Author Archives: Nick Fleder

What makes a good Yankee Stadium pitcher?

Phil Hughes doesn’t like Yankee Stadium. It’s short fences aren’t fit for his league leading 48.1% fly-ball rate, and it bites him with home run after home run. Him and Yankee Stadium were never meant to be friends. Each of … Continue reading

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The unknowns in criticism: over-management

It’s a partly cloudy day in late June – hot out for a 7:05 game – and the Yankees had mounted a 3-1 lead over the Chicago White Sox. The big-bucks pack in the middle of the order, Mark Teixeira, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the final game of the Subway Series

So, about that pitching duel… C.C. Sabathia wasn’t very sharp with his pitches, and R.A. Dickey wasn’t very sharp with his command… There were 19 hits in what seemed to be billed as the duel of the year… There were … Continue reading

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Yankees by the numbers: 36 Facts, Enigmas, Trends, and Whatnot

4.50 Ivan Nova’s home ERA in his 146 innings in Yankee Stadium. 3.50 Ivan Nova’s road ERA, on the other hand, in 139 road innings over his career. 2 Solo home runs allowed by Ivan Nova in the first inning of … Continue reading

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