Category Archives: Regular Season

Game 134. Yanks shut out, 2-0, get just one hit.

Today (Saturday) was the Yanks’ season all rolled up into one. A fine pitching performance, a disappointing offense.

For the Yanks only got one hit today in losing to Toronto, 2-0.

Michael Pineda made just one mistake, giving up a 2-run HR to Jose Bautista in the first inning. It’s hard to pitch when you have to be perfect.

Pineda (3-3, 2.09) went six innings, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 3 K. You’d think his record would be better what with that ERA.

Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.50.

David Huff (who has been superb since the Yanks reacquired him) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. Overall ERA 3.78.

In the fourth, with two out, Beltran was HBP, Teixeira doubled him to third (the Yanks’ only hit of the game) and McCann was HBP. But with the only real scoring opportunity they had all day, Prado flied out.

Derek Jeter went 0 for 4 and is down to .262. He is 15 for his last 80 and has lost 14 points off his batting average in that span. Hopefully in the last 28 games he picks it up and can go out in style.

The loss drops the Yanks to 70-64, 8 back of Baltimore for the division and 3 1/2 out of the last wild card spot.

In case you missed it, Masahiro Tanaka experienced soreness after his sim game and went back to NY. I don’t expect him back at all this year and only hope that he won’t need the TJ surgery that would cost him all of 2015 and some of 2016.

The minors.

Sorry for no minor league report yesterday, but I was busy and didn’t have the time to write one up.

AAA: SWB lost 6-5 to Lehigh Valley. Manny Banuelos went 4 innings, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K. CF Adonis Garcia 2 doubles, rbi. 3B Scott Sizemore solo HR. C John Ryan Murphy 2 hits, HR, 3 rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-0. Luis Severino (L) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 4 K. C Francisco Arcia and 2B Dan Fiorito each had two hits. Severino, 20, is 6-5, 2.46 in 24 starts this year (combined leagues).

High A: 8-4 loss for Tampa. DH Mike Ford and 2B Jose Rosario 2 RBI each. Tampa has been eliminated from a playoff spot, so no teams A through AAA will be in the postseason.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Rookie Davis 6 IP, 1 R, 4 h, 2 walks, 9 K (7-8, 4.93). DH Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 3 hits, rbi. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 hits, rbi. 2 hits and an rbi for both 1B Jackson Valera and LF Brandon Thomas.

Game 133. Yanks beat Toronto, 6-3.

The Yanks rode a five-run seventh to beat Toronto 6-3 on Friday night.

With 29 games left and with a  record of 70-63, the Yanks are 7 back of Baltimore in the division (second place) but the win helped the Yanks in their bid to get the final wild card spot. They are three back of Detroit for that position (which makes  Thursday afternoon’s loss to Detroit that much more painful).

Chris Capuano started and got the win. (2-3, 4.24 overall). 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 8 H, 1 walk and 4 K.

The Yanks were down 1-0 (Jose Bautista HR) when they came to bat in the seventh. McCann led off the inning with a double, Beltran walked and Gardner doubled in a run. Beltran scored and Gardner moved up to third on a throwing error on the play. Ichiro singled, but it was an infield single and Gardner couldn’t advance. After Headley struck out, Gardner scored and Ichiro moved up when Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt. Ellsbury then hit a 2-run HR (14) to make it 5-1.

Derek Jeter got hit #3444 in the game.

Toronto got two in the bottom of the seventh to cut the lead to 5-3 but Chase Headley homered for the Yanks in the 9th (10th overall HR for Headley) to give the Yanks some insurance and the 6-3 final score.

Adam Warren relieved Capuano and went 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 k. 3.39.

New Yankee Josh Outman made his Yankees debut, facing one batter and he gave up a hit. Overall ERA 3.28.

David Robertson picked up his 35th save. 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.98.

Game 132. Ouch. Yanks edged out by Tigers, 3-2.

This one really hurts, because after today, there are only 30 games left. Not only that, the Yanks lost a game to Detroit, 3-2 and they have to leap-frog Detroit and Seattle to get that final wild card spot.  Losing to one of the teams you need to leap-frog isn’t good.

And they scored just two runs against someone making his first MLB start.

Hiroki Kuroda pitched well, but as is typical in his career, didn’t get the support he deserved.

Kuroda went 7, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk and 4 K. ERA to 3.88. You’d think that’d be enough, but not with this year’s offense.

Detroit got a run in the 2nd, but the Yanks tied it in the 3rd when Wheeler singled, advanced to 2nd on an error and scored on an Ellsbury single.

The Yanks went up 2-1 in the fourth on a single by Prado, double by Beltran and McCann groundout.

Detroit tied it in the fifth.

With two on and two out in the top of the 9th, McCann just missed a 3-run HR. He went on to strike out.

Betances had pitched the 8th, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 1.50.

In the bottom of the 9th, Shawn Kelley (L, 2-5, 4.60) came on. Leadoff double. A walk. Two strikeouts gave hope, but then he gave up a GW single.

Earlier in the day, Masahiro Tanaka threw a 3-inning simulated game and reported normal soreness. The rust was there, as would be expected, but once the rust comes off, he could be back in a few weeks. But too late?

The Yanks picked up Josh Outman from Cleveland for a PTBNL. Outman is 16-11, 4.49 in his career. The lefty is 29, 30 in a few weeks. ERA+ 95. His 162 g. average is 56 games, 12 of them starts, 6-4, 4.49. This year, in 31 relief outings, he was 4-0, 3.28.

The loss drops the Yanks to 69-63, 7 behind Baltimore for the AL East title with 30 games to go. They are 3 back of Seattle for the last playoff spot.

Realistically, the Yanks need to go 20-10 in their final 30 (the last 30 of Jeter’s career) to have a shot.

 

The minors.

AAA: SWB split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: They gave up 5 in the top of the 7th (7-inning games if DH) and lost 6-5. Rob Refsnyder (.307 at AAA) and Adonis Garcia each had two hits.

Makeup of 4/25 game:  8-3 SWB win. 1B Kyle Roller 3 for 3, double, HR, 3 rbi. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 2B Jose Pirela (.307).

AA:  8-2 win for Trenton. CF Jake Cave 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2B Dan Fiorito 3 rbi. LF Ben Gamel and C Gary Sanchez 2 hits each.

High A: 9-7 loss in 12 by Tampa which hurts their playoff chances. SS Cito Culver 4 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 rbi. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 hits, double, HR, 2 rbi. They are 3 back for the 2nd-half division title with just five games left.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. LF Claudio Custodio HR, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 3B Miguel Andujar.

Game 131. 8-run 3rd leads Yanks, 8-4.

The Yanks got nine straight hits off of David Price in the third inning, and used the 8-run inning to defeat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night. The win put the Yanks at 69-62 for the season, six behind Baltimore, 2nd in the A.L. East.

They are 2 1/2 games out of the final wild card spot.

Shane Greene continued to be a revelation. He went 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 8 K. He improved to 4-1, 3.09.

Adam Warren 1 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 1 walk, 1 K 3.47.

Dellin Betances 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.52.

Derek Jeter got hit #3443 in the victory.

In 18 starts and one relief appearance between the two of them, fill-ins Brandon McCarthy and Shane Greene are a combined 9-4 with an ERA of around 2.80. They have filled in fine.

The Yanks signed Chris Young to a minor-league deal for some OF depth down the stretch. He hit .205-8-28, OPS+ 79 for the Mets this year and will be 31 next week. His 162 g. average for his career is .233-23-71, 19 SB, OPS+ 93. Low average, some speed and pop, lots of strikeouts. You hope he can run into one. A 20/20 guy if healthy and a regular, he was an All-Star for Arizona in 2010. In 12 postseason games, he has hit .326 with 5 HR. He is mostly a CF who has played a little of the corners. The Yanks released P Alfredo Aceves (just reactivated from a suspension) and INF Corban Joseph from their minor league deals.

 

 

 

The minors.

AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton won 5-0. Jaron Long (hitting coach Kevin’s son) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h. He is 7-1, 2.30 at AA, 12-4, 2.15 overall this year. The righty turns 23 tomorrow. Jacob Lindgren 2 scoreless innings, 1 hit, 4 K.  Lindgren’s overall minor league record this year is 2-0, 0.73 and 48 K in 24 2/3 IP. 48 of his 74 outs have been by strikeout. CF Jake Cave 2 hits and an RBI.

High A: 4-1 Tampa win. Caleb Smith six shutout innings, solo HR for LF Ericson Leonora. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-1, getting just two hits.