I will be out of town this weekend. There will be no reports, major or minor leagues, for the games played Friday and Saturday.
For his first 11 starts, CC was great, even though his record may not have showed it due to a lack of run support. His next 11 starts, not so good.
CC was very good last night as the Yanks beat Seattle 5-1.
Before the game, Anthony Swarzak was put on the DL with rotator cuff inflammation and Ben Heller was brought up.
CC got help from Ronald (the Mighty Mite) Torreyes and Jacoby Ellsbury. A couple of Mariner errors helped also.
In the second, Aaron Judge reached on an error. After a walk to Aaron Hicks, Torreyes doubled in Judge. Torreyes, who must be 5’7″, 160 lbs dripping wet and wearing lifts, has shown some pop for his size. If you didn’t know better, you’d mistake him for the batboy.
After Seattle got a run in the third to tie the game—with help of a triple misplayed by Judge—the Yanks went ahead to stay in the fifth.
Torreyes doubled and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury’s 2-run HR (6).
In the sixth, Mark Teixeira doubled, moved up on a groundout and scored on a SF by Judge.
The Yanks got their last run in the ninth when Ellsbury reached on a two-base error and scored on a double by Didi Gregorius.
CC’s win was #222 of his career. It passed Joe Niekro on the all-time list and ties him with Tim Hudson and Jerry Koosman.
Sabathia (w, 8-10, 4.33) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 7 K.
Layne (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.57 (Bos/NYY)
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks 2 K. 2.28.
The Yanks are now 64-61.