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Game 139. Yanks lose 5th straight, 6-3. Slide out of top wild-card spot with 2nd WC slot in jeopardy.
Yes, we Yankees fans should worry. The Yanks lost their fifth straight game Wednesday night, and ninth in their last eleven games, 6-3 to Toronto. Toronto has won seven in a row. They are surging. With the loss, the Yanks dropped out of the top wild card slot and are in danger of missing the playoffs altogether.
The division is over. Tampa Bay has a 9 game lead over Boston (9 1/2 over the 78-61 Yanks) with only 23 games to go.
But here is where it gets scary.
Bos 80-62 === 1st wc slot (would host WC game)
NYY 78-61 1/2 game behind Boston. Has 2nd and last WC spot for now.
Tor 76-62 2 games behind Boston and just 1 1/2 behind the Yankees.
Sea 76-64 3 behind Boston, just 2 1/2 behind the Yankees.
Oak 75-64 3 1/2 behind Boston and just 3 behind the Yankees.
The Yanks seem out of gas and running on fumes. Hopefully they have something left in the tank but they haven’t looked good recently and yes, we should worry.
Starter Luis Gil’s scoreless streak to start his career ended in the fourth inning at 19 innings. Gil only gave up 1 hit, but walked 7. With one out in the top of the fourth, three straight walks loaded the bases. Lucas Luetge came in to relieve Gil and a run scored on a WP. An out later, a single made it 3-0 (batter made last out at second trying to stretch the hit into a double).
The Yanks did tie the game in the bottom of the fifth. Joey Gallo led off with a single, and one out later, Rougned Odor walked. With two out, Brett Gardner homered (7) to tie the game at 3.
These appear to be the last games of Gardner’s career. Nothing has been said, but at age 38, it appears this may be it.
A mistake by SS Andrew Velazquez led to Toronto getting a run in the seventh. A slow dribbler for a single that Velazquez tried to make a play on. He barehanded the ball and should have eaten it when the ball started to crawl up his wrist. Instead he threw to first—-not with a good grip—and the throwing error enabled the hitter to reach second. Two outs later, a single drove in the runner. 4-3 Toronto, and that turned out to be the winning run.
A triple and SF made it 5-3 Toronto in the eighth inning, and Vlad Guerrero, Jr. hit a HR (41) in the ninth to make it 6-3, which was the final score.
Could Guerrero, Jr., just 22 now, turn out even better than his Hall-of-Fame father?
Gardner 3-run HR (7)
Stanton 2 hits.
Gil 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 7 W, 6 K. 1 WP 1.42. Just 1 H, 6 K. But wild with the 7 walks.
Luetge 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 WP 2.74
Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.65 (Tex/NYY)
Holmes (L, 6-3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.21 (Pit/NYY)
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W 2 K. 3.13
Chapman 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.86. More concerns here.
Peralta 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.98 (SF/NYY)
Yesterday was the induction day at the Hall of Fame for Derek Jeter.
The Cole Train was supported by 4 HR in an 8-2 Yankees win over Oakland on Friday night. The win was the 13th in a row for the Yankees, matching their longest winning streak since 1961. The team record is 19, set in 1947.
The Yankees are now 76-52, and are 21-4 in the month of August. Since being at .500 at 41-41, they have gone 35-11.
Giancarlo Stanton homered (24) leading off the top of the fourth to get the scoring underway. His HR was a 472 foot blast. One out later, Luke Voit homered (8) to make it 2-0.
The next inning, the Yanks got singles by Kyle Higashioka and D.J. LeMahieu to start the inning off. After a strikeout, Aaron Judge homered (28) to make it 5-0.
Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the fifth. He struck out the side in the sixth, and left after six shutout innings. His last batter of the night was strikeout #200 for the season.
The A’s got two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-2.
In the top of the ninth, Andrew Velazquez led off the inning with a double, then HIgashioka homered (9) to make it 7-2. After the HR by Higashioka, singles by LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, and Judge made it 8-2, the final score.
LeMahieu 2 hits
Rizzo 2 hits
Judge 3 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR (28)
Stanton 2 hits, RBI, solo HR (24); a 472-ft. bomb
Voit solo HR (8)
Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (9)
Cole (W, 13-6) 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 2 H, 9 K. 2.80
Rodriguez 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.25 (Combined Tex/NYY ERA)
Green (H, 17) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.96
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.09
The Yankees remain 4 back of Tampa Bay for the AL East Division lead.
They are 3 up on Boston for the top wild-card spot and 6 1/2 up on Oakland for a playoff spot. Seattle is one back of Oakland, and Toronto 3 back of Oakland.