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Game 120. Sweep the Mets, Sweep the Mets, step right up and Sweep the Mets!

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I hope I don’t have to pay copyright infringement on the Mets’ theme song. LOL.

The Yanks swept the Subway Series from the Mets, 7-5 tonight, to improve to 65-55. 4 back of Boston in the AL East, still in control of the top wild card spot.

They face Boston in Fenway this weekend.

Gary Sanchez drove in 5 runs.

In the first, he hit a 3-run HR. (22)

In the fourth, Tyler Austin (just called up b/c Garrett Cooper was put on the DL w/a hamstring problem) singled. Austin was 2 for 4 tonight. Torreyes singled and Severino was called upon to bunt. Even though he popped up the bunt, it was missed, and Severino got his first MLB hit to load the bases with no one out. Gardner doubled in two. Hicks grounded out softly, no advance. Judge was HBP to reload the bases and Sanchez singled in two to put the Yanks up 7-0.

The Mets got an unearned run in the seventh on a two-base error by Judge, WP by Severino (brilliant tonight) and RBI single.

So the Yanks took a 7-1 lead into the ninth. Garbage time for Bryan Mitchell, who was garbage, getting no one out. Double, Single, Walk loads the bases and Ex-Yankee Curtis Granderson hits a grand slam to make it 7-5 and send Mitchell out, Betances in, and Betances finishes off the sweep of the Metropolitans.

Severino 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 4 H, 3 W, 9 K. (W, 10-5, 3.18)
Shreve 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.70
Mitchell 0 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.67 Gave up a grand slam.
Betances (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 0 K 2.15.

Imagine how scary Aaron Judge (3 K tonight) could be if he cut his strikeouts by 25-30%????

Gardner 2 RBI
Sanchez 2 hits, HR (22), 5 RBI
Gregorius 2 hits, .311
Austin 2 hits.

 

 

Game 115. Boston blasts Severino, Tanaka to Dl. Montgomery escapes DL. Mets trade another Yanks’ target elsewhere.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

What a bad day for the Yanks.

Masahiro Tanaka joins CC on the 10-day DL. For CC, knee. For Tanaka, shoulder inflammation.

…. Seand the Yanks almost had to put Sunday night’s starter, Jordan Montgomery, on the DL himself. He was hit in the head with a BP line drive while signing autographs before today’s game.

The Yanks fell to 61-54, 4 1/2 back of Boston due to a 10-5 loss Saturday afternoon. Luis Severino got rocked, giving up two 3-run HRs to Boston’s Andrew Benintendi.

The Yanks started well, getting a 2-run HR in the first by Gary Sanchez (19).

But Boston got five in the third, keyed by Benintendi’s first HR.

The Yanks loaded the bases with no one out in the fourth but only got one run. As you readers of mine know, I criticize Girardi for never MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. He doesn’t steal much, doesn’t hit and run, almost never bunts, and never squeezes runs home. He doesn’t play littleball. He doesn’t CREATE RUNS, and this team is having trouble scoring runs lately. It drives me crazy. Bases loaded, no one out and only one run.

Boston got five more in the fifth, keyed by another 3-run HR by Benintendi to go up 10-3.

The Yanks got back-to-back HR by Headley (7) and Ellsbury (5) in the ninth. 10-5 final.

Aaron Judges’ post All-Star game troubles are a problem. He has dropped 40 points of the batting average. .329 to .289,  W.161-5-12 since winning that HR derby. A curse. Some 43 strikeouts or so in 93 at bats. Strikeouts in his last 29 straight games. We have to get him back on track. As I mentioned, so many strikeouts are LOOKING. Pitch recognition? Aaargh. Swing that bat!

He is so strong. Stay WITH the ball and work on going the other way. He is so strong it will go out to RF.

Before the trade deadline, the Yanks were talking to the Mets about Neil Walker. They didn’t like his medicals, so a trade didn’t happen. He was dealt to the Brewers. So a third Yankees trade target from the Mets goes elsewhere. It really looks like the Mets have a thing about trading anyone to the Yankees, even if the Yanks give them a better deal (inferiority complex?). Whatever, I hope the Yanks kick the Mets’ ass this coming week as a result.

Severino (L, 9-5, 3.32) 4 1/3 IP, 10 R, 8 ER, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Gallegos 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 5.79
Mitchell 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.33

I guess we can rule OUT Mitchell for Monday against the Mets (taking Tanaka’s turn).

 

 

Game 110. Ellsbury & Judge support Severino’s gem. Yanks win 8-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Boston’s Chris Sale is probably the front-runner for the AL CYA right now, but consideration must be given to Luis Severino.

Severino gave up a HR in the first inning, but only one more hit after that in dominating the Cleveland Indians today in the Yanks’ 8-1 win.

The win puts the Yanks at 59-51, and keeps them 3 back of Boston. They still hold the top wild card spot.

Down 1-0, the Yanks broke through in the sixth. Gardner singled and Clint Frazier doubled. After an out, Judge was intentionally walked. Chase Headley hit a SF to tie the game. Todd Frazier walked and Jacoby Ellsbury cleared the bases with a 3-run triple. Ronald Torreyes singled in Ellsbury to make it 5-1.

Aaron Judge hit a 3-run HR (35) in the seventh to make it 8-1.

Didi Gregorius 3 hits.
Judge struck out 3x, but did have that 3-run HR.
Ellsbury 2 hits, 3 RBI.
Torreyes 2 hits, rbi.

Matt Holliday was put on the DL. Garrett Cooper brought up. Jordan “the general” Montgomery was sent down to SWB. Not because he did anything wrong, but with six starters for five spots, and an innings limit approaching…

Severino (W, 9-4, 2.91) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Kahnle    1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.42
Warren 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W. 0 K. 1.93
Shreve 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.73

Game 104. Yanks 7, Tigers 3. Judge goes deep.

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Chase Headley continued his hot hitting as of late (3 hits, 2 RBI), and Aaron Judge homered (34) as the Yanks beat the Tigers 7-3 to improve their record to 57-47. With the win, they remain in first place in the AL East by 1/2 game over Boston.

Luis Severino struggled to get through five innings, tossing 116 pitches, but got the win. He gave up a run in the fourth, but the Yanks got four in the bottom of the inning.

Judge walked, Sanchez reached on an error and Holliday walked. Headley doubled in two, then Todd Frazier singled in two. (Todd Frazier was robbed of a 2-run HR later in the game).

In the fifth, Judge’s 34th HR of the year made it 5-1.

The Tigers cut it to 5-2 in the sixth.

In the seventh, Ellsbury was HBP, Clint Frazier tripled in a run, and Frazier scored on a SF by Sanchez.

The Tigers scored in the ninth, but the final was 7-3 Yankees.

Severino (W, 8-4, 2.98) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.34
Betances (H, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.61
Holder 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.58
Chapman (S, 13) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.97

 

Game 103. Yanks’ six game winning streak ends. Playing chicken w/A’s?

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This is why the Yankees acquired Jamie Garcia this morning.

Even though Jordan Montgomery and Luis Severino have done well, neither has pitched, say, 200 innings in a season before. The Yankees therefore, are worried about both “Hitting the Wall” in the months of August and September.

Yesterday, Caleb Smith was knocked out in the fourth inning. Today, Jordan Montgomery was knocked out in the third. You can’t have that, no matter how good your bullpen is. You’ll burn out that bullpen.

As of now, no deal for Sonny Gray. The trade deadline (non/waivers) is 4 PM tomorrow, Monday. It appears as if the Yanks and A’s are playing a game of “chicken.”

As for today, the Yanks had chances to extend their six game winning streak but fell short. Aaron Judge, since the All-Star Game, is slumping. He’s dropped 30 points off the batting average. He is so strong that he can hit HRs the other way. Stop pulling off the ball, concentrate on hitting the ball the other way or up the middle and the HRs will return.

Matt Holliday is down to .234 with his slump.

The only offensive threat the Yanks had today as from the “Mighty Mite”, Ronald Torreyes. He had two of their four hits and all three RBI.

Montgomery gave up a run in the top of the first.

Torreyes hit a 2-run HR (3) to put the Yanks up 2-1 after two.

Montgomery got knocked out in the third when the Rays scored three to go up 4-2.

In the fourth, Todd Frazier walked and Torreyes doubled him home. 4-3.

Tampa Bay got an insurance run in the 8th, 5-3.

Clint Frazier made a nice defensive play at the start of the game.

The Yanks caught a break with Austin Romine. He had a rough day, taking a foul tip off of the throat protector, catching the backswing off an at bat,  and getting a bruised hand off an HBP. He’s banged up.

The Yanks were 1 for 11 w/RISP today.

Boston lost, so the Yanks (56-47) remain in first by 1/2 a game.

Detroit, Justin Verlander (if he isn’t dealt) and his fiancee, Kate Upton, are next.

Don’t expect Verlander to go to the Yanks, unless the Tigers want to assume some of Jacoby Ellsbury’s $alary in return.

Montgomery (L, 7-6, 4.15) 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Cessa 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 w, 4 K. 4.83
Shreve 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.70
Green 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.83.

The Yanks lost despite striking out 16 Rays.

Here is a question. Is it me, or does it seem that Luis Cessa works better out of the bullpen as a long man than as a starter? I believe that’s the case. If so, maximize his potential. Forget about him a starter. Concentrate on him as a long man, as you do with Green and Warren.

Moves. Before the game, Shreve up from SWB, Smith sent down.

After the game, Cessa sent down. I believe this is to make room for the recently acquired Jamie Garcia.

 

Game 99. Severino: Ace of staff. Todd Frazier, 1st NYY HR, Didi is hot.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luis Severino stamped himself as the staff ace, Todd Frazier hit his first HR as a Yankee, and Didi Gregorius remained red-hot in the Yankees 9-5 win over Cincy today.

The win puts the Yanks at 53-46 on the season.

Clint Frazier got an RBI single in the third to put the Yanks up 1-0.

In the fifth, Clint Frazier got another RBI single. 2-0. Umm……there does not seem much room for Jacoby Ellsbury, the $21MM man who went 0 for 4 today and who is, currently, the most expensive PR in baseball history.

A two base error and a Headley single made it 3-0 in the sixth. After Todd Frazier was HBP, an overturned challenge loaded the bases. Ronald Torreyes made it 4-0 w/an RBI groundout.

Cincinnati got two unerarned runs in the top of the 7th.

So, 4-2. The Yankees got 5 in the bottom of the seventh to salt the game away. Clint Frazier walked. Gary Sanchez doubled him home, went to third on the throw. 5-2. Holliday singled to make it 6-2. Didi Gregorius homered (16) to make it 8-2. For Didi, 4 HR in his last 3 games. After an out, Todd Frazier hit his first Yankee HR and #17 on the season to make it 9-2.

In the eighth, Luis Cessa gave up a 3-run HR  that cut the gap to 9-5, the final score.

Severino (w, 7-4, 3.03) 7 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Cessa 1 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 Hr. 5.40.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.65

With the Cessa usage today, is that a foreboding? Smith, Mitchell or perhaps Sonny Gray the next time  around instead of Cessa?

 

 

Game 94. Severino outduels King Felix. Yanks beat Mariners 4-1.

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Luis Severino bested Seattle’s “King Felix” Hernandez Thursday night as the Yanks beat Seattle 4-1. The win improves the Yanks’ record to 49-45.

It was a scoreless duel into the sixth, when Brett Gardner hit a solo HR (16).

In the eighth, Headley singled, Gardner reached on an error and Sanchez walked to load the bases.   Aaron Judge singled in a run.

In the ninth, Gregorius and Todd Frazier singled and both scored on a throwing error by Cano.

Three of the Yanks’ four runs were unearned.

The shutout was ruined when Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth on a double by Cano.

Severino (w, 6-4, 3.21) 7 IP, 0 r, 8 H, 1 W. 6 K.
Betances (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.78, 1 HBP
Chapman 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.65

ICYMI. After the trade of the other day, Rob Refsnyder and Ji-Man Choi were both DFA’d and Chasen Shreve was sent down to SWB.