Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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Game 129: Eovaldi vs. Teheran

Welcome to today’s game thread!

Lineups:

BRAVES
Markakis RF
Swisher LF
Freeman 1B
Pierzynski C
Garcia 3B
Peterson 2B
Simmons SS
Bourn CF

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Beltran RF
McCann C
Bird 1B
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS
Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Game 128 Recap: Yankees 3, Braves 1

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Before I start the game recap, I’d just like to say that my thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field last night. I cannot imagine what they’re going through. I’d also like to extend my thoughts to the people who witnessed it because that kind of incident can mess a person up for a while. How scary.

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This game seemed like one of those contests that the Yankees would lose in annoying fashion for two reasons: 1) The first inning and how they only managed to score one run on a wild pitch after starting off with a bloop double and 2) Luis Severino was pitching and the Yankees like to not score when he’s on the mound.

I’m glad that my initial feeling was wrong and that the Yankees woke up late, scored some runs and closed this one down.

First up, the aforementioned Severino.…

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IIATMS Podcast Episode 38: There’s a lot to talk about

We recorded another podcast last night!

Dom, E.J. and yours truly discussed a number of subjects: We talked about the Yankees being 1.5 games back in the division, Posada and Pettitte Day, had a conversation about the upcoming September call-ups, and also about CC Sabathia’s injury and what it could mean for 2015 and beyond.

And here is the podcast’s RSS feed.

Enjoy!

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Off Day Open Thread: 8/27/15

Good afternoon, everyone.

We are about to enter the home stretch and the Yankees are dragging themselves into September by their arms as if their legs are paralyzed or broken – think James Caan in Misery. That’s how the Yankees are finishing up this month and it is not pretty.

Since they’re playing like crap, and I have nothing more to add to that analysis, I have decided to put up an open thread for the night.

Feel free to vent (no caps lock) about how they’ve been playing, discuss other games on the docket today that have may playoff implications, oh, and most importantly, if you have a question for Dom, EJ or yours truly, leave them below because we’re recording a podcast tonight! It will be up tomorrow morning for your listening pleasure. And in case you missed the last podcast two weeks ago, you can listen here.

Have a good evening!

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Game 126: Big Mike is back

Welcome to the game thread.

Lineups:

ASTROS
Altuve 2B
Gonzalez SS
Lowrie 3B
Rasmus RF
Gattis DH
Gomez CF
Valbuena 1B
Marisnick LF
Castro C

YANKEES
Gardner CF
Beltran RF
Rodriguez DH
McCann C
Headley 3B
Bird 1B
Gregorius SS
Young LF
Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Flashback: 8/25/11

Remember when the Yankees’ offense could hit three grand slams in a day? I do!

The fun part about this crazy game was that the Yankees were down 7-2 before the first grand slam was hit in the bottom of the fifth inning and they went on to win the game 22-9.

The grand slams were hit by Robinson Cano. Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson who are all on different teams now. Cano and Granderson finished with five RBI that day while Martin had six because he hit two home runs – the slam in the sixth inning and a solo shot in the fourth.

Other fun facts from that game:

  • Boone Logan picked up the win.
  • Phil Hughes started for the Yanks and gave up six ER in 2 2/3 innings.
  • The Yankees were 10-21 with runners in scoring position.
  • Mark Teixeira was the only starter without a hit.
  • Andruw Jones pinch hit for Teixeira and hit a solo shot in the 8th to score the 22nd run.
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Quick About Last Night: Dellin Betances and the pitch of doom

This is the pitch Francisco Lindor hit off Dellin Betances to break a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning of yesterday’s game.

lindorHR

How deflating. The Stadium was in shock and I actually said, “Did that just happen?”

It just stinks that the home run came off a pitch from Betances of all people because he’s been so reliable this season, but the Yankees offense also needs to do a better job against someone like Trevor Bauer who came into the game with an ERA above 4.

On to the next one…

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Game 122: Jorge Posada Day!

Hi guys, it’s Stacey. Could you stop losing to the Indians? Thanks.

Also, can you stop your run of playing badly on ceremony days? Please? Thanks again.

The pitching matchup is Severino vs. Salazar

Lineups:
INDIANS
Kipnis 2B
Lindor SS
Brantley DH
Santana 1B
Chisenhall RF
Almonte CF
Perez C
Ramirez 3B
Aviles LF

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Beltran RF
McCann DH
Bird 1B
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS
Drew 2B
Murphy C

Enjoy the game!

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