Saturday, October 6, 2018

Huge break: Stephen Wright is out

The big fear was that if the Yankees mounted a rally tonight, Boston would bring in knuckleballer Stephen Wright, and everything would go south.

Not gonna happen.

The Redsocks today replaced Wright on their roster - (I didn't know they can do that) - with the imminently hittable Alan Embree. He's got a bum knee.

Big break. Huge. And we better exploit it. No excuses now. 

182 comments:

apoorplayer said...

Surely you mean Heath Hembree. Alan Embree hasn't played since 2009, with a wholly unmemorable stop with the Yanks in 2005.

A team can replace a player on their roster during a series if the player is injured.

TheWinWarblist said...

Right now Andrew Miller is doing his Toonces impersonation in Houston.

TheWinWarblist said...

Alan, Heath, an Embree's an Embree.

JM said...

I had an Embree once, very painful until you get it lanced.

TheWinWarblist said...

Nasty slimy things that are.

JM said...

Tick tick tick...

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Preying this is our night,,, tick tick indeed!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

ALL FUCKING RISE!!!!!

JM said...

Holy shit.

apoorplayer said...

OMG

JM said...

That's a looooong home run.

TheWinWarblist said...

I expect you to ALL RISE!!!

TheWinWarblist said...

Flight crew, meal service.

TheWinWarblist said...

I think Judge's wrist is okay.

JM said...

Stanton didn't whiff. Wow.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Gardy!

JM said...

Gardy. Nice job.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

We scream for ICE CREAM!!!!!

apoorplayer said...

Gary the Good

BernBabyBern said...

I'm a little hungry. Might grab an ice cream sandwich.

BernBabyBern said...

My favorite part of the game so far was Price's reaction when Judge crushed that ball.

apoorplayer said...

Price has nothing. We need to get him early and get into the BP ASAP.

TheWinWarblist said...

ICS, you're gonna have to have a MONSTER postseason before we will forgive your chubbsy ubbsyness!!!

apoorplayer said...

40 pitches. Someone warm the shower for Price. JOE KELLY!

JM said...

Price is such a sad sack in the postseason. Just amazing.

BernBabyBern said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutch!!

apoorplayer said...

So many reasons to like Cutch. AND PRICE IS OUT! JOE KELLY!

JM said...

HR in any other park....but Price is gone!!!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Priceless!

JM said...

Lolololololololololololololololol!

BernBabyBern said...

OK boys, time to pound the pen.

NEED ... MORE ... RUNS!!!

JM said...

Kelly!!!!!

apoorplayer said...

OK. Shutdown inning for Tanaka now

JM said...

Need the Professor to squash them.

BernBabyBern said...

Time for Tanaka to keep this under control. They've hit a couple hard, but no damage. Has to keep it that way. No shootout tonight, please.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Yes. We need a statement game from Tanaka. We also need breakout games from Torres and Andujar.

JM said...

That was a great strikeout. Masterful, from a 3-0 count.

BernBabyBern said...

In the promo they just ran for Stanton, he actually MADE CONTACT with the ball on each of the swings they showed. What a novel concept.

JM said...

Didn't have a lot of footage to choose from.

TheWinWarblist said...

Still in the hospital. Pants not on head. Quietly charting. Maximum reverse jUjU.

JM said...

Shocked. A hit.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

My juju contribution tonight was to support Tanaka by having a bowl of ramen noodles for dinner (extra everything). No sake, though - fighting a chest cold.

BernBabyBern said...

He made contact !!!

JM said...

Takes two down the middle, swings at an obvious ball, whiffs.

JM said...

Alcohol is bad for a chest cold? I never noticed.

BernBabyBern said...

Kelly looks like an extra from "Silicon Valley."

JM said...

Tanaka looks sharp.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


If the national announcers say that "Sanchez was a little bit lazy", it's pretty much a given that we foaming-at-the-mouth Yankee fans have a pretty fucking strong point

apoorplayer said...

Tanaka is being very deliberate, controlling the game and tempo

BernBabyBern said...

Yep. Relaxed, good location. Needs to keep this up.

Still, we

NEED ... MORE ... RUNS

apoorplayer said...

NEED...MORE...RUNS YES

BernBabyBern said...

Love how redsock fans want every pitch that doesn't go over the screen called a strike.

apoorplayer said...

I love when he goes long in an at bat. Just needs to cash in a little more often.

JM said...

Kelly oddly good tonight. But he's done.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Gardner can continue to pull 20 pitches per at bat and he will continue to be a Yankee hero.

JM said...

Oops.

TheWinWarblist said...

3 runs isn't enough against the Red Sox on a normal night.

Pocono Steve said...

We will lose because we didn't manage to tack on more runs against Price.

apoorplayer said...

or Kelly

apoorplayer said...

Now he's being too careful and will run up his pitch count

BernBabyBern said...

Don't walk Nunez. Ugh.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


We're going to be okay. Boone is consulting with Rothschild. (Cough)

apoorplayer said...

OK OK GET SOME RUNS!!!

BernBabyBern said...

Nice comeback.

JM said...

Lol

JM said...

Tanaka simply wasn't fooling Nunez with the low sinker. But he didn't give in, and gave u the walk. Then he immediately adjusted and threw a couple higher for Kinsler before nailing him with that same sinker-slider barely off the ground. Not a bad clinic.

13bit said...

I am approaching the compound. As soon as I arrive in the safe room, I will check out the console, analyze the data, and decide whether or not to have the drone operator take them out. Oops! Wrong message board. Sorry about that. Just ignore it. I was in Brooklyn taking photographs and now I’m walking the dog. Soon I will be checking out the game and might deliver some pithy and meaningless commentary. Then again, I might not. I might just sit there with my soup spoon in one hand, drooling serial from the front of my mouth onto my keyboard and cursing the fates.

Leinstery said...

Should they win this series it will be due to the efforts of David Price and Nunez.

apoorplayer said...

Let's cash in on the break!

13bit said...

Siri really sucks. You all know that I meant cold cereal, right?

BernBabyBern said...

When Nunez made that stop at third, I though, "geeze, he never played third like that for us." Then he threw it away and I thought, "that's the Nunez I remember."

TheWinWarblist said...

This is a definite "make contact put the ball in play" situation for Stanton.

JM said...

Exactly.

BernBabyBern said...

If you eat cereal at every meal that would be serial cereal, right?

JM said...

They have to have a conference for Swiffer? Wow.

KD said...

Screw Stanton

JM said...

They did.

apoorplayer said...

AAArrrggghhh!

BernBabyBern said...

Geez. Stanton is pre-2009 playoff ARod.

TheWinWarblist said...

You see Giancarlo, the bat and ball need to touch each other more frequently than that.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

Stanton is the 2018 version of 2003 Soriano. Utterly hopeless.

JM said...

Ice Cream creamed.

apoorplayer said...

See shit like that gets a team going. What is in that head of his? Oh yeah, ice cream.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

The game is now completely on Tanaka’s & the bullpen’s shoulders. Outside of Judge, no one in the lineup looks like he has a clue.

JM said...

Gardner another nice catch. Good jump.

TheWinWarblist said...

Nicely done Professor. Nicely done.

TheWinWarblist said...

I was at 2009 ALCS Game 2. There is time yet to save Tiny Tim.

BernBabyBern said...

TWW ... I was at 2009 ALCS Game 6. Now THAT was a fun postseason.

BernBabyBern said...

Ok, remember the object of the game. When you get baserunners, they need to SCORE.

apoorplayer said...

LBJ hit it on the nose - the kids have to get on. They've been a large part of the season so far. Good to see them on base. Get 'em in!

JM said...

Gardy blew that AB. 3-0 and can't walk.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

This team is redefining choking with every at bat.

JM said...

Goddammit.

apoorplayer said...

Every inning is Groundhog Day inning

Unsustainable BABIP said...

Judge may not see another pitch near the strike zone the rest of the series. Why pitch to him?

apoorplayer said...

Judge has been both good AND lucky tonight

Unsustainable BABIP said...

2 men on, no one out. Inning over.

JM said...

Stanton will make contact. I hope.

BernBabyBern said...

Hit. The. Damn. Ball.

JM said...

Lolololololololololololololololol!!!

Nunie!!

JM said...

Loaded for Ice Cream.

BernBabyBern said...

Good things happen when you make contact, even when it doesn't go in the seats.

JM said...

Wtf????

BernBabyBern said...

Wow.

apoorplayer said...

There's some bullshit right there.

JM said...

That's fucking insane.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

BULLSHIT!

JM said...

Blatant

BernBabyBern said...

C'mon ICS

JM said...

Fuck you, assholes!!!!

apoorplayer said...

OK OK OK! Finally a gamebreaker

JM said...

ICED

BernBabyBern said...

I'm having some ICE CREAM!!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

ICE ICE BABY!!!!!

Unsustainable BABIP said...

You get an ice cream sandwich! YOU get an ice cream sandwich! EVERYONE GETS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH!

apoorplayer said...

I just had an ice cream sandwich! Mint Chocolate chip!

JM said...

And the morons chant Yankees suck. Think how bad the Sox are if we suck and are beating them 6-1.

Nickname Damur said...

take that, beaners!

JM said...

And that replay shit was shit.

BernBabyBern said...

That was fucking huge. If we'd gone through another inning with runners on base and come away empty, the socks fans would be fired up and they'd have momentum over the last few innings. That was a big, big home run, boys.

JM said...

Good to see ICS get hot, and right now.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

ABsolutely BBB!!!!

apoorplayer said...

Preach BBB

BernBabyBern said...

479 feet home run

Holy fuck did he rip that one.

apoorplayer said...

The big difference tonight is Spike Lee in the house

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Is Spike in neon orange and blue,LOL????

JM said...

Maybe take out Dellin before it's 6-4...

BernBabyBern said...

If Sachez doesn't blast that and the Yankees don't score, then it would be full-bore panic mode now.

Just get out of this inning, things will still be cool.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Minimal damage

JM said...

Whew.

BernBabyBern said...

I can't hear Jackie Bradley Jr.'s name without thinking of Martin Short in a blonde wig on SCTV.

Nickname Damur said...

Here's a hot take. I hate Boston.

ranger_lp said...

Good chance we’ll see Flop sweat pitch...

JM said...

Damur, I'm shocked... shocked to hear such a thing.

JM said...

Gardy walks, which he should've done last AB.

JM said...

Britton has some weird mannerism when he looks for the sign. It's an epidemic, I guess.

TheWinWarblist said...

Tiny Tim sees a specialist, gets a new set of crutches and an ice cream sandwich!!

TheWinWarblist said...

That was a bit late, but I just got home.

JM said...

God bless us every one.

JM said...

Britton walks a guy. Yank him.

Nickname Damur said...

I want Britton to strike out the side, I really do.

apoorplayer said...

All right! One More Inning!

TheWinWarblist said...

Very nifty that Didi!

13bit said...

ballsacks on fire

remind me all to tell you my story about an STD scare in Alamogordo, NM back in the 90s.

ranger_lp said...

Brian Anderson just went Clyde on us...

apoorplayer said...

Hahaha lol ICS can't find his helmet!

apoorplayer said...

I'd love to know who hid it on him

TheWinWarblist said...

Remind me to tell you about the time I did a pelvic exam on a 350 pound woman with bacterial vaginitis.

ranger_lp said...

Embree doesn’t want to throw a strike...

JM said...

Winnie, I think I'll forget to ask about that, thanks.

Unsustainable BABIP said...

Bench Stanton. Please. Say he’s injured and put him on the injured list. . Just, please, make him go away.

JM said...

Agreed.

apoorplayer said...

Strap it in - this could be bumpy...

Nickname Damur said...

Unsustainable, I could not agree more. Stanton makes A-Rod's 1-for-27 playoff showing look Ruthian by comparison.

Nickname Damur said...

Crossed fingers, toes, eyes, nads.

JM said...

Oh God.

apoorplayer said...

Stanton is a stiff. There is no joy in the man when he plays. Everything about his demeanor speaks to a man who cannot have fun

TheWinWarblist said...

Don't think. Just throw.

Nickname Damur said...

this is exactly what i did not want to see.

JM said...

Here we go. First walk.

13bit said...

I'm just trying to absorb it all here.

apoorplayer said...

He must be on a short leash

TheWinWarblist said...

K.

apoorplayer said...

99. Good sign

JM said...

Yes!

Nickname Damur said...

6-4-3! See ya!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

WHEW!!
WHOOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

apoorplayer said...

NICE! We go home in good shape! We won the game we needed

JM said...

See ya, Beaners.

TheWinWarblist said...

BOSTON SUCKS MY ASS!!! I TWERK UPON THEIR FACES!!! AaaHaahahahahaaaaaHHHHaaaahhhhh!!
AAaAhhaaaa-haha-haaa-hhhhhHHHaaaaaaa-HHHHHaaaaAAHHHHHHHHHHHaaaa-ah-ah-ah-aaaaaaaaAaAaHaHaHaaHaHAA-HAAAAaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa !!!!!

JM said...

Now we need both at home. Two days to wait. Argh!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

WW Twerk of Destiny

13bit said...

See, Winnie, my story might *sound* like it was going to be gross, but it really wasn't. YOUR story, on the other hand, not only sounds gross from the get-go, but it seems impossibly for it to not be unspeakably horrifying in every way. And bear in mind that I do not possess a cool, detached clinical perspective.

Still, we might have to trade stories at some future mid-game interlude, although I'm not sure I can handle yours.

TheWinWarblist said...

It was, as you say, unspakeably gross.

Anonymous said...

Aaron Judge, please explain to Sancho that the Yankees are a class act. No microphone drop bat toss. Act like you have homered before.

JM said...

After his year, he can do whatever he wants if he hits one 479 feet. Hasn't had much fun this season, what the hell.

TheWinWarblist said...

Don't be scold. Let them enjoy themselves. Especially after the Red Sux pitchers jawed at him over stepping out of the box.

Anonymous said...

Must respectfully disagree. Yankee greats are most poised in crucial games. Jeter never hotdogged. Gotta earn the pinstripes.

Anonymous said...

BROTHERS....

WE JUST PUT OURSELVES IN THE DRIVERS SEAT IN THIS SERIES.

BUT, WE CAN'T BE HAPPY WITH OURSELVES.

THERE IS MUCH WORK TO DO.

CAPS NOTES:

STANTON MUST BE MOVED DOWN IN THE ORDER, BECAUSE HE'S KILLING US IN THE CLEANUP SPOT.

TANAKA CAME UP HUGE AS HE USUALLY DOES IN THE BIG GAME, (AND WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT).

MUST ADMIT, I LIKE BOONE'S HANDLING OF THE PEN.

DELLIN IS DEALIN'.

SANCHEZ IS CATCHING CLEAN GAMES (DEFENSIVELY) FOR 9 INNINGS. (WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM DURING THE REGULAR SEASON)?

IF WE CAN GET ANDUJAR AND TORRES GOING AGAIN, THIS COULD BE A SPECIAL SEASON.

CAN WE PLEASE GET MORE THAN 0 OR 1 CLUTCH HIT A GAME?

GONNA ENJOY THE REST TOMORROW.

LETS BURN THEM IN THE BRONX.


Anonymous said...

Looking at the Boston fans at the end of the game, I got the feeling they were thinking this was the last game in Fenway they'd see this year.

13bit said...

Be here now. No hubris. Just focus on the moment.

TheWinWarblist said...

Anon, I seem to recall a young right fielder named Paul O'Neill being far from poised.