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The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB beat LV 7-2. Kyle Haines (6) and Chris Martin (2) combined for eight shutout innings. 1B Kyle Roller with a triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 hits, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez on the DL with a hamstring injury. RF/3B Jose Pirela 3 hits,RBI. Rehabbing LF Dustin Ackley 2 hits. Two others with two hits each.

AA:   Trenton lost 3-2. Jaron Long the hard-luck losing pitcher. 3B Cito Culver two hits.

High A: Tampa won 9-3. Jordan Montgomery six no-hit shutout innings, 8 K. RF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) single,double, HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks. INF Abital Avelino 2 hits, 35th SB. CF Dustin Fowler 4 rbi.

A: Charleston lost 5-4. SS Angel Aguilar 2 h, double, Hr, 2 Rbi. 2h, rbi for 1B Isaias Tejeda. Two others with two hits each.

Game 127. An A for Didi. Yanks rout Braves 15-4.

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The Yanks (70-57) broke out of their offensive funk on Friday night and stayed 1 1/2 games behind Toronto in the AL East with a 15-4 spanking of the Atlanta Braves.

Didi Gregorius led the charge with four hits and six RBI.

The Yanks scored five runs in the first inning on a 2-run double by Chase Headley and Gregorius’ seventh HR of the season, a 3-run blow.

Masahiro Tanaka was shaky early on, but settled in to give seven innings of work. Tanaka gave up two runs in the first but the Yanks bounced right back with four in the second to go up 9-2. Bird and Headley each drew bases loaded walks and Didi smacked a two-run single.

Tanaka gave up a gopher ball in the third. 9-3 Yanks.

The Yanks got four runs in the eighth to go up 13-3. Brian McCann, back in his old stomping grounds, hit a 3-run HR (23) and Didi followed later that inning with an RBI single.

In the ninth, Chris Young hit a solo HR (14) and McCann added a SF. 15-3.

Brian Mitchell, just brought back off the DL after that liner to his schnozz, gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth. 15-4.

3 hits for Beltran, 4 RBI for McCann, 3 RBI for Headley, 4 hits and 6 RBI for Didi.

Tanaka (W, 10-6, 3.62) 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 7 K.
Wilson 2/3 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 3.09
Mitchell 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H , 1 walk and 0 k. 4.03.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge (.233 at AAA) will NOT be a September callup.

AAA: SWB split a DH vs. LV.

Game 1: 5-0 win. Chaz Hebert 7 IP, 6-hit shutout. No walks, 4 K. LF Slade Heathcott 2 h, 2 rbi.  DH Dustin Ackley, first game of rehab, double, rbi. Three others with two hits each.

Game 2: Lost 6-1. Three of the runs were unearned. 1B Kyle Roller two doubles, rbi. Cole Figueroa two errors.

SWB Leads their division and is postseason bound.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. 3B Cito Culver 2 rbi. C Francisco Arcia 3 h, rbi. Four others with two hits each.

High A: Tampa won 6-3. DH Mike Ford solo HR. SS Jorge Mateo 82nd SB (A/A+) but two errors. RF Mike O’Neill 2 h, rbi. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 rbi.

A: Charleston 10-7 win. 2 h, HR, 2 RBI LF Joey Falcone. 2 H, 5 RBI C Radley Haddad. 2 h, 2 RBI SS Angel Aguilar. 3 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky. Two others two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-3 in 10. DH Kyle Roller 2 for 2, rbi. 3 hits for infielder Jose Pirela.

AA: Trenton lost 5-3. Solo HR DH Rob Segedin. Solo HR SS Tyler Wade.

High A: Tampa off.

A: Charleston lost 3-2. Two hits for CF Devyn Bolasky.

Game 126. Yanks 2 back after 6-2 loss.

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The Yanks lost to Houston Wednesday afternoon, and coupled with Toronto’s blowout of Texas later that night, fell two games behind Toronto in the AL East, at 69-57. The Yanks still are one of the AL Wild Card teams as of now.

While Toronto’s offense has been clicking, the Yanks’ offense has been sputtering (see some stats below). With the 6-2 loss to Houston, the Yanks scored just four runs in the three games vs. Houston.

Michael Pineda, in his return from an injury, was ok for the first four innings, giving up just one run, but imploded in the fifth, giving up four runs.

The only runs the Yanks got were on a 2-run HR by Didi Gregorius (6) in the seventh. The Yanks got just five hits.

Pineda (L, 9-8, 4.19) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 3 K.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K, 1.97
Pinder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 2.53
Warren 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 3.21
Goody 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.70

Before the game, Goody was brought up and Pineda activated. Rumbelow was sent down and Capuano was DFAd for the fourth time in a month. Goody was sent back down after the game, but I see no corresponding move.

Jacoby Ellsbury has a sore hip from trying to make a diving catch the other night. He missed this game. Teix is still sore with that bone bruise in his leg.

Some slumping Yankees need to revive themselves for the stretch run.

After striking out 16 Orioles on Mother’s Day this year, Pineda was 5-0, 2.72. Since then he is 4-8, 5.09. That won’t get it done. Pineda is an enigma. So much talent, but….

The Yanks are off today. They are in Atlanta this weekend, meaning no DH and no A-Rod. Since turning 40 on July 27, A-Rod has been slumping, hitting just .181. Since June 23, Brian McCann has been hitting .205.

A-Rod and the 35-year-old Teixeira had carried the team most of the year. With Alex slumping (age? Dog Days of August?) and Teixeira nursing that bone bruise, the rest of the offense needs to pick it up, especially since Alex won’t be available this weekend except for PH duties.

Some people are calling for Aaron Judge to be brought up, but the 23-year-old prospect is hitting under .240 at AAA after starting the year hitting .284 at AA. Let him hit in AAA first before bringing him up. Besides, where would he play? RF? Beltran is one of the guys hitting right now. LF for the slumping Gardner (.197 in his last 34 games)? I don’t see it.

Some guys just have to pick it up, and these guys have multi-year deals, meaning they are here next year and in some cases, beyond.

Hopefully they get hot in September.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA; SWB lost 2-0. Brady Lail 2 R in 6 IP. James Pazos (combined 3-1, 1.27 AA/AAA, lefty reliever) two scoreless IP. Two hits each for OF Ben Gamel and C Gary Sanchez.

AA: Trenton won 9-7. 2B Tony Renda two hits, solo HR. 1B Rob Segedin 2 h, HR, 3 RBI. 3 hits 3B Cito Culver; 2 h, 2 rbi CF Jake Cave. Two others with two hits each.

High A: Tampa won 5-1. Jonathan Holder 1 R in 7 IP. 2 rbi each for LF Ericson Leonora and RF Jake Skole. Two hits each for 1B Dan Fiorito and DH Mike Ford. SB #81 (A/High A) for SS Jorge Mateo.

A: Charleston lost 7-4; 3B Billy Fleming 2 h, 2 rbi. Three others with two hits each.

Game 125. Yanks fall one game out of first after a 15-1 loss.

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When your backup SS (Brendan Ryan) is your best pitcher of the night, that is not good. Combine that with your offense getting one run and four hits and it’s not good either.

The Yanks were thrashed 15-1 by the Astros Tuesday night and dropped one game out of first place because Toronto rallied late to beat Texas.

Carlos Gomez of Houston, who was a jackass years ago in Milwaukee and who had a confrontation with Brian McCann (then with Atlanta) a few years back, had a confrontation with Joe Girardi and John Ryan Murphy during the game Tuesday night. The guy is a clown.

Not much to say about this one except to get to the pitching line.

As for Capuano, who has been DFA’d and brought back 3x, what can you say? I just wonder how many of his 9 cat lives he has used up.

Teixeira played, but was pulled early when the game got out of hand.

Nova (L, 5-6, 4,50) 4 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 4 walks and 1 K.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.79.
Capuano 2 IP, 6 R, 3 H, 4 walks, 1 K. 7.71.
Ryan 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H,  0 walks and 0 K. 0.00.