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Game 92. Yanks fall to .500 with 3-2 loss in 10.

Hiroki Kuroda pitched a good game, but once again got little run support as the Yanks lost 3-2 in 10 innings in Baltimore Friday night to fall to .500.

The Yanks got a run in the second on Brian Roberts’ fifth HR of the year, and another in the third on Kelly Johnson’s sixth HR of the season, but that was all.

Kuroda gave up two runs in the fourth on a HBP, single, WP that enabled a run to score, another WP to move a runner to third, and a SF. Ouch.

He went 7, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Except for those wild pitches and HBP (he did hit another batter in the fourth, but no damage with that one), he was great. 4.10.

Betances once again proved why he is an All-Star. 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 1.46.

Adam Warren gave up a leadoff double and a one-out single in the bottom of the 10th to lose the game. (L, 1-5, 2.79). 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

The loss knocks the Yanks down to .500, 46-46. They are now five games behind the Orioles in the AL East. Third place. They are 3 1/2 out of the final wild card spot.

Earlier in the day, the Yanks DFA’d Jim Miller, who had a bad outing Thursday night, and called up Matt Daley. They also acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s for cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Francis, a 33-year-old lefty, was 0-2, 5.89 in 10 games this year for Cincinnati and Oakland. One start out of those ten games. The long-time Rockie is 70-80, 4.95 in his MLB career with an ERA+ of 94. His best years were in 2005-2007 when he was 44-32, 4.65 and helped Colorado to their only WS appearance in 2007. Since then he is 23-46, 5.22 for various teams.

The Minors, 7-5-14.

AAA: SWB lost 6-3. Solo Hrs by C John Ryan Murphy and RF Zoilo Almonte. 3B Yangervis Solarte went 3 for 3. LF Jose Pirela (.319) with 2 hits. SWB gave up 4 in the 8th. Pat Venditte couldn’t get anyone out and 2 runs were charged to him. The other two were charged to Matt Daley.

AA: Trenton lost 3-1. Zach Nuding pitched six shutout innings. LF Ben Gamel HR. C Gary Sanchez 3 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 5-4. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave 3 hits (.309). RF Aaron Judge 2 rbi. 3 others with 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston won 9-1. Rookie Davis 1 R in 5 IP. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren pitched a scoreless inning. RF Dustin Fowler, triple, HR and 5 RBI. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 rbi.

The Minors 7-2-14. CC not good on rehab.

AAA: SWB had a DH.

Game 1: 1-0 loss in 8 IP (Dhs are 7 innings each in the minors). Shane Greene six scoreless IP, Matt Daley with the loss. 2B Jose Pirela (.321), 3 hits. RF Taylor Dugas 2 for 2.

Game 2. SWB got swept. 3-1 loss. Dugas, in CF this game, triple, rbi. 3B Scott Sizemore 2 hits.

AA: Trenton lost 8-6. CC started and wasn’t good in his rehab stint. 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 walk and 2 K. C Gary Sanchez 2 h, 3 rbi.

High A: Tampa ppd. rain.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-4. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren struck out the side, but did give up 1 R on 1 hit, in his 1 inning of work. He hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. CF Dustin Fowler, a 2=run HR. DH Jackson Valera 2 rbi.

The Minors 6-26-14.

AAA: SWB won 7-4. Alfredo Aceves 2 R in 4 1/3, Matt Daley with a four-out, scoreless save. 3B Zelous Wheeler 2 rbi. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 h, 2 rbi. CF Taylor Dugas 3 rbi. LF Jose Pirela 2 hits (.323). 1B Kyle Roller and RF Zoilo Almonte 2 hits.

AA: Trenton won 10-5. RF Zach Wilson solo HR. 2 rbi each for LF/CF Ben Gamel, 2B/LF Casey Stevenson and SS Carmen Angelini. 3B Rob Segedin with 3 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 4-3. CF Jake Cave (.313) 3 hits, 1 rbi. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits and 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 9-0. Ian Clarkin 1 H in 6 IP. 7 K. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 h, HR, 6 RBI.

Game 64. T-time. Tanaka, Teixeira lead Yanks to 4-2 win.

Masahiro Tanaka had a shutout for 8 1/3, and wound up with a 4-2 complete-game victory. He improved his record to 10-1, and his ERA remained at 2.02.

Tanaka’s bid for a shutout was ruined when Robbie Cano hit a 2-run HR with one out in the 9th.

Tanaka went 9, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 11 K.

Tanaka leads the majors in wins (10) and winning pct. (.909). He leads the AL in ERA (2.02), CG (2), and WHIP (.940).

He became the first Yanks’ rookie to win 10 in a season since El Duque in 1998.

The Yanks offense didn’t help much, but just enough. For the twelfth consecutive game, the Yanks’ offense scored fewer than five runs.

The Yanks got a run in the third on an Ellsbury single, and then the big blow, a 3-run HR by Teixeira in the fifth.

Teixeira’s HR was his 11th of the season and #352 of his career.

The win improved the Yanks’ record to 33-31. They are tied with the Orioles for 2nd in the AL East, 4 1/2 behind Toronto. They are 1/2 game out of the last WC spot.

Derek Jeter got two hits and is now at 3374 for his career.

Before the game, the Yanks DFA’d Wade LeBlanc and brought back David Huff from SF for cash considerations. They activated Shawn Kelley off the DL and sent down Matt Daley.

I must admit, I don’t understand the Huff move. He was there last year, and was 3-1, 4.67 in eleven games (ERA+ 87). He wasn’t doing that well with SF either, 1-0, 6.30 in sixteen games of relief. For his career, 22-27, 5.38, ERA+ 75.

For what it’s worth, Boone Logan is struggling with Colorado. 1-1, 5.87, ERA+ 74.

Game 61. Yanks lose to KC, 8-4.

David Phelps gave up 3 in the second, but the Yanks came back to tie the game in the sixth. Phelps gave it right back, however, as the Yanks lost to KC 8-4.

Down 3-0, the offense finally got on the board when Beltran doubled in a run (his first hit since coming off the DL) and Solarte singled in two.

But Phelps (L, 1-4, 4.88) gave up four in the bottom of the sixth, three on a HR by Salvador Perez, to lose the game.

Phelps went 5 2/3, 7 R, 10 H, 2 walks and 4 K.

Matt Daley 1 IP, 1 R (HR), 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.85.

Jose Ramirez, in his second MLB game, finished up. 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 2.70.

The Yanks got a run in the ninth when Solarte doubled, Ichiro singled and Roberts got an RBI groundout.

Jeter got one hit, #3370 of his career.

The loss dropped the Yanks (31-30) to 3rd in the AL East.

Game 58. Yanks fall to .500 with fourth straight loss, 7-4.

Before the game, the Yanks shook up their bullpen, DFA-ing Aceves, calling up Jose Ramirez from AAA, sending Preston Claiborne down, and putting just picked up Wade LeBlanc on the team.

Ramirez and LeBlanc got in the game, to mixed results, as the Yanks lost 7-4 to the A’s. It was the Yanks’ fourth straight loss and dropped them to .500 (29-29). The Yanks are in third in the AL East, six back of Toronto.

The Yanks actually got off to a 4-0 lead on an RBI single by Jeter (hit 3368) and a 3-run HR (3) by Ellsbury. Stat from Twitter: It was just the Yanks’ third 3-run HR all year long. 36 of their 50 HR have been solo shots.

But the Yanks never tacked on. All four runs came in the same inning.

Nuno went 4 2/3, 2 R, 6 h, 1 walk and 5 K. One problem with he and Whitley…. neither are providing length right now. You worry about the bullpen being used up. 5.33. Both are more long-man than starters, but with CC, Pineda and Nova out…

Daley 2/3 IP. 2 R, 1 ER, 1 h, no walks or K. Cespedes hit 2 HR in this game for the A’s, one off Daley, and I don’t know how Cespedes hit that one. It was a good pitch, Cespedes seemed to hit it off the bat to the opposite field, and it made the front row of the porch. 4.50. I don’t blame Daley on that one. I’m still shaking my head as to how Cespedes got that one.

Thornton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.75.

Ramirez then made his MLB debut. The righty is 24. (L, 0-1, 4.50). 2 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 1 walk and 2 K. An inauspicious debut since he took the loss, but hopefully the youngster got his feet wet and will be good from here on out.

LeBlanc then made his Yankees’ debut. 1 Ip, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 7.36.

The stopper and ace, Tanaka, goes this afternoon. Thankfully. He needs to nip this losing streak in the bud.

Game 55. D-Rob fails in 9th, Yanks lose 7-2.

It looked like Chase Whitley would get his first MLB win. The Yanks had a 2-1 lead entering the ninth, but one day after throwing 27 pitches in getting a save, David Robertson had nothing and the Yanks lost to the Twins, 7-2. Two recent ex-Yanks, Phil Hughes and Eduardo Nunez, helped beat them, Hughes getting the win and Nunez picking up a big two-run double.

Whitley in four starts this year hasn’t given length, 14 IP in four starts, but his ERA is 2.37. He still has no decisions.

The Yanks got two runs on three hits in the fourth, as Gardner tripled, Jeter singled him home (3367), Ellsbury singled, McCann walked and Jeter later scored on an Ichiro SF.

But those three hits were the only hits the Yanks got all game. With no Beltran for a while (and a while longer), no Teixeira, Soriano slumping (and he was benched for Ichiro today), there isn’t any power in the lineup other than McCann.

Once again, can you say Kendrys Morales? The 5th can’t come soon enough. (If the Yanks sign Morales before the 5th, they lose a draft pick. After the 5th, he is fair game). In the NY Post today, Kevin Kernan wrote what I’ve been writing about. The Yanks need to sign Morales, especially with the uncertainty regarding Beltran and Teixeira.

Betances was awesome. 2 IP, six up, six down and 5 K. 1.38. 56K in 32 2/3 IP now.

Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.71.

…and here is why I hate roles on a team. Robertson comes in… why? Because he is the “closer,” that is why. But Warren pitched a scoreless 8th, and Robertson threw 27 pitches yesterday. Granted Warren threw 20 pitches in the 8th, but why not leave Warren in and save Robertson, who threw a lot of pitches yesterday? Maybe Warren shortens the bridge by getting an out or two, or closes it completely with a two-inning save. I remember the days when Lyle and Gossage would get saves of over one inning.  They may have gone 2 2/3. You don’t see that anymore. Managers complicate matters for themselves by creating roles and making closers one-inning guys. Keep it simple. If the guy is hot, ride him. No need to bring in a closer just because he is the “closer.” I believe that if you start mixing and matching and bringing in too many pitchers, eventually you’ll find the guy who has nothing, just like in the saying “too many cooks spoil the soup.” D-Rob had nothing. First batter, a game-tying HR, and it got worse, because the Twins scored six in the top of the 9th to win it.

Robertson (L, 0-2) 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 2 K. ERA balloons to 4.50. (One friend of mine suggested making Betances the closer. Nice sentiment, and I could see it. But that won’t happen. Not yet, anyway.)

Daley one batter, and he gave up a hit. That batter later scored. 0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 H. 3.86.

Thornton got the last out, but gave up a big hit first. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.50.

Use the KISS method, Joe. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Guy’s hot? Leave him in.

That’s my theory, anyway.

The Yanks fall to 29-26, 3 1/2 back of Toronto now.

Start getting that contract for Morales ready, Hal and Cash….

Game 53. Yanks lose, 6-1.

Not much to write about regarding this one. Even after winning this game, Ricky Nolasco of the Twins has a 5.70 ERA but the Yanks didn’t do anything with him while losing 6-1.

Vidal Nuno went 6 2/3 and gave up 3 HR. He gave up 4 runs total, 7 h, 0 walks and 6 K. He falls to 1-2, 5.48. The way Phelps, Whitley and Nuno have pitched, I would guess it would be Nuno who is shoved out of the rotation whenever Michael Pineda is ready to come back.

Preston Claiborne went 1 1/3, 2 R, 3 H, 2 walks and 3 K. 3.71.

Matt Daley a scoreless 9th. 3.09.

Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the Yanks’ only run. Twice the Yanks had hits that you thought might score a run, but no. Roberts was thrown out at the plate on one, and Gardner was held up on another, only to see Jeter hung up. After a rundown, Gardner was out. Jeter got hit #3364.

With the loss, the Yanks stay 2 1/2 back of Toronto. The Yanks fall to 28-25. Saturday marks the 1/3 mark of the schedule. Tanaka goes.

Game 49. Tanaka and Jeter lead Yanks, 7-1.

Derek Jeter had a four-hit game, taking him to 3362 for his career, and Masahiro Tanaka was his usual superb self as the Yanks beat the White Sox 7-1 on Sunday.

Tanaka improved to 7-1, 2.29, by pitching 6 2/3, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 6 K. Adam Warren went 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 1.55.

Matt Daley finished up, 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and K. 3.38.

The Yanks got four in the second, and with Tanaka on the hill, you knew it would be enough. Gardner drove in two with a bases-loaded single, Jeter singled one in and Ellsbury got a SF.

In the fourth, Jeter tripled and scored on a WP.

Soriano doubled and scored on a Jeter single in the sixth. Roberts closed the scoring with his second HR of the season in the eighth.

It was Jeter’s last game in Chicago vs. the White Sox, and they celebrated his career before the game with some nice gifts. Of course, Jeter returned the favor by getting those four hits and 2 RBI against them in helping to beat them.

Jeter is now less than 60 hits away from passing Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time hits list, and less than 70 away from Honus Wagner. Barring injury, he should end his career at #6—behind Rose, Cobb, Aaron, Musial & Speaker.

The win puts the Yanks at 26-23, and they now head into St. Louis.