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Smokin Red Frazier

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The Milwaukee Brewers are the quintessential modern era baseball team, first  their GM is 15 yr’s old ( we kid he’s 30, but still) their players dress the part, hats over their ears, tilted to  the East, shoe Bomber beards, most of the dudes look like they’re in Lil Wayne’s posse or NBA bench players, and they can hit, but they’re probably the worst defensive team in MLB history

Despite a lack of fundamentals they’re somehow in first place by 4.5 games over the Cubs in  the NL Central.. With  the Bombers bull pen once again imploding on Friday night, it’s hard to tell  why the Brew Crew are where they  are, everybody beats the Yanks these days,  probably because the Cubs thought all  they had to  do in 2017  was show up  for work, throw their gloves on the field and teams would forfeit the game..

Anyway the Brew Crew struck early in this game, but they couldn’t hold on in yesterday’s  dramatic 5-3 Bomber win, thanks to a 3 run walk off HR by the Bombers “Red Headed Woodpecker” Clint Frazier…

Frazier probably wishes  he was on the Brewers, he’d fit in stylistically more with the Hippty Hop B-Crew then the 1957-ish Bombers, they  sure wouldn’t have told him to  cut his “distracting” hair..

Frazier got off to  a auspicious start in his Yankees career, Twitter dating starlets, Suzy Waldman created a fake news story stating Frazier wanted to wear #7 ( she later apologized, a Tiger Woods type  med mix up was probably the cause) the long red locks needed to be pruned, and he wasn’t exactly tearing it up at AAA…

The slew of injuries finally opened up a door for Red Thunder to bust through, and in his first game on July 1st in Houston he smacked a double and a HR, but he never got to  celebrate thanks to  the bull pen blowing a 6-3 lead for a debilitating 7-6 loss..

Frazier’s  first game heroics vanished as quickly as the Bombers 4 game lead in the AL East and he entered yesterday’s game in a 1 for 12 tailspin… With Wade being overmatched at  the plate, Dustin Fowler’s over aggressiveness  play causing him a season ending injury before he had his 1st AB, ditto Gleyber Torres, and Greg Bird looking more like Nick Johnson then “Central Casting”. you were starting to  wonder if the Yankee PR machine might want to  dial back the hype some?..

After a shaky 1st inning where a 1 out double by shoe bomber Eric Thames, a fake HBP by Boston’s biggest mistake Travis Shaw, and a 3 run Tater to short right field by defensive liability Domingo Santana, the Yanks and Luis Severino looked to  be working on loss number 18 in the last 24 games..

Brew Crew starter Brent Suter is the type of pitcher you love, and old school junk baller who voids the radar gun, a real pitcher!.. He hits spots, changes speed  and eye level,  Fast balls up, curve balls down, never lays a cookie on the center of the plate and works faster then  Porsche GTR-9

Yesterday Suter had the Bombers no hit for 4.2 innings before Frazier wood pecked a single through the right side breaking a choke hold the Brew Crew crafty righty had on the Bomber offense

Severino after his 1st inning blip gunned down  the Hippty Hop Brew Crews like a Wyatt Earp shoot out at the OK Corral… He gave up  a single in the 2nd inning, followed by three 1-2-3 innings, a pair of 2 out walks in the 6th prompted Joey Claps to  to tap dance to  the bump  for a quick chat, obviously Severino  tuned J-Claps out and that  resulted in a third out..

His last blemish  was a 2 out single and a wild pitch in the 7th but that rally died on the vine after he notched his 10th punch out, and shoe bomber Thames’ 2nd whiff of the day

pitching box

Meanwhile back at the ranch Suter was lulling the Bomber  offense and the crowd to  sleep carrying a 3-0 lead into  the 7th inning, but that’s when  the worm  finally turned, and it was Frazier who  along with Judge had the only 2 hits on the afternoon until  Broxton allowed a  Headley fly ball  to  drop for a 1 out  ground rule double

Headley hit a ground rule double to deep center.

Ellsbury singled to center, Headley to third.

Headley scored, Ellsbury safe at third on throwing error by pitcher Suter.

Frazier tripled to deep left, Ellsbury scored.

Hughes relieved Suter.

Choi hit for Romine.

Choi grounded out to second.

Torreyes popped out to second.


The Yanks first  run plated on a bad defensive play when Suter threw an errant pick off to first base plating Headley, a gift run… Frazier then belted an RBI triple to make it 3-2 and the Yanks had started to  come to life..

Choi pinch hitting,   and Torreyes blocked any further fun as neither replacement player could plate Red Thunder from  3rd base

Betances and Chapman kept hope alive blowing through the next 2 innings 6 up  and 6 down, helped by a great play  by Choi with Betances on the bump.

It was a no brainer to use Betances and Chapman ( they needed work) despite being behind, but you never know what  the idiot  Binder Savant Joey Claps would do..? Thankfully half of his circuit board was still plugged in and Betances his 8th inning guy  and Chapman his 9th inning guy  were in their formula innings……

Jake Barnes put the Yanks back to  sleep in the 8th blowing away the top of the order, two K’s,  Gardner, Judge, and another Sanchez weak out…It looked like Barnes had snuffed out the higher leveraged inning, but maybe that played into Knebel’s lazy 9th inning…?

All Star closer Cory Knebel was primed to  close this one out and hand the Bombers yet another 1 run loss, but 2 walks sandwiched by a Headley punch-out set up Frazier’s game winning 3 run Walk Off Tater that  traveled 425 feet to left field for the dramatic win and his first Gagtorade bath…

Hit and Run

2B: Headley (18, Suter)
3B: Frazier (2, Suter)
HR: Frazier (2, 9th inning off Knebel 2 on, 1 Out)
RBI: Frazier 4 (6)
Yankees RISP: 3-6 (Headley 0-1, Choi 0-1, Frazier 2-2, Torreyes 0-1, Ellsbury 1-1)
Team LOB: 4

E: Severino (1, throw)
DP: 1 (Headley-Torreyes-Romine).

Matinee today  for the Series

Tanaka vs Nelson

the Whole 9 


Written by Sal

July 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

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  1. looked like Knebel who lost the plate just thought he could blow a meatball by the Rook.. Maybe that’s what his pitching coach told him, throw a fucking strike Nibbs

    He did start him off with a curve ball, maybe that’s what his coach told him, when that didn’t work he broke out the clothes line lol

    Bang Zoom great win.. Glad I knew the outcome and had to watch the archive, the game itself must have driven you guys crazy, the Bomber offense looked terrible until the 7th and the 9th

    What you loved about Frazier when the dweeb asked him a few stupid questions all he said was it was good to get a win…. Judge must be wearing off on him


    July 9, 2017 at 8:23 am

  2. Seems Logan Morrison has gotten into Sanchez’s head
    Morrison calling him out seems to have started and big slump

    Maybe the All Star game has him distracted

    DonB’s is right bc better get busy


    July 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

  3. Joey Buttons pushing all the wrong buttons again… Shreve for one batter is all it was ever gonna be, match up lefty by the book, they have Shreve’s number .. Friday night after Blow Torch wrecked the game, Gas Can Shreve came in

    Shreve relieved Clippard. 8 4
    Pérez doubled to center. 8 4
    Piña singled to center, Pérez scored, Piña to second advancing on throw. 9 4
    Broxton walked. 9 4
    Arcia grounded into fielder’s choice to shortstop, Piña out at third, Broxton to second. 9 4


    July 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

  4. Typical Psycho press conference. He gets offended and replies with condescending comments when his decisions are questioned. Bad move bringing Shreve in who has reverse splits against lefties..
    The strategy for the second half will be to market the hell out of Judge and Frazier and keep the money flowing in as they continue the regression to a .500 team.


    July 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  5. “Yankees 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position”


    July 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

  6. So no “real” baseball til Friday grrrrrrr


    July 10, 2017 at 8:02 am

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