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The Rubber Match (vs. YANKEES, 3/31)

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1 hour ago, tntoriole said:

As in the dark years, I approach each game as a microcosm...a season unto itself.  This is the only game, the whole season, right here, right now.  

Normally I'd be part of the crowd having the tough time. Lol

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Just now, OFFNY said:

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Means is gutting it out, here ........ shades of Richard Bleier, early last year before he sustained a season-ending injury.

 

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Just shut up, and watch the game.

 

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1 minute ago, Natty said:

How about Givens set up man and Wright the closer?

Glad I'm not the only one to think this. Wright looked damn good in closing yesterday.

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2 minutes ago, scOtt said:

I've noticed the breaks are shorter this year. I can't get to the bathroom and back before they're back on.

Or you could be getting older.  # of pees and pee duration both go up with age, I have found.

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John Means: 3 1/3 IP, 4 runs surrendered while he was pitching (3 charged to Bundy), 2 scoreless innings, 1 inning surrendering a solo dinger, and got out of the bottom of the 4th bases loaded 2 outs jam with a lead.

A few of his deliveries looked to REALLY fool the Yankees. Deception pitcher. But when they aren't fooled, like Sanchez, it goes a long way.

He threw 80 pitches. That's a LOT for a reliever.

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1 minute ago, allquixotic said:

John Means: 3 1/3 IP, 4 runs surrendered while he was pitching (3 charged to Bundy), 2 scoreless innings, 1 inning surrendering a solo dinger, and got out of the bottom of the 4th bases loaded 2 outs jam with a lead.

A few of his deliveries looked to REALLY fool the Yankees. Deception pitcher. But when they aren't fooled, like Sanchez, it goes a long way.

I say Means did a good job.

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1 minute ago, SteveA said:

Or you could be getting older.  # of pees and pee duration both go up with age, I have found.

 

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2 minutes ago, allquixotic said:

John Means: 3 1/3 IP, 4 runs surrendered while he was pitching (3 charged to Bundy), 2 scoreless innings, 1 inning surrendering a solo dinger, and got out of the bottom of the 4th bases loaded 2 outs jam with a lead.

A few of his deliveries looked to REALLY fool the Yankees. Deception pitcher. But when they aren't fooled, like Sanchez, it goes a long way.

He threw 80 pitches. That's a LOT for a reliever.

It sounded like he used to be a starter, listening to the commentary. 

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1 minute ago, Shawn said:

It sounded like he used to be a starter, listening to the commentary. 

They definitely stretched him out this spring.

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