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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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.

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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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