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Game 69. Yanks snap losing streak, beat Angels 8-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating the Angels 8-4 Wednesday night.

More woes for Tyler Clippard, though. The struggling Clippard faced two batters and gave up a double and HR. It’s looking like his role will be reduced.

The win puts the 39-30 Yanks back in first place by 1/2 a game over the Red Sox.

In the second, the Yanks jumped out in front 2-0 on a 2-run HR by Didi Gregorius (8).

Martin Maldonado hit the first of his two two-run HRs in the fourth to tie it up for the Angels.

Matt Holliday made it 3-2 Yanks in the fifth with his fifteenth HR of the season.

In the sixth, Sanchez singled, and Headley walked. Romine doubled in two runs, and Romine scored on a single by Hicks. 6-2 Yanks.

In the seventh, Holliday doubled and scored on a Castro single. Castro later scored on a single by Headley.

Put into a low leverage situation, up 8-2 in the ninth, Clippard faced two batters, gave up a double and HR, and was pulled. It has been a tough time for him lately. Aroldis Chapman then closed out the 8-4 Yankees’ win.

Holliday double, HR (15), RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Gregorius HR (8), 2 RBI
Romine 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Montgomery (W, 5-4, 3.74) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.31
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R,.0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.40
Clippard 0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.77. Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07.

Ex-Yankees’ PR announcer James Hall passed away recently.


Game 64. Road trip from hell continues as Yankees lose in 10, 8-7, more players hurt.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, the Yankees made moves, sending down Ron Herrera and putting CC Sabathia on the DL. They brought back Ben Heller  Domingo German (my mistake) and called up Luis Cessa.

After the game, an 8-7 Yankees’ loss in 10 innings, the Yanks may have to make more moves, like maybe bringing up Dustin Fowler, Kyle Higashioka and a reliever.

The road trip from hell continued with not only a Yankees’ loss,  their third in a row, but now more players may be headed to the DL.

In the minors, the Yankees have shut down Greg Bird, who now has a knee injury on top of trying to get over the ankle injury. Poor guy appears to be like Nick Johnson. So much potential, but injuries keep eating him up.

We don’t know when Ellsbury is coming back from that concussion. That’s important because last night Aaron Hicks had to be taken out of the game because of an Achilles injury.

Gary Sanchez had to be taken out because of an abductor muscle injury. Adam Warren wasn’t available because of a sore trap muscle in his pitching arm.

We’ll see if these injuries are day to day or if they require DL stints. But geez…

The loss puts the Yanks at 38-26, and they maintain a 2-game lead in the AL East. It was a tough loss, because the Yanks came back in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth and took the lead in the tenth.

In the tenth, Giovanny Gallegos got the first two outs, then gave up two hits and an intentional walk before a blooper just extended past Starlin Castro’s reach, tipped off his glove, found grass, and gave the A’s their 8-7 walkoff win.

The Yanks left the bases loaded in the first, not scoring. They left two on in the fourth.

Jordan Montgomery gave up a solo HR in the first to Jed Lowrie and a 2-run double in the second to put the Yanks in a 3-0 hole.

The Yanks tied it in the sixth when with one out, Castro singled, Sanchez walked and Didi (17 g. hitting streak) singled to load the bases. Headley singled in two runs, Carter tied the game with a single.

The A’s got a run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3 on a Yonder Alonso HR. The Yanks tied it in the seventh. With two out, Castro singled, stole second, and scored on a Gary Sanchez double.

The A’s scored in the bottom of the seventh, going up 5-4. The Yanks came back again to tie it in the eighth on a Chris Carter HR (7).

Once again, the Yanks couldn’t hold the A’s, as the A’s got a run in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks tied the game at six in the top of the ninth when Castro doubled with one out and Sanchez singled him home. Sanchez was having a big game when he got hurt.

In the tenth, with one out, Gardner and Refsnyder (in for the injured Hicks) each singled. Judge walked to load the bases and Castro hit a SF.

Then came the bottom of the tenth when Gallegos got the first two batters but couldn’t salt the game away.

Gardner 2 hits.
Castro 3 for 5, scored 3, 1 RBI. (.328)
Sanchez 3 for 3, 2 walks, scored 1, 2 RBI. He raised his average to .297 before the injury.
Headley 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carter 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR
Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.78. Gave up 2 HR
Green 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70
Clippard 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.30
Betances 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.42
Gallegos (BS, 1; L, 0-1; 7.15) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.


Game 58. Hicks (2) and Castro HRs power Yankees, 8-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The surprising surge of Aaron Hicks continues. Hicks, who struggled last year to a .217-8-31 mark, already has more HR and RBI than last year, and is hitting 100 points higher.

His two homers, combined with one by Starlin Castro, helped power the Yanks to an 8-2 win over Baltimore Friday night to put the Yanks at 35-23 on the season and maintain their 3-game lead in the AL East.

Baltimore got their only two runs in the game in the top of the second on a 2-run HR by Jonathan Schoop off Yanks’ starter and winner Jordan Montgomery. Schoop is a Yankee-killer. He always seems to kill the Yanks.

Montgomery was great, going seven innings and only making that one mistake.

The Yanks tied the game right away in the bottom of the second when Castro homered (10), Sanchez doubled, and two fly balls moved Sanchez up and in, SF by Headley.

Hicks hit a solo HR in the sixth to break the tie.

In the seventh, he hit his second HR of the game, and tenth of the season, a 2-run shot, to make it 5-2. Judge then walked and scored on a double by Holliday.

In the eighth, Sanchez and Gregorius singled, and Headley walked to load the bases. Austin Romine’s 2-run single accounted for the final score of 8-2.

Gardner 2 hits.
Hicks 2 HR, 3 RBI
Holliday 2 hits, rbi.
Castro HR
Sanchez 2 hits
Romine 2 RBI

I listed most of the lineup in highlights, which you love to see. Also nice, a starter going deep into the game.

Montgomery (W, 4-4, 3.55) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 w, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Clippard 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.80
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.24


Game 53. Yanks hit 4 HR in the 8th inning of a 7-0 win. Bad News on Ellsbury.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees set a team record for most hits in a game without getting a single when they hit 4 doubles and 4 homers in a 7-0 win over Toronto Saturday afternoon.

All four homers, three of them consecutive, came in the eighth inning to break open a tight ball game.

Before the game, the Yankees shut down CF Jacoby Ellsbury, who will go to see a neurologist after the headaches came back from the concussion he received running into the wall making a great catch last week.

The win puts the Yanks at 32-21 as the hit the 1/3 point of the season tomorrow with Game #54.

Jordan Montgomery pitched six shutout innings as he won for the first time in almost a month. Would you believe that right now the two lowest ERAs in the Yankees’ rotation are held by the youngsters? Severino and Montgomery.

In the third inning, Rob Refsnyder reached on an error, and scored on a double by Aaron Hicks. Aaron Judge then doubled Hicks home on a bullet. The line drive off of Judge’s bat had an exit velocity of 116.2 MPH. You often see a first baseman or third baseman eaten up by a line drive, but a CF?

It stayed 2-0 until the seventh, when back-to-back doubles by Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius made it 3-0.

Then came the eighth and HR Derby.

Gardner led off the inning with his 12th HR of the year. After the next two batters made out, the Yanks got three consecutive HRs from Holliday (12), Castro (9) and Gregorius (4).

Montgomery (W, 3-4, 3.67) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Warren (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 k. 2.51
Clippard 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.57
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.49

Game 48. O’s edge Yanks, 3-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge hit his 17th HR of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Yanks fell to Baltimore 3-2.

Baltimore had lost 7 in a row, so I guess they were due for a win.

The Orioles scored a run in the first off of Jordan Montgomery, the Yanks’ starter and loser of the game. They got three hits, two with two out, to score their run.

The Yanks tied it in the second on a SF by Aaron Hicks.

In the third, with one out, Castro made an error, and after a fly out, Montgomery once again couldn’t escape the inning unscathed. A single and 2-run double put Baltimore up 3-1.

Judge hit his HR in the seventh to cut it to 3-2, but that was it.

Brett Gardner had 2 hits.

Montgomery (L, 2-4, 4.11) 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.32
Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.64

The game is the first of 13 straight against AL East rivals. (Baltimore, Toronto, Boston, and Baltimore again).

The loss makes the Yanks 29-19. Boston also lost, so the Yanks’ AL East lead remains 3 over Boston.

Game 43. Yanks’ bullpen implodes in 6-2 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout into the top of seventh. He had a 2-0 lead thanks to HRs by Aaron Hicks (8) and Chris Carter (4).

Montgomery got an out, gave up a solo HR to cut the lead to 2-1 and got another out.

Then the Yankees’ bullpen flushed the game away.

Joe Girardi brought in four relievers, and each of the first three gave up a HR as the Yanks lost the game 6-2.

First was Adam Warren, who gave up a single and 2-run HR to the first two batters he faced. Lead gone. 3-2 KC.

In came Jonathan Holder to start the eighth. He gave up a HR on the first batter he faced. 4-2.

Then came a strikeout and a HBP. In came Chasen Shreve, who promptly gave up a 2-run HR to the first batter HE faced. 6-2 KC.

And that was the final score.

Matt Holliday had 2 hits.

Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. 4.30. Gave up 1 HR. Excellent. Shame he didn’t win.
Warren (BS, 3; L, 1-1, 2.96) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 2.84. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.75.
Mitchell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.84.

Game 38. KC beats Yanks, 5-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

For Jordan Montgomery, deja vu all over again and not in a good way. In his previous start against Houston, he made one mistake which was hit for a 3-run HR, and the Yanks only scored one run.

Against KC last night, he made one mistake which was hit for a 3-run HR, and the Yanks  scored just one run in a 5-1 loss. The Yanks are now 24-14, and still hold a 1 1/2 game lead in the AL East.

Montgomery gave up 2 runs in the second, and here some wildness and bad defense hurt him. He walked two batters, but with one out, got what appeared to be a DP ball. But Starlin Castro’s throw on the pivot bounced and Chris Carter didn’t come up with the scoop. That play should have and has to be made. Instead of an inning-ending DP, Montgomery then, instead of getting out of it, gave up two hits for two runs before finally getting out of the inning. So the Yanks gave KC 2 runs and essentially the game, there.

In the third, the big mistake, a 3-run HR to Moustakas.

Didi Gregorius RBI single in the ninth averted the shutout.

The Yanks struck out 14x. Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Judge had 2 hits each.


Montgomery (L, 2-3, 4.81) 5 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 0.00.

It’s too early, but the way Green pitched last night, you may start to wonder if he may have put a little pressure on Montgomery as far as that rotation spot is concerned.