Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Random Yankee Stat of the Day

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cannot catch the throw in time as New York Yankees runner Brett Gardner steals second base in New York

Today's random Yankee stat of the day -- so far this year Brett Gardner has as many or more stolen bases (9) than ten other MLB teams -- including the Red Sox, who have only swiped 8 bags so far this year.

Here's Brett's inside the park home run from last year. Dude's got jets.


AJV said...

"He may run like Mays but he hits like..."

I kid, I actually really like Garnder. I'm a big fan of the home grown players if for nothing more than to throw it back in the face of the Pink Hat Red Sux fans who bitch about the Yanks "buying players."

Nick said...

Gardner WAS the prototypical 9th batter in the past. In the American league now, however, you are getting these guys (Cano, Pedroia, Beckham) who play positions which used to be that .270, 6HR and 50 RBI slot, where now these guys are 20/20/100 and contending for batting titles. I like Gardner too, but he better get his swing down and be more than an infield hit threat or he will be an obscure World Series trivia question in 4 years.