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Feasting on Twinkies

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FYI, the Yanks faced a couple of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame namesakes yesterday, Santana and Pesssly..

And as expected they won the 2nd game of this 3 game set with a  mellow 2-1 victory.

The game was as boring as the 4th  verse of Richard Harris’ MacArthur’s Park, unless you enjoy middle of the rotation type pitchers having their way  with bad offenses…

There were 3 runs scored, the Twinkies got their 1 run on a Brian Dozier 2nd inning lead off Tater that gave the Twins a 1-0 lead.. The Yanks tied it in the  5th on 3 singles

Ellsbury singled to left. 1 0
Gardner singled to center, Ellsbury to second. 1 0
Beltrán singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Gardner to second. 1 1

One thing to mention, recently both Ellsbury and Gardner have been getting on base regularly.. In-fact lead off batter Ellsbury has a better OBP then Boston’s lead off hitter Mookie Betts, and the 2 hole fly swatter Captain Gardner has a better OBP then  the Midget Pedroia

Of course Betts has an .850 OPS and more HR’s (16) then Ellsbury (3) Gardner (5) Headley (4) and Teixeira (3)  combined.. Betts as Boston’s lead off batter has more RBI’s (58) then the DonB’s all time Yankee favorite, El  Bomber Beltran (53) who bats 3rd, and is having an MVP type offensive season…

Better Change Your Evil Ways

Santana has forced the Yanks back to  their Evil Ways of not scoring in the 2 outings they’ve met this season… In 12.1 innings he’s given up  12 hits and only  3 earned runs, good for a 2.19 ERA. The fact he’s pitched to  a 5.48 ERA in June against  the Angels, Rays and Marlins, but was able to muzzle the Yanks, makes either the Yanks look  bad, or Santana has finally found his groove

Yesterday Santana, despite holding the Bombers to  1 run, was only able to  secure 15 outs for his club..He gave up  over twice as many fly balls (13) then ground balls (6) only punched out 2, walked 2,  allowed 6 hits, but only 1 earned run crossed the plate against him in 5 innings.

Two men got on base in the 1st and 4th innings off Santana, but didn’t score. He had two  1-2-3 innings and the 5th inning when the Bombers strung 3 singles together, after 102 pitches he was gone

Taylor Rogers held the Yanks to 1 hit over 2 innings before they  scratched across the winning run in the  8th inning

Nothing but A Hound Dog

Thanks to  some shoddy fielding by SS Escobar, who  blew an inning ending DP that plated the winning run, the Yanks were able to scratch  a run off Ryan Elvis Pressly

ARod tapped a 12 foot single to Rock Hands Nunez at 3rd base… McCann singled pinch runner Hicks to  3rd with no outs. Teixeira was punched out, Castro  smacked into  what  should have been an inning ending  DP but a booted grounded scored the run, 2-1 Yanks

D-Gregorius singled to left, but McCann who is slower then an old electric cement mixer, was held up at  3rd base… Headley then  hit an F/7 to short right field and Bubba was thrown out at  the plate to  end the inning.

The Holy Smoke

Psycho Joe for the 2nd day in a row called on his free get out of jail card, the Big 3

Six up, six down, with 3 K’s for Betances (1K)  and Miller (2 K’s)..

Shotgun Chapman’s velocity was down for most of his inning, and he was hit pretty hard, but right at defenders for 2 outs.. Mauer got him for  single, but he dialed it back up  to  100  MPH on the last pitch of the game, a  punch out  Dozier to  end it

PineTop  Prevails

I’ve seen more rhythm at my Uncle Bob’s Monday night Line Dance class then we see with Big Mike Pineda.. The dude is big, gawky, has a lot of moving parts, creates some of the weirdest body gyrations after pitches he doesn’t like, and just  flat out looks uncomfortable at all  times

But, he made it through 6 innings, only gave up  2 hits, struck out 8, walked 1, and only gave up  the one run a HR…The slider was working, 8 of the 16 were swings an misses, he had 14 swings and misses over all, and statistically it was his best outing of the year

We’ll wait on PineTop, he needs to  face some stiffer competition before we can  eclipse the can’t see the forest for the trees M.O.

Yanks go  for the sweep  today, before the Rangers come to  town

Eovaldi gets a chance to  slice up  a bad team, while he tries to get back on track.. The Bomber offense will be facing RHP Tyler Duffey who has given up 80 hits in 59.2 innings.. Dude has a 6.19 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

June 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

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  1. Joel Sherman says 15 more games before ARod and Tex should get shipped to the soap factory lol

    So Hal is gonna eat $31M coming to ARod, and about $12M coming to Tex????

    I’ll be Trump’s vice president before that happens


    June 26, 2016 at 7:47 am

  2. Fukkin Clippy yanks every other pitcher in a flash but this Mook he let’s go back to back to back.
    How much do we hate this “manager” ??


    June 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  3. Thankfully Aaron Hicks has a modicum of Yankee Pride on Derek Jeter’s Birthday.


    June 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  4. and of course “Nuney” had to wet his beak, didn’t he ??
    Grrrrrrrr 😠😠😠😠


    June 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm

  5. Nice job by our Yankees today,
    2 hits from a 3-6 mutt nobody,
    All those working class Heros mortgaging their homes for a Sunday Day Game with the Family.
    Well done you Stankies


    June 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    • lol poor bastards had food on their shirt


      June 27, 2016 at 5:37 am

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