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Game 65. The “Lasagna” was good. Yanks win 5-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before his MLB debut tonight, Jonathan Loaisiga already had a nickname that I saw on various sites. “Johnny Lasagna”.

The lasagna was very good tonight.

Loaisiga, who started tonight’s game with only 10 games of minor league experience above Low A ball under his belt, and NONE at the AAA level, pitched five scoreless innings in the Yanks’ 5-0 win tonight, and earned his first MLB victory.

Not only that, but Seattle, down 6-3 to Boston, came back to win 7-6.

Yankees 45-20 — but winning pct. .692
Boston 48-23 —- (tied this way, but.. ) winning pct. .676

Meaning the Yanks have played six less games than Boston, but if the Yanks go 4-2 in those six games, they have a 1 game lead. 3-3 means they are even.

In the third inning, Didi Gregorius hit HR #14 off of ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi to put the Yanks up 1-0.

In the sixth, Aaron Judge doubled, went to third on an infield hit by Didi, and scored on a SF by Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yanks put it away in the eighth. With one out, Judge singled. Didi singled and went to second on the throw trying to get Judge at third. Stanton was intentionally walked. After Bird struck out for the second out, Sanchez, dropped to sixth in the lineup because of his slump, doubled to clear the bases.

About time Sanchez went the other way.

Judge 2 hits.
Didi 3 hits, solo HR.
Sanchez 3 RBI.

Loaisiga (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K.  MLB DEBUT.
Holder (H, 3)  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.28
Robertson (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.69
Betances (H, 9 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.19
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.31

 

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Game 63. Nats win battle of the youngsters, 5-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

21 year old Gleyber Torres hit a HR for the Yanks tonight, but 19 year old Juan Soto hit 2 for Washington in the Nationals’ 5-4 win over the Yanks Wednesday night.

Soto was the youngest to HR against the Yanks since Andruw Jones in the 1996 WS. Jones hit 2 in that game, and Soto also was the youngest to have a multi-HR game against the Yanks in the regular season game Gsince Junior Griffey in 1989.

Because of a viewing and funeral (one of my uncles died) I will not be posting a minor league recap of the Wednesday games, just this one.

Sonny Gray was, well, mediocre again. If not for him picking off two runners from first base and getting an OF assist from Brett Gardner, things could have been worse.

Top of the first. Double, single, strikeout but SB, and SF gives Washington a run.

In the bottom of the first, Gardner singled, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a SF by Judge.

In the second, Bird hit his third HR of the year, 2-1 Yanks.

A double by Judge and single by Stanton made it 3-1 Yanks in the third.

With two out in the fourth, Gray gave up a walk, single and a three-run HR to Soto that barely made the seats.

In the bottom of the fifth, Gleyber Torres’ 12th HR of the year tied the game.

But in the seventh, Soto hit his second HR of the game, this one off of Chasen Shreve, and that was the game. 5-4 Nats. With Boston’s win over pathetic Baltimore, the 43-20 Yanks drop one game behind Boston, even though the Yanks have a better winning percentage.

In the bottom of the ninth, down 5-4, I was surprised that Romine hit for himself and that Boone didn’t PH Sanchez for Romine, hoping for some lightning.

Stanton 3 hits, RBI.
Bird 2 hits, solo HR.
Torres solo HR.

Gray 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.98
Shreve (L, 2-1, 4.37) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.82
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.38

Game 60. Yanks comeback to beat Mets, 4-3. Tanaka to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Domingo German settled down after giving up 2 HR and 3 runs in the first inning, and the Yanks (42-18) came back to beat the Mets 4-3 Saturday night. It keeps the Yanks 1/2 game ahead of 44-21 Boston.

The Yanks got a double by Hicks to lead off the game, but couldn’t score him. In fact, Hicks was picked off of second to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, with one out, ex-Yankee Todd Frazier homered off German, Brandon Nimmo tripled, and Asdubral Cabrera hit a 2-run HR. 3-0 Mets already.

But to his credit, German was great after that, keeping the Yanks in the ballgame.

Gleyber Torres homered (11) in the third to cut it to 3-1.

German got out of a second and third, two out jam by striking out Jay Bruce in the bottom of the third.

The Yanks loaded the bases for Aaron Judge in the fifth, but Judge grounded out. He’d redeem himself later.

Miguel Andujar tied the game in the sixth with a 2-run HR (8).

Judge homered (18) in the eighth for the game-winning run. 4-3, Yanks.

Judge solo HR, Game-winning hit.
Andujar, 2 hits, 2-run HR that tied the game.
Gregorius 3 hits
Torres solo HR.

German 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.32. Settled down after 3-run first inning.
1 WP by German, 1 HBP.
Robertson (W, 5-2, 3.94) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Betances (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1-2-3, all strikeouts. 3.54
Chapman (S, 17) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  1.30

Before the game, Masahiro Tanaka was put on the DL and Ronald Torreyes brought up from SWB. We’ll have to see how long Tanaka is out and who replaces him in the rotation.

Game 58. Yanks blank Jays in 13, 3-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The game was scoreless in the top of the thirteenth inning when Aaron Judge hit a 2-run HR (17) and Giancarlo Stanton followed later with a solo one (14) to enable the Yankees to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 and stay one game behind Boston in the AL East. The Yanks are 40-18, Boston 43-19. (The Yanks have played four less games. If they go 3-1 in those four games, then the teams are tied).

Sonny Gray was fabulous. This is the Sonny Gray the Yanks traded for last year and hope to have for the rest of the season.

Gardner 2 hits.
Judge 2-run HR
Stanton solo HR.

Gray 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K. 4.81
Green 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.10
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.81
Robertson (W, 4-2, 4.08) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Chapman (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.40

The Yanks are off Thursday. They play the Mets in Queens in a three game series this weekend. I’ll be at the Sunday night game.

 

Game 57. Andujar & Hicks blast Jays, Yanks beat ESPN but lose Monty.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before we get to the game, good news and bad news.

Good news: the Yanks’ 7/8 game against Toronto has been moved back to 1:07 PM. ESPN had moved it to 8:07 for their Sunday night game and the Yanks complained, because it meant a Sunday night game in Toronto, a plane ride (which includes going through customs) and a doubleheader the next day in Baltimore. 3 games in 24 hours. So they won their appeal and Boston manager Alex Cora is whining. If it was Boston, don’t you think Cora would have appealed as Boone did? Boone, who of course worked for ESPN the last few years on their Sunday night team, threatened a boycott of ESPN availability to the team if the Sunday night game stuck. Good for him. Justice served. Instead, ESPN has the Dodgers/Angels subway series that night, and Cora can shut his yap.

Bad news: Jordan Montgomery needs TJ surgery. Out the rest of this year and probably all of 2019, making it all the more necessary for the Yanks to make a deal for a starter at the trade deadline.

To the game. Both the Yanks and Toronto hit two homers. The difference is that both of Toronto’s HR were solo blasts, and the Yanks’ HR were a grand slam and a three-run HR. 7-2 Yanks. 39-18, still 1/2 game back of Boston.

It was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when CC gave up a HR on just Toronto’s second hit of the game.

In the seventh, Sanchez (who maybe should be moved down in the lineup with his batting average near .200?) singled, Didi was HBP and Hicks walked. Andujar then hit a grand slam to put the Yanks up 4-1.

CC gave up another solo HR in the bottom of the seventh, 4-2.

In the top of the eighth, Stanton singled, and after two out, Didi walked. Hicks hit a 3-run HR to make it 7-2.

Stanton 2 hits.
Hicks 3-run HR (6)
Andujar grand slam. HR #7

Sabathia (W, 3-1, 3.59) 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2 of the 3 hits were solo HR.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.23
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.58
 

 

Game 54. Yanks hit 1/3 mark at 20 over after 8-5 win over Orioles.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With 1/3 of the season gone, the Yanks stand at 37-17 after a 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday. The start of the game was delayed 1 hr. 40 minutes, and the game was played through some rain.

By winning, the Yanks kept pace with 40-19 Boston.

Masahiro Tanaka was prone to giving up the gopher ball, as he gave up 3 of them, but he still got the win. In the first, Adam Jones took him deep. 1-0 O’s.

The Yanks came back in the second when Miguel Andujar hit a 2-run HR (6) to put the Yanks up 2-1.

Giancarlo Stanton’s 2-run HR in the third (12) put the Yanks up 4-1. Tanaka gave up a HR to Joey Rickard in the bottom of the third, 4-2 Yanks.

Three Orioles’ errors in the sixth led to two Yanks’ runs. Stanton singled and Sanchez forced him, but an error let Sanchez reach second. Didi singled in Sanchez and went to second on another error. 5-2. Hicks singled to make it 6-2 and he went to second on yet another Orioles’ error.

Manny Machado, who has owned the Yanks this year, homered in the bottom of the sixth to make it 6-3 and the Orioles got another run that inning to cut it to 6-4. At least all three homers Tanaka gave up were solo shots.

In the eighth, Didi singled, stole second and scored on a single by Hicks. 7-4. Andujar doubled in Hicks, 8-4.

Robertson gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth before closing out the game. Final 8-5 Yankees.

Gardner 2 hits.
Stanton 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Didi 2 hits, RBI.
Hicks 3 hits, 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits, 2-run HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (W, 7-2, 4.79) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Holder (H, 2) 2/3 iP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.84
Green (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.25
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.96
Robertson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.39

Game 52. Yanks keep pace with ace. Yanks beat Astros 5-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The 35-17 Yankees stayed two games back of Boston by beating Houston Wednesday night, 5-3, behind their ace, Luis Severino.

Severino made just one mistake, and it was hit for a 2-run HR. He retired the first 11 he faced, seven by strikeout. In seven innings, he gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 11.

The Yanks struck first in the first inning when Hicks walked, Judge singled him to third and Stanton hit a SF.

Houston went up 2-1 in the top of the fifth on the 2-run HR by Max Stassi.

The Yanks got it right back in the bottom of the fifth when Romine singled, and with two out, Judge singled. Stanton walked to load the bases for Sanchez, who singled in two runs.

In the sixth, Torres doubled, went to third on a WP, and scored on a Didi single. Didi was thrown out trying to steal for the second out of the inning (Andujar had struck out), but then Romine walked and Hicks doubled home Romine to make it 5-2.

Houston got a run off off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth before Chapman closed out the game.

5-3 Yankees.

Judge 2 hits.
Sanchez 2 RBI

Severino (W, 8-1, 2.31) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 11 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Robertson (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.21
Chapman (S, 12) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.54