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I am going to address the deals made today in a separate post.
The Yanks fell back to .500, at 52-52, with a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay today. A lost weekend, getting swept 3 straight by one of the worst teams in the league. It is the Yanks’ fourth straight loss. To me, it made today’s deals more relevant, and more of a good thing. Getting swept by the Rays made clear the “pretender” and not “contender” label for this year . If there is nothing this year or the next two, build for the future. Build for 2019 and beyond.
All the more reason to follow the minor leagues a lot more closely in the next few years.
And Brian Cashman made clear that he isn’t buiiding a team for a year or two of getting relevant again. He is building to get back an “uberteam”, a team that dominates from say, 2020-2034 like the Yanks dominated from 1993-2012.
In 2034, I’ll be 73 years old. That is what I want before I depart this earth. One more 15-20 year run where the Yanks are top notch. (Of course, if there is another run when I am 80-95 years old, great, but I won’t get greedy).
As for today, Michael Pineda proved why he exasperates us, and why I think he could be trade bait. If he, Nova, and Eovaldi don’t improve on what they are right now, why not trade them? After all, Pineda is now 5-10 with an ERA over 5. As Peggy Lee sang, Is that all there is?
Pineda gave up two in the fourth, one in the fifth on a HR, and after Beltran got the Yanks back in the game with a 2-run HR in the sixth, two more in the sixth.
Beltran’s HR, #22 on the season, was #414 of his career, tying him with Darrell Evans on the all-time list.
Brian McCann got an RBI single in the eighth.
The Yanks struck out 13x. For A-Rod, who PH, it was his fifth consecutive at bat with a strikeout.
I remember when Mike Schmidt retired in the middle of the season, saying he didn’t have it anymore. I remember Willie Mays and Steve Carlton hanging on too long.
Right now, I kind of wish A-Rod would call a press conference and hang it up.
I don’t mean that to be mean.I just don’t want A-Rod embarrassing himself. When it is time, it is time. Four homers short of 700 or not.
Pineda (L, 5-10, 5.13) 6 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 4 walks, 8 K. 1 HR given up.
Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walks, 2 K. 6.69.
Last weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays were rude guests at Yankee Stadium, sweeping the Yankees in their own home.
Today, the Yankees have a chance to return the favor.
Masahiro Tanaka threw a CG 5-hitter, and got HR support by Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira as the Yankees won their third straight game, beating Toronto 4-1.
The win increased the Yanks’ AL East leading margin to a game and a half.
Beltran followed his Friday heroics by homering in the first inning Saturday to put the Yanks up 1-0. His 12th HR of this season was #385 of his career, tying Dwight “Dewey” Evans on the all-time list.
In the fifth, Tanaka got out of a bases-loaded, no-0ut jam by yielding only one run. Game tied.
Teixeira untied it in the sixth. HR #31 of the season was #394 of Teix’s career.
Teixeira singled in a run in the top of the eighth to make it 3-1, and Ellsbury’s RBI single in the ninth made it 4-1.
Today, rookie Luis Severino makes his third MLB start, looking for his first MLB victory.
Hopefully the Yanks get the brooms out.
Tanaka (W, 9-5, 3.56) 9 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 8 K.
I was a bit concerned when the Yanks brought Andrew Miller off the DL after just one rehab outing of one inning. I thought he needed a few more outings. My concerns were justified as Miller almost blew a 5-2 9th inning lead last night. Almost. Thankfully the Yanks held on to win 5-4 over the A’s and with the win, increased their AL East lead to 2 1/2 games.
Orioles 43-42 – 2 1/2
Blue Jays 44-43 – 2 1/2
Rays 43-44 -3 1/2
Red Sox 41-45 -5
It was the Mark Teixeira show last night as Teix hit 2 HR and made a number of great defensive plays in the game.
After CC gave up 2 in the top of the second, a Didi Gregorius RBI double cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second.
The Yanks went up 3-2 in the fourth on Teix’s first HR of the game (21) and a SF by Jose Pirela.
Teix’s second HR of the game (22) made it 4-2 in the sixth. The two HRs jumped Teix from 383 to 385 career, and here is a sample of where he is on the all-time list.
390 Graig Nettles
389 Johnny Bench
385 Dwight Evans and Mark Teixeira
384 Harold Baines
383 Larry Walker
Stephen Drew made it 5-2 in the 8th with his 12th HR of the season. Drew is having a strange year. He is hitting just .179, has just 43 hits, but 12 are HR and 23 of the 43 are for extra bases.
Miller gave up a 2-run HR in the ninth to cut it to 5-4, and a two-0ut, two-base error by Petit put the tying run on second before Miller got the final out of the game.
Sabathia (W, 4-8, 5.47) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Mitchell 2/3 IP. 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.24
Wilson 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.87
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 1.61
Miller (18th save) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.65
Before the game, Ramon Flores and Nick Rumbelow were sent down to make room for Ellsbury and Miller to return.