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The Early Bird Express

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If they keep playing like this, they’ll do just fine. Bird & Holliday HRs, Sanchez two hits and an RBI, Torres hit and a run.

Bryan Hoch was entertaining the peanut gallery on his MLB Twitter account, mostly he was explaining that Gleyber Torres will Not make the first  25 man roster next month..

Jon Dēmo‏ @jon_DEMO  @BryanHoch

but If he feasts on ML talent all spring and just devours them, don’t we need to keep him eating and see how much he can take

What Hoch didn’t explain to one of his followers, Torres or any of the Bombers haven’t really faced anything resembling elite pitching

While it’s been  a hell of a lot of fun  watching the Baby Bombers and company rage through the first  8  Grapefruit League games with  an  7-1 record, the Bombers haven’t exactly faced Chris Sale, Chris Archer, Kevin Gausman, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Yu Darvish, King Felix   or Michael Fullmer just  yet

Last night Buck Showalter who was balancing a split squad day, decided to keep his regs in Sarasota, and bring what looked like a JV travel  team to GMS, and the Yanks promptly slapped  the daylights out of Bucky’s Baby’s 8-1

Babies or not, Greg Bird, Gleyber Torres, and Gary Sanchez put on another laser show highlighted by Bird’s  Bomb, the third HR in his last 2 games, at one point Bird had 3 HR’s in 4 AB’s.. This recent Tater practically landed in the GMS parking lot….

Bird is 5 for 12 this spring with  2 doubles and 3 Taters.. Despite facing inferior pitching this early, the power is there so he must be feeling healthy, hopefully he can carry that good fortune into  the season..

Matt Holliday got the Yanks on the board with an opposite field HR in the 2nd inning.. Adam Warren who  pitched 3 innings, 1 run, 1 hit, 1 BB, 3, K’s, coughed the lead in the 3rd inning when the first  batter he faced Caleb Joseph hit a Bomb to left field to tie it at  1-1

Ironically CannonBalls Marakavits was in the middle of a Al Yankzeera puff piece on Warren, when  the O’s back-up catcher slapped the kool  aid serving out of her hands

Aroldis Chapman made his ST debut, and Chappy blew away the O’s travel  team inducing 2 K’s and a groundout… He hit his trademark 100 MPH, which is sick this early in the season, but it’s probably in his contract, he needs to  hit triple digits at least once a game.

Hal like his old man never met a circus act he didn’t like, especially if they put fannies in the seats……!

The O’s starter Tyler Wilson matched Warren’s line over his 3 innings of work, but Bucky Daycare’s next  pitcher lefty Joe Gunkle ran into the SanBino and Greg Bird in the 4th inning

Sánchez doubled to deep right. 
Bird homered to right, Sánchez scored.

Sanchez’s 2 bagger was a thing of beauty, he rifled a line drive to  right center that  exited f faster then a speeding bullet..

Bird followed with his bomb off the Lefty Gunkle that “stopped traffic” and  was even prettier then the Sanchez rope, it gave the Yanks a 3-1 lead . No video????

Yanks went up  4-1 in the 5th

Hicks singled to right, Torres to third. 
Sánchez singled to left, Torres scored

The Bombers started to pour it on in the 7th scoring 3 runs

Tejada singled to right.
McKinney homered to right, Tejada scored.
Higashioka doubled to left. 
W Castillo flied out to center, Higashioka to third. 
Choi struck out swinging. 
Mateo hit a ground rule double to deep right, Higashioka scored. 
Andújar struck out swinging.

The Yanks finished off the scoring with their 8th run in the 8th inning on a Billy  McKinney double.. McKinney looks like a real good player who  wouldn’t have gotten  a shot had Tyler Austin not injured his foot..

Jorge Mateo also had a good night, he fell  short in the 6th inning when the wind held up a potential HR… Mateo was ready to  pimp the Big Fly, he had already performed a Bautista bat flip, and kicked into  a Cadillac trot when the ball landed for an innocuous  F/7

His ground rule double in the 7th  was a terrific inside out swing that was smoked to  the opposite field

Kyle Higashioka continued to rake in ST with  a double.. He’s now 4 for 6 with  a HR and a 2.043 OPS

Tommy Penny Layne, Chapman  and Clippard worked 3 scoreless, hitless innings with 4 K’s

Dietrich Enns a good looking AAA LHP went 2 scoreless with  1 BB, 1 K

Bomber pitching held the Baby Birds to  2 hits

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

March 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

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  1. Bird’s playing looks great so far,, but his interview showed he is a smart grounded guy too.
    Loved having tittygirl interupted by reality ssme as when Singy was touting no hits since the 2nd then bang zoom a HIT lmao.
    Jinx !!!!!
    Big bats so far but pitching is still no names, ey ?? Still fun to see our young potential blossoming.
    Good look so far.


    March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am

    • Donny I’m starting to like no name guys, those brand names like Price cost $31M a yr, what good is it. Unfortunately out of Price, Pomeranz and Wright, the Yanks destroyed Price couldn’t touch Wright, and were moderately successful vs Pomeranz

      Losing Price if indeed he is lost, they haven’t come to that conclusion yet, is a big lose to the Yanks lol


      March 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

  2. and yes we’ve been saying it for 2 yr’s glad you ESPN guys have joined the discussion


    March 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

  3. Yeah Sallyboy but the psych edge Bosucks thought they had with Price is gone.
    Has to crush the nation a little, no ??


    March 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    • yes it will be the same kind of pain you get when you call for computer support and you get some dude from India and you can’t understand a fucking word they say……

      They have to make up 230 innings, he pitched to a 3.99 ERA so it’s not like they’re trying to replace Kershaw, but they’re spin was they had 3 Aces to make up for the loss of Grand Papi, so ouch

      plus Dombrowski not only has emptied the farm system, he has them at the ceiling of the Tax penalty and they don’t want to go over for the 3rd yr in a row or the rate goes up to 40%


      March 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

  4. Spin rate one of Mitchell’s short comings per the analytics


    March 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    • Been a long time since we saw a Yankee number 34 beat out a DP


      March 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

  5. #Yankees lineup at #BlueJays:
    Gardner lf
    Ellsbury cf
    Judge rf
    Carter dh
    Romine c
    Refsnyder 1b
    Solano 3b
    Mateo ss
    Kozma 2b
    Severino p


    March 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm

  6. From RAB

    Sanchez’s service time and keeping him down for 35 days and all that last year? Sanchez still has six years of team control remaining, and he won’t qualify as a Super Two either — and Sanchez would easily be a top ten asset in baseball. That level of production for a catcher is incredible.

    No one asked me, but here is my really quick list of the top ten assets in baseball right now. Again, these aren’t necessarily the ten best players. These are the ten most valuable assets based on production, team control, etc.

    Mike Trout
    Francisco Lindor
    Kris Bryant
    Corey Seager
    Carlos Correa
    Mookie Betts
    Anthony Rizzo
    Christian Yelich
    Starling Marte
    Noah Syndergaard


    March 3, 2017 at 12:10 pm

  7. Judge takes a 2 strike pitch to RF for a base hit
    Last yr he strikes out


    March 3, 2017 at 1:21 pm

  8. Severino coughs up a bomb to Bautista
    Good test today early A pro pitcher and respectable line up

    If he stops the bleeding at 2 no harm
    In his battle for a rotation spot is my guess


    March 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    • Severino didn’t make it through 3

      He looked like a good reliever
      If they want him to be a starter he’s behind Mitchell and Warren
      and if Cessa can beat him out
      the Sevy will be in. SWB


      March 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  9. I now know more about the Blue Jays than i ever needed to know,,, zzzzzzz
    Can there be two more boring announcers ?
    May not be Canadian but just as boring as thst whole country.


    March 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

  10. Bad telecast Donny for sure I’ll have To rewatch it I was working so it was more of a radio type thing nice comeback I missed how they lost though

    Here’s the cat Alec Baldwin ripped off


    March 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

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