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Game 31. Orioles whack Whitley, 6-2.

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Chase Whitley entered Saturday afternoon’s game with an ERA of 0.75 after two starts. You knew the law of averages would catch up sometime and today it did.

Whitley gave up 3 HR in a 6-2 Yankees loss. Alex Rodriguez sat out the game with tightness in his almost 40-year-old legs.

Whitley gave up a solo HR in the third, then in the fourth a solo HR, HBP and two-run homer doomed him.

The Yanks got their runs on a fifth inning SF by John Ryan Murphy and an 8th inning single by Carlos Beltran. The Yanks went down 10x today by strikeout.

Rookie Jose Pirela had two hits, making him 4 for 11 since his callup.

Whitley 5 2/3, 5 R, 6 h, 2 walks and 5 K. (L, 1-1, 3.06)
Carpenter 1 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 5.40
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.  2.19.

The Yanks DL’d Chris Martin (shoulder tendonitis) and brought up Brandon Pinder.

 

Game 30. Yanks edge O’s 5-4

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Carlos Beltran has had a tough time as a Yankee. Last year he hit just .233-15-49 while missing about 1/3 of the season with an elbow injury. Even after last night’s game, he is .191-0-11 for this season. His OPS+ (100 is average) was 97 last year and is just 50 now. He hasn’t homered in what seems like forever. Stuck on 373 for his career.

That is why a bases-loaded, 2-run double by Beltran last night hopefully can kick start Beltran back to some semblance to being the old Beltran. At the time, it gave the Yanks a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the third. The Yanks needed it. They hung on to win 5-4 to go to 19-11 on the season. The are in first place in the AL East by three games.

In the first, the red-hot Ellsbury and Gardner (.362 and .326 respectively) set the table again. Ellsbury singling and Ellsbury doubling him to third. A-Rod’s SF (career RBI 1988) drove in one run and McCann’s 2-run HR (3) made it 3-0.

Beltran’s double in the third increased to lead to 5-0 but starter Adam Warren had a disappointing outing when he had to be pulled one out short of qualifying for the win. Manager Joe Girardi had to use the bullpen, and they hung on. Betances and Miller, who have been carrying the Yankees, did it again.

Warren 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 3 walks and 2 K. 4.65
Wilson 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 k. 4.22
Martin 1 IP, 0 R,  2H, 1 walk and 0 K. 3.55
Betances (W, 4-0) 1 1/3 IP 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00
Miller (13th save) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 0.00.

 

Game 26. Not this time. Bullpen can’t deliver as Yanks lose 3-1.

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The Yankees’ bullpen has been their strength so far this season, but no one is perfect. Chase Whitley pitched a great seven innings but the bats didn’t do much and the bullpen couldn’t hold a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks lost to Toronto 3-1. The Yanks are now 16-10 on the season, still in first, two games up on Tampa Bay.

The Yanks managed just three hits in the game. Teix and McCann were given the night off, and the lineup had Stephen Drew, now at .149, hitting fifth (because of his previous success against knuckleballer Dickey).

Whitley 7 IP, 0 R,  6H, 0 walks and 6 K. 0.75.
Martin (L, 0-1, 3.86) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Betances 2/3 IP, 1 R (unearned), 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 0.00.

Even though the Yanks are 16-10, their batting average is just .242. With Stephen Drew at .149 and Didi Gregorious at .213, (backup Gregorio Petit is at .194), I am waiting for the other shoe to drop and for Jose Pirela to be called up soon.

Game 24. Gardner leads Yanks, 4-2.

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Due to my running around back and forth from the ICU unit visiting my mom, there will be no minor league report today on yesterday’s games. I may be able to give a short report later, but it’ll be very brief.

The Yanks won Saturday afternoon 4-2 as Brett Gardner drove in three runs. Chris Young’s HR (6) gave the Yanks an insurance run. They are now 15-9, 2 up in the AL East.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched a strong game in getting the win, and Dellin Betances was dominating in relief.

Eovaldi (W, 2-0, 3.81) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 2 K.
Martin 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.38.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.52.
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 4 K. He struck out all four men he faced in gaining his first save of the year. 0.00.

Game 22. Yanks lose in 13, 3-2.

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People who know me know that often I will say that I would kill for a sac fly. Yesterday afternoon was one of those times, for the lack of a SF may have cost the Yankees the ballgame in the very first inning.

Ellsbury singled, stole second and was bunted to third. On third with one out. But A-Rod struck out and so did Teixeira. Being that the Yanks lost 3-2 in 13, that was huge.

Also huge was Michael Pineda, one strike away from getting out of trouble, giving up a 2-run triple in the fourth. Instead of a scoreless inning, two runs scored. One strike away.

Little things like that hurt the Yanks on Thursday afternoon. The Yanks did get a HR from Chase Headley in the fifth (3) and another by Chris Young in the sixth (5), to tie the game. But other than 3 hits by Ellsbury and another hit by Young in addition to the homers, the rest of the Yankees’ lineup was silent Thursday afternoon. It was a particularly frustrating day for A-Rod, who went 0 for 6, struck out 4x, and GIDP to end the game. 16 Yankees went down on strikes.

Michael Pineda went 5 2/3, 2 R, 6 H, 0 walks and 5 K. 3.73. Not bad for someone who was not supposed to pitch, was supposed to get extra rest, but had to pitch on regular rest because of Tanaka going on the 15-day DL with forearm and wrist issues.

The Yankees’ bullpen did well until cracking in the 13th.

Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.86
Carpenter 1 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.00
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 0.00
Miller 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 0.00
Martin 1 IP, 0R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 2.45
Shreve (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 walks (ouch) and 1 K. 2.70. Those walks kill you.

The Yanks are off today before a weekend series in Boston. They end April at 13-9, and no matter what happens today will end April in first place.

Petit was brought back because of Tanaka going on the DL. Whitley will stay in the rotation for now. Tanaka could be out a month. If Tanaka needs to be out longer, Capuano and Nova are close to starting rehabs and returning.

My mom is getting major surgery today. Posts could be sporadic, esp. in the early stages of what will be a long recovery. Thanks for your understanding.

Game 21. Yanks win, but Tanaka goes on the DL

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You win some, you lose some. Chase Whitley came up from the minors today to provide the rotation an extra day off. The way things have worked out, maybe he came up to be PART of the rotation for the next couple of weeks.

For the Yanks put Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day DL today with a strained forearm and tendonitis in his wrist. You have to wonder if this is an aftereffect of trying to take strain off of that partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Expect him to miss a month, so we are talking Memorial Day, here.

Whitley was effective tonight, if not efficient. He gave up just one run in 5 IP, but had to be pulled because of the pitch count. 93 pitches in 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 5 K. The win, ERA 1.80. But with what I wrote earlier, he may need to stick around.  Update: He will be sticking in the rotation with Tanaka out. Because of the DL of Tanaka, Petit can be brought back earlier than usual. (He was sent down for Whitley).

Which means with Tanaka out, CC Sabathia, with an 0-4 record and an ERA near 6.00, better pick it up. 

The Yanks used their speed tonight, esp. from Ellsbury and Gardner, to get the win, along with clutch hitting by Brian McCann. They scored two in the first.

Ellsbury singled, stole second (6, he would get another SB later; he was 3 for 4 with 2 SB), advanced to third on an error and scored on an RBI groundout by Gardner. Later in the inning, Teix and McCann had back-to-back doubles to make it 2-0 Yanks. McCann wound up with 2 hits and 3 RBI.

Whitley stumbled in the third, giving up a run to cut it to 2-1.

In the fifth, with one out, Ellsbury singled and Gardner singled him to third.  Gardner stole second (6) to avoid the DP. After Teix struck out, McCann doubled in two to make it 4-1.

In the top of the sixth, with Whitley out, Shreve came in and he didn’t have it. Walk, Triple to make it 4-2. He then got a big out with a K. Rogers, who was a star tonight, got a K and a ground out to keep it 4-2.

Shreve 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 1 walk and 1 K. 2.25.

Rogers  2 2/3 IP. 0R, 1 H, 1 walk and 5K. GREAT job, and it let Betances and Miller each get a day of rest. 2.35. Huge outing.

Martin (S, 1). 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.70.

The win puts the Yanks at 13-8 and with a 2-game lead in the AL East.

A sad situation in Baltimore. Riots forced fans to stay in their seats the other night because of riots in Baltimore. Games were ppd. last night and tonight. The game Wed. afternoon will be played in front of NOBODY because of the riots. Baltimore’s weekend games against the Rays will be move to Tampa Bay — with the Orioles as the HOME team —- because of what is going on. Sad.

 

Game 19. Yanks take Subway Series, beat Mets, 6-4.

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Nathan Eovaldi struggled, but the Yanks’ bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief as the Yanks beat the Mets 6-4 to take the Subway Series two games to one.

The teams will meet again at Citi Field in September.

Eovaldi gave up a HR to former Yankee Curtis Granderson to start off the game, then before the Yanks got to bat, he gave up another. Down 2-0 before the Yanks came up.

In the bottom of the first, A-Rod homered. His fifth of the season was #659* of his career, putting him just one behind Willie Mays on the all-time list.

In the second, the Yanks broke through for four runs. With one out, backup C John Ryan Murphy doubled. With two out, Gregorio Petit doubled to tie the game, Gardner doubled to make it 3-2, Young singled to make it 5-2 and A-Rod doubled to make it 5-2.

Besides HR #659, A-Rod’s 2 hits put him at 2955, and his 2 RBI put him at 1982. His 3000th hit and 2000th RBI are also coming soon, in addition to tying and passing Mays on the all-time HR list. If only these numbers weren’t tainted.

Eovaldi gave 2 runs right back in the third, and couldn’t even go deep enough to get the win.

Eovaldi 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 6 K. 4.15.
Shreve (W, 1-0, 1.17) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K.
Martin 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.00.
Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.  4.76.
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 0.00.
Miller (7th save) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

The Yanks got an insurance run in the fifth on an overturned call and an error.

The win puts the Yanks at 11-8 on the season after a 3-6 start. 8 of the last 10.