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Here We Goski—ALCS: Game One

So, the Yanks get one out from Luis Severino and still win going away, 8-4, to advance to the ALCS against the Indians.

It was a swell night, by you already know that.

First up today gives Chris Sale vs. Justin Verlander as the Red Sox play against the Astros in Houston. Yanks go tonight at 7:30.

With Kluber looming tomorrow, this is the game you figure the Yanks need to steal in order to have a shot in the series. Yanks will go with Sonny Gray (C.C. in Game 2, followed by Tanaka and Severino).

Never mind the gravy—11 wins gets the big prize:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2017 2:37 pm

Can't wait for this game!
If you need something fun to pass the time, take a look at this cool interactive piece over at ESPN.com. Tons of cool information about all eight teams:
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/20835721/odds-every-possible-matchup-top-units-biggest-sluggers-more#!yankees

2 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 3:15 pm

So the Yankees already won the ALDS? Lots happens when you're out mowing the lawn.

3 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2017 3:51 pm

I'll be teaching again, so I'll miss the game. Have a great thread!

GO YANKS!!!

4 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 5:27 pm

Aww, no Sale.

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 5:31 pm

First Sabres game tonight. Yanks game 1. shit sox are losing. My head is spinning.

6 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 5:40 pm

Astros pouring it on.

7 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:26 pm

so I have to go out to dinner. The wife arranged it. after 45 years you'd think she'd check the schedule. So DVR is set, I'll catch up with you guys later.

8 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:37 pm

Cheat Sawx lose

9 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:41 pm

Ahoy mates! Let's go Yankees!

10 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:43 pm

horrible. That was a BALL

11 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:45 pm

this umpire is a dick. let's see if his strike calls are as emphatic for gray.

12 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:50 pm

Figures. Gray going to get squeezed

13 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:51 pm

Nice leadoff walk, Sonny.

14 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:52 pm

[11] i guess so

15 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:56 pm

Damn. Had him leaning at 1st.

16 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 6:58 pm

Oy

17 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:02 pm

Phew.

18 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:05 pm

What happened to making Bauer work?

19 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:06 pm

Thanks Birdy.

20 mhoward120   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:06 pm

Well, they screwed the pooch on the Thumbs Down Guy. Although the Yankees were playing the Rays at Citifield, the Guy is a Mets fan.

21 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:09 pm

This fucker is hitting all his spots. Bollocks.

22 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:15 pm

Ruh roh

23 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:16 pm

[20] Yeah, I noticed that. Amazing that a "journalist" would start this important night without know that. No correction either.

24 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:16 pm

Choking. Can we get a good start at some point?

25 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:17 pm

Get Severino up.

26 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:17 pm

jesus christ. he stuck his arm out. rule book says batter has to try to get out of the way.

27 mhoward120   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:19 pm

When is Garcia coming in?

28 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:20 pm

DP!

29 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:20 pm

Put one close!

30 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:20 pm

Good.

31 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:21 pm

I'll take that.

32 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:21 pm

double play is good, but how the fuck was that not a swing? even the batter knew it was.

33 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:21 pm

Catch the ball, Gary. No freebies.

34 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:21 pm

I’ll take it

35 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:22 pm

[27] Good one!

36 mhoward120   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:26 pm

Catch didn't suck. Although I prefer he woulda taken the outfield in the jaw.

37 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:26 pm

That catch wasn't worth Dickface Bauer's reaction. Get to work, dick.

38 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:27 pm

that's a routine play for a decent cf

39 mhoward120   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:28 pm

How long before Bauer steps off the rubber and that asswipe ump calls a strike?

40 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:34 pm

[7] Hahah! I seemed to have married in to the one family in Japan that has zero interest in baseball. 'Oh, is the Wild Card game some kind of exhibition?'

So what I miss? Saw Jose Altuve this AM with the triple tater game, amazing.

41 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:43 pm

Much better, Gray

42 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:43 pm

[40] Not the only one. I was just trying to explain the posting system to me "trouble."

43 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:45 pm

Shohei Otani's last NPB game is all over the news out here.

44 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:45 pm

This guy is junk.

45 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:46 pm

I’ll take that, too.

46 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:47 pm

I'm surprised they didn't try to give Sanchez a passed ball on that one.

47 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:47 pm

Nerts

48 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:48 pm

[42]Ojii-chan was a big fan though, right?

I hate double plays....

49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:48 pm

Grrrrrrrr.......

50 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:50 pm

That's not a fucking strike.

51 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:50 pm

Wait, Trevor Bauer is throwing a no hitter and a shut out?

52 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:51 pm

[48] Yes sick for the Giants, then all in on Ichiro. For some reason he hated Godzilla.

53 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:54 pm

This might be a short game ... and short series.

54 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:56 pm

Jack Bruce. Grrrr.

55 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:56 pm

Oh shit

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:56 pm

Modammit.

57 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:58 pm

Come back, Jobs

Signed, midges

58 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 7:59 pm

Joba. Stupid autocorrect

59 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:04 pm

Feck.....they HAVE to win this game with Luber in Game 2..

60 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:05 pm

I have zero confidence Gray will throw the ball to any spot on purpose and zero confidence that Sanchez will catch it if he does.

61 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:07 pm

There goes the Son.

62 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:07 pm

Lame. Fucking lame! Sonny Gray ffs!

63 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks for coming, Sonny.

Pat yourself on the back though, you lasted longer than Severino did ...

64 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:07 pm

I don't see the Yankees scoring 4 runs tonight.

65 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:09 pm

Warren

66 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:16 pm

Phew.

67 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:17 pm

Phew. Warren escapes by a hare.

68 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:22 pm

No hitter continues

69 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:23 pm

This dude throws garbage.

70 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:23 pm

[64] I don't see the Yankees getting 4 HITS tonight.

71 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:25 pm

I don't see the Yankees scoring 4 runs this SERIES.

72 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:25 pm

[70] Ouch.

73 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:26 pm

[67] Brilliant!

74 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:32 pm

[73] Thanks. Been trying. To figure out how to get rabbit references into Warren comments

75 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:33 pm

This is annoying.

76 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:34 pm

I really dislike teams with racist logos. Fwiw.

77 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:37 pm

[76] Same. And it's too bad because if we lose I'd root for Cleveland over any the other remaining teams.

Braves with their horrid 'Tomohawk Chop' AND stealing $300 million to build a new stadium are the worst team in MLB though, hope they lose forever.

78 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:37 pm

[76] what can you possibly think is racist about chief wahoo?? he's a tribute to the native americans who died so that we can enjoy their resources

79 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:37 pm

Garcia? Why not Betances?

80 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:37 pm

So Joe has thrown in the towel. I took the day off for this?

81 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:39 pm

[79] Why is Garcia even on the playoff roster? I'd rather have Clint.

82 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:40 pm

Can we use a Designated Catcher?

83 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:41 pm

Sigh

84 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:41 pm

[82] You'd need a power vac for Garcia.

85 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:42 pm

[82] get out of here, these pitchers have no idea where they're throwing

86 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:44 pm

[85] I agree. Sanchez is doing a helluva job.

87 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:48 pm

How about one hit tonight. Pretty please?

88 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:48 pm

He's showing heart for sure but those balls in the dirt are supposed to die in front of him, not skip off to the side. He's in there for his bat. Not helping on D.

89 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:49 pm

He don' need the help, blue

90 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:49 pm

This ump is shite.

91 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:50 pm

[87] Well, there you go. There's our one hit for the night!

92 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:51 pm

Thank you A-ARON.

Now plate him

93 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:51 pm

That's he fourth ball called a strike three. Nice job hicks!

94 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:51 pm

smoltz looks at the replay showing the ball inside and says the hitters will go back and see it's a strike.

literally everyone in this crowd is white.

95 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:53 pm

[94] yes that had me going pretty good

96 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:54 pm

Is it wrong of me to want Bauer to have twisted his ankle there?

97 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:54 pm

It's time to Jack Bauer.

98 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:56 pm

That's great Judge ... take the fastball down the middle and wave at a pitch you couldn't touch with a fucking boat oar.

99 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:56 pm

Omg this umo is terrible

100 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:56 pm

Fuck you blue

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101 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:56 pm

Garbage.

102 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:57 pm

Umo I guess because no ump should be this bad.

103 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:57 pm

The only possible actual strikeout for Judge tonight was a check swing.

104 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:57 pm

Blechhh...the Spiders are too good to be getting extra help from the ump.

105 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:58 pm

unbelievable. this guy has gifted them at least 4 ks that were actually ball 4.

106 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 8:59 pm

This is ridiculous. It's hard enough to win these games and this ump is completely screwing us.

107 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:01 pm

It was inside, Smoltz

108 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:01 pm

They still won't acknowledge that was a ball.

109 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:05 pm

[104] What's the back story on "Spiders", or should I Google?

110 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:05 pm

Likewise the one to Headley

111 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:06 pm

[109] !!! Seriously???

112 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:09 pm

[111] Clueless. I work for a living.

113 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:12 pm

[112] If by 'work' you mean watching the heel-parade on Ginza-Dori then maybe it's excusable? Cleveland Spiders 1899, all time worst baseball season!

114 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:14 pm

[111] Got it. That was a little before my time.

115 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:14 pm

[109] Cleveland Spiders. 1899 lost most games ever, worse than the 1962 Mutts. Had to stop playing home games

116 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:15 pm

have these announcers talked about anything other than the indians tonight?

117 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:15 pm

Can we get a relief ump too?

118 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:15 pm

Oh damn. I was pretty young when the spiders played. At least that wasn't racist...

119 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:15 pm

[113] It's hard work to look but not touch. Takes patience and stamina.

120 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:17 pm

[116] They’re the new Cheat Sawx & Cubs. Media darlings

121 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm surprised bird bats here...

122 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:18 pm

i guess it's not a coincidence that the least stressful years of my life were when the yankees weren't good

123 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:19 pm

At least Miller earned his k

124 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:20 pm

[120] CLE radio guys are just killing Sanchez for his 'D'..really annoying but I just can't take Ma&Pa for important games.

125 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:22 pm

I've got Scully and The Fall lined up on Netflix. Gotta be better than this game. Actually, a dental appointment would be better.

126 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:23 pm

I don't know if yinz see the same commercials but this big hurt as is painful

127 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:23 pm

[125] the fall is great! Very dark though. But very good.

128 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:25 pm

[124] Detroit guys aren’t too bad, I only tune into Cleveland when there’s nothing else on and I’m outside.

129 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:25 pm

[127] agreed. very dark and very good.

130 51cq24   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:28 pm

wait, now the wild card winner has an advantage from playing that stupid game?

131 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:28 pm

He swung

132 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:29 pm

[127] I am little in already and digging it. Gillian Anderson is looking better than ever.

133 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:29 pm

[131] he fully swung lol. This is absurd.

134 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:30 pm

[132] definitely looking better than ever...

135 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:30 pm

Let's go O!

136 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:30 pm

The wild card winner should also have to wear the old wool uniforms and hitting it over the wall only counts for them as a triple.

137 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:33 pm

[122] Ha. Ain't that the tuth.

138 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:33 pm

[136] ok, but they get to slide into second with spikes high, a la Ty Cobb. This year’s only.

139 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm shocked that wasn't a strike. It was only 2-3 inches outside.

140 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:39 pm

Oh but one hell of an at bat from headley.

141 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:39 pm

Rain scheduled for Cleveland tomorrow. Might get pushed to Saturday.

142 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:43 pm

At least we’re wearing out Miller tonight

143 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:44 pm

[141] Rainout would benefit the Yanks right? No extra day off means no Kluber in a possible game 5..

144 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:50 pm

Ugh

145 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:50 pm

The worst of Judge and Sanchez on full display tonight.

146 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:50 pm

Looks like the Family Court Judge is back.

147 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:51 pm

This game is a big bag of suck.

148 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:51 pm

[145] Sanchez has been awful. But judge I feel had a good eye but was called out twice in balls. So I kind of forgive him for being over anxious now.

149 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:51 pm

[145] Yep, but CLE ain't the Twinkies. 36-4 in their last 40 games(!)

150 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:54 pm

[143] But three straight games can’t pullaWC game. Plus travel, though Cleveland NY isn’t bad

151 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:55 pm

If nothing else, maybe we get Dellin back in the Circle of Trust.

152 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:55 pm

#148 He's been pulling off bad outside breaking balls all night ... this one ain't on the ump.

153 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:56 pm

Dellin looks good so far...

154 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:56 pm

Out of Action Jackson.

155 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:57 pm

Remember Judge's 1st at bat against Minny? He stayed on an outside breaking ball, reaching out to dump the ball into CF to get. on. base.

Tonight? He's trying to hit an 800-foot homerun every at-bat.

156 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:57 pm

[152] I agree he's been susceptible to the outside breaking ball. But he still battled and had the bat taken out of his hands. Though I agree this lady at bat was on him, it was better pitching.

157 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:58 pm

[155] Must have been watching Altuve and wants to keep up.

158 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:58 pm

Meh, I have another job cover letter to write tomorrow, and percolate over the weekend. Night all.

159 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:58 pm

Well that was the highlight of the game.

160 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 9:59 pm

Judge tends to pull off that outside pitch with less than two strikes. The problem tonight is that with two strikes he keeps getting called out on balls.

161 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:00 pm

[158] good night rbj. I found a job finally and I know you will too!

162 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:00 pm

[156] I disagree, take his 3rd strikeout at bat ... he takes a 2-0 fastball right. down. the. middle ... and then swings at a TERRIBLE slide down and away he couldn't have possibly hit. Ever.

The next pitch was borderline, but certainly close enough to be a strike and Judge just pushed the needle in the pitcher's favor with the last 2 pitches.

163 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:01 pm

My god, Gary is slooooooooooooooooooooow.

164 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:03 pm

[162] exactly. He chased with one strike with an aggressive swing. That's been his apprso schedule all year. But he has a good eye so usually works that to 3-2. And to be fair he did.

165 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:04 pm

Fuck you, blue. You miserable son of a bitch!

166 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:06 pm

Maybe this will bring the Wahoo thing up for serious debate. Then again, I won't hold my breath.

167 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:06 pm

Barf. I look forward to Klueber somehow retroactively taking away hits. from the Yankees.

168 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:06 pm

Night all.

169 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:06 pm

Not when he's right. He either spits on that pitch or tries to ride it to RF. He didn't look RF at ALL tonight. And that's on him.

Anyways ... that's that. Hopefully the Yankees will sleep that one off.

170 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:06 pm

Btw I hate auto correct. Brutal at bat from bird there.

171 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:07 pm

[169] I disagree. He did that a lot in September and was on fire.

172 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:07 pm

Anyhow g'night all. Fuck that ump.

173 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2017 10:08 pm

Also ... Sonny Gray was continued his run of mediocrity and we were never going to beat Bauer after that.

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