Game 82: Let’s Bury The Red Sox

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The season is halfway over and the Yankees have an 11-game lead over the 3rd place Boston Red Sox. That is delicious, but you know what? It’s not enough. Let’s make it 12, and let’s do it today.

Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees (53-28)
1. DJ LeMahieu 1B
2. Aaron Judge RF
3. Aaron Hicks CF
4. Gary Sánchez, C
5. Edwin Encarnación, DH
6. Didi Gregorius, SS
7. Gleyber Torres, 2B
8. Gio Urshela, 3B
9. Brett Gardner, LF
LHP Stephen Tarpley (0-0, 6.48 ERA)

Boston Red Sox (44-39)
1 Mookie Betts, RF
2 Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Xander Boegarts, SS
4 JD Martinez, DH
5 Michael Chavis, 1B
6 Christian Zázquez, C
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
8 Eduardo Núñez, 2B
9 Sam Travis, 1B
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.87 ERA)

The game begins in about 5 minutes (sorry about that) and you can catch it on ESPN or on WFAN (660 am) if you prefer the radio. Enjoy the game, and let’s bury the Sox.

News and Notes

  • Luke Voit is “feeling good”, per ESPN’s Coley Harvey. He ran and took BP, and could potentially be available off-the-bench. That’s good news, at least.
  • Other GMs are apparently unaware that cell phones work in Europe, as they’re shocked to see texts from Cashman about potential trades. Coley Harvey
  • The Yankees are really mishandling injuries this year, huh? Cashman said that Severino should have had an MRI before he began throwing a few weeks ago, but now needs another one. This is not good. Coley Harvey
  • Cashman confirmed that Sam Briend of Driveline Baseball has indeed been hired as the Director of Pitching. Coley Harvey

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5 Comments

  1. dasit

    who feels comfortable with an 11-4 lead?
    not me

    • RetroRob

      I’m not either. It seems that when one team scores runs they come in bunches. At least today I have seen pitchers seemingly be able to pitch and throw effective breaking balls. Definitely wasn’t the case yesterday. That said, there is still something off, be it the mound, or the air effecting spin rate or consistency of breaking pitches, or to go the conspiracy route, MLB putting a slicker ball in play here to guarantee high offense. I doubt the last, but all things will be looked at post this series.

      • Dani

        they talked about this on the ESPN broadcast. For the Olympics the stadium/roof was built in a way to keep the wind out and as a result there actually is less drag on the ball.

  2. CountryClub

    Compared to yesterday,Vegas increased the over under by 6 runs to 16.5. That’s a huge number.

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