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9/26: Never over ... until it's over

Discussion in '2018 Yankees Game Threads' started by terrynever, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    I'm voting for 'Catwalks and Depth'.
     
  2. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Judge held up on second. Voit did his Sosa hop coming out of the box but soon ran hard. He got halfway to second and hit the brakes when he spotted Judge. The CF, Smith, should have caught the ball. He jumped as he reached the wall and missed it. Judge was waiting to see if he caught it, for obvious reasons.
     
  3. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Oh, that makes sense, thanks. Argh, go SEA.
     
  4. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    8-2 A’s, 3 HR so far.
     
  5. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    The A's final series is in Anaheim, which normally would be meh but it will be Scioscia's farewell.
     
  6. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Former King Felix is so cooked, 5.55 ERA now.
     
  7. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Good work getting two big wins and almost a third, Terry, you are the #2 postseason starter if we are lucky enough to need one.

    We need another win or two, who wants to step up tomorrow (today) as our #3?
     
  8. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Gotta be Coup!
     
  9. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    1 PM start today, no thread yet.
     
  10. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    Pack your bags, Oakland.
     
  11. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Hope the A's have the "flip cheap flyballs to RF" skill down pat.
     
  12. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    Yep, Sad how Tampa has pretty much laid down to these guys. Usually they would get at least a split down there.
     
  13. budcrew08

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    Wouldn’t it be amazing if Khris Davis hit 3 HRs to right during the Wild Card game? I mean, that would be some poetic justice.
     
  14. jon abbey

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    Well, they missed Snell but TB won the last series in NY also, which they hadn’t done in years.

    People need to stop with the “laying down”, that virtually never happens.
     
  15. jon abbey

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    And how do Sox fans complain about the dimensions of someone's home field? I will seriously never understand this.
     
  16. ThePrideofShiner

    ThePrideofShiner spooky action from a distance SoSH Member

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    What's CC's beef with Tampa Bay? Apparently grabbed his crotch toward the dugout after getting tossed.
     
  17. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Kittredge threw behind Romine's head after the home runs, CC was not happy. He cost himself 500K by getting tossed, he would have hit 155 innings if he got through 7 today and his pitch count was really low.
     
  18. ThePrideofShiner

    ThePrideofShiner spooky action from a distance SoSH Member

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    Ahh, that makes sense. Well, good for him.
     
  19. NJ_Sox_Fan

    NJ_Sox_Fan Member SoSH Member

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    Fenway has the Monster, but how many balls are crushed that would be gone elsewhere and are a single there? Has there even been a fly ball to RF that hasn't gone out of YS3?
     
  20. jon abbey

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    Fenway has the Pesky Pole stupidity also, literally every AL East stadium except maybe TOR has their share of oddness. Personally I think Fenway is an embarrassment and should have been torn down generations ago, but I don't bring it up every time something quirky happens there. Both teams play on the same field wherever the game is, that's part of baseball (I'd prefer it wasn't this way and fields were all uniform, but this is the way it is).
     
  21. NJ_Sox_Fan

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    Fair enough, perhaps its recency bias, but it sure seems that a lot of balls are hit out of YS3 by the Yanks that are nowhere near a HR anywhere else. Fenway has the pesky pole, but they also have one of the deepest straight away RF in MLB.

    On a side note, I would love for them to at least gut the seating bowl and make those better. Navigating the GS seats so you aren't obstructed by one of those stupid poles is really aggravating, even after you have been to hundreds of games there. The fact that they still have, and sell, seats that are literally directly behind a pole is ridiculous.
     
  22. jon abbey

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    FWIW, Yankee Stadium is ahead of Fenway this year on the Park Factors list (YS is 3rd, Fenway is 9th), but Fenway was ahead of YS the previous four seasons.
     
  23. jon abbey

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    Actually since NY's lineup is so right-handed now, they have probably been hurt by this this season more than helped. We all remember the game last week where Price had three short ones against him, but NY only had nine total all season before that.

    And yes, OAK leads all of MLB in road homers, one reason I think Happ will likely get the start as at least he is a lefty.
     
  24. jon abbey

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  25. jon abbey

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    Have to point out that Stanton homered once it was 10-0, A-Rod would be proud.
     
  26. jon abbey

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    Amazing that two guys the Cardinals gave away at the end of July have hit like Trout/Betts ever since, Pham and Voit tied now at a 1.064 OPS since coming to the AL.
     
  27. jon abbey

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    And a second homer at 11-1 in the 9th.
     
  28. Winger 03

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  29. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Winger! Maybe you can start our game thread tomorrow since no one else but me and Terry seem to want to anymore.
     
  30. SemperFidelisSox

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    The Yankees 98 wins would have won the last nine AL East titles.
     
  31. NJ_Sox_Fan

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    How have Yankee fans taken to Stanton? My good friend is a die hard fan and cannot stand him. He certainly has under performed what I expected.
     
  32. jon abbey

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    I’m giving him a year to adjust but I wouldn’t be too unhappy seeing him traded to the Dodgers in the offseason, depending on what else Cashman has planned.
     
  33. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Two games with three to go is unlikely but certainly possible. Has there been a coin flip yet to settle the tie?
     
  34. jon abbey

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    No, there isn’t one, NY wins the tiebreaker because their divisional record is better. I am well aware that makes zero sense, like so much in the postseason.

    Anyway, OAK needs a sweep and a BOS sweep to host the game, NY needs just one of those six to go their way.
     
  35. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Wow that's a stupid way to settle ties between teams in different divisions.

    In that case this is over.
     
  36. DeadlySplitter

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    I did not expect the Rays to fold up. Well-earned HFA for WC.
     
  37. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I have never tried to actually navigate SOSH via my smartphone, only real computers, besides I doubt the Judge in Merrimack would have approved of my trying, even if I did it silently.
     
  38. jon abbey

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    Hmm, maybe we should keep on with this thread since NY is on a 16-1 run the last 10 innings? If a Yankee fan who isn't me or Terry wants to start a new thread and get us that last W we need, that would also be welcome, either way.
     
  39. terrynever

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    Good plan, Jon. But you have to start the play-in thread and I hope you go 11-0.
     
  40. terrynever

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    I will not consider this Yankee team ready for the postseason until Judge homers against Boston and Didi swings the bat freely. Hope to see both this weekend.
     
  41. jon abbey

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    Loving the lineup, though, we have not seen these nine guys in there together more than a few times so far:

    McCutchen LF
    Judge RF
    Hicks CF
    Stanton DH
    Voit 1B
    Gregorius SS
    Andujar 3B
    Sanchez C
    Torres 2B
     
  42. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Let's go with the karma of this thread, being at courts on the other end of the state most of this week, I've been listening to an inordinate amount of Boston sports radio in the car and they have been utterly freaking out over Sale's last performance which has been hilarious. Price's last outing made it all even worse.
     
  43. terrynever

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    2000 when the Yankees lost 15 of 18 to end the regular season, and then won it all, cured us of worrying about late-season blues.
    Sale was working on his changeup in his last outing and some alarmists mistook the pitch for his fastball.
    Chapman has been working on his slider, to great effect. This final weekend series is like spring training all over again.
     
  44. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Sale was more than just 'working on his changeup', his delivery and especially his landing point changed substantially, best guess is he's compensating for something physical that ain't quite right...hopefully
     
  45. terrynever

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    Dream on.
     
  46. terrynever

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    Sanchez homers leading off the third inning. That's a good sign.
     
  47. terrynever

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    Speaking of good signs, Stanton just delivered a two-out RBI single.

    Coup, you are right about Sale. I just expect he will fix his mechanical problem on his throw day next Monday.
     
  48. Couperin47

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    He has a history of losing it in the Fall, none of which matters in the slightest unless we get past the As
     
  49. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    rotf, watching Andujar the ump pulled HIS hammy
     
  50. terrynever

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    I hurt my hammy watching Andujar slide into second.
     

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