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With all of the hype coming from the Yankees during the preseason, it's sure been an abysmal start for them so far. While most predictions had the Yanks sitting pretty at the top of the American League, it's looking like it will actually be the Red Sox and the Mariners battling it out for the ALCS.
Publish Date: Apr 22, 2021
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With all of the hype coming from the Yankees during the preseason, it's sure been an abysmal season for fans so far. While most predictions had the Yankees sitting pretty at the top of the American League, it's looking like it will actually come down to the Red Sox and the Mariners battling it out for the ALCS.
Well, one team that we've talked about a lot in the offseason, especially being close to the mets is the Yankees and they have their worst start since 1997. So that's longer than we always talk about the Mariners, the 21 year playoff drought. But this is longer than that. This is when the Mariners were good was in 1997, there were start five and 10 to start the season. Yeah. Crazy for how much hype was coming out of the Yankees ball club. Um, a lot of offseason transactions, but it looks like they're just not pulling things together quite yet. So it should be interesting to see if they can turn around in these next couple weeks of april. But if not, um, I think the Red Sox might pull away in that division and if they, if the Yankees don't keep up, I think that the Red Sox are really going to run with this one because with JD Martinez and that whole crew over there, the red Sox are working hot. Yeah, they'd be a scary team I think to see in the postseason. And if if the Mariners do decide to get it together and make a run this year, we probably don't want to have to. I mean this is like way too early prediction, but we probably don't want to have to see them in the american league championship. Yes, Especially uh, without Dave Niehaus calling the uh, 95 going on, um, Mariners are going to play for the American League Championship. Hopefully it's not against the Red Sox this year. Well, the team that they actually played in that 95 series. Speaking of a segue here, the Cleveland Indians Shane Bieber and on a side now I always love a good record. So when I came across this was like, got to talk about this one, Shane Beaver became the first pitcher in MLB history to have over 10 strikeouts for at least 10 strikeouts in his first four starts in a single season. So I always think it's cool when a record gets broken because MLB is over 100 years old. So you think that somebody would have done something at some point, but he never done it, but he didn't even break the records, he set this record, which is, yeah, how does that not exist before? Like you think of all these greats, you think of these pictures that just go out and deal, How does that not exist? Somebody should maybe maybe like prior to the Great Depression or something, there's no record or like during World War II, maybe they didn't write stuff down. But like especially even more recently, you'd think that that has to exist at least in the 21st century. Yeah, I think the hard thing is all of, A lot of pictures tend to start a lot slower and so 10 strikeouts even your debut of the season. I feel like it would be hard to do what only continuing that stamina over the course of four starts. And also if you suck for two or three innings, you're going to get cold. You don't even have a chance for 10 strikeouts. So that's been longevity and I would definitely keep an eye and keep Shane Bieber close to you if you're Cleveland indians. Very true. I also just to add to that, I think that hitters have gotten a lot better and just the science behind that and studying the game and everything. And I really think that, I mean because if a hitter makes contact and puts it in play, that loses the picture an opportunity for a strikeout. And then if the picture is only in for six or seven innings, you know, they have to average to like more than 1, 1.5 per inning to get that if they're only in for seven anyway. So uh I mean that is that is a very good feet for Shane Bieber and uh yeah, watch out for him, but let's go.