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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    Oh man, I so disagree! This is the one thing I actively love about watching him even when he's terrible. I've even come close to posting about a few times. It's such a well coordinated and executed move that's so much harder to do as perfectly as he does it every single time. I'm so enamored by that perfect flip, and it often makes me wonder, "how can he execute that so exactly every time, but he can't throw a strike?
    Good point, perhaps I should re-evaluate. Perhaps the Yankees should provide a soccer ball too, I can only imagine how watching him keep that thing airborne off his knees Pele-style might not only enhance the enjoyment factor but further slow his pacing, providing the extra reflection time necessary to throw a 2-2 fastball that sails into the opposite batter's box like a waste pitch. As we know that is one of the most effective pitches in baseball and few can throw it like Sonny.

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    I didn't think that ball had a chance of being a homer.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees1962 View Post
    I didn't think that ball had a chance of being a homer.
    Don't recall how I felt immediately after contact but after 10 years I've gained at least some ability to read Brett Gardner's reactions. Once I saw how Brett was approaching it I thought there was a good chance it was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Don't recall how I felt immediately after contact but after 10 years I've gained at least some ability to read Brett Gardner's reactions. Once I saw how Brett was approaching it I thought there was a good chance it was gone.
    I'm talking about when he hit it and not how Gardner was reacting at the wall. It just didn't look nor sounded like a home run swing.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    Oh man, I so disagree! This is the one thing I actively love about watching him even when he's terrible. I've even come close to posting about a few times. It's such a well coordinated and executed move that's so much harder to do as perfectly as he does it every single time. I'm so enamored by that perfect flip, and it often makes me wonder, "how can he execute that so exactly every time, but he can't throw a strike?
    He’a about 60 feet closer to the target.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    That HR was fluke AS.

    Gray still pitched like dogSH and deserved the loss he didn't get.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by just-blaze View Post
    That HR was fluke AS.
    Not fluke at all. Your ballpark is your ballpark. When the Yankees get one of those really soon, are you giving it back? didn't think so.

    Just tired of Sonny at this point.

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    Welcome back, Sonny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Not fluke at all. Your ballpark is your ballpark. When the Yankees get one of those really soon, are you giving it back? didn't think so.

    Just tired of Sonny at this point.

    exactly a lot of yankee fans are hypocrites .. if a yankee hit a home run like that would they make excuses for the opponents starting pitcher no...i saw quite a few posts making excuses for gray.. here and other places...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLURPEE View Post
    Simply not the same pitcher as he was in Oakland and pre injury.

    The fact that he sucks at YS and is good on the road, plays into the pressure aspect of maybe not handling/being comfortable in NY. imo I think his numbers weren't good last year either at YS.

    He came here as a ground ball pitcher too. So YS small dimensions should not be a big factor.
    Even when he was in Oakland, he was bad in places like NY, Boston, and Baltimore, which is why he came with question marks at the time of the trade.

    Even ground ball pitchers sometimes elevate. It seems like that worry is in the back of his head.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vanderlay View Post
    It's obvious the Yankee Stadium dimensions are in his head. What Gray needs to understand is he is going to give up homeruns at the stadium but he needs learn how to minimize the damage. Much has been made of the three run homer tonight but what beat him is what proceeded the three run homer, specifically a two out walk with nobody on base with a two run lead. If he challenges the hitter there and gets taken deep he's still winning, but start putting runners on base and build up the pitch count and that leads to homeruns with men on base.

    I still believe Gray can be a decent 3-4 starter for them.
    A problem with him is that when he gets hit, he often gets hit early and is out of the game without giving the team innings. A team wants innings even from its #3 starter.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nyyankeefan4life View Post
    exactly a lot of yankee fans are hypocrites .. if a yankee hit a home run like that would they make excuses for the opponents starting pitcher no...i saw quite a few posts making excuses for gray.. here and other places...
    I think you could say that about most fan bases. All we needed was a base hit in a key situation and the HR is a sidenote. But thats a discussion for another thread...
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Not fluke at all. Your ballpark is your ballpark. When the Yankees get one of those really soon, are you giving it back? didn't think so.

    Just tired of Sonny at this point.

    I think even the most ardent Yankees fan knows when a HR is a bit on the lucky side in this stadium. It is what it is (and no, you don't want to give it back) but it's still taken in with a bit of a nod and a wink.


    Soto's first HR was a nod and a wink one just for the wrong team.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Not fluke at all. Your ballpark is your ballpark. When the Yankees get one of those really soon, are you giving it back? didn't think so.

    Just tired of Sonny at this point.
    I'd agree if it was out to right, but NYS isn't known for cheap home runs to left
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Marsh View Post
    A problem with him is that when he gets hit, he often gets hit early and is out of the game without giving the team innings. A team wants innings even from its #3 starter.
    I don't disagree. He needs to improve and a good starting point would be working on his command.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    The big 3 run homer was a cheapie. No I would not give it back myself either, but all of this has to be taken in context..

    If Gray threw 6 innings, gave up just two hits, but one of them was the three run homer, and struck out 10 then we'd all be giving him the benefit of the doubt. Bad break..

    But he struggled in just about every inning, and was lucky to not be down 4 or 5 before Soto ever even stepped up.. He pitched like crapola, and the 3 run homer was lucky in a vacuum, but was a product of his pitching in this game...
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Nats are also a fairly underwhelming offense. They're in the bottom half of offenses in the league.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    Nats are also a fairly underwhelming offense. They're in the bottom half of offenses in the league.
    To be fair, they just got Eaton and Murphy back. But still, Gray needs to be better.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Good point, perhaps I should re-evaluate. Perhaps the Yankees should provide a soccer ball too, I can only imagine how watching him keep that thing airborne off his knees Pele-style might not only enhance the enjoyment factor but further slow his pacing, providing the extra reflection time necessary to throw a 2-2 fastball that sails into the opposite batter's box like a waste pitch. As we know that is one of the most effective pitches in baseball and few can throw it like Sonny.
    Funny how he brags about how fast his fastball is in his Lexus commercial. But the editor made the commercial true to life -- it has the sound effect of a bat hitting a ball, and from the sound of it, sounds like about a 115 exit velocity.

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