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Game 66. SSSizzling….Yanks win 4-1 behind Severino, and HRs by Stanton and Sanchez.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luis Severino improved his record to 10-2, and got HR support from Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez as the Yanks beat the Rays 4-1 Saturday afternoon.

In the crowd were a bunch of members from the Pinstripe Mania club and website.

The win puts the Yanks at 46-20 on the season.

A walk to Greg Bird, single by Aaron Hicks and an RBI double by Gleyber Torres gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead in the second.

They made it 2-0 in the third on a double by Aaron Judge and a single by Didi Gregorius.

In the fifth, Stanton (16) and Sanchez (13) hit back-to-back homers to make it 4-0.

Tampa Bay got a run in the ninth when Chasen Shreve gave up a HR.

Judge 2 hits.
Stanton Solo HR.
Sanchez solo HR.
Didi RBI
Torres RBI

Severino (W, 10-2, 2.09) 8 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Shreve 0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.76. Faced two batters, gave up HR and triple.
Chapman (S, 20) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   1.17

Tomorrow is Old-Timer’s Day at the Stadium.

 

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Game 65. The “Lasagna” was good. Yanks win 5-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before his MLB debut tonight, Jonathan Loaisiga already had a nickname that I saw on various sites. “Johnny Lasagna”.

The lasagna was very good tonight.

Loaisiga, who started tonight’s game with only 10 games of minor league experience above Low A ball under his belt, and NONE at the AAA level, pitched five scoreless innings in the Yanks’ 5-0 win tonight, and earned his first MLB victory.

Not only that, but Seattle, down 6-3 to Boston, came back to win 7-6.

Yankees 45-20 — but winning pct. .692
Boston 48-23 —- (tied this way, but.. ) winning pct. .676

Meaning the Yanks have played six less games than Boston, but if the Yanks go 4-2 in those six games, they have a 1 game lead. 3-3 means they are even.

In the third inning, Didi Gregorius hit HR #14 off of ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi to put the Yanks up 1-0.

In the sixth, Aaron Judge doubled, went to third on an infield hit by Didi, and scored on a SF by Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yanks put it away in the eighth. With one out, Judge singled. Didi singled and went to second on the throw trying to get Judge at third. Stanton was intentionally walked. After Bird struck out for the second out, Sanchez, dropped to sixth in the lineup because of his slump, doubled to clear the bases.

About time Sanchez went the other way.

Judge 2 hits.
Didi 3 hits, solo HR.
Sanchez 3 RBI.

Loaisiga (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K.  MLB DEBUT.
Holder (H, 3)  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.28
Robertson (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.69
Betances (H, 9 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.19
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.31

 

Game 62. Didi and CC lead Yanks to 3-0 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and Didi Gregorius homered twice in the Yanks 3-0 win over Washington Tuesday night.

The win enables the 43-19 Yankees to stay 1/2 game ahead of Boston in the AL East.

The Yanks got two in the second when Didi, with one out homered to make it 1-0. Hicks then walked, and Walker singled Hicks to third, Walker going to second on the throw. Romine’s SF made it 2-0 Yanks.

Didi’s 2nd HR of the game, and #13 on the season, made it 3-0 in the sixth.

Sabathia (W,4-1, 3.27) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K.  1 HBP
Green (H, 9) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.95
Betances (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.    1 HBP    3.41
Chapman (S, 18) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.26

Jonathan Loaisiga (already nicknamed Johnny Lasagna) will start Friday for the Yanks. A few things on him. Before this year, never pitched above Low A. 4 starts High A this year, 6 in AA, none more than 5 innings. Nice K/BB ratio this year of 58/4.

Game 60. Yanks comeback to beat Mets, 4-3. Tanaka to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Domingo German settled down after giving up 2 HR and 3 runs in the first inning, and the Yanks (42-18) came back to beat the Mets 4-3 Saturday night. It keeps the Yanks 1/2 game ahead of 44-21 Boston.

The Yanks got a double by Hicks to lead off the game, but couldn’t score him. In fact, Hicks was picked off of second to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, with one out, ex-Yankee Todd Frazier homered off German, Brandon Nimmo tripled, and Asdubral Cabrera hit a 2-run HR. 3-0 Mets already.

But to his credit, German was great after that, keeping the Yanks in the ballgame.

Gleyber Torres homered (11) in the third to cut it to 3-1.

German got out of a second and third, two out jam by striking out Jay Bruce in the bottom of the third.

The Yanks loaded the bases for Aaron Judge in the fifth, but Judge grounded out. He’d redeem himself later.

Miguel Andujar tied the game in the sixth with a 2-run HR (8).

Judge homered (18) in the eighth for the game-winning run. 4-3, Yanks.

Judge solo HR, Game-winning hit.
Andujar, 2 hits, 2-run HR that tied the game.
Gregorius 3 hits
Torres solo HR.

German 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.32. Settled down after 3-run first inning.
1 WP by German, 1 HBP.
Robertson (W, 5-2, 3.94) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Betances (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1-2-3, all strikeouts. 3.54
Chapman (S, 17) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  1.30

Before the game, Masahiro Tanaka was put on the DL and Ronald Torreyes brought up from SWB. We’ll have to see how long Tanaka is out and who replaces him in the rotation.

Game 54. Yanks hit 1/3 mark at 20 over after 8-5 win over Orioles.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With 1/3 of the season gone, the Yanks stand at 37-17 after a 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday. The start of the game was delayed 1 hr. 40 minutes, and the game was played through some rain.

By winning, the Yanks kept pace with 40-19 Boston.

Masahiro Tanaka was prone to giving up the gopher ball, as he gave up 3 of them, but he still got the win. In the first, Adam Jones took him deep. 1-0 O’s.

The Yanks came back in the second when Miguel Andujar hit a 2-run HR (6) to put the Yanks up 2-1.

Giancarlo Stanton’s 2-run HR in the third (12) put the Yanks up 4-1. Tanaka gave up a HR to Joey Rickard in the bottom of the third, 4-2 Yanks.

Three Orioles’ errors in the sixth led to two Yanks’ runs. Stanton singled and Sanchez forced him, but an error let Sanchez reach second. Didi singled in Sanchez and went to second on another error. 5-2. Hicks singled to make it 6-2 and he went to second on yet another Orioles’ error.

Manny Machado, who has owned the Yanks this year, homered in the bottom of the sixth to make it 6-3 and the Orioles got another run that inning to cut it to 6-4. At least all three homers Tanaka gave up were solo shots.

In the eighth, Didi singled, stole second and scored on a single by Hicks. 7-4. Andujar doubled in Hicks, 8-4.

Robertson gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth before closing out the game. Final 8-5 Yankees.

Gardner 2 hits.
Stanton 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Didi 2 hits, RBI.
Hicks 3 hits, 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits, 2-run HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (W, 7-2, 4.79) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Holder (H, 2) 2/3 iP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.84
Green (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.25
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.96
Robertson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.39

Game 53. Yanks beat O’s, 4-1. Ex-Yank Barker passes away.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Going into Friday night’s games, the Red Sox were 6-1 against Baltimore, 9-4 against Tampa Bay (13 games against the Rays already!!! The Yanks have only played them twice!), and  7-2 vs. Toronto ….. so Boston is 22-7 (29 games vs. the AL East outside of the Yanks) while the Yanks are 1-3 against Baltimore, 2-0 vs. the Rays, and 5-3 vs. Toronto (just 14 games in the AL East outside of Boston), so 8-6 against the AL East outside of Boston.

Boston 22-7 vs, the AL East outside of the Yankees.
Yankees 8-6 outside the AL East outside of Boston.

The Yanks are now 1/2 game behind Boston.

In just the AL East, outside of each other, the Red Sox are 6 1/2 games better than the Yankees.

So now you know WHY the Red Sox are ahead of the Yankees by 1/2 a game right now.   

In order to match or catch Boston, the Yanks must match or better what Boston has done vs. the dregs of the AL East, as well as beat Boston in their head to head matchups.

So the Yankees faced Baltimore, one of the worst teams in the league, tonight. The Yanks won 4-1 while Boston had a good matchup vs. Houston (the defending WS champs) and lost.

So that puts the 36-17 Yanks 1/2 game behind Boston now.

In the bottom of the first, Sonny Gray gave up a HR to Manny Machado. Two thoughts on that. The first was, that here we go again with Sonny Gray. The other? It’s Manny Machado, let’s give Sonny a pass on that.

Well, the pass worked, for other than that, Sonny was good tonight.

In the third, the Yanks tied the game but could have had so much more. Walker singled, Romine walked. Torres singled to tie the game. Gardner singled to load the bases. Big inning coming? Nope. Judge struck out, Bird hit into a force at the plate and Stanton grounded out. Aaargh.

That Torres RBI? #27. Can you believe he is just 2 RBI behind Stanton with three less weeks of playing time with the Yanks?  

In the fifth, Torres doubled, but in trying for a triple, lost a shoe and was barely thrown out at third. Gardner then singled, which could have meant a run. Gardy stole second (six for six for the season) and after Judge made out, Bird tripled to make it 2-1.

In the sixth, Didi singled and stole second (by the way, check out Didi’s Twitter account after a Yankees win for his creative use of emojis to describe various Yankees’ players). Romine, riding a 10-game hitting streak, doubled him home to make it 3-1.

At the start of spring training, Boone and his coaching staff challenged Romine, the backup catcher, to hit better. They believed he was better than the .220 hitter he has been from 2011-2017 with the Yanks, with just an OPS+ of 54.

And yes, I was down on Romine this past off-season.

Romine has so far responded to the challenge. He is at .375-3-16 so far this season, far exceeding expectations. I wanted improvement (as did Boone and the coaching staff) and he is doing much better than the improvement we were seeking.

In the seventh, Judge homered (16) to make it 4-1.

Dellin Betances gave us a scare in the eighth, but the Yanks wrapped up a win.

Gray (W, 4-4, 5.50) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP
Green (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.33
Betances (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP.  4.13
Chapman (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.48

Ray Barker, who played for the Yanks 1965-1967, died this week at the age of 82. He was 0 for 6 for the 1960 Orioles, and made it back to the majors in 1965. With the Indians in 1965 he was 0 for 6 when he was traded to the Yankees for Pedro Gonzalez.

Barker, mostly a 1B, hit .254-7-31 in 205 AB for the Yanks in 1965. OPS+109. Decent.

In 1966, 75 AB, .187-3-13. OPS+ 73.

He went 2 for 26 in 17 games in 1967 for the Yanks, and was traded to the Orioles for Steve Barber. He never played in the majors again.

Barker played in 192 MLB games. He hit .214-10-44 in 318 MLB at bats, OPS + 84.

All-Star Voting began today.

 

Game 52. Yanks keep pace with ace. Yanks beat Astros 5-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The 35-17 Yankees stayed two games back of Boston by beating Houston Wednesday night, 5-3, behind their ace, Luis Severino.

Severino made just one mistake, and it was hit for a 2-run HR. He retired the first 11 he faced, seven by strikeout. In seven innings, he gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 11.

The Yanks struck first in the first inning when Hicks walked, Judge singled him to third and Stanton hit a SF.

Houston went up 2-1 in the top of the fifth on the 2-run HR by Max Stassi.

The Yanks got it right back in the bottom of the fifth when Romine singled, and with two out, Judge singled. Stanton walked to load the bases for Sanchez, who singled in two runs.

In the sixth, Torres doubled, went to third on a WP, and scored on a Didi single. Didi was thrown out trying to steal for the second out of the inning (Andujar had struck out), but then Romine walked and Hicks doubled home Romine to make it 5-2.

Houston got a run off off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth before Chapman closed out the game.

5-3 Yankees.

Judge 2 hits.
Sanchez 2 RBI

Severino (W, 8-1, 2.31) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 11 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Robertson (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.21
Chapman (S, 12) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.54