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About Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller

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Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller has written 3552 articles so far, you can find them below.

Austin Romine Delivers Two-Run Home Run In Win

Still seeing consistent action in light of New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez’s injury and current disabled list stint, catcher Austin Romine is enjoying his best stretch at the plate. Over his last 15 games, the 29-year-old is hitting .288 but has been especially strong over the past week. In his last seven games, he has... Read More

1 year ago

J.A. Happ Dominant In Win Against Rays

The New York Yankees are continually being rewarded for their acquisition of starter J.A. Happ from the Toronto Blue Jays last month. The 35-year-old pitched like an ace against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night, going seven shutout innings in a 3-1 victory. Happ allowed just one hit, walking four and striking out four in... Read More

1 year ago

Luis Severino Worries Return After Loss To Mets

The New York Yankees may finally have to address the problems that have been affecting their ace for over a month. Luis Severino, who appeared to be back on track after a victory against the White Sox last week, lasted just four innings Monday night against the New York Mets, surrendering four runs. His first... Read More

1 year ago

Zach Britton Yankee Woes Continue

Ever since he was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles via trade, Zach Britton has been far from effective with the New York Yankees. The 30-year-old is sporting an 8.53 ERA across his last seven appearances, surrendering six runs on six innings of work. On Monday night against the New York Mets, he allowed another run... Read More

1 year ago

Didi Gregorius Resurgence Continues

Coming off a terrific all-around game on Sunday, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius picked up an RBI on Monday, continuing his sensational recent form. Coming off a career month in April, the 28-year-old suffered a debilitating May, but has improved each and every month since then. After his RBI single against the Mets, Gregorius... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Hicks Continues Career-Year With 20th Home Run

Like New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, outfielder Aaron Hicks has now homered in consecutive games following a 7-3 victory at Yankee Stadium against the Texas Rangers. The 28-year-old is sporting career-highs in home runs and walks as continues to reward the club for granting him the fabled started center field position. Aside from the past... Read More

1 year ago

Giancarlo Stanton Smacks Hardest-Ever Statcast Home Run

The New York Yankees are suddenly seeing a form of 2017 Giancarlo Stanton following a fourth straight victory Thursday night in the Bronx against the Texas Rangers. Last year’s NL MVP clocked a home run in his third straight game, this one the hardest one hit since Statcast started measuring them in 2015. It was... Read More

1 year ago

J.A. Happ Returns With Quality Start, Win

Following his New York Yankees debut, J.A. Happ was set to pitch in Fenway Park against the Red Sox as part of a pivotal, four-game divisional set. Instead, he landed on the DL with hand, foot and mouth disease. On Thursday night, however, he finally made his second start with the Yankees and it would... Read More

1 year ago

Giancarlo Stanton Bashes Grand Slam As Yankees Sweep

The New York Yankees sealed a sweep of the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night by putting the game away early on. After going down two runs in the first inning, the offense broke out for six runs in the second, led by Giancarlo Stanton. The 29-year-old followed his Tuesday night home run with a grand... Read More

1 year ago

Luis Severino Overcomes Shaky First Inning in Win

Early on in Wednesday night’s series finale at Guaranteed Rate Field against the Chicago White Sox, it appeared that New York Yankees No. 1 starter Luis Severino was headed for another bad outing. The 24-year-old allowed two runs on three hits in the first inning, once again raising serious concerns about his second half of... Read More

1 year ago

Cesar Hernandez Records Half Of Philadelphia’s Hits

Coming off a victory against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies went silent at the plate on Wednesday in the afternoon series finale in Arizona. The best hitter for the club on the day was, like on many previous occasions, starting second baseman Cesar Hernandez. The leadoff man picked up two hits, drew a... Read More

1 year ago

Vince Velasquez Lasts Just Four Innings In Afternoon Loss

The Philadelphia Phillies wrapped up a three-game set in Arizona against the Diamondbacks this afternoon, falling in a scoreless defeat. On the mound was Vince Velasquez, the enigmatic starter who was coming off a victory against the Miami Marlins. The 26-year-old surrendered four runs on six hits in four innings of work, walking two and... Read More

1 year ago

Giancarlo Stanton Hits Extra-Innings Home Run

After nine innings wasn’t enough to settle Tuesday night’s game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, the game carried into extra innings. The star for the Yankees in the 10th inning was Giancarlo Stanton, who bounced back from an embarrassing strikeout on Monday night to drill a go-ahead two-run home run. It... Read More

1 year ago

Zach Britton Blows Save In Extra Innings

After New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton delivered a two-run home run to put the Yankees ahead Tuesday night in Chicago, manager Aaron Boone opted for Zach Britton to record the save. Coming off a pair of scoreless appearances at Fenway Park, the 30-year-old recorded two outs before surrendering a game-tying two-run home run to Jose... Read More

1 year ago

CC Sabathia Strikes Out 12 in No-Decision

New York Yankees veteran CC Sabathia sought his club’s second consecutive victory Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field against the Chicago White Sox. The 38-year-old lacked run support but was still effective over his 5 2/3 innings of work. Sabathia allowed just four hits, walking three and striking out 12 batters, his most in two... Read More

1 year ago

Sonny Gray Picks Up Win Out Of Bullpen

After 10 innings, the New York Yankees went to Sonny Gray out of the bullpen, his first appearance since a disastrous start against Baltimore spelled the end of his time in the starting rotation. The 28-year-old would emerge with a win on Tuesday, going three innings and allowing just one hit and one walk. He... Read More

1 year ago

Miguel Andujar’s Three Hits Lead Way In Chicago Win

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the best hitter on the New York Yankees presently is a rookie. Of course, that wouldn’t be Gleyber Torres. Instead, it’s become Miguel Andujar. The third baseman piled on three more hits Tuesday night in Chicago against the White Sox, including a bloop single to left that drove in the... Read More

1 year ago

Asdrubal Cabrera’s Big Double Pads Lead

Carrying a 1-0 lead for most of Tuesday night’s game in the desert, the Philadelphia Phillies padded their lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth inning. Following a bunt that resulted in a run scored, recently-acquired Asdrubal Cabrera had the biggest hit of the game. The 32-year-old, who’s fresh off a pair of home... Read More

1 year ago

Pat Neshek Picks Up Second Save Of Season

After Philadelphia Phillies closer Seranthony Dominguez failed to secure the save Monday night in Arizona, manager Gabe Kapler turned to Pat Neshek to secure the result on Tuesday night. With the club up by three runs following a big eighth inning, the 37-year-old had his first save opportunity since mid-July and would retire the side in... Read More

1 year ago

Nick Pivetta’s Six Scoreless Innings Enough For Win

Philadelphia Phillies starter Nick Pivetta continued the fine form of his rotation Tuesday night, putting forth a winning performance in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. A day after Jake Arrieta’s terrific outing went for naught, Pivetta went six scoreless, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out six. This continues a bounce-back month of... Read More

1 year ago

Seranthony Dominguez Blows Save Against Diamondbacks

After the Philadelphia Phillies managed to score two runs, backing up Jake Arrieta’s masterful start, the club turned to closer Seranthony Dominguez to finish off a victory in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. The rookie’s outing was disastrous almost from the start, as he allowed a home run to the second batter he faced. Allowing a... Read More

1 year ago

Jake Arrieta Shines In Arizona

The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks dueled in the desert Monday night as both starters were dominant throughout. For the Phillies, Jake Arrieta went eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks, while striking out four. In the seventh, his offense managed to score two runs, putting him in prime position... Read More

1 year ago

Neil Walker Cranks Long Home Run In Win

The New York Yankees led MLB in home runs at the All-Star break but have significantly slowed since then, ranking near the bottom of the league in the category since then. On Monday night in Chicago, however, the team connected on two runs, both coming in the eighth. The first came from Gleyber Torres, but... Read More

1 year ago

Gleyber Torres Snaps Hitless Streak In Victory

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres hasn't been in form since returning from injury, a fact that was highlighted over the weekend as he went hitless during his club’s devastating sweep in Boston. Monday night in Chicago, however, he had his best game in days, recording two hits, including a solo home run in... Read More

1 year ago

Lance Lynn Dazzles As Yankees Snap Losing Streak

The New York Yankees were in desperate need to stop the bleeding Monday night on the south side of Chicago. Taking on the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, they turned to Lance Lynn, who was making his first start for the club since replacing Sonny Gray in the rotation. The 31-year-old completely dominated the... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Judge Still Dealing With Pain

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge admitted on Sunday that he still feels pain in his wrist following a chip fracture suffered late last month. The 26-year-old has been sorely missed by the Yankees, as they’ve fallen into a major hole in the AL East division race. Team managed Aaron Boone initially forecasted he’d be... Read More

1 year ago

Maikel Franco Walks Off With Home Run

After the Philadelphia Phillies managed to load the bases down four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins, a grounder from Nick Williams tied the game. This set the stage for Maikel Franco, arguably the top batter the club would want at the plate in that situation. The 25-year-old promptly... Read More

1 year ago

Nick Pivetta Records Quality Start Against Marlins

While the Philadelphia Phillies would pick up a dramatic victory over the Miami Marlins Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, things appeared to be headed in a different direction early on. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta had a good start, surrendering just two runs on four hits across six innings of work. It was his first... Read More

1 year ago

Didi Gregorius The Lone Bright Spot In Ugly Loss

Perhaps just one player had a strong game for the New York Yankees Thursday night in a laugher of a defeat to the Boston Red Sox. That would be starting shortstop Didi Gregorius, who started the scoring with a three-run bomb in the opening inning, seemingly putting the Yankees on the right track towards a... Read More

1 year ago

Jonathan Holder Implodes In Blowout Loss

The first man out of the New York Yankees bullpen was Jonathan Holder on Thursday night after CC Sabathia managed just three innings. Taking on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 25-year-old easily had his worst outing of the season, allowing seven runs without recording a single out. The woeful performance saw his... Read More

1 year ago

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Quarterback VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

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