What a game.
It had it all!
Frustration, the urge for me to throw my phone across the room (or punch a wall), good pitching, an AMAZING comeback, and CC trying to fight an entire team.
What more do you need from a Yankees game?
But, I’ll tell you this much, folks…If we lost this game – oh boy. I was gonna be MAD. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I think it would have been more of a defeated sadness, as opposed to anger.
We were getting ready to record The Other Guys, right before our comeback was initiated. Morale was low before the bottom of the 8th. And then?
The switch was flipped!!
I’ve said it once, and I will say it a thousand times more. I’m going to miss Carsten Charles Sabathia SO MUCH. A lot, a lot, a lot.
This was, pretty much, the most classic CC performance you could get. He gave up a couple solo shots early on, he stayed strong, then wavered a little bit and gave up a RBI double. Nevertheless, he finished with six capable innings.
6 IP, 5 hits, 3 ER, 0 walks, 6 Ks.
AND, of course, he had to start a potential brawl with Rays. Because he hates the Rays. And he only has a few more months of initiating fights without legal consequences – besides fines. But who gives a fuck about fines?
Props to Didi for doing a pretty adequate job of holding back the behemoth that is CC. You go, guy.
After CC tried to fight the entire Rays team, we had to get back to focusing on baseball – we were down 3-1!
Oh yeah…Edwin hit another yabo in the 2nd inning of this game. 3rd in 2 days. 28 homers on the year. Not to brag, though.
So….yeah….down 3-1. I was all pumped up from the CC fight, I didn’t want my natural high to end! I was also a little buzzed from a few beers, but that’s irrelevant.
DJ LeMahieu is a Machine. That’s no surprise.
So, him hitting a beautiful bomb is also no surprise.
He’s also going to, most likely, set his career high for yabos in a season. Not to brag or anything, though.
Credit to David “He’s Still Pretty Boring” Hale! Nestor Cortes did NOT have it on this fine Tuesday evening…He loaded the bases with a double and two walks in the 7th. Ballsy call by Boonie to call upon Hale in this situation.
But the homie buckled down, forced a double play to get out of it, and then proceeded to have a 1-2-3 8th inning. Love it. LOVE IT.
Which brings us to the big one…the bottom of the eighth.
First, Gleyber walked. Then Gardy struck out – oh well.
DJ at the plate…the man RIPPED a ball that appeared to be rocketing straight into the right-centerfield gap. I was envisioning an extra base hit, with Gley Baby scoring from first. The hit looked sooo good off the bat.
But, fucking Kiermaier was playing over…he made the catch with ease…goddamnit.
And then, with Judgey at the plate, he knocked a ball to straightaway right! It was looking fair, looking fair, looking fa – FUCK! Snuck directly to the right of the foul pole…
It was looking like we couldn’t catch a break. I was watching the game over Google Hangouts with my co-host, Adam. Morale was low, folks.
But, then – Judge, again. Boom.
WHAT A GUY, WHAT A GUY
WE TOOK THE LEAD. I WAS YELLING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS IN MY APARTMENT. THE STADIUM WAS GOING BERSERK. WOOO.
Flashfoward from this: #MyFirstBaseman single, Gary double, Edwin intentional walk.
Let’s tack some more on, shall we?
DIDI THE KNIGHT
GRAND SLAM AHHHHHHH
(I’m pretending to yell as I type this, because that is what I was doing during real time)
ALLL OF A SUDDEN, WE HAD A 5 RUN LEAD.
Okay, my fingers are starting to hurt from all the capital letters – very reminiscent of how my voice hurt after screaming at the top of my lungs last night.
BUT, I still knocked out a podcast episode. And I’m still knocking out this blog. Credit to me.
NOW – back to the game. Massive lead now, people!
And we headed to the 9th…
Boonie wanted to keep Hale in, with the five run lead, which was understandable. The dude was gassed though, which is also understandable. I’m just an understanding guy.
He allowed two strikeouts, with a Meadows single in between, before he was pulled for Zack “With a K, Not an H.” Britton was originally on for the save, when the lead was only 4-3.
Now, he got the chance to pad his stats, act as the hero by bailing out Boring Hale, and get the dub. And that’s what he did, baby. Two strikeouts later and THAT WAS THE GAME. 8-3 win!! What a comeback! Credit to us, credit to us.
We have a chance to take the series lead tonight – let’s get itttt.
LET’S GO YANKS
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Oh! I almost forgot Gardy’s catch!
Gardy you are the man.