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I Can See Claire Now….

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Claire Smith enters Hall of Fame

Ten Minutes Worth  Your Time

A short but emotional 10 minute spot on the great writer Claire Smith, the video is recommended, the speech a great piece of of writing..

The Hartford Courant hired me and I inherited the Yankees beat midway through the ’82 season, becoming the first woman to cover a major-league team full-time.

not a dry eye in the house…

Yankees Win Third Straight Series

the Good

The Run Em Outta Town Posse

The oldies Headless, Holliday, the Gardfather, and the DoughBoy  were instrumental in this win, in fact Headless, Gregorius and  the Gardfather have picked  up  the slack Judge who is 2 for 12 with 5 K’s in this series has left..

It looks like Cashman bringing in TG Kahnle, D-Rob, and the Toddfather from Chicago was the spark this tired group needed to inspire them,, Clint Frazier dropped the clubhouse dime on that notion, so  for that  we thank  the WoodPecker

Yesterday’s 5-4 win was tougher then it looked, the offense needed to  make 3 comebacks and a blown lead to  finally walk off on the GardFather’s bases loaded single up  the middle plating Ellsbury with the winning point..

A SanBino double and a Gregorius sac fly tied the game 1-1 in the 2nd inning..

In the 4th inning down 2-1 the Yanks made their 2nd comeback after Sánchez homered to left (387 feet). 2-2

Down 3-2, Holliday led off the 6th  with  a single and Headley pinch  hitting for Cooper homered to left (377 feet), Holliday scored. 4-3 Yanks and the third comeback and first lead of the game

Heading to  the bottom of the 9th tied 4-4 after losing their only lead, Headley walked, Ellsbury became an  expensive weapon off the bench  stealing 2nd…

The Toddfather was hit by a pitch, and Torreyes after  a series of misfires, finally laid down a bunt that Beckham a novice 3rd baseman played into  a hit..

One  of Tampa’s newest acquisitions Dan Jennings probably wishes he was back in Chicago, he hasn’t fared well in NY.. Jennings inherited a base loaded jam, so sitting fast ball  strike location, the GardFather smacked the 2nd fastball he saw back up  the middle plating Ellsbury for the Win

Warren, Betances, Kahnle, Robertson, and Chapman were needed to eat the final 17 outs 5.2 innings worth of bull pen usage…

It wasn’t pretty, each  reliever  allowed a runner to  touch a base… Chapman’s baserunner was a one out  catcher’s interference,  so it wasn’t on him..But, it prolonged his inning and with  2 outs to  go, it put  the tying run on base and the go  ahead run at  the plate in Souza and Longoria.

Betances  trying to keep  the game at  3-2 Tampa, pitched the 6th inning which is a rare good idea by Psycho Joe…. Except Betances walked the lead off batter Duda, the one guy P-Joe probably was worried about the most.. No  harm Duda was stranded on 2nd base, and Headley put the Yanks up  4-3 in the bottom of the 6th

Kahnle in the 7th gave up  2 one out singles but punched out Souza and got Longoria on a pop up..

Sonny In The Toll Booth

Caleb Smith  who only lasted 3.1 innings gave Tampa, the Chuck Wepner’s of baseball their first lead after Bourjos homered to left center (414 feet). leading off the game..

He pitched a 1-2-3 2nd inning, but coughed up the 1-1 tie in the 3rd, after a 0ne out walk in the 4th, Joey Claps told him to hit the showers..

3.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 BB’s, 2 runs, 4 K’s, 1 HR 71-40 pitches..

Smitty along with Cessa who  have both  failed their #5 starter auditions will force Cashman  to  get a starting pitcher before tomorrow 4 PM.. Hopefully it won’t be a Sonny Gray or Yu Darvish, pitchers that  will  cost potential extremely good depth prospects like Mateo and or Florial or both…

Adam Warren despite eating 5 of the 17 outs left on the table by Smitty, coughed up the 2-2 lead by giving up  a 2 out HR to Souza…

D-Rob who has been great, and we’re glad he’s here fucked up yesterday… Brought in to preserve a 4-3 lead in the 8th, he got behind Duda 2-0, then laid a meatball curve ball on the middle of the plate and Duda slammed it against the 2nd deck facade to  tie the game 4-4

The way Joey Claps formalizes his pen and with 17 outs to  secure, a tie game isn’t what  your looking for with only Chapman  and Green left in the pen, possibly Cessa.. A long extra innings game would have compromised yesterday and today’s game….

Hit and Run

2B: Sánchez (12, Snell); Torreyes (7, Snell)
HR: Sánchez (16, 4th inning off Snell 0 on, 0 Out); Headley (5, 6th inning off Romo 1 on, 1 Out)
RBI: Gregorius (50), Sánchez (50), Headley 2 (40), Gardner (48)
SF: Gregorius
Yankees RISP: 2-8 (Holliday 0-1, Torreyes 1-2, C. Frazier 0-1, T. Frazier 0-1, Judge 0-1, Gardner 1-2)
Team LOB: 8

SB: Ellsbury (13, 2nd base off Boxberger/Ramos)

E: Sánchez (10, catchers interference); Gregorius (4, catch)

Judge is now batting .305, his over under to  be below .300 has 2 more days worth of PA’s…

As long as the Yanks continue to get contributions from top  to  bottom in the line-up Judge morphing back into a mere mortal won’t be as debilitating…

Judge was a one man wrecking crew for a good solid 2 and a half months, when he started to  slide after the All Star break (5 for 53 with 23 punch outs), the Yanks thankfully started to get contributions for other sources in the line-up  and it’s resulted in the Bombers going 11 and 5 since Boston…..

Judge has struck out at least  once in every game since the All Star break….

the Whole 9

the YES Men


Written by Sal

July 30, 2017 at 8:28 am

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  1. Source: Yankees deal with Twins for Jaime Garcia is “close” to done. @JeffPassan was first on it late last night.

    hopefully das it, no Gray, please not for Florial or Mateo or both…. You need a 35 man roster in this era those kids are plug in an play next yr when guys get hurt…Plus Wade has shown nothing, Mateo is Wade back-up Big Flo is Fowler back up


    July 30, 2017 at 9:13 am

  2. New CBA To Penalize High-Payroll Teams With Lowered Draft Picks

    MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement contains a previously unknown detail that could potentially affect teams that spend heavily, Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper writes. In addition to the luxury tax, the CBA includes two surcharge thresholds that could cost big spenders extra money and that could even lower their top draft picks.

    The financial details of the surcharge thresholds were previously known. If a team spends above $217MM in 2018, it will receive an extra 12% tax in addition to the usual 20%, 30% or 50% luxury tax. If a team spends over $237MM, it will receive an extra 42.5% or 45% surcharge tax.

    Beginning in 2018, there will be an extra penalty for teams in that second category, Cooper notes. A team that spends above $237MM will also have its top draft pick lowered ten spots, unless that pick is in the top six, in which case the team’s second pick will be lowered ten spots.

    As Cooper points out, the new rule could be a significant deterrent to teams hoping to be among baseball’s biggest spenders, since teams are generally quite protective of early-round draft picks. The Dodgers, for example, have had payrolls above $237MM for the past several seasons. Under the new system, they would pay a very significant penalty for spending so heavily. Cooper notes that a $260MM payroll in 2018 would cost the Dodgers over $50MM in luxury tax, plus the lowered draft pick


    July 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

  3. Pretty much at the end of the day Cashman traded Pazos for Garcia


    July 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

  4. There was a sense Saturday night that the A’s and Yankees were digesting a latest round of information, and that a deal could come Sunday. But there was belief in the industry that both sides were holding firm on what they were willing to do, the Yankees in part because they were unsure if any other team was seriously bidding on the righty.

    That’s a duh from Joel Sherman… If Gray were all that he would have been traded… how long before the Cubs landed Quintana? The minute they got serious about a starter and got a deal done across town

    Why the Yanks didn’t grab Duda is a head scratcher… a #30 reliever prospect, That’s Gallegos in NY… Webb going for Cooper was stupid, Webb and Gallegos plus Holder Herrera, Heller etc they have a million guys like Smith who the Mets grabbed


    July 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

  5. If NY thinks they’re set offensively with T Frazier and Headley think again…. Duda would have been a really big big bat in YS… Turible move by Cashman turible


    July 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  6. ROSTER MOVES: The Yankees have recalled LHP Chasen Shreve (#45) to @swbrailriders and have optioned LHP Caleb Smith to Triple-A Scranton/WB.


    July 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

  7. Final line for Domingo German in Charlotte: 5.2IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 5K, 76P/ 49S! SWB leads 6-1 after six! #Yankees


    July 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

  8. Toe is making them all expendable who’s a better Swiss Army knife then Toe


    July 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  9. Monty wont have the lead long
    Advantage Billy Beane


    July 30, 2017 at 2:01 pm

  10. Monty doesn’t slow the game down he stops it
    he’s just a big old South Carolina country boy
    Slow is his fastest gear
    Billy Beane is on the phone


    July 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  11. At the moment pitchers are fighting to get to the mound to pitch to Judge and Holliday wow….

    Great call by Cash bringing in the slider pitcher vs two guys expanding the zone….

    You don’t think that HR derby had anything to do with Judge trying to pull everything?

    or Justin Bour going on a 4 week DL because of a barking Lat ?

    Monty and Smith have forced Cashman’s hand, Monty is coming up against his innings limit and he’s too inconsistent so they really did need two reinforcements

    one to take over for Pineda and one to help Montgomery…

    Cessa proved he’s a reliever, at the moment…. He’s a little shaky vs LHB… another reason he can’t start, you load up your line-up with LHB….

    Very painful 5th inning 12 more outs….


    July 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm

  12. Mark Feinsand‏Verified account
    White Sox reportedly paying about half of the $5.2M owed to Melky, as per @Ken_Rosenthal report.


    July 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  13. Curry needs to put down the kool aid and watch….Certain guys at certain times is a better idea to pitch to him… hopefully Judge comes back and runs into one sweep that one under the rug

    his first tweet

    Jack Curry‏Verified account

    I’m surprised Cash isn’t walking Judge here.
    12:12 PM – 30 Jul 2017


    Jack Curry‏Verified account

    Cash’s strategy works. Steady diet of sliders from Romo and Judge Ks.


    July 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  14. Judge Holliday DD Head Toddfather

    Judge at .302 with one day in July left

    Sixty7 shoulda bought a lottery ticket

    Boston lost no harm


    July 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm

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