First one went well. What about tonight?
Never mind the cardboard cut-outs:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Picture by Bags
 Have they said how long the rain might be?
Rain here too (sad trombone)
Looking at 7:50 pm
JFC. Can't anyone read a radar?
Hating on this rain. So worried Tanaka will have to sit for an hour after one inning.
They should’ve started on time and got at least an hour in. This is dumb
That wind & rain looks ridiculous, how did they allow this game to start??
So motherfucking STOOPID!
Would love a rainout.
What a horribly run start.
Fuckin MLB, can they do ANYTHING right? Man, watching how the NBA handles their business the comparison is just so jarring. Now they're going to lose Tanaka?? Cleveland loses Carrasco too.
How about a ‘bubble’ with 11.5 thousand public fans? What a bunch of bollocks
Another rain delay? So the starters get burned.
 What? That's the plan? Heading to my baseball Twitter list now, not up on that news. Sounds completely idiotic..
 a almost home team crowd for Houston?
MLB and its "no off days" plan is so asinine. This is awful.
 Bollocks is right. How stupid can they be? If I was a player, or coach, or team staff member, I'd be so upset. They are taking unnecessary chances with the health of all those people, just because the governor of Texas doesn't have any common sense. It'd serve them right if whatever two teams got to the NLCS were like, screw this, and all of them opted out.
 That is so crazy. Just inexplicable how badly things are being run.
Switched to Cards-Padres now before the NBA Finals are on
Game’s back. As is Tanaka.
Tanaka not looking good,
Trevor Rosenthal just came in for the Friars and threw a heater at 102, then 101. ESPN didn’t mention either, nor have they paid any attention to the 5 pitches of the at-bat. Just talking about how the Cardinals have the best fans in baseball and other trivial bullshit. Not present in the game at all. Gross.
Very bad, in fact.
Jesus fuck. Screw this Naylor asshole and fuck MLB. And, while we’re at it, Correa can rot in hell.
So is it Happ tomorrow?
I've been trying to get more sleep since school started. I don't know if I've ever gone to bed before the end of a Yankee playoff game. Tonight has no chance. Grrr....Fucking Bollocks!
I miss Didi’s glove
 I had to mute as they were getting pornorific gishing about Yadier Molina, for like 10 straight minutes
I wasn’t going to drink tonight. I’m rethinking that plan...
Worser and worserer.
Let’s swing some fucking bats.
How do you not have a reliever ready in case Tanaka isn't sharp after the rain delay?
 Boone gonna Boone.
That pitch was waaay outside.
 for realz
I hope this isn’t Masa’s last start as a Yankee. I don’t think it will be, but...
Holy motherfucking BOMB from Big G!!! There’s 1.
Rally Killer! There's one.
Good start. One at a time. (Or more, if you can...)
 i'm hoping they sign him obvi. He;s still effective and i'd love him to be a career Yankee. Also one of our top 3 starters
I missed the Giancarlo tater! Long one?
I hope they resign Masa because my license plate is TANAKA19
You got me beat.
Mine is MELIDO33
But 46pitches and a rain delay thru two for Carrasco AND the Yankees ate into their bullpen last night. This is doable.
My last was 6JOBA2. I received it from DMV the day of the midges, which I truly believe destroyed his career
Ooohhh. A one handed karate fist punch out.
 Dogfish 60 Minute IPA for me. Just 1 tonight. lol....
I had a heavy stout then did 75 minutes on the indoor bike. That was...not the correct order.
Maybe an IPA on the back end will rebalance things.
 Started with Southern Tier Warlock. On to Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes. oops. I just realized a Cleveland beer. Damn.
 Damn time zones, bagel and espresso here for me. Got a French Imperial Stout and some local lager in the fridge for this evening though
You guys are making me thirsty. Too bad I’m on a damn diet.
Sideshow Bob needs to make an out.
Tanaka settling down thankfully.
Sweet. Lead off little League triple.
Yesterday they made Bieber pitch strikes. Perhaps they can try that with Carasco,
damn. i wanted them to keep cookie in. this karinchak guy is really really good...
m howard - nice on the license plates! in the UK they call them number plates, even though they have letters too. i always thought that was weird. in the south, they call them 'tags'. that just seems...wrong.
beer - i have a headache already and am not feeling great. i am teaching a couple of lessons, but they're later in the day and with good and familiar students. i'm still debating whether i should have a few...
I'm already annoyed by this relief pitcher, freakin' smash him Bombers.
mattpat got mentioned on a jomboy podcast today! matt's a new patreon patron for them. very cool. it doesn't appear as though matt's here, so i'll get in touch with him via facebook.
 tough task, but...yes, please!
i LOVE Gio and hope he comes through big here.
BOOM, There it IS! EFF You, Wild Thing!!
Bury them now.
god do i LOVE Gio!!!
great. now i lost my voice! does beer act like tea with honey? i won't have tea or honey!
must keep piling on
bad gary, very bad
C'mon, Gary! Whelp. Not a double play.
 tea with honey and some brandy. Strictly for medicinal purposes.
Sánchez has no clue.
Really mystifying how Gary just completely collapsed offensively
Time for some judgement
Shoulda done more damage that inning but I’ll take the four run dagger.
i hate to complain, but that was a big wasted opportunity.
AxRod wants 5 innings from Tanaka? I’d settle for 3 or 4.
Tank with the GOLD GLOVE!!!
Butter smooth! Hot damn!
Nice flip Tabakasan
Nice, Tanaka. And yes a new 2 year deal with an option.
Tanaka has really settled down. I'm so impressed. It was total nonsense that first he was pitching in the hurricane. And then of course the rain break in the middle of his first inning. I really think that all had him a bit off. Just enough anyhow.
Random Q for everyone but..do people in the US still watch late night shows? I know the names of course Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, but never seen their shows. Are they in the old Carson/Leno, Letterman 11:30 pm slots? Can't imagine much an audience for these shows anymore..
wait. hicks walked? huh. ; )
 i've never really been a fan of any of those types of shows.
please don't waste THIS opportunity
Deja vu with Voit and Hicks. Now score everybody!
 I'm sure some do? I haven't watched in years.The streaming options might obliterate some of these things.
Can’t stand Kimmel. Dating back to the Man Show days.
Fallon panders to his guests like no one I’ve ever seen.
I watch Trevor Noah (a day late) a few times a week. It took me a while (I loved loved loved Stewart) but Noah brings a helluva lot to the table these days with his background and perspective. And his supporting crew are all hilarious. Klepper is a star in his own right.
very productive outs. glad foot stuff made it to 3rd.
let's have another productive out now, thank you please!
Stanton does his job
Good base to base baseball here. Now score Voit.
fucking crap. great, now his foot is really bad : (
 Streaming for sure would kill the talk show audience. Japanese TV still has dozens of hosts + imbecile guests programs, they're all unwatchable.
About Tanaka, word here is that he likes living in the US and wants another deal..hopefully with the Yanks!
Voit may have a great ops, but his base running leaves a bit to be desired
I Fucking HATE that. Free out.
 Not since Jay Leno retired. Too damn political. Leno and Carson would poke fun at both sides, today’s lot has an agenda.
I’ll take that GS.
Pull Tanaka now.
please keep this lead intact. preferably by 2 runs
ugh. oh, shit. and he's on 3rd with nobody out? FUCK!
A better relay probably would've had him at the plate.
his fingers may not have touched the plate at all... i doubt it'll be turned over
Grumble grumble grumble.
somehow keep it tied...
how about saying: good block, gary.
there ya go.
Dead horse but..Boone's slow hook is really a problem.
one more out, chad
atta boy, brett. speedy guy leads off the inning with a walk. good start.
bad news - gary's up...
Gotta acknowledge that Gardy is in a good place right now at the plate.
Gary redemption song.
wow that was lucky. Yay Gary!
Guess Sánchez figured something out
Seriously. 13 pitchers on the roster. Use them up tonight if need be.
Gary! Lo Siento!!
And that, my friends, is why the Yanks won't give up on the Kraken.
howza bout a one-pitch dp right here and now
if that happens, it'll be from across the pond - britton coming in to get the ground ball. [crossing all digits ... and eyes]
that was FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!!!
6 pitches for britton. hopefully, he has a quick 1-2-3 in the 7th.
glad the ball was to gio then dj.
 Nicely called
this leadoff walk is NOT to a speedy guy, but it is to 'foot stuff'!
do it again, Big G!
Luke looked like a big league batter then
wade is the pinch stand there for foot stuff. maybe a little early for that? dj goes to first, wade takes over at second.
I am loving now relaxed Gio looks at the plate.
damn. i was hoping gio was gonna go gap and tyler would run like the wind.
gleyber - you go gap instead!
 i love him!
i'll take it. now: make. them. pay!
i just flipped the channel during the pitching change. arcia just homered off buehler. 3-2 LA
 Should we root for someone? Maybe against LA. They are loaded.
. The underdogs and anyone who plays the Astros.
way to get him, zack!
very very nice zack and gleyber! j-ram down quick.
jesus. back-to-back 2-out walks and now naylor is up as the go-ahead hitter.
Sandy is overthinking that.
wait, what? alomar just took naylor out of the game, so there'd be a right handed hitter!
now, boone is taking britton out of the game and johnny lasagna is coming in to get the k. holy crap.
 seems reasonable!
He hasn't heard we don't do fact checks anymore.
fucking hell : (
one strike away...
Bullpen is shit
Killer walks. Hope this HBP doesn't come back to bite them.
do it again, gary!
it's a good thing wade is now in the lineup instead of voit : /
do it, judge!
now let's make THEM pay for back-to-back walks
jesus, a-rod - you don't know how to pronounce gio's last name? ugh!
really sucks that wade is batting. i knew it was too early to lift luke before...
oh, wait. it's CLINT!!!
do it, kid!
fuck shit piss hell and FUUUUUCK
Lasagna still pitching, coz Otto can't be trusted. DJ back to 2nd, Ford @ First.
Monty warming in the pen...
 what you said.
I like the idea of Monty next. For now... (or whenever he comes in - just don't wait too long)
fucking leadoff walk. god fucking DAMMIT.
better get an immediate double play. lindor is up though...
jesus christ 3-0
motherfucker. absolutely fucking brutal.
FUCK FUCK FUCK. STOP WALKING PEOPLE
Good. Take him out before it's too late.
chappy coming in with no outs and two on in the 8th
I do agree with this. To bring in Chapman in the high leverage sitch.
How did this team only lose 2 games when leading after 6 with this pen?
yes. we need a K then quick double play!
brad hand has been really good. we have happ tomorrow, then a long winter...
WOW!!! what a DP by GIO GOD!!! holy crap.
fuck you, defensive stats.
also, fuck this cleveland lead. let's get it back here!
good job, stanton. make him pay for the leadoff walk!
that was outside, blue.
This ump has been terrible.
we're in business! 1st & 2nd, nobody out, speed in scoring position.
To turn that at bat into a single is amazing. He was totally screwed and figured out how to cover the strike zone plus some.
yup. gleyber needs to do the same thing here.
with these slow benders, there should be a double steal
don't make an out. but if you do, get both runners over...
LINE DRIVE IN THE BOX SCORE!!!
don't fuck this up, Yankees!
everybody is safe!!!
i think Hand was looking at sockman and toward 3rd. awesome!
do it, gritner!
walk in a run. do it.
full count. don't chase the bender.
here comes the 23rd pitch of the inning.
oh, no. sanchez is up. PLEASE no double play
Wow. This is exciting.
ooh, DJ is up!!!
Woo-hoo! We'll take it.
Whoo! The elusive productive out.
i want double digits, the lead, and the WIN!
DJ cracked a tiny bit of a smile to the dugout! : )
their closer is out!
runners on 2nd and 3rd. need a BIG 2-out hit here.
This is what I signed up for. Glad I missed the messing beginning.
 saw that. appreciated it for sure!
 total shit show lol
here comes the Judge
get a base hit, buddy
he's not giving Judge anything to swing at so far...
swinging 3-0. woulda been high, ball 4. fouled off. ugh
full count. of course.
that was Ball 5.
ball 6. walked him.
here comes the Walkin' Dude. go ahead and walk Hicks too.
don't make an out, Hicksie!
nice. no harm no foul lol.
That was the worst at bat possibly ever. WTF Hicks?
alright. chapman only threw 6 pitches. we need a quick and clean inning from him!
Cuban Missile and a quick hook.
Don’t let this go another day
I was drinking a Milwaukee beer. Brewers need to do better to honor that.
strike 1. 97 mph
 cheers to that! i hope to feel good enough to drink beer tomorrow night, after i'm done teaching drum lessons.
100 mph! 3 pitches = strikeout.
Quickly down 0-2. i want another 3-pitch K
 I hope you do! We all deserve beer after this shit show. haha
triple digits, fouled outta play
 cheers to that!
make quick work of mercado.
strike 2 (100 mph)
fuck. strike out/passed ball. dammit
don't throw the ball away on the pickoff
This is a bullshit way for this game to not be over.
it's the fucking one knee/leg out stance
at least his pitch count is still manageable. this is his 2nd inning
this sucks. get him out quickly and easily!
one strike away (again)
bring in higgy to catch! ; )
that was a little scary...
Let’s go on to Tampa!
he went around!
yes! phew. Really wanted the day off. Plus not having to stress tomorrow night.
Exhale. Phew. That was a ride and a half.
 in southern california!
The absolute embodiment of a Yankee Classic.
all right. good night all. See you in a few days!
Holy smokes what a win. And in Cleveland, home of horrors, of all places. Fuggin A!
Much respect for all of you who stayed up until the joyous end. I couldn't but was so happy to see the final score notification on my phone when I woke up this morning. It feels a little anticlimactic to have to wait until Monday, but with 5 games in 5 days coming up, the pitchers will need the rest.
Had to put the iPad down. What a wild game.
Part of me is annoyed there’s no game tonight, but after yesterday, part of me is relieved.
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