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Game 101. Yanks lose in 9th, 7-6. Pineda to DL, CC to hospital, Yanks make minor deal.


Before the game, the Yanks traded OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez to Seattle for utility man Dustin Ackley. Mostly a 2b/lf, Ackley can also play 1B, CF and RF. Ackley, 27, was hitting .215-6-19, OPS+ 79, for Seattle this year. His 162 g. average is .243-12-56, OPS+ 92. His versatility means that Garrett Jones could be gone.

Also before the game, Michael Pineda was scratched from his start and placed on the DL with a forearm strain. CC Sabathia, on normal rest, started instead. After the game, CC showed signs of dehydration, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Yanks brought up Bryan Mitchell and Nick Goody before the game. Caleb Cotham was sent back to AAA.

Meanwhile, the Yanks saw Toronto get David Price, and one Yankees’ target, Cincy’s Mike Leake, was dealt to SF. The trade deadline is this afternoon.

As for the game, the Yanks were edged 7-6 on a Josh Hamilton walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th. The Yanks’ lead is now six over Baltimore and the refurbished (Tulo and Price) Toronto. The Yanks are 57-44.

In the first, the Yanks jumped out to a 3-0 lead on an Ellsbury triple, a SF by Gardner, a solo HR (25) by Teixeira and a single by McCann, walk to Beltran and RBI single by Headley.

But CC gave it right back on a 3-run HR by Hamilton. Then in the second,he gave up the lead on a HR by Choo.

The Yanks took back the lead in the top of the third on a 2-run HR (16) by McCann. 5-4 Yanks.

In the bottom of the fourth, Jacoby Ellsbury missed trying to make a diving catch and Ryan Rua had an inside-the-park HR to tie up the game for Texas.

The Yanks went back up, 6-5, in the seventh when Teixeira did a Texas two-step with his second HR of the game. #26 of the season was #389 of his career, tying Johnny Bench on the all-time list and placing Teix one behind Graig Nettles.

The Yanks couldn’t hold the lead again, though, as Texas got one in the seventh to tie before Hamilton’s walkoff single in the 9th.

The Yanks had a chance to score a run in the 8th, Beltran singled to start the inning, but Headley GIDP. They still managed to load the bases after that, but Gardner struck out.

Nick Goody made his MLB debut in the game.

Sabathia 5 IP, 5 R,  9 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 5.54
Wilson 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 2.65
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 1.32
Goody 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.   27.00
Miller  (L, 0-2, 1.54) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 0 K.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: Aaron Judge has been out a week with what is described as a day-to-day issue. SWB won 9-3. Luis Severino improved his AAA record to 6-0, 2.11, even though he gave up 3 runs in 5 IP. He most likely was a bit rusty from the break and having a start skipped because he became a new daddy. Overall, (AA/AAA) the 21-year-old is 8-2, 2.60 in 18 starts this year. DH Ramon Flores, 1B  Kyle Roller and SS Gregorio Petit all drove in two runs. Each of the top four guys in the lineup (CF Ben Gamel, LF Jose Pirela, Flores and 2B Rob Refsnyder) had two hits each.

AA:  Trenton lost 2-1 in 17 innings. Outfielders Taylor Dugas (the losing pitcher) and Danny Oh had to pitch.

High A: Tampa ppd.

A: Charleston won 8-7. LF Griffin Gordon 2 h, 2 rbi. SB #67 SS Jorge Mateo.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 10-5. SWB banged out 15 hits. DH Jose Pirela 3 hits, rbi. 1B Greg Bird double, HR, 3 rbi. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 hits, 2 rbi. SS Gregorio Petit 2 rbi. LF Ramon Flores 2 h, Rbi, same for C Gary Sanchez.

AA: Trenton won 5-1. Jaron Long five scoreless innings of relief. 1B Billy Fleming 2 h, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa won 6-2. 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. and RF Jake Skole 2 h and 2 rbi each.

A: Charleston got shutout 2-0, getting just three hits. SS Jorge Mateo SB #66, but he made his 19th error.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA:  SWB had a 2-1 lead after 7 1/2, but gave up one in the eighth and another in the ninth to lose 3-2. LF Ramon Flores had two hits and an RBI, but also made two errors. CF Ben Gamel and DH Greg Bird each had two hits, Kyle Davies pitched five scoreless innings.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2 in 10, getting just four hits, two by 2B Tony Renda.

High A: Tampa lost both games of a DH.
Game 1: 5-2.
Game 2: 3-2. DH Miguel Andujar two hits in this game.

A: Charleston off.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 5-4. HRs by OF Ramon Flores (3-run) and 1B Greg Bird in the same inning.

AA: Trenton scored three in the bottom of the ninth, but their comeback came up short as they lost 5-4. Jaron Long, sent down to AA from AAA, gave up four runs, three unearned due to a Brendan Ryan error. Ryan, on rehab, was 0 for 3 and struck out twice. C Eddy Rodriguez a 3-run HR. RF Mark Payton 3 hits, two others with 2 hits.

High A: Tampa won 3-1 in 10.  Rookie Davis 1 R in 7 IP (3.18). 3 hits 2B Tyler Wade, 2 h, 2 rbi for SS Abiatal Avelino.

A: Charleston won 7-4. 2 h, 2 rbi, SS Jorge Mateo, 2 h, 1 rbi 1B Leonard Thompson.

Game 84. Yanks edge A’s 5-4.


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.

Game 81. Another walkoff win increases Yanks AL East lead to 2.


The Yanks ended the first half at 44-37 (pace, 88-74) with another walk0ff win over the Rays today, 3-2. The win, coupled with a Baltimore loss, upped the Yanks AL East lead to two games.

Michael Pineda was brilliant, but got a no decision.

The Yanks scored two in the first on singles by Gardner, Headley and A-Rod (RBI) and a SF by Teixeira.

So it stood until the 9th, when Dellin Betances slipped up and gave up a game-tying two-run HR.

But in the bottom of the 9th, Teixeira doubled and was replaced by Jose Pirela as a pinch-runner. Chris Young, down 0-2, worked out a walk and Ramon Flores put down a sac bunt. The pitcher made a bad throw and the ball didn’t get too far away but it was far enough for Pirela to make the turn at third, charge home, and score the winning run.

Pineda 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 10 K. 3.79.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3,07
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Win, 5-1, 1.50.