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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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.

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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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A Quick About Last Night: This kind of performance isn’t going to win games

Batting .156/.229/.281/.510 with five hits usually doesn’t win ballgames. And it didn’t last night.

The Yankees’ offense was stymied by Josh Tomlin and Bryan Shaw, and mounted a late comeback against Cody Allen in the bottom of the ninth that came up short.

Here’s the spray chart:
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Here’s the heat map:
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Oh, and if you missed it, Joe Girardi was tossed for arguing with umpire Dan Iassogna about his crappy strike zone. It looks like Joe may have had a point:

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These games are the ones they should be winning so hopefully the Yanks can get something going against Carlos Carrasco tonight.

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Thursday Morning Thoughts After a Sweep and Before a Four-Game Series

Song playing when I started the post: “You Kill Me With Silence” by Duran Duran

I feel like I haven’t done one of my infamous random thoughts posts in a while so here it goes…

  • It’s amazing how good the Yankees are against the Twins.
  • I feel slightly bad for Twins fans because it’s as if there’s really no hope for their team to win against the Yankees.
  • Well, okay, not really. I don’t feel bad. I like winning.
  • How about #GREGBIRD‘s performance yesterday?
  • That was awesome.
  • I also love the whole helmet removal thing the Yankees do to each other whenever someone hits a home run.
  • A-Rod did the honors both times for #GREGBIRD during yesterday’s game.
  • I’ve seen Gardner, Gregorius, and McCann do it for A-Rod.
  • Now I’m going to be watching for it all the time.
  • Oh, did you hear that Ervin Santana called Yankee Stadium a joke and said that Bird’s second home run – which was measured at 420 feet – would be a double in other parks?
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Game 119: Eovaldi vs. Santana

Welcome to this afternoon’s game thread!

Lineups:

TWINS
Hicks CF
Dozier 2B
Mauer DH
Sano 3B
Plouffe 1B
Rosario RF
Escobar SS
Herrmann C
Robinson LF

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

Enjoy the game!

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Quick hit: A-Rod launches his 25th grand slam

Alex Rodriguez hadn’t hit a home run since way back on July 27 which was also his 40th birthday. Tonight, he decided to break his homer-less streak with a big one.

It was the 25th grand slam of his career which is the MLB record and the slam gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead.

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Quick hit: Mitchell to the 7-day DL, Capuano and Rumbelow back up

Per a slew of tweets from the beat writers at the Stadium this afternoon: Bryan Mitchell has been placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion; Chris Capuano and Nick Rumbelow have been recalled from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while Caleb Cotham has been sent down.

About Last Night: What a weird game

(This is going to be slightly random but about last night’s game. I was there and I’m still tired.)

I have only been to three games this season. And I know some people reading this will think to themselves, “You’re lucky! I don’t even live in New York so I never get to go!” but for me, this is very strange because I had partial season tickets for 15 years and would regularly go to 20-25, sometimes 30 games a year.

I attended games on April 29, June 20 and last night, and I’m 2-1 – 1-1 in extra inning games.

To be honest, I wasn’t very happy about the Yankees playing into extras last night because of their record going into last night’s game. Before last night’s very strange win, the Yanks were 2-7 in extra inning games and had lost their last three in a row. I also wasn’t happy about it because I was hot, sweaty and tired.…

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Monday Morning Musings: I will not quote Meatloaf

Although it is very tempting to do so, I will not, I repeat, I will not quote Meatloaf in this post.

You all know the quote. The extremely overused, cliche, uttered since at least the summer of 1977, that usually comes after a team wins two games in a three game series.

But I will be good and I will not use it. It’s lazy to do that. It’s lazy and predictable, and who wants to be that? Not I!

I do want to gloat a bit because I did predict that this (taking two of three in Toronto) was going to happen during the IIATMS podcast on Thursday night. If you haven’t listened yet, what are you waiting for? Anyway, I was a bit fired up on that particular night because Blue Jays fans were becoming a tad too obnoxious for my taste, and I had to knock them down a peg or three in my rant. I also commented on Mets fans and how gloating in August is never a good idea, and what happened to that team this weekend?…

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