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Game 133. Do Yanks miss Judge, Sanchez, Didi? Yes, as Yanks lose 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Do the Yanks miss Judge, Didi and Sanchez (as long as Sanchez is what he should be, and not the .188 hitter of this season?) Yes, as evidenced in the 4-1 loss to the White Sox tonight.

The loss puts the 84-49 Yanks 7 1/2 back of Boston, who, down 5-3 in the seventh, had an 11-run inning to come back against the Marlins.

One piece of news. If the Yanks are the top wild card and host Oakland, as what now appears to be the case, the A’s put two pitchers on the DL, including their ace, who may be done for the season. That could be huge.

Before I get into the game recap, an observation.

Besides the players and front office, an overlooked part of a team’s success lies with their doctors and trainers. Remember the prognosis of 3 weeks for Judge? Hah. Broken bones take longer than that. We are probably looking at Judge coming back in mid-September, when minor league seasons are over. No rehab, straight into the fire, and not much time before the postseason. How many times do you hear a diagnosis that was wrong, whether it be on Judge, Bird, Pavano, Ellsbury where they diagnosed it wrong or recovery time took longer?

Yes, a team’s doctors and physicians can play an important part in a pennant race. Especially if they miss something or misdiagnose. Let’s say you are Brian Cashman and you are up against the trade deadline (like with Judge this year). You hear a diagnosis of 3 weeks until he is back. You think you can ride out those 3 weeks with a Shane Robinson. But the diagnosis turns out wrong and (just saying for an example, we all want Judge back soon) that the injury takes him out for the rest of the season. With a proper diagnosis you could have made a deal to fill the gap. Now things aren’t progressing well, it’s five weeks later, and you can’t make a deal. You are now stuck with a Shane Robinson for the long-term, not the short term. Ouch.

Yes, a proper diagnosis can make a huge difference. A team’s doctors and trainers do play a part in who wins a pennant.

Now to the game. Interesting point brought up by David Cone on the YES broadcast and relayed to me by my friend Josh “the Yankee Truth” Imboden. Greg (hearing the boo) Bird(s) is down to .198. He is hitting only about .100 this year on pitches 95 MPH or faster. Not squaring up, late on them, overpowered. Interesting stat.

Since hitting his 299th career HR, Giancarlo Stanton has struggled. Pressing for #300?

CC gave up 2 runs in the second. 3 opposite field hits. One strike away from getting out of the inning, he gave up a 2-run double. Sloppy fielding hurt him. On what appeared to be a inning ending DP, Ronald Torreyes caught the ball for a force, but dropped it in trying to throw it for the DP. It wound up costing two runs. Instead of out of the inning, CC then gave up the 2-run double.

CC gave up a run in the fourth.

The Yanks may have lost the game in the fifth, despite scoring their only run that inning. Walker and Torres singled and after an out, Romine walked. Torreyes singled in the Yanks’ only run of the game. Gardner whiffed. But Stanton was up with the bases loaded. You were hoping for a grand slam. Instead, a pitch got away and all runners tried to advance. Torres was gunned down at the plate. Inning over and you don’t know what Stanton might have done with the bases loaded. Tough break.

Chad Green gave up a HR in the seventh. 4-1, the final score.

When Judge gets healthy, the Yanks really should consider moving Hicks to leadoff (can lead off a game with HR, has speed to steal, draws more walks)…. and drop Gardner (.237) down in the lineup. This was discussed on WFAN today and I concur.

It’ll be an interesting decision this offseason if the Yanks pick up the 35 year old Gardner’s option. 35? .237? Clint Frazier possibly ready if he gets over this concussion issue?

And yes, don’t think Frazier’s problems haven’t hurt as well, …. besides Judge, Didi, Sanchez (and Chapman), Frazier’s situation has hurt too.

Torres 2 hits.
Torreyes RBI

Sabathia (L, 7-5, 3.36) 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR.  2.73
Cole 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.24 (Wash/NYY)
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 0 W, 2 K.   5.63

 

 

 

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Game 131. Yanks fall, 6-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (83-48) only got three hits in falling to the Chicago White Sox 6-2 Monday night.

The loss drops them 6 1/2 behind Boston in the AL East. They are 4 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card spot, and 9 up on Seattle for the last playoff spot.

One of the three hits was a 2-run HR by Gleyber Torres. His 20th HR of the season, a 443-ft. bomb to CF, put the Yanks up 2-0 in the fourth. With the HR, Torres and Miguel Andujar (21) became the first pair of Yankees ever to each have 20 HR in their rookie seasons.

The Yanks wasted a chance in the third when Ronald Torreyes tripled to lead off the inning but the Yanks couldn’t score him. Bad clutch hitting and questionable base running by Torreyes.

The White Sox were aided in the game by four infield hits and three Yankees’ errors. They got 3 runs in the sixth to go up 3-2. They had two infield hits that inning.

One of the errors, by Shane Robinson, helped Chicago to a run in the seventh.

Two errors and a WP helped Chicago to two runs in the ninth. 6-2.

Tanaka (L, 9-5, 3.97) 7 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 1 W, 7 K. 1 HBP.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.00
Cole 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 WP.  5.56 (Wash/NYY)

 

Game 124. Bird slams Jays, but Didi hurt in Yanks’ 10-2 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

For the first time since the Yanks finished 97-65 in 2011, the Yanks are 32 games above .500 since the win today puts them at 78-46. Since Boston lost, the deficit in the AL East is 9 1/2. They are 4 games up for the top wild card spot.

The Yanks head to Miami. They are off on Monday.

The win could be costly, however. Didi Gregorius, in beating out an RBI single in the first inning, bruised a heel while running into the first baseman, and it could put him on the DL.

J.A. Happ gave up a HR in the top of the first, but the Yanks came back with six runs before making an out.

Hicks and Stanton walked, then they executed a double steal. Andujar (red/hot) singled in one run. Didi singled in another but got hurt on the play. Torres got an infield single that loaded the bases.

Bird then hit a grand slam (HR #11) to make it 6-0.

Ronald Torreyes replaced Didi, going to 2B while Torres shifted over to SS. Torreyes, off the bench, got 3 hits in the game.

Happ gave up another HR in the sixth which made it 6-2, but the Yanks got four in the bottom half of the inning for the final of 10-2.

Gardner singled and Hicks walked. Stanton singled in one run. Andujar got an RBI on a forceout. Torreyes doubled, and Torres was intentionally walked to load the bases. After Bird grounded into a force at home, Higashioka singled in two runs.

Andujar 2 RBI
Bird, grand slam, 4 RBI
Higashioka 2 RBI
Torreyes 3 hits
Torres 2 hits

What a pickup Happ has been. 4 starts, 4-0 as a Yankee.

Happ (14-6, 3.84, Tor/NYY) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.18
Gray 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  5.34

Game 118. Yanks lose to Mets 8-5. Seve struggles again. CC to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks have a problem. Should they play in the wild card game, what pitcher starts?

Before last night’s game, CC Sabathia was placed on the DL, and once and now again Yankee George Kontos was brought up from the minors for the time being (until a starter, Chance Adams? is needed to fill CC’s spot). Also, Luke Voit was sent down and Ronald Torreyes brought back up.

So there is the issue with CC.

And now the issue with Luis Severino. Severino gave up a HR to the first batter of the game, and gave up another run before getting out of the first inning. 2-0 Mets before the Yanks came to bat.

Severino is still leading the majors in wins (15) but since July 1 is 2-4 with a 7.31 ERA. He is not trending as you would like heading down the stretch.

Whether it is tipping pitches or a mechanical issue, he has to be straightened out.

The Yanks tied the game in the third when Romine singled and Gardner walked. Stanton hit into a force play but and error on the play enabled Romine to score and Stanton to reach second. Hicks singled to tie the game.

But Severino gave up a two-run HR to an old Yankees’ nemesis, Jose Bautista, in the top of the fourth that put the Mets up 4-2.

The Yanks cut it to 4-3 in the fifth when Gardner doubled and Didi singled him home.

A.J. Cole was awful. He gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Todd Frazier in the sixth, and back-to-back HRs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh. 7-3 Mets.

Miguel Andujar hit a two-run HR (18) in the bottom of the eighth for the Yanks to cut it to 7-5, but Zach Britton’s struggles continued (aided by a Gleyber Torres’ error) as the Mets got an insurance run in the top of the ninth, 8-5 Mets, the final score.

The Yanks have to get CC healthy, and get Severino and Britton on track. They also need Judge and Sanchez to get healthy, and Gleyber Torres (down to .261) to get out of his slump.

Otherwise, if they make the postseason, it could not be for long.

Meanwhile, they fall to 74-44, and 10 back of Boston. They are 3 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card seed.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Andujar 2-run HR

Severino (L, 15-6, 3.27) 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. ERA as 1.98 on July 2.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.93
Cole 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  5.58 (Wash/NYY)
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.39 (SF/NYY)
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1 HBP.  4.70 (Balt./NYY)

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-54) won 6-2. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Ronald Torreyes 2 hits. RF L.J. Mazzilli 3 doubles, RBI. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Sheffield 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.16
Tarpley (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.70
Espinal (BS, 3; W, 7-2, 3.34) 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
J. Harvey 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.44

AA: Trenton (64-51) lost 9-7. 1B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. 3B Brandon Wagner 2 RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 RBI.

Stephan (L, 2-8, 5.34) 4 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.88
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.   5.73
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  11.25

High A: Tampa (56-61) won 5-3. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Tampa pitchers combined for 16 K.

Nelson (W, 6-4, 3.52) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 11 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Harris (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.  2.45
Weissert (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.41

Low A: Charleston (53-60) lost 3-0 in a rain-shortened five-inning game. They got just three hits.

Junk (L, 5-4, 3.98) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-54) gave up a walkoff HR in the bottom of the ninth and lost 1-0. DH Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.41
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.91
Tarpley (L, 1-1, 2.82) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up walkoff HR.

AA: Trenton (64-50) won 2-1. RF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. SS Ricky Surum 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 7-4, 4.18) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves (H, 6) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.37
Wivinis (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.00

High A: Tampa (55-61) lost 9-4. LF Dom Thompson-Williams HR, 2 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI.

Lehnen (L, 0-3, 6.32) 4 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Zurak 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  6.14
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  0.00
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.26

Low A: Charleston (53-59) won 7-2. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. CF Leonardo Molina solo HR.

Yajure (W, 4-2, 3.30) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
A. Severino 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.86
Alvarez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.90

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99