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Sending Me Angels

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Yanks won  a hard fought 5-3 game vs the Angels on the Left Coast, and this one wasn’t over until it was over…

Basically Anaheim looks like they’re playing their World Series vs the Bombers who  aren’t gonna sneak up  on anybody anymore… One reason you hate all  the hoopla that  is surrounding this team  at the moment, but it’s better then the alternative so  we’ll take it….!!!

The spotlight for this one was on Nibbles Tanaka and for the most part he pitched a better game then his last 5…”Let’s be honest” Tanaka hasn’t pitched an Ace type game since April 27th, his 3-0 gem over Boston

Clowns like Francesa will tell  you the A’s game was great, but 10 fly balls, to 4 ground balls, that’s NG, plus every A’s player gets a gold star  for trying when  they strike out, so 13 was a good day for Oakland……

Don’t let  that gas bag fool  you, Francesa doesn’t watch  baseball, so his State of the Yankees address when he does venture into  that  area of sports is hilarious at best..

From  the Peanut Gallery

Tanaka most likely scared the bejesus out of the Yanks after his 3rd pitch of the game went for a Big Fly to left center by the .390 Slugging % Kole Calhoun…

Flash in the Pan  went into  Al Yankzeera prevent defense making sure we knew Calhoun has been hot lately… Even the injured Mike Trout wanted to fight somebody at  the bat  rack after that 91 MPH meatball stayed on a Tee….

A walk to Albert and a loud  7 pitch F/8 to Escobar kept the Tanaka drama on red alert… Nibbles finally stopped the sirens when he punched out Valbuena to  end the inning..

Tanaka shut down a lead off single and an eventual RISP by punching out the last  2 batters in the 2nd. A 1-2-3 third started to  resemble the good Tanaka..

Working now with  a 2-1 lead, Seven outs in a row brought him to 1 out in the 6th where his nemesis Calhoun worked a 1 out walk.. A loud 2 out double by Escobar put men on 2nd and 3rd, but Valbuena came to  the rescue on a ground ball out to  first, stopping  the bleeding..

Now with a 3-1 lead Tanaka was on his way to 7 complete but Headley muffed a tough but very doable play and the speedy Young Jr was on with  1 out.. Tanaka punched out Maldonado, but he gave up a 2 out  RBI single to Espinosa and that  was Joey Claps  cue to put on the tap dancing shoes and he yanked him at 89 pitches

I can see the early shower there were some loud outs, but it’s not like he had an  ace up his sleeve, he called in Clippard who has graduated from a gidrool learners permit to  a full blown member..

If you bet the farm on Maybin coming through, you won, a cracking RBI double tied the game 3-3…

At this point Cashman is trying to slither his way  through  the week until Chapman gets back, but games really have to be Clippard proof before this guy is a comfortable bridge to Betances

Speaking of the devil, after getting behind a few 2-0 counts, D-Bet found his pot of gold and pulled off a 4 out save..

Betances had some rust from not pitching for a week, but once he got in rhythm he was nasty..When he pitches backwards and gets that knuckle curve over for strikes you’re dead

He saved Girardi’s bacon again….

Get your pen with all the zeros ready Levine, next arbitration guess who’s winning you chump…

Sonny In The Toll Booth

The Sonny in the Toll Booth  award goes to Bud Norris, one of the 6 pitchers Fat Mike used last night..

With one out in the 8th Hicks almost went Big Fly but settled for a long double to left… Norris tried to get Judge to  chase a few sliders way off the plate, but the kid has been brilliant laying off and expanding the zone… Our Buddy Norris then  came over the outer half  with a 91 mph meatball  cutter and Big Hank flipped a 430 foot pop up  to  right field for his 22nd HR of the season

This one wasn’t as frenzy driven  as the 495 to  the retired numbers, but there was no eye wash on this Bomb, it was as clutch  as it gets…

The remarkable HR gave the Yanks a 5-3 cushion and a small insurance policy for Clippard to  at least get  2 outs in the 8th

Buried in all  the Judgemania is how great DD Gregorius has been, and DD saved the Yanks bacon as much  as Judge last night with a 4 for 4 night and he’s now batting

.344 /.367 / .513 / .880

Judge missed a cut off man in the Angels 2 run 7th inning but he picked himself up  with the Clutch bomb

This was a very hard fought satisfying win, keep loading the wagon fellas

pitchers

Hit and Run

2B: Hicks (14, Álvarez)
HR: Judge (22, 8th inning off Norris 1 on, 1 Out)
RBI: Gregorius 2 (25), Headley (25), Judge 2 (49)
2-out RBI: Gregorius 2, Headley
Yankees RISP: 4-12 (Headley 1-4, Gregorius 2-2, Hicks 0-1, Romine 0-1, Judge 1-1, Castro 0-2, Gardner 0-1)
Team LOB: 14

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner (7, 2nd base off Parker/Maldonado)

FIELDING
E: Romine (1, dropped foul ball); Headley (11, ground ball)

the Whole 9

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Written by Sal

June 13, 2017 at 8:38 am

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  1. http://riveraveblues.com/2017/06/2017-draft-day-two-open-thread-155523/

    2 chins has some of the experts take on the draft
    Basically they can play #16 less money and # 54 more money because of it
    #54 needs to be money whipped to stay out of college

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    • It’s amazing how much Francesa knows about every sport and can give a state of the union address on all of them

      So he knows every dribble of that NBA game and still knows everything about the NYY game that ended at 2 am
      Plus the Met game that was on during the NBA game

      Francesa is a fucking used car salesman….

      So all he’s talking is the NBA
      You know that’s where he was last night and the gamblers are all on his line whining

      Sal

      June 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm

  2. He screens his callers the less you know the more air time you get so it makes him Bully the callers

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  3. I love that Pork Chop Jones bitch slapped Francesa

    “mike you’re the only media person who cares about who showed up to a breakfast”

    Kimmy he’s a milk man he’s mailing it in.. All he did was follow the NBA last night and he lost that audience after 3 hours of water boarding us with NBA talk

    The NFL on a 100 degree day, him trying to stir it up until his idiot producer got him a Met guest at 4 PM was beyond moronic…. They can’t fire him he’s already gone but I would have called his fat ass into the office and demanded he get on baseball

    again any one of us on that 500,000 watt station could talk about anything and get 20 people to call in.. We could have started a thread on how to pick up dog shit and 50 people would have flooded the lines…..

    Man when you’re stuck with nothing but AM radio and bad FM, this fat bastard hijacking the airwaves is a fucking sin…

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

  4. Carter really fucked this up
    Dudes used to playing for losers
    Losers fall asleep at the wheel

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm

  5. Sabathia now injured
    Bad inning Carter’s error extends the inning the CC gets hurt

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm

  6. Man they need to get Bird up and running Carter is back to killing the Yanks

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    • Great job Gardzilla picking up Carter
      Headley earns his $13m with a double

      Yanks will have to score a ton tonight
      And Ramirez is tough

      Sal

      June 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm

  7. First pitching injury of the yr
    Be a miracle pulling this out

    Gallegos is gonna blow this up

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm

  8. Boston another walk off in extra innings

    Phillies are really bad

    The NL east is a joke

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

  9. Gallegos nice come back

    The Phillies have been rebuilding for 7 yrs yanks will get no help from them
    They’re on their own

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    • Man this Ramirez is tough
      Gotta get him outta this game

      Judge caught a break Yanks getting a lot of calls through the first 6
      He was punched out

      Sal

      June 13, 2017 at 11:48 pm

  10. 85 pitches no outs hopefully this ends his night after 6

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    • Damn 2 quick outs on 4 pitches

      This guy is slider crazy hang one dude

      Sal

      June 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

  11. Man Simmons is a great fielder

    Sal

    June 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    • They’re gonna get Ramirez another inning 92 pitches unless Scioscia gets
      Geniusly

      Sal

      June 13, 2017 at 11:57 pm

  12. CC a hammy

    Mitchell or Adams
    German can come back the DL voids the 10 day rule

    So he’ll get a shot maybe

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:01 am

    • Somebody gaffe tape BrickHouse’s 🤐 mouth shut

      Sal

      June 14, 2017 at 12:04 am

  13. Huge bomb by Headley
    He finally caught a break

    Throw that many sliders bound to hang one
    Great call by Shag earlier

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:07 am

  14. Ramirez last outing, glad Mike did leave him in
    He was good tonight or the boys were jet lagged

    gotta protect 9 outs

    Angels right-hander JC Ramirez lost after allowing seven runs on eight hits (three homers) and no walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings Friday vs. the Twins.

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:14 am

    • Come on big Hank wreck it

      Sal

      June 14, 2017 at 12:15 am

  15. Angels pitching tough
    rung up Judge with ducks on the pond

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:18 am

  16. Angels pitching like its 2002

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

  17. Fight at the at the bat rack

    Clippard

    Maybe this gets his ass outta NY
    I can’t believe ass hole Girardi put this guy in a game that wasn’t Clippard proof

    Warren to Betances numb nuts
    Fucking Formula geek

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 12:42 am

    • This goes back to the Carter error

      Sal

      June 14, 2017 at 12:43 am

  18. Bases loaded 1 out Carter pops up 1st pitch
    Unmitigated disaster

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 2:06 am

    • Bad loss
      They need to get Bird right and fast
      Or get Austin up here
      Carter should be gone by the weekend

      Sal

      June 14, 2017 at 2:24 am

  19. Clippard should never see an inning past the 6 th

    Sal

    June 14, 2017 at 2:26 am

  20. Good job Mike now hit the shower
    Lucky they only scored 5 off him

    I wonder if Herrera has an arm left
    He threw as many pitches as PinHeada

    Sal

    June 15, 2017 at 12:33 am

    • Gotta mug this AAA kid no

      Sal

      June 15, 2017 at 12:34 am

    • Man Simmons is great

      Sal

      June 15, 2017 at 12:36 am


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