Yankees’ Brett Gardner gets blunt about rough start

Only a聽masochist would truly nitpick the Yankees, who have won 16 of 17 games and sit tied with the Red Sox atop the American League East.
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Game Michael Fulmer Jersey But for all their success, Brett Gardner hasn’t had that much of a hand in it. And he’s aware.
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I’m not happy with how things have been going for me the last couple of weeks, the veteran leadoff man said before Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

He’s walking in 13.3 percent of his at-bats, well above the league average of 8.9 percent, according to Fangraphs.

But it also appears Gardner has had trouble lifting the ball. He’s hit 51.6 percent of his balls on the ground so far this year, much higher than his 44.5 percent average of last year, when he popped a career-high 21 home runs and post ed a.778 OPS.

According to MLB.com’s Statcast, Gardner hasn’t hit a single ball on the sweetspot of the bat this season, though his 85.3-mph exit velocity isn’t far off his career average.

They have history of running the ball and using backs in certain ways. I think with the power in my game with a little bit of quickness to break tackles and the leadership I can bring, with the football IQ on top that I can bring to Carolina hopefully puts them over the hump.

Anderson has a point on Carolina’s commitment to the running game, of course.

The Panthers Carmelo Anthony Jersey finished the 2017 season ranked fourth in rushing, averaging 131.4 yards per game. Carolina’s ground attack has also proven consistently good during the Cam Newton era, ranking 10th in 2016 (113.4 yards per game), second in 2015 (142.6) and seventh in 2014 (127.2).

The Lions hired Patricia聽as the 27th head coach in team history on Feb. 5, a day after the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Patricia spent 14 seasons with the Patriots, the only other NFL team he’s worked for, and was the team’s defensive coordinator the last six seasons.

The Lions interviewed five other candidates during the search process, but focused their efforts on landing Patricia from the start.