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Series Preview: New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners

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Seattle: 34-50
New York: 53-31

MARINERS Δ Ms YANKEES EDGE
HITTING (wOBA)
-85.0 (29th) -7.1 47.1(2nd) New York
FIELDING (UZR) 16.4 (8th) 0.0 4.6 (15th) Seattle
ROTATION (tRA)
5.2 (15th) 0.5 17.8 (8th) New York
BULLPEN (tRA)
-23.3 (29th) -6.9 3.7 (13th) New York
OVERALL(RAA)
-86.7 (26th) -13.5 73.2 (4th) NEW YORK






 

So we got swept by the Royals. I'm rather nonplussed by the whole affair. Am I supposed to care? Why should I care at this point about wins and losses? I get why the team cares, why the players care, but I don't care. If I cared, this would be a lot tougher to go through. I certainly have a preference still to see wins rather than losses, but that's mostly because wins have a higher correlation with our players doing well. I want our players to do well.

Casey Kotchman hit two home runs and Michael Saunders drew two walks yesterday. Good for that. The team lost in large part because of the whole Brandon League mess and I'm frankly tired of the Brandon League mess. I'm tired of all the seemingly self caused messes this team gets itself into. Stop screwing up, Mariners. Just stop it.

Thu Jul 08, 17:10: Jason Vargas* vs. Andy Pettitte*

Fri Jul 09, 17:10: Cliff Lee* vs. Phil Hughes

Sat Jul 10, 17:10: Felix Hernandez vs. Javier Vazquez

Sun Jul 11, 13:10: Ryan Rowland-Smith* vs. CC Sabathia*

I love Cliff Lee's BB rating on each of his individual pitches. The only pitch he doesn't throw for strikes better than anyone else is his curve ball, which he uses to get ground balls better than anyone else.

I guess we came some shoulder discomfort away from having the privilege of throwing Lee-Felix-Bedard at the Yankees for the final three games before the All Star break. That would have been neat I guess. Instead, Hyphen takes the last start before the mandatory three day stoppage of play. Don't leave a bitter memory in my mind, please Ryan. I still need a reason to continue watching if/once Cliff Lee is traded.

Jason Vargas Cliff Lee Felix Hernandez Ryan Rowland-Smith
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 45% 87 50 35 30
Change 23% 80 80 75 30
Sinker 23% 86 30 55 30
Slider 6% 82 20 45 40
Overall -- -- 55 50 30
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 54% 91 70 80 45
Sinker 17% 90 50 80 40
Change 14% 83 55 80 55
Curve 8% 76 60 50 80
Slider 6% 85 30 80 50
Overall -- -- 55 80 50
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 70% 94 75 55 75
Curve 13% 83 60 45 70
Change 9% 88 75 75 80
Slider 9% 87 75 70 75
Overall -- -- 75 60 75
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 40% 88 45 65 35
Sinker 19% 88 25 55 25
Change 18% 80 50 50 35
Curve 17% 72 30 75 70
Slider 5% 79 45 75 35
Overall -- -- 30 60 35

Andy Pettitte Phil Hughes Javier Vazquez CC Sabathia
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 44% 89 25 40 65
Sinker 29% 86 75 65 50
Curve 11% 75 35 75 50
Slider 10% 82 70 65 45
Change 6% 80 45 20 55
Overall -- -- 55 55 60
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 58% 92 75 75 30
Sinker 19% 89 70 80 25
Curve 18% 75 35 40 70
Overall -- -- 55 75 25
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 48% 91 80 80 45
Slider 20% 84 50 75 35
Curve 15% 74 70 75 25
Change 14% 81 75 40 30
Overall -- -- 80 75 35
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 62% 94 65 60 65
Change 18% 86 80 80 65
Slider 17% 81 75 60 55
Overall -- -- 80 70 65