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Game 159. Severino sensational in Yanks’ 3-1 win. 2 HR, but none by Judge.

There should be no doubt that Luis Severino is the Yankees #3 starter come playoff time.

Severino was marvelous last evening, pitching 7 no-hit innings as the Yankees (98-61) defeated Texas, 3-1.

It was Severino’s third start since coming off the IL. As a result, his pitch count was limited to 90 (he threw 94) and therefore was pulled for safety reasons. Also, Miguel Castro was activated (Chi Chi Gonzalez DFA’d) and the Yankees do need to see if Castro should be on the postseason roster or not.

Aaron Judge was 1 for 4 with an infield single. He has 2 days and 3 games left to see if he can hit #62 to set a new AL and Yankees record. You now wonder if he will do it. He has just 1 HR since September 20. His batting average is at .311, 4 points back. I doubt that he will make it up to win the Triple Crown. The Yanks have a day-night doubleheader today. If Judge doesn’t get a HR in the opener, does he play in the night game? I’m sure if he DOES HR in the opener, he will be given the night game off. Maybe even tomorrow too.

The Yanks scored in the fifth inning on a leadoff single by Oswald Peraza followed by a force out by Aaron Hicks. Isiah Kiner-Falefa walked, and Kyle Higashioka singled in Hicks.

The Yanks hit into six DP in the game.

In the top of the eighth, Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning with a 400 ft. HR (6), before Judge struck out. Giancarlo Stanton followed with a 457 ft. HR (30) to make it 3-0.

Castro came in for the eighth and got an out before losing the no-hitter and then the shutout.

Stanton solo HR (30) good to see. Hopefully coming out of slump.
Peraza 2 hits. .333 in limited time. Be interesting to see if on postseason roster.
Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. Heating up after a bad season.
Gonzalez solo HR (6)

Severino (W, 7-3) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 7 K. 3.18
Castro (H, 9) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.18 Just off IL. First game since mid-July.
Effross (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.54 (Cubs/NYY ERA)




Game 157. Nestor Nasty as Yanks shutout O’s, 8-0. Judge stuck on 61. Rainout likely Sunday?

Nestor Cortes’ last regular season start could not have gone much better. The best Yankees’ starter this season (sorry, Gerrit Cole) pitched 7 1/3 one-hit, shutout baseball as the Yankees defeated Baltimore 8-0 Saturday afternoon. Cortes was dominating, striking out 12.

Cortes ends his season 12-4, with a superb 2.44 ERA.

Aaron Judge went 0 for 2, with 2 walks and a HBP as we still wait and see if he can get #62 to set a new AL and Yankees record. He has a couple of things working against him. For one, the weather forecast is not good for Sunday. Should the Yankees be rained out on Sunday, the game, meaningless in the standings, would not be made up. So, Judge has one less game in order to hit #62. The Yankees next four games are on the road in Texas. One game Monday, a doubleheader Tuesday and the regular season finale on Wednesday. There may be a window to play today, but the game may be delayed for a very long time until that window arrives. There appears to be only a one-hour rainless window around 2 pm today, and a window from about 7 to 10 pm. That’s it, and with the Yankees needing to travel to Texas, it does not look good for a game today. Do they really sit in a clubhouse (and make the fans wait) six hours to start the game at 7 PM when they have to travel to Texas for a game tomorrow? For a game that means nothing in the standings, but only for one player. I don’t think so.

Also, you can’t hit a HR if every pitch is 2 inches off the ground and 4 inches outside. Since hitting #60, Judge is 7 for 27, with that 61st HR, but SEVENTEEN walks and the HBP.

Yesterday, as mentioned above, Judge was 0 for 2, both strikeouts, with a HBP and 2 walks. His batting average is at .313, two points below Luis Arraez of the Twins .315 as Judge also attempts to win the Triple Crown. It appears to be a two-man race for the batting title. Xander Bogaerts of Boston has dropped to .305.

The Yanks got on the board quickly yesterday scoring 3 runs in the first inning. Judge was HBP but forced out at second by Anthony Rizzo. Gleyber Torres doubled in Rizzo and went to third on the throw home. Josh Donaldson hit a SF to make it 2-0, then Giancarlo Stanton smashed a 447-ft. HR (29) to make it 3-0. For the badly slumping Stanton, who was hitting .156 since June 1, he needed that badly.

Kyle Higashioka homered for the Yanks in the bottom of the second (9) to make it 4-0.

In the seventh, Judge walked to lead off the inning, with the pitcher, who appeared to be avoiding Judge, drawing a great deal of derision. The Yanks made him pay for that. Rizzo singled Judge to second. Torres singled in a run to make it 5-0, both runners moving up on the throw. Donaldson singled in both runners to make it 7-0, and he moved up on the throw. Two outs later, Harrison Bader doubled to close out the scoring at 8-0.

Rizzo 2 hits
Torres 2 hits, 2 RBI
Donaldson 2 for 2, walk, 2 RBI.
Stanton 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (29)
Bader 2 hits, RBI
Higashioka 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR (9)

Cortes (W, 12-4) 7 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 12 K. 2.44
Barnes 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.64 (Det/NYY)

Before the game Jacob Barnes up from SWB. Zack Britton to IL.

If there is a game today, Chi Chi Gonzalez is supposed to start. No word as far as a corresponding move to get Gonzalez on the roster.

Luis Severino is to go on Monday. Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will go in Tuesday’s doubleheader, and Domingo German closes out the regular season on Wednesday. The Yanks would then be off for six days, with Game 1 of the ALDS being at Yankee Stadium on October 11. Opponent to be determined.

Game 2 would be after another off day on October 13. Then another off day. Game 3, October 15.
Games 4 and 5 October 16 and 17 if necessary.

The Yankees would only need 3 starters for this series. Most likely Cole, Cortes and Severino. With the off days, the Game 1 starter could come back for Game 4, and the Game 2 starter for Game 5, but the Game 2 starter would be doing so on 3 days’ rest. Severino would probably go Game 3. But who goes in Game 1 and who in Game 2 between Cole and Cortes?

I think Cole would be better on his regular rest, so he lines up for 1 and 4. I think Cortes can adapt better to go on three days’ rest, so I’d have him Game 2. Taillon and German for middle relief if needed.

Game 153. Yanks fall in 10, 3-2. Magic Number remains 2.

The Yankees’ (94-59) magic number remains at 2 after a 3-2, 10-inning loss in Toronto Monday night.

For this game, I will start at the end and work my way backwards, because a questionable decision by manager Aaron Boone led to the loss.

In the top of the tenth, the Yanks wasted their chance. Oswaldo Cabrera was the ghost runner on second. A strikeout, walk and strikeout put runners on first and second and brought Aaron Judge to the plate. Toronto wouldn’t let the big guy beat them and walked Judge. Anthony Rizzo grounded out to end the threat.

In the bottom of the tenth, Yankees’ pitcher Clarke Schmidt got a strikeout, then Judge made a fine catch to save the game temporarily. With Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. up, the Yankees pitched to him, a decision I disagreed with. You don’t let the big guy beat you. I (and many other Yankees fans) would have walked him to set up the force at any base. Boone didn’t like the matchup on Kirk (an All-Star) either and decided to go after Vlad. Vlad will probably be a HOF just like his dad. Vlad finished 2nd in MVP voting last year. He’s Toronto’s “Judge”—their best player (with no disrespect to Springer, Bichette or Kirk). You don’t let the big guy beat you. Boone did let the big guy beat him, since Vlad singled to win the game (then acted like a jerk afterwards. I’m old school, and Vlad wasn’t classy after his hit. Get your hit, celebrate with your teammates, keep quiet and stay classy. Didn’t like his B.S. at all. Did DiMaggio, Mantle, Aaron or Musial act that way? No.) I and many fans were and are critical of Boone there. There are two out. Walk him and set up a force at any base for the last out of the inning. Other guys, you pitch to. A future HOF? No.

Going back, the Yanks scored first when Judge led off the game with a single and then Rizzo doubled. Gleyber Torres hit a SF to put the Yanks on the board.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (IKF) homered (4) in the second to put the Yanks up 2-0.

But IKF made a big mistake in the fourth. With a man on first and no one out, Vlad singled. I don’t know what the official scorer was thinking because that ball should have been a DP ball. It should have been ruled an error and the two runs scored off of Luis Severino should have been unearned. Severino pitched well except for one batter. After IKF botched that ball (ruled an infield hit), a walk loaded the bases. A short flyout advanced no one, but then Teoscar Hernandez doubled, just missing a grand slam (and Hernandez, hot-dogging it, could have found himself thrown out at second. See above about staying and playing classy). That double tied the game. Sevy then got out of the inning, but it should not have been that way. IKF needs to make that play.

So, two mistakes. One by IKF, and the one by Boone, cost the Yanks the game in my opinion.

Judge was 1 or 3. A single, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. We are still waiting on #61. He does have the batting lead at .3144. Luis Arraez (.3129) and Xander Bogaerts (.3127) are behind Judge as Judge not only is looking for the AL (and Yankees) single-season HR record but also at a triple crown.

Tonight’s game will be on TBS (out of market only). Check your carrier. If you get the YES network, then you are good there. As for me, I’ll be checking out TBS.

The Yanks struck out 14x last night.

Rizzo 2 hits.
IKF solo HR (4)

Severino 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. 3.41 (both runs should have been unearned)
Trivino 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76 (A’s/NYY)
Effross 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.65 (Cubs/NYY)
Marinaccio 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.18
Loaisiga 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.27
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.54
Schmidt (L, 5-5) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.35

Interesting news I see. Aroldis Chapman is a free agent after the season and the Yanks will most likely not be bringing him back. Not only that, but he may also not even be on the postseason roster. The Yanks are even considering DFAing him as of now.



Game 148. Pinstripes Pummel Pirates, 14-2. 5 RBI each for Cabrera, Gleyber.

History was made at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, but not the history fans came to see.

Aaron Judge didn’t hit HR #61 but did hit two doubles in the game. He still leads the AL in batting average, .3171 to .3166 over Xander Bogaerts as he tries to become only the second Triple Crown winner since 1967.

If Judge is to get HR #61 tonight, it would be against the same team Roger Maris got #61 against—the Red Sox. One thing though—Judge is 0 for 14 against Red Sox starter Michael Wacha.

With the win, 14-2 over Pittsburgh, the 90-58 Yankees’ magic # is 8 to clinch the division, and 1 to ensure a playoff spot. Since the Yankees own the tiebreaker over Baltimore, any Yankees’ win or Orioles loss and the Yankees get at least the #6 seed.

Oswaldo Cabrera and Gleyber Torres each had 5 RBI in the game, and each did it in record-setting fashion.

Luis Severino came off of the IL and was great, giving up just one run in five innings. With Frankie Montas going on the IL and who will probably NOT be ready for the playoffs (and Montas wasn’t pitching well anyway), Severino could be the starter for Game #3 after Cole and Cortes and in front of Taillon.

Miguel Andujar was sent down in order to bring Severino off of the IL.

In the bottom of the first, Cabrera hit a grand slam (3) to put the Yankees up 4-0. From MLB.com, here are a few history-making notes about his grand slam.

It marked the first time in AL/NL history that a team had won a game on a grand slam (Giancarlo Stanton’s ultimate slam on Tuesday night), then scored its first four runs in the next game with another slam.

It was also only the third instance of a team hitting a grand slam in the final inning of one game and then another slam in the first inning of its next contest. The others involved the Red Sox in 1955 and the Dodgers in 2017, according to Stats Perform.

The Yankees — who rode consecutive-inning slams by Judge and Aaron Hicks to a rout of these same Pirates on July 6 — also became the first club in history to hit slams in back-to-back innings twice in one season. The feat is so rare that no other team has hit a pair of consecutive-inning grand slams against the same opponent at any point in its history — not to mention the same season.


Pittsburgh got a run in the fourth off of Severino to cut the Yankees’ lead to 4-1.

The Yanks scored two in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Judge doubled. If he would have gotten under the ball just a little bit, maybe #61. Instead, the ball went 305 feet down the 318 ft. LF line and one-hopped the fence for a ground-rule double. After another out, Judge moved up on a WP and scored on a single by Torres. Josh Donaldson then doubled in Torres to make it 6-1.

The Pirates got a run in the top of the sixth off Lucas Luetge. 6-2.

Then the Yanks scored 8 in the eighth to blow the game open. Torres led off with a HR (22). Donaldson and Stanton each walked. Cabrera doubled in Donaldson, Stanton to third. Harrison Bader doubled in both runners to make it 10-2. So far in his first two games as a Yankee, Bader has been a sparkplug. 5 RBI for him in the two games. After an out, Jose Trevino doubled in Bader. Judge walked, and after a WP and another out, Torres hit his second HR (23) of the inning to make it 14-2.

Torres became the fifth Yankee to HR twice in the same inning. Judge can’t do everything by himself, so to see Torres get hot is a great sign. Now for Rizzo and Stanton to do the same.

Once again, from MLB.com:

The 25-year-old joined the company of Alex Rodriguez (who did it twice, most recently on Oct. 4, 2009), Cliff Johnson (1977), Joe Pepitone (’62), and Joe DiMaggio (’36). Coincidentally, Torres’ own skipper (Aaron Boone) also accomplished the feat during his playing days, smashing a pair of long balls for the Reds in the first inning on Aug. 9, 2002.

Judge 2 hits. Leads in all triple Crown categories. Barely in average. .3171 to .3166 over Bogaerts.
Torres 3 hits, 5 RBI. Solo and 3-run HR (23), Both HR in the same inning.
Cabrera 2 hits, 5 RBI. Grand Slam (3)
Bader 2 RBI.

Severino (W, 6-3) 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 3.36
Luetge 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 2.82
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 6.10







Minor League recap. Big Rehab games for Bader, Severino. Meanwhile, Yanks magic # drops.

The Yankees were off yesterday, but since Tampa Bay beat Toronto, the Yankees magic # for clinching the AL East dropped to 13. Their magic # for a playoff spot is 8 (it says 9, but the Yankees own the tiebreaker over Baltimore).

Aroldis Chapman is expected back today from the IL, Harrison Bader on Tuesday. No moves announced yet.

AAA: SWB (75-62) lost 5-3.

Severino 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.15 REHAB Should be with Yanks next time out.
Bard 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K 1 HBP 1 WP 4.68
Deivi Garcia (L, 2-4) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 7.99 #26 prospect. Overall 4-5, 6.83
Zach Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.39
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.76

AA: Somerset (81-52, 1st half division winner) lost 5-2.
CF Harrison Bader 3 hits, 2 RBI. REHAB. Expected to be w/Yanks Tuesday.

Loseke (L, 7-3) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.50
Semple 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.06
Minnick 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.83
McGarrity 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.45

Minor league action from 9-7-22. Britton, Sevy on rehab. 7-inning No-No for AA Somerset.

AAA: SWB (70-60) won 7-6.
1B Phillip Evans 2 RBI
3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits.

Chi Chi Gonzalez 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.36
Bristo 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.99
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00 (AAA stat only) REHAB
Rich Rodriguez (W, 3-1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.19
Mujica (S, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.91

AA: Somerset (78-48, 1st half division champs) won both games of a DH.
Game 1: Won 6-2.
DH Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (17) #21 prospect .257-17-60, 33 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (14)

Severino 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50 (AA stat only) REHAB
Myatt (W, 3-1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 4.56
Correa 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00 (AA Stat only)

Game 2: Won 5-0. COMBINED NO-HITTER.
3B Chaparro 2 hits.
SS Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, RBI
C Rodolfo Duran 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (8)
2B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (11)

Yoendrys Gomez 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.08 #12 prospect. Overall 3 teams, 1-0, 1.62.
Jennings 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.26

High A: Hudson Valley (70-57) won 3-1.
LF Kyle Battle 2 hits, RBI.

Fitts (W, 4-0) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. 0.55 (High A stat only)
Neely (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00 (High A stat only)
Cortijo (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.91 (High A stat only)

Low A: Tampa (61-65) lost 9-8 in 10 innings.
CF Spencer Jones 3 hits, RBI. #7 prospect. 2022 #1 draft pick. ..352-4-12, 12 SB
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits, RBI. #18 prospect. .250-8-48
DH Ben Rice 2 hits, 3 RBI 2-run HR (9)
LF Christopher Familia 2 hits.
SS Luis Santos 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (2)

Valdez 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 2.10
Mendez 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3 WP 4.97
Bow 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.91
McNeely 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 7.94
Reyzelman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 6.00
Stevens (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.38














Minor League Report from 9-3-22. 3 hits for Volpe in 2nd AAA game. Rehab for Sevy, Britton.

AAA: SWB (68-59) won 14-5.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI. 2nd AAA game. #1 prospect. .255-18-61, 44 SB overall.
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
LF Miguel Andujar 2 RBI
1B Ron Guzman 3 hits, RBI
3B Phillip Evans 3 hits, RBI
RF Ryan LaMarre 3 RBI 3-run HR (2)
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, 2 RBI

Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.88
Deivi Garcia (W, 1-3) 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.11 #26 prospect. Overall 3-4, 7.26
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 4.22
Rich Rodriguez 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 5.87
Barnes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

AA: Somerset (76-47, 1st half division champs) won 4-1.
RF Elijah Dunham 2 RBI. #21 prospect. .255-16-58, 33 SB
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) #5 prospect. Overall .277-14-55, 20 SB.

Clayton Beeter 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 2 WP. 1.10 #9 prospect. Overall 0-3, 4.63. 68 IP, 117 K.
Ernst (W, 6-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.60
Jennings (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.40
Correa (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (AA stat only)
Coleman (S, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.18

High A: Hudson Valley (69-55) won 13-2.
DH Jasson “The Martian” Dominguez 2 hits, RBI. #2 prospect. Overall .277-12-52, 35 SB
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 RBI
CF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 2 K. 4.28
C. Gomez (W, 2-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.47
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.58
Santana 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (high A stat only)

Low A: Tampa (60-61) completed a game from September 1 that was suspended TWICE.
Luis Severino and Zack Britton on rehab.
They won 3-1. The game was finally called in the top of the sixth.

DH Spencer Jones solo HR (3). #7 prospect. This year’s #1 draft pick. Overall .378-4-11, 12 SB. 20 games.

Yulie 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Luis Severino (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Zack Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
REHAB
Y. Castro (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.28

The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 68-59 4th in IL East, 3 1/2 GB

AA: Somerset 76-47. Won 1st half Eastern League Northeast title with 44-25 record.
2nd Half: 2nd place, 32-22, 2 GB

High A: Hudson Valley 69-55. First Half: 3rd in SAL North, 34-32, 9 GB
2nd half: 35-23, FIRST by 1/2 a game.

Low A: Tampa (60-61) last IN FIRST HALF (Fla. St. League, West) at 27-39, 15 GB
2nd Half: 33-22, 2nd, 1/2 GB

Minor League Action from 9-2-22. Severino rehabs.

#1 prospect SS Anthony Volpe promoted to AAA.

AAA: SWB (67-59) won 2-1.
CF Blake Perkins solo HR (2) (AAA stat only)
DH Rob Brantly 2 hits, RBI

Krook 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. 4.19
Ramirez (BS, 2) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 15.19 (AAA stat only)
Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.00
Duffey (W, 1-0) 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (recently signed to minor league deal)

AA: Somerset (75-47, 1st half division champ) won 7-1.
DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 4 RBI. #4 prospect. .282-18-56, 11 SB at 3 levels.
LF/CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI. #28 prospect. .231-11-46, 14 SB.
1B Eric Wagaman solo HR (4) (AA stat only)

Randy Vasquez (W, 2-6) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 3.88 #16 prospect.
Minnick 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.98
Cowart 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 4.85

High A: Hudson Valley (68-55) won 3-2.
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits #6 prospect ..243-14-51, 29 SB
LF Kyle Battle 2 hits, RBI.
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Edgar Barclay 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K. 1 HBP 1.88 #29 prospect.
Cortijo 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 6.75
Alvarez (BS, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.08
Neely (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (HIgh A Stat only)

Low A: Tampa ppd.
They tried to resume a suspended game from Sept. 1. They only got a couple of innings in. But news nonetheless.

Luis Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. REHAB


Game 104. Yanks hit 4 HR in 7-2 win. Trade deadline is today. What more moves are coming?

Today is the trade deadline. We’ll see what other moves will be made (like the Yanks unloading Joey Gallo. It would be a shock if it doesn’t happen). We also have to see what moves will be made to squeeze yesterday’s Yankee acquisitions onto the roster.

A few moves were made already. Miguel Castro and Luis Severino were moved to the 60-day IL, meaning neither would be available until mid-September, if at all. Clarke Schmidt was sent back to AAA. I really feel badly for Schmidt, who has a 4-2, 2.40 ERA (ERA+ 161) this season. Carlos Espinal was brought up but will most likely be sent back when Scott Effross arrives.

As for who goes down when Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino get here, that I need to see. Last night’s starter, Domingo German, may be set down. As far as who goes down for Trivino, that is a tough call. I don’t see Marinaccio going down, but it could happen. He has options, and that would be tough. Marinaccio is 1-0, 2.16, ERA+ 180. Maybe Abreu is DFA’d? But Abreu has done well since the Yanks have picked him up (2-0, 1.06 ERA as a Yankee). It will be a tough call. Maybe someone gets dealt to make room. And when Stanton gets healthy, that is another move to be made (and I think dumping Gallo is that move). GM Brian Cashman has some “chess moves” to make.

The Yanks became the first team to 70 wins (70-34) by beating Seattle last night, 7-2. The Yanks hit four HR in the game, two by (wait for it…) Jose Trevino (you thought I’d say Aaron Judge, didn’t you? Judge did hit one).

The Yanks wasted no time in getting on the board. D.J. LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a single, then Judge doubled. Anthony Rizzo followed with a 3-run HR (26) and the Yanks were up 3-0.

German went five innings and got the win, but it wasn’t pretty. He put nine runners on base in his five innings, an average of almost two an inning. In the top of the second, he gave up a HR to Kyle Lewis and the score was 3-1.

The Yanks got two more runs in the bottom of the second. LeMahieu walked with two out, and Judge followed with his 43rd HR of the season to put the Yanks up 5-1.

German got out of a bases-loaded jam in the third but gave up a run in the fourth that cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-2. He would get the first two outs of an inning, then put a few runners on before getting that elusive third out.

Jose Trevino homered in the bottom of the fourth (8) then homered again in the bottom of the eighth (9) for the final score of 7-2. Four Yankees’ relievers combined for four shutout innings.

LeMahieu 3 hits
Judge 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (43)
Rizzo 3-run HR (26)
Trevino 2 hits, both solo HR, (9)

German (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.39
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.16
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.81
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.46
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.29

The minor league prospect list has been updated again, especially after yesterday’s moves erased five players from that top 30.

Game 95. Yanks win (7-6) over Orioles is costly. King injured, done for season.

The Yankees (65-30) win over the Orioles, 7-6 last night, came at a very high cost.

Reliever Michael King, who has been superb in his setup role this season, fractured his right elbow making a pitch, and is done for the season.

Expect GM Brian Cashman to make a move to help the bullpen as we near the trade deadline. King joins Chad Green and Miguel Castro as bullpen pieces on the injured list. Ron Marinaccio just started rehab so he is still a little ways away from rejoining the team. Ryan Weber was just DFA’d, maybe they can get him back. J.P. Sears was sent to AAA after his outing on Thursday. Because of the injury, maybe he can be recalled sooner than teh usual time, but he did pitch 3 innings Thursday so even at that, he wouldn’t be available for a while.

Besides a trade and making other moves, the injury to King also means two other relievers who have been struggling all season and who struggled last night, Jonathan Loaisiga and Aroldis Chapman, need to get back to their former selves. Both were not good last evening, forcing King to come into the game, where he got injured.

On top of THAT, the Yankees are probably looking for a starter since Luis Severino is out for a while on the injured list, Domingo German did not do well in his start (first appearance of the season) on Thursday, and last night’s starter, Jameson Taillon, has been struggling for a while and struggled again last night.

Expect Brian Cashman to be very busy in the next ten days, even though the Yanks are 65-30.

In the game, Aaron Judge homered twice, and Joey Gallo added a homer as the Yanks squeaked out a 7-6 win.

With two out in the top of the third, Gallo walked, D.J. LeMahieu singled, and Judge hit a 3-run HR, his first of the game, to put the Yanks up 3-0. The HR went 436 ft. That was nothing compared to what was to come.

Taillon gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the third and was knocked out of the game. He had escaped an earlier jam in the first inning.

In the top of the fourth, with one out, the Yanks got back-to-back doubles by Josh Donaldson and Jose Trevino to take a 4-2 lead.

Judge hit his second HR of the game, a 465-ft. blast, #36 on the season, in the top of the fifth to put the Yanks up 5-2.

A one-out double by Donaldson, followed by a two-out single by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, put the Yanks up 6-2 in the top of the sixth.

But here is where Loaisiga and Chapman need to step it up. Loaisiga gave up a run in the bottom of the sixth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 6-3.

In the top of the seventh, Gallo homered (12) to put the Yanks up 7-3.

But in the bottom of the seventh, Chapman struggled, throwing a couple of wild pitches, then giving up a 3-run HR that cut the Yanks’ lead to 7-6, necessitating the call for King. In his last ten innings, Chapman has given up 13 runs on 13 hits, ten walks, and 4 HR. With the King injury, he needs to get straightened out.

King’s injury forced Clay Holmes to get a five-out save.

Judge 2 hits. Both HR (36). 4 RBI
Donaldson 2 hits, both doubles.
Gallo Solo HR (12)

Taillon 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.93
Luetge (W, 3-3) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.88
Loaisiga 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 7.52
Chapman 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 5.75 (He and Loaisiga need to get right)
King (H, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.29 Fractured pitching elbow ends his season.
Holmes (S, 17) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.26

Given the Yanks’ pitching woes, let’s hope today’s starter, Gerrit Cole, can go DEEP into today’s game (I’d wish for a complete game, but with the heat wave on the East coast, that would probably be too much to ask for).