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The Boston Marathon

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The Yanks  amazingly pulled off a Mid July 4-1 Must  win  game in 16 innings.

The battle of attrition lasted 5 hours and 50 minutes before the Bombers wore down TitleTown by plating 3 runs in the top of the 16th off scrap heap icon  Doug Fister, Boston’s 8th pitcher of the game

The Yanks got a herculean effort from their much maligned bull pen, after Luis Severino pitched a brilliant

7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 BB’s, 6 K’s, 114-77 pitches

Severino for the most part went toe to  toe with Boston’s All World Ace Chris Sale

7.2 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 BB, 13 K’s 118-85 pitches

After complete domination, Sale finally ran out of gas with two outs in the 8th inning..  He left with a man on base up  1-0 giving way to Craig Kimbrel the most dominant Closer in the game this season..

Aaron Judge who  went hitless in 6 AB’s ( 2 BB’s)  put up  his best effort  of the day battling Kimbrel with a 10 pitch grind that  finally ended with an F/9.. Judge lost the battle but  he did a masterful job softening up the invincible closer for Holliday who  got him the next inning

The Judge / Kimbrel battle Royale

judge ab

Holliday  was the first batter Kimbrel  faced in the top of the 9th  as the seemingly invincible closer tried to nail down the 4 out save…After two  consecutive 84 MPH breaking balls resulted in a 1-1 count, Holliday looking for, and finding,  barreled a 96 MPH fast ball  with no finish over the Monster

It was the first blown save for Craig Kimbrel at Home as a Red Sox, it not only tied the game at 1-1, it created our all time favorite sound, a pin drop in Fenway Pahk..

Red Sox were 1 of 5 teams that hadn’t lost a game this season when leading at start of the 9th inning.

Castro  followed the Tater by reaching 1st base on an E-6.. With  Castro’s  hamstring still not completely healed, Ellsbury ran for the Yanks 2nd baseman and stole 2nd base, but Kimbrel punched out the side to  strand the go  ahead run at  2nd base, and the extra innings marathon was on

From the 10th  to  the 15th inning the Yanks had a man on base in every frame…They compiled  5 walks and a single, but they couldn’t come up  with a clutch knock to plate any of the runners until the 16th  when Fister finally blinked and the Yanks tacked on a 3 spot for the eventual  4-1 win

Ellsbury doubled to deep left.

Headley singled to center, Ellsbury to third.

Gregorius singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Headley to third.

Romine singled to center, Headley scored, Gregorius to second.

Torreyes sacrificed to first, Gregorius to third, Romine to second.

Gardner intentionally walked.

Sánchez hit sacrifice fly to left, Gregorius scored.

Judge flied out to right.


While the biggest  shock of the day was Holliday’s Tater, especially after he had looked lost at  the plate for 2 consecutive games going 0-4 with 3 K’s on Friday, and 0-4 with 2 K’s until  the HR on  Saturday.. He eventually went 1 for 10 with 2 BB’s over the 2 games, but the 1 hit saved what  would have been another excruciating 1 run loss

Equally shocking was the Bombers much maligned  bullpen completely shutting the door  on Saturday: 9 IP 0 runs 4 hits 6 K 2 BB

Teflon Joe used 7 relievers, the 2 biggest  surprise heroes  were Jonathan Holder  and Ben Heller who  combined for 5 innings, 1 hit, 1 BB, 4 K’s


Hit and Run

The Bombers ended up  going 3 for 14 with RISP, but up  until  the 16th they  were  1 for 10, and it was more frustrating then leaving your wallet on the hood of the car and speeding off without being aware

2B: Castro (14, Sale); Sánchez (8, Sale); Ellsbury (8, Fister)
HR: Holliday (16, 9th inning off Kimbrel 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI: Holliday (48), Gregorius (39), Romine (18), Sánchez (44)
S: Torreyes
SF: Sánchez
GIDP: Torreyes
Yankees RISP: 3-14 (Headley 1-3, Choi 0-1, Cooper 0-1, Gregorius 1-3, Torreyes 0-1, Frazier 0-1, Romine 1-2, Judge 0-2)
Team LOB: 14

SB: Ellsbury (11, 2nd base off Kimbrel/León)
CS: Judge (3, 2nd base by Workman/Vázquez)

DP: 1 (Cooper).

Due to  all  the pitchers used CC Sabathia will pitch game 1 today while Tanaka goes in game 2..

the Whole 16

the YES men


Written by Sal

July 16, 2017 at 1:00 am

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  1. “I’m telling the Yankees, move this runner to third. Move this runner to third. Please.” – John Sterling

    Musta been getting hungry lol


    July 16, 2017 at 7:53 am

  2. Ken Rosenthal‏Verified account

    Explanation from MLB on Holliday play: To call interference, umpires would have needed to judge that Holliday’s actions were intentional.


    July 16, 2017 at 7:54 am

  3. Boston came out after the All Star game with a plan and so far they’ve kept Judge hitless 0-9…

    that said his 41 game on base streak is still alive, he walked twice yesterday, and once on Friday

    He’s batting .270 .386 .541 .927 in July 10 for 37 with 3 Taters and 4 RBI’s.. 16 K’s

    For my pal sixty 7 from Boston, when you read this lol with Holliday back, and Castro back and if they get untracked Judge will see more pitches to hit so we expect him to not live at the .270 mark….

    His OBP could possibly go back up over 40%… He’s made adjustments all along so the high fastball kryptonite might be short lived

    if not, we’ll still live with the power, the OBP, and the great defense… Benintendi not taking third base was based on them being aware of Judges strong arm

    That play cost Boston the game, as you already know…I know you guys were all over Benintendi, but he would have been a dead duck making the first out at 3rd…. Guess what, you would have been all over him for that….Pick your poison bro…


    July 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

  4. Me and Bondsie were at a CD release party during that marathon!
    As we staggered out like a couple of hobos he says ” 4-1 in the top of the 16th. Dont jinx us Michael Kay”
    very good win,, but who can still pitch in today’s twin bill ?
    Gossage available ?? 🤤🤤


    July 16, 2017 at 8:44 am

    • Can’t find any intel on who’s coming up Donny, but Yefery Ramirez is on the 40 man, he’s scheduled for a Monday start at AA so he might be one guy

      Gallagos and Herrera could be up… Probably Holder and Heller go down, and Mitchell goes to the pen

      they need length from CC and Nibbles


      July 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

  5. Green can go, Warren can go, Shreve is a dog but he can go too, Chapman can go, and Betances can go… Still need 7 from Tanaka and CC


    July 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

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