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Oh, You Again

Ugh, it’s that time again. Subway Serious. Yanks will face the Mets’ two best pitchers this weekend. The Mets have been slumping lately, their season a series of bad news and failure. Let’s hope the Yanks win two of three and move on without incident.

Never mind the dummies:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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63 comments

1 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 5:59 pm

Not that I root for injury but phew we miss Thor

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 6:18 pm

Wonderful.

3 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 6:19 pm

#obligatoryhomer gets out of the way early

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 6:55 pm

I hope Judge gets through this game after his 1st inning scare.

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 6:55 pm

Fuuuuuuuuck.

6 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:12 pm

DeGrom is da good

7 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:22 pm

Cone has baseball smarts. But to get on so the pitcher hits this inning rather than lead off with an out next.

8 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:27 pm

Don’t get on base Tanaka. And if you do, station to station.

9 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:28 pm

Figures

10 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:32 pm

Here come da Judge.

11 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:33 pm

Phew, safe. I was nervous

12 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:39 pm

This is just fucking great.

13 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:40 pm

Oh no, Modammit! I hope it’s not another Chien-Ming Wang situation. Stop having pitchers hit.

14 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:52 pm

Jesus this is annoying. Tanaka did not look happy going into the dugout.

If it's not major, better now than later.

15 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 7:59 pm

Stiffness in both what?

16 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:03 pm

Ah, hammies. Fuck. 6 weeks I’m spitballing

17 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:09 pm

Hix watched 3 strikes. WTF.

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:11 pm

Yes!

19 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:12 pm

Gritner!

20 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:20 pm

Dellin danced tonight

21 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:24 pm

Hell yeah!

22 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:25 pm

That hit the fair pole, to borrow a Warner Wolf phrase. And yes, I’m that old.

23 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:28 pm

Save situation, but with insurance. And aquick game

24 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:33 pm

Of course.

25 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:36 pm

Oh fuck, now Chapman too?

26 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:39 pm

Two down, two out

27 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:39 pm

Word. Be well, Tanaka.

28 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:39 pm

There ya go!

29 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:41 pm

[22] "Let's go to the video tape." I'm that old too.

30 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 8, 2018 8:42 pm

Good game all round, but seems like it will cost us. Groan.

31 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jun 9, 2018 9:11 am

Stuck at a hotel in Westport w/o Yes or any tv access. too close to NY for MLBTV to work on phone. Radio only. better than nothing for tonight.

32 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 10:38 am

[31] Fox game tonight. You may be better off.

33 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:07 pm

Tanaka to the DL. Ugh. Yeah, having guys do something they aren’t used to doing is dumb. DH all around

34 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:09 pm

[31] They make hotel rooms without TVs today?

35 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:10 pm

[33] Did you read the article in The Ringer about that?

36 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:19 pm

LOL ... Mets.

Hicks gets a ground rule double through an OPEN METS BULLPEN DOOR.

37 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:22 pm

[35] Here's the link if anyone didn't read it, it's worth the time:

https://tinyurl.com/yaycm7eh

38 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:22 pm

[35] haven’t yet.

39 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:23 pm

Well, that inning went to shit.

40 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:24 pm

[38] Complaints about pitcher hitting are not new to the game. The origins of organized DH advocacy extend to the 19th century, and media moaning surfaced more than a century before Bartolo Colon first carried his bat up the baseline and failed to touch first base. “In the press box at Forbes Field the other day several of the baseball writers became involved in a discussion of the prevailing batting weakness among pitchers,” sportswriter Harry Keck wrote in the Pittsburgh Daily Post on August 9, 1917. “The topic was brought up by the spectacle of a pitcher taking three feeble strikes at the ball and walking back to the bench. It is an ordinary happening.”

The Daily Post banner died in 1927. Keck died in 1965. Forbes Field died in 1971. Pitcher hitting is somehow still alive, at least in the NL and in interleague play.

If that citation isn’t archaic enough for you, try the Buffalo Enquirer from October 6, 1896. One subhed in the “Sporting” section of that day’s edition—which, with a nod to the sporting tastes of the time, led with baseball, boxing, bowling, horse racing, sailing, and cycling—proclaimed, “WHY A PITCHER CAN’T HIT.” Within the text, an unnamed pitcher opined of his kind, “He is the least fitted of any man in the game to face another pitcher.” And on April 13, 1905, former big leaguer Bill Friel, then of the minor league American Association, told the Racine Daily Journal, “Take most of the pitchers of the A.A. today. Put them anywhere else than in the [pitcher’s] box and they are lost. That’s why I argue that they are not ball players, but just pitchers.” Even then, people understood that pitchers needn’t be all-around players, and that was so long ago that an ad on the same newspaper page for a misleadingly named medication called “Herpicide” promised to help “the bald men of today” by encouraging new hair growth in cases where the hair “has not been completely destroyed by parasites that infest it.”

41 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:31 pm

Well, German is off to a splendid start ...

/sarcasm

42 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:34 pm

3 up ... 3 runs.

Thanks German.

Christ.

43 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:34 pm

Where can I get me some herpicide? And fuck this 1st.

44 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:34 pm

Just finished it. I agree. Negative wRC+ is not fun.

45 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:35 pm

Oops, forgot he got an out.

46 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:35 pm

Sevi struggled like the dickens his first go round.

47 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:38 pm

[46] So did Judge.

This isn't a final judgement, just frustration with that inning.

48 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:39 pm

[47] BOTH halves of it.

49 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:52 pm

Pretty cool that Tigers and Indians are honoring the Negro Leagues tonight. Detroit Stars vs. Cleveland Buckeyes.

All of baseball should do it.

50 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:56 pm

EVERYBODY GLEYBER NOW!

3-1

51 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 6:57 pm

Gleyber

52 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:05 pm

[47] No doubt. 3 runs in first is annoying. Especially that smiling dipshit who homered last night and tripled tonight.

53 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:08 pm

Uh oh ...

54 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:11 pm

Ok Cashman, get a starter

55 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:16 pm

That was a nice changeup from German. He could grow into something special ... if we can afford to carry him while he works out his growing pains.

56 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:30 pm

The Mets let their pitchers bat exposing their pitching arm? That’s such a Mets thing to do.

57 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:37 pm

Oh no, our pitcher is on base again. Not good

58 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:45 pm

Le sigh

59 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:52 pm

Bats need hats!

60 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:54 pm

German has settled down nicely

61 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:58 pm

Miggy Jr.!

62 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2018 7:58 pm

MIGUELITO!!!

63 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2018 8:32 pm

Hot Diggity! I accept that ruling

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