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Game 13. 8 in a row. Montgomery’s 1st MLB win. Holliday, Judge HR in 7-4 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Rookie Jordan Montgomery got his first MLB win, and the Yanks were powered by HRs by Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge as they won their eighth game in a row, 7-4, to go to 9-4 on the season.

Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh before faltering and giving up a 3-run HR. By that time, the Yanks had a 7-0 lead thanks to Holliday and Judge.

Holliday hit a 3-run bomb (2) in the second that went 459 feet. After the HR, Starlin Castro and Chase Headley each doubled to make it 4-0. Headley went to third on an error by Melky Cabrera, and scored on an Aaron Judge single to make it 5-0.

Judge hit a HR (4) in the fifth to make it 7-0.

Jacoby Ellsbury had 2 hits. Both Judge and Holliday had 3 RBI. Starlin Castro had 3 hits.

Montgomery (w, 1-0, 4.22) 6+ IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Gave up HR. 1st MLB win.
Warren 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 1.00
Chapman (S, 4 ) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00

Earlier in the day, the Yanks traded P Johnny Barbato to the Pirates for either cash or a player to be named later.

Minor League Report. Adams and Torres shine at AA. High A marathon.


AAA: SWB lost 4-2. Mason Williams 2 hits, RBI for Clint Frazier.

Barbato (L, 0-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Gurka 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.40
Gallegos 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 1 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 0.00

AA: Gleyber Torres doubled in his first at bat and Chance Adams pitched 5 2/3 no-hit innings as Trenton won 6-2. Trenton took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

Torres was 2 for 4, playing SS. 2B Thairo Estrada was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and 1B Mike Ford had 2 hits and 3 RBI. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. had 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI (remember he did not get an invite to MLB camp).

Adams (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 walks, 5 K.
Frare 1 2/3, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 10.80
Feyereisen (S, 1) 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00

High A:   Tampa went 16 innings in losing 5-4.

Jhalen Jackson DH, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Mandy Alvarez 2 Hits. 2 Hits for RF Austin Aune.

Domingo Acevedo 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 walks, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 7.71
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 0.00
McNamara 3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 4 K. 0.00
Brewer 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 0.00
Harris 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 4 K. 2.70

Despite 22 K in 12 1/3 IP, Tampa lost the game.

Low A: Charleson won 6-4. DH Blake Rutherford 2 RBI.

Orozco 4IP 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 2.25
Diehl (W, 1-0, 9.00) 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Gomez (S,1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 5 K. 0.00



S.T. Game 19. Bullpen fails in Yanks’ 10-6 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

While the northeast shoveled out from a blizzard, the Yanks lost to Tampa Bay 10-6 as the bullpen had a rough outing.

Gary Sanchez homered in the first inning, and in the second, Gleyber Torres (hard to believe he’ll only be at AA) doubled in one run and scored another on a single by Ronald Torreyes.

Luis Severino had a 1-2-3 first and struck out the side in a 1-2-3 third but gave up a HR (albeit wind-blown)  and double in the second.

Jon Niese pitched a scoreless inning and walked the leadoff hitter in the fifth. In came Johnny Barbato, and he and Dietrich Enns had rough outings.

Tampa Bay got six in the fifth to go up 7-3. Torres hit a 2-run HR in the sixth to cut it to 7-5 but the Rays came back with three more in the bottom of the frame.

Miguel Andujar singled in a run in the ninth.

The loss drops the Yanks’ spring training record (I count the win over the Canadian WBC team, MLB doesn’t) to 14-5.

Sanchez had a passed ball, Torres made an error, as did Clint Frazier.

Greg Bird had a double and a triple.

Just a hunch that Severino and Mitchell win the last two starting spots.

The 25-man could be: Sanchez and Romine C, Bird 1B, Carter 1B/DH, Holliday DH (OF if needed), Castro 2B, Gregorius SS, Headley 3B, Torreyes Utility INF, Gardner, Ellsbury, Judge and Hicks OF.

Starters: Tanaka, CC, Pineda, Mitchell, Severino
Relievers: Warren (too valuable here to have him start), Niese, Layne, Clippard, Betances and Chapman.

Today’s pitching line:

Severino 3 IP, 1 r, 2 h, 1 walk, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Niese (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Barbato (BS, L) 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 2 K.Gave up HR
Enns 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 walks, 1 K.
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Gurka 1 Ip 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

S.T. Game 14. Yanks hit 4 HR in beating Canada’s WBC team, 10-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees beat the Canadian WBC team today 10-4, hitting four HRs in the process.

Matt Holliday, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka connected.

Luis Severino had a shaky outing.

Jorge Mateo went 2 for 2 and had a SB. Hicks also had one of the three SBs for the day for the Yankees as he went 2 for 3.

Severino 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 4 k. Gave up HR.
Graham (w) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 k.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Barbato 2 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Enns 2 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. Gvae up 1 HR.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

A-Rod was hired by Fox to work for Fox and FS1 and may yet be hired by the YES network. Rumors are he’s currently dating Jennifer Lopez.

S.T. Game 9. Toronto edges Yanks in 9th, 3-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks’ six game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss to Toronto today in their spring training game. The loss drops the Yanks’ S.T. record to 7-2.

Both losses so far have been the same. The Yanks tie it in the top of the 9th only to lose it in the bottom of the 9th.

Unfortunately for Joe Mantiply, he’s the pitcher who lost both games.

Jose Bautista hit a 2-run HR off of Luis Severino to put the Blue Jays up 2-0 in the first.

Ji-Man Choi’s 2-run single tied it for the Yanks in the 9th. Mantiply then gave up a HR to Ryan McBroom to lose it.

Aaron Judge had 2 hits.

Severino 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Barbato 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Graham 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Rutckyj 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K,
Lail 1 IP 0 r, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Mantiply (L) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. Gave up HR.

S.T. Game 3. Severino sharp in Yanks’ 7-2 win. Castro, McKinney HR.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luis Severino had a nice debut in the majors in 2015, going 5-3 with an ERA of 2.89, but last year was a disaster. In 11 starts, he was 0-8, 8.50. He fared better in relief, going 3-0, 0.39.

At just 23, the Yankees and Severino still hope his role is as a starter and Severino worked with fellow countryman Pedro Martinez, the Hall of Famer, on some things this offseason. Severino looked good today in pitching two scoreless, hitless innings in the Yanks’ 7-2 win over Toronto. The win puts the Yanks’ spring training record at 2-1.

Starlin Castro hit a 3-run HR.

Billy McKinney, who the Yanks got along with Gleyber Torres in the Chapman deal, hit a 2-run HR. The lefty swinging OF, 22, hit .246-4-44 in AA last year and could be AA bound again.

Gary Sanchez may be 0 for 6 in two spring training games so far, but he showed today that he isn’t only offense and home runs. In case you forgot about his arm, he threw out two runners trying to steal—in the same inning.

Yankees’ pitchers combined on a three-hitter, with 10 K.

Severino (w) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Barbato (H) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Gurka 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Lail 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. Gave up HR
Feyerisen (H) 2 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.


The Minors. Enns good again.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB split a DH.

In the regularly scheduled game, SWB won 2-1 in 8 innings (both games of a DH scheduled for 7). Dietrich Enns probably isn’t on the 40 man roster, and I don’t know what move the Yanks may need to make to get him on it, but I hope they do and soon. I don’t know why the NY media, be it print, TV or radio, isn’t mentioning him. The 25 year old lefty pitched 5 1/3  innings last night and gave up 1 run.  Between AA and AAA this year, he is 13-4, 1.62. How could he be better? What does he need to do for a callup? I’d like to see him get a shot. He got a ND. Johnny Barbato 2 2/3 for the win. Mason Williams 2 hits.

SWB lost 3-2 in an 8-inning game. This was a makeup of a game rained out on May 29th. Donovan Solano 2 hits, rbi. Clint Frazier 2 hits. Jake Cave 2 hits.

AA: Trenton was off.

High A: Tampa won 2-1. Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston off.