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Today’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost 8-2. Chris LeRoux 5 R in 2 1/3.

AA: Trenton split a DH. Lost 4-3, Jeremy Bleich 3 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. CF Mason Williams and DH Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi each.

Won 1-0. Zach Nuding 7 IP, 2 h.

High A: Tampa lost 4-1. Rafael DePaula 1 r, 2 h, 2 walks, 7 K in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave 3 hits,  DH Dante Bichette solo HR.

Low A: Charleston 8-7 win. SS Tyler Wade 2 h, 3 rbi.


The minors today.

AAA: SWB had a DH ppd. (both games)

AA: Trenton ppd. too.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-7. 5 of the runs they gave up were unearned. Alex Smith 2 2/3 IP of relief, 4 K. 3b Eric Jagielo 2 h, solo HR (4). DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi.  C Pete O’Brien 3rbi.  2b Angelo Gumbs 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 6-2.  Jaron Long 5 1/3 IP of relief, 8 K. DH Tyler Wade 4 for 5, 2 doubles, 2 rbi.  RF Aaron Judge 3 h, 2 rbi.

Game 153. Pettitte, 4 HRs lead Yanks 6-3.

Andy Pettitte tossed six shutout innings and the Yanks hit 4 HR in defeating the Twins 6-3 Monday night.

The Yanks win, coupled with Baltimore splitting a DH, pushed the Yanks a game and a half in front of the Orioles for the A.L. East lead. The Yanks’ magic number to win the division is 8.

The Yankees jumped off to a quick start. Jeter walked, Ichiro doubled. After A-Rod flied out, not bringing the run in, Cano’s groundout plated Jeter. Swisher then hit HR #23 to put the Yanks up 3-0 before Minnesota came to bat.

Pettitte got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first.  Since returning from a broken ankle, Andy has pitched eleven scoreless innings. Pettitte, who missed all of 2011 and came out of retirement this year, has been nothing short of amazing in improving to 5-3, 2.71. Win #245 of his career tied Jack Powell and Dennis Martinez on the all-time list.

In the fourth, Curtis Granderson hit HR #40 to put the Yanks up 4-0. Granderson became the first CF since Mickey Mantle (1960-1961) to hit 40 HR in back-to-back seasons. He joined Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle and Giambi as the only Yankees to have back-to-back 40 HR seasons. (Maris just missed, 39 in 1960 before 61 in 1961. Another who just missed was Alfonso Soriano, 39 in 2002 and 38 in 2003).

In the bottom of the inning, Granderson threw out a runner at the plate to end the inning.

Pettitte went 6, 0 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 3 K.

In the seventh, Ibanez, who is enjoying a revival the past few games, hit HR #18, and one batter later Chavez hit HR #14. 6-0 Yanks.

Joba had a 1-2-3 seventh. 1 IP, 0 R , 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.91. He’s been much better lately.

Then the bullpen got sloppy.

Wade 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 6.46.

Justin Thomas 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 8.22.

Robertson 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.84.

Derek Jeter got hit #3295. Ibanez had two hits, Chavez three.


Game 151. Slumping Ibanez awakens to fuel miracle comeback. Keeps Yanks up by 1.

Raul Ibanez was something like .191-5-22 since June 11th. He didn’t start today’s game, but hit two HR to fuel a miracle comeback that kept the Yanks up by one in the A.L. East with 11 games to play.

Ivan Nova started and was awful, lasting just 2 1/3 IP. He gave up 3 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 2 K. ERA to 4.94. He gave up two in the top of the first. Three batters and three doubles in, it was 2-0 Oakland.

The Yanks got 3 in the bottom of the first as the red-hot Ichiro homered (#9) to cut it to 2-1. A-Rod walked, was balked to second and Cano tied it up with a single. A walk to Swish, and error (those killed the A’s today) and a walk to Jones made it 3-2 Yanks.

Seriously, how a pitcher could walk Jones right now is pathetic. Jones since 7/18 is .130-1-7.

An error and WP in the second led to a Yankees’ run. Thanks A’s. Another later helped the Yanks win the game.

Stephen Drew cut it to 4-3 with a HR in the 3rd. Clay Rapada replaced Nova with one out and the bases loaded. He got a DP.

But Rapada had trouble in the fourth. The A’s tied it up.

Rapada 1 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2K. 2.92.

It stood that way until the 5th, when Ibanez PH and hit a HR, #16. 5-4 Yanks.

Derek Lowe replaced Rapada. He did ok but Oakland tied it in the 7th.

2 2/3,  1 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K. Combined ERA 5.29.

So it stayed until the 13th.

Logan 1 1/3, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.78.

Eppley got out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.56.

Joba had a great 9th. 1 IP, 0 R 0 H. 0 walks and 2 K. 5.19.

Freddy Garcia then came in as the Yanks needed some length. Who knew how long his would go? D-Rob and Soriano were both unavailable.

In the 11th, bases loaded and two out, Steve Pearce made a great lunging stab of a liner to save the Yanks two runs.

With two out and the bases loaded in the 12th, Jeter flied out. Derek had one hit today, #3292.

In the 13th, Garcia lost it. He’s good one time through the order, but that second time…  a single and back-to-back HR made it 8-5 A’s. Justin Thomas came in and made it 9-5 by giving up another HR. The Yanks looked dead.

Garcia 3 IP, 3 R 4 H 2 walks and 1 K. 5.30.

Thomas 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 6.43.

Three straight singles loaded the bases for the Yanks in the bottom of the 13th with no out. A WP made it 9-6 and a SF by Nunez made it 9-7.

Ibanez then tied it up with his second HR of the game. #17 made it 9-9.

Cory Wade had a 1-2-3 top of the 14th.

In the bottom half, Chavez singled and PR Melky Mesa was sac’d to second by Jeter. Had the game gone into the 15th, I wonder who would have played 1B. You would have had Martin C, Nunez 3B, Jeter SS, Cano 2B, Mesa ???, Suzuki LF, Granderson CF and Ibanez RF.

My guess is that Ibanez would have gone to 1B and Mesa to RF. Ibanez has played 136 games at 1B in his career.

After Ichiro was walked to get to A-Rod (Yes, Ichiro is that hot lately), A-Rod singled… but Mesa, making his MLB debut, missed the bag at third and instead of scoring, had to be held up.

A force at the plate followed. Mesa had the goat horns on.

But Nunez sliced one towards the line. 1B Brandon Moss booted it and the Yanks wound up with a 10-9, 14-inning win that kept them a game in front.

Wade, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H 0 walks and 0 K got the win. 1-1, 6.34.

Ichiro and A-Rod each with 3 hits today. 3 H, 2 HR, and 3 RBI for Ibanez.

Game 149. Yanks get 7 in 4th, hold on to go 1-up.

The Yanks got 7 in the 4th inning and held on to beat Toronto tonight 10-7. The victory gives the Yanks a 1-game lead over idle Baltimore in the A.L. East.

Toronto got a couple of doubles for a run in the second off of Phil Hughes. They got another in the third on a bases-loaded HBP.

The red-hot Ichiro (7 for 8 in a DH yesterday) hit HR #8 in the bottom of the third to cut it to 2-1 Toronto.

Then came the fourth. Martin walked and stole second. Granderson reached on an error. McGehee walked. Ichiro continued his hot streak by doubling in two. Nix walked to load the bases and Jeter singled one in (hit #3289). Swisher then capped the inning with HR #21, a grand slam that put the Yanks up 8-2.

With two out, Hughes gave two right back on a walk and HR. 8-4.

In the bottom of the inning the Yanks got those two right back on doubles by Granderson and Nix and a single (hit #3290) by Jeter. 10-4.

Hughes only lasted the minimum five but got the win to go to 16-12, 4.05.

5 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 H and 9 K.

Derek Lowe went 2, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 2 K. Combined ERA (Cle/NYY) of 5.33.

The Yanks were done scoring for the night but Toronto wasn’t.

They got 3 in the 8th as Cory Wade was awful.

Wade: 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 1 K. ERA to 6.51.

Joba came in to save the day. 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 5.51.

Robertson the 9th. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 2.93.

Robbie Cano’s 0 for 4 puts him at .299.




Game 140. Yanks go 1 up by routing O’s 13-3.

Joe Girardi had a short leash on Freddy Garcia today, and non-starter Curtis Granderson drove in 5 runs as the Yanks clobbered Baltimore 13-3 today. The Yanks are now 1 up on the Orioles and 2 up on the Rays with 22 games to go.

A Cano RBI single gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead in the first.

They got four in the fourth to go up 5-0. A single and two walks loaded the bases with no out. Pearce walked to force in a run. After Jones struck out, Nix and Ichiro each singled in a run. Jeter walked to force in a run.

But Freddy gave three runs back in the bottom of the fourth and Girardi yanked him.

Garcia 3 1/3, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 1 K. ERA to 5.19.

With Nova back and Andy on his way back, it could be Freddy’s last start ever as a Yankee.

The Yanks’ bullpen then pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball.

Joba had his best outing since he returned. He got the win (1-0, 7.50) with 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 4 K.

The Yanks got one in the sixth when Granderson PH for Jones and hit HR #35, a solo shot. It was his #100th as a Yankee.

Logan 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. ERA 3.70.

Granderson singled in two runs in the seventh to put the Yanks up 8-3.

Cory Wade pitched 2 innings. 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. A good outing for Wade, just recalled from AAA where he was sent after being brutal earlier this season. ERA 5.84.

The Yanks broke it open in the eighth with five runs. Jeter hit a 2-run HR, his 15th HR of the season. It was HR #255 of his career, and hit #3279, putting him four behind Willie Mays on the all-time hit list.

Russell Martin singled in a run, and Granderson’s 2-run double capped his 3 for 3, 5 RBI day.

Jeter, at .324, is making a run for the batting title at age 38. He’s only a handful of points back.

Swisher took an 0 for 4 and is something like 2 for his last 42 in dropping to .255.

Russell Martin’s two hits put him further off the interstate at .208. Andruw Jones’ 0 for 2 puts him closer to the interstate at .202.

Derek Lowe finished up. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Combined (CLE/NYY) ERA 5.46.

The Yanks are off tomorrow. They are in Boston Tue-Thurs.

Game 133. Lead cut to two as Yanks lose 8-3.

Things are getting desperate. How desperate? It appears that A-Rod will be in the lineup tomorrow after only two rehab games in which he went 0 for 7 with four strikeouts.

How desperate? The Yanks’ lead is down to two. The next 10 games are on the road against the Rays (in that house of horrors), Orioles and Red Sox. After that, there are three games at home vs. the Rays.

The way the Yanks are going, at the end of that run, they could be in third place. Right now Tampa Bay is in third, and they are just 3 1/2 games behind the Yanks.

Phil Hughes started out well, pitching four scoreless innings, giving up just two hits, and he took a 2-0 lead into the fifth thanks to a two-run HR by Chris Dickerson. The HR came on Dickerson’s first at bat as a Yankee this season. He had hit .318-7-25 in 69 games at AAA.

A HR by Mark Reynolds cut it to 2-1.

The Yanks got the run back in the bottom of the fifth on a walk to Dickerson, a sac bunt by Nix and a single by Swisher.

Then Hughes lost it so quickly Girardi couldn’t get a reliever in fast enough to save the game. Walk, single, single and ANOTHER HR by Reynolds and it was 5-3 Orioles.

Hughes (13-12, 4.18) went 5+, 5 R, 8 H, 1 walk and 6 K. As is his wont, he gave up 2 more HR.

The Yanks got nothing more offensively. After winning yesterday 4-3 on just four hits, they got just six hits today. Martin ended the 6th with a GIDP. Jeter did the same in the 7th.

Randy Wolf, just DFA’d by Milwaukee, pitched great in relief for the O’s.

Then, down 5-3, it was as if Girardi waved the white flag with the relievers he brought in.

Eppley went 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. ERA 3.35. No beef there.

Rapada 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. ERA 2.88. No beef there.

Then Joba. WHY, WHY, WHY???? As I’ve written before, it is time to cut the cord on Joba for 2012. It’s apparent that he isn’t back yet. He’s shown nothing since the Yanks put him back on the team. Accept that he isn’t ready, send him home and tell him to prepare for 2013.

1/3 IP. 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 k. ERA 10.57. The one out? A drive that Dickerson robbed of a potential HR.

Justin Thomas came in. His first game with the Yanks. A September callup. 1/3 IP. 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Nice. He had pitched in seven games earlier this season for Boston. ERA 7.20.

Then Girardi goes to Derek Lowe. Outside of the first game he pitched with the Yankees, Lowe has shown NOTHING. Send him home with Joba. Really.

Lowe faced two batters and gave up a single and walk.

0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. ERA (Cle/NYY) of 5.54.

Seriously. Send Joba and Lowe home.

Logan faced one batter and he gave up a single.

0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walk, 0 K. 3.72.

Cory Wade, just brought back up from AAA, finished up.

1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 6.17.

Ibanez’ 0 for 4 drops him to .232. Martin (.195) was 0 for 2 with 2 walks. Jones’ is down to .201.

Some guys I don’t want back next year: Ichiro (even though I like him), Ibanez and Jones. This looks like an old team running out of gas. Those three, 39, 40 and 35 aren’t going to help next year. They’ll already have Jeter (39 next June) and A-Rod (38 next July).

…and I’m not even going to mention age on some pitchers.

Right now it appears the Yanks can use a life jacket. For they are sinking.

It’s not too late to right the ship, but it doesn’t look good. Rushing back Alex reeks of desperation.

The Minors Today. SWB close to clinching; Mark Montgomery news.

AAA: SWB reduced its magic # to 1 with a 6-2 win over Lehigh Valley, just a few miles from my home. Justin Thomas 2 R, 3 H in 7 IP (2-1, 3.45). Cory Wade two scoreless IP for the save. 2 RBI each for DH Brandon Laird, CF Melky Mesa, and 1B Kosuke Fukodome.

AA: Trenton won 3-2. Brett Marshall 2 R in 6 IP, 9 K (ND, 3.23). RHP Mark Montgomery 2 scoreless, 3 K for the win (3-1, 2.14 at AA, was 4-1, 1.34 high A. He’ll be 22 this week, and his totals this year are 7-2, 1.61, 15 saves, 95K in 61 1/3 IP). CF Adonis Garcia 3 h, double, HR, 2 RBI. Solo HR 3B Rob Segedin.

High A: No game scheduled.

Low A: 5-4 Charleston win. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. (.240, 43 RBI). LF Eduardo Sosa solo HR. SS Cito Culver 2 for 2, 3 walks. 2 h, double, rbi CF Ben Gamel (.299).


The minors today… and some MLB news.

First the MLB news. Nova has an inflammation of the rotator cuff. He’s shut down for 15 days. CC back and starts tomorrow. Phelps stays in the rotation.

AAA: SWB (Empire State) should be clinching soon! Their magic # is down to 5. A 4-3 win in 11. Mike O’Connor 3 R in 6 IP (3.78) but Manny Delcarmen and Cory Wade combined for five scoreless IP out of the bullpen. CF Melky Mesa’s HR in the top of the 11th was the game winner. 2B Corban Joseph 2 h, 3 RBI. 2 doubles, 2 walks for RF Chris Dickerson.

AA: 3-0 win for Trenton. Vidal Nuno 0 r, 4 h in 6 IP (8-5, 2.45). Upcomer Mark Montgomery two scoreless IP. RF Zoilo Almonte 3 H, 2 for C J.R. Murphy.

High A: 9-5 loss for Tampa. C Gary Sanchez made 3 errors, another by Jose Mojica. It shows in Matt Tracy’s line: 7 R, 2 ER in 3 2/3. CF Ramon Flores 3 for 3. 2 doubles. DH Slade Heathcott 2 for 4, 2 doubles. RBI. 1 B Kyle Roller 2 hits, triple, rbi.

Low A: Charleston wins 10-9 in 11. RF Robert Refsnyder, CF Ben Gamel and 3B Dante Bichette Jr. with 3 hits each. 2 HR, 3 RBI Refsnyder. 2 RBI each Bichette & Gamel.

Another 1-2-3 inning for Feliciano at GCL. It’s amazing to think that he may actually be on the team and helping come September.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB (Empire State) moved closer to clinching its division with a 4-2 win today. 2 scoreless IP and the save for Cory Wade. Justin Thomas 5 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER. SS Eduardo Nunez 3 h, .240. Brandon Laird, 1b, 2 RBI. 2 hits for CF Chris Dickerson.

AA: Trenton got shut out 5-0. Brett Marshall 4 R in 6 IP (13-6, 3.24).

High A: Tampa ppd.

Low A: Charleston won 5-4. Scottie Allen 4 2/3 scoreless, 5 K. 2 H, HR, 3 RBI Cody Grice, RF. Solo HR 1B Saxon Butler.