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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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    And actually the defensive metrics seem to really hate Voit, I was a bit surprised.
     
  2. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Gleyber gets both records with one swing.
     
  3. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Yanks look ready for the playoffs. And dangerous.
     
  4. hbk72777

    hbk72777 Member SoSH Member

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    This announcer is babbling like a fool.

    Who is it? (Not Cone)
     
  5. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Pierzynski, absolute idiot.

    Surprised BOS is giving NY another look at Wright, although NY only has a few starters left in.

    Edit: Stanton.
     
  6. hbk72777

    hbk72777 Member SoSH Member

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    Yankees have their groove back
     
  7. hbk72777

    hbk72777 Member SoSH Member

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    Throw that idiot out
     
  8. hbk72777

    hbk72777 Member SoSH Member

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    That could've hit him in the face on the bounce.

    WTF is wrong with people these days?

    And the announcers are laughing like morons
     
  9. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Good arm by the fan. Dombrowski just signed him up and waived Joe Kelly.
     
  10. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    I don't think Gray can make the wild card roster, but he is making a bit of a case to make the ALDS roster if they get there.
     
  11. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Kahnle simply cannot be trusted these days
     
  12. ThePrideofShiner

    ThePrideofShiner spooky action from a distance SoSH Member

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    The collapse of Kahnle this season is mystifying.
     
  13. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    It's not that mystifying, they pushed him hard last postseason and then Boone used him for 48 pitches on April 6.
     
  14. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Kahnle has been squeezed a bit all inning too.
     
  15. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Not a good inning by Tommy, Holder will get the 9th.
     
  16. crow216

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    It’s the fucking 9th with 2 outs and you’re down by 6. Why are you changing pitchers Alex?
     
  17. hbk72777

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    I can't stick around for the last half inning

    AJ the moron saying the Red Sox has this wrapped up in April

    Christ
     
  18. jon abbey

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    Yeah, I caught that too. Lazy hyperbole does not translate well when you are announcing baseball games.
     
  19. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    In case you have not noticed, aggressive stupidity is currently quite successful in sports broadcasting and politics
     
  20. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Here is your new old closer.
     
  21. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    The slider makes Chapman a bit more difficult.
     
  22. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    The lack of 100+ makes him a bit more easy.
     
  23. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    most of the portents are better but we are not handling 9th innings well
     
  24. terrynever

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    We disagree here. I think if he mixes more sliders in, the 97 looks like 100.
    Cone just summed up the Yankees' bullpen. Three power guys at end who can lose the strike zone.
     
  25. terrynever

    terrynever Member SoSH Member

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    Two strikeouts, both on sliders. And one fastball at 100.
     
  26. crow216

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    Got lucky with that strike zone though.

    Either way, the Sox have way bigger problems than the Yankees do. There isn’t a pitcher on their roster besides Sally and Kimberly anyone is worried about.
     
  27. terrynever

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    They could be similar to the 2001 Mariners. Not built for the playoffs. Or, more to the point, not built to face a loaded playoff field. Getting by both the Yankees/A's and Astros is asking a lot.
     
    #227 terrynever, Sep 29, 2018
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  28. jon abbey

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    100 wins is nice, absolutely nothing to play for tomorrow except the season series between these teams, currently tied at 9.
     
  29. crow216

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    They need a couple things to go right that could carry them through the As/Yanks and Houston. But Houston is still the team to beat. Verlander is the best postseason pitcher on any team. Kluber is back to being Kluber. Without a full strength Sale, they’re done. Without Happ or Severino keeping those games competitive, we’re done too.

    Also, we need to prove we can win away postseason games
     
  30. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Isn't getting by 2 of the Yankees/A's, Astros, Indians, and Sox asking a lot of any team?
     
  31. terrynever

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    100 wins is a great accomplishment. Credit to Boston for making 100 wins seem so frustrating. We did a lot of complaining on Yankee game threads, myself included, and it was always Jon who would remind us this was a 100-win team we were bitching about.
    Having the whole lineup healthy makes me feel better. Gardner coming off the bench could be a real asset in a tight game. He is committed to helping this team "in any way he can."
     
  32. terrynever

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    Yes. It's a loaded playoff field for everyone.
    Unrelated, Is the NL compelling at all? We watch so much AL, I have no idea.
     
  33. terrynever

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    Great point, Crow. The next step for this bunch is winning playoff games on the road.
     
  34. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    It's competitive but not nearly as compelling as the AL. Atlanta, Colorado, and Milwaukee are in the playoffs.
     
  35. crow216

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    There is a lot more pressure on the Sox to win than any other team in the postseason besides maybe LAD. Shorter window, best record, favorites, two MVP candidates, CY young winner (probably), first year manager getting lots of praise...
     
  36. SemperFidelisSox

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    The ALCS is the World Series IMO.
     
  37. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Game 5 of the ALDS last year against the best team in baseball and Cy Young winner wasn’t enough?
     
  38. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    I think he means the 1-6 record.
     
  39. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Road teams were collectively 2-15 in the AL playoffs last year, HOU was 1-4 and the other teams were 0-5 combined.
     
    #239 jon abbey, Sep 29, 2018
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  40. crow216

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    yep and being that we will be on the road more than our opponents, it’s important we turn that around. Ironically, our inability to muster any semblance of an offense in Houston last year scares me the most. Suppose we have a handful of obstacles to get through first, though.
     
  41. StuckOnYouk

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    I think the biggest pressure the Red Sox will be facing is whether Sale is sitting 95-96 or 91-92
    If he’s showing to be healthy the pressure will be squarely on the Red Sox opponent
     
  42. crow216

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    You don’t actually believe that, right? Sure, Sale makes the Sox as good as any team out there. But he also just gives the Sox what most other playoff teams have in a shutdown starter. It’s the playoffs, the regular season doesn’t mean shit. Ask Clayton Kershaw.
     
  43. jon abbey

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    Sale needs more than velocity, he needs to get deep into the game. The last time he threw more than five innings was July 27, the last time he went more than seven was June 8.

    Coin flip game first, OAK is tough.
     
  44. jon abbey

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    Andujar, Didi and McCutchen sit, other six regulars in there:

    Gardner LF
    Judge RF
    Hicks CF
    Stanton DH
    Voit 1B
    Sanchez C
    Torres 2B
    Walker 3B
    Hechavarria SS
     
  45. jon abbey

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    First time two 100 win teams have met in the regular season since 1909, and what’s crazy is Coup was at that game. :)
     
  46. terrynever

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    And he was bitching because the hot dogs were undercooked.
     
  47. crow216

    crow216 Dragon Wangler SoSH Member

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    You can’t really undercook a hotdog, can you? My relatives in Italy eat them “raw” with mayonnaise.
     
  48. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Andujar replaces Stanton at DH, no injury, just a day off.
     
  49. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    To each their own, but ew and ew.
     
  50. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    My Dad was born in 1906 so that would make us both off-the-charts biologically precocious....
     

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