6/18: Chickens come home to roost

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Former No. 1 pick James Kaprielian, traded for Sonny Gray in 2017, returns to Yankee Stadium tonight, having finally put injuries and TJ surgery behind him. Kaprielian is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 6 starts for Oakland. Yanks will counter with Jameson Taillon. Uh-oh. But if the Yanks continue hitting, that will cover up some pitching issues. And if this team is starting to regroup and play like a contender, the Yankees will win a series at home against one of the AL’s best teams. Just take two of three. Step up your game and beat a good team.
 

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Nice to see Gleyber back, good to be young. No Gary and no Gittens is irritating though, stop starting Odor so much.

1B DJ LeMahieu
RF Aaron Judge
SS Gleyber Torres
DH Giancarlo Stanton
3B Gio Urshela
2B Rougned Odor
LF Miguel Andújar
C Kyle Higashioka
CF Brett Gardner
 

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Matt Olson homers in top of first. Big lefty hitter. Short porch. Yankees used to have two or three guys like him in the lineup.
 

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Kaprielian putting on a show. Strikes out Judge, Torres, Stanton and Gio. The latter three on three pitches apiece.
 

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I wish he wasn't locked in tonight, but I'm otherwise glad to see Kaprielian doing well.
 

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Clearly, the pressure of being my SOSH avatar was too much for DJ. He started looking more like himself once I removed the jinx and went back to Tanaka. :)
 

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I was just going to say something nice about Peralta but he gives up a 3-run homer with two outs in sixth. 5-3 Oakland.
 

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Voit 3-4 with a HR and a 2B in AA tonight, bring him back tomorrow.
 

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Sure am glad Wandy Peralta is still on this team.

Also, why did Taillon get pulled so quick when we have a short pen tonight?
 

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Which is fine, I guess. But that meant we had to see Peralta for multiple innings.

This wouldn't matter if Abreu was up in his place.
 

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The main reason Tauchman was moved (rightly) in exchange for Peralta is that Peralta had an option left and Tauchman didn't, so fucking use it. Thank you.
 

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Meanwhile to add insult to stupidity, Abreu closed the game in AAA tonight with a 2 0 0 0 1 5 on 31 pitches, which means it doesn't even make sense to bring him up until Sunday at the earliest. A R G H.