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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:51 AM (#5538078)
HOW WILL THE #ANGELSLOSE TODAY?!
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:51 AM (#5538203)
Cubs can clinch at least a tie for the division title today with a win, but can't clinch it outright with the Brewers off.

Clinching in STL will be quite sweet.
   3. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:15 PM (#5538258)
Birds need to get payback from that last series---Four-game sweep, no clinching in St. Louis, make the Cubs sweat!

Of course, the Cardinals aren't playing the Reds, so they'll probably be the ones getting swept.

NL contenders, records against teams .500 or better:
Nationals: .548 (42 games)
Dbacks: .534 (73 games)
Rockies: .522 (69 games)
Dodgers: .515 (66 games)
Brewers: .486 (72 games)
Cubs: .485 (66 games)
Cardinals: .390 (64 games)

Gee, the Nationals sure had a cakewalk in 2017...
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM (#5538290)
[3] The Nationals played in a division that didn't have any other teams above .500. Since schedules are division heavy, that's why.
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 25, 2017 at 01:54 PM (#5538439)
JUDGE TIES McGWIRE. YANKS LEAD 3-0.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 01:54 PM (#5538442)
AARON JUDGE 2-run HR puts Yankees up 3-0. #49, tying McGwire for the MLB Rookie Record.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:03 PM (#5538456)
Tristan H. Cockcroft, ESPN Senior Writer

Besides tying Mark McGwire's rookie record for home runs (49) today, Aaron Judge is now a .301/.438/.863 hitter in September, his 12 homers in the month his best in any single month this year. He has also lowered his strikeout rate to 27.1 percent in September, which bodes well for him heading into the postseason (as well as 2018, for his fantasy owners).

Reports of Judge's demise appear to have been premature.

   8. Rally Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:10 PM (#5538468)
Like Ser Gregor Clegane, he has been resurrected.
   9. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:12 PM (#5538470)
You know, he hit only 7 from the ASB to the beginning of Sept, and I was sad he wouldn't have a chance to catch McGwire. I figured he'd have to get hot again, immediately, and for a long while.

But then he did.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:50 PM (#5538516)
Greg Bird 2-run HR makes it 6-0, Yankees. Bird could be a big factor in the postseason, and probably has done enough post-injury to reassure the Yankees that they can stick with him long term, and don't have to go after Hosmer in free agency.
   11. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:51 PM (#5538517)
Greg Bird now has 21 RBI in 24 games (20 starts) since coming off the DL on August 26.
   12. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5538521)
Reports of Judge's demise appear to have been premature.


Think they're sweating these charismatic, talented young Yankees in the league office? Damn right they are. Guaranteed the Manshoviks will meddle if the Yankees emerge as front-runners for Ohtani.
   13. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5538522)
By my reckoning Bird is at .236/.300/.528 in 80 PA since coming off the DL.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 02:59 PM (#5538533)
Sabathia gives up 2-run HR to Perez in the 7th. And then a solo shot by Moustakas. Six scoreless by CC was pretty good, and that probably should have been the limit, and might have been in postseason, or if the Yankees didn't have a big lead.
   15. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:09 PM (#5538550)
Hey, I just noticed that a Royal has finally hit more than 36 homers.

Was a big deal made of this? I missed it somehow...
   16. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:20 PM (#5538563)
Aaron Judge Hits #50.
   17. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:22 PM (#5538565)
50
   18. rconn23 Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:22 PM (#5538566)
That was easy. Glad it didn't come down to the last game.
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:22 PM (#5538567)
Gary Sanchez goes back-to-back.
   20. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:22 PM (#5538568)

Reports of Judge's demise appear to have been premature.

He's previously demonstrated the ability to adjust. All the attention, first full season, likely banged up -- nice bounceback.
   21. Omineca Greg Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:23 PM (#5538569)
Recent Interview with Steve Balboni

MLB.com: I remember when Howser put your locker next to Hal McRae.

Balboni: Hal was the best. He helped me probably more than any hitting guy. He taught me so much about, not just about mechanics, but about the whole philosophy of hitting, understanding pitchers and that whole thing. And he was such a great guy. I mean, I'd have some bad games and I'd come back to my locker and have a few beers, and Mac would sit there with me and talk. He didn't really have to do that. It really helped me to get through the season.

MLB.com: Speaking of Mac, I remember you in September 1985, after the game there is champagne on ice at your locker. When asked about it you said, "Ask Hal."

Balboni: He would buy me a bottle of champagne each year to celebrate my 100th strikeout. He would say that's how good a power hitter I was. I could strike out 100 times and still be in the lineup. You know, my first year there, he had it on ice before the game in Boston.

MLB.com: Why?

Balboni: We were facing Roger Clemens, who I had trouble with, and I had 96 strikeouts.

MLB.com: What happened?

Balboni: We opened it up at the end of the game, unfortunately.

MLB.com: It was his way to eliminate pressure?

Balboni: Yeah. He couldn't make me mad. He was rooting for me, trying to help me. He was the one who told me not to worry about striking out, that it was more important what I did when I didn't strike out. He said it's about being productive. He said nobody was watching me hoping to see a ground ball. He said, "We don't want you on base, slowing us up. We don't want you hitting into double plays." He was trying to take the pressure off. That was a special group of guys.

Full Interview With Balboni now that his (Royals HR) record is broken.
   22. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:25 PM (#5538572)
Didi's probably had the most consistent season of any Yankee.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:26 PM (#5538576)
Judge is just the 5th Yankee with a 50-HR season, joining Babe Ruth (4 times), Mickey Mantle (twice), Alex Rodriguez & Roger Maris.
   24. Rally Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5538581)
Sabathia gives up 2-run HR to Perez in the 7th. And then a solo shot by Moustakas. Six scoreless by CC was pretty good, and that probably should have been the limit, and might have been in postseason, or if the Yankees didn't have a big lead.


Given the depth of the Yankee bullpen, I doubt Sabathia would even pitch 6 innings in the postseason. Even if he is pitching well he might not even see 5. That is, of course, if he is even in the rotation.
   25. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:34 PM (#5538584)
and don't have to go after Hosmer in free agency.

Cashman is too smart to give Hosmer $100M. If he doesn't trust Bird, he'll bring in a cheaper backup option.
   26. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:40 PM (#5538588)
Given the depth of the Yankee bullpen, I doubt Sabathia would even pitch 6 innings in the postseason. Even if he is pitching well he might not even see 5. That is, of course, if he is even in the rotation.

It's not as deep as we'd like. I don't want to see Betances except in garbage time.

I trust CC more than Tanaka at this point.
   27. rconn23 Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:41 PM (#5538590)
It'll have been a good season for the Yankees regardless of what happens in the WC game, but man would it suck to lose that game.
   28. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:47 PM (#5538594)
That is, of course, if he is even in the rotation


I think he will be a perfectly fine #4. Far better than most teams' 4. And I think if pitching well he gets 5.
   29. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:49 PM (#5538595)
I don't want to see Betances except in garbage time.


Which is exactly what he should use this entire week for, since we'll have homefield locked up in a day or so.

In fact he should definitely the ninth today
   30. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:50 PM (#5538598)
It'll have been a good season for the Yankees regardless of what happens in the WC game, but man would it suck to lose that game.

The Yanks became contenders a year ahead of schedule. That may be a sign that something special is going on.
   31. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:56 PM (#5538610)
I'm just hoping they can save some of this offense for next Tuesday, as they'll be facing Ervin Santana and not Jakob Junis.
   32. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:57 PM (#5538616)
The Yanks became contenders a year ahead of schedule. That may be a sign that something special is going on.

Judge, Sanchez, Bird and Torres might even top the previous Core Four. All they need is to tighten up that rotation.
   33. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:58 PM (#5538617)
Ervin Santana


Finally, we can have revenge for Game 5 in 2005!
   34. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 03:59 PM (#5538619)
Judge, Sanchez, Bird and Torres might even top the previous Core Four


I mean. It'll be hard to top those entire careers. I could see a higher peak for some.
   35. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 04:03 PM (#5538622)
I think he will be a perfectly fine #4. Far better than most teams' 4. And I think if pitching well he gets 5.

If he's pitching well, I don't see why you'd pull him.

In the post-season, don't worry about what inning it is, worry about how the pitcher is throwing. If the starter is pitching poorly pull him in the 2nd inning. If he's pitching well, let him ride.

I'd rather save the bullpen depth to short-circuit an awful start, rather than to shorten a good one.
   36. Blastin Posted: September 25, 2017 at 04:05 PM (#5538624)
I'd rather save the bullpen depth to short-circuit an awful start, rather than to shorten a good one.


cf: ALCS game 7 2003
   37. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 25, 2017 at 04:15 PM (#5538632)
cf: ALCS game 7 2003

or ALDS game 4 1995.
   38. Rally Posted: September 25, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5538640)
Finally, we can have revenge for Game 5 in 2005!


I kind of wish that revenge could be taken out on the manager, not the rookie pitcher from that game. Then again I guess the Yankees took care of that in 2009.
   39. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2017 at 07:04 PM (#5538747)
Bryce Harper will NOT play today. They were waiting to see how he felt this morning and the party line is that he woke up with "flu-like symptoms". I'll need to consult Chris Needham's Stan Kasten Decoder (with Mike Rizzo plug-in) to determine whether this is a cover story for his leg acting up, or he has started drinking hard liquor, or he really is under the weather.
   40. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2017 at 07:32 PM (#5538769)
Judge is just the 5th Yankee with a 50-HR season, joining Babe Ruth (4 times), Mickey Mantle (twice), Alex Rodriguez & Roger Maris.

TEST THEM ALL!!!111!11!
   41. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2017 at 07:48 PM (#5538777)
David Adler @_dadler
Tonight: Kevin Plawecki makes his debut at first base. His only prior career positions played are catcher... and pitcher.
   42. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5538802)
Great piece of hitting by Russell.
   43. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5538806)
Great piece of hitting especially considering how overmatched he looked on the previous pitch.
   44. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5538809)
Well, Lester's got a lead. Let's see if that helps him settle in for a change. If he gets shelled again the next two starts, I don't think you can put him on the postseason roster unless you just plan to use him as a spot reliever.
   45. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:39 PM (#5538811)
If he gets shelled again, it's probably cause he's not healthy. Haven't been paying attention to the velocity yet, but his control looks better (I think he's nibbling).
   46. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:46 PM (#5538814)
Pour it on.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:53 PM (#5538816)
Addison Russell... that is nacho ball.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5538817)
That had to have been a $20 nacho platter.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 08:56 PM (#5538818)
Gyorko with a blast, and it being Gyorko, of course it was a solo blast, 19th of the season for him. (Yadier at 18 still and so is Fowler)
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:10 PM (#5538822)
More more more
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:11 PM (#5538823)
8-1.... all 8 runs have scored with two outs.... uggh.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:20 PM (#5538825)
Cardinals broadcast really trying to push a ridiculous comparison.... "Tommy Pham joins Mike Trout and Altuve as the only players with a .300 average, 20 homeruns and 20 stolen bases."
   53. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5538828)
Yeah, there are all kinds of good things to day about Tommy Pham without comparing him Trout and Altuve.
   54. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5538833)
Lester hitting 93 every so often to night.
   55. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 09:59 PM (#5538837)
Very happy with Lester today.
   56. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5538838)
The Red Sox actually lost? After being only 2 runs behind after 8 1/2?

Nah, can't be. Fake news.
   57. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:16 PM (#5538840)
Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
1 min
The apple apparently did not raise for Travis d'Arnaud's home run. Fans are chanting, "WE WANT APPLE!" It's been a long day.

now
UPDATE: The apple has been raised. Raucous applause.
   58. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:18 PM (#5538841)
Btw, the Cards set off fireworks for Bryant's HR earlier, but not Baez's.
   59. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5538843)
Damn, yadi just took 2 straight foul balls off his helmet. He was clearly shaken after the first, he's really struggling now. Awful, and terrible luck.

He's coming out, thankfully.
   60. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:22 PM (#5538844)
Len, stop trying to make nachoman happen.
   61. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5538846)
Damn, yadi just took 2 straight foul balls off his helmet. He was clearly shaken after the first, he's really struggling now. Awful, and terrible luck.

He's coming out, thankfully.


They should have left him in. He was halfway to the Scott Sterling prize.
   62. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5538847)
Len, stop trying to make nachoman happen.

The guy whose nachos Russell invaded is calling himself that on Twitter.
   63. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:24 PM (#5538848)
That was absolutely brutal. With Jim Reynolds playing the role of Governor Connally.
   64. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:26 PM (#5538849)
Len, stop trying to make nachoman happen.

Wayyyyyy too late for that. He's the new ambassador to Moldavia.
   65. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:30 PM (#5538851)
I didn't catch it on the broadcast, but Twitter is saying yadi threw up on his way off the field.
   66. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:31 PM (#5538853)
Yeah, I thought that was what was happening. I hope he's okay.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5538854)
Now the Cubs are trembling as the Cardinals hit another solo homerun to close the gap to 8-2 in the bottom of the 7th.
   68. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:37 PM (#5538855)
Logan Forsythe doubles in 3 runs in the bottom of the first to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. This could be the big 100.
   69. Meatwad Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:41 PM (#5538857)
I almost feel bad that dexter is going to see the cubs clinch in st louis.
   70. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:43 PM (#5538859)
Why? I bet he can party with them if he wants.
   71. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:49 PM (#5538860)
Now Javy fouls one off his knee and is on the ground writhing in pain.
   72. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:51 PM (#5538861)
But staying in. If he hits himself again...

Nope, solid single. Whew.

Gonna run for him though...
   73. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:54 PM (#5538863)
Keep it going
   74. Meatwad Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:54 PM (#5538864)
Its so fun to see them beat the cards like this. Do they party tonight or wait til tomorrow since tonight only clinches a tie.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:54 PM (#5538865)
9th 2 out run of the game for the Cubs.... how f'ing hard is it to finish them off....
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:55 PM (#5538866)
Make that 10 runs.
   77. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:55 PM (#5538867)
I wonder what the record is for runs in a game, all scored with two out.
   78. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:56 PM (#5538868)
They party after every win, just no hangovers tonight.
   79. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:57 PM (#5538869)
More of elroy's favorite - blowout midinning pitching changes, now one for each team.
   80. Meatwad Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:18 PM (#5538872)
Dammit moses you know what I mean... Last year they clinched despite losing the game. Might as well enjoy it,on a high note.
   81. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5538874)
Well, the win clinches at least a tie, so sure, why not.
   82. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:27 PM (#5538875)
1.
   83. Batman Posted: September 26, 2017 at 12:06 AM (#5538885)
Cory Mazzoni started the night with a 20.25 career ERA and it's gone up.
   84. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 26, 2017 at 01:22 AM (#5538899)
100 wins. Wow. Best Dodger team of my lifetime.
   85. Bote Man Posted: September 26, 2017 at 01:47 AM (#5538902)
100 wins. Wow. Best Dodger team of my lifetime.

But the Baseball Gods would not allow a ridiculous 120-win Dahhhdger team, hence that long losing streak earlier this month. Parity must be maintained.

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