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Game 31. Yanks’ bats explode in 15-7 win over White Sox.

Before the game, Luis Gil was brought up and Ron Marinaccio sent down. The move was made because the Yanks needed an emergency starter after the rains last week forced a doubleheader last Sunday.

I was a bit concerned about the move because Gil, although he did ok with the Yanks last year, wasn’t brought up on merit, but because his turn in the rotation lined up. After all, his ERA at SWB was 9.53. I was hoping for a few innings, and for him to keep us in the game. Which is what Gil did. And it was a good night for the Yankees bats to explode as they (23-8) beat the White Sox 15-7.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 2-run HR in the top of the first after a D.J. LeMahieu double. He was just warming up.

Gil gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the second as the White Sox took a 3-2 lead.

The Yanks came right back with three runs in the third to go up 5-3. With one out, Aaron Judge walked, Anthony Rizzo tripled him home and Stanton hit another 2-run HR (9).

With two out in the top of the fourth, Kyle HIgashioka singled and then LeMahieu doubled him home. 6-3.

A walk, a couple of singles and a WP by Gil let Chicago score in the bottom of the fourth and it was 6-4.

Judge hit his 11th HR, a 456-ft. blast, to make it 7-4 in the top of the seventh.

Even though the Yanks are now 23-8, everything isn’t clicking on all cylinders (Scary isn’t it?). Jonathan Loaisiga is not the Loaisiga of last year, and that is very concerning. Of all the bullpen guys outside of Marinaccio, Loaisiga has performed the worst so far. He gave up a 3-run HR that tied the game at 7 in the bottom of the seventh. Loaisiga had a 2.17 ERA last year, when he may have been the Yanks’ best reliever, but now it is 5.93. I hope nothing is physically wrong but he needs to get straightened out.

The Yanks exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth, and it all happened with two out. Three straight walks, to Marwin Gonzalez, PH Gleyber Torres, and LeMahieu, loaded the bases. Judge got an infield single to make it 9-7, and put runners on first and second. A PB moved the runners up. Rizzo walked to load the bases, and Stanton singled in two runs to complete a six-RBI night for him and make the score 11-7. Josh Donaldson then hit a 3-run HR (3) to make it 14-7.

In the ninth, Judge hit a SF with the bases loaded to make it 15-7.

LeMahieu 3 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (MLB LEADING 11th)
Stanton 3 hits, 6 RBI. Two 2-run homers (9)
Donaldson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (3)
Higashioka 2 hits.

Gil 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP 9.00
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.46
Luetge (H, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.66
Loaisiga (W, 1-1; BS, 1) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.93
Green 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.38



Minor League Action May 11, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-20) lost 8-7.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3). (#2 prospect)
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.40
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.54
McKay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.14
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.38

AA: Somerset (18-10) won 4-2.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Spence 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.14
Ramirez (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-13) won 6-5.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, 2 RBI,
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
PH/3B Tyler Hardman PH 2-run HR (2)

Sauer 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP 5.33
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.54
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Mauricio (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.23


Low A: Tampa (13-15) lost 7-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
3B Marcos Cabrera solo HR (5)

Castro (L, 0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.53
Neely 1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.10
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.06

Game 29. Judge walks off Blue Jays, 6-5.

Aaron Judge hit a 3-run HR with one out in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Toronto Tuesday night, 6-5.

George Springer led off the game by homering off of Yankees’ starter Luis Severino. Toronto got two more runs off of Severino in the second inning.

The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the bottom of the sixth. Down 3-0, D.J. LeMahieu led off the inning with a double, and Judge reached on an infield single. After Anthony Rizzo flied out to moved D.J. to third, Giancarlo Stanton homered (7) to tie the game.

After that HR, Josh Donaldson was hit by a pitch, and Toronto pitcher Yimi Garcia and pitching coach Pete Walker were both ejected. Later in the game, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo was also ejected.

Toronto got two runs in the top of the eighth to go up 5-3 and the Yanks went into the bottom of the ninth looking up at that score.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, both Jose Trevino and LeMahieu drew walks. Judge then crushed his tenth HR of the season, a 450 ft. shot, to win the game.

The Yanks are now 21-8, four games up on Tampa Bay and five up on Toronto. The offense is still not clicking, as they are hitting .237. But that .237 is still good for 4th in the AL. They are 2nd in HR, 3rd in OBP, 2nd in Slugging, 2nd in OPS and the OPS+ is 116. The pitching has been carrying them. The ERA of 2.59 is best in the AL, and the ERA+ is 142. (100 is average).

Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. GW 3-run HR (10) Leads MLB in HR.
Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (7).

Severino 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.08
Castro 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 1.59
Loaisiga 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.97
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.97
Peralta (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.64

John Cumberland, briefly a Yankee from 1968-1970, passed away April 5 at the age of 74. Cumberland was with the Yankees 1968-1970, Giants 1970-1972, Cardinals 1972, and Angels 1974. As a Yankee, in 18 games, 8 starts, he was 3-4, 4.11, ERA+ 87. For his career, he was 15-16, 3.82, ERA+ 92. He started and lost Game 2 of the 1971 NLCS for the Giants.

Minor League action on May 4, 2022.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (15-8) lost 3-1, getting just 3 hits.
1B Derek Dietrich HR (4)

Boyle 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 4.42
Minnick (L, 2-1) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.29
Craft 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.75

High A: Husdon Valley (12-11) lost 5-0.
LF Pat Demarco 3 hits.

Warren (L, 1-2) 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.57
Myatt 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Diaz 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.32
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 8.10

Low A: Tampa (11-11) won 7-5.
DH Alexander Vargas 2 hits
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
SS Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Castro 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.69
Watson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 2 K. 1 HBP 4.20
Messinger (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.14
Neely (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 WP 6.00

Game 24. Eleven is Heaven! Yanks win 11th in a row, 9-1 over Toronto.

Alek Manoah is always tough on the Yankees, but once he left the game, the Yankees (18-6) teed off on Toronto relievers, and beat Toronto 9-1 Tuesday night.

The win was the Yankees’ 11th in a row. They lead Toronto by 3 1/2 in the AL East.

Toronto scored first, getting their only run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Aaron Judge hit a 427 ft. HR (9) to tie the game in the top of the sixth. A nice note: The Toronto fan who caught the ball gave it to a youngster wearing a Judge jersey. A nice moment. A few weeks ago, some of the Bleacher Creatures embarrassed Yankee fans with their behavior. It only takes a few to spoil it for thousands. I hope those few took note about how fans SHOULD act. Nice gesture by the fan up in Toronto.

The Yanks exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh, with maybe some help from the umpires. Giancarlo Stanton led off the inning by reaching on an error. Toronto challenged the call (Vlad Guerrero Jr. coming off the bag at first on a throwing error by Bo Bichette) but lost the call and their ability to appeal future calls. Josh Donaldson doubled Stanton home to make the score 2-1, Yankees. After Gleyber Torres struck out, Marwin Gonzalez doubled home Donaldson. 3-1. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled to put runners on first and third. On a groundball by Jose Trevino, Gonzalez got caught in a rundown, but wound up scoring. Toronto argued two things: that he was tagged out by Guerrero, and that Gonzalez was out of the baseline. Since they lost their appeal rights on the previous play, it could not go to review and they lost this one too. 4-1. Men on second and third. Aaron Hicks then singled in Kiner Falefa, with Trevino stopping at third. 5-1. Judge then doubled in both baserunners. 7-1.

In the top of the ninth, Stanton hit a 442 ft. 2-run HR (5) to make it 9-1, which wound up as the final score.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (9). Tied with Rizzo for MLB lead in HR.
Stanton 2-run HR (5)
Gonzalez 2 hits, RBI

Taillon (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.84
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.16
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.15

Game 23. Gleyber Day in Canada. Torres drives in all 3 runs in Yanks 3-2 win. Winning streak at 10.

Gleyber Torres drove in all three Yankees runs as the Yankees (17-6) won their tenth straight game, beating the Blue Jays up in Toronto, 3-2.

Torres hit a 2-run HR (3) in the top of the fourth to put the Yanks up 2-0 but Toronto came right back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game.

In the top of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton led off with a single and Tim Locastro pinch ran for him. Locastro stole second, and with two out, Torres singled in what turned out to be the game-winning run.

The Yankees have the best record in baseball, and lead Toronto by 2 1/2 games in the AL East.

Torres 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (3)

Montgomery 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K. 2.88
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40
Castro 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.00
Holmes (W, 2-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.75
Green (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.48

Game 21. 8 wins in a row for Yanks as they blank KC, 3-0.

The team with the best ERA in the league improved on that as the Yankees won their 8th straight game, 3-0, over Kansas City last night. With the win, the Yankees (15-7) have the best record in the majors.

Gerrit Cole pitched six of the scoreless innings, and after a rough start to the season, seems to have righted himself.

The shutout dropped the Yankees’ ERA to 2.70.

The Yankees got single tallies in the second, third, and fourth innings.

In the second, Gleyber Torres singled to lead off the inning, then Aaron Hicks walked. Joey Gallo, who later had to leave the game with a groin injury, singled to load the bases. Torres scored when Isiah Kiner-Falefa GIDP.

In the third, with one out, Josh Donaldson walked. Anthony Rizzo followed with a walk and Giancarlo Stanton singled to load the bases. Torres hit a SF.

In the fourth, Hicks led off with a walk and Gallo singled, Hicks advancing to third on an error. Kiner-Falefa then hit a SF to bring in Hicks.

Torres 2 hits, RBI
Hicks 2 for 2 with 2 walks
Gallo 2 for 2, left game with groin injury

Cole (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.00
Castro (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.16
Holmes (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 0.84
Chapman (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Game 19. Yanks win 6th straight, 10-5.

Jameson Taillon was a bit shaky, and Ron Marinaccio had trouble closing out the game, but behind 4 RBI by Aaron Judge (including a 3-run HR), the Yankees (13-6) won their sixth game in a row, 10-5 over Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

Taillon escaped a second and third, two out jam in the first inning but gave up runs in the second and third innings. He didn’t help himself in the third inning with a HBP and two wild pitches.

The Orioles helped the Yanks out by making five errors in the game. The Yanks got four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In that bottom of the fifth, Tim Locastro reached on an error, and scored when Marwin Gonzalez doubled. After an out, D.J. LeMahieu reached on an error, Gonzalez going to third. Judge’s single scored Gonzalez, tying the game, and D.J. went to second. Anthony Rizzo singled to make it 3-2, with Judge going to second. Giancarlo Stanton singled in Judge and it was 4-2.

In the sixth, Joey Gallo led off with a walk and went to second on a WP. Tim Locastro singled Gallo to third, and Gonzalez scored Gallo with a SF. 5-2.

The Yanks got another run in the seventh to make it 6-2. LeMahieu doubled and went to third on a flyout by Judge. After Rizzo lined out and Stanton walked, Josh Donaldson singled in D.J.

The Yanks iced the game in the bottom of the eighth to make it 10-2. Locastro walked, and one out later, Kyle Higashioka was HBP. An error loaded the bases, and all runners moved up, Locastro scoring, on a WP. Judge then hit a 3-run HR (5) to make it 10-2.

Marinaccio had trouble closing it out, giving up three runs, and Lucas Luetge had to come in to get the last out.

Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (5)
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI
Gonzalez 2 RBI

Taillon 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.26
Castro (W, 2-0) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.45
Peralta (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.45
Loaisiga (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.75
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.32
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 11.25
Luetge 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.68

Notes: Good to see nice outings from Loaisiga and Green after both have been getting roughed up a bit lately. As for Marinaccio, teams have to cut down from 28 to 26 in a few days and it appears he will be one of those going down. In his last two outings, Marinaccio was entrusted to close out Yankee blowout wins, and in both games he had trouble. 1 IP, 2 R in the April 24 blowout of Cleveland, 10-2, and today’s outing. Neither outing helped his cause.

UPDATE: Marinaccio was sent down after the game, as Aaron Hicks returned from paternity leave. Cuts to 26 from 28 still have to be made soon.

Minor league report.

After being in California for 10 days visiting my sister and her family out there, I am back, fighting jet lag, but now can resume writing after my vacation out there.

AAA: SWB was supposed to host Lehigh Valley but the game was postponed.

AA: Somerset (10-6) scored in the bottom of the tenth to win 2-1.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. (3)
C Mickey Gaspar GW single.

Spence 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 2 K. 2.77
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.45
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.60
Craft (W, 1-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.71

High A: Hudson Valley ppd.

Low A: Tampa (6-10) lost 5-4.
C Anthony Seigler 2 hits
SS Ben Cowles solo HR (1)
2B Roberto Chirinos 2 RBI

Castro 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 0.00
Anderson 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Cortijo (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.82
Watson (L, 1-1) 1 2/3 iP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.97


Minor League Report. Big game for Rumfield at High A Hudson Valley.

AAA: SWB (4-2) lost 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial (#30 prospect) 3 for 3
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-1) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 7 K. Tough luck. 1 HBP 0.00
McKay 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.71
Banuelos 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.00
Nittoli 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 15.43

AA: Somerset (3-1) won 2-1.
1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits. Singled and scored winning run.
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI (#18 prospect) GW RBI double, 2 out, bottom of 9th.

Brito 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00
Jennings 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00
M. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00
Loseke (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (3-1) won 11-1.
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits, 3 RBI (#5 prospect). Solo HR (2)
CF Everson Pereira solo HR (1) (#11 prospect)
DH T.J. Rumfield 5 for 5. 4 RBI. 2-run HR (2)

Castano 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 balk. 3.00
Barclay (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.93
Alvarez (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (3-1) won 3-1.
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR (1)

Y. Castro 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.00
Anderson (W, 1-0) 4 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00
Holloway (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.40