This was as solid of a victory that you can possibly get.
When you look up “baseball victory” in the goddamn dictionary, there should be a picture of this 3-1 win against the Mariners.
Instead, there should be a link to this blog article in the dictionary under “baseball victory”…now I’m really using my brain!
So, yeah. We beat the Mariners 3-1, to win the series 3-1. Whoa. Mindfuck.
JA “Peanut Butter” Happ, aka “Mr. Consistency,” is back baby! The 2018 JA that we had come to know and love is officially having his resurgence! Eh – maybe, maybe not.
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he gives up 3-4 runs next game, and I’m not trying to hate on him! That just seems like the 2019 ‘story’ of Peanut Butta Happ.
BUT, on Thursday night, he was ROLLING.
5 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, 3 walks, 7 Ks.
That is a beautiful, beautiful performance – it almost brings tear to my guy.
We also were treated to some fantastic, situational hitting by longtime Yankee stalwarts, Cameron “Call Me Maybe” Maybin, and Gio “The Happy Fella” Urshela.
Lmao. “Longtime Yankee stalwarts.” I crack myself up. A year ago, if you told me that these two guys would be our only run production in a nice victory, I would be so fucking confused. And rattled. Very rattled.
BUT, that’s what happened!!
I didn’t even really know who Gio was last year! I had slightly remembered him from the 2017 ALDS against the Indians, but barely. Barely.
Call Me Maybin had a nice RBI double in the 2nd, scoring Clint the Wildling, and Don Giovanni scored Gardy Party and DJ LM On That Beat with a RBI single.
Thank the old gods and the new that Gio was not seriously injured on that foul ball. It is still bizarre to type, but “Gio Urshela has been our most productive hitter.”
Damn – love that dude.
We turned a 3-0 lead over to our awesome bullpen and the boys balled out.
“The boys balled out.”
You’re not going to find a more expert Yankee blogger analysis, I guarantee it!
Ottavino gave us a shutout 6th, Tommy K with a shutout 9th, and Zack “With a K” with a shutout 8th. Classic Chappie went a step further than his usual walk or single in the 9th…he gave up a solo shot!
Do we care? Nope.
He still recorded the save and we got the win!
LET’S GO YANKS
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