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Game 162. Yanks win season/Jeter’s finale, 9-5.

The Yankees got off to a 9-0 lead and held on to win the season finale—also the last game of Derek Jeter’s career—9-5 on Sunday.

With the win, the Yankees ended the season at 84-78 and all alone in second place in the AL East (Toronto lost to Baltimore in their season finale and finished 83-79). The Yankees finished 12 back of Baltimore in the division, and 4 out of the final wild card spot.

In 2013, the Yanks finished tied for 3rd, but with 85 wins. So this year they finished better in the division, but with one less win. It was their worst record since 1992.

With the offseason moves (and lots of spending) on Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran, Tanaka, as well as the returns of Jeter and Teixeira, it was a disappointing season after a hopeful offseason.

Derek Jeter got an RBI infield single on a Baltimore chop in his last at bat to retire with 3465 hits (sixth all-time) and a .310 lifetime batting average. It was his 50th RBI of the season. He had lined to SS in the first. He was pinch-run for after his hit and finished his final game 1 for 2. His final season: .256-4-50 with 10 SB in 12 attempts. OPS+ 75.

The Yanks got four in the third on a two-run triple by Ichiro, Jeter’s single, and a SF by Teixeira.

They got five in the seventh on a two-run double by Jose Pirela, single by John Ryan Murphy, double by Austin Romine and single by Chase Headley.

Meanwhile, Michael Pineda was cruising. After he was pulled, the bullpen made things a bit sloppy by giving up five to Boston in the bottom of the seventh.

Pineda had an ERA of 1.89 this year. Too bad he only started 13 games and the Yanks didn’t give him much run support.

Pineda (W, 5-5, 1.89) 6 1/3, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 10 K.

Rogers 1/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 K. Overall ERA 5.72.

Warren 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.97.

Phelps 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.38.

The postseason now begins for 10 teams. In the AL Oakland (who barely held on to make the postseason) will be at KC for the wild-card playoff game, winner gets the Angels. The other ALDS has Detroit vs. Baltimore.

In the NL, SF will be at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game with the winner getting Washington. The other NLDS will be the Cardinals vs. the Dodgers.

 

Game 156. Yanks one-hit O’s, 5-0.

Michael Pineda was dominant as he teamed up with three relievers for a one-hit shutout of Baltimore Monday night, 5-0.

Derek Jeter drove in three runs, and Jose Pirela tripled and singled in his first two MLB at bats to lead the Yanks.

Pineda retired the first 13 batters he faced before J.J. Hardy got the Orioles only hit of the game. Pineda (W, 4-5, 1.93) went 7 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 8 k.

Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.38.

Rich Hill 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. Overall ERA 3.60.

David Phelps 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.38.

The Yanks got 2 in the third when Ichiro reached on an error, Pirela tripled in his first MLB bat to knock in Ichiro and Jeter drove in Pirela on an RBI groundout.

They got two more in the fifth on a 2-run double by Jeter (hit #3460).

Chase Headley’s HR in the 8th (his 12th overall) finished off the scoring.

Earlier in the day, the Yanks picked up OF Eury Perez and DFA’d Josh Outman. The team has used a franchise-record 57 players this year.

The win ensures that the Yanks will not have their first losing season since 1992. They are now 81-75 with six games left. One more win and they have a winning season, if not a play0ff-bound one. They remain two games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East. They are four out of the last wild card spot with just six games to go.

The minors.

AAA: SWB split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: They gave up 5 in the top of the 7th (7-inning games if DH) and lost 6-5. Rob Refsnyder (.307 at AAA) and Adonis Garcia each had two hits.

Makeup of 4/25 game:  8-3 SWB win. 1B Kyle Roller 3 for 3, double, HR, 3 rbi. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 2B Jose Pirela (.307).

AA:  8-2 win for Trenton. CF Jake Cave 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2B Dan Fiorito 3 rbi. LF Ben Gamel and C Gary Sanchez 2 hits each.

High A: 9-7 loss in 12 by Tampa which hurts their playoff chances. SS Cito Culver 4 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 rbi. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 hits, double, HR, 2 rbi. They are 3 back for the 2nd-half division title with just five games left.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. LF Claudio Custodio HR, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 3B Miguel Andujar.

The minors.

Since I was away for the weekend, I will only recap the Sunday games, not the Friday or Saturday ones. Sorry, but too little time and too much for me to catch up on now that I am back home (and I took today off from work in order to catch up!)

AAA: SWB lost 5-4. Chase Whitley, sent down a few days ago when the Yanks recalled Zelous Wheeler, pitched two shutout innings. RF Ramon Flores 3 hits, double, 2 HR, 3 rbi. The top four guys in the lineup, Jose Pirela, Flores, Rob Refsnyder and Kyle Roller, had 9 of SWB’s 10 hits, two each for the three other than Flores.

AA: Trenton won 7-3. Luis Severino 2 2/3, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K. CF Jake Cave and 3B Rob Segedin each with a HR and 2 RBI.

High A: 5-1 win for Tampa. Brady Lail 1 R in 6 IP. RF Aaron Judge 2 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-4 in 12. RF Yeicok Calderon 2 hits and an RBI.

The minors

AAA: SWB won 6-5, getting 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out bases-loaded triple by Jose Pirela, who had three hits, including a solo HR (.306).

AA: Trenton lost 2-1. Luis Severino, in his first outing since coming off the DL, took the loss. 3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 2-1, 2.55 at AA. Overall this year, 6-4, 2.46 in 22 starts (Low A, High A and AA). Jacob Lindgren 2 scoreless IP, 2 K. Overall he is 2-0, 0.87 (1-0, 1.23 at AA) ranging from Rookie league through AA. 41 of his 62 outs have been strikeouts.

High A: Tampa gave up 2 in the bottom of the 9th and lost 2-1. Brady Lail pitched six no-hit innings, 2 walks, 3 K. Both runs given up were unearned.

Low A: Charleston won 8-7. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, solo HR. 1B Jackson Valera 3 h, rbi. RF Yeicok Calderon 2 h, 2 rbi.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 9-4. 2B Rob Refsnyder, RF Taylor Dugas and 3B Zelous Wheeler 3 h, rbi each. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI for CF Zoilo Almonte, and LF Jose Pirela had 2 hits.

AA: 8-1 loss for Trenton. HR for 1B Greg Bird.

High A: 10-2 loss for Tampa.

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

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.