I Have Run Out Of Words To Describe How Fucking Awesome Gio Urshela Is

A week ago the Yankees began a tough stretch that included the first place Twins, the second place Mariners, and baseball’s current best team the Rays. In the first seven games of that span the Yankees stand at 5-2 and have not flinched. It still does not matter who comes up the plate, whether it be Gio THE GAWD Urshela, journeyman Cameron Maybin, Thairo Estrada, whoever it is it doesn’t matter. That narrative continued Thursday night as the Yankees took three of four from Seattle.

Once again, Gio Urshela came through with the hit of the night. The man constantly has ice flowing through his veins. The Mariners actually thought it would be a good idea to load the bases for Urshela in the 8th, with the game in the balance. They were obviously mistaken in their decision.

Gio even gave the pitcher an 0-2 head start to make the at bat interesting. It didn’t matter. Gio fought off an inside fastball with a Jeterian swing to give the Yankees a lovely three run cushion. I mean what else is there to say about this man? I love him more than I love some family members of mine.

Andujar got the start at 3rd base to try and shed some rust off, but ended up going hitless in 3 at bats, making him 2-22 since returning from the injured list. Yikes. The moment he was subbed out of the game for defense, a ball was sent rocketed to third on a tricky in-between hop. Gio gobbled it up effortlessly because he has the hands of a wizard. Listen, I love Miggy, but Gio is my third baseman right now. Let Miggy DH full time until Gio cools off, if that ever happens. I refuse to live in a world without Gio Urshela in it right now. Did I ever think I’d be typing out that sentence and not being an ounce of sarcastic? No fucking chance, but 2019 has been one hell of a year so far.

JA Happ got the start on the bump, fresh off a bad outing against the Twins, and rebounded nicely. Through 5+ innings the lefty allowed just one hit, walked three, and struck out seven. He exited in 6th after a questionable ball 4 call that was pretty clearly in the zone.

Jomboy had a good breakdown of Happ’s thoughts towards the home plate umpire.

In relief of Happ came the big guns of the pen, and they showed up. Ottavino, Kahnle, and Britton were completely lights out, allowing one baserunner combined. Gleyber Torres erased a threat in the 6th with a beautifully turned unassisted double play to save a run. This felt like the game when he fired the ball to first.

It’s amazing what happens when you get good starting pitcher and your super bullpen actually looks the part. You win those games 95% of the time. 22-15 and now we head to the Trop for a nice little showdown of the AL East’s best. How about Domingo German and Tyler Glasnow on a Friday night? That should be awesome.

Catch up on today’s Short Porch where we rave about Urshela, Maybin, German, and everyone else. We even slip in an Aaron Boone compliment. Frankie Borrelli joins the show later on where we catch him up on all the weird shit he’s missed while watching the Islanders die.