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The Yanks went into  last night’s 10th  game of the season vs Toronto  with a 2-7 record.. The Canadians had outscored the Bombers 39-21 in those games and I’m surprised the run differential  was that  close

Well the dreaded RD is  1 run closer this morning after an improbable 1-0 win that saw Chad Too Green deliver 6 innings, 2 hits, no  runs, no BB’s, 11 K’s, worth of the Bombers 61st victory of the season..

The Yanks are 4 games over .500, they’re tied with Houston, 4.5 out of the WC game with Detroit, Seattle, Boston, Toronto  and Baltimore all in front of them..

Of course the wild Card is a nice goal  to  shoot for, but the bigger picture is watching the Baby Bomber development program, and last night Chad Green moved to the top of the class sitting next to  Judge and Sanchez…

With the exorbitant number of pitching injuries in MLB, “you can never have too much enough pitching” might be the granddaddy  of all Cliches

For the most part with Mitchell out, Green, Cessa, and Severino are the Bombers rotation depth.. Severino may have pitched himself into  the 7th  or 8th  starter spot, which puts him at  Triple A..

Cessa who  was touted a tick  higher then Green in the Justin Wilson trade has been up  and down to put it kindly..

The one stat that  jumps out at  you,  his IS% (inherited runs scored percentage) is 100%..In 8 games he’s inherited 4 runners, they’ve all  scored, so  that part of relieving isn’t going well..

He did pitch  2 scoreless innings in relief of Pineda vs Boston, and picked up  the win when the Yanks scored 3 runs in the 8th, but over all in 8  relief appearances he’s pitching to  a 5.30 ERA…. 18.1 innings, 17 hits, 11 runs, 5 HR’s, 6 BB’s, 11 K’s, 1.23 WHIP

The hope here is all  3 of these pitchers become rotation pieces, if one or 2 of them become reliever weapons, that works too, but first  things first, the 2016 starter auditions..

 Green was facing a team  that has really had the Yanks number this season, fortunately they came to  the Bronx without Joey Bats, and their centerfielder Kevin Pillar who  are both on the 15 day DL..

Previous to last night, Green’s best outing as a starter came on July 3rd, 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 6 K’s in San Diego, he’s also had 3 clunkers to  go  with the 1 Gem…

After his 3.2 inning, 8 hit, 3 run, 4 BB debacle vs the Mets, Green  was jettisoned back to  AAA.. Checking his MILB log, he pitched 2 games, one an 8 inning, 1 hit beauty, and a 5 inning 6 hit, 2 run, Quality Start before tackling the Canadians…

Despite his two  good outings at SWB, it was still  surprising to  see him navigating 6  flawless innings, including sending the 1st 13 Toronto hitters back to  the dugout with nothing to  show for their effort… With  1 out in the 5th  inning, Tulowitzki broke up  the no-no with a single, and  the Don Ceciliani doubled to  threaten  the Yanks  1-0 lead

Tulowitzki singled to left. 0 1
Ceciliani doubled to right, Tulowitzki to third. 0 1
Smoak struck out swinging. 0 1
Upton Jr. struck out looking. 0 1

Green hunkered down and punched out Smoak and Upton Jr concluding a very strenuous 37 pitch inning..

The Stuff Green Used

Pitch Statistics as coded by the Automatic MLBAM Gameday Algorithm
Pitch Type Velo (Max) H-Break V-Break Count Strikes / % Swings / % Whiffs / % BIP (No Out) SNIPs / % LWTS
FT (Two-seam Fastball) 94.7 (95.8) -6.47 6.70 12 6 / 50.0% 3 / 25.0% 1 / 8.3% 1 (0) 5 / 45.5% -0.57
FF (Four-seam Fastball) 95.8 (97.1) -2.62 9.87 29 20 / 69.0% 15 / 51.7% 6 / 20.7% 1 (0) 19 / 67.9% -1.56
CH (Changeup) 86.9 (87.0) -6.41 3.08 2 0 / 0.0% 0 / 0.0% 0 / 0.0% 0 (0) 0 / 0.0% 0.06
SL (Slider) 84.1 (85.8) 1.37 -2.97 43 34 / 79.1% 26 / 60.5% 9 / 20.9% 5 (2) 29 / 76.3% -1.39
FC (Cutter) 90.6 (93.9) 1.07 4.45 18 10 / 55.6% 8 / 44.4% 0 / 0.0% 2 (0) 8 / 50.0% -0.37

Nice mix of pitches, with a hope he at some point throws more change -ups, but at  the moment it looks like his slider is the off speed bender of choice.. He induced 16 swings and misses, mostly on well placed 4 seam fast balls, and the slider

Clippard, and Warren  were pretty much flawless for the next 6 outs, but Betances took us on his usually roller coaster ride that  some how ends up landing safely…

Betances relieved Warren. 0 1
Thole walked. 0 1
Lake ran for Thole. 0 1
Travis fouled out to first. 0 1
Donaldson singled to center, Lake to third. 0 1
Encarnación grounded into double play, third to second to first, Donaldson out at second. 0 1

The Thole walk was almost mind blowing, 2 quick  strikes, then  4 straight balls to  the #9 hitter who happens to  be leading off the inning

Thankfully Travis fouled out to Teixeira before pinch runner Lake could get into  scoring position by stealing 2nd base, a given  with Betances on the bump…

Donaldson took advantage of Betances’ lack of command and punched a 3-1 single to center, setting the stage for Canada to wreck everything Green, Clippard,and Warren had accomplished…

Somehow Headless was able to grab a rocket one hopper off the bat of Encarnacion, and  quickly turn  it into  a 6-4-3 game ending DP… Betances had Houdini’d himself out of yet another fine mess that he created, but All’s well  that  end’s well..

Da Judge and Jury

The Yanks put 2 men on base in each of the 1st two innings, but Dickey’s circus pitch bailed him out of both jambs..  A 1-2-3 4th  kept the Bomber offense on ice until, McCan’t and Sanchez grinded out 2 BB’s and Da Judge hammered a right field double to plate the only run of the game

Castro grounded out to pitcher. 0 0
McCann walked. 0 0
Sánchez walked, McCann to second. 0 0
Judge doubled to deep center, McCann scored, Sánchez to third. 0 1
Hicks struck out swinging. 0 1
Ellsbury struck out looking. 0 1

The boys kinda fucked up with RISP

Yankees RISP: 2-18 (Headley 0-1, Gregorius 0-3, Hicks 1-4, Castro 0-2, Judge 1-2, Ellsbury 0-4, Teixeira 0-2)

 I’ve changed the priorities on my Cashman to do  list… The DoughBoy has got to go, and that needs to  be priority number 1 this off season

It’ll  take eating a substantial  amount of money, but he can no longer be the lead off hitter, especially if Crying Joe is gonna put kids that  are hitting in front of him as the line-up  re-loads 2nd, 3rd, and 4th  time around

Ellsbury and Gardner look old compared to  the kids coming up, and with Frazier knocking on the door, you could move Gardner who only has 2 more yr’s on his deal  to center field if you jettison Ellsbury

Gardner who is owned way less money could be eased out as Rutherford gets closer, or as his contract starts to evaporate, making him more attractive to another team even before his 2 years are up..

The DoughBoy contract

7 years/$153M (2014-20), plus 2021 option
signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/13/13
14-20: $21,142,857.15 annually. 21:$21M club option ($5M buyout)
full no-trade protection

So Ellsbury has a $85M coming, counting his buy-out, over the next 4 yr’s starting 2017.. If Ellsbury was on the market what  would he be worth?

As a player The DoughBoy is pretty much Denard Spann who  is signed 3  yr’s $31M with the Giants… I’d give Ellsbury $12M per, so  the Yanks would have to  eat  about $37M to make Ellsbury at  least almost desirable in a trade..

The fact he has a No Trade clause makes moving him not impossible but improbable, so a DFA could be in the DoghBoy’s future

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

August 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

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  1. Crying Joe will get the benefit of the doubt here I fear.. his positive Marlins tour of duty will impress Hal and the rope will get much longer, especially if some of these kids play well in-spite of him calling the shots


    August 16, 2016 at 9:18 am


    as bad as I wanna see Captain Gardner gone, I want Ellsbury gone badder,


    August 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

  3. fellas here’s a good twitter account, if you like this type of thing. I think she does a good job, having access to Elias doesn’t hurt


    August 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

  4. Katie Sharp ‏@ktsharp 11h11 hours ago

    AL Standings Since August 1:

    1. Mariners 10-3

    2. Yankees 9-5

    3. Royals 9-5

    Katie Sharp ‏@ktsharp 11h11 hours ago

    Yankees left 14 left on base tonight, their most in a 1-0 win since July 4, 1925 vs Philadelphia A’s.

    Katie Sharp ‏@ktsharp 12h12 hours ago

    Ellsbury has left 9 men on base tonight.

    Katie Sharp ‏@ktsharp 12h12 hours ago

    Chad Green (25 yrs, 83 days old) is youngest Yankee in last 100 yrs with 11+ K and 2 or fewer baserunners allowed in a game.


    August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

  5. Met Mutts wondering why their a .500 team… The dominant pitching wore out after grinding all they had in 2015,

    they made the mistake of not re-signing the guy who carried their play off season Murphy

    and the guy who carried their offense during the regular season Yo Yo Cespedes isn’t playing in a walk yr.. Last season he played in 159 games, this yr so far 94 out of 118… The Mets have 44 games left

    He might not play until the weekend? if he plays in 40 more games which I bet is a high water mark, the most he plays is 134 games…


    August 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm

  6. I am excited to watch baseball again.
    These kids take the nauseating taste out of my mouth from McCant, Texeira, Girardi, Headly # 11 too.
    Let’s Play Two 🙂


    August 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  7. Fuckin Gidrool central


    August 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  8. I was just coming here to say that Sal


    August 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    • Kind of made sense to pitch Betances vs this part of the order no

      But that goes against the binder

      Toronto knows what to do with bad pitching


      August 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm

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