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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.

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.

Since when is Robbie Cano Rodney Dangerfield?

So Robbie Cano at his press conference insinuates that he didn’t get any respect from the Yankees?

$170 MM over 7 years is no respect? Since when did Robbie Cano turn into Rodney Dangerfield?

I wish I was shown such disrespect.

Eat my shorts, Robbie.

Meanwhile, apparently Boone Logan is close to signing with Colorado.

Game 157. Yanks shut out 7-0, on the brink.

The Yanks managed just four hits in getting shut out by Tampa Bay 7-0 last night and are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs.

They are now five out of the last wild card spot with five to go.

Hiroki Kuroda gave up a HR to the first batter of the game and three in the first.

He went 5 2/3, 5 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 5 K. (L, 11-13, 3.31).

Boone Logan 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 3.23.

Cesar Cabral 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.38.

Adam Warren 1 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 3.62.

Shawn Kelley 2/3, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walks and 2 K. 4.39.

Dellin Betances 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 15.43.

Price vs. Hughes tonight. Stick a fork in them, they’re done.

Game 142. Yanks set ignominous record in 13-9 loss.

The Yanks set a record today in a 13-9 loss, and not one they are proud of.

They became the first AL team ever to lose 3 straight at home in which they scored 8 or more runs themselves in each game.

For those who clamored for Huff to replace Hughes in the rotation, reality set in. Huff isn’t as good as Hughes (and even though Hughes hasn’t been good, I warned that Huff would be worse). Huff stunk today.

Huff lasted 3 1/3, 9R, 8 H, 0 walks and 2 K. He goes to 2-1, 6.45. Lit up like a Christmas tree.

Then it was garbage time. Two SWB pitchers finished up.

Jim Miller 1 1/3, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. ERA 20.25.

Then Brett Marshall. 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 5.40.

An important September game to play, just 2 1/2 out of a playoff spot and who are your pitchers? Three guys who spent the year at AAA: Huff, Miller and Marshall. Speaks volumes.

Meanwhile, Robertson has shoulder tendonitis and will be shut down a week. Kelley and Logan have trouble and will each be shut down also. Like I wrote in a previous post, stick a fork in them, they are done.

Gardner had 2 H, 2 RBI. Jeter left the game early, 1 for 4 (Hit 3316, 3 behind Molitor) b/c of problems w/the ankle he broke last year.

Prediction: Jeter exercises his player option for 2014. He has problems and retires mid-2014. He passes Molitor for 8th on the all-time hit list. He does NOT pass Yaz’s 3419. Right now Jeter is at .190 and looking bad.

Game 141. Bullpen implodes in 12-8 loss.

Stick a fork in them, they’re done.

If you thought the loss Thursday night was bad, where Mo blew a save when he was one strike away, last night’s loss was worse.

Andy Pettitte handed an 8-3 lead to the bullpen in the 7th. Andy had gone 6, 3 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 8 K. ERA 4.03.

The Yanks got a 2-run HR from Soriano (30, combined Cubs/NYY), an RBI triple by Nunez, and a 2-run triple by Gardner (10) in staking their 8-3 lead.

So much for Phil Hughes giving you an inning or two out of the bullpen. 1/3 IP,  4 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 k. ERA to 5.11.

Logan came in and struck out Big Papi with the bases loaded. But then Girardi left him in to face Napoli, a righty hitter. WHY? He got his guy. Where was a righty to face Napoli? Napoli hit a 3-2 pitch (one strike away again) for a grand slam to tie the game.

Logan 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.26.

In came Claiborne, who was so bad the night before, when he gave up 3 runs without getting anyone out.

He was just as bad. 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 1 K. (L, 0-2, 3.86). The rookie had a good year, but in the last two games, in the heat of a pennant race, he gave up 6 R in 2/3 of an inning. In those two very important games, in the midst of a pennant race, Claiborne’s ERA went from 2.74 to 3.86.

And why a rookie in the heat of a pennant race? Because Hughes was bad and Joba can’t be trusted. Because Claiborne passed Joba on the depth chart. Because Joba came in after Claiborne and was bad again. 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 walks and 1 K. 4.54.

Matt Daley, who had spent all year in the minors (5-3, 2.02, mostly at AA & AAA) finished up. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

An ugly loss. Right after a heartbreaking loss.

Now David Huff starts against Boston today.

The Yanks are still just 2 1/2 back of that second wild-card slot, but now fell behind Baltimore and Cleveland by 1/2 a game in trying to get it.

But the way they’ve played the last two nights, …

Stick a fork in them.

Game 140. Great comeback ruined. Yanks lose 9-8 in 10.

Down 7-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Yanks scored six runs to take an 8-7 lead. They watched Mariano Rivera get the first two outs in the top of the 9th. They watched him get to one strike away from ending the game.

Then they watched the game get away. Mo blew the save and the next inning Joba blew the win (with help from Cowboy Joe West, umpiring at first) and the Yanks lost 9-8 in 10 innings.

Ivan Nova started and Boston worked him over. He gave up two in the third but the Yanks tied it in the bottom half on a Cano 2-run double.

But Nova gave up a HR to Middlebrooks in the fourth. 3-2 Boston.

Nova only lasted 4 innings,  3 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 3 K. But he threw 96 pitches. ERA to 3.02.

Here, and later, is where I question Girardi. Hughes was demoted to the bullpen, so why didn’t Joe use him for an inning or two? Instead, he brought in the rookie Claiborne, who has had a good year, but who hasn’t ever experienced this type of pennant-race pressure before. 0 Ip, 3 R, 4 H, 1 walk and 0 K. ERA to 3.33.

Joe said he “didn’t want to put Hughes in that situation” after he didn’t pitch out of the B/p all year. BS. You are 2 1/2 out of the last wild card spot. You have to go with your best, and… we’ll get to that in a bit. But here is one spot where he could have used Hughes for 2-3 innings and didn’t and the game got away.

He brought in Cesar Cabral. Boston/Yankees, pennant-race, September, and the kid’s 2nd major league game. Cabral did strike out the only batter he faced. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 0.00.

Adam Warren for 2 2/3. 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 4 K. 3.65.

7-2 going into the bottom of the 7th. Ichiro walked, Wells PH for Stewart & singled. Gardner singled in a run and then Wells stole 3rd (getting a favorable call, replays suggested he may have been out). Why Gardner didn’t go as well, I don’t know. Jeter walked to load the bases. Cano grounded into a force. 7-4. Soriano singled in a run, 7-5. Granderson doubled to make it 7-6. After A-Rod struck out, Overbay singled in two to give the Yanks an 8-7 lead.

Robertson had a 1-2-3 8th, 2 K. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 1.85.

Mo the 9th. He got a lineout and groundout and had 2 strikes on Napoli. One strike away from save #650. Napoli singled, left for PR Berry, who stole second and went to third on Romine’s throwing error. Drew tied it with a single.

1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.19.

In the bottom of the 9th, Soriano walked and was picked off first but the throw wasn’t good and he made it to second. SB. But then he was picked off second.

So for the 10th, in comes Joba, and you just KNEW the Yanks would then lose. Why not Hughes? (Kelley has a triceps issue and couldn’t pitch).

Joba 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. It appeared as if Shane Victorino went around for strike three but Cowboy Joe West, umping at first (bet he loved the nice long game) said Victorino held up. He singled in the game-winning run on the next pitch. Joba (L) 2-1, 4.38.

Logan finished. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.05.

Joba said something to West upon being removed and was ejected.

A tough loss. Had they hung on, and they were one strike away, they’d be only 1 1/2 back of the Rays for the last wild card spot b/c the Rays lost last night. Instead it remains 2 1/2 with 22 to go, and they are only 1/2 game ahead of the Orioles and Indians.

Once again, Derek Jeter didn’t look good to me, but looked tentative on those legs.

The Yanks stole six bases, even one by Overbay on the back end of a double steal.

Game 138. 5 in 8th give Yanks 6-4 win.

The Yanks need to win every game they can right now. Going into this evening, they were 2 1/2 behind for the last wild card spot, 25 games to go and they have to jump over a couple of teams.

Which is why losing 4-1 in the bottom of the 8th to the White Sox looked so bleak. But the Yanks got five in that inning to pull out a BIG 6-4 win.

Chicago got a run in the first, and the Yanks tied it in the 2nd on a double steal. Nunez swiped second while Wells stole home.

Chicago got a 2-run triple by Alexei Ramirez in the fifth to go up 3-1. De Aza’s HR made in 4-1 in the 7th.

In the 8th, after Gardner struck out, Jeter got hit #2 of the night and #3315 of his career. MLB states that he passed Eddie Collins on the all-time list. BaseballReference has him tying Collins. Those old-time (Collins 1906-1930) players stats have discrepanices. Boxscores weren’t that accurate back then. Anyway, Jeter is now 4 behind Paul Molitor on the all-time list. MLB has Derek 9th on the hits list and soon he’ll pass Molitor for 8th.

Cano doubled. Soriano singled to make it 4-3 and A-Rod singled. Granderson’s PH single tied it up and after Reynolds struck out, Nunez doubled in two to make it 6-4.

Kuroda 6 1/3, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 7 K. 2.99.

Claiborne (just back) 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.74.

Logan 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. (W, 5-2, 3.08).

Mo the save. #40 on the season, #648 for his career. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. A 1-2-3 inning that lowers his ERA to 2.12.

It is the 9th time in his career that Mo has saved 40 games in a season. And this year, at age 43… and he is only a few months away from 44 years old.

The Yanks go to 74-64 and jump over the O’s.

Game 136. Bullpen implodes as Yanks lose 7-3.

So I am up with the LV Yankee Fan Club today, sitting in Section 405, row 4 and after six innings things are looking good. It didn’t rain. It poured on the way up and on the way home but no rain during the game. Humid as hell, though. I’m sweating all game long just sitting there.

But the Yanks are up 3-0 after six. They did waste an opportunity in the first. Gardner had a leadoff double, Jeter grounded out, moving Gardner to third. Cano struck out. Sori and A-rod walked and Wells struck out. Ouch.

Gardner hit another double in the third, and Soriano’s single brought  him in.

A bases loaded walk to Gardner and a SF by Jeter in the 4th made it 3-0. Meanwhile Andy looked great.

3-0 after six. A well-rested bullpen after the CG shutout by Nova yesterday (or so it seemed).

Andy did get help on a great play by Reynolds which saved two runs. But three outs away from Robertson & Mo.

He gave up b-2-b singles to start the 7th.

In comes Kelley. Single for a run. 3-Run HR. There goes the lead.

Logan. Bunt single. Walk. In comes Joba.

Manny Machado gave the Yanks a break. Why he was bunting, up 4-3, no one out, I don’t know. But he was, despite 46 doubles on the year. He popped out.

But Joba then gave up a 3-run HR to Adam Jones. The O’s get 7 in the 7th and go on to win 7-3.

Three outs from D-Rob & Mo. The Yanks couldn’t get there and fall 1/2 game back of the O’s into 4th again.

Jeter did have a SF, but was 0 for 4 and looked awful. He’s down to .167.

Cano was 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts. The Yanks went down on strikes 12x today.

Pettitte 6+ IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 4.01.

Kelley 2 batters. 0 Ip, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks or K. (L, 4-2, 3.96)

Logan 2 batters. 0 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.16.

Joba 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.23.

Huff 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.05.

Betances 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 36.00.

The Yanks brought up Adams, Betances, C J.R. Murphy and Brett Marshall today.

72-64. 26 games left. 14 against Boston, Balt. & TB. They probably need to go 11-3 in those games, 9-3 in the other 12, to have a shot.

Ain’t happening. Stick a fork in them. They are done.

Game 134. Yanks beat O’s, 8-5

I’m sorry for no minor league report yesterday, but my electric carrier did an upgrade on services, etc., meaning I was without power for a while.

Tonight CC sucked again but he did pick up the win. He went 5 2/3, 5 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 4 K. He goes to 12-11, 4.91. Compare his ERA with Phil Hughes (4-13). CC has stunk this year. Period.

After the O’s got a run in the 4th, the Yanks took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of that inning when Soriano crushed a 2-run HR, #29 on the year (12 as a Yankee) and #401 of his career.

CC gave it right back, giving up 3 in the fifth.

The Yanks got 5 in the bottom of the fifth. Doubles by Granderson and Reynolds plated one. Ichiro hit a 2-run HR (7) to give the Yanks the lead. A double by Romine, single by Gardner and walk to Jeter loaded the bases. Cano singled in two.

Reynolds had 3 hits tonight.

Kelley 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and K. 3.60.

Logan 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and K. 2.68.

Robertson 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1K. 1.58.

The Yanks got an RBI single by A-Rod in the 7th to make it 8-5.

Rivera the 1-2-3 9th for the save. #39 on the year is #647 for the career. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. ERA of 2.16.