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  • Meachem's Terrible Decision

    Being more aggressive is fine, but Meachem had to realize that with runners on second and third and no outs, the Yankees had the three, four and five hitters coming up. They must be allowed to do their job. That's why they hit third, fourth, and fifth.

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  • #2
    it was a good decision to send him...it was a great block of the plate BUT Damon should have gone in hard...the Yanks have not been scoring runs, they have to play agressivelly when you cant count on the bats to bring you home ( especially with the ball in Santanas hands )
    BALLGAME OVER, YANKEES WIN...THEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN
    “You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by YankeeFanUK View Post
      it was a good decision to send him...it was a great block of the plate BUT Damon should have gone in hard...the Yanks have not been scoring runs, they have to play agressivelly when you cant count on the bats to bring you home ( especially with the ball in Santanas hands )

      Agree......I had no problem with sending Damon......Damon should have went in harder....this team is lacking aggressiveness among other things...but like yankeefan uk said you can at least make up for some deficiencies with hard play.

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      • #4
        I agree it was a rally killer, as they would have been set up well if he had held on third, but they have had trouble hitting with runners in scoring position, and it seemed a fair gamble to send him. Also, Damon has good speed. I would have sent him as Meachum did. Too bad he was out. It was a good, close play.

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        • #5
          Damon isn't going to go in hard to 2nd, 3rd, home, or anything else for that matter. That's not the type of player he is, it's not one of his 'tools'. That being said, I agree that he shouldn't have been sent in this situation. If there were 2 outs it's another story. Even a double play scores Damon if he stays put at 3rd....

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          • #6
            Terrible decision. The only way to let Santana off the hook in that spot is to run yourself out of the inning. If the outfielder has the ball before the runner reaches third, it's not a good sign. I guess Yankee fans miss Bowa too.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mission 27 View Post
              Damon isn't going to go in hard to 2nd, 3rd, home, or anything else for that matter. That's not the type of player he is, it's not one of his 'tools'. That being said, I agree that he shouldn't have been sent in this situation. If there were 2 outs it's another story. Even a double play scores Damon if he stays put at 3rd....
              the way the Yanks are playing i wouldnt trust them to even hit into a dbl play when needed
              BALLGAME OVER, YANKEES WIN...THEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN
              “You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”

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              • #8
                Would have looked like a genious if he scored tho.

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                • #9
                  At the time, I didn't like the call and hated it even more after he was gunned down.

                  I personally would have held him up. You got the heart of the order up with runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs. Perfect situation.
                  "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
                    Would have looked like a genious if he scored tho.
                    In your opinion, anyway.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                      In your opinion, anyway.

                      Better then your 2 center you throw in every team section.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
                        Better then your 2 center you throw in every team section.
                        Such as?
                        ....

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                        • #13
                          ...speaking of.

                          Tony Pena was @ 3B last night. Anyone know why?
                          "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                          • #14
                            Put aside the play being discussed, my comment is a general statement. Before the season is over it will be evident to all that Bobby is too aggressive with sending runners. I remember Bobby as a player, not bad but not to savvy about the game.

                            Take my word for it, this guy might get one of those runners hurt at the plate when he should have held them up.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by foresthawk View Post
                              I agree it was a rally killer, as they would have been set up well if he had held on third, but they have had trouble hitting with runners in scoring position, and it seemed a fair gamble to send him. Also, Damon has good speed. I would have sent him as Meachum did. Too bad he was out. It was a good, close play.
                              Have you considered beyond just safe or out, injury. Always the threat of injury, collision runner and catcher. Of all the possible others what made them pick this guy, as a player not very bright. I wish they would take him off of third base before he gets some one killed at the plate.

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