If you are completely like me, check the MLB.com Probable pitchers page just about every morning. I have a pretty good grasp of who the Yanks usually start, but with the current crop of star competitions you never know when something special can happen.
Yankee fans, this can be one of those days (maybe taking a very, very late and long lunch?). The return James Paxton is confronted with the San Diego Padres phenomenon Chris Paddack in a high-strikeout-pitcher festive game. Paxton has of course already made a 12 strikeout twice this season and threw 17 runs in the beginning last season. (Oh, and threw a no hitter.) Paddack doesn't have that whole reached those heights (he was going to start this season with 11), but his potential is undeniable. Just look at this annoying thing:
Just more filthy from Chris Paddack. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/VRiV73OiYC
– MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 21, 2019
Paddack has an ERA of 1.93 pounds in about 51 innings. The young Padre has a strikeout percentage of almost 29 percent; its walking speed is a lean 5.6 percent; his home return is a solid 8.3 percent. As a franchise-free agent arrived last winter, this franchise arrived Manny Machado and promptly fitted it into one of the best prospects of the game Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego fans have reason to be enthusiastic. It is not difficult to get great visions, especially with Paddack. That is what young flame throwers do to us; really, the list of big leaguers with things that contradict Paddack & # 39; s is short.
Fortunately, the Yankees start one against him:
James Paxton, Filthy hind foot 81 mph Knuckle Curve. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/kNl5Yj55c3
– Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 3, 2019
With all our (reasonable!) Excitement about Domingo GermanThe start of the season is encouraging, perhaps we have already lost sight of Big Maple. After a cruel start in Houston, Paxton corrected a mechanical error and started kicking some serious punches in his next three starts: 19.2 IP, 32 K, 4 BB, 10 H, 1.37 ERA. It was not just a falter of weak competition, although the rotten Kansas City and San Francisco line-ups certainly helped; Paxton worked on both sides of the board and closed the batters, just like last season. He resembled Paxton again. His cutter tunnels perfectly with that heavy, high-90s fastball.
His recent IL stint is the course so far in his career, frustrating but not necessarily alarming. Unfortunately, now he's back, giving the Yankees some stability in a revolution staggered by injuries and attacks of mediocrity. German has already started to fall back to the average (calm down: he is good but none Cy Young candidate); Masahiro Tanaka is it anchor, if it is sometimes shaky; JA Happ is an ongoing panic attack; CC Sabathia could return soon and Luis Severino … good …
Paxton is at best the kind of horse that a team can run through a & # 39; postseason & # 39; run. Large strikeout-pitchers can solve many problems. The Yankees don't need Paxton to be a savior; no, just being yourself is good enough.