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Yanks Finally Crack the Archer Curse

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It’s been a while since we’ve gone this deep into  a season when both NY baseball teams are still  relevant, so  the drama being created  about both  squads by the NY media is pretty much off the charts…

Yesterday  NY Post scribe Ken AlwaysOff oiled up his Smith and Wesson  and started to  shoot fish in a barrel, in the process riling up  the Met fan base with his Matt Harvey is a bitch  article, then made trade proposals for Hurricane Sandy Alderson to subscribe to

The story got the BeanTown Fanatics all  excited as they  started to put trade proposals together in an  effort to  cop  that  illusive Ace their Owner refused to pay  for in 2015..

John the Carpetbagger Henry’s  short arms cost former neophyte GM  Ben Cherington his gig when the Liberal hugging Boston Big Wig hired his old Miami Marlins lap dog  Trader  Dave Dombrowski as the new Boston President of Baseball Operations

Cherington is straight out of the Jerry Dipoto school of analytics, while Old School Trader Dave ran the Tigers into  the ground by over spending on long term deals for Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez, and Miggy Cabrera… Trading for, then giving away David Price and Doug Fister, employing 4 ACE type starters but never addressing the insidious Bull Pen that has cost the Tigers a chance for a Ring

With Dombrowski in Boston, Cherington knew the two would mix about as well  as iodine and coffee so he quit.. As far as the fan base is concerned, good riddance Ben, and now the Nation is cocksure the new “Prez” will get them  what  they need, and with AlwaysOff kicking a can  down the road and the Harvey drama spilling all over Yawkey Way, their creative Trading Juices started to  flow

Of course the Nation wants top  flight pitchers (Harvey) but they  don’t want to  trade top  flight prospects ( Bogaerts Betts Swihart, Rodriguez) to  acquire one…

Anyway  this morning AlwaysOff is back peddling on calling out Harvey claiming it’s too late to kiss and make up, which Back Page Matt did by writing in Jeter’s Player’s Tribune that he’ll pitch in October.. Thank God he cleared that  up..

Here’s a memo  to  the Flushing Toilets, maybe you better put the peddle to  the mettle because the DC Fakers just  abused the Braves while the Marlins took a series from the Mets, who  are now only 4 up on the Fakers, with a huge 3 game series on tap starting today with Back Page Matt on the bump

As for our Heroes from the Bronx, they were on their way  to  a slow death yesterday  against the anemic Rays and their Ace Chris Archer when all of a sudden the worm turned from a bloop hit and a walk in 5 innings to a 4 run rally highlighted by Back to Back Taters from McCann and ARod

Chris Archer pitching for Tampa Bay TB NYY
Drew flied out to left. 3 0
Ellsbury singled to right. 3 0
Gardner struck out swinging. 3 0
Beltrán walked, Ellsbury to second. 3 0
McCann homered to right (406 feet), Ellsbury and Beltrán scored. 3 3
Rodriguez homered to right center (373 feet). 3 4
Bird doubled to deep right. 3 4
Headley grounded out to second.

We wake up  to our very own Drama as Dellin Betances who has not been the Killer we’ve grown accustomed to in his last  say 6.2 innings… D-Bet once again had trouble locating his pitches, while doing the unthinkable, he gave up  a solo HR to Asdrubal Cabrera that turned a 5-3 lead into  a too  close for comfort 5-4 tally, before the Yanks tacked on a  6th  run in the 8th to  cushion Closer Andy Miller’s Save

I’m finding this Too Much Work stuff a bit off the mark, when Betances finally pitched in a game on August 29th  vs Atlanta, he looked rusty, 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 BB, no runs, he claimed the catcher looked “really fear away” thanks to his 5 day layoff after that bone crushing loss to Cleveland when Lindor took him deep on August  23rd  after the Yanks had finally made a comeback to  tie the game at 3-3

Now all of a sudden he’s over worked? He’s given  up 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 HR’s,  in his last 6.2 innings, he is averaging about 20 pitches per inning in that  time span, and he hasn’t been as crisp, but it is what it is.. We pined for a 3 headed monster knowing this rotation was paper thin, but the 3rd Head never made it to  the Bronx.. The time to make that move was in the off season, but the Yanks decided Robertson was too  expensive, and while Wilson has been a decent caddy  to Betances and Miller, Joey Claps yanks him at the first  sign of trouble

Here’s your prescription, score more runs, lessen the need to  throw Betances in more then one inning which he’s done in 6 of the last  14 outings, or start to  trust Warren  and Wilson a bit more..

Maybe next season Hal  will  spend the money on a legitimate Ace like say David Price, a guy  who more often then not can  take the ball into  the 8th inning every 5 days, right now the Yankee starters barely make it out of the 6th..

Yanks will  face Baltimore in a big 3 game series before Team Canada comes to town  for the big Showdown

We’ll be out of the office today, and from Thursday of this week  out for 5 days, we’ll  keep  the doors open and the vent unit will leave the lights on enjoy..,

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

September 7, 2015 at 6:50 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. If, after 5 innings yesterday, if you had told me that Nova would end up being the winning pitcher, and Archer the losing pitcher, I would have referred you to a group counseling session with Tony Soprano and Doctor Melfi.
    I am hoping it was a “turning point” game because sure as hell it looked like another one game drop in the standings to Team Canada, as Sal aptly calls them.
    There has to be great concern for the way Betances is going and for Teixeira’s bone bruise which is lasting longer than Cashman devotes to 3 new girlfriends combined.
    If the Mets go haywire, Harvey is going to be Public Enemy Number 1. He took a big shit in the middle of a wonderful parade.


    September 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

  2. So happy to see things tightening up for the Flushing Toilets. If they do the unthinkable over these 3 games, the fans will storm the Wilpon Castle looking for blood! For weeks now, listening on the FAN, it’s been all Mets all the time. Non-stop. Especially when the 2 buffoons are on in the morning, or in the afternoon filling in for the perrinally on vacation Mikey 21, & the Schmoozer in the PM. For years now, the Met fan has been hiding in closets, keeping a low profile, outta sight outta mind. But this year, they’ve all come out of the woodwork, wearing their Met T-Shirts & hats proudly. And talking up a storm, & rightly so. It’s been years since they mattered & played well. But you see, this is where I have a problem with the Mets fans. For quite a while, their fans have been talking about the playoffs. Post Season rotations, bullpen, etc. as if it’s a foregone conclusion that they are going to win this thing. No problem. A fait a comple. But now, all of a sudden, they are facing their nemesis in a big series that could have a devastating effect on the outcome of this season. So, here’s my memo to Mets fans……STFU until you’ve won SOMETHING! Get off your high horse & STFU! When you finally win SOMETHING, then, you can open your mouth! It has been sickening listening to the FAN lately. Between the incessant chatter on the upcoming NFL season, & the All Mets All The Time talk, it’s almost impossible to listen. Lord, give me strength!


    September 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  3. This game looked lost in the 2nd inning, hope im wrong,,
    Keeerist we need live arms,, front and back ends, both,,
    Rothschild my tuchas,, ,,


    September 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

  4. Hurricane Sandy Alderson — LOL Sal,, 😎


    September 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  5. I reamed em, we are now reaping,
    Theory is working,, 😎
    Can we hold the line, ???


    September 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

  6. Nope, we can not,,


    September 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    • Now we can


      September 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm

  7. Whew,, Thank you Birdy,
    Betances and Miller shaky outing,
    Who been loving J. R. Murphy since Spring Training, hmmm ??
    Atsa right,, Your Don !
    Thank Yew !!


    September 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm

  8. Hey boys thanks for the updates and brilliant takes, you guys are beyond top shelf.. My only hope and dream is that we can all someday be in a room writing for Jeter’s Players Tribune, we’d rival SNL with this collective bunch of brain cells

    thanks fellas


    September 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

    • Wouldn’t that be great! But, if that happens, I hope they’ll be able to handle all the extra perks these guys have. Don B will need a usable kitchen set up, for brownies & such. Me, I’ll need a side room with bed, to entertain the “Talent” coming through. Not to mention money. This group could command a significant payday. To that end, I hear some of the guys have presented the group as a package deal to Scott Boras. So, this won’t be easy, but well worth it!


      September 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

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