So the Jays finally beat the Yanks at the Stadium. Fine, now that we’ve got that out of the way:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
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Limited damage. Unfortunately I'm getting the TBS feed. Not sure how long I can take.
I love cervelli
Greene is toast.
I like Hedley.
 I don't like green toast.
Damn, the orbs are flying.
yes! belly to belly!
 are you back from Maine? How was the trip?
 Yeah, I'm back. It was great! A little island off Acadia. I saw porpoises when we were kayaking. (I was going to write, "I saw porpoises kayaking with my son," but thought the better of it.)
Guess it's Huff time.
 That's too bad (about how you wrote it). Written that was sounds exciting. Definitely not too bad about kayaking and having a good time. I've gotta get back up there myself.
Oh fer cryin out loud.
Nice look back by Huff.
Good AB for Jeter, back from 0-2
I'm a little embarrassed for Paulie-didn't know the meaning of posthumously, and asked Kay.
Good AB for Ells too.
At least avoided the DP.
Great hustle by Ells
The thing about this team? What makes it so hard to watch? It's agonizingly boring. It's the boringest Yankee team I can remember.
It was a huge mistake letting Robbie go.
The best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passionate intensity.
It's Betances time folks.
Why the &^$%$$@#@!#!#@!@!@ wasn't Adam Warren in this game?
I was there yesterday, and I knew what was coming when he put in lousy Francis.
Brutal managing from this guy the last two days.
Ok, *he's* not boring. He's someone I actually look forward to watching, to be sure.
I guess I'm just realizing how big a blow the loss of Tanaka is just in plain terms of watchability, having something about the team to look forward to, to plan on watching.
Oh really? If he understood how big this game is - knowing they are facing Darvish tomorrow and you don't usually get him twice, WHY WAS HUFF IN???
IBBs are bad, but not as bad when Betances is pitching.
The control, and also sang froid.
Did I mention that I loved Cervelli?
Good positioning there. I thought that might fall in.
Now a score truck appearance. Remember that?
I am still *incensed* that Huff was in at that point of the game. Incensed.
Warren was supposed to be the closer yesterday (should have brought him in to see if you had a chance at winning the game), so he's available, no?
Furious with Girardi.
(God, did you see the way Ortiz threw the bat away in that clip? What an asshole.)
 I think about it all the time. Mighty days of yore.
 Missed it. One of multiple reasons I hate him.
 It was so obnoxious I literally winced and recoiled.
Uh, his control, yeah. Hm.
Oh my god.
For the love of God.
Any way Texas could have caught that?
Betances has been a little less something lately.
I take off after two innings, come back to a tied score and now this fresh crap?
So that's how we're going to lose this game?
Well, that's the ballgame. Really needed a pick me up today. Betances has been a mess today, sadly. Fuck.
Glad Kaye and Paulie were playing grabass and ignoring the game when that crucial leadoff walk happened. One thing that Kaye does that REALLY annoys me is check out when the game is on the line.
And maybe you don't have all the pressure in the world on Betances if you don't start the 7th with Huff, and maybe Betances' outing looks different. Because now you're bringing in Warren, anyway. I think Joe has done a flat out horseshit job these last two days.
Gee, looks like it would have been a terrible idea to have Warren start the 7th. Nice job, Joe.
How is Gardner not RUNNING THERE???? HOW???
You have a guy with an obvious extensive delivery and he's a righty. I am beside myself at how this game has been played and managed. Absolutely beside myself.
Why did Jeter sacrifice instead of Gardiner try to steal?
A hit! A hit!
 Gardner isn't good at stealing.
Even so, bad decision.
Beltran comes through! I was about to say that managers rarely win but can lose, and this was a great example. Might still be the case.
 because Gardner hesitates and Jeter hits DPs?
Girardi's a genius.
So Warren for the ninth, right? I mean, it would just be dumb to bring in D-Rob.
 That is my feeling, as well, considering what we have coming up.
The only reason for a different take though, is that they have the heart of the order coming up.
You might have to bite the bullet and commit to using D Rob for two if it comes to that.
Well, there's the answer. All this looks different, imo, if you don't have Huff start the 7th.
The thing is, I think Warren is almost as good as Dave.
 He certainly looked like he had great stuff today. I think he can be a little game to game, but he looked strong today.
Geez, he's good. Headley.
Oh, man, that sucks.
That SB was costly. And it's D-Rob's fault, too.
Right over the damn plate. This team is brutal. I think I return to the position of giving up.
Damnation. Guess it's a loss we can chalk up to Joe.
DRob effed up by not holding Bautista at first, never looked at him. Ya gotta do more than pitch.
Every single damn time they tied it up today, they immediately blew it the next inning. What an utterly disgusting, disheartening game.
 Well, that an on a two strike count throwing a ball that was right over the damn plate. Love the guy, but that was a brutal inning.
Darvish tomorrow. So much for hope with this crappy team.
 easy there...
I hope that in late September we'll look back at this game and say that's why we missed the wild card.
 You have to let him run. It's his way.
 Me too. I hate the wild card.
 I gotta say, this is about as depressing a game as I can imagine.
Melky f'ing Cabrera.
I just wanted to check in to confirm there was a "why the fuck did they let Cano go" reference, a "boring line-up" line and a "why isn't Gardner running" jab.
Good on all fronts.
What about having some one with pop pinch hit and bringing Ichiro in for defense to catch that bloop in the 9th?
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