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Met reject Chris Young and Nate Eovaldi’s gun of an  arm took out the Tigers 5-2 as the Yanks evened their record to  7-7. It was another rain soaked cold evening in Michigan, and for the 2nd night in a row the Yanks played the Tigers tough, unfortunately for Detroit, last night the NY bats showed up after missing their flight on Monday

The emergence of Chris Young has made Carlos Beltran, an unmitigated  $45M Cashman  blunder a little easier to  swallow, but unfortunately Beltran and the $30M left on his contract aren’t going away  anytime soon.

An extended injury would pave way for a younger player to be called up, but that $15M AAV owed to Carlos  is keeping the Yanks from actually bringing a usable player to the Bronx

To  counter the continued bashing I lay on the maligned NY GM I’ll  give him a tip of the fedora for acquiring Chush Young who  has been a God Send since his arrival.

Young now owns a .344/.432/844 slash line in 38 plate appearances, and his four home runs tie him with Stephen Drew (who also homered Tuesday), Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira for the team lead. As a Yankee overall, since the team picked him up off the scrap heap last summer and then re-upped him over the offseason, Young owns a remarkable.301/.379/.621 line in 35 games.

Last night Young had a huge hand in evening the 4 game series to  1-1, he was on base 5 times with 3 hits, 2 BB’s, 1 a HR, he scored a run, and knocked in another one..

The Yanks picked up  8  hits, 3 by Young, 2 each from Gardner, and Drew, and a double by Teixeira that  got the boys off and running in the 1st inning,  they  also  were able to  grind out 9  walks

They were still  anemic with RISP, 1-11, and they  left 11 men on base..

After a blistering start, Alex has cooled off to  a 1 for 13 stretch, but he’s managed 6 walks and scored 4 runs, so he doesn’t appear to be over anxious.. Let’s hope the next 2 HR’s don’t start  to  creep into his head..

We heard a telling stat last night, Ellsbury is the only player with at least 60 AB’s and No RBI’s..

The Yanks held onto  a 1-0 lead against Lobstein who  settled down after the 1st inning, 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 4 BB’s. 3 K’s. A Teixeira RBI  double in the 1st, a single by Drew in the 2nd, and a single by Young in the 4th were the only knocks. The Gardner walk in the 1st inning cost him the only run he gave up.

Once Lobstein was gone the Bombers cashed in for 3 runs in the 7th. It was looking like Sabathia Deja Vu all over until  the 3 run explosion made it 4-1.. Young and Drew hit HR’s off Krol, an Ellsbury walk and stolen base, a Gardner single, and Francesa’s favorite reliever Al Alburquerque uncorked a wild pitch to plate  the Doughboy

Gardner singled, went to  2nd on an F/7 and scored on  an error by Castellanos to make it 5-1 heading to  the 9th where Miller in relief of Martin closed it out after a 2 walks scored a run and brought the tying run to  the plate

Eovaldi was surprising good last night, I really thought he was tailor made for this Tiger line-up, but he had tremendous control of his pitches and he seemed to put the fast ball where he wanted to most of the night. It also helped that he induced 4 DP’s, nothing like a twin killing to take the air out of a room

Eovaldi who i have to  give Cashman  another one hand clap applaud for, pitched  much  different last night then his first  two outings

In terms of the process, how Eovaldi went about things against the Orioles’ lineup, things weren’t all that different from his first start of the season against the Red Sox. On that night, Eovaldi threw 44 fastballs and 50 non-fastballs, broken up between what Brooks identified as one changeup, 26 sliders, 11 curveballs, and 12 splitters. During his second start , Eovaldi threw 45 fastballs and 56 non-fastballs (37 sliders, 17 curveballs, and two splitters)

 Eovaldi was pretty much  fast  ball / slider last night with per Brooks only 12 curve / change up  combinations, apparently he and McCann  were liking his fastball /  slider command and they  stayed with it.. It helps when your averaging  96 / 97 on the gun and the temps are dropping to  42 degrees by the game’s end, combine a steady rain and really good command and it was a long night for the powerful Tiger line-up

Eovaldi’s line was  7 innings, 8  hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 4 K’s,  3.12 ERA,, He’s still  giving up a lot of hits, but the DP’s eclipsed any potential  danger

Girardi  tried to  stretch him into  the 8th inning but a lead off double sent him to  the showers.

Betances had his best  outing of the season, a 10 pitch, 2 strike out, 1-2-3  inning.. With the Yanks scoring their 5th run in the top of the 9th, Girardi messed around with Martin after the save  opportunity was off the books and he responded well  punching out the 1st 2 Tigers..

JD Martinez singled, Cespedes hit a seeing eye double, and that  was it for Martin.. In came Miller who  didn’t really have his A game command. He walked 2 batters, got robbed of a punch out on a bad ball-strike call before walking in a run, then came back to punch out Iglesias to  end it

First batter Miller faced was Nick Castellanos, and I’m pretty sure everyone in the building except first-base umpire Gerry Davis through Castellanos swung on a 1-2 fastball, but it was ruled a check swing. Next batter was Rajai Davis, and Brian McCann got crossed up on a 3-2 pitch that also looked pretty close to a strike, but it was called a ball to walk in a run. “If I don’t cross him up, I’m pretty sure that pitch that hits McCann in the knee is a strike,” Miller said. “I think everything that went wrong is pretty easily adjusted for the next time.”

It did look like he was getting rattled, but he managed to pull it out, I thought we were gonna see an implosion, but the rocking chair lead, turned white knuckler, ended in a big Win

Drew who  slammed his 4th Tater, and also played a great SS, making the Gregorius trade fall deeper in the gallows at the moment.. Gregorius is gonna get a lot of rope, so  we’re not gonna see Refsynder or Pirela burying Didi on the bench  anytime soon, but Gregorius really needs to  pick  it up on both  sides of the ball

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Written by Sal

April 22, 2015 at 8:11 am

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  1. great win, glad they’re catching the Tigers in a lull, and Eovaldi had a good night… Drew has been a surprise, who would have thought he’d have 4 Taters at this point, and a good night with the glove

    Petit has to go ASAP, wasting a roster spot, stash the kid at AAA so he can feed his family and maybe build some value for another team

    It’s amazing that Ellsbury leads the Yanks in hits with 15, and still no RBI’s despite going 3 for 6 with RISP..Strange stat for ARod 1 for 13 but 6 walks in the last 4 games, need pitchers to fall asleep on him again

    Obvious Beltran is not going anywhere so hopefully they can get him untracked soon, I don’t see that happening against Price, but i didn’t see Eovaldi messing up the Tigers offense either

    Gregorius has to be on the bench tonight, although what’s Petit gonna do vs Price? Might as well let Gregorius try to get off the snide, if he can find a few knocks off an elite pitcher it might calm him down, that’s if it’s his nerves like everybody thinks, he might just be this bad


    April 22, 2015 at 8:27 am

  2. Very nice win,Eovaldi looks good. Even Paul O’Neill was getting antsy saying they need to get some hits and score some runs,1-11 risp makes it almost impossible to win.Ellsbury has no rbi probably due to the fact that
    Drew,Didi,Petit batting in front of him are hitting below .200!!! Hard to drive in people who are sitting on the bench!! Drew looked good at ss,has shown power,but is still below .200.Pettit is useless,but I think they reported Pirela still having problems from his concussion,they refuse to bring up Refsnyder. Young has really been a pleasant surprise,GeniusJoe said he will be back in the lineup. Not much good to say about Beltran other than he finally got that mole on his face removed.Amazing how many times a team scores a run in the 9th so its not a save situation,the manager brings in another stiff reliever,and then ends up having to bring in the closer to save the game!! Another 0-fer for McCann,he needs to be batting 7th,he is falling into the same pattern as last year,he has 1 good game per week,then sucks.I heard a rumor that the Yanks are activating
    Jeter just for 1 game to face Price-lol


    April 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

  3. Dallas—good observation on Beltran getting the mole removed from his face. It reminded me of Ralph Cifaretto who said that Ginny Sack had a 95 pound mole removed from her ass. Johnny was hell bent on killing Ralph from then on, but Tony beat him to it after Ralph killed his horse. What a show!


    April 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

  4. Nooger,Ricky and I still laugh over that Ginny Sack joke,I have the clip on my phone-along with a lot of other Sopranos clips. I wish HBO would rerun the entire series like they did a year ago.Did you read about David Chase talking about the final scene? The NY Post had an article on it about 1 week ago.


    April 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm

  5. hey boys love the mole stuff.. lol… bring back the capt, we get to see Hannah for a night

    yeah it’s hard for the Doughboy drive in those guys for sure

    He had 6 men on base in the last 2 games, 2 of them in scoring position, he might have to take advantage of those situations.. Leadoff guys aren’t supposed to drive in a lot of runs, but a couple in the 64 PA’s he’s had would be beneficial…. pretty strange stat… Drew has 4 taters, so something is up with Ellsbury, physically I bet

    He does have 10 runs scored tied with ARod, one behind Gardner, who makes $100m less then the Doughboy, for his own good a few extra base hits with RISP might keep the media off his back, you don’t want Mikey K starting trouble


    April 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  6. here we go, the Blind Boys are searching for Beltran’s bat using exit velocity data.. More SNL content


    April 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  7. mikey and a caller.. The caller doesn’t like the Gregorius trade, he’d rather have Prado at 2nd base Drew at SS

    Prado was traded for Eovaldi, Mikey never missed a beat, went right ahead and said you need to give the trade some time…

    How does Mikey keep all these sports, all this pop culture knowledge, all these talking points on everything relevant in his head….?

    the real payoff is listening to mikey arrogantly dole out his content… Hollywood couldn’t act out a more smuggest bafoon then Mikey 21.. you literally can’t make it up, the guy is a nonpareil storyteller


    April 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

  8. I know you knuckles for a head hate The Warrior, but Barrioots and Don Butchini wete rolling in laughter as he busted Michael Kay’s stones all game.
    Every inning it was shock that Big Head never played any sports,
    then he “heard” that MK was seen on a stationary bike, or telling him to sit still, his hyperness driving # 21 nutz,
    good jock stuff, Kay couldnt really deal wit it, either,
    funny shit,,


    April 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

  9. Sal that was a good link but if you read the article and click on the DGA link,it gives the entire story


    April 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

  10. Dallas–here’s one tidbit I read a while ago about the final Sopranos scene. Tony was wearing the same shirt in the last scene as he was wearing when Uncle Junior shot him. That David Chase is tricky.


    April 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  11. Nooger I didn’t know that! It will be a snowy night in April when Pettit will get a hit and the Yanks will score
    6 runs off David Price-lol Brickhouse looks like she is reporting from Siberia!! Of course no lead is safe with Warren on the mound!


    April 22, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  12. Hey boys….Petit’s bomb was earth shattering wow

    The yanks ruined Warren, poor kid is a reliever, all payroll related. Need Nova and Beano back so Warren can get back to the 7th inning…

    Gotta be tough to play in the snow.


    April 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  13. Can you believe they intentionally walked Petit batting .158???-lol Even the announcers don’t believe it!!!


    April 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

  14. hahahaha and it was Price who did it hahaha


    April 23, 2015 at 6:15 am

  15. Break up the Yankees,, lolol


    April 23, 2015 at 7:13 am

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