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Discussion in '2019 Yankees Game Threads' started by terrynever, May 18, 2019.
Snell vs. Tanaka, 1:05 p.m. Two good clubs playing hardball, bringing out the best in each other.
Prediction: Urshela gets another big hit today.
What we are doing and how we are doing it is so damn improbable, then again so is this neverending streak of bad luck injury. Normally I'd reluctantly agree that Gardner is now so weak at the plate we can't afford him out there...and yet somehow we are mostly mustering offense and as with his twisting, turning, 'didn't give up on it' catch out there last night, his defense is why we can still afford him in the lineup. Also Crow says 'let the big boys heal', the problem is all of them keep taking longer and longer (Where have you gone Didi? Our nation turns it's lonely eyes to you...) to do that and the new injuries just keep coming dammit.
Young Rays team got their head swirled in the toilet last night. Let’s see how they respond.
Actually I posted in the other thread, but we got another overarching update this AM...
Paxton should be back next week, Stanton is starting rehab games Monday and Didi is playing SS in extended spring training games, Betances also seems to be progressing well. Judge and Severino are farther away, but any or all of those first four guys would be major additions.
We got peak Tanaka from the get go on this sunny afternoon
JD is so fundamentally sound...
a bad hop and a tough grounder and Tanaka has a 2 on 2 out problem...
and is being squeezed by this ump...
Snell has a 2 on 1 out problem in the 3rd, I'd like Voit to 'solve' it for us....
Gardner takes extreme leads off 2nd, count goes full, Gardner may have distracted Snell just enough as he walks Voit and we have the bases full for Hicks
Snell & Voit both stepping out slows the ab to a crawl...
Snell wild pitch to Sanchez, Gardner scores, 1-0
Strikes out Sanchez but after 3, Snell, working with a new catcher is at 56 pitches and 3 mound visits
Tampa’s offense is inept outside of Meadows and maybe Pham. 21st in runs scored. 22nd in HR.
Urshela one out single into right with 1 out in 4th
Tries to steal 2nd, very close, called out...we're challenging
no really definitive angle, so we lose
Damn. That was probably safe but can’t be mad about a call that safe
Counterbalanced by literally the best pitching staff in relation to the league since before WW 1.
72 pitches for Snell through 4.
72 pitches for Tanaka through 5.
Kahnle's first pitch is suboptimal and we are tied 1-1
Luke is nowhere near as smooth as DJ, but they both get the job done defensively
Luke looks pretty good at first. Overall, I think our team has a pretty strong defense now. Sanchez has been okay and without Andujar out there, I think we can manage Sanchez's issues.
Another 1 run loss is going to be painful
Hey everyone, I've missed you. Been busy of late.
Only once in Yankees/Rays history have the Bronx Boys walked off in consecutive games, 7/3-7/4, 2015.
Who is this urshela guy?? Another ridiculous at bat
Meadows bomb. 2-1.
This will make the loss even more painful.
Nice win for your boys, VORP.
Alvarado looks a little shaky at first but bounces back. Double play ends it.
Good counterpunch by the Rays after yesterday.
Those were 2 pretty darn intense games for May.
Nice run, Terry!
Also as an aside from above, Voit is pretty bad defensively as much as we'd like him to be adequate. He may get some more DH time once guys are back, Urshela/Didi/Gleyber/DJ at 1st is a pretty amazing defensive infield.
Chad Green 'opening' for NY tomorrow, then I'm guessing one of Chance Adams or Nestor Cortes Jr. At least they won Friday, hopefully Tanaka won't miss a start and Paxton will be back this week.
On the plus side, we also have a well-rested @crow216 going, our ace, so anything is possible.
Life intervened today so I kept tabs by phone, caught the final 3 outs at home. Agree with you and VORP. Two intense games for May. Tampa’s pitching staff is deep. Hope the Yanks can touch up Morton tomorrow.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Pretty sure desperation should be one of those nouns, but maybe Chance will surprise me (unlikely).
I’m back in the NY groove for tomorrow