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The Yankees only got one hit in the game, a second-inning double by Giancarlo Stanton.
Jordan Montgomery gave up a solo HR in the first inning, and a two-run HR in the second. He settled down after that, but with the Yanks doing nothing offensively, that was enough damage against him for Seattle to win.
Wandy Peralta gave up a HR in the 8th for the final score of 4-0.
Montgomery (L, 3-4) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 9 K. 1 WP. Gave up 2 HR. 4.16
Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 8.59
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.26 (combined ERA SF/NYY)
I know Wilson has been bad this year, but why pull him after one batter, when he got that batter out?
You know the saying. Make contact, don’t strike out, and you might get lucky. You don’t know what may happen.
That sure worked for Boston as the Red Sox got five infield hits in beating the Yankees 4-2 Saturday night.
Usually when you are a lefty pitching at Fenway, and give up 3 runs in 6 innings, you did pretty well. But for Jordan Montgomery, it only made him a hard-luck loser last night as the Yankees had trouble getting to ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi. More on that in a bit.
The loss dropped the Yankees to 40-36, 6 back. They are 4 1/2 out of what would be the final playoff spot if the season ended today. They are in third place in the AL East, but only 1/2 game ahead of 4th place Toronto. They really need a win today, and at least have ace Gerrit Cole starting the game today.
A lot of the Yankees’ problems deal with how the roster is constructed. Yankees’ teams have traditionally been built on lefty bats (including switch-hitters) and lefty pitching. Here is a look at just a few Yankees’ title teams of the past. Lefty hitters listed, switch-hitters have an asterisk.
1927: Ruth, Gehrig, Combs, Koenig*
1939: Dickey, Rolfe, Keller, Selkirk, Henrich
1961: Mantle*, Maris, Berra, Kubek, Blanchard
1977: Nettles, Chambliss, Rivers, Jackson, White*
1998: Williams*, O’Neill, Martinez, Raines*, Strawberry, Posada*, Ledee, Davis*
2009: (the last title) Swisher*, Cabrera*, Teixeira*, Posada*, Cano, Damon, Matsui, Gardner … even Pena* and Hinske.
Wow. Look at all the switch-hitters in 2009.
Now look at this year. I’ll also have to point out the production, or lack of. Remember 100 is average OPS+. For example, an 80 means 20% below league average.
Odor .209-8-18, OPS+ 93; Gardner .198-2-8, 71; Hicks* .194-4-14, 76 (only 32 games, out for season); Ford .133-3-5, 58 (traded to Tampa Bay); Bruce .118-1-3, 32 (retired after 10 games), Wade .217-0-2, 54. Tauchman was 3 for 14, traded to SF, and young Estevan Florial was 1 for 3 in one game.
There’s very little lefty bats in the lineup, and they have been unproductive. Against a tough righty pitcher like Eovaldi, the Yanks only had one lefty hitting starter in the lineup last night. That was Gardner, hitting ninth.
You can see the problem. Look at the lefties and switch-hitters (and you know how productive they were) of some of the title teams and compare that to this year’s team.
People can talk about the short porch at Yankee Stadium all they want. The Yanks aren’t taking advantage of it.
One last thing before a quick game recap: The Yankees are hitting into a ton of DPs this year, and are at the top in that category. Remember that a righty hitter has to take two or three more steps to get to first base than a lefty one. Those steps are the difference between a force out and a DP.
As for the game, Boston got two runs off of Montgomery in the second inning. Two infield hits, and a SF that went 152 ft. 1B Luke Voit had to go up the line in foul territory for the catch, and was in no position to make a good throw home. So Montgomery and the Yanks had no luck there.
Boston got another run in the third to make it 3-0, helped by two more infield hits. Once again, no luck. Boston added another run in the seventh to make it 4-0.
D.J. LeMahieu got the Yanks on the board in the top of the eighth with a solo HR (7) with two out. The Yanks then loaded the bases on three straight walks, but Voit grounded out to end the inning.
In the top of the ninth, LeMahieu singled in a run to make it 4-2, but with two men on, Aaron Judge struck out to end the game.
LeMahieu 4 hits, Solo HR, 2 RBI
Judge 2 hits
Montgomery (L, 3-2) 6 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP 4.06.
Abreu 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.53
Half of Boston’s 10 hits were infield hits.
Before the game, Zack Britton (hamstring) and Wandy Peralta (back) were placed on the injured list. Albert Abreu and Brooks Kriske were brought up.
Before the game, GM Brian Cashman addressed the media, stating he still believes in manager Aaron Boone and the team and that the Yankees (34-32, 3rd in AL East, 8 back) would be buyers, not sellers, at the trade deadline.
The Yanks then went out and snapped their 3-game losing streak with a 6-5 win in Buffalo over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The night started off shaky. Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery walked the bases loaded with no one out in the bottom of the first but got out of the inning giving up only one run.
Gary Sanchez tied the game up in the top of the second with his ninth HR of the season.
Yankee-killer Bo Bichette homered in the third inning to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Chris Gittens got his first MLB hit, a HR, to tie the game. Gittens was 0 for 14 before that.
Toronto came back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, all with two out, and Bichette was the guy again, delivering a two-run single.
The Yanks cut it to 5-3 in the top of the sixth. With one out, Gio Urshela singled, and Sanchez doubled him to third. A groundout by Miguel Andujar scored Urshela.
The Yanks then tied it up it the seventh, thanks to a gift run. Brett Gardner led off the inning with his second HR of the season. D.J. LeMahieu then doubled. Two wild pitches enabled LeMahieu to score and tie up the game.
The game-winning run came in the top of the eighth. Andujar singled, and Tyler Wade pinch-ran for him. One out later, Wade stole second, and pinch-hitter Clint Frazier then doubled home Wade to make it 6-5.
An oddity: Gerrit Cole, who is starting tonight, leads the Yankees with seven wins. Second is Jonathan Loaisiga with six—all in relief.
LeMahieu 2 hits
Sanchez 2 hits, solo HR (9)
Gittens solo HR (1). FIRST MLB HIT.
Gardner solo HR (2)
Frazier pinch-hit GW RBI double.
Montgomery 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.20
Cessa 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.33
Loaisiga (W, 6-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.78
Britton (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 0.00
Chapman (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.85
Minor League Notes: TIme to really get concerned about Deivi Garcia. He only got one man out last night, and gave up five runs. His ERA at AAA SWB is now 8.10 (and in his 2 starts with the Yankees, 6.48). Ugly. Estevan Florial had 2 doubles and a HR, and drove in 3 runs as SWB (21-11) won 12-6. Florial is still hitting just .195. 2B Hoy Jun Park went 4 for 4, 3 RBI, and is hitting .365 for SWB. I, for one, advocate calling him up and replacing Odor.
AA: Luke Voit went 1 for 4 on rehab as Somerset (23-13) won 10-1. Starter Glenn Otto 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 14 K (3-2, 3.95). SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, 4 RBI, 2-run HR. C Donny Sands 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR, a solo shot and a 2-run shot.
High A: Hudson Valley (21-14) won 6-5. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Chad Bell a 3-run HR.
Low A: Tampa (27-10) won 10-5. C Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI. RF Josh Sanford 4 for 4, 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 2 RBI. Two others with 2 hits each.
They banged out 14 hits in the game (good) but were only 2 for 15 w/RISP (bad). Luckily it didn’t cost them.
Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery got off to a slow start, giving up 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning, but settled down after that.
The Yanks tied the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Miguel Andujar walked (his first of the season!), and both Brett Gardner and D.J. LeMahieu singled. Aaron Judge walked to force in a run, and a WP enabled the Yanks to tie the game.
They went up 3-2 in the top of the sixth. With one out, Gary Sanchez singled, and Rougned Odor doubled him to third. Andujar reached on an error, runners holding. Gardner then hit a SF.
The Twins tied it up in the bottom of the sixth. With two out, Montgomery gave up a hit, a WP and an RBI double to one-time Yankee Rob Refsnyder that just missed being a HR.
The Yankees got the game-winning runs in the top of the eighth inning. Clint Frazier singled, Andujar followed with a single, and Gardner bunted both runners over. LeMahieu reached on a fielder’s choice, and Tyler Wade, who pinch-ran for Frazier, scored to make it 4-3. With runners on first and third, Judge reached on a fielder’s choice error, Andujar scoring, to make it 5-3. With runners now on first and second, Gleyber Torres singled to load the bases, but Giancarlo Stanton GIDP to end the inning.
The Yankees got insurance runs in the top on the ninth. Gio Urshela singled to lead off the inning and Sanchez homered (7) to make it 7-3. An out later, Andujar homered (4) to make it 8-3.
The Twins got one run in the bottom of the ninth before the game ended.
LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Judge 2 RBI
Torres 2 hits
Stanton 2 hits
Sanchez 2 hits, 2-run HR (7), 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits, solo HR (4)
Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 W. 6 K. 3.99 1 WP
Loaisiga (W, 5-2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.99
Green (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.03
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95 (combined ERA SF/NYY)
Not a good night for Zack Britton on rehab. He started, went just 1/3 of an inning, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up a HR. SWB (20-9) did come back to win 7-5.
Ok, before I start, a very brief description of why there hasn’t been any posts from me for a few days.
I will try to keep this brief and not be overly dramatic. I am lucky to be alive.
On May 17th, I had surgery for kidney cancer. 10% of my right kidney was removed. Thankfully, they got all of it, no spread, no chemo or radiation necessary.
On Memorial day, two weeks later, I started feeling very dizzy and had trouble breathing. I went to the emergency room the next day. I knew something wasn’t right, but didn’t know it was as bad as it was. Thank God I did, and thank God for the care of two of my sisters on the holiday.
I had a saddle pulmonary embolism. This was affecting the right side of my heart. I also had a thrombosis in a femur artery. It could have, and probably should have, killed me. I needed emergency surgery.
The doctor who saved my life went above and beyond the call of duty. Earlier that day, his wife gave birth to a newborn. Instead of spending time with his wife and baby that evening, he was spending hours on me saving my life. It’s hard to write that without becoming overcome with emotion.
I am now home. Recovery will take a while. There will be no minor league reports for quite some time, and game reports will be shorter and briefer as I try to recover. Thanks for your understanding.
The last report I wrote was the morning I went into the E.R. The Yanks had lost on Memorial Day, 3-1, to the Rays in the first game of a four-game series in the Bronx.
They won June 1 (Game 55) in eleven innings on a walk-off HR (5) by Clint Frazier, 5-3. Miguel Andujar also homered in that game (2). Frazier also saved that game with a diving catch. Luis Cessa (1-0, 3.00) the winner.
They won on June 2 (Game 56), 4-3. Gio Urshela had a 2-run HR (6), and Frazier a 2-run single. Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 3.92) the winner, Aroldis Chapman the save (12).
On June 3 (Game 57) Gerrit Cole wasn’t his ace-like self (L, 6-3, 2.26), the bullpen wasn’t good, and the Yanks lost 9-2. The Yanks’ runs came on HRs by Brett Gardner (1) and Andujar (3). Nick Nelson gave up 4 runs in 1 2/3 IP, and saw his ERA climb to 9.75. Ugly.
Last night the Yanks (31-27, 3rd, 4 1/2 out) lost to Boston 5-2. Once again, the offense isn’t doing anything. In the four games I am mentioning, the Yanks have scored a total of 13 runs, just over 3 a game. Michael King (L, 0-3, 3.62) gave up a 3-run HR in the first inning and that was basically it. Aaron Judge hit his 14th HR.