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Category: Game Thread

Night in the City

Some kind of onions win for the Yanks last night as they snuck by the Twins, 2-1. Dellin Betances walked the bases loaded in the 8th but he was rescued by Aroldis Chapman who struck out Joe Mauer on three pitches and then got Byron Buxton to fly out to right on the first pitch he saw. Chapman was dominant in the 9th as the Yanks got a big time win. Aaron Judge hit his 44th (word to Tino—20 years ago!).

Only drag was that the Red Sox won in extra innings…again. The O’s blew a big lead, no surprise there. That’s just the way it goes this summer.

Raining lightly in the Bronx but I hope they get this one in. Wonder if the Twins dare bunt against ol’ C.C.

Never mind the slickers:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Big Fun

Man, you got to figure the O’s will not be sorry to see the last of the Yanks, who park the Score Truck up on the curb and open a block party for all when they play Baltimore. Many more runs were scored by our gang yesterday as the Yanks routed the O’s 9-3 (never mind the soporific late-inning relief corps who prevented Paulie O from making his dinner reservation on time).

Once more today. With feeling.

Never mind the haze:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Indian Summer

Luis was sweet last night, gave up a 2-run homer early and then nothing else over 8 innings. The Score Truck did the rest, parking this one at 8-2.

More this afternoon with the late 4 p.m. start.

Never mind the shadows:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Boom Bap

Aaron Judge had a TBT performance last night, bringing back fond memories of the spring months, hitting 2 long home runs as the Yanks skipped to a 13-5 win. Indian Summer humid in the Bronx tonight as Luis Severino takes the hill.

Let’s hope the Score Truck stays double parked on the right side of the street.

Never mind the heat:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Boids

The Yanks took the series from the Rays out in Queens—dropping only the middle game. Tonight, they return home to face the O’s. It is muggy and gray in New York. But that won’t break our stride.

Never mind the forecast:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Queens Bound

Nice job by C.C. and the bullpen last night as the Yanks got a big knock from Todd Frazier (3-run homer) and grooved their way to a 5-1 win. Chased Rays starter Jake Odorizzi after he threw 51 pitches in the 4th inning. Brings them a full 3 games behind the Sox, 4 up in the Wildcard.

Happy?

Let’s hope for s’more good things from our dude—the modern day Coney!—Sonny Gray.

Never mind the airplanes overhead:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Air BnB

The Yankees played two seasons at Shea Stadium in the mid-’70s. For the next 3 days, they will play against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citfield but they will be the visitors. Certainly a strange turn of events but sensible considering everything that has happened in Florida with Irma.

Never mind the Shake Shacks:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Winning and Losing

The Yankees play like they’ve got a frog in their throat. We keep waiting for them to go on a run but it just hasn’t happened yet. They blew a game Friday night and then came back and swiped one yesterday.

Every day is a big one.

Never mind the brisket:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Our Guy

R.I.P. Stick Michael, Yankee utility infielder, Steinbrenner whipping boy, architect of a dynasty, lifer.

He will be missed.

Yanks and O’s this afternoon.

Never mind nuthin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: Baseball Hall of Fame]

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

Um, breaking.

C.C. and the Yanks look to keep it going down in Baltimore after a rousing win last night.

Never mind the long ball (C.C. I’m looking at you):

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

 

Southbound

Well, that worked. The Yanks hit 3 solo home runs against Chris Sale (Matt Holliday, Chase Headley, Todd Frazier), who labored and didn’t make it out of the fifth. Gave one back the next inning thanks to a few errors and then scored 6 runs in the bottom of the sixth to put it away. That was the ballbreaker for the Sox, who got jobbed on balls and strikes, had a crucial third out at first base (correctly) overturned, and then saw Starlin Castro deliver a big bases loaded knock. Aaron Judge followed with a much-needed 2-run blast and the Stadium got good and loud.

The final was 9-2, bringing the Yanks 3.5 behind Boston. Nice job.

No time to gloat as a quick turnaround has our boys down in Baltimore against the surging O’s this afternoon, their stud Dylan Bundy on the bump. Nope, no time to get too happy at all.

Time for another win. Roll on, men.

Never mind the self-congratulations:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Step Up (to Get Your Rep Up)

After the old win one, lose one, here we are, Sunday night, and Chris Sale stands in the way of the Yanks winning the series. A split is the difference between trailing Boston by 3.5 or 5.5. So yeah, it’s a big deal, far as these things go. Chris Sale, oy.

Again, the Yanks turn to Luis Severino to step up.

C’mon, kid.

Go get them, guys!

Never mind the nerves:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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The Long and Short of It

A 6-1 lead turned into homina-homina-homina in the 9th inning when Dellin Betances was wobbly as Hell. C.C. pitched well and then threw a snit after the game. Touchy-touchy, Big Fella:

“It’s not that it’s out of bounds, I guess,” Sabathia said. “That’s just me. It doesn’t matter who is bunting or who I’m playing. I get pissed when people bunt, period. You’re going to get a reaction out of me. Everybody knows that. And they got the reaction. We could be playing a Little League game. If my son bunts on me, I’m going to cuss him out. That’s just me. So it is what it is. I’ve always been like that. This is nothing new, and I think a lot of people know that.”

Gary Sanchez homered and Greg Bird had a big knock, and the Yanks hung on for a big 6-2 win.

More tonight. It is bright and cool—playoff weather a month early.

Sonny Gray on the bump.

Never mind the standings:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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The End of Summer

The Red Sox arrive with the Yanks reeling. Our boys need to sweep this weekend and that is just unlikely. Let’s just hope Boston doesn’t bury ‘em with another series of beatdowns.

Never mind the other guys:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Double Dutch

A rainout last night gives a double header today. It is gorgeous, sunny and brisk in New York.

Gonna be a long one.

Never mind the picnic:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Tribe Vibes

Yanks host the Indians. First of three tonight. Kluber vs. Severino. Luis has a chance to really step-up. This is a big one.

Never mind the nonsense:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Look, Up in the Sky…It’s a Bird

Greg Bird—my Dude!—returned yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a 3-run home run—and had 4 RBI in all—as the Yanks downed the Mariner’s 6-3. Thank you for your support, Sonny Gray.

With the win the Yanks gained ground in the Wild Card and the Al East—they are only 3 behind Boston in the loss column. Let’s not give it all back today, huh, fellas?

Never mind the sunshine:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Gone Fishin’

Last night baseball was terrible. Today it might be ice cream and gravy and all sorts of other wonderful things. So we’ll be watching and rooting.

Get over yourselves, guys, and get right, right away, would ya, hah?

Never mind the spilt milk:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Back in the New York Groove

So Gary Sanchez gets a four-game suspension and Romine gets two. That sounds about right. Alex Wilson gets four and the instigator of it all, Miggy Cabrera, is nailed with a week. Naturally, he served up a hot dish of Crybaby Souffle to reporters after he got the news.

Mike Axisa has the lowdown, as alway.

Never mind that, now duly bonded in brotherhood, let’s see how our boys handle the Mariners this weekend back home in the Bronx. It is uncommonly lovely here in New York, a slight chill in the air hinting at the fall ahead of us. Beautiful night for a ballgame with our old pal C.C. on the hill. Not only that, but Starlin Castro makes his return to the lineup.

Never mind the lumps (or the goofy-ass jerseys):

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Summer Breeze

Well, that was nice, a 13-4 beatdown. Gary Sanchez hit a pair of home runs—the first one was a whiffle ball BOMB—and after 4 productive at bats (3 walks and an RBI base hit) Aaron Judge was yanked, thus ending his strike out streak. Done and done. He can start a new one tonight. Last night he was smiling. And so were we.

Tonight gives Luis Severino:

Never mind the accolades:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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