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Thursday, Sept. 22: Wacha (11-1, 2.61) vs. Taillon (13-5, 4.04), 7:15 p.m. EDT
Friday, Sept. 23: Hill (7-7, 4.70) vs. Cole (12-7, 3.41), 7:05 p.m. EDT, AppleTV
Saturday, Sept. 24: Pivetta (10-11, 4.35) vs. German (2-3, 3.12), 1:05 p.m. EDT
Sunday, Sept. 25: Bello (2-6, 4.75) vs. Cortes (10-4, 2.67), 7:08 p.m. EDT, ESPN

The offense is getting healthy, Bader looks good so far, Cabrera is crushing it and Judge continues his historic season.
The pitching has been a bit shaky lately, but Severino was brilliant in his return. Hopefully Taillon and Cole can both get back to where they were earlier in the season.
 

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Weissert was sent down, Effross should be activated today. Britton is ready (he thinks) and waiting also, but they are trying to figure out the best way to get him a roster spot.
 

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My guess is that Wandy is fine, same as Cortes last month, but NY wants to test Britton against MLB batters and they already know Wandy makes the cut so let him rest for a bit.
 

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Heard game on radio while driving to Philly. Sterling was very careful on Judge’s deep fly in the ninth. No “it is high” call. He also mentioned a couple times that he never thought he would make a call on a 60th home run. He’s 83. This means a lot to him. He missed Peraza pinch-running and then wondered why Trevino replaced Higgy behind the plate. Suzyn quietly told him what he missed.
 

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That was a hell of a throw from Judge. Absolutely perfect.
I think this might be the best set of outfield arms I can remember for NY, Judge, Cabrera we’ve seen, and Bader’s two throws I’ve seen so far were strikes to second and third.

3-0 in the Bader era…
 

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Heard game on radio while driving to Philly. Sterling was very careful on Judge’s deep fly in the ninth. No “it is high” call. He also mentioned a couple times that he never thought he would make a call on a 60th home run. He’s 83. This means a lot to him. He missed Peraza pinch-running and then wondered why Trevino replaced Higgy behind the plate. Suzyn quietly told him what he missed.
Nice report! Judge blasted that ball, 404 at 113 exit velocity, just a bit too high.
 

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Usually if you poll the home crowd in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th whether or not they’d like their first hitter to hit a winning walkoff HR, you would get a hundred percent yes (not counting opposing fans). Tonight with Judge up second, that percentage would have been pretty low, I think, especially given where the division race stands.
 

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Fun one to go to despite the lack of 61. I will absolutely never forget that throw from Judge. And that flyout to center felt like it was in the air for a lifetime.
 

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Rizzo and Bader sitting:

1. Aaron Judge (R) CF
2. Giancarlo Stanton (R) DH
3. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
5. Oswaldo Cabrera (S) RF
6. Jose Trevino (R) C
7. Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) SS
8. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 1B
9. Aaron Hicks (S) LF
 

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Rich Hill has been monkeying around with his delivery and such. The matchup with him and Judge could be fun to watch. A Hill mistake could go 500 feet
 

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Very quietly Cole is 12 Ks short of Ron Guidry’s alltime NY season record of 248. He almost broke it last year (243) but this year he should get it, probably next start but possibly tonight.
 

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Sterling: "One weakness is that he gives up home runs". 20 seconds later, Pham goes yard.

But on the positive side, there was nobody on base.
 

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Maybe people can stop booing Hicks now, he has been awful but he’s not going to play much anymore.
 

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Giving up high leverage home runs has been like performance art for Cole this year. You would think he wouldn’t just throw fastballs down the middle to lefties with 2 strikes
 

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It was arguably a missed strike 3, but you only get that call 50-60% of the time. He has to channel his anger into more intelligent pitch selection
Yeah, I think he was mostly mad at himself, and not just about tonight, but really his whole season of so many HRs allowed.
 

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Who is going to try to close this? Holmes threw two yesterday. Chapman? Britton's debut? Effross for his first game in weeks? Stay tuned.
 

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I never remember a bullpen like this, potentially almost anyone there could get in a groove and be good enough to close games for the remainder of the season, but basically all of them are not reliable right now.
 

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Loaisiga up to 23 pitches, would be a very nice test for Britton. I do not think he would be up to it though.