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Yanks trade Castro & prospects to Marlins for Stanton. More to come.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I will fill in details later, once they become known, but imagine Aaron Judge, Greg Bird, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez in the same lineup.

Well, the Yankees traded Starlin Castro & prospects to the Marlins today for Stanton.

More to come.

UPDATE: Stanton for Castro, Jorge Guzman (21, 5-3, 2.30 at short Season Staten Island this year, 88K in 66 2/3 IP), and Jose Devers (17, .245-1-16, 16 SB, SS in rookie and Dominican Summer League Play).

The Yanks will be picking up all but $30mm of Stanton’s deal. Kind of like losing A-Rod’s deal after this year but replacing it with Stanton’s.

But a no-brainer. Lost Castro, so it will be determined who plays 2B. But didn’t give up any top prospects like Adams, Sheffield, Torres, Estrada, McKinney, Frazier, Abreu, Acevedo, German….

as for 2B it could be Gleyber Torres right away, or if he needs a little more time (and 20 more days in the minors means his free agency gets pushed back a year) the Yanks could use Ronald Torreyes or Tyler Wade as a stopgap.



Game 142. Yanks bomb Texas 16-7 on 2 HRs each by Sanchez, Judge, 4 RBI Didi.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge each homered twice, and Didi Gregorius went 4 for 4 with 4 RBI as the Yankees bombed Texas 16-7 Sunday.

Sanchez got the ball rolling with his 29th HR in the first inning.

Texas’ Robinson Chirinos tied the game with a HR in the second.

In the third, Gardner singled, and after an out, Sanchez was HBP. Didi doubled in one. Castro reached on a FC, loading the bases. Judge hit a SF. 3-1.

The Yanks got six in the fourth inning to go up 9-1. Ellsbury led off the inning by getting HBP. Romine singled and Gardner tripled in two. Headley singled in a run and Sanchez doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Didi singled in one. Castro GIDP, Sanchez scoring. Judge hit HR #40.

Texas cut it to 9-3 in the bottom of the fourth, chasing Jordan Montgomery.

Ellsbury and Romine doubled to start the top of the fifth, putting men on 2nd and 3rd. After Gardner grounded out, Headley reached on an error, loading the bases. Sanchez made out, but Didi singled in two to make it 11-3.

Texas got a run in the bottom of the fifth, 11-4.

Judge hit another HR, #41, in the sixth. 12-4.

In the eighth, Sanchez hit his second HR of the game to make it 13-4. It was Sanchez’ 30th HR of the season. Now Yogi Berra (twice) and Jorge Posada (once) have the Yankees’ record for HR by a catcher, with 30. All of their HRs those years came as a catcher. Not all of Sanchez’ HR this year have come as a catcher. Both HR today were as a DH. One HR this year was as a 1B. About 6 are DH and 23 catching.

Texas got two in the eighth to make it 13-6 in the slugfest.

In the ninth, Girardi emptied the bench. Ellsbury walked and Romine singled. Tyler Wade singled in a run to make it 14-6. After an out, Erik Kratz PH for Sanchez. Kratz was picked up only to be a backup during Sanchez’ and Romine’s suspensions. The 37 year old had spent all year with Cleveland’s AAA team. Kratz doubled in two runs to make it 16-6.

Texas got one in the bottom of the ninth for the final of 16-7.

Gardner 2 hits, 2 RBI.
Wade 1 for 1, RBI.
Sanchez 3 hits, 2 HR, 2 RBI.
Kratz 1 for 1, 2 RBI.
Didi 4 for 4, 4 RBI.
Judge 2 for 2, 2 HR, 3 RBI.
Romine 3 hits.

Montgomery 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (W, 4-0, 2.00) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 H, 4 K.
Kahnle 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.67
Betances 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.02
Smith 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.71

With the win, the Yanks are 3 1/2 back of Boston with 20 to go. The Yanks are 3 1/2 up on the Twins for the top wild card spot, 4 1/2 over the Angels as far as getting any playoff spot.

Minor League Report.


High A Tampa ended their season yesterday (Sunday) and will start their playoffs Tuesday.

AAA, AA and Low A conclude their seasons today (Monday, Labor Day) and will start their postseasons on Wednesday.

AAA: Lehigh Valley, needing to win, and needing help (a Rochester loss) to avoid being eliminated, got what they needed, sweeping SWB (86-54) and getting the help.  They and Rochester are tied for the wild card spot heading into today’s final regular season games. The Yankees’ affiliate, SWB, had already clinched the division.

Game 1 (reg. sched. game): SWB lost 3-2 when LV scored in the bottom of the ninth. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits.

Herrera 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.35
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.69
Coshow (L, 0-1, 3.18) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Game 2 (makeup of 9/2 rainout) SWB lost 2-0, getting just two hits.

Cortes (L, 2-4, 1.49) 6 Ip, 2 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (91-48) got swept. Reg. sched. game: lost 3-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 for 2, RBI.

Sheffield (L, 7-6, 3.18) 3 Ip, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
Brewer 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.31

Makeup of 9/2 rainout: Lost 2-0 in extra innings (8). They got just four hits, two by 2B Nick Solak.

Camarena (L, 2-4, 3.81) 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa ended their regular season at 85-50 and will begin playoffs Tuesday. They won, 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 RBI.

Hebert 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.27
Palladino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.72
Lane 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.15

Low A: Charleston (76-62) won 6-2. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. DH Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. 3B Vicente Conde 2 hits, double, solo HR.

Vargas (W, 2-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Hodson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.90




Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (86-52) lost to Lehigh Valley 5-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 doubles. 2 hits 1B Ji Man Choi. 2 hits, RBI RF Mason Williams.

Lail 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 4 W, 3 K. 5.17
Feyereisen (BS, 1; L, 2-3, 3.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.62

AA:   Trenton (91-46) won 3-2. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. Rehabbing DH Garrett Cooper 2 hits. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, RBI.

Mesa 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 3 W, 6 K. 0.79
Sosebee (Bs, 1) 1 2/3 IP,  2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.91
Schwaab (W, 2-0, 2.84) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (83-50) lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR. LF Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Swanson (L, 7-3, 3.95) 5 ip, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR>
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Foley 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.32

Low A: Charleston (75-61) lost 1-0. They got just 3 hits, 2 by RF Isiah Gilliam.

Nelson (L, 3-12, 4.56) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Diehl 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.16

Game 129. Yanks rout Seattle with help from Mariners, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I am back after a couple of days out of town, so I’ll BRIEFLY recap the Friday and Saturday games before getting into Sunday’s.

On Friday night, the Yanks lost to Seattle 2-1 in 11 innings. They were 0 for 12 w/RISP but Girardi once again got me mad. CC pitched great, 1 R in 7 IP, but Chad Green pitches the 8th, goes 1-2-3 on 8 pitches, 7 strikes, and stubborn Girardi pulls him. WHY? Let him go another inning! Instead, Girardi pulls him for Betances in the 9th, Robertson goes the 10th, and Chapman, struggling now as we all know, for the 11th, and of course, it’s Chapman who gives up the GW HR in the top of the 11th. Why pull Green? 8 pitches? Really? Let him go another inning and you can push the rest back. Joe, stop with the BS and “formula.” Guy has a 1-2-3 on few pitches, leave him in. Please.

Castro back, Wade sent down (until rosters expand Sept. 1).

On Saturday the Yanks won 6-3. Sonny Gray pitched a great game. Greg Bird back, Austin sent down (see above). Castro 2 RBI. Ellsbury 4 RBI, inc. 3-run HR.

Today, Tanaka gave up a run in the first but settled in, looking like the old Tanaka, which the Yanks need to see down the stretch. The Yanks got six in the bottom of the first, helped by FIVE Mariner errors.

Castro 4 for 4 w/an RBI.
Bird, looking good upon his return, had 2 RBI. Key for the stretch run.

Sad to see people dumping on Bird b/c of his 6 for 60 start this year. He played hurt. He hit over .430 in spring training with what, 8 HR? That misdiagnosed injury which requied surgery cost him this year. If he can have the month of September equal to the spring training he had…

Ellsbury 2 hits, 2 RBI.
Torreyes 3 hits.


Tanaka (10-10, 4.69) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 10 K. The Tanaka we need to go w/Severino, Gray & CC.

Smith 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.79.

The Yanks are 70-59 and now 2 1/2 back of Boston in the AL East. Big 4-game series against them next weekend at the Stadium. They don’t play each other after that.

As for Judge, we really need to get him going again. The strikeouts are something, but Aaron, they are called strikeouts. Swing the bat!

Suspensions from the Yanks/Tigers fight. We’ll see what happens w/appeals. Romine got 2 games, Sanchez 4.

Girardi got ejected from Sunday’s game.


Game 100. Gardner’s late heroics win game for Yankees, 6-5 in 11.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

So as soon as I get into work yesterday, I develop a migraine (I get one a year, one every two years, maybe) and there is nothing you can do about them. Went home and just tried to rest until it wore off. It completely disables you.

At the end of last night, it was the Tampa Bay Rays who had the migraine, losing a game they should have won, 6-5 to the New York Yankees. The win puts the Yanks at 54-46, just 1/2 game behind Boston in the AL East. They still hold the top wild card slot.

The Yanks struck first with two runs in the second. With one out, Chase Headley singled and scored on a double by Jacoby Ellsbury, who owns Chris Archer. Todd Frazier then singled Ellsbury home.

Gary Sanchez made it 3-0 in the third with his 15th HR of the season.

Evan Longoria, who owns CC Sabathia, cut the Yanks lead to 3-1 in the fourth with a HR.

They Rays then chased CC in the fifth, scoring three runs to take a 4-3 lead. Chad Green gave up a HR in the sixth to Corey Dickerson and the Rays were up 5-3.

The Yanks blew a couple of scoring opportunities throughout the game, including a bases loaded/one out chance in the sixth where they got no runs, and you really wonder if Tyler Wade, who has been doing well at AAA, is ready for the majors yet. He is now 4 for 37 in the bigs. Last night he was 0 for 5, struck out 3x and left 7 men on base.

In the eighth, Didi Gregorius and Headley singled, with Headley’s single moving Didi to third, from where he scored on an RBI forceout by PH Matt Holliday.  5-4 Rays.

In the ninth, Brett Gardner led off the inning with a triple, but Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge couldn’t get him in. Down to their last out, Gary Sanchez hit a ground ball that appeared to be the final out of the game. But with the Rays’ infield in a shift, and playing a bit out of their usual positions, they were confused as to who would field the grounder and no one got it. Sanchez’ single tied the game and as a result, eventually blew the game for the Rays.

In the bottom of the 11th, Brett Gardner led off the inning with his 18th home run of the season to end the game, giving the Yanks a 6-5 win. The HR set a career season high for him. In the celebration at home plate, Aaron Judge was hit by a helmet and a tooth was either chipped or lost.

Sabathia wasn’t too happy about being pulled, but…

Sabathia 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR, 3.66
Green 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.71
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.23
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.75
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.93
Chapman (W, 3-1, 3.14) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Gardner 2 hits, triple, game winning HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR.
Gregorius 2 hits,
Headley 3 hits. Still not showing any power, but has raised average to .271.
Todd Frazier 2 hits, RBI.

Game 96. Another 1-run loss. 6-5 in 10.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks lost to Seattle, 6-5 in 10 innings Saturday night to drop their record to 50-46. At present, they are tied with Tampa Bay for one of the two wild card spots.

If the Yanks fail to make the playoffs, they can just look at their record in one-run games this year. It is presently 9-19. As a result, they are presently eight games below what their Pythagorean (expected) record should be.

The Yanks got one in the second when Sanchez doubled, Gregorius singled him to third and Todd Frazier GIDP.

Then Masahiro Tanaka had the HR bug bite him again, as he gave up 4 runs, inc. 2 HR, in the third inning.

In the fifth, Garrett Cooper tripled and Ronald Torreyes hit a SF to cut Seattle’s lead to 4-2.

Aaron Judge cut it to 4-3 in the sixth. ALL RISE to his 32nd HR.

The Yanks tied the game at 4 in the top of the eighth on a single by Gardner, double by Clint Frazier that sent Gardner to third. Judge was intentionally walked. Matt Holliday hit a SF.

But in the bottom of the eighth, Robbie Cano hit a HR off of David Robertson to put Seattle back on top, 5-4. Cano hit what seemed like a good pitch, but as for pulling Kahnle, who struck out the side in the seventh,….. see below.

The Yanks tied it in the ninth. Didi Gregorius walked, Jacoby Ellsbury PR and stole second, and Ronald Torreyes singled Ellsbury home.

Even though Tommy Kahnle struck out the side (he did hit one batter) in the ninth, manager Joe Girardi brought in Adam Warren for the tenth, and maybe Warren was due for a bad outing, for he didn’t get anyone out, giving up the winning run.

I hated seeing Kahnle leave there. Someone is doing well, leave him in. Oh well, but ANOTHER one-run loss. Imagine the Yanks’ record and where they would be in the standings if they were 14-14 in one-run games instead of 9-19. 55-41 looks a lot better than 50-46. They would be in first place, too.

The same with Robertson in the eighth. Chad Green has a 1-2-3 seventh, and Girardi pulls him for Robertson, going by the book (or binder).

Burn the book and binder. Go by what you see. Guy is pitching well, has a 1-2-3, has no troubles, leave him the hell in. Stop being a lazy manager going by the book, putting a new guy in for no reason other than “it’s his inning” and blowing games by doing so.

We saw both Green and Kahnle pulled after good innings only to see their replacements give up runs. Aaargh.

When Hicks returns, Clint Frazier goes down (until September callups or another OF injury). It’ll be tough to see, because he had two hits last night. But you can’t exactly send down $21MM/yr bust Ellsbury. Frazier has options, Ellsbury, the veteran, doesn’t, and Ellsbury has 3 years left on that bad contract (and a $5MM buyout for 2021). Sending down the redhead will hurt, b/c Clint Frazier has done well and has been a sparkplug.

Before the game, the Yanks DL’d Starlin Castro (aggravated the hammy) and brought up Tyler Wade.

C. Frazier 2 hits. Judge HR.  Torreyes 2 RBI.

Tanaka 6 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 W, 6 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 2 HR. 5.37
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.66 (why pull him?)
Robertson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR. 2.80
Kahnle 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. 2.31  1 WP. (see Green)
Warren (L, 2-2, 1.99) 0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

The Yanks have to start winning these one-run games. One way to start is to keep pitchers in that are doing well and to stop this one inning at a time, go by the book managing. Guy pitches an inning, strikes out the side, LEAVE HIM IN FOR ANOTHER INNING! He’s on!

Too many cooks spoil the soup. Keep putting in relief pitchers, and eventually you find the one who has nothing that day and who will blow the game for you.

Managers (and not just Joe) need to change their philosophy, or otherwise they may be going home in October earlier than they would like.