6/1: Porcello at German

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I'm not sure what to expect for this game. Porcello has generally been solid this year and often goes deep into games, which is a rarity these days. If I remember correctly, he had a complete game against the Yankees once. Doesn't mean anything now of course, but I think there is a good chance that the Yankees won't get into the Sox bullpen too early for this one.

For the Yankees, Domingo German has been fantastic and has performed well beyond expectations. But he did get shelled last time out, and the start before that he gave up three runs in five innings to a crap Orioles team. Doesn't necessarily mean anything, but something to keep an eye on. Maybe there is enough tape out there that teams are starting to make adjustments and now he needs to make his. Or maybe it is just the vagaries that crop up in a long season.
 

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German has made 11 starts this year, he has given up 6 HRs in the two starts against KC and only 3 in the other 9 games combined. So maybe KC is just a bad matchup for him? It’s a big game for him with all of the Keuchel talk, innings concerns and him being the only NY SP with an option.
 

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Fun facts

Gary’s pickoff of Nunez was 88mph

Sox only have 8AB with RISP against NY this year.
 

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German has made 11 starts this year, he has given up 6 HRs in the two starts against KC and only 3 in the other 9 games combined. So maybe KC is just a bad matchup for him? It’s a big game for him with all of the Keuchel talk, innings concerns and him being the only NY SP with an option.
All excellent points, and every bit of it probably plays a role.

As far as innings concerns go, I wonder how much the 'spread' of those innings matters for young pitchers. He's around 60 IP now and pitched 94 last season, so I don't think total innings is a worry yet, but most (if not all) of those 94 were spread from April to September and the 60 so far this year are obviously all in April and May.

I know I'm overthinking things, but maybe the grind feels a bit different to him right now.
 

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Not thrilled that we get the Fox commentators tonight and the ESPN ones tomorrow night.
 

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Lineups for today:

1. Mookie Betts (R) RF
2. Andrew Benintendi (L) LF
3. J.D. Martinez (R) DH
4. Rafael Devers (L) 3B
5. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
6. Brock Holt (L) 2B
7. Michael Chavis (R) 1B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. Sandy Leon (S) C


1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
2. Luke Voit (R) 1B
3. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
4. Gary Sanchez (R) C
5. Gleyber Torres (R) SS
6. Kendrys Morales (S) DH
7. Clint Frazier (R) RF
8. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
9. Brett Gardner (L) LF

Frazier's adventures in RF continue.
 

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Yankees 50+ Batters Faced and 0 Runs Allowed in Single Month in Last 30 Years:

Adam Ottavino (May 2019)
David Robertson (Sept 2017)
Mariano Rivera (Aug 1999)
Mariano Rivera (July 1996)
 

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Didi now 0-10 in his AAA rehab stint, NY is aiming for him to join the team next weekend in CLE.
 

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it's hard to fully buy into the Twins, but the Indians look like their window has closed, even with some regression on the Twins it might still be a comfortable division in the end.

I'm hoping the Red Sox can start playing good for a long stretch and get into the WC1 spot at least. Looking at the WC race and all the teams around .500 right now, we are clearly the most talented of that group (Red Sox, Indians, A's, Rangers, White Sox, Angels) and that should win out into a spot. then who the hell knows in the playoffs.
I hear you on the Twins, but watching that team play is a joy. So athletic, and they can rake up and down that lineup.

"then who the hell knows in the playoffs" - if you have the pitching. I don't think the Red Sox have the pitching depth to make a run in the playoffs, even with Eovaldi back. Also, crow wrote "other team looked lost". That has been my take on one of their problems, that they don't have the same edge (at times) as last year. I don't attribute that to the approach in spring training, they haven't forgotten how to play baseball all of a sudden. Extreme example is Ricky Henderson, he could sleep walk through spring training, but when the opening day bell rung he was ready to play.
 

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Not sure either of those hits should be singles, but I won't care if they avoid the squander. As I type, Frazier doesn't help.
 

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Also Kendrys has to be the slowest guy in baseball unless there is a one-legged guy I’m not aware of.
 

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So Voit and Frazier get fucked by the umpire. Perhaps saving Porcello from a huge blow up.
 

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Chicks dig the long ball and getting the big boys back will be great but I really love the way these guys approach the game. I hate watching the all of nothing approach.
 

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DJ LeMahieu is the son of a New York theater actor. The old man coached his son’s baseball teams and also umpired. Heard this from Suzyn Waldman last night. She is another ex-Broadway person.
 

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Devers and Gleyber play different positions but are almost exactly the same age. I think Gleyber was ahead coming into this season, but they are really close now, Devers looks like the next guy BOS should lock up ASAP if possible.

Kendrys making Porcello work hard again, we’ll take a 10 pitch groundout.