Showing posts with label Morgan Ensberg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Morgan Ensberg. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spring Recap #3

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays in Dunedin today 2-0 in five innings. It was shortened because of rain, and the Yankees pitchers combined to throw a perfect game. Here's a summary:
Hitting:
Since it was a shortened game, I'll highlight who has had the best offensive spring so far-
Shelley Duncan: 2.000 OPS (!), HR in 9 PA
Jason Giambi: 2.000 OPS (!) , HR in 4 PA
Melky: 1.425 OPS in 7 PA
Jason Lane: 1.222 OPS in 9 PA
Morgan Ensberg: 1.000 OPS in 8 PA
Wilson Betemit: .905 OPS in 9 PA
I left off guys like A-Rod and Abreu because they are guaranteed spots on the roster. Obviously, you shouldn't read too much into these stats because a) they are in ST and b) the tiny sample size.

Pitching:
I already said it was a combined perfect game, so I'll just give you the IP, K's, etc.
Hughes: 1 IP
Patterson: 1 IP, K
Igawa: 2 IP, 2 K
Traber: 1 IP, 3 K
Good all around, and very surprising from Igawa.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Spring Recap #2

Todays game was in Kissimme, against the Astros. The Yankees won 7-6. Here are some notable performances:
Hitting:
Melky had a good day (2 for 3 with a double, walk and 2 runs) as did his buddy Robinson Cano (3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a run). Shelley Duncan continued his hot hitting, going 2 for 4 with a double. Morgan Ensberg also went 2 for 4 with a double. One player I was really happy with was Francisco Cervelli, who threw out two runners attempting to steal, and showed patience at the plate, going 1 for 1 with two walks.
Pitching:
Moose got roughed up a bit, but I wouldn't start worrying yet. Jeff Karstens pitched well, allowing no runs in three innings of work, giving up two hits and striking out two. Edwar Ramirez allowed an unearned run while striking out one in an inning of work. Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning. Dan McCutchen pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out a batter. Mark Melancon got the save, pitching a perfect ninth, while getting two groundball outs.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pitchers and Catchers!

Pitchers and catchers reported today. Here's a quick recap from around the league:
That's all for now.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yanks News and Notes

A few short points with ten days till pitchers and catchers report:
That is all.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yankees Sign Ensberg

UPDATE: It’s a minor league deal

The Yankees signed third basemen Morgan Ensberg, who had been non-tendered by the Padres. I had posted about this earlier here, but got the idea from NoMaas. Ensberg was horrific last year, but has had three decent years. His line last year was .231/.320/.404. I know that sucks, but there is a lot of power there. A .404 slugging % isn't very good, but considering how few hits he got, it is actually pretty good. There is a stat called isolated power, which is just SLG-AVG, so his would be .173, which is a lot of power. He also had an .830 OPS last year against lefties, so he could be valuable in that sense. He will play first base, but may or may not make the team out of Spring Training. MLBTR is not sure if it is a major or minor league deal. He joins Jason Lane as another former Astro to join the Yankees.

Sorry about how poorly written that was, I don't have a lot of time.