Darvish is the real deal and he kept the Yanks off balance for the most part. They did hit some hard shots off him, but he made some really tough pitches when he needed to. I was impressed with his ability to command his off-speed pitches. That said, the Yanks should have gotten to him with bases loaded, no outs and the 2-3 hitters up. The strike 3 call on Granderson was highly questionable, but with 2 strikes it was close enough to protect the plate. Then he got right into ARod's kitchen with a riding 2-seamer. That's called good pitching. ARod actually looked the least comfortable and couldn't get a good read on his pitches.
The Yankees will figure this guy out, however as will the rest of the league. He is good and has the advantage the first time through. But, really save the whining about the Yankee offense. When a good pitcher has a good night, he can shut down any offense. That's what happened last night.
The called 3rd strike was an inch and a quarter off the plate.
"Yes, like I said, too close to take."
I wasn't agreeing or disagreeing with you lol. Just thought you'd be interested in the info.
You are 100% correct. Darvish can pitch and the Yankee hitters didn't take advantage of the situations when they were presented to them. I also think Kuroda pitched well too, which many here overlooked. So we lost the game, OH THE HORROR, it's going to happen again sometime this season, so all the DOOM & GLOOM posters better be ready for it. I know we lost, BUT, it's not like some no talent pitcher beat the Yankees, that was a game that could have gone either way.
Today is another day!!!
if my math is right, that pitch as it appears to scale was 6 inches or so outside of the strike zone. And if that was the case, if he did swing at it, there is nothing possible to do with it. It was a bad call that had a big impact on the game.
That's baseball, but lets not pretend it wasn't a bad call or Granderson should have swung. I would have been more upset if he did swing.
"the inch in a quarter is feet, not inches! "
So it is. It's early, my bad. To compound my mistake my 1.25 figure isn't even right.
"if my math is right, that pitch as it appears to scale was 6 inches or so outside of the strike zone. "
Your math is right. I was going from the 0 axis, which is the middle of the plate.
"That's baseball, but lets not pretend it wasn't a bad call or Granderson should have swung."
I didn't see the game because I was blacked out (stupid Dish) so I don't have an opinion. I'm guessing it was a back door slider that was pretty nasty?
It was a really tough pitch to take, but I do think taking it was the right call.
Then it is up the umps and sometimes they miss. It is a shame it was in such a huge spot in the game, but that's baseball.
I am pretty sure the Yankees will get a call like that in their favor over 162, maybe LOL!
"I am pretty sure the Yankees will get a call like that in their favor over 162, maybe LOL!"
I doubt it... According to this board the umps/media/commissioner are all Yankee haters.
"I still don't even know what pitch he was throwing that had the Yankees off balance, it was like a slider/change hybrid, a really nasty looking thing."
I was looking at his pitch speeds and breaks, he's got some really nasty swing and miss stuff. If he can limit his walks he should be very good. Letting Wilson go and getting a younger Darvish in for less (luxury cap wise) is looking like a really smart move. Texas is going to be good for awhile.
He was definitely good, I'm not arguing that. Why don't we just wait until the end of the season and see what his numbers are. Then we can figure what we're going to label him.