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Game 85. Roberts leads Yanks to 6- 5 win.

The Yanks got three runs in the first and three in the second and hung on to beat the Twins on the 4th of July, 6-5.

Brian Roberts had four hits, three doubles and a triple.

Unfortunately, the wheels are coming off the wagon right now for Chase Whitley. He lasted just three innings, 4 R, 8 H, 1 walk and 4 K. In his last three starts, Whitley’s ERA has gone from 2.56 to 5.14.

The Yanks pounced right away. Gardner led off the game with a triple, Roberts doubled him home and after an out, Teixeira doubled in Roberts. Teix scored on a SF by Beltran.

After the Twins got one in the bottom of the first, the Yanks got three more in the second. Cervelli doubled, and after an out, scored on a SF by Ryan. Gardner walked, Roberts doubled and Ellsbury singled in two.

David Huff got the win with three perfect innings of relief. 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. (3-0, 4.33).

Adam Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.58.

Dellin Betances 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 1.61.

David Robertson picked up his 20th save, pitching the 9th. Except for two bad outings, he has been good this year. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 2.73.

An MRI showed significant cartilage damage in CC Sabathia’s knee. He will see Dr. Andrews for consultation and there is a strong probability that CC is done for the year. Should he require microfracture surgery, not only is that a certainty, but CC’s career could be in jeopardy.

Game 84. Yanks carry Tanaka to 7-4 win.

This year, Masahiro Tanaka has carried the Yankees. In his last start, he lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Boston.

It was time for the Yankees’ offense to return the favor.

Last night was the first night Tanaka didn’t get a “quality start”, after 16 consecutive quality starts to begin his MLB career.

Tanaka had his worst start as a Yankee, going 7 innings, giving up 4 R on 9 H, 0 walks and just 3 K. He improved his record to 12-3, and his ERA went up to 2.27.

Down 2-0 in the fifth, Carlos Beltran hit a 3-run HR (9) to give the Yanks the lead. It was the 367th HR of Beltran’s career. After an out, Zelous Wheeler, just called up from SWB, hit a HR in his second MLB at bat to put the Yanks up 4-2.

Tanaka gave up a run in the sixth before the Yanks gave him a cushion by scoring three times in the seventh. Ichiro walked, Wheeler singled, and Brendan Ryan doubled home a run. Brett Gardner singled in a run and Derek Jeter hit into an RBI force out to make it 7-3. Tanaka gave up a run in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4.

Dellin Betances pitched the 8th. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 1.47.

David Robertson picked up his 19th save by pitching the 9th. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 2.83.

The win put the Yanks back at .500, 42-42, 3 1/2 back of Toronto in the AL East.

Earlier in the day, disconcerting news on CC Sabathia. After his rehab outing on Wednesday, CC woke up with swelling and fluid in his knee Thursday. A setback.

In order to bring Wheeler up, Yangervis Solarte was sent down. Dean Anna was DFA’d. Meanwhile, Alfredo Aceves was suspended 50 games for marijuana usage.

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, 7-1-14.

AAA: Swb lost 3-2. Aceves 3 R in 5 1/3. Pat Venditte 5 K in 2 2/3 IP of relief, ERA 3.86. A bit inconsistent. He is the switch-pitcher that the Yanks have had for a couple of years now in the minors. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI LF Zoilo Almonte, who appears to be a better option right now than Soriano or Ichiro. Hey, bring him up, play him every day and see what you really have in him. You aren’t going to know by bringing him up and playing him once a week like he was before. Eventually you have to commit to him or let him go (sounds like dating, right?). RF Jose Pirela (.315, and also a possible replacement for Soriano/Ichiro) 2 hits. 2 hits for 1B Kyle Roller.

Earlier in the day, Jim Miller was called up for Jose Ramirez because the Yanks needed a fresh arm.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4, and it was a terrible outing for Manny Banuelos. He gave up two hits, two walks, got only one man out and all four runners scored. (L, 0-2, 5.09). Jairo Heredia relieved him and did well, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K in 5 2/3. LF Ben Gamel 4 hits and an RBI. C Gary Sanchez 2 hits. 3B Rob Segedin 2 hits and 2 RBI.

CC’s next rehab will be Wed. instead of Thursday.

High A: Tampa won 14-2. The offensive explosion we’d like from the big club. Dan Camarena 1 unearned run in 6 iP. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits, double, grand slam, 5 RBI. CF Jake Cave 4 hits. 3B Dante Bichette, JR. 4 rbi. LF Jose Rosario 2 h, 2 rbi. 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, 2 rbi. Tampa banged out 17 hits and drew 9 walks.

Low A: Charleston scored 3 in the top of the 9th, but gave 3 right back in the bottom of the 9th to lose 9-8. 2b Gosuke Katoh, HR, 3 RBI. Paul’s nephew, Mike O’Neill with 4 hits.

The Minors, 6-30-14.

AAA: SWB lost 9-7 to LV. 3B Zelous Wheeler (.305) 2 H, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Scott Sizemore 2 triples, 2 RBI. CF Taylor Dugas 2 hits, 2 rbi.

AA: Eric Wooten 6 1/3 scoreless IP in Trenton’s 2-0 win. 1B Pete O’Brien, 2 h, rbi, same for 2B Casey Stevenson. CC’s next rehab outing will be for Trenton on Thursday.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2. Three players (DH Rey Nunez, 3B Miguel Andujar, and 2B Gosuke Katoh) with 2 hits each.

The Minors 6-28-14.

AAA: SWB beat LV 4-3. Chris LeRoux 1 R in 5 IP. Jose Pirela played RF tonight (forthcoming move? Usu. plays 2B/LF) 2 hits, .316. Scott Sizemore, 3b, 2 rbi. 2B Rob Refsnyder an inside-the-park HR. 2 RBI. See my other post. Refsnyder is hitting .356 at AAA after hitting .342 at AA. His defense is still a question mark but this Yankees offense needs a spark. Roberts, 36, is hitting .237. Roberts is not the future. Refsnyder is. Let the future begin now. 1b Kyle Roller 2 hits.

AA: 3-1 loss for Trenton, who got just four hits. Matt Tracy 1 R in 5 IP. Solo Hr RF Tyler Austin. ‘

High A: CC’s first rehab start. 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 2 K as Tampa won 5-2. As long as he feels Ok. This is like CC starting Spring Training all over again. He needs to work on his pitches, etc. Rafael De Paula 5 2/3 scoreless IP. 1B Matt Snyder 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits. 3B Jose Rosario 3 hits.

Low A: 4-3 loss for Charleston. Caleb Smith 3 2/3 scoreless IP, 5 K.

CC out until July

CC Sabathia may be a Yankee Doodle Dandy, but he is out until the 4th of July… at least… or until maybe after the All-Star Game. Brian Cashman confirmed that CC won’t be back until July at least, after that stem cell treatment on his right knee.

The trade deadline is still a ways away. I don’t know what kind of starting pitcher would be on the block now.

…. and we also wait to see if Carlos Beltran will need surgery on his elbow. If he does, don’t expect him until late July.