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The Alternate Universe

There are any number of alternate Yankee Universes that still cause me to shudder from time to time. What if the Houston Astros had listened to Hal Newhouser and drafted Derek Jeter with the top pick in the 1992 draft? What if Gene Michael had traded Mariano Rivera in 1995? What if Bernie Williams had signed with the Red Sox before the 1999 season?

The repercussions of any one of those scenarios would have changed the course of baseball history, but none of them would’ve been as emotionally devastating as a more recent near disaster.

On December 6, 2022, Jon Heyman cemented his name into Yankee lore and internet infamy when he tweeted, “Arson Judge appears headed to Giants” — he couldn’t even be bothered to use a period, so frantic was he to break the news. Roughly twelve hours later the Yankees had re-signed Judge and named him Captain, but the half-day I spent wandering in limbo felt much more like Dante’s ninety-ninth circle of hell than Purgatory. I saw the future, and it was bleak.

I’ll admit that I’m still scarred. Even as I celebrated Judge’s Opening Day home run against the Giants in the spring of 2023, there was part of me that knew he could easily have been making a right turn towards the visitors’ dugout after crossing home plate. And when he pummeled the Giants on Friday night, going 3 for 4 with two no-doubt home runs, I half imagined him in a Creamsicle San Francisco uniform, being hailed as the prodigal son. I may never get over it.

Ah, but here’s something that helps remind me that Aaron Judge has always been a Yankee and will never leave. After an historic month of May that will surely earn him his eighth career Player of the Month Award, Judge has made those April concerns seem even more ridiculous than they were at the time. As his numbers became more and more historic this month, each night we were given a different Yankees history lesson, along with statistics and names from Monument Park. There was Judge alongside Ruth and Gehrig one night, then Maris, DiMaggio, and Mantle the next. Instead of joining Mays and Bonds and Ott and McCovey, he’s right where he belongs.

[Photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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1 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 1, 2024 9:38 pm

It might be June, but it’s still Aaron Judge.

2 thelarmis   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:26 am

Thank you for writing this, Hank! At first, I was wondering where you were going, and while I never had those fears and none of this bothers me, I understand.

The Giants are basically my main NL team and I've seen games at 'Pac Bell Park', while I've been on tour gigging, but I very much hope we sweep them tomorrow!

I *love* late night West Coast games and was able to watch most of tonight's contest, since it began just about when my gig ended, but the mountain driving knocked my cell service out quite a bit...

I grew up reading Jon Heyman in Newsday, and he went to a neighboring high school at a time that was in between everything in my life. He went to the same school my parents went to, but at a different location. And, he was the generation between when my brother and i played Battle Of The Bands there. I do wish I went to that school instead of mine. Either way, it was right by JFK, and I can't wait to see my elderly parents there in 6 weeks!

Let's sweep Snell tomorrow! I'll try to listen to the Jon Miller feed for awhile, because I absolutely adore that guy! GO YANKS!!!

[I LOVE SOTO!!!]

3 thelarmis   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:38 am

i wrote a really beautiful and long comment. no cursing, nothing bad.

yet ... commenting awaiting moderation. i'm going back into hibernation. this site isn't 'safe' anyhow. such a shame... : (

take care, everyone

4 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 9:26 am

Seems like I’m missing some great baseball. But those pesky Orioles are sticking around.

5 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 2, 2024 10:08 am

The Orioles are 18-7 vs. teams above 0.500. That is otherworldly. The Yankees are a very good 12-8. And the Guardians are 14-7.

6 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 2, 2024 11:18 am

[3] Don’t worry. I got you.

7 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 12:01 pm

Hey, if thelarmis doesn't tell us his long comment is beautiful, who will??

So, Cody Poteet. Go figure. Do we give Matt Blake credit for the rotation's stunning success?

Also, I would really like someone besides Judge and Soto to get his OPS up over .800. I'm hoping DJ will pull things together and be the guy -- or one of the AVs could draw a few more walks, maybe.

8 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 1:30 pm

Cole to have a AA start Tuesday

9 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 3:20 pm

Soto pre-empted Judge.
And Nestor looks nasty.

10 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2024 3:23 pm

I learned today that Wally Pipp played here in Rochester. The team back in 1914 was named the Hustlers.

11 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 3:27 pm

Whoa. Paul O'Neill is related to Mark Twain??
I guess there's no particular reason to expect people to be similar to their distant ancestors.

12 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 3:50 pm

I forget which side but I have relatives involved in the Salem witch trials.

13 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:10 pm

Remember when Ratso was good?
I do ... sigh.

14 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:18 pm

Nestor no bueno today.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:25 pm

Wow ... SIGN THIS MAN, HAL!

16 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:25 pm

Bunt single for Soto? Hmmm.

17 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:27 pm

Now they won’t give Judge anything to hit

18 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:28 pm

Ooof ... TURRIBLE check swing call.

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:28 pm

Robots ... bring on the fucking robots.

20 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:33 pm

Hmm, didn’t try to talk his way into staying in the game

21 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:37 pm

Verdugo! Pity Stanton can’t run anymore.

22 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:37 pm

That was yummy, but... man Stanton is slow.

23 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:37 pm

[21] [22] heh.
I guess that just kinda screams out.

24 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:55 pm

Hoo boy.
We'll need some bullpen magic to win this I think.

25 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:57 pm

Good thing there’s the infield fly rule

26 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 4:58 pm

Lol.
[25] Well... maybe not! I bet they would have got a DP...

27 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:00 pm

Argh.

28 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:01 pm

Dammit!

Jeez the HBP really looked like it hit the knob of the bat.

29 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:01 pm

Ugh

30 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:02 pm

Very bad break.

31 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:42 pm

Attaboy!

32 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:43 pm

So Stanton is slower than the catcher. The catcher.

33 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:43 pm

Well I'll be.
What an inefficient use of slugging!
But I ACCEPT THAT HOMER!!!!!

34 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:43 pm

Blank check.

35 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:44 pm

Screw the tax, Hal. Sign Soto.

36 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:46 pm

Yeah just tack a zero on or something.

37 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:46 pm

Lol my favorite part of that home run is that the infield was in.
Lol.

38 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:48 pm

Insurance to boot

39 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:48 pm

Oh man.
This is a cathartic inning.

40 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:51 pm

Man, I still can’t get over that Soto blast.

41 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:51 pm

Only thing missing is a single for the cycle.

42 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:53 pm

Why in the world would they keep their closer in at this point?

43 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 5:59 pm

One

44 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 6:00 pm

Two

45 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 6:02 pm

Sweep!

46 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2024 6:29 pm

That was satisfying.

47 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2024 6:29 pm

The Yankees are at 42-19. Their Pythagorean win expectancy is 42-19, so they aren’t even playing lucky ball.

48 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 2, 2024 7:46 pm

[47] "You are what your record says you are!"

49 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 3, 2024 10:15 am

As expected, the Yankees have swept the monthly awards for May. Judge is Player of the Month, and Gil wins both Pitcher and Rookie of the Month.

50 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jun 4, 2024 2:23 pm

This season reminds me so much of 1961: Mantle and Maris, infield of Moose, Bobby, Tony and Clete, Elston behind the plate, Whitey (25-4) on the mound, and Yogi in LF. They won 109 games. By almost any measure, the 2024 edition is better. Better offense, better pitching, better D. On the other hand, with Blanchard, Lopez Tresh, and Cerv on the bench, maybe that was one area that the 61 team was better. Whitey, Ralph Terry,and Stafford were a good 3 man rotation, And Luis Arroyo was tough out of the pen, but so far, the 2024 Yankee pitching is better at starts and finishes.Let's hope the season ends the same (with a WS win).Hard to compare teams from different eras, but I think the 24 team is filled with plain better athletes.

51 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:08 pm

Let's beat up on the Twinkies ... because that's what Yankees do.

52 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:12 pm

TBS game. Ron Darling is fine. Brian Anderson I know nothing, but the Grandyman is in the booth

53 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:16 pm

It's Gil on the Hill, so high hopes.
Hmm, is Ober good? I remember his name but nothing about him.

54 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:22 pm

Hmph.
That's not really an acceptable outcome after a Soto BB.

55 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:25 pm

No it isn’t.

56 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:36 pm

Gleyber Time!

57 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:36 pm

Gleyber!

58 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:37 pm

Well waddya know.
There's life in the old boy.

59 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:40 pm

Finally got one over the wall.

60 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:47 pm

Oh my god.
That must FREAKING hurt.

61 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:47 pm

Ouch, TRevino.

62 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:48 pm

Gil decided Jose needed to get back to the dugout asap. Brought the heat, ended the threat.

63 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:53 pm

Okay! Let's not squander this good start this time!

64 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:56 pm

Ahhhhhhh.

65 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:57 pm

Judge rules

66 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:57 pm

A bit of a dink and dunk, but I'll take 2 runs.

67 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 6:59 pm

[66] Yeah not the archetype of a Judge double. But credit to DJ and Ant for getting on in front of the big boys!

68 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:02 pm

Gah ... f'ng Frank ... got a perfect pitch ... fouled it straight back ... waved at the next pitch, a foot outside.

69 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:13 pm

I remember when I used to look forward to an Anthony Rizzo at bat.
Sadly, those days are gone.

70 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:17 pm

Out? I thought not enough to overturn.

71 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:25 pm

Man, the walks.
That's Gil's weakness. If he can cut down on walks, he'll be an elite pitcher.

72 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:38 pm

I mean, Ober has a point.
This strike zone today is... not what the rule book says.

73 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:39 pm

[72] That was a strike, but he got a few inches off the other side against right-handers.

74 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:46 pm

Yeah I’m keeping my mouth shut

75 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 7:58 pm

Ah good Gil out. Save those bullets for later in the season.

76 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:17 pm

We should just keep finding pitchers I think look like The Scream ... so far they've both been awesome.

77 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:23 pm

Oh yeah.
Good to see Giancarlo show up!

78 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:23 pm

Insurance!

79 RIYank   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:32 pm

Nice win, solid, dominant.

80 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:34 pm

Thanks for being a tasty treat, Twinkies!

81 rbj   ~  Jun 4, 2024 8:35 pm

Nice win.

82 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:22 pm

Minimally acceptable, as no DP.

83 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:26 pm

2-0 ... me takey!

84 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:28 pm

Good lord, sweet Baby Jebus ... Stanton cannot run.
I could have scored on that.

85 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:28 pm

If only Stanton could run.

86 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:30 pm

I guess he can score on *that*, though.

87 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:30 pm

Doesn’t matter, Gleyber picked them up. Funny he thought it was foul.

88 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:34 pm

I’m really not sure why it bothers everyone that Stanton can’t run. If he can stay healthy and hit lasers into the seats, I’m happy to watch him go station to station.

89 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:40 pm

Nice catch. Oh, and nits need to be picked.

90 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:40 pm

Wow ... what a catch!

91 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:41 pm

[88] Meh ... right now it doesn't matter ... there WILL be times when it will.
That's all ... but carry on ...

92 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:44 pm

Man, Verdugo has been so good. I know there’s talk about bringing Dominguez up in a couple weeks, but this is really an ideal situation for the Yankees. Assuming they re-sign Soto, they can let Verdugo move on and insert the Martian. It’s perfect.

93 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:46 pm

Darn it, I missed the first inning. Looks like there was a lot of good stuff.
Well, I'll watch it later. Love my mlb.tv.

94 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:50 pm

Well done, Tony!

95 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:51 pm

Someone’s dealing.

96 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 6:51 pm

Rodon NOT sucking is a REALLY nice change for 2024.

97 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:07 pm

[96] Matt Blake's magic pitching juice.

98 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:08 pm

Imagine being a Twins fan and looking at the schedule and seeing a nice three-game set in the Bronx. "Wake me up when it's over."

99 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:16 pm

Okay this is getting interesting.
15 up, 15 down. Or should I say, 15 Rodon.

100 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:24 pm

Yikes. Paddock maybe shoulda been lifted after four, huh?

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101 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:27 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Gosh this is a fun season.

102 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:28 pm

Judge! Filling the triples column.

103 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:30 pm

Still don’t care about Stanton’s lack of speed. Not a bit.

104 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:31 pm

[91] WHAT was I saying?

105 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:31 pm

[103] Fine ... you can have your little corner over there.

106 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:33 pm

If that's the case ... he should have known to stop at first and not run himself into an obvious out ... but I guess that's thinking a level above, right?

107 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:34 pm

66 pitches ... seems too many at this point for ... well, you know ... things I don't care about ... a bit.

108 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:36 pm

Good thing, too ... it's ALL over ... PG, no hitter, shut out ... all in one blow.

109 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:37 pm

Aw boo. Oh well now Boone doesn’t have to worry about an elevated pitch count.

110 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:37 pm

So, I don’t believe in such things, but I’ll share this for the record. My son just came in the room and I told him Rodón had a perfect game going. The next pitch was in the seats. Sorry about that.

111 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:40 pm

[106] In his own mind, he sometimes thinks of himself as that guy who can run really fast. That's all.
I sympathize. I empathize. I feel you, Giancarlo.

112 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:41 pm

I look at it *this* way ... I watched Domingo German throw a perfect game last year, I can't ask for another one after that.
Right?

113 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:44 pm

[111]
I get your point ... I'm almost 53, I don't know how many gears **I** have left either ... but Frank has 2 gears at this point ... walking and some sort of cross between jogging, stumbling and lumbering in a generally forward direction.

114 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:48 pm

6 innings, 2 runs, very acceptable.

115 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:51 pm

Yeah, that was a little explosion of badness for, what, three batters? But it still counts as an excellent start, and a little flirt with greatness.
And no, we can't expect any Ordinary Men to throw a perfect game this year. (I'm thinking Gil for a no-no maybe -- but he can't get through a game without walking someone, so not a perfecto.)

116 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 7:52 pm

[110] I was at a Mud Hens game, Johnny all staff game. First guy actually went five innings, just a walk, next guy two innings, one walk, last guy two innings, nothing. I didn’t get up even for a second beer. Quick game so it didn’t matter.

117 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:10 pm

I don't really understand why Dennis Santana is on the team. Is it to make the Twins feel better? He has contributed negative WAR this year. Why can't we have a nice Replacement Player instead?

118 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:13 pm

Plus the neck tats ... blech.

119 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:19 pm

Ok, had to walk the terrorists, but only one run from that?

120 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:25 pm

Christ ... there MUST be someone at AAA that is NOT Dennis Santana ... and hopefully is better than Dennis Santana.

121 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:30 pm

I think I hate Dennis Santana more than I hate Rob Thomas & Santana ... at least the latter were Smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth.

122 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:38 pm

After 20+ years of being able to watch 100% of Yankee games on tv, I am experiencing some serious 1st world problems with the current streaming situation. Fuck it all. No live action for me tonight.
As an aside, my wife is presently at a Sugar City Space Cowboys vs Salt Lake City Bees AA game in Utah.

123 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:41 pm

Wait ... you live in Utah?

124 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:46 pm

There ya go.
Michael Tonkin makes it look easy.

GG.

125 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 8:47 pm

At least we’re fining out which relievers need to be traded.

126 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 5, 2024 9:04 pm

I'm in Rochester, Cult. My wife is grading AP exams in Salt Lake City for a week. All i wanted to do was watch the game on tv tonight. Fucking Bollocks!

127 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 5, 2024 9:04 pm

Or terminated ... with "extreme" prejudice.

128 rbj   ~  Jun 5, 2024 9:25 pm

Take them out behind the barn and talk to them about the rabbit farm you’ll both have.

129 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 6, 2024 2:50 pm

Judge with the start in left field today. I’ve been wondering how the Judge/Soto/Dominguez outfield might shake out in (optimistically) 2025, so this might be our first hint. I’d prefer they move Soto to left, but we’ll see.

130 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 6:09 pm

Pot roast with potatoes and carrots for supper. Yum.

131 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 6:16 pm

I feel like Correia took that golden sombrero personally. He's mashed since then.

132 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 6:40 pm

Grisham?
Grisham!

133 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 6:41 pm

Can't predict baseball.

134 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 6:49 pm

Yeesh.

135 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:01 pm

Okay DO NOT WASTE THE WALKS THIS TIME.

136 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:04 pm

Not Lopez’s night.

137 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:04 pm

Even more walks not to waste.

138 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:05 pm

ouch

139 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:11 pm

Gleyber day,

140 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:11 pm

Ahhhhhh.
(But once again... Stanton is sooooo slow!)

141 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:13 pm

Okay!
I wasn't at all sure he could score on that medium fly ball, but he did, nice job!

142 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:14 pm

Walks not wasted

143 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:16 pm

No right! Scored 'em all! Made Lopez pay.

144 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:25 pm

Hey I just noticed, the Jays beat the Orioles again! Two one-run games in a row.
Let's do this thing and get some loss-column separation. The Yankees have a tough schedule coming up and we might need it.

145 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:34 pm

Good lord.
I actually feel sorry for Twins fans. This must just be excruciating.

146 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 7:46 pm

This is a weird top of the 5th.

147 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2024 8:01 pm

Austin Wheels!

148 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 8:19 pm

So first bad start be a starter in how long?

149 rbj   ~  Jun 6, 2024 8:27 pm

Oh, and Yogi was kind of busy 80 years ago.

150 rbj   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:51 am

Forearm tightness for Soto? Time for unreasonable panic.

151 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:42 am

Hm, yeah, that is not good to hear.
Even though he says it doesn't interfere with throwing or hitting.
Well, imaging today, apparently, then we should know whether to freak out.

152 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 4:15 pm

Yankees/Dodgers should be highly watched games this weekend. Nice I will be able to see them play on AppleTV, Fox and ESPN.

Let's go Yankees!

153 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:02 pm

AppleTV, Fox and ESPN.

And that's a GOOD thing?
I suppose if you don't have MLB.tv ... for me it's going to be 3 games with the volume set to mute.
This APPLETV+ game hasn't even started and I want to break out my Texas chainsaw for a proper massacre.

154 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:03 pm

Well, imaging today, apparently, then we should know whether to freak out.

Tightness / inflammation confirmed, day to day, Boone-y doesn't expect a 10-Day IL trip will be necessary.

155 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:08 pm

Interesting that MLB seems to at least kind of get it. Even they seem to understand that having the marquee matchup of the season only available on Apple isn’t a good idea. They’ve let YES and LA’s version of YES carry the game.

156 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:09 pm

They said Soto is available off the bench.

157 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:10 pm

Pretty excited about this game and series. Even so, I won’t be surprised at all if Ohtani puts one in the upper deck right here.

158 rbj   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:10 pm

No AppleTV for me. I signed up for MLBTV with the promise of getting all the games. Not to have to sign up for yet another service.

159 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:12 pm

Would you believe Ohtani has a .130 career average in Yankee Stadium (lower now)?

160 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:13 pm

Even they seem to understand that having the marquee matchup of the season only available on Apple isn’t a good idea. They’ve let YES and LA’s version of YES carry the game.

Not for me ... it's AppleTV+ or nothing.
All I can get through MLB.tv is the WFAN radio feed.

161 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:14 pm

Which reminds me ... it's time to cancel AppleTV+ ... after this game, of course.

162 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:15 pm

Nicely done, Poteet

163 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:16 pm

Yeah, I think it was only something they did for the teams’ local fans. A nice gesture, but it would be nicer if fans around the country could be watching.

164 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:19 pm

Damn ... just a couple of feet short.

165 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:19 pm

Goddam it.
So I have to subscribe to fricken Apple TV to watch it?

166 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:20 pm

The MLB app is advertising a two-month free trial of AppleTV+, for those interested.

167 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:22 pm

Yeah okay.
cult of basebaal, you have to remind me to cancel it.

168 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:23 pm

Fear the law!

169 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:24 pm

I think you can cancel it now and it will just cancel on its own in 2 months, but you have access to it until then. That is how AppleNews worked.

170 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:25 pm

cult of basebaal, you have to remind me to cancel it.

Done ... I set a calendar reminded for August 1st!
:)

171 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:32 pm

[169] Oh interesting. Yeah I see what you mean, okay I might try that! (But I'll wait till after the game.)

172 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:33 pm

This mic'd up thing should be cool but it's just idiotic.

173 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:34 pm

Jesus fing christ.
Are you kidding?
I mean I guess I'm happy about the result, but the broadcast is interfering with the game!

174 rbj   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:36 pm

Problem is MLB & Apple will just count the signups and not the cancellations, and I don’t want to encourage them. Because then they’ll do it to a game with playoff implications.
Anyway, Cesar Milan is on later.

175 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:45 pm

wtf???

176 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:48 pm

Poteet, Pettitte. Tomayto, tomahto.

177 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:53 pm

[176] Hey yeah!

178 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 6:57 pm

I’ll never understand why home plate umpires call check swings without checking with the umpire who can actually see it. It’s so stupid.

179 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:01 pm

Okay I have to admit, the ump cam is pretty good.

180 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:06 pm

"Outside of the Cole injury and Clarke Schmidt, they haven't had to reach deep into their rotation."

181 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:22 pm

Walk the number 9 hitter so you can face Betts. I don't like that plan.

182 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:26 pm

Man, it really felt like the game was about to change there.

183 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:27 pm

Nice pitching!

184 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:28 pm

Victor G fears no man.

185 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:43 pm

The Fungi Man can!

186 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:53 pm

The Frankenstanton ... can't.

187 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:54 pm

I find myself rooting for extra innings and a pinch hit appearance from Soto.

188 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:55 pm

The ump cam is quite neat at times ... like watching Stanton strike out on that last pitch ... you really CAN see he's a collection of body parts patched into something resembling a hu-man

189 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:56 pm

Is that three balls Grisham has caught around 400 feet?

190 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 7:57 pm

It's called using the park, RI ... ALL of the park!
;P

191 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:00 pm

Whew.
Tonkin shows Resolution!

192 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:02 pm

[190] Not complaining, at all.
I'm not enjoying this game as much as I should be! I think it's the Apple TV. And Willis is fine, he's not saying anything stupid and he offers insights.
I dunno. Maybe I'm just resentful -- like rbj I don't like being sold 'every game' and then finding out, well, not *every* game. (Even though obviously I knew it wasn't going to be every game.)

193 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:06 pm

I don’t want to pile on Rizzo, but I miss the days when I felt like he was a threat.

194 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:08 pm

[192] At a certain point, there will be blowback ... but evidently we haven't reached it yet.
I'm only watching this because I had AppleTV+ for other reasons ... and after this game, I am cancelling for sure.
And then Peacock and Paramount+ and ESPN+ and ... and ... and.

195 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:08 pm

I would take Yamamoto out if I was Roberts.

196 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:08 pm

By the way, I’m watching the Dodger broadcast, and they’re gushing about Yamamoto, saying repeatedly that this is his best outing as a Dodger.

197 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:09 pm

[193] Rizzo isn't to blame for being this version of Rizzo, so ...

198 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:09 pm

Which is why he is the manager...

199 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:09 pm

[193] Could say the same about DJ.
I still have some hope for him, but right now... ugh.

200 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:10 pm

At least he's not literally the worst hitter in baseball this year, as he was post-concussion last year.

I fear he's a sunk cost at this point, though.

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201 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:10 pm

[193] Maybe DJ, too. I guess we will see this season.

202 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:12 pm

I like when a young player comes in and takes over the job. I remember when Cano took over the job from Tony Womack et. al.

203 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:12 pm

Every Ohtani at bat scares me to death.

204 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:13 pm

[203] Better when bases are empty. Same with Trout.

205 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:18 pm

Way to go, Ferg.
The announcers can't stop crowing about Yamamoto's performance, but our sixth starter plus our not-the-best relievers have shut out the mighty Dodgers for 8.

206 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:19 pm

[205] Actually *listening* to the announcers is on YOU, RI ... just sayin'

207 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:19 pm

Exactly. The Yankee pitchers haven’t been bad.

208 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:20 pm

Huh, Grisham bats.

209 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:23 pm

The Dodgers announcers actually aren’t bad. Orel Hershiser does color, and obviously knows a bit about pitching. The downside is you have to have to watch Rotolo Chevrolet commercials starring Hershiser. They are… painful.

210 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:24 pm

Sure wish Soto was coming to the plate right now.

211 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:24 pm

Well, if nothing else, both of our streakers keep their streaks going!

212 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:25 pm

[209] We're watching completely idiotic commercials too, so that's a wash. There are Meinecke ads with a guy doing a fake and bizarre German accent.

213 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:25 pm

Volpe had better be running.

214 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:27 pm

[212] In the Rotolo commercials Orel plays a dancing goalie who catches a puck in his teeth. Case closed.

215 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:28 pm

[214] Oof. Okay you win.

Okay that was acceptable.

They said, if only Aaron could but get a whack at that...

216 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:34 pm

SOTO ... SOTO ... SOTO PH HERE!!!!!

217 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:34 pm

Well, anti-climactic, but... I'll take it. He won the battle, I guess.

218 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:34 pm

Sigh ... it's Frank

219 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:35 pm

ARGH!
Dang it.
Man he just missed it.

220 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:35 pm

Just. Missed.

221 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:35 pm

Sorry Frank, we're not playing horseshoes.

222 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:36 pm

Holy crap ... I have a comment in moderation for reasons that are completely beyond me ... unless playing h o r s e s h o e s is forbidden
Honestly ... sometimes, this engine.

223 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:37 pm

horseshoes

224 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:38 pm

Hey I tried that word and I'm in moderation too!
Weird.

225 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:42 pm

With all the gushing the Dodgers announcers are doing, they haven’t seemed to notice that the Dodgers have fewer hits than the Yankees.

226 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:42 pm

Just ten pitches for Clay. If necessary he can start the tenth.

227 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:44 pm

[224] I think the might Hank sorted it out for us ... but yes, that word being blocked is beyond weird.

228 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:45 pm

Rizzo is 0-fer-June.

229 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:47 pm

[228] HEY NOW!
He has ONE hit!
You take that back!
Sigh.

230 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:48 pm

Everybody welcome Manfred Man!

231 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:50 pm

Huh, nope, Clay just gets the one inning.

232 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:52 pm

Who the heckfire is going to pitch after Hamilton?

233 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:53 pm

Wow.
Was that just dumb base running? Or what?

234 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:54 pm

wtf the strike zone suddenly shrunk!

235 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:55 pm

The Dodger announcers are being very open about inconsistently bad the strike zone has been for both sides.

236 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:57 pm

Uh oh Ohtani

237 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:57 pm

Phew.

238 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:57 pm

Rizzo can stay despite his hitting. Amiright?

239 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:58 pm

Now, can we end this silliness, please?

240 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:58 pm

Soto with the walk off. Write it down.

241 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 8:58 pm

[238] His fielding's been a bit shaky this year as well.

242 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:03 pm

Hmmmmm.
I know he has a good arm but I think you take third there.

243 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:04 pm

This makes me more concerned about Soto.

244 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:04 pm

Trevino is NOT who I would have batting here

245 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:04 pm

Have had ... case in point.

246 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:05 pm

[242] I think I would take the chance.

247 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:05 pm

Didn't matter.
Sigh.
Well, up to Anthony.

248 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:05 pm

I agree. Can’t believe Jones didn’t try to take third.

249 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:06 pm

Lord.

250 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:07 pm

Poop!

251 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:11 pm

That third pitch should’ve been strike three, and now there are two on.

252 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:11 pm

Ugh.
Very small strike zone. I can't really blame Ian for that.

253 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:14 pm

Sigh.

254 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:14 pm

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd there you go.
Sigh.

255 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:15 pm

Nope. After ten innings of an Atlanta-sized strike zone; it suddenly shriveled.

256 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:24 pm

At least Volpe's on 2nd to start.

257 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:24 pm

How about a single and then a walk-off from the Judge

258 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:27 pm

Oh sure, now the bottom of the strike zone expands again!

Come on, boys, it ain't over yet.

259 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:28 pm

Well ... we got a single from Judge.
You can't spell Frank without a K.
Sigh.

260 RIYank   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:29 pm

Sigh.
Well, decent game. Annoying at the end, but can't complain.

261 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 7, 2024 9:37 pm

It’s amazing how different the lineup feels without Soto. Judge was on base four times, but not much else.

262 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 7, 2024 10:17 pm

They had their chances. Soto would likely have made a difference.

263 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 4:28 pm

Uh oh, per Boone it’s “a couple of days” with “a possible il stint.”
I.e. ASB at the earliest. If not TJS.

264 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 6:35 pm

Oh ... dear ... WTF is in the water at Yankee Stadium?

265 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 6:47 pm

Nasty from Nestor.

266 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 6:53 pm

Gah ... Judge let him off the hook in that at bat.

267 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 6:54 pm

Absolutely pathetic from Frank.
Sigh.

268 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 6:56 pm

What a complete waste.
Great job, guys.

269 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:00 pm

This isn’t starting out well.

270 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:06 pm

OONTZ!

271 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:09 pm

Ties it up, so (barely) acceptable

272 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:10 pm

Stupid challenge

273 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:12 pm

Wow first base overturned.

274 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:14 pm

I saw it as a tie, which I guess goes to the runner?

275 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:17 pm

Meh.

276 Hank Waddles   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:27 pm

Nestor isn’t looking particularly nasty.

277 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:34 pm

ALL RISE!

278 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:34 pm

All rise

279 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:43 pm

Hodor, Nestor ... HODOR!

280 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 7:56 pm

Poops.

281 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 8:13 pm

Bad break

282 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 8:20 pm

Are we about to get involved in a land war in Asia?

283 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 8:28 pm

Oontz starting to look better.

284 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 8:30 pm

Even Wells chips in.

285 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 8, 2024 9:13 pm

Hernandez, Yankee Killer! Who would have thought?

286 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 8, 2024 9:15 pm

Well ... let's hope Gil brings the Dodgers to heel tomorrow night ... but down one Soto ... it's more like the Bronx Bummers.

287 rbj   ~  Jun 8, 2024 9:25 pm

Getting spanked in the regular season gives you a chance for adjustments in the WS.

288 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 4:03 pm

Maybe the Yankees can replace John Sterling with a British announcer...

https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/1799871019450065031

289 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:01 pm

Hopefully the offense shows up tonight.

290 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:07 pm

[287] I think the lesson to be taken from *this* series is ... keep. Juan. Soto. healthy.

291 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:07 pm

Almost time to watch Gameday and listen to the Dodgers radio announcers!
THANKS MLB ... THANKS ESPN!

292 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:14 pm

Yes, Yankees do need to keep Soto.

Guess who was calling the game in London, Michael Kay.

293 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:23 pm

Dang, overturned

294 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:51 pm

Grisham batting fifth? Doesn’t he have like 3 hits this season?

295 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 6:51 pm

There’s Oswaldo!

296 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:26 pm

Why pitch to Mookie?

297 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:31 pm

[296] Um, Ohtani?

298 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:35 pm

Yeah, didn’t realize that.

299 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:37 pm

No worries. Mookie is an excellent hitter. Neither choice was optimal.

300 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:41 pm

I’m beginning to dislike this Teoscar fellow.

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301 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:44 pm

I am not a fan of the full-time DH. My idea, supported by no one, is to require someone to field at least 5 innings for each game they DH. The most games someone could DH is 81 games a season and only if they fielded at least 5 innings in 81 other games. Probably won't happen, but I never thought they would institute the shift rule. Or get rid of pitchers batting in NL parks (Also not a fan of pitchers batting).

302 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:45 pm

[300] Maybe he is the one we should be pitching around.

303 IL Yankee Fan   ~  Jun 9, 2024 7:56 pm

I guess that is why he is batting 5th!

304 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 8:06 pm

Walked the terrorists, finished up the parents dishes, and the garbage. Trent Grisham delivers!

305 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 8:35 pm

Does Trent get to 10 hits as a Yankee this season?

306 rbj   ~  Jun 9, 2024 8:56 pm

Phew, win.

307 rbj   ~  Jun 10, 2024 6:12 pm

Argh, 8 pm start. Soto’s back, Judge gets a well earned night off. Good Lord, Jones and Grisham both in the lineup?

308 RIYank   ~  Jun 10, 2024 7:22 pm

Who are these announcers??

309 RIYank   ~  Jun 10, 2024 7:22 pm

Does Kay have a contract that says he doesn't call games when Judge isn't playing?

310 rbj   ~  Jun 10, 2024 7:33 pm

Possibly still jet lag from the London games. Or maybe still there vacationing with his family

311 RIYank   ~  Jun 10, 2024 7:56 pm

The strike zone is just random.
I don't see it particularly favors batters or pitchers, or Yankees or Royals, just unpredictable.

312 RIYank   ~  Jun 10, 2024 8:12 pm

I bet there haven't been a lot of top teams with an outfielder batting below .100 hitting sixth in their lineup.

313 RIYank   ~  Jun 10, 2024 8:29 pm

Well, no no-no. But, no runs, so still looking good.

314 rbj   ~  Jun 11, 2024 7:29 pm

Better lineup tonight.

315 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2024 8:03 pm

Yeah that's an understatement, raj.

316 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2024 8:04 pm

I have to admit, when Rizzo came to bat, I thought, "Huh, I remember when it was actually exciting to have two guys on base with Rizzo and Torres coming up."

Shut me up.

317 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2024 8:38 pm

The Royals play suspect defense.

318 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2024 9:08 pm

A Larry David reference. Nice! lol....

319 rbj   ~  Jun 11, 2024 9:12 pm

Double digits!

320 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:22 pm

Long live the royals.

321 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:22 pm

I'm really glad we're not in the Alternate Universe that't the Altavilla-nernate Universe, in which Altavilla pitches for the Yankees.

322 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:27 pm

Wow that was extremely satisfying.

323 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:28 pm

I mean, the fact that Trevino got utterly robbed of a walk, and the blasted the next pitch into the bleachers for an Earl Weaver Special. Man that is really nice. Yum. Slurp.

324 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:30 pm

Apparently this is just how it is. Our catchers just hit three-run homers against the Royals.
I did not know about this general principle, but I endorse it with all my heart.

325 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:37 pm

I approve of that first inning.

326 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:40 pm

Ooof. No run. But pretty good hitting -- Giancarlo smacked it pretty good.

327 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:45 pm

rbj (and Ara), how are you watching? I have mlb.tv but my brother says he can't watch at all (he has YES).

328 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:47 pm

I’m not watching, just keeping up via MLB messages. I do have mlb.tv.
Tomorrow’s game is on TBS, I think.

329 RIYank   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:49 pm

Ah.
It looks to me like it's on Amazon Prime -- either that or Amazon paid for a lot of scrolling 'Amazon Prime' nonsense, or is sponsoring every third pitch, or something.

It's definitely the YES crew.

330 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2024 7:56 pm

Keeping my eye on the Congressional baseball game. The play . . . makes me appreciate the professionals.

331 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2024 8:19 pm

[327]. Amazon Prime for me. My tv tells me I can't watch because of regional restrictions but somehow I can watch it on my mac air. WTF!?

332 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2024 8:39 pm

Stantonian!

333 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2024 9:20 pm

Back to back double digits.

334 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 1:10 pm

Yay, afternoon baseball.

335 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:05 pm

Blech

336 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:19 pm

Time to string some hits together.

337 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:21 pm

Or maybe get a hit

338 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:36 pm

Good start for Nestor, it’s all on the bats.

339 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:39 pm

Soto with a hit. Now maybe plate him?

340 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 2:57 pm

Rizzo insn’t dead yet.

341 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:05 pm

Balk to me

342 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:06 pm

Tied up

343 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:12 pm

Pay. The. Man.

344 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:21 pm

Um, stop with the free passes please.

345 RIYank   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:24 pm

Oh geez, day game!

346 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:24 pm

Well phew

347 RIYank   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:25 pm

I have to catch up -- from your comments, rbj, I gather Soto played a major role...

Whew, Luke Weaver almost walked the bases loaded.

348 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:28 pm

Insurance?

349 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:29 pm

Yup, Soto broke up the no no and plated the go ahead run.

350 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:35 pm

1

351 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:37 pm

Ugh ticky tack hit.

352 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:39 pm

2

353 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:41 pm

Umm, no bueno

354 rbj   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:44 pm

Aw fucqing damn it!

355 RIYank   ~  Jun 13, 2024 3:54 pm

Well that sucked.

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