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There’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate


The Yanks have won 3 of 4 since the break, all by one run (the game they lost was by a run, too). We could point to certain plays and performances that’ve contributed to the wins, we could talk about fortitude, grit and character, and we can also sit back and just feel fortunate that luck has been on the  Yankees’ side. Because the difference between being 0-4, 4-0 sure feels slender, don’t it? And as we well know, it won’t last.

Nathan Eovaldi was pretty good again–touched 100 mph a few times–but failed to go deep in the game. The firm of Wilson, Betances, and Miller handled the rest, with a nice 9th inning fielding assist from Mark Teixeira. Chase Headley and Brendan Ryan had key hits as the Yanks edged out the O’s in a tough game, 3-2.

Many of us didn’t expect much from this Yankee team at the start of the season but now they are playing well enough so if they tank the rest of the way we won’t be shocked but certainly disappointed.

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1 rbj   ~  Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am

I'm still not on the band wagon. Don't want to jinx anything.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 22, 2015 10:20 am

1) The smart move.

3 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 22, 2015 11:33 am

Eovaldi is frustrating because you can see he's got talent. He just has trouble missing bats. Last night it appeared to me he'd thrown strike 3 on a guy in the fifth but the ump called it a ball and the guy walked 1-2 pitches later. Then Ryan had trouble turning a DP afterwards, or Eovaldii's pitch count would've been lower heading into the 6th. The Yanks didn't have any errors last night but the D behind him wasn't so hot, since DiDi couldn't get the handle. And Wilson allowed an inherited run to score which cost Eovaldi a win. Oh well. I thought he battled but he needs to get better.

4 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 22, 2015 11:35 am

[1] I'm totally on the bandwagon for this team. I like the way they've played and I love the pen. I dig the redemptive story around DH too. Never thought I'd feel that way

5 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jul 22, 2015 4:20 pm

Not on the bandwagon yet. OTOH no more left coast trips and lots of home games. WB&M has a nice ring to it.

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