6/29: Tanaka vs Porcello

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What a lazy stat by Buck on the godly DJ, on both league batting titles never being done.

Ross Barnes, he of the first ever homer, led the NA in 1873/1872 at .431/.430 respectively then the NL in 1876 at .429.

Then you have Pete Browning leading the AA 1882 and 1885 at .378/.362, then did it in the NL in 1890, at .373.
 

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Is he? You have to think a 5 hour game isn't a good advertisement for the sport.
Yeah, I’m with you on this, can’t see this possibly how MLB wants the game showcased, with this length and, beyond the 1st, just a game that was never really in doubt.

Say what you will about London often getting shitty teams for when the NFL rolls in, those games usually are close and engaging for the super casuals even through the fourth for that reason.
 

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Cortes Jr has really been a savior this season, no one expected that (unprotected and unselected in the rule 5 last winter).
 

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There must be something messed up with this mound, curious to hear quotes from the pitchers afterwards.
 

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Let's use every pitcher on both teams...
Two days off before and one day off after, so that part is OK, although I wonder who NY plans to start tomorrow now that they used both Green and Cortes for extended stints today, maybe CC?
 

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Not sure this game should count, but they are one run short of the highest scoring NY/BOS game ever, 20-11 NY in Fenway in August 2009.

 

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Someone in the other thread remarked at the start that "The Yankees/Sox play baseball the way Germany/Russia played WWII", nobody bothered trying to send daily reports from Stalingrad, it was always just too cold with everyone dying...
Hahahahaha...
 

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Only twice has 13+ runs been a losing score between these two:

-7/31/1930, a 14-13 Yankees win.

-7/29/1903, Terry’s first game, a 15-14 Highlanders win.

The record is 31 combined runs from 2009, a Penny/Pettitte start and a 20-11 Yankees win, at Fenway. Think that gets smashed like a rock through a window, no?
 

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How can you guys have only 2 pages of thread during a game like this?
There are like 10 yankees fans on the board. It's a Saturday day game...people got shit to do.

Also, the lack of a working mobile app is destroying my gamethreading.
 

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This Sweet Caroline shit is terrible. 60,000 people who look like they're singing this at gunpoint.
 

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I mean, there's gotta be something with the ball, right? I have never seen our pitches struggle to throw strikes like this.
 

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NY needs to play this infield tomorrow even if Voit is OK, Urshela at 3B and DJ at 1B.
 

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There are like 10 yankees fans on the board. It's a Saturday day game...people got shit to do.

Also, the lack of a working mobile app is destroying my gamethreading.
Yeah but the game has been going on forever plus it's supposed to be a "Landmark Event" :p

I too miss many of the games on Saturday because that's when I mow the lawn etc.... but I could have done my yardwork 3X for the time this has been transpiring.
 

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Heh, just because they tell you it is a 'Landmark Event' doesn't actually make it more than a glorified silly exhibition that counts in the standings. Plus it is on Fox...
 

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There must be something messed up with this mound, curious to hear quotes from the pitchers afterwards.
Has to be, I think. Too many balls are getting squared up by a range of decent pitchers. I think the really nice hitter's background in CF is helping a lot too.
 

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Exhale. Ridiculous game, but we will take it.

CC would be on normal rest tomorrow, have to think he gets the nod.
 

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That officially marks the halfway point of NY’s season at 53-28.
 

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Cortes Jr sent down so they can activate Adams, Tarpley will get the start and then presumably Adams.