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We Play Today We Lose Today, Das It….

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The Yanks traded for Robertson, Kahnle, and Frazier on July 19th, the next day  they  went on a 9-2 eleven game run that  had them back in black…

Enter July 31st and three well liked and very talented prospects were traded to Oakland for Sonny Gray…In the last 9 games since that  trade the Yanks are 3-6, now 4.5 games behind Boston..

Sonny has pitched twice, he’s what he’s supposed to be from what I can  tell, the Tennessee Tanaka.…We didn’t brand him Six Inning Sonny to  be cute, if you crunch his numbers, you’ll  see he averages about 6 innings per start, which is fine, he’s replacing Pineda not Guidry.. Plus Sonny  has that blue eyed soul singer look, that’s perfect marketing for Trost and Livine’s 1 percenter crowd that frequent the moat seats..

Like Tanaka, Sonny isn’t relying on MPH to  wow you, it’s movement, deception, assortment, and command…Sonny needs hitters to  chase his pitches, his 2 seamer down, and his wrinkle pitches, the  change up, slider, curve have to look like strikes but become illusive at the last second creating whiffs or weak  contact, usually worm killers that infielders can  gobble up

We’ve seen him toe the rubber twice now and Sonny has pitched good enough to  win both  games…


The Yankees offense has not scored 1 run in his 12 innings of work, Sanchez poked a HR off Kluber after Sonny departed in his first outing,  so  technically the Bomber offense has given him 1 run in 18 inning, or no runs in 12 innings, pick your poison…

Last night Sonny didn’t have command of his slider  or change up, his strike percentage on both pitches were 42% and 45%.. His change up  only produced 1 of his 18 swings and misses

The three runs he gave up were all  scratched out, 1 of the 3 was unearned after he threw a pick off attempt away in the 2nd inning..

Two of the three runs had base on balls involved, never a good sign..

The run he coughed up in the 2nd was started by a very loud one out double, it heated up with the errant throw to  2nd base, and a 15 foot swinging bunt that he fielded but just couldn’t complete was Toronto’s yield, an unearned run, well  earned…..

In the 3rd inning a base on balls, a stolen base, and a loud single by Donaldson plated the 2nd run.. Sonny ain’t been around these parts long enough to know, but when the offense has this hapless  feel / look  to it, 2 runs is an up hill battle…

In the 4th inning, a lead off single, a sac bunt, a base on balls, and a little old single made it 3-0, and the hill got steeper…

 Sonny gave up  1 run in 3 consecutive innings, it took him 61 pitches to  navigate the 2nd through the 4th innings… His best innings were his first  and his last, so  that’s a silver lining I suppose

6 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 4 BB’s, 6 K’s, 103-62 60% strikes

Chicken Shreve served up  the 4th  run in the 7th inning, a solid nail in the Bombers coffin with Joey Bats manning the hammer…A 365 foot  Molson Light blast that capped the scoring 4-0

Hit and Run

The Yanks had 2nd and 3rd in the first inning, but Sanchez struck out,

Cooper on 2nd base but Torreyes ended the happy ending with an F/9 in the 2nd inning

Judge was on 2nd base in the 3rd, but Gregorius put another zero in the books with an F/8

Cooper singled and Torreyes walked in the 5th  but Gardner, Hicks and Judge made them die on the vine

Sanchez walked, Frazier singled, but Ellsbury hit a $153M pop up  to  the catcher, and Coop stuffed the rally in a waste paper basket with an F/7 to close out the 6th inning

Sanchez hit a 2 out single in the 8th, but you have to be kidding thinking anything else would transpire, and it didn’t

The Bombers really put the pedal  to  the mettle in the 9th… Ellsbury walked Gardner walked, but Headley pinch hitting and Hicks back from his DL both  struck out…

Das it…We play  today, we lose today

Biggest offensive stat of the game was 0-9 with RISP, 11 Mens left on base

2B: Gregorius (18, Estrada); Cooper (5, Estrada); Judge (14, Estrada)
Yankees RISP: 0-9 (Sánchez 0-1, Cooper 0-1, Torreyes 0-1, Gregorius 0-1, Hicks 0-2, Judge 0-1, Ellsbury 0-1, Gardner 0-1)
Team LOB: 11

E: Gray (3, throw)
DP: 1 (Torreyes-Gregorius-Cooper).

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Written by Sal

August 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

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  1. Tryin to change our Mojo,,,


    August 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

  2. Girardi inspires no one. Maybe my memory is faulty, but I do not remember any player speaking into a microphone and saying what a great leader he is, what a great game manager he is, and how everyone enjoys playing for him.
    They don’t win again with him at the helm. I hope I am wrong, but I hope more he goes away.


    August 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

    • Hey Noogsie Girardi absolutely does not inspire a living soul I agree

      I also think Cashman put a bullseye on this novice team by trading for Sonny

      All of a sudden they were in a playoff race
      It’s a fake playoff run, Sonny is an ok middle of the rotation pitcher who was Cheap
      We have to remember getting under the tax was the number 1 priority winning was gravy

      Knowing how much Sanchez and Judge are struggling not bringing in Duda or worse not picking up the $3.7m for Bruce convinced me it’s a fake playoff run to dupe the pink hats

      This team was built around Sanchez and Bird
      Judge was gift but now he’s being counted on, not sure he’s that
      I hope we’re both wrong
      But the consolation prize could be Girardi getting the heave ho

      Good point in never hearing an endearing statement about Girardi
      Papa Joe was a beloved manager worth running through a wall for

      Looking for lightning in a bottle this week end


      August 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

  3. Cashman brings in these NL tomato cans because he didn’t have to pay for him the Twins did

    Fucking accountants ruined us at the deadline


    August 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    • Ramirez is a dog until he plays the Yanks
      The Nation calls him HanJob he’s so bad

      Tomato can Garcia woke them up right off the bat

      Man it’s gonna be aclong weekend with O’Neill in the booth


      August 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

  4. Consolation prize he threw 30 pitches

    Tough when you can’t find a clutch player

    Man they have to chill that twitter conversation BS that shit is really lame
    They’re insulting our intelligence

    They have to stuff this Devers kid
    Time to pitch him tougher
    Lucky prick gets s swinging bunt


    August 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    • Vazquez .286 BA 31% OBP another lucky prick
      Jaime should handle him all game

      This team is not that good too bad the Yanks offense sucks

      Problem with Romine he can’t throw anybody out the fat kid gets to 2nd base
      Bradley shouldn’t touch Garcia but he’s missing bad


      August 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

  5. Benintendi can’t hit LHP
    Him batting 3rd should be a gift
    DD needed to catch that ball just bad baseball by Girardi’s boys here


    August 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm

  6. Ramirez 1st inning HR snapped a 9-game homerless drought. He was batting .176 (6-for-34) over that span.


    August 11, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • Terrible AB by Sanchez
      Great AB by Hicks
      Judge and Sanchez used to be appointment TV now you do a few chores and come back when they’re done


      August 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

  7. Garcia getting in rhythm
    Time for Joey to yank him


    August 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    • Yanks making another chump look like Koufax amazing


      August 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    • That’s the Nunez we used to know


      August 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

  8. Amazing this Benintendi can’t buy a hit vs LHP they usually bench him vs lefties

    We have kids that can pitch like Garcia
    Good job Ninja


    August 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

  9. Holy Shit
    Is that what they call a rally ?

    Chapman’s not gonna fuck this up right


    August 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

  10. Chapman is choking
    What a dog and nobody up


    August 11, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    • Welcome back Hicks
      Thanks Nuney
      Great pick Frazier
      What a win


      August 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm

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