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Game 18. Yanks’ Offense punchless in 6-1 loss to KC.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With all the injuries, a lot of guys in the Yanks’ lineup are AAA players.

That showed Friday night as the Yanks only got four hits—two by Clint Frazier—in losing to KC 6-1.

No one is going to feel sorry for you, though, and other players have to step up.

A win would have put the Yanks at .500. Instead they fall to 8-10 on the season.

Domingo German showed why he is sometimes such a tease. 9 K in 6 IP, but he gave up 2 HR in taking the loss. He wasn’t too bad, 3 R in 6 IP, but with the offense being feeble last night, he basically would have had to pitch a shutout.

The Yanks’ only run came via a SF by Gleyber Torres in the first inning.

German (L, 3-1, 2.37) 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.00
Britton 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.68
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  8.59
Harvey 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.80

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Game 17. Yanks sweep Bosox behind Gardner’s slam.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

J.A. Happ entered the game with an ERA of 8.76, and things didn’t look too promising early on because he gave up a HR in the first and a 2-run HR in the second to put the Yanks (8-9) down 3-0.

Happ settled down, however, and Brett Gardner’s 100th career HR—a grand slam—enabled the Yanks to beat Boston 5-3 to take both games of the two game series.

The Yanks got a run in the fourth on an RBI double by Clint Frazier, who had three of the Yanks’ five hits.

Gardner’s slam came in the seventh. It was his fourth HR of the season.

Ottavino got into, and out of, trouble in the eighth.

Happ 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.  7.23
Kahnle (W, 1-0, 3.38) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Ottavino (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.00
Chapman (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.57

 

Game 16. Yanks belt Boston 8-0 behind Paxton and 3 HR. Bird to DL, Ford up.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

James Paxton and Mike Tauchman hadn’t done too much in their brief stints as Yankees before last night but that all changed in an 8-0 win for the Yankees (7-9) over Boston.

Paxton showed the ace-like quality he may possess in pitching eight innings of shutout baseball, giving up just two hits and striking out 12.

This is the Paxton the Yanks traded for. There were rumors that earlier this season he was tipping his pitches. Well, he sure corrected that last night in a dominating performance.

Tauchman, a reserve OF pressed into service because of all the injuries, drove in four runs and hit his first MLB HR.

The Yanks got two in the third on a double by Gardner, who scored on a two-out single by LeMahieu. After a walk to Judge, Voit singled in LeMahieu.

Clint Frazier led off the fourth with his fourth HR of the season. Two outs later, Austin Romine singled and scored on a double by Tauchman.

Tauchman hit a 3-run HR in the sixth, his first MLB HR, to make it 7-0, and Gleyber Torres homered in the seventh (4) for the final score of 8-0.

Aaron Judge had 2 hits, and Gio Urshela made a great defensive play.

Paxton (W, 2-2, 3.91) 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 12 K. 1 HBP
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0 .00

 

Earlier in the day, Greg Bird was placed on the DL with a torn plantar fasciitis. It’s been a rough go for Bird, who always appears to be injured. He’ll be out a while. He was struggling this season, going just 6 for 35 (.171) with only one extra base hit. His HR was his only RBI. In his 35 at bats, he had struck out 16x.

Sad to say, but eventually the Yanks have to wonder what to do with Bird. If he’s always hurt, he isn’t helping you. Eventually, the Yanks may have to cut the cord with him.

To replace Bird, the Yanks called up Mike Ford, lefty-hitting 1B, from AAA. Ford is a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” born on the 4th of July who turns 27 this July. In 10 games for AAA SWB this season, Ford was hitting .410 with 5 HR and 14 RBI.

Last season, in 102 games for AAA SWB, Ford hit .253-15-52. In 2017, between AA/AAA, he hit .270-20-86 and drew 94 walks. (126 games, 101 at AA).

For Mike Ford, opportunity knocks.

Game 12. In Houston, Yanks have a problem. Get swept by Astros, 8-6.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jose Altuve killed the Yanks (5-7) in their three game series, hitting four HR, two last night, in Houston’s 8-6 win.

Brett Gardner led the game off for the Yanks with a HR (2) but Altuve tied it in the bottom of the first with a HR and Yanks’ starter James Paxton gave up another run in the bottom of the first.

The Yanks had first and third, one out in the second, but both Austin Romine and Tyler Wade struck out.

Houston got one in the third to go up 3-1.

A double by Gleyber Torres, single by Greg Bird and SF by D.J. LeMahieu made it 3-2 in the fourth.

Houston got four in the fifth to go up 7-2. Altuve hit his second HR of the game in that inning, and Carlos Correa added a two-run shot.

The Yanks tried to come back in the eighth. Aaron Judge walked, and Luke Voit hit a 2-run HR (4) to make it 7-4. Torres singled, Bird walked, and LeMahieu doubled in a run. Clint Frazier hit a SF to cut it to 7-6.

Houston got an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.

The Yanks struck out 13x. It seemed they weren’t recognizing and couldn’t hit the slider.

Voit HR, 2 RBI
Torres 2 hits
LeMahieu 3 for 3, 2 RBI

Joe Harvey was brought up to replace Jonathan Loaisiga for a few days until the Yanks activate CC.

Paxton (L, 1-2, 6.00) 4+ IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Harvey 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  MLB DEBUT  0.00
Tarpley 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  6.00
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.76

 

Game 11. Bullpen blues. Yanks lose late again, 6-3. Severino shut down for 6 weeks.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The bullpen, supposed to be a strength of this Yankees’ (5-6) team, so far hasn’t been. Leading 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Yanks’ bullpen gave up four runs after that as the Yanks lost 6-3 to Houston.

Clint Frazier had, let’s say, an interesting night in LF playing defense, and Brett Gardner made a mistake on a bunt attempt in thinking a ball was foul when it was fair. That resulted in bunting into a DP.

Jonathan Loaisiga (who was sent down after the game, what with CC coming back off of the DL) struck out the side in the first, but Houston worked up his pitch count and he was gone after just three innings. He did strike out five in those three innings.

Luke Voit homered (3) for the Yanks in the first, and Gary Sanchez had a two-run double in the sixth.

Loaisiga 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. 3.86
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.75
Cessa 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.29
Holder (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40
Green (L, 0-2. 9.00) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K. 0.00

So far this season, we’ve seen Chapman take a loss, Green take two losses, Ottavino one. Not the bullpen that was expected so far.

Luis Severino has a grade 2 lat strain and has been shut down for six weeks. Since he’ll need to build himself back up (basically have to go through a “spring training”), we won’t see him on the mound for the Yanks until late June/early July at the earliest.

Gio Gonzalez (see minor league report) is a possibility. Gio rebounded well last night from two prior poor performances. Gio can opt out if not with the Yanks April 20.

Another possibility could be looking into free agent Dallas Keuchel.

 

Game 10. Bullpen can’t hold lead, Yanks lose 4-3. Severino has setback.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

For six innings, Masahiro Tanaka outpitched Houston’s Justin Verlander. He left with a 3-1 lead.

Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t hold it and Houston, aided by some luck on a little dribbler, beat the 5-5 Yankees, 4-3.

Aaron Judge had 2 hits, inc. a HR (3) and walked twice.

Clint Frazier had 2 hits and an RBI.

Not a good night for Greg Bird, who took the “golden sombrero” 0 for 4, 4 strikeouts.

Tanaka 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.47
Britton 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.86
Ottavino (L, 1-1, 1.29) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.

Luis Severino will be sent to NY for more tests on his shoulder. According to manager Aaron Boone, Severino “feels OK but he is not where he needs to be.” He’ll have another MRI. Concerning news.

Game 9. Yanks blast 7 HR in 15-3 drubbing of Orioles.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (5-4) completed a weekend sweep of Baltimore by hitting seven HR in a 15-3 beatdown of the Orioles.

Gary Sanchez had 3, Clint Frazier 2, and Gleyber Torres and Austin Romine hit one each.

Lost among all the dingers was a superb pitching performance by Domingo German, who retired the first 13 batters he faced and who took a no-hitter into the sixth.

Sanchez 3 HR (6 for the season), 6 RBI
Torres 2 hits, HR (3)
Frazier 4 hits, 2 HR (3), 4 RBI
Urshela 2 hits.
Romine HR (1)

Baltimore scored one run on a PB by Romine and another on a WP by Tarpley.

German (W, 2-0, 1.64) 6+ innings, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Tarpley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.   10.80
Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.69

When I wrote the other day that Gio stinks, it wasn’t an attack or bashing of Gio Gonzalez, just a statement of his pitching performance on Thursday. Gio has been a decent MLB pitcher for a long time, but giving up 8 runs in 4 IP Thursday wasn’t a good outing. The “stinks” wasn’t an attack on Gio, just an analysis of that night’s performance, which wasn’t good. Just clarifying.

Trying to do these reports when I can. Things have been tough lately. My mom fell and broke her wrist in February. Surgery, screws/plate, hospitalization, rehab facility. No sooner does she get the cast off of the wrist then three days later she falls again and breaks her ankle in 3 places. Surgery on that tomorrow. Sigh.  …. the Yanks aren’t the only ones with DL issues.