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Game 95. O’s beat Yanks, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia gave up 2 runs in the first, and they were all Baltimore would need in beating the Yanks 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.

The Yanks’ only run came in the second inning on a double by Gregorius and single by Castro. The Yanks managed only five hits for the game.

Baltimore iced the game with two runs in the seventh.

Chase Headley returned to the team after a short absence due to a personal matter. His son had a health condition.

The Yanks are 48-47.

Sabathia (L, 5-8, 4.04) 6 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Green 2 1/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 H, 1 walk, 6.11.

Game 90. Yanks fall to Boston, 5-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I am sorry for the late report, but I spent 3 hours this morning at the blood center donating platelets.

The Yanks lost 5-2 to Boston on Saturday to drop them to 44-46.

Boston got an unearned run off of CC in the third. Didi made an error.

The Yanks got the run back in the bottom of the third on Brett Gardner’s sixth HR of the season.

Boston got one in the fourth on a couple of dribblers to go up 2-1, but then came the crushing blow in the sixth when CC gave up a 3-run HR. He was also victimized by another dribbler, along with an error (Headley) that inning.

Headley hit his 8th HR of the year in the eighth inning, but outside of the HRs by Gardner and Headley, the Yanks managed only three other hits all game.

Sabathia (L, 5-7, 3.94) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 walks, 2 K. 1 HR given up.
Swarzak 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 4.70
Bleier 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.86.

The Sunday game is the ESPN night game.

Sad to hear that NBA great Nate Thurmond passed away at the age of 74.

Yanks hit break at .500

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks hit the All-Star break at .500 (44-44) after an 11-7 win on Sunday.

They got four in the second on a error and a 3-run HR (4) by Jacoby Ellsbury.

After Masahiro Tanaka gave up a run in the bottom of the second, the Yanks opened it up.

Another Indians’ error led to an RBI groundout by Gardner in the fourth, then the Yanks exploded with six in the fifth to go up 11-1.

With the bases loaded and none out, another Cleveland error made it 7-1. A SF by Romine made it 8-1. Another SF, this time by Gardner, made it 9-1. Beltran’s single made it 10-1 and Teixeira’s single made it 11-1.

Easy with Tanaka on the mound, right?


Tanaka couldn’t get through the fifth, giving up six runs, four unearned, and had to be pulled one out short of qualifying for the win.

Tanaka 4 2/3 IP, 7 R,  3 ER, 10 H, 2 walks, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.23
Eovaldi (W, 7-6, 5.18) 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks, 3 K.

After the break, the Yanks will have a 10-game homestand vs. Boston, Baltimore and the Giants. I will be heading up July 23rd for the Giants game. But it’ll be a tough homestand.The first three starters after the break will be Pineda, CC and Tanaka.

Game 87. McCann-Do! Yanks win in 11.

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Brian McCann got the game-winning double in the 11th, and Aroldis Chapman had to go 2 1/3 for the win, but the Yanks got a 7-6, 11-inning win over Cleveland on Saturday.

The win puts the Yanks at 43-44, with one game before the All-Star break.

Cleveland got a run in the first off of CC, who struggled.

The Yanks went up 3-1 in the third on an RBI single by Beltran and a 2-Run HR by Didi (11), who later in the game, saved a run and the game on a great defensive play. Has Didi been great lately, or what? He actually batted fifth today! Who would have seen that coming?

Cleveland came back with 3 in the bottom of the third to make it 4-3, and scored another in the fifth to go up 5-3.

Brett Gardner hit a base-loaded triple in the sixth to put the Yanks up 6-5 but Betances gave up a run in the seventh to even the score.

An interference call in the eighth caused an Indian baserunner to be out, and saved the game for the Yanks when that baserunner ran into Headley, who was trying to make a play.

In the 11th, with two out, Beltran, singled, was PR for  by Torreyes, and Torreyes scored on McCann’s double.

Memo to Girardi and the front office: Please find a replacement for Hicks.


Sabathia 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 3.77
Betances  (BS, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 K. 2.66
Miller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 1.37
Chapman (W, 3-0, 2.49) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 4 K.


Game 82. No fireworks for Yanks in 8-2 loss.

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There were no fireworks for the Yanks on the 4th of July, just a dud of an 8-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago.

Instead of reaching .500 again, the loss drops the Yanks to 40-42.

The only fireworks were provided by Chase Headley, who hit a 2-run HR in the second inning (6), giving the Yanks a short-lived 2-0 lead.

Didi Gregorius made three errors.  Starlin Castro was 4 for 4.

CC Sabathia struggled, and Luis Cessa finished up.

Sabathia (L, 5-6, 3.48) 6 IP,  5 R, 8  H, 2 walks, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cessa 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.95.

Chad Green will start on Friday. For the time being, Nathan Eovaldi is going to the bullpen.

Game 76. Yanks lose, 7-1.

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The unfortunate pattern continues. The Yanks battle to get to .500 or a game above, then go on a losing streak. Then they battle back to .500 or a game above, and another losing streak.

CC Sabathia battled Cole Hamels for seven innings, giving up a 2-run HR to Adrian Beltre in the first, and was behind 2-0 entering the eighth. Then it all fell apart as Texas got five in the eighth to salt the game away. 7-1 Texas.

A-Rod got a SF in the bottom of the eighth.

Carlos Beltran left the game in the first inning with hamstring tightness. He is day to day. If Beltran had strained or tore the hamstring, I wonder what the Yanks would have done. Personally, I’d run Refsnyder (.293) out there or bring up the red-hot Aaron Judge. I think the Yanks would just run Aaron Hicks out there. But Hicks, at .206, hasn’t shown us much this year. Just my opinion, but I’d rather see Refsnyder or Judge get a shot.

For Beltre, it was his 424th career HR. To me, he doesn’t get the ink he deserves. 2845 hits, 424 HR. He is one of the best 3B ever. Baseball Reference, in fact, lists him as the 5th greatest 3B ever.

Jim Hickman, a 1962 original Met who was on the 1969 Cubs team that collapsed, and who also was the man who singled home Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game when Rose barrelled over catcher Ray Fosse, died recently.

Sabathia (L, 5-5, 3.17) 7+ IP, 6 R, 8 H, 1 walk, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Swarzak 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.50
Mullee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K., 4.50. Came up, Yates sent down.

The Yanks fall to 37-39.


Game 66. CC, Didi, lead Yanks, 4-1.

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CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings for the win, and Didi Gregorius’ sixth HR of the season, a 3-Run shot in the top of the seventh, led the Yanks to a 4-1 win on Thursday night and snapped their four game losing streak.

CC’s win enabled him to tie Kenny Rogers and Pedro Martinez on the all-time list with 219. He gave up a run in the fourth but lowered his ERA to 2.20. The Twins run scored on an RBI single by ex-Yankee Eduardo Nunez.

The Yanks tied it in the sixth on an Ellsbury single but should have had more. They had the bases loaded, no one out, and only scored one run.

But Gregorius’ HR in the seventh made up for it. Then came the Big 3.

Sabathia (w, 5-4, 2.20) 6 IP, 1 R,  6 H, 3 walks, 7 K.
Betances (H, 17) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.03.
Miller (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 1.26
Chapman (S, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.25