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Game 37. Yanks blast KC, 11-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Hicks hit a 3-run HR (7), and Starlin Castro (.351) had three hits as the Yanks beat KC 11-7 Wednesday night.

With the win, the 24-13 Yanks have a 1 1/2 game lead in the AL East.

In the first, Gardner singled and scored on a two out double by Castro.

The Yanks got five in the fourth. With one out, Castro doubled again, and Judge walked. After Headley flied out for the second out, and Didi Gregorius singled in a run. Hicks then hit his 3-run HR to make it 5-0. Carter singled, and Gardner tripled to make it 6-0.

Yankee’s starter Michael Pineda gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the inning that cut the Yankee’s lead to 6-2.

The Yanks came right back with four in the fifth. Castro singled and Judge walked again. Headley singled in one run and Gregorius singled in another. Hicks walked to load the bases. Carter grounded into a force out that brought one run home and Gardner hit a SF to make it 10-2. Sanchez then singled but Carter was thrown out at the plate for the last out of the inning.

Pineda gave up another HR in the bottom of the fifth that made it 10-3. KC got another run in the seventh to make it 10-4.

The Yanks made it 11-3 in the eighth. Sanchez and Holliday singled and Castro walked. After Judge struck out, Headley got an RBI on a forceout.

Giovanny Gallegos ran into trouble in the bottom of the ninth, giving up three runs before Dellin Betances came in to get the final out. 11-7 Yankees.

Chase Headley’s defensive problems resurfaced. Two errors, and he has nine this year and we haven’t hit the quarter-pole yet.

Gardner 2 hits, 2 RBI (.285)
Sanchez 2 hits, .293 (heating up)
Holliday 2 hits, .272
Castro 3 hits, rbi. .351
Headley 2 RBI
Gregorus 2 hits, 2 RBI (319)
Hicks 2 hits, 3-run HR (7) .326

Pineda (w, 4-2, 3.42) 6+ IP,  4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Layne 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.52
Warren 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.19
Gallegos 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.75
Betances (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.73


Games 34/35. Yanks split DH.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Game 1: The Yanks won the opener of a DH, 11-6, with a six-run seventh inning.

The Yanks went up 1-0 in the first on a double by Gardner and ground outs by Ellsbury and Holliday.

Severino got out of trouble in the first and second, but was knocked out in the third. He didn’t have it today. The unsung hero of the day is Chad Green, recalled when Chapman got put on the DL. With three runs already in, one out and the bases loaded, Green got a DP ball and pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

With another game tonight, you don’t want to burn out your bullpen in game one.

The Yanks got back-to-back HRs from Castro (7) and Judge (14) in the fourth to go up 4-3. Castro’s slice to the RF porch was a 2-run HR and Judge’s went 441 ft., just right of dead center.

Adam Warren gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in the top of the seventh to make it 6-4 Houston, but in the bottom of the seventh, the Yanks exploded, with the key blow being a bases-loaded triple by Chase Headley.

With one out, Gardner singled and Ellsbury doubled. Holliday singled in a run, Castro doubled to tie the game. Judge was intentionally walked to load the bases. After Didi struck out, Headley hit his triple to make it 9-6, and Carter doubled to make it 10-6.

Gardner homered (7) in the eighth for the final score of 11-6.

Gardner 3 hits, inc. the HR.
Holliday 2 RBI.
Castro 2 hits, inc. the HR, 3 RBI
Judge the HR.
Headley those 3 RBI.

Severino 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 HBP, 2 K. 3.86
Green 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00. Unsung hero.
Warren (Bs, 1; W, 1-0, 1.29) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.72

Game 2: After the Jeter #2 retirement ceremony which was great, the beginning of the game was a disaster, and you have to be wondering if something if physically wrong with Masahiro Tanaka, and the last thing the Yanks need after losing Chapman for a month is for something to be wrong for Tanaka.

Tanaka gave up HRs to both of the first two batters he faced, and later on in the first inning, he gave up a grand slam. The Yanks were down 6-0 before they even came to bat.

Tanaka gave up 2 more runs, and another HR, in the second inning. He didn’t make it out of the second inning, and in 1 2/3 IP, gave up 8 runs and 4 HR.

That is not Tanaka. The blowout on Opening Day. Now this. You really have to wonder if something is wrong with him—if that partially torn UCL in his elbow has blown out.

(Update: The postgame report said nothing is physically wrong with Tanaka. But…) 

I hope not. But tonight’s performance sets off alarms. His ERA is close to 6.00. That’s not him.

The reason Refsnyder was brought up and no corresponding move—if a surprise unexpected DH is necessary, teams can go to 26 players for the extra game. Still I wonder why Refsnyder, who unfortunately hasn’t distinguished himself too much, and not Ji-Man Choi, hitting .350 at SWB and who hopefully would be better than the so-far disappointing Chris Carter.

Giovanny Gallegos came in and was decent in his 2nd MLB game, keeping the game right there, giving up 1 run in the fourth.

The bullpen was great filling in for Tanaka, who was just brutal.

The Yanks got four runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Gardner and a 3-run HR by Holliday (7).

Houston got a run in the ninth, and the Yanks got 3 in the bottom of the ninth to make it respectable at 10-7. They had the tying run at the plate for the last out.

Tanaka (L, 5-2, 5.80) 1 2/3 IP, 8 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 4 HR.
Gallegos 3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00
Shreve 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Layne 1 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75
Betances 1/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.75

Gardner 3 hits, Sanchez 2 hits.
Holliday 3 RBI, HR.

Ex-umpire Steve Palermo died of cancer at the age of 67. He was not only a good umpire, but he lost his umpiring job due to being a hero. He was shot trying to break up a robbery, was paralyzed, busted his butt just to walk again and became director of umpires because he couldn’t umpire again. Courageous, a hero, and taken from us way too soon.

Game 30. Yanks win 6th straight, 10-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After last night’s 18-inning marathon, Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yanks what they needed, besides a win. Length. Save the bullpen that was fried last night.

To get an extra arm in the bullpen, the Yanks sent Rob Refsnyder down and called up Chad Green.

Tanaka gave 7 innings, and even though he gave up 4 runs (3 earned) he went 7, got the win. Mission accomplished.

The 10-4 win over the Reds is the Yanks’ sixth win in a row and puts their record at 21-9.

The Yanks got three in the first when Gardner reached on an error, Hicks singled, and after an out, Ellsbury walked. Sanchez singled in two and Didi singled in another.

Tanaka gave a run right back, but in the second, Torreyes (how great has he been) singled, Tanaka bunted him over and after another out, Hicks singled to make it 4-1.

In the fifth, with one out, Holliday, Ellsbury and Sanchez singled to load the bases and Didi got a SF. 5-1.

Cincinnati got a run in the bottom of the fifth, and here is where I need to bring up a point about Chase Headley. His error led to a run, and he has 7 errors in 30 games so far. That is way too many.

The Yanks got two in the seventh to make it 7-2. Headley was HBP with the bases loaded as the Yanks were HBP 3x in the inning. Torreyes singled in a run after that.

Tanaka gave up a two-run HR to Joey Votto in the bottom of the seventh that cut the Yanks’ lead to 7-4.

But in the eighth, the Yanks put the game away on a 2-run HR by Gardner (6) and a solo shot by Holliday (6).

Gardner 2 RBI, HR
Hicks 2 hits, rbi. .342.
Holliday 2 hits, rbi, HR.
Sanchez 3 for 3, 2 RBI. Good to see the Kraken waking up.
Gregorius 2 rbi.
Torreyes 2 hits, rbi. .316

Tanaka (w, 5-1, 4.36) 7 IP, 4 R, 3 earned, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 0 K.  1.26
Layne 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K,  8.22

Game 28. Yanks bomb Cubs 11-6 behind Hicks, Castro.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Starlin Castro and Adam Warren came back to haunt their former team, and Aaron Hicks continued his amazing year as the Yanks scored five in the first and bombed the Cubs 11-6 last night.

The win keeps the Yanks in first place in the AL East at 19-9, 1/2 game ahead of the 19-10 Orioles. The Yanks have won 18 of their last 23 games.

Jordan Montgomery was again was steady and kept his team in the game. I’m impressed with his five major league starts so far.

In the first, Brett Gardner, Friday’s hero, picked up where he left off, doubling to lead off the game. Hicks singled on a bunt (bunt more often, Joe) and Gardner scored on a throwing error, Hicks not being able to advance. Castro then doubled in Hicks to make it 2-0. After Judge struck out, Sanchez singled to make it 3-0. Gregorius singled, then Headley doubled in two runs and before the Cubs’ fans were comfortable in their seats, it was 5-0 Yanks.

In the third, Sanchez and Gregorius singled and Sanchez scored on an error.

In the fifth, ex-Cub Castro hit a 2-run HR (6) to make it 8-0. Castro is rivaling Judge for team MVP right now. He’s hitting .381.

The Cubs got two in the fifth (one of the runs unearned because of a two-out error by Didi) and another in the seventh to cut the Yanks lead to 8-3.

Then Hicks basically insured the win with a 3-run HR (6) in the eighth. I, like many Yankees fans, was all over Hicks last year when he hit just .217-8-31 in 327 AB, OPS+ just 63. This year he’s been a revelation as the fourth OF, hitting .355-6-15, OPS+ 216! I don’t know where that came from, but wow, we’ll take it.

Tommy Layne had a terrible bottom of the eighth, giving up three runs that really blows up his ERA, but Adam Warren, who struggled last year with the Cubs before coming back to the Yankees, came in to slam the door. Being back with the Yankees has worked out well for Warren. Last year with the Cubs, he was 3-2, 5.91 before being traded back to the Yanks, for whom he went 4-2, 3.26. This year, 0-0, 0.57 so far. Since Warren wasn’t with the Cubs in the postseason, and since he didn’t pitch well for them, he decided to receive his WS ring in the bullpen privately on Friday than on the field.

Gardner 2 hits, scored 2 runs.
Hicks 4 hits, scored 3, drove in 3, HR.
Castro 3 hits, scored 2, drove in 3, HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, rbi.
Gregorius 2 hits.
Headley 2 RBI

Montgomery (w, 2-1, 3.81) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 earned, 4 W, 3 K.
Clippard 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W,  0 K. 1.50. Threw one pitch, got the out.
Layne 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 9.45.
Warren 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.57.

The Yanks/Cubs game is the ESPN Sunday night game tonight, then to Cincinnati. More games w/out the DH. You may see Matt Holliday at 1B tonight to get him playing time.



Game 25. Judge (2 HR), Jury (Gardner, 2 HR) and Executioner (Hicks) as Yanks win 11-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge hit 2 HR and so did Brett Gardner as the Yanks beat Toronto tonight, 11-5, to go to 16-9 on the season.

One bit of concern. Austin Romine left the game with a groin injury. Will the Yanks be forced to rush Gary Sanchez back from rehab? (See my minor league report on what Sanchez did in his first rehab game tonight. I should be posting that tomorrow morning.)

Before the game, a couple of moves. Cessa down, Shreve up. Bird to the 10-day DL. Refsnyder up.

Doubles by the resurgent Brett Gardner and by Matt Holliday gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead in the first.

In the second, the Yanks got a 2-run HR by Hicks (5) and Gardner’s first HR of the game (3), also a 2-run shot, to make it 5-0.

Aaron Judge sliced a HR around the opposite field (RF) foul pole (11) to make it 6-0 in the third.

Gardner, who had no RBI in the first 20 games, had his second 2-hr game of the week by hitting a HR in the fourth to make it 7-0. You need this. Guys hot will cool off, and then guys cold need to heat up. Not everyone is hot at the same time. You need the guys who are cold to heat up when the hot guys cool off.

Chase Headley got an RBI single in the sixth, but Steve Pearce hit 2 HR for Toronto, one in the fifth and another in the seventh, and Dellin Betances balked home a run in the seventh, and the next thing you know, it was 8-4 Yanks.

Aaron Judge then hit his second HR of the game, a three-run shot (12) in the seventh to put the game away, 11-4.

Toronto got a run in the eighth, but that was the end of the scoring. Yanks win 11-5.

Gardner 3 hits, scored 3, drove in 3, 2 HR.
Headley 2 hits, rbi.
Holliday 3 hits, rbi.
Castro 2 hits (.360).
Judge 2 for 3, scored 3 runs, drove in 4, walked twice. 2 HR.
Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI. HR.

Hopefully Kyle Higashioka gets his first MLB hit soon. The poor guy is 0 for 15.

Tanaka (w, 4-1, 4.46) 6 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Clippard 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.80
Betances (H, 5) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.08
Layne 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.00
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

Some Red Sox’ fans hurled racist epithets at Baltimore’s Adam Jones last night. Disgusting. Boston was the last of the original 16 teams to integrate. They even had a disgusting, racist thing happen to Celtics’ legend Bill Russell in the 1960s. Not all Red Sox fans are assholes like this. All fan bases have jerks. But what happened is uncalled for.

Manny Machado, Jones’ teammate, blasted the Red Sox. Nice job, asshole fans who did that. Machado is a free agent soon. He is a superstar. If he signs with, say, the Yankees over Boston, you have no one to blame but yourselves.

Game 22. Gardner breaks out. Romine drives in 5. Yanks win 12-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Hmmm. Maybe I can be a motivational speaker.

This week, I’ve written how 21 games into the season, Brett Gardner didn’t have an RBI yet.

That changed yesterday when Gardner homered his first two times up. He drove in 4 runs in the Yanks’ 12-4 win over Baltimore.

Austin Romine drove in 5 runs, and Aaron Judge hit another HR.

The Yanks and Orioles were tied for first place entering the game, and the Yanks’ win puts them all alone in first place at 15-7. After a 1-4 start, the red-hot Yanks have won 14 of 17.

Gardner led of the bottom of the first with his first HR and first RBI of the season.

In the second, Romine made it 2-0 with a SF, and Gardner followed with a 3-run HR (2) to make it 5-0.

Austin Romine singled in two in the fourth to make it 7-0.

After the Orioles got two unearned runs in the top of the sixth, Romine hit a 2-run HR (2) in the bottom of the sixth to make it 9-2.

In the seventh, Didi Gregorius doubled in a run, and Aaron Judge hit a 2-run HR (10) to make it 12-2. Baltimore got two runs in the ninth before the Yanks closed out the 12-4 win.

Pineda (w, 3-1, 3.14) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Warren 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.68
Layne 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.40 Gave up a 2-run HR.

If I got Gardner going, maybe now I can get Bird going. He’s at .107. LOL.

Game 16. Aaargh, Matey. Pirates beat Yanks, 6-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia gave up HRs and 2 runs in each of the first two innings, and the Yanks (10-6)  lost to the Pirates, 6-3, on Friday night.

The Yanks’ lineup will be interesting this weekend in Pittsburgh. For one thing, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius, the Yanks’ starting C and SS, are both still on the DL, and the Yanks lose the DH in the NL park.

In case you are wondering, the last Yankee pitcher to hit a HR was Lindy McDaniel in 1972.

Starlin Castro batted 3rd and had 2 hits, and Jacoby Ellsbury, the cleanup hitter, had 3 hits.

But I’m still trying to get used to Ellsbury in the 4 slot.

CC gave up a HR to the first batter he faced, then the Pirates struck for another run in the first.

In the second, he gave up a 2-run HR and the Yanks were in a quick 4-0 hole.

They got one in the third on a walk to Gardner, a double by Headley, and Gardner scored on a fielding error on the play. Greg Bird just missed tying the game later in the inning on a long drive that was just foul.

The Yanks made it 4-3 in the fifth on singles by Ellsbury and Judge, and both scored on a fielding error on a ball hit by Bird.

Any hopes for a comeback evaporated in the seventh when a two-out, two-base error by Castro led to two Pirate runs. The Yanks threatened, getting the tying run to the plate with two out in the ninth, but it wasn’t to be.

Sabathia (L, 2-1, 2.70) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Warren 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 0 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 0.84
Layne 0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Faced one batter, walked him. 2.25
Holder 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.57


Game 15. Tanaka & 4 Yankees’ HRs = win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks improved to 10-5 tonight with a 9-1 win.

They hit 4 HR, but to me, the most important thing tonight was that Masahiro Tanaka got back to being Masahiro Tanaka. Meaning, an ace.

He had struggled in his first three starts this year. As a result, the ERA is still bloated. But the Tanaka tonight is the Tanaka we have come to expect and need. Ace-like.

The Yanks got 2 in the first on a 2-run HR by Chase Headley (3).

In the second, Aaron Judge singled and was doubled to third by Greg Bird. Austin Romine singled in one run and an Rbi groundout by Ronald Torreyes made it 4-0.

After the White Sox scored a run in the fourth, the Yanks salted the game away in the fifth.

With two out and two on, Starlin Castro got the green light on a 3-0 pitch and hit a three-run HR (3) to make it 7-0.  Then Aaron Judge made it back-to-back HRs with a moonshot (5) to make it 8-0. Remember that Judge was robbed of a HR by a bad umpire’s call on fan interference a couple of days ago.

Aaron Hicks, so awful last year, hit a PH HR (4) in the eighth for the final score of 9-1.

Meanwhile, Tanaka was back to being Tanaka.

Tanaka (w, 2-1, 6.00) 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 6 K.
Mitchell 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 1.59.
Layne 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 k. 2.25.

The Yanks are off Thursday and have a weekend series in Pittsburgh.

Game 8. Here come the Judge. HR’s in 3rd straight game. Yanks win. Montgomery solid. Gardner hurt. Surgery for Kaprielian?

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jordan Montgomery was solid in his MLB debut. Although he left after 4 2/3, he kept the Yanks in the game, and they would win 8-4.

Aaron Judge HR’d for the third straight game. Brett Gardner got hurt and the news on James Kaprielian doesn’t appear good.

First, the game. After striking out the first two hitters he faced, Montgomery walked the next batter then gave up a 2-run HR.

But that is where it stayed until he left the game with two out in the fifth with a man on second and two out. Bryan Mitchell came in and should have gotten out of the inning but Starlin Castro made an error to make the score 3-0.

Then the Yanks came back.

They got two in the fifth when Headley singled, Judge walked and Higashioka reached on an error to load the bases with no one out. After two pop ups, Hicks walked to force in a run, and a wild pitch brought in the second.

In the sixth, the Yanks scored four to make it 6-3. After Castro and Headley singled, Judge hit a rocket that just missed hitting the pitcher. Exit velocity off the bat? 116 MPH. Thank goodness that didn’t hit the pitcher in the face. RBI single. After a force out, PH Gardner reached on an error but he and Willie Weeks collided violently and both had to leave the game. A run scored on the error, but we will have to see if Gardner has to go on the DL. Then Jacoby Ellsbury singled in a run to make it 5-3. Aaron Hicks’ rbi groundout made it 6-3.

In the seventh, Judge hit his 3rd HR of the year, and 3rd in as many games, to make it 8-3.

The Rays got a run in the eighth, but the Yanks won 8-4 to even their record at 4-4.

Hicks did not get a hit, but walked twice and had 2 RBI. Castro had 2 hits and scored a run. Headley, red hot, had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.

Judge had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and drove in 3.

Montgomery 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 earned, 5 H, 2 walks, 7 K. Gave up HR. 3.86. MLB DEBUT.
Mitchell (W, 1-0,  0.00) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Clippard  (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 h, 0 walks, 2 K.  2.08
Layne 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 5.40
Holder 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00
Chapman (S, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00

James Kaprielian will be making his mind up soon whether to undergo surgery or not. He missed almost all of 2016 and with the surgery, may miss all of 2017 and part of 2018. You then wonder if this top prospect may ever make it.

Game 5. Yanks blow another lead, lose game. Sanchez hurt.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Ouch. Ouch and Ouch.

For the second straight game, the Yanks blew a lead and lost by one run.

Even worse, two of the three rookies they are trying to build around are hurt, and the main one will be out a while.

Greg Bird got x-rays before the game on his sore ankle. It came up negative. A CT scan may still be done, but he was given Saturday off and will most likely get Sunday off too. He is day to day.

Gary Sanchez hurt his biceps in the middle of the game and had to come out immediately. He is now on the 10 Day DL. Kyle Higashioka will be coming up, but Austin Romine will now be the catcher. It’s the right arm, his throwing arm, so this could be more than 10 days.

Aaron Judge got the day off because he was slumping and because you do need to keep Aaron Hicks fresh and get him playing time.

The Yanks had a 4-1 lead after 4 1/2 only to lose 5-4. The bullpen let them down again.

Ronald Torreyes drove in 2 in the second to put the Yanks up 2-0. The Orioles got a run back in the fourth.

In the top of the fifth, the Yanks scored one run on a balk and another on an RBI single by Starlin Castro.

Up 4-1 with Tanaka on the mound, the Yanks couldn’t hold it.

The O’s got two in the fifth and two in the seventh to win.

With one out and two out in the ninth, Chris Carter’s drive was caught on the warning track to end it.

Matt Holliday got his 2000th hit in this game.

The Yanks fall to 1-4, but worrisome is the situation on Sanchez and Bird.

Also, the Yanks haven’t had a starter go more than 5 innings yet this year, and it’s not like Tanaka to walk 4 and hit 2 in 5 innings of work.

Tanaka 5 IP, 3 R, 6 hits, 4 walks, 2 HBP, 5 K.   11.74
Warren (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00
Layne 0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.86  Faced one batter, gave up a double.
Betances (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 6.75
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00

I do question some of Girardi’s bullpen decisions. Why remove Warren when he is doing well? Why use Layne only for one batter (LOOGY)? Iif he got his man (he didn’t today) then leave him in there.

Too many moves. As the saying goes, too many cooks spoil the soup.

If a guy is doing well, leave him in there. The hell with this lefty/lefty, righty/righty crap.

Go by what you see and feel.

Sanchez’ loss hurts. Him. Bird day to day. Didi out all month.