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Discussion in '2018 Yankees Game Threads' started by Couperin47, Oct 9, 2018.
that team is scary and will be for awhile
you guys sitting shiva over at Abbey's?
Of course not. Yet another poor attempt at humor on my part.
or maybe, I don't know. Give me a little context here...
I want to echo all the congratulations thrown Boston's way. As Terry said they were the better team that always brought great energy to the game. And of course as always, thanks for being gracious hosts.
That's my bad, then. I was just curious if you were okay with bad calls only going one way. It is a game thread and I should probably not take everything as gospel, so lesson learned.
Thank you for the compliment. Jon Abbey's greatest skill is his ability to regulate the voices of our Yankee fans. We have all been reminded when we stray into meanness. Our group this year was great. All credit to JA.
Oh, and I am on your side. Living in Pawtucket, and seeing kids like Mookie before they make it, how can you not root for them? I hope the Sox knock off Houston. The Astros are so good, we may hate them fiercely if someone doesn't slow their dynasty down.
Took me all day to muster this up because, though the Boston component of the loss is annoying, I'm more annoyed that a team this talented didn't get the job done. So, congrats to Boston and their wicked good squad who, unlike the Yankees, can win despite their flaws.
I have no rooting interest in Houston or Boston but would love to see a good series. My gut tells me to bet the house on Houston who basically has no flaws.
Boston is good and nothing against them but watching those swings against pork chop’s meatballs had me super disappointed.
It’s true. And that’s my feeling today and yesterday. You didn’t beat our best and I wished our best showed up, the only starter who was a semblance of himself from the regular season was Tanaka. Everyone else literally, and I truly mean literally, couldn’t throw a strike or work into a pitchers count. Those Pedro games from 03 or Schilling from 04, those were battles. Hard fought and earned and emotionally squeaked out on both sides. What the fuck were our pitchers doing this series?
That was the Yankees problem all season. Consistency. Playing down to opponents despite their superior talent (Baltimore). Boone never had them playing hard every night. You can blame the injuries, but there were questions about effort throughout the season (Sanchez in the Tampa series), Severino showing up late to warm ups in Game 3.
You're right about some of this but there weren't concerns that Happ and CC would show up and not be able to throw strikes to Christian Vazquez. The inability to stop that one extra run from leaking because of a walk or a hbp or inherited runners in Game 1 and 4...that's what killed us. Call it effort or fight, but it was the pitching, despite them having other problems, it was the ones that you wouldn't anticipate them to have.
I mean look, the Sox were the better team in every facet during this series, so that's not the question. They gave themselves the chances to capitalize on our mistakes and were patient while our pitchers couldn't find the zone. But imagine the Sox had a series where Chris Sale walked the park, Porcello lasted 1.1 innings, and Cora left David Price in another inning or two. That's what this feels like, a stupidly missed opportunity in winnable games because of unusual performance.
A disproportionate amount of the blame is being laid at Boone's feet. The Red Sox made better personnel decisions (e.g. J.D. Martinez, Eovaldi).
“How much better J.D. has made our team, it’s not just by the home runs and RBIs and hits,” Red Sox pitcher David Price told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. “It’s what he does in the hitting meetings, in the dugout, in the video room. During games, he’s talking to guys about their approach, what to look for against certain guys. You can’t put a number on it.”
Looks like Cashman gets a pass around here, and Boone plays the scapegoat.
He's not the only player who preps for games and helps his teammates, he's just really good at executing. The legend of JDs iPad is great, but if he hit like a schmuck then nobody would care. Stanton apparently has absolutely legendary prep for games, taking hours studying pitchers...and then he has ABs where he Ks in 3 pitches against Kimbrel.
Cashman's errors are obvious, he missed on Cole and possibly Verlander (if he would be willing to come to NY). Eovaldi was a great pick-up for the Sox but Happ was a great pick-up for the Yankees.