Paint The Black

Baseball and Beyond

Dog Dazed and Confused

with 7 comments

The Yanks continued to pedal uphill losing Game Two in Cleveland 7-2, and It was another one, just like the other one, a complete mismatch on both  sides of the ball.

Before the Indians start sending smoke signals to  the rest of the league that  the AL Champs are back on top  of the totem pole, they need to understand the scalps they’re collecting are from a team  that is  O-for August

The Bombers have totaled six runs in four August games, all losses, they  were  out scored 18-6

After slashing a season-worst .237/.313/.400 /.713 in July, you’d pine for that after witnessing .218/.262/ .338/.601 in August…

If the offense had faced four Kluber’s you tip  your cap, but 3 of the 4 starters Sanchez, Zimmermann, and Fruit Loops Bauer  had plus 5 ERA’s…Unfortunately, after milking the cow with three series wins and an 8-2 record to  close out July, the only  tipping being done is the milk bucket..

The bombers hit the ground running with a high  water  38-23 record over the first 61 games… Much  to our disappointment, they’ve crawled through the last 47 at a disappointing  19-28..

We don’t need Miss Ricardi’s math  class to  realize if this pace continues over the last 54 games, we have maybe an 82 win season, in perspective  over the last 81 games the Yanks are  a sub .500  ball club at 39-42

The Jaime Garcia Brand

Jaime Garcia lived up  to his billing, he’s a ground ball pitcher…

The old Brave / Cardinal / Twin  pitched 4.2 innings, walked 4, gave up  5 ground ball  singles, 5 of the 6 runs were earned, he didn’t get many first pitch  strikes, and his manager Joey Buttons said he was rusty…

Garcia’s “defense let him down” was on the table as part of his doldrums, Sonny ran into  the same problems the night before…It’s the Bombers version of hazing the new guys…

SanBino is just  trying to  catch Judges’ consecutive strike out streak, it’s what  the Path to Pinstripes is all about..No worries

Judge threw one away, it looked  Rocky Colavito good until it hit the runner and the ball  scooted away allowing a run to  score…the SanBino  cost Hymie a run on a passed ball..

That  said, If you walk four batters you deserve  a crooked number hung on the wrong side of the ledger board… See you in 5, or 6 or whatever….

The SanBeat Down

Gary Sanchez’s defense  took a pounding, first  from the desk where Flash in the Pan went anti YES propaganda and called him out for lack of attention to “catching” details..

Hard to  argue in Sanchez’s case, I’m sure there are a few cherries in the bowl  that  aren’t bitter, but overall, per Flash in the Pan, he’s not taken 1 step  back, he’s working on  a crooked number in the regression department…

“He needs to improve,” the Yankees’ manager said of his catcher. “Bottom line, he needs to improve.”

We’ll  see how much longer Joey Buttons sticks with Holliday who looks tired… Time to  give up on wondering if he’s still  sick or not, he’s killing the team and not doing his job…

Holliday  said he’s just  not seeing the ball well, maybe a 10 day DL to  rest his eyes could help..? He could take BP everyday on his dime in the luxurious confines of Yankee Stadium until the ball looks like a Goodyear Blimp, then  come back

Joey Boon

Next move is on Joey Buttons, when he looks in the mirror all he see’s is a Pink Slip and what number he’ll be wearing when he dons White Sox laundry in the next yr or two so

On paper, Romine should catch, Sanchez should DH, and Holliday  should sit, that seems like the prevailing  work order, at least until  the Yanks can pile up  some Wins…

Baseball is an illusion, what  you’re seeing today isn’t what  you’re gonna see tomorrow, or we can  sub-divide it  into  what  you’re not gonna see in the next 10 minutes, just roll with It…

2B: Headley (26, Bauer)
HR: T. Frazier (18, 5th inning off Bauer 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI: T. Frazier (49), Gardner (49)
2-out RBI: Gardner
GIDP: Torreyes, T. Frazier
Yankees RISP: 1-5 (Sánchez 0-1, Holliday 0-1, T. Frazier 0-1, C. Frazier 0-1, Gardner 1-1)
Team LOB: 9

E: Judge (3, throw)
DP: 1 (T. Frazier-Gregorius-Headley).
PB: Sánchez.



the Whole 9

the YES Men

Mikey 2 Chins Report


Written by Sal

August 5, 2017 at 8:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

7 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Davidoff on the radio
    Advocates Romine to catch Sanchez to dh
    Could have used Avila but the Cubs got him
    Klapisch writing Hal has cut off the money stream so no LHB unless Cash over pays in prospects
    Light a candle for Bird


    August 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  2. Yankees DH Matt Holliday has tweaked his lower back. The Yankees will decide if he needs to go on the DL, manager Joe Girardi said.

    Just like that Holly gets injured opening a spot for DH

    Gonna regret The Sanchez punch out
    once it gets to Ellsbury forget about it


    August 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm

  3. Salazar is quite the strike out artist

    Monty hanging in there


    August 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

  4. As HB would say ” Cease ! Desist!”
    Those pix of Joey two claps really put me off my feed Sal 🤤
    His loyalty to the Doughboy is sickening.


    August 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

  5. Katie Sharp @ktsharp
    Replying to @InsideCheez
    31-31 when Sanchez starts
    23-18 when Romine starts


    August 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

  6. Thankfully the Yanks won,Earth back on its axis. Great pitching,great defense for a change,same old shitty hitting. Eventually they have to start hitting again-don’t they???? The post game was more exciting, LIAR Joe back on stage. Holliday is going on the dl but would not say who is coming up,of course he knows.
    Also would not comment on the rotation,of course he knows,just being an asshole,par for the course. The one problem with Romine catching and Sanchez being the dh is that Romine is hitting the same as Holliday. I just get so frustrated and disgusted with Sanchez’ at bats-swinging at 3 pitches in the dirt,then blowing bubbles in the dugout!! He does the same thing all the time,is he that fkn stupid that he never learns,can’t lay off low outside pitches in the dirt? Cashman came out today and says he bulked up too much,hurting his catching ability. They are still hard to watch,very boring but I am very glad they finally won a game.


    August 5, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    • hey Big D, agreed on romine, for him to be carried on offense the big guns need to pick it up… Somehow Boston is getting a faux .280 out of Vazquez, but they had the same problem when struggling no O from the catcher

      We’re gonna have to live with Sanchez who hopefully has a Judge like makeover this winter


      August 6, 2017 at 5:27 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: