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Games 68 & 69. Yanks lose suspended game, win makeup game.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

First off, the remainder of the suspended game from May 15. The Yanks and Nationals resumed the game in the top of the sixth, with the score tied at 3. Tyler Austin, now in the minors, had hit 2 HR and drove in all 3 runs for the Yanks in that game.

Chad Green “started” today, and I won’t get into numbers, because the suspension of the game really throws things off. For example, Juan Soto, who made his MLB debut on May 20, hits his “first” MLB HR of the year in the bottom of the sixth to give the Nationals the 5-3 win, but it isn’t counted as his first MLB HR, and his “MLB debut” came five days after the start of this game, and the first HR after that is counted as his first MLB HR. You may recall that last week, the teen sensation hit 2 HR at the Stadium against the Yanks. The suspension and completion throws everything out of whack. Confused? I am, and I am not going to get more confused.

And I ain’t going back to make this game #41 and renumbering every game after that. Let’s just say result #68 and go from there.

Before the game, the Yanks sent down Ronald Torreyes and brought up Clint Frazier because of concerns over Brett Gardner’s sore knee. Giovanny Gallegos was player #26 for the other game.

Anyway, Chad Green lost the suspended game by giving up the two-run HR by Soto in the bottom of the sixth. The Yanks had a threat in the eighth, but couldn’t get it done.

As for the regular game, a makeup of a May 16 rainout, the Yanks won 4-2, making their record 47-22.

In the first, Hicks doubled and Stanton singled him in.

Sonny Gray gave up runs in the second and fourth. Gleyber Torres made a big play to keep another run from scoring in that second inning.

Aaron Judge made a nice play in the third.

In the fifth, Romine singled, Gray tried to bunt him over but bunted into a force play. Hicks then hit a 2-run HR (9) to put the Yanks up 3-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier, pinch-hitting, was hit by a pitch and went to second on an errant pickoff throw. After a walk to Judge, Stanton hit a double to make it 4-2.

In the meantime, Jonathan Holder had shut down a potential Nats rally in the sixth.

Dellin Betances was dominant in the eighth, but Aroldis Chapman ran into trouble in the ninth and was helped on a great play by Judge to end the game.

Hicks 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Judge 2 nice defensive plays.
Stanton 4 hits, 2 RBI

Gray (W, 5-4, 4.89) 5+ IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.19. Great job getting out of a jam.
Robertson (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.58
Betances (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.09. Dominant.
Chapman (S, 21) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Struggled, helped by Judge D.   1.14


Game 60. Yanks comeback to beat Mets, 4-3. Tanaka to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Domingo German settled down after giving up 2 HR and 3 runs in the first inning, and the Yanks (42-18) came back to beat the Mets 4-3 Saturday night. It keeps the Yanks 1/2 game ahead of 44-21 Boston.

The Yanks got a double by Hicks to lead off the game, but couldn’t score him. In fact, Hicks was picked off of second to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, with one out, ex-Yankee Todd Frazier homered off German, Brandon Nimmo tripled, and Asdubral Cabrera hit a 2-run HR. 3-0 Mets already.

But to his credit, German was great after that, keeping the Yanks in the ballgame.

Gleyber Torres homered (11) in the third to cut it to 3-1.

German got out of a second and third, two out jam by striking out Jay Bruce in the bottom of the third.

The Yanks loaded the bases for Aaron Judge in the fifth, but Judge grounded out. He’d redeem himself later.

Miguel Andujar tied the game in the sixth with a 2-run HR (8).

Judge homered (18) in the eighth for the game-winning run. 4-3, Yanks.

Judge solo HR, Game-winning hit.
Andujar, 2 hits, 2-run HR that tied the game.
Gregorius 3 hits
Torres solo HR.

German 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.32. Settled down after 3-run first inning.
1 WP by German, 1 HBP.
Robertson (W, 5-2, 3.94) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Betances (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1-2-3, all strikeouts. 3.54
Chapman (S, 17) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  1.30

Before the game, Masahiro Tanaka was put on the DL and Ronald Torreyes brought up from SWB. We’ll have to see how long Tanaka is out and who replaces him in the rotation.

Saturday’s Minors.


AAA: SWB (25-29) lost 8-0. 2B Ronald Torreyes 2 of their 6 hits.

Sheffield (L, 0-2, 3.80 at AAA) 5 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lail 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.29
Espinal 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70

AA: Trenton (33-22) lost 2-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, RBI. (.327). 2B Rey Navarro 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 0-1, 1.80) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Acevedo 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.65

High A: Tampa (28-27) lost 4-0. C Kellin Deglan 2 of Tampa’s 5 hits.

Abreu (L, 2-2, 4.91) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Trieglaff 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.52
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.63

Low A: Charleston’s game was suspended because of rain with Charleston losing 1-0 in the second inning.

Minor League Report. Frazier stays hot.


AAA: SWB (23-27) won 4-0. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, double, solo HR. Hitting .353 at SWB. Maybe Brett Gardner got hot (2 HR last night, inc. game-tying HR in bottom of the ninth) because he was looking over his shoulder? SS Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.  1B Mike Ford solo HR. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, solo HR. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. Double for Brandon Drury (.311).

Keep an eye on Josh Rogers. He could get a call even before Justus Sheffield if the Yanks need a starter (esp. with that June 4 DH in Detroit coming up).

Rogers (W, 5-3, 2.48) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.90

AA: Trenton (32-19) scored two in the bottom of the ninth to beat Reading 5-4. 3B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Stephan 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K. 5.40
Koerner (BS, 1) 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.35
Tarpley (W, 4-0, 1.99) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (26-24) lost a DH.

Regularly scheduled game: Lost 5-1. 1B Brandon Wagner HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nick Green (L, 4-2, 2.60) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, gave up 1 HR.

Makeup of 5/20 rainout: Lost 6-3. LF Ben Ruta 3 for 3, solo HR. DH Alexander Palma 2-run HR.

Frawley (L, 0-3, 4.11) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sosebee 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.77
Trieglaff 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.06

Low A: Charleston (23-27) lost 3-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Junk 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 5.68
Higgins (L, 1-1, 3.86) 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Martin 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Game 48. Bird back, Toe sent down, Gray bombed in Yanks’ 11-4 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Sonny Gray was bombed, and there were surprising and questionable decisions made yesterday before and during the Yanks’ 11-4 loss to the Angels Saturday night.

Greg Bird came off the DL and made his season debut, going 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. But the expected move, sending Tyler Austin down to AAA, didn’t happen. Instead, it was Ronald Torreyes, the supersub who was hitting .339, who went down to AAA. It was a tough, difficult decision to make, and one that shook up the team. Manager Aaron Boone even said it was undeserved, but the Yanks have a numbers crunch. You can only have so many players on a team, and as a result, some deserving players who could be starting for other teams are playing for SWB right now.

Which means, as an article in the NY Post states, that the Yanks really need to establish their identity. What is the roster of this team? And as for the guys at AAA who could be starting elsewhere, maybe the Yanks should look into dealing these guys. Especially for starting pitching help. And maybe include Sonny Gray in the deal for other starting pitchers.

In order to catch Boston in the AL East (the Yanks are now 32-16 and two games back. Still a great record but we are thinking ahead here) and/or to deal with Boston and Houston and maybe others in the postseason, the Yanks will need for Tanaka (5-2, but with a 4.95 ERA, ERA+ 88) and Gray (3-4, 5.98, ERA+ 73) to step it up or they need to trade for someone to bolster the rotation. CC turns 38 in July. Montgomery is on the DL. Maybe Justus Sheffield in the future comes up, but he isn’t ready yet and just came off the DL himself. The Yanks need another starter (Severino can’t do it himself) and they have the prospects to get one. Especially with guys like Torreyes, Drury and Clint Frazier. Also with guys like Estrada, Avelino and Tyler Wade, all infielders who are stuck behind Didi and Gleyber Torres.

They also, surprisingly, could use bullpen help. The bullpen, hyped as maybe the best ever, right now has guys with ERAs of 4.76 (Robertson), 4.71 (Betances), 4.82 (Shreve) and 7.88 (Kahnle).

How soon will Cashman pull the trigger?

As for Sonny Gray, he was bad again, getting knocked out in the fourth, and failing to hold a 4-1 lead. After Gray gave up a run in the top of the first, courtesy of a Mike Trout RBI double (Trout went 5 for 5, HR, 3 doubles, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI), the Yanks took the lead back on back-to-back homers by Gardner (2) and Judge (14). For Gardner, it was his first HR since Opening Day.

Austin Romine sliced a 2-run HR (3) off the right-field foul pole in the bottom of the second to put the Yanks up 4-1. Then the roof fell in.

Gray gave up two runs in the third as the Angels cut the Yanks’ lead to 4-3.

In the fourth, Boone made a decision that I disagreed with. With two out and a man on third, he elected to pitch to Trout, who already had two doubles. You don’t let the big guy beat you. I was mentioning to a friend that I’d walk him. Now Boone did say that Trout would probably have stolen second anyway, taking the force away, and that you weren’t throwing through with the runner on third, and he didn’t want to put the go-ahead run on second. Fair enough. But Trout already had two doubles, and was the go-ahead run in the batter’s box. You guessed it. 2-run HR to give the Angels a 5-4 lead.

The Angels got four runs, two of them unearned, in the sixth off of Tommy Kahnle, and here I wonder about Kahnle being back with the team off of the DL. I don’t know if he had more time to be on the DL, but it seemed as if he was rushed back. (You wonder that about Bird, too). Kahnle had a couple of rehab stints before being reactivated on Friday, but he didn’t exactly put up impressive numbers in those rehab minor league games and he didn’t look good last night.

Chasen Shreve gave up a 2-run HR in the seventh to close out the scoring.

Judge 2 for 2 with 2 walks, solo HR.
Didi’s slump continues. Down to .234. We need him to snap out of it.
Andujar 2 hits.
Romine 2 hits, a 2-run HR

Gray (L, 3-4, 5.98) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.31
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K. 7.88
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.82 Gave up 1 HR.
Cole 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.11 (but 0.00 as a Yankee)

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 31. Torres stars in Yanks’ comeback. 6-5 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh, squandered it, but scored 3 in the top of the 9th to beat Houston 6-5.

The win is the Yanks 12th in their last 13 games and puts them at 21-10. As I write this, Boston is down 11-5 in the eighth so Boston’s lead over the Yanks looks like it will drop to one game.

The Yanks struck first. In the second, Sanchez walked, Walker was HBP, and Andujar singled. Torreyes singled in a run and Torres got a SF.

In the third, with one out, Gregorius doubled. With two out, Sanchez walked and Walker singled in a run, 3-0.

Tanaka was solid through six, but he and Chad Green faltered in the seventh, giving up 4 runs.

Green gave up a HR in the eighth, and the Yanks entered the ninth down 5-3.

Walker walked. Andujar singled and Hicks, pinch-hitting for Torreyes, singled. Bases loaded and no one out. Torres singled in two, and with one out, Judge hit into a FC (Altuve messed up trying to throw for the DP) and the run scored to make it 6-5.

In came Chapman. Two easy outs and then a strikeout but a WP let the runner on when the game should have been over. A single. Things getting scary but Chapman then struck out Altuve to end the game.

Didi 2 hits.
Andujar 2 hits.
Torres 3 RBI.

Tanaka 6+ IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.39
Green (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HR given up. 2.35
Shreve (W, 1-0, 0.75) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Chapman (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.29

Bird should start some rehab games on Monday.

He didn’t announce his retirement, but Ichiro goes into Seattle’s front office and could come back next year (Spoiler alert: Seattle opens next year against the A’s in Japan. A couple of games (the last ones) in Japan then the official retirement?)