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Game 48. Rays batter Pineda, beat Yanks 9-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Michael Pineda continued to exasperate Yankee fans, coaches, the front office and the owner yesterday. Recently the NY Post reported that Hal Steinbrenner called out several underperforming players and that Pineda was one of them. They also reported on Girardi and the coaches’ frustration with him.

Pineda has been more like a pinata this year, getting hit hard, especially early in games. Those first inning struggles continued when he gave up three in the first and then he gave up two more in the second. The Yanks were down 5-0 after two and could not come back, losing 9-5 Saturday afternoon.

The Yanks have been getting decent performances from Tanaka, Eovaldi, Nova and CC but Severino and Pineda have been killing them. The Yanks are 23-25. Severino and Pineda are a combined 2-12, the rest of the team 21-13. You can see the difference. You can do the math.

What the Yanks do with Severino, who starts a rehab game on Sunday, when he gets healthy will be interesting. Put him (0-6, 7.46) back in the rotation, or let him get straightened out in the minors?

Pineda does have options and can be sent down. He is 2-6, 6.92. The Yanks can’t just keep sending pitchers out there with ERAs of 7, especially since we’ve reached Memorial Day.

But what and who is the alternative? Either someone like a Cessa, Green, etc. would have to be given a shot (Green had one start recently, 6 R, 4 ER in 4 IP), Severino or Pineda must step up, or the Yanks have to make a deal. 2-12 vs. the rest at 21-13. The two have been dragging the team down. Something needs to be done, and if/when it is, I’ll report it.

Carlos Beltran hit a HR in the fourth to cut it to 5-1. Beltran’s 12th HR of the year was #404 lifetime, placing him three behind Duke Snider on the all-time list. It was his 2500th hit.

Tampa Bay got a run in the fourth and three in the fifth on a HR by Hank Conger off of Luis Cessa. Conger came into the game with no extrabase hits. He had two doubles and a HR yesterday. He drove in 3 runs for the Rays. Evan Longoria had a HR and 4 RBI.

Down 9-1, the Yanks tried to fight back but the deficit was too large. They got two in the seventh on a Romine single and a bases-loaded walk to Torreyes, and two in the eighth on singles by Gregorius and Romine.

A-Rod (.176) was 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts.

Chase Headley was 3 for 3, and  Austin Romine 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.

Pineda (L, 2-6, 6.92) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Goody 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.55
Cessa 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 3 K, 2.57. Gave up a HR.

Cessa can’t be used for a while, b/c he went four, but you wonder if he may be placed in the rotation for a while with Pineda/Severino removed?

Something has to be done, and something tells me it’ll be done soon.

Game 47. Tanaka and 2 HR down Rays, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Masahiro Tanaka was masterful, and two of the Yanks’ 4 hits were HR in a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay Friday night.

It was a scoreless game into the sixth, thanks to a great catch at the wall by Brett Gardner. In the top of the sixth, with one out, Gardner walked and went to third on an error on a pickoff attempt. He later scored on a McCann groundout. After the groundout, A-Rod hit a 2-run HR (6, #693 career) to put the Yanks up  3-0.

Carlos Beltran made it 4-0 in the 8th with his 11th HR of the year, #403 career.

Kirby Yates gave up a HR in the bottom of the 9th to the Rays,. Final 4-1.

Tanaka (w, 3-0, 2.89)  7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 4 K.
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks (1 HBP) 2 K. 0.92
Yates 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.37 Gave up a HR
Chapman 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.16. Got a K, but runner reached on a PB.

The Yanks are 23-24.

Update: From the NY Post: Beltran, 39, and A-Rod, 40, became the first pair of Yankees 39 or older to homer in the same game since Baseball Reference data dating back to 1913 became available.

The Minors. Rehab HR for A-Rod.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 7-1. Gary Sanchez will be out a few weeks with a fractured thumb. Phil Coke started, 1 R in 5 IP. Chris Parmalee 3-run HR. Ben Gamel 2 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. A-Rod 1 for 2, HR, 2 rbi. Dietrich Enns 2 R in 6 IP (4-2, 1.99). Dustin Fowler 3 for 4, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 8-4. Jorge Mateo 2 h, rbi. Solo HRs Austin Aune and Thairo Estrada. Mike O’Neill 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-3. Solo HR Conor Spencer. Jhalen Jackson 3 for 3. Angel Aguilar 2 rbi.

The Minors. A-Rod on rehab.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

A-Rod was sent to AA Trenton for a few games of rehab.

AAA: SWB lost 5-3. Brady Lail (L, 2-1, 3.32) 3 R in 6 IP. Two hits Nick Swisher. 3 hits Jake Cave, who missed the cycle by a HR. Cesar Puello HR, 3 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 11. A-Rod, on rehab, had 2 hits and an RBI. Dan Camarena (2.77) six shutout innings. Four others with two hits each. Billy Fleming continues to hit. The 2B has 133 minor league games and .334. I’d like to see what he does at this level and AAA. He is 23.

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High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Chance Adams (3.32) 1 R in 6 IP. Tampa got just three hits. Miguel Andujar 2-run HR but made an error.

Low A: Charleston won 6-0 on a combined one-hitter. Luis Cedeno six innings, one hit. Nestor Cortes 3 innings. C Eduardo Navas 3 rbi. Three with two hits each.

 

Game 42. Tanaka tames A’s, 5-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Masahiro Tanaka gave up just one run in seven innings as the Yanks won their fourth in a row, beating Oakland 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.

In a few days, Alex Rodriguez may reinstated off of the DL. It is looking like it will be Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder may or may not be the one going down to make room for A-Rod, but it is what you do with your opportunities when they come along. Refsnyder had a big 2-run double in the game.

The Yanks broke through with four in the fourth. Ellsbury walked, Castro singled and Teixeira walked to load the bases. Carlos Beltran singled in a run, and after an out, Aaron Hicks drove in another with a SF. Refsnyder then doubled in two.

Tanaka gave up a run in the fifth on a couple walks, a hit and a SF. In the third, he had escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam by getting a strikeout and groundout.

The Yanks didn’t even need no-Runs DMC today.

In the seventh, Ronald Torreyes singled and Starlin Castro doubled him home to make it 5-1.

With the win, the Yanks inched closer to .500 at 20-22 and escaped the cellar. Toronto is now there.

Tanaka (w, 2-0, 3.24) 7 Ip, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 4 K.
Goody 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 1.64.

Game 25. Vintage CC. Yanks blank O’s, 7-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia turned back the clock and the Yanks blanked Baltimore 7-0 Wednesday night.

For the first time in three years, CC went seven scoreless innings.

Prior to the game, A-Rod was put on the DL (hamstring) and reliever James Pazos was brought up.

Jacoby Ellsbury was 3 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 SB. Mark Teixeira drew three walks and Brian McCann drove in 3 runs.

Sabathia (w, 2-2, 3.81) 7 IP, 0 r, 6 H, 2 walks, and 6 K.
Yates 1 /3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 K. 3.00
Betances 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.92.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 R, 0 walks, 2 K. 4.82

Game 23. Boston beats Yanks, Betances, again, 8-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

It was a lost weekend in Boston as for the second time in three days, Dellin Betances served up a HR that decided the game in Boston’s favor. The Yanks lost Sunday night 8-7.

Things aren’t good, to say the least. The Yanks were swept this weekend in Boston, have lost five in a row, and 13 of their last 17. They are now 8-15.

Alex Rodriguez had a 2-run HR (5, 692) and a two-run double.

Both starters, Eovaldi for the Yanks and Price for Boston, struggled.

Backup OF Aaron Hicks is now 2 for 26 on the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury made a bad baserunning play in the first that may have cost the Yanks a run.

The Yanks are off today. They need it.

Eovaldi 5 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 3 walks, 3 K. 5.46. Gave up 1 HR.
Nova (L, 1-1, 5.14) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Betances 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR. 3.09.
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00