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S.T. Game 23. Flores’ walkoff HR helps Yanks win 9-8.

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Ramon Flores, down to his last strike, hit a 3-Run walkoff HR as the Yanks beat the Tigers 9-8 Tuesday night. The Yanks scored four in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.

Esmiel Rogers started, and in my opinion, did nothing to lead me to believe he deserves the #5 starting rotation spot over Adam Warren.

Mark Teixeira went 2 for 2 with an RBI.

Rogers 3 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, (Rogers’ own error), 5 H, 2 walks and 2 K.

Andrew Miller 1 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Dellin Betances 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 0 K.

Justin Wilson 1 IP, 0 r, 0 h, 0 walks and 1 K.

Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER 2 H, 1 walk and 2 K.

Jeff Pazos 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 3 K.

Diego Moreno 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K.

Three errors tonight, one by Rogers, two by Francisco Arcia. Got to tighten up the D.

The Yanks are now 13-9-1 in spring training.

 

S.T. Game 20. Yanks get 3 in 9th to win 3-2.

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Eddy Rodriguez doubled home two runs with one out in the 9th, went to third on a throwing error on the play, and PR Slade Heathcott scored on Jake Cave’s SF as the Yanks scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to beat Houston 3-2 in Spring Training Action today.

Mark Teixeira was 2 for 3.

Michael Pineda started and was so-so. He’s had a good spring so far. Youngsters like Nick Rumbelow and Jacob Lindgren continue to give me no worries should they be called up mid-season.

Andrew Bailey may not make the Opening Day roster, but proves to possibly be a real sleeper later on. It appears the former ace closer may be coming back nicely from the injury that cost him most of 2013 and all of 2014.

Pineda 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 6 K.

Justin Wilson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K.

Andrew Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Andrew Bailey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 0 walks and 2 K.

Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Jacob Lindgren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

The Yanks improve their spring record to 12-7-1. Hopefully they’ll be 12-8 or 13-7 after the first 20 games of the REGULAR season.

In other news, former Eagle great Chuck Bednarik, who was born, grew up and who lived in my area, died today at the age of 89. Bednarik was a two-way player, center and linebacker, for the Eagles from 1949-1962, playing on two NFL title teams (1949 and 1960, and the Eagles only have three titles, 1948, 1949 and 1960). A WWII vet, Bednarik was elected to the Pro football HOF in 1967.

S.T. Game 16. Yanks lose to Toronto, 4-2.

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In order for the Yanks to compete this year, CC Sabathia has to get somewhere close to being the old CC Sabathia rather than an old CC Sabathia. He needs to be the pre-2013 CC.

In his first spring start, CC was ok for 1 2/3, but had trouble getting that final out in the second as the Yanks lost 4-2.

Mark Teixiera (who also needs to get back to what he once was) had a solo HR.

Jose Pirela continued to make his statement for making the team by hitting a triple. Chris Young had two hits.

The pitching line:

CC Sabathia 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Dellin Betances 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 0 K.

Justin Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Kyle Davies 1 IP, 1 R (unearned), 1 H, 2 walks and 0 K.

Domingo German 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Chris Martin 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  0 walk and 3 K.

Jared Burton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

The Yanks are 9-6-1 for the spring.

S.T. Game 13. Pineda sharp in Yanks’ 4-1 win.

The Yanks had a split-squad today. For the sake of differentiation, the home game today will be S.T. Game #13, and the road game S.T. Game #14.

In the home game, Michael Pineda continued to look very impressive. Hopefully this carries over to the regular season. Pineda is continuing to pick up where he left off last year. Last year, Pineda missed about 60% of the season due to a suspension and to injury, but in 13 starts, went 5-5, 1.89. Often he was the victim of non-support.

Today (Saturday), he pitched three scoreless no-hit innings as the Yanks beat the Tigers 4-1 at GMS.

The Yanks scored in the third on a Didi Gregorious SF. After the Tigers tied the game in the fourth, Mark Teixeira came up with the bases loaded in the sixth. He hit what should have been a DP ball, but after the force, the ball was thrown away and two runs scored.

In the seventh, the Yanks’ final run scored on a balk. Slade Heathcott stole second and third and scored on a balk. Way to put pressure on the pitcher.

Yankees’ pitching held the Tigers to just three hits.

Chase Headley had two hits.

The pitching line:

Pineda 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 4 K.

Betances 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and  2 K.

Rumbelow 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K.

Pazos 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Long 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Burton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Game 162. Yanks win season/Jeter’s finale, 9-5.

The Yankees got off to a 9-0 lead and held on to win the season finale—also the last game of Derek Jeter’s career—9-5 on Sunday.

With the win, the Yankees ended the season at 84-78 and all alone in second place in the AL East (Toronto lost to Baltimore in their season finale and finished 83-79). The Yankees finished 12 back of Baltimore in the division, and 4 out of the final wild card spot.

In 2013, the Yanks finished tied for 3rd, but with 85 wins. So this year they finished better in the division, but with one less win. It was their worst record since 1992.

With the offseason moves (and lots of spending) on Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran, Tanaka, as well as the returns of Jeter and Teixeira, it was a disappointing season after a hopeful offseason.

Derek Jeter got an RBI infield single on a Baltimore chop in his last at bat to retire with 3465 hits (sixth all-time) and a .310 lifetime batting average. It was his 50th RBI of the season. He had lined to SS in the first. He was pinch-run for after his hit and finished his final game 1 for 2. His final season: .256-4-50 with 10 SB in 12 attempts. OPS+ 75.

The Yanks got four in the third on a two-run triple by Ichiro, Jeter’s single, and a SF by Teixeira.

They got five in the seventh on a two-run double by Jose Pirela, single by John Ryan Murphy, double by Austin Romine and single by Chase Headley.

Meanwhile, Michael Pineda was cruising. After he was pulled, the bullpen made things a bit sloppy by giving up five to Boston in the bottom of the seventh.

Pineda had an ERA of 1.89 this year. Too bad he only started 13 games and the Yanks didn’t give him much run support.

Pineda (W, 5-5, 1.89) 6 1/3, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 10 K.

Rogers 1/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 K. Overall ERA 5.72.

Warren 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.97.

Phelps 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.38.

The postseason now begins for 10 teams. In the AL Oakland (who barely held on to make the postseason) will be at KC for the wild-card playoff game, winner gets the Angels. The other ALDS has Detroit vs. Baltimore.

In the NL, SF will be at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game with the winner getting Washington. The other NLDS will be the Cardinals vs. the Dodgers.

 

Game 158. Farewells forthcoming as Yanks are eliminated, 9-5

Cue Sinatra. “… and now, the end is near…”

The Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention with a 9-5 loss on Wednesday afternoon. Tonight’s (Thursday) game vs. Baltimore will be the final home game of Derek Jeter’s career. It also will probably be the final game of Hiroki Kuroda’s career, and probably the final game for Ichiro Suzuki as a Yankee in Yankee Stadium. As for David Robertson, who knows?

(Trivia: the Yanks, despite 27 World Series Championships, have never won a WS in a year ending in a 4 or 5).

Jeter, of course, is retiring at the end of the year and tonight will be the Yankees’ last home game of 2014. Ichiro most likely will not be a Yankee in 2015 and with him turning 41, you wonder who’d pick him up. Kuroda, 39, may be retiring.

One big question is when tonight’s game would start, and if it will start or be rained out. You know the Yanks will do everything in their power to play the game, for it is Jeter’s home farewell. Rain is in the forecast all day, and the question is, when will it be over. There is a chance tonight’s game starts after a delay.

As for yesterday, Shane Greene took a 3-0 lead into the third inning, but the O’s knocked him out of the box in the fourth with six runs on their way to defeating the Yanks 9-5.

The Yanks had scored a run in the first on a Teixeira double, another in the second on a Drew HR (overall 7), and one in the third on a Headley HR (overall 13).

Greene (L, 5-4, 3.78) went 3 2/3, 6 R, 7 H, 3 walks and 5 K.

Huff 2 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 0 walks and 1 K. Overall ERA 3.36 (1.85 as NYY).

Whitley 1 1/3, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 5.38.

Phelps 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 4.42.

Claiborne 1 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 3.05.

The O’s got 3 in the eighth to make it 9-3, and Mark Teixeira hit a 2-run HR (22, 363 career) in the bottom of the 8th to bring the Yanks to 9-5, the final score.

Tonight should be dramatic. The ovation(s) for Jeter should be huge. You wonder if and how Jeter will show his emotions.

It will be less so for Kuroda and Ichiro, but it could be their home Yankee farewells as well.

And what about David Robertson, who is a free agent after the year? Is this is last home game as a Yankee as well?

Derek Jeter went 0 for 4 in the loss, keeping his total hit total at 3461. His average dropped to .253. (.309 career)

The loss dropped the Yanks to 81-77 and into a second-place tie with the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East.

Game 147. Double steal highlights Yanks’ 3-2 win.

The Yanks executed a double steal, with Chris Young stealing home on the play, and that run was the deciding run in a 3-2 Yankees win on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

Brian McCann homered with one out in the top of the second. Mark Teixeira then walked, and Young doubled him to third. Antoan Richardson singled in a run and after Zelous Wheeler struck out, Young and Richardson executed their double steal.

The Orioles scored single runs in the third and sixth, but the Yanks held on to win 3-2.

Shane Greene (W, 5-3, 3.56) went 5 1/3, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 9 K.
Esmiel Rogers 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. Overall ERA 4.71.
Josh Outman 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 2.93.
Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.07
David Robertson (36th saves) 1 Ip, 0 r, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.64.

The Yanks stay in 3rd place in the AL East, 76-71, one game behind second-place Toronto. (They are 11 1/2 behind first-place Baltimore with 15 to play). As for that final playoff spot, they are five out with 15 to go.

Derek Jeter is 0 for his last 20. His 0 for 3 Saturday dropped his batting average to .251. He is stuck on 3450 hits. Since August 2nd, he has dropped 27 points off the batting average and is hitting .177 since then. It’s tough to see. Hopefully the Captain has a couple of multi-hit games left in him. There are just two weeks left in his career. The batting average is low enough (almost 60 points below his career batting average of .310), and you’d hate to see it get below .250.

Meanwhile, Mark Teixeira is down to .217.