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Boom Bap

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Here it is, Bam, and you say, “Goddamn, this is a dope jam.”

Special delivery, indeed. The Yanks were all but cooked last night, down 9-1, and then 11-4. But they came back, tied the game in the 9th and won it in the 10th. You know how sometimes it seems like they can never score a run? Late in the game it was as if every Yankee batter was going to go yard. Aaron Judge hit two Dave Winfield line drive specials, Jacoby Ellsbury hit his first career grand slam (incidentally also his 100th career homer), Starlin Castro pulled a one-knee Adrian Beltre job when he tied the game in the 9th, and Matt Holliday ended it in extra innings.

A memorable win.

More this afternoon on a uncomfortably humid day in the BX.

Never mind the moisture:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Special Delivery

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Well, that felt nice. Chris Sale was good, Masahiro Tanaka was better, to the tune of shutting the Sox out, 3-0.

Have I mentioned recently just how happy I am that David Ortiz is no longer playing major league baseball? That’s just the best.

Yanks host the O’s this weekend. Warm and a little muggy in the Bronx.

Go git ‘em, Fellas.

Never mind prosperity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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All Growed Up

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Lil’ Severino pitched like a grown man last night, Betances worked a clean 8th, and Chapman narrowly avoided disaster in the 9th, as the Yanks hung on to beat the Sox, 3-1. Aaron Judge hit a home run to right field that looked like a fly ball at first; later, he tumbled into the stands making a fine catch.

Aaron Judge is strong.

The game was memorable for how foggy it was at Fenway. It was spooky-looking and almost spectacular.

Tonight gives Boston’s new Ace, Chris Sale. Yanks have Tanaka on the bump, but let’s face it, it was nice to win last night knowing that Sale is going tonight. And if they manage to win again, well, it’s gravy, baby.

Never mind the filth:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Reunited (And it Feels So Good)

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Yanks and Sox for the first time this year. Three games in Boston and then they don’t see each other again until the second week of June in the Bronx (and they don’t play again after that until July 14th).

Should be fun.

Never mind the All-Stars:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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View from the Bridge

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At least the ballpark looked great.

Our old pal, Ivan Nova led the Pirates to a 2-1 win on Sunday giving the series to the home team. And the Yanks had a chance in the 9th too because of some lousy fielding.

Drag.

Next up, Boston. That should be fun.

Mmm, Mmm, Good

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Friday night wasn’t so hot—but that’s okay, everyone is due to take one on the chin sometime—but yesterday was mo better. A come-from-behind win. Judge Dread went deep again, and yeah, it was another real blast—11-5 was the final.

This afternoon gives the series finale.

Never mind those fries on your sandwich:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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C.C. and The Battling Bombers

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Yeah, my bad on not recapping two nights ago, which featured an absolute bomb—his first true blast—by Aaron Judge. Even more encouraging was the 1-2 breaking ball he lined into right field.

Anyhow, it was more good things as the Yanks beat the White Sox, 9-1.

After a day off they are in Pittsburgh for the weekend. Old friends—Cervelli, Nova—await.

C.C. goes tonight.

Never mind the Gorgeous skyline view:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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It’s a Soup-Is-Good-Food Kind of Night

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Kudos, props, and all that good stuff goes out to anybody at the Stadium tonight. It is a raw, spring night. Cold and a little wet. Courage, that’s what it takes, fortitude, to sitting in the stands tonight. Something I lack. But I’ll be watching the Yanks and White Sox back from the comforts of my living room.

Never mind catching cold:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Don’t Be Cruel

Quick in a Slow Way

April has been far from cruel for the Yanks so far. They won again last night, this time beating the White Sox, 7-4. Jordan Montgomery was solid again, and a pair of 3-run home runs (Matt Holliday, Aaron Judge) did the trick.

Happy?

Big Fun in the Boogie Down

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Yanks host the White Sox after sweeping the Cards.

Moment of the game last night came early when a well-intentioned putz interfered with a ball in play, effectively taking a home run away from Aaron Judge. Greg Bird, our slumping hero, got the guy off the hook when he launched the first pitch he saw deep into the stands for a two-run homer. All’s well. 

Never mind getting a swell head:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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What Next?

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Think Big Mike can be nice, twice?

He goes against Adam Wainwright tonight on the Game of the Week.

Never mind the Peeps:

Happy Easter and Let’s Go Yank-ees!

 

Five Alive

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Yanks on a little roll here. They won again last night, don’t ya know.

More this afternoon in the Bronx where the sun she be a shining.

Never mind the glare:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

 

Wacha Tanaka?

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Go figure, the Yanks host the Cards for the weekend.

Well, Okay, then.

Tanka vs. Wacha tonight.

Never mind the spring chill:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Onward, Ha!

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Severino gets the ball.

Never mind the chill:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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Well, goodness that’s the Big Mike Pineda we always hope to see. Yesterday, he was in full control, his best self. David Cone mentioned on the broadcast how much a catcher collaborates with a pitcher and then said that Austin Romine was guiding Big Mike with a deft touch.

Good start, Yanks scored a bunch of runs late, a hell of an Opening Day. Final score: Yanks 8, Rays 1.

Yanks have the night off and it is even warmer and more lovely in New York today than it was yesterday.

Never mind spring fever:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Walk Tall

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The Yanks gave the O’s a taste of their own comeback medicine yesterday thanks to some lousy pitching from the home team—Yanks 7, O’s 3.

Hey, that Aaron Judge had a nice day, though. Absolutely ripped a single off the left field wall that brought back memories of Gary Sheffield’s merciless line drives. Judge also hit a home run on a ball he didn’t really square up. The man is strong.

Today gives the home opener and it is a gorgeous day in the Bronx.

Dayenu, y’all.

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Aie, Aie

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And just like that Gary Sanchez, the Yankees’ young star catcher, heads to the DL after straining his bicep on a swing. And he ain’t the only one hurtin’ either.

Oh, and the Yanks blew another lead and lost again. Et tu, Mr. Betances? Masahiro Tanaka looked much better than on Opening Day. He was tough even when he got into a pickle. But that’s the way things go sometimes. O’s 5, Yanks 4.

C.C. on the bump this afternoon as the Bombers look to avoid getting swept.

Never mind the sunshine:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

No, No, Not like That

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Yeah, that wasn’t the way we pictured the game would go. A plump 5-1 lead, thanks in part to a lovely bomb from Gary Sanchez, and everything was feeling fine. Until it wasn’t and a pair of home runs—those things the O’s like hitting—did our fellas in as the home team came from behind for the 6-5 win.

Fug it, they’ll be back out there again later this afternoon.

Never mind the chores:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Oodles of O’s

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Yanks down in Baltimore this weekend where them fellas hit home runs.

Never mind the April drizzle:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Beat of the Day

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Indeed.

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