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Game 7. Yanks fall, 5-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

It was a pitcher’s duel into the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth, Aaron Judge hit his second HR of the year to make it 1-0 Yankees.

But Masahiro Tanaka couldn’t hold the lead. He gave up a two-run HR and Chad Green, brought in to slam the door, instead opened the floodgates and the Orioles scored three more runs in a five-run seventh for them which won the game for Baltimore, 5-2.

So far this season, the Yanks have gotten good performances from their starters but the bullpen, predicted to be one of the best bullpens ever, has failed them.

The Yanks got only four hits tonight. Judge’s blast being only the second hit.

In the third, Wade doubled and moved to third, but with one out and Gardner up, no squeeze. Perfect situation for one. Speed at third and at the plate. No one squeezes home runs anymore. Instead Gardner struck out, couldn’t even get the SF, and Judge made out.

We will have to see if Boone is like Girardi and never squeezes.

After Judge broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth with a HR (2), Tanaka gave up a 2-run HR to Adam Jones in the top of the seventh. After a ground out and single, Chad Green replaced Tanaka.

A single and double made it 3-1 O’s. Then a strikeout but another single made it 5-1 O’s. Instead of slamming the door, it was kicked wide open.

The Yanks got a run back in the bottom of the inning on a double by Didi and a single by Neil Walker.

They loaded the bases for Walker in the eighth but he grounded out.

A lot of guys aren’t hitting right now. Whether it is the cold or something else, who knows.

Tanaka (L, 1-1) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.92
Green 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 w, 3 K. 6.75

The Yanks fall to 4-3 on the season.

Trayce Thompson to the Yanks didn’t last long. The Yanks wanted to send him to AAA SWB but to do so, Thompson, who was out of options, had to clear waivers. He did not and Oakland claimed him. So off he goes to the Bay.

Game 5. 2 HR, 8 RBI for Didi in 11-4 Yanks’ win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

It is hard to follow a legend, but Didi Gregorius is doing a good job of doing so.

Last season, Didi hit 25 HR to set a new Yankees’ record for HR by a SS, breaking Derek Jeter’s record.

Today, in the Yanks’ home opener, he set a record for RBI by a Yankees’ SS in a game with eight.

He picked up Giancarlo Stanton, who in his first home game as a Yankee, went 0 for 5 with 5 strikeouts. If 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts is known as the golden sombrero, is what Stanton did called the platinum sombrero?

But hey, it takes a team. When Didi cools off, that is when you hope Stanton and Sanchez (now 1 for 19) take off.

With the 11-4 win over the Rays on a miserable, cold, rainy day, the Yanks go to 3-2 on the season.

The Yanks struck first. In the bottom of the second, Didi, who was 4 for 4, scored 3 runs and drove in eight, hit a double. With one out, Neil Walker walked, and with two out, Tyler Wade singled in Didi. Wade would be robbed of his first MLB HR later in the game.

A single, walk and error by Drury enabled the Rays to tie the game in the top of the third. It would have been more, but Gardner, after catching a fly out, nailed ex-Yankee Rob Refsnyder at the plate as Refsnyder was trying to tag up and score.

Didi hit the first of his two three-run HRs in the bottom of the third to put the Yanks up 4-1.

Jordan Montgomery only gave up one run in five innings. The first time through the rotation, the starters have given up 0, 1, 2 (1 earned), 1 and 1 run. Good. Now to go deeper into the games, as they have lasted 5 2/3, 6, 5, 4+ and 5 innings. Need a little more length.

The bullpen was supposed to be a strength, but it has been shaky so far and was again today. Jonathan Holder replaced Montgomery in the sixth and after a strikeout, gave up a double, single, single to make it 4-2, and single to load the bases. Out he went and in came Kahnle. Kahnle got a big strikeout but then gave up a double that tied the game up before a ground out ended the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Austin doubled and Brett Gardner put down a sac bunt. An error on the bunt enabled Austin to score and Gardner to reach second. Aaron Judge singled Gardner to third and after Stanton struck out, Didi hit his second three-run HR of the game to make it 8-4.

In the bottom of the eighth, with one out, Tyler Wade and Tyler Austin walked. Brett Gardner beat out an infield hit to load the bases and Aaron Judge walked to force in a run. After Stanton struck out yet again, Didi blooped a 2-run single to make it 11-4 and complete his 4 for 4, 8 RBI, 2 HR day.

Gardner 2 hits. Scored 3 runs.
Judge 2 hits, scored twice. Walked twice. RBI.
Stanton 0 for 5 with 5 strikeouts.
Didi 4 for 4, 2 HR, double, scored 3 runs, Drove in 8.
Sanchez 0 for 5, 1 for 19 for the season. Slow start.

Montgomery 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 4 W, 4 K.
Holder (H) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. Silly hold rule
Kahnle (BS, Win) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

I won’t post stats until we are further along into the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury, trying to get over an oblique strain and expected back later this week, has apparently turned into Carl Pavano. Now, while rehabbing the oblique strain, he has hurt his hip. No timetable for him to be back.

With all the outfield injuries, the Yanks picked up Trayce Thompson off the Dodgers on waivers. Thompson’s dad, Mychal, played for the Lakers with Magic and Kareem in the late 1980s, and his brother Klay is with the Golden State Warriors.

Trayce is 27 and can play all three OF positions. A righty bat, he only got in 27 games for the NL Champion Dodgers last year, going 6 for 49, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 2 RBI.

He spent 2015 with the White Sox and 2016 and 2017 with the Dodgers. In 151 MLB games, 407 AB (about the equivalent of one full season), he has just a .233 batting average but does have 19 HR and 50 RBI. OPS+ 103. He didn’t play in the postseason with the Dodgers.



The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 7-5. James Pazos gave up 4 in the top of the 9th. Kyle Higashioka and Tyler Austin had solo HR. If you are wondering why Parmalee and not Swisher, well, Swish was 0 for 5 last night and is at .234 for SWB. He DH’d last night. Ben Gamel 2 hits, Aaron Judge 2 hits, 2 rbi.

AA: Reg. Game: Trenton won 7-1. Daniel Camarena, 1 R, 5 H, 7 IP (CG). Dante Bichette, Jr. and Juan Silva each had 2 hits and 2 RBI. HR for Silva. Dustin Fowler also had 2 hits.

Makeup game from 4/9: Trenton lost 5-2. Lane Adams had two of their four hits, one rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 12-4 in a sloppy game. They made four errors, their opponent three. Bo Thompson 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston gave up 4 in the top of the 9th to lose 5-3. They made three errors and three of those runs were unearned. Jeff Hendrix and Conor Spencer two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 2-0. Richard Bleier (2-2, 2.57) six innings. Gary Sanchez 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 36 year old lefty Neal Cotts is now at SWB on a minor league deal. Cotts has been with the White Sox, Cubs, Rangers, Brewers and Twins in his MLB career, 21-24, 3.96, ERA + 111. He was 4-0, 1.94 for the WS Champion 2005 White Sox. He is basically a LOOGY.

AA: Trenton lost the regularly scheduled game 7-3, getting just four hits.

In the makeup of Saturday’s rainout, they lost 4-3. Giovanny Gallegos 3 scoreless IP of relief, 5 K.

High A: Tampa won 4-2 in 11. Vincente Campos 1 unearned run in 7 IP. Bo Thompson 3 hits. 2 hits, rbi Austin Aune. Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. 2hits, HR, 2 RBI Jhalen Jackson.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA:SWB won 7-3. Chad Green rebounded from his rough MLB outing last week with 6 IP, 2 R. 3 RBI for Gary Sanchez. Jake Cave double, solo HR. Nick Swisher is at .252.

AA: Trenton was rained out.

High A: Tampa lost 9-8. Abiatal Avelino 3 hits. 2 doubles, 2 RBI Billy Fleming (.329). 3 hits, 2 RBI Bo Thompson. Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-4. Thairo Estrada 2 hits, rbi. Kyle Holder 2 hits. 2 hits, rbi Kendall Coleman.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-1, getting just 3 hits.

AA: Trenton was off.

High A: Tampa won 3-1. Vincente Campos 7 shutout innings. Bo Thompson 2 hits, rbi. Devyn Bolasky two hits.

Low A: Charleston won 3-1. Daris Vargas 5 2/3 scoreless, 8 K. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI Angel Aguilar. 2 hits Hoy Jun Park.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-0. Kyle Davies (11-8, 3.30) six shutout innings. CF Slade Heathcott 3 hits, 3 rbi. LF Jake Cave 4 for 5.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1. OF Jose Rosario and SS Tyler Wade with two hits each.

High A: 3-2 loss for Tampa. CF Dustin Fowler 3 hits.

A: 4-2 loss for Charleston. SS Angel Aguilar and DH Bo Thompson each had two hits.