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Willie, Roidy, and the Tex?

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It’s been a rough September, first #34_Big_ Roidy breaks the Mick’s 536, then Boston’s combination of youth, veteran presence, and deep pockets flushed the Bombers season “down the terlit”

The hat trick bummer came when Humpty Teixeira hit his 13th HR of the season and 407th of his career to  tie the Great Duke Snider, and now the song Willie, Mick, and the Duke is forever tarnished..

“its time to say Kaddish” for the song, “Kaddish is right”,
“Morte” !!!
“FEH” !!!!.

So  there you go, of course Tex’s Tater was more then welcomed for the non music lovers, it finally got the Bombers on the board in the 4th inning ending Symly’s string of 9 outs in a row, and  it cut the Ray’s  deficit in half 2-1

In fact it was Tex who made the first of those 9 outs when he left Automatic Hicks and Babe hand me down Butler stranded on 2nd and 3rd in the 1st inning….

So it was good to  see the old Bomber  finally run into  one

According to Statcast™, the blast came off Teixeira’s bat at 107 mph and traveled a projected 418 feet.

“I haven’t hit a ball right-handed like that in a long time. It felt really good,” Teixeira said. “Everything came together. He tried to throw a high fastball by me; he had been successful doing it to all of us during the game, he just left it a little bit too close.”

Yes we know Tex, don’t remind us…

What  the Teixeira HR did was inject some life into a lifeless offense.. Symly went back  to stifling the Yanks with  a shut down 5th inning, he ran into  big trouble in the 6th  but slithered out of danger to keep the score 2-1

Gardner flied out to right. 1 2
Hicks grounded out to shortstop. 1 2
Sánchez walked. 1 2
Butler doubled to left center, Sánchez to third. 1 2
Teixeira intentionally walked. 1 2
Gregorius flied out to left. 1 2
0 RUNS, 1 HITS, 0 ERRORS

This was the first of 2 Kevin Cash moves that were questionable, he walked Tex and pitched to D-Gregorius with  the bases loaded..

D-Gregorius leads the Yanks in hitting (.278)  embarrassing I know, and has better splits

vs LHP .318 .355 .462 .817

 then RHP .264 .291 .446 .737

Stats be damned the move worked, despite the previous HR, Tex is a Mendoza Line Refugee at .198..

He’s even  worse in September .148, and his splits with RISP .181 .291 .330 .621

but he does have 11 HR’s batting RH only 2 LH..

The decision  that backfired on Cash came in the 7th inning and it eventually sunk the Rays ship..

Boxberger relieved Smyly. 1 2
Torreyes singled to left. 1 2
Solano fouled out to first. 1 2
Williams singled to center, Torreyes to second. 1 2
Gardner singled to right, Torreyes scored, Williams to third. 2 2
Gardner stole second. 2 2
Hicks struck out swinging. 2 2
Sánchez homered to left center (439 feet), Williams and Gardner scored. 5 2
Butler grounded out to shortstop. 5 2
4 RUNS, 4 HITS, 0 ERRORS

These are the types of things spoiler teams do, can’t blame them, they’re playing for personal goals probably as much  as wanting to crash  the Bombers relevancy party..

“He said, ‘You have an opportunity to face either Sanchez or Butler.’ The matchup was better against Butler, but it was up to me. And I wanted Sanchez. It didn’t work out today.” — Boxberger, on his discussion with Hickey before allowing the three-run homer to Sanchez

The legend of Babe Butler lives on!
We haven’t seen this type of impact from a late season acquisition in the Bronx since Big Daddy Fielder came to town lol

“I know Gary Sanchez is having a tremendous year,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “I would feel that they’re going to go to [Brian] McCann, who’s a very good hitter also. Had Boxberger fallen behind, maybe you think about it a little bit more, but this is a guy who has gotten a lot of big outs for us in the past, and [we] trust him to get outs.”

the SanBino and Tex’s Taters

Lost in all  the San-Sanity was PineTop Pineda’s quality start

5.1 innings, 5 hits,  2 runs, 1 BB,  11 K’s,  98-65 pitches..

The Big Tar Baby had his Mr Nasty slider working so he K’d 11 of the 16  outs he secured on the night with  19  swings and misses.. If he had Betts or Bradley on his team he probably doesn’t give up  2 runs in the  3rd inning

Mason Williams a nice looking little player, gave the Miller blast a run for it’s money but he couldn’t quite snag it.. Of course Pineda’s problem is pitch  count, with  all  the K’s and swings and misses his pitches mount up and with a lunatic like Psycho Joe pushing the buttons pitch  count is a NYY pitchers worst nightmare

Yanks got decent relief work  from Layne, Severino, and Betances.. Clippard struck out 2 but gave up  a run on a lead off triple and a Sanchez passed ball

the SanBino

Sanchez must be considered for Rookie of the Year, even if he will play only around a third of the season. The Tigers’ Michael Fulmer is 10-7 with a 3.03 ERA in 24 starts, while Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin has a .302 average, 14 homers, 42 RBIs, and a .911 OPS in 106 games. Sanchez has a .327 average, 17 homers, 33 RBIs, and a 1.109 OPS in 42 games. Plus, Sanchez catches — and is doing so at an extremely high level, as evidenced by Michael Pineda’s 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball, which was aided by Sanchez’s game-calling.

CY Tanaka tonight vs Alex Cobb

the Whole 9

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Written by Sal

September 21, 2016 at 8:15 am

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  1. Pineda will slot in behind Tanaka and Sabathia next yr, after that who knows…Green Severino Mitchell and Cessa are still trying to become starters.

    Maybe one good trade for a legit rotation piece is what they need, then run these kids out there and see if they can stick as starters.. If not they’ll have one hell of a bull pen

    Sal

    September 21, 2016 at 8:32 am

  2. Gary Sanchez. Wow. He just attacks the baseball. The silver lining in an otherwise disappointing year.
    Now that Big Grandpapi has passed mantle in career homers, I’m hoping beyond hope that someone freaky caller tells Mikey 21 that Big Papi will go down as a better ballplayer than the Mick.
    Mikey’s aorta would explode.
    How good are many of the Dominicans in “discovering” great nutritional supplements? Encarnacion blasted number 42 last night and has 127 ribbies.. He’s 33 yrs old entering Free Agency. Merely coincidental.

    noogerguy

    September 21, 2016 at 8:34 am

    • hey noogsie, not even Girardi can screw Sanchez up as long as he pencils him into the line up

      Ortiz has me livid, and good point on the Parrot Whisperer… Encarnacion going the extra mile in a walk yr?… He might land in Boston, they can give him Ortiz’s locker and the secret compartment that’s Manfred proof

      Sal

      September 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    • good luck today Donny, my schedule did load up today so I made the right decision…. enjoy

      Sal

      September 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

  3. We need moscone to pay Kool Aid Katie a visit, the girl needs some lovin ‘scone…She has every Yankees stat forever, so it can’t be a bad time

    https://twitter.com/ktsharp

    Sal

    September 21, 2016 at 9:47 am

  4. That’s one
    Now, all we have to do is win the next 12 and
    we’re in!! LMAO!!!

    That ball that Miller hit to deepest centerfield…..Although that was a tough play, I thought Williams took a strange route to the ball, got tangled up, & ultimately couldn’t make the catch. It was a difficult play, but I thought it should’ve been caught.

    Brad Miller wears the best baseball pants in the game. He’s eschewed the pajama pants look, (with the pant down to the shoe).
    For a totally old school look of slightly tapered pants worn just a little below the knee. But featuring exposed white hose under the sock which has been cut out like the players of the ’50’s, ’60’s, & ’70’s.
    To me, this is a classic timeless look. Just check out old photos of Mantle & Maris to get an idea of what I’m talking about.
    Mantle wore it best, with the pants coming down to mid-calf with exposed hose & cut out sock.
    THAT’S……a baseball uniform!!!!
    Today, most of these guys look like they’re going to a sleepover at a friend’s house after the game. I hate it. Just check out CC’s sartorial look some time.
    Freakin awful. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

    Mosconebailbonds

    September 21, 2016 at 9:47 am

    • Moscone,how about Butler? Looks like Salvation Army Off the Rack or he is wearing a hand me down from CC. Slightly baggy-lol Pineda was pissed coming out of the game,who can blame him with 11ks. Even Mkay and Gasbag Leiter were annoyed at the imbecile “mixing and matching”. Some people never learn from their mistakes,keep doing the same things over and over again. Last night the homers by Tex and Sanchez got him off the hook. Yes its also sad tying the Duke,one of my childhood favorites even though he was a Dodger. But the stats now are a joke,with the steroid era,and now the ball being juiced,
      the smaller parks,makes the older guys look bad in comparison. PsychoJoe was fortunate to be managing vs someone dumber than him. There are reasons the Rays are in last place!!-lol Cash was worried McCann would hit for Butler so he pitched to Sanchez,the only guy on the team that could beat him. Has he seen McCann hit lately??-lol Yanks don’t usually win in Tampa so it was a very nice comeback win. There are only 2 weeks left so I am going to continue to watch whether they have a chance for the playoffs or not,the long cold winter with no baseball will be coming soon.

      dallasbomber7

      September 21, 2016 at 11:08 am

    • lol ‘scone remember those short pants the White Sox used to wear ? Pinstripe Capree’s lol good stuff bro, we ain’t much on style up here in the trailer hood…

      Sal

      September 22, 2016 at 6:30 am

  5. Big D! Yes! Country Breakfast!!! You’re right, I think he did borrow pants from CC!
    Yeah, Psycho Joe has been pushing all the wrong buttons since Beantown. He’s been really playing the binder & managing in a panic mode.
    Match ups, pitch counts, yada, yada, yada.
    Enough!!
    Kernan finally took him to task on it. But, we need more of that to get him outta here.

    Mosconebailbonds

    September 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  6. I cannot believe fkn Tanaka has given up 4 homers!!! WTF!!! Give this guy a lead and he will fk it up!!
    Get the bullpen ready! I am curious as to why Tyler Austin never plays anymore? Is he injured? No one mentions him. Seems strange he was playing all the time,now invisible.

    dallasbomber7

    September 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    • Never seen anything crazier, I thought his arm had exploded

      Sal

      September 22, 2016 at 6:23 am

  7. Joe Torre’s talk tonight was great.
    Emotional, inspirational, funny poignant.
    Amazing how he remembers pitches, batters, details from 15 years ago.
    Great night.

    bubbaband

    September 21, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    • That’s fantastic Donny, sounds like Mr Torre checked all the boxes to a great appearance.. more details if you got em thanks

      Sal

      September 22, 2016 at 6:24 am


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