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Game 69. Yanks snap losing streak, beat Angels 8-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating the Angels 8-4 Wednesday night.

More woes for Tyler Clippard, though. The struggling Clippard faced two batters and gave up a double and HR. It’s looking like his role will be reduced.

The win puts the 39-30 Yanks back in first place by 1/2 a game over the Red Sox.

In the second, the Yanks jumped out in front 2-0 on a 2-run HR by Didi Gregorius (8).

Martin Maldonado hit the first of his two two-run HRs in the fourth to tie it up for the Angels.

Matt Holliday made it 3-2 Yanks in the fifth with his fifteenth HR of the season.

In the sixth, Sanchez singled, and Headley walked. Romine doubled in two runs, and Romine scored on a single by Hicks. 6-2 Yanks.

In the seventh, Holliday doubled and scored on a Castro single. Castro later scored on a single by Headley.

Put into a low leverage situation, up 8-2 in the ninth, Clippard faced two batters, gave up a double and HR, and was pulled. It has been a tough time for him lately. Aroldis Chapman then closed out the 8-4 Yankees’ win.

Holliday double, HR (15), RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Gregorius HR (8), 2 RBI
Romine 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Montgomery (W, 5-4, 3.74) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.31
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R,.0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.40
Clippard 0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.77. Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07.

Ex-Yankees’ PR announcer James Hall passed away recently.

 

Game 66. Odd Tanaka line in Yanks’ fifth straight loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

10 K in 4 IP. But 3 HR given up and 5 runs. Those are Masahiro Tanaka’s numbers in yesterday’s 5-2 loss to Oakland.

The loss, the Yanks’ fifth in a row, drops them to 38-28. Boston lost, so the Yanks do retain their one-game AL East lead.

If there is a silver lining, maybe the Yanks have found something in Domingo German.

The Yanks struck out 16 A’s, but struck out 12x themselves.

The first pitch Tanaka threw was hit for a HR.

The Yankees got their two runs in the second. With one out, Ronald Torreyes and Mason Williams singled. Austin Romine singled in one run and Brett Gardner hit a SF.

Tanaka gave up another solo HR in the second that tied the game, then three runs, including another solo HR, in the fourth.

The Yanks managed just five hits, two by Torreyes. Didi Gregorius’ 17-game hitting streak ended.

Tanaka (L, 5-7, 6.34) 4 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 3 HR.
German 4 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K. 0.00. Second MLB game.

Game 58. Hicks (2) and Castro HRs power Yankees, 8-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The surprising surge of Aaron Hicks continues. Hicks, who struggled last year to a .217-8-31 mark, already has more HR and RBI than last year, and is hitting 100 points higher.

His two homers, combined with one by Starlin Castro, helped power the Yanks to an 8-2 win over Baltimore Friday night to put the Yanks at 35-23 on the season and maintain their 3-game lead in the AL East.

Baltimore got their only two runs in the game in the top of the second on a 2-run HR by Jonathan Schoop off Yanks’ starter and winner Jordan Montgomery. Schoop is a Yankee-killer. He always seems to kill the Yanks.

Montgomery was great, going seven innings and only making that one mistake.

The Yanks tied the game right away in the bottom of the second when Castro homered (10), Sanchez doubled, and two fly balls moved Sanchez up and in, SF by Headley.

Hicks hit a solo HR in the sixth to break the tie.

In the seventh, he hit his second HR of the game, and tenth of the season, a 2-run shot, to make it 5-2. Judge then walked and scored on a double by Holliday.

In the eighth, Sanchez and Gregorius singled, and Headley walked to load the bases. Austin Romine’s 2-run single accounted for the final score of 8-2.

Gardner 2 hits.
Hicks 2 HR, 3 RBI
Holliday 2 hits, rbi.
Castro HR
Sanchez 2 hits
Romine 2 RBI

I listed most of the lineup in highlights, which you love to see. Also nice, a starter going deep into the game.

Montgomery (W, 4-4, 3.55) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 w, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Clippard 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.80
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.24

 

Game 39. Rays edge Yanks, 5-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Joe Girardi was attending his daughter’s graduation. Bench coach Rob Thomson filled in as manager, and Thomson made a couple of moves that have Yankees’ fans scratching their heads after a 5-4 Yankees loss to Tampa Bay that dropped their record to 24-15.

Luis Severino gutted out five innings, giving up just one run and leaving with a 2-1 lead. The Yanks got a run in the first when with one out, Ellsbury singled, Holliday doubled and Castro got an RBI groundout. Judge singled Holliday to third and stole second, but the Yanks couldn’t add on; Didi struck out. It would cost them later.

The Rays tied the game in the bottom of the first. In the third, Gardner got a bunt single and went to second on an error by Evan Longoria. It’s about the only thing Longoria did wrong all night. He had four hits against the Yankees, including the GW RBI. Ellsbury doubled Gardner home.

Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless sixth and after that, the Yankees’ bullpen, which has been so great this year so far, let the game get away.

Thomson brought in Warren to pitch the seventh. I hate when managers go “by the book” or “by the formula.” If a pitcher is doing well, leave him in. Change for changes sake, I hate. Seventh inning guy, eighth inning guy, etc. Phooey. Too many cooks (or pitchers) spoil the soup (or game). Holder gave up a double in the sixth, but no runs and had two strikeouts. Why not leave him in? If a guy is doing well, and is smoking, use your own eyes and gut and go with the hot hand. Leave him in.

That over managing, seventh-inning guy, eighth-inning guy, etc., is a change to the game I grew up with that I do not like. A change for the worse. I’m old school, remembering the days when a Gossage or Lyle would come in in the seventh and really close a game out, going 2 1/3 scoreless or so. People older than me may remember Joe Page…

I miss those days.

The move to Warren, who has been great and probably was due for a clunker, backfired. Warren gave up 3 runs in the seventh. Rays 4-2. The key blow was a double that 3B Ronald Torreyes couldn’t come up with, shortly after it appeared Warren Shreve was squeezed on a pitch by the home plate umpire.

In the top of the eighth, Matt Holliday hit a two-run HR (8) to tie it, 4-4.

But Tyler Clippard gave up a run and the game in the bottom of the eighth.

In the bottom of the ninth, with two out, Thomson let Austin Romine hit for himself instead of pinch-hitting Gary Sanchez for him. This is a move, or non-move if you will, that has Yankees’ fans scratching their heads. Even the Yankees’ broadcasters on WPIX, Ken Singleton and John Flaherty, were a bit surprised by the non-move. Sanchez has a far greater chance of tying the game up with a HR than Romine did or does, and you are just PH-ing catcher for catcher. Why Sanchez wasn’t up there, who knows. Romine tapped back to the pitcher, game over. Not only that, Romine (0 for 4) has been slumping lately (0 hits in at least his last 16 at bats) and is down to .247.

So that’s that.

Ellsbury 2 for 4, RBI; Holliday 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Castro 2 hits, RBI (.352).

Chris Carter was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. Tyler Austin’s start of his rehab was rained out.

Severino 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. 3.64
Holder (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.04
Warren (BS, 2) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.31
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Clippard (L, 0-2, 1.53) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report. Sanchez HRs in rehab.

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AAA: C Gary Sanchez homered on the first pitch he saw in his first rehab game as SWB (12-11) lost to Lehigh Valley 11-7 on Tuesday night.

If my work schedule didn’t make me work until past 8 PM, I may have gone to the game (10 miles from my house). But the game starts at 7, and by the time I’d get there it’d be 845-9 PM and they’d be in the seventh inning or so.

Now the question is will the Yanks have to rush Sanchez back and shorten his rehab? He was scheduled to come back to the Yanks Friday in Chicago against the Cubs. But Austin Romine injured his groin last night, leaving just Kyle (0 for 15) Higashioka as the catcher. We’ll see.

Besides his HR, Sanchez also doubled and scored, and struck out twice.

1B Cito Culver hit a 3-run HR, and 2B Billy Fleming added a solo shot. SS Tyler Wade (.310) had 3 hits and his 9th SB. CF Mason Williams had 2 hits. SWB struck out 14x.

Chad Green 5 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 5 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.73
Mantiply (BS, L, 1-2, 3.86) 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.
Jones 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.73
Gurka 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.00

AA: Trenton (16-8) won 9-6. LF Jake Cave 3 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2 hits for SS Thairo Estrada. DH Mike Ford 3 for 3. C Jorge Saez 2 HR, 4 RBI. 2B Abiatal Avelino and 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits each.

Ramirez 5 IP, 4 H, 6 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.00
Hissong (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 7.84
Wotherspoon (w, 2-1, 1.69) 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K  3.38

High A: Tampa got 3 in the top of the 9th to tie, but gave up a run in the bottom of the 9th to lose 5-4, dropping them to 10-16. 1B Chris Gittens, double, solo HR, had two of their four hits. SS Jorge Mateo is at .237. Tampa struck out 13x. DH Jhalen Jackson 3 run HR.

Acevedo 7 IP, 4 R, only 1 earned, 5 H, 0 W, 10 K. Gave up 2 HR   4.45
Schwaab (L, 2-1, 1.86) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Low A: Charleston (13-13) lost 3-2. 3B Angel Aguliar solo HR. SS Hoy Jun Park (.329) and 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits each.

Perez 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 5.21
Mahoney (BS, 1; L, 0-2, 0.63) 3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.73

 

Game 25. Judge (2 HR), Jury (Gardner, 2 HR) and Executioner (Hicks) as Yanks win 11-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge hit 2 HR and so did Brett Gardner as the Yanks beat Toronto tonight, 11-5, to go to 16-9 on the season.

One bit of concern. Austin Romine left the game with a groin injury. Will the Yanks be forced to rush Gary Sanchez back from rehab? (See my minor league report on what Sanchez did in his first rehab game tonight. I should be posting that tomorrow morning.)

Before the game, a couple of moves. Cessa down, Shreve up. Bird to the 10-day DL. Refsnyder up.

Doubles by the resurgent Brett Gardner and by Matt Holliday gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead in the first.

In the second, the Yanks got a 2-run HR by Hicks (5) and Gardner’s first HR of the game (3), also a 2-run shot, to make it 5-0.

Aaron Judge sliced a HR around the opposite field (RF) foul pole (11) to make it 6-0 in the third.

Gardner, who had no RBI in the first 20 games, had his second 2-hr game of the week by hitting a HR in the fourth to make it 7-0. You need this. Guys hot will cool off, and then guys cold need to heat up. Not everyone is hot at the same time. You need the guys who are cold to heat up when the hot guys cool off.

Chase Headley got an RBI single in the sixth, but Steve Pearce hit 2 HR for Toronto, one in the fifth and another in the seventh, and Dellin Betances balked home a run in the seventh, and the next thing you know, it was 8-4 Yanks.

Aaron Judge then hit his second HR of the game, a three-run shot (12) in the seventh to put the game away, 11-4.

Toronto got a run in the eighth, but that was the end of the scoring. Yanks win 11-5.

Gardner 3 hits, scored 3, drove in 3, 2 HR.
Headley 2 hits, rbi.
Holliday 3 hits, rbi.
Castro 2 hits (.360).
Judge 2 for 3, scored 3 runs, drove in 4, walked twice. 2 HR.
Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI. HR.

Hopefully Kyle Higashioka gets his first MLB hit soon. The poor guy is 0 for 15.

Tanaka (w, 4-1, 4.46) 6 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Clippard 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.80
Betances (H, 5) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.08
Layne 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.00
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

Some Red Sox’ fans hurled racist epithets at Baltimore’s Adam Jones last night. Disgusting. Boston was the last of the original 16 teams to integrate. They even had a disgusting, racist thing happen to Celtics’ legend Bill Russell in the 1960s. Not all Red Sox fans are assholes like this. All fan bases have jerks. But what happened is uncalled for.

Manny Machado, Jones’ teammate, blasted the Red Sox. Nice job, asshole fans who did that. Machado is a free agent soon. He is a superstar. If he signs with, say, the Yankees over Boston, you have no one to blame but yourselves.

Game 22. Gardner breaks out. Romine drives in 5. Yanks win 12-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Hmmm. Maybe I can be a motivational speaker.

This week, I’ve written how 21 games into the season, Brett Gardner didn’t have an RBI yet.

That changed yesterday when Gardner homered his first two times up. He drove in 4 runs in the Yanks’ 12-4 win over Baltimore.

Austin Romine drove in 5 runs, and Aaron Judge hit another HR.

The Yanks and Orioles were tied for first place entering the game, and the Yanks’ win puts them all alone in first place at 15-7. After a 1-4 start, the red-hot Yanks have won 14 of 17.

Gardner led of the bottom of the first with his first HR and first RBI of the season.

In the second, Romine made it 2-0 with a SF, and Gardner followed with a 3-run HR (2) to make it 5-0.

Austin Romine singled in two in the fourth to make it 7-0.

After the Orioles got two unearned runs in the top of the sixth, Romine hit a 2-run HR (2) in the bottom of the sixth to make it 9-2.

In the seventh, Didi Gregorius doubled in a run, and Aaron Judge hit a 2-run HR (10) to make it 12-2. Baltimore got two runs in the ninth before the Yanks closed out the 12-4 win.

Pineda (w, 3-1, 3.14) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Warren 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.68
Layne 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.40 Gave up a 2-run HR.

If I got Gardner going, maybe now I can get Bird going. He’s at .107. LOL.