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The Bombers grabbed game one of this 3 game series with the sinking Toronto Blue Jays  6-3… The  Jays are Tumbling  Dice at  the moment, it would behoove the Bombers to help them along in their quest to become sellers in 3 weeks

the Summary

Tanaka was great, Headley is here for the duration so nice to  see him help load the wagon, Betances was better, but he’s still Action-Drama TV, Chapman, as he’s been all year,  was Carlo wearing the trash  can

carlo trash can

The win kept them in lock step  with Boston who got a huge game from  #theMidget15, they picked off the Rangers in 11 innings  7-5..

Silver lining in that one, Don Napoli dropped a Ballantine Blast on Kimbrel in the 9th

Yanks are 3 behind Boston, 2.5 games up on Tampa, and  presently they lead the Wild Card by 2.5 games…. Boston  and NY were the only squads winning last night, so  the Yanks grabbed some breathing room with  the Rays charging full  steam ahead

Boston is picking off the underbelly and have won 5 in a row, the Rangers have the  talent to  maybe steal one, but more important the Bombers can bury the Jays who  are circling the drain with a sweep

Tanaka Monday

Tanaka was really good for the third straight outing, so #HalCare can probably hit the start button on his opt out clock again… Might have to  dust it off, it’s been tucked away in the broom closet..


7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 BB, 8 K’s 

20 of the 27 batters got first pitch strikes, Bourbon Bob drank to that

He took a detour from the predominate slider, sinker, split, (84 of 111 pitches) and added more  curve ball (11), and a few more fastballs (15) sort of up  that  didn’t  generate swings and misses, but per Cone, it’s another pitch batters have to  think about, and that’s Tanaka’s strength

He generated 21 swings and misses, 16 came via the Slider (10) and the splitter (6).. His fast ball kissed the strike zone 40% of the time with no  misses

pitch selection

In the  7th A HBP, (1-2 count)  a stolen base that had the SanBino  throwing error attached to it, and a bloop single created  his only blemish on the night

The outing definitely relaxed Psycho Joe

Relaxed Joey

“When you put three [starts] together with very similar stuff … you feel a lot better with where he’s at,’’ Girardi said

Through  clenched teeth we might add

The StrawMan

Tanaka had to  hang onto  a slim 2-0 lead for 7 innings, the only offense the Yanks could generate came in the 1st inning when Stroman was off his mark, and not yet in rhythm.. Unfortunately they  could only plate 2 runs,  but with Stroman on the bump, you take what  you can get

Gardner grounded out to catcher.
Judge singled to right.
Sánchez singled to right, Judge to third.
Gregorius walked, Sánchez to second.
Headley hit by pitch, Judge scored, Sánchez to third, Gregorius to second.
Ellsbury walked, Sánchez scored, Gregorius to third, Headley to second.
Torreyes grounded into double play, second to shortstop to first, Ellsbury out at second.

Torreyes is 1 for 8 over his last 2 games, with a few timely DP’s thrown in… He’s been nothing short of spectacular but he stuffed that  rally in the dumpster

Yanks had another rally in the 4th, but an ill-advised sac bunt / force out, and a Hurri-K-ane Carter twin killing stomped that one into  the ground

Gardzilla whacked a 1 out double in the 5th but Judge and the SanBino couldn’t move the line

 Holding on to  a nervous 2-1 lead, The Bombers seemingly put the game on ice in the 8th off Ryan Tepera

Judge singled to left.
Sánchez doubled to deep left, Judge to third.
Gregorius walked.
Headley doubled to deep right, Judge and Sánchez scored, Gregorius to third.
Ellsbury struck out swinging.
Torreyes grounded into fielder’s choice to pitcher, Gregorius and Headley scored.
Bolsinger relieved Tepera.
Carter grounded into double play, shortstop to second to first, Torreyes out at second.


Joey patience

I’m Smart and Your Not, so Eat Shit

The constant here is Judge and Sanchez starting another rally, so it’s imperative the line-up get a bit longer if Joe College continues to bat Judge 2nd and SanBino  third…

It’s a great concept having your two best hitters get as many PA’s as possible, as long as you can drive them in…

Even better, have the bottom of the order get on base so the  Smash Brothers can also knock in some runs…

Anyway it all  worked out thanks to  the #5 hitter Headley coming up  clutch, Headley after 3 games off to nurse a bad back  is 10 for 30 in the last 9 games..

He’s been a decent finger in the dyke, but the Yanks need Holliday back, Castro back, and something out of first base, especially if they’re not gonna produce Hicks type numbers out of that spot.

They can live with  #30 Red Thunder stumbling around while he’s  leaning the ropes, but the Hurri-K-ane Carter spot is like sunbathing  in quicksand, and Bird isn’t coming back,

Your Move Cashman

Sonny in the Toll Booth

Betances sort of righted himself pitching  a scoreless 8th inning thanks to a SanBino / Headley caught stealing which resulted in a strike out throw him out DP that  ended a tense top of the 8th…

Gifted a 6-1 lead The $86M closer was summoned into the game…It’s not really  Chapman’s  style to slum it with a 5 run lead, but at the moment he’s a big pimple on the Bomber’s ass, and Psycho Joe needs to “get him going”

The guaranteed $86M wasn’t enough to inspire him, he wants the hitters to just  concede when he strolls to  the mound with his 100 MPH BB gun..

Last night Chapman looked disgusted, it appeared he and the SanBino  weren’t on the same page.. At one point Sanchez got up in his shit trying to  wake his sorry ass up, but Chapman wasn’t responding

Joey said he still felt good with him on the mound and they’ll get him untracked, hopefully tonight…

Joey on Chapman

“Everyone would probably feel a lot better if Chapman resembled the pitcher he was last year before throwing 15 ²/₃ innings in the playoffs and 7 ²/₃ innings in the World Series for the Cubs”.

Problem is he threw 26 pitches and based on him being babied coming off the DL, which of course was a residual affect from Maddon Abuse we might see Bin Laden tonight before Chapman…..

1 inning, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 K, 3.86 ERA= $86M

his last 3 outings,

2 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 K’s , 20.25 ERA

The way he’s pitching we’d rather see Clippard, so be careful  what  we wish  for…

Happy 4th of July, Always great  to celebrate America, and George Steinbrener’s birthday

An early hit today with CC vs Happ

the Whole 9

the YES Men



Written by Sal

July 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

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  1. CF Jorge Mateo: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first … now 14-for-27 (.519) with one double, three triples, one homer, and six walks in seven Double-A games


    July 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

  2. Judging by the radio CC had his At Em pitch working
    Any exit velo on some if those rockets


    July 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    • Barney is starting to be a pain in the ass
      Gibby put Fred in

      Teams know Cashman is stuck at first base, an upgrade is gonna cost

      You get a bad feeling this is gonna be a Carter Austin season


      July 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

  3. Good idea having CC do his rehab start vs the Jays

    The Jays were a Mac truck hitting a Volkswagen


    July 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

  4. good thing they were all singles, seven of the 14 batters he faced got on base


    July 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  5. Just an observation,,,
    Our pitchers have trouble getting the third out, but most of our lineup doesn’t???


    July 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    • Line up is way to short Donny
      Headley batting 5th is about all we need to know
      Need Castro Happy Hicks and a real first baseman
      Choi Choi is an upgrade and he’s a AAAAA player Carter is a BBBBB player
      8/9 have been a black hole


      July 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm

  6. How many different ways can Carter make out ??


    July 4, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  7. Nice photo of JA Crapp hammering the Yanks with the garbage can. They have a lot of problems with this guy for whatever reason. Only highlight was Judge’s homer,another incredible bomb!!! He needs some help in the lineup,can’t do it alone. I was very surprised when O’Neill was demonstrating that Frazier hits off his front foot,his back foot was off the ground! Shocked that no one has worked with him,he will not really generate power that way. He also has not had a hit since his first game.I was surprised they called him up as he was only hitting .257 in Scranton. At least he is playing,which is more than Tyler Wade can say. Wade also has not been hitting. There is a big difference between Scranton and the majors. I was most surprised that they brought back Carter. However, after the game they released Carter again and brought up Ji Man CHoi- hide your dogs-lol


    July 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    • Yankees PR Dept. @YankeesPR

      Roster Moves: After today’s game, 1B Chris Carter was DFAed. INF Ji-Man Choi will be signed to a ML contract & selected to the 25-man r


      July 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    • hide your dogs-lol

      The after game spread will never be the same

      Good run down Big D

      Frazier tried to hit everything out ng
      I see him on the bench tomorrow

      The 2 lefties and Judge
      Romine catching Wade 2nd base
      Toe sits Frazier sits SanBino DH

      Choi Choi I’m the boy


      July 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm

  8. Carter gone,,,,
    bosucks6-0 Price pitching his tuchas

    “Hide your dogs” roflmao Dallas 💣💣💣💣


    July 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

  9. Why is today’s game a day game ???


    July 5, 2017 at 8:06 am

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