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Game 113. Yanks blanked, 4-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

If the Yanks want to win the division, they better start thinking about sweeping the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium this weekend, because otherwise, the division is slipping away. To do that, the bats have to wake up.

Toronto blanked the Yanks 4-0 Thursday night to drop the Yanks to 60-53, 4 1/2 games behind Boston. The Yanks still have the top wild card spot right now.

Sonny Gray is now 0-2, 3.00 as a Yankee, and in both he games received little to no run support as well as suffered defensive miscues. In this game, the defensive miscue was done by Gray himself.

In the second, a wild throw on a pickoff attempt by Gray, and a fielder’s choice by Gray in which the runner scored and the batter still reached, enabled Toronto to score the only run they’d need. Toronto also nicked Gray for runs in the third and fourth.

Jose Bautista homered in the seventh off of Chasen Shreve to make it 4-0.

Aaron Judge has struck out in 27 consecutive games. I wouldn’t mind so much the swinging strikeouts, but the called ones…. swing the bat, Aaron!

The Yanks were 0 for 9 w/RISP.

Clint Frazier was put on the DL. Aaron Hicks was brought back off the DL.

The Yanks have tried to get help. They inquired about Lucas Duda and Jay Bruce from the Mets but the Mets sent Duda to the Rays, Bruce to the Indians, and both for what it seems are inferior packages to what the Yanks offered. Perhaps the Mets are gun-shy about having one of their players do well for the cross-town team.

It looks like Derek Jeter’s bid to buy the Marlins is picking up some steam.

Gray (L, 6-7, 3.39) 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Shreve 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.84

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 107. No support, offensively or defensively for Gray in Yanks’ 5-1 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Sonny Gray made his Yankees’ debut last night, and when your teammates make as many errors behind you in the first inning as they had hits all game long, that’s not good.

The Yanks made three errors in the first inning, leading to two unearned runs, and that was all Cleveland needed in beating the Yanks 5-1. The loss drops the Yanks to 57-50, two games behind Boston in the AL East. They currently have the top wild card spot. Tonight’s game marks the 2/3 point of the season.

The Yanks only managed three hits off of Corey Kluber, who pitched a complete game, striking out 11 Yanks. The Yanks’ only run came on a HR (17) by Gary Sanchez in the seventh.

The Indians had scored two runs off of Gray in the sixth, so Sanchez’ HR cut the lead to 4-1.

Cleveland got a HR by Francisco Lindor off of Chasen Shreve in the bottom of the seventh for the final score of 5-1.

The slumping Judge, Holliday and Todd Frazier were all given a rest against the tough Kluber, a former CYA winner. In their places were Romine, Ellsbury and Wade.

Gray (L, 6-6, 3.41) 6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Shreve 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.83

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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.


Minor League Report. Slam for Mateo.


AAA: SWB (65-38) won 5-4 in 10 innings. DH Mike Ford 2-run HR in the top of the 10th. C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits, RBI. RF Mason Williams 2 hits. Joe Girardi keeps stating that Chance Adams isn’t ready yet. You wonder how good he’ll be when he is ready. In 20 starts, AA/AAA, Adams is 10-3, 1.96.

Adams 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.39.
Shreve (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.59
Heller (W, 3-3, 3.29) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (69-33) won 8-4. SS Jorge Mateo grand slam. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 RBI.

Koerner (W, 3-2, 3.56) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cortes 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.70
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.32
Coshow 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.35

High A:   Tampa (60-42) won 5-2. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits and 2 RBI for SS Kyle Holder. 2 Hits, RBI for LF Alexander Palma.

Mesa 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.72
Lane (W, 1-0, 4.76) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Frare (H, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.17
Foley (S, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.00

Low A: Charleston off.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (63-38) lost 3-2. LF Jake Cave (.377-10-25) 2 hits, solo HR. DH Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

German 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. 3.82
Feyereisen (L, 1-2, 3.25) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.93
Jones 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.54

AA: Trenton (66-33) had their game suspended because of rain with Trenton leading 5-1 in the fourth inning. LF Zack Zehner 3-run HR.

Littell 4 iP, 1 R, unearned, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.05

High A: Tampa (58-42) won 7-3. C Wes Wilson 2 RBI. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, RBI. Same for LF Trey Amburgey. 2 hits 1B Tim Lynch.

Widener 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. 4.03
Tarpley (W, 4-0, 0.00) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Foley (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.06
Frawley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.91

Low A: Charleston lost a game called early because of rain. They were losing 2-0 after six. They got just 3 hits.

Rosa (L, 3-3, 3.44) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K.
DeCarr 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 7.29


Minor League Report.


Before I get to the minor league report….. Apparently Judge’s HR last night broke Statcast. They still can’t figure out how far it went . Seattle is saying 440 but I think it went further…. anyway, it’s one you have to see if you haven’t already.

Now to the minors.

AAA: SWB (63-35) won 2-1 on a walkoff single by 1B Mike Ford. Joe Girardi says Chance Adams isn’t ready yet. You wonder how good he’ll be when he IS ready.

Adams 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.37
Shreve 2 IP 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.08
Rumbelow (W, 4-0, 0.00) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (65-32) lost 5-1. They got just four hits.

Koerner (L, 2-2, 3.75) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Carter 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.77
Schwaab 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 7.36
Brewer 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.07

High A: Tampa (55-42) won 6-4. DH Trey Amburgey and 1B Tim Lynch 2 RBI each. C Sharif Othman 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for LF Alexander Palma.

Espinal 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.69
Frawley (W, 1-0, 3.38) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70
Foley 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.38

Low A: Charleston (53-44) lost 4-2. DH Isiah Gilliam 2-run HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Nelson (L, 1-7, 4.96) 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Morris 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.70
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.59