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Yankees rookie Luis Gil comes up big in toughest of spots

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Envision the ideal scenario to unroll a prospect into the major leagues: Low-pressure, low-profile, on a high note.

Luis Gil came aboard via the completely opposite route. He thrived anyway.

As Gerrit Cole’s COVID replacement, coming off a poor outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and asked to erase the stench of a bad Yankees loss Monday, Gil shrugged off such potential burdens to make his big league debut a rousing success, throwing six shutout innings in a 13-1 romp over the Orioles.

“We’re expecting Gerrit Cole to be going tonight and that’s tough news to get when your ace goes down and you’re wondering how you’re going to … cover those innings,” Aaron Boone said. “To have Luis come up for the first time and really shine and embrace the moment, it was much-needed.”

“I feel so proud,” Gil, a native of the Dominican Republic, said through an translator, “because of all the work that I’ve done and because of my family. They’ve always been there for me and they’ve offered a lot of support for so many years.”

The Yankees (57-49) picked up a game apiece on the Rays (64-44) and Red Sox (63-45), both of whom lost, and they have now won 16 of their last 24 games. This marked only the third of those 16 victories that didn’t require either a save or a walk-off. The laughers have been sparse.

Luis Gil
Luis Gil
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And no one in pinstripes chuckled earlier Tuesday when news hit that Jordan Montgomery had joined his fellow starter Cole with a positive coronavirus test, creating two more voids in the team’s starting rotation so soon after Domingo German went on the injured list with a right shoulder problem. In the wake of the Yankees’ ugly, 7-1 loss to the Orioles on Monday night, a series loss to the American League East’s cellar-dwellers suddenly seemed feasible.

Into this mess stepped Gil, ranked by MLB.com as the Yankees’ sixth-best minor leaguer yet owning a 5.64 ERA in eight starts for Scranton, his 38 strikeouts in 30 ¹/₃ innings neutralized somewhat by his 23 walks. Most recently, at Syracuse on July 27, the 23-year-old lasted only 1 ¹/₃ innings, getting knocked around for six runs, two hits (both home runs) and four walks.

And with the heat on Tuesday, Gil scattered four hits, walked one and struck out six, becoming the first Yankee since Sam Militello, in 1992, to throw six or more shutout innings in his major league debut (thanks to the YES Network’s James Smyth for the 411). To turn the night into a full-blown coming-out party, the Yankees relieved Gil with two more pitchers making their big league debuts, Long Islander Stephen Ridings (one inning, three strikeouts) and Brody Koerner (two innings).

“Through all this adversity that comes our way … we got some meaningful contributions from the guys that came up today,” Boone said.

Gil said that, after his lousy outing for Scranton, “I watched a lot of video of that and tried to pick apart what I was doing, what mechanically wasn’t working for me at the time. A good friend of mine offered some advice on what to fix … I put it in action today.” Not bad, considering he learned of his assignment only late Monday night while in Scranton.

He threw strikes, 62 of his 88 pitches, and the Orioles made solid contact on only a few. With Yankees like Giancarlo Stanton (a homer, single and four RBIs), Aaron Judge (a homer and single) and Gleyber Torres (a single, double and sacrifice fly) among those enjoying very good contact against the Baltimore pitching, the Yankees could enjoy this one. On Wednesday, with the hot Jameson Taillon going for them, they’ll try for the series win.

“I’m hoping this is just the beginning and we can keep working together the way we did tonight,” Gil said … minutes before the Yankees returned him to Scranton. Nevertheless, he’ll surely get another shot, this time entering on much more of a high note.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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