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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Game 127: Tanaka vs. Perez

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Atlanta Braves
 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Nick Markakis, RF
 Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
 Carlos Beltran, RF Freddie Freeman, 1B
 Brian McCann, C Nick Swisher, LF
 Greg Bird, 1B Adonis Garcia, 3B
 Chase Headley, 3B Jace Peterson, 2B
 Didi Gregorius, SS Christian Bethancourt, C
 Stephen Drew, 2B Andrelton Simmons, SS
Masahiro Tanaka, SP Williams Perez, SP

Enjoy the game!

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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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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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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: Celebration time!

The Yankees announced this morning that they are holding a special pregame celebration for Alex Rodriguez before the Yankees play Toronto on September 13.

Here’s the press release:

“The New York Yankees today announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit will be held prior to the club’s game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 11:00 a.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 12:30 p.m.

On June 19, 2015, Rodriguez became the 29th player all time to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a first-inning solo home run off Detroit’s Justin Verlander. He is the third player hit a home run as his 3,000th career hit, along with Derek Jeter and Wade Boggs. He also joins Jeter as the only players in franchise history to reach 3,000 hits while playing for the Yankees and the only players ever to reach the plateau at Yankee Stadium – original or current.…

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