We won a series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Do we even need to celebrate a series win against a lowly team in the month of July? It seems beneath us as an organization. As a brand. As a powerhouse baseball team. Just saying.
All jokes aside though…last year, if you told me that Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman would be the offensive firepower in a nice victory, do you know what I would have said?
To be honest? Probably: Who the FUCK are Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman?!
Yep. That’s exactly what I would have said.
Mikey T is fun and all, but Gio “the God” “and the Happy Fella” Urshela?! Holy fuck. Beast mode.
On a day where Marcus Stroman was trying to impress the Yankees, Gio had to rough up him up a little bit. Sorry, Marcus. With Luke and Gley Baby on base , The God knocked them both him with a nice RBI single.
From one 2019 All-Star to another, Masa was pretty competent on this fine Sunday afternoon. I’m not going crazy with the adjectives because it was basically a very Masa performance.
Anybody who has seen multiple Masahiro Tanaka performances knows EXACTLY what I mean.
6 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 0 walks, 5 Ks.
He was cruising through 4, before letting up two solo shots in the 5th inning. What are ya gonna do?
Well, Gio is gonna help us out – of course!
First, he did this:
Then…after a Stroman wild pitch, he did THIS.
THAT MAN IS SAFE.
Love it. LOVE IT.
Tanaka settled it for a strong sixth inning after we re-took the lead, before eventually handing it over to the crème de la crème of our bullpen: Agent Zero Ottavino, Tommy K, and Zack “With a K, Not an H” Britton.
Also, don’t be flabbergasted by fancy French-talk above. I’m a classy guy. That’s all.
In the bottom of the 7th, Mikey T, clearly pretty ecstatic that Giancarlo and Cam Maybin are out, decided to display a little power.
Hey, I’m not complaining about it!
Our good buddy, Aroldis Chapman, came in for the 9th and guess what? HE DIDN”T HAVE A CLASSIC CHAPPIE PERFORMANCE!!
He retired the side!!
Boom. 4-2 win. Series win. On to the next one
The Rays series is coming in a few hours – we just beat the Jays. Now…let’s beat the Rays. Join the craze.
See what I did? I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it…okay, I’ll shut up now.
LET’S GO YANKS
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