AA Trenton lost 7-2 to Bowie last night and their Eastern League Championship series is now tied at one game apiece.
Luis Severino, on rehab, started and gave up 4 runs, 3 of them unearned, in 3 2/3 innings of work.
C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, RBI, but an error.
Severino (Loss) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K
Yajure 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kriske 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
The Yanks (MLB) were rained out and have a DH today (straight old-fashioned DH this afternoon) but their magic #’s did drop. The magic # to clinch the division outright (no tiebreakers) is now 8 over Tampa Bay. They have an 8 1/2 game lead over the Rays with 16 games to go. The magic number just to get into the playoffs is 7.
The Yanks also now have the best record in baseball, by 1/2 game over Houston (Houston has tiebreaker). The Yanks have 1 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers (Yanks have tiebreaker).
Charlie Silvera, Yogi Berra’s backup C in the early 1950s, died at the age of 94 on Sept. 7. Silvera was with the Yankees 1948-1956, and ended his career with the Cubs in 1957. As Yogi’s backup, Silvera never got into more than 58 games in a season, and in most seasons, never even got into 25 games a year. He was, however, one of the few Yankees that was on the team for EACH of the five consecutive WS they won from 1949-1953. He played for the Yankees in six different WS Championship years (1949-1953, 1956).
In 1949, Silvera got his most playing time, playing in 58 games and hitting .315. In the only WS game he played in, he went 0 for 2.
In his ten years in the majors, Silvera only played in 227 games, hitting .282-1-52 in 482 at bats. OPS+ 86. His only MLB HR was hit in the first game of a DH on July 4, 1951 vs. Washington at the old, original Yankee Stadium.