Friends from Pinstripe Mania were there today to see the Yanks beat the Rays in walk off fashion 5-4.
Rumors still surround Sonny Gray. One thing is for sure. Down the stretch, Caleb Smith or Luis Cessa are not the answer. No disrespect intended.
Caleb Smith gave up a HR to the first batter he faced. 1-0. Rays.
The Yanks tied it in the second on a double by Sanchez, groundout and SF by Didi.
Run in the third for the Rays, 2-1.
Gary Sanchez tied it in the bottom of the fourth, 2-2. HR #16 for Gary.
The Yanks need to get another starter w/Pineda out. Smith (3rd MLB game, 2nd MLB start) was pulled in the fourth. You can’t have that. You can’t burn your bullpen every five days. The Yanks won this game, but…. The non-waiver trade deadline is Monday at 4 PM. See below for some news on some potential moves.
Adam Warren gave up a HR in the fifth. 3-2 Rays.
The Yanks took the lead 4-3 in the sixth on a PH, 2-run HR by Chase Headley. It was Headley’s fifth HR of the season and first in six weeks.
David Robertson gave up a HR in the eighth to Lucas Duda, his second in two games since joining the Rays from the Mets, and the game was tied.
In the bottom of the ninth, Headley walked, and Ellsbury PR for him and stole second. Todd Frazier was HBP and Ronald Torreyes beat out his bunt for a single to load the bases. Gardner then singled to win the game.
Smith 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 7.20
Warren 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.06
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.68
Kahnle (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.18
Robertson (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.75
Chapman (W, 4-1, 3.03) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
The Yanks improve to 56-46 and remain 1/2 game ahead of Boston, in first place in the AL East.
Zack Littell has been scratched from his Sunday start at AA. MLB Trade rumors reports that the Yanks may be close to getting Jaime Garcia from the Twins. The Twins just got him from the Braves, but instead of staying in the race, the Twins are falling out so they may now trade Garcia.
What is most interesting is that MLBTR states that getting Garcia would NOT keep the Yanks from pursuing Sonny Gray.
Gray & Garcia? Stay tuned.