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5/18: First place at stake, Part II

Discussion in '2019 Yankees Game Threads' started by terrynever, May 18, 2019.

  1. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Snell vs. Tanaka, 1:05 p.m. Two good clubs playing hardball, bringing out the best in each other.
     
  2. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    2B LeMahieu
    1B Voit
    CF Hicks
    DH Sánchez
    SS Torres
    3B Urshela
    RF Maybin
    C Romine
    LF Gardner
     
  3. Wingack

    Wingack Yankee Mod Dope SoSH Member

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    Prediction: Urshela gets another big hit today.
     
  4. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    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.
     
  5. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Young Rays team got their head swirled in the toilet last night. Let’s see how they respond.
     
  6. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    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.
     
  7. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    We got peak Tanaka from the get go on this sunny afternoon
     
  8. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    JD is so fundamentally sound...
     
  9. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    a bad hop and a tough grounder and Tanaka has a 2 on 2 out problem...
     
  10. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    and is being squeezed by this ump...
     
  11. Couperin47

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  12. Couperin47

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    Snell has a 2 on 1 out problem in the 3rd, I'd like Voit to 'solve' it for us....
     
  13. Couperin47

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    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
     
  14. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Snell & Voit both stepping out slows the ab to a crawl...
     
  15. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Snell wild pitch to Sanchez, Gardner scores, 1-0
     
  16. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Strikes out Sanchez but after 3, Snell, working with a new catcher is at 56 pitches and 3 mound visits
     
  17. SemperFidelisSox

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    Tampa’s offense is inept outside of Meadows and maybe Pham. 21st in runs scored. 22nd in HR.
     
  18. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Urshela one out single into right with 1 out in 4th
     
  19. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tries to steal 2nd, very close, called out...we're challenging
     
  20. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    no really definitive angle, so we lose
     
  21. crow216

    crow216 Dragon Wangler SoSH Member

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    Damn. That was probably safe but can’t be mad about a call that safe
     
  22. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Counterbalanced by literally the best pitching staff in relation to the league since before WW 1.
     
  23. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    72 pitches for Snell through 4.
     
  24. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    72 pitches for Tanaka through 5.
     
  25. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Kahnle's first pitch is suboptimal and we are tied 1-1
     
  26. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Luke is nowhere near as smooth as DJ, but they both get the job done defensively
     
  27. crow216

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    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.
     
  28. VORP Speed

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    Another 1 run loss is going to be painful
     
  29. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    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.
     
  30. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Who is this urshela guy?? Another ridiculous at bat
     
  31. VORP Speed

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    Meadows bomb. 2-1.

    This will make the loss even more painful.
     
  32. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Nice win for your boys, VORP.
     
  33. VORP Speed

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    Alvarado looks a little shaky at first but bounces back. Double play ends it.

    Good counterpunch by the Rays after yesterday.
     
  34. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Those were 2 pretty darn intense games for May.
     
  35. jon abbey

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    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.
     
  36. jon abbey

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    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.
     
  37. terrynever

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    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.
     
  38. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
     
  39. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Pretty sure desperation should be one of those nouns, but maybe Chance will surprise me (unlikely).
     
  40. crow216

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    I’m back in the NY groove for tomorrow
     

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