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Game 118. Yanks lose to Mets 8-5. Seve struggles again. CC to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks have a problem. Should they play in the wild card game, what pitcher starts?

Before last night’s game, CC Sabathia was placed on the DL, and once and now again Yankee George Kontos was brought up from the minors for the time being (until a starter, Chance Adams? is needed to fill CC’s spot). Also, Luke Voit was sent down and Ronald Torreyes brought back up.

So there is the issue with CC.

And now the issue with Luis Severino. Severino gave up a HR to the first batter of the game, and gave up another run before getting out of the first inning. 2-0 Mets before the Yanks came to bat.

Severino is still leading the majors in wins (15) but since July 1 is 2-4 with a 7.31 ERA. He is not trending as you would like heading down the stretch.

Whether it is tipping pitches or a mechanical issue, he has to be straightened out.

The Yanks tied the game in the third when Romine singled and Gardner walked. Stanton hit into a force play but and error on the play enabled Romine to score and Stanton to reach second. Hicks singled to tie the game.

But Severino gave up a two-run HR to an old Yankees’ nemesis, Jose Bautista, in the top of the fourth that put the Mets up 4-2.

The Yanks cut it to 4-3 in the fifth when Gardner doubled and Didi singled him home.

A.J. Cole was awful. He gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Todd Frazier in the sixth, and back-to-back HRs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh. 7-3 Mets.

Miguel Andujar hit a two-run HR (18) in the bottom of the eighth for the Yanks to cut it to 7-5, but Zach Britton’s struggles continued (aided by a Gleyber Torres’ error) as the Mets got an insurance run in the top of the ninth, 8-5 Mets, the final score.

The Yanks have to get CC healthy, and get Severino and Britton on track. They also need Judge and Sanchez to get healthy, and Gleyber Torres (down to .261) to get out of his slump.

Otherwise, if they make the postseason, it could not be for long.

Meanwhile, they fall to 74-44, and 10 back of Boston. They are 3 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card seed.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Andujar 2-run HR

Severino (L, 15-6, 3.27) 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. ERA as 1.98 on July 2.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.93
Cole 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  5.58 (Wash/NYY)
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.39 (SF/NYY)
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1 HBP.  4.70 (Balt./NYY)

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (61-56) won 6-3. LF Tyler Wade solo HR. DH Mike Ford 2 doubles. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles, RBI. RF Zack Zehner HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 1-0, 1.98) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. (A+/AA/AAA 8-5, 1.99)
J. Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.57

AA: Trenton (65-53) lost 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 3 hits. Double, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 0-2, 4.63) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR (A+/AA 12-5, 3.93)
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.42
Wivinis 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A (A+): They got the top of the first in, Tampa didn’t score, then the game was suspended due to rain.

Low A: Charleston (54-62) lost 3-1. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 2-5, 3.92) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.66
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.38

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-54) gave up a walkoff HR in the bottom of the ninth and lost 1-0. DH Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.41
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.91
Tarpley (L, 1-1, 2.82) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up walkoff HR.

AA: Trenton (64-50) won 2-1. RF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. SS Ricky Surum 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 7-4, 4.18) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves (H, 6) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.37
Wivinis (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.00

High A: Tampa (55-61) lost 9-4. LF Dom Thompson-Williams HR, 2 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI.

Lehnen (L, 0-3, 6.32) 4 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Zurak 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  6.14
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  0.00
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.26

Low A: Charleston (53-59) won 7-2. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. CF Leonardo Molina solo HR.

Yajure (W, 4-2, 3.30) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
A. Severino 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.86
Alvarez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.90

Game 113. Stanton slams Chisox, 7-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam highlighted a 6-run second as the 71-42 Yanks beat the White Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.

Luis Severino, shaky in his last few outings, started off shaky again, giving up two runs in the first inning before settling in for his career high 15th win of the season.

Gleyber Torres walked to lead off the second. After Andujar struck out, Neil Walker singled. Austin Romine singled in Torres. Shane Robinson singled in Walker to tie the game at two. Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch. Stanton’s 27th HR, an opposite field grand slam that just curled around the foul pole, made it 6-2 Yanks.

In the fifth, Aaron Hicks hit his 19th HR of the season to make it 7-2.

Severino gave up a HR in the bottom of the fifth to cut it to 7-3 but that was the end of the scoring.

The Yanks stay 9 back of Boston. They are 4 up on Oakland for that top wild card spot.

Stanton Grand Slam, 4 RBI
Hicks HR

Severino (W, 15-5, 3.11) 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 8 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.   2.70
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.50

 

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (58-52) split a DH.

Reg. Sched game: Won 3-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Cortes (W, 5-5. 3.72) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Coshow (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.60

Makeup of 8/3 rainout: Lost 6-4. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. DH Zack Zehner 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Espinal (L, 6-2, 3.07) 2 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Tarpley 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.45
Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.54

AA: Trenton (62-49) lost 6-3. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, RBI.

Keller (L, 8-8, 3,79) 5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  7.00

High A: Tampa (55-56) lost 7-6. C Kellin Deglan 2 for 2, 3 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

Nelson (L, 5-4, 3.57) 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 1R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K.  0.00
Zurak 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K.  5.06
Ort 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K   5.56

Low A: Charleston (51-58) lost 6-5 in 10. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI. Charleston was up 5-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Contreras 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  3.24
Ramos 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.78
A. Severino (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.   3.86
D. Alvarez (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 1.08)  1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.08

 

Game 108. Yanks get just 1 hit in 4-1 loss. Fall 7 1/2 back.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Miguel Andujar homered (14), but that was the only hit in the Yanks’ 4-1 loss to Boston on Friday night.

The loss drops the Yanks to 68-40, and at the 2/3rd mark, they are on course to go 102-60, a heck of a record.

The problem is, Boston is 7 1/2 games ahead of the Yanks right now, and on pace to go 112-50, a historic year.

The loss, the Yanks’ third in a row, means that for the second time this year, the Yanks have suffered a three-game losing streak. Boston has suffered it once. (Maybe Boston can suffer another one in say, October…).

Rick Porcello was masterful for Boston, a complete game one-hitter and he threw just 86 pitches, 68 for strikes. You got to tip your cap to that. About as good as it gets. He retired the last 21 Yanks in a row.

Luis Severino, who has struggled lately, gave up three runs in the first before settling down. The last few innings he looked once again like the dominant Severino of earlier this season. But that three-run first doomed the Yanks.

And who hit a 2-run HR in that three-run first for Boston? Steve Pearce, who had 3 HR against the Yanks the night before (see my report on Game 107 for a story regarding Pearce when the Yanks briefly had him).

So the Yanks find the division slipping away. They have to right the ship or else home-field advantage in that sudden-death wild card game could be gone too.

Today doesn’t look encouraging. With Happ on the DL due to foot-hand-and mouth disease, and with Cessa having to be used in relief Thursday night, the Yanks turn to Chance Adams to start today. The youngster will be making his MLB debut. Talk about being thrown into the fire.

The Yanks started the year 9-9, then went a scorching 41-13. But since that hot streak, they are just 18-18. They need to be more consistent, and not a .500 team.

They need a hot streak.

Of course, it’d help if Boston ever starts losing.

One thing more…. the Yanks’ pitchers have to do a better job holding runners on base. Boston has been running wild on them, and there is nothing Romine can do when runners are getting three or four step jumps. He could have a cannon and not be able to gun them down.

A test for Boone and the Yanks. How do they respond?

Severino (L, 14-5, 3.08) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. CYA slipping away.
Robertson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.   3.51
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.30.  Just recalled from SWB.

P.S. In case you didn’t notice, Oakland is hot and has passed Seattle for that other wild-card spot.

Minor League Report. Sheffield good….

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AAA: SWB (55-47) won 11-1. 3B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, solo HR. LF Mark Payton 4 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits, RBI RF Zach Zehner. C Francisco Diaz 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Sheffield (W, 4-3, 2.37) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. (Overall, AA/AAA 5-5, 2.34)
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.80
J. Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  1.67

AA: Trenton (58-47) won 3-2 in walkoff fashion. LF/RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 3B Brandon Wagner 3 hits, GW single. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson solo HR.

Acevedo 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 k. Gave up 1 HR.   3.06
Lail 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.08
Sosebee (W, 2-2, 3.18) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 k.

High A: Tampa (53-52) won 8-5. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI. DH Dom Thompson-Williams 3 hits. 1B Steven Sensley 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 W, 4 K.  3.33
Lane (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.97
Weissert (BS, 2; W, 1-0, 5.25)  2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Schwaab 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  5.82

Low A: Charleston (50-52) lost 10-8. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, 3 RBI.

Mauricio 4 iP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 W, 5 K.   12.83
Higgins 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.56
A. Severino (L, 2-3, 3.97) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Bristo 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   1.93