Return of The Translator

June, 30, 2012
6/30/12
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The Translator is an occasional feature of the blog in which we take what someone actually said and feed it into our state-of-the-art translation machine, which spits out what (we think) they really meant.

After a long absence, The Translator makes a guest appearance, thanks to manager Joe Girardi, who this morning provided us with two opportunities to put it to use.

No. 1
Question: "Joe, Kuroda has looked better lately. Why do you think that is?"
Answer: "To me, he's just pitched."
Translation: "How should I know? Ask the pitching coach. Larry!"

No. 2
Question: "Joe, to what do you attribute Robinson Cano's recent surge?"
Answer: "To me, it's just Robbie being Robbie."
Translation: "How should I know? Ask the hitting coach. Kevin!"
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .276
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 54
RB. Gardner 76
OPSB. Gardner .791
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135