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What’ll it Be in Game Three?

The Yanks did what they needed to do in Boston and that’s swipe a game. They are back home tonight with their ace, Luis Severino on the hill. He’ll face former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi, who has looked good in his outings vs the Yanks this year. I have high expectations for Severino. Hope he can give them 6 solid innings and keep the team in the game. And I hope the worm turns and the Yanks can touch up Eovaldi—nothing personal, of course.

Porcello is the guy that makes me nervous so it’d be great if the Yanks find a way to win tonight.

Never mind the bromo:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:22 pm

I'll settle for 5.

2 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:24 pm

how bad is the rain?

3 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:37 pm

already hate the TBS broadcast

4 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:40 pm

Darling and Anderson…Ugh

5 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:41 pm

Heh Yankee fans cheering David Price

6 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:42 pm

Let's go Yanks!

7 iyasu   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi Banter!
Good start by Luis.

8 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:48 pm

A JD walk is better than a JD homer

9 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:49 pm

[4] The Astros - Indians announcers were worse.

10 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:50 pm

loving Gardi

11 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:50 pm

Good start.

12 iyasu   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:50 pm

Nice run and grab by Gardner.

13 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:52 pm

That ball carried. Off the bat, I was worried it might dunk in front of Gardner.

14 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:54 pm

I think Eovaldi is going to very tough tonight.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 6:59 pm

Keep that pitch count climbing, boys!

16 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:00 pm

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

17 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:02 pm

luke could've taken a couple of pitches. ...

18 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:03 pm

good morning--- sleepy in seoul. watching this one from bed. found a stream that syncs up john and suzyn with the tbs broadcast, so no anderson and darling for me.

19 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:04 pm

Good at bats from McCutcheon and Judge. What was that from Luke? Hope he adjusts

20 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:04 pm

I can’t say I hate Eovaldi. Kid came back twice from serious surgery. Just hope they fatigue him early.

21 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:06 pm

don't run on the Judge

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:09 pm

good morning--- sleepy in seoul. watching this one from bed. found a stream that syncs up john and suzyn with the tbs broadcast, so no anderson and darling for me.

May I suggest simply watching in silence?

Ugh, what a choice of non-choices ...

23 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:09 pm

Uh, thanks Gary ...

24 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:15 pm

The obligatory Sanchez comment

25 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:15 pm

Just fucking fantastic.

26 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:15 pm

Bleah, what a cheap hit

27 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:16 pm

Weak Fucking sauce!

28 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:16 pm

That was a strike

29 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:17 pm

sevi should have let that go by

30 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:17 pm

Ohayo from Japan. Was that single defected by Severino bad luck?

31 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:18 pm

ok, limited damage. Let's get some now.

32 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:18 pm

Time for Stanton to wake up.

33 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:20 pm

Stanton really needs to do something. No 3-pitch strikeouts!

Defense will have to be on point today--- Severino getting knocked around a bit but not super hard hit, they seem to be spreading things around the park. Wet conditions, too.

Still feel OK about this, with some patient at-bats, Sevvy should settle in a bit.

Lets go Yankees!

34 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:23 pm

[30] Yeah, it hit his glove

35 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:25 pm

love the bunt there against the shift

36 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:25 pm

Scooter smiles

37 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:25 pm

Rats, out

38 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:25 pm

Damn. I think he is out

39 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:26 pm

Looks out from that angle

40 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:27 pm

You're just not useful,Angel.

41 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:30 pm

Gah.

42 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:31 pm

Yikes our offense helping Eovaldi out

43 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:31 pm

some strikeouts from sevvy would be nice to get crowd in it, momentum shifting. things feel sleepy, no?

44 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:32 pm

Sonofabitch! Eovaldi, the latest Yankeee killer. Grrrrrrrrr.....

45 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:34 pm

[44] Always liked him. :(
Betts again?? Sigh..

46 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:36 pm

Not feeling Uber comfy here

47 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:37 pm

[46] Yeah, me neither.

48 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:38 pm

Time to start drinking

49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:38 pm

Bad Bad Bad.

50 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:38 pm

Luis is behind every hittee.

51 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:38 pm

what the heck was Cutch thinking?

52 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:38 pm

What was McC doing? F*ck

53 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:39 pm

cult. Scotch tonight?

54 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:40 pm

I don’t mind a couple of runs but we have to stop handing Eovaldi two pitch at bats.

55 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:41 pm

Well, this is going to shit.

56 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:41 pm

BP time

57 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:41 pm

Nearly 60 pitches for Sevy already. They need to start thinking about pulling him.

58 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:42 pm

That is our Larry. Two hitters too late with the visit

59 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:42 pm

I’m ordering a double play here

60 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:42 pm

[53] Nah, Scotch isn't my thing.

Eagle Rare 17 year.

61 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:43 pm

[18] Cool. That sounds perfect. These TBS guys are annoying.

62 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:43 pm

Blegh, too slow a hit

63 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:43 pm

What a fucking joke.

[57] Just pathetic. In the post-season, Severino isn't close to an ace.

64 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:43 pm

They are bleeding Sevy to death.

65 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:44 pm

I can’t believe we just now got the bullpen up. They’ve been hitting him hard for a while

66 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:45 pm

could have been worse. bats need to come alive, get to their BP

67 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:45 pm

One of those is on McCutchen. A soft single should not end up with runners on second and third.

68 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:46 pm

Just pull Severino already, he's got fuck all tonight.

Another inning just means a deeper hole to try and dig out of.

69 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:46 pm

Fucking Bollocks. Meanwhile, Nathan Fucking Eovaldi has not surrendered an earn run to the Yanks in 18 straight innings! JFC!

70 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:48 pm

just not fun to watch tonight, in any way.

71 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:49 pm

[69] Fucking hate EVILvaldi. Knock the bitch on his ass.

They are not making him throw enough pitches. Come on, work the count guys.

72 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:49 pm

Safe!

73 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:49 pm

Oh so they get to their infield hits

Hmmm

74 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:50 pm

safe

75 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:50 pm

Safe

76 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:50 pm

He was SAFE! We better win one of these challenges for chrissake.

77 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:50 pm

Yes, safe

78 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:50 pm

angel hernandez having a howler lol

79 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:51 pm

hoping Gardi does his usual 10 pitch AB

80 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:53 pm

Damn, foul

81 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:53 pm

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Just in front of it.

82 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:54 pm

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

83 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:54 pm

[70] Dude, I got your message. I'll get back to you this evening.

84 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:54 pm

AW C'MON ... CAN WE CATCH A FUCKING BREAK?!?!?!?

85 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:57 pm

Eovaldi is just too too good. 19.

86 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:57 pm

This sucks. Why aren't they working the count?

87 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:58 pm

[83]

Awesome!

88 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:59 pm

really uninspiring stuff, huh.

89 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:59 pm

We’re hitting the ball hard. But nothing to show for it

90 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 7:59 pm

john and suzyn havent mentioned hicks at all, he available?

91 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:00 pm

holt hit that ball hard. lets pull sevvy when we can.

92 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:01 pm

Hey Aaron, it's BP time

93 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:01 pm

Somebody wake Boone up from his nap

94 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:01 pm

Ah, Boone-y ... determined to shut the barn door after the horses have already left.

95 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:02 pm

Get Severino out of there!

96 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:02 pm

This slurping of Shit Sawx dick is annoying

97 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:02 pm

He just doesn’t have good stuff tonight

98 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:03 pm

Melt down.

99 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:03 pm

too effing late.

100 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:03 pm

[90] Reports are yes, most likely as a pinch hitter.

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101 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:04 pm

Boone needs his hand held by someone with actual awareness

102 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:04 pm

Fail.

103 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:05 pm

i'm a bit hesitant to pull pitchers, perhaps more than most. but... that seemed obvious.

104 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:06 pm

4th too early to bring in one of the K monsters in the pen? Need a strikeout here..

105 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:06 pm

Shouldn’t this be Betances?

106 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:06 pm

It’s hard to find an ace like Nathan Eovaldi.

107 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:07 pm

Did you guys hear that Sevy was late getting to the Stadium tonight? WTF. It's the playoffs, dude.

108 yankintexas   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:07 pm

Probably waited on Sevy to reach a certain pitch count / inning before assessing his options. Managers today could easily be replaced by an app using very basic conditional logic.

109 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:08 pm

[105] Boone's saving him until the game's out of reach.

110 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:09 pm

For fucks sake

111 knuckles   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:09 pm

WTF

112 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:10 pm

Hate to say it but Boone is just..not very good.

113 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:10 pm

Fuck this shit. I am out. Gotta meeting.

114 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

Ballgame

115 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

We all better hope CC is DA MAN tomorrow, or it's see you for Spring Training.

116 yankintexas   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

It’s 2018, can we not have someone in th pen looking at these guys warm up? If they can’t throw strikes don’t bring that guy in? Or better yet don’t wait until five guys are on base to bring someone in?

117 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

There’s the game!

118 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

We're done.

119 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

this is rough, my goodness.

120 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks Boone for throwing away our advantage

121 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:12 pm

[112] Jeeze. I'm glad you're not my boss. (100 wins)

122 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:14 pm

boone mismanaged a bit, sure. but let's not lose sight of severino completely neglecting his duty as any sort of ace.

and what boatzilla was talking about re: severino late, seems to be that he mixed up the game start time. thought he had 20 more mins or something, so started his warmups extremely late. apparently ron darling said this? not listening to tbs. either way, rough look for him, rough look for coaching staff.

when the stadium is quiet like this it really is an embarassing look, compared to fenway. oy.

123 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:14 pm

[121] How much credit does he get for that though? His game management seems real lacking.. (And if I was your boss you'd be LONG gone after I saw your expense accounts!)

124 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:16 pm

It’s the playoffs. You play to comeback. Or you go home for the winter

125 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:16 pm

[122] Supposedly, he thought the start of the game would be delayed because of the weather ... still.

126 yankintexas   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:16 pm

High leverage situation and we bring in Lynn? How many bases loaded jams did he come in to relief for this year? Zero? Why do we do this in the playoffs when you supposedly have a vaunted bullpen? We saving these guys for the links?

127 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:17 pm

The Severino being late thing was all conjecture by Ron Darling. It may be true but it didn’t sound remotely verified.

128 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:18 pm

more i think about it now, there is indeed some bad managing there. we have stoppers on this team, and instead bring in a complete non-entity like Lynn. when he comes in, sadly to say, i think we all know whats about to go down.

129 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:18 pm

watching these games has given me an excuse not to go jogging in the morning before work, but dont know that i can make the excuse today. anyone give me hope to lay in bed for just a bit longer?

130 yankintexas   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:19 pm

The only thing verifiably late was Boone’s actions.

131 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:19 pm

[129] Yanks 'O' still has 6 innings so they can chip away but..well, better get that jog in.

132 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:20 pm

[122] As to the first part ... Boone-y did THE EXACT SAME THING in the WC game.

Sevy escaped the 4th inning ... everyone thought he was done ... and Boone-y sent him out there in the 5th to give up two straight hits before he pulled him.

He got lucky and the runners didn't score because he brought in Betances.

Lance Lynn is not Betances.

133 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:21 pm

[132] here he waited longer. Two singles and a walk. That’s way too late.

134 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:21 pm

And now, another likely repeated mistake bringing in Green.

Red Sox loves them some fastballs ...

135 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:21 pm

[132] Yep, playoff baseball is so wildly different. You have to be three steps ahead and Boone seems two behind..

136 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:24 pm

Oh well. At least Betances is rested...

137 Springdeeds   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:26 pm

gonna make some breakfast, put on some music and do away with this game. see you all tomorrow.

CC!

138 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:27 pm

this is bad I'm switching to the Skins game. oh. they're getting smashed too. I do gave a new mattress so maybe that's where I can go.

139 knuckles   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:35 pm

What game are these umps watching tonight?

140 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:36 pm

More bourbon, I think.

141 yankintexas   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:38 pm

How did Sanchez bat .186 this year and not .086?

142 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:38 pm

[139] Hopefully a better one than we are ...

143 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:41 pm

Sanchez has to stop guessing. He’s clearly not very good at it and once he had two strikes there Eovaldi didn’t have to throw anywhere close to a good pitch or close to the strike zone.

144 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:43 pm

This article I am reading about Age Related Macular Degradation is way more enriching than the game at this point. Oh well, we'll get em tomorrow!

145 rbj   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:48 pm

Ok, just have to have a two game winning streak tomorrow

146 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:49 pm

What a disaster.

147 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 8, 2018 8:50 pm

[146] Houston smokes either of these teams though, donchathink?

148 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 8, 2018 9:06 pm

Gee, a 1-2-3 inning ... wonder what difference that would have meant in the top of the 4th???

149 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 9:27 pm

Yeah, Severino sucked. He was a thrower not a pitcher and he clearly didn’t have the electric stuff he had against the A’s early. He really hasn’t been the same pitcher he was the first half of the season. The offense isn’t there either tonight and you need that lead and excitement against a team with as much talent as the Sawx have Good thing it’s baseball. Tomorrow we come back and embarrass the Sox.

150 BobbyB   ~  Oct 8, 2018 9:29 pm

[147] Yes, Houston looks better than they looked last year.

151 iyasu   ~  Oct 8, 2018 9:34 pm

Bats look good. Win two games. That's it.

152 thelarmis   ~  Oct 8, 2018 10:02 pm

Sooo, I guess I picked a good game to miss...

153 seamus   ~  Oct 8, 2018 10:10 pm

Romine is probably our best pitcher tonight

154 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 9, 2018 12:50 am

[123] I stand corrected. You do know baseball, Jazz. Shit, Boone was awful tonight. Fucking Lance Boil Lynn with the bases loaded? Sheeeaht.

My confidence in this team is at an all time low.

155 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 9, 2018 9:55 am

Boone was terrible. Never should have sent in Lance, should have taken out Sevi earlier. No idea what he was thinking. BTW, the TBS crew harping on Sevi not knowing when the game was going to start is apparently about as accurate as Angel Hernandez (according to what I read in the papers this AM). Also BTW, the new mattress was wonderful.

156 rbj   ~  Oct 9, 2018 10:26 am

Glad I tuned out the game after it was 7-0. As bad as Boone was, it's hard to win a game when you only score one run and the other team already has three. At least in this universe.

157 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 9, 2018 1:32 pm

I haven't posted in a while. Lest I be accused of attending baseball church at the Banter only during the playoffs, I figured after a 16-1 loss that it would be fine.

I hope one of our guys tells his teammates "we've won 2 in a row before" ala Damon in Boston in 2004. After all, we'd just beaten their brains in that night.

It ain't over 'til it's over.

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