that Hirsh won’t do the same?


   *Can’t wait to see him start. Until tonight’s post – keep it safe…



   *The Twins smoked the Pirates last night 8-2. Paul Maholm only managed to go 5 innings before being plucked, allowing 8 earned runs and 14 hits. (Ouch.) On a good note though:

MCCUTCHEN: 2 for 5 (Now batting .333)
MORGAN: 1 for 4, 2 RBI’s
D.YOUNG: 2 for 4
JA.WILSON: 2 for 4

   Tomarrow is Snell’s round – and he’s 1-7 this season thus far. (Can’t seem to catch a break.) Fortunantly, he’s duking it out with Francisco Liriano who’s also a mere 2-7. I would love to say it’s a “pitchers duel,” – but in reality… it’s whoever screws up the least lol. Hopefully Snell can keep it together…