Dallas Keuchel’s initials are DK, like the Dead Kennedys and he struck out Billy Gardner three times. The Yankees lost and so there goes Didi Gregorius and his six syllable name, but the Yankees are 1 for 1 in making the playoffs during Didi’s life as Yankee shortstop. That play by Didi to throw out George Springer was like seeing Reefer Alston cross over into a new found land. I’m glad I watched the game. I wonder what Yankee player suffered the most years without ever making the playoffs? Dallas Keuchel really is a wizard, painting pitches, especially that master mind of Alex Rodriguez and his first pitch swinging shallow fly to center in the bottom of the 6th and so went the Yankees only real threat.
Chris Archer entered the broadcast booth at some point last night and did an inning or maybe it was two or maybe that was my wishful thinking? God, he was was good, if not great. Super sounding voice and perfect amount of pitcher expertise and Jessica Mendoza was also in the booth and well, holy mackeral, she provided some mind popping insights, first about Jose Altuve’s strange unique ability to get two strike, way outside, protect the plate base hits. Holy plate coverage “where most hitters produce a lazy ground ball or pop out…..” I forget the rest of her quote, but it’s true, Altuve turns nothing into something. When I grow up, I wanna be small like Patek and Altuve and if I’m a pitcher, I don’t want to throw hard. I want to be like Keuchel. I wanna be left handed and lob it towards corners. This is a tolerant day, for lefties anyway and does any sport love lefties more than baseball? If we were pygmies, lefties would be gods. Maybe we are pygmies and lefties are already gods? I wasn’t too sure about the lefty Keuchel being removed after 6 innings last night, not after all that legendary build up….20 game winner, first start ever on 3 days rest, Madison Bumgarner echoes, and then out comes yet another lefty Tony Sipp, as spastic and fidgety and upset after every pitch as he was in Cleveland.
And after Sipp struck out the Yankees new legend Greg Bird swinging, Jessica Mendoza deflated the incessant flapping of Yankee fans, calling Sipps’ painting of corners “Keuchel like.” She is more than the sexy legs the MLB likes to showcase.
The under Mendoza line .199 BA and 20 home run plus a few more. I love that fact. I think Carter singled last night or maybe he worked a walk and then got pinch runned. Is there anything more obvious or insulting than being pinch runned for? You fat, lazy old ass and you don’t even have grey hair.
God bless John Kruk. He knows Sipp has to twitch and gyrate on the mound, repeat the same patterns and behaviors as wild as they may be. Kruk in full verbal swag with “Altuve looks like he’s swinging a 52 inch bat.
I don’t know much about numbers but three teams atop the NL Central with those kind of win totals. Sheeeeeeeit! 100 wins for the red turds, 98 for the Pirates and 97 for the Cubs. One of those teams should make the World Series. There’s my uneducated sabermetrics prediction and I sure hope it’s the Cubs or Pirates and not the cardinals that advance down this October road.
“For those of you at work or school on Thursday, download the application and watch the Blue Jays play the Rangers on our phone.” That was the commercial between innings last night, here in Canada on Rodgers Sports Network. That cracked me up, encouraging kids and adults to play hookie. I think I might.