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Category: Game Thread

Matinee Day

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Yanks and ‘Stros with a Wednesday Matinee.

Welcome back, Big Mike. We need ya (few runs wouldn’t hoit neither). Our Yanks are hurtin’.

Never mind the barkin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: fornication]

Duel in the Sun

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…Far from it. In fact, the Yanks are tied for first place. I think the Jays are a stronger team but whether or not they play well remains to be seen.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Chris Young LF
pAlex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
John Ryan Murphy C
Didi Gregorius SS
Brendan Ryan 2B

Yanks get the tough Mr. Keuchel tonight and counter with Mr. Nova.

Never mind the Southpaw:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags.

These Games Ain’t Gonna Win Themselves

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CC goes to the DL and who knows if he’ll pitch again this season. Sigh.

Big game for Eovaldi tonight.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Greg Bird 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Never mind the losing:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

More Like It

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The Yanks won on Saturday afternoon cause they wuz a-supposed to win. And that made us happy.

First big league victory for Luis Severino who was impressive because he didn’t have his best stuff.

Let’s see what CC’s got today.

Another breather for Alex

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann DH
Greg Bird 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
John Ryan Murphy C

Never mind the haze:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Kurious Jorge with a “J” not a “G”

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Okay, then. Let’s try this again.

On Jorge Posada Day at the Stadium.

It’s Luis Severino Part 4. Maybe they can get him a win today.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann DH
Greg Bird 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
John Ryan Murphy C

Never mind the old timer’s:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Let’s Try This Again

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The Yanks lost to the Indians in Cleveland recently when Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar started. The two pitchers go again this weekend–Carrasco tonight, Salazar tomorrow afternoon.

Good as they are, this is a last place team we’re talking about and it behooves the Yanks to win the next three games, less the locals turn cranky.

Brett Gardner CF

Chase Headley 3B

Alex Rodriguez DH

Brian McCann C

Carlos Beltran RF

Greg Bird 1B

Chris Young LF

Stephen Drew 2B

Brendan Ryan SS

Tonight gives Tanaka Time.

Never mind the riff raff:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: NYC Nostalgia]

Back to the Grill Again

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The Indians were a pain in the ass for the Yanks last week in Cleveland. Now, they’re in town for a four-game series.

Let’s hope the Yanks keep on playing well and win 3 of 4.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Greg Bird 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Tonight gives Nova.

Never mind the moisture:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Overheated

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It’s Eovaldi vs. Santana this afternoon on an uncomfortably warm day in the Bronx.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Carlos Beltran RF
Greg Bird 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
John Ryan Murphy C

Never mind the haze:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

The Long Haul

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Yanks need a big game from the Big Fella on a hot summer evening in the Bronx.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Greg Bird 1B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
Brendan Ryan 3B

Never mind the dog daze:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Drip-a-Long Shvitzmeister III

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My father was a champion shvitzer. Held the Upper West Side Crown for sweating profusely 16 years in a row.

I remember calling him up on days like today.

“Hey, Pop, how you doin’?”

“MOIST” he’d say. Or: “WET.”

He’d sure be drippin’ today cause it’s hot n humid here in town as the Yanks host the Twins.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Bryan Mitchell gets the start.

Never mind the nightclubs:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Blister In The Sun

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Carlos Beltran lost a ball in the sun with two men out in the 3rd inning. The ball dropped in for a double. Couple of hanging sliders later the score was 3-0. That was all the scoring the Blue Jays did but it was enough as they beat the Yanks, 3-1. Another well-pitched game on both sides. Again, with precious little hitting for the Yanks, who nevertheless return home in first place.

[Photo Credit: A. Aubrey Bodine]

Sunday Afternoon Ballgame

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Luis Severino makes his third start.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Never mind prosperity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Christopher Frank Beitz]

First Things First

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The Yankees got on base against David Price on Friday night but could not plate a run off the man. Meanwhile, Ivan Nova had one inning that went screwy on him, but otherwise out-pitched his counterpart. Still, as the 8th inning began, the Yanks trailed 3-0. A very loud Toronto crowd enjoyed themselves and why shouldn’t not?

A run-scoring double to the gap by Chase Headley finally got Price out of there and then Carlos Beltran pinch-hit for Chris Young with runners on second and third, one out. Aaron Sanchez, 15 years Beltran’s junior replaced Price. The first two pitches he threw were clocked at 97 mph–high and out of the zone. Still, Beltran swung, waving at them both. Sanchez threw another high fastball, this one too high and too inside and then came back with yet another heater. This one was 97 mph too but it wasn’t out of the strike zone, it was right over the plate. And Beltran did not miss it.

His 3-run homer put the Yanks ahead by a run. Delin Betances, who threw a lot of pitches and didn’t look wonderful on Thursday in Cleveland, came on to pitch the 8th and was blazing–killer fastball, nasty breaking ball.

His partner Andrew Miller pitched the 9th and goddamn it was an adventure. With one man out, he walked Chris Colabello and then gave up a hard-hit single to Kevin Pillar. A wild pitch greeted Ben Revere putting the tying run at third and the winning run at second.

Miller composed himself and struck Revere out like he was supposed to but then had to contend with Troy Tulowitski. And you had to figure it could go either way. Seemed like everybody in the park was standing and when a team is on a wining streak like the Jays have been, well, I figured he’d get a base hit and win the game. I muted the TV and watched in silence, pacing back-and-forth in my living room.

The at-bat had plenty drama. The count went full, of course, all three balls came on fastballs that were outside. The rest were sliders, fast ones, slower ones, backdoor, inside and low, and Tulowitski kept fouling them off, one after the other. On the 12th pitch of the at bat he foul tipped a slider, bearing in on him but up. Brian McCann held onto the ball and the Yanks had the game.

A thriller goes the Yanks. Hot damn.

Final Score: Yanks 4, Jays 3.

Today, they’re back at it and the Jays can leapfrog right back into first.

Let’s hope for more good things.

Never mind the Toronto Turf:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Get Up For the Down Stroke

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The Yanks are up in Toronto this weekend where they’ll try to tame the surging Jays.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Chris Young RF
Didi Gregorius SS
Brendan Ryan 2B

Never mind the glare:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

See, That Wasn’t So Hard, Was it?

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Okay, it wasn’t smooth either. Nathan Eovaldi didn’t pitch deep into the game, Dellin Betances pitched more than one inning, Alex Rodriguez is pressing, and Greg Bird didn’t get a hit, but a win is a win. Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner had good games, as did Stephen Drew and Brian McCann hit a big home run. The Yanks will take it as they move on to Toronto.

Final Score: 8-6.

Picture by Bags

Get Outta Town

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No, we’re not in NYC, I just love this picture. Still, the Yanks are looking for a win tonight, man before they split from Cleveland.

The Jays won again this afternoon and it sure would be nice to see the Bombers head to Toronto with a win.

Young Greg Bird makes his major league debut tonight and gets the start at first base.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Greg Bird 1B
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

It’s Eovaldi–dude, Yanks are looking to you to have a strong start, Holmes.

Never mind the late night flight to the Great White North:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Leave Your Whole Crew Stuck on Stupid

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Let’s try this again, shall we?

Never mind the dog daze:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

The Kid Stays In The Picture

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Yanks turn to lil’ Luis to get them back on the good foot tonight in Cleveland.

Never mind those footsteps:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
Brendan Ryan 3B

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: We Heart It]

Keep Your Head Up

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Never mind Nuthin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

They Plump When You Cook ‘Em (Oh, Yeah)

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This has the makings of a long weekend. But that’s cause I’m never much on confidence when it comes to my sports teams. I still remember those horrible late-season series vs the Jays in the mid-’80s. Screw those guys and screw these Jays, too. Upstarts. Fuckos. Douche Knots. They are a perfectly agreeable team to dislike–even though I like a bunch of their players (Martin, Donaldson, Price, Tulo). Their manager looking like a tin-cup-spitting-bar-stool-sitting hard ass pal of Brian Dennehey’s. Goddamn crotchy fucking goat.

The ¬†Yanks had done reasonably well against Price and that’s a concern. Figure he’s due for a good one against them. Only hope Nova is up to the task.

Ah, never mind my gloom–it’s a gorgeous day here in New York:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

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