1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday. “YANKEES-PADRES–WHO IS BETTER TEAM?”

Posted by on May 24th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


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Fun weekend ahead at Petco Park, baseball fireworks this Memorial Day Weekend as the Yankees come to town to meet the Padres.

How good are they?  We find out soon.

PADRES…Still scuffle to be a .500-baseball team…A bit banged up (Bogaerts-Musgrove), but everyone has injuries.

The bigger story, how poorly they hit.  Machado-Tatis-Kim-all hitting well below career numbers.

Luis Arraez keeps hitting but needs people behind him to drive home runs and that has noit happened consistently.

Add in the lousy record against left handed pitching (.187BA) and the 11-losses  against bad teams, and you see why they are a distant second place in the NL West.  Hard to believe the Frairs are (10-16) at Petco Park too.

Interesting matchups though, Yu Darvish-Dylan Cease-Joe Musgrove against the Yankees bats, the Yankees big bats.

YANKEES…Surprising to see them (35-17) this season, without their ace Gerritt Cole on the mound…so this is an impressive start.

And the rotation behind him, all who have injury histories, have stayed healthy.  Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cordez, and rookie Luis Gil have been special.

And of course the arrival of Juan Soto (.312-13HRs) has had a huge impact on everyone else in the batting order.  NY finally has a healthy Aaron Judge (.276-15HR) on the field; Giancarlo Stanton has had 4-injury ravaged seasons in a row but is hitting (.246-12HR).  Anthony Rizzo-Alex Verdugo-Gleyber Torres-Anthony Volpe can also hit.

A potent and very deep batting order.

It’s suddenly a pretty good Yankees squad, and Cole could be back within two weeks to join the rotation.

So we find out Friday night, how good the Yankees really are, and determine whether the Padres can be contenders or are actually pretenders.

Wonder how many Yankees fans will be in the house too.



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