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I was complaining about Yesterday. This adds some perspective. A lot in this one.


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http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/06/showalter-speaks-after-5-3-loss.html

"I'll say this about Mike, he gave up ... a swinging bunt, a blocked chalk. A broken bat. There was a double play ball that hit off his foot. The baseball gods weren't too kind to Mike today," said manager Buck Showalter.

"He'll tell you that the command was a little bit off after that, but they did a good job like the Yankees always do of grinding pitchers and a lot of foul balls, then they put the ball in play and find the hole. You'd think a day like today you'd see some balls flying out of the ballpark. It's not like they beat him around. Obviously, they hit a couple balls hard, too. But we didn't mount much offensively.

"It's a challenging day for everybody weather-wise. You have to do some things sometimes. The weather's going to be a challenge, but we play this game in the summer. And Mike's in good shape. He felt fine. He just couldn't get the ball where he needed to get it. He had a couple extra days' rest, so we knew physically he was fine. But I thought there was a better outing there to be had if he could have gotten a couple things go his way."

"Tyler was big for us today and hopefully we'll reap the benefits of his outing today over, sometimes, the next week. His outing today makes other people better tomorrow. That was big.

"There are so many variables that go into everything. You're trying to survive the long haul and you're also trying to win that game. Things do change, too, when the score changes. Some things you'd like to stay away from, but if you have a chance to win a game you go for it. That's why we were close on Mike Wright out of the 'pen a couple times the last few days. Every inning changes your approach to it, depending on what the score is and who they have in the bullpen. You know (Dellin) Betances could throw two innings today, maybe three, so you know where the game is."

The Yankees' bullpen remains tough without injured left-hander Andrew Miller.

"You look at the numbers, you know, because of our lead the last few days they weren't able to get those guys," Showalter said. "The game changes because you're managing that game, and your team needs managing in the long haul too. You're trying to mesh those two things and that's the challenge."

Wilson was superb in his fourth major league appearance, allowing three hits, walking none and striking out Alex Rodriguez over his 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He threw 27 of his 39 pitches for strikes in the oppressive heat.

"Tyler is one of our best conditioned guys," Showalter said. "Coming from Virginia, we know how hot it is down there in the summer. This game is played in the summer, though. I mean, that's part of it.

"Brian, other than the walk, pitched pretty well. I felt like he would benefit from being down there. He had four days off, but I didn't want to take him too long and lose him with a predominantly left-handed club coming here the next four days we're playing. Philadelphia is more left-handed than they are. And Cleveland. That's why you've got to look a team in advance when you're doing your bullpen today. Where are the pieces going to fall in the next few days, too?"

Showalter talked about how the past six games have been a challenge despite the wins.

"Another big challenge ahead of us is Philadelphia," he said. "We made some headway over the last few games. We've just got to keep grinding through it. If we're on our feet, which we should be tomorrow, it will be because of Tyler Wilson. And Mike getting his way through what he did. We're trying to eke out every possible inning."

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I think this was very true of his start. He had some very bad breaks in the first two innings they scored and none of the hits were hit hard. Then in the 4th he seemed to be trying to make perfect pitches and bg to fine which is common for young guys when things not going there way. It was like he was thinking well the only way they wont find a hole or a bloop is if I strike them out. That being said he was still off on his command and was getting his 4 seam fastball up to much and did't throw his two seamer much or just couldn't get that down in the zone. He has never been a huge command guy but has done pretty good his frist few starts here The layoff may have hurt him with being two strong and not able to get the sinking fastball down in the zone.

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Wright had some tough luck. However, (1) those three walks were on him, and (2) he needs to field his position better. A couple of those balls hit up the middle for infield hits were not hit that hard and would have been fielded by a better fielding pitcher, IMO.

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Wright had some tough luck. However, (1) those three walks were on him, and (2) he needs to field his position better. A couple of those balls hit up the middle for infield hits were not hit that hard and would have been fielded by a better fielding pitcher, IMO.

Good points. He could have fielded much better. I also though Manny would normally have had that ball.

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Sorry, this was on Buck. It was obvious in the 4th that Wright had lost the zone (he went 3-0 to both the 8 and 9 hitters), and it was only dumb luck that he wound up with a clean inning. What happened in the 5th was absolutely predictable, and he should have been pulled after the first BB. It was clear at that point Wright had no idea where the ball was going, and to make matters worse the home plate ump could see he was struggling with his command and took that as an opportunity to squeeze him. Even pitches that caught the zone were being called balls, which meant Wright's day was over. Leaving him in to load the bases was managerial malpractice.

I know Buck was thinking ahead to the Phillies' series, but damn the torpedoes you have to win this game first. Especially against the first place team in your division.

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Sorry, this was on Buck. It was obvious in the 4th that Wright had lost the zone (he went 3-0 to both the 8 and 9 hitters), and it was only dumb luck that he wound up with a clean inning. What happened in the 5th was absolutely predictable, and he should have been pulled after the first BB. It was clear at that point Wright had no idea where the ball was going, and to make matters worse the home plate ump could see he was struggling with his command and took that as an opportunity to squeeze him. Even pitches that caught the zone were being called balls, which meant Wright's day was over. Leaving him in to load the bases was managerial malpractice.

I know Buck was thinking ahead to the Phillies' series, but damn the torpedoes you have to win this game first. Especially against the first place team in your division.

So he walks Headley. Who do bring in?

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So he walks Headley. Who do bring in?

Matusz. Better to bring him in with one on and no outs rather than three on and no outs. What's Brian's walk rate to the first batter he faces? Pretty bad I'd bet. Tossing him out there cold with the bases juiced against the Yankees? Might as well just give them a run, which is what we did.

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Matusz. Better to bring him in with one on and no outs rather than three on and no outs. What's Brian's walk rate to the first batter he faces? Pretty bad I'd bet. Tossing him out there cold with the bases juiced against the Yankees? Might as well just give them a run, which is what we did.

I wouldn't want Brian anywhere close to ARod and Tex when they represent the go ahead runs.

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Probably should have had someone else ready to face Rodriguez and Teixeira. I don't think Brach's been used much lately. Would've been preferable to turn Teixeira around, but I don't want Matusz facing any righties and I doubt Buck does either.

In Buck's defense, I can see that Wright hadn't given up a lot of hard hit balls and attempting to squeeze one more out of him.

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Like Eduardo did yesterday while giving up 8 runs. Correct.

ERod is the man. I have him in the Hall of Fame. Also Mike Wright after his first two starts. The Manny play was tough and he seemed to be shading a little the other way. maybe did not think he would pull it that much. The Yankee cheapy hits where many. They seemed almost perfectly places. The first cheapy, it looked like Wright was going to run over and then he thought Davis might get it and he sort of stopped. Wright did lookied gas after the first walk.

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Too many duck farts and snake bites. If you must affix blame then it's on the baseball gods. They're Yankee fans.

With all the Yankee fans around me,many from the area, it was more like snake farts and duck bites. These Yankee fans grew up in Baltimore City and the other three were from Bel Air. Not where the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is from but Maryland.

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