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Game 67. Road trip from hell ends with 6-game losing streak. Yanks fall, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Ugh. The Road trip from hell ends with the Yanks going 1-6, losing six in a row, four by one run, two in extra innings.

It is not for me to figure out how the 40 man roster works, who gets  put on and off, but I kind of wish Chance Adams and Dustin Fowler, both not on the 40 man who would have had to be put on at the expense of others, were brought up instead of Mason Williams and Luis Cessa. Just my opinion b/c I think Adams and Fowler were and are doing better at AAA and deserved it more.

Cessa gave up four runs in one inning and it was enough to doom the Yanks, 4-3. The loss drops the Yanks to 38-29 and into a virtual tie for first with 39-30 Boston.

The Yanks are off today. Travel day back home.

The Yanks went up 1-0 in the second on Matt Holliday’s 14th HR of the year. They got another run in the third when Brett Gardner doubled and Aaron Judge singled him in.

Then Cessa gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the third.

Didi Gregorius homered (7) in the fourth to cut it to 4-3 but that was it.

The Yanks got the tying run to second (2-base error) in the ninth but Headley and Carter couldn’t get him in.

Gardner 2 hits. Gregorius 2 hits, inc. HR. Holliday HR.

Chapman came off the DL and got an inning of work.

Cessa (L, 0-1, 7.36) 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.45
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.22
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.29

Game 64. Road trip from hell continues as Yankees lose in 10, 8-7, more players hurt.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, the Yankees made moves, sending down Ron Herrera and putting CC Sabathia on the DL. They brought back Ben Heller  Domingo German (my mistake) and called up Luis Cessa.

After the game, an 8-7 Yankees’ loss in 10 innings, the Yanks may have to make more moves, like maybe bringing up Dustin Fowler, Kyle Higashioka and a reliever.

The road trip from hell continued with not only a Yankees’ loss,  their third in a row, but now more players may be headed to the DL.

In the minors, the Yankees have shut down Greg Bird, who now has a knee injury on top of trying to get over the ankle injury. Poor guy appears to be like Nick Johnson. So much potential, but injuries keep eating him up.

We don’t know when Ellsbury is coming back from that concussion. That’s important because last night Aaron Hicks had to be taken out of the game because of an Achilles injury.

Gary Sanchez had to be taken out because of an abductor muscle injury. Adam Warren wasn’t available because of a sore trap muscle in his pitching arm.

We’ll see if these injuries are day to day or if they require DL stints. But geez…

The loss puts the Yanks at 38-26, and they maintain a 2-game lead in the AL East. It was a tough loss, because the Yanks came back in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth and took the lead in the tenth.

In the tenth, Giovanny Gallegos got the first two outs, then gave up two hits and an intentional walk before a blooper just extended past Starlin Castro’s reach, tipped off his glove, found grass, and gave the A’s their 8-7 walkoff win.

The Yanks left the bases loaded in the first, not scoring. They left two on in the fourth.

Jordan Montgomery gave up a solo HR in the first to Jed Lowrie and a 2-run double in the second to put the Yanks in a 3-0 hole.

The Yanks tied it in the sixth when with one out, Castro singled, Sanchez walked and Didi (17 g. hitting streak) singled to load the bases. Headley singled in two runs, Carter tied the game with a single.

The A’s got a run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3 on a Yonder Alonso HR. The Yanks tied it in the seventh. With two out, Castro singled, stole second, and scored on a Gary Sanchez double.

The A’s scored in the bottom of the seventh, going up 5-4. The Yanks came back again to tie it in the eighth on a Chris Carter HR (7).

Once again, the Yanks couldn’t hold the A’s, as the A’s got a run in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks tied the game at six in the top of the ninth when Castro doubled with one out and Sanchez singled him home. Sanchez was having a big game when he got hurt.

In the tenth, with one out, Gardner and Refsnyder (in for the injured Hicks) each singled. Judge walked to load the bases and Castro hit a SF.

Then came the bottom of the tenth when Gallegos got the first two batters but couldn’t salt the game away.

Gardner 2 hits.
Castro 3 for 5, scored 3, 1 RBI. (.328)
Sanchez 3 for 3, 2 walks, scored 1, 2 RBI. He raised his average to .297 before the injury.
Headley 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carter 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR
Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.78. Gave up 2 HR
Green 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70
Clippard 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.30
Betances 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.42
Gallegos (BS, 1; L, 0-1; 7.15) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.

 

Minor League Report. Frazier (2) and Torres HRs power SWB. Good starting pitching at AA, A+

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Before getting to the minor league report: Masahiro Tanaka’s start has been pushed back from Sunday against Baltimore to Monday night in Anaheim against the Angels. No word on who starts Sunday, probably Chad Green.

AAA: LF Clint Frazier hit 2 homers and 2B Gleyber Torres hit another in SWB’s (34-24) 10-1 win over Lehigh Valley. Frazier had 4 rbi, Torres 2. Rehabbing Greg Bird was 0 for 5. SWB scored 7 in the first inning.

Both Frazier and Torres had 2 hits. Tyler Wade (.307) had 3 hits. Also chipping in with 2 hits and an RBI each were RF Tyler Austin and 3B Donovan Solano.

Cessa (W 3-6, 4.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Webb 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.43
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00  AAA debut, just promoted.
Graham 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.97

AA: Trenton (38-21) walked off a 2-1 win in the bottom of the 10th on a bases-loaded walk to 2B Vicente Conde. RF Zack Zehner two hits.

Acevedo 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.62. Another comer.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Brewer (W, 1-1, 2.03) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.03

High A: Tampa (32-30) squeaked out a 2-1 win. 2 H, 2 RBI C Francisco Diaz.

Littell (W, 8-1, 1.76) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R,  2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Hissong (S, 3) 1 Ip, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.35

Low A: Charleston (30-30) lost 3-1. C Donny Sands and LF Dalton Blaser 2 hits each. Charleston got 10 hits, scored just 1 run.

Diehl (L, 6-2, 4.00) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lane 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.93
Harris 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

Minor League Report. Herrera continues to dominate AA.

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AAA: SWB  (31-22) lost 2-0, and got just two hits. 3B Gleyber Torres is coming, but that may be a bit delayed, since Torres is hitting just .194 since his promotion to AAA eleven games ago. Remember, he is only 20. He was 0 for 3 with a walk and struck out twice. DH Tyler Austin, on rehab (which should be finishing soon) was 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. SWB struck out 11x.

Cessa (L, 2-6, 4.42) 8 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 w, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Jones 1 Ip, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.30

Despite their good record, SWB is 5 GB of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies affiliate) in their division, but sitting in a wild card position. Of course, it’s still early.

AA: Trenton (35-19, 1st place by 2.5 in their division) won 6-5, surviving a scare when they gave up 5 in the bottom of the 9th.

SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 1B Billy Fleming 3 hits, CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI, and 2 RBI for 2B Abiatal Avelino.

Ronald Herrera is another prospect having a great year and someone to keep an eye on. The righty just turned 22.

Herrera (W, 6-0, 1.24) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Frare 1 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.40
Coshow 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.18
Brewer (S, 2 ) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.38

High A: Tampa (28-28, 4th, 4 GB) lost 11-5. 1B Greg Bird on rehab: 1 for 2, single & walk.

2-run HR DH Chris Gittens. Solo HR C Sharif Othman.

The following had 2 hits each: CF Jorge Mateo, 2B Nick Solak, SS Kyle Holder.

Widener (L, 3-5, 4.41) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Reeves 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 8.53
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, all unearned, 4 H, 0 W, 2 k. Gave up 1 HR. 3.32
Pena 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.68

Low A: Charleston (27-28, 5th, 7 GB) won 5-0. RF Isiah Gilliam 2-run HR. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera solo HR. LF Ben Ruta 3 hits.

Diehl (W, 6-1, 3.79) 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Espinal (H, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.35
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.18

Minor League Report.

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Just like an error by Castro proved costly to the major league Yankees, some errors hurt in the farm system’s games.

AAA: SWB (28-19) lost 5-0. CF Dustin Fowler (.314) 2 hits.

Cessa (L, 2-5, 4.76) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Graham 2 IP, 3 R, all unearned, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (32-17) gave up 2 in the bottom of the ninth and 1 in the bottom of the 10th to lose 8-7.

SS Thairo Estrada, solo HR.

Herrera 6 IP, 4 R, only 1 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.47
Frare (H, 6) 2 Ip, 1 r, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.43
Brewer (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 2.79) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 1 K.

High A Tampa was off.

Low A: Charleston (26-24) won 3-2.

1B Isiah Gilliam 2-run HR. CF Blake Rutherford 2 hits.

Orozco (W, 2-3, 5.83) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Lane (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.11
Mundell (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 H, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.29

 

 

Minor League Report. Austin’s rehab, Torres’ AAA debut.

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AAA: SWB (24-18) lost 6-3. Rough night for Luis Cessa. Gleyber Torres played 3B in his first AAA game. 1 for 3, single, walk, strikeout, CS, made an error. LF Clint Frazier a 2-run HR.

Cessa (L, 2-4, 5.00) 5 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 Er, 9 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.78
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.54

AA: Trenton (27-16) won 5-2. DH Tyler Austin, 2 doubles on rehab. SS Thairo Estrada 2 RBI.

Herrera (w, 5-0, 1.47) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Marsh (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  0 W, 2 K. 4.22
Coshow  (S, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1H,  0 W, 1 K. 3.10

High A: Tampa (23-23) won 3-1. DH Trey Amburgey, 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. SS Jorge Mateo double & triple.

Littell (w, 5-1 2.14)  7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Schwaab (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.18
McNamara (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.35

Low A: Charleston (22-21) rained out.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (21-16) won 9-8. C Eddy Rodriguez 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI. 1B Mike Ford solo HR. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 hits, rbi. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, rbi, same with DH Mark Payton and SS Ruben Tejada.

Cessa 7 ip, 6 R, 5 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.58
Heller (W, 1-3, 4.15) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 7-6. 1B Billy Fleming 3-run HR. 2 hits, solo HR DH Billy McKinney. 2B/SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Sheffield (w, 2-2, 4.21) 6 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 9 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare (H, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.71
Feyereisen (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR, 3.46.

High A: Tampa (19-21) won 4-1. DH Jorge Mateo finally starting to heat up. 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI and SB #16.

Widener (W, 2-4, 3.82) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Harris (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 k. 3.38
Gomez (H, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 0.00
McNamara (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.59

Low A:  Charleston off.