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Game 45. Yanks’ win streak snapped at six. Lose 8-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

All things must pass. No streak lasts forever.

After winning six in a row, the Yanks lost to Toronto Wed. night, 8-4.

Coming into the game, one-time Yankee C Russell Martin had one extra base hit, a double, all year in 122 at bats with 45 strikeouts and a .172 batting average. He hit two homers and just missed out on a third one.

The Yanks got a run in the second on an RBI groundout by Gardner.

Nova gave up two in the fourth when Chase Headley could not made the play on two chances, both hits. Both plays were difficult.

Nova gave up a HR to Martin in the sixth.

In the seventh, Nova was pulled with two out after he hit a batter, and Chasen Shreve let the game get away. He gave up a HR to Michael Saunders, a double to Justin Smoak, and Martin’s second HR to make it 7-1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chase Headley (3) and Didi Gregorius (5) hit back  to back HRs to cut it to 7-3, but Toronto scored in the eighth to up the margin to 8-3.

In the bottom of the ninth, Austin Romine PH and hit a bomb for his first home run of the year for the final tally. Romine, Headley (2) and Gregorius (3) had all of the Yanks’ hits.

Nova (L, 3-2,  3.65) 6 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.21. Gave up 2 HR.
Goody 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 0 K. 2.19

The loss drops the Yanks to 22-23.

Game 40. Nova, Beltran lead Yanks, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

When Luis Severino had to go on the DL, Ivan Nova came out of the bullpen to take his place in the rotation. The way Nova pitched last night, he intends to stay there.

Nova has had his inconsistencies throughout his career, but his ERA dropped to 3.26 after last night’s gem. By contrast, Severino and Pineda’s combined ERA is over twice that.

What happens when Severino is healthy as far as he and Pineda are concerned? We’ll have to see. But it is apparent that Nova needs to stay in that rotation.

The Yanks scored first in their 4-1 win last night when in the third inning, with two out, Brett Gardner walked and Carlos Beltran doubled him home.

Nova gave up a HR in the fourth to tie the game, but the Yanks went up 2-1 in the sixth on an RBI double by Aaron Hicks.

Beltran’s ninth HR of the year, a 2-run shot, gave the Yanks a cushion in the ninth. It was HR #401 of Beltran’s career.

The Yanks once again turned to their Big 3 to close it out. No-Runs D(ellin Betances) M(iller) C(hapman).

The Yanks have hit the quarter pole at 18-22.

Earlier, owner Hal Steinbrenner backed manager Joe Girardi and the coaches, but called out a couple of underperforming players, although not in the blunt way his father used to do it.

Nova (w, 3-1, 3.26) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Betances (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.33
Miller (H, 4)  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 1.02
Chapman (Save, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K, 1.50

 

Game 35. By the book. Yanks 2, Chisox 1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

When the Yanks got Aroldis Chapman, games like this were what they were thinking of.

For the first time this season, the Yanks won a game by the book, the way they drew it up when the trade for Chapman was made.

Meaning, the starter gets into the sixth, then the mighty trio of Betances, Miller and Chapman close it out.

Ivan Nova, who we know is so inconsistent, had a good outing, giving up just one run in 5 2/3 innings, a solo HR in the fourth.

The Yanks had already scored two in the second on a two-out walk to Headley, an RBI double by Hicks and an RBI single by Didi, who was 3 for 3 and who had 60% of the Yanks’ hits for the game. All five of the Yanks’ hits came from the bottom of the order at 7-8-9.  They caught a bad break when Romine then doubled, but it was a ground rule double, holding Didi at third before Gardner made the last out.

But those two runs would be all they would get and need. The win makes the Yanks 15-20.

Small bites, as Joe Torre would say. The first goal is to get back to .500.

Nova (w, 2-1, 3.70) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Betances (H, 8) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 4 K. Struck out all 4 batters he faced. 2.20
Miller (H,  1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 0.61
Chapman (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.00

Game 30. Yanks belt 5 HR in 6-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks belted five HR in a 6-3 win over KC Monday night.

Carlos Beltran hit two (6) to pass teammate Mark Teixeira on the all-time list, 398 to 397. Beltran is tied with Dale Murphy on that list.

Also homering were Brian McCann (4), Brett Gardner (4) and Aaron Hicks (2). Gardner and Hicks went back to back. Beltran’s second HR came just two outs after Gardner and Hicks’ b-2-b blasts.

Aroldis Chapman made his Yankees’ debut. Ben Gamel got his first MLB hit.

Nova 4 2/3, 1 R, 6 H, 1 walks, 3 K. 4.34. Gave up 1 HR
Coke 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 k. 0.00
Yates (w, 2-0, 2.38) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Win on official scorer discretion.
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 1 K. 5.25. Gave up HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 9.00.

The Yanks are 12-18.

Game 23. Boston beats Yanks, Betances, again, 8-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

It was a lost weekend in Boston as for the second time in three days, Dellin Betances served up a HR that decided the game in Boston’s favor. The Yanks lost Sunday night 8-7.

Things aren’t good, to say the least. The Yanks were swept this weekend in Boston, have lost five in a row, and 13 of their last 17. They are now 8-15.

Alex Rodriguez had a 2-run HR (5, 692) and a two-run double.

Both starters, Eovaldi for the Yanks and Price for Boston, struggled.

Backup OF Aaron Hicks is now 2 for 26 on the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury made a bad baserunning play in the first that may have cost the Yanks a run.

The Yanks are off today. They need it.

Eovaldi 5 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 3 walks, 3 K. 5.46. Gave up 1 HR.
Nova (L, 1-1, 5.14) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Betances 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR. 3.09.
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00

Game 19. Yanks lose, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There’s not much to say on this one. The Yanks got spanked, 10-1 by Texas Tuesday night.

Luis Severino is now 0-3, 6.86. That won’t do. Neither will Michael Pineda’s 6.95 ERA. It’s the end of April. Both must improve, and soon. Both seemed to have good spring trainings. What happened? But both need to improve soon.

The Yanks got just one run. That won’t do either.

The Yanks are now 8-11. It’s still early, but you can’t fall too far below .500.

Things have to get better….or else.

Severino (L, 0-3, 6.86) 3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 1 K.
Nova 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.11. He has to do better, too.
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.68.

Nova and Shreve gave up HRs.

 

Game 15. Ellsbury steals home in Yankees’ win

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jacoby Ellsbury stole home as the Yanks beat Tampa Bay Friday night 6-3.

The Rays got two in the top of the second off of CC, but Brian McCann’s 2-run HR (3) in the bottom of the inning tied it up.

After Tampa Bay got a run in the fourth, the Yanks tied it up in the fifth. Ellsbury and Gregorius singled, and both moved up on a balk. On a 3-2 pitch, Ellsbury took off. The pitch was high, thus ball four on Gardner, and Ellsbury slid under the tag for a steal of home and the tying run.

McCann singled in a run in the sixth to put the Yanks up 4-3.

Ellsbury doubled in two in the eighth to give the Yanks insurance runs.

CC only went 4 2/3, but the bullpen pitched 4 1/3 no-hit innings.

Maybe that exciting gamble by Ellsbury will get the Yanks (6-9) going.

Sabathia 4 2/3, 3 R, 9 H, 3 walks, 2 K. 5.28
Nova (w; 1-0, 4.32) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Betances (Hold, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 0.00
Miller (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 0.00