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Fright Night


Last night’s game was long and strange and it took awhile to shake off the disquieting feeling that settled shortly after Bryan Mitchell was struck in the face with a line drive in the second inning. Turns out he’s okay–and we can only hope the same is true for Mark Teixeira who left the game not long after he fouled a ball off his knee–but the image of him being hit was hard to shake.

Wait, they still had to play the game?

It was a slog and the Yankees trailed several times. Big hits from Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran kept them in it, and they won it in the 10th on an error by our old chum, Eduardo Nunez. Go figure.

Final Score: Yankees 8, Twins 7.

Get the papers, get the papers.


[Photo Credit: Adam Hunger/USA Today]

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1 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 18, 2015 8:39 am

Oh, and Betances and Miller was overpowering and efficient last night. The Yanks used up their pen so after Miller was a big ? Glad it never came to that.

2 rbj   ~  Aug 18, 2015 8:50 am

I could only imagine that CC would have had to pull a David Wells and go after Miller.

Bryan on the 15 day DL doesn't open a new 40 man roster spot. I suspect he'll go on the 60 day, so it's see you in February. Cappy comes back and there's another new arm from SWB. That's my best guess.

3 Chris   ~  Aug 18, 2015 1:50 pm

On a lighter note, does anyone else want to smack Joe Girardi when he calls Greg Bird "Birdy.? Or am I the only one?

4 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 18, 2015 1:54 pm

I like the image. Extra! Extra!

There was a column in the Post about CC's scrap and the writer referenced the famous Copacabana brawl in 1957 that marked the end of Billy's playing days with the Yanks.

Here's an interesting note to that story. Apparently the Yankees were sticking up for their boy Sammy Davis Jr., who was performing and being heckled (with racial slurs) by a bowling team of deli owners from the Bronx.

Barry Manilow's song, Copacabana, which we all well know, is about "a showgirl named Lola" who was the catalyst for a more deadly fight at the Copacabana. Now, this may be a coincidence, but Lola Falana (a real showgirl) was a protege, and occasional girlfriend, of Sammy's. He helped her get started and get a recording deal with Frank Sinatra's label, before she went on to TV, movies, Golden Globe awards and more.

I wonder if Barry was singing about the real Lola and I wonder if she was there the night the our Yankees raised their fists to stick up for our Sammy. She would have only been 15, but she was already working at 14.

5 Hank Waddles   ~  Aug 18, 2015 2:25 pm

Mitchell to the seven-day concussion DL. And good news -- our old friend Chris Capuano is back!

6 MSM35   ~  Aug 18, 2015 4:15 pm

What's the over/under on the combined number of hits by Drew and Ryan tonight.

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