Yankees Armed And Ready For Game 5

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By Rich Bauer
As the Yankees prepare for this evening’s battle royale, winner take all, against the Cleveland Indians, keep this in mind- all members of the bullpen are ready to go. That includes Dellin Betances, whose arm might be ready but how about his psyche? This should allow CC Sabathia to get out there and throw as hard and as long as he can with some smarts of course.
The relievers have 11 K’s and are pitching to a 2.63 ERA this postseason. Not bad at all for 24 innings of work.
I think the Yankees line up becomes stronger and more versatile when opposing pitchers also have to worry about Greg Bird. He has had a tough year dealing with his injuries, but I am glad to see him contributing this postseason.
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A Bombers win puts them in the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2012, and considering home teams are just 6-14 in Division Series Game 5 scenarios over the past 15 seasons, I like their chances.
The Yankees winning Monday night and the Red Sox losing earlier in the day added to the jubilation for Yankee fans. Anytime the Yankees win and the Sox lose, it’s a great day (especially in October). John Farrell, sorry to see you go!
I suggested in a previous post that you should watch out for the Monmouth University Hawks football team. Well, they are in first place in their conference with a 5-1 record. Senior safety, Mike Basile, from Brick, NJ, is the school’s All-Time Leader in tackles, and is about to shatter the conference record for solo tackles in a career. Keep an eye on this guy as he might be following in the footsteps of Miles Austin and Chris Hogan, past Hawks to play in the NFL.
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By the way when was the last time anyone could say that Rutgers football was 5-1 and vying for a league championship?
Speaking of Rutgers, did you see that one of their top 2018 basketball recruits has already decommitted? Point guard, Mac McClung from Gate City, VA, was on campus September 30 for the start of basketball practice and the MidKnight Madness event. It also happens to be the same day he stood on the sideline watching the Ohio State Buckeyes annihilate the Scarlet Knights, 56-0. I’m sure that did not help.
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I guess the trip didn’t go well and bet it didn’t help that he was on the field for the Knights vs Buckeyes football game.
Till next time I wish you and yours nothing but the best in the world of sports…Cheers

We Shall CC…

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Yankees manager, Joe Girardi is skipping Sonny Gray for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians and will instead hand the ball to CC Sabathia. Is this a good decision? We shall CC.

Yankees Redemption Lies In The Bronx

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by : Rich Bauer

The Yankees excruciating extra-inning loss to the Indians in Cleveland Friday was everything that baseball should be in October. Excitement, drama and filled with plenty of pressure and second guessing.

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Yankees Can Still Win Despite Last Night’s Loss

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Off The Cuff

By Rich Bauer

Consider this, the Cleveland Indians beat the Yankees in the playoffs in 1997, then again in 2007. Aaron Judge was 15 years old then and Gary Sanchez was just 14 years of age in ’07. The only current homegrown Yankee close to being on the roster back then is Brett Gardner who made his MLB debut a year later in 2008. It is 10 years later and Yankee fans are hoping for a different outcome in 2017.

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Giants, Jets, Yanks, Mets, & Knicks Get Petty-ized – My 2 Sense

My 2 Sense

By John McAleavey

My colleague here at More Sports Now, Steve Tichenor, wrote earlier this week about how the passing of Tom Petty hit home for him. Well, it did for me too.

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Brian Cashman-The G.O.A.T Intern

Suss Sez

By Gary Sussman

Ben Whittaker.  Now, I am fully aware that there are many issues that affect us personally, professionally, socially…and good heaven, politically.  But just for a moment, digest the name ‘Ben Whittaker”.   Because for millions of moviegoers, Ben is their image of the great.  Not as the young Vito, or Max Cady (Cape Fear), or Ace Rothstein (Casino) or Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver).  They see ‘The Intern’….and they see DeNiro.  Is there another word other than travesty?  

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The Daily Brief – Judge For Yourself…

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Two young New York megastars had huge games over the last few days and handled them in completely different ways. Who was right, you’ll have to Judge for yourself.

Bauer’s Bytes

Off The Cuff

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By Rich Bauer

Luis Severino, who has (5) double digit strikeout starts this year, and (15) starts of one run allowed, is my choice to be named the Yankee’s ace come pennant and playoff time. Severino has the 3rd lowest ERA (2.96) in the AL behind Corey Kluber (my vote for the Cy Young award), and Chris Sale.

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