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The Soup Bone Blues

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The Bombers 6 game winning streak  came to  a halt in Cincinnati with a 5-3 loss.. It was a character building victory for the Baby Red’s, and for the Yanks, they finally played a game where the bats couldn’t out-hit a badly pitched inning..

The Yanks fell 0.5 game behind the O’s who beat  the lame NL East Nats in overtime…

Gary Sanchez chased a pack of wolves off his porch by whacking a leaky fast ball 448 feet for his 2nd Tater of the season.

Sanchez connected on a 3-2 fastball from Tim Adleman in the first inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. According to Statcast™, the ball left Sanchez’s bat at 111.5 mph with a 21-degree angle and traveled a projected 448 feet. It was the longest homer of his short big league career and tied for the third-longest Yankees homer of the season. 

In the 9th inning the SanBino barreled a 110 MPH line-drive freight train with runners at first and second, but Red’s 3rd baseman, movie star Eugenio Suarez had the AB played perfectly, and he turned a 5-4 double play to end the game.

DiDi Gregorius went 3 for 4, his HR put the Yanks up  2-0 in the 2nd inning, he brought the Bombers to 5-3 with  an RBI single in the 4th.. The inning was on it’s way to  disaster for the Red’s Tim Adleman but with 2 on and no outs, Big Hank smack dabbed into a 6-4-3 DP.

DD picked him up with the RBI knock, but the inning left that bitter taste of what could have been..

CC Sa-Bad-Again

It’s becoming a common occurrence with Soup Bone Sabathia, in his last 4 outings, he’s had a “other then that Mrs Lincoln, how was the play” moment  that usually wrecks his and the Yankees game..

Last night it was the dreadful 2nd inning when the Cincinnati Blood Hounds dug up his old Soup-Bone, the one Andy Pettitte buried.. Unfortunately, as noogsie’s grand-father would say

One thing about a Soupbone. Even if you bury it and forget about it, a dog can always come along and dig it up.. 

And dig it up  they did, the Red’s  chewed 5 runs and 7 hits  out of that old soup bone, chewed it up enough to dissolve  the Bombers 6 game winning streak, and chase them out of first place….

Sabathia was 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA after three starts to start the season, but he’s 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA since.

Psycho Joe said he didn’t find his cutter until  later, but unfortunately there were two  Cincinnati Bull Pen earners who  crossed the finish line with the lead

Reds manager Bryan Price doesn’t have a formula, he didn’t go  to college at Northwestern, so he doesn’t have an engineering degree either, but he has a no  rules barred style to running his relievers

Price was lucky to  get  5 innings and 83 pitches  out of Tim Adleman, he was low hanging fruit from the get go, but the Yanks couldn’t string enough hits together to  take him out.. It looked like they were gonna cash in if Price decided to get greedy, but he didn’t..

Without defining roles and not being afraid to use any reliever in any scenario, Reds manager Bryan Price has taken bullpen management to a different level this season. He has often been rewarded.

But in games like Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the Yankees, in which Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias combined for the final four scoreless innings, Price didn’t feel like he had many buttons to press.

“Take this as it is, but you don’t have to manage as much when those two guys are in the game. You don’t have to think so much about left-right [matchups],” Price said.

The two keys to  this game were 1) Sabathia’s bad inning, because once he found his cutter and the inside portion of then plate he cleaned 13 of his last 14 batters.

2). Lorenzen and Iglesiais were Houdini great

Lorenzen got into a bases loaded jam in the 6th  but induced Torreyes to  ground out, killing the threat. Gardner made it to 2nd base on a walk  and a wild pitch, but Lorenzen punched out Sanchez and got Castro  on an F/9

Iglesiais gave up  a broken bat single to Big Hank in the 8th, and with 1 out in the 9th he lost Hicks and Holliday  to  base on balls, but got  the SanBino  to  stroke a line-drive DP closing out the game…

In the 7th inning, Betances walked the first two batters he faced, then  struck out the side..

Betances has two sides to his brain.. Side A, where Brillo Levine resides, started the inning.. Side B where the kid who  should have gotten his $5M lives, the Betances we all love, finished it with a flourish..

Chad Too Green pitched the 9th, gave up  a knock but punched out two.. Green needs to  stay on the 25 man  roster.. Formula Joe can feed his stats to  Cashman’s computer and figure out what  to  do  with him.. He doesn’t need to be stretched out, he needs to pitch  for the varsity in one capacity or another

The more good arms in the pen the better, the more versatile the pitcher’s the better.. If you bring up  good pitchers you don’t need trick  pony  Loogy’s, unless they’re magically gifted.. Penny Layne is just  cheap  help…


Hit and Run

2B: Castro (6, Adleman)
HR: Sánchez (2, 1st inning off Adleman 0 on, 1 Out); HR: Gregorius (1, 2nd inning off Adleman 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI: Sánchez (6), Gregorius 2 (9)
2-out RBI: Gregorius
GIDP: Gardner, Judge
Yankees RISP: 1-6 (Sánchez 0-2, Gregorius 1-1, Torreyes 0-1, Judge 0-1, Castro 0-1)
Team LOB: 8
E: Castro (3, ground ball)
Outfield Assist: Gardner (Hamilton at 2nd base).

Off Day

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

May 10, 2017 at 8:19 am

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  1. The Sharp Attack


    May 10, 2017 at 9:13 am


    There is nothing unclear about Soup Bone’s role who’s kidding who

    CC is gonna pitch every 5 or 6 or 7 days whatever Formula Joe comes up with next… He loves the guy, they all love the guy, they’ll go down with the ship and CC will don the captain’s cap as they sink

    He’s gonna be carried, chisel it


    May 10, 2017 at 9:38 am

  3. Well,now we have something to complain about-lol Even the Yanks can’t win every game,going 1-6 with risp,8 lob didn’t help. They had plenty of chances to drive in runs but never took advantage of them,especially vs the Reds relievers. I love in the postgame,they always ask GeniusJoe about CC,whether or not he has faith in him,will he continue in the rotation,why is he so lousy,etc The bottom line,he is making $20 million,he is going to start,period. Doesn’t matter if he is good or bad,he is pitching. Yanks were 4-1 in this interleague road trip-which really is great,especially sweeping the champion Cubs. Now they are done with the interleague road games except for 2 with the Mets,so the dh will be in play all the time,no more pitchers hitting.You made a great point about 1b being the Yankees black hole-how good would this team be with Joey Votto-who killed them-playing in pinstripes!! Cashman,get it done!!! All the players who started the game resting ended up in the game,as GeniusJoe played strat-o-matic in Cincy. Yanks come home with 4 with the first place Astros,then hit the road to KC and the shit hole Trop. Yanks are really playing great ball,just have to hope it continues!!! Matt Harvey is lowering his price for when he comes to the Yanks-lol


    May 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    • hey Big D, good stuff, and yes I got a good laugh thinking now we had something to complain about

      Votto in pinstripes not bad, unfortunately I bet Cincinnati would drive him to NY with the contract he has

      17:$22M, 18-23:$25M annually, 24:$20M club option ($7M buyout)
      award bonuses, including $75,000 for All-Star selection
      full no-trade clause

      So you figure, forget the buy out in 2024, he’s got 7 yr’s $167M left on his deal counting the $7M buyout

      He’ll be 34 in September, 41 when his present contract is over.. Maybe we can rent him for a yr or two then give him back lol

      Votto would be instant gratification but Hal might have a heart attack paying him, especially with Harper or Machado plus a few expensive starters on the books by then

      also in 3 yr’s they’ll have to start paying some of these prospects, that’s if everything goes the way we hope it does…

      Those penalties without restarting the clock can get ugly.. They’re gonna get ugly without Votto when Cashman will have to pay an Ace plus a big star player NY always craves, unless he cuts a deal for one of these cost control guys like Quintana….


      May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

  4. this Ramirez kid picked up 10K’s in the typical 5 and fly Trenton outing.. Didn’t realize the Trenton pitching staff has fired 8 shut outs …. Damn…. Adams is a fantastic AA icon


    May 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  5. King has an article, he posted stats, and yes overall the NYY pitching has 3.58 ERA which he waxs poetic

    But he didn’t drop the splits

    overall pitching

    Splits starter

    Yankees starters are pitching to a 4.14 ERA little different then saying the pitching staff has a 3.58 ERA

    Splits for relievers.. 2.55 ERA, which isn’t the best barometer but when in Rome

    King’s article


    May 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  6. Thus is not what we’re looking for the SI cover jinx
    Why can’t they just let them fly under the radar


    May 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

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