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Game 35. Yanks beat Orioles 6-2.

Luis Severino gave up just one hit over six innings and the Yankees hit 3 HR as they beat Baltimore Monday night 6-2. The win improves the Yankees’ record to 26-9.

The Yanks got a run in the top of the third inning when with one out, Josh Donadson singled, and a forceout later, Giancarlo Stanton doubled home Anthony Rizzo.

In the fourth inning, Jose Trevino hit his first HR of the season, a 3-run shot, to put the Yanks up 4-0.

The only hit off Severino was a fourth inning HR by Anthony Santander.

In the ninth, Donaldson (5) and RIzzo (10) hit back-to-back HRs to put the Yankees up 6-1.

Santander hit his second HR of the game in the bottom of the ninth off of Aroldis Chapman. Final score 6-2. Santander had two of Baltimore’s three hits in the game, and both of his hits were homers.

Donaldson 3 hits, solo HR (5)
Rizzo solo HR (10)
Torres 2 hits
Trevino 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Severino (W, 3-0) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.63
Loaisiga (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.52
Green (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.14
Chapman 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.13

C Ben Rortvedt has a knee injury now (before had oblique rib strain). The knee may require surgery.

Game 29. Judge walks off Blue Jays, 6-5.

Aaron Judge hit a 3-run HR with one out in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Toronto Tuesday night, 6-5.

George Springer led off the game by homering off of Yankees’ starter Luis Severino. Toronto got two more runs off of Severino in the second inning.

The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the bottom of the sixth. Down 3-0, D.J. LeMahieu led off the inning with a double, and Judge reached on an infield single. After Anthony Rizzo flied out to moved D.J. to third, Giancarlo Stanton homered (7) to tie the game.

After that HR, Josh Donaldson was hit by a pitch, and Toronto pitcher Yimi Garcia and pitching coach Pete Walker were both ejected. Later in the game, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo was also ejected.

Toronto got two runs in the top of the eighth to go up 5-3 and the Yanks went into the bottom of the ninth looking up at that score.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, both Jose Trevino and LeMahieu drew walks. Judge then crushed his tenth HR of the season, a 450 ft. shot, to win the game.

The Yanks are now 21-8, four games up on Tampa Bay and five up on Toronto. The offense is still not clicking, as they are hitting .237. But that .237 is still good for 4th in the AL. They are 2nd in HR, 3rd in OBP, 2nd in Slugging, 2nd in OPS and the OPS+ is 116. The pitching has been carrying them. The ERA of 2.59 is best in the AL, and the ERA+ is 142. (100 is average).

Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. GW 3-run HR (10) Leads MLB in HR.
Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (7).

Severino 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.08
Castro 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 1.59
Loaisiga 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.97
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.97
Peralta (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.64

John Cumberland, briefly a Yankee from 1968-1970, passed away April 5 at the age of 74. Cumberland was with the Yankees 1968-1970, Giants 1970-1972, Cardinals 1972, and Angels 1974. As a Yankee, in 18 games, 8 starts, he was 3-4, 4.11, ERA+ 87. For his career, he was 15-16, 3.82, ERA+ 92. He started and lost Game 2 of the 1971 NLCS for the Giants.

Game 22. Judge (2 HR) leads Yanks to 9th straight win, 6-4.

Aaron Judge hit 2 HR as the Yankees (16-6) won their 9th straight game, beating KC 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in a come from behind victory.

Judge hit a solo HR in the first inning, a bomb that was 453 feet, to put the Yanks up 1-0.

KC came back with 3 runs in the third and score another run in the fourth to go up 4-1.

But the Yanks came back with 2 runs in the fifth to cut KC’s lead to 4-3. With one out, Miguel Andujar, starting in LF because of Joey Gallo’s groin strain, singled. Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled home Andujar to cut KC’s lead to 4-2. After another out, Kiner-Falefa scored on a single by D.J. LeMahieu.

The Yanks went ahead with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Kiner-Falefa walked, and PH Anthony Rizzo was HBP. LeMahieu walked to load the bases. Judge grounded out, scoring Kiner-Falefa and moving up all runners. Josh Donaldson reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Rizzo.

Judge’s second HR of the game (9), a solo shot in the ninth, gave the Yanks an insurance run.

Judge 2 hits (both HR, (9)) 3 RBI
Andujar 2 hits.

Severino 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 3.75
Schmidt (W, 2-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.08
Luetge (H, 2) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.70
King (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0W, 2 K. 0.61 He has been fabulous so far this season.
Chapman (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00

Miguel Andujar and Clarke Schmidt sent down to Scranton following today’s game, as rosters go from 28 players to 26.

Game 17. Yanks (11-6) win slugfest 12-8 behind 5 HR, 3 by Rizzo.

Back after a ten-day vacation visiting my sis across the country. Some comments at end of article.

Anthony Rizzo hit three of the Yanks (11-6) five homeruns in the Yanks’ 12-8 win over Baltimore Tuesday night. Luis Severino pitched 5 1/3 hitless, shutout innings before tiring, and the Yankees’ bullpen made things nervously close.

Rizzo hit a 3-run HR in the third to start the scoring. Joey Gallo hit his first HR of the season to make it 4-0 in the fourth. Rizzo’s second HR of the game, a 2-run HR, made it 6-0 in the fifth.

After losing his no-hit bid, Severino walked the next hitter then gave up a 3-run HR and Baltimore had cut the lead to 6-3. The Orioles scored another run in the top of the seventh to close the score to 6-4.

In the bottom of the seventh, D.J. LeMahieu led off with a single and Aaron Judge singled D.J. to third. Rizzo walked to load the bases. Giancarlo Stanton singled in one run, and after Josh Donaldson struck out, Gleyber Torres tripled to clear the bases and make the score 10-4.

Baltimore made things uncomfortable again, scoring four runs in the top of the eighth, three on a HR given up by Jonathan Loaisiga (who has been struggling lately) to cut the score to 10-8.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Yanks got back-to-back homers by Judge (4) and Rizzo (8) to make it 12-8, which wound up being the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits
Judge 2 hits, RBI, solo HR (4)
Rizzo 3 hits, all HR (8), 6 RBI Now leads majors in HR
Stanton 2 hits, RBI
Torres 3 RBI
Gallo solo HR (1)

Severino (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.32
Holmes (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.04
Luetge 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 6.00
Loaisiga 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 8.10
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 0.00

A few notes on the games while I was away. A disappointing weekend in Baltimore, where the Yanks lost two of three. So far the pitching (except for last night) has carried the team. In the first 13 games of the season, the Yanks were shut out three times, and in another game, they only scored one run in an eleventh inning loss. Higashioka, Gallo, and Stanton have been struggling. Now in the last two games, they have scored ten and twelve runs, so maybe the bats are waking up. The team batting average is .242, meanwhile the team ERA of 2.85 leads the league. A good thing is Severino looking like the Severino of old. Meanwhile, Nestor Cortes, Jr. and Mike King have been great.

Tim Locastro was brought up, and J.P. Sears sent down. Miguel Andujar was brought up because Aaron Hicks is out on paternity leave. There will be some more moves coming because those extra players allowed because of the shortened spring training will have to be lopped off the roster after Sunday’s games.

One thing I didn’t know until a few days ago is that EACH MLB team is now using humidors for the baseballs. Before, because of the light air and the way balls fly out, only teams like Colorado were doing so. The humidor helps to deaden the baseballs.

Congrats in order to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who became only the seventh player to have 3000 hits and 500 HR in his career. The other six are Aaron, Mays, A-Rod, Pujols, Palmeiro and Murray.


Game 2. Rizzo and Stanton power Yanks to 4-2 win.

Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton became the first pair of Yankee teammates ever to each homer in the first two games of a season. Each hit 2-run homers in the Yankees’ (2-0) 4-2 win over Boston Saturday.

Luis Severino gave up a 2-run HR to Alex Verdugo in the second inning which put Boston up 2-0,

Rizzo tied it in the fourth, and Stanton’s 437 ft. blast in the sixth was the game-winner.

Ron Marinaccio made his MLB debut, pitching a scoreless inning of relief.

Severino 3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 6.00
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00. MLB DEBUT
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Luetge (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Green (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 0.00
Holmes (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40
Chapman (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

The Yankees’ bullpen tossed six no-hit innings.

S.T. Game 16. Higashioka stays red hot, hits 2 HR as Yanks crush defending champs, 10-0.

Kyle Higahioka probably wishes this WAS the regular season. The red-hot Yankees catcher hit two more HR today (Saturday) as the Yankees (7-8-1 in spring training) crushed the defending WS Champion Atlanta Braves, 10-0 in a rain-shortened, 5 1/2 inning affair.

Higashioka, who now has seven HR in spring training, drove in 3 runs. The Yankees scored in each of their five innings. Aaron Judge had 2 hits, including a solo HR. Anthony Rizzo also had two hits, including a solo HR. D.J. LeMahieu was 3 for 3 with an RBI. Aaron Hicks was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.

After a scare earlier this week with a bit of a sore arm, Luis Severino was everything the Yankees could have hoped for today. If he can get back to being the Severino of 2017 and 2018 and be a solid #2 starter behind Gerrit Cole, that will be key to the Yankees’ success this season. Both he and Nestor Cortes, Jr. pitched well today.

Severino (W) 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Cortes 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.


S.T. Game 13. Yanks lose, 11-3.

One-time Yankees’ prospect Manny Banuelos pitched well, but a couple of minor leaguers got lit up by Toronto in the Yankees’ (5-7-1 in spring training) 11-3 loss on Wednesday night.

Josh Donaldson had 2 hits and an RBI, and minor leaguer Max Burt hit a 2-run HR for the Yanks.

Banuelos 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sears (BS, L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Marinaccio 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Weber 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Luis Severino came through a throwing session ok and is on track to start the second game of the season.

S.T. Game 12. Yanks crush Phils, 14-2.

The Yanks (5-6-1 in Spring training) crushed the Phils, 14-2, in Spring training on Tuesday.

After Clarke Schmidt started, the rest of the pitching was of guys who all should be bullpen to start the season.

Marwin Gonzalez continued to crush the ball, hitting a 3-run HR, driving in 4 runs, and going 3 for 3. The swtich-hitter who can play six different positions appears to have mde the team in my eyes.

Kyle Higashioka also continued to be hot this spring, crushing his fourth HR of spring training.

Minor Leaguer Max Burt hit a grand slam, and minor leaguer Ben Cowles also homered.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits.

Pitching line:

Schmidt (W) 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Luetge (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Peralta (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Holmes (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Abreu 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Hopefully nothing serious. Luis Severino with some arm soreness. The rotation to start the season is Cole, Severino, Montgomery, Taillon, and Cortes.

S.T. Game 8. Severino struggles again as Yanks lose to Phillies, 6-5.

A non-roster invitee (Ryan Weber) trying to make the team who gives up 3 runs to lose the game doesn’t bother me that much. Performances like that means he doesn’t make the team. He’s sent to the minors or released.

What does bother me is a member of your starting staff (Luis Severino) struggling greatly.

Such was the case as the Yankees (2-5-1 in spring training) lost to the Phillies, 6-5 on Friday afternoon.

Kyle Higashioka was 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI. Marwin Gonzalez (don’t be surprised if his versatility lets him make the team) had an RBI, as did minor leaguer Brandon Lockridge. D.J. LeMahieu had 2 hits and walked. Aaron Judge walked three times.

The Pitching line:

Severino 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 0 K.
Coleman 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Banuelos 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Weber (BS, L) 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.

MLB network will have a documentary on Don Mattingly on April 3.

I saw a picture of the damage Yankees’ Low A Tampa manager Rachel Balkovec received. It’s nasty. Lucky she’s ok, but she will have a shiner for a while after being struck in the face from a batted ball.

S.T. Game 3; Yankees Fall, 8-7; sign utility man Gonzalez to minor league deal.

The Yankees (0-2-1 in Spring Training) gave up 4 runs in the top of the ninth and lost to the Tigers, 8-7 Sunday. They also made a signing.

In the game, Oswaldo Cabrera hit a grand slam. Starter Luis Severino struggled.

Pitching line:

Severino 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Weber 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Banuelos 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Boyle (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K
Gomez (BS, L) 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Minnick 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

The Yankees signed utility man Marwin Gonzalez to a minor league deal. Gonzalez, 33, has played for the Astros 2012-2018, Twins 2019-2020, Red Sox 2021 and back to Houston again in 2021. He was part of the 2017 WS Champion Astros that were caught in the cheating scandal. One red flag is that that was the best season of Gonzalez’ career. He finished 19th in MVP voting that year, hitting .303-23-90 OPS+ 146 but hasn’t come close to those numbers in any other season. Last year he was .199-5-28, OPS+55. HIs 162 game average is .256-16-61, OPS+ 96. In 39 postseason games he has hit .231 with 3 HR and 15 RBI. His main selling point is that he is a switch hitter who can play all four infield positions, and also has played a lot of corner outfield.