Good and bad news healthwise. Stanton to be activated today or Thursday. Encarnacion feels like he’ll be back. Now, no news yet on Sanchez, but
tonight, Luis Severino finally came back off of injury and in his season debut pitched four scoreless innings as the Yanks (99-53) beat the Angels, 8-0.
We’ll see how he feels tomorrow and how he comes through this. But very encouraging.
The magic # is 1 to make the playoffs, and also is 1 to win the AL East. Houston won so the Yanks remain tied with Houston for best record in the AL (Houston has the tiebreaker). The Dodgers are one game behind both the Yanks and Houston (Yanks hold tiebreaker over LA). The Yanks have a 10 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East with 10 games to go.
The bad news is that Dellin Betances is done for the year with a partially torn Achilles tendon. He is a free agent after the season, and a bad year to miss the whole year. We’ll see what happens in the wintertime.
The Yanks got two runs in the second inning when Gleyber Torres singled and Luke Voit walked. One out later, Gio Urshela singled in one run and then Cameron Maybin doubled in another to put the Yanks up 2-0.
They broke the game open with six runs in the fourth. With one out, Urshela singled. Cameron Maybin singled, then after another out, all six runs scored with one out. D.J. LeMahieu singled in a run to make it 3-0. Aaron Judge walked to load the bases. Didi Gregorius doubled in two runs to make it 5-0. Torres then hit a 3-run HR (38) to cap things off at 8-0.
LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI .329
Gregorius 2 RBI
Torres 2 hits, 3 RBI; 3-run HR (38)
Urshela 2 hits, RBI. .328
Maybin 2 hits, RBI
Severino 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00
Loaisiga (W, 2-1, 4.23) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K
Tarpley 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 7.71
Gearrin 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.18
Adams 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.20
In the race for the new team MLB record, the Twins have 289, the Yankees 287. The Twins have played one less game.
UPDATE: Breyvic Valera was DFA’d.
UPDATE 2: From the NY Post.
The Yankees have let go of five minor league staff members.
According to minor league head Kevin Reese, the team didn’t renew the contracts of hitting coordinator Edwar Gonzalez, field coordinator Jody Reed, pitching coordinator Scott Aldred, Trenton hitting coach Ty Hawkins and Charleston hitting coach Greg Colbrunn.
Aldred’s departure follows the departure of fellow pitching coordinator Danny Burrell, who left to take the pitching coach job at Georgia Tech.
Hate seeing Aldred go.