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9 hours ago, NJ said:

Whatareya old? 

8-8-88 was there for the first night game

1. Yes

2. Don't they still play more day games than any other team?  The fans should be prepared.

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12 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

1. Yes

2. Don't they still play more day games than any other team?  The fans should be prepared.

Wrigley most fun place to watch a game and I’m a Yankee fan saying that

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13 minutes ago, chirorob said:

Houston looks like crap....

Their starters are sick.

Houston is a buzzsaw and whomever makes it out of the other series alive is not going to be the favorite. 

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1 minute ago, CrazyCarl40 said:

Houston is a buzzsaw and whomever makes it out of the other series alive is not going to be the favorite. 

Houston is gping for the sweep, while the yanks and boston are annihilating each others bullpen with too much work.

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Yankees fans absolutely annihilated Sanchez this year even demanding the scrub Romine start over him in the playoffs 

 

thrilled for Gary Sanchez

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1 hour ago, Philc1 said:

Yankees fans absolutely annihilated Sanchez this year even demanding the scrub Romine start over him in the playoffs 

 

thrilled for Gary Sanchez

Not me. I’ve actually stuck by Bird too. These guys are still so young. 

 

Sanchez issues is all about focus. Bird’s was confidence 

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Was unaware of the nice baseball community here.  Dodgers fan here hoping Buehler can finish the sweep tonight.

Have a feeling Yankees/Red Sox is going 5.  I would bet the Yankees, but it's very hard to say.  

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Hoping the Brewers can wrap up their series today  Love the way they built that team over the past season, and they have never won it in the history of their franchise.  I go to a lot of games up in Milwaukee -- they have had great support from the fans during the good and bad times. 

Brewers and their fans deserve it.  Go Brew Crew!!!

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3 hours ago, HessStation said:

Not me. I’ve actually stuck by Bird too. These guys are still so young. 

 

Sanchez issues is all about focus. Bird’s was confidence 

Players just have bad years from time to time.  Sanchez was phenomenal his two seasons here to give up on him because of 1 bad season is asinine

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Time for Severino to pitch like the ace top 2 starting pitcher in all of mlb I keep hearing about

 

bring back the curse

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9 hours ago, Philc1 said:

 

Time for Severino to pitch like the ace top 2 starting pitcher in all of mlb I keep hearing about

 

bring back the curse

Curse is never coming back. Sox are here to stay. Will be even better when they get rid of Dumbroski. He’s awful. Did pick a good manager though. 

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On 10/4/2018 at 11:11 AM, chirorob said:

Their staff is soooo deep.   

Boston has to be the favorite, but you have 3 teams with 100 wins, and the other team has 4 different 200 strikeout starters who all have an ERA under 3.4

The AL is a straight blood bath. Other than MAYBE the dodgers, I don't think the NL has a chance to win the series this year. 

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31 minutes ago, BroadwayBen said:

The AL is a straight blood bath. Other than MAYBE the dodgers, I don't think the NL has a chance to win the series this year. 

Agreed   I think any of the AL teams takes the World Series over any NL team.

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9 hours ago, Thai Jet said:

Agreed   I think any of the AL teams takes the World Series over any NL team.

If Houston can sweep, they are going to sit around for 4-5 days.   Verlander gets extra rest, the bullpen gets extra rest.   Meanwhile, the Yanks and Sox bullpens are throwing 5-7 innings a game.   Houston doesn't need the help, they are so good as it is.

If (huge, huge if) the Yanks can beat Boston, Verlander will strike out Stanton 3 times on 9-10 pitches.

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On 10/7/2018 at 6:35 AM, Philc1 said:

Yankees fans absolutely annihilated Sanchez this year even demanding the scrub Romine start over him in the playoffs 

 

thrilled for Gary Sanchez

I want Sanchez to do well.

I think Romine is a great #2 catcher.   He can hit enough, with a little pop, and is decent defensively.    Sanchez hit under 190, and missed a ton of games and still led the league in passed balls.   You HAVE to give him another full season, his talent is too great.

Bird, that's another story.   Again, I want him to succeed, but he had a miserable year, and has never shown the ability to stay healthy for a full season.  I thought he would have a monster year, a decent lefty bat between Stanton, Judge and Sanchez.  

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1 minute ago, chirorob said:

If Houston can sweep, they are going to sit around for 4-5 days.   Verlander gets extra rest, the bullpen gets extra rest.   Meanwhile, the Yanks and Sox bullpens are throwing 5-7 innings a game.   Houston doesn't need the help, they are so good as it is.

If (huge, huge if) the Yanks can beat Boston, Verlander will strike out Stanton 3 times on 9-10 pitches.

Sox's / Yanks shaping up as a good battle, not there was any doubt it would. Wish Soxs could pitch Sales every game. lol

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1 hour ago, Thai Jet said:

Sox's / Yanks shaping up as a good battle, not there was any doubt it would. Wish Soxs could pitch Sales every game. lol

Eovaldi is really good, such a live arm.   The whole thing is make him throw a lot of pitches, and get him out by the 5th, so Yanks can try to work on the bullpen.

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1 hour ago, chirorob said:

Eovaldi is really good, such a live arm.   The whole thing is make him throw a lot of pitches, and get him out by the 5th, so Yanks can try to work on the bullpen.

Methinks the Sox will be having a similar approach to the Yankees starter tonight. 

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11 minutes ago, CrazyCarl40 said:

Methinks the Sox will be having a similar approach to the Yankees starter tonight. 

I'm just happy that Pomeranz didn't make the off season roster. What a difference from last year.

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1 hour ago, CrazyCarl40 said:

Methinks the Sox will be having a similar approach to the Yankees starter tonight. 

Of course.

I love Eovaldi.   I was so happy he was able to come back (I wish that the Yanks had him), after all that he has been through.   Dude can throw 98 all day, with a 94 cutter that moves.   It's just consistancy and health with him.

That being said, I like NY's bullpen over Bostons.   I like your lineup better, and you don't have Stanton just acting clueless at the plate in the middle of your line up.   It's not that he is making outs, he just swings at anything, and doesn't seem to have any idea what he is doing.

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Houston just told the Indians, "B****, please.   Go home, you are embarrassing yourself."

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No matter what happens moving forward, all other series are over so the microscope is squarely on this series. Will be interesting to see if the Red Sox can keep the momentum or if the young Yanks will be angry enough to do something about it. CC Sabathia and Rick Porcello. Not a bad matchup!

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So is Luis Severino still the best pitcher in the mlb?  I’m just wondering guys because I was literally called a retarded person for 2 months on this board because I didn’t have that opinion

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30 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

So is Luis Severino still the best pitcher in the mlb?  I’m just wondering guys because I was literally called a retarded person for 2 months on this board because I didn’t have that opinion

He pitched like crap.

Either he's hurt, or he massively lost command of his pitches.   He does need a 3rd pitch, either a real change or something else, because if one of his 2 aren't working, he gets hit.

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40 minutes ago, chirorob said:

He pitched like crap.

Either he's hurt, or he massively lost command of his pitches.   He does need a 3rd pitch, either a real change or something else, because if one of his 2 aren't working, he gets hit.

I don’t think his manager did him any favors and then turning to Lance Lynn? Not how I would have done it. 

Maybe last night was a reckoning for Judge’s DJ antics at Fenway the other night? 😉

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2 minutes ago, CrazyCarl40 said:

I don’t think his manager did him any favors and then turning to Lance Lynn? Not how I would have done it. 

Maybe last night was a reckoning for Judge’s DJ antics at Fenway the other night? 😉

It's Yanks and Sox in the playoffs, neither team needs any extra motivation.   I said it at the time, and I've said it since, I wish the Yanks had brought back Eovaldi.  

On a side note, I also maintain if the Yanks somehow beat Boston, Houston's starting pitching will be a nightmare.    Those power strikeout righties with extra rest vs NY's lineup?   5 hits, 1 run (if lucky), 15 strikeouts a game.

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27 minutes ago, chirorob said:

He pitched like crap.

Either he's hurt, or he massively lost command of his pitches.   He does need a 3rd pitch, either a real change or something else, because if one of his 2 aren't working, he gets hit.

I am a lifelong Mets fan(61 in December) and I have seen my share of good pitchers for my favorite team over the years. I think Severino has stuff on par with most of them at this stage of his career, save Seaver and Doc. It is way better than the last couple of games when he can't get out of the 4th inning because he's at 70-80pitches. The thing I've noticed is he needs to , as Ronnie Darling says so many times on SNY, "just trust your stuff." Throw strikes, period. The most important pitch to every guy is strike one. When you are blessed with his arm, the tendency is to try to blow everyone away. I think that will come with his maturity as a pitcher.  I agree, a change would be a great addition to his arsenal. He is a special kid, and is going to have a tremendous career,

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1 hour ago, Philc1 said:

So is Luis Severino still the best pitcher in the mlb?  I’m just wondering guys because I was literally called a retarded person for 2 months on this board because I didn’t have that opinion

He's great in the regular season. He's not a big-game pitcher, but we've known that for awhile. There's a reason he didn't get the WC game.

He's the opposite of el duque.

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9 minutes ago, CrazyCarl40 said:

I don’t think his manager did him any favors and then turning to Lance Lynn? Not how I would have done it. 

Maybe last night was a reckoning for Judge’s DJ antics at Fenway the other night? 😉

Boone had a terrible night. Not sure if it was the warm up issue (what the hell happened there) or not. But bringing Sev back out for the 4th made no sense. He wasn't finishing people, he had no command and they put that bat on the ball a lot up until that point. Down 3 they would have lost anyway but bringing in another starter with the bases loaded wasn't a good look by Boone.

Losing is tough but what makes it worse it they didn't get to the Sox pen at all. If they kept it close and lost it could have helped for tonight.

The Yankees should be able to score off of Porcello so if CC can give them 5 good innings tonight they will be in great shape. CC throws a lot of pitches at this point so I am not sure he will be able to go more than 4.

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Just now, Maxman said:

Boone had a terrible night. Not sure if it was the warm up issue (what the hell happened there) or not. But bringing Sev back out for the 4th made no sense. He wasn't finishing people, he had no command and they put that bat on the ball a lot up until that point. Down 3 they would have lost anyway but bringing in another starter with the bases loaded wasn't a good look by Boone.

Losing is tough but what makes it worse it they didn't get to the Sox pen at all. If they kept it close and lost it could have helped for tonight.

The Yankees should be able to score off of Porcello so if CC can give them 5 good innings tonight they will be in great shape. CC throws a lot of pitches at this point so I am not sure he will be able to go more than 4.

Yep, my brother was screaming at the TV when Sevi came back out for the 4th. Meanwhile, Cora actually made the right move going against the current trend and left Eovaldi out there to save the pen.

Tonight's going to be tough. This is a new feeling...I'm actually kinda nervous going to the game tonight.

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