8/24 - CC vs Gonsolin

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Got a few things going on in the morning, so I'm getting this one started quick.

Paxton was very good and the offense looked great in the first game of this series. I suspect those two things are related. When the Yankees starting pitcher gets off to a bad start, everyone seems to suffer. Defense isn't sharp. Hitters maybe press a little too much. If that is true, and I don't know that it is, but if so, the question of the day is this: what can CC give the Yankees coming out of the gate? The bullpen is rested, but CC has to keep the game competitive for that to matter.

Can he do it? I don't know. Pray for soft contact.
 

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Loaisiga down and the newly claimed Cory Gearrin up. You can tell that NY thinks Gearrin is more legit than the bodies they’ve been shuttling through, since they released Acevedo to get a 40 man spot for him and sent down Loaisiga. Boone talked yesterday about how their analytics team sees some things they can tweak with him, we’ll see.
 

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1. DJ LeMahieu 1B
2. Aaron Judge RF
3. Didi Gregorius SS
4. Gleyber Torres 2B
5. Brett Gardner CF
6. Gio Urshela 3B
7. Mike Tauchman LF
8. Austin Romine C
9. CC Sabathia P
 

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"Edwin Encarnacion (fractured wrist) ground balls, played catch and threw today. He also did soft toss and tee work.

Boone: "My understanding is that all went really well. He's doing well. I certainly expect him back and feel like he's hopefully not too far off.""
 

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Takes me back to Octobers of my youth, seeing Yanks and Dodgers on national tv. Except for the uniforms.
Obviously not the exceptional first hand memories, but yeah, these take me back to my readings, wanting to know what those times were like. For the supremacy of NY and to win it all. Can only imagine how excellent it was, between that and the Snider/Mantle (and Mays!) arguments beyond the game.

If it’s one thing I wish to see in my living life, it’s a Dodger/Yankee World Series. History and success intertwined is a most beautiful thing that escapes words.
 

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Judge reminding me a bit here of Reggie in 1977, Game 5 (not a typo). He’s back, these bombs are Herculean. You can hear that special pop off the bat with that swing, anyone else?
 

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I know Gleyber wants to hit a HR every time up, but these off balance max-effort swings are starting to piss me off. Even though he connects on more than his share.
 

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Unreal by Gleyber, that cannot happen, seems Nevin was the one to alert him given the continuation on past 2nd initially. Red Sox section of this forum needs to see that kind of base running stupidity isn’t exclusive to them.
 

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Unreal by Gleyber, that cannot happen, seems Nevin was the one to alert him given the continuation on past 2nd initially. Red Sox section of this forum needs to see that kind of base running stupidity isn’t exclusive to them.
Gleyber has always been the best player his age on the field. Maybe his youth coaches let him alone because he was so talented. Torres runs the gamut from talented to unfocused and back again almost every game.
 

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Romine singles off LF fence with two outs in fifth. Boone sends up Ford to hit for CC, who can’t be happy. Big Man wanted to get a hit today. And he almost did, lining out to right in his first trip.
 

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Joe Kelly time! He’s been mad hot of late, as someone who watches the Dodgers a fair share after the Yankees games, kind of like Chad Green’s season thus far. Very curious to see how this inning goes given the familiarity.
 

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Very very tired of that up and away pitch being consistently called a strike. At least it’s consistent, but it’s materially off the plate enough to draw my ire.
 

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Yanks getting an early taste of playoff ball.

It really amazes me that the 2018 Red Sox tore thru NY, Houston and LA last October without breaking a sweat. That was some ball club.
 

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OK, I'm back, just in time for Ottavino to get out of that.

Yankees are set up great if they can just score.
 

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Anemic offense today. Down one run in the top of the 8th. Pitchers have done their job.

Time to steal a win.
 

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Romine singles off LF fence with two outs in fifth. Boone sends up Ford to hit for CC, who can’t be happy. Big Man wanted to get a hit today. And he almost did, lining out to right in his first trip.
Late to this thread, but I remember talk about CC not wanting to go to a national league club because he liked hitting so much. So, ended up just a half year or so with Milwaukee, the rest all AL.
 

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Voit homered to lead off the AAA game, excited for that dude to be back.
 

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Late to this thread, but I remember talk about CC not wanting to go to a national league club because he liked hitting so much. So, ended up just a half year or so with Milwaukee, the rest all AL.
He loved his time in Milwaukee, partly because he could swing the bat.