The Mariners in town for 4 games.
Keep up the gritty, gutty goodness, fellas.
Never mind the band aids:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Picture by Bags.
Not going to see Cano on the M's anymore. We will see King Felix but his contract is the only thing extraordinary about him now.
Very impressive that the Yanks took 2 of 3 from the Twinkies. Now we need to stop with the injuries and get some players off the IL.
Can't believe Paxton is hurt now too. Does that mean that we see Keuchel in pinstripes soon. I heard the Yanks might be in on Keuchel if they don't need to give up a draft pick. I also heard Dallas might just sign a 1 year deal, but if so, why wait so long?
Andujar is looking a little rough in the field. (Rougher than usual).
Let's go Yang-Keys!
Come on, big milliliter
Ah, the old, I take the dog for a walk, the Yankees score a bunch of runs gambit.
And it was Estrada’s first
King Felix’s crown is quite tarnished
Nice play, Gio
Nice to come to a 7-2 lead.
If Urshela keeps hitting, there is no reason to play Adujar at 3rd.
He doesn't make either of those plays ...
Five and fly for CC. In line for the win.
Boone listened to me.
Holder not living up to his name recently ...
Um, Holder . . .
LOVE this left side of the infield!
Thairo with the throw
Good job, O
Still want more runs
 STILL WANT MOAR RUNS!
Win 248 for CC
 Is Holder dating Boone's daughter or something?
 Or he has some embarrassing photos.
 I think he's more of a "place holder".
Nonetheless, good win!
Something funny for tomorrow night's game, Jordan Montgomery and other rehabbing Yankees taking time to visit a sick child in a local hospital:
Hospital? Sick child?? What's funny about that???
3 of the 4 first responses to the tweet asked whether they stopped by to visit Jacoby Ellsbury while they were there ...
   Yanks always seem to have one player on the roster who manages to be the designated stumbling block. The players take turns with that designation throughout the season; get rid of one and another pops up. Cosmic slop.
Hi Banter! I miss you all. I also miss half of our starting team. And I missing winning lots of Whirled Serious rings. Hell, I miss two weeks ago when the Shit Sox were losing every game.
What I miss the most is...RAB. The loss has been devastating and I’ve been lost without that site. I totally missed a day game last week, ‘coz I had no idea...
Luckily, Mike Axisa is still writing a little bit about our Pinstriped Heroes! He’s offering a weekly “Thoughts” post, along with *one* Mailbag question, through Patreon for a measly $3/month.
I’ve never done anything like this before, but it was a no brainer. I signed up immediately and it’s already been awesome! It is so far beyond absolutely worth it. I can’t recommend it more highly. He’s already over 1,000 subscribers!!! And that’s without proper advertising. He deserves this and so much more. I hope you’ll support him!
You sticking around for the game?
Cult! Ah, prolly not. I have it on Roku now. Waiting for my wife to get home from work to have dinner, then I need to get in the studio. But, I’m gonna try to be in/out throughout.
Axisa is up to 1,141 subscribers!!!
Squeezed and screwed.
I’ll take the just one run, but Tanaka doesn’t look sharp, though the ump screwed him a bit
 Good for Mike.
Just got in from dinner, a nice juicy Uno burger, with baked fries. Then walked the dog.
Yeah, he’s at over $40 THOUSAND dollars a year already, to write the weekly post. Amazing!
Nothin doin’ early for our boys...
Speedy leadoff guy on base. No bueno
Nice n easy!!
I approve of that frame, with very few pitches thrown.
Gio! I'm diggin' this guy.
Keeping a superior defender at third while making a good hitter DH? What craziness is this?
Big ballpark out there in right
Gritner gets the job done.
Jesus Fucking Christ! That is some Mickey Mouse bullshit!
Inning should be over...
good hustle, cameron!
it's now raining at the stadium
bad hustle, cameron!
I hate that d bag's antics around the bases. Grrr...,
Rain heavier. Shit Sox took the lead ...
Frazier loom terrible on defense before he got hurt this year. He has not improved. Boo.
 What's Up thelarmis! I went to the Museum of Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu City the other day, you've had been into all the percussion from around the world.
What's happening with Frazier in the field?
Well, I guess it’s practice time for me...
And down, in falls, come the raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain!
 Here comes the rain again, falling over me like a new emotion...
That's about right.
That was utterly pathetic.
Not a good 15 minutes for Urshela ...
Sad fucking trombone sound.
Just fucking great.
Would have been exciting without the *top* of the 8th ...
I thought we lost because I was catching up to the live game on mlb.tv, Then booooom! Pleasantly surprised.
OONTZ, OONTZ, OONTZ, OONTZ!!!
Wow. Sweer win, y'all! Cheers!
What a win!!!! I can’t we won that slopfest
I wonder what is going to happen when we get Didi back to the infield? I assume Bird is done for the year? The Yanks could use a useful lefty bat but Bird just can't stay healthy. LeMahieu has been great but I realize the season is still young. Gio has such a slick glove, and Andujar wasn't great in the field before his injury. I think Miguel was pressing offensively before getting injured. It is a nice problem to have that you have too many quality players but how you gonna keep em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?
Let’s go Johnny Lasagna.
Bird at this point is trade bait. For minor league depth.
Nice snag Tauchman.
Greetings all, on this most wonderful of days, a Spurs day, a we're-going-to-the-CL-finals day!
 Yeah, let's see Bird hit against AAA pitching at this point before assuming he even deserves to be considered for a 25 man roster spot.
Not good, Johnny.
Not our night.
Nope, let's hope we don't get no hit.
Two in a row
And a run, shutout gone too.
 CL Final one of the only soccer games I go out of my way to try and watch. All Premiere League this year?
Kikuchi was bringing it today?
Kikuchi was definitely keeping us off balance today.
I don't know anything about Kikuchi. He looks good.
 If you missed the semis this year, you missed the best semis, you could or will likely see in your lifetime.
Liverpool came back from a 3-0 first tie deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 (aggregate) at Anfield yesterday ... and not to be outdone, Spurs came from a 3-0 deficit at half-time today to score 3 goals in the 2nd half and beat Ajax 3-3 (away) in Amsterdam.
Un-fucking-real 2 days of football.
 BTW, I wrote that before I say your post RBJ. [blushes]
 Glad to see him gone, but I liked watching him work. Sad we'll never see American pitchers like that again ...
Jake Barret? Sounds like a member of Bonnie & Clyde's gang.
Without RAB, I have know idea who these guys are.
Nice to see him seem more confident out there.
Uh ... maybe?
Wow tough to call.
Game over, man, game over.
Kikuchi wanted to come to the states out of high school. He’s got an odd contract, if the Mariners don’t pick up his option a year early, he can opt out right away. I think. It’s really odd.
Time for Forged in Fire.
Kikuchi's hat was caked in Pine tar. I guess the umps missed it? Still a great outing. Too bad because Tampa finally lost a game.
Sale threw a great game against the Triple A O's.
Season is heating up, let's see if we can get Hicksy back this weekend and do some mashing.
Betances to the 60 day DL. So, after ASB?
Brett Gardner is batting 3rd???
Hicks back Monday. We hope.
Two out RISP hit. I approve
I know we're not getting a visit from the Score Truck, but how about a drive by from the Score Moped?
Might have to settle for the Score Segway.
 Happ ain't homer happy tonight?
C'mon Gary. Get the damn throw on target.
Is there some reason Ottavino couldn't go another?
Time for bullpen roulette!
Might I humble ask for some insurance runs?
Clint, Clint, Clint.
Gio! Thank you!
No es bueno.
And that’s why you get insurance
gah ... not tres
Three. Night all. Score Moped showed up.
I want the Score Truck tonight.
Must. Score. Runs. Here.
I’ll take that.
Line drive in the box score!
It looks like this dude is throwing 120 mph. Yowzers.
Thanks a bunch, Andujar.
Oh well, 2 at least.
No es bueno, GGBG.
Not that it seems like it will matter in the end ...
Glad we got those 2 runs early, hope we don't regret Andujar failing to get the 3rd across.
I guess that would ... yes, yes we'll regret it.
Doubly so. Damn these pesky Rays.
German in a nutshell.
Poof goes the lead.
Blow this Modamn place to smithereens. Hate hate hate this ridiculous shit hole.
Nuke the Trop
Hate to see that, but glad he's out of the game.
WHY IS ANDUJAR HITTING 5th?!?!?!?!?
Scores multipme runs. Hell. Score everyone!
 Why is he not still rehabbing? Looks like Hicks will be back before he even gets a hit in the minors. There's no reason to rush these guys when their replacements are doing just fine.
Gio! Costly nonmound visit
Not even close, Tampa
I don't know what kind of alien has taken over Gio Urshela's body, but I vote to keep him around!
Brosius 2.0. : )
 Hard to see him go especially when Andujar is so terrible at defense and right everything else.
Miggy can DH. Gio has earned the right to start atthird.
Hmmmmmm....lead off walk. Always a winning strategy.
I’ve got a bad feeling here.
For a bullpen that is supposed to be great I never feel comfortable no matter who's out there.
Walking the bases loaded is never a good idea.
Uh, warm up someone else.
Tommy Tightpants only threw 10 pitches. I thought he’d go back out for the 7th.
Otto’s not throwing anything fast...
Great. Holder warming up.
Well there was a bunt hit in there but overall his command is terrible. Shouldn't be out there.
Punch this guy out and the. Get a DP
20 pitches - 0 outs
DP now, thank you please
Double play! Ottodini
well that was fortunate
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!
Holy fucking crap - what a DP!!!
You used to be Sub-Zero. Now you're just zero.
Ouch! Fucking Bollocks.
He began running before time was called : /
That just wasn’t close to a strike.
No seriously, Tropicana delenda est.
Again with the leadoff man on...
I like it!
With the exception of Voit and Sanchez this infield defense is elite.
Sweet. Now steal again!
Scooter is not smiling, Brett.
What a pathetic bullshit move. Sooo stoopid to bunt there. Let me steal instead.
This third string catcher bothers me.
Fucking douche. The catcher, not Cameron
Gardner is worthless
I hope this is a 1-2-3 inning and the douche makes the last out!
Apparently, nobody coming out of the pen today is capable of throwing strikes
And no one is gonna be available tomorrow!
Apparently, Green has been looking good in AAA
And a second one
I generally like the mlb.tv interface, but one thing that they get wrong is the scoreline at the bottom updates in real time, even if you have the game paused, so I was watching the 7th while the game had gone to the 9th. Sort of takes the suspense out of it.
 There's a setting to hide spoilers
Please get him out here
Throw to the batter and get him out!
One more strike!
And the third! Woot
Triple digits for the W!!!
100 mph smoke to blow him away.
.5 game out of 1st!
 I don't know if the game being watched is covered. I changed the setting, I'll have to see if it works next game I watch.
Green might be back tomorrow
Great win. Cheers y'all.
Been awhile since we've seen the "Chapman Stare". Good win. First place is on the horizon.
Damn, shit Sox already won
At least Andujar has been dropped to 7th, though he's still hitting behind Urshela for some dumb reason.
And Gardner is batting 3rd.
Oh, an opener game.
But Gleyber isn't
Gleyber is nearly Posada-eque on the bases.
Had to eat dinner and walk the dog. Usually the Yankees score then, not give up runs.
Good escape for the Big Fella. Quit with the walks and homers next inning.
I hope Clint plays more and Brett sits more when Hicks gets back. Tauchman needs to be DFA.
3500 innings for CC.
 Love me some GGBG, but Boone-y batting him 3rd ought to be grounds for termination.
This groundkeeping is ridiculous. In a DOME!
 Who doesn't love him? But he sucks at hitting any more. Sometimes Boone's line ups are inexplicable.
Ooh, this game is getting interesting. CC is the wrong pitcher to fuck with that shit.
Remember when Brett had some power? Good times, good times.
Get that fucker out of there. We don’t need another player injured.
He he hit 2 catchers with one throw. The one that hit Gary also hit Travis.
Oh boy, it's Holder time!
That one's on DJ.
He does not deserve that name.
Just punch me.
Just knee me in the fucking balls.
NOT a good inning in the field for DJ LaMahieu (even if some terrible official scoring spared him his blushes and two errors).
Andujar is so useless right now it's sad.
But it really seems a SIF by the Yankees bringing him up so quickly.
Oooooh, the Nestor Cortes Jr. era begins!
 Not bad.
I am noticing the many MLB players (and many Yankees) are flouting the the "no chaw" rule, which is cool because lifestyle rules are ridiculous, especially for legal habits. For the record, I think it's the job of parents to raise kids, not athletes and celebs.
Nice glove, Tauchman
Ok, not good.
I hate the fucking rays. 1st place is going to have to wait.
Well, they are not winning this one. Good night, guys. Don't forget the mothers in your life tomorrow.
And yes, the Rays are really annoying.
Happy Mother's Day!
Lets have a win today.
Looks like it’s the good version of Blake Snell.
Lame. Fucking Lame!
Rats! Just missed a 2 run job! We'll take it.
Nice 2 out work.
Dinner, walk the dog, do the dishes, and the Yankees are on top
And a very efficient Tanaka. 53 pitches through 5
And there’s the #obligatoryhomer
Off to my sister’s for mom day tea
No Lasagna for dinner tonight ... right rotator cuff strain, shut down for 4 weeks.
 Fer fuck's sake. Just as we get Hicks back. I guess there's a quota we have to have on the DL.
 Oh, wait ... it gets better!
NEW YORK -- Miguel Andújar is headed back to the injured list with a right labrum tear, the Yankees announced on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone said on Monday that the club planned to order new imaging tests to further explore the state of the infielder's ailing right shoulder.
Andujar sustained the torn labrum by diving back into third base on March 31, but he was able to return to the lineup after following a rehab protocol.
Left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.
The Yankees initially believed that Andujar's injury would affect only his throwing, not his hitting, though nine games of results have suggested that is not the case. Since being activated from the IL on May 4, Andujar is 3-for-34 (.088).
"We feel like even though he's passed everything and the strength tests have been good and [we] rehabbed him properly, we do feel like the injury is certainly a contributing factor to some of the struggles," Boone said. "I think we'll reassess all that and try to get a plan in place to try and get him back."
Though, tbf, he hasn't looked at all right since coming back, so maybe this is for the best.
Really, Miggy Jr. should just have surgery. Probably Lasagna too.
MLB app is showing a rain delay.
Radar seems like it shouldn't be too long a delay.
Hmmmm ... maybe not.
Anyone with an update? Radar seems clear ...
7:45 alleged start. Which is now.
So much for that.
Wet outfield. We’re gonna have another player go down.
Just do a day night DH.
 ??!! How does this keep happening?
Still in delay?
How long does it take to squeegee an outfield?
MASN team thinks it’s gonna be called.
Postponed. DH Wednesday, starting at 3 pm. Correct decision.
 Dem rains.
By the time the Yanks play again, all these guys might be off the DL. Love...Rain o'er me...
Andujar anduaint playing again this season is my bet. It didn't look like he was having any discomfort batting, but the results just aren't there. So far they have good coverage and when Sir Didi comes back, they will be flush with infielders (we hope).
Now that the Yanks are losing Loaisaga and Severino hasn't thrown an inning, I wonder if Dallas will be on the Yanks wish list soon?
In other news, looking like a smart move on the Yanks part in not resigning Robertson.
Let's go Yang-Keys...on Wednesday I guess?
Kendry Morales? From the A’s. 1B/DH. Tells me we aren’t going to get guys back soon. Season ending surgery for Miggy Jr.?
 I'd guess he's a benchwarmer for one of the regulars potentially coming back soon; don't really know who at this point. They moved Loaisaga to the 60-day, not a surprise there. I think they're also waiting to see how Andujar responds to treatment before deciding whether or not to shut him down for the season; frankly he was rushed back too soon and it showed, so he's probably done for the year. Morales has lightning-in-a-bottle potential; not anything like Voit, but he's a proven hitter and can handle 1st at least as well as Voit, so it's not necessarily a bad signing UNLESS... well, lets not even speak on that. The Yanks are straight-up buying these older players for pennies on the dollar and getting bang for their buck for the most part, yet I bet they expect the core of their lineup to return this year and aren't prepared to make any long-term decisions when they only have one chance to do so (July 31). So far, their pickups have been far better than expected, so there just might be something worth waiting for with Morales. If not, they can cut him, they only lose chump change.
 Nobody's thinking of Keuchel until after the draft. He gambled by not taking the QO from Houston and lost; no team wants to lose their high draft pick AND sign him to a ludicrous contract or just have him for four or five months of Sonny Gray-ish returns.
Hey, actual baseball!
And that didn't take long.
 Nobody's touching Dallas until after the draft, but then a 1-year deal makes a whole bunch of sense. We'll see if Hal is willing to open the wallet.
Also ... RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
Also, also ... WTF is Gardner batting 6th ... again???
Luke Voit ... professional hitter playing 1st!
Oh, look ... shitty Yankees' execution ... how unusual.
Gleyber day! I get the Orioles feed, Gary Thorne called it right off the bat.
So it's home run derby day.
Ah, the old Yankees scoring while I walk my dog ploy worked again.
Let’s win two.
Yay, Hicks is back
Pitchers duel early
Three dinger day for Gleyber. So far.
Kay and Flaherty talking as if that's a gimme play for the kid.
Gardner’s in the game?
Um, not good.
Hell yeah. Great work, Kid.
Phew! Good outing overall for Little Sunday.
Now how about some insurance
I'll conveniently ignore how terrible Boone-y is at managing, for the moment ...
Nice double, Thairo.
Hustling out the gate!
Andujar out for the rest of the year.
Thank you Luuuuuke
I like it! Luuuuuuuuuuuke!
 Figured as much when they got Kendry. The tear wasn’t going to heal anytime soon anyway.
JFC, Tauchman! Get a stick and kill it.
JFC Tauchmann, you aren't good enough to dog it in the outfield.
Good Britton is ... good!
I missed both games? :(
What's the news on Anduar? I'm behind on the news..
Season ending surgery for Miggy Jr. on his shoulder.
Quelle surprise ...
 Yikes...did they totally misdiagnose him?
A *little* bit of a slide, Kay???
Gardner's batting .199 (lower now).
Found Pinstriped Alley to replace River Ave Blues for Yankee news. This tidbit is worrying... https://www.pinstripealley.com/2019/5/14/18623810/what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-giancarlo-stanton
Not a misdiagnose, just that it wasn’t healing. I assume. Team doctor to perform the surgery. Yikes,
 Who knows. It was probably worth the shot to try and avoid surgery, at least they pulled the plug before it became a complete farce to watch him try and *hit* ...
 PA is ... ok, but no RAB.
I miss RAB.
 Yeah, same here. But with that, chatting in game threads and some Twitter folks there is enough yankee news to keep breakfast moving along.
Get outta my head! ; )
Oh good Chapman back out for the rare double save.
Good day for baseball. HUZZAH!
And he gets it! Ten games over .500. Germán 8-1. Early contender to start the ASG?
 The new Pedro? The new Edwar Ramirez?
Hey, if your comparable is Pedro, that’s great.
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