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Roger(s) Over And Out

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The Yanks almost turned a heavenly evening vs the Angles into pure Hell when Hit-a-Missle Rogers was handed a 7 run lead in the 9th inning, 13 pitches, 5 batters, eventually 5 runs on his ledger  no  outs on his watch later and the Yanks were deep into  a bona-fide Twilight Light Zone Episode

Joey Daycare needed to  wake up Betances from a much needed night off to put the fire out, which  he eventually did, but not before Rogers, Betances, Pirela and Headley turned a smoke out into  a 5 alarm fire

In The Blue Pinstripe Corner, “Phil” the Hit Machine Eovaldi

For the 1st  8 innings the game was surprisingly one sided in favor of the Yanks despite Phil Eovaldi getting the mission to stop Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and the deceptively mediocre .500-ish (28-27) Anaheim Angels. Yes the Angels are now on a 3 game losing streak, in 3rd place 5.5 games behind the upstart Astros in the AL West, but with Trout in your line-up, Pujols coming in 6 for his last 14 with  3 HR’s and a line up full of decent grinders that  could go off in a NY minute against a hit machine like Eovaldi, my confidence level for a 4th  straight win  was below the Mendoza Line

In the Red Corner, one time Yankee bust, Jeff Weaver’s little brother Jered

Jered Weaver started his season slow, 0-4, with a  plus 6 ERA, but had won his last 4 in a row using a 1.98 ERA to  right his ship, but in retrospect, the now soft tossing Weaver was tailor made for a HR hitting Yankee team pitching in the Bronx. Weaver the one time hard throwing Ace, is now a CC Sabathia / Frank Tanana-ish soft tossing fly ball pitcher,  fortunately the Yanks caught him on an off night and made Weaver and his portly skipper Mike the Genius Scioscia pay dearly.

The game started uneventful for 1 inning with one exception, in a game that  requires making adjustments along the way, Eovaldi was using a fork  ball, slider, curve ball  grip more often  then not. He only lasted 5.1 innings but 48 of 93 pitcher were fork ball (splitter)  slider and curve ball to go  with the 45 fast balls he threw at Angels hitters

With the exception of the 4th and 6th innings, he threw over 60% strikes, an 8 pitch 3rd inning saw him toss 75% strikes, he had 14 1st pitch strikes, he walked 4 batters, and  his downfall came in the 6th  when he walked the bases loaded but only got 1 out

Eovaldi becoming more deceptive by using his secondary pitches cut his hits allowed down to 4 in 5.1 innings, only 1 of the 4 hits was for extra bases ( double) and 2 of his 4 hits allowed came off the bat  of Matt Joyce. Eovaldi was also  the recipient of yet another game where his run support was well over league average, he’s presently #7 in all of baseball  with  just  about 7 per game, hence his skewed 5-1 record despite him lowering, but still high 4.16 ERA

Eovaldi is still  a work in progress, but if he keeps using the secondary pitches he might some day  get into  the 7th inning,  every once in a while a miracle happens, have faith

The Yanks gave Phil Evo a 5 run led by the 5th inning

 2nd inning

Jones singled to right, and Drew homered to right (347 feet)  2-0

3rd Inning

Gardner singled to center, Teixeira homered to right (334 feet) 4-0

5th Inning

Gardner tripled to deep left center,  Rodriguez with 2 outs  singled to right, Gardner scored 5-0

6th Inning

Eovaldi lost it in the 6th  walking 3 batters getting only one out.. Shreve came in an got the 2nd out on an RBI ground out but closed out the inning without anymore damage 5-1

The Yanks gave 1 up  but got 2 more back in the bottom of the 6th

McCann doubled to deep right, moved to  3rd on a ground out,  Gregorius hit a sacrifice fly to center, McCann scored. 6-1

Drew homered to right (347 feet), to knock out Weaver 7-1

7th Inning

Yanks tried to make it a laugher when Rodriguez doubled to deep left center, and Young singled to right, Rodriguez scored 8-1

Shreve 1.2 innings 1 BB,  brilliant outing despite pissing Joey off by walking a guy…

Lindgren 1 inning 1 K, 1 BB, nice inning,  should have finished the game but Joey Daycare wanted to experiment with Rogers.. The Yanks desperately need two RHP’s in the pen to  compliment Betances, memo  to Cashman, Rogers and soon Martin isn’t gonna get it done, so  stop  the madness and start  to look elsewhere,  like your farm  system until  players start to  shake loose in late July

The Nightmare 9th

Thank  you Mike Scioscia, I think…. Fat Mikey took out 4 of his starters including Mike Trout, Joey Daycare took out his regular defensive odd balls and his best  infield defensive player Teixeira.. Obviously both managers thought the game was over, but the Angel 2nd stringers didn’t get the memo

Giavotella singled to center, Featherston doubled to deep left, Giavotella to third…  Green reached on the Pirela / Headley mensa meeting, Giavotella scored 8-2,  Navarro walked, Calhoun singled to center, Featherston scored, Green to third, Navarro to second, 8-3

Rogers to  the showers…Hopefully that  was the last pitch Hit-a-Missle Rogers throws as a NY Yankee.

Betances no  doubt taking a power nap in the pen had to quickly strap on his jock and try to clean up Roger’s implosion

On a 3-2 count Freese singled to center, Green and Navarro scored, Calhoun to third 8-5, ( first  drink of the night  for me, a double Gin no ice)

Joyce walked, loading the bases, Iannetta walked, Calhoun scored, 8-6.. ( first narcotic pill of the night, Vicodin 7.5)

Finally Betances woke up and Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging, Gregorius saved Betances and Joey’s bacon with  an nice rangy pick up in the hole for a force out at 2nd but  Freese scored, 8-7 ( 2nd double Gin  washing down another 7.5 Vicodin)

Finally  Pérez struck out swinging to  end the damn  game, and I slept like a baby, up  every two  hours crying, with a hangover

Bottom line the Yanks pick  up  their 4th in a row, Rogers probably forces Cashman’s hand especially after Joey Daycare uncharacteristically drove the team bus over Rogers at his post game presser

Girardi on Rogers: “We need to get him going. We need another right-hander to pitch in our bullpen, and I was hoping tonight he’d be able to get three outs for us and try to get him going. But again he struggled. We got to get him going.”

Get him going to the airport Joey, with  his severance pay and a DFA slip, he’ll  find another job, there’s one born every minute

the Whole 9

A very Good Lo Down


Written by Sal

June 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

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  1. hell of a game if you enjoy horror movies.. that said the more these fringe, cheap scrap heap players implode, the faster we
    1) see if any kids can survive working out of the pen,

    2) Once teams start to dump salary Cashman can do what he does best, pick up the salary and get some much needed help in the pen..

    I seriously doubt Cashman goes for any offense, Drew breaking out last night we know is fools gold, but it’s just enough to keep him on the 25 man roster….. so it’s gonna be pitching and more pitching which is fine
    unless your bringing in J Upton as a real impact bat or a Ben Zobrist or Prado type to play 2nd base, what’s the point…?

    Brendan Ryan is coming back, WTF, that means Pirela goes down,or gets traded, that sucks

    I seriously would try Severino in the pen, he’s on a innings count, isn’t ready to help the rotation, why not use that raw talent one inning at a time, they did it with Joba, they did it with Hughes, Severino is 22 yr’s old he has plenty of time to stretch out and become a starer in 2016 / 2017

    I love having Lindgren up, and so far he’s holding his own in low leverage spots, hopefully Lindgren, Shreve, and Wilson can all be interchangeable

    Maybe Mitchell can be the long man, although if one of these fragile starters get hurt your jeopardizing your starter depth

    I’d love to see Severino and Mitchell on the varsity, let’s see if they can replace the Rogers and Martin / Carpenter spots

    Bottom line lets lose the scrap heap guys and get any one or two of these guys in the link, (sans Martin) up, they can’t be any worse then Carpenter, Martin and Rogers, and it bridges the gap between now and July 31st


    June 6, 2015 at 8:50 am

  2. forgot to mention that play McCan’t made on the Betances bouncer was amazing

    Glad it was a former Met who finally got Betances off his slide


    June 6, 2015 at 9:21 am

  3. sal

    June 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

  4. ,,, and Dr. Gorgeous gets an assist,, lol,,


    June 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

  5. Taking my daughter tomorrow to my 1st game of the year. Hope it’s not heart attack city like last night! Will give live updates.


    June 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm

  6. Sounds good!…


    June 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  7. We thought Carpenter was bad!!-lol Last night got way too scary,you just can’t expect Betances and Miller to continue to be unhittable. The law of averages will catch up sometimes,thank fully it wasn’t last night,
    losing that game would have been devastating. Cashman was on with MKay on espn radio,they actually asked him what was his obsession with Stephen Drew!! Naturally he gave his usual bs answer. He also
    made it seem like we may not be seeing Refsnyder (“if and when he comes up”) especially with total garbage Ryan on the way back. He is another waste of money and roster space-a no-hit,good field turd who always screws up defensively whenever he plays.Pirela will be headed for siberia after that pop up fell in,his days are numbered. MLB network has really been on the Mariners,especially a former Yankee,saw the last inning of the game.Jackson led off with a triple trailing 1-0,they could not get him in and lost! The Mariners really suck,helped the Yanks,but are not doing them any good losing to the Rays-lol Moscone hope you have a great time at the game!!! Enjoy!!!


    June 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  8. Thanks Big D! Will send updates of what you don’t see on TV. Sitting in the 1st row behind the plate in the Grandstand near the Jim Beam Suite.


    June 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm

  9. Hope they save some Dingers for you Bondsie, they hittin a ton tonight, only 2nd inning too,
    Delaware Sal? Oy,,
    Jim Beam Suite is where we are sittin on the 18th,


    June 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

  10. I’ll keep it warm for you Donny!


    June 6, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    • High cotton bonds enjoy

      Drew is a made man big D cash loves him

      Good job Warren be nice to get 7 innings especially with the lead they gave him
      Shreve and Wilson?


      June 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm

  11. PLEASE!!!!!!! Save some for tomorrow!!!!


    June 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    • They scratched Pineda yesterday you went to the right game bonds

      They’ll need their hitting shoes Sunday


      June 6, 2015 at 9:35 pm

  12. Got damn it almost got 7
    Kid still runs out of gas @ 100 pitches
    Good length compared to Eovaldi though



    June 6, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    • Need to score 2 or 3 more
      With BEANSIE coming in


      June 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm

  13. 7th inn8ng just ended, up by 5, Sal,
    House money now,,


    June 6, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    • Not yet Donny last night they blew a 7 run lead can’t trust anybody but betances and miller but Shreve and Wilson are getting better

      Wilson should pitch the 9th give Shreve a night off


      June 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

  14. OY VEY!! I’m in trouble now!!!


    June 6, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    • What happened little Latino show up lol


      June 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  15. No Latina women mañana. Just don’t want the bats to go to sleep after the last 2 nights.


    June 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    • Ok so your thinking straight
      your daughter is making a gentleman out of you
      Sweet kid BTW hope she’s having a good time


      June 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    • Shit I’m one inning ahead of myself
      BEANO is pitching the ninth
      Don’t fall asleep Miller

      Flores with a mistake double
      Looks good in The box score

      Break out the Aflac duck boys need some insurance
      Amazing they knock out Richard in one inning but can’t touch Chavez who Boston beat easily today


      June 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm

  16. “Good job Warren be nice to get 7 innings especially with the lead they gave him”

    Your words Sal, i was referring to that,,

    They got him 7. Ergo House $$ duh,,


    June 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    • Gotcha


      June 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm

  17. That Flores kid makes LF look easy,,
    gildes smoothly out there,,
    gets to every ball,,
    now if he can hit,,


    June 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    • Flores great D just the type of kid Cashman would trade
      Wonder if Beane would trade Clippard back to the Yanks
      Clip probably wants to close though


      June 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

  18. Thanks! She’s a great kid! Tonight, she’s at the Governer’s Ball Concert on Randall’s Island. I won her tix. I’m sure she’s having g a ball ( no pun intended) with her friends, listening to music that might make me suicidal. She’s excited about the game tomorrow. I’ve been taking her since she was a year old. Start ’em early, & they’re Yankee fans for life!


    June 6, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    • Oh shit your going tomorrow
      I thought you were there tonight
      Gotta check who’s pitching
      Soup Bone maybe


      June 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm

  19. Flores HAS looked good in his brief ML career. But, I think you’re right Sal. I would bet the house this kid is part of a deal by July 31st!


    June 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm

  20. That’s right, son! I got a bad feeling I drew the freakin Soup Bone! Of all the luck!


    June 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    • Soup’s over due you might get lucky

      At least it’s not BEANO


      June 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

  21. Get the pepto ready,Capuano is coming in!!!-oy vey!!!!-lol


    June 6, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    • A miracle we just witnessed a miracle


      June 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

  22. Better tell Donny to go to Temple for me. I’m gonna need all the good karma I can get. Hopefully, the Angels don’t wake up till they get outta Dodge!


    June 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    • Wilson can be a pain in the neck might be better off if Donny pays Wilson to take a dive
      Rather then saying a prayer
      does he have clout with the divine intervention hipsters?


      June 6, 2015 at 10:28 pm

  23. With Cano, I think it’s all between his ears. I believe all the talk about him being miserable out there to be mostly true. It’s a beautiful city, but it’s in the middle of nowhere & there’s no Latin community & and the food is different. Hell, his whole environment is different. I think he’s rueing the day he decided to leave & sign up for the Great Northwest.


    June 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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