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Game 44. Gleyber Day. He hits 2 HR, and Yanks add 3 more in 10-5 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Only one Yankee in their team history has had a multi-HR game at a younger age than Gleyber Torres.

That would be Mickey Mantle. Nice company.

The Yanks improved to 31-13 (22-4 in their last 26 games) by beating Texas, 10-5, on Monday night.

They hit 5 more HR tonight.

In the second, Sanchez got a bloop single, and with one out moved up to second on a groundout. Walker doubled in one run and Gleyber Torres hit his first of two HR on the game to make it 3-0.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a HR in the bottom of the second, 3-1 Yanks.

In the fourth, Walker hit his first HR of the year to make it 4-1 Yanks, but Tanaka gave up a 3-run HR in the bottom of the fourth that tied the game.

Aaron Judge hit HR #12 in the fifth to put the Yanks up for good, 5-4.

To the sixth, and with one out, Torres hits his second HR of the game (6) to make it 6-4 Yanks. In so doing, he becomes the second youngest Yankee ever to hit 2 HR in a game, and the only one younger is Mickey Mantle.

Gardner then walked and Judge doubled him to third. Stanton hit a SF to make it 7-4. Didi doubled in a run to make it 8-4 Yanks.

Chad Green gave up a HR in the bottom of the seventh, 8-5.

Aaron Hicks hit a 2-run HR (5) in the ninth for the final score of 10-5.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR.
Stanton 1 RBI.
Didi 1 RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Hicks HR, 2 RBI
Walker 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Torres 2 HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (W, 5-2, 4.95) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Green 2 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.52.
Robertson (h, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.22
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.77



Game 43. The Austins (Tyler and Romine) power Yanks to a 10-1 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Yeah, Baby!

Tyler Austin powered the Yanks to a 10-1 win over KC on Sunday, as he hit two two-run homers, and not to be outdone, Austin Romine hit one himself.

Miguel Andujar also homered.

Sonny Gray had his best outing of the year, 1 R in 8 IP.

The Yanks broke open a scoreless duel in the fourth when Hicks walked and Austin hit a 2-run HR. Andujar then tripled and scored on a broken-bat single by Romine. 3-0 Yanks.

In the fifth, Stanton doubled and Hicks tripled him home. 4-0. Austin’s 2nd HR of the game, and eighth of the season, made it 6-0.

Meanwhile, Sonny Gray retired the first 14 batters he faced.

In the eighth, Romine doubled, Torreyes singled him to third. After an out, Gardner singled to make it 7-0. Judge walked to load the bases and a WP made it 8-0.

KC got a run in the bottom of the eighth, but Andujar (4) and Romine (1) hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to make it 10-1.

The win puts the Yanks at 30-13 for the season, and keeps them percentage points above Boston (but two up in the loss column). They head to Texas, and Monday it will be Tanaka vs. the “Big Sexy”, Bartolo Colon. Colon turns 45 on Thursday.

Stanton 2 hits. Double.
Hicks 2 hits, triple, RBI.
Austin 2 HR, 4 RBI
Andujar 3 hits, triple, HR
Romine 3 hits, double, HR. 2 RBI

Gray (W, 3-3, 5.48) 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Cole 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 8.80 (Wash/NYY)


Game 42. Yanks crush 5 HR in 8-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks hit five homers while defeating KC 8-3 on Saturday night.

The win puts the Yanks at 29-13 on the season and kept them percentage points above 31-15 Boston in the AL East.

The Yanks struck first by getting a run in the top of the first. Aaron Hicks singled and later scored on a double by Gary Sanchez.

In the third, Hicks hit his fourth HR of the season. It was his second inside-the-park HR of the year, and he is the first Yankee since Mickey Mantle (3 in 1958) to have more than one inside-the-park HR in a season. When Mickey played, it was 457′ to LCF and 461′ to CF right behind the monuments in the old Stadium. So if he hit a moonshot out there and it didn’t get over the fence, he’d get a 450 ft. inside the park HR. With Hicks it’s been a bit different with funky caroms off of the wall in away games. But anyway, 2-0 Yanks.

With Severino going, you figured 2-0 was enough. But while good, Seve wasn’t at his ace-like best, and gave up two runs in the third.

Gleyber Torres got the lead back for the Yanks for good in the game by crushing a 3-run HR in the fourth, his fourth HR of the season.

KC got one back in the fifth to make it 5-3, and almost got more. A Stanton to Torreyes to Sanchez relay off a double nailed a runner at the plate. KC appealed, but lost.

Sanchez homered in the seventh, his first of two homers for the game, to make it 6-3. The Yanks lost out on another run when Miguel Andujar was gunned down at the plate trying to score on a double by Clint Frazier.

In the ninth, Stanton (11) and Sanchez (12) went back-to-back with their HRs, making for the final score of 8-3.

Hicks 2 hits, solo HR.
Stanton solo HR.
Sanchez 4 hits, double, 2 HR, 3 RBI.
Austin 2 hits.
Clint Frazier (1st MLB game this season) double, two walks.
Torreyes 2 hits.
Torres 3-run HR.

Severino (W, 7-1, 2.35) 6 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Green (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.35
Betances (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.74
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.42


Game 41. Yanks fall, 5-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Maybe, with the off-days and the rain, the Yanks were just flat. Heading into Friday night’s game, the Yanks had played just 5 1/2 innings since Sunday.

They also had to spend Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport instead of in a hotel.

Whatever, the Yanks lost to KC 5-2 on Friday night.

Tuesday night’s suspended game will just count as game # whatever whenever it is resolved (hopefully on the rescheduled 6/18 date).

KC got a run off of CC in the first. Gleyber Torres could not handle a popup into short CF and a run scored. Even though it turned into a force out, you wonder if he catches it, does the runner score.

It wasn’t a good night for Gleyber, as his error in the third led to two unearned runs. Bases loaded, two out, and he makes an error. CC walked the next batter to force in a run.

CC gave up a HR in the fifth to make it 4-0 KC.

The Yanks had chances in the fourth and fifth but couldn’t score. In the sixth, Stanton singled and with one out, Hicks singled. Walker singled in one run and another scored on a SF by Andujar.

David Robertson, who has been a little shaky lately, gave up a run in the seventh. 5-2, KC.

Didi Gregorius is in a terrible slump. 1 for his last 44 and his average is down to .248, As hot as he was in April, he’s that cold in May.

Stanton 2 hits.
Hicks 3 hits.

Sabathia (L, 2-1, 2.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.31
Robertson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.43
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.05

Boston lost so the 28-13 Yanks lose no ground.

Game 40. SSS. Stanton, Severino, Sizzling. Yanks win 6-2, hit quarter-pole at 28-12.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

So we hit the quarter pole and the Yanks are at 28-12 (unfortunately, so is Boston). You can do the math. We don’t expect both teams to end up at 112-50, but winning the division means so much more. You don’t want to go, say, 103-59 but NOT win the division and find yourself playing in that sudden-death, one-game only, wild card game.

Luis Severino didn’t have his great stuff today, labored a bit, but still pitched six innings of one-run ball. Hopefully he keeps this up all year and gets the CYA at the end of the year.

He got the offensive support from Giancarlo Stanton, who went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI.

In the first inning, Gardner singled, Judge doubled and Didi walked. Bases loaded, no one out for Stanton, who singled in two. After a DP, Hicks singled in a run to make it 3-0 and with Seve on the mound, you knew it would be enough.

The A’s got a run in the top of the fifth but Stanton got it right back in the bottom of the fifth with his tenth HR of the season.

In the seventh, Judge walked, and with one out, Stanton doubled. After a walk to Sanchez, Hicks’ force out made it 5-1 Yanks.

In the eighth, Andujar singled and with two out advanced on a WP. Judge singled him in to make it 6-1.

The A’s got a HR off of Shreve in the ninth, but the final score was 6-2 Yankees.

Gardner 2 hits.
Judge 2 hits, walk, rbi.
Stanton 4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI.
Hicks 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits.

Severino (W, 6-1, 2.14) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Green (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.45
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.00. Developed a blister.
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.52

Robbie Cano for Seattle will be out 2 months. HBP, broken finger.

Chase Headley DFA’d by SD after starting the year .115. Bryan Mitchell has stunk for them, too.

The Yanks are off Monday. Two-game series in Washington Tues. and Wed. Tough series. Tanaka vs. Gonzalez, and CC vs. Scherzer. Hoping for a split.

The Yanks then travel to KC and Texas, both teams are bad, hoping for 4 or 5 out of 6 there.




Game 38. Yanks’ pitching awful in 10-5 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks’ pitching was awful, giving up 4 HR, in a 10-5 loss to Oakland Friday night. The loss drops the Yanks to 26-12, but they remain tied for first with Boston since Boston lost in extra-inning/walk-off-HR fashion up in Toronto.

Sonny Gray should worry less about a personal catcher and worry more about getting his pitching act together. Otherwise he could find himself, along with prospects, packaged at the trade deadline for another starting pitcher. So far it seems like he could be a Randy Johnson type who can do well elsewhere but who can’t handle NYC. I hope not, but we need to see better results than this.

Gray gave up two homers and three runs in the second, another run in the third. Gleyber Torres hit a HR (3) to pull the Yanks to within 4-1 after three but the A’s made it 5-1 in the fourth.

Aaron Judge’s tenth HR of the year, a three-run shot, made it 5-4 in the fifth.

Yesterday I wrote about how it seemed like Aaron Boone was trying to avoid using David Hale or A.J. Cole. He was forced to use Hale yesterday, and we saw why he was hesitant to use him. Hale gave up a HR in the sixth to make it 6-4 Oakland.

The Yanks got a run in the seventh to cut it to 6-5, but the opportunity to win the game slipped away here and then the pitching in the eighth and ninth eliminated all hope. In the bottom of the seventh, Andujar and Romine singled and Torres bunted them over. Gardner and Judge walked, with Judge’s walk forcing in a run to make it 6-5. Bases loaded, one out, but the slumping Didi flied out, and not deep enough to bring a run home, and Stanton popped out. The Yanks had a chance to break the game open, take the lead, but couldn’t do it.

Hale then gave up another HR in the eighth and Oakland was up 7-5.

Then David Robertson came in for the ninth and was awful, giving up three runs.

Gardner 1 for 2, 3 walks.
Judge 3-run HR (10), 4 RBI
Torres HR (3)

Gray (L, 2-2, 6.39) 5 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Hale 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75 Gave up 2 HR.
Robertson 1 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.19


Game 36. Yanks take over first with 9-6 comeback win. 17 of last 18!

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks scored 4 in the bottom of the eighth for a 9-6 win over Boston Wednesday night. The win, their 17th in their last 18 games, put the Yanks in first place by themselves with a 26-10 record, one game better than Boston.

Brett Gardner, who came into the game hitting just .198, had two doubles and a triple, and was robbed of another double. Gardner doubled in the bottom of the first and was singled home by Aaron Judge.

Masahiro Tanaka struggled. He gave up a 2-run HR in the second to Moreland.

The Yanks scored three in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2. Gardner led off with his second double of the game, and Judge walked. Didi grounded out, moving the runners up, and Stanton doubled home two runs. Sanchez singled Stanton to third and Hicks drove in Stanton with a SF.

In the top of the fourth, Didi turned a nifty DP to end the inning.

Tanaka gave up another HR in the fifth (Benintendi), as Boston cut the Yanks’ lead to 4-3. Judge made a diving catch to end the inning.

Judge got an infield single and advanced on a throwing error to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Didi walked and Stanton was HBP to load the bases with one out. Sanchez got a SF to put the Yanks up 5-3.

Tanaka gave up a leadoff double in the sixth, got a groundout that advanced the runner, and Chad Green came in. Green gave up a SF then got a K but Boston had cut the lead to 5-4.

In the top of the seventh, Green gave up a 2-run HR to Hanley Ramirez and Boston was up 6-5.

In the top of the eighth, Chasen Shreve replaced Green and wasn’t good. Walk, double. He got a K, but then Jonathan Holder came in and got a strikeout, intentional walk and groundout to get out of the inning. Boston had second and third, no one out and couldn’t score. It cost them the game.

To the bottom of the eighth, and the Yanks’ 4-run comeback. Walker led off with a double, and Andujar moved him to third with a groundout. Torres walked and Gardner tripled home two runs to give the Yanks the lead. Judge then homered (9) to make it 9-6, the final score.

Gardner 3 for 5, 2 doubles (robbed of another), triple, scored 3, 2 RBI
Judge 3 for 4 with a walk, HR. Scored 3, drove in 3.
Stanton 2 RBI
Sanchez 2 for 3, RBI

Tanaka 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.66
Green (BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.38
Holder (W, 1-1, 5.79) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Chapman (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.59

Greg Bird goes to Tampa (High A) Thursday to start playing in some minor league games. He could be back in a few weeks.

Tommy Kahnle is expected back at the end of May.

Dustin Fowler, who the Yanks brought up last year only to see him get injured before he could get his first MLB at bat, got that AB with the A’s last night, lining out. Good for him after that gruesome injury last summer.