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Game 64. Gleyber helps German to 1st MLB win, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

First off, thank you to all for understanding that I couldn’t post as often as I wanted to, especially on the minor league stuff, because one of my uncles passed away and that I had a viewing and funeral to attend.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and consideration.

Unfortunately, given the age and health of my mom, aunts and uncles, this seems to be more of a pressing issue now than before. I hope and pray for your understanding and consideration. Thank you.

As for tonight’s game, Game #64, Domingo German finally gets his first MLB win, thanks to Gleyber Torres.

I like German’s stuff, but as a rookie, it seemed that he was 1) pitching in bad luck, not getting enough run support 2) would pitch great except for one bad inning that would cost him the game and 3) would pitch five good innings but have that one, as an inexperienced rookie, that he could not get out of,  and would cost him the game.

So it is good to see him get his first MLB win.

In the top of the first, on the very first pitch of the game, German gave up a HR. I don’t know if it was a “get me over” fastball, but HR. Down 1-0 already. He struck out the side for the rest of the inning, but already down to a pitcher who was 8-3, 2.30.

A two- out double by Andujar and walks to Austin and Torreyes loaded the bases in the bottom of the second for Walker, who struck out.

With one out in the third, a single and walk for TB. A lineout to Judge in RF. Then a single to Stanton that brings in one run, but the other is thrown out at the plate for out #3. If Gardner was out in LF, I don’t think ANY run would have scored. But down 2-0.

In the bottom of the fifth, with one out,  the Yanks scored all their runs for the game. The Yanks had two on, two out in the fourth and did nothing, but in the fifth, Hicks led off with his seventh HR of the year.

This week, Hicks has been taking a lot of called strike threes. So I was wondering if he needed to re-establish his strike zone. Nice HR there.

After Hicks made it 2-1,  Judge singled. He moved up on a WP, but Stanton struck out for the second out of the inning. The struggling Sanchez drew a walk. Torres then hit a 3-run HR (13) to put the Yanks up, 4-2.

Nice list on the game by FS1. Youngest players 21 or under (before 22nd b/day) to 13 or more HR: Gleyber, 13 now. Mantle, age 19 in 1951, 13; Mantle, age 20 in 1952, 23. Mantle, age 21 in 1953, 21. DiMaggio, age 21 in 1936, 29. How about THAT company?

The Yanks, through sloppy D, gave the Rays a run in the top of the sixth. Walk, K. Dropped foul pop by Sanchez. K, WP. Man on second, two out. Single, SB. K to get out of the inning. 4-3, which would be the final score.

Bad move by Carlos Gomez of the Rays in the top of the seventh. A double with one out, then a CS trying to steal third.

The win puts the Yanks at 44-20, with Boston out in Seattle with a late game tonight.

Not to be a downer on a 44-20 team, but with all the HR, you do wonder about the strikeouts and batting average for the Yankees. How it will play in the postseason. Average for a lot of guys not too hot. A lot of K, a lot of striking out, but oh, those HR.

German (W, (first MLB Win)  (W, 1-4, 5.23) 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.89
Betances (H, 8)  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.30
Chapman (S, 19) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.21

Hicks solo HR
Judge 2 hits.
Torres 3-run HR

Yanks’ pitchers combine for 15 K.

 

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Game 57. Andujar & Hicks blast Jays, Yanks beat ESPN but lose Monty.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before we get to the game, good news and bad news.

Good news: the Yanks’ 7/8 game against Toronto has been moved back to 1:07 PM. ESPN had moved it to 8:07 for their Sunday night game and the Yanks complained, because it meant a Sunday night game in Toronto, a plane ride (which includes going through customs) and a doubleheader the next day in Baltimore. 3 games in 24 hours. So they won their appeal and Boston manager Alex Cora is whining. If it was Boston, don’t you think Cora would have appealed as Boone did? Boone, who of course worked for ESPN the last few years on their Sunday night team, threatened a boycott of ESPN availability to the team if the Sunday night game stuck. Good for him. Justice served. Instead, ESPN has the Dodgers/Angels subway series that night, and Cora can shut his yap.

Bad news: Jordan Montgomery needs TJ surgery. Out the rest of this year and probably all of 2019, making it all the more necessary for the Yanks to make a deal for a starter at the trade deadline.

To the game. Both the Yanks and Toronto hit two homers. The difference is that both of Toronto’s HR were solo blasts, and the Yanks’ HR were a grand slam and a three-run HR. 7-2 Yanks. 39-18, still 1/2 game back of Boston.

It was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when CC gave up a HR on just Toronto’s second hit of the game.

In the seventh, Sanchez (who maybe should be moved down in the lineup with his batting average near .200?) singled, Didi was HBP and Hicks walked. Andujar then hit a grand slam to put the Yanks up 4-1.

CC gave up another solo HR in the bottom of the seventh, 4-2.

In the top of the eighth, Stanton singled, and after two out, Didi walked. Hicks hit a 3-run HR to make it 7-2.

Stanton 2 hits.
Hicks 3-run HR (6)
Andujar grand slam. HR #7

Sabathia (W, 3-1, 3.59) 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2 of the 3 hits were solo HR.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.23
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.58
 

 

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

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

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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

Game 49. Tanaka tames Angels, 3-1.

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You don’t know what Masahiro Tanaka you’ll get. Maybe, with the ballyhooed matchup against Shohei Ohtani (even though Ohtani wasn’t pitching), it gave Tanaka extra incentive.

Whatever, we got the good Tanaka today as the Yanks beat the Angels, 3-1. The win moves the Yanks (33-16) back to within one game of Boston.

The Yanks scored all three runs in the third inning, and didn’t do much hitting to get those runs. Judge singled, and after Stanton (the golden sombrero, 0 for 4 with 4 whiffs) struck out, Judge moved up on a WP. Sanchez then walked. Both runners moved up on another WP. Didi walked. Hicks walked to force in a run. Bird was HBP to force in another. Andujar hit into a force out, a third run scoring.

Tanaka gave up a HR in the sixth.

The Yanks only got five hits, three by Gardner.

Wow. Didi down to .230.

Tanaka (W, 6-2, 4.62) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Robertson (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.56
Betances (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.50
Chapman (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.27

Game 44. Gleyber Day. He hits 2 HR, and Yanks add 3 more in 10-5 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Only one Yankee in their team history has had a multi-HR game at a younger age than Gleyber Torres.

That would be Mickey Mantle. Nice company.

The Yanks improved to 31-13 (22-4 in their last 26 games) by beating Texas, 10-5, on Monday night.

They hit 5 more HR tonight.

In the second, Sanchez got a bloop single, and with one out moved up to second on a groundout. Walker doubled in one run and Gleyber Torres hit his first of two HR on the game to make it 3-0.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a HR in the bottom of the second, 3-1 Yanks.

In the fourth, Walker hit his first HR of the year to make it 4-1 Yanks, but Tanaka gave up a 3-run HR in the bottom of the fourth that tied the game.

Aaron Judge hit HR #12 in the fifth to put the Yanks up for good, 5-4.

To the sixth, and with one out, Torres hits his second HR of the game (6) to make it 6-4 Yanks. In so doing, he becomes the second youngest Yankee ever to hit 2 HR in a game, and the only one younger is Mickey Mantle.

Gardner then walked and Judge doubled him to third. Stanton hit a SF to make it 7-4. Didi doubled in a run to make it 8-4 Yanks.

Chad Green gave up a HR in the bottom of the seventh, 8-5.

Aaron Hicks hit a 2-run HR (5) in the ninth for the final score of 10-5.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR.
Stanton 1 RBI.
Didi 1 RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Hicks HR, 2 RBI
Walker 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Torres 2 HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (W, 5-2, 4.95) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Green 2 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.52.
Robertson (h, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.22
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.77

 

Game 43. The Austins (Tyler and Romine) power Yanks to a 10-1 win.

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Yeah, Baby!

Tyler Austin powered the Yanks to a 10-1 win over KC on Sunday, as he hit two two-run homers, and not to be outdone, Austin Romine hit one himself.

Miguel Andujar also homered.

Sonny Gray had his best outing of the year, 1 R in 8 IP.

The Yanks broke open a scoreless duel in the fourth when Hicks walked and Austin hit a 2-run HR. Andujar then tripled and scored on a broken-bat single by Romine. 3-0 Yanks.

In the fifth, Stanton doubled and Hicks tripled him home. 4-0. Austin’s 2nd HR of the game, and eighth of the season, made it 6-0.

Meanwhile, Sonny Gray retired the first 14 batters he faced.

In the eighth, Romine doubled, Torreyes singled him to third. After an out, Gardner singled to make it 7-0. Judge walked to load the bases and a WP made it 8-0.

KC got a run in the bottom of the eighth, but Andujar (4) and Romine (1) hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to make it 10-1.

The win puts the Yanks at 30-13 for the season, and keeps them percentage points above Boston (but two up in the loss column). They head to Texas, and Monday it will be Tanaka vs. the “Big Sexy”, Bartolo Colon. Colon turns 45 on Thursday.

Stanton 2 hits. Double.
Hicks 2 hits, triple, RBI.
Austin 2 HR, 4 RBI
Andujar 3 hits, triple, HR
Romine 3 hits, double, HR. 2 RBI

Gray (W, 3-3, 5.48) 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Cole 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 8.80 (Wash/NYY)