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PSA Comments of the Day 4/13/16: Go for the series win

A win today would ensure a series victory in Toronto. They should go for that, in my opinion.

Gardner jumping to reach Miller is one of my favorite things
Gardner jumping to reach Miller is one of my favorite things
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Victory is so much sweeter when it's the team that you root for doing the winning. Thus, when the Yankees beat the Blue Jays yesterday it was sweet because, believe it or not, I root for the Yankees. Wonderful how that all works out, right? Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for the Bombers on extra rest, but still continued the trend of Yankee starters not pitching deep into games.

Tanaka pitched only five innings after he kept finding himself behind in the count and getting into trouble. For what it's worth though, he did complete five innings after early on that looked like it might be a challenge and only allowed two runs. Then the bullpen came in, and oh did they do their job. Johnny Barbato picked up his first win after pitching the sixth, then Chasen Shreve and Dellin Betances helped bridge the gap to Andrew Miller who earned the same.

Not a knock on any of the relievers currently in the 'pen, but just imagine once Chapman is added to the mix here. The game was not without it's scary moments though, as McCann left the game early after taking a foul ball after his toe. Initially it seemed that McCann was going for x-rays, but it seems as that's not the case.

Doesn't sound like fun, and he'll be off today but hopefully that's all the time he needs to get better.

Comments of the Day

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Tacos for all!

Not an oppo taco, but still impressive. Nice work, selftitled!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Didi Victory Tweet of the Day

"if anyone could find a use for the building emojis, it would be didi" - Matt F.

GIF of the Day


The Gif Sgt reminding us how nasty Betances is



Honorable Mod Mention

Harlan wins for his look into the Yankees needing to perform better against Toronto and them going on to win the game. There's probably no connection, but all signs point to Harlan being credited with the win.

Fun Questions

  • How many innings will Pineda pitch tonight?
  • Which Yankee has the best overall performance tonight?

Song of the Day

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by BJ Thomas

It's April Showers Week on Pinstripe Alley. While the Yankees shouldn't feel any raindrops falling on their head under the dome in the Rogers Centre, I still felt them on my head yesterday. Plus this song's so catchy, so good luck getting it out of your head. As always, please link us your song of the day.

Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. Michael Pineda and the Yankees take on J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays tonight at 7pm. With a win, the Yankees can guarantee a series victory, so I think it's in our best interest to root for a win here. Crazy, right?