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The long anticipated Sonny Gray  Day has now come and gone, unfortunately for Six Inning  Sonny it didn’t quite work out the way he would have hoped as the Indians waltzed past  the Yanks 5-1

Cory Kluber demonstrated why He and not  Chris Sale is the Best Pitcher in the American League, and maybe all of baseball… Last night with one hand tied behind his back, he might have been blindfolded too, hardly breaking a sweat, Das Kluber tossed a 3 hit 1 run  complete game Gem at the stumbling / bumbling  We Are The Champions NY Yankees

As far as the media is concerned Brian Cashman did his job, most of the fan base awarded the stealth  Ninja Cashman,  GM of the year 5 minutes after Cashman  sent 3 promising prospects to Oakland for a very good 27 year old starter..

All the Yanks have done since the trade is go 1-3, two of the losses came at  the hands of former star pitchers who  at the moment are back of the rotation pieces with plus 5 ERA’s,  on a team  that is already booking Tee Times, but against this slumping NY offense, they too hurled vintage gems..

So  while we salute Kluber for completely dominating Cashman’s Clowns, we probably should insert an asterisk…

One publication mentioned Girardi sent out his C line-up last night, but you know what, anybody who thinks the struggling  Aaron Judge, T Frazier, and Matt Holliday  who  were glued to  the pines,  were gonna put a barrel on the ball vs this executioner the grave yard is 2 miles down the road, at the fork take a left, drive slow  and start  whistling…

Gray turned blue from the very beginning as his defense completely abandoned him in the first inning…

On the very first play of the game Headley playing out of position at first base  muffed a routine ground ball for an error.. Tyler Wade also playing out of position at 2nd base blew another routine ground ball for the 2nd error of the inning…

With one out the amazing  Jose Ramirez then roped a single to right field, in his youthful excitement Clint Frazier also playing out of position, airmailed a throw to  3rd base, and before Sonny could order Broadway  tickets online, he was in a 2-0 hole

Sonny did a nice job trying to pick  up his bush league defense by keeping Cleveland off the board for the next 4 innings…He gave up  2 walks and a single, over the next  14 batters, but no  runs scored giving his offense a chance to  tie and or take the lead…

That wasn’t happening, over the first  3 innings Kluber gave up  a walk  to Ellsbury in the 2nd inning and Das It… Clint Frazier led off the 4th  with  a double, but he quickly died on the vine as Kluber disposed of the Yanks 3-4-and 5 batters Gregorius, Sanchez, and Ellsbury….

Sonny hit the Toll Booth in the 6th inning, after securing two outs he walked Santana, coughed up  a single to  Guyer, and Gomes nailed the Bombers coffin shut with a very loud 2 run double giving Kluber  an insurmountable 4-0 lead..

The SanBino  kept the Bombers from being shut out for two  straight games blasting a solo HR in the top of the 7th  to make its 4-1

Chicken Shreve replaced Sonny in the 7th inning and because they  could, Frankie Lindor  in the conversation  for  best  SS in baseball,  smoked a solo HR to cap off the scoring 5-1

The Yanks pitcked up  3 hits on the night, the Frazier double, the SanBino Tater  and a Torreyes single in the 5th inning that Romine quickly wiped out by hitting into  a DP..

Let’s put it this way  the Bombers Exit Velocity gun was kept in storage last night..

Cashman  addressed a need at  the deadline and he got it done, two starting pitchers, and two  back  end relievers, both areas of need… He forgot one big component, Offense..

He assumed his offense was a strength despite Judge and Sanchez having no  track record playing this deep into  a season, no production  at  third base, minimal production  at  first  base and Holliday his strict DH  at 37 yr’s old showing signs of deterioration ….

Judge at the moment is  mired in a crippling  slump  since the All Star break, and again anybody who  doesn’t think Aaron Judge Week in Miami didn’t completely screw up his swing, and or zap his energy,  you have the directions to  that  Graveyard, start  whistling

Holliday has been a shell of himself since June 25th  when he went down  with a mysterious infection… Todd Frazier has been a HR or nothing player since 2014, and was in the midst of his career worst season  when Chicago unloaded him on Cashman at the deadline

At least they  got Six Inning Sonny, who is a very good pitcher… Late movement on his 4 pitches,  ground balls galore, nice kid, seems like a gamer, and  he’s under team control for the next  2 years, Party at  the Accountants on Rivera Avenue!

With Boston being gifted the White Sox this weekend and the Yanks facing the 2016 AL Champs, this Sonny outlook  the Empire had a 4 days ago could get very cloudy by Monday morning

Boston  has picked up  a 2 game lead on the Yanks, and that advantage in the loss column Michael Kay kept bringing up, you can  kiss that baby goodbye too…

Nice Job Cash, way  to  win the back pages on the 31st bro…

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 Tonight Garcia vs Bauer


Written by Sal

August 4, 2017 at 7:07 am

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  1. tough game to watch, I’ve had more fun sitting in dentist office for 2 hours waiting for my root canal….

    How bad is this offense?

    It probably would have been worse had the big 3 been in the line-up…..No need to further confuse Judge or Holliday, T Frazier you can’t screw him up anymore then he already is..

    A good night off for those guys hopefully they can at least come out of this with a split series..And fingers crossed Boston doesn’t run and hide with a 4 game lead by Monday..


    August 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

  2. Ma-use-less making sense
    On the Gray trade

    They’re wrong on the Mateo player
    He’s insurance for Wade who despite the hype looks over matched

    Was Wade ever talked about in this trade? Sherman make yourself useful and find out and stop patting yourself in the back for bringing in a #3 starter

    Big upgrade over what they had, gives them a chance to steal some games
    if the offense wakes up

    The bar has dropped on starters, now 6 innings is the new 8 innings, we had kids who couldn’t get out of the 4th

    If indeed Alonso could have been in this deal and Cashman balked
    That’s stupid
    We all want Bird but betting on him coming back in September is a long shot
    And with all the call ups who cares how many weapons you have

    Alonso was slumping, but so was Frazier

    The whole scenario is trying to catch lightning in a bottle make the bottle bigger


    August 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

  3. Come on Flash, Pedro fixed Severino tell it like it is dude


    August 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

  4. This is a bad day to have that fat bastard Francesa come on the radio from fucking Saratoga

    All he’s going to do is talk about fucking horse racing which he probably doesn’t know a fucking thing about


    August 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    • It is hot, humid, windy and there is a dark sky north of here which is where Saratoga is. I’m lighting some candles that he gets a wet ass. Interviews coming up with jockeys and trainers. Everyone is breathless in anticipation


      August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

  5. The more I think about it the more pissed off I get

    the manager is choking these games away

    Sonny could’ve used some defense last night

    the manager had his best right fielder on the bench, his best third baseman on the bench, his best second baseman was playing third-base and cashman never brought in a real first baseman


    August 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm

  6. Six Inning Sonny. Love it!
    Maybe I’ve been better off stuck in a hotel all week while they renovate my Apt to sell & downsize.
    To add insult to injury, the hotel has Direct TV. The owner is a Mutts fan & won’t pay for YES.
    Regarding the past week, maybe this was a blessing


    August 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

  7. Headless Lamar should be given the L not Sonny-boi,,


    August 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    • Donny
      Mattingly could have played 1st base and they weren’t winning the offense is dormant


      August 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm

  8. The SanBino is a nightmare behind the plate


    August 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    • Bondsie count your blessing


      August 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

  9. Noogsie
    I had to bail on Mikey couldn’t take it I hope it rained


    August 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm

  10. I thought the Sonny trade was supposed to inspire these guys they look worse then before the Chicago trade
    Maybe their buds getting traded pissed them off
    Girardi might want to concentrate on baseball fuck the R&R hall of fame

    Yeah bringing in a NL pitcher to the AL East makes sense


    August 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm

  11. WoodPecker is making Cashman’s decision a lot easier 4 for 25

    Sonny Gray deal: maybe they thought it put them in the playoffs without having to play
    Wow they went backwards


    August 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    • Sanchez is focused on offense maybe
      Usually great hitters do that
      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a catcher lose so many pitches
      DH 1st base catcher
      hate to say it but how much longer do they put up with it


      August 4, 2017 at 10:43 pm

  12. Moreland walks off Boston in 11
    3 games out


    August 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

  13. Yanks are in one of those funks that are incredibly frustrating. Its one thing to get shut down by Kluber, but
    Sanchez,Zimmerman and Bauer are definitely not in that class and get hammered by everyone else.
    Its very rare for the Genius to criticize the players,but he has no problem ripping Sanchez. His at bats are as mindless as his catching,its a huge problem. Genius was asked if he thought of dhing Sanchez and just catching Romine especially since Holliday is lost,he said “not until now”-lol Holliday needs to go back on the dl,he has simply forgotten how to hit. The only thing worse than the offense is the defense. Its been pathetic in both games vs Cleveland. They look like the keystone cops,can’t catch or throw. Genius said Garcia looked rusty,he has good reason to be with all the traveling and not pitching. Yanks won Monday,the rest of the week has been in the toilet. OY!!!


    August 5, 2017 at 12:07 am

    • hey Big D, rough patch or did we hand the keys to this team too fast? Hard to tell for if the Indians just have more talent or the team is in a funk… The Tigers front office quit and they stole a series, hard to figure if they’re out of gas or just in valley

      good stuff bud..


      August 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

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