Tag Archives: Raul Ibanez

Yankees struggles continue with RISP

I don’t know about you, but it’s very hard to watch the Yankees right now. In April, I didn’t get too frustrated because, well, it’s April.  But now, we’re a fifth of the way through the season.  We shouldn’t still be waiting for this team to climb out of the offensive funk they started the season ...

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Nova and 2 others leave Yankees game with injuries

The Yankees won yesterday, but that didn't necessarily make it a good night as the talk after the game was all about injuries to Ivan Nova, Raul Ibanez, and Clay Rapada. The most significant injury was to Nova, who left the game after he injured his ankle fielding a ground ball in the 6th. They are ...

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Yankees DH’s have big night as Montero returns

The Yankees former top prospect, Jesus Montero, had a good night in his return to Yankee Stadium, hitting a solo shot in the 6th inning, but the pair who replaced him, Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones, had a pretty good night themselves. Montero was expected to serve as the Yankees DH this season before he was traded ...

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Yankees expect to be without Gardner another 15-25 days

It's been almost a month since Brett Gardner hurt his elbow, but it's going to be at least another 15-25 more days without him after his latest setback while rehabbing in a minor league game. “He will not pick up a bat for 10 days, then we’ll go from there," Girardi told Mark Feinsand of the ...

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Raul Ibanez powers Yankees with 2 homer night

Many people questioned the Yankees when they brought Raul Ibanez in to DH on the cheap. So far things have worked out for him, at least offensively, as he has been a solid right handed bat in their DH platoon. Ibanez showed last night that while he might have lost a bit from his prime, he ...

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Riding the Pine: The New York Yankees bench 2012

There’s one glaring omission in the Yankees bench this year: we are missing having that one, big bat looming in the late innings capable of changing a game with one mighty swing. In years past, hitters such as Daryl Strawberry, Jesse Barfield, Chili Davis and Jorge Posada have lay in wait; chomping at the bit ...

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What to do with the Yankees DH situation

I wanted to focus on our Designated Hitter situation, both currently and what it might be after Brett Gardner comes back, and figure out if it is really best to trot out Andruw Jones on a regular basis against lefties. I also wanted to focus on how our current DH production matches Jesus Montero’s production ...

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Grading the Yankees first 16 games

After 16 games (roughly 10 percent of the season) gone, let's take a look at the progress report for the 2012 Yankees.  Each batter must have at least 10 games played to qualify for a grade.  All stats present are as of 24 April. Derek Jeter- A+ ‘El Capi-tan’ is hitting .411 with a 1.080 OPS, scored ...

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