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(ESPN)   Josh Donaldson became the third Yankees ever to hit a walk-off grand slam with New York trailing by three runs in extra innings   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-08-18 10:27:51 AM  
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2022-08-18 10:34:03 AM  
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2022-08-18 10:43:14 AM  
They finally stopped their skid, congrats.

They are 9-17 since the break and at one point they had gone 22 innings without a run.
 
2022-08-18 10:51:15 AM  
That's one of my favorite moments in sports - when a batter KNOWS he just hit the shiat of the ball and the millisecond before everyone else knows he just hit the shiat out that ball.
 
2022-08-18 11:03:32 AM  

phimuskapsi: They finally stopped their skid, congrats.

They are 9-17 since the break and at one point they had gone 22 innings without a run.


I was just about to post that the actual news here is the Yankees won a game in the month of August. Prior to Torres' homerun, the Yankees had only scored 1 run in the previous 30 innings. Since the All-Star break, they've been the 2nd worst team in baseball (only the Tigers have been worse).

This isn't the same team that soared to .750 in the first quarter of the season. Gerritt Cole has reverted to Pirates quality, the league has figured "Nasty" Nestor out and Cashman, in all his brilliance traded another starter (Jordan Montgomery) for yet another outfielder that might not even play this year.

The bullpen is an absolute disaster. The reliable setup guy (Michael King) is gone for the year with a freak elbow break. Chapman is probably done as a closer (last night was an audition of sorts to see if maybe he can be trusted again and brought in in the 10th and what does he do? Walks the first two batters on 9 pitches, then serves up a bases-clearing double). The guy he lost the closer job to, Clay Homes, had a total breakdown one game and never recovered (what I refer to as "Delhomme Syndrome").. oh, and he's also on the IL now with back spasms.

The lineup is full of holes now and it shows. It's more than coincidence that the Yankees' scoring drought coincided with Stanton going on the IL (followed by Carpenter, the combeback story of the year with his 1.400+ OPS breaking his foot on a foul ball) and it showed last night. Yankees down 4-2, bases loaded, 1 out, Judge up. They pitch around Judge to give up a bases-loaded walk to get to Torres, who predictably grounds into an inning-ended DP.

If The Yankees hadn't jumped out to such a massive division lead before the break, no one would even be discussing them in the playoffs right now.
 
2022-08-18 11:08:13 AM  

The Bestest: If The Yankees hadn't jumped out to such a massive division lead before the break, no one would even be discussing them in the playoffs right now.


Yeah, right now they are looking like a first round exit, though it is possible that they continue to suck at an epic rate and drop out of the playoffs into the WC. They are only 10 games ahead and while that seems like a safe number, it isn't based on how they have played.

I'm a Mets fan, so I am taking a bit of joy from this. :P
 
2022-08-18 11:31:13 AM  

phimuskapsi: The Bestest: If The Yankees hadn't jumped out to such a massive division lead before the break, no one would even be discussing them in the playoffs right now.

Yeah, right now they are looking like a first round exit, though it is possible that they continue to suck at an epic rate and drop out of the playoffs into the WC. They are only 10 games ahead and while that seems like a safe number, it isn't based on how they have played.

I'm a Mets fan, so I am taking a bit of joy from this. :P


Sox fan, so ditto.  But the interesting thing about the AL East is how tight the whole division is re: the WC.

Could be crystal clear by the end of August, or could be a pretty good cluster-f come September
 
2022-08-18 11:35:34 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: That's one of my favorite moments in sports - when a batter KNOWS he just hit the shiat of the ball and the millisecond before everyone else knows he just hit the shiat out that ball.


Not a baseball fan, but i'll click for a walk-off grand slam - and that look on his face after hitting it was teh icing on the cake.
 
2022-08-18 12:25:05 PM  
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2022-08-18 12:37:32 PM  
On a Wednesday night game, in mid August, while the temperature is 79 degrees.

Sports "records" have been getting ridiculous for a while.

/My lawn, off it.
 
2022-08-18 1:11:27 PM  
....on a wednesday in an even numbered month during a waxing gibbous moon.

/baseball stats are stupid
 
2022-08-18 2:35:46 PM  
They still lost the series to the Rays.
 
2022-08-18 2:44:10 PM  

WrongTrousers: They still lost the series to the Rays.


They lost 5 series in a row at that point (something that hadn't happened since 2005).
 
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