Its sad about Betances there is no one I wanted to succeed out of the pen in the playoffs more then Betances being a Bronx kid and all, but hes a complete liability to say the least. I dont think the Yankees will get anything in return for him unless a team is desperate for relievers and think they can fix him, might as well try to fix him in the offseason, the Astros could use him, I wouldn't trade with them though unless we got a steal, an NL team only (preferably).Betances may be Steve Blass now. Hate to let him go for nothing, Bronx kid, great stuff still young but man, he's scary lost mentally. I'd keep him unless there was a bargain out there.
The trade as many of you mentioned turned out huge, and the "throw in" Frazier has just been great when needed.
The FOX crew, mainly Buck just can't shut the k up they miss so many little things to talk about. I mean Headley's hit was great. But within that base running blunder falling down there some very interesting and key baseball plays which they didn't talk about. #1 Correia needed to turn and run at him. #2 Headley's decision was excellent because that was the only way he was going to be safe, a rundown was out of the question he was dead, so that's actually a very heady baseball play. #3 everyone pointed out Altuve being behind the bag, after watching it again it seemed to me the reason he was behind was being so small he needed space to see over Headley to see where the throw was coming from.
Last night, key pitch after key pitch by Tanaka he was so good. Good to have Sanchez and Judge at least impacting, not at their best but capable right now (how did Aaron look at 3 strikes his last AB without swinging puzzling). But
Headley is hotter than horse piss again, good timing. Need Gardner to start swinging at strike one and not worrying about chasing up the pitch count. He hasn't hit the ball hard since Cleveland. Need him to get aggressive in Houston.
Gonna be a tough 2 games, hopefully 1. Verlander - like our chances this time.
Good to see Headley heat up were gonna need him, thats was a great heads up play, just stay on your feet for now on lol. Gardner is being way to patient your batting in front of Judge you will get pitches to hit, he gets on base teams really gotta pick their poison with Judge at the plate, Didi and Sanchez batting behind him and you gotta worry about Gardner on the base path. Gardner being on base changes everything. I was ok with the lineup taking pitches against Keuchel but when your facing scrubs out of the pen let it rip. Tanaka was amazing last night.
The Fox crew gets way to into story lines rather then calling the game. It would be nice if Buck for 2 seconds. Gotta stay hungry and wrap it up on Friday.