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Game 159. Rays’ big inning dooms Yanks, 9-6.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Not what you want to see from Sonny Gray in his final regular season start before the playoffs. No command, knocked out early, gave up a lot of walks and a pair of homers, and couldn’t hold a lead.

Tampa Bay scored seven in the fifth, knocking out Gray, and beat the Yanks 9-6.

The loss kept the Yanks (89-70) three back of Boston with three games to go. It seems inevitable that the Yanks will have to settle for the top wild card.

Gray gave up a HR to the second batter of the game, but the Yanks got back-to-back HRs from Gardner (21) and Judge (51) leading off the bottom of the first to go up 2-1.

They made it 3-1 in the second on a single by Ellsbury, passed ball, and an RBI single by Todd Frazier.

The red-hot Greg Bird homered in the fourth (9) to make it 4-1. Looking good.

Then the roof fell in. That seven-run inning featured Gray throwing a HR and a WP, and catcher Gary Sanchez committing an error and a passed ball. After Gray was pulled, Jonathan Holder gave up a HBP, single and triple in getting no one out.

Starlin Castro singled in a run in the fifth to cut it to 8-5, but Chasen Shreve gave up a HR in the sixth to put the Rays up 9-5.

Aaron Hicks hit his second HR (15) since coming off the DL this week to close out the scoring. It was a PH HR in the bottom of the ninth.

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits.

Adam Warren is coming off the DL today.

Gray (L, 10-12, 3.55) 4 2/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 5 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Holder 0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.89
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.77 Gave up 1 HR.
Heller 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.90
Gallegos 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.87

I am impressed this year with Heller and German as far as guys who may be able to really step up and contribute more in 2018.

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Game 155. Judge hits 2 HR, but Yanks fall, 9-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I don’t think Jaime Garcia or Bryan Mitchell would have made the postseason roster anyway, but neither helped themselves in a 9-5 Yankees’ loss on Sunday.

The loss put the Yanks 5 back of Boston in the AL East with 7 to go, and basically assured the Red Sox the division. The Yanks’ magic # to host the wild card game remains at 2.

Toronto got one in the first, one in the second, and knocked out Garcia with three in the third. Garcia gave up a HR to the first batter he faced.

Didi singled in a run to make it 5-1 in the fourth.

Toronto came back with four in the bottom of the fourth to make it 9-1.

Aaron Judge hit his first HR of the game (47) in the top of the sixth to cut it to 9-2.

Greg Bird doubled in a run later in the inning to make it 9-3.

Judge hit his second HR (48) of the game, a 2-run shot, to make it 9-5.

Judge is now one HR behind Mark McGwire’s 1987 rookie record of 49 in a season.

Hated the tribute Toronto gave Jose Bautista. Hated his bat flipping, and question how someone so mediocre until he became 29 all of a sudden went from a mediocre 15 HR a year guy to hitting 50+ at the age of 29. Loved when Odor popped him one. Just saying….

Judge 2 HR, 3 RBI
Castro 2 hits
Didi RBI
Bird RBI

Garcia (L, 5-10, 4.41) 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.43
Mitchell 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.79
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.17
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.12
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.97

Game 153. Yanks lose, but magic # to make the playoffs still reduced to 1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Masahiro Tanaka was the bad Tanaka tonight, giving up 3 HR, including a grand slam, in the Yanks’ 8-1 loss to Toronto tonight.

Despite the loss, the Yanks’ magic # for making it into the postseason was reduced to one because both the Angels and Rangers lost.

The magic # for hosting the wild card game remains at four over the Twins.

In the top of the first, Aaron Judge hit a 469 ft. HR, #46 of the season, to put the Yanks up 1-0. Judge also had a double and two walks in the game, but outside of Judge, the Yanks only got one more hit.

Todd Frazier got embarrassed on the hidden ball trick.

I can’t see how Tanaka would opt out of his contract after this year. This year hasn’t been good. How and where would he find something better?

Tanaka (L, 12-12, 4.94) 5 2/3 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 3 HR, inc. Grand Slam.
Kahnle 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.52
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.49
Gallegos 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.71.

Game 148. Yanks bomb O’s again, 9-3. Magic #s for Playoffs reduced.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

When will Didi Gregorius get his just due?

When the Yankees got him to replace the legend, Derek Jeter, we were probably hoping for .260-9-54 and good defense. None of us knew Didi would become the first Yankees’ SS to hit 20 or more HR in back to back seasons (even Jeter didn’t do that), or become a .290 hitting, 20 HR, 80 RBI guy… and he missed the first couple weeks of this season.

Who’d have thought he’d be hitting cleanup?

Didi homered again (23) for the Yanks in their 9-3 win over Baltimore today. The Yanks remain 3 back of Boston in the AL East but increased their lead for the first wild card spot (game at home) by 5 over the Twins.

The magic # for getting the top wild card spot is 10.  With the Twins coming in Mon-Tue-Wed, the Yanks can take care of a lot of business themselves.

The Yanks’ magic # for just making the playoffs is 9 over the Angels.

Didi’s 3-Run HR (23) in the third put the Yanks up 3-0 and gave him 80 RBI on the season.

Maybe we are finally getting to see the Greg Bird we saw in spring training of this year. HR #5 made it 6-0 in the fourth.

In the fifth, Jacoby Ellsbury singled in a run to make it 7-0.

Todd Frazier hit a 2-run HR (26) in the seventh to make it 9-0.

Chasen Shreve was horrible in the ninth inning when Baltimore scored three runs.

Didi 3 for 4 , scored 3 runs, HR, 3 RBI.
Ellsbury 3 hits, RBI.
Frazier HR, 2 RBI.
Bird HR, 3 RBI.

Montgomery (W, 8-7, 4.06) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.58
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1.80
Shreve 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 4 W, 1 K. 3.98  Gave up 1 HR.
Gallegos 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.06

With the win, the Yanks have a winning season. They haven’t had one since 1992.

Game 146. Yanks Blast O’s, 13-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks hit three three-run HRs, two by Aaron Judge and one by Todd Frazier, to blast Baltimore tonight, 13-5. Gary Sanchez added a solo blast.

With the 2 HR tonight, 11 of Judge’s 43 HR this year have been hit against the Orioles.

The win enables the 80-66 Yanks to stay 3 back of Boston in the AL East with 16 to go. They remain 3 up on the Twins for the top wild card spot and are up 5 1/2 over the Angels for a playoff spot. The Angels are playing as I write this.

The Yanks got six in the first. Ellsbury and Judge singled and Sanchez doubled a run home. Holliday an RBI groundout. Headley RBI single, 3–0. Gregorius single, and Todd Frazier 3-run HR (25) 6-0 Yankees.

Tanaka gave up a HR in the top of the fourth but Judge hit a 3-run HR (42) in the bottom of the fourth.

Top of the sixth, Tanaka gives up another dinger, 9-2.

Bottom of the sixth. Yankees put it to 13-2 on back-to-back HR by Judge (3-run HR, #43) and Sanchez (31).

Baltimore got two garbage runs in the eighth and another in the ninth, 13-5.

Judge 3 hits, 2 HR, 6 RBI.
Sanchez 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.
Todd Frazier 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI
Clint Frazier 2 hits.

Tanaka (W, 12-11, 4.73) 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 2 W, 8 K. gave up 2 hr.
Mitchell 1 IP 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.91
Gallegos 1 IP, 1 R,  1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.19

Game 136. No $ale! Yanks cash in, hit 4 HR and beat Boston, 9-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees hit 4 HR, 3 off of Cy Young candidate Chris Sale, and closed to 3 1/2 back of Boston in the AL East by beating Boston 9-2 Sunday night.

The win puts the Yanks at 73-63 and gives them a 2-game cushion over the Twins for the top wild card spot and 3 1/2 over the Angels and Orioles for the lower wild card spot. They face the Orioles this afternoon.

Red-hit Chase Headley got the ball rolling with HR #11, a solo shot in the third inning, to put the Yanks up 1-0. They had scoring opportunities in the first and second innings but didn’t cash in.

Matt Holliday (18) and Todd Frazier (22) hit back-to-back HRs in the fourth to make it 3-0.

Luis Severino, meanwhile, was brilliant, giving up just one unearned run (two Todd Frazier errors and yet another passed ball by Sanchez) in the sixth. Although Severino will most likely fall behind Sale and Indians’ pitcher Corey Kluber in the CYA voting, he should get consideration.

The Yanks blew it open with a six-run sixth. Matt Holliday walked, and after Frazier struck out, Jacoby Ellsbury singled. Brett Gardner walked to load the bases but Headley struck out for the second out. Then the Yanks pounced. On a bang-bang play, Gary Sanchez singled in a run. 4-1. Starlin Castro doubled to clear the bases, 7-1. Then, finally, after a long drought, Aaron Judge hit #38, a 2-run HR, to make it 9-1. It had been some 15 games or so since Judge connected.

Boston got a run in the ninth for the final of 9-2.

Headley 2 hits, HR, RBI.
Sanchez 2 hits, RBI.
Castro 3 hits, 3 RBI.
Holliday 1 for 2, HR, RBI.
Ellsbury 3 for 3.

Severino (W, 12-6, 3.03) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Kahnle 1 Ip, 0 r, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.85
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.49
Gallegos 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.00

Minor League Report. Playoffs to begin next week, after Labor Day.

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AAA: Playoffs start Sept. 6th. SWB (83-50) has clinched a playoff spot. They currently have the best record in the league.

They lost Sunday, 9-2. DH Ji Man Choi 3 hits, 2 doubles. 3B Cito Culver & CF Mason WIlliams each had two hits, RBI.

Lail (L, 6-5, 5.41) 6 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.46
Gallegos 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K, Gave up 1 HR. 2.08

AA: Trenton will open their playoffs against Binghamton on Sept. 6th. At 87-45, they clinched their division already and have the best record in the league.

They won Sunday, 5-0. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. C Sharif Othman 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Mesa (W, 4-0, 0.92) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Gomez (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.82
Carroll (S, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.80

High A: Tampa is in the playoffs, which start Sept.  5. They don’t know who they’ll face yet. They are 79-49, won the first half with a 39-31 mark, and lead their division in the second half as well, with a 40-18 mark.

They were rained out on Sunday.

Low A: Playoffs start Sept.  6. Charleston is close to clinching the second-half division crown. Their magic # to do so is 3. They are 72-60 for the season. In the first half, they were 34-36, and finished fifth. In this split season, (High A and Low A have split seasons), they are 38-24. If they hold on to make the playoffs, the opponent is TBD.

They won Sunday 3-1. RF Isiah Gilliam, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits each for SS Diego Castillo & LF Devyn Bolasky.

Garcia (W, 2-2, 1.97) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Cedeno (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.56
Sosebee (S, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.24.