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Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
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Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Gray handcuffs Mets for 1st win with Yanks

- Sonny Gray hurled six-plus solid innings and outpitched Jacob deGrom to pick up his first win in pinstripes, and Aroldis Chapman survived a bumpy ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-4, on Tuesday evening, concluding the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series.

Backed by homers from Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez, Gray made his first home start since being acquired by the Yanks and held the Mets scoreless until Dominic Smith’s first big league homer in the seventh. Working in front of a sellout crowd of 46,474, the right-hander scattered five hits in a 104-pitch effort, walking two and striking out five.
“It was nice. The crowd was great,” Gray said. “I was just trying to go out there and pitch my game, and not let anything from the outside affect my mindset and what I really wanted to do out there. It was a fun game overall. Any time you come away with the win, it makes it that much better.”

This is why the Yankees went out and gave up a lot of prospects to get Sonny Gray. He’s just a downright GOOD pitcher. He’s probably never going to be an ace, but he absolutely keeps you in every game that he pitches and occasionally does even better than that. He makes it so that there’s one rotation spot that you really don’t have to worry about, and that’s huge.

While Aaron Judge has cooled down a lot, Gary Sanchez, meanwhile, is starting to heat up with his bat. Not only that, but notice that since he was benched one game earlier this month, he hasn’t had a single passed ball? It could be that he needed some tough love there. If he starts to put it all together, it’s like having two MVP-caliber players in the lineup between him and Judge. Those two guys could flat out CARRY this lineup if need be. Remember how Cano used to carry the lineup towards the end of his time here? Well, if Cano could do it by himself, presumably Judge and Sanchez can do it together (not to mention Hicks doing his thing, as well).

Brett Gardner is in another one of those huge slumps of his. The Yankees are trying to rest him by DHing him, but their lineup is so shitty right now that they really can’t afford to give him too much time off to rest. I guess the next time Romine catches, they should DH Sanchez and give Gardner the day off.

Anyhow, a lot of the great parts of this win were overshadowed by Aroldis Chapman coming in and giving up a two-run home run and then needing a brilliant play by Didi Gregorius from having the tying run on first with one out. I know he’s still throwing 100-101 MPH, but he’s not getting swings and misses despite throwing 100 MPH, which suggests to me that his mechanics are fucked and I think the most likely scenario is that he is nursing an injury. He clearly strained himself at the end of the game, but I don’t know if that is a new injury or not. Hopefully he gets a quick DL stint to fix his shit.

Jaime Garcia pitches tomorrow against the Mets in CitiField. Hopefully this “road trip” goes okay.

--Posted at 2:42 am by Brian Cronin / 25 Comments | - (0)

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