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Game 19. Monty comes through in Yanks’ win. Warren to DL, and it’s Gleyber time!

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After the stinkeroos that Tanaka and Gray provided the last two games, the Yanks needed a starter to provide some depth to save the bullpen and Jordan Montgomery provided it in a 9-1 Yankees’ win that put their record at 10-9.

They picked up a game on both Toronto (who they beat) and also Boston, who were no-hit out in Oakland.

Before the game, Adam Warren was put on the DL with a back strain and Jonathan Holder was called back up.

Montgomery got out of a bases loaded, one-out jam in the top of the third.

Aaron Judge hit his sixth HR of the season, a 2-run shot, 443 ft., ,in the bottom of the third, to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Fastest ever to 62 HR.

In the fifth, Toronto scored to make it 2-1, but the Yanks scored seven in the bottom of the sixth to break it open.

Gardner singled and Judge walked. Didi singled in a run to make it 3-1. Stanton walked to load the bases. Hicks reached on an error to make it 4-1. After Walker struck out, Andujar cleared the bases on a double, 7-1.   Romine walked and Torreyes singled to load the bases. Gardner SF, 8-1, Judge single, 9-1.

Judge 2 for 4, scored 2, drove in 3. HR. Also Walked.
Didi 2 hits. Scored one, drove in one, walked.
Andujar 2 hits, 3 RBI. Getting hot. Raised average from .107 to .250

Montgomery (W, 2-0, 3.80) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 11.57

Later, it was revealed that Gleybor Torres has been called up for Sunday. No corresponding move made but I would guess Tyler Wade (3 for 35) has been sent down.

Prayers go out to Daniel Faraquar of the White Sox who pitched Friday night, came into the dugout and collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. Stable but critical.

Severino on Sunday, with Gleyber most likely in the lineup.







Minor League Report. Gleyber pulled with “stiffness.”


AAA: Gleyber Torres complained of stiffness tonight and was pulled from the game. Hopefully just the weather and nothing serious. The weather in the northeast has been brutal. Global warming my ass. It’s mid-April and we are freezing our asses off.

SWB (7-4) lost 6-1. Gleyber was 0 for 2 when pulled. SWB got 5 hits, 2 by DH Billy Fleming. Shane Robinson cleared waivers, back at SWB. Chance Adams stuggling.

Adams (L, 0-1, 4.85) 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.60
Espinal 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 4.91

AA: Trenton (5-5) lost 8-3. CF Trey Amburgey HR, 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 3 for 3. SS Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Carter (L, 0-1, 13.50) 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Cortes 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.70. Just returned to Yanks from Orioles.
Tarpley 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 5.40
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K, 2.84

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (5-6) lost 5-1.

Ramos (L, 1-1, 6.75) 3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Martin 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K
A. Severino 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.


Game 15. Yanks maul Marlins, 12-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

You kind of wish this didn’t happen against two Yankees’ legends, CEO (Yankees #2) Derek Jeter and manager (Yankees #23) Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

The best way, it seems, for teams to get healthy right now is to play one of the Florida teams, the Rays or Marlins, because both stink.

Still, you have to win the game. The Yanks, playing after two days of rain outs, pounded the Marlins 12-1 to go to 8-7 on the season.

Going into the game, the Yanks were the perfect .500 team at 7-7. What do I mean by perfect? They scored 77 runs, and gave up 77 runs. The offense was 10% above league average, the pitching 10% below league average. If that isn’t a perfect .500 team, what is?

Before the game, some news. Jacoby Ellsbury is morphing into Carl Pavano. First a rib cage injury, then a hip injury, now it is his plantar fascitis. He hasn’t played a game for the Yanks yet, hasn’t played since how many weeks ago in spring training, is the #5 OF, is owed $68 million over this year and the next two…. Sheesh.

As for Brandon Drury, he is taking meds to calm down the migraines, but still has blurry vision. Blurry vision he says he has had over the last several years, and he admits to stepping in the batter’s box with the blurry vision! Which makes what he has done in the majors so far that much more impressive and scary. Blurry vision while facing a 100 MPH fastball? No thanks. Get that vision and migraines taken care of and hopefully, the situation isn’t major.

If he was a good player with blurry vision, what could he become with clear vision?

Now to the game. A mauling which you wish didn’t happen against Donnie and Derek, but what can you do?

Ex-Yankee Caleb Smith (there with the Yanks briefly last year) started for the Marlins and got mauled.

The Yanks scored in each of the first five innings.

In the first, Gardner singled,  Judge walked. Stanton walked to load the bases. After Didi popped up (He would make up for it later), Sanchez’ IF single brought home a run. After Hicks popped up, Austin walked to make it 2-0.

In the second, Judge homered (4) to make it 3-0. Judge became the fastest player ever to 60 career HR.

In the third, two more runs. Didi walked, Sanchez singled. Hicks doubled both home. 5-0.

In the fourth, with two out, Stanton was HBP. Didi hit a HR, his first of two on the night, to make it 7-0.

To the fifth, and the Yanks put up four more to make it 11-0. Austin led off with a double and Andujar doubled to make it 8-0. Torreyes singled Andujar to third. Gardner walked. Judge singled in a run. After two outs, Sanchez singled in two to make it 11-0.

In the seventh, Didi hit his second HR of the game (5) to make it 12-0.

Meanwhile, Severino was dealing. 6 IP, no runs, one hit. Miami got its only run of the game in the eighth, after Seve was out of the game.

15 hits, 8 walks, 1 HBP.

Didn’t realize. Jace Peterson back with the team…

Gardner 2 hits, walk, 2 runs scored.
Judge 2 hits, HR, 2 runs scored, 1 walk.
Didi 2 hits, both HR, 3 RBI, scored 3 runs. Walked. How he has developed.
Sanchez 3 hits, scored one run, drove in 3. Starting to heat up. Walk.
Hicks 2 RBI, walk
Austin 2 hits, rbi, walk.
Andujar 2 hits, scored one, drove one in. Walk. He’s starting to get hot.

Some guys, notably Andujar and Sanchez, seem to be picking it up. A good sign. Getting Hicks back helps, too.

Severino (W 3-1, 2.63) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.18
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.04

Sad NBA note. #15 for the Philadelphia 76ers, G Hal Greer, passed away on April 14 at the age of 81. A great guard for the 76ers in the 1960s, and on their 1967 NBA title team.

From Wikipedia:

He played for the Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1958 through 1973. A guard, Greer was a 10-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team seven times. He was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and he had his uniform number retired by the 76ers.

Greer had an unusual but highly effective free throw technique, shooting a jump shot from the charity stripe. He is usually considered the third-best guard of the 1960s, behind Oscar Robertson and fellow West Virginia native Jerry West.




Games 15 and 16. Yanks/Tigers day/night DH postponed until June 4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

From MLB. com:

For the second consecutive day, the Tigers and Yankees lost out to the weather. This time, an ice storm forced the postponement of their Sunday doubleheader at Comerica Park.

The games will be made up with a day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park on Monday, June 4. Game times will be 1:10 and 7:10 p.m. ET.

The Yankees will stop over in between series at Baltimore and Toronto.

What this means for the Yanks’ rotation is that they won’t be forced to start Luis Cessa. Luis Severino can go Monday night against Derek Jeter’s Marlins at Yankee Stadium and CC Sabathia comes off the DL on Tuesday night to face the Marlins. Severino will have five days of rest.

Minor League Report. Hicks starts rehab.


Shane Robinson was called up, but he may or may not be there long. Aaron Hicks started his rehab with AAA and may be back with the Yanks as early as Friday in Detroit.

AAA: SWB (4-1) won 5-2 over LV. CF Hicks went 1 for 3.  3B Gleyber Torres 2 hits. If Wade and Andujar continue to struggle, could Torres get a call? 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi.

Koerner 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.60
O. Perez 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Lail (W, 1-0, 3.00) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Coshow (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (3-3) won 10-4. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson solo HR, his fourth already. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 3 RBI.

Swanson (w, 2-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.45
Foley (H, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (3-3) lost 6-5 in 10 innings. 3B Angel Aguilar 3 hits, rbi.

Rosa 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.24
Hodson 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.40
Lane (BS, 1) 2 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K. 2.70. Yup, 7 K in 2 IP. Batter reached on a WP on a K.
Sosebee (L, 0-1, 0.00) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

St. Lucie Bottom of the 10th
  • Jacob Zanon starts inning at 2nd base.
  • Andres Gimenez hits a sacrifice bunt. Jacob Zanon to 3rd. Andres Gimenez to 1st.
  • Desmond Lindsay strikes out swinging.
  • Dash Winningham out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Leobaldo Cabrera. Jacob Zanon scores.

As I wrote before, this extra inning start the guy at second to get the game over with stuff is BS.

Low A: Charleston (2-4) lost 2-1.

Whitlock (L, 0-1, 3.60) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Game 11. Yanks embarrassed, 14-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, a couple of moves. The Yanks brought up OF Shane Robinson and DFA’d Jace Peterson.

They also made a minor league move, trading with the Mets and getting L.J. Mazzilli, Lee’s kid, for OF Kendall Coleman. A righty bat, Mazzilli, 27, has mostly played 2B, and spent most of last year in AA. In 110 games between AA/AAA last year, he hit .254-5-40. He was suspended a few years back for 50 games for a drug violation. Coleman, 22, a lefty hitting OF, has barely made it up to low A Charleston, and has struggled to a .207 average in his minor league career.

The pitching duel was between the CYA runnerup last year, Chris Sale, and Luis Severino, who finished third.

Seve didn’t have it (a friend told me that Rick Sutcliffe on ESPN suggested that Severino was tipping his pitches) and the bullpen was horrible, giving up nine in the sixth, in a 14-1 Yankees’ loss that dropped them under .500 to 5-6 on the season.

Meanwhile, after an Opening Day loss, Boston has won nine in a row and are 4 1/2 up on the Yanks.

An Aaron Judge HR (3) was the only highlight of the night. He had 3 hits. Didi had 2.

After two strikeouts, Giancarlo Stanton had a single and double, hopefully signs he is snapping out of it. One article I read yesterday suggested that Stanton is like Teixeira in that both would always get off to slow starts, then heat up.

But you have to wonder when Gary Sanchez will be dropped in the lineup or when he’ll wake up. Batting fourth or fifth all year, Sanchez is now 2 for 36.

Tyler Wade is only at .136. If Gleyber Torres heats up, you have to wonder if there could be a switch there. Miguel Andujar is struggling at .125. An Andujar error led to six unearned runs. The kid’s aren’t alright.

Too many grand slams given up. I can remember Robertson gave one up in Toronto, Holder in the extra inning loss at home to Baltimore, and now Shreve last night.

Severino (L, 2-1, 3.50) 5 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 0 K. 7.11
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00. Gave up grand slam.
Cessa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Not much more to say about this game. It was a stinker.





Game 6. Seve great again, and each of the “BIG 3” HR in Yanks’ 7-2 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

You don’t know how often this may happen, but each of the “BIG 3” of Stanton, Sanchez and Judge hit a 2-run HR today as the Yanks beat Tampa Bay 7-2 to go to 4-2 on the season.

Luis Severino once again pitched like an ace in the victory. He did give up a run in the first on a single and double after a strikeout. He rebounded with a K and a popup.

In the bottom of the first, the Yankees came right back.

Gardner got an infield hit, and with one out, Stanton (who struck out 5x yesterday and 3x today) hit his third HR of the season to make it 2-1.

In the third, Judge led off with a walk, and with one out, Sanchez hit a 2-run HR, his first of the season, to make it 4-1. That snapped an 0-17 skein for the Kraken. Even after today, Sanchez is still 2 for 23 for the season. You know he’ll get hot soon.

In the fourth, Tyler Austin walked and stole second, the Yanks’ first SB of the season. Austin Romine moved him to third, and Ronald Torreyes singled to make it 5-1. This was Torreyes’ first game of the season. After an out, Aaron Judge got his first HR of the season to make it 7-1 Yanks.

Torreyes made a couple of nice defensive plays in the game, most notably on a popup in the first that could have brought in another run. Tough play on a windy day.

The Rays got a run in the eighth.

Austin Romine had two hits.

Severino (W, 2-0) 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K. 1.38
Warren 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.75. Back after that ankle bruise.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

The Yanks made a move today, trading for Cody Asche from KC for a player to be named later or cash. This is for more depth, esp. with so many OF on the DL. Asche spent 2013-2016 with the Phillies and 2017 with the White Sox. He is 27, and a lefty hitter who is primarily a 3B/LF. He has played in 390 MLB games (approx. 3 full seasons) and whose 162 g. average is .234-13-54, OPS+ 83.