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Game 119. “Happ”y Days are here again. Yanks win 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Early returns on Zach Britton have been disappointing, but not so with Lance Lynn or J.A. Happ.

Happ tossed seven one-hit, shutout innings as the Yanks beat Tampa Bay 4-1 Tuesday night to up their record to 75-44.

Boston won again, so the deficit remains at 10.

The Yanks scored in the first on a double by Stanton, error on a pickoff attempt, and bloop single by Hicks.

Austin Romine hit a 2-run HR (8) in the fifth that he sliced just inside the RF foul pole.

Dellin Betances gave up a HR in the top of the eighth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 3-1, but in the bottom of the eighth, with two out, Andujar and Bird hit back-to-back doubles to make it 4-1, PR Shane Robinson scoring.

Andujar was removed for defense, as manager Aaron Boone moved RF Neil Walker to 3B to replace Andujar, and Shane Robinson went to RF, replacing Walker.

Much is being made of Andujar’s defense, and yes there is room for improvement, but by way of comparison, Andujar has made 12 errors. In 1964, rookie 3B Dick Allen of the Phillies made 41. Wow.

Andujar 2 hits, both doubles.
Romine 2-run HR.

Happ (W, 13-6, 3.86) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. (Tor/NYY; as NYY 3-0, 1.89)
Betances (H, 18) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.32
Chapman (S, 31) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.11

Don’t look now, but Oakland is just 1 game behind Houston in the AL West. Can you imagine if the A’s pass them and the one-game wild card game is Houston at the Yankees. (Shuddering).

Infielder John Kennedy, who was with the Yankees in 1967, passed away August 9 at the age of 77. Kennedy happened to be born on the same day, May 29, as President John F. Kennedy, but 24 years later, in a strange coincidence. Kennedy even started his career under JFK’s presidency, and in Washington, D.C. too.

Kennedy played for Washington (1962-1964), the Dodgers (1965-1966), Yankees (1967), Seattle Pilots (1969) , Milwaukee Brewers (1970) and Boston Red Sox (1970-1974). He was on the Dodgers’ 1965 WS Champion and 1966 NL Champion teams.

Mostly used as a defensive specialist, Kennedy played in 104 games for the 1965 Dodgers but only had 104 AB, hitting .171-1-5. He got more AB in 1966, hitting .201-3-24.

With the 1967 Yankees, he hit .196-1-17 in 78 games, 179 AB. He played 3B, SS and 2B in his MLB career, and even one game at 1B.

His 162 game average was .225-6-35, OPS+ 70. Good field/no hit. In the postseason (1965 and 1966 WS) he got into 6 games, going 1 for 6.



Minor League Report.


With a lot of prospects on the move thoughout baseball at the trade deadline , both AAA SWB and AA Trenton were off yesterday.

High A: Tampa (63-44) lost 1-0. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Tate 7 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 9 K. 2.68
Lane (L, 1-1, 5.68) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.68

Low A: Charleston (58-48) scored in the bottom of the 10th to win 5-4. With a man on second, C Donny Sands struck out, but the ball got away, the catcher made a throwing error, and the runner on second came around to score. As Mel Allen would say, “How about that!”

2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.

Rosa 6 Ip, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.29
Morris (H, 3) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.03
Sosebee (BS, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.11
Cedeno (W, 4-0, 0.90) 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

WS Game 3: Cleveland wins pitcher’s duel, 1-0. Goes up 2 games to 1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Cleveland Indians spoiled the first WS game at Wrigley Field in over 71 years by winning a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, on Friday night.

The win in Game 3 of the Series puts Cleveland up 2 games to 1.

PH Coco Crisp’s RBI single in the seventh was the only run of the game. Cleveland had wasted some scoring opportunities earlier.

The game ended when Cody Allen struck out Javier Baez with the tying run on third and the winning run on second.

Andrew Miller got the win.

I don’t recall when a possible WS winner would have been shutout so often in their losses. After all, both Indians’ wins in this series are by shutout, and both Dodgers’ wins over the Cubs in the NLCS were by shutout.


WS Game 1: Indians shut out Cubs, 6-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Indians’ catcher Roberto Perez hit two homers and drove in four runs as Cleveland beat the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series 6-0 last night.

Game 2, tonight, has been moved up one hour to a 7 PM start because of weather concerns.

Indians’ ace Corey Kluber struck out 8 in the first 3 innings, and wound up with 9 in his six innings of work. Andrew Miller (2) and Cody Allen (1) finished off the shutout. Miller did struggle, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks, but worked out of trouble each inning.

Ben Zobrist had three of the Cubs’ seven hits. Kyle Schwarber, who missed just about the whole season after suffering a torn ACL very early in the season, was activated by the Cubs and DH’d in the game. He had played in three Arizona Fall League game to prepare. Schwarber’s injury was so early on in the year that his first hit of 2016 was in this game. He had played in just two games, going 0 for 4.

Francisco Lindor had three hits for Cleveland, as did Jose Ramirez.

The minors. Walkoff Sunday.

AAA: Dan Johnson hit a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 9th to give SWB a 2-0 win. Caleb Cotham with 6 2/3 scoreless IP.

AA: Trenton got a run in the top of the 8th, but gave up runs in the bottom of the 8th and 9th to lose 2-1. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte (0-2, 7.20) the loss. Scottie Allen 6 1/3 scoreless. Trenton got just four hits. Solo HR DH Mason Williams.

High A: Tampa got two in the bottom of the 9th to win 3-2. 1B Dan Fiorito the GW hit.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-4. 1B Greg Bird 3 h, 2 rbi. 2 RBI for LF Ericson Leonora. 2 hits for 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. (.209).


The minors.

AAA: SWB won 7-1. Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP. RF Corey Patterson 3 h, solo HR. C J.R. Murphy 2 h, hr, 2 rbi. DH Randy Ruiz 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 8-2. Jeremy Bleich 1 unearned run in 5 IP, 6 K. DH Saxon Butler 2 h, 4 rbi. LF Ramon Flores 2 h, 2 rbi.

High A: 7-3 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 3 R, 2 ER in 6 IP. (9-5, 3.54). 1B Matt Snyder, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 H, 2 RBI. Four others w/2h each.

Low A: Charleston won 2-1. Brett Gerritse 6 IP, 1 unearned run,  8K. RF Ericson Leonora 2 H, rbi.

The minors. A-Rod’s Last HR?

No suspensions announced yet. With a suspension apparently due anyday for Alex Rodriguez, you wonder if each HR he hits now could be the last one.

AAA: OF Thomas Neal was DFA’d. A shame. He was hitting .325 for SWB. 3-2 loss for SWB (55-58). Michael Pineda 2 scoreless IP. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 2 hits, rbi David Adams.

AA: Trenton won 6-2. A-Rod walked, hit a 2-run HR and struck out. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP. CF Slade Heathcott 2 for 2, 2 SB. DH Kyle Roller double, HR, 3 RBI.

High A: 2-1 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 1 R in 4 IP, 8 K. Branden Pinder 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 5 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-0.     Dan Camarena 1 R, 5 Ip, 6K.