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Game 48. Rays batter Pineda, beat Yanks 9-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Michael Pineda continued to exasperate Yankee fans, coaches, the front office and the owner yesterday. Recently the NY Post reported that Hal Steinbrenner called out several underperforming players and that Pineda was one of them. They also reported on Girardi and the coaches’ frustration with him.

Pineda has been more like a pinata this year, getting hit hard, especially early in games. Those first inning struggles continued when he gave up three in the first and then he gave up two more in the second. The Yanks were down 5-0 after two and could not come back, losing 9-5 Saturday afternoon.

The Yanks have been getting decent performances from Tanaka, Eovaldi, Nova and CC but Severino and Pineda have been killing them. The Yanks are 23-25. Severino and Pineda are a combined 2-12, the rest of the team 21-13. You can see the difference. You can do the math.

What the Yanks do with Severino, who starts a rehab game on Sunday, when he gets healthy will be interesting. Put him (0-6, 7.46) back in the rotation, or let him get straightened out in the minors?

Pineda does have options and can be sent down. He is 2-6, 6.92. The Yanks can’t just keep sending pitchers out there with ERAs of 7, especially since we’ve reached Memorial Day.

But what and who is the alternative? Either someone like a Cessa, Green, etc. would have to be given a shot (Green had one start recently, 6 R, 4 ER in 4 IP), Severino or Pineda must step up, or the Yanks have to make a deal. 2-12 vs. the rest at 21-13. The two have been dragging the team down. Something needs to be done, and if/when it is, I’ll report it.

Carlos Beltran hit a HR in the fourth to cut it to 5-1. Beltran’s 12th HR of the year was #404 lifetime, placing him three behind Duke Snider on the all-time list. It was his 2500th hit.

Tampa Bay got a run in the fourth and three in the fifth on a HR by Hank Conger off of Luis Cessa. Conger came into the game with no extrabase hits. He had two doubles and a HR yesterday. He drove in 3 runs for the Rays. Evan Longoria had a HR and 4 RBI.

Down 9-1, the Yanks tried to fight back but the deficit was too large. They got two in the seventh on a Romine single and a bases-loaded walk to Torreyes, and two in the eighth on singles by Gregorius and Romine.

A-Rod (.176) was 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts.

Chase Headley was 3 for 3, and  Austin Romine 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.

Pineda (L, 2-6, 6.92) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Goody 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.55
Cessa 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 3 K, 2.57. Gave up a HR.

Cessa can’t be used for a while, b/c he went four, but you wonder if he may be placed in the rotation for a while with Pineda/Severino removed?

Something has to be done, and something tells me it’ll be done soon.

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 44. Yanks at .500 after blanking Jays.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Nathan Eovaldi was great as the Yanks blanked Toronto 6-0 Tuesday night.

With the win, the Yanks are back at .500 at 22-22. They are 13-5 after a 9-17 start. The win was their sixth straight.

The Yanks scored in the first on a Jacoby Ellsbury triple and a Carlos Beltran RBI groundout.

Beltran’s solo HR (10, #402 career) made it 2-0 in the fourth.

Eovaldi worked out of a couple jams early, but Toronto only got two hits in the game.

In the seventh, with two out, Austin Romine doubled in a run, and Ellsbury followed with an RBI single.

In the eighth, Chase Headley had a SF and Didi Gregorius an RBI single for the final tally of 6-0.

Eovaldi (w, 5-2, 3.95) 6+ IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 5 K.
Betances (H, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.11
Yates 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K.1.96
Cessa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.00.

Game 28. Bottoms up! Yanks 8, Boston 2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

These are the games where Nathan Eovaldi can be such a tease. Not long ago, he took a no-hitter deep into the game down in Texas. Yesterday he went 8 innings—innings the Yankees needed because Betances and Miller were unavailable—as the Yanks beat Boston 8-2 Saturday afternoon.

Eovaldi has to be more consistent. The promise is there, but it can’t be fleeting. Now is the time to take the next step and be consistent with performances like this.

The bottom of the Yankees’ lineup came through. #7 hitter Chase Headley is still at .169, still without an extra base hit, but he had two hits yesterday. Maybe he’s finally snapping out of it. #8 hitter Didi Gregorius had 2 hits, including a bases-clearing 3-run double. #9 hitter Austin Romine had 3 hits, 2 doubles, and 3 RBI.

Not to be outdone, #5 hitter Carlos Beltran had 2 RBI.

Sunday’s game is and ESPN night game.

Eovaldi (w, 2-2,  4.78) 8 IP, 2 R, 6  H, 0 walks, 6 K.
Goody 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 1.93.

Game 14. Yanks’ skid continues.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

From 4-2 to 5-9. It’s been frustrating.

The Yanks were tied 2-2 after six, but the bullpen imploded and the Yanks lost 7-3 to Oakland on Thursday night for their seven loss in their last eight games.

Aaron Hicks singled in a run in the second, but the A’s tied it in the fourth. The Yanks went up in the bottom of the fourth on an Austin Romine single, but Luis Severino gave up a HR in the fifth and the game was tied.

Chasen Shreve replaced Severino in the seventh and promptly gave up back-to-back HRs. That was the ballgame.

Starlin Castro got an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for the Yanks to cut it to 4-3 but Johnny Barbato gave up a 2-run HR in the eighth, Kirby Yates gave up another run in the ninth, and the Yanks’ skid continued.

Hopefully they snap out of it soon.

Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, but Yankee batters struck out 14x.

Severino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks, 4 K. 4.86. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve (L, 1-1, 2.84) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K, gave up 2 HR..
Barbato 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 3.00 gave up 1 HR
Yates 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 1 K. 5.06

Jake Arrietta of the Cubs threw his 2nd career no-hitter last night as the Cubs routed the Reds.

S.T. Games 29/30. Yanks lose 2. Mitchell out 3 months.


On a day when the Yanks found out Bryan Mitchell has a broken toe with Grade 3 turf toe, may need surgery and be out three months, they lost both exhibition games as the squad was split.

In one game, Michael Pineda gave up 4 HR (albeit, a strong wind was blowing out) as the Yanks lost 9-1 to St. Louis.

Pineda (L) 5  IP, 6 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 4 K. Gave up 4 HR
Chapman 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Swarzak 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Gave up HR
Pinder 1 1/3 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
Tracy 1 IP, 0 R 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.

They lost the other game 10-6 to Detroit. They are 13-15-2 for the spring.

Castro 2 hits. Romine 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI. Mateo 2 RBI. Parmalee 2 hits, rbi.

Green (L) 4 1/3, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Gave up 4 HR
Webb 2 1/3, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
Mullee 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR.

Rough day for the pitchers.

Johnny Barbato and Luis Cessa made the bullpen. They were to make it before Miller and Mitchell got hurt. Miller wants to pitch through the injury to his non-throwing hand. We’ll see. But a sub must be found for Mitchell….and maybe Miller, too.

Romine is the backup catcher, Torreyes the backup IF.

The fifth starter hasn’t been named yet between CC and Nova.

Barbato won the J.P. Dawson award as best rookie in camp.

S.T. Game 28. Painful 2-0 win for Yanks. Bullpen takes a hit.


Ivan Nova pitched great in his last bid to try and make the rotation, but it is the bullpen that is a concern for the Yanks after a 2-0 win over the Braves today.

The Yanks may have not one, but two key bullpen members going on the DL to begin the season. Add that to the 30-day suspension of Aroldis Chapman and today’s win could be a very painful one.

From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

The Yankees have been blessed with good health for most of the spring, but those fortunes took a turn on Wednesday afternoon when lefty reliever Andrew Miller was hit on the right wrist by a line drive. X-rays were negative, but the Yanks announced that a CT scan revealed a chip fracture in the wrist. He will visit a hand specialist to determine the next step.

One inning later, Bryan Mitchell limped off the mound after sustaining a sprained left big toe while covering first base. Mitchell — who learned on Tuesday that he will make the Opening Day roster — will have an MRI performed. The Yanks open the season Monday against the Astros.


Earlier in the day, it was announced that Austin Romine has made the team as the backup catcher, and Ron Torreyes as backup infielder.

Now if Miller and Mitchell are out for the bullpen, that really throws a monkey wrench into things.

Nova 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 2 K.
Miller 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. The liner happened on his first pitch.
Betances(w) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K.
Mitchell. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Yates 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.