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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.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (62-35) won 13-2. 3B Tyler Wade 2 hits, triple, HR, 4 RBI. SS Cito Culver 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. C Eddy Rodriguez HR, 3 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, RBI. 2 hits RF Mark Payton.

Enns (W 1-1, 2.10) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00
Mantiply 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.40

AA: Trenton (65-31) won a rain-shortened 4 1/2 inning game 3-1. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Acevedo (W, 4-0, 2.32) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.

High A: Tampa (54-42) won 5-2. 2B Vicente Conde double, HR, 2 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, rbi. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, rbi.

Tate (W, 5-0, 2.92) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Pena (H, 5) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.38
Foley (S, 2) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.40

Low A: Charleston (53-43) swept a DH.

Game 1: 6-1 win. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Nick Green (W, 6-6, 3.90) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.06

Game 2: Makeup of Wed. 7/19 rainout. 4-2 win.

RF Isiah Gilliam double, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner and CF Estevan Florial 2 hits each.

Perez 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cedeno (w, 2-0, 1.29) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sosebee (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K, 2.37

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (59-34) won 5-0. LF Rob Refsnyder 3 hits, HR< 2 RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for SS Tyler Wade, CF Jake Cave, and 1B Cito Culver.

Mantiply 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.48
Cortes (W, 1-2, 1.26) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.

AA: Trenton (61-31) lost 5-4. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Vicente Conde 2 RBI. SS Jorge Mateo and LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.

Koerner (L, 2-1, 2.21) 7 IP, 5 R 7 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Both SWB and Trenton have the best records in their leagues.

High A: Tampa (51-40) won 6-4. Tampa already won the first half (split season) and are assured of a playoff berth.

LF Alexander Palma 3 hits, solo HR. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI.

Clarkin (W, 4-4, 2.61) 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Foley 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.45

Low A: Charleston (51-42) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 2-1. CF Blake Rutherford (2 hits) with the two-out, two-run HR.  2 hits DH Isiah Gilliam.

Garcia 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1.69
Morris (W, 4-1, 2.74) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.
Sosebee (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.42.

Charleston has the best record in their league so far in the second half (split season) at 17-6. They were only 34-36 in the first half and finished fifth in the first half.

Saturday’s minor league action.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

ICYMI, Tyler Wade was sent down when the Yanks activated Starlin Castro off of the DL.

AAA: SWB (58-34) won 2-1. Chance Adams was a bit off. SWB only had 4 hits. 2 hits, RBI for 3B Miguel Andujar.

Adams 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 4 W, 3 K. 2.45 @ AAA.
Feyereisen (W, 1-1, 3.09) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Jones (S, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

AA: The big Yanks weren’t the only ones to go extras. Trenton (61-30) lost 7-6 in 13 innings. 3B Billy Fleming 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Tito Polo 4 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Acevedo 4 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR. 2.37
Carter 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 2 W, 1 K. 4.15
Coshow 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.74
McNamara (L, 0-2, 6.35) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up walkoff HR.

High A: Tampa (50-40) won 5-4. DH Tim Lynch solo HR. 2B Nick Solak 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

Tate (W, 4-0, 3.00) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Espinal (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.54
Mesa (S, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.21 Gave up 1 HR (son of ex-MLB Jose Mesa).

Low A: Charleston (50-42) came from behind 4-0 to win with one run in the seventh, one in the eighth and three in the top of the ninth. 1B Brandon Wagner solo HR. 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI.

Nelson 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.87
Diehl (w, 9-2, 4.05) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K.

Game 86. Yanks go 1 for 16 w/RISP in 5-3 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

You have to take advantage of your opportunities, and the Yankees didn’t, going 1 for 16 w/RISP in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

The Yanks hit the All Star Break at 45-41, and fall into a virtual tie for second place in the AL East with the Tampa Bay Rays. They won’t play again until Friday, when they are in Boston for a big series against the first place Red Sox.

They need this time to regroup. After a 21-9 start, they have gone 24-32. Some changes will have to be made, some may be via a trade before the trade deadline in a few weeks, some will be when injured people like Holliday and Castro come back soon, and others will be by managerial decisions.

The Yanks have to take this time off to reassess and change so they reverse the negative skid they are currently on. Right the ship.

Masahiro Tanaka started and had a bad game, giving up a 3-run HR in the first and a solo HR in the second. 4-0 Brewers right away.

The Yanks cut it to 4-3 in the fourth on an RBI single by Chase Headley and a 2-run HR (3) by Clint Frazier.

The Brewers got an insurance run in the fifth which was the end of the scoring. Headley just missed a 3-run HR late in the game which would have given the Yanks the lead. It was just foul.

Tanaka (L, 7-8, 5.47) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Shreve 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.96. Faced one batter, gave up a hit, Tanaka’s runner he left behind scored.
Warren 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.02
Webb 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 0 W, 0 K. 4.50
Green 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.91. Did hit a batter.
Chapman 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.48.

Some thoughts. Green has been great. After the All Star break, I would have him take Clippard’s role and reduce Clippard (if he isn’t traded).

The Yanks really have to reassess Ellsbury and Headley. It would be a lot of $$ to eat if they have to trade or release them. But neither are giving the Yanks much right now.

There are trade rumors right now regarding Brad Hand (lefty reliever) for SD and Justin Bour, lefty hitting 1B from the Marlins. Both would be excellent acquisitions but it depends on what the Yanks would have to give up to get these players.

I am worried about Tyler Wade. It seems like he isn’t “ready for prime time.” I am not saying give up on him, but it appears he may need more time in the minors. He is just 3 for 28 so far.

Just saying. Some changes will be made. We’ll see what they will be.

Minor League Report. Torres suffers hyperextended elbow.


AAA: Gleyber Torres suffered a hyperextended elbow sliding home in SWB’s (40-26) 6-2 win on Saturday. This was the first game of a DH that SWB swept.

Reg. scheduled game. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, CF Dustin Fowler 3 hits, RBI.  Both stole 2 bases. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, Rbi.

When will the Yanks bring up Chance Adams? Esp. w/CC on the DL and Tanaka struggling? Between AA/AAA, Adams is 8-2, 1.78.

Adams (4-2, 2.43) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Mantiply (S, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.03

Makeup of 4/7 rainout: SWB won 4-0. SS Wade two hits, 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI 1B Ji-Man Choi (.296). C Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

What a job by Adonis Rosa, who jumped all the way from Low A to AAA to make the start for the pitching strapped Railriders. With all the recent moves, SWB needed a starter.

Rosa (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. AAA debut.
Webb 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.09.

AA: Trenton (44-23) split a DH. They won the regularly scheduled game 2-1. 2 hits 3B Miguel Andujar & RF Billy McKinney.

Rogers (W, 4-0, 3.19) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Brewer (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.65′

Lost makeup of 4/7 rainout, 3-2. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Cortes 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.82
McNamara (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 5.79) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.88

High A: FSL North (Tampa’s division) won the Florida State League All-Star Game, 5-2. Tampa representatives: SS Jorge Mateo 0 for 2, CF Tito Polo 0 for 2.
Schwaab 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Gomez 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (33-36) won 3-0.

Keller (W, 5-5, 3.64) 6 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 4 W, 8 K.
Sosebee (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.97
Mundell (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.22