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superspynyg : 8/11/2017 4:38 pm
Jamie Garcia 5-8 (0-1 yank) 4.49 vs Eduardo Rodriguez 4-3 4.06

Yanks lineup
LF Hicks
DH Sanchez
RF Judge
SS Didi
3b Frazier
1b Cooper
CF Ellsbury
2b Torreyes
C. Romine

Red Sox lineup
2b Nunez
RF Betts
LF Benintendi
1b Ramirez
DH Young
SS Bogaerts
C Vazquez
CF Bradley Jr

We really need to win tonight. Can't make Rodriguez look like a CY Young candidate. We need hits and runs. Sox are in a tear. 9-1 in last 10 games including 8 in a row.

We have Severino on the mound tomorrow and he always gives us a chance to win.
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That's a nice win  
B in ALB : 8/11/2017 10:51 pm : link
but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.
A good old fashioned  
Photoguy : 8/11/2017 10:51 pm : link
John Wetteland high wire act.

I'm too old for this crap.
RE: Bahahahaha Nunez  
chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 10:52 pm : link
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what a dumbass!!


Trying to get to 3rd is the right play there absolutely. Perfect tag, perfect throw.
RE: He's done  
The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 10:52 pm : link
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Get Betances and Robertson up. Immediately. This is ridiculous.


Ditto to what I wrote earlier.
So good to have Aaron Hicks back.  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/11/2017 10:52 pm : link
What a great first game back for him.
Best outfield arm in  
section125 : 8/11/2017 10:52 pm : link
baseball and you try to run on the short side of the field?

Thanks Eduardo!

RE: That's a nice win  
chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 10:52 pm : link
In comment 13557511 B in ALB said:
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.


Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.
Aaron Hicks earned my loyalty tonight.  
bceagle05 : 8/11/2017 10:53 pm : link
Boy did he step up.

As for Chapman - Coney and Paulie are right. It's time to get creative at the end of these games. I have less faith in Chappy than anyone not named Shreve in our bullpen.
RE: RE: He's done  
B in ALB : 8/11/2017 10:54 pm : link
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Get Betances and Robertson up. Immediately. This is ridiculous.



Ditto to what I wrote earlier.


It's a fluid situation, you fecal freak.

You think Joe being on the phone didn't legitimize that?

Nice of you to play Monday morning QB after the fact. Bitch.

Fuck off.
Love Hicks fire  
The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 10:54 pm : link
That is what this team has been lacking. The need some juice, hopefully this game will help.
RE: RE: Bahahahaha Nunez  
mfsd : 8/11/2017 10:54 pm : link
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what a dumbass!!



Trying to get to 3rd is the right play there absolutely. Perfect tag, perfect throw.


I didn't think so...still would be tying run on second with one out, and they all know Hicks has a laser for an arm. I can see the value of playing aggressively, but didn't think it was smart in that case
RE: That's a nice win  
dune69 : 8/11/2017 10:54 pm : link
In comment 13557511 B in ALB said:
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.


Glad you recognized Warren. He just does his job.
RE: RE: Bahahahaha Nunez  
DennyInDenville : 8/11/2017 10:55 pm : link
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what a dumbass!!



Trying to get to 3rd is the right play there absolutely. Perfect tag, perfect throw.

I definitely agree. It was deep, plus with Nunez speed which is probly in the top 5% of MLB speed. Plus Hicks momentum was going backward a bit, just made a monster hgh like throw
RE: RE: That's a nice win  
B in ALB : 8/11/2017 10:55 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.


Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.
RE: Best outfield arm in  
chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 10:55 pm : link
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baseball and you try to run on the short side of the field?

Thanks Eduardo!



Yeaaaaa, Hal Reynolds disagrees also, but he almost made it. I guess it ignores the cardinal rule of baseball, but its your last chance and you got Mitch Moreland up next.

I would want Didi or a speeding runner trying to get to 3rd with only one out.
RE: RE: RE: He's done  
The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 10:57 pm : link
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Get Betances and Robertson up. Immediately. This is ridiculous.



Ditto to what I wrote earlier.



It's a fluid situation, you fecal freak.

You think Joe being on the phone didn't legitimize that?

Nice of you to play Monday morning QB after the fact. Bitch.

Fuck off.


I believed, which is the difference you non believing twat.
RE: RE: Best outfield arm in  
mfsd : 8/11/2017 10:57 pm : link
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baseball and you try to run on the short side of the field?

Thanks Eduardo!





Yeaaaaa, Hal Reynolds disagrees also, but he almost made it. I guess it ignores the cardinal rule of baseball, but its your last chance and you got Mitch Moreland up next.

I would want Didi or a speeding runner trying to get to 3rd with only one out.


Fair points. Dumbass was probably too harsh a comment. Point is, Hicks made an insane throw that could well have saved the game
RE: RE: That's a nice win  
section125 : 8/11/2017 10:58 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.


No it wasn't a good idea. He ran against the strongest OF arm in baseball. It actually wasn't a great throw. A great throw and Nunez is out by 5 feet.

MLB Network guys really called Nunez out.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 10:58 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.


Its definitely one of those very few instances when you kinda ignore the baseball Gods and become a player. I want Nunez trying for third there in that situation if Im a Sox fan.

If you nelieve in the falacy of the predetermined outcome, Moreland's fly ball ties the game there.
I loved seeing Hicks looking at 2nd  
The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 10:59 pm : link
As he ripped the throw to 3rd.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:01 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



No it wasn't a good idea. He ran against the strongest OF arm in baseball. It actually wasn't a great throw. A great throw and Nunez is out by 5 feet.

MLB Network guys really called Nunez out.


I saw that. I still disagree. Nunez has very very good speed and you are forcing Hicks (who jas been on the shelf to make a terrific throw.
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B in ALB : 8/11/2017 11:01 pm : link
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Get Betances and Robertson up. Immediately. This is ridiculous.



Ditto to what I wrote earlier.



It's a fluid situation, you fecal freak.

You think Joe being on the phone didn't legitimize that?

Nice of you to play Monday morning QB after the fact. Bitch.

Fuck off.



I believed, which is the difference you non believing twat.


I always believe. That's why I always watch, you cum guzzling buzzard.

You're never on these threads. Then you swoop in like a fuckin level-headed "believer" - fuck outta here, toilet plunger.
I got two thoughts here  
Ron from Ninerland : 8/11/2017 11:03 pm : link
1. There are three certainties in life. Death, Taxes and Boston relief pitchers getting lit up by the Yanks.

2. I wish Girardi would manage to win at this stage in the season. True, they pulled this out of their ass but it should be obvious by now that Chapman is not Mariano fucking Rivera. Normally you'd let him pitch through it but this series needs to be treated like the post season. If the Yankees get swept here, the season is probably done. Betances and Robertson should have been up in the bullpen as soon as Chapman went 3-0 on the first batter and he should have been pulled after the second walk. If not for some bone headed base running, who knows how this would have turned out.
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The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 11:03 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.


It is a mistake, Nunez has plenty of speed he scores on a single. He has to know the arm he is running on, the ball is in front of him. It is a mistake. If he makes it you say great but you know by him going it is not the right baseball move.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:05 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



No it wasn't a good idea. He ran against the strongest OF arm in baseball. It actually wasn't a great throw. A great throw and Nunez is out by 5 feet.

MLB Network guys really called Nunez out.


I aslo didnt realize it was determined that Hicks has the strongest OF arm in baseball.

He is reminding me a lot like a switch hitting Adam Jones.
RE: RE: RE: RE: That's a nice win  
section125 : 8/11/2017 11:06 pm : link
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I saw that. I still disagree. Nunez has very very good speed and you are forcing Hicks (who has been on the shelf to make a terrific throw.


Chop - Hicks throw was not that accurate, strong but 5 feet off the bag. He was only 200 feet away from 3rd. Nunez running at 25 mph cannot outrun a 100 mph throw.

But I'll leave it as you defend your position well.
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The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 11:07 pm : link
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Get Betances and Robertson up. Immediately. This is ridiculous.



Ditto to what I wrote earlier.



It's a fluid situation, you fecal freak.

You think Joe being on the phone didn't legitimize that?

Nice of you to play Monday morning QB after the fact. Bitch.

Fuck off.



I believed, which is the difference you non believing twat.



I always believe. That's why I always watch, you cum guzzling buzzard.

You're never on these threads. Then you swoop in like a fuckin level-headed "believer" - fuck outta here, toilet plunger.


I have better things than to be on here for every game try getting a life. I am on here for games just when I life does not get in the way. I am always watching the games though you ass jockey.
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B in ALB : 8/11/2017 11:09 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.



It is a mistake, Nunez has plenty of speed he scores on a single. He has to know the arm he is running on, the ball is in front of him. It is a mistake. If he makes it you say great but you know by him going it is not the right baseball move.


It's a mistake for sure. But I'm curious if the 3bc tagged him up and they gambled. It's not without precedent for Farrell. First place. Chance to completely demoralize the Yanks with the closer really struggling. The guy in LF hasn't played in months. I don't hate it. But it's not something I'd teach. Perhaps in the situation it's warranted though. I get it to some extent.
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section125 : 8/11/2017 11:09 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



No it wasn't a good idea. He ran against the strongest OF arm in baseball. It actually wasn't a great throw. A great throw and Nunez is out by 5 feet.

MLB Network guys really called Nunez out.



I aslo didnt realize it was determined that Hicks has the strongest OF arm in baseball.

He is reminding me a lot like a switch hitting Adam Jones.


He has the fastest throw in baseball this year 105.5 mph. I think only a few pitchers even come close.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:09 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.



It is a mistake, Nunez has plenty of speed he scores on a single. He has to know the arm he is running on, the ball is in front of him. It is a mistake. If he makes it you say great but you know by him going it is not the right baseball move.


I have already agreed to this. You are definitely challenging Hicks' arm with Nunez' speed. Moreland coming up, a lefty, against a very tough closer to get a hit off of.

You are adhering to "the rules" too much bud.
Ass jockey?  
B in ALB : 8/11/2017 11:10 pm : link
That's average. I'm in love with a woman's ass. So it sort of fits. I'll take it as a compliment.
Hicks might have the best outfield arm in baseball  
dpinzow : 8/11/2017 11:11 pm : link
I can't believe Nunez tried to run on him
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:12 pm : link
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I saw that. I still disagree. Nunez has very very good speed and you are forcing Hicks (who has been on the shelf to make a terrific throw.



Chop - Hicks throw was not that accurate, strong but 5 feet off the bag. He was only 200 feet away from 3rd. Nunez running at 25 mph cannot outrun a 100 mph throw.

But I'll leave it as you defend your position well.


Yea, I am not saying Im right. Its very situational: see if your guy can make a play. But you never,make the 1st or 3rd out going to 3rd.
Sounds like Girardi  
The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 11:12 pm : link
Thinks that it is more about rustiness than anything else.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:14 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



No it wasn't a good idea. He ran against the strongest OF arm in baseball. It actually wasn't a great throw. A great throw and Nunez is out by 5 feet.

MLB Network guys really called Nunez out.



I aslo didnt realize it was determined that Hicks has the strongest OF arm in baseball.

He is reminding me a lot like a switch hitting Adam Jones.



He has the fastest throw in baseball this year 105.5 mph. I think only a few pitchers even come close.


Didnt know that.

Great game either way. Lets get on a roll tmrw.

Sevy tmrw....who is slotted to pitch against Sale on Sunday? Monty?
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section125 : 8/11/2017 11:15 pm : link
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Sevy tmrw....who is slotted to pitch against Sale on Sunday? Monty?


Yes.
RE: Sounds like Girardi  
B in ALB : 8/11/2017 11:17 pm : link
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Thinks that it is more about rustiness than anything else.


What's more about rustiness? Chapman?
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The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 11:19 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.



It is a mistake, Nunez has plenty of speed he scores on a single. He has to know the arm he is running on, the ball is in front of him. It is a mistake. If he makes it you say great but you know by him going it is not the right baseball move.



I have already agreed to this. You are definitely challenging Hicks' arm with Nunez' speed. Moreland coming up, a lefty, against a very tough closer to get a hit off of.

You are adhering to "the rules" too much bud.


Not really if I am running there I am thinking great arm end result I stay still on 2nd and base hit scores me. Lefty vs lefty next batter KO pitcher on mound even if I get to 3rd he can still K the lefty and I am still on 3rd. Just think it was too aggressive by him
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The 12th Man : 8/11/2017 11:21 pm : link
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Thinks that it is more about rustiness than anything else.



What's more about rustiness? Chapman?


He was saying that Chapman's issue with control He believes is more about rustiness than anything else.
You know, they had Betances warming up  
chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:28 pm : link
there. Am I the only one who feels infinitely more confident with Tommy Kahnle handling big situations like that? I think he is the most reliable arm coming out of the pen along with Warren.
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chopperhatch : 8/11/2017 11:31 pm : link
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but the Nunez tag was strange. Hicks with the MVP performance.

And Chapman came back to finish strong. He still makes me nervous as a little boy in church.

And Adam Warren was a monster.



Struck me as the right idea by Nuñez.



Perhaps. But running on a ball hit in front of you is a bit of a no-no.

It's a gamble by a team in first place - Top 9 - down by one - and I get it.



It is a mistake, Nunez has plenty of speed he scores on a single. He has to know the arm he is running on, the ball is in front of him. It is a mistake. If he makes it you say great but you know by him going it is not the right baseball move.



I have already agreed to this. You are definitely challenging Hicks' arm with Nunez' speed. Moreland coming up, a lefty, against a very tough closer to get a hit off of.

You are adhering to "the rules" too much bud.



Not really if I am running there I am thinking great arm end result I stay still on 2nd and base hit scores me. Lefty vs lefty next batter KO pitcher on mound even if I get to 3rd he can still K the lefty and I am still on 3rd. Just think it was too aggressive by him


Different approaches. Baseball purists say youre right. But I think the situation dictates you go for 3rd there with the guy who was running from 2nd. Looks like I was wrong. But I think you test a guy who hasnt made that throw in a LONGGGGG time, one of the best closers in baseball on the hill and down by a run in the 9th.
I think B and 12th Man need to settle this the old fashioned manly way  
adamg : 8/11/2017 11:48 pm : link
A softball game.
There were no outs on the play  
bigbluehoya : 8/12/2017 12:07 am : link
That Nunez got thrown out on. Fly ball caugh makes 1.

With Nunez's speed, getting the tying run to third with one out is worth testing the arm. Its going to take a bang-bang play every time to get a guy who runs like Nunez. They Yanks got him by the skin of their teeth thanks to a fantastic play by Frazier.

That's a matter of good execution by the Yanks. I don't think Nunez or the coaches have any remorse about the decision.
Sox are a fraud.  
old man : 8/12/2017 12:20 am : link
Come up small when pressure is on.
Lack of clutch hitting, baserunning blunders(omitting the Nunez pro/con from this), a fading bullpen,plus a mgr that also comes up small, will do them in. Isn't this one the 3rd or 4th game they blew to the Yanks this season(and at least 1 they almost blew)?
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Lurts : 8/12/2017 12:35 am : link
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I saw that. I still disagree. Nunez has very very good speed and you are forcing Hicks (who has been on the shelf to make a terrific throw.



Chop - Hicks throw was not that accurate, strong but 5 feet off the bag. He was only 200 feet away from 3rd. Nunez running at 25 mph cannot outrun a 100 mph throw.

But I'll leave it as you defend your position well.


A perfect throw does not have to be right on the bag. If I am the fielder I am throwing a foot and a half off the base to the playing side. Anywhere the third baseman can just tag down on the runner is better than a throw to the middle or foul line side of the bag.
RE: There were no outs on the play  
chopperhatch : 8/12/2017 12:59 am : link
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That Nunez got thrown out on. Fly ball caugh makes 1.

With Nunez's speed, getting the tying run to third with one out is worth testing the arm. Its going to take a bang-bang play every time to get a guy who runs like Nunez. They Yanks got him by the skin of their teeth thanks to a fantastic play by Frazier.

That's a matter of good execution by the Yanks. I don't think Nunez or the coaches have any remorse about the decision.


Glad we agree on at least one thing. 😉
It was a dumb decision and Eduardo Scissorhands remains an idiot  
Greg from LI : 8/12/2017 2:55 am : link
Taking third on a fly ball to left isn t a high percentage play in general. When Hicks is the left fielder, it's that much more of a low percentage play.
here's how the Boston Globe saw it -  
Del Shofner : 8/12/2017 8:59 am : link
"Benintendi’s sacrifice fly to left field scored Bradley. But in a mind-numbing bit of base running, Nunez tagged up and was thrown out at third by Hicks.

Farrell called it “a hell of a throw.” But it actually was well in front of the base and bounced. Nunez was easily out.

Nunez has a history of erratic base running, but this was particularly egregious. Not only does Hicks have one of the best outfield arms in baseball, he played with Nunez in 2015 when they were with the Twins.

Hicks caught the ball moving toward the line, but it was not a risk worth taking given his arm strength."
Here's what I don't get  
GruningsOnTheHill : 8/12/2017 12:47 pm : link
I was reading through the SoSH thread as I am wont to do following a big NYY victory, and more than once I came across reference to "the joke Yankee Stadium HR by Hicks." Isn't that exact shot 12-15 rows back at Fenway, where Pesky Pole is the shortest RF homer in all of ball? I generally don't understand how anyone who calls Fenway home can make light of any other ballpark's dimensions...
Hicks has a cannon..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/12/2017 1:29 pm : link
but even on the gamecast Smoltz was saying it is a play you have to try because it forces the Yanks to make a great throw and tag.

The only problem is it wasn't a great throw - it was a great tag, but if Hicks sends it on a line, Nunez isn't even sliding before Frazier has the ball.

It is a risk a first place team can make, but it wasn't a smart play.
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