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Game 152. Jeter HRs in Yanks 3-2 win.

Derek Jeter hit his first (and only?) Yankee Stadium HR of the year tonight in the Yankees 3-2 win over Toronto.

You wonder, with only 10 games left in Jeter’s final season, if career HR #260 will be his last. He had two hits to move his career total up to 3453.

The Yanks won in the bottom of the 9th on an error.

The Yanks broke a scoreless tie in the fifth on a Drew double, and Jeter’s fourth HR of the year made it 2-0 in the sixth.

But Shawn Kelley gave up a two-run HR to Jose Bautista in the 8th to spoil Shane Greene’s bid for a win.

In the bottom of the 9th, Chris Young singled, Antoan Richardson PR and stole second and Brett Gardner bunted Richardson to third. Chase Headley hit a grounder through the legs of 1B Adam Lind and Richardson scored to win the game for the Yanks.

With the win, the Yanks improved to 78-74 and surpassed the Blue Jays for second place in the AL East. With ten games to go, they are five out of the final wild card spot.

Greene went 6 2/3, 0 r, 3 H, 2 walks and 6 K. ERA a superb 3.24. An excellent rookie campaign.

Betances 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 k. 1.33.

Kelley 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.47. I’m not sold on him. An ERA of 4.47 is way too high for a late innings reliever.

David Robertson  (W, 3-5, 2.83) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Game 149. Yanks’ offense disappoints again in 1-0 loss.

This has been the story of the Yankees’ season in 2014—a good pitching performance sabotaged by an underperforming, often non-existent offense. The OPS+ is 94, the ERA + 104. That more or less tells you a lot. (100 is average, the higher the better).

Tampa Bay scored with two out in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Yanks 1-0 Monday night.

Last time out, Chris Capuano only got one out. This time, he pitched six shutout, two-hit innings in lowering his overall ERA to 4.55. 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 walks and 4 K.

Adam Warren pitched two scoreless innings, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 3.21.

Shawn Kelley (L, 3-6, 4.20) took the loss. 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

The Yanks got just six hits in the game. Derek Jeter, 0 for his last 24, was given the day off.

With the loss, and Baltimore’s win, the inevitable finally happened, the Yanks were eliminated from winning the division. As far as that final playoff spot goes, they are now six back with 13 to go and must jump over four teams to do so.  Although not mathematically eliminated yet, you can stick a fork in them. Just being realistic, here.

At 76-73, it is looking more and more likely that the Yanks won’t match last year’s record of 85-77, and will wind up with their worst season since 1992, which was their last season under .500. They have to win six of the remaining 13 games to finish above .500.

If they can get hot, they could pass Toronto (and yes, the Yanks do have games left against the Blue Jays) for second place in the division. Small consolation, since the second place won’t come with a wild card berth.

In related news, Mark Newman is stepping down as Farm Director, and Masahiro Tanaka threw five innings in instructional league. Tanaka may be back this weekend.

Game 147. Double steal highlights Yanks’ 3-2 win.

The Yanks executed a double steal, with Chris Young stealing home on the play, and that run was the deciding run in a 3-2 Yankees win on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

Brian McCann homered with one out in the top of the second. Mark Teixeira then walked, and Young doubled him to third. Antoan Richardson singled in a run and after Zelous Wheeler struck out, Young and Richardson executed their double steal.

The Orioles scored single runs in the third and sixth, but the Yanks held on to win 3-2.

Shane Greene (W, 5-3, 3.56) went 5 1/3, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 9 K.
Esmiel Rogers 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. Overall ERA 4.71.
Josh Outman 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 2.93.
Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.07
David Robertson (36th saves) 1 Ip, 0 r, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.64.

The Yanks stay in 3rd place in the AL East, 76-71, one game behind second-place Toronto. (They are 11 1/2 behind first-place Baltimore with 15 to play). As for that final playoff spot, they are five out with 15 to go.

Derek Jeter is 0 for his last 20. His 0 for 3 Saturday dropped his batting average to .251. He is stuck on 3450 hits. Since August 2nd, he has dropped 27 points off the batting average and is hitting .177 since then. It’s tough to see. Hopefully the Captain has a couple of multi-hit games left in him. There are just two weeks left in his career. The batting average is low enough (almost 60 points below his career batting average of .310), and you’d hate to see it get below .250.

Meanwhile, Mark Teixeira is down to .217.

Game 144. No-Hit for 7 1/3, Yanks come back to win 5-4.

Newly acquired OF Chris Young broke up a no-hit bid with one out in the 8th, and then hit a 3-run GW HR in the 9th as the Yanks came back from 4-0 down to win 5-4 over Tampa Bay Thursday night.

Michael Pineda had given up two HR to Yunel Escobar—a 3-run shot in the 4th and a solo HR in the 7th—to put the Yanks into a 4-0 hole. Worse yet, Alex Cobb was pitching a no-no for the Rays.

But in the 8th, Cobb lost the no-no when Young doubled with one out. After a pitching change, PH Martin Prado made the score 4-2 when he homered (11th overall). Later in that inning the Yanks caught a break when Jeter, after being HBP, wasn’t severely hurt. X-rays on his forearm proved negative.

Jeter went 0-3 and is down to .255. He’s stuck on 3450 career hits.

In the 9th, Chase Headley was HBP on the chin. He will get x-rays on his jaw (and in another game, Miami OF Giancarlo Stanton was HBP in the face as well). After a double by Ichiro and a Wheeler strikeout, Young hit his game-winning blast, his 10th overall HR of the season.

Pineda went 7 1/3 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.20.

Rich Hill 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. Overall ERA 2.08.

Chaz Roe 1 batter, a walk, 9.00.

Josh Outman 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 3.12.

Shawn Kelley (W, 3-5, 4.15) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

The win puts the Yanks at 75-69. They are in 3rd in the AL East, 10 1/2 behind Baltimore (who they play in a DH today). They are four out of the final WC spot with 18 games to play.

Game 142. Yanks fall, 4-3.

Hiroki Kuroda struck out the side in the first inning, but then the roof fell in as the Yanks lost to Tampa Bay 4-3 Tuesday night.

The loss drops the Yanks into 3rd place in the AL East, 11 behind Baltimore and one behind Toronto. They are 73-69 and 5 1/2 out of the last wild card spot with just 20 games to play.

Kuroda gave up a HR to James Loney in the second, then two runs in the third and another in the fourth. Seven relievers combined to keep the Rays’ tally at four, but the Yanks couldn’t come all the way back for a victory.

Kuroda (L, 10-9, 3.91) went 3 1/3, 4 R, 9 H, 0 walks and 5 K.

After him, there was a parade of relievers.

Huff 1 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks,  K. Overall ERA 3.60. (NYY 2.o6)
Whitley 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.   5.32.
Hill 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.45
Rogers 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K. Overall ERA 4.73 (NYY 2.33)
Outman 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. Overall ERA 3.16 (NYY 0.00)
Kelley 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.21
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.77.

The Yanks got a run in the bottom of the fourth on a HR by Ellsbury (15). Chris Young drove in two in the fifth to make it 4-3, then the Yanks got a bad break. Stephen Drew was thrown out at home on Ellsbury’s single, and Derek Jeter’s line drive was caught and turned into a DP.

Jeter isn’t going out the way we hoped. He is down to .258 and is hitting just .197 since August 2nd. (25 for 127, 22 singles, just 3 doubles).

Game 141. Jeter Day marred by 2-0 loss.

I was up for Derek Jeter Day yesterday at the Stadium (I was hoping they’d retire #2 right away, but that didn’t happen. Why waste another sold-out crowd?) and while the ceremony was great, the day wasn’t, because the Yanks lost 2-0 on two unearned runs. This shutout loss—on unearned runs, no less—not even 48 hours after the Yanks lost on Friday night 1-0 on an unearned run.

Getting in was a pain in the butt. Security could have done a better job letting people in, and they should have opened the gates earlier.

The Yanks have flags with Jeter’s #2 flying all around Yankee Stadium for the end of the year. Joel Sherman of the NY Post remarked that considering the Yanks’ playoff chances (and their offense, I might add), they should be flying at half-staff.

The Yanks are also wearing a commerative patch on their uniform and cap honoring Derek for the rest of the year.

Before the game, Derek made a nice speech and got some nice gifts. Among the dignitaries to honor him were Torre, Rivera, Bernie, Cone, O’Neill, Tino, Matsui (who always gets a huge hand—he is beloved), Posada, Michael Jordan, Harold Reynolds, Cal Ripken, Jr., Dave Winfield, Reggie, … Pettitte was missing due to a family commitment. Jeter even got hit #3450 during the game—one of only four hits the Yanks got. There were video tributes by various people as well, including former teammates and coaches on other teams such as Cano, Swisher, Granderson and Hughes, as well as by his own teammates and coaches.

But the Yanks couldn’t score and errors by starter Shane Greene and RF Carlos Beltran gave KC all they would need.

KC got a run in the second, unearned because of an error by Greene. They got another unearned run in the third due to Beltran’s error, and that was all she wrote.

Greene went 5 (L, 4-3, 3.57). 2 R, both unearned, 5 H, 3 walks and 4 K. He did struggle and his pitch count after five innings was 90.

Adam Warren went 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3.15.

Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 4.24.

Josh Outman 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Overall ERA 3.20.

Esmiel Rogers finished. 2/3 IP, 1 hit, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 4.81.

The loss puts the Yanks at 73-68. They have 21 games left and are off today. They are 9 1/2 back of Baltimore, in 2nd place in the AL East but just 1/2 game ahead of third-place Toronto. As for the final wild-card spot, they are 4 1/2 out but must jump over three teams (Seattle, Detroit and Cleveland) to grab it.

 

Game 140. Yanks KO KC 6-2.

Brandon McCarthy went 6 2/3 strong innings and Martin Prado had 3 hits as the Yanks beat KC 6-2 on Saturday.

McCarthy improved to 6-4 as a Yankee, and 9-14, 4.13 overall on the season. He gave up 2 r, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K.

A double by Prado and single by Teixeira gave the Yanks a run in the first. After KC tied it with a run in the third, the Yanks got two in the bottom of the third to go up 3-1. John Ryan Murphy doubled, Elsbury tripled and Jeter had a SF.

Singles by Headley and Murphy and a throwing error gave the Yanks another run in the fourth.

In the fifth, Prado doubled again, and scored on a Beltran double. After a walk to Headley, Ichiro singled to put the Yanks up 6-1.

KC got a run in the seventh but the Yanks held on to win 6-2.

Kelley 1/3 IP, 0 r,  0 h, 0 walks, 0 k. 4.34.

Betances the 8th. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 1.41.

Robertson the 9th. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.82.

I’ll be up Sunday for Derek Jeter Day.

The win put the Yanks at  73-67, 8 1/2 back of the Orioles and second place in the AL East. They are 4 out of the last playoff spot with 22 games to go.