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Game 111. Yanks fall to Toronto 4-2. CC hurt, Montgomery may be brought back.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Josh Donaldson hit two 2-run HRs off of CC Sabathia, and Toronto beat the Yanks, 4-2, on Tuesday night.

CC only lasted three innings and looks headed to the DL with pain in his knee. He could be done for the season.

It looks like Jordan Montgomery will be headed back to the Yanks. Earlier in the day, the Yanks had indicated that Montgomery would only be pitching once a week for SWB and have his innings limited because of innings limits. This development may have blown those plans out of the water, unless it isn’t Montgomery but someone else who takes CC’s spot in the rotation.

The loss puts the Yanks at 59-52, four back of Boston in the AL East. They still hold the top wild card spot.

Donaldson hit a 2-run HR in the first. The Yanks cut it to 2-1 in the second on an RBI single by Garrett Cooper.

Donaldson hit another 2-run HR in the third. Cooper got a SF in the eighth for the final score of 4-2.

Here is a reason why I hate teams carrying 13 pitchers.

In the eighth, after Cooper’s SF made it 4-2, the Yanks had two on, two out. Ronald Torreyes lined out.

The Yanks really needed a HR there (or a double in the gap to tie the game). The tiny Torreyes was left to hit. Why? Because the only alternatives on the bench were the struggling (overmatched so far in the majors?) Tyler Wade, Austin Romine (who is not known for his bat) and Jacoby Ellsbury. Now injuries to Castro, Holliday, Hicks, etc. have limited who is playing, but carrying 13 pitchers also limits your bench. Oh for the days of four man rotations and 11-man pitching staffs.

Still, I wonder why Ellsbury wasn’t sent up to bat, with Wade then taking the field. Oh, well. Ellsbury may have had a better chance to pop one out and give the Yanks the lead.

We’ll see what happens with CC and who replaces him. Was it CC’s last game as a Yankee? He is 1) 37. 2) a free agent at the end of the year. 3) In pain that could force retirement?

Sabathia (L, 9-5, 4.05) 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Mitchell 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.60
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.49

Great job by Mitchell keeping the Yanks in the game.

Game 105. Tigers edge Yanks, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

CC Sabathia gave up a 3-run HR in the second inning, a solo HR in the third, and Detroit held on to beat the Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday night.

All the Yankees’ runs came via Didi Gregorius. He hit a 2-run HR (17) in the fourth, and had an RBI single in the eighth inning.

The loss drops the 57-48 Yankees out of first place in the AL East. They are now 1/2 game behind Boston.

Wednesday’s game is an afternoon game.

Aaron Judge’s slump continues. Since the 4th of July, Judge is .192-6-12, with 34 strikeouts in 78 at bats. It has dropped his batting average from .329 to .299. Hopefully he adjusts and gets his second wind soon.

Gary Sanchez and Matt Holliday each had two hits.

Sabathia (L, 9-4, 3.81) 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Warren 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.97
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.68

Brett Gardner threw a runner out at the plate in the ninth.

Cessa was sent down for Holder recently, and Holder and Cooper were then sent down to make room for Gray and Garcia.

Game 100. Gardner’s late heroics win game for Yankees, 6-5 in 11.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

So as soon as I get into work yesterday, I develop a migraine (I get one a year, one every two years, maybe) and there is nothing you can do about them. Went home and just tried to rest until it wore off. It completely disables you.

At the end of last night, it was the Tampa Bay Rays who had the migraine, losing a game they should have won, 6-5 to the New York Yankees. The win puts the Yanks at 54-46, just 1/2 game behind Boston in the AL East. They still hold the top wild card slot.

The Yanks struck first with two runs in the second. With one out, Chase Headley singled and scored on a double by Jacoby Ellsbury, who owns Chris Archer. Todd Frazier then singled Ellsbury home.

Gary Sanchez made it 3-0 in the third with his 15th HR of the season.

Evan Longoria, who owns CC Sabathia, cut the Yanks lead to 3-1 in the fourth with a HR.

They Rays then chased CC in the fifth, scoring three runs to take a 4-3 lead. Chad Green gave up a HR in the sixth to Corey Dickerson and the Rays were up 5-3.

The Yanks blew a couple of scoring opportunities throughout the game, including a bases loaded/one out chance in the sixth where they got no runs, and you really wonder if Tyler Wade, who has been doing well at AAA, is ready for the majors yet. He is now 4 for 37 in the bigs. Last night he was 0 for 5, struck out 3x and left 7 men on base.

In the eighth, Didi Gregorius and Headley singled, with Headley’s single moving Didi to third, from where he scored on an RBI forceout by PH Matt Holliday.  5-4 Rays.

In the ninth, Brett Gardner led off the inning with a triple, but Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge couldn’t get him in. Down to their last out, Gary Sanchez hit a ground ball that appeared to be the final out of the game. But with the Rays’ infield in a shift, and playing a bit out of their usual positions, they were confused as to who would field the grounder and no one got it. Sanchez’ single tied the game and as a result, eventually blew the game for the Rays.

In the bottom of the 11th, Brett Gardner led off the inning with his 18th home run of the season to end the game, giving the Yanks a 6-5 win. The HR set a career season high for him. In the celebration at home plate, Aaron Judge was hit by a helmet and a tooth was either chipped or lost.

Sabathia wasn’t too happy about being pulled, but…

Sabathia 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR, 3.66
Green 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.71
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.23
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.75
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.93
Chapman (W, 3-1, 3.14) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Gardner 2 hits, triple, game winning HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR.
Gregorius 2 hits,
Headley 3 hits. Still not showing any power, but has raised average to .271.
Todd Frazier 2 hits, RBI.

Game 95. Judge gives CC a birthday present with a bomb. Yanks win 5-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Today was CC Sabathia’s 37th birthday and he got the win in a 5-1 Yankees’ win over Seattle. The best birthday present was delivered by Aaron Judge.

HR #31 landed in the last row of the upper deck in LF. The jokes are that it broke Statcast because they couldn’t figure out how far it went. I’m still trying to figure out how far it did go.

Seattle got a run in the first, but that was it.

In the third, the Yanks got two runs on doubles by Headley and Clint Frazier and a SF by Judge.

In the fifth, Judge dropped the bomb, a 3-run HR that made it 5-1.

Didi Gregorius had 3 hits. Chase Headley had 2.

Sabathia (W, 9-3, 3.44) 5+ IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1 HBP
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.37
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.62. Welcome Back!
Betances  1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.70
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.77

The win puts the Yanks at 50-45.

 

Game 89. Yanks shut out Boston, 3-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks won the day part of a day/night doubleheader, shutting out Boston 3-0 behind six innings from CC Sabathia.

Bryan Mitchell was to start the day game, but that thinking changed when yesterday’s game went deep into extra innings.

The Yanks had to send down Heller and Holder for fresh arms in Mitchell and Caleb Smith.

The Yanks got two runs in the fourth inning. With one out, Didi Gregorius singled and Clint Frazier reached on an error. Austin Romine singled to load the bases. Ji-Man Choi got a SF and Ronald Torreyes singled in the second run.

In the fifth, Didi Gregorius wrapped his eleventh HR of the season around the Pesky Pole to make it 3-0.

BTW, the Pesky Pole is NOT named that (contrary to public opinion) because the Red Sox SS/3B of the 1940s and 1950s would wrap a lot of homers around the pole.

Pesky hit just 17 HR in his WHOLE MLB CAREER.

No, the Pesky Pole is named that because Pesky’s actual name was John Michael Paveskovich. He was Polish. For easier boxscores, his last name was shortened to Pesky.

Sabathia (W, 8-3, 3.54) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K.
Clippard (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Green (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 H, 2 W. 2 K. 1.75
Chapman (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.57

Game 82. Yanks lose 4-1, make moves.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, the Yanks activated CC Sabathia from the DL as well as Adam Warren. Sent down were Bryan Mitchell and Domingo German.

CC started, and retired the first eight batters he faced, but then the rust kicked in, and he gave up 3 hits and 3 walks for 4 runs as Toronto beat the Yanks, 4-1.

The Yanks’ only run came on Aaron Judge’s 28th HR of the season. Still a rookie, Judge is one HR shy of Joe Dimaggio’s Yankee rookie record of 29, set in 1936.

The MLB record for HR in a season by a rookie is 49, by Mark McGwire in 1987.

The Yanks only had four hits in the game.

The loss drops the Yanks to 44-38. After a 21-9 start, they are 23-29 in their last 52 games.

After the game, the Yanks DFA’d Chris Carter again. You may recall they DFA’d him a couple of weeks ago, and no one wanted him. He agreed to go to SWB but never went because when Tyler Austin got hurt, Carter returned to the Yankees.

The Yanks brought up Ji-Man Choi from SWB to replace Carter. Choi, a South Korean, is a lefty hitting 1B/OF who is 26, and who hit .170-5-12 in 54 games with the Angels last year. That is his only MLB experience. At SWB this year, he was hitting .289-8-43.

Sabathia (L, 7-3, 3.81) 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Warren 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.20
Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.57. Nice job keeping the Yanks in the game.
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.86
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 1H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.41

Minor League Report. Torres needs TJ surgery, done for year.

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Yankees’ top prospect, INF Gleyber Torres, needs TJ surgery and is done for the year. He injured his non-throwing elbow sliding into home the other day and hyperextended the elbow, injuring ligaments as well.

The Yanks were possibly grooming Torres to take over at 3B for Chase Headley later this year. They also now have promoted 3B Miguel Andujar to AAA. Andujar is an option for the future at 3B, also the Yanks may look at the trade deadline for a 3B. They aren’t happy with Headley’s performance so far.

Besides 3B, the Yanks may also look to upgrade at starting pitching and 1B. With CC out until early August and Tanaka struggling, an upgrade in the rotation, via Chance Adams being called up,Fo or a trade, looks imminent.

Also, 1B has been a problem with Greg Bird hurt and shut down, and the disappointing performance of Chris Carter. Here, the Yanks could look at a promotion (Tyler Austin, Mike Ford, Ji-Man Choi) or look to trade.

These are three positions that bear watching over the next month. How do the Yanks upgrade here? Is there a big deal brewing?

AAA: SWB (42-26) won 6-1. CF Dustin Fowler double, HR, 2 RBI. 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI LF Jake Cave. 3 hits, RBI 2B Donovan Solano. RF Clint Frazier 2 hits.

Lail (W, 4-2, 4.78) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Layne (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.48.

AA: Trenton off.

High A:   Tampa (37-31) won 4-2. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, solo HR. LF Tito Polo 2 hits, rbi. C Sharif Othman 2 hits.

Widener (w, 4-6, 3.94) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.59
Gomez (S, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.55

Low A: Charleston off.

UPDATE: Yanks’ minor league pitcher Matt Marsh has been suspended 50 games for using a banned substance.