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Yanks vs Toronto Canada

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Yankee fans are starting to gather in strength after witnessing 12 wins in the last 17 games.. If you’re like me, you say,  yeah but….. And they  say, yeah but nothing

7 and 3 home stand against Boston who is tied for 1st in the East.. The White Sox who  are in first place in the Central, and the World Champion Royals, who  have now won 7 of their last  10 and sit 2 games over .500

What Happened ?

Baseball 101, they finally got the top of the order to  set the table, they  found a slugger who  could carry the team  for two  weeks, the Pitching started to pile up  quality starts, the role players chipped in, and they have the best 3 weapons in baseball waiting to  close out the last 9 to  12 innings has a slide photo gallery, we’ll grab some of the payoffs that have the millennial beat  writers buzzing

 “Señor Octubre” or  Señor May!

Beltran is hitting .353, 5 HR’s, 15 RBI’s in the last 14 games.. Of course most of that  damage was done as a DH since Mr Wojcicki’s been on the DL.. The Don B’s new favorite Bomber also hit .500 vs the Oakland 4 A’s.. 5 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI’s in 18 AB’s

We’d like to  add, taking him out of RF has improved the defense, and when WAR players like Jason Hayward get rewarded $180M, a lot of it based on defense, we’d like to  think  good D has a lot of value in MLB..The CashMan knows Beltran in right field is like Trump hosting the View, but there’s nothing he can  do  about it now that Mr Wojcicki is back

The DoughBoy

The CashMan  can forget about getting $21M worth of production out of Ellsbury, but he’ll  gladly take his last 14 games and bottle it

.348 over 14 games, 456 OBP, plus he hit a monster HR in Oakland that  still hasn’t landed

The OBP  alone will have Francesa taking Ellsbury’s picture to bed with him.. Some geek GM told Fatso Franny OBP is the end all stat and he’s riding that intel like  Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed.. It’s the first  stat he has his stooges in the booth look up  when he starts to  give us a scouting report on players.. Gotta say, there is no better entertainment then Francesa scouting players in any sport

The Holy Smoke

Yanks are 10-4 since Chapman was unchained..

6 saves in 7 games

The Holy Smoke  (BMC) combined,  have a 1.13 ERA, the mind blower they have 78 punch outs in 46 innings


Ivan Nova might be the happiest player in baseball now that he’s a solid earner in the rotation.. Nova-Cane got his jump  start  when Sabathia went down, his good performances have secured him a spot now that Severino has taken a seat on the taxi squad

In 3 starts he’s 2-0 with a  1.65 ERA

The Glass Jaw 5

The Bombers went 11 games in a row without a Quality Start until Eovaldi morphed into  a mongoose vs the D-Backs with a 1 run, 1 hit, 6 inning, 85 pitch little league gem

The other Glass Jaw 5 Tanaka, Sabathia, Nova, and Pineda also  strung together Quality outings, so we now have 5 in a row… Watch out you 1971 Orioles, here they  come

Da Runs

When the Bombers were all slumping during that 9-17 streak, they  were  scoring 2.1 runs per game.. During the 12-5 streak they’ve plated 4.6 runs per game..Good concept, score more runs then the pitchers give up.. The media thinks of everything

Worm Turning

Worms are a big part of baseball, more often then not good teams need to turn those slimy bastards and reverse their path

When the Yanks  were going bad, early signs of dementia  like Beltran forgetting how many outs there were, and consecutive errors like Gregarious and Castro laid on Miller would would have spelled doom for the Bombers..

Somehow they’ve managed to  cop  some breaks, so  recently the Worm has turned, and George hasn’t

The HEADly-Ache

Chase Headley was public enemy #1 for a while, he hit a rough 23 game  patch batting.151, with 2 RBI’s

He’s now  hitting .306, 2 HR’s, 7 RBI’s in 15 games during this  Bomber 12-5 stretch.. He’s not making anybody forget Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson, but for the moment the Bronx Zoo keepers have removed the bounty on his head

Get Up Off The Mat

The Yanks were never coming back from a deficit  early on, but since coming back from a 2-0 hole vs Boston, the offense has gotten off the mat  5 times to reverse their fate

The Bench Marks Their Spot

Torreyes had a 2 run tie breaking triple in Oakland on Friday

Refsynder a big 2 run  double on Saturday

Romine had a 2 RBI game vs Boston

and if we really cherry pick, Ackley way back vs KC had a 7th inning game tying hit

The Tale of the Tape

There you have it, why the NY media has  the Bombers back in the AL East  race only 5.5 games behind the Buck O’s and the Boston’s  Grand Papi Retirement Tour Ensemble

The Blue Jays come to  town so  we’ll  see if this recent success was attributed to playing the D-Backs who had already  won the series, and the 4 A’s who  are a horrible baseball  team

The Canadians hit a bump in the road during the Texas series and after Odor punched out Joey Bats, but they’ve  managed to  right their ship winning 3 of 4 from  the lowly Twins

So  this should be a great  match up, two  teams recently struggling, but taking advantage of bottom feeder clubs so  they’re both  flying at least above the tree line

Somebody is potentially  crash landing here in the next 3 games, maybe..

Toronto Canada will be playing the Yanks and Boston  6 times each in their next 12 games, kinda makes it easier to  scout….

Tonight Dickey vs Eovaldi


Written by Sal

May 24, 2016 at 9:21 am

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  1. Going to my 1st game of the season tonight. So I’ll have a bird’s eye view of it all. Will also divide my time from the game at hand to Beaver Shooting. A very popular sidebar to any visit to the ball yard.


    May 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

    • enjoy Bondsie, bring an umbrella if nothing else you can find a New Orleans cougar and dance the night away


      May 24, 2016 at 9:59 am

  2. Re: the Mets and “Duder” Francesa mentioned every first baseman in baseball yesterday, and some that he’s never heard of just because, that’s how he rolls

    He forgot to lift the toilet bowl cover on Allen Craig who is stuck in the Boston farm system… Get Boston to eat some or most of that money…. he has $9M this yr, $11M next yr

    $21M counting the 2018 buyout..


    May 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

  3. ARod to play in Trenton tonight,


    May 24, 2016 at 10:46 am

  4. yeah confirmed by Bryl Creem Curry

    Change in plans for ARod, who was expected to be activated tonight. Yankees announce he will DH for Trenton Thunder in rehab game tonight.
    7 retweets 3 likes


    May 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

  5. Yankees in no rush to bring A rod back.


    May 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  6. Hey Sal,,
    Ol’ Bellzi would be crowing loud about his Jay’s this week,, hahaha,,
    Woodfin loud,,


    May 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

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