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All in a Day’s Work


Big Mike had a shitty 4th inning and gave up 4 runs. Otherwise, he was decent, pitching 6 innings. The Yanks were down 4-1, then 4-2. Alex Rodriguez’s 29th homer of the season pulled them to within a run and J.R. Murphy’s 2-run home run gave them the lead. The Orioles tied it on a solo homer by Manny Machado before Greg Bird–that man, again–hit a 3-run home run which proved to be the difference. Impressed? Well, the shot came against a lefty on an 0-2 pitch. Not bad, rookie.

Things got weird for Dellin Betances and the Yanks in the 8th. He got ahead of Chris Davis 0-2 and then walked him. Followed that by walking Jimmy Paredes on 4 pitches. He struck out Jonathan Schoop and Nolan Reinhold on six pitches then walked Ryan Flaherty on 4 pitches. He’d throw 27 pitches before the inning was over, only one of them was hit—foul. Caleb Joseph came up with the bases loaded and Machado on deck. The count went full and then Joseph swung at a curve ball out of the zone to end the inning.

Andrew Miller gave up a run in the 9th but whiffed Paredes to end it.

Final Score: Yanks 8, O’s 6.

Another stirring victory. This one is especially pleasant because the Red Sox beat the Jays moving the Yanks back to within a half-game of first place in the AL East.

Drawing by Gil Kane.

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1 RIYank   ~  Sep 7, 2015 6:46 pm

It really was a remarkable game.

Betances's eighth I will remember for a long time, it was amazing. After the first two walks Rothschild came out to the mound, and Dellin then blew six strikes past two decent batters. You had to wonder what Larry said or did.

Murphy's big AB was also memorable -- I was thinking, "If only he'd walk we'd have a real chance at some runs," but at 3-1 he homered instead.

Also Bird's home run -- the booth was kind of second-guessing Girardi, wondering if Greg should bunt the runners to second and third, and when he went to 0-2 it looked like maybe he shoulda. But then he blasted it off the DKNY sign. Feelin' it.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 7, 2015 6:48 pm

Now word comes that Eovaldi's out for 2 weeks with elbow inflammation.

4 thelarmis   ~  Sep 7, 2015 7:03 pm

Shitty fucking news on The Composer. Hopefully, it's nothing major - like with Pineda and Tanaka. But there's not a lot of time to get him back and prepared for the postseason...

5 RIYank   ~  Sep 7, 2015 7:22 pm

With 'Valdi, I guess if it's Autumn, it's major, but if it's Summer, it's minor.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 7, 2015 9:48 pm

Eovaldi? Damn.

7 thelarmis   ~  Sep 7, 2015 10:33 pm

[5] at this point, it's diminished. but it's september, so it could be augmented.

8 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Sep 8, 2015 10:21 am

Does this mean Justice Warren will be back off the bench and into the rotation, or do they think CC will be ready to go back to work?

9 RIYank   ~  Sep 8, 2015 3:29 pm

[8] Both, I think.
CC is expected to start tomorrow. But they were banking on six starters, so Warren will be stretched for at least a few starts.

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