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Game 129. Yanks put up 20 as they sweep the Braves.

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Nathan Eovaldi didn’t have his A game, but he didn’t have to have it to go to 14-2 as the Yanks hung a 20-spot on the Braves to sweep their weekend series with a 20-6 win on Sunday.

Jacoby Ellsbury had a 3-run HR (7). Chase Headley a 2-run HR (10) and Stephen Drew a 2-run blast (16) in the drubbing.

Drew got his average over .200 with a 4 for 4 day with 4 RBI.

Ellsbury had 3 rbi, and Headley was 3 for 3 with 4 rbi. A-Rod had a PH 2-run single and even pitcher Brandon Pinder had an RBI double.

1B Greg Bird had 2 hits and 2 RBI. The Yanks banged out 21 hits.

The win puts the Yanks at 72-57 and keeps them 1 1/2 behind Toronto in the AL East. The Yanks are safe for the wild card spot.

Eovaldi (W, 14-2, 4.17) 5 IP, 5 R, 8 h, 2 walks and 7 K.
Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.19
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 1.95
Pinder 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 walks and 3 K. 2.70
Mitchell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.86

In Saturday’s game, a fan fell out of the upper deck and was killed. This sad occurence happened in the seventh inning.

Game 127. An A for Didi. Yanks rout Braves 15-4.

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The Yanks (70-57) broke out of their offensive funk on Friday night and stayed 1 1/2 games behind Toronto in the AL East with a 15-4 spanking of the Atlanta Braves.

Didi Gregorius led the charge with four hits and six RBI.

The Yanks scored five runs in the first inning on a 2-run double by Chase Headley and Gregorius’ seventh HR of the season, a 3-run blow.

Masahiro Tanaka was shaky early on, but settled in to give seven innings of work. Tanaka gave up two runs in the first but the Yanks bounced right back with four in the second to go up 9-2. Bird and Headley each drew bases loaded walks and Didi smacked a two-run single.

Tanaka gave up a gopher ball in the third. 9-3 Yanks.

The Yanks got four runs in the eighth to go up 13-3. Brian McCann, back in his old stomping grounds, hit a 3-run HR (23) and Didi followed later that inning with an RBI single.

In the ninth, Chris Young hit a solo HR (14) and McCann added a SF. 15-3.

Brian Mitchell, just brought back off the DL after that liner to his schnozz, gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth. 15-4.

3 hits for Beltran, 4 RBI for McCann, 3 RBI for Headley, 4 hits and 6 RBI for Didi.

Tanaka (W, 10-6, 3.62) 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 7 K.
Wilson 2/3 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 3.09
Mitchell 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H , 1 walk and 0 k. 4.03.

Game 118. Alex slams Twins, 8-4.

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Alex Rodriguez was in a slump. The Yanks were down 4-1 in the seventh. Then the all-time leader in hitting grand slams added on to his record, putting the Yanks in front 5-4 on their way to an 8-4 win over the Twins Tuesday night.

Before the game, the Yanks put Bryan Mitchell on the 7-day concussion DL with a small nasal fracture  after he took that liner to his face on Monday night. They also sent Caleb Cotham back down after the innings he threw on Monday night. They brought back up Capuano and Rumbelow. For Capuano, he must be part cat. Nine lives. For twice he was DFA’d, cleared waivers, sent down to AAA and recalled shortly thereafter. All in the last month.

Greg Bird was the word in the fourth inning, putting the Yanks up 1-0 with an RBI single, his first MLB rbi. The Twins tied it in the fifth.

CC was pitching very well until the seventh, when he gave up a walk and a 2-run HR to start the inning. Minnesota tacked on another run and it was 4-1 Twins. With the Blue Jays winning in Philadelphia, it looked like the Yanks would fall into a tie for first.

But in the bottom of the seventh, PH Chase Headley singled (he has been doing very well with the pinch hits lately), Brendan Ryan walked, and after a flyout, Brett Gardner walked. A-Rod then hit his 25th HR of the season, which also happened to be his 25th career grand slam, extending his grand slam record. Career HR #679 put the Yanks up 5-4.

The Yanks added three insurance runs in the eighth. Bird and Gregorius singled and Headley doubled them both home. After a sac bunt by Ryan, Ellsbury singled in Headley for the final tally of 8-4.

For Nick Rumbelow, his first MLB win.

Sabathia 6 2/3, 4 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 5 K. 5.24
Rumbelow (W, 1-0, 1.59) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.66
Miller (27th save) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 2.08

The Yanks are 66-52, and remain one game ahead of Toronto in the AL East.

Game 117. Mitchell escapes serious injury in Yanks’ 8-7, 10-inning win.

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In the second inning, Bryan Mitchell took a liner off his face and sustained  a small nasal fracture. Thank goodness it wasn’t worse.

Having to go to the bullpen early and often, the Yankees persevered for an 8-7, 10-inning win over the Twins that put them one game up on the idle Blue Jays. The Yanks are 65-52, Toronto is 65-54.

Brian McCann homered, drove in five runs, and threw out three base runners. He got the ball rolling with a 3-run HR (21) in the first.

The Twins got one back in the second on ex-Yankee Eduardo Nunez’ liner that knocked Mitchell out of the game with the injury.

Caleb Cotham came in and replaced Mitchell. He gave up three in the third, two on a Miguel Sano HR, to put the Twins up 4-3.

The Yanks came back in the bottom of the third with two on a single by McCann.

Cotham gave it right back on an Aaron Hicks HR in the fourth, then Chasen Shreve gave up a HR to Trevor Plouffe in the fifth. 6-5 Twins.

Plouffe singled in a run in the sixth off of Justin Wilson. 7-5 Twins.

The red-hot Carlos Beltran homered for the third time in his last four games to tie the game in the sixth. It was Beltran’s 13th HR of the season and #386 of his career. Pinch-runner Greg Bird scored before Beltran. Bird replaced Mark Teixeira, who walked. In the course of Teixeira’s at bat, he fouled a ball off of his shin. X-rays were negative, just a bruise, and he is listed as day-to-day. We’ll hear from Bird later.

The Yanks missed out on a scoring chance in the seventh, but Bird led off the bottom of the tenth with a double.

McCann doubled, but the ball appeared as if it might be caught, and Bird had to tag up. He only made it to third. Beltran was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brendan Ryan PR for Bird. Chase Headley’s sharp grounder off Nunez, with the Twins deploying five infielders, scored Ryan for the game-winning run.

Thank goodness Mitchell wasn’t hurt worse, and hopefully some ice can get Teix in the lineup.

There may have to be some moves today. Because of Mitchell’s injury and short outing, the Yanks had to burn their bullpen.

Mitchell 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 2 K, 3.86
Cotham 2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 h, 0 walks, 1 K. 7.36
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 2.09
Wilson 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 2.70
Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 3.25
Betances 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 1.14
Miller (W, 1-2, 2.14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Game 111. Lead down to 1/2 a game as Yanks lose in 16, 5-4.

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Due to the length of last night’s Yankees game, there will be no minor league report today.

The Yanks’ lead is basically gone. They lost their fourth straight game, and fifth in their last six games, 5-4 in 16 innings, in Cleveland last night.

Most of those losses have been excruciating. Three of the five losses were by one run, and another was 2-0.

They are now 61-50 and have just a 1/2 game lead in the AL East over the surging Toronto Blue Jays.

Even Baltimore (4 1/2 back) and Tampa Bay (5 out) are lurking.

Ironically, all fifteen home games won yesterday.

Luis Severino, the 21-year-old rookie, started slowly, giving up runs in the first and second innings to put the Yanks behind 2-0, but he went six innings and those were the only runs he gave up. Once again he pitched well and got no run support.

Stephen Drew hit a HR in the sixth (14) to cut the lead to 2-1, then Carlos Beltran homered (10) in the eighth to tie things up. It was Beltran’s 383rd career HR,  tying Larry Walker on the all-time list.

The Yanks scored two in the top of the tenth on a PH bases-loaded, two-out single by Chase Headley to go up 4-2. Game over, especially with Miller coming in, right?

Nope. Miller blew it. Cleveland scored two in the bottom of tenth to tie it up, then scored in the bottom of the sixteenth off of Brandon Pinder (the Yanks’ eighth pitcher of the night) to win it 5-4.

The Yanks struck out 16 times in the game and got just eight hits in those 16 innings—three by Didi Gregorius, who is now at .265.

The top four in the Yanks’ lineup, Ellsbury, Gardner, A-Rod and Teixeira, went 1 for 25 with nine strikeouts.

Ellsbury is in a bad slump, down to .260. McCann is down to .243.

Ouch.

This was excruciating, especially when you thought you had it going into the bottom of the tenth.

Severino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 2.45
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.01
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.23
Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.38
Miller 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.08
Warren 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.34
Mitchell 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 walks and 5 K. 3.72
Pinder (L, 0-2, 3.12) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

In discussions with people about the Yanks making a move. After seeing Severino for two games, would you have traded him for a two-month rental? Too many are focused on the now and would deal someone for a two-month rental. Sorry, but it would have taken Severino to get someone really good. Do you want to trade someone who looks like they could be an ace for the next twelve years for a two-month rental? Put it this way. The Yanks came close in 1993. In 1993 would you have traded Jeter, Mo, Bernie, Pettitte or Posada for someone who you would hope put you over the top in 1993? To beat out the World Champ Blue Jays that year? We know what happened over the next 20 years because the Yanks held on to those players. Imagine if they did not. Imagine if Jeter went for a two-month rental and became DEREK JETER for another team. That is what I am against. Be patient. You need it with the young players. I would not give up a Severino, Judge, etc. for a quick fix. Some would. Not me.

Some say George would have done this or that. George also gave away some fine young players, and the team wasn’t good from 1989-1992 as a result. The Boss had his faults, you know, and patience was not one of his virtues. George is dead, and Hal isn’t his dad. I don’t know why people have a hard time coming to grips with that. It is a new regime, Hal does things a little differently. If it means being patient with young players (who are under team control and won’t cost as much) and not giving out bad contracts to fading players, I am all for that. I am all for building another core 4 (or more) and not trading them away, even if it means sacrificing this year to ensure success for the next fifteen.

Game 109. Yanks blanked, 6-0.

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Ivan Nova was cruising along into the sixth inning with a two-hit shutout, but he was getting no support from his teammates, who got three hits all day. Then in the space of four batters, he lost it and the Yankees lost the game 6-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

With one out in the sixth, Nova gave up a walk, single and walk. Those were his only two walks of the game. Manager Joe Girardi seemed to want to pull him then but left him in.

Mistake. Grand slam. It looked worse when Adam Warren came in after the grand slam and struck out the two batters he faced.

It may have made no difference anyway. The suddenly cold Yankees bats managed just three hits and have scored just four runs in their last four games.

With the loss, the Yanks drop to 61-48 and their lead over Toronto was shaved to 2 1/2 games. It is five over Baltimore.

Bryan Mitchell gave up a HR in the seventh and Toronto tacked on an unearned run in the eighth.

Nova (L, 4-4, 3.52) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R,  4 H, 2 walks, 6 K.
Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.38
Mitchell 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 4.41.

Game 103. Yanks lose, 8-2.

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Rookies Bryan Mitchell and Diego Moreno had a rough night as the Yanks lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Saturday night. With the loss, the Yanks’ lead over Baltimore is at five. They are 58-45 on the season.

The only highlight for the Yanks’ was Brian McCann’s 17th HR of the year, a solo shot hit in the ninth inning.

Ex-Yankee Melky Cabrera had a 3-run hr.

Is it me, or do Ellsbury and Gardner need to start running more? Now, the two were a combined 0 for 7 with a walk last night so they weren’t getting on base, but it seems like Gardner and Ellsbury have been stuck on 15 and 14 SB, respectively, for a while. The Yanks have 40 SB on the year, 29 by those two guys, and rank 12th in the AL. Just saying that I haven’t seen them run in a while.

Before the game, Nick Goody was sent down, Nick Rumbelow brought up.

Luis Severino will make his MLB debut on Wednesday at the Stadium against Boston.

Mitchell (L, 0-1, 4.73) 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 5 K.
Moreno 3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 5.23
Rumbolow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.  2.08.