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The Yankees Took Care of Business And Beat That Little League Team From Queens Last Night

There’s nothing like getting your spirits back up after losing a big series than playing the Mets. It’s like hooking up with a 4 at the bar after your girlfriend broke up with you and you’re on a little dry spell. You just need a little pick-me-up to get your confidence and mojo back. That’s what the New York Mets were to the Yankees last night. They were the ugly girl at the bar.

It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though, as the Yanks bats were quiet facing the terrible Rafael Montero. They certainly had their chances, but in classic Yankees fashion they stranded everyone in scoring position. In the 4th they loaded the bases with only one out for Sanchez and Headley, but only managed to scrape across one run on a sac fly to left.

To be honest I thought Cespedes was going to throw out Hicks on the play, but he uncorked one of the worst throws I’ve ever seen from him to our pleasure. Luis Cessa did his job and got into the 5th inning giving up just the two solo shots, allowing the bullpen to carry us home. Chad Green was AWESOME striking out 4 batters in 2.2 IP without giving up a hit in relief of Cessa. He’s quietly striking out a ton of guys, now having racked up 74 punch outs in just 50.2 innings to pair with his stellar ERA of 1.95 and a WHIP of 0.73. He’s been the most consistent relief pitcher on the team all year long and I’m not sure where they are this year without him.

Judge extended his strikeout streak to 31 games and will attempt to tie Adam Dunn tonight for the most consecutive games with a strikeout (32). Fortunately, last night we could deal with it after his solo shot in the 6th.

It’s always a good sign to see guys who are in big slumps to be driving the ball to the opposite field. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come because God knows we need it.

Robertson struck out the side in the 8th and it was all set up for the offense to bring us home. That meant it was time for my favorite opposing pitcher EVER to try and preserve the lead for the Metropolitans, Hansel Robles. I swear to God every time I see him pitch he gives up runs. He’s a national treasure, and last night he lived up to his billing.

I mean this ball was absolutely crushed. It was hit to the concession stands practically, and we’ve got Hansel Robles pointing to the sky like it’s a lazy pop fly in the infield. Just absolutely laughable how demolished that baseball was. This isn’t the first time Robles has done this on a moonshot, but it’s the first time against the Yankees so I found it incredible. Hicks, by the way, is quickly turning into my favorite player on this team and might be the best all around player in the lineup if we’re being honest.

Two batters later, Gary hit this BOMB.

It landed in the fucking right field bleachers. Mammoth strength like you read about.

With Chapman getting the day off after blowing the game Sunday night, Dellin Betances was called upon to close this bad boy out, and that he did.

Amed Rosario superstar phenom savior? Fuck outta here. First of all try and not have the worst first name ever for a star baseball player. Amed? Rosario is a dope last name, but Amed? No dice. Dude just change your name to Michael. You know who’s a star? Michael Rosario. You know who strikes out looking to end the game? Amed Rosario.

Clem’s Editor’s Note: Don’t lash out at Amed Rosario because the Red Sox snatched your soul from your body in front of your coworkers on Sunday night, Hubbs.

Tonight we get the dream pitching matchup of Sonny Gray vs. Jacob deGromm in Sonny’s home debut. I’ll be there to hopefully see perfection.

P.S. Also, I cannot believe Dominic Smith isn’t white. That threw me off completely.