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  • Writer's picturePhilip Cashier

Game 157: Yankees (79-77) vs Blue Jays (87-69)


No Judge.

No Volpe.

Fangraphs has Blue Jays as 56% favorites to win.



LeMahieu, 1B -- .245 (102)

Torres, 2B -- .272 (123)

Wells, C -- .185 (58)

Stanton, DH -- .189 (88)

Kiner-Falefa, 3B -- .242 (83)

Cabrera, RF -- .218 (68)

Peraza, SS -- .201 (62)

Pereira, LF -- .162 (36)

Florial, CF -- .220 (96)

King, P -- 4-7, 2.66



Springer, RF -- .258

Bichette, SS -- .303

Guerrero, 1B -- .266

Biggio, 2B -- .231

Chapman, 3B -- .241

Belt, DH -- .251

Varsho, LF -- .221

Kirk, C -- .27

Kiermaier, CF -- .268

Gausman, P -- 12-9, 3.29


Game on YES


NEXT UP: Wed, 9/27. 7:05 pm, at Toronto



Sep 27, 2023

He's turning into the second coming of Monty. He pitches strongly but we can't score for him.


Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Sep 27, 2023

Why was Stanton not pinch-run for? His run needs to score on a ground out or fly out. Volpe would have made that a close play at the plate.

Sep 27, 2023
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it turned out rather well


Sep 27, 2023

Peraza demonstrates the sort of arm strength at shortstop that Volpe doesn't quite possess.

if Peraza continues to hit, the Yankees exit the season with three valuable middle infielders


Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Sep 27, 2023

Whew. That strike three to Guerrero looked low and outside, but the ump has been calling them strikes all night. I can't wait for the tech to advance sufficiently to automate ball/strike calls.

Sep 27, 2023
Replying to

it was tactical excellence.

they had to choose between giving Guerrero a chance at multiple RBIs

or putting the ball slightly off the plate

a place where Guerrero might hit it on the ground or foul or miss it altogether

of he could refuse to swing

and leave it to the ump to decide whether the Jays would score one run

or none


Sep 26, 2023

big test for King and his ambition to be a starter.

as well, a small bit of a showcase for the Yankees' best defender at shortstop, Peraza.

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