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Game 4. Yanks win 3-1 on combined 2-hitter, but Stanton & Andujar go on I.L. Andujar could be lost for the season.

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The Yanks evened their record at 2-2 with a 3-1 win over the Tigers, but the injured list grew even bigger when before the game, the Yanks had to put Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar on the injured list for 10 days each.

Stanton has a strained bicep, suffered on a funky swing he took. Andujar’s injury could, and appears to be more serious, since he (per MLB.com) has a small labrum tear in his right shoulder and the team will handle him conservatively for two weeks, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. But Andujar could soon undergo season-ending surgery. In any case, he’ll be out much longer than 10 days.

To replace them, the Yanks called up Clint Frazier (for Stanton) and Tyler Wade (for Andujar).

Unfortunately, neither was an “April Fool’s Joke.”

The duo joins an injured list that includes Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Aaron Hicks (still no where close to returning), Didi Gregorius and Jacoby Ellsbury.

As for the game, the Yanks struck first when Gary Sanchez hit his second HR of the year to make it 1-0 in the second.

With two outs in the third, Luke Voit walked and Greg Bird singled. When OF Christian Stewart made an error on Bird’s single, Voit came all the way around to score while Bird took second. 2-0 Yanks.

With two on in the fourth, a WP by Yankees’ starter Domingo German moved the runners up, and a throwing error by Sanchez enabled the lead runner to score. 2-1, Yanks. It’s Sanchez’ third error of the season already, all throwing, but in seeing the play, it appears that Gleyber Torres needs to make a better play in keeping the ball in front of him. The throw wasn’t too bad. It was a bang-bang play and Torres may have “heard footsteps” or may have been spiked on the play.

Brett Gardner led off the fifth with his first HR of the season, making it 3-1 Yanks, which was the final score. Gardner had two of the Yanks’ five hits.

It almost wasn’t the final score, however. With two on and no one out in the eighth, Aaron Judge made a diving catch to save the day.  It was a play that put your heart in your throat, because it was a play where Judge could have hurt his wrist really bad if he fell on it wrong. Fortunately, nothing happened. The Yanks can’t afford to lose anyone else right now, ESPECIALLY Aaron Judge.

Domingo German was a bit wild, but pitched great and four relievers backed him up.

German (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 W, 7 K.
Green (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.50
Britton (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Ottavino (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 0.00
Chapman (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

OF Jim Holt, a member of the 1974 WS Champion Oakland A’s, passed away recently.

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Game 2. Yanks fall to Orioles, 5-3.

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These are the games that the Yanks need to win in order to win the division this year.

Facing a lousy team (47-115 last year), the Yanks got a good performance from their starter, but also made 3 errors, had lack of clutch hitting and the bullpen didn’t shut Baltimore down in a 5-3 loss. The Yanks are now 1-1 on the young season.

James Paxton pitched well, giving up 2 runs, just 1 earned, in 5 2/3 innings.

The game may have turned in the very first inning. With one out, three straight walks loaded the bases, but Miguel Andujar GIDP. Andujar would also have a chance in the ninth, but struck out to end the game.

The Yanks got a run in the fourth on an RBI single by D.J. LeMahieu.

Baltimore got two in the sixth. One run was unearned because of a throwing error by Gary Sanchez.

Chad Green gave up a run in the seventh to make it 3-1 O’s.

LeMahieu, who had 2 hits and that RBI I mentioned earlier, made some nice plays on the day, but an error he made in the ninth led to one of the two runs Baltimore got that inning to be unearned. 5-1 O’s.

The Yanks tried to come back. Troy Tulowitzki homered (1) to make it 5-2. LeMahieu doubled. Gardner (0 for the season so far) made out. Judge singled LeMahieu to third. Stanton struck out. Voit dunked a single in to make it 5-3. Andujar came up as the potential game-winning run but struck out to end the game.

Gleyber Torres had 2 hits.

Paxton (L, 0-1, 1.59) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Ottavino 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  9.00
Holder 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.50.

The Yanks gave up 2 unearned runs, made 3 errors, and left 11 on base.

 

Game 1. Luke no fluke? HR, 4 RBI on Opening Day. Yanks win 7-2.

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After the way he ended last season for the Yanks, it’s normal to wonder if Luke Voit is the next Kevin Maas or Shane Spencer—that is, a short-term wonder.

Today, Voit drove in 4 runs, 3 on a HR, to lead the Yanks to an Opening Day 7-2 win over the Orioles.

In less than 40 games with the Yanks, he’s hit 15 HR.

Bird hit his 3-run HR in the bottom of the first.

The Yanks loaded the bases on a single and two walks in the third and scored a run on a GIDP by Miguel Andujar.

Andujar just missed 2 HR in the game, and Sanchez one, because the wind was blowing in from LF.

Baltimore scored an unearned run in the fourth to cut it to 4-1.

In the fifth, Voit was HBP with the bases loaded to make it 5-1, and Andujar hit a SF to make it 6-1.

The O’s cut it to 6-2 with a run in the sixth.

In the bottom of the eighth, Greg Bird, who had struck out in his previous three at bats, homered on an 0-2 pitch to make it 7-2.

Every Yankee in the starting lineup got a hit except for Brett Gardner. Each Yankee got on base.

Judge 2 hits, 2 walks, scored 3 runs.
Voit 3-run HR, 2 walks, HBP,  4 RBI
Bird solo HR.
Gleyber Torres a fine defensive play.

Tanaka was good, and the bullpen shut things down.

Tanaka (W, 1-0, 1.59) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ottavino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0 .00
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

The Yanks are off on Friday. Paxton starts on Saturday.

S.T. Games 22 and 23. Yanks hit 3 HR in each game, win both. Hicks to miss Opening Day.

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Before we get to Sunday’s games, some news.

Kyle Higashioka sent down to AAA SWB.

Aaron Hicks will miss Opening Day. He got a second cortisone shot for his back.

This means, for a while (a week?) that Greg Bird AND Luke Voit could be on the opening day roster. Stanton would play LF, Gardner CF, Judge RF. Bird or Voit 1B, the other DH.

Rumors are the Yanks have made an offer to Gio Gonzalez, but are probably far apart. Being over the cap already, I can’t see the offer being substantive, and Gio made $12MM last year. My guess is that the Yanks probably offered half of that to cover themselves in case Severino has more issues and cannot come back in May.

Ok, the Yanks won BOTH split squad games today, hitting 3 HR in each game. So they are 13-6-4 for spring training.

Game 22. Yanks beat Phillies, 7-3.

Troy Tulowitzki 2 hits, a 2-run HR.
Greg Bird solo HR.
Gleyber Torres solo HR.
Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 SB
Matt Lipka 2 for 2, 2 SB

Great outing for James Paxton. Not so for Chad Green.

Paxton 4 1/3, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Green (BS)  2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Betances (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Kahnle (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coulombe 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
A. Severino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Game 23. Yanks beat Orioles, 5-3.

Jonathan Loaisiga needed a good outing to keep up with Luis Cessa and Domingo German as far as filling in for Luis Severino and CC Sabathia in April. He provided it.

Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI
Miguel Andujar solo HR.
Luke Voit 2 -run HR (the competition remains good and fierce between him and Bird).
Higashioka 2 hits.
Zack Zehner 2 hits, solo HR.

Loaisiga (W) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Hale (H) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Hutchison (H) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR
Brothers (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 20. Yanks rip Red Sox, 14-1. Injury updates.

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First, from MLB.com”

Luis Severino, Aaron Hicks and CC Sabathia, Yankees

Although Severino is scheduled to resume throwing March 20, general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that the right-hander won’t be ready to pitch in a Major League game until May 1 at the earliest.

Hicks, who has been sidelined for most of March by lower-back stiffness, is expected to join Severino on the injured list at the start of the season. The outfielder will likely be healthy by Opening Day, but he may need to log more at-bats and defensive reps in Minor League games before he’s up to speed.

The Yankees expect Sabathia will be ready to pitch at some point in April and may even carry him on the Opening Day roster so he can serve a five-game suspension from last season. The left-hander is a bit behind schedule after undergoing right knee surgery in October and an angioplasty in December

Now with Severino and CC both out, the Yanks need pitchers like Luis Cessa, Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga to step up while Seve and CC are down.

As of now, it appears Cessa and German are winning the battle over Loaisiga. Cessa has been great this spring, and today German was as well, pitching four scoreless innings in a 14-1 rout of the Red Sox.

Brett Gardner drove in a run and made a fine defensive play.

Aaron Judge had 2 hits, including a 3-run HR.

Prospect Trey Amburgey drove in 2 runs.

Luke Voit drove in 2 runs. If Hicks can’t make Opening Day, then maybe there is a way that Bird and Voit both make the team. For a while, anyway.

Chris Gittens and Miguel Andujar each had 2 hits and an RBI.

D.J. LeMahieu 2 RBI

German (W) 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Chapman 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Holder 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Ottavino 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Tarpley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. Don’t sleep on him.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.

The Yanks are 10-6-4 this spring.

 

 

S.T. Game 19. Yanks fit to be “tied” in today’s game. Rule changes coming this year and next.

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For the fourth time in 19 S.T. games, a Yankees game has ended in a tie. Today it was 1-1 vs. Toronto.

The Yanks’ S.T. record is 9-6-4.

Luis Cessa cemented his stake to be a temporary replacement for Luis Severino or CC Sabathia in the rotation come April. Severino and CC will be out for the first few weeks. Cessa has had a great spring so far, and today threw four shutout innings.

Singles by 2b Gleyber Torres and SS Troy Tulowitzki followed by an RBI groundout by Miguel Andujar plated the Yanks’ only run.

C Kyle Higashioka  went 2 for 2 with a double.

Cessa 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Cortes (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coulombe (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Brothers 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

From MLB.com

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-rules-changes

 

See the website article.

 

S.T. Game 17. Yanks hit 3 HR, win 8-7, but disappointment for Loaisiga.

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The Yanks came from behind to beat the Orioles in S.T. Game #17, 8-7, to go to 9-6-2 on the spring, and they did hit 3 HR, but when it comes to spring training games, there is more there than meets the eye.

The good is that they won.

But the disappointing thing tonight was with Jonathan Loaisiga. I like him, has great stuff. But with Severino and CC both going to miss the first couple weeks of the season, you need to see who will be stepping up to take their places in those first few weeks.

So far, Luis Cessa looks like he will be one of those pitchers.

Loaisiga had tonight to stake his claim to be the other one. He failed, giving up six runs (five earned) in two innings of work.

A disappointing performance from him tonight.

Most of the projected Yankees bullpen did well tonight. Good job.

Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner each hit 2-run homers. Kyle Higashioka added a solo shot, and the 1B competition between Voit and Bird remains competitive.

Gardner 2 run HR.
Judge 2 run HR.
Voit 1 for 3
Bird 1 for 3 RBI (so far, a tough decision between the two)
Andujar 3 for 3
Higashioka solo HR.

Loaisiga 2 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Disappointing, and he could have made a statement.
Britton 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Holder 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.