8/6 - Holder at Wojciechowski

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Who knows, but with 2 on in the last inning (high leverage) one would think it should've been Ottavino in and not Cortes Jr. on 2 days rest. Just an opinion.
In the 5th inning when Ottavino might be your only top guy available? I'm glad you're not managing.
 

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I thought it was strange that they threw him right back in the lineup after he went to the hospital. Hope he didn't make it worse.
 

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Cortes Jr has been such a hero for NY this season, this is a guy they didn't even bother protecting in the rule 5 this winter and no one took him.
 

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Cortes Jr has been such a hero for NY this season, this is a guy they didn't even bother protecting in the rule 5 this winter and no one took him.
Tough to keep him on the big league team all year for the Orioles I guess, but yeah, he's a useful arm.
 

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In the 5th inning when Ottavino might be your only top guy available? I'm glad you're not managing.
Britton should hopefully be available and of course before I knew that Chapman might be out tonight. But, yeah managing is not my thing.
 

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Britton should hopefully be available and of course before I knew that Chapman might be out tonight. But, yeah managing is not my thing.
NY never lets guys go three nights in a row (not a factor tonight) but also they really don't like to use guys four times in five days, which tonight would rule out Chapman, Britton and Kahnle.
 

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So to be clear, six of the nine NY starters tonight have homered. The three who haven't are that scrub Judge, that wuss Gleyber and Mike Ford.
 

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NY never lets guys go three nights in a row (not a factor tonight) but also they really don't like to use guys four times in five days, which tonight would rule out Chapman, Britton and Kahnle.
So funny to think about the way they operate now compared to the Torre years and the way he'd ride relievers. Not that long ago. Poor Scott.
 

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If they finish this, they will be 7-0 since the trading deadline (including the ARI game, which overlapped the actual deadline, but they came back and won after 4 PM).
 

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There are "A-Team" bullpen games and there are games like tonight. Couldn't be more satisfying than to get a win with some of the B-Team bullpen guys carrying most of the load.
 

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For Sox fans just stopping by, in tonight's edition of 'the superhero adventures of Mike Tauchman', not only did he have a homer blasted to right to make it 1-0 and an RBI double sliced to left to make it 7-4 (and then he stole 3rd with no one out but they could not get him in), but in between, he went way way over the fence to bring this homer back:

View: https://twitter.com/espn/status/1158921799209558016
 

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So, apparently the problem for this team when they went to Fenway was that not enough players were injured....:eyeroll:
Playing that Twins lineup is draining, NY was already a bit burnt when they got to town and after semi-sleepwalking through game 1, they won the next two but it took so much out of them and BOS just steamrolled them three times in a row before the German/Sale Sunday night game turned things for both teams. BOS faces this combo their last series with NY, three with MIN at Fenway and then the four with NY start the next day (NY has a day off).

Actually I have been thinking about that, if MIN wins the Central (I think they will, sorry FFA), that will be a tough test for whichever pitching staff has to face them in the ALDS. I don't think they have the pitching to win a series against HOU or NYY (Berrios got crushed by the Braves tonight, 9 ERs) but they could definitely stagger the other team's pitching staff along the way. I think that's even more incentive for the #1 seed this year.
 

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Voit, Tauchman, Urshela, Maybin, acquired for a grand total of three of NY's seemingly endless supply of MLB-ready relievers (Gallegos has been awesome for STL and still has years of team control) and cash, all in the past year and a week. That is the position player equivalent of what the Astros do with pitchers, Maybin went from almost out of baseball, sucking for CLE's AAA team, to an over .900 OPS essentially overnight. CLE was so sure he was done that they gave him to a desperate possible playoff opponent for (minimal) cash.

I guess six different teams gave up on Maybin since 2017, he has been great for NY.

"The 32-year-old Maybin is a journeyman who was released by the San Francisco Giants after hitting just .163 with one RBI and one stolen base in 16 spring training games. In 14 games with the International League's Columbus Clippers, Maybin is hitting .216 with five RBI and one steal.

If Maybin appears in a game for the Yankees, it will mark his eighth different team in 13 MLB seasons. He was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft. He went on to play for the Tigers, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.

Over the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Maybin played for four different teams."

View: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2833084-cameron-maybin-traded-to-yankees-from-indians-amid-nys-rash-of-injuries
 

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Tough to keep him on the big league team all year for the Orioles I guess, but yeah, he's a useful arm.
They took him in the 2017-2018 winter and returned him a couple weeks into the season, and then NY didn’t protect him again and no one took him this past winter. Then enough guys went out for NY that they needed to add him to the 40 man and give him chances and once they figured out this 50-70 pitch long guy role for him, he has been great. NY has won all ten games Chad Green has started and Nestor has been the long guy in most of those.
 

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Tarpley sent down, no corresponding move yet. Loaisiga threw 32 pitches on Sunday in AAA, terrible results but sitting 97 (and threw two strong innings in AA a couple days before). It is him or Chance Adams again or Acevedo of guys on the 40 man. Feyereisen needs a chance sometime too, but he threw 39 pitches tonight. I hope it’s Loaisiga, use him when he’s healthy because it generally doesn’t last long.
 

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Tigers at home
51 games played
36 homeruns

Giants at home
54 games played
39 homeruns

Yankees at Camden
9 games played
38 homeruns
 

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Mike Tauchman has a 1.8 fWAR in 59 games. That's a little over 4.4 fWAR if he played 145 games/season. His bWAR in these 59 games is 2.5. Over the same 145-game season that's a 6.1 bWAR.

I'm not saying he's anything close to that level of talent/performance as a player. SSS! (Though Alex Chamberlin at FanGraphs kind of called it back in February.) But what a much needed boon has he been to this team. Next man up for real.
 

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With all these HR and as terrynever posted in one post an asterisk should be placed on this year. For a sport that is rich in statistical tradition, this is utterly ridiculous. And, I'm sure the same sentiments have been posted about before but yeah, it's unfair and unbalanced to previous records.
 

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With all these HR and as terrynever posted in one post an asterisk should be placed on this year. For a sport that is rich in statistical tradition, this is utterly ridiculous. And, I'm sure the same sentiments have been posted about before but yeah, it's unfair and unbalanced to previous records.
The more relevant thing to me is that people should back off the NY SPs a bit, given that environment. Also Tanaka specifically has had a few games lately where he is totally dominant for the first 4-5 innings and then loses it, which is all NY should need in the playoffs.
 

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Also is overall run scoring way up, or just HRs? NY had 6 HRs tonight, but only 9 runs. If runs aren't especially up, to me it's just the evolution of the game. Guys throw harder, guys are stronger, a bunch of the NY homers the last two nights have been line drive bullets that just get over the wall (against a historically horrendous staff).
 

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Hahahahaha:

MLB All-Time Slugging Percentage Leaders

.690 Babe Ruth
.634 Ted Williams
.632 Lou Gehrig
.630 2019 Yankees vs Orioles
.609 Jimmie Foxx
.607 Barry Bonds
 

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The off-season for this Yankees club will be intense. Tauchman, Gardner, Frazier, Stanton, Judge, Hicks, Maybin....

Obviously, you thank Maybin and move on but Gardner will be a tough choice given the emergence of Sock and our inability (so far) to find a match for Clint.
 

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Frazier is the only one there with options, too. More decisions I am very glad I am not the one making...