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Beat 'Dem Yanks (vs. YANKEES, 8/05)

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1 minute ago, Chavez Ravine said:

Tie game!!!!

Are the Yankees just smoke and mirrors? At this point they obviously are for real, but you look at them and wonder.

Yankees starting pitching is going to doom them in the playoffs. Tanaka has a 9.78 era post all star break and that is before tonight's game. They don't have a legit number one or even number two starter. 

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1 minute ago, Chavez Ravine said:

Tie game!!!!

Are the Yankees just smoke and mirrors? At this point they obviously are for real, but you look at them and wonder.

It sounds crazy to say this but based on how mediocre their starters have been and their injuries they have overachieved. 

I mean their talent matches their record but not how they have gotten there.  

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1 minute ago, Chavez Ravine said:

Tie game!!!!

Are the Yankees just smoke and mirrors? At this point they obviously are for real, but you look at them and wonder.

This was just a bad spot for them.   You sweep four from the Red Sox at home, then have to go on the road vs a last place team.... that is the definition of ripe for a letdown.   Not to mention playing a night game adn then travelling and probably not getting into their hotels until 3 or 4 AM.   And Tanaka has had poor road numbers all year.

They're good.   But we got them at just the right time.   And as we've seen all year, this Oriole team just doesn't give up very often.   They have battled back so many times, often to fell short, but except for the games where bad pitchers get blasted and put us in a hole that is just too deep, we don't go down without a fight.

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Just now, Roll Tide said:

Yep.... Villar sucks and has no value ....Time to nontender him! LOL

If he had trade value and Elias was actively trying to trade him why wasn't he traded?

But sure the results of three at bats changes everything.

Not like someone like Felix Pie could hit for a cycle.

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3 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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I don't know if you meant the pitcher or the batter ........ but either way, good (enough) call.

 

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I meant the batter but the first FB he threw... BOOM!

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1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

Now he needs to hit a second HR and stop at first so he can get a cycle.

More likely he gets a hit and gets thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.

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Just now, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Yankees starting pitching is going to doom them in the playoffs. Tanaka has a 9.78 era post all star break and that is before tonight's game. They don't have a legit number one or even number two starter. 

Going to be hard to win 3 series with how they are set up. At some point even with all the off days in the playoffs their pen will be overworked.

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

If he had trade value and Elias was actively trying to trade him why wasn't he traded?

But sure the results of three at bats changes everything.

Not like someone like Felix Pie could hit for a cycle.

I can point to several games before the deadline where he had meaningful hits! I know he had the game winning homer in one! Why are you so down on him???

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3 minutes ago, eddie83 said:

It sounds crazy to say this but based on how mediocre their starters have been and their injuries they have overachieved. 

I mean their talent matches their record but not how they have gotten there.  

Bottom 3 of their lineup are scrubs and they're killing us tonight.

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1 minute ago, Roll Tide said:

I can point to several games before the deadline where he had meaningful hits! I know he had the game winning homer in one! Why are you so down on him???

I think MLB is down on him.

I'm not particularly down on him, I just don't want to pay him more than they have to and don't want him back on a multi-year deal.

If they can sign him for 1/3 or maybe 1/5 I'd be fine with it.

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

If he had trade value and Elias was actively trying to trade him why wasn't he traded?

But sure the results of three at bats changes everything.

Not like someone like Felix Pie could hit for a cycle.

If Elias thought he had no value he would've been traded for nothing. Obviously that didn't happen.

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