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Games 145/146. Yanks get swept.

The Yanks’ very remote playoff chances were basically killed off on Friday when they scored only one run in 20 innings of a DH and lost both games to the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1 in 11 innings, and 5-0.

With the losses, the Yanks fell to 75-71, and are in 3rd place, 12 1/2 behind division leader Baltimore, and are five games out of the final wild card spot with just 16 to play.

In the first game, the game was scoreless until Thursday night’s hero, Chris Young homered in the top of the 11th. Unfortunately, the Yanks weren’t playing at home like they were on Thursday night, so the HR wasn’t a GW walk-off. Instead, Adam Warren came in, hit one batter, walked two, then gave up a two-out, two-run single to blow the game, 2-1.

Antoan Richardson went 3 for 4 in the DH. (I correct myself from a previous version of this post. I thought it was his first MLB hit, but he went 2-4 for Atlanta in 2011. )

The Game 1 pitching line:

McCarthy 7 Ip, 0 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 6 K. Overall ERA  3.98 (as NYY, 2.54)
Betances 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 1.37
Robertson 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 2.68.
Warren (L, 3-6, 3.30) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 K.

The Yanks’ offense continued to struggle in Game 2 of the DH, since they lost that one 5-0, getting just four hits.

Rookie Bryan Mitchell made his first MLB start (second MLB game), and did well the first time through the order before the Orioles caught up to him.

David Phelps struggled in his return from the DL (rusty).

Mitchell 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 walks and 2 K. (L, 0-1, 2.57).
Outman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Overall ERA 3.00
Phelps 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 walks and 1 K. 4.38.
Hill 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 1.93.
Roe 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 9.00.

Derek Jeter didn’t play in the first game of the DH and went 0 for 4 in the nightcap. He stays at 3450 career hits as his career is winding down (just over two weeks to go). He is down to .253, and is hitting .181 since August 2nd, when his average was .278. Jeter, of course, missed most of last year (hitting just .190 in 17 games) recovering from the breaks in his ankle, and at the age of 40, you wonder if it is age, fatigue (after all, he missed most of last year) or a combination of age, deterioration of skills, fatigue, all the ceremonies and the realization this is the end, etc.

Whatever, the last five weeks or so have been tough to watch. Seeing him lose 25 points off his batting average, and getting to the point where we really have to wonder if he’ll stay above .250 for this season has been difficult. It’s sad to watch lately.

The minors.

AAA: SWB lost 11-2. Bryan Mitchell gave up 8 r in 4 2/3. DH Corban Joseph hit a solo HR.

AA: Trenton lost 8-2. 3B Dan Fiorito 3 hits, rbi. 3 others with 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa won 11-1. CF Mark Payton 4 for 4, HR, 2 RBI. DH Rey Nunez, HR, 2 rbi. RF Aaron Judge 3 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Eric Jagielo 3 h, rbi. Three others with two hits each.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-2. 2 RBI for CF Brandon Thomas.

The minors. Lindgren still smokin’

AAA: SWB won 4-1. Bryan Mitchell 5 scoreless IP. 3B Zelous Wheeler 3 h, double, HR, 2 rbi. SS Carmen Angelini a 2-run HR. 2 hits for 1B Jose Pirela (.303).

AA: Trenton lost 7-4 when they gave up 4 in the bottom of the 9th, but Jacob Lindgren continues to strike out batters at a phenomenal rate. 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 5 of his 6 outs via K. Since the Yanks signed him, he has pitched in 15 minor league games, is 2-0, 0.96, has pitched 18 2/3 innings (56 outs) and of those 56 outs, 39 are by strikeout. That is an worldly K/9 ratio of 18.8! Jaron Long gave up 3 r in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave had 2 hits. C Gary Sanchez 2 hits and 2 RBI and RF Tyler Austin had 3 hits, 2 of them doubles.

High A: A 7-2 win for Tampa. SS Cito Culver 2 h, 3 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-4. 1B Jackson Valera 2 RBI. RF Mike (nephew of Paul) O’Neill 2 for 2, 2 walks.

Game 118. Yanks lose to O’s, 11-3.

The Yanks’ offense stumbled again, as they only got five hits, and the bullpen let the game get away in an 11-3 loss to Baltimore Monday night. It was the Yanks’ third straight loss and dropped them 7 behind Baltimore in the AL East. It also dropped the Yanks 3 behind the 2nd WC, Detroit. Yes, Detroit. KC took over the AL Central last night.

Earlier, the Yanks sent Bryan Mitchell down and brought up Chris LeRoux. LeRoux probably won’t stay long, since Michael Pineda is coming back to start on Wednesday.

The Yanks managed just five hits in the game. They scored in the first on a Gardner triple and Jeter groundout. The other two runs they scored came on a botched hit-and-run play that turned into a double steal (with Beltran stealing home) and the other run scoring on two errors after Headley stole second on the back end of the double steal that started with a rundown. Unfortunately, we keep waiting for the offense to produce and at this stage of the season, it appears it is what it is, and that isn’t good enough.

Chris Capuano (overall 1-3, 4.13) kept the Yanks in the game. 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 0 walks and 7 K.

Adam Warren 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 3.53. What is concerning about Warren is that he has been slumping badly lately. In his last 9 outings, 7 1/3 IP, he has given up 8 runs.

The same for Chase Whitley. 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 5.51. In his last 11 outings, 28 1/3 IP, his ERA is 9.53.

Needless to say, that’s a problem as well.

Rich Hill got the last out. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 6.75.

Jeter did get hit #3432 in the game.

Oriole 3B Manny Machado suffered a knee injury in the game and it looked gruesome. We’ll see how bad it is, but it could Baltimore down the stretch and in the postseason.

Hopefully the Yanks get on a hot streak. They are three out of a playoff spot with 44 games to go, and 9 are against Baltimore. There is no time to waste.

Game 117. Yanks’ offense asleep again in 4-1 loss.

The Yankees ended their series against the Indians with a 4-1 loss Sunday. This after a 3-0 loss on Saturday.

Only a Jacoby Ellsbury HR (10) in the bottom of the 9th kept them from being shut out again. Ellsbury’s 52nd RBI tied Teixeira for the team lead.

Hiroki Kuroda (L, 7-8, 4.03) went 4 2/3, 3 R, 5 H, 4 walks and 3 K.
David Huff 1 2/3, 1 R, 1 h, 1 walk and 0 K. Overall ERA SF/NYY 3.99.
Shawn Kelley 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.10.
Bryan Mitchell 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 0.00.

For Mitchell, it was his MLB debut.

The loss drops the Yanks to 61-56 on the season.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 7-2. Bryan Mitchell (3-1, 2.88) 2 R in 5 IP. HRs by 1B Kyle Roller and RF/3B Adonis Garcia, who had 3 hits and 3 RBI. LF Taylor Dugas had three hits.

Michael Pineda should be pitching for SWB on Sunday.

AA: Trenton won 5-1. Good news. It seems like Manny Banuelos may finally be coming around after that Tommy John surgery. In his last three appearances, Banuelos has pitched 14 innings, has given up just two runs, only one of them earned, on just three hits. He has walked four and struck out 11 in that timespan (July 22nd on). Last night he pitched five innings, gave up 1 R, 1 H (a HR), three walks and four K. I wouldn’t expect him as a late season callup, but it seems like he may finally may be getting back to what he was before the surgery. Hopefully it is a good sign for 2015 for AAA or maybe later in 2015, the majors. It was BanuAelos’ first win of the season (1-3, 4.37). 3 hits, solo HR, RF Tyler Austin. SS Ali Castillo with a three-run HR.

High A: 6-4 win for Tampa. LF Anderson Feliz 2 hits, HR, 3 rbi. 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, rbi. SS Cito Culver 4 hits. RF Aaron Judge and C Trent Garrison each had two hits.

Low A: Charleston won 4-2. CF Mark Payton 3 hits. SS Tyler Wade, 3B Miguel Andujar and 1B John Murphy two hits each, rbi for Wade and Andujar. LF Michael O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 2 RBI.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 7 scoreless IP, 3 H, 6 K.

AA: Trenton won 7-3. A good outing for Manny Banuelos. 4 IP, 1 R (unearned) 0 H, 1 walk and 2 k. CF Jake Cave 3 h, triple, HR, 3 rbi. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi 2B Casey Stevenson.

High A: A 6-4 Tampa win. 1st round draft pick Jacob Lindgren with 1 2/3 IP of relief. 4 of his 5 outs were strikeouts. The 21-year-old lefty has pitched 13 innings so far, 27 K, 5 walks. 1 R on 5 hits. 2 doubles, 2 rbi for 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. Jose Rosario (Cf/2B) 2 hits, 2 rbi. 2 hits and one rbi for both 1B Danny Oh and LF Anderson Feliz.

Low A: 9-6 loss for Charleston. 1b Rey Nunez 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, rbi.