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Game 132. Yanks win in 13, make some deals.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks beat KC in 13 Wednesday night, and were busy making deals.

There is a lot of news here, including some passings, so bear with me.

Ben Gamel, just named International League MVP, was dealt to Seattle for two minor league pitchers, 18 year old Juan De Paula and 19 year old Jio Orozco, both righties. Gamel was 1 for 8 for the Yanks this year, and the 24 yr. old OF was .308-6-51 with 19 SB at SWB. De Paula has been down in the rookie leagues, and in 25 games in the minors, is 6-6, 2.58 with 121 K in 118 2/3 IP. Orozco, in 20 minor league games, is 5-3, 3.73 with 87 K in 70 IP. Both are young and a long way away, so we’ll see.

The Yanks sent cash to the Brewers for OF Eric Young. Young, 31, has played for Colorado, the Mets and Braves in his career. He led the NL in SB in 2013 with 46. He can play all 3 OF positions and 2B.  His 162 g. average is .247-2-26 with 42 SB and an OPS+ of 74. It appears he will be used as a pinch-runner in September with the expanded rosters. Young could get more playing time than expected, since Aaron Hicks left last night’s game with a hamstring strain.

The Yanks also announced that Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and Brody Koerner to the Arizona Fall League.Three others are to be announced. For Bird, a good sign that he is coming along and to get him a few at bats this year as he rehabs from that shoulder surgery.

Now for the game. The Yanks came back from a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4 in 13 innings. They are now 69-63, in fourth place in the AL East, 6 1/2 out, but now only 2 1/2 out of the final wild card spot and have to jump three teams.

Luis Cessa struggled early, giving up two runs in the first inning, a run in the second and another in the third. Kendrys Morales hit a 2-run HR off him in the first, and Eric Hosmer a solo shot in the third.

The Yanks got three in the sixth to get back in the game. Ellsbury singled, went to second on a walk to Sanchez and to third on a fly ball by Teixeira. After Gregorius’ SF brought in one run, Castro hit a 2-run HR (19) to cut it to 4-3.

The Yanks tied it in the seventh. With one out, Hicks walked, Gardner singled him to third and Ellsbury tied the game with a SF.

In the 13th, Gregorius singled, was doubled to third by Castro and scored on a SF by McCann.

Ben Heller got his first MLB win.

The Yankees bullpen pitched seven no-hit, shutout innings. Combined with Cessa’s last three innings, the Yanks shut out KC for the last 10 innings of the game.

Cessa 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 4.17. Gave up 2 HR.
Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 4.85.
Layne 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.38 (Bos/NYY)
Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.22 (Cubs/NYY)
Parker 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 wlk, 1 K. 3.60 (Sea/NYY)
Heller (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 6.00
Betances (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 2.12.

Juan Bell, brother of 1987 AL MVP George Bell, and an infielder in the early 1990s for the Orioles and Phillies, along with the Brewers, Expos and Red Sox, passed away at the age of 48. He was a .212 hitter, OPS+ 60, from 1989-1995.

Joe DeMaestri has passed away at the age of 87. The SS was best known as the SS for the Philadelphia and KC A’s from 1953-1959. Before that he played for the White Sox and Browns. He ended his career by playing for the 1960 and 1961 Yankees. A .236 hitter, OPS+ 62, he made the 1957 All-Star team.

The Minors. Ellsbury on rehab.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 8-1. Jose De Paula, DFA’d, cleared waivers, reassigned to AAA, gave up 6 R in 2 IP. 2 hits each for 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Cole Figueroa.

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 13. Eric Ruth 1 R in 6 1/3 (1.97). Andrew Bailey, attempting a comeback, 1 R in 1 1/3 IP. Connor Mulee 4 scoreless innings of relief for the win. 1B Greg Bird 2 h, solo HR. 3 hits for 3B Jose Rosario. LF Jake Cave 2 h, rbi. 2 hits CF Mark Payton. C Gary Sanchez off of the DL.

High A: Tampa lost 2-0 in 12. Gabriel Encinas 7 scoreless IP. Evan Rutckyj with 4 scoreless. Tampa managed only three hits. Jacoby Ellsbury, on rehab, 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He didn’t play the field, just DH’d.

A:   Charleston split a DH.

Game 1: Won 4-1. C Collin Staybaugh 2 h, rbi. Jordan Foley 6 strong IP.

Game 2: 4-2 loss. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits.

Game 72. Welcome back, Nova! Yanks top Phils, 10-2.


Well, at least the Phillie fans were I live (and there are many in the Lehigh Valley) won’t be smacking me with any brooms.

The Yanks avoided getting swept by the worst team in baseball by winning the finale of the three game series, 10-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

Prior to the game, the Yanks placed Brendan Ryan on the DL with a strained back. This was the move in order to activate Ivan Nova. Nova, who missed most of last year and all of this year to date due to Tommy John surgery, made his season debut, and it was a very good one. He outdueled Phillies’ ace Cole Hamels. Nova pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Also, before the game the Yanks DFA’d Jose De Paula.

The Yanks scored two in the second on an error. Pirela credited with one RBI.

They got three in the fourth on an RBI single by Gardner, an RBI double by Headley and an RBI single by Teixeira.

Chris Young singled a run in in the sixth.

Four in the seventh made it 10-0. Pirela doubled in one, A-Rod singled in two, and Teixeira, back in the lineup after missing a couple of games with a sore neck, singled in one. Teixiera had received a cortisone shot for the sore neck.

The Phils got two in the ninth for the final tally of 10-2.

The win moves the Yanks to one game behind the Rays in the AL East. Toronto is two back and Baltimore is 2 1/2 back in the tight race. The Yanks are 39-33 and now head to Houston.

A-Rod, of course, tied Roberto Clemente on the all-time hits list when he got #3000, and then passed him. Yesterday, A-Rod’s single that drove in two was hit #3008, passing Al Kaline. Next up is Wade Boggs at 3010. Alex now has 2013 RBI, 1961 runs scored, 669 HR. You wonder why…

After the game, more moves. Diego Moreno and Brandon Pinder were sent back to AAA, and Stephen Drew is back off the paternity list.

Alex was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Teix had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Pirela had two hits and 2 RBI.

The pitching line:

Nova (W, 1-0, 0.o0)  6 2/3 IP, o R, 3 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Mitchell 1 1/3 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.08.
Moreno 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 1 K, 9.00 (sent down after the game).

Game 69. Tigers tame Tanaka, 12-4. Moves made.


You get spoiled by Masahiro Tanaka, so much that when he proves he is human, you are surprised. Today Tanaka didn’t have it, and the Yanks lost 12-4.

Before the game, they made some moves. Sergio Santos, who pitched in just two games with the Yanks, is done for the year. TJ surgery. Mason Williams was put on the 15-day DL. Ramon Flores was brought back up. Jose Ramirez down. Pitchers Danny Burawa and Jorge De Paula up.

Burawa and De Paula each made their MLB debuts today. After the game THEY were sent down. Nick Rumbelow and Diego Moreno are coming up.

Victor Martinez had 3 hits, a HR and drove in 4 runs for Detroit. J. D. Martinez had 3 HR and 6 RBI.  The Tigers had 5 HR.  Tanaka gave up 3 HR. De Paula gave up a HR on the first pitch he threw in the big leagues.

For the Yanks, Stephen Drew hit 2 HR (11), and Brian McCann had one (10).

The loss keeps the Yanks (38-31) one game behind the Rays and snapped a four-game winning streak.

Tanaka (L, 4-3, 3.17) 5 IP, 7 R, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 walks and 6 K.
Burawa (MLB DEBUT) 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 54.00
De Paula (MLB DEBUT) 3 1/3 IP, 1 R,  2 H, 4 walks and 2 K. 2.70.

The minors. Refsnyder roars.

Yankee Stadium Frieze
AAA: 2B Robert Refsnyder had 4 hits, inc. a HR and 4 rbi in SWB’s 13-3 win.  1B Kyle Roller had 3 hits, inc. a HR, and 2 RBI. 3 h, rbi for LF Jose Pirela. 2 hits, rbi CF Ben Gamel and 3b Cole Figueroa. The Railriders banged out 18 hits, scored 5 in the first and 7 in the fifth. Jorge De Paula 2 R in 5 2/3 IP.

AA: DH Aaron Judge homered in Trenton’s 4-2 loss. 3B Eric Jagielo and RF Taylor Dugas each had 2 hits. Eric Ruth 2 R in 6 1/3 IP.

High A: Tampa lost 5-3. C Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI.

A: Charleston lost 10-6. CF Dustin Fowler 3 h, HR, 3 RBI.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Sorry about no minor league post for the games on Saturday. Sometimes you just get too busy to do everything.

Anyway, regarding Sunday’s minor league action:

AAA: SWB had a 3-1 lead after 7 1/2 but gave up a run in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to lose 4-3. It wasted an excellent outing by Jose De Paula (7 IP, 1 R, 2 hits). CF Mason (Classical Gas) Williams with 3 hits. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI for 2B Rob Refsnyder.

AA: C Gary Sanchez had a 3-run HR yesterday, and 1B Greg Bird, just off the DL, had a nice game also, 2 h, 2 RBI. Today, Trenton won 5-2. Solo HR SS Cito Culver. 2 H, 2 RBI RF Aaron Judge.

High A:   Tampa off.

A: Charleston lost 5-2. Jordan Foley with a rough outing, because he didn’t get anyone out. The starter gave up all 5 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks. Joey Maher relieved him and threw six no-hit innings. 3B Ryan Lindemuth, 2 doubles.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: 3-2 win for SWB. Brendan Ryan 1 for 3 on rehab. Jorge De Paula five scoreless innings. RF Tyler Austin a 2-run HR. DH Cole Figueroa 2 hits.

AA: 6-4 win for Trenton. 2B Ali Castillo 4 hits, 3 RBI.

High A:  Tampa rained out.

A: Charleston lost 3-0. C Isaias Tejada 2 h, both doubles. DH Chris Breen 2 hits.