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Game 36. Judge (2 HR, 3 RBI) powers Yanks to 5-4 win.

Aaron Judge hit an RBI double and two solo HRs to lead the Yankees (27-9) to a 5-4 win over Baltimore Tuesday night.

In the first inning, D.J. LeMahieu led off the game by getting HBP and Judge scored him with a double. Last year, before Baltimore pushed back and raised the LF fence, it would have been a HR.

Yankees’ starter Jameson Taillon gave up a HR to Ramon Urias in the bottom of the second that tied the game up.

Judge hit his first solo HR in the top of the third to put the Yanks up 2-1.

The Orioles got two in the bottom of the fourth to go up 3-2.

Judge hit his second HR (14) in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 3.

In the top of the sixth, Gleyber Torres singled, and one out later, Isiah Kiner-Falefa was HBP and Kyle Higashioka walked. LeMahieu brought home Torres with an RBI groundout.

With two out in the top of the seventh, Josh Donaldson doubled and scored when Gleyber Torres hit a hot shot that Orioles’ SS Urias couldn’t handle for an error.

Even though the Yanks are an unreal 27-9, having won 20 of their last 23 games, I still have a few concerns. One of which is Aroldis Chapman continuing to stress my heart. He doesn’t make it easy with a nice, clean 1-2-3. Chapman got the first two outs, but then two singles and a double made it 5-4 with the tying run on third and the winning run on second. A popup ended the game.

I wish Chapman would stop doing that. Nice clean 1-2-3, Aroldis. Please?

Judge 4 hits, 3 RBI. 2 Solo HR (14)
Torres 2 hits

Taillon (W, 4-1) 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.28
King (H, 5) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K. 1.40 SUPERB AGAIN
Chapman (S, 9) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.63

#6 Yankees’ prospect Ken Waldichuk, who I’ve been writing about a lot last year and this year, has been promoted from AA to AAA.



Game 30. Gleyber drives in all 5 runs in Yanks’ 5-3 win.

Gleyber Torres drove in all of the Yankees (22-8) runs in a 5-3 win over Toronto Wednesday afternoon. It was the Yankees’ 15th win in their last 17 games.

Toronto got a run in the first inning off of Jameson Taillon, but in the fourth inning, with one out, Anthony Rizzo and D.J. LeMahieu singled, then Torres hit a 3-run HR (5).

Toronto cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the sixth, but the Yanks came back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to go up 5-2. With one out, Rizzo walked and LeMahieu doubled. Torres singled in two runs.

It seems as if when Aroldis Chapman saves a game, he makes us sweat it out first. Such was the case again today, because Chapman gave up a run in the ninth to make it 5-3 before closing out the game.

LeMahieu 2 hits
Torres 2 hits, 5 RBI. 3-run HR (5)

Taillon (W, 3-1) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 2.93
King (H,4) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.35
Holmes (H, 7) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.55
Chapman (S, 8) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 0.79

Game 24. Eleven is Heaven! Yanks win 11th in a row, 9-1 over Toronto.

Alek Manoah is always tough on the Yankees, but once he left the game, the Yankees (18-6) teed off on Toronto relievers, and beat Toronto 9-1 Tuesday night.

The win was the Yankees’ 11th in a row. They lead Toronto by 3 1/2 in the AL East.

Toronto scored first, getting their only run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Aaron Judge hit a 427 ft. HR (9) to tie the game in the top of the sixth. A nice note: The Toronto fan who caught the ball gave it to a youngster wearing a Judge jersey. A nice moment. A few weeks ago, some of the Bleacher Creatures embarrassed Yankee fans with their behavior. It only takes a few to spoil it for thousands. I hope those few took note about how fans SHOULD act. Nice gesture by the fan up in Toronto.

The Yanks exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh, with maybe some help from the umpires. Giancarlo Stanton led off the inning by reaching on an error. Toronto challenged the call (Vlad Guerrero Jr. coming off the bag at first on a throwing error by Bo Bichette) but lost the call and their ability to appeal future calls. Josh Donaldson doubled Stanton home to make the score 2-1, Yankees. After Gleyber Torres struck out, Marwin Gonzalez doubled home Donaldson. 3-1. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled to put runners on first and third. On a groundball by Jose Trevino, Gonzalez got caught in a rundown, but wound up scoring. Toronto argued two things: that he was tagged out by Guerrero, and that Gonzalez was out of the baseline. Since they lost their appeal rights on the previous play, it could not go to review and they lost this one too. 4-1. Men on second and third. Aaron Hicks then singled in Kiner Falefa, with Trevino stopping at third. 5-1. Judge then doubled in both baserunners. 7-1.

In the top of the ninth, Stanton hit a 442 ft. 2-run HR (5) to make it 9-1, which wound up as the final score.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (9). Tied with Rizzo for MLB lead in HR.
Stanton 2-run HR (5)
Gonzalez 2 hits, RBI

Taillon (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.84
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.16
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.15

Game 19. Yanks win 6th straight, 10-5.

Jameson Taillon was a bit shaky, and Ron Marinaccio had trouble closing out the game, but behind 4 RBI by Aaron Judge (including a 3-run HR), the Yankees (13-6) won their sixth game in a row, 10-5 over Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

Taillon escaped a second and third, two out jam in the first inning but gave up runs in the second and third innings. He didn’t help himself in the third inning with a HBP and two wild pitches.

The Orioles helped the Yanks out by making five errors in the game. The Yanks got four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In that bottom of the fifth, Tim Locastro reached on an error, and scored when Marwin Gonzalez doubled. After an out, D.J. LeMahieu reached on an error, Gonzalez going to third. Judge’s single scored Gonzalez, tying the game, and D.J. went to second. Anthony Rizzo singled to make it 3-2, with Judge going to second. Giancarlo Stanton singled in Judge and it was 4-2.

In the sixth, Joey Gallo led off with a walk and went to second on a WP. Tim Locastro singled Gallo to third, and Gonzalez scored Gallo with a SF. 5-2.

The Yanks got another run in the seventh to make it 6-2. LeMahieu doubled and went to third on a flyout by Judge. After Rizzo lined out and Stanton walked, Josh Donaldson singled in D.J.

The Yanks iced the game in the bottom of the eighth to make it 10-2. Locastro walked, and one out later, Kyle Higashioka was HBP. An error loaded the bases, and all runners moved up, Locastro scoring, on a WP. Judge then hit a 3-run HR (5) to make it 10-2.

Marinaccio had trouble closing it out, giving up three runs, and Lucas Luetge had to come in to get the last out.

Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (5)
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI
Gonzalez 2 RBI

Taillon 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.26
Castro (W, 2-0) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.45
Peralta (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.45
Loaisiga (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.75
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.32
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 11.25
Luetge 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.68

Notes: Good to see nice outings from Loaisiga and Green after both have been getting roughed up a bit lately. As for Marinaccio, teams have to cut down from 28 to 26 in a few days and it appears he will be one of those going down. In his last two outings, Marinaccio was entrusted to close out Yankee blowout wins, and in both games he had trouble. 1 IP, 2 R in the April 24 blowout of Cleveland, 10-2, and today’s outing. Neither outing helped his cause.

UPDATE: Marinaccio was sent down after the game, as Aaron Hicks returned from paternity leave. Cuts to 26 from 28 still have to be made soon.

Game 4. Yanks blanked by Toronto, 3-0.

Jameson Taillon pitched pretty well, but got no run support as the Yankees (2-2) lost to Toronto, 3-0, Monday night.

George Springer hit a 2-run HR off Taillon, and added an RBI double later on off Michael King for Toronto’s runs.

The Yanks only had four hits in the game, all singles, two by Joey Gallo.

Gallo 2 hits.

Taillon (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
King 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.93
Marinaccio 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 0.00

S.T. Game 14. Yanks fall to Phils, 5-3.

Miguel Andujar had two hits and an RBI, but those two hits were half of the Yankees’ total amount as they lost to the Phillies 5-3 Thursday afternoon in spring training action.

The Yankees are 5-8-1 in spring training play.

The Pitching Line:

Taillon (L) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K
King 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Luetge 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Rodriguez 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

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 4. Yanks beat Phils 5-2.

The Yankees (1-2-1 in Spring Training) beat the Phillies 5-2 Monday afternoon.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs with a double and Aaron Hicks had an RBI double of his own. Another run scored on an RBI double by Phillip Evans. Evans is a corner infielder/outfielder who was with Pittsburgh last year and who has been in the majors (121 games total) for the Mets (2017-2018) and Pirates (2020-2021).

Pitching line:

Taillon (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K Nice. Had ankle surgery in the offseason.
Cortes (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. Nasty Nestor.
King 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
McClain 1 R, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K
Weissert (S) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.

Tale of two pitchers, and a target is no more.

One Yankees’ target is no more. 1B Matt Olson was traded from Oakland to Atlanta.

Good news and bad news for a couple Yankees’ pitchers. Domingo German has shoulder trouble and will miss the start of the season. Meanwhile Jameson Taillon is recovering nicely from off-season ankle surgery and appears on target to start the season.

Game 162. Yanks squeak out 1-0 win, gain 2nd wild card seed. Play Boston Tuesday Night.

The Yankees squeaked out a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay in the last game of the regular season, and in so doing, became the second wild card team. They will play Boston Tuesday night in Boston in the sudden-death wild-card game.

A possible three or four-way tie for the wild card slots didn’t develop. Boston and the Yankees each won to finish with 92 wins, each tied for second in the AL East. Boston got the first wild-card spot based on beating the Yanks 10 out of 19 times this season. Toronto won its game but finished with 91 wins. Seattle lost and finished at 90.

The winner of Tuesday’s wild card game plays Tampa Bay in one ALDS. The other ALDS is the Chicago White Sox vs. the Houston Astros.

In the NL, the Dodgers have to play a one-game sudden-death wild card game despite winning 106 games. They’ll host St. Louis with the winner facing the 107-win Giants in one NLDS. The other NLDS has Atlanta vs. Milwaukee.

Going into the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees only had one hit in the game. (They sure didn’t make it easy on us or themselves). Rougned Odor led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, and Tyler Wade PR for him. Gleyber Torres flied out, Wade moving to second. Anthony Rizzo singled Wade to third and moved to second on the throw. Aaron Judge’s infield single won the game and put the Yanks in the playoffs.

It’ll be Gerrit Cole for the Yanks vs. Nathan Eovaldi (an ex-Yankee) for Boston.

Gio Urshela made a fabulous catch of a foul popup before running into Tampa Bay’s dugout on Sunday. Luckily he wasn’t seriously hurt.

Before the game, D.J. LeMahieu had to be put on the IL. If the Yanks make it to the ALCS, he’s available but it doesn’t look good. Luis Gil was brought up.

Judge GW RBI.

Taillon 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Peralta 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 3.35 (SF/NYY)
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60 (Pit/NYY)
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.12
Loaisiga 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.17
Chapman (W, 6-4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.36