Wednesday, July 27, 2022

There IS one team that could take the Astros. Hint: They play in New York City.

 Well whattaya know?

Joey Gallo hitting below .200? Jameson Taillon pitching like...Jameson Taillon?? Giancarlo Stanton on the DL with a mysterious leg ailment??? A guy nicknamed "Setback Sevvy" suffering...a setback????

Thufferin' thuccotash, who could've seen THAT coming?

Ah, well, Brian Cashman must be dancing his little leprechaun legs off, doing a jig over how the IA (injury alibi) has once again come to his rescue.

Tonight's game, Scherzer vs. German, is about as sure a lock as I've ever seen for a Yankees game, and I'm old enough to remember the days when we'd throw people like Fred Talbot against Jim Palmer.  

It's not just that this is the Mets' own private Idaho of a World Series, with the team from Queens playing all-out to provide SNY with another, instant "Mets Classic" for next season. 

These Mets actually are a better constructed and (infinitely) better managed squad than your New York Yankees, particularly when it comes to this era of baseball. They flash better leather, do more to hustle up runs—and have better starting pitching.

That is to say, the longtime Flushing Flops are built for the modern postseason, the way the Yankees are not. IF—and this is a big if—they do get Jacob deGrom back for the stretch drive, you would be foolish to bet against them winning it all.  

Scherzer, deGrom, and Diaz closing. They do seem a little weak in middle relief—counting on Adam Ottavino against anyone but the Yankees is a mistake—but you watch: chances are that defect will be corrected before the trade deadline, even as the Yanks fail to solve any of their problems.

You read it here first: it ain't over 'til the Polar Bear roars.




43 comments:

JM said...

Seeing Buck and Boone go head-to-head is depressing.

Seeing the Mets' pitching go head-to-head with ours is depressing.

Seeing the Mets' style of play go head-to-head with ours is depressing.

Seeing the Mets makes me think I've been rooting for the wrong NY team this year. Which is also depressing but, like the old after shave commercial, thanks, Flushing. I needed that.

borntorun999 said...

Yeah…

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Joey Callo is not in the lineup tonight, which is an optimistic sign.

...unless Bonehead is saving him for a key pinch-hitting situation.

Who am I kidding? We're fucked.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Scheherazade is a borg.

His eyes are two different colors.

Mechanical? You decide.

DickAllen said...


And just think: those beady eyes could have been wearing pinstripes.

Doug K. said...

https://twitter.com/lancenyyc/status/1552160542466494464

Go look at this. It's a guy watching the Gallo AB

1.5 milion views since yesterday.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Doug,

He's all of us.

AboveAverage said...

Rufus - with all due respect.....my tv is better lance's

AboveAverage said...

But I sure felt the same

Carl J. Weitz said...

Yankees will be lucky to score a run tonight.

JM said...

Does Scherzer dip his arms in Wesson or something?

AboveAverage said...

He uses Canola on his left and Olive on his right.

Rumor has it that he oils his legs up with almond and sesame

AboveAverage said...

maybe Gallo should have pinch hit for Judge there too

DickAllen said...


Yankees now 0-13 RISP these last two games.

If Max is using oil, we are getting fried

Pocono Steve said...

Hey, at least we can't get no hit.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Why isn't Callo pinch hitting?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Should have pinch hit Callo. Would have been same result. Thank the ANALytical staff.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

AA,

I'm getting your posts in email notifications.

Looks like the google borg is mad at you again.

AboveAverage said...

RoofUS - I almost loved the Marx Brothers more than everything else I loved more growing up so it always makes me smile when I see your posts.

DickAllen said...

I’m suspicious Rufus.

I never see you and the google borg in this blog together.

Hmmmmm…

AboveAverage said...

SO I brushed my teeth, rinsed with mouthwash then washed my hands really well and suddenly my post stuck again. For about ten seconds. May need to see a priest.

ranger_lp said...

Gleyber!!!

Stang said...

No one's deleting your posts, AboveAverage. We only delete Barney's.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

AA,

Hygiene *is* important.

Father Sarducci will see you now.

Dick,

The borg is always here. Everywhere. All the time. Be concerned.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I feel a pineapple coming.


Under ripe. And especially thorny. Sideways.

Or maybe I'm just negative.

Or both.

Doug K. said...

I think it is very nice of the NY Yankees to give us this special sneak peek into exactly how they are going to lose in the playoffs.

National TV Games.Big Crowds.

It's almost like being there in October.

Tight games.

A total inability to hit with runners in scoring position. Key strike outs in pivotal situations.

Then tie it!!!! Then lose.

JM said...

Maybe we keep Gleyber.

ranger_lp said...

Gleyber wasn’t the only one surprised that the ball was in the glove…

Doug K. said...

Rubber meet road.

JM said...

Just saying: Scherzer, good pitching. Judge, good hitting. Guess who wins?

And now, Peralta. In the ninth. In a tie game.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Is the Cuban missile crisis injured?

Why isn't he in to lose the game?

JM said...

Might as well go to bed.

Doug K. said...

And now we lose...

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Rufus T. Firefly said...

Chiquita, Dole, or Delmonte?

Carl J. Weitz said...

Why is Boone letting Peralta pitch tothe rightie Marte???

Carl J. Weitz said...

Obvious outcome. Boone is an asswipe.

Seb said...

Brilliant bullpen management once again.

AboveAverage said...

Boone = End of Days

I'm in the kitchen, listening to the MASTER, making Carne Asada and HE brings in Peralta instead of sticking with Holmes.

OH MY GAWD

DickAllen said...


0-15 RISP these two games

This is the reason the Yankees WON’T even GET to the World Series.

What did you call it: What was the acronym for the batter you least like to see up in a clutch situation?

We have a whole team full of them

Doug K. said...

AYG-HAB

Are You Glad He's At Bat

DickAllen said...

We have a whole team of negative AYG-HABs, from the owner on down

HoraceClarke66 said...

I did not watch a pitch, feeling we had no chance, and am frankly surprised that it was that close.

The reason: the Yanks got to the Mets' biggest weakness, middle relief. Without that—no chance.

Also, I love Judge, I hope they keep him, they would be lost without him. But he's just not a big time player. He was what, 0-5, with 3 Ks and 5 runners left on.

Maybe we need a "Clutch" meter, too. Call it "The Reggie Meter." His performance on it tonight would have registered at a -3.
And without him, we got nothin'.