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Offensive Outburst Conceals Poor Outing By Pineda: Yankees Win 16 – 6 Over Astros

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Chris Kabout (Featured BBBA Writer/ Owner of yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com) 

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Last night, the Yankees rebounded from their flat performance on the previous night. In that game the team looked rather uninspired as they fell 5-3 to the Houston Astros.

Last night the outcome was way better as the Yankees beat the Astros 16-6. A slugfest showed exactly the opposite of what the Yanks showed on Tuesday.

Six multiple base hits (two doubles, a triple and three homeruns) drove in eleven runs.

Of the starters, only A-Rod and Brett Gardner did not collect a hit. Most hits collected Starlin Castro, who went 4 for 5 with 5 runs batted in. Didi Gregorius got three singles out of five at bats but did not drive in a run.

This slugfest totally concealed the poor outing of Michael Pineda. The tall Dominican right hander needed 87 pitches in only five innings.

In the first inning he gave up a solo homerun to Carlos Correa already and in the next inning he gave up a grand slam homerun to George Springer after he hit Jose Altuve with a pitch. If that wasn’t bad enough, Pineda also gave up Carlos Corea’s second homerun of the game.

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2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifier 3: Preview

Estadio Rod Carew en Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá

Estadio Nacional de Panama / Rod Carew Stadium

Chris Kabout (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner – yankeebiscuitfansdtuchblog.mlblogs.com) 

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On March 17 the third qualifier of the World Baseball Classic will start. Panama will host Columbia, France and Spain during this four day event.

The stadium where this four day event will be played is Rod Carew Stadium, which served as stadium for the 2011 World Cup final which was won by the Netherlands.

Also the 2012 Qualifiers were played in this stadium as Brazil surprisingly  beat Panama 1-0 in the final. The stadium’s official name is Estadio Nacional de Panamá.

The stadium was constructed in 1999 and has a capacity of 27,000. Shortly before the Qualifiers start, the Yankees and the Marlins are scheduled to play two exhibition games at the stadium.

This group may have three favorites to advance to the main tournament: Colombia, Spain and Panama.

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What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Jurickson Profar

 (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

(AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Chris Kabout (Featured Baseball Writer – Owner www.yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com/) 

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With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season.

Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous years.

Jurickson Profar is finally on the way back from a very long stint on the DL.

Jurickson Profar started the 2014 season on the 60-day DL and was expected to return to the Rangers mid June. But somewhere in May 2014 the Rangers announced that Jurickson had re-injured his shoulder again. He opted for rest instead of surgery.

But as Profar becmae injured again in February 2015, it was decided that he would get surgery. This would cost him almost the entire season.

In August he started his rehab stint with several MiLB teams of the Rangers and he was added to the Arizona Fall League to get ready in time for the 2016 campaign. In both cases he served as a DH.

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What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Andrelton Simmons

What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Andrelton Simmons

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Chris Kabout (Featured Baseball Writer – Owner www.yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com/) 

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With Spring Training here, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season.

Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous years.

Andrelton Simmons, new shortstop of the Anaheim Angels (sorry, I refused to call them Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), was acquired in a trade with the Braves  that sent Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and cash to the Braves.

Since the Braves are shedding salary and have two top prospects at the position of shortstop in the minors, they could make this move. One of the prospects is Simmons’ fellow countryman from Curacao, Ozainho Albies.

But with Aybar, they can let Albies mature a bit in the minors before calling him up.

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