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5/15-16/2018 – Tanaka vs. Gonzalez

Discussion in '2018 Yankees Game Threads' started by EvilEmpire, May 15, 2018.

  1. EvilEmpire

    EvilEmpire Dope Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    Game one of a two game series with the Nationals. Today the Yankees have Tanaka taking the mound and are facing Gio Gonzalez. It is never good to look ahead, but with Scherzer looming tomorrow, their best chance at a win in this series is today.

    Here are the basic stats for today's pitchers:


    PLAYER W-L ERA SO WHIP IP H BB HR
    M. Tanaka 4-2 4.66 45 1.10 46.1 41 10 8
    G. Gonzalez 4-2 2.22 50 1.34 44.2 41 19 1

    Gio puts more men on base, Tanaka puts more balls in the seats. Or allows them to be put in the seats. I suspect we'll see both trends continue today.
     
  2. jon abbey

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    Clint Frazier up, corresponding move not announced yet, so we are likely to get some combo of Frazier/Judge/Stanton in the OF against the lefty (Frazier played 3-4 games in CF this week but Judge might be a safer bet there for one night).

    The hottest two teams in baseball, WAS is 13-2 in their last 15, NY is 19-3 in their last 22. WAS is missing a bunch of guys from their lineup (Murphy, Eaton, Zimmerman, Wieters) but are playing great.

    NY needs to hit a lot of homers so Bryce Harper gets a first-hand chance to see what he could be joining next season. :)
     
  3. jon abbey

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    Lot of rain in the forecast around Washington tonight.
     
  4. jon abbey

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    Frazier not in the lineup, and Hicks still on the roster and leading off, if they play. Also DIdi finally dropped down a bit, against the lefty anyway:

    Hicks CF
    Judge RF
    Stanton LF
    Sanchez C
    Didi SS
    Austin 1B
    Andujar 3B
    Tanaka P
    Torres 2B
     
  5. cromulence

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    I'm going to both games. Hourly forecast looks OK to me. Right now it's hot and sunny, though I know it's gonna cool off and things will change. Hopefully it's after the game.

    Really? Pitcher hitting 8th?
     
  6. ThePrideofShiner

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    Lets Gleyber get on in front of the top of the lineup. Or something.
     
  7. jon abbey

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    Yeah, a lot of teams do that now, the universal DH can't come soon enough for my taste.
     
  8. jon abbey

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    Hale DFAd again for Frazier, not sure why that didn't happen the game after he threw a ton of pitches, but better a bit late than never.
     
  9. mikeot

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    Nats fan here in Alexandria: sunny now, 30-40% chance of rain during game time.
     
  10. terrynever

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    Rendon homers with two outs in first after Tanaka got two easy grounders to short.
    Coup's blood pressure shot up to 140/90 as Rendon rounded the bases.
     
  11. terrynever

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    Tyler Austin singles leading off top of second inning. My BP drops to 105/66 as Andujar doubles over the Harper's head.

    Tanaka up and appears to be under orders to strike out. Gone in 3 pitches.
     
  12. jon abbey

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    Andujar belts it over Harper’s head in the opposite field.
     
  13. Couperin47

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    naaah, we all know Tanaka is susceptible to these, one hopes it's tonight's outlier
     
  14. jon abbey

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    NL baseball: SO DUMB.
     
  15. terrynever

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    Here comes Gleyber! This kid has added 10 years to my life expectancy. He goes down 0-2 right away. Michael Kay us arguing with Leiter over pitchers hitting in NL parks. Gio sneaks in strike three, a big looping curveball.
     
  16. ThePrideofShiner

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    How many baserunners can they leave in scoring position?
     
  17. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    So fucking antiquated
     
  18. terrynever

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    Okay. Good to see you are taking a calm approach.
     
  19. Couperin47

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    now this squander is annoying....
     
  20. terrynever

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    Gio fans three in a row to get out of second inning. Modern baseball! Give me antique baseball every time.
     
  21. EvilEmpire

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    Gio giving up baserunners, Masahiro giving up HRs. SSS trends getting just a little less small sample-y. Yankees have got to take advantage of their opportunities. I don't think Tanaka is done giving up bombs against this team.
     
  22. jon abbey

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    Tanaka looks terrible again.
     
  23. terrynever

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    3-0 as Washington's Severino doubles up the gap. Tanaka fed him a fastball with the pitcher on deck.
     
  24. terrynever

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    Passed ball as Gary waves at a breaking ball.
     
  25. EvilEmpire

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    That was funny. Judge saves Hicks from getting embarrassed and then they show Tanaka with a WTF look on his face.
     
  26. EvilEmpire

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    Outfielder follies today.
     
  27. strek1

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    NATS Town LOL
     
  28. budcrew08

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    Get out of the way center field guy!
     
  29. EvilEmpire

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    Adams is not good out there, but come on, the rookie CFer was ranging far and wide.
     
  30. strek1

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    Ah those fielding mistakes. Can't make them against good teams.
     
  31. jon abbey

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    Nice piece of hitting by Austin.
     
  32. EvilEmpire

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    Austin does something productive and the error hurts. Two run HR.
     
  33. budcrew08

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    Can someone help Michael Kay with his history, please?
     
  34. terrynever

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    Tanaka has settled down, retired last 8 batters.
     
  35. jon abbey

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    Get on for Stanton, he’s going deep this time.
     
  36. jon abbey

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    There you go.
     
  37. EvilEmpire

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    OK Didi, time to get lukewarm.
     
  38. EvilEmpire

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    Not warm at all.
     
  39. ThePrideofShiner

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    His average has dropped at least a 100 points since the team got hot. It's crazy.
     
  40. EvilEmpire

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    That'll do.
     
  41. jon abbey

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    One more ball and we would have gotten Clint with the bases loaded, ah well.
     
  42. terrynever

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    Gio with a tidy 111-pitch effort thru 5 innings. Tie game as the rain finally arrives. Supposed to be rain all day tomorrow. Thursday an off day for both teams.
     
  43. jon abbey

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    10 in a row for Tanaka but that’s it for him because NL baseball.
     
  44. ThePrideofShiner

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    Pretty quick hook.
     
  45. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Tie game, leadoff hitter, stupid NL rules.
     
  46. strek1

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    How does the radar look?
     
  47. cromulence

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    Let's go Yankees chants in the concourses. This crowd is almost 50/50.
     
  48. jon abbey

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    Game is suspended and will be finished tomorrow before the scheduled game, starting at 5:05. Let's play 1 7/18, as 'Sloth' Banks used to say.

    Yes, Ernie's lazier brother. Sorry.
     
  49. cromulence

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    That was a huge sac fly by Austin (sooooo close to a grand slam) - otherwise that's an extremely frustrating 3-2 6 inning loss.
     
  50. jon abbey

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    I fixed the date, we will stick with this thread for the completion of the game.
     

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