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Game 123. Yanks blanked, 2-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Chad Green pitched well, but got no run support as the Yanks lost to the Angels Sunday afternoon, 2-0.

Green gave up a run in the first, and Adam Warren gave up a run in the eighth.

Fine defensive plays by Jacoby Ellsbury, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks saved a few more runs.

Offensively, the Yanks couldn’t get it going. They were 1 for 7 with RISP, and on that one, Mark Teixeira couldn’t score from second on a single.

The Yanks fall to 63-60.

Green (L, 2-3, 3.66) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 walk, 5 K.
Swarzak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.79.
Warren 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 0 K,. 5.29 (Cubs/NYY)

Game 112. Yanks fall, 5-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After a couple nice relief outings, it was hoped that Luis Severino would carry that into his next start, but it didn’t happen. Boston knocked him out in the fifth inning and the Yanks lost 5-3. The Yankees’ flirtation with the .500 mark continues. The loss put them at 56-56.

Before the game, the Yanks made a couple of moves, getting Tommy Layne from Boston off the waiver wire, and also Blake Parker off of the waiver wire from the Mariners.

The Yanks built a 2-0 lead on an RBI double by Chase Headley in the second and an RBI single by Brian McCann in the third, but Boston tied it with two in the third and scored three in the fifth.

The Yanks got one in the ninth on a bases loaded walk to Ellsbury, but Teix then struck out looking to end the game.

Severino (L, 1-7, 6.42) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Layne 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.60 (Bos/NYY)
Swarzak 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 4.97
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.01.

A-Rod didn’t play and isn’t expected to Wednesday as well. Just Thursday and Friday (weather permitting) then that’s it. It may be the only time A-Rod heard the chant “We want A-Rod” in Boston.

Game 111. Yanks nip Indians, 3-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Masahiro Tanaka pitched six strong innings, Didi Gregorius homered, and Mark Teixeira had an RBI double and key defensive play as the Yanks nipped Cleveland 3-2 Sunday afternoon.

The win put the Yanks over .500 again at 56-55. They are in fourth place in the AL East, where they have been almost all year, and are 7 1/2 back. They are 5 games out of a wild card spot.

Brett Gardner tripled leading off the first and scored on a sac fly by Jacoby Ellsbury.

Didi’s 13th HR of the year make it 2-0 in the fourth. Who’d have thought Didi may hit 20 this year?

The Yanks went up 3-0 in the fifth on a walk to Ellsbury and Teix’s double then held on for the win, with Teixeira making a key defensive play in the seventh.

Tanaka (w, 8-4, 3.32) 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 walks, 8 K.
Warren (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 4.93
Clippard (H, 14) 2/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 0 hits, 1 walk, 2 K. 4.20
Betances (S, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 2.36

*** Warren’s and Clippard’s hold totals are ERA are combined totals with their former team and the Yankees.

More A-Rod stuff to add to what I wrote earlier: 25 grand slams, MLB record. Only man with 150+ HR for three different teams (Mariners, Rangers, Yankees). 351 of his 696 HR as a Yankee. The only Yankees with more? Berra, 358; DiMaggio 361, Gehrig 493, Mantle 536 and Ruth, who hit 659 of his 714 as a Yankee.

Update: Forgot to add congrats to ex-Yankee Ichiro on his 3000th MLB hit. Add that to 1278 he got in Japan before coming to the majors.

Game 109. Castro slams Indians, 13-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Starlin Castro’s grand slam was the key blow in a 13-7 Yankees’ win over Cleveland that put the Yanks at 55-54 on the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits.

In the first inning, the Yanks got a run on an RBI groundout by McCann. Earlier that inning, Mark Teixeira got a nice ovation and doubled. Earlier in the day, Teixeira announced that this would be his last year. Thoughts on that at the end of this report.

In the third, McCann doubled in a run, and then, after the Indians issued an intentional walk to Headley to load the bases, Castro hit his grand slam, his 12th HR of the year, to make it 6-0.

Michael Pineda gave up a 3-run HR in the fifth, but Gary Sanchez’ first MLB RBI, on a double, made it 7-3 Yanks after five.

An RBI single by Headley and a bases loaded walk to Sanchez upped the lead to 9-3 in the sixth.

After the Indians got a run in the seventh, Aaron Hicks homered (4) and Ellsbury got an RBI single to make it 11-4 after seven.

Cleveland scored three in the eighth, but Brett Gardner insured the win in the bottom of the eighth with a 2-run single.

Pineda (w, 6-10, 5.17) 6+ IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walks, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Bleier 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.38
Clippard 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.28 (AZ/NYY ERA)
Barbato 0 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 7.62. Faced 4 batters, gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 runs.
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 5.05 (Cubs/NYY ERA)
Goody 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 4.10

Now on Teixeira’s retirement announcement:

Teixeira’s 8 years with the Yanks was good and bad.I have mixed feelings about it.

The good: WS Champ in 2009, a season where he led the AL in HR, RBI and Total bases and finished 2nd in MVP voting. 201 of his 404 HR (so far) were with the Yanks, putting him in select company as to who hit 200 or more as a Yankee. 4 years of 30+ HR with the Yanks, 3 years of 100+ RBI. 3 Gold Glove Awards. Led AL in runs scored in 2010. 2x All-Star as a Yankee.

The bad: After hitting .292 in 2009, he hit .240 2010-2016 (so far). He hasn’t hit over .260 since that first season with the team. He has not played in 130 games in a season since 2011. Only played in 15 games in 2013.  So his record with the Yanks is one great year of 2009, then spotty thereafter.

Hard to say where he ranks as a Yankees 1B. Gehrig, obviously, is and always will be #1. After that, you have, in no particular order, Mattingly, Tino, Chambliss, Skowron, Giambi, Teix, Pipp, Pepitone… Teix was better defensively than all but Mattingly. Even Hal Chase, who many would say was fixing games, is in there.

.269, 404 HR as of now.8 years in a row of 30/100. 5 Gold Gloves. 2x Top 10 for MVP. MVP consideration in 7 different seasons. Only Mantle, Murray, Chipper Jones and Beltran have more HR as a switch-hitter. 127 OPS+ .   HOF? I think he falls short. His 162 g. average is .269-36-114, damned good. Baseball Reference has him #28 among first basemen all-time (Gehrig is #1).

Not a HOF career in my eyes, but a damned fine one. All the best, Teix.

Now to see Greg Bird and Tyler Austin battle for the job next year.

Teix to retire.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I have to get to work soon, but stories are circulating that there will be a press conference later today in which Mark Teixeira will be announcing his retirement, effective at the end of the season.

I’ll have more later.

Game 107. Yanks 9, Mets 5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Steven Matz/Mark Teixeira may not have the same fireworks as Roger Clemens/Mike Piazza, but there was a little bad blood last night as Teix was plunked in the shin after earlier hitting a 3-run HR off Matz in the Yanks’ 9-5 win over the Mets Wednesday night.

Chad Green started and struggled. His second pitch of the game was hit for a HR by ex-Yankee Curtis Granderson. Four batters later, another Mets’ run was in, the bases were loaded, and no one was out. He got out of the first down just 2-0.

The Yanks came back with three in the bottom of the first on a 2-run double by Chase Headley and an RBI single by Didi Gregorius.

Green gave up a run in the top of the second to tie the game, but Teixeira’s 10th HR of the season (#404 career) put the Yanks up 6-3 after two.

The Mets scored an unearned run off of Luis Severino in the seventh. Severino had to relieve the stuggling Green in the fourth and did a great job in relief, getting the victory. It’ll be interesting in a few days to see who gets the next start, Green or Severino.This was the Severino we wanted to see early in the season.

The Yanks got three in the bottom of the seventh to ice the game. Gary Sanchez got his first MLB hit, a single, and went to third on a double by Aaron Hicks. A Rob Refsnyder SF brought in Sanchez. After a couple of walks loaded the bases, Starlin Castro’s infield hit made it 8-4, and a bases-loaded walk to Didi made it 9-4.

Tyler Clippard gave up a HR to Neil Walker in the ninth. The final score: 9-5 Yanks.

The Yanks are 54-53. Today’s game, #108 marks the 2/3 point of the season.

Green 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 4 walks, 2 K. 4.94. Gave up 1 HR.
Severino (w, 1-6, 6.02) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R (UNEARNED), 1 H, 1 walk, 5 K.
Clippard 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 4.31 (combined AZ/NYY ERA). Gave up 1 HR.

Game 102. Nova fails as trade rumors swirl.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

In the past few years, the Yankees lost Robbie Cano and David Robertson to free agency, and got nothing in return for their losses. It’s one reason they traded free-agent-to-be Aroldis Chapman this past week.

Ivan Nova hits the free agent market this off-season, and with the qualifying offer expected to be about $16.7 MM, and Nova not worth that, you can expect him to hit the market. Thus, Nova’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors, and it’s rumored that the Yanks are actively shopping him.

Nova didn’t help his trade value Friday night, though, as the Yanks lost to the last-place Rays, 5-1. The loss drops the Yanks to 52-50.

Whether the rumors affected Nova, who knows.

Nova gave up a homer to the first batter in the first inning, and another to the cleanup hitter. Four batters in, two homers, down 2-0. He was knocked out in the fifth after giving up a run in the third, two more in the fifth.

Chad Green kept it there but the Yanks’ offense was silent.

The Yanks’ only run came on an RBI single by Mark Teixeira.

Nova (L, 7-6, 4.90) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 3 walks, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Green 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks, 5 K. 4.56.