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Severino Déjà Vu

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The Chicago WhiteSox’ Miguel Gonzalez is a rich man’s Wade Miley, and both pitchers are a poor man’s Marco Estrada, who is the reigning champion of the fast-ball /  change-up  weight division…

Last night up-start Luis Severino  was no challenge for the champ, and maestro Marco and his band of Canadian hooligans punched out the Bombers 7-1

It was one of those sitting  in the dentist chair too long, or riding with  your wife for 3 hours after an argument games.. Severino  had no  command of his fast-ball and once that happens, he has no  answers, except to piss in the wind and hope it doesn’t blow back on him….. baseball  savant


Severino did a lot of missing, and it wasn’t the type of missing spots that look like strikes but fall out of the zone at the last  second… It was the 2016  Severino Déjà vu all over again

sevy innings

Severino  was off mark from the get go, but he wiggled out of a first  inning 2 hit no  command cluster fuck

Ryan Goins got him for a 2 run Tater in the 2nd after Severino got behind in the count 3-1 Luis served Goins a 95 MPH fast-ball that  he blasted  405 feet to right center.. Jays up 2-0

His 4th inning, 1-2-3  pitch to  contact frame made you think  he possibly found this rhythm… The 7 pitch inning also brought his pitch  count back closer to the optimum 60 pitches over 4 innings..

A lead off single and a walk  in the 5th inning looked to put Severino  back behind the 8 ball, but Gibbons gave him a free out by calling  for a sac bunt that moved the runners to  2nd and 3rd… Severino fought Joey Bats for 6 pitches and punched him out.. Morales lined a 2-2 count to Gardner in LF to keep  the game close 2-1..

An assit to John Wayne Gibbons, he gets the David Cone Award for giving an  erratic pitcher a free out…

The Severino  house of cards crumbled in the 6th after a lead off single, followed by a ground rule double set the Jays up  for some action… Goins who homered off Luis in the 2nd inning to give the Jays their 2-0 lead, belted another rocket to  center field… Ellsbury ran it down, made a great  catch, hit his head on the wall, fell  down, looked like my drunken Uncle Mike at  a wedding, and from his butt flipped the ball  to  over Judge’s head and two  runs scored on the Sac Fly…  4-1 Toronto

You knew it wasn’t the Yanks night after that debacle..

A long 7 pitch battle with Luke Maile resulted in an out, but Severino hung a slider and Jumping Chris Coghlan smoked a 380  foot  Tater to right field and the barn door was open at  5-1 

Severino  completed the inning and went lick  his wounds

5.2 innings,8 hits, 5 runs, 2 BB, 3 K’s, 2 HR’s

The one gray lining, he managed to stand on his feet for 6 innings… The one dark cloud, after looking like an Ace in Boston, he couldn’t build on that outing against an inferior foe… I hope everybody got a good laugh out of this regression…

game score

Luis Cessa who  replaced 1st baseman Bryan Mitchell on the 25 man  roster gobbled up  3.1 innings so  Formula Joe didn’t have to wake up the gidrool squad..

Cessa did OK  but he didn’t have any command either


Out of 55 pitches he only induced 3 swings an misses…

 Joey Bats stood him up  for a  425 foot, 2 run bomb to left center in the 7th inning that  capped the Jays scoring 7-1..

Girardi indicated that the Yanks might not need to summon another reliever since Warren will be available tomorrow. Good news for Cessa.

Chad Green was in line to pitch for SWB tonight, so  there was some thought that Cessa would ride the midnight shuttle back to  the bushes, but it looks like the Yanks won’t mess with  the RailRiders pitching rotation

Should be interesting to  see if Mitchell  gets a start at AAA while he’s driving to  the ball park in Frankie Cervelli’s 1985 Oldsmobile for the next 10  days….?

I wonder if Cessa can play first  base? All NYY pitchers must now come to  camp  with  first base mitts…

Hit and Run

The Yanks having laughed their way to a loss vs Baltimore and as Noogsie pointed out, in the process took a 2 game swing in the wrong direction Re: the standings, looked as bad last night with the bats as they  did on Sunday, good observation  by Big D….

They’re only run came in the 4th inning when it looked like they may have finally gotten to  the illusive Estrada

Holliday flied out to right. 2 0
Castro singled to center. 2 0
Ellsbury singled to left center, Castro to second. 2 0
Judge singled to right, Castro scored, Ellsbury to second. 2 1
Bird grounded into double play, shortstop to first, Judge out at second. 2 1

Birdy Two Strikes managed to avoid the 2 strike affliction and rolled over a 90 MPH fast-ball  to short-stop instead.. It was a rally killing, tailor made 6-3 DP… and Bob’s You Uncle on the offense

While it’s borderline blasphemy suggesting Bird take a trip back to  the bushes,  “that’s never gonna happen” as Bryl Creem Curry recently mentioned to  the unwashed masses that  tune-in to  the Al Yankzeera post game

The press has started to get a bit antsy and it’s just  a matter of time before they  begin  to  pile on, which “isn’t what  you’re looking for”

Bird is hitting a woeful .100 (6-for-60) manager Joe Girardi was asked if the Yankees were thinking about sending him to the minors.

“We haven’t talked about that, we still really believe in this kid,’’ Girardi said of the first baseman, who struck out looking, grounded into a double play, lofted a stress-free fly to center and reached on an error. “It’s frustrating for him and our job is to get him through this. If you are looking at a guy who is completely lost for a substantial period of time then you talk about it. I think he has some pretty good at-bats and I don’t think he has chased a lot. It’s been frustrating and we have to figure out what is best for him.”

Nobody wants to take Bird’s Kodachrome away, and we understand taking his LHB out of the line-up  vs RHP ruins Formula Joe’s synchronicity Re: R/L sequencing for his Geometrically built line-up, but when does it start to become about the other players who are grinding out team wins, and not about  Bird?

Again if they  want to run him out there that’s fine, it’s odd seeing a NYY team having this much patience with  a struggling young player.. They have touted Bird the best  hitter in the organization,  so something isn’t right, if it’s an injury then DL the poor bastard

What  we have learned so  far, one good game from Bird doesn’t fix the dilemma, he’ll need to  string a few together before we can breathe a sign of relief and shout out Bird lives…

“I know what I am capable of and those guys know, too,’’ Bird said. “It’s frustrating but you got to deal with it.”

The Yanks were 1 for 9 with RISP, Bird was responsible for 3 of them, he left 5 men on base altogether

RBI: Judge (21)
GIDP: Bird
Yankees RISP: 1-9 (Bird 0-3, Torreyes 0-1, Gregorius 0-1, Hicks 0-1, Judge 1-3)
Team LOB: 8
SB: Ellsbury (7, 2nd base off Barnes/Maile)
DP: 1 (Torreyes-Gregorius-Bird).
Outfield Assist: Judge (Bautista at 3rd base).

Tanaka vs Latos weather permitting

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

May 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

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  1. Verducci mentioning Bird should get another month then gotta ship him out for 3 or 4 weeks to clear his head

    Bird has 60 AB’s, 6 hits…. Another 10 or 15 games with 4 AB’s per should do it one way or the other….

    A Boston friend said wait until Ellsbury gets his annual injury… Well he’s banged up after that catch


    May 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

  2. Shreve up Cessa down that really helps lol

    now they have 2 Lefty gidrools and Holder


    May 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

  3. Spell check got Henningan lol You know how many times Shreve turns into Shreveport every time you write Shreve you would think spell check would check it’s own spelling

    That was quick. Luis Cessa optioned back to the RailRiders. Chasen Shreveport called up to the Yankees.


    May 2, 2017 at 11:26 am

  4. Girardi said you can never have enough mediocre LHP in the pen so he added Shreve to Penny Layne….. Cash magic, Layne, Shreve, Holder, on a team that barely has a starter that can go 5 innings…….


    May 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

  5. lol


    May 2, 2017 at 11:52 am

  6. This guy will lose his job at the end of May a staff cut by the SWB Tribune

    Too bad he gets us Intel faster then the lazy bastards working the NYY games like Hoch or Witz
    King ain’t bad but these triple A writers are still hungry

    Gotta find a new source besides Mikey 2 Chins at RAB he gets his Intel from Hennigan


    May 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    • The red headed Met Mutt is 1000 times better working alone then with the niwit Beningo
      A refreshing break from Met rehab NFL draft, NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs and soon Mikey handicapping the Derby or whatever race is coming up

      He must drive Noogsie nuts when he talks golf and ponies

      A decent spot with Jim Callis too bad it wasn’t longer

      Intel on prospects are about tools no guarantee they’ll know how to use them st the next level

      Frazier lotta K’s .250ish BA 30 hr’s

      I thought he was more of a Donaldson clone I guess not


      May 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  7. Francesa is such a pos

    He ran people off his show who were concerned about Bird now he’s trying to say he was worried about Bird but not Granderson

    Nobody not even the experts know what’s up with Bird or Granderson everybody takes a guess, that’s fun for us, no harm in being wrong. the crime is acting like you’re never wrong which is Francesa’s M.O

    Bird should have been on the DL even the fake DL


    May 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    • Sal–Mikey has always had favorites ( Bronson Arroyo, Andrew Luck, Granderson, ARod,) to name a few
      And he has always tried to slam those who have done well by poo pooing what they’ve done ( Daniel Murphy, Jose Altuve ( Mikey did that all last year to him), Zak Prescott from the Cowboys
      You pegged Mikey correctly a long time ago when you called him a Star Fucker


      May 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  8. Greg Bird will be shut down 7-10 days with no baseball activity. He will not travel with the team.

    Ref up Bird 10 day Dl…. MRI showed the bone bruise hasn’t healed, so that’s good get him off his feet

    Ellsbury will be next, Yanks lose two LHB’s


    May 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  9. hey noogsie you’re right mikey has his stable, it’s amazing how pissed he gets protecting Girardi and Cashman

    How he possibly can tell his audience we’ll wait to talk top Joe to find out what’s really going on with a straight face is beyond me.. lol that’s the last guy you want telling us what’s going on

    If Mikey’s schtick wasn’t so funny him losing his fastball would be a drag… Mikey has so many expertise’s lol
    How can anybody know so much about everything….


    May 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  10. Tyler Austin Was running on an aqua treadmill late last week, but he’s on the 60-day DL, so he’s out until at least June.

    Mikey the Mailman letting Gammons carry the show with his history lesson…. Come on Mikey enough with the same history lessons you give the poor bastards stuck listening to you everyday


    May 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  11. This is getting out of hand, Boston getting pounded, a couple of morons really brought some heat up there….


    May 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  12. Erik Boland‏Verified account @eboland11 43m43 minutes ago
    Sabathia said it’s talked about among black major leaguers: “we know. There’s 62 of us. We all know. When you go to Boston, expect it.”
    16 replies 421 retweets 296 likes
    Reply 16 Retweet 421
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    Erik Boland‏Verified account @eboland11 51m51 minutes ago
    Sabathia said in his big league career “I’ve never been called the N word” anywhere but in Boston
    39 replies 528 retweets 424 likes
    Reply 39 Retweet 528
    Like 424
    Erik Boland‏Verified account @eboland11 53m53 minutes ago
    Sabathia said he’s experienced what Adam Jones did in Boston, though not since he’s been with Yankees because their security presence in pen
    5 replies 133 retweets 141 likes


    May 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

  13. Pillar should lower the Adderall dose
    Tanaka is a great fielder


    May 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    • Man they may have DL’d Bird too soon finally a tomato can on the bump
      Last one was Covey from Chicago


      May 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  14. I can’t believe what I just saw


    May 2, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    • Jorge Posada gave a base running clinic today

      The boys looked like they were gonna hang a crooked number on Latos
      Mr Tomato Can to you boy


      May 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

  15. Judge and the Cafeteria Lady hit a HR at the same time, at least they rounded 2nd at the same time

    Sale is slicing up Baltimore 8 K’s 4.2 innings


    May 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    • As Baltimore scores a run lol


      May 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  16. Too bad they can’t take Latos on the road #WashingtonGenerals


    May 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    • AL east teams should chip in and pay Latos’ salary so he stays in the Division


      May 2, 2017 at 8:29 pm

  17. Rough night for Clip

    Bummer Nibbles couldn’t get 7
    Didn’t realize Sale threw behind Machado
    What YES didn’t mention is Bundy plunked Betts in the 6th inning yesterday so Sale needed to Cowboy up
    The Boston fans loved it
    if somebody gets hurt it won’t be so funny
    Read Merloni on their radio was screaming for Sale to hit somebody
    Fuckers are all crazy 😜


    May 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    • Machado hit s HR off Sale

      Castro padding his stats for his trip to Chicago

      Might have to use Betances for 2 innings that’s on Clippard

      So the guy Levine didn’t want to pay has to bail his ass out again


      May 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

  18. All Rise !
    Court is now in Session !
    Judge be Judge !!


    May 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm

  19. No lead is safe with Layne


    May 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

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