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Game 122. Unleash the Kraken! Yanks edge Orioles, 6-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (81-41) edged Baltimore 6-5 Wednesday afternoon. The win was the Yanks 16th in a row vs. the Orioles and they went 17-2 against them this year.

With win #81 of the season, the Yanks ensured that they would not have a losing season. The last time that happened was in 1992.

Gary Sanchez, who had been slumping until Tuesday, had 3 hits and 3 RBI, including a 3-run HR. Good to get him going again. It was the 10th HR he hit against Baltimore this year. With Gleyber Torres hitting 13, they became the second pair of Yankees to each hit 10 or more homers against the same opponent since Ruth and Gehrig, who each mashed 11 home runs off Red Sox pitchers in 1927. (MLB.com)

Some company.

From MLB.com:

The 16 consecutive victories over Baltimore, is their longest single-season streak since winning 21 straight over the 1927 St. Louis Browns.

By going 17-2 against the O’s, it represented the Yanks’ best showing since they won 17 of 22 against the Kansas City Athletics in 1959. They also established a Major League record by belting 61 home runs against a single opponent, having homered in all 19 games against Baltimore. (43 of the HR were at Camden Yards, another record).

Torres also legged out a sixth-inning double, becoming the first Yankee to record 17 extra-base hits against one opponent in a single season since Mickey Mantle had 18 extra-base hits against the 1957 White Sox.

Before the game, the move was Thairo Estrada coming up, Adonis Rosa sent back down.

J.A. Happ gave up a run in the top of the first but the Yanks came right back with four in the bottom half.

Brett Gardner walked and Aaron Judge hit into a forceout. Gio Urshela singled, then Didi Gregorius singled in a run, with Urshela moving to third. Sanchez then launched a 3-run HR (26).

Baltimore got a run in the third to cut it to 4-2.

In the sixth, the Yanks got two runs to make it 6-2. With two out, Sanchez singled and Torres got that double. Mike Tauchman walked to load the bases and Mike Ford singled in two runs.

The Orioles got 3 runs off of Luis Cessa in the seventh.

Sanchez 3 for 3 with a walk. 3-run HR (26). Scored 2x, drove in 3.
Ford 2 RBI

Happ (W, 10-7, 5.40) 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Cessa (H, 4) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.33
Ottavino (H, 25) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.70
Britton (H, 25) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.17
Chapman (S, 33) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   2.45

The Yanks claimed RHP Ryan Dull, 29, off of waivers. He was 0-0, 12.00 for Oakland this year. For his career, 8-9, 4.08, all with Oakland (2015-2019). He was claimed off of waivers from the Giants. His best year was in 2016 when he was 5-5, 2.42 for the A’s.

Brady Lail was DFA’d. Tough week for Mantiply and Lail. In the same game, Mantiply gets his first MLB win and Lail makes his MLB debut. In just a few days, both get DFA’d.

With today’s win, the Yanks’ lead in the AL East goes to 10 since the Rays lost. The magic # for the Yankees clinching their first AL East title since 2012 is 31 (updated the #, was one too many. 31.).


Game 121. German wins 16th, Yanks win 8-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before game moves: Yanks DFA Joe Mantiply, send down Brady Lail, release Dan Camarena from SWB. Also, they let go Dan Jennings from SWB. They signed him last month. Jennings only pitched 1 1/3 innings for SWB, giving up five runs, including 3 HR.

They bring up Jonathan Loaisiga and Adonis Rosa. Rosa would make his MLB debut later during the ballgame.

The Yanks beat Baltimore for the 15th time in a row, 8-3, to go to 80-41 on the season. They “only” hit one homer in the game, giving them 60 HR vs. the Orioles this year.

UPDATE: The last time the Yanks beat a team 15 times in a row in the same season was in 1954, against the Philadelphia Athletics—-the A’s last season in Philadelphia.

D.J. LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first by hitting the first pitch he saw for a HR (19).

In the second inning, Gleyber Torres walked, Didi Gregorius doubled him to third and Cameron Maybin singled both runners in to make it 3-0.

Domingo German, who improved to 16-2 on the season, gave up a HR in the fourth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 3-1.

The Yanks came right back with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 7-1. With one out, Austin Romine singled and Mike Tauchman walked. D.J. LeMahieu lined out for the second out, but Aaron Judge doubled in two runs. Nice to see Judge pull this one. He hasn’t been pulling the ball, probably due to complications from the oblique injury he had, but nice to see him turn on this one. 5-1. Gio Urshela singled in Judge. 6-1. Urshela moved to second on a WP and scored on a double by Gary Sanchez. 7-1. Good for Sanchez. The Yanks need to get him going. He was 11 for his last 98 before that double and his batting average dropped into the .220s. It’s still only .228.

German gave up another HR in the top of the fifth that made the score 7-2. The Yanks came back with a run of their own to make it 8-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Maybin walked, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Tauchman.

Adonis Rosa made his MLB debut and gave up a HR in the ninth. The final score was 8-3.

With the win, the Yanks maintain a 9-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East and the magic # for clinching the division is 33.

The Yanks have an afternoon game today (Wednesday). It’s their final game against Baltimore this season. They are 16-2 vs. the Orioles.

It’s taken a long time, but finally some payback for 1966, when the Yanks finished in last place and were just 3-15 vs. the WS Champion Orioles that year. Just saying.

LeMahieu solo HR (19)  .337
Judge 2 RBI
Urshela 3 hits, RBI  .336 (just short of qualifying for batting title, right behind D.J.)
Sanchez 2 hits, RBI
Maybin 2 RBI
Romine 3 hits
Tauchman 2 hits, RBI

True team effort.

German (W, 16-2, 3.96) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.  Gave up 2 HR.
Rosa 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.50  Gave up 1 HR.  MLB DEBUT.

Update 2: Rosa was sent back down after the game. No word yet on who is coming up.

Minor League Report. Loaisiga returns on rehab. King returns to AA also.


AAA: SWB (62-46) won 6-3. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. Ford (.306-23-59) may need to be recalled, depending on the results of Luke Voit’s MRI today. RF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR. C Francisco Arcia 3 for 3, solo HR. Amburgey and Arcia went back-to-back with their HRs.

Adonis Rosa, starter, no-decision 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K.  3.46
Tarpley (BS, 2; W, 5-1, 3.13) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Holder (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.92

AA: Trenton (56-50) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game:  Won 4-3, getting two runs in the bottom of the seventh (last inning) to win. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI, 2-run GW double. C Brian Navaretto, just picked up from the Twins’ system, 2 hits, RBI.

Loaisiga 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.   Back on rehab.
Michael King 4 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.  See below.
D. Alvarez (W, 6-2, 2.76) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

King was rehabbing at Gulf Coast Rookie League West and at Staten Island before getting back to AA.

Completion of 5/30 suspended game: Lost 6-0. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (47-59) lost 5-3. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. All five runs given up were unearned. Tampa made 4 errors, 2 by Yajure, 2 by Cabrera.

Starter Miguel Yajure, no decision, 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 10 K.  2.06
Harris (L, 2-4, 4.62; BS, 5) 2 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Low A: Charleston off.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (60-43) won 10-6. Cameron Maybin, on rehab, 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. SS Tyler Wade (.315) 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. 1B Mike Ford replaced McBroom, 2 RBI (a 2-run HR (21)). Trey Amburgey solo HR (17). 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits,
4 RBI, grand slam.

Starter Adonis Rosa (W, 3-0, 3.78) 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.

AA: Trenton (54-47) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Reg. Sched. Game: Lost 9-8, they scored one in the top of the seventh but lost it by giving up two in the bottom half. SS Hoy Jun Park 4 for 4, 3 RBI, solo HR. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI. DH Brandon Wagner 3 for 3, RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh 4 for 4 , RBI.

Makeup of June 10 ppd: Lost 5-1. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. Katoh 2 hits.

High A: Tampa ppd. rain.

Low A: Charleston (51-53) won 4-3. Starter Rony Conteras (W, 7-5, 4.25) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.

Minor League Report. Sloppy Fielding at AA, Low A.


AAA: SWB (49-35) won 5-3. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. DH Zach Zehner 2 hits, solo HR.

Ben Heller, opener, on rehab. 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Adonis Rosa (W 2-0, 4.45) six IP, 2 R, 7 K in relief.

Maybe, if Betances is still a ways away, Heller may be able to come back and help the Yanks’ bullpen. Heller, RHP, 27 (28 in August) was 1-0, 6.43 in 10 games in 2016 but 1-0, 0.82 in 9 games in 2017. So 19 MLB games, 2-0, 3.00. Possible help soon?

AA:  Trenton (45-36) lost 9-2. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR, but 2 errors.  Trenton made four errors and six of the nine runs given up were unearned.

High A: Tampa (35-46) got one in the top of the 10th, but gave up two in the bottom half and lost 5-4. DH Oswaldo Cabrera 3-run HR. 2B Deivi Munoz 2 hits. Tampa struck out 15x.

Starter Jio Orozco 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.  3.76

Low A: Charleston (43-41) lost 11-8. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. 3B Kyle Gray 2 hits, RBI. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. Charleston made 5 errors. and four runs given up were unearned. 


Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (46-33) lost to Lehigh Valley 4-3.  SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. Jonathan Holder still having problems.

Rosa 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.  4.84
Holder (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 5.40) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Coulombe 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.80

AA: Trenton (43-32) lost 5-2. C Kellin Deglan 3 hits, 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa (33-43) scored one in the bottom of the ninth to tie, and another in the tenth to win, 6-5. LF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI (GW RBI, too). DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI.  Hobie Harris and Matt Wivinis combined for four scoreless, hitless innings of relief pitching, striking out 7.

Low A: Charleston (41-38) won 12-5.  CF Josh Stowers 3 hits, RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 for 2 with 3 walks, 3 RBI. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. DH Frederick Cuevas 3 hits, 2 RBI. SS Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI. 3B Sandy Mota 3 hits, 4 RBI.


Minor League & Rehab Report. Stanton back to DL.


Giancarlo Stanton’s injuries have gone from biceps to shoulder to calf and he has been shut down and placed on the DL again. Sounds like Ellsbury disease.

Didi Gregorius, after missing Tuesday’s action due to dehydration, played in an extended spring training game and was 1 for 3 with a walk as the DH.

Estevan Florial (broken wrist in a spring training game) is due to start extended spring training soon.

AAA: SWB (22-19) won 8-6. LF Trey Amburgey 4 for 5, 3-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 3-run HR, 4 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. Starter Reynal Espinal 4 scoreless IP.

AA: Trenton (28-17) won 3-2. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. Adonis Rosa 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief for the win.

High A: Tampa (20-25) won 7-1. CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. DH/SS Angel Aguilar 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI. LF Tyler Hill 2 hits, 2 RBI. Starter Frank German 5 2/3 scoreless IP, 8 K (W, 2-2, 3.03).

Low A:  Charleston (24-22) lost 10-8. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. RF Josh Stowers 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR, a 2-run HR and a solo shot. DH Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI. 3B Max Burt 3 hits.