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Yanks ppd. again; p/u a player; and the minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Rain, Rain,, go away. For the second straight night, the Yanks were ppd. This game will be made up as the first game of a separate admission/day-night DH on August 12.

Meanwhile, the Yanks made a move, picking up 1b/dh Kendrys Morales from the A’s in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, New York transferred righty Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Meaning we would not see him again until probably late July.

I am not sold on this move. Morales, 35, hit just .204-1-7 in 34 games for the A’s this year. OPS+ 61. A switch-hitter, he has hit .267 with 212 HR, OPS+ 112 in his MLB career, but I have to wonder how much is left in the tank. Last year he hit .249-21-57 for Toronto in 130 games, OPS+ 113.

From MLBTR.com:

A followup MRI on the ailing right shoulder of Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar revealed little to no changes in his shoulder from the April MRI that initially revealed a small labrum tear, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday afternoon (Twitter links via James Wagner of the New York Times and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Andujar, according to Boone, has been encouraged to discuss the situation with his family and will spend the next day or so mulling his options. Season-ending surgery is still on the table, it seems.

The update from Boone comes just a day after Andujar was placed back on the 10-day injured list following a brief return to the active roster. Andujar missed the entire month of April and a few games early in May before returning on May 4 to go 3-for-34 (all singles) with one walk and nine strikeouts. While both Andujar and the team had hoped that the small nature of the tear would allow him to play through the injury, that poor showing has cast further doubt on his ability to do so.

AAA: SWB (18-15) lost 4-2. C Kyle Higashioka 2-run HR.

AA: Trenton (21-13) lost 6-4. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.  DH Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, 3 RBI, but an error that cost the Thunder 3 unearned runs. Starter Albert Abreu 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.

High A:  Tampa (17-20) lost 5-3. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. Janson Junk 3 scoreless relief IP.

Low A: Charleston scored a run in the bottom of the 9th on a WP to win 6-5.  RF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 – run HR. 2 hits 1B Mitchell Robinson. 2 hits SS Eduardo Torrealba. WP Jefry Valdez with 3 scoreless, hitless innings of relief.

 

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Yankees moves. Not all are good.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

While we are waiting through a rain delay (when will it stop being cold, drizzly, rainy, windy, raw and downright miserable in the Northeast?) an update on Yankees’ moves today.

Aaron Hicks is back, scheduled to lead off and play CF tonight if the game gets in. Mike Tauchman was sent down for Hicks.

Tonight’s scheduled starting pitcher, Jonathan Loaisiga, has been placed on the IL with a sore shoulder. Rotator cuff inflammation. He’s had shoulder trouble in the past. He’ll be shut down for 4 weeks. Luis Cessa will start in his place and Chance Adams has been brought up from SWB where he was 2-1, 4.80 in six starts. Last year, Adams was 0-1, 7.04 in three games for the Yanks, one start.

Hopefully James Paxton comes off the IL soon. With Luis Severino not back until after the All-Star break, and Jordan Montgomery not back until August, maybe the Yanks need to look at Dallas Keuchel. Rumors are they may be the front runners for Keuchel, but that a signing wouldn’t occur until after the baseball draft so that the Yanks wouldn’t have to pay compensation. That would be in the first week of June.

Also, Miguel Andujar goes back on the IL. He’ll have that shoulder reevaluated. Since coming off the IL, he has only been 3 for 34. I suggested the other day that maybe there is more to that shoulder injury. He hasn’t looked himself, and maybe that injury not only hampers his throwing but his hitting too. Surgery, which could cost him the rest of the season, isn’t out of the question. His exit velocity is down, and of the six hits he has this year (and he’s only hitting .128), none have been for extra bases. No infield call-up yet, instead the Yanks just brought back Nestor Cortes.

Game 36. Yanks fall, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Just a bad night all around as the Yanks (21-15) lost 10-1 to Seattle. They only got five hits.

The only run came in the sixth when Mike Tauchman doubled, D.J. LeMahieu singled him to third and Tauchman scored on a SF by Luke Voit.

Only Luis Cessa pitched well.

Gio Urshela fouled a ball off of his leg and had to leave the game. X-rays negative, bruised knee.

D.J. LeMahieu 2 hits (.339).
Mike Tauchman 2 hits.

The Yanks may have to reconsider how quickly they are bringing guys back from rehab. Miguel Andujar is 2 for 19 since coming off of the DL. Meanwhile (see the minor league report) Aaron Hicks, in three rehab games, hasn’t got a hit yet. Maybe both need more time?

Loaisiga (L, 1-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cessa 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.32
Barrett 2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.   14.73

When Loaisiga was added to the roster for the start, Tyler Wade was sent down.

After this game, Barrett was sent down. Nestor Cortes reportedly on his way up.

Game 32. Paxton to DL, and Yanks fall, 7-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before Saturday’s game, the Yanks put James Paxton on the 10 day DL. They brought up Jake Barrett from SWB, where Barrett was 0-1, 1.50 in eight games. Barrett, 27, RHP, spent MLB time with Arizona 2016-2018, going 2-4, 4.05, ERA+ 113. He’ll probably be with the Yanks until the Yanks need a starter (Loaisiga, probably) to fill Paxton’s spot next turn around.

J.A. Happ, meanwhile, gave up 2 HR in the Yanks’ (18-14) 7-3 loss to the Twins Saturday. It’s been a disappointing start to the season for Happ so far, and with Paxton now shelved, the Yanks really need Happ to step it up.

The Yanks were down 5-0 in the seventh when Brett Gardner doubled, Cameron Maybin singled him to third and Gardner scored with Maybin moving up on a WP. D.J. LeMahieu singled in Maybin to cut it to 5-2.

But the Twins came right back with runs in the eighth and ninth.

The other Yankees’ run came when Gary Sanchez hit his eleventh HR of the year in the bottom of the eighth.

Miguel Andujar returned to the lineup, had a hit but made two errors.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Sanchez solo HR

Happ (L, 1-3, 4.93) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Harvey 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.14
Tarpley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  10.38
Barrett 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40 Gave up 1 HR.

Today’s game (Sunday) has been pushed back from 1 PM to 4 PM because of the weather. The Yanks hope the rain stops and that they can get the game in.

 

 

Minor League Report. Tulo, Andujar begin rehab games.

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AAA: SWB (10-12) lost 11-2. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits. Jonathan Loaisiga gave up 6 R, in 5 IP.

AA: Trenton (15-7) won 3-1. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, both HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. Albert Abreu 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. Trevor Lane 2 scoreless innings of relief, 4 K.

High A: Troy Tulowitzki and Miguel Andujar began rehab games. Tampa (11-14) won 6-4. DH Tulo 1-3, scored 2x, 2 RBI. 2-run HR.  3B Andujar 0 for 4, made 2 fielding errors. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. Starter Clarke Schmidt 3 R, 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston (12-13) won 7-6. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 3 hits, RBI.

Game 24. Yanks comeback to win 6th straight, 6-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With all the injuries, the scrubs are somehow finding a way.

Down 5-0 going into the sixth, the Yanks (14-10, 2nd in AL East, 1 1/2 back) came back to win 6-5 for their sixth straight victory. They are playing with some guts and grit.

Before the game, it was announced that Gio Gonzalez, who opted out of his contract with the Yanks, went back to Milwaukee on a one-year deal.’

Chad Green did have an option left. The struggling Green was sent down and Stephen Tarpley was brought back up. Also, the Yanks reactivated Gary Sanchez and sent down Kyle Higashioka.

More disconcerting was that Clint Frazier was out of the lineup again, and was getting an MRI on the ankle he twisted Monday night.

UPDATE: Frazier going on the IL.

Not only that, but Giancarlo Stanton had a setback in his recovery from his biceps injury and needed a cortisone shot in his SHOULDER.

Aargh. We are still looking at a couple of weeks until some of the starters start coming back.

You hope the team can tread water until then, and with this winning streak, they are doing more than that. Give them credit for that. Give Boone credit for holding things together. Things really could have fallen apart.

CC started and got 3 strikeouts to take him to 2997 for his career, but he was off. He gave up a HR to Andrelton Simmons in the first inning. 1-0 Angels.

He then gave up 4 runs in the fourth. Simmons touched him for another HR to make it 2-0.  Kole Calhoun later that inning hit a 3-run HR to make it 5-0.

The Yanks got two back in the sixth. Tyler Wade beat out an infield hit and D.J. LeMahieu doubled him home. 5-1.  Luke Voit singled LeMahieu to third. After two outs, it appeared the Yanks wouldn’t score anymore, but a PB by Angels’ C Jonathan Lucroy (who has made a couple of costly mistakes this series) enabled LeMahieu to score. 5-2 Angels.

The Yanks tied it in the seventh, but could have had more. The Yanks loaded the bases on a walk to Mike Ford, a single by Gio Urshela and a walk to Mike Tauchman. Wade walked to force in a run, 5-3. LeMahieu hit a SF, 5-4. Voit reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Tauchman to tie the game at five.

But then Brett Gardner hit a screaming liner that Mike Trout made a fabulous play on. But in throwing the ball back to the infield, the Angels picked off Tyler Wade with a hidden ball play. Wade can’t do that. You just can’t adjust your feet or come off the bag even for the slightest moment without knowing EXACTLY where that ball is. He was tagged out, inning over.

Wade made up for his gaffe in the ninth. With two outs, he singled and stole second. LeMahieu singled him in for what proved to be the game-winning run.

Kudos to Jonathan Loaisiga for relieving CC and shutting down the Angels to enable the Yanks to come back and win the game.

Not a good first game back for Gary Sanchez, who took the “Golden Sombrero”, 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts.

LeMahieu 2 hits, 3 RBI, GW RBI.
Wade 2 hits, RBI

Sabathia 5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  2.40
Loaisiga (W, 1-0, 2.70) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Chapman (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.70

Game 23. Yanks win 5th in a row, beat Angels 7-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luke Voit homered twice, Mike Ford hit his first MLB HR, and Thairo Estrada got his first two MLB hits as the Yanks (13-10) beat the Angels Tuesday night 7-5 for their fifth straight victory.

Domingo German continues to do his Luis Severino impersonation, stepping up while the ace, Severino, is out, and pitching, well, like you’d be expecting Severino to do. Like an ace.

One problem, however. Chad Green. We’ll get to that later.

Voit hit his first HR of the game (6) in the first to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Wade hit an RBI forceout with the bases loaded in the second to make it 2-0.

Mike Ford’s first MLB HR, a 2-run shot, made it 4-0 in the fifth.

The Angels got an unearned run off of German in the bottom of the fifth, 4-1.

In the seventh, Voit walked, Brett Gardner doubled, and Gleyber Torres singled in a run. Gio Urshela bounced into a fielder’s choice, Gardner out at home, but Mike Tauchman walked to load the bases. Austin Romine’s groundout made it 6-1.

Voit’s seventh HR of the season, and second of the game, made it 7-1 in the eighth.

I don’t think Chad Green has any options left, and if so, the Yanks can’t send him down but need to fix him on the major league level. Green has been horrendous so far this season, and things got even worse for him Tuesday night when he gave up a grand slam to turn the game from a 7-1 laugher to a 7-5 nail-biter.

Voit 2 hits, both HR, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI
Gardner 4 hits
Torres 2 hits, RBI
Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, 1st MLB HR, scored 2x
Estrada 2 hits, his first 2 MLB hits.

German (W, 4-1, 1.75) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Green 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up Grand Slam. 16.43.
Cessa (H, 2)  1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.59
Britton (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.61

Before the game, Jonathan Loaisiga up, Joe Harvey sent down. If Harvey could have stayed and Green sent down, the Yanks probably would have done that, but as mentioned, Green probably out of options. But wow. 16.43! That needs to improve, and with Betances out a while, it needs to improve soon.