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Ex-Yankees destinations.

So Boone Logan goes to the Rockies, $16MM over 3 years. Hughes Twins, Joba Tigers. Cano Seattle. Granderson Mets.

David Adams went to Cleveland after the Yanks non-tendered him.

As for 2B, forget about Infante. He goes to KC, 4 years, $30.25MM.

Yankees deal Stewart to Pirates

The Yankees traded Chris Stewart to the Pirates today for a player to be named later.

It’s no surprise, given the catching logjam that developed once they signed Brian McCann. Apparently they will bring Cervelli back to be McCann’s backup.

Gary Sanchez will be slated for AA. Romine and/or Murphy would be slated for AAA. One of them could still be dealt, given the logjam (not enough time/at bats for BOTH Romine and Murphy at AAA).

Given the fact that Stewart (an excellent defensive catcher) hit just .211-4-25 for the Yanks last year in 109 games, I’ll be happy if the Yanks get a case of Iron City back for him. (j/k).’

The Yanks non-tendered Nix, Adams and Daley.

Game 160. Yanks beat Astros 3-2.

No, Mo didn’t save it, or play CF, but the Yanks beat Houston last night, 3-2.

The Yanks got all three runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Mark Reynolds and a 2-run double by David Adams.

Adam Warren started and went 5. (W, 3-2, 3.39) 0 R, 2 H, 1 H and 4 K.

David Phelps 1 2/3, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 1 K. 5.04.

Phelps wasn’t THAT bad. He left with two on and two out in the seventh and for some inexplicable reason, Girardi brought in Joba who immediately, on two pitches, gave up a double and single to let both inherited runners score. Then, after a SB and 2nd and 3rd, and a walk to load the bases, he got an out to get out of it. Terrible.

Joba 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 4.93. Truthfully, Joba should have the ERA over 5, not Phelps, but what can you do?

Claiborne 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 4.17.

David Robertson got the save, and a lot of boos. The Houston crowd wanted to see Mo. No offense to them, but I hope Mo doesn’t pitch again. The way he went out Thursday night at the Stadium should be the way to go and should be the last pitch he ever throws. Now for CF, who knows?

Robertson (Save #3), 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.07.

I’ll post Rivera’s and Pettitte’s career stats after the season is over, but tonight, Pettitte makes the last start of his career. Hopefully he wins. He is 10-11 and NEVER has had a losing season in his whole career. (He went 14-14 in 2008).

Only one man ever has pitched in 10 or more seasons and had a winning record in EACH one. Do you know it was Babe Ruth?

The minors.

AAA: Swb coughed up two in the bottom of the 9th to lose 5-4. Chase Whitley 6 IP, 0 R, 1 h, 1 w and 5 K. 1B Randy Ruiz double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B David Adams 2 H, solo HR.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1.

High A: Tampa had a DH.

G1: Won 11-7. To stay fresh (he’ll be coming back to the Yanks in a few days), Preston Claiborne started and threw a scoreless inning. SS Cito Culver 4 for 4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 H, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Pete O’Brien 3 for 3, 2 doubles, HR, 6 RBI.

Game 2: Tampa lost 8-0. CF Taylor Dugas & 3B O’Brien 2 h apiece.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-4. Brett Gerritse 2 R in 6 IP. 3b Dante Bichette, Jr. 2-run HR.   LF Ericson Leonora solo HR.

Game 116. Lineup, Stats & Comments

RHP Dellin Betances has been brought up, INF David Adams has been sent down.

Yanks 58-57, 11 games back in A.L. East. 4th in A.L. East. They are 7 games out of the final playoff spot.

They are 3 games better than their Pythagorean (expected) record. OPS+ 84 (16% below average), ERA+ 106.

They face Detroit’s Justin Verlander today. Game 1 p.m., TBS.

Andy Pettitte is still looking for career win #253, which would tie him on the all-time list with another great NY lefty, Carl Hubbell.  

BA/HR/RBI   SB/total att.   OPS+   Comments in italic.
Team Leader in bold and significantly subpar in bold italic. 

Gardner CF .274-7-37  20/27   106
Suzuki RF .282-6-27   17/20  90    7 hits from 4000, Japan & MLB
Cano 2B .287-22-73  7/8   136
A-Rod 3B .200-0-0   0/0  53    3 for  15    2904 hits, 647 HR, 1950 RBI. If he hits one, will the HOME fans throw it back?  
Overbay 1B .252-13-50  0/0  100
Soriano LF .248-19-58  11/17  98   As Yankee, .200-2-7, OPS+ 55, 10 for 50. 391 career HR.
Granderson DH .208-2-4  3/3  87   11 for 53
Nunez SS .227-1-12  5/8  70  172 at bats, unlike Alex or Granderson, who have hardly played.
Stewart C  .224-3-16  4/4  63   And  if Nunez hits a triple with no out or one out, Girardi still won’t put on a squeeze with this guy at the plate. Sheesh.

Pettitte LHP 7-9, 4.71  ERA+ 85   Showing his age. (41)
                               Retirement looming?


The minors. A-Rod’s Last HR?

No suspensions announced yet. With a suspension apparently due anyday for Alex Rodriguez, you wonder if each HR he hits now could be the last one.

AAA: OF Thomas Neal was DFA’d. A shame. He was hitting .325 for SWB. 3-2 loss for SWB (55-58). Michael Pineda 2 scoreless IP. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 2 hits, rbi David Adams.

AA: Trenton won 6-2. A-Rod walked, hit a 2-run HR and struck out. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP. CF Slade Heathcott 2 for 2, 2 SB. DH Kyle Roller double, HR, 3 RBI.

High A: 2-1 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 1 R in 4 IP, 8 K. Branden Pinder 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 5 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-0.     Dan Camarena 1 R, 5 Ip, 6K.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 2-1 in 12. Caleb Cotham 6 IP, 1 R. 2 1/3 scoreless for Dellin Betances (3.09). David Adams 3 for 6, rbi (now do it in the majors, Adams!). Mustelier and Johnson 2 h each, Neal w/3.

AA: 3-1 loss for Trenton. Jeremy Bleich 1 UE in 4 IP (2.72). Tommy Kahnle 2 scoreless IP (2.31). Word is the Yanks offered Kahnle to the Phils for Michael Young and offered to accept all of Young’s contract and the Phils turned it down. Don’t ask me why. The Phils’ BP sucks. They have an up-and-coming 3B in Asche. They get BP help which they need (Pimplebutt blew another save for them last night) and the Yanks would have assumed Young’s salary. Kahnle is 1-2, 2.31 at Trenton. So now we can only hope Kahnle develops and the Phils rue their decision.

High A: Tampa lost 10-4. Dietrich Enns gave up 8 R in just 2 IP. 3B Pete O’Brien solo HR. 1B Saxon Butler 2 H, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston completed a game started 7/7. They lost that one 2-0 despite getting 10 hits. They lost the regularly scheduled game 5-4. Brett Gerritse 4 R, 1 ER in 5 IP.  

Good article in USA Today. Is today D-Day for A-Rod? But the article states how Yankee fans may want to celebrate A-Rod’s suspension. Should he be banned, the Yanks do NOT have to pay his salary, the get under the cap for 2014 and their clock is reset to zero. Meaning they can spend like the Yankees again in 2015. … and some teams don’t like that. They feel as if the Yanks will actually be rewarded for Alex’s misdeeds. Which they very well could be.      

Today’s minors.

Adams going down. Nix coming back Tuesday.

AAA: SWB won 9-2. Pineda 4 IP, 2 R. LF Adonis Garcia 2 H, 2 RBI. DH Randy Ruiz 3-run HR. RF Thomas Neal 3 hits. Catcher J.R. Murphy 2 hits.

AA: Trenton split a DH.

Game 1: 1-0 win. 4-hit combined shutout w/12 K.

Game 2: 6-1 loss. Trenton got just two hits. CF Slade Heathcott solo HR.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-2. DH Curtis Granderson 0 for 4, struck out twice.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-3.  1B Rey Nunez 2 rbi.

Game 103. CC disappoints again…

The addition of Alfonso Soriano, who batted cleanup and played LF for the Yanks last night, won’t mean anything if CC Sabathia isn’t straightened out, and fast.

Yes, all the injuries this season have been disappointing, and without Jeter, Teixeira, Granderson, Youkilis and/or A-Rod and without a catcher who could hit with power like Posada and Martin were capable of, it appears as if the Yanks are playing with 1/2 or 1/3 of a lineup most of the time.

But the most disappointing thing about the Yanks this year could be Sabathia. The $23MM man isn’t pitching like an ace. After last night’s debacle, his record is 9-9, 4.65. His ERA+ falls to 87.

To put that into perspective, consider this: his ERA is now higher than that of Phil Hughes (who is criticized heavily) (4.33) and of Andy Pettitte (4.39). It’s also higher than Ivan Nova’s (3.66). We know that Kuroda, at 2.51, is the real ace this season.

CC is 33, and maybe he needs to adjust. This isn’t the CC we expect. You expect CC to be 13-5 right now, now 9-9. The Yanks are seven out, and even with all the injuries, if CC were the CC he is supposed to be, that four game difference, 13-5 vs. 9-9, is huge. Three games out as opposed to seven games out.

You expect an ERA of about 3.40 from CC, not 4.65.

He gave up six runs in the second inning to basically take the Yanks out of the game right there and then. He went 5, 7 R, 9 H, 3 walks and 6 K.

Five of the six runs he gave up in the second were with two out. It could have been more except that Soriano threw a runner out at second for out #3.

Adam Warren came in and gave up a 3-run dinger. 3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 walks and 2 K. He’s been struggling a bit lately as his ERA climbs to 3.54.

The bats didn’t get things going until late, when Girardi rested some regulars and some scrubbinis chipped in to give the Yanks two in the eighth and three in the ninth to make the score respectable. Still, a 10-6 loss to the Rays.

If you haven’t noticed, the Rays are now in first. Yup, Joe Maddon (one of the best managers in baseball), is doing it again with his batch of mostly no-names.

Non-starters Melky Mesa entered the game and went 2 for 2 with an RBI. David Adams entered and went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. Chris Stewart had a hit and an RBI.

Thomas Neal was sent down to make room for Soriano.

The Yanks still have NOT hit a HR since the All-Star break. Perhaps they get Jeter back today and the lineup, with Jeter and Soriano added on, starts to resemble a MLB lineup.

But without CC being CC….

The minors. Bird is the word.

AAA: SWB lost 2-1 Friday night, the only run coming on a HR by David Adams. A-Rod DH’d, 2 for 4, both singles. Brett Marshall 6 Ip, 2 R, 1 ER. (4-8, 5.70).

AA: Trenton lost 4-3 in 10. Shane Greene 3 R, 1 ER in 5 2/3. DH Kyle Roller 2 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 6-5. Six players with 2 hits each.

Low A: 7-5 win for Charleston. DH Greg Bird went 4 for 5, 3 HR, 7 RBI.