Category Archives: Regular Season

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from his scheduled start for Tampa because of general fatigue in his legs. He is rehabbing from a knee strain.

AAA: SWB blew a 7-1 lead in losing to Lehigh Valley 12-8. Chris Martin gave up six runs in 1 2/3 IP of relief. CF Aaron Judge went 4 for 4. 2B Rob Refsnyder and DH Austin Romine each had 3 rbi, Romine hitting a HR. SS Cole Figueroa had two hits.

AA: Trenton won 4-3 in 12. Brady Lail 1 R in 6 IP (2.40). 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, rbi. CF Jake Cave and LF Danny Oh 2 hits each. HR 2B Jose Rosario. C Eddy Rodriguez with the game-winning hit.

High A: Tampa won 3-2. Rookie Davis (3.15) 2 R in 7 IP. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi. Alex Smith two scoreless IP of relief for the win.

A: Charleston won 10-4. 3 h, 2 rbi CF Austin Aune. DH Isaias Tejeda 3 h, rbi. 1B Leonard Thompson 2 doubles, 3 rbi.

Game 78. Yanks’ O-woes continue in 2-1 loss.

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The Yanks got only two hits last night in losing 2-1 to the Angels. It was their third loss in a row, and in their last four losses, they have scored a total of three runs.  (0, 1, 1, 1).

Ivan Nova was great, pitching shutout ball until he gave up back-to-back HRs to Albert Pujols (#544 of his career) and Manny Aybar leading off the sixth. Adam Warren made his first relief appearance of the season.

The only Yankees’ run came on a second inning HR by Mark Teixeira. Teix’s 19th HR of the season was #382 of his career, tying Frank Howard and Jim Rice on the all-time list.

Nova (L, 1-1, 1.50) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 2 walks, 7 K.
Warren 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K.  3.48

The Yanks end June at 41-37 and in third place in the AL East, 1/2 game behind the Orioles and Rays. Toronto is in fourth, just one game behind the leaders. The Yanks are now 1/2 out of the last wild card spot.

Hopefully the bats heat up soon.

Carlos Beltran is feeling a tightness and pinch in his rib cage. We’ll see what develops.

The Minors. Ellsbury on rehab.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 8-1. Jose De Paula, DFA’d, cleared waivers, reassigned to AAA, gave up 6 R in 2 IP. 2 hits each for 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Cole Figueroa.

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 13. Eric Ruth 1 R in 6 1/3 (1.97). Andrew Bailey, attempting a comeback, 1 R in 1 1/3 IP. Connor Mulee 4 scoreless innings of relief for the win. 1B Greg Bird 2 h, solo HR. 3 hits for 3B Jose Rosario. LF Jake Cave 2 h, rbi. 2 hits CF Mark Payton. C Gary Sanchez off of the DL.

High A: Tampa lost 2-0 in 12. Gabriel Encinas 7 scoreless IP. Evan Rutckyj with 4 scoreless. Tampa managed only three hits. Jacoby Ellsbury, on rehab, 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He didn’t play the field, just DH’d.

A:   Charleston split a DH.

Game 1: Won 4-1. C Collin Staybaugh 2 h, rbi. Jordan Foley 6 strong IP.

Game 2: 4-2 loss. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits.

Game 77. Yanks lose to Angels, 4-1. Warren moving to bullpen.

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The Yanks lost to the Angels, last night, 4-1. In their last three losses, the Yanks have scored, 0, 1 and 1 run (Thursday, Sunday and yesterday, Monday). Hopefully the bats break out soon.

The Yanks have lost six of their last nine games. They are now 41-36, still 1/2 game behind Tampa Bay and Baltimore, in third place in the AL East. Toronto is in fourth, one game back, in a very close division. What the teams do between now and the trade deadline as far as making a big deal could mean the division. It’s a tossup right now. Right now, the Yanks are the second wild card.

CC Sabathia went 7 1/3, giving up 4 runs, including HR to superstar Mike Trout and to C.J. Cron, and an RBI double to Albert Pujols.  Trout also played some excellent defense, robbing some Yanks of key hits.

The only Yanks’ run came on an RBI single by A-Rod. The hit enabled Alex to pass Wade Boggs on the all-time hit list with 3011. Next up is Rafael Palmeiro at 3020.

Sabathia (L, 3-8, 5.59) 7 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 5 K.
Rumbelow 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K, 6. 75.

From the LOHUD Yankees blog:

Although Girardi said pregame that the Yankees would stay on rotation, leaving Warren in line to start Wednesday’s series finale, Warren told The Daily News that he’s being moved into the bullpen. The move gives the Yankees what should be the right-handed reliever they’ve been looking for. It also takes care of some workload concerns for Warren, who’s already thrown more innings than in either of the past two seasons.

But it also takes away one of the Yankees’ most reliable starters, and leaves room for the guy with eight losses and a 5.59 ERA.

My note: It also takes out of the rotation the Yankees starter that happens to have the lowest ERA.

 

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 3-2. Diego Moreno three scoreless IP of relief after Kyle Davies gave up 3 in 6 IP. 1B Kyle Roller and 3B Cole Figueroa 2 hits each.

AA: Trenton lost 5-2. C Francisco Arcia 2 hits.

High A: 6-0 Tampa win. Cale Coshow 6 scoreless IP. SS Tyler Wade 2 rbi. CF Dustin Fowler 2 h, 2 rbi.

A: Charleston won 12-9. SS Jorge Mateo got his 52nd SB, but had to be removed from the game. His replacement, Ryan Lindemuth, went 2 for 2 with a HR. LF Chris Breen 3 h, 2 RBI. RF Alexander Palma 3 h, grand slam. Charleston scored six in the eighth and four in the ninth in overcoming what was once a 6-0 deficit.

Game 76. Yanks lose to Houston, 3-1.

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Before the game, the Yanks brought back Esmiel Rogers and sent Gregorio Petit down to AAA.

The move was to get a fresh arm. The Yanks had Shreve, Wilson and Betances unavailable due to recent workload.

The bullpen wasn’t needed. The good Michael Pineda showed up and pitched eight strong innings, but he got no help from his offense or defense as the Yanks lost 3-1 Sunday in Houston.

The Yanks managed only two hits in the game, the only run coming in the third on a walk, WP and Brett Gardner single.

Garrett Jones and Brett Gardner messed up a fly ball in the fourth. It was Gardner’s ball, as the CF should take everything he can get. Jones got too close to Gardner, the ball fell in for a double, then was kicked around and the batter came all the way around to score. Ugly.

Pineda gave up runs in the seventh and eighth. Meanwhile the only other Yankees hit was by A-Rod, #3010 of his career, tying Wade Boggs on the all-time list.

Pineda 8 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 walks and 8 K. (L, 8-5, 4.08).

With the loss, the Yanks stayed 1/2 game out of first, but dropped to 3rd place in the division.

Baltimore 41-34  —
Tampa Bay 42-35  —-
YANKEES 41-35  -1/2
Toronto 41-36   – 1
Boston 34-43  -8

It doesn’t get much tighter than that. The Yanks have a 1/2 game lead for the last wild card slot.

Long way to go. Who will get separation?

Kind of feel sorry for Ryne Sandberg, who resigned as Phils’ manager a few days ago. As my grandpa used to sometimes say, you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken s**t.

Update: Ellsbury could start rehab games tonight (Monday) and rejoin the Yanks this weekend. Miller continues to throw, but no rehab games yet.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Lots of rain in the Northeast.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Trenton PPD.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. Mike Ford had two of their three hits.

A: Charleston lost 4-3. 3B Isaias Tejeda 3 hits. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI.