Sunday, August 11, 2019


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Last week on @bleedblueshow podcast I said to listeners that the Yankees will have to face the three headed monster in Houston during the impending post season.  That three headed monster is made up of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke, the A-team of pitchers the Astros will use to keep us from the World Series.  But before the Yankees even can qualify for that battle, they have to get through thick Toronto three headed monster of former big leaguer sons Bo BichetteVladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio.  And so far, the Yankees have been unsuccessful two out of the three games, with the last bout set for today.

Source: AP

"That trio is expected to be the foundation of the Blue Jays’ future — and Saturday they combined to beat the Yankees, 5-4, in front of 33,903 and deliver the visitors a second straight defeat after they had won nine in a row," reported the NY Post.


The Yankees have beaten up teams so much as of late that fans who are looking for a more adventurous battle are seeking out the New York Mets, who have been on an incredible streak and are frankly more exciting to watch for many.


Part of the reason the Yankees are seemingly "boring" as WFAN said on Friday is because they are winning in great force, but honestly, despite having the three headed monster of Gio Urshela, DJ LeMahieu and Mike Tauchman, the Yankees' anchor has been nothing more than lackluster.

Aaron Judge is a matter of time where he locks in and goes through a stretch where he really carries us,’’ Boone said of his second-place hitter, whose average has fallen from .297 on July 20 to .274 entering Friday. “Fortunately, guys have stepped up,’’ reported the NY Post.

Source: NY Post

Many believe that Judge needs to get hot fast because the deadly duo of Urshela and Tauchman could cool off any minute.  LeMahieu's consistency leaves him out of the "cooling off" conversation, but frankly, Gary Sanchez, who did hit a home run in his first game back from the IL, and Aaron Hicks, who is on his second stint on the IL, need to be more of a force.  That three headed monster has not even gotten started.

Facing opposing teams and ending up on top takes a lot of power, commitment and drive.  And the Yankees have it in them if they can pull together, work hard and stay healthy.  Let's hope the Bronx's three headed monster can withstand the rest of the season and carry the Yankees to victory in October.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @suzieprof

1 comment:

  1. I think next year you will see Judge's power return.The injury he suffered last year will take a year to fully recover and get strength back.Judge unlike most power hitter does release a tenacious swing instead he seems to do it with just his wrist if you watch.His bat is also off a little amd that could be pitchers changing the way they pitch to him.I know Tauchman and Urshella has done a great job but their offense is not Stanton and Andujar like.With Encarnation down I feel the Yankees would had been better bringing up Frazier to DH and when needed Romine fill in at 1B.
    Houston has not lost since the trade deadline and Sanchez has pitched back to back 6 inning games for the Astros.
    Happ over Morton and Corbin has been a flop.If not for Germon and the openers this team wpuld be in trouble.
    Torres and Scary Gary try to hit it out every pitch it seems and Torres when he came up last year just went with what they gave him and this year he is trying to hit the 5 run homer.
    Surely hitting coaches have noticed this and Scary Gary after Encarnation arrived went backwards to the season he was having.Competition between the two hitters I don't know but Scary Gary need to go back to dribing the ball instead of trging to launch it on every swing aka the so mamy pop ups lately.
    Voit I think is done fpr the year , since Tex retired 1B is cursed.
    Tanaka needs the extra day and Rothschild needs to figure out how to do it and Paxton has all the lopks of another AJ Birnette /Sonny Gray pitcher.Can not pitch for the Yankees.
    If we get Sevy and Betamces back to the level they were last year bedore the season ends then we can match up kinda with Houston in the playoffs.


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