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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Yankees (45-41) @ Red Sox (50-39), Friday, 7/14/2017, 07:10p ET

Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (L): (91.1 IP, 3.65 ERA) vs. Red Sox: Drew Pomeranz (L): (90 IP, 3.60 ERA)

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF .256/.346/.454
2. Gary Sanchez (R) C .276/.360/.491
3. Aaron Judge (R) RF .329/.448/.691
4. Matt Holliday (R) DH .262/.366/.511
5. Didi Gregorius (L) SS .291/.321/.458
6. Garrett Cooper (R) 1B
7. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF .266/.337/.384
8. Chase Headley (S) 3B .251/.341/.366
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) 2B .278/.306/.364

Red Sox
1. Mookie Betts (R) RF .272/.351/.490
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B .303/.382/.397
3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS .303/.359/.447
4. Hanley Ramirez (R) DH .261/.350/.445
5. Chris Young (R) LF .255/.339/.386
6. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF .280/.363/.490
7. Sam Travis (R) 1B .275/.341/.375
8. Christian Vazquez (R) C .267/.303/.358
9. Deven Marrero (R) 3B .225/.266/.349

I have a bad feeling about this game series.

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99 No soft contact is good but strike outs are better and if Chapman’s right he gets them as Green and Betances did.

It certainly would have been better if he had struck out the side. I do agree about that.

Chapman was unlucky, the infield was bad, but if Chapman isn’t striking guys out he’s not right.

The numbness keeps this in perspective, but just imagine if this team misses a playoff spot by a game or two, and remembering all these losses. Wow, its going to hurt.

And the Red Sox are adding Todd Frazier. Awesome.

The way the Yankees are playing it’s hard to worry what anyone else is doing.

Even when they Yankees are doing poorly, I still don’t want the Red Sox to do well. Plus, them adding Frazier actively hurts the Yankees since the Yankees are currently playing them.

You know, with how horribly the Yankees have played I’m still pretty optimistic about the rest of the year.  Obviously without Betances and Chapman doing their thing it won’t be pretty, but the track record is there for a good 2nd half performance.

Given the Red Sox needed a complete collapse (mostly through poor sequencing / bullpen) of the Yankees I’d be a little more concerned as a Red Sox fan since they were supposed to run away with it and don’t look like they will unless Murphy’s Law continues in force for the rest of the season.  But really, can it possibly get worse?  I say no.

I guess I’m just saying: there’s a chance!

Oh yeah, they’re clearly a pretty decent team that’s just run into some unbelievably terrible luck this past month. The issue is just whether this bad stretch is bad enough that it will screw them in the end. That, and, of course, is it possible for bad luck to last the rest of the year? I guess it’s POSSIBLE.

Some bad luck (tonight) and a lot of bad play. And yes I’d like the townies to collapse like the year they did a world class choke I think 2011.

Also as hard as it is to believe given how shitty they have played, being a couple games over .500 going into the last two months isn’t a bad position IF you get hot. Two months where you are eight over (which isn’t even necessarily scalding) puts you at like twenty over if you’re first few months were passable enough. It’s just hard to feel too optimistic when THEY CAN’T WIN A FUCKING GAME

I’m not optimistic at all about them, but at the same time, they’re also clearly too good to suck quite THIS much. They’re seriously not going to lose EVERY close game, ya know? As bebop noted, they’re 9-18 in one run games. Even if you presume that shitty bullpen pitching will result in a worse than normal one run game results, that’s still way out of whack.

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