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Game 39. Yanks beat O’s, 8-2.

A few notes before the game recap. Today will be my last reports for a while. I have to go in for surgery tomorrow.

After the game, it was announced that Aaron Hicks will go on the I.L. I thought they were going to bring up Greg Allen, but it’s not Allen coming up, but Ryan LaMarre.

LaMarre, 32, bats right, throws left, and has played in 119 MLB games for the Reds, Red Sox, A’s, Twins, and White Sox. He’s hit .236-4-21 in 225 at bats, OPS+ 70. He’s even pitched in mop up roles, giving up 1 R in 1 2/3 IP. He was 9 for 33 (.273) for SWB this season.

Now to the game.

This is what we thought the Yankees’ (22-17) offense would be this year, not the one that has struggled. Eight runs, 13 hits, Four guys with two hits or more, including three from an unexpected source (Tyler Wade). An Aaron Judge HR.

An 8-2 win over Baltimore.

In the first inning, the Yanks got three runs. D.J. LeMahieu walked, Luke Voit singled, and Aaron Judge walked to load the bases. After Gio Urshela struck out, a passed ball moved up all runners and allowed LeMahieu to score. Gary Sanchez then followed with a 2-run single.

Judge hit a 2-run HR (11) in the second inning to make it 5-0.

In the top of the sixth, Brett Gardner singled, and after an out, Miguel Andujar and Tyler Wade both singled to load the bases. A balk moved up the runners and enabled Gardner to score, then after LeMahieu struck out, Luke Voit singled to make the score 8-0.

Baltimore got a run in the sixth, another in the ninth, and the final was 8-2.

Voit, 2 hits, 2 RBI
Judge 2 hits, a 2-run HR (11)
Urshela 2 hits
Sanchez 2 RBI
Wade 3 hits.

German (W, 3-2) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.62
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 3.10
Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.91
Cessa 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.25

Game 35. Judge, Sanchez HRs back Montgomery in 3-1 Yanks’ win.

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit solo homers to back Jordan Montgomery’s strong outing as the Yankees (19-16) beat Tampa Bay 3-1 Tuesday night.

Judge hit his solo HR (8) in the bottom of the first.

With one out in the third inning, D.J. LeMahieu singled and Giancarlo Stanton walked. Two passed balls by Rays’ catcher Mike Zunino enabled the runners to move up two bases, and LeMahieu to score. 2-0 Yankees.

Zunino homered in the bottom of third to cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

Sanchez hit his solo HR (4) in the top of the seventh.

The game marked the return of Luke Voit from the injured list. Miguel Andujar was sent down.

Coaches Phil Nevin and Reggie Willits have tested positive for Covid, even though they were asymptomatic and had received the vaccine. They were two of a few positive Covid tests among coaches and staff.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR (8)
Sanchez solo HR (4)


Montgomery (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 9 K. 3.96. Gave up 1 HR.
Loaisiga (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.61 1 WP
Chapman (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor League Report. SWB hits 4 HR in slugfest. Tampa’s Hauver homers in fifth straight game.

AAA: SWB (5-1) hit 4 HR in winning a slugfest, 15-10. DH Luke Voit (coming back to Yankees Tuesday, Miguel Andujar going back down) 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens, HR, 3 RBI. CF Socrates Brito 2 RBI. 3B Derek Dietrich 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, HR, 5 RBI. 2B Kyle Holder 2 hits. C Rob Brantly 2 hits, SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (5-1) won 6-5. CF Estevan Florial solo HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park HR, 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. 3B Diego Castillo HR, 2 RBI. Three pitchers combined for six no-hit innings of relief.

High A: Hudson Valley (3-3) won 10-1. SS Oswald Peraza 4 hits. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, RBI. DH Josh Breaux HR, 4 RBI. C Mickey Gasper 2 hits. RF Steven Sensley 3-run HR. 3B Cristian Perez 2 hits. Luis Medina 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.

Low A: Tampa’s (5-1) offense finally came back to earth, as they lost 4-1. 2B Trevor Hauver homered for the fifth straight game. SS Max Burt 2 hits.

Minor League Report. Voit HRs, while Tampa keeps up offensive show.

AAA: SWB (4-1) won 4-2. Luke Voit solo HR, Derek Dietrich solo HR. I would expect Voit to join the Yankees Tuesday, with Mike Ford (.108) being sent back. LF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. Nick Nelson 3 scoreless relief innings, 4 K.

AA: Somerset (4-1) won 2-0. DH Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits. Starter and winning pitcher Glenn Otto 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (2-3) won 9-3.

SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 3 RBI ; 3-run HR
RF Pablo Olivares 2 hits
CF Isaiah Pasteur 2 hits, RBI
2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits
3B James Nelson 2 hits, 3 RBI

Low A: Tampa (5-0) won 12-11. This is crazy, like beer league softball. In their five games, Tampa has scored 77 runs while giving up 43. Its’ like every game is 15-8, 16-9 or so.

2B Trevor Hauer 3-run HR. He is hitting .643 with 5 HR already.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits
1B Chad Bell grand slam
CF Pat DeMarco 2 Hits, 2 RBI
DH Juan De Leon 2 hits, RBI

Game 31. Yanks’ bullpen falters in 7-4 loss.

Gerrit Cole left after 7 innings with a 3-2 lead, but the Yanks’ (16-15) bullpen, a strength so far this season, faltered in a 7-4 loss to Houston Thursday afternoon.

The Yanks struck first when the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo HR (9). He has a 12 game hitting streak.

Cole gave up a HR in the top of the fourth to Yordan Alvarez, who would torment the Yanks all game.

A 2-run HR (3) by Clint Frazier in the bottom of the fourth put the Yanks’ up 3-1.

Cole gave up another HR to Alvarez in the seventh. 3-2.

In the top of the eighth, the wheels fell off. Chad Green gave up a 3-run HR to Jose Altuve and Houston went up 5-3.

On a strange play in the bottom of the eighth, Gleyber Torres scored all the way from first on an infield single by Aaron HIcks to cut Houston’s lead to 5-4.

But Justin Wilson gave up a 2-run HR in the top of the ninth, final Houston 7-4. The Yanks’ bullpen disappointed today.

Gio Urshela had to leave the game. MRI today.

Can’t wait to get Luke Voit back. Jay Bruce retired after hitting just .118. Mike Ford is 3 for 31 (.091).


Stanton solo HR (9)
Urshela 2 hits.
Hicks 3 for 3, walk, RBI.
Frazier 2 run HR (3)

Cole 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.61 Gave up 2 HR.
Green (L, 0-3; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.50 Gave up HR.
Luetge 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.63
Wilson 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.04 Gave up 1 HR.

Missing Zack Britton too. Wilson hasn’t filled his shoes.

Two sidenotes about three of the greatest players in MLB history.

One, Happy 90th birthday to Willie Mays.
Two. Albert Pujols released by Angels. 3253 hits, 667 HR.
Three. Miguel Cabrera last I saw hitting about .105. Needs something like 128 hits for 3000, 11 HR for 500, but ugh. Something like 6 for 57 so far.

Minor league report tomorrow morning.

Minor League Report. Voit looking good.

AAA: SWB won 7-5. 1B Luke Voit 2 hits, 2-run HR. Miguel Andujar (playing LF) 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR (Voit and Andujar HRs back-to-back). OF Trey Amburgey solo HR. Brody Koerner started, 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H. Adam Warren 1 1/3 scoreless IP, 3 K. Trevor Lane 2 scoreless IP, 3 K.

I wonder if Frazier and Gardner keep hitting under .200 and Andujar proves he can play LF, if a change will be made. As for Voit, the Yanks really miss the HR leader of last season. Bruce (now retired) and Ford haven’t filled Voit’s void.

AA: Somerset won 3-1. 4 pitchers, combined two-hitter. Shawn Semple 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K. C Donny Sands solo HR. 3B Diego Castillo 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley won 8-0 on a two-hitter. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits. CF Brandon Lockridge 4 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI

Low A: Tampa, after winning 11-7 Tuesday night, won 19-9 Wednesday night. After two innings, they were losing 7-0.

DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR, walked 3x
RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, 2 RBI
1B Andres Chaparro 4 hits, 2 RBI
3B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI
CF Pat DeMarco 2 hits, both HR, 5 RBI

Minor league recap.

After last season, with no minor league games, the minor league season opened tonight.

I will do the major league recap tomorrow morning (spoiler alert: Yankees beat Houston 7-3 tonight).

I can’t get into much detail, so quick recaps.

AAA: SWB lost 5-2. Luke Voit, on rehab, had two hits. Socrates Brito hit a 2-run HR for SWB. Chris Gittens had two hits. Mike Montgomery gave up 3 R, 2 ER, in 4 1/3 and took the loss. Nick Nelson, who struggled with the big club, didn’t do well here either. 2 runs in 1 2/3 IP.

AA: Somerset won 6-0. Estevan Florial had a HR leading off the bottom of the first, and Tom Milone hit a 3-run HR later that same inning. Milone had 2 hits. Luis Gil, a top pitching prospect, pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out six. Ron Marinaccio pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, no hits, 7 strikeouts.

High A: Hudson Valley lost 6-2. Omar Olivares solo HR. A top pitching prospect, Luis Medina, pitched 4 scoreless innings, striking out 8.

Low A: Tampa won 11-7. Former first round pick Anthony Volpe (SS), 2 hits, 3 walks, 2 RBI, 2 SB. Austin Wells, a catcher the Yanks are very high on, 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI, 2 walks, SB. Trevor Hauer, 3 hits, 2 HR, 2 walks, 3 RBI, Jake Sanford 4 hits, 2 RBI. Matt Sauer 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 6 K.

Game 23. Yanks make a trade, then pull off a 5-1 win.

This was more like it. The Yanks got hits from most of the lineup, a couple of players get a multi-hit game, a couple of homers, a crisp performance from a starter going deeper into the game, and in the end, the Yanks (10-13) beat Balltimore, 5-1, on Tuesday night.

First some moves. Deivi Garcia was sent back to the alternate site after his start Monday night, and Mike King was recalled.

Tyler Wade was brought back from the alternate site. Mike Tauchman was traded to SF for LHP Wandy Peralta. Peralta, 29, was 2-1, 5.40 with 2 saves for the Giants this year before the trade. The lefty reliever is 9-9, 4.72 in his career, with those two saves. ERA+ 94.

Tauchman was 3 for 14 (.214) OPS+ 62 for the Yanks this year, not playing much except for pinch-running (led Yanks with 2 SB) and defensive replacement work. From 2019 through yesterday, Tauchman played 141 games as a Yankee, hitting .266-13-61, OPS+ 114. He had a great 2019 as a backup OF, but his last two years were not as good.

The trade did come as a surprise.

Now to the game. Another move before the game. Aaron Boone told Gary Sanchez that Kyle Higashioka would get more playing time at catcher, and during the game Higashioka justified Boone’s decision.

The Yanks scored in the top of the first when D.J. LeMahieu doubled, went to third on an Aaron Judge single and scored on a SF by Gio Urshela. Believe it or not, it was the Yankees first SF of the season….in game #23!

Judge made it 2-0 Yankees in the third inning with his fifth HR of the season.

Baltimore got their only run in the fourth inning off Yankees’ starter Corey Kluber, who worked into the seventh, his deepest outing of the season so far.

Higashioka homered (4) with one out in the fourth to make it 3-1, then with two outs in the same inning, LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton singled, and Judge walked to load the bases. Urshela singled in LeMahieu but Stanton was thrown out by plenty at the plate. Bad send.

Stanton homered (6) in the seventh for the final score of 5-1.

Lemahieu 2 hits.
Stanton 2 hits, solo HR (6)
Judge 2 hits, solo HR (5)
Urshela 2 RBI
Torres 2 hits
Higashioka 2 hits, solo HR (4)

Kluber (W, 1-2) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. 4.15 1 HBP
Loaisiga (H, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.23
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.30

Hopefully this is the start of long dormant bats waking up. Hopefully soon Luke Voit returns to give a jolt to the lineup.

I do wonder something. Miguel Andujar is at the alt. site, rehabbing not only at 3B but at 1B and LF as well, If he’s hitting, and can handle LF, could he soon be replacing the badly slumping (.132) Clint Frazier in LF?

S.T. Game 26. Torres and Ford power Yanks to 5-1 win.

With Luke Voit going on the DL, and Jay Bruce now making the team as the first baseman, it’s easy to overlook Mike Ford, who earlier in camp was optioned back to the minors.

Ford yesterday had a performance that basically said, “hey, don’t forget about me”, especially if Bruce doesn’t cut it.

Ford had a great 2019 for the Yankees, hitting 12 HR in just 143 at bats, and having an OPS+ of 136. His 2020 was lousy, as he hit just .135 in 74 at bats, OPS+ just 38. So which Mike Ford is it? Probably somewhere in between.

Yesterday Ford went 4 for 4 with a solo HR.

On top of that, Gleyber Torres went 3 for 3 with a double, two home runs, and 3 RBI in the Yanks’ (14-10-2 in spring training) 5-1 win over Toronto on Saturday.

Estevan Florial had 2 hits and an RBI.

A couple of cuts: Robinson Chirinos, who has a fractured wrist from a HBP a few weeks ago, and Derek Dietrich.

Pitching Line:

Chacin 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
L. Garcia (W) 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Barraclough 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Abreu 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Lyons 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

This was a covid-shortened, 8 inning game. 7 1/2 because the Yanks didn’t have to bat in the bottom of the eighth.

Voit goes to DL, Bruce makes team as a result.

Copied and edited from MLB.com, Brandon Koch.

Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will have surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in one of his knees and be shut down for three weeks, manager Aaron Boone said on Saturday. Voit, whose tear was revealed by an MRI exam, is expected to return “considerably sooner than June,” Boone said.



Until Voit returns, the Yankees will hand first-base duties to non-roster invitee Jay Bruce, who, along with outfielder Mike Tauchman, made the Opening Day roster on Saturday, Boone said.
“I was waiting on the Yankees to let me know,” Bruce said. “Clearly, this is where I wanted to be. This is why I signed here.”