9/26 - Jordan Just Gets It Done

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Two things are typically true when Montgomery is on the mound. The first is that he never gets run support and the second is that he's gonna keep you in the game. He's let up more than 4 runs in a start only twice this year. Bullpen is pretty rested, they're off on Monday. Things are lined up if we can score some runs off of Eduardo "one of these days he'll put it together" Rodriguez.

No pooches for this one, just win and leave town and never come back again this season.
 

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7 games left in the season, the next 5 for NY are night games, where as I mentioned yesterday, they are as good as anyone in MLB (64-34). Somehow we've gotten to the point where the options for a Sunday game are 1 PM start or A-Rod, and I prefer the A-Rod option (shudder).
 

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I've watched the Stanton grand slam like 20 times. It is just absurd how far he hit that ball.

Let's do it again!
 

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I've watched the Stanton grand slam like 20 times. It is just absurd how far he hit that ball.
He impacts the ball like no one else, when he is going like this he hits it so hard that it often costs him a base if it does not go out.

That one went out though. And out. And over. And away.
 

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I don’t think we’re giving enough credit to the quality of that meatball Darwinson Hernandez served up to Stanton yesterday. 94 mph, right in Stanton’s wheelhouse. A get-me-over fastball to a guy who struggles against breaking stuff. Give credit to Stanton who admits he shortened his swing and is more direct to the ball since ending his summer slump. I guess we should also give some credit to Marcus Thames at this point.
This lineup is still not great but its patience in working walks is turning into a real asset.
 
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I don’t think we’re giving enough credit to the quality of that meatball Darwinson Hernandez served up to Stanton yesterday. 94 mph, right in Stanton’s wheelhouse. A get-me-over fastball to a guy who struggles against breaking stuff. Give credit to Stanton who admits he shortened his swing and is more direct to the ball since ending his summer slump. I guess we should also give some credit to Marcus Thames at this point.
This lineup is still not great but its patience in working walks is turning into a real asset.
Meatball or not, those pitches weren’t getting hit for a very long time
 

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Meatball or not, those pitches weren’t getting hit for a very long time
That ball got out so fast, John Sterling couldn’t get to his “It is high” call.

I did hear him call Odor’s fly ball down the line “it is high, it is far … caught at the fence by Renfroe.” I had the radio on for three minutes and he blew a home run call. I wonder if Suzyn or one of the producers keeps a running tally by season? He probably beats Maris’s 61 by late August.
 

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That ball got out so fast, John Sterling couldn’t get to his “It is high” call.

I did hear him call Odor’s fly ball down the line “it is high, it is far … caught at the fence by Renfroe.” I had the radio on for three minutes and he blew a home run call. I wonder if Suzyn or one of the producers keeps a running tally by season? He probably beats Maris’s 61 by late August.
i would say on average I listen to Sterling once per week. He gets something dreadfully wrong at least twice a game. And I don’t mean misjudges a fly ball. He says stuff like “out at first!!” Then walks it back. He is still incredibly entertaining to listen to though because neither him or Susan hold back. I love when the play by play criticizes the manager and players.
 

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i would say on average I listen to Sterling once per week. He gets something dreadfully wrong at least twice a game. And I don’t mean misjudges a fly ball. He says stuff like “out at first!!” Then walks it back. He is still incredibly entertaining to listen to though because neither him or Susan hold back. I love when the play by play criticizes the manager and players.
Sterling has been the voice of the Yankees for over 30 years. That’s a long time. Mel Allen got canned after 25 years. Mel was not without his quirks, too. I would say Sterling is the greatest radio voice in Yankee history, despite his flaws. I always thought he was pretty good in his prime. Great voice. Very smooth talker. He’s 83 now, a shell of his old self. But he should be allowed to dictate when and how he leaves. My guess is he leaves on a stretcher.
 
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Mel Allen got his job with the Yankees thanks to “Ovary Soap.”

From Wiki:

Allen was used as a color commentator for CBS's radio broadcast of the 1938 World Series. This led Wheaties to tap him to replace Arch McDonald as the voice of the Washington Senators for the 1939 season, who was moving on to New York as the first full-time radio voice of both the Yankees and the New York Giants for their home games. Senators' owner Clark Griffith wanted Walter Johnson, a former Senators pitcher, instead of Allen, and Wheaties relented.[4]
In June 1939, Garnett Marks, McDonald's partner on Yankee broadcasts, twice mispronounced Ivory Soap, the Yankees' sponsor at the time, as "Ovary Soap." He was fired, and Allen was tapped to replace him. McDonald himself went back to Washington after only one season, and Allen became the Yankees' and Giants' lead announcer,[4] doing double duty for both teams because only their home games were broadcast at that time.
 

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To be fair, Odor's ball was over the fence, but Renfroe brought it back.

The Sterling call of Stanton's HR was awful, like he didn't realize it was going out until it was clearing the sign. The Boston call, on the other hand, someone (Eck?) made a disgusted noise on contact, they knew immediately.
 

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To be fair, Odor's ball was over the fence, but Renfroe brought it back.

The Sterling call of Stanton's HR was awful, like he didn't realize it was going out until it was clearing the sign. The Boston call, on the other hand, someone (Eck?) made a disgusted noise on contact, they knew immediately.
I would like to hear Boston’s radio call. Castiglione’s voice is always a dead giveaway.
 

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Yeah, that’s the one I saw, presumably Eck with the instant reaction? Pitchers always know.
 

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Yeah, that’s the one I saw, presumably Eck with the instant reaction? Pitchers always know.
Yes, that was Eck. Back in midsummer, he was all over Stanton for his terrible approach at the plate. And he was right at the time. Stanton looked terrible. But he fixed it. Gradually. I would like to hear the details of his slump-busting secret. That’s a story for later.

I doubt Stanton will see any fastballs in the strike zone tonight. But he does get another southpaw.
 

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Yes, that was Eck. Back in midsummer, he was all over Stanton for his terrible approach at the plate. And he was right at the time. Stanton looked terrible. But he fixed it. Gradually. I would like to hear the details of his slump-busting secret. That’s a story for later.

I doubt Stanton will see any fastballs in the strike zone tonight. But he does get another southpaw.
They put him in the field.
 

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Even Edro was smiling about that call. We are down to the final week of Cowboy Joe’s career, although I guess they’ll let him do the postseason.
 

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Question: Why is mlb.com always one pitch ahead of the television action? I guess tv is on some kind of delay but there’s 20 seconds between pitches. That’s a substantial delay.
 

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Fifth inning: Torres walks. Sanchez grounds a two-hopper past a diving Bogaerts. Bases loaded as Gardner singles to center. .Nobody out for Gio.
 

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Tailor-made DP by Gio but game is tied. Nothing comes easy with this much at stake. Edro pitching well tonight.

DJ singles to right. 2-1.
 

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Awful idea to swing 3-0 there. Just really dumb bailout even though he got good wood on the bat. Doubt Monty comes out for the 6th.
 

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Awful idea to swing 3-0 there. Just really dumb bailout even though he got good wood on the bat. Doubt Monty comes out for the 6th.
Day off tomorrow and a pretty rested and deep pen, agree with pulling him.
 

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Holmes reminds me of Curtis Leskanic, for some reason. Weird movement on his pitches. But The Mechanic never threw 99.