The Curse of Jerry Hairston, Jr./Eric Hinske:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Red Sox (65-49) @ Yankees (60-53), Friday, 8/11/2017, 07:05p ET

Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (L): (81.2 IP, 4.08 ERA, 1.6 RA-9 WAR) vs. Yankees: Jaime Garcia (L): (4.2 IP, 9.64 ERA, 1.3 RA-9 WAR)

Red Sox
1. Eduardo Nunez (R) 2B .400/.429/.800, 2.2 fWAR
2. Mookie Betts (R) RF .269/.343/.462, 4.2 fWAR
3. Andrew Benintendi (L) LF .269/.355/.420, 1.6 fWAR
4. Hanley Ramirez (R) 1B .250/.337/.432, -0.1 fWAR
5. Chris Young (R) DH .251/.332/.428, -0.1 fWAR
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS .280/.336/.404, 2.0 fWAR
7. Rafael Devers (L) 3B .349/.429/.605, 0.6 fWAR
8. Christian Vazquez (R) C .280/.316/.385, 0.6 fWAR
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF .259/.332/.434, 1.8 fWAR
Team Total: 12.8 fWAR

1. Aaron Hicks (S) LF .290/.398/.515, 2.6 fWAR
2. Gary Sanchez (R) DH .265/.339/.488, 2.3 fWAR
3. Aaron Judge (R) RF .299/.424/.627, 6.0 fWAR
4. Didi Gregorius (L) SS .308/.333/.504, 3.6 fWAR
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B .200/.333/.309, 1.4 fWAR
6. Garrett Cooper (R) 1B .240/.269/.440, 0.3 fWAR
7. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF .245/.325/.359, 0.4 fWAR
8. Ronald Torreyes (R) 2B .288/.306/.372, 0.5 fWAR
9. Austin Romine (R) C .221/.283/.297, -0.4 fWAR
Team Total: 16.7 fWAR

I have a bad feeling about this game series.

--Posted at 4:58 pm by SG / 67 Comments | - (0)


Page 1 of 1 pages:

Pedroia apparently has a sore knee still. He carried the team for a couple (bad) weeks. Bogaerts hasn’t hit a ball hard in two months. Moreland will come in as soon as a RHP takes the mound, he caught fire again.

I have a bad feeling about this game series season.

The Nunessaince is annoying as hell.

2 Beat me to it.

townie manager should simply call for a 2 base error any time there’s one out and no one on.

Hanley has had roughly 63 of his 18 homers this season against the Yankees.

A fine new acquisition Cash. And Binder you didn’t even give any consideration to flipping Gray and Garcia? Seriously? And why not? Meanwhile the townies have adjusted their rotation, guess they don’t have a binder?

There can’t be a more depressing good team than the Yankees, can there?

The Red Sox adjusted their rotation but kept Sale on regular rest. Gray would have to have, what, three extra days rest to start tonight?  That doesn’t make sense.

They’re NOT good. They were good. But winning at a 44% clip since June 10 does not indicate a good team any more. Great Britain once ruled the seas, not any more.

10 As opposed to two extra days?

Uh oh man on 2nd.

How will they blow this one?

Why is Judge taking on 3-1?

And it starts, one down, one to go.

[15] That was the secret to his early success.

Not a bad at bat by Didi. The result was just bad luck. We’re certainly familiar with that by now.

I miss the fire that was Clint Frazier. I suspect he was hurting for a while, thus the slump.

And so it goes. #pathetic!
18 Not bad, not good.

Farrell is smart once Gary walked he walked Judge to insure no score.

[8] Garcia getting a start against any good teams is ridiculous. Garcia should have been the sixth starter/caddy for whoever needs their innings capped. But since he is 31 and therefore better than their 24 year old fifth starter, let’s just throw him the first game of this important series. Surprised Girardi isn’t starting Garcia twice this series. After all, he is more experienced than Severino.

Could they have started Gray earlier so Sunday would’ve been his regular turn? If not I don’t see a huge difference between 2 and 3 days extra rest.

How many RISP can they strand tonight, before one crosses the plate? The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

24 This guy’s era is barely above 4 which translates to Kershaw like against the Yankees so I see a 2 hit shutout.

Both Hixie and Els just missed, they stink but they’re unlucky.

Brandon Phillips cleared waivers could be had for 300k.

One down, one to go.  Clever of JBJ to not cut the ball off so Hixie could get to 2nd.

Doubly shocked that we didn’t score and Judge struck out. A foolish consistency. LOL!🤔☠️

Girardi comes back if they drop out of the playoffs? Not much he can do if the players can’t hit or get hurt. This team might not ever score again. As in never.

Six tries after nine yesterday. Well done!

Girardi comes back if they drop out of the playoffs? Not much he can do if the players can’t hit or get hurt. This team might not ever score again. As in never.

Only way he doesn’t come back is if he wants to leave. One of the ways he could show that would be to ask for some crazy high salary (sort of like how the Yankees got Torre to leave by low-balling him. Similarly, Girardi could get the Yankees to let him go by asking for a big raise).

Girardi would make a lot of money as a free agent manager, so he has options if he doesn’t want to come back. But he almost certainly does want to come back. Who wouldn’t want to be manager of the New York Yankees? It’s a great gig.

I mean, disgraceful.

Yay bloops.


And now even FRAZIER getting in on this?!?!

That’s one of the more shocking moments of this season

Toe with a SAC FLY?! Has Toe even HAD a sac fly this season before?!

Have I missed anything?

Is this bullpen awesome enough that Chapman would be pulled if he struggles to start the inning?

The only SLIGHT downside of that inning is that Reed and Kelly were hit so hard that they didn’t throw a lot of pitches.

[42] How many managers would do that? Name them.

Glad they didn’t bring in Kimbrel 1st and 2nd as they should.

awesome start by chapman

Sure walk the 9 hitter.


oh man, pull this guy.

This. . .is less shocking

More excitement!

Yay win. Cardiac-Chapman.

h/t to Nun-E for remember to run the bases the Yankees Way

I could not watch the 9th, yay win but what a choke job.

Aaron Hicks could be the best player on the team the rest of the way. Easily. Huge win, but have to wonder if they pull Chapman out of the ninth inning, and how disgruntled he could get. (Personally I’d love to trade him in the offseason)

Baseball is stupid sometimes. They had no reason to win that game.

Trade Chapman for Gio Gonzalez in the offseason. Gio will be on a one year 12 million dollar option year, and doubtful Nats keep him beyond next year. Chapman is signed another four years. Fair trade for both teams.

Chapman isn’t the problem. Girardi refusing to use him in any role other than closer is the problem.

That’s specifically why Chapman resigned here, because he doesn’t want to be used in any other role than as the closer.

Unless he wants to break the contract, Chapman only has a job if he performs. Closer title requires a level of performance he hasn’t demonstrated for most of the year. Girardi is negligent at his job if he continues to insist blown games are less important than Chapman’s ego. Chapman can come in during the sixth, seventh, eighth and even ninth if matchups and performance favors the Yankees.

How many managers would do that? Name them.

Oh, agreed, it’s definitely a fantasy to hope that it would happen, but hey, with their bullpen being so awesome, it is something to wish for!

[23 & 24 from previous thread] In light of what you are saying about the calls on Judge in the second half, I can’t help but think the reason is that anachronistic “you have to earn it” attitude that was widely accepted and even celebrated in baseball during the “golden age”.  I think of that famous umpire line to a frustrated catcher when his young pitcher was falling behind to Ted Williams, paraphrasing “when he throws a strike, Mr. Williams will let you know”.  As if Judge has not had to earn his way into the majors already.  I don’t want to believe this is what is happening, but I can’t ignore what we are all seeing every night.  I am sure Cole Hamels thinks its great, but fuck him… its 2017.

In the first half, Judge would have a few pitches here & there called against him that were questionable, and he seemed to let it go most of the time (probably because he was mashing anyway), but occasionally he would voice his displeasure to an ump.  It sure as shit seems like they have taken offense to a “rookie” calling them out for a bad call once or twice a week, though I don’t recall Judge getting into any arguments or showing up an umpires at any time.  They are really letting him have it now, and it sucks.

Just another reason why balls & strikes should be called by a machine and not a human.

I will add that it was great watching him take that walk in the 8th though.  He missed a very hittable pitch unfortunately, but he didn’t let it impact the rest of the AB.  We need more of that going forward.  I don’t care so much if he doesn’t hit, as long as he takes his 2 or 3 walks a game.  Eventually, he will start squaring those hittable pitches up again, but for now he can truly help the team by saving those outs.  Mental hurdles can be the toughest to conquer for young athlete.  I really hope the coaches and older players are giving him the right messages about this issue, because he could give us fans something amazing to watch over the next 5 or 6 years.

is it safe?

I am astounded by this, considering the last 50 games or so:

Yankees offensive ranks, out of 15 AL teams -

Runs - 2
Walks - 1
Strike outs - 12
Average - 3
OBP - 2
SLG - 2
OPS - 2
Total bases - 3
(according to BBRef)

63. Yeah, he’s getting burned by the down and away borderline pitch right now. But I also think it’s possible to hit a stretch where pitchers are working a particular hitter tough. I think in addition to his mechanics returning to form, pitchers should start making more mistakes against him, especially late in the season as staffs get worn down.

I wonder who claimed Ian Kinsler. I also wonder if the Phillies would move Hamels if they got Tate back.

I really, really enjoy Cone and Paulie together and Paulie knows hitting.

Page 1 of 1 pages:

NY Post: Yankees trade Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres
(141 Comments - 12/14/2017 5:25:58 am)

TGS NY: How Yankees pulled off empire-building Giancarlo Stanton trade
(13 Comments - 12/12/2017 6:07:09 pm) Yankees to announce new bench, third base coaches
(40 Comments - 12/12/2017 10:57:35 am)

NYDN: BIG FISH: Yankees score huge catch by acquiring Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton
(187 Comments - 12/12/2017 5:16:12 am)

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees, Marlins In Advanced Talks On Giancarlo Stanton
(13 Comments - 12/9/2017 9:50:17 am)

NY Post: What Aaron Boone wants from his right-hand man
(140 Comments - 12/9/2017 9:42:08 am)

NYDN:  With manager and Otani situations resolved, Yankees free to move forward with offseason plans
(44 Comments - 12/7/2017 11:10:11 am)

NYDN: Yankees, Mets out of the running to land Shohei Otani
(113 Comments - 12/5/2017 11:25:20 am)

TGS: Kurkjian: ‘Boonie’ ready to do a great job for Yankees
(26 Comments - 12/4/2017 2:50:06 am) Sources: Yankees tab Boone as new manager
(60 Comments - 12/3/2017 3:33:04 pm)