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Game 159. Severino sensational in Yanks’ 3-1 win. 2 HR, but none by Judge.

There should be no doubt that Luis Severino is the Yankees #3 starter come playoff time.

Severino was marvelous last evening, pitching 7 no-hit innings as the Yankees (98-61) defeated Texas, 3-1.

It was Severino’s third start since coming off the IL. As a result, his pitch count was limited to 90 (he threw 94) and therefore was pulled for safety reasons. Also, Miguel Castro was activated (Chi Chi Gonzalez DFA’d) and the Yankees do need to see if Castro should be on the postseason roster or not.

Aaron Judge was 1 for 4 with an infield single. He has 2 days and 3 games left to see if he can hit #62 to set a new AL and Yankees record. You now wonder if he will do it. He has just 1 HR since September 20. His batting average is at .311, 4 points back. I doubt that he will make it up to win the Triple Crown. The Yanks have a day-night doubleheader today. If Judge doesn’t get a HR in the opener, does he play in the night game? I’m sure if he DOES HR in the opener, he will be given the night game off. Maybe even tomorrow too.

The Yanks scored in the fifth inning on a leadoff single by Oswald Peraza followed by a force out by Aaron Hicks. Isiah Kiner-Falefa walked, and Kyle Higashioka singled in Hicks.

The Yanks hit into six DP in the game.

In the top of the eighth, Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning with a 400 ft. HR (6), before Judge struck out. Giancarlo Stanton followed with a 457 ft. HR (30) to make it 3-0.

Castro came in for the eighth and got an out before losing the no-hitter and then the shutout.

Stanton solo HR (30) good to see. Hopefully coming out of slump.
Peraza 2 hits. .333 in limited time. Be interesting to see if on postseason roster.
Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. Heating up after a bad season.
Gonzalez solo HR (6)

Severino (W, 7-3) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 7 K. 3.18
Castro (H, 9) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.18 Just off IL. First game since mid-July.
Effross (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.54 (Cubs/NYY ERA)




Game 156. No #62 yet, and Yanks lose, 2-1.

Aaron Judge will have to wait for HR #62, going 1 for 2 with a pair of walks in the Yankees’ (96-60) 2-1 loss to Baltimore Friday night.

Judge is at .314, about 7/10th of a point behind Minnesota’s Luis Arraez (.315) as Judge also goes for a Triple Crown.

A couple of mistakes, lack of control, no run support and a lot of rust hurt the Yanks in the loss.

In the first inning, Baltimore scored on a walk, a SB, a throwing error on Jose Trevino on the SB that allowed Cedric Mullins of Baltimore to go to third, and an RBI single. I thought Gleyber Torres should have caught or at least knocked down Trevino’s throw, but it is what it is.

The Yanks only got four hits in the game, struck out 13x, and their only run came on a HR by Oswaldo Cabrera (5) in the bottom of the fifth. No way does Cabrera not make the postseason roster. Even if D.J. LeMahieu, Andrew Benintendi or Matt Carpenter do get over their injuries and make it.

As for someone else, I’ll get to that in a bit.

Domingo German was the tough luck loser in this game, having pitched well, but getting no run support save for Cabrera’s HR.

In the top of the sixth, German walked the first two hitters before getting a groundout that moved the runners up. He was then relieved by Zack Britton.

Britton is just coming off of TJ surgery and it is said that control is the last thing to return. Britton walked a batter before throwing a WP that enabled the deciding run in the game to score. He was then removed with a tired arm. Nice try in coming back and hoping to make the postseason roster. It is obvious that Britton isn’t ready yet.

It will be interesting to see if Matt Carpenter, now taking batting practice, can get a couple of games in before the postseason, and if he can make the postseason roster, because if Giancarlo Stanton wasn’t Giancarlo Stanton, and making over $30MM a year, then based on performance alone, Stanton should NOT be on the postseason roster. Stanton is hitting .140 since coming off the IL, and .156 since June 1. If the Yanks had guts (and it would be a highly controversial move), if Carpenter is ok, they put Carpenter on the postseason roster and DH him and leave Stanton off of it. It won’t happen, though. But the Yanks are racing against the clock to get Stanton straightened out. I fear Stanton will kill the Yanks in the playoffs. He’s been THAT awful. Gallo-like awful. If Stanton is on the postseason roster, as expected, then PLEASE Aaron Boone, drop him in the lineup. To Seventh. Maybe even Eighth like Joe Torre did with A-Rod in 2006. You can’t just keep putting him 4 or 5.

But then, Boone had Gallo hitting cleanup in last year’s wildcard game loss at Boston. Sigh. Don’t make the same mistake, Boonie.

LeMahieu came off the IL for the game. Locastro taken off the roster. LeMahieu went 0 for 3 and we will see if D.J. is good enough to be on the postseason roster or not. Soon, we see about Benintendi, too.

Feelings be damned. If someone isn’t ready or deserves to be on the postseason roster, then leave him off. You can’t mess around come playoff time.

Today’s game may be delayed or postponed. The weather forecast calls for rain in NYC.

Cabrera 2 hits, solo HR (5)

German (L, 2-4) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. 3.31 Tough loss.
Britton 0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP. 13.50 Rusty. Not ready. Go home and heal up more.
Marinaccio 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.09
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.11
Effross 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.59 (Cubs/NYY)

Boone also revealed postgame that right-handed reliever Clay Holmes received a cortisone injection for inflammation in his right rotator cuff and likely won’t pitch again until the American League Division Series starts Oct. 11. We will have to see how he is. Meanwhile, Wandy Peralta should be off the IL by then, and Miguel Castro and Albert Abreu have finished rehab. The Yanks will have a LOT of interesting decisions to make regarding the postseason roster.












Minor Leagues. SWB eliminated on next-to-last day of season. Somerset survives in AA Finals.

AAA: SWB (82-67) lost 8-1 in the next-to-last day of the season to be eliminated from the playoffs. Even had they won last night, Durham’s win would have eliminated them anyway.

SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. #1 prospect .250-21-65, 49 SB

Banda (L, 0-3) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 6.14
Zach Greene 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 balk. 3.42
Miguel Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Duffey 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 10.50
Brito 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.31
Rich Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.86
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.69

The Yanks picked up guys like Banda, Duffey and Barnes because of depth and prior MLB experience. None impressed while with SWB.

AA: Somerset evened up their Eastern League finals series with a 9-2 win. The third and deciding game will be tonight for the Eastern League Championship.

CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR. #2 prospect.
C Austin Wells 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR #4 prospect.
3B/1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI
DH Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 2 RBI 2-run HR #21 prospect
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.

Yoendrys Gomez (WIN) 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. #12 prospect.
Loseke 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Although not announced, my guess is that Somerset’s starter for the deciding game tonight will be Clayton Beeter, the Yanks’ #9 prospect, who they got in the Gallo trade.

Minor League Action. 4-1 win for SWB as Castro, Abreu rehab. SWB 1/2 game out with days to go.

AAA SWB (80-64) beat Lehigh Valley 4-1.
CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI #15 prospect .290-15-45, 36 SB
LF Blake Perkins 3 for 3
2B Tyler Wade 3 hits, RBI, SB

Boyle (W, 4-1) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.04
Miguel Castro (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00 REHAB
Albert Abreu (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00 REHAB

Bristo (H, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.73
Shreve (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Cordero (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.77

SWB is in second place, 1/2 a game out. There are five games left in the season, as well as the completion of a game started on August 7 in which the score is tied 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth.



Minor League Action. AA Somerset wins Game 1 of playoff series.

AAA: SWB (78-63) won 4-3 over Lehigh Valley.
1B Ron Guzman grand slam (15)

Spence 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.80
Shreve (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Miguel Castro (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 REHAB
Zack Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 REHAB

Cordero (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.82

AA: Somerset won Game 1 of their best-of-3 Semifinal Series for the Eastern League Championship, 9-4.

SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, 2 RBI. #6 prospect.
C Austin Wells 2 RBI #4 prospect
LF Elijah Dunham 4 hits, 2 RBI #21 prospect
2B Jesus Bastidas 3 hits

Randy Vasquez (W) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. #16 prospect
Minnick 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
McGarity 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Espinal 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Coleman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Minor League Action from 9-16-22. Rehab stints for Britton, Castro.

AAA: SWB (76-62) won 8-2.
1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, 2 RBI 2-run HR (7)

Brito 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.11
Mujica 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.14
Krook (W, 9-7) 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.28
Rich Rodriguez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.43
Britton 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00 REHAB
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Barnes 1 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.45

AA: Somerset (82-52, 1st half division winner) won 2-1.
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (11)

Clayton Beeter 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2.13 #9 prospect. Overall: 0-3, 4.56 129 K in 77 IP
Miguel Castro (BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 10.80 REHAB
Espinal 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.11
Myatt (W, 4-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.08
Jennings (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.19


Minor league action from 9-14-22. Rehabs for Britton, Bader, Castro.

Zack Britton was moved up to AAA for rehab.

AAA: SWB (75-61) won 4-1.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. #1 prospect .256-20-64, 48 SB
C Josh Breaux 2 hits. #22 prospect .223-18-46
1B Ron Guzman 3-run HR (13)

Spence (W, 3-2) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K. 3.61 (AAA stat only)
M. Gomez (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.21
Britton (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 REHAB
Duffey (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 10.80

AA: Somerset (81-51; 1st half division winner) lost 12-7.
CF Jasson Dominguez 0 for 5, 2 strikeouts. 19 yr. old just promoted to AA. 2nd game, 0 for 10.
Overall 3 levels: .274-15-58, 36 SB #2 prospect

DH Harrison Bader 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (1) REHAB
C Austin Wells 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (12) #4 prospect Overall: .282-20-63, 16 SB
SS Trey Sweeney 2-run HR (2). #6 prospect. Overall: .243-16-56, 31 SB
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (10)

Randy Vasquez (L, 2-7) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 3.90 #16 prospect.
Espinal 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR. 2 WP 3.16
Miguel Castro 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3 WP 6.75 REHAB
Ernst 2 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.12
Ramirez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.73


Minor League Report. 4 players rehab with AA Somerset.

AAA: SWB (73-61) won 14-2.
2B Tyler Wade 2 hits.
CF Blake Perkins 2 hits, 2 RBI
1B Armando Alvarez 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR (17)
C Josh Breaux 2 hits. #22 prospect. .220-18-46
RF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (5)
DH Rob Brantly 3 hits, 2 RBI
LF Chris Owings 2 hits, 5 RBI a 2-run HR and a 3-run HR (6)

Brito 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.18
Boyle (W, 3-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.06
Salazar 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 3.86
Rich Rodriguez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.74
M. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.30

AA: Somerset (81-49; won first half division title) lost 8-7.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits. #6 prospect. .240-15-54, 30 SB
DH Harrison Bader 1 for 3, single, walk. 1 R, 1 RBI. REHAB
C Austin Wells 2 hits. #4 prospect. .280-18-61, 15 SB
RF Elijah Dunham 2 RBI #21 prospect .253-17-62, 37 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 RBI
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 RBI. 2-run HR (17)

Will Warren (L, 7-5) 2 1/3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.86 #8 prospect. Overall 9-8, 3.78
Semple 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K 5.14
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00 REHAB
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 REHAB

Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.38
Coleman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.02

High A: Hudson Valley Cancelled. Rain. SEASON OVER

Low A: Tampa Cancelled. Rain. SEASON OVER


Minor League Action from 9-9-22.

AAA: SWB (71-61) lost 8-6.
CF Blake Perkins 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (3)
RF Ryan LaMarre solo HR (4)
DH/1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, RBI
3B Armando Alvarez solo HR (16)

Mujica 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.15
Espinal 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.37
M. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Krook 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. 4.24
Barnes 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 3.12
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 11.05
Duffey (L, 1-1; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 15.43

AA: Somerset (80-48; 1st half division winner) won 2-1.
CF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (9)

Randy Vasquez 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. 3.75 #16 prospect. Overall 2-6, 3.75
McGarrity (W, 3-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25
Coleman (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.10

High A: Hudson Valley (71-58) lost 5-4.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4). #2 prospect. Overall .274-13-55, 36 SB
C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta (L, 5-8) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 2 HBP 4.47
Holloway 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.00
Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.85

Low A: Tampa (61-66) were supposed to play a DH. One game was postponed.
They lost the one they did play, 9-8, in 10 innings.
C Juan Crisp 2 hits, 3 RBI. 1st game at Low A.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI

Y. Castro 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.59
Will Brian 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00 First game at Low A.
Paciorek 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 25.07
Bustamante (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.08
Anderson 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.26
Watson (L, 5-5) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.01

Minor League Report from 9-3-22. 3 hits for Volpe in 2nd AAA game. Rehab for Sevy, Britton.

AAA: SWB (68-59) won 14-5.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI. 2nd AAA game. #1 prospect. .255-18-61, 44 SB overall.
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
LF Miguel Andujar 2 RBI
1B Ron Guzman 3 hits, RBI
3B Phillip Evans 3 hits, RBI
RF Ryan LaMarre 3 RBI 3-run HR (2)
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, 2 RBI

Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.88
Deivi Garcia (W, 1-3) 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.11 #26 prospect. Overall 3-4, 7.26
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 4.22
Rich Rodriguez 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 5.87
Barnes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

AA: Somerset (76-47, 1st half division champs) won 4-1.
RF Elijah Dunham 2 RBI. #21 prospect. .255-16-58, 33 SB
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) #5 prospect. Overall .277-14-55, 20 SB.

Clayton Beeter 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 2 WP. 1.10 #9 prospect. Overall 0-3, 4.63. 68 IP, 117 K.
Ernst (W, 6-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.60
Jennings (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.40
Correa (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (AA stat only)
Coleman (S, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.18

High A: Hudson Valley (69-55) won 13-2.
DH Jasson “The Martian” Dominguez 2 hits, RBI. #2 prospect. Overall .277-12-52, 35 SB
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 RBI
CF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 2 K. 4.28
C. Gomez (W, 2-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.47
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.58
Santana 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (high A stat only)

Low A: Tampa (60-61) completed a game from September 1 that was suspended TWICE.
Luis Severino and Zack Britton on rehab.
They won 3-1. The game was finally called in the top of the sixth.

DH Spencer Jones solo HR (3). #7 prospect. This year’s #1 draft pick. Overall .378-4-11, 12 SB. 20 games.

Yulie 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Luis Severino (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Zack Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
REHAB
Y. Castro (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.28

The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 68-59 4th in IL East, 3 1/2 GB

AA: Somerset 76-47. Won 1st half Eastern League Northeast title with 44-25 record.
2nd Half: 2nd place, 32-22, 2 GB

High A: Hudson Valley 69-55. First Half: 3rd in SAL North, 34-32, 9 GB
2nd half: 35-23, FIRST by 1/2 a game.

Low A: Tampa (60-61) last IN FIRST HALF (Fla. St. League, West) at 27-39, 15 GB
2nd Half: 33-22, 2nd, 1/2 GB