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Davey Tinglefingers: Not Good

I’ve got a long-winded, open ended question to start this blog off with, so bear with me.  What happens when you mix the best lefty hitting team in the league, at home, on a 100 degree night with a left handed pitcher thats a delicate snowflake, wilts under any kind of pressure, and owns an ERA over 9 in the bronx? Bombs away.

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Photo via Star Tribune

After giving up 4 Runs in a single inning of work the first time these two teams met back on April 11th, Price left the game with “elbow tingling” What this actually meant was Ol’ Davey was tired of getting his fastball out over the Green Monster and didn’t feel like pitching any more of that game. It was about as soft as you can get but hey when you’re afraid, you’re afraid. His follow up performance was postponed as Mr. Tinglefingers got “carpal tunnel from playing Fortnite”. OK. Dave we get it, Gary Sanchez shows up in your nightmares. just be honest man it’ll save everyone some time. Gary didn’t even play the other night and this bum still gave up 5 moonshots,  Kyle Higashioka who is 28 years old, never gotten a hit in his career (was 0-23) and hit .190 in the minors tattooed a ball 401 feet down the left field line. When that’s happening, what are the actual batters in this lineup going to do?

Judge-409 ft

Gleyber-380 ft

Hicks 1-373 ft

Hicks 2-406 ft

Oh and well also set our season high in hits with 16. In fact every batter that appeared in last nights game got a hit except Greg Bird, but who’s surprised by that?

With the Yankees playing so well offensively it would have basically taken a position player or Sonny Gray on the bump to give Boston a fighting chance. Unfortunately for them, they were staring out at Luis Severino who is basically the opposite of Sonny Gray. Sevy was brilliant all night, going 6 2/3, giving up 2 hits and striking out 6. This outing dropped his season ERA down to 1.98 and secured his 13th win which are both the best marks in the AL.  The Yankees are 16-2 in games Severino starts. I smell Cy Young.

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Via Pinstripe Alley

After Aaron Hicks blacked out and hit his 3rd homer of the game, Boone did something that I absolutely loved. With the game well out of hand at 11-0 in the 9th Boone could have put David Hale who was just recalled from Triple-A or #45 (he who will not be named) into the game to mop up the last inning. Instead he threw Chapman out there. Now yes, Chapman hadn’t pitched in a couple days so yes its a smart idea to get him some work and keep him locked in. But I also truly think that after getting beaten by 11 the day prior, Boone was trying to get a similar scorecard win. Did it work out? Not exactly, Chappy did give up a run, but it was in an 11 run game he probably didn’t even care  about and it’s at least 4 runs less than #45 would have given up. All in all I loved the move.

Anyone with a functioning brain, and any kind of baseball knowledge (aka not Red Sox fans) woke up yesterday and knew what was going to happen last night. I am 100% serious when I say this, David Price might be my favorite player. To be this ineffective vs the Yankees takes guts. To do it while getting paid 30+ million for another 4 years after this one is diabolical (seriously go Google his contract. How freaking funny is that?)  Now I know what you’re thinking. “How can a Red Sox player be your favorite?” Simple, David Price gives the Yankees wins, and allows for stat padding while at the same time hands the Red Sox demoralizing defeats and hurts their ability to pony up for another premier free agent. It’s basically the best of both worlds. Can’t wait until we meet again Davey, really hope you don’t “play Fortnite” before the game.