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Game 72. Yanks ride two 2-run HR in first to 4-3 win and sweep of M’s.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

In the first inning, the Yanks got two two-run homers (and Giancarlo Stanton was robbed of a solo shot) for four runs, and they rode that to a 4-3 win and a sweep of Seattle at the Stadium this afternoon.

With the win, the Yanks are at 50-22, and remain two games ahead (4 in the loss column) of Boston (50-26) in the AL East.

So in the bottom of the first, Clint Frazier singled and Judge homered (19). Stanton then hit one deep but was robbed of a HR. After another out, Torres singled and Andujar hit a 2-run HR (10) to make it 4-0.

Severino wasn’t totally on, but got the win. He gave up a 2-run HR to Seattle in the top of the second and another run in the sixth.

But those four runs on the two two-run HRS in the first held up. Final score, 4-3 Yanks.

A.J. Cole was placed on the DL with a pinched nerve in his neck. Luis Cessa off the DL and back with the team.

Frazier 2 hits. Played CF today.
Judge 2-run HR.
Didi 2 hits.
Torres 2 hits.
Andujar 2-run HR.

Severino (W 11-2, 2.24) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave Up 1 HR
Robertson (H, 12) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.44
Betances (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.00
Chapman (S, 22) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.07



Game 71. Stanton’s walkoff HR completes Yanks’ comeback. 7-5. RIP Billy Connors. Estrada probably done for year.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The dangerous, explosive aspect of the Yankees’ attack showed itself tonight as the Yanks rebounded from a 5-0 deficit to stun Seattle 7-5 on Wednesday night, courtesy of a walk off 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the ninth.

The Yankees’ win (49-22) combined with a Boston loss (49-26) puts the Yanks 2 up (4 in the loss column) over the Red Sox.

Jonathan Loaisiga pitched in and out of trouble, but when he departed after 3 2/3 he had given up just one run, courtesy of an error, but with two on and two out in the fourth, Chasen Shreve, called in to get out of the inning with just one run given up, gave up a single to make it 3-0, two runs charged to “Johnny Lasagna.”

Shreve then gave up 2 more runs the next inning. Hey, if the Yanks want to upgrade by getting a better lefty reliever in Brad Hand from SD, I am all for it.

The Yanks did get two back in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Andujar doubled. After Frazier struck out, Hicks walked and Judge singled in a run. The other run scored on an error which let Judge go to second and let Hicks score. 5-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier doubled, and went to third on a single by Judge. A SF by Didi made it 5-3.

To the eighth. Torres walks and Sanchez ties the game with HR #14.

To the bottom of the ninth. With two out, Didi singled and Stanton ended the game with a walk-off HR, HR #18, which ties him with Judge for the team lead.

Judge 3 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI, walkoff HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI, Game-tying HR.

Loaisiga 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K.  3.12
Shreve 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Holder 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.00. A real godsend this year.
Chapman (W, 3-0, 1.10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Billy Connors, a long-time member of the Yankees pitching staff and front office, died at the age of 76.

From the NY Post:

Connors had three stints as Yankees pitching coach (1989-90, 1994-95 and 2000), but he made his most significant impact with the organization as vice president, player personnel, from 1996-2012.

Connors pitched with the Cubs and Mets from 1966-68. After his playing days, he became a minor league pitching instructor for the Mets and also worked for the Royals, Cubs, Mariners and Phillies.

Connors went 0-2, 7.53 in his MLB career, 26 games, 1 start. ERA+ 46. He was 1 for 2 as a hitter.


Meanwhile, the Post also reports that

Thairo Estrada, the highly regarded Yankees prospect who returned from a gunshot wound this year, will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering a back injury.



Game 70. Yanks hit 4 HRs, and German throws a gem in 7-2 win over M’s.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (48-22) hit 4 hrs, and Domingo German threw a gem as the Yankees beat the Mariners 7-2 Tuesday night.

German gave up a leadoff double, and then Didi made an error. The run (unearned) scored, but after that error, German retired 19 in a row before giving up a HR to Nelson Cruz in the seventh. By that time, the Yanks had the game in hand.

In the bottom of the first, Stanton tied it up with HR #17.

The Yanks broke it open in the fifth. Bird walked and Andujar hit HR #9. 3-1 Yanks. Clint Frazier singled and Hicks hit a 2-run HR (10).

After Cruz’ HR cut it to 5-2, the Yanks came right back in the bottom of the seventh when Andujar singled, Hicks singled, and Judge singled in a run.

Gleyber Torres’ 14th HR, a solo shot in the eighth, made it 7-2, the final score.

Those 4 HR give the Yanks 118 in 70 games, a pace for 273, which would break the record of the 1997 Mariners (264).

Hicks 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI.
Stanton solo HR. It appears like he may finally be heating up.
Torres 2 hits, solo HR.
Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR.

German (W, 2-4, 4.77) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. A gem.
Cole 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.17 (W/NYY).  But as a Yankee, his ERA is 0.69. 

Games 68 & 69. Yanks lose suspended game, win makeup game.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

First off, the remainder of the suspended game from May 15. The Yanks and Nationals resumed the game in the top of the sixth, with the score tied at 3. Tyler Austin, now in the minors, had hit 2 HR and drove in all 3 runs for the Yanks in that game.

Chad Green “started” today, and I won’t get into numbers, because the suspension of the game really throws things off. For example, Juan Soto, who made his MLB debut on May 20, hits his “first” MLB HR of the year in the bottom of the sixth to give the Nationals the 5-3 win, but it isn’t counted as his first MLB HR, and his “MLB debut” came five days after the start of this game, and the first HR after that is counted as his first MLB HR. You may recall that last week, the teen sensation hit 2 HR at the Stadium against the Yanks. The suspension and completion throws everything out of whack. Confused? I am, and I am not going to get more confused.

And I ain’t going back to make this game #41 and renumbering every game after that. Let’s just say result #68 and go from there.

Before the game, the Yanks sent down Ronald Torreyes and brought up Clint Frazier because of concerns over Brett Gardner’s sore knee. Giovanny Gallegos was player #26 for the other game.

Anyway, Chad Green lost the suspended game by giving up the two-run HR by Soto in the bottom of the sixth. The Yanks had a threat in the eighth, but couldn’t get it done.

As for the regular game, a makeup of a May 16 rainout, the Yanks won 4-2, making their record 47-22.

In the first, Hicks doubled and Stanton singled him in.

Sonny Gray gave up runs in the second and fourth. Gleyber Torres made a big play to keep another run from scoring in that second inning.

Aaron Judge made a nice play in the third.

In the fifth, Romine singled, Gray tried to bunt him over but bunted into a force play. Hicks then hit a 2-run HR (9) to put the Yanks up 3-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier, pinch-hitting, was hit by a pitch and went to second on an errant pickoff throw. After a walk to Judge, Stanton hit a double to make it 4-2.

In the meantime, Jonathan Holder had shut down a potential Nats rally in the sixth.

Dellin Betances was dominant in the eighth, but Aroldis Chapman ran into trouble in the ninth and was helped on a great play by Judge to end the game.

Hicks 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Judge 2 nice defensive plays.
Stanton 4 hits, 2 RBI

Gray (W, 5-4, 4.89) 5+ IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.19. Great job getting out of a jam.
Robertson (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.58
Betances (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.09. Dominant.
Chapman (S, 21) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Struggled, helped by Judge D.   1.14

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.


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 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.