5/18: First place at stake, Part II

jon abbey

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

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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