9/4 - Lynn @ Green

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I think we're in for a fun one today, Green has been announced as the starter, but I think we will get the four back-end relievers almost no matter what, and maybe Cessa for 3 innings in between if he can (otherwise maybe Gearrin slips in there too). The top relievers have all had three days off (Ottavino 2) plus there is an off day tomorrow before the trip to Fenway this weekend.

Also Jordan Montgomery is starting game 1 of the AA playoffs for Trenton today. A bit surprised he doesn't get the long guy role for NY today, maybe next time around.
 

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5 lefties in against Lynn, I bet that is the most NY has had in a game all season. DJ, Sanchez, Voit all sit to start.
 

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Maybe true if you don't count switch-hitters, the YES stats guy just tweeted:

"First time this year that the Yankees are starting 5 lefties, but they also had 4 other games with 4 lefties and a switch-hitter against a righty starter (1 Hicks, 3 Valera)"

Also I didn't realize Valera was a switch-hitter, maybe he will survive the 40 man crunch after all.
 

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So Trenton doesn't just have Jordan Montgomery starting tonight, but they have Severino and Betances on Friday and also Thairo Estrada is there and expected to play in the next few days. I'm pretty sure that Trenton could beat Scranton if they played a series right now, but those guys are all in AA instead of AAA because the Scranton games are in Durham and the hurricane might mess with the schedule there (in fact they just postponed the Thursday game).
 

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Also NY needs a win today to keep their home series streak going, they haven't lost a home series since early April (I believe it is 17-0-3 since then).
 

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Green through 1 at 19 pitches, I think the plan is for him to go 2 and Cessa the next 3, if they can, then come with the big guns and hope it doesn't go extra innings.
 

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I wonder if Sanchez and Judge know how many career HRs they have in relation to the other, that was Judge's 103rd, Sanchez is at 105.
 

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Lynn at 60 pitches through 3, would be good to get him out after 5.

Come on, Luis, two more innings.
 

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Luis Cessa has quietly put together a nice season. 37 games, 73 innings, ERA just below 4. Multi-inning relievers like Cessa are unsung heroes.
 

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Yankee catching has been in good hands this season. Catching and hitting. Three guys, over 40 homers so far. The 1961 powerhouse had three good catchers. 1996 had an interesting tandem of Girardi and young Posada. Sanchez makes this group special. Comeback of the year?
 

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Luis Cessa has quietly put together a nice season. 37 games, 73 innings, ERA just below 4. Multi-inning relievers like Cessa are unsung heroes.
Story of two seasons:

Through June 14: 5.81 ERA in 31 innings
Since June 14: 2.54 ERA in 39 innings
 

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Gleyber with slick pick of a short-hop liner. Yanks’ infield has hit a few homers, too. Around 100 if you count EE.
 

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I was looking at the league HR leaders, and Sanchez, with 34 HR, is on the cusp of breaking I. Rodriguez 1999 HR record by a catcher (35). But what’s amazing is that Rodriguez had 600 AB that year, Sanchez is only at 376 so far. Wow!
 

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I was looking at the league HR leaders, and Sanchez, with 34 HR, is on the cusp of breaking I. Rodriguez 1999 HR record by a catcher (35). But what’s amazing is that Rodriguez had 600 AB that year, Sanchez is only at 376 so far. Wow!
Bad news for you, all of Pudge's 35 that year were when he was catching but Gary has 27 as a C and 7 as a DH.
 

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15 of the remaining 21 on the road, though, they will need to stay focused. It's crazy that one or both of the Dodgers and Astros could have the most wins in franchise history (current records are 105 for LAD and 103 for HOU) but not end up with home field throughout.
 

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Today is I think the closest NY has gotten so far to testing a full game with an opener, postseason version. They used Green/Cessa/Ottavino/Kahnle/Britton/Gearrin, replace Cessa and Gearrin with Severino and Chapman and sprinkle in Betances when needed (I hope he can split the two lefties and be the 8th inning guy again, but maybe not enough time). They have five lockdown guys and Betances will be six, Giles might have been the 4th inning guy if that had gone down as rumored. :)