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9/25: Foot on the gas pedal

Discussion in '2018 Yankees Game Threads' started by terrynever, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. terrynever

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    Oakland keeps winning so the Yankees must run hard through Sunday's finish line in order to retain home field for the play-in game next Wednesday. New York sends Luis Severino after his 19th win tonight. Tampa counters with Jake Faria, who went 3.1 innings in a win over NY a few weeks ago.
    The game is on ESPN.
    Gary Sanchez seemingly wrapped up the MLB championship for passed balls last night, accruing two in a 4-1 victory. He now has 17. Gary's ability to fall asleep between pitches is a key to his success in missing pitches that don't hit him in the face mask.
    Mike Stanton changed his name back to Giancarlo after last night's game, even though his one hit in four trips was an improvement over recent efforts. In related news, Yoan Moncada sat out Chicago's game last night. He leads Stanton in strikeouts, 210-206.
    By the way, Stanton and Aaron Judge have combined for just 61 homers this season, well below expectations. Amazing that this team is still challenging the all-time record for home runs in a season. What a tribute to the cozy confines of Yankee Stadium.
    Every spot in the batting order from 1-8 has at least 20 homers except for No. 9, which has 19. Heard that on the YES telecast last night.
    In another positive note, the back end of the bullpen is looking good again. Chad Green, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Zach Britton are four power arms to fear. Chapman showed off his best slider of the season last night, according to David Cone. One benefit of taking a three-week break is pitchers can work on secondary pitches. Chapman's velocity is down to 98 right now. He may be protecting the knee by not using max effort.
    The Yanks are trying to find their offense. Judge doubled last night. He has six more games to get back up to game speed. Does the wrist still hurt? Has he lost a little bat speed? Hard to tell. Judge never admitted his shoulder hurt last year, until he underwent surgery. This could be a similar situation.
    This is a good team that fights hard, as last night's game attests. Brett Gardner ran into a wall to save two runs. Sanchez caught a combined two-hitter thrown by eight different pitchers. That can't be easy on a catcher. Boone is sticking by him, not even letting Romine in the game late last night for defensive reasons.
    We pick them apart every night but this is a team that could up its game in the playoffs, just like last year.
     
    #1 terrynever, Sep 25, 2018
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  2. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  3. jon abbey

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    Bryan Hoch:

    "Didi Gregorius will take ground balls on the field today... no throwing. Says the wrist feels “great.”"
     
  4. jon abbey

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    That lineup changed, Gleyber is getting the day off after getting hit in the foot yesterday (available off the bench), so the bottom three now are Sanchez, Hechevarria, Gardner.
     
  5. jon abbey

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    We might be at full strength for the postseason after all:

    "Aaron Boone: Good news on Aaron Hicks MRI. No tear. Still tight and will sit for a few days but “we feel like we dodged a bullet.”"
     
  6. Couperin47

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    gunshot wounds are one of the few things we have not had to deal with this year...so far
     
  7. jon abbey

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    Funny but not actually true, Thairo Estrada was out most of the year after being shot in the thigh last offseason.
     
  8. Al Zarilla

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    Has Cutch slowed down that much or did he get a bad jump? The throw down was very good.
     
  9. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I was dimly aware and knew it was last year....
     
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    He’s never been an especially good base stealer, 42 SBs and 26 CS since the start of 2015 now.
     
  12. Couperin47

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    :rolleyes: lol even dimmer than i thought....
     
  13. Al Zarilla

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    Yeah, and I was also surprised to find out he’s had a negative dWAR outfielder most years of his career.
     
  14. jon abbey

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    Right, but that was all center field until this year, corners are easier.
     
  15. SemperFidelisSox

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    Sanchez ends the inning with runners on for the fourth time in the series.
     
  16. jon abbey

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    Faria hasn't pitched deeper than this in a while, will be interesting to see how much longer they go with him.

    Got to get Gardner in here, no more squanders.

    Beeks warming.
     
  17. Couperin47

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    incredible reflexes, and lucky he's alive...
     
  18. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    It's amazing he hasn't hurt anyone yet, that was at 108.
     
  19. strek1

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    Tampa going to phone it in the last week? I doubt that we are going to help Oakland very much in the last few games.
     
  20. jon abbey

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    I don't think they're phoning it in, these are all the same guys that have been playing great.
     
  21. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    are Stanton and Sanchez having a pvt competition to see which one can suck more ??
     
  22. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    lol an inning without squander
     
  23. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    7 run inning, that works.
     
  24. jon abbey

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    First game with more than 2 RBIs for Sanchez since June 15.
     
  25. strek1

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    Sure but they're eliminated now.
     
  26. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Severino throwing a lot of pitches early, getting himself into trouble again here.
     
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    and Luis responds by losing it....
     
  29. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    THROW STRIKES
     
  30. Couperin47

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    lol what Choi does cannot be accurately described as a 'slide', it's a face first flop stumble dive
     
  31. jon abbey

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    They're going to need some innings from the back of the bullpen, maybe German (warming last night) or Loaisiga or both.
     
  32. jon abbey

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    Really lucky to only give up two that inning, two very hard-hit outs and a third at home.
     
  33. jon abbey

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    McCutchen has been on base 40 times in 22 games with NY, 99 PAs.
     
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    I don't see how NY could possibly consider starting Severino in the coin flip game, he is obviously not in top form and he got destroyed by OAK three weeks ago, plus he was awful in the same game last year. Happ or Tanaka, whoever they think matches up better.
     
  35. VORP Speed

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    Bullpen game
     
  36. Couperin47

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    good bounceback inning from Luis
     
  37. jon abbey

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    Don't be content with this, score more runs.
     
  38. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    That ball by Stanton was at 112, would be great if he could wake up again.
     
  39. jon abbey

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    Get him in, Miggy Two Bags.
     
  40. jon abbey

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    Can't stop that Stanton/Sanchez combo. :)
     
  41. jon abbey

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    Nice inning from Kahnle, he hit 97 on that last pitch.
     
  42. terrynever

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    Just got off my deathbed to see Sanchez have a good AB. Coup, I feel worse than you on a bad day.
    I watched until it got to 7-0. Too weak to lift my iPad. Weaker than Greg Bird. And none of you inquired. Where's Terry? Is he dead?
    I did call my Mariners-loving brother and asked him to get a win tonight. Is that too much to ask?
     
  43. jon abbey

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    I just figured you fell asleep early again. :)
     
  44. jon abbey

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    McCutchen on base 4 more times tonight, leading the AL in walks in September (Hicks is second).
     
  45. terrynever

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    I sleep well with a 7-0 lead in the third inning.
     
  46. jon abbey

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    German’s first game since July 20, also auditioning for the postseason.
     
  47. jon abbey

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    Very nice outing for German, welcome back.

    A’s score 3 in the 1st, gotta do it again tomorrow but nice game.
     
  48. jon abbey

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    Mariners tie it up at 3 on a 3 run HR by Cruz, still in the first.
     
  49. jon abbey

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    6-3 A's now after an inning and a half, GJGE Seattle.
     
  50. SemperFidelisSox

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    You’re irrationally worried about the A’s. The game will be in New York.
     

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