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Game 32. 10-4, Good buddy! Yankees win 17th of last 19 games behind 4 HR.

The Yankees (24-8) won for the 17th time in their last 19 games, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Friday night.

The Yankees hit 4 HR in the game, and Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton did it again, and became the third pair of Yankees teammates to each have 10 or more HR in the team’s first 32 games of a season, following Ruth and Gehrig in 1930 and Mantle and Berra in 1956.

Before the game, Luis Gil sent back down, Clarke Schmidt brought up.

Stanton got the ball rolling with a 2-run HR in the first inning (10).

Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second, the Yanks scored three runs, and with Cole on the mound, you knew that was the ballgame. With one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled, and Jose Trevino then singled IKF to third. Aaron Hicks doubled in IKF and Trevino scored on a groundout by D.J. LeMahieu. After Judge walked, Josh Donaldson doubled in Hicks to make the score 5-0.

Judge hit a solo HR, his MLB leading 12th, in the top of the fourth to make the score 6-0.

Chicago got a run in the bottom of the fourth when Cole balked home a run.

Joey Gallo homered in the top of the fourth (4) to put the Yanks up 7-1.

Cole gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the sixth and the White Sox had cut the score to 7-3.

In the top of the ninth, with one out, Judge singled and Donaldson hit a 2-run HR (4), to make it 9-3. Stanton and Gleyber Torres followed with singles, then Joey Gallo loaded the bases with another single. IKF hit a SF to make it 10-3.

Chicago got a run off of Michael King in the bottom of the ninth. Final score, 10-4.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR (12) Leads MLB in HR
Donaldson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (10)
Torres 2 hits
Gallo 2 hits, solo HR (4)
Kiner-Falefa (IKF) 2 hits, RBI

Cole (W, 3-0) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 balk. Gave up 1 HR. 2.95
King 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.59

With the win, the Yankees have a 4 1/2 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East, and are 7 1/2 up on third place Toronto. They have the best record in baseball.



Games 26 & 27. Yanks split a DH with Texas.

Before the Mother’s Day DH against Texas, a couple of moves. Tim Locastro goes on the IL with a back injury, and with the Yanks playing 23 games in 22 days, Ron Marinaccio was brought up. Also, for the DH only, Estevan Florial was brought up.

The Yanks (19-8) didn’t hit much Sunday, and split a DH with Texas.

Game 1: Gleyber Torres hit a walkoff HR (4) in the bottom of the ninth as the Yanks won 2-1. The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the sixth inning, when Aaron Judge singled, Anthony Rizzo singled Judge to third, and Giancarlo Stanton hit a SF.

With one out in the top of the seventh, Gerrit Cole gave up a HR to the last batter he faced (pitch #114. One batter too many? But then Cole did strike out the previous hitter on three pitches) and the score was tied. Torres led off the bottom of the ninth with his game-winning blow. The Yanks only had five hits in this game.

Torres 2 hits, RBI. Solo GW HR (4)

Cole 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.67
Loaisiga 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.63
Holmes (W, 3-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Game 2: Michael King has been great all year, but maybe he was due for a clunker. Yanks lose 4-2.

The Yanks only had three hits in this game. They took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton (6).

Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery gave up a HR in the top of the sixth and Texas had cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

In the seventh, Montgomery gave up a leadoff double. King came in and gave up a walk, but then got a strikeout and a forceout. It looked like King was going to get out of it and would be the dominating King we have seen all year. But then a WP tied the game, and on the next pitch, King gave up a 2-run HR that made it 4-2 Texas, and that turned out to be the final score.

Stanton 2-run HR (6)

Montgomery 6+ IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 2.90
King (L, 2-1; BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 w, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 1.42
Peralta 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Spoiler Alert: I’ll post the minor league games of Sunday tomorrow, but you know how I’ve been writing about AA pitcher Ken Waldichuk. Check out what he did today. If no time, check my report tomorrow.



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 6. Bad Vlad (3 HR) dooms Yanks, 6-4

These will be the last posts for me for a while, since I am traveling across the country to spend a vacation with my family.

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit 3 HR and a double and drove in 4 runs to almost singlehandedly beat the Yankees (3-3) Wednesday night.

His first HR, in the top of the first inning, was controversial. CF Aaron Hicks got a glove on it, and it appeared to hit the top of the wall before coming back onto the field. Umpires ruled, however, that it went over then came back. 1-0, Blue Jays.

Guerrero hit a 2-run HR in the top of the third inning, again off Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole. 3-0.

The Yanks tied it in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Anthony Rizzo (3) and Aaron Judge (1) hit back-to-back homers. Josh Donaldson doubled, and after another out, D.J. LeMahieu doubled home Donaldson.

Toronto got a run in the top of the seventh to make it 4-3, then Guerrero hit his third HR of the game in the top of the eighth to make it 5-3. The Blue Jays tacked on another run after Guerrero’s HR to up their lead to 6-3.

Gleyber Torres homered (1) for the Yankees in the bottom of the eight to cut it to 6-4, but that wound up as the final score. With one on, Giancarlo Stanton pinch-hit and just missed tying the game up with a HR.

J.P. Sears made his MLB debut.

Rizzo 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3)
Judge 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (1)
LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Torres solo HR (1)
Hicks 2 hits.

Cole 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.59
Green (l, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K 0.00
Loaisiga 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR. 2.45
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K 3.38
Sears 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 MLB DEBUT




Game 1. Yanks edge Boston on Opening Day, 6-5 in 11 innings.

In a game that started out very poorly for the Yankees, the Yankees got a game-winning hit by new Yankee Josh Donaldson in the bottom of the eleventh to beat Boston 6-5 on Opening Day.

After Opening day was pushed back a day because of rain (I got 4 inches in my basement, had to take off of work, and spent most of the day with a plumber going over what will be major work on my house) the game started off very poorly, as I just mentioned. After starter Gerrit Cole gave up a walk on four pitches to the first hitter, a HR, a single and a double followed, and the Yankees were down 3-0 just four batters into the game. Cole settled in after that, giving up just one more hit in his four innings of work.

Anthony Rizzo got the Yankees back in the game with a 2-run HR in the bottom of the first inning. Maybe it was Opening Day jitters, may it was the shortened spring training, but both starters had trouble in the first inning.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a laser shot, a screaming liner that cleared the short porch in right to tie the game up at 3 apiece in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Boston got a run to go up 4-3 in the sixth, but D.J. LeMahieu tied it up again in the bottom of the eighth with a HR of his own.

To extra innings, and that ghost runner rule that is going away next year. Boston scored in the top of the tenth but the Yankees tied it up in the bottom half on a SF by PH Gleyber Torres.

Winner Michael King kept Boston from scoring in the top of the eleventh, and Donaldson, leading off the bottom of the eleventh, drove in ghost runner Isiah Kiner-Falefa with his game winning single.

Donaldson 2 hits, GW RBI
Judge 2 hits
Rizzo 2-run HR (1)
Stanton HR (1)
LeMahieu HR (1)

Cole 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Holmes 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 13.50
Castro 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Loaisiga 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 0.00
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K 0.00
King (W) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00

Earlier in the day, Aaron Judge, who is being offered $17MM this season from the Yankees while he asked for $21 MM in arbitration, turned down a 7 Yr./$213.5 MM extension offer from the Yankees. He’s a free agent after the season. That’s a lot of moolah to turn down (I could use that to pay my plumbing expenses).

S.T. Game 15. Yanks beat Tigers 6-2. Higashioka stays hot.

You hope he doesn’t leave it in spring training. Kyle Higashioka is red hot.

Higashioka had 2 hits and 2 RBI, including his FIFTH HR of spring training as the Yankees (6-8-1 in spring training) beat Detroit 6-2 Friday afternoon.

Anthony Rizzo had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Isiah Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits, and minor leaguer Carlos Narvaez had a 2-run Double.

The Pitching Line

Cole 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Green (W) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up HR
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Abreu 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 12. Yanks crush Phils, 14-2.

The Yanks (5-6-1 in Spring training) crushed the Phils, 14-2, in Spring training on Tuesday.

After Clarke Schmidt started, the rest of the pitching was of guys who all should be bullpen to start the season.

Marwin Gonzalez continued to crush the ball, hitting a 3-run HR, driving in 4 runs, and going 3 for 3. The swtich-hitter who can play six different positions appears to have mde the team in my eyes.

Kyle Higashioka also continued to be hot this spring, crushing his fourth HR of spring training.

Minor Leaguer Max Burt hit a grand slam, and minor leaguer Ben Cowles also homered.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits.

Pitching line:

Schmidt (W) 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Luetge (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Peralta (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Holmes (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Abreu 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Hopefully nothing serious. Luis Severino with some arm soreness. The rotation to start the season is Cole, Severino, Montgomery, Taillon, and Cortes.

S.T. Game 10. Cole struggles, but Yanks win 7-4 behind 5 HR (2 by Judge)

The Yankees (3-6-1 in spring training) hit 4 HR, two by Aaron Judge, in beating Pittsburgh 7-4 Sunday afternoon.

Judge was 3 for 3 and drove in 3 runs. Besides Judge, Josh Donaldson had a solo HR leading off the bottom of the first for the Yanks, and Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez (2-run HR) also homered.

Gerrit Cole struggled in his first spring training outing, but others, especially Jordan Montgomery, did well.

The Pitching Line:

Cole 2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Loseke 1 IP, 09 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K
Montgomery (W) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Mauricio (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Loaisiga (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Abreu (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Greene (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Judge, Cole make all-MLB team, Odor released.

As with Clint Frazier, mentioned in another blog post, Rougned Odor was released by the Yankees yesterday, several days after being dfa’d.

The All-MLB team was released yesterday, and Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole were each named to the first team.

Judge 4th, Cole 15th, in AL MVP voting.

The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who as a hitter had 46 HR, 100 RBI, led the majors with 8 triples and besides that, went 9-2, 3.18 as a PITCHER, was the unanimous choice as the AL MVP.

The Yankees’ Aaron Judge finished fourth in the voting, and Gerrit Cole, who finished runner-up in the Cy Young award voting, finished in a tie for 15th in the MVP voting.