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Severino vs Snell vs Kluber: Who Will Get The Most Wins in the AL

Severino vs Snell vs Kluber: Who Will Get The Most Wins in the AL

                An exciting Wednesday September 5th as 2 of the 3 pitchers with the most wins (17) will play today. Luis Severino (17-6) and Corey Kluber (17-7) will face the Athletics’ and the Royals. While Blake Snell (17-5), who makes the three way tie, he is playing tomorrow the 6th against the Orioles. Yankees and Indians seem to have a playoff, while Snell may be crucial as the Rays try to make their way in.

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Yankees’ Severino 17 wins, 199 strikeouts, 3.32 ERA and among other stats keep him high in the top 10 in baseball. 1 more strikeout will make it his 2nd straight season with at least 200 strikeouts. His next win will give him 40 Career wins in 4 years. The Yankees are all in on Severino and his family, also signing his younger brother earlier in the season. Severino at 24 years old is solidifying himself as a pitching Ace after what could have been his break out season last year.

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Indians’ Kluber 17 wins, 180 strikeouts, 2.80 ERA has the Indians sitting at the top of the Central division. The Indians’ aren’t getting enough credit for their wins, pitching nor their batting. With Kluber leading in wins and Trevor Bauer leadind in strikeouts with 214, the Indians have plenty of confidence on the mount. Kluber only allow only 2 homers in the month of August and has only taken 1 loss, talk about a guy gaining momentum going in to October. 7 years in the league and 7 wins from reaching the 100 mark.

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Rays’ Snell 17 wins, 177 strikeouts, 2.02 ERA is working towards a Cinderella finish to the season. Snell is 1 of 2 pitchers with at least 10 wins for the Rays, he sits at 8-2 in his last 10 games. The Rays are sitting out of the playoff pictures sitting at 75-63, 1.5 games behind the Mariners and 3 games behind the Indians. Outside looking in and gaining momentum, Rays are on a 4 game winning streak, nobody should take the Rays lightly. For Snell, this officially counts as his breakout season and people are starting to talk more about him.

Baseball is getting to its final stretch, teams are either preparing for October or already planning their next year strategies. Being able to find the right pitcher could be the 1st step for teams aiming at the World Series. Severino, Kluber and Snell are pitchers that have proven to be the foundations for their team.

Who Will Get The Most Wins in the AL?? Severino? Snell? Kubler? Somebody Else?

 

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Yankees Vs Athletics: Less Than 30 Days Tilt October!!

Yankees Vs Athletics: Less Than 30 Days!!

                Yankees won the 1st game in September but currently on a 2 game losing streak.  But hey who cares because the Wild Card spot is still a playoff spot where the real music starts.  When that dance starts, the hope (or wish) is for Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius to be back.  The future is looking even brighter Judge is starting to swing the bat again. 

                The Yankees have 8 more away games before they return home for their last 9 home games of the season.  It has been a great year for the Yankees, nonetheless.  Ups and downs, with a great start that have been able to keep them high in the standings.  While Stanton team grade as yet to be determined, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres have been almost gold for the Yankees.

                Happ and Severino will finish out the series against the Athletics’ then will come back against the Twins.  Severino 17 wins and 199 strikeouts is the clear leader of the pitching squad.  While celebrating that Tanaka finally got his 10th win, Lynn have taken a step back.  Overall Aroldis Chapman is missed by this Yankees team.

                Athletics’ could be the matchup for the Yankees in October, losing now could give the Athletics’ momentum going into the series.  For the year series is still tied at 2 game each so the next 2 games are crucial for both teams.  On paper the Yankees have the advantage and an easy 1st round could buy more time for Judge and overall health of the team.  On the other hand no team should be taken granted and the Athletics’ have made it this far for a reason.

Happ! Severino! Tanaka! Lynn! Vs Detroit Tigers.

Happ! Severino! Tanaka! Lynn! Vs Detroit Tigers.

Does anybody want to talk about the White Sox series? Nope. Me either. Moving On. The Yankees (84-49) will be home for a 4-game series vs the Detroit Tigers (53-80). Approaching the last stretch of baseball, the Yankees sit 7.5 games behind the Red Sox but comfortably in the Wild Card. The Tigers could just be looking for a strong end to the season, currently they are losers of 5 straight.

Happ, Severino, Tanaka and Lynn are probably the best rotation the Yankees have at this moment. Happ and Severino being the strong “aces” while Lynn able to hold his own. Tanaka (include Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia) seems to the weak link of those four, the struggles are obvious and may be costly. But the glass could be half full in the sense that getting rid of this losses not may mean he will bounce strong in October.

Giancarlo Stanton, it feels like we are always talking about him, praising him, blaming him, taking selfies with him, is a Stanton world. Stanton is the brand name for the Yankees and he handles being the brand like non-other that’s why we do it, Stanton is great. Whether he is hitting homers on consecutive games or being walked is the only time that he gets on base, when talking about the Yankees we have to talk about Stanton. Now please, Stanton can you make it so we can talk about how fast a ball is traveling out of the park once it connects with you bat?

The Tigers may not have a lot to fight for except for self-improvement and maybe to look appealing for free agents. But the Tigers (and the White Sox) play a big role in fight between Red Sox and Yankees. 7.5 Games lead by the Red Sox they will look to extend vs the White Sox, who caught a fired as of late. Can you imagine if the White Sox can still 2 from the Red Sox and the Yankees can sweep the Tigers?

Nonsense Watch!!

  • Tanaka game 3? 9-5, stepping to the plate again. Still chasing that 10th win
  • Miguel Andujar 22 HRs Vs Gleyber Torres 22 HRs

What are your series predictions??

Can Tanaka get his 10th win against the White Sox!!

White Sox will go to New York for final 3 games of the series!! Yankees lead 3-0!!

               The White Sox were the team that the Yankees used to bounce back from a 5-game losing streak, including a sweeping by the Red Sox.  The Yankees were able to flip the switch and currently on a 4-game winning streak, 8-2 in the last 10 and still no return date for Judge.  Yankees are looking good, but not so good that all worries are gone.  6 game behind the Red Sox, anything could happen.

For whatever reason Masahiro Tanaka is struggling to get his 10th win of the season.  Tanaka has giving up 5 home runs in 10 games.  The Yankees pitching have been their weakness, Tanaka started hot in the season, at a point he was on 7 game winning streak.  Still, Lance Lynn and JA Happ have been great.  Sonny Gray is the only other guy that scares me when he starts more than CC Sabathia.

The White Sox are on a winning streak of their own after beating out the Tigers 3 games out of 4.  For the next 7 games is the Yankees and the Red Sox, who are the top teams in the American League.  But hey then they play Detroit again, so that’s a positive perspective. White Sox need to stay positive and avoid becoming batting practice for the slumping Red Sox.

It’s been 7 games since Giancarlo Stanton got a homer. With that in mind, at an unknown location, some analytical genius may be putting his money on a homer by Stanton. It’s interesting how it happens, that Stanton just disappears but then comes back and gets 2 to 3 in a short span and then goes back into hiding. But hey thank you Stanton, extremely hoping that you don’t go full ghost for a 7 game series.

It could be easy to say that this will be an easy sweep for the Yankees, but I can’t. The only am truly confident is game 1 where Tanaka is pitching, because he has to get his 10th win some day. Lynn had a fall against Miami, so have to hope that it doesn’t translate.

Lastly, am I the only person that gets a little scare every time CC Sabathia steps up? Still one of my favorite players, Sabathia is the embodiment of the Yankees swagger and possibly the end of that era. Sabathia is one of the greats.

Notes!! Predictions!! Nonsense

  • Gleyber Torres did not break in to the 20s – Wrong prediction. 100 Push-ups Owed!!
  • Tanaka needs his 10th win
  • CC Sabathia is 40 strikeouts from 3k!! 3 effing k!!
    • 2960 Strikeouts!! 1st among active players!!
    • 17th in all-time list!!

What are your predictions??

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Yankees take on the Orioles!! 100 Loses Nonsense or NonSense? The Orioles are the real winners!!

Yankees take on the Orioles!! 100 Loses Nonsense or NonSense? The Orioles are the real winners!!

Yankees are great, but everybody should be watching the Orioles and their race to 100 against the Red Sox.  As of August 23, 2018 the Red Sox are at 89 wins while the Orioles are at 90 losses.  When I was growing up one of the biggest lessons I learned from my brother (or he tried to teach me) was that I should aim to be the best at whatever I did.  Ironically, am pretty average in all I do but I have always aim to be the best that I can be.  (Get to the point).  The Orioles are aiming (maybe not by design) to be the worst team in baseball.

Watching a team lose is sometimes as exciting as watching them win.  Seriously, more people (not just football fans) are paying a lot more attention to the Cleveland Browns after they only won a single game in 2 seasons.  The Orioles are only 10 losses away from breaking 100 loses (this is too exciting).

The Twins back in 2016 got 103 loses, most impressive Astros loss 111 back in 2013 and they bounce back as 2017 World Series Champions.  Losing (not tanking) is not always a bad sign for the future.  By the way, since traded, Manny Machado hasn’t really done much, so Orioles may have dodge a bullet.

Nonsense Note:  The Orioles are not the Astros and plenty of teams have loss 100+ game and didn’t win the World Series years later.  But it creates a sense of hope and positivity for the team.  Right now Orioles could use all the positive vibes available.

MLB: New York Yankees at Miami Marlins

The Yankees with a 79-47 keep getting hit by the injury bus.  Aaron Judge has no time table and Aroldis Chapman has been the latest victim.  Regardless, only 9 games behind the Red Sox, only shows how strong and deep this team really is.  New acquisitions Lance Lynn and JA Happ have been pulling their own weight so no complaints there.  Even though Lynn got bested by the Marlins he had been on a good role.

Nonsense Alert!! Predictions!! Nonsense Watch!!Yankees@Orioles8.23

  • Game 1: Sabathia 7-4 vs Cobb 4-15

o   Honestly, Sabathia’s decline should be less apparent vs the Orioles, mostly because the Yankees have been great at bouncing back from loses.

  • Game 2: Happ 14-6 vs Ramirez 1-5

o   Happ is on a 4 game winning streak wearing the Yankee stripes.  With every game he plays (and wins) could be getting him pumped for an important role in the playoffs.

  • Game 3: Pitchers are unknown.

o   Gleyber Torres only has 3 home runs this month!! Playing the Orioles, he could break in to the 20s.

o   Would like to see the Yankees try out some the bullpen pitchers as starters (just for fun)

  • Game 4: Severino 16-6 vs Cashner 4-11

o   Severino needs to get back to top form!!

  • Nonsense Predictions

o   Torres breaks 20

o   Series 3-1

o   Orioles break 100 loses for the year.

Comment Your Series Predictions!! What are your thoughts on the Orioles (maybe) losing 100!! Comment Yankees Nonsense!!