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The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-2. 3B Cole Figueroa (.313) 3 hits.

AA: Trenton won 9-2. RF Danny Oh, 3 rbi. CF Jake  Cave, 3 hits. 2 hits, solo HR, DH Gary Sanchez (.256-10-31). LF Mark Payton 2 hits, 2 rbi. C Francisco Arcia 2 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa won 2-0. Game called in sixth. Ellsbury 0 for 3 on rehab.

A: Charleston lost 1-0 in another game called early, as was the Tampa game. Charleston got just one hit.

Game 81. Another walkoff win increases Yanks AL East lead to 2.


The Yanks ended the first half at 44-37 (pace, 88-74) with another walk0ff win over the Rays today, 3-2. The win, coupled with a Baltimore loss, upped the Yanks AL East lead to two games.

Michael Pineda was brilliant, but got a no decision.

The Yanks scored two in the first on singles by Gardner, Headley and A-Rod (RBI) and a SF by Teixeira.

So it stood until the 9th, when Dellin Betances slipped up and gave up a game-tying two-run HR.

But in the bottom of the 9th, Teixeira doubled and was replaced by Jose Pirela as a pinch-runner. Chris Young, down 0-2, worked out a walk and Ramon Flores put down a sac bunt. The pitcher made a bad throw and the ball didn’t get too far away but it was far enough for Pirela to make the turn at third, charge home, and score the winning run.

Pineda 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 10 K. 3.79.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3,07
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Win, 5-1, 1.50.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-0. Davies, Martin and Pinder the pitchers. SS Cole Figueroa 3 h, solo HR. C Juan Graterol 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 10-4, getting 17 hits. HR C Gary Sanchez. RF Danny Oh 3 hits, six others (including Sanchez) two hits each.

High A: Tampa was shut out 3-0, getting just two hits.

A: Charleston won 5-3. LF Chris Breen 3 h, 3 rbi.

Game 80. McCann’s walk-off saves Yanks, puts them in first.


Down 5-3 heading into the bottom of the 12th, the Yankees got an RBI single by Mark Teixeira and a walk-off 3-run HR by Brian McCann (13) to beat Tampa Bay 7-5 last night.

The win, coupled with a Baltimore loss, put the Yanks alone in first place with a 43-37 record. Game 81 today marks the halfway point of the season.

Tampa Bay and Toronto are both two back, Boston seven back.

Masahiro Tanaka had a rough start to the game, giving up two runs only four batters in, but settled in to give up just one more run after that. Not a great outing but ok after a couple of bad ones.

The Yanks however, were trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth. Mark Teixeira’s 20th HR of the season, a 3-run shot, tied the game. The homer, #383 of his career, tied Larry Walker on the all-time list.

Tampa Bay scored two in the top of the 12th before the Yanks got four in the bottom half on a  leadoff walk to Gardner, a one-out single by A-Rod, Teix’s RBI single and the McCann walkoff HR.

Tanaka 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 5 K. 3.94
Capuano 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 5.00
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.86
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 1.11
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3.14
Warren 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 3.52
Shreve (W 6-1, 1.87) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 2 walks and 0 K.

The Yanks put Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL (rib cage) and called up Ramon Flores. They sent back Taylor Dugas and called up Gregorio Petit.

A-Rod is now at 3014 hits, six behind Rafael Palmeiro.

The Minors (and a quick Yankee report).

Yankee Stadium Frieze

One note on the big boys before I get into the minor league report. The Orioles lost last night while the Yanks were off, which means the Yanks are tied for first with Baltimore. The Yanks have a big weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend.

AL East Standings:
YANKEES 42-37 —
Orioles 42-37 —
Tampa Bay 42-39  -1
Toronto 42-39  -1
Boston 37-44  -6

Ok, on to the minor league report.

AAA: SWB won 14-2. 2 R in 5 IP for Luis Severino. He is now 4-0, 1.96 for AAA after going 2-2, 3.32 at AA. The 21 year old has an overall record of 6-2, 2.61 in 15 starts this season. For his minor league career, he is 20-11, 2.33.

OF Ben Gamel, grand slam. DH Kyle Roller 3 hits, 3 rbi. 3B Cole Figueroa 3 h, 2 rbi. 1B Rob Segedin 2h, HR, 2 RBI. 17 hits for the Railriders, and every starter got at least one.

AA: 11-3 win for Trenton. A scoreless inning for Andrew Bailey as he continues his comeback. 3B Jose Rosario 3 for 3, 4 rbi. HR for 1B Greg Bird. SS Ali Castillo 2 h, 2 rbi. 3 hits for LF Danny Oh.

High A: Tampa won 4-1. Chaz Hebert 1 R, 7 IP. C Wes Wilson 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.

A: Charleston lost 4-1. Matt Wotherspoon 1 R in 7 IP. DH Jorge Mateo and 1B Chris Breen each had two hits.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost to Lehigh Valley 3-2 in 10 innings. Jaron Long pitched six scoreless innings. C Austin Romine three hits. CF Ben Gamel, RF Aaron Judge and 3B Cole Figueroa 2 hits each, rbi for Figueroa.

AA: Trenton lost 2-0, getting only two hits in the process.

High A: Tampa lost 5-1. Jacoby Ellsbury, on rehab, played CF and was 1 for 3 (single). Tampa had only four hits.

A: Charleston lost 2-1. 3B Isaias Tejeda 2 hits. SS Jorge Mateo got his 53rd SB.

Game 79. Yanks edge Angels, 3-1.


It isn’t pretty sometimes, but Nathan Eovaldi is 8-2. The ERA is still 4.52 and sometimes he doesn’t go as deep in games as you may like, but I’ll take the 8-2.

He pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings yesterday to gain the win as the Yanks beat the Angels 3-1.

The Yanks scored in the third on a single by Gregorius, a sac bunt by Drew and an RBI single by Headley.

Garret Jones homered (5) in the sixth to make it 2-0.

Chasen Shreve got out of a bases-loaded, one out jam in the bottom of the sixth to keep it 2-0. Mark Teixeira helped with some fine defense.

With one out in the top of the eighth, McCann singled, Jones walked and Young singled to load the bases. Gregorius’ single made it 3-0.

Mike Trout homered in the bottom of the eighth to make it 3-1, the final score.

Eovaldi (W, 8-2, 4.52) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 3 K.
Shreve 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.64. He’s been great.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 3.21.
Betances (7th save) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 1.13.

Headley had 3 hits and an rbi. 2 hits for Young (red hot) and 2 hits and an RBI for Gregorius.

The Yanks are off today. They are back home and have a big weekend series vs. the Tampa Bay Rays. We’ll see if Ellsbury returns to the Yanks this weekend.

The standings. Four AL East teams within one game.

Baltimore 42-36 —
YANKEES 42-37  – 1/2
Tampa Bay  42-38  -1
Toronto 42-38  -1
Boston 36-44  -7

Taylor Dugas, who  between AA and AAA, was only hitting .198-0-13, got a callup. Why Dugas, a lefty-hitting OF and not someone else? I’ll let the LOHUD Yankees blog explain. This was written before yesterday’s game. The Yanks didn’t need Dugas or Beltran in yesterday’s game.

Clearly this is an unusual situation. If the Yankees knew Beltran’s injury were going to require a disabled list stint, they surely would have recalled Ramon Flores, but Flores can’t come up yet without putting someone on the DL, and the Yankees aren’t sure they need to do that with Beltran. Basically, they need an extra position player to fill out the bench for a game or two, and Dugas fits the role, despite his ugly numbers in the minors and the fact he wasn’t even invited to big league camp.

“We paid attention,” Joe Girardi said. “He had a tremendous year last year, a guy who really grinds out at-bats and plays hard. We knew who he was.”

This call-up might last only a game. If Beltran’s legitimately hurt, Flores will surely return, and there’s a solid chance Jacoby Ellsbury will be ready by Friday. Right now, the Yankees are hoping Beltran will also be available on Friday. Beltran said he’s ready to test his ribcage/oblique mid-game to see if he’s available to pinch hit, but Girardi said he’ll only ask Beltran to do that if absolutely necessary.

Ideally, the Yankees would like to give Beltran tonight and tomorrow off, then reevaluate the situation.

“Today I woke up feeling better,” Beltran said. “We do some tests, movement. I just feel like tight, but I don’t feel the pain I feel when I took the swing. Of course, I have to go to the cage and test it out.”

For now, the Yankees have their extra outfielder. On Friday, they’ll figure out if they need something more than a temporary placeholder.

“That’s a good sign that (Beltran) doesn’t wake up and feel really sore,” Girardi said. “So we won’t make any move concerning him, and we’ll see what happens in a couple days when we get back.”

• To make room on the roster — both the 25-man and the 40-man — Esmil Rogers has once against been outrighted to Triple-A. He’s off the 40-man again, which is surely good news for Bryan Mitchell and Nick Rumbelow, who get to stick around at least a little longer.