Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Game 153: The Blue Jays lost today

 


54 comments:

DickAllen said...


You say that as if it had some meaning.

Remember: it’s the hope that kills you.

Platoni said...

Stealing bases, what a novel concept.

HoraceClarke67 said...

What an annoying team this is.

Two on, nobody out. The Gleyber hits a little dribbler, but running with the same, dazzling speed that ended the 2018 season, is thrown out at first.

Still, runners at second and third. But then Gio hits a fly so shallow to right that no one can advance, and Higgy flies out to the warning track.

Meanwhile the Mets, having expended every last particle of energy beating us two out of three, are losing up in Boston again.

Anonymous said...

Three very loud Texas outs. Kluber isn't fooling anyone with these fat pitches. He hasn't had much since (a) the stick stuff was outlawed and (b) he returned from his injury.

TheWinWarblist said...

It is getting to crunch time my 2021 Suckees. You're at 85 wins. You're going to really bear down if you're going to lose all but 1 of your remaining games. I know it is a herculean task, BUT I HAVE FAITH IN YOUR SUCKITUDE.

CAN YOU DO IT? YES YOU CAN!

Anonymous Bosch said...

Whoever thought Luuuuke would enliven the roster?

Are there any precedents for outbreaks of anaemia among men in close quarters for extended period?

DickAllen said...



I thought: “Well, these two balls weren’t hit hard enough to turn two” - twice in one inning - then Luke hit a slow roller in the hole and, just like that - a 6-4-3.

Is this team apathetic, or just slow and pathetic?

Or all three?


DickAllen said...

That had to be one of the most pathetic attempts at a fly ball since Conseco bounced one off his head into the stands.

I thought he was supposed to be a good outfielder?

DickAllen said...

I’m watching the game and using the word pathetic again and again.

Anonymous Bosch said...

I think apathy, contemptuous pity, and deceleration may be mutually inclusive.

Anonymous said...

Kluber:91 mph without a lot of bite or movement. You can routinely find college pitchers with better stuff.

TheWinWarblist said...

All three. Definitely all three.

Anonymous Bosch said...

More than the game in progress, I feel they are concentrating their energy on:

a) a day off
b) a nice long football season
c) comfy contracts or joining a team which has management which gives a damn

DickAllen said...


I don’t know which is worse: watching this team play baseball or watching Tom Brady hawking Subway.

Nope. Check that. Watching Tom Brady do anything is much much worse. And pitching for Subway? WTF?!?!?!

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Anonymous said...

Hernandez's double: that's a single for every starting Yankee except Gardner.

Hernandez scoring from second on that single to left: impossible for every starting Yankee except Gardner.

That's a Cashman squad for you: devoid of youth and athleticism. An aging bunch of yesterday's "names" lumbering around the field waiting to cash their next paycheck.

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Anonymous Bosch said...

„Yonny, wenn du Geburtstag hast …“

Maybe Hoss will understand the reference.

(Jesus - I keep making mistakes in my Muttersprache!)

TheWinWarblist said...

AB what you say is true. The Yankees have terrible base running. Gio is the second worst runner in baseball. I think they said ICS is the worst?

Anonymous said...

HC 67-- You were responding to a comment on baserunning from A, not AB. Oops.

TheWinWarblist said...

I cannot remember the context or what stat was used or which broadcaster said it. And I'm failing to google it. BBRef and FG are mocking me and my inept search skills.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

They can't even beat the Rangers? Haven't been watching and just looked at the box.

I'm glad I haven't been watching.

Revive the "Steinbrenner sucks!" chants please.

TheWinWarblist said...

And there ya go. Gio scores from first on a double. Of course he ran through Nevins stop sign, but what of it.

Anonymous said...

He scored from first on a double only because of a botched relay.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hey! Blind, slow of foot squirrel and all that!

TheWinWarblist said...

Rangers are having a rather Yankeesesque inning.

Platoni said...

Terrible at-bat by Glaybah. Not that I'm surprised.

Platoni said...

Terrible at-bat by Urshela. Not that I'm surprised.

JM said...

Holmes is good. Now we need a catcher named Watson.

This ump is calling outside pitches strikes. For both sides, at least.

JM said...

Nice job by Higgy.

Now we'll honor America by playing a song.

13bit said...

Dick, you are correct, it's the HOPE that kills you and, as we know, "hope is the thing with feathers."

Ergo, feathers will kill you. And you know what has feathers? That's right - Blue jays, flying around your yard.

We are the large dog turd rolling slowly down the hill, picking up tiny pebbles and bits of sticks as it rolls.

Onward, inexorably, rolling downward to the last day of the season.

The worst thing that could happen would be for us to make the wild card.

JM said...

The only bit of semi-optimism I have left is the fact that this team is incredibly streaky. So if we go on a tear, anything could happen.

I doubt it will, but it could. Theoretically. With fairy dust.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Higgy may soon overtake Gallo!

Bitty, I agree 100% but I have to really push my imagination to the breaking point to even have a dream/nightmare of place in the Wild Card duet.

JM said...

Wade.

JM said...

Wade II.

JM said...

He better steal home. DJ looked terrible.

TheWinWarblist said...

Can Wade steal home? Because we are not going to drive him in.

Platoni said...

Terrible at-bat by LeMahouieu. Not that I'm surprised.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Boston is clobbering the Mets by nine runs. I think the entire season boils down to tonight’s winners.

Since, as of 21:54 EST, the Blue Jays (who have already lost to Tampa today) are tied with the mid-game Yankees, the Yanks will either move up a notch or drop one (and out of contention) depending on the next 45-minutes-or-so (Jesus, please don’t let there be a tie after nine!)

JM said...

RedSox wearing the ugliest of all City Connect outfits. Jesus, Mary and Josephine.

TheWinWarblist said...

Green is in. He certainly is.

Anonymous Bosch said...

You were expecting maybe STYLE from the urine-yellow hose?

TheWinWarblist said...

Josephine had a great ass.

JM said...

I'm laughing,Win.

Anonymous said...

Chapman up. If the Yanks don't score here, what are the odds that Chapo will cough up the game?

Leinstery said...

Hey look at that, Gley Igawa got more than a meaningless single.

ranger_lp said...

WTF Gary!!!

JM said...

Bury em in the bottom of the eighth.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Holy shit! We’re ahead by 4? When was the last time that happened?

So we’ll probably win tonight. For weeks I’ve been saying it’s going to be an ugly, ugly time, and I think that ugliness will reach its height (or depth) over the next 11 nights/day.

TheWinWarblist said...

I believe in these my, no our 2021 Suckees. They will go on a streak. I know they can. They will run the table and lose every remaining game. They will get their 86 wins!

Anonymous Bosch said...

From Canada’s greatest chanteuse:

Save me
Save me from you
But pave me
The way to you
Lead me upon, the captive free
Gracious and tame like love can be
Lead me upon

HoraceClarke67 said...

Well, a win is a win. Now, all they need is 9 in a row, with the first 6 on the road. Easy, peasy...

I guess 6-3 MIGHT do it. But what is the point? To grab that play-in spot that will lead nowhere?

DickAllen said...


You do do know, all of you (and I include myself in this) that one way or another, we are going to get fucked. Totally, royally fucked.

It will look like DJ on that dink of a hit that landed ten feet fair while he was standing in foul territory wondering which way was up.

The Yankees will give us all a tantalizing sniff of the biscuit, then demure and leave us with a serious case of blue balls. I can’t prove it, I just know it’s eventually gonna happen.

DickAllen said...

Wow. Bosch. I didn’t know kd lang was Canadian. I always thought she was a lesbian.