Random thoughts after another series win against the Astros

Welcome back to another random thoughts post. The Yankees just finished a series against the defending World Champion Houston Astros and won two out of three games. Overall, the Yankees went 5-2 against Houston in their season series. Last year, they went 2-5. Let’s hope this winning continues if they were to meet in the playoffs again this year.

Anyway, let’s get into it, shall we?

  • Watching the Yankees beat Houston is a lot of fun.
  • Tuesday’s game wasn’t fun until the ninth inning.
  • What a sloppy performance.
  • But hey, they won.
  • And how about Brett Gardner coming back to life.
  • Usually, he starts off hot and cools down in the second half.
  • This season, he had been ice cold to start and is now heating up as the weather does the same.
  • And isn’t Gleyber Torres great?
  • I enjoy watching him play.
  • Well, when he’s not making errors in the field.
  • He’s hitting well for someone his age.
  • I was worried about Miguel Andujar after that collision with Yuki Gurriel during Wednesday’s game.
  • Didi asked him what 1+1 equaled and Andujar laughed.
  • It’s good to know that our players know basic math.
  • And how about Luis Severino?
  • It’s relaxing watching his starts unlike Sonny Gray’s starts while can be agonizing.
  • The personal catcher thing isn’t really helping.
  • Apparently, it doesn’t really matter who’s catching him.
  • He works better when he’s fast.
  • If he takes too long on the mound, it screws him up.
  • He’s opening the series against Baltimore that starts on Thursday night.
  • Bad news:¬†Gray is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in his career at Camden Yards.
  • Good news: Aaron Judge really likes hitting against the Orioles.
  • The Orioles are bad and the Yankees should beat them.
  • Should.
  • Back to Houston, can we talk about how nice it is that the Yankees can beat Dallas Keuchel?
  • Remember dreading his starts against the Yankees?
  • Justin Verlander is pitching out of his mind.
  • And it’s not at all suspicious that a guy who is 35 and has over 2600 innings on his arm and who was plagued by injuries is suddenly pitching better than he did in his 20s.
  • Not at all.
  • My main reason for pointing this out is because he’s so sanctimonious when it comes to PED and I’d love nothing more than to see him get caught doing something illegal.
  • The Astros are heading home to play the Red Sox this weekend.
  • Hey! The Red Sox are finally playing a good team for once.
  • Their schedule has been a cakewalk so far this season.
  • The Yankees are now in the¬†cakewalk part of their schedule.
  • And they need to take advantage of this stretch.
  • Remember when the Yankees were 9-9? It seems so long ago.
  • As if it wasn’t this season.
  • During that stretch, they lost three out of four to the Orioles.
  • Hopefully, they can return the favor and beat up on a terrible Orioles team.
  • They were able to beat the Angels two out of three this past weekend.
  • The one loss was Gray’s start.
  • Of course.
  • I really don’t like going into Gray’s starts and assuming it will be a loss.
  • CC Sabathia isn’t looking great either.
  • He started off well but now he’s losing a bit of that early season magic.
  • And his starts seem to go the same way.
  • He’ll be great for the first few innings and then fall completely apart in the fourth or fifth inning.
  • Maybe this stretch of “easier” games will help him out
  • Maybe it could help Gray out as well.
  • Giancarlo Stanton didn’t get hot until July of last year and then he went HAM.
  • So I’m not worried about him yet.
  • I’m glad that after looking dreadful at the plate on Tuesday that Gary Sanchez turned things around on Wednesday.
  • Can we talk about this play?
  • I mean, come on.
  • It worked out perfectly.
  • What a carom off the backstop.
  • Jeez.
  • If Chapman tried that 10 times, he wouldn’t be able to do it.
  • Yankee magic!
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