Archive for April 23rd, 2007


Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Where Have You Gone, David Wright?

Mets Rumors & News

(AP Photo/ Gene J. Puskar)Hot Stove New York largely ignored the daily coverage of David Wright’s franchise-record 26-game hitting streak for two reasons: A) A hitting streak that carries over from the season prior is not a hitting streak as far we are concerned, and B) Despite recording a hit in each of the Mets’ first 14 games, any observer could tell that Wright was not swinging the bat any better than he had been during last season’s second-half slump and abysmal playoff run.

While baseball can be a statistician’s Eden, often times the numbers don’t tell the whole the truth, and that was certainly the case with the third baseman’s early .320+ average. Since the hitting streak ended, Wright has gone hitless in 3 straight games, dropping his average to .273. On Sunday he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He has managed just 4 RBIs and has yet to hit a home run.

Shea It Ain’t So

Mets Rumors & News

Theeeey’re Back…

The Atlanta Braves have taken 4 of 6 games from the Amazin’s this season (2/3 in Atlanta, 2/3 at Shea over the weekend).(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Met meltdown costs Glavine ‘W’

New York Daily News

Cox’s crew wears familiar Brave face

New York Daily News

Sure looking like a Brave new year

Newsday

Green, at the wall, it’s outta his glove!

Newsday

‘PEN LETS BRAVES HAVE LAST BLAST

New York Post

THESE BRAVES ARE NOT GOING AWAY

New York Post

Dicey Debut

Yankees Rumors & News

“There’s no way I could be satisfied after initially allowing three runs and then my teammates, through those four consecutive home runs, taking the lead. What I wanted most of all was to hold that lead. When I get a chance to pitch again in New York next week I will do my best not to repeat the problems I had today.”-Daisuke Matsuzaka

(Boston Globe Staff Graphic/ Leo Espinosa)Good-looking win? No dice

The Boston Globe

Despite sweep, Yanks hold Dice

Newsday

Dice-K thankful for ‘W’

New York Daily News

DAISUKE DICEY, BUT GETS WIN

New York Post

Matsuzaka wins, but Yanks eager to face him again

Newark Star Ledger

Hyperbole Of The Day

Yankees Rumors & News

Via Newsday’s Wallace Matthews:

As a team, the Yankees suffered a fate they hadn’t seen in 17 years, and their starter, Chase Wright, suffered an indignity not incurred on an American League pitcher since JFK was alive. They fell a game under .500 and four games off the pace in the AL East. The same way they took a season away from the Red Sox with a five-game sweep here last August, they must now be wondering if the Red Sox have begun the process of snatching this season away from them.

Yanks Have Plenty of Negatives to Ponder

Yankees Rumors & News

If you’re a Yankee-hater looking to pile on your friends and co-workers, or a pessimistic Yankee fan looking for some self flagellation, look no further than the Bergen Record, where today columnist Bob Klapisch expounds on the negatives facing the Bombers in wake of this weekend’s Sox Sweep.

Klapisch says that the series in Boston has exposed every Yankee flaw, including “inferior starting pitching, an untrustworthy bullpen and a reliance on Alex Rodriguez that will soon (or maybe has) run dry.”

Most noteworthy is that Klapisch’s piece isn’t limited to his own musings, but rather includes the rumblings of veterans within the clubhouse who are wondering aloud why the organization would send Jeff Karstens and Chase Wright to the slaughter at Fenway while Phil Hughes waits in AAA, and why Daisuke Matsuzaka – despite his unimpressive performance yesterday – is even pitching for the Sox this season. As Klapsich states, “Not only did Cashman fall short of the Red Sox $51 million posting fee, the Yankees found themselves outbid by the Mets, as well. …

Four Of A Kind

Yankees Rumors & News

Last night, Yankees pitcher Chase Wright became only the second pitcher in major league history to allow four consecutive homers.FOUR PITCHES THAT WRIGHT GOT WRONG

New York Post

REELING YANKS CHASE-D OUT OF FENWAY

New York Post

Yank chances are four gone

New York Daily News

Five Home Runs, One Big Sweep for Red Sox

New York Times

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