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Game 55. Yanks rout Jays, 12-1.

Yes, it appears that Kyle Higashioka has become Gerrit Cole’s personal catcher, and based on the results last night and in his past few outings, should remain so come the postseason.

Helped by a healthy attack, Cole beat the Blue Jays 12-1 last night. The Yankees (32-23) remain as the #5 seed, 1 1/2 games behind the Twins with 5 games to go.

This was the last regular season start for the Yankees’ ace, who went 7-3, 2.84 in the regular season.

The Yanks scored twice in the first inning. Wirth one out, Aaron Judge walked and Aaron Hicks tripled him home. HIcks then scored on a WP.

With two out in the top of the fourth, Gleyber Torres doubled and was driven home by Gio Urshela’s single. 3-0.

Cole made one mistake that cost him all night. Cavan Biggio hit a solo HR off him in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Yanks’ lead to 3-1.

The Yanks came right back with four runs in the top of the fifth. With one out, Higashioka singled. LeMahieu was HBP. Judge singled in a run and everyone moved up on the throw. Hicks singled in two, stole second, then scored on a single by Torres. 7-1.

The Yanks got three in the top of the eighth. With two out, Urshela doubled, and Clint Frazier walked. Brett Gardner singled in a run. Kyle Higashioka’s drive hit the very top of the wall, just missing a HR. Instead, a 2-run double. 10-1 Yanks.

The Yanks closed out the scoring with two in the top of the ninth. Judge singled. Mike Tauchman walked. After an out, Torres singled in Judge, Tauchman moving to third. Urshela singled to make it 12-1, which was the final score.

Judge 3 hits, RBI
Hicks 2 hits, 3 RBI
Torres 3 hits, 2 RBI
Urshela 4 hits, 2 RBI
Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI

Cole (W, 7-3, 2.84) 7 IP, 1 R, 5 W, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.00
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.71

Game 49. Bombers hit 7 HR (3 by Higashioka) in 13-2 win.

One night after hitting 6 HR in a 20-6 win over Toronto, the Yankees (28-21) kept pouring it on, hitting 7 HR in a 13-2 win over Toronto last (Wednesday) evening.

It was the very first time in franchise history that the Yanks hit six or more HR in consecutive games.

The Yanks have now won seven games in a row.

Backup C Kyle Higashioka hit 3 of those 7 HR. D.J. LeMahieu hit 2.

LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a HR (8) to give the Yanks a quick 1-0 lead.

They got two more in the third when Tyler Wade singled and Higashioka hit a 2-run HR (2). 3-0, Yankees.

Clint Frazier led off the bottom of the fourth with a HR (7) to make it 4-0, Gary Sanchez singled, and two outs later, LeMahieu hit his second HR (9) of the game to make it 6-0. Before D.J.’s HR, Higashioka’s out was a long drive. He almost had a four homer game (done just once in Yankees history—by Lou Gehrig).

With Gerrit Cole on the mound, that was more than enough.

Aaron Hicks led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, moved to second on a groundout, and after another out, scored on a single by Frazier. 7-0.

Toronto scored a run in the top of the sixth, when they got their first hit, combined with a WP by Cole, but the Yanks came right back with four runs. With one out, Higashioka hit his second HR (3) of the game to make it 8-1. LeMahieu doubled, and after another out, Hicks walked. Luke Voit then hit a 3-run HR to make it 11-1. Voit’s 19th HR of the season leads the majors.

In the bottom of the seventh, after a walk and a GIDP, Wade walked and Higashioka hit his THIRD HR of the game to make it 13-1.

Nick Nelson gave up a run on a two-out solo HR to Toronto in the top of the ninth. Final 13-2.

Aaron Judge came off the IL, and going down was Thairo Estrada.

LeMahieu 3 hits (.373) 2 HR (9), 3 RBI
Voit 3-run HR (19, leads MLB)
Frazier 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (7)
Higashioka 3 hits, all 3 hits HR (4); 5 RBI

Cole (W, 6-3, 3.00) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 8 K. 100TH MLB win.
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.00
Nelson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.52

It’s the third time Cole was paired with Higashioka and third straight good outing. Personal catcher?

UPDATE: James Paxton has been placed on the 45 day I.L., effectively ending his season. Since he is a free agent at the end of the season (and has a flexor tendon issue right now in his pitching forearm), his Yankees tenure could be over.

Game 48. 6 HR, 20 runs. Yanks move into 2nd with 20-6 win.

The Yankees (27-21) moved back into second place in the AL East with a 6-HR, 20-run drubbing of Toronto Tuesday night. The final score was 20-6.

As it now stands, with 12 games left in the season, the Yanks would be the #5 seed in the AL and would head to Minnesota to play a familiar postseason foe, the Twins.

Before the game, the Yanks sent down to the alternate site Clarke Schmidt, Miguel Andujar and Mike Ford. Coming off the IL were Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela and Jonathan Loaisiga.

After the game, Thairo Estrada was sent back, so it appears as if Aaron Judge comes off the IL tonight.

Deivi Garcia pitched a strong seven innings to pick up his seventh MLB win in his fourth MLB start. Other than Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., Garcia didn’t have much trouble with the rest of the Blue Jays lineup.

Luke Voit hit two of the Yankees’ six HR in the game to take over the MLB HR lead at 18. He is a strong MVP candidate.

Guerrero hit a HR off of Garcia in the top of the second to make it 1-0 Toronto.

The Yanks came back with seven in the bottom of the second. With one out, Urshela, who had a great game just coming off the IL, doubled. Clint Frazier reached on an error (Toronto RF Derek Fisher had an awful night), moving Urshela to third. Brett Gardner singled in Urshela to tie the game. After an out, Tyler Wade singled in Frazier to make it 2-1. D.J. LeMahieu singled Gardner to make it 3-1. Luke Voit then hit a 3-run HR (17) to make it 6-1 and Aaron Hicks made it back to back HR with his fifth. 7-1 Yanks.

The Yanks added five more in the bottom of the third to go up 12-1 and the game was basically over. Urshela walked, went to second on a balk, and Frazier walked. Gardner walked to load the bases. Sanchez was HBP, forcing in a run. Wade walked, forcing in another run. LeMahieu cleared the bases with a 3-run double. 12-1.

Garcia gave up a 2-run HR to Gurriel in top of the fourth that cut the lead to 12-3.

The Yanks came right back with four in the bottom of the fourth to make it 16-3. Urshela doubled, Frazier walked, and after an out, Sanchez hit a 3-run HR (8). After another out, LeMahieu doubled, and Voit singled in LeMahieu.

Voit hit a solo HR in the bottom of the sixth (18). 17-3.

In the bottom of the seventh, Urshela singled and Frazier hit a 2-run HR (6). 19-3.

In the bottom of the eighth, LeMahieu hit a solo HR (7). 20-3.

Michael King gave up 3 runs in the top of the ninth. It does appear he needed minor league time this year, but alas, no minors this COVID year, so he is getting a bit of a rude awakening on the MLB level.

LeMahieu 4 hits, solo HR (7), 5 RBI. .363
Voit 3 hits, 2 HR (MLB leading 18), 5 RBI.
Hicks solo HR (5)
Urshela 3 hits
Frazier 2 hits, 2-run HR (6)
Sanchez 4 RBI, a 3-run HR (8)
Wade 2 RBI

Garcia (W, 2-1, 3.28) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR
King 2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 1 K. 6.75

Gerrit Cole pitches for the Yankees (who have won six straight) tonight. There are 12 games left in this shortened season.

Game 27. Bats stay dead as Yanks lose 5th straight in 2nd game of DH, 2-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (16-12) lost their fifth straight game, and the absences of key players on the IL is being felt. After losing the first game of the doubleheader 5-1, they lost the second game 2-1. 14 innings (7 inning DH games during this year of the virus), 2 runs, and just 7 hits. GIve Braves’ pitching credit, but weak offense—for example, the DP combo was Estrada and Wade, not LeMahieu and Torres.

Masahiro Tanaka pitched great, and I have to (and the YES network and others did do this) question manager Aaron Boone’s decision to take out Tanaka. He had a shutout going through five innings and threw just 66 pitches.

The only Yankees’ run came in the top of the fifth. Miguel Andujar singled, 40 year old backup C Erik Kratz doubled, and Tyler Wade hit a SF.

Chad Green replaced Tanaka for the bottom of the sixth and gave up a 2-run HR to Freddie Freeman. Ballgame.

It seemed like Boone tried to shorten an already shortened (DH, 7 inning) game and it backfired on him.

Besides the IL problem (soon to be expanded, it appears), the rust from the forced layoff (Mets series cancelled due to COVID, off days, rainout) showed.

Meanwhile, Aaron Judge’s calf flared up again and he may need to go back on the IL.

Miguel Andujar 2 hits

Tanaka 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.48
Green (L, 2-1, BS, 1; 1.98) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

With the loss, the Yanks (16-12) fall 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay in the AL East. 2nd place. The Rays have played five more games, winning all five.

 

 

 

Game 19. Gleyber snaps slump, leads Yanks to 10-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, Aaron Judge was put on the 10-day IL with a strained calf. Thairo Estrada was brought up.

With Stanton and Judge on the IL, two Yankees in terrible slumps now had and have to snap out of those slumps.

Gleyber Torres did, by going 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

Gary Sanchez was only 1 for 5, but that one hit was a 2-run HR.

Oh yeah, it also helps that you have your ace on the mound, and including his time with Houston last year, Gerrit Cole has now won his last 20 decisions (the record is 24, set by Carl Hubbell of the NY Giants, 1936-1937).

The Yanks (13-6) bombed Boston, 10-3.

In the bottom of the first, Mike Tauchman struck out with the bases loaded and the Yanks wasted a scoring opportunity. Tauchman would make up for it later in the game in big ways.

The Yanks struck first, getting two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Luke Voit led off with a single, and Aaron Hicks walked. After a ground out moved the runners up, Torres doubled in two runs to make it 2-0, Yanks.

Cole made few mistakes in the game, but did make one in the top of the fourth, giving up a solo HR that cut the Yankees’ lead to 2-1.

The Yanks scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break the game open. With two out, Torres singled and went to second on a balk. Tauchman doubled him home, then Sanchez hit a 457 foot HR (3) to make it 5-1.

The Yanks tacked on three more runs in the seventh. With one out, Gio Urshela singled, then Torres singled him to third. A single by Tauchman scored Gio and moved up Torres to second. A WP moved both runners up but Sanchez struck out. Clint Frazier then doubled in two runs to make it 8-1.

Jonathan Holder then relieved Cole but was ineffective, giving up two runs to cut the Yanks’ lead to 8-3 before Adam Ottavino finished off the half-inning.

The Yanks got those two runs back in the bottom of the eighth when D.J. LeMahieu led off the inning with a single and Luke Voit walked. After two outs, Tyler Wade singled to load the bases. Tauchman singled in two runs to make it 10-3, which wound up as the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits, .429
Torres 4 for 4, 2 RBI
Wade 1 for 1
Tauchman 3 hits, 4 RBI
Sanchez 2-run HR
Frazier 2 RBI

Cole (W, 4-0, 2.76) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W 8 K.   Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K   3.68
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.17
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.38

It was the Yanks’ third straight win.

 

Game 17. Yanks hold on, bomb Braves, 9-6.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Maybe it’s the strange year, delayed start, summer camp, but it’s hard to tell, the last two games, if a pitcher is losing it.

James Paxton was sailing along the other day with a 3-0 lead, only to lose it suddenly and the Yanks wound up losing 4-3.

Last night, Jordan Montgomery was sailing along with an 8-0 lead, only to have the Yanks (11-6) have to hang on to win 9-6.

The Yanks started early, getting three runs in the first on a three-run HR by Luke Voit (5).

In the third, D.J. LeMahieu was HBP and Aaron Judge walked. A single by Aaron Hicks loaded the bases. Luke Voit lined out but a throwing error in trying for a DP allowed LeMahieu to score. After another out, Mike Ford doubled in two runs to make it 6-0.

In the fifth, Judge led off the inning with his 9th HR of the season. Hicks walked, Voit was HBP and Gleyber Torres walked to load the bases. A run scored when Ford GIDP.

Montgomery gave up a 3-run HR in the top of the sixth, and it was 8-3.

Some sloppy fielding by the Yanks let the Braves score a run in the top of the seventh and it was 8-4.

The Yanks got a run back in the bottom of the seventh, when with one out, Torres walked and Ford doubled him in.

More sloppy fielding helped the Braves to two runs in the eighth, and it was 9-6, but the Yanks held on from there.

Judge solo HR (9)
Voit 3-run HR (5)
Ford 2 hits, 3 RBI

Montgomery (W, 2-1, 5.17) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 WP
Hale 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W,  1 K.   3.00
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.35
Cessa 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.45
Green (H, 3) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.90
Britton (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   1.35

 

Games 14 & 15. Yanks split DH with Rays, but lose a couple to the IL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (10-5) split a doubleheader to the Rays, but also lost a couple players to the injured list.

They won the first game 8-4, behind three home runs.

But before that game, Kyle Higashioka was put on the IL. 40 year old Erik Kratz was brought up to be the backup catcher. Chris Ianetta retired. That’s the catchers, and remember, starting catcher Gary Sanchez is struggling mightily. In the second inning of the first game, he struck out again with the bases loaded. Sanchez is now 3 for 35 with 20 strikeouts.

Thairo Estrada was called up briefly (sent back then, Ben Heller up), and the Yanks DFA’d Nick Tropeano. Albert Abreu was made the 29th man for the DH.

Got all that? More to come.

In that first game (both seven-inning affairs), the Yanks got four runs in the top of the third when with one out, Aaron Judge singled and Mike Ford hit a 2-run HR, his first of the season. Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres each walked, and after Mike Tauchman struck out, Gio Urshela doubled in two runs to make it 4-0.

Stanton hit his third HR of the season, a solo shot, in the top of the fifth to put the Yankees up 5-0.

Gerrit Cole struck out ten, but the Rays made him work, as he threw 107 pitches. He didn’t get the win because he only went 4 2/3 innings, one out short of qualifying for the W. He gave up three runs in the bottom of the fifth, and that cut the Yanks’ lead down to 5-3.

Speaking of, if a starter has to go five for a W in a nine-inning game, why is it the same for a seven-inning game? Shouldn’t it be then cut to four? Just asking. No biggie.

The Yanks got two back in the top of the sixth when D.J. LeMahieu singled and Aaron Judge hit a 2-run HR, his 8th of the year, to put the Yanks up 7-3.

The Rays got a run in the bottom of the sixth, 7-4.

In the top of the seventh, Tauchman doubled, stole third and scored on a SF by Urshela. 8-4, and that was the final score.

Judge 3 hits, 2 RBI. A 2-run HR (8).
Ford 2-run HR (1).
Stanton 2 hits, solo HR (3).
Urshela 2 his, 3 RBI.

Cole 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 10 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  3.22
Green (W, 2-0, 0.96) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP.
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 W, 2 K   1.50


Walks and two-out hits killed the Yankees in game two of the doubleheader, which they lost 5-3. Michael King made his first MLB start, and gave up only one hit in 3 2/3 IP, but walked five. The Yanks walked nine total.

In the bottom of the first, King gave up a leadoff double, then got two outs. He couldn’t get out of the inning scoreless, walking three in a row to force in a run before getting the third out.

The Yanks tied it in the top of the fourth. With one out, Giancarlo Stanton walked and moved up to second on a WP. The slump-ridden Gleyber Torres singled Stanton to third. A single by Luke Voit brought in the run, but Torres was thrown out at third.

But on that advance on the WP, Stanton hurt is hamstring and most likely is headed to the IL.

The Rays came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Once again, walks killed the Yanks and they couldn’t close the inning out. King got the first two batters of the inning out. Then two straight walks. In came Luis Avilan, and HE walked the first batter HE faced to load the bases. Then he gave up a single that brought in two runs, another walk to reload the bases, before he got the third out of the inning.

The absence of Chapman has had a snowball effect. Britton, a lefty, is now the closer, and Avilan, another lefty like Britton and Chapman, assumes Britton’s spot. It may have hurt the Yanks in this case.

Albert Abreu made his MLB debut in the bottom of the fifth and gave up two runs to put the Rays up 5-1. He gave up a single, HBP, got two outs, but just like the other two times in this game, the Yanks couldn’t get out of the inning—the Rays scoring their runs with two outs. A two-run single in this case.

The Yanks tried for the comeback in the top of the seventh. Voit singled but Tauchman GIDP. That GIDP was a killer, because after that, Urshela singled, Kratz doubled him to third, and LeMahieu singled in two runs to make it 5-3, with the tying run at the plate in Aaron Judge. Judge flied out to end the game. Judge just missed hitting a double earlier in the at bat, and his drive to LCF was caught in the middle of the warning track. He just missed a game-tying HR.

Both manager Aaron Boone and hitting coach Marcus Thames were ejected in the fifth inning.

LeMahieu 2 RBI
Voit 2 hits, RBI

King (L, 0-1, 7.59) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 5 W, 4 K.
Avilan 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  3.60
Abreu 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 HBP   13.50   MLB DEBUT
Heller  2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.   5.40

 

Games 10 & 11. Yanks split DH with Phils. lose opener 11-7, win nightcap 3-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

In this crazy year, both games of the doubleheader just seven innings.

The Yanks lost the opener, 11-7, as their seven game winning streak was snapped. They scored first when in the first inning, D.J. LeMahieu singled, Aaron Judge reached on an error and Aaron Hicks walked to load the bases. D.J. scored when Gleyber Torres GIDP.

They got two more in the second when with two out, Kyle Higashioka singled and Brett Gardner hit a 2-run HR (3). 3-0 Yanks.

But J.A. Happ gave it back, giving up four runs in the top of the third (because of Tuesday’s rainout, the Yanks were the home team in Philadelphia for game one). Happ is a big problem for the Yanks with what his performance was last year (12-8, 4.91; most of the year ERA was over 5) and so far this year. Based on that, I don’t expect him back in 2021. He turns 38 in October. He gave up a HR to Bryce Harper but it was walks that really hurt him here.

Nick Nelson came in for his second MLB game and didn’t have it. He gave up a HR to J.T. Realmuto in the fifth, but then six runs in the top of the sixth. In a 7-inning game, that was a killer.

Since the Yanks had a DH, and also have a DH in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aaron Boone left Nelson in. You didn’t want to burn the bullpen, and see the game 2 recap for how well the bullpen did in Game 2. (Hint: Fabulous)

The Yanks did get four runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn 11-3 into 11-7. Mike Tauchman singled, and after an out, Brett Gardner singled. Thairo Estrada singled in a run and Aaron Judge homered (7).

LeMahieu 3 for 3
Estrada 1 for 1, RBI
Judge 3-run HR
Wade 1 for 1
Higashioka 2 hits, but a huge error
Gardner 2 hits, 2-run HR.

Happ (L, 0-1, 10.29) 3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 6 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Nelson 1 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 0 K.  Gave up 1 HR.   11.57  (2nd MLB game)
Cessa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00 (Kriske sent down)


In the nightcap, it was tied in the top of the seventh when the Yanks (9-2) broke through for two runs to go up 3-1.  Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit singled, then Mike Tauchman doubled in a run. After Gary Sanchez was HBP to load the bases, Gio Urshela singled in a run.

In the second, Voit had hit a HR (4) to put the Yanks up 1-0. The Phils tied it in the bottom of the frame.

Concerns? Torres and Sanchez still struggling.

Highlights:

Voit 2 hits, solo HR.
Tauchman GW RBI
Urshela 2 hits, RBI

Loaisiga 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.32
Avilan 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.86
Green 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Ottavino (W, 2-0, 0.00) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Britton (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

The bullpen threw 4 2/3 no -hit, no-run innings.

 

 

Game 9. O Gio My! Yanks win 7th straight, beat Phils 6-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge’s consecutive games with a HR streak came to an end, but a couple streaks kept going as the Yankees (8-1) beat the Phillies 6-3 Monday night.

It was the Yanks’ seventh win in a row, and it was Gerrit Cole’s 19th straight win without a loss going back to last year with Houston.

Cole gave up a couple of hard-hit balls, but only one run in his six innings of work.

D.J. LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first for the Yanks with a HR (2) and the Yanks were up 1-0 right away.

The Phillies tied it in the third when Jay Bruce homered off of Cole.

The Yanks came right back in the bottom of the third. Brett Gardner hit a HR (2), and what was surprising is that it was an opposite field HR. The only other time he ever did that at Yankee Stadium, the other HR was an inside-the-park HR. After two outs, the Aaron’s, Judge and HIcks hit back-to-back doubles to make it 3-1.

In the sixth, Hicks walked and Giancarlo Stanton was HBP. After a flyout, Gio Urshela hit a 3-run HR (3) to put the Yanks up 6-1.

There was a rain delay after the sixth.

Things got a little tight as the Yanks’ bullpen was a little leaky. Chad Green and Zack Britton were good but the Phillies did close the gap to 6-3, the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI, solo HR
Judge 2 hits.
Urshela 3-run HR
Gardner solo HR

Cole (W, 3-0, 2.55) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Kriske 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.   6.75
Green (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Avilan 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.91
Britton (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   0.00


Tuesday’s game vs. the Phillies has been postponed because of a tropical storm coming up the coast. The Yanks will play a doubleheader in Philadelphia starting at 4:05 on Wednesday. The first game will start at 4:05 pm, and the Yanks will be the “home” team in that one. The second one will start 35 minutes after the first one and the Yanks will be the away team in that one. Yanks’ starters are expected to be Happ and Montgomery, while the Phillies will have Nola and Wheeler.


The game at the Field of Dreams site, which was supposed to be Yankees/White Sox then changed to Cardinals/White Sox, has been postponed because of the virus to 2021. No word on what teams will be the matchup.

Game 8. Judge (2 HR) sparks Yanks’ 9-7 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge homered for the fifth straight game, and his two homers led the way in the Yankees’ (7-1) 9-7 win over Boston Sunday night. It was the Yanks’ sixth win in a row.

James Paxton started and once again did not have it, giving up a 2-run HR to Xander Bogaerts in the first inning.

Judge hit the first of his two homers, a 3-run shot, in the second inning to put the Yanks up 3-2.

Boston scored three times in the third to go up 5-3. Two runs were unearned because of a two-base error in LF by Miguel Andujar.

The Yanks tied it in the bottom of the third when Giancarlo Stanton walked, scored on a double by Gary Sanchez, then Gio Urshela doubled home Sanchez.

Michael King gave up a HR to Bogaerts in the top of the fifth, but the Yanks tied in the bottom of the inning on a HR by Luke Voit (3). 6-6.

Rafael Devers homered for Boston in the top of the seventh to put them up 7-6.

But in the bottom of the eighth, with two out, Mike Tauchman walked and stole second. D.J. LeMahieu singled to tie the game, then Judge hit his sixth HR of the season, and second of the game, to put the Yanks up 9-7, the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Judge 2 HR, 5 RBI. 412 and 468 ft. blasts
Voit solo HR
Urshela 3 hits, RBI

Paxton 3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K.  Gave up 1 HR.   13.50
King 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.  7.71
Ottavino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 1 1/3 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Britton (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   0.00