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I guess he's not hurt.

Edit: Definitely hurting and also a hitting machine.
 

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Also I'm not sure who else is available behind Britton, another reason maybe you keep Kahnle in if there's no backup.

Or they could score 12 more and let Higashioka cover the 9th.
 

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Also I'm not sure who else is available behind Britton, another reason maybe you keep Kahnle in if there's no backup.

Or they could score 12 more and let Higashioka cover the 9th.
Relatively stress-free innings for Tommy. Give him the 9th and a day off tomorrow.
 

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Chapman, seriously? Sometimes pitching more helps him and he hasn't pitched much lately, but yikes. He needs someone else warm to start the inning though, finish this one here.
 

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EE is now only the 36th player to have 8+ 30+ home run seasons. The others with ‘only’ 8 are mostly very impressive bats: Giambi, Vlad Sr., Sheffield, Belle, Canseco, Ted Williams, Ott.
 

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Smeltzer got lucky those last few but very impressive outing.

Oh boy it's Chapman, buckle up. Please have more velocity than yesterday to start, 98 would be nice.
 

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One more runner and Green should be in, Chapman should never have been in this one. Urrrr....
 

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Welcome back! Now we just need one great slider and you are all the way back...
 

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101! I am totally wrong, plus they fixed the Chapman problem. Wow, on to Fenway.
 

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Yeah, I think more is a little better for Chapman.

Doesn't seem like he does that well in non-save situations, but I think Boone will do right to pitch him a little more consistently. Maybe.
 

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Also this gives NY the season series 4-2 so if they tie in final record (looking increasingly unlikely, admittedly), NY would be seeded higher.
 

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Yeah, I think more is a little better for Chapman.

Doesn't seem like he does that well in non-save situations, but I think Boone will do right to pitch him a little more consistently. Maybe.
It's really tricky though because he also can lose it from pitching too often, just so nice to see that last night was just one game, scary that he couldn't get past 95 for a lengthy outing.
 

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Crow’s got this. On to Fenway. What the Twins lack is the hostile atmosphere Fenway provides. And if you think the Twins have an offense, get ready for Boston. Devers has become a star this season.
 

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Smeltzer making Rocco's decision to stick with Odorizzi so long look even worse than it seemed at the time.
 

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Kahnle too.
He was a magician tonight, Arraez pushed him to 3-2 and grounded out but the other three guys he faced (Sano, Marwin, Schoop) he struck out on nine pitches total, only one foul ball even.

It looks like Chapman's odd appearance in game 2 of this series was only his 4th game (plus the ASG) in 18 days, so maybe it really was rust last night but also he has been warming up a lot and not coming in recently, so who knows. Anyway, seeing a couple of 101s to end it was a relief, in every sense.
 

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I absolutely hate this kind of math, especially with 12 games left vs Bos...but if the Yankees went .500 or lets say 30-31, the Sox would have to go 42-19 to take first. I don't mind this cushion one bit. Split the 12 against the Sox and you're virtually ensuring 1st.
 

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The teams they need to be watching are HOU and LAD for possible home field advantage. All three have been awesome at home, LAD 40-14, HOU 38-15, NYY 38-17 (35-11 after a 3-6 start to BAL/DET/CHW), so the more home games, the better. That's not to take anything for granted, still a long way to go and anything can happen once you get there.