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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yankees (91-71) @ Indians (102-60), Wednesday, 10/11/2017, 08:08p ET

Yankees: CC Sabathia (L): (148.2 IP, 3.69 ERA, 3.4 RA-9 WAR) vs. Indians: Corey Kluber (R): (203.2 IP, 2.25 ERA, 8.5 RA-9 WAR)

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF .264/.350/.428, 3.8 fWAR
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF .284/.422/.627, 8.2 fWAR
3. Didi Gregorius (L) SS .287/.318/.478, 3.9 fWAR
4. Gary Sanchez (R) C .278/.345/.531, 4.4 fWAR
5. Greg Bird (L) 1B .190/.288/.422, -0.4 fWAR
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B .300/.338/.454, 1.9 fWAR
7. Aaron Hicks (S) CF .266/.372/.475, 3.3 fWAR
8. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) DH .264/.348/.402, 1.6 fWAR
9. Todd Frazier (R) 3B .222/.365/.423, 3.0 fWAR
Team Total: 29.7 fWAR

1. Francisco Lindor (S) SS .273/.337/.505, 5.9 fWAR
2. Jason Kipnis (L) CF .232/.291/.414, 0.7 fWAR
3. Jose Ramirez (S) 2B .318/.374/.583, 6.6 fWAR
4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH .258/.377/.504, 2.5 fWAR
5. Carlos Santana (S) 1B .259/.363/.455, 3.0 fWAR
6. Austin Jackson (R) LF .318/.387/.482, 1.8 fWAR
7. Jay Bruce (L) RF .248/.331/.477, 2.7 fWAR
8. Roberto Perez (R) C .207/.291/.373, 0.5 fWAR
9. Giovanny Urshela (R) 3B .224/.262/.288, -0.5 fWAR
Team Total: 23.2 fWAR

This is probably the last game of the Yankees’ season.  It was mostly fun while it lasted.

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This game is a lock loss.

1-1? That bouncer in the dirt has been a strike all night.

Why even bother with Kahnle now?  Robertson’s only at 15 pitches.

Worst Ump evah.

Pitchers should live inside to lefties, away to righties because all that shit is getting called.

D-Rob for Emperor for Life.

Who is this ump ? Mr. Magoo ?

Have I mentioned I’m a Robertson fan?

I’d let him start the 8th and go to Chapman.  Might as well not screw around now.

It’s so happy and natural to see Robertson in a Yankees uniform.

High fucking socks.

Time for some insurance runs!!


I’m working on my comedy routine.

Cleveland needs to bring Kluber back. That’s the problem.

Who will pitch teh ate??

Yankees don’t take insurance.Thorp on blackjack.

I’m not saying he should get a monument or anything, but D-rob has a place in Yankee history

When I got promoted in 2012 my boss got me a David Robertson autographed photo from his days with the Trenton Thunder.  I’ve been a fan since his 2011 season (1.08 ERA!!)

Ugh. That one coulda gone 600 feet.

I’ve seen this game before. Too many times.

Waaaaay too many times.  It’s like the hitters hate the relievers and just want to fuck them over.

Gary flailing like Castro. Seen that before. Too many times.

The feeling of just waiting for them to inevitably score again is awful.

Another horseshit called strike.

Looks like Francona got it right pulling the Cy Young winner while Girardi got it wrong, again,leaving CC in a batter too long.

If they’re going to blow it I hope it happens here, I can’t take another walkoff

[223] Don’t Yankees pitchers get any? Only Yankees batters getting robbed overwhelmingly?

[224] Yep.

Yep, Girardo going with Chapman for the six outs. Why not Kahnle?

Do TV broadcasters take a course in how to set up the perfect jinx?

Top of the order coming, let Chap get them and replace if necessary.

[229] I dunno, you don’t bring in your closer just to replace him at any sign of trouble.

THis is pretty cool. Who expected to be here?

Based on the information available, thanks to Pavlidis and others like him, we’re able to compare pitches as they are called by umpires versus what the radar tells us. That includes an estimate on how accurate the average umpire is behind the plate.

“Both (radar and the umpire) would probably be about 90 percent,” he said. “An automated system would not have the big misses but would actually miss more on the margins, according to some unpublished research I’ve heard about. The bigger difference would be the zone wouldn’t expand and contract during at-bats.”

It’s interesting that the technology is about as accurate as the humans standing behind the dish. That has a lot to do with the recent change from camera systems to radar, Pavlidis said.

“It’s worse now, in my estimation,” he said. “The camera systems were replaced by radar for 2017, and I have not seen any demonstration from the field establishing the accuracy levels that we had with the optical systems; 0.5 to one-inch under ideal operating conditions.

“The new system is also, well, newer to the parks — we’ve had the others for up to 10 years — so the kinks need to be ironed out. Radar processing is also slower, more subject to electronic interference.”

The big question, of course, is whether the technology is at a point where we could take calling the balls and strikes out of the hands of humans and put in an automated system. Based on recent changes, probably not. Pavlidis sees a way forward, however.


The main argument against going with technology over the umpire is how the strike zone is set, batter to batter and pitch to pitch. This is where subjectivity comes into play on both ends. While an umpire is more likely to miss a pitch or be fooled by a catcher with excellent framing skills, a machine is more likely to have the zone slightly out of place. Gameday stringers do the best they can to mark the zone on a screen for each batter, but players tend to move while in the the batter’s box. In the end, you can’t avoid some level of the human element.

Encarnacion coming up in the 9th. Discofever, earlier today:

Who gives up the Kirk Gibson HR? Chapman?

An insurance run would be kind of neat.

Not that I don’t trust ol’ Roldi in the 9th…but I wouldn’t be opposed to 5-10 more runs

What’s really nice is they didn’t make Chapman work much in the 8th.

You know what would be nice right about now?

[234] And Santa Claus is coming to town.

233 Damn you.
234 As if.

[230] You bring in your closer to face the best hitters. And you have more good pitchers in case it goes wrong.

Just 1 insurance run.  Please.  Pretty pretty please…

“People are going to talk about did the Indians do too much during their winning streak”


Good one Starlin.

242 That would just make the loss worse.

Insurance run please!

[243] Exactly. Like “what idiots for winning all those games. They should have lost a few to take the pressure off themselves.”

Ajax! Still on our side.

Come on, passed ball and a balk.

The DH position is due.

The DH position is dud.

[248] He has that classic Japanese sense of loyalty.

Holliday couldn’t be any worse, should’ve stuck him in there.

Frazier needs to plant one over the Green Monster.

From Cleveland.

I’m so nervous.  I ate McDonald’s for some dumb school fundraiser.  Feel like I’m going to puke.

Frazier will probably k but he’s had a good an here

We need one of Gardy’s backhand slice doubles right here.

I love having Gardner up here.

I ate McDonald too for lunch!  Nostalgia failed me big time.

[257]  You know, Rob, you’ve been smoking that pipe for years now.  I worry about your health.

Can’t get to page 4 in time for the insurance run page.

[260]  Yeah, it all seemed so great when I was like 28 and could still eat whatever I wanted.

[262]  Can’t lived on Won’t Street.

If,when we lose let it be in the 9th not xtra innings.

This is a long time for Aroldis to be sitting without any damn runs actually being scored.

Ya know, there are some cute chicks in Indiana.

Maddon would walk Gardy.

[267] - Ohio?

Hell of an at bat in any case.

Puke for a run.

[266] seriously, I am going to be so pissed

[270] Indians are from Indiana. I mean, it only stands to reason. Sheesh !

Didn’t Gardner also have a 10 or 11 pitch AB vs Kluber?

This is agony

Hell of an at bat in any case.

(It bore repeating.)

Yes yes yes yes yes

Runs! Plural!


269 And Maddon would’ve been right.


What an AB!!!!

fuck yeah gardner!!



Now the loss is really gonna hurt.

Shades of the Soho hit in 2000 WS!

That was one of the best ABs I’ve ever seen!!!

Mr. Met with the error.

Holy crappppppppppp!!!!

[290] You had to

Gardner just cemented Cash’s inability to ever trade him. PROFESSIONAL. HITTER.

Stellar AB.

More unearned runs !

The walkoff grand slam is going to suck

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