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Mr. Big Stuff

Aaron Judge hit home run number 60 last night to lead off the ninth inning. Four batters later, Giancarlo Stanton hit a line drive home run—the kind Dave Winfield used to hit—for a game-ending grand slam.

Tonight Judge goes for 61.

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 5:37 pm

Selfishly, I hope Judge hits only 61 tonite since I’ll be in the Stadium tomorrow and probably Friday (especially with that Apple TV+ )

2 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 5:45 pm

Evening, gents.
Long time, no post.
Hope all has been well in these, well, "interesting" times.
-Cult

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:05 pm

The school year clearly has me delirious. I can't believe I went to bed after the top of the 8th. Sigh...
Glad others had to also catch the highlights. Lol....Thanks for the write-up, RI. Great memories.
GO Judge! GO Yankees!

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:09 pm

Luis!

5 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:12 pm

Blargh.

6 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:17 pm

Oh, welcome back, cult!
You're most welcome, Ara -- this blog is kind of inspiring, what with Hank and Alex, and of course the late great Chyll Will. (Although I'm assuming he is not actually Late.)

7 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:22 pm

Boooooo.
Half-homers don't count. Booooo.

8 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:22 pm

Nerts only a double. But helps the triple crown.

9 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:23 pm

Bogaert's made an out his first AB. So maybe the double does count for something.

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:24 pm

Thanks, RI!
Howdy all.
Dammit ... I can't get *mad* about a double ... just can't go crazy!

11 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:24 pm

It must be extremely unusual for a lead-off batter to lead the league in RBI. I guess he was in the #2 slot for a while.

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:31 pm

(2) Howdy! a cult and a thelarmis appearance back to back games, ‘tis special occasion for sure! Hope all
Is well in sunny Cali

Judge hitting +61 homers and in contention for the Triple Crown, is this going to be one of the greatest single season performances ever? Certainly for the Yankees, several of the Babe’s years, Mantle ‘56, A-Rod 2007..this is equal if not better?

13 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:35 pm

AND THE ROOK SHALL LEAD US!

14 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:35 pm

Holy shit.
Are you kidding me???

15 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:35 pm

Wow.

16 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:36 pm

That was a beaut.

17 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:36 pm

OK, so what’s the record for most consecutive inning grand slams?

18 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:36 pm

Dang!

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:37 pm

[13] Oh, Mr. OK Jazz ... how I *wish* I were in sunny Cali

:(

20 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:38 pm

Also ... HI!

21 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:39 pm

(18) Oh right, you moved ‘somewhere’..Texas?? Somewhere very ‘not’ California if I remember!

Grannylicioua, the Bombers are back!

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:42 pm

[22]
Yes ... you have named my own personal hell ... but be careful ... if you say its name three times while looking in the mirror, you'll appear in my back yard at approximately 1:42 PM tomorrow afternoon.

It will be hot ... dress accordingly.

23 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:43 pm

[22] How did the Typhoon go where you were?

24 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:47 pm

I’m really liking Cabrera. I hope they can find a long term spot for him. His swing is just so smooth. His whole game is smooth, actually.

25 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:49 pm

They aren't going to pitch around him with first base open are they??

26 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:50 pm

Sigh.
And ESPN tunes out.

27 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:50 pm

BOOOOO!

:(

28 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:51 pm

[27] Don't worry ... didn't miss it.

29 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:52 pm

(24 Spared the worst here in Tokyo/Yokohama area, but Kyushu down south was battered hard..

I’m getting so hyped for Judge to win the Triple Crown!

30 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:53 pm

Huh, so this Contreras dude strikes out six in two innings, which would typically be the sign of an extremely good pitching performance.
If he weren't on a strict pitch count he could set the strikeout record and lose 18-0.

31 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 6:54 pm

Bogaerts singled.

32 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:04 pm

Whoa. Eight K in three innings.
We traded this kid?

33 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:06 pm

Yes, yes ... I remember last night, but Frankenstanton has been looking more and more like a poorly assembled allotment of spare body parts for *several* months now.

PUDDING ONTHA RIIIZZZ!

Indeed.

34 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:07 pm

Arraez not in the lineup for the Twins.

35 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:07 pm

[33] You gotta trade tha kidzzz if you want to get proven winners like MontASS back in return!

Know what I mean?

36 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:09 pm

Taillon, but, yeah.

37 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:11 pm

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

38 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:11 pm

DAMMIT!
I CAN'T EMOJI!

39 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:22 pm

Have to figure this is it for Sevvy.
Inning, I mean, if he can get #3.

40 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:24 pm

64 pitches ... I *think* I'd let him go batter-to-batter in the 6th.

41 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:27 pm

Can we sum those doubles???

42 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:28 pm

Can’t stitch two doubles together for a homer.

43 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:28 pm

Although no that wouldn't be as good for his BA, hmmmmm.

44 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:28 pm

DISAPPOINTED!!!

45 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:34 pm

Bogaerts now 1 for 3.

46 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:37 pm

@Mr Tokyo ... have I told you about Frankenstanton?

47 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:38 pm

Sevvy has looked so good tonight. Here’s my preferred postseason rotation:

1. Cole
2. Cortez
3. Severino
4. Taillon

I’m following the old Joe Torre mantra that Game 3 is the most pivotal. Cole can’t have that game. He’s the ideal Game 1 starter because if he blows up, there’s time to recover, BUT it’s always possible that he throws seven shutout innings with thirteen strikeouts. I’m feeling good.

48 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:43 pm

The bullpen is due for a decent outing…we hope.

49 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:45 pm

Man Sevy really was good. (Hah, attempted autocorrect to "Sexy".)

I actually think the thing about which game in a series is more important is... nonsense.
The best pitchers should go first, because then they can get more post-season starts.

50 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:46 pm

I have to confess to you all ... I'm predisposed to dislike men named Lucas.

TRIPLES?

What happened there? Misplay by Ozzy?

51 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:46 pm

We have quite a lot of relief pitchers who have had extremely good stretches this year. I'm not sure we have *any* who've been good all year. I guess Wandy.
Also I'd keep Clarke Schmidt on the p-s roster.

52 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:47 pm

Cult: yeah, he misplayed the corner carom.

53 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:48 pm

Uh….no

54 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:49 pm

Seriously, if you met a man in some sort of setting ... and he handed you a business card that simply read ...

Lucas Luetge

Nothing more.

What would you guess he did for a living?

55 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:52 pm

Personally, I'd guess he was an antique bidet dealer ...

56 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:53 pm

(54) Lousy Lawyer?

57 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:58 pm

Wait ... has everyone forgotten how to link previous posts whilst I've been gone?

58 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:58 pm

[46] Any relation to Tetsuo The Ironman?

59 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 7:59 pm

Hmmmm.
No I'd think maybe he did "odd jobs". You know, take care of whatever problems you might have.
But I'm imagining that I saw him face to face. Not just the card.

60 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:00 pm

[49] I think Cole, Cortez, Severino is the proper ranking of the starters at this point.

61 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:06 pm

[60] I guess you have to put Cole first, even though he clearly hasn't been as good as Cortez on the whole this year. You have to hope he rises to the occasion.

My god, this is horrific. I think if I were at the Stadium for this I'd head for the bathroom. Or at least go stand in line for an Italian sausage.

62 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:08 pm

('This' referred to the "God bless America" rendition.)

63 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:10 pm

[62] I’m listening to the Pirates radio feed and caught the end of it, sounded worse than usual (and it’s horrible by definition so. Low bar..)

64 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:10 pm

BOOOOOOO!

65 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:11 pm

[63][64] The bar is ... was it better or worse than a loud fart in a quiet church?

66 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:17 pm

Bloop single for Bogaerts. Dammit.

67 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:18 pm

Rats, ducking out to walk the terrorists didn’t work.

68 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:18 pm

Both Judge and Bogaerts at .317.

69 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:18 pm

Right, hm. That is the correct comparison.
Yeah I'll say slightly worse. ⛪

I do hate the whole tradition -- arguably the worst thing George did (and that's a high bar!). But when the singer can't hit the notes it's just excruciating.

70 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:20 pm

[68] Oh man. I thought Aaron was gonna gain a point today.
I think Judge is ahead by tiny little bits that don't show up in the third decimal place.

We have to shut down Bogaerts this weekend. Well, long weekend - starting tomorrow.

71 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:27 pm

September is Gleyber month!

72 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:36 pm

There's osWaldo! A 92 pitch complete game for the O's. That's a unicorn game.

73 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:37 pm

Oh man.
Well, another Judge plate appearance is creeping closer.

74 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:38 pm

Went to pick up dinner and now it looks like Judge is gonna get another at bat. Can you imagine if Boone sends up Hicks to pinch hit? They’d burn down the Stadium.

75 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:40 pm

No interest in a good Stout tonight.

76 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:41 pm

Hell yeah!

77 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:44 pm

Hammering Stout!

78 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:46 pm

Chicken.

79 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:48 pm

A blowout’s never been such a letdown

80 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:49 pm

Dang.

81 RIYank   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:50 pm

Well that is what I call making them pay.

I mean, that is pretty embarrassing.

82 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:50 pm

If we took a Gleyber Day! It would be... It would be so nice.

83 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 8:52 pm

Have Holmes pitch the 9th. He’s gotta have a clean outing one of these days.

84 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 9:50 pm

[82] I see what you did there.

85 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 21, 2022 9:57 pm

Phillies beat Jays in extras. Magic number 9?

86 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2022 10:05 pm

(85). Nope. Yogi

87 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 21, 2022 10:15 pm

I thought the Banter was out for awhile, must be my shitty WiFi. In my wife's space now as it's closer to the unit.

Well, that was a good one. 90 wines took a lot longer than we imagined

Looks like the Mets will get 100.

88 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 12:00 pm

Anyone know why tonight's game is on FOX? I can't imagine this was a spur of the moment decision because of Judge. Did they schedule this long ago, thinking Red Sox-Yanks in the Bronx in the middle of September would be an important game, and they've just gotten lucky that Judge is stalking Maris?

Say what you will about Michael Kay (I like him), but there should really be a Yankee voice calling Judge's historic home runs this weekend, and with FOX tonight, Apple+ tomorrow (I think), and ESPN on Sunday, there's a good bet that won't happen. It's too bad. But maybe he'll just hit two on Saturday and I'll be happy.

89 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 5:53 pm

[88] it is puzzling, I think they just lucked out with Judge.

Can we bring back Scooter?

90 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 22, 2022 5:56 pm

I am traveling to NYC for work so I am going to the game by myself on Sunday night. Last time I checked it was an afternoon game. I bought the last seat in section 238 according to Ticketmaster.

91 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:06 pm

Miggy Jr. DFAed. He’ll catch on elsewhere.

92 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:11 pm

JFC. Smoltz. Ugh.

93 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:12 pm

(88)(92) Agreed. FOX? Smoltz??!! Blecchhhh…..

94 mhoward120   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:15 pm

It's a little nippy tonite

95 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:19 pm

Game within a game — gotta keep Bogaerts down.

96 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:26 pm

And FOX couldn’t even get a brand name voice. I know people don’t like Joe Buck, but he should be calling this game.

97 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:28 pm

BS pitching there

98 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:28 pm

Boo

99 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:29 pm

Significant booing of Wacha over here. Didn't even try.

100 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:29 pm

Btw, maybe I’m just a Grumpy Gus but why do Maris’ family members have to be there? I get it for the retired player to be there when a record is getting passed, but for some reason the family thing annoys me..

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101 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:30 pm

[93] Smoltz shouldn't be anywhere near any big games.

102 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 6:42 pm

[90] Nice.
[95] Agreed, thought the same thing.
And yeah, Smoltz (and Fox in general), the worst. I'm just going to listen to John and Suzyn.

103 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:01 pm

At least Jameson is helping the cause against XB.

104 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:06 pm

Boo again.

105 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:09 pm

Way to make 'em pay, Anthony.

106 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:22 pm

Sigh.

107 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:38 pm

Some runs would be nice.

108 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:39 pm

Or at least hit up Wacha for a lot of pitches! He got through four innings with 38 pitches! So good job Oswaldo.

109 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:41 pm

I feel like when you single without advancing the runner, that should *subtract* from your slugging percentage.
Or at least negative IsoPower.

110 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:44 pm

Here we go!
Ooooh. Could Boone Intentionally Strikeout Higgy?? There should be an Intentional Strikeout.

111 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:44 pm

Okay well, that's better!

112 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:45 pm

There’s a run!

113 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:47 pm

Nerts.

114 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:50 pm

More runs, please. Also better umps (though I feel like this guy is doing reasonably well I guess).

115 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 7:54 pm

Fucking bollocks!

116 mhoward120   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:03 pm

Starting in on my 4th bag of popcorn which wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have diverticulitis

117 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:07 pm

Well I'll be.

118 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:08 pm

That'll do.

119 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:16 pm

Ugh.

120 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:17 pm

I haven’t experienced this since Jeter was chasing 3,000. I’m watching of the Yankees but I really don’t care about any aspect of the game except for Judge and Bogaerts at bats. It’s weird. Maybe I wouldn’t think that if they were losing, but it still feels weird.

121 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:18 pm

So terrorists’ bedtime walk worked this time.

Judge is having a “three true outcomes night,” just saying.

122 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:19 pm

Waiting on a bullpen implosion and still hating the sox.

123 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:23 pm

I take full responsibility for this turn of events.

124 mhoward120   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:24 pm

You got one

125 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:24 pm

Good work, Clark. Simply stellar performance

126 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:24 pm

Boone slow as usual with the hook. He really brings close to nothing in terms of game day management

127 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:25 pm

Aw shit.

128 BobbyB   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:26 pm

Not going far this post season because this bullpen is bullshit.

129 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:27 pm

[126] He couldn't pull Clarke. By rule. Three batters.

130 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:28 pm

So there ya go, XB is out again.

131 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:34 pm

Damn. Intentional walk coming.

132 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:35 pm

Uh oh. First base is empty.

133 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:35 pm

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

134 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:37 pm

That was weird. One down the pipe, three well out of the zone.

135 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:37 pm

(129) Forgot that rule!
Three walks for Judge..that’s wimpy ball by the BoSox

136 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:37 pm

Boo yet again. Chickenshit cowards.

137 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:39 pm

It's kind of crazy to walk the go-ahead run, isn't it?

138 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:39 pm

JFC!!!!!!!!

139 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:40 pm

Grrrrrrrrr.

140 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:40 pm

Four double plays in seven innings is tough to do.

141 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:41 pm

At least the Rays are pounding the Jays.

142 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:44 pm

Well, Judge bats again, unless we somehow lead after 8 1/2.

143 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:44 pm

[137] Whatever works. And it worked this time.

144 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:57 pm

Get the next BP pitcher who can't get outs or throw strikes in there! Stat!

145 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 8:59 pm

[140] It's not exactly the rare event I was hoping to see tonight...

146 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:02 pm

[143] As long as you are getting your requests granted after Trivino throws 4 balls to load the bases, could you ask for something we want?

147 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:09 pm

[146] That wasn't my request, but if I am facing the Yanks I would let someone besides Aaron Judge beat me. I would prefer they pitch to him, though, as a Yankee fam.

148 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:15 pm

He’s safe!!!!

149 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:15 pm

Eat a big bag of shit, smoltz.

150 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:16 pm

Yup, safe.

151 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:16 pm

That was close. Let's get him in.

152 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:17 pm

Tied!

153 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:17 pm

Bader!

154 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:23 pm

[135] They got nothing on Japanese baseball. Talk to Tuffy Rhodes.

155 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:24 pm

God bless.

156 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:25 pm

Judge does everything.

157 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:25 pm

MVP! He got the D too, Judge is amazing

158 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:25 pm

He does it all!

159 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:26 pm

Dare we imagine a walkoff for number sixty-one?

160 knuckles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:27 pm

Absolute pill there from the corner by the MVP. Wow.

161 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:33 pm

I'd give this ump an A+ for balls and strikes tonight. About as consistent as I've seen all year.

162 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:35 pm

[159] Well, he does do everything, so why not?

163 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:36 pm

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!

164 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:37 pm

Aw crap. Almost.

165 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:37 pm

I almost hit my laptop on the ceiling. : (

166 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:37 pm

I thought you called it, Hank. Ugh!

167 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:37 pm

Might be for the best. I think the Stadium would’ve exploded.

168 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:40 pm

Jussst got under it a bit..that still maybe out in some parks?
Wait till tomorrow then unless we go deep into extras!

169 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:46 pm

Still can’t stop thinking about how close that was. It might’ve been four feet short of the fence, but probably a few millimeters off the bat. It would’ve been quite a moment.

170 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:50 pm

I hate the zombie runner but I love a win!

171 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:50 pm

Beats losing.

172 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:51 pm

Yes!

Night all.

173 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:51 pm

It’s always good to win, always good to beat the Sox, always good to clinch a playoff spot. But… I feel empty. Hopefully tomorrow night.

174 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2022 9:56 pm

Good win.

175 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 22, 2022 10:07 pm

It’s also nice to push the Red Sox deeper into last place.

176 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2022 10:08 pm

So... Anyone with experience on getting an Apple+ free trial? Do they have an Amazon app? What if I don't have any Apple devices?

177 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:55 am

Pretty sure you can get the Apple TV app on the Amazon device and Roku.

We’re all in one AppleTV (hardware) as our main Tv box, but my folks get the Apple shows via Amazon stick.

178 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:30 pm

Wind will be 10-30 mph left to right

179 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:44 pm

Here.
It.
Happens.
Tonight.
61.

180 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:45 pm

Does anyone know if MLB or ESPN is going to have live look-ins for the Judge at bats?

181 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:47 pm

They'll have look-Ins every time Judge is up

182 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 5:48 pm

Ah thanks ... no way I'm farfing about with Apple +
Hmmm ... I think the bastards are still charging me.
?

183 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:06 pm

Ah ... good to go.
C'mon Aaron, hit #61 tonight!

184 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:09 pm

Then I can cancel.

185 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:11 pm

1min into Apple TV, already annoying. ‘Oh, the bleachers do a roll call at Yankee Stadium? Thanks, never knew that!’
Who is this broadcast for??? Switching to radio

186 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:12 pm

Dammit, the radio is one batter behind the tv for some reason here…grumble grumble..

187 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:13 pm

Hey, Cole allows an early home run!

188 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:14 pm

I see Gerrit Gopher Cole is in form already tonight.

189 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:15 pm

[177] Thanks, Knuckles! I was relieved to see the Fire Stick has the app.

[179] Hey, cult! Let's hope!

190 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:15 pm

I bet that there ain't a soul in the ballpark who gives a damn about the game. But I still fucking hate Coke.

191 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:15 pm

Jazz, can you just pause the stream to let the audio catch up? I’ve done that before.

192 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:16 pm

HERE COMES THA JUDGE!

193 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:17 pm

[191] What are you ... a Pepsi man?

194 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:17 pm

⬆️I’ll try that Hank, thanks! Me and the Jazz Princess heading out in an hour though so I’ll switch to radio then anyways

195 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:18 pm

Here it comes…

196 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:19 pm

Hmm, no live lookin.

197 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:19 pm

The pre-pitch silence truly is eerie.

198 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:20 pm

Rats

199 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:21 pm

Grrrr ... don't TRY to hit 61, Aaron ... just hit it hard and one of these will go out.

Bah.

200 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:23 pm

[199] At least Hill almost gave him pitches to hit...

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201 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:23 pm

[195] Wait ... how did you insert that?

202 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:24 pm

That didn't work

203 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:48 pm

So far ... the Apple + crew has been fine background.
FAR better than suffering the aural excrement of Sterling and Waldman.

204 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:55 pm

Hicks!

205 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:55 pm

Well well well - that was an unexpected surprise!

206 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:55 pm

Hicks went boom boom?? Go b2b now Your Hinor!

207 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:56 pm

That ... was not.

208 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:56 pm

Rats, not far enough.

209 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:57 pm

[207] Have I explained the Frankenstanton?

210 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:57 pm

That might've gone out of the weather was like last weeks. Last night it def would have gone out

211 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 23, 2022 6:57 pm

Again, at least Hill is throwing some pitches in the zone...

212 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:12 pm

Christ ... someone needs to shove a red hot remote control poker up Donaldson's arse ... that can be activated EACH AND EVERY TIME HE LOAFS ONE OFF THE BAT.
Run, you lazy twit!

213 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:15 pm

We’ve got quality starts, but what if we define something new — shutdown starts. Seven or more innings, no runs allowed. I went down a rabbit hole wondering how Cole compares to other starters around the league. So here’s a list of all the pitchers with 11 wins or more who also have shutdown starts like this. It’s an interesting list. And there are LOTS of guys with more of these starts than Cole.

Cole, 3
Taillon, 1
Cortes, 2
Severino, 2

Montgomery, 1+1
Kyle Wright, Atlanta, 2
Verlander, 3
Gonsolin, Dodgers, 1
Valdez, Houston, 3
Tyler Anderson, Dodgers, 4
Carrasco, Mets, 2
Darvish, San Diego, 4
Chris Bassitt, Mets, 1
Dylan Cease, White Sox, 3
Manoah, Toronto, 2
Logan Webb, SF, 2
Sandy Alcantara, Miami, 7
Fried, Atlanta, 3
Logan Gilbert, Seattle, 1
Ohtani, 4
Cal Quantril, Cleveland, 2
Carlos Rodon, SF, 2
José Urquidy, Houston, 2
Shane Beiber, Cleveland, 1
Zac Gallen, Arizona, 7
Kevin Gausman, Toronto, 3
Merrill Kelly, Arizona, 5
McClanahan, TB, 1
Martín Pérez, Texas, 3
Robbie Ray, Seattle, 3
Joe Ryan, Minnesota, 3
Taijuan Walker, Mets, 4
José Berrios, Toronto, 1
Triston McKenzie, Cleveland, 4
Miles Mikolas, St. Louis, 2
Spencer Strider, Atlanta, 1
Michael Wacha, Boston, 2
Wainwright, St. Louis, 5
Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia, 4
Scherzer, 3

214 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:33 pm

THE CORPSE OF HICK INCARNATES!!!

215 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:36 pm

Judge is pressing.

216 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:36 pm

It’s hard to get into someone’s head, Judge has certainly looked a bit different the last couple nights. I mean, he’s human. How can he NOT be thinking about home runs?

217 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:41 pm

Yay, Gleyber.

218 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:41 pm

Well, that works

219 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:50 pm

Maris sibling is ... pretty grounded.
Thumbs up!

220 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:54 pm

Make Maris' son, not sibling.

221 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:56 pm

It's like a mantra. I hate Cole

222 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:56 pm

Let me tell you how unsurprised I am right now.

223 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:57 pm

That's the 1st live at bat of the night. Go figure. Atta boy, Cole!

224 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:57 pm

Crud.

225 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:58 pm

Goddamn Cole ... Would you like to waste your effort and all of the team's?

Why ... YES! Let me throw another gopher ball.

226 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 7:59 pm

[222] I bet I hate Cole more and before you ever did!
NYAH!

227 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:00 pm

Went to kiddo's soccer game. Went to dinner. No game on tv. Get home. Turn on computer. Feeling good. 4-1 Yanks. GD Motherfucking Bollocks!

228 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:01 pm

Hey, I hate him so much I stopped listening to Nat King Cole

229 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:01 pm

[229] Hey ... I hate him so much that I made a blood oath that I'd never watch The Wire again ... come at me, bro!

230 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:02 pm

Wow. I don’t know If I’ve ever seen a reaction like that from a starting pitcher. It just comes off as incredibly childish, especially given that he didn’t have to groove a fastball after getting squeezed on the previous pitch — which did not look like a strike.

So he gives up. He had to know he was gonna get tossed, and he probably knew he wasn’t coming out for the seventh, but what happened to the bulldog he’s supposed to be? The guy who demanded to stay in last summer against Houston?

And he also forced Boone to get himself thrown out. Incredibly selfish — and I’m not one of those guys who immediately calls athletes selfish. He should’ve just accepted that he got beat.

231 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:04 pm

Aaron Boone is an adult.
He chose to get him own dim witted ass thrown out.
I'm not hanging that on Ol' King Cole.

232 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:05 pm

Disagree. Boone had to go out after Cole.

233 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:06 pm

Good one, Bubbles

234 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:08 pm

[234] You wanna go 'round the bar and buy some natural PO-LICE a few shots while we listen to "Body Of An American"?

235 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:09 pm

Please explain the Gerrit Cole connection to the Wire — one of my favorite shows.

236 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:09 pm

[233] He didn't have to get his dick-tripping ass thrown out.
But given that it is Boone-y ... it's not like we're losing our on-field tactical genius boy or anything, so ...

237 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:13 pm

Cole was a police detective.

238 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:13 pm

[236] Ol' King Cole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVznnoptsmM

For Christ's sake, Hugh ... play the fucking song already!

239 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:19 pm

Far better players than Cole have been thrown out at terrible times for worse reasons. Not pitchers mostly. Clemens got thrown out of a 1st inning post-season game. He was done. He was pissed. Meh. He's still a douche in any event.

240 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:20 pm

[239] Got it.

241 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:26 pm

That base hit to left actually feels like a good sign.

242 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:26 pm

Well a hit. Helps the triple crown pursuit.

243 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:27 pm

Hix check swing fouls a head high outside pitch and watches one in the zone. Ugh.

244 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:28 pm

[239] Ruth got thrown out arguing balls and strike as a pitcher for a walk. His replacement got 26 straight outs.

245 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:28 pm

Much better. If he swings like that ... 61 will happen

246 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:32 pm

AAAARGH ,,, Frankenstan ... grrrrr.

247 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:37 pm

Ohtani is pitching today so the studio I’m am has the Angels-Twins game on. The Big Oh struck out two guys to end the last inning now he’s up to bat. Judge should be MVP but man, this guy is ridiculous..

248 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:46 pm

[241] It's ALL good.
There's The Wire ... and everything else battling for second place.

249 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:52 pm

Nice!

250 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:52 pm

⬆️The Love Boat always #1 for me, but The Wire a solid #2

251 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:55 pm

Lower part of the order coming to life in the last week, guys feeding off each others’ energy.
If only we had a shutdown ace, I’d be feeling good about the playoffs.

252 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:56 pm

TREVIN----YESSSSSS!

253 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:56 pm

I learned how to stay up late by sneaking to the top of our railing as my parents and sisters watched The Love Boat. Lol...

254 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:57 pm

You know, between Apple showing the hit possibility and the stadium scoreboard instantaneously displaying every pitch's vertical break and horizontal break and the exit velo of every hit ball, all that info does is take away so much of the pleasure of just watching a ballgame

255 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:58 pm

[251] I'd murder you, but if I ever get to Japan, I'll need you to take me to those special, secret, unknown-to-Gaijin places

256 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:58 pm

[256] You know, when you're not battling Mothra or a typhoon ...

257 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:59 pm

Ara, same same for me! My older sisters used to watch the ABC ‘Power Saturday Night’ back to back of the Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Not seen either of those for years but would guess both would be ridiculous now..

258 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:59 pm

Nope, #1 Breaking Bad, #2 Sopranos and then The Wire. I apologize for giving short shrift to Cop Rock.

259 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 8:59 pm

Cult, 63,000 licensed places to drink in the Tokyo area so you know I can hook you up!

260 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:00 pm

[254] yup, it seems that while apple and Amazon giveth with the immersive camera angles/ focal lengths, they taketh away by not knowing when to stop with the interminable data presentation

261 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:00 pm

Cop Rock! That or Manimal, which died a quicker cancellation death?

262 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:02 pm

As I wrote elsewhere tonight ...

"I'm not a ill-tempered brute ... I like puppies ... I just want Marwin Gonzalez buried up to his neck in sand, covered in honey and left for the ants.
That's fair, right?"

263 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:03 pm

I’ve got it like this…

1. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
3. Sopranos

It’s funny, my sister and I loved watching Love Boat and Fantasy Island back to back when I was 12 and she was 6. Good times.

264 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:03 pm

[260]
"Cult, 63,000 licensed places to drink in the Tokyo area so you know I can hook you up!"

Is that a promise, or merely a temptation?

265 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:04 pm

There was a time when it felt like Loaisaga was the closer of the future. Maybe the future is now.

266 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:05 pm

Hank, no love for Mad Men? I’ve never seen B Bad or The Sopranos full series..

267 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:06 pm

I take full responsibility for this turn of events. Again.

268 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:07 pm

Believe it or not, I haven’t seen Mad Men. It’s next up. I only watched The Wire this summer.

269 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:10 pm

Hell Yeah! Waiting is the hardest part.

270 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:10 pm

Nice win. No need to worry about Judge. He’s just waiting for the YES cameras. He’ll take care of business tomorrow.

Enjoy the night, everyone.

271 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:10 pm

Well, that's like 5 rewatches behind, friend!

272 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:11 pm

Maybe tomorrow.

273 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:14 pm

Nice win. Hope Judge can get it tomorrow or Sunday. Some special vibes to hitting 61 and beyond against Boston.

And from where I sit, not having had HBO since my post college roommate years:

Sopranos
Friday Night Lights
Seinfeld

Mad Men is in the conversation but somewhere between 4-7. Oz, same.
I’ve seen snatches of Succession while traveling and think I could get into it. Have never seen one episode of The Wire or Game of Thrones.
The Bear has been my favorite fictional TV of the last handful of years.

274 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:14 pm

Hate to see SHITE umpiring like that ... but yay?!

275 mhoward120   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:26 pm

In point of actual fact there can be no disagreement that really the best TV show ever wss the Honeymooners.

276 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:32 pm

Staying on the TV topic, NY5 had a few good articles last weekend on the end of MASH. Great show and I always watch it when I come across it. The movie is horribly dated in terms of social awareness but still funny as hell, despite that.

277 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:40 pm

MASH reruns seemed to be in constantly when I was a kid but o never really watched it. Comedy about doctors in a war, what’s that??
My wife swears by Breaking Bad so maybe that come next. But first in the off-season I’ll finally watch The Sopranos.
All the White Shadow episodes are on YouTube now btw!

278 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 9:49 pm

If we’re talking comedies, here’s my list:
1. Seinfeld
2. The Office
3. M*A*S*H
4. Modern Family

279 knuckles   ~  Sep 23, 2022 10:08 pm

Jazz, the thing about MASH, is that it was “set” in Korea but in fact was a wink-wink obvious play on Vietnam more or less in real time. Watched 50 years onward it loses a lot of its subversiveness, but it’s pretty radical when viewed through its original lens. And funny regardless.

280 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2022 12:21 pm

What the hell? MLBN is supposed to be showing the game, instead it’s a Mattingly special.

281 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 24, 2022 1:15 pm

It feels like today might be the day. Currently 0 for 2, but they’re pitching to him.

282 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 24, 2022 2:46 pm

Judge is DEFINITELY feeling the weight of this. I’ve never seen a reaction like that from after being called out on the check swing. I mean, I can’t blame him at all, but it’s there.

And by the way, good to see a home run from Rizzo.

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