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Game 93. Yanks fall, 6-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

So far this year, I think Aaron Boone has done a fine job, but this past week leads to some second guessings.

You don’t want to burn out your bullpen too early in the year, but in the past week, we’ve seen CC, Tanaka, and tonight German, be left in perhaps one inning too long.

That isn’t all on Boone, but it does accentuate the need for the Yanks to get another starter. It is becoming more and more apparent how much losing Jordan Montgomery (35 MLB starts, 11-7, 3.84, ERA+ 117—-17% ABOVE league average) hurt. 

The Yanks won’t be able to catch Boston with 2/5 of the rotation being Sonny Gray (6-7, 5.46, ERA+ 78) and Domingo German (2-5, 5.49, ERA+ around 77). 100 ERA+ means league average. Gray and German are over 20 percent worse than league average. The two combined are 8-12, ERA about 5.47. That won’t get it done.

They need to find another starter.

German, for whatever reason, struggles in the first inning. He gave up 1 run in the first and 3 more runs in the second.

The Yanks got 3 in the fifth on a double by Bird, walk to Andujar and double by Walker that plated one run. A second run scored on a WP. Later in the inning, Gardner’s SF plated a third run.

But right after the Yanks got back into the game by cutting it from 4-0 to 4-3 in the top of the fifth, German gave two runs right back.

The Yanks got a run in the eighth, but Boone made a bad decision this inning that could have cost the Yanks the game and opened himself up to a lot of second-guessing. Wade doubled, went to third on a PB and scored on a groundout. 6-4 Indians. Judge was HBP. But with Judge on first and one out, Hicks struck out and Judge was caught stealing. A strike him out, throw him out DP—with Stanton on deck.

Even if Judge makes it, Cleveland probably walks Stanton intentionally to set up a force at any base and pitches to Bird instead.

Now I am aggressive as anyone, but there, I keep Judge at first, don’t send him, and that way I keep Stanton as the tying run, in case he hits a HR… which he later did.

Of course, he did it with a different pitcher on the mound, and in a different situation. But Stanton homered (23) to lead off the ninth to make it 6-5. But that’s where it ended.

Boston FINALLY lost, so the Yanks (61-32) stay 3 1/2 back.

Gardner 2 rbi.
Stanton HR #23
Bird 2 hits
Wade 2 hits.

Wade has had a 2-hit and 3-hit game in the past week. Maybe the Yanks (until Torres returns) should play him more than Walker?

Walker seems to be this year’s version of Chris Carter. A guy the Yanks are holding on to far too long, far after it is apparent he isn’t doing anything for you, but a guy the Yanks don’t want to admit they made a mistake on.

So at 61-32, the Yanks are 45-18 with Torres, 16-14 without. Now Torres, although probably the favorite for Rookie of the Year so far (Ohtani and Andujar would be in the mix), won’t win the MVP, he should draw some MVP consideration based on those numbers.

German (L, 2-5, 5.49) 4 + IP, 6 R, 5 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.85
Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.54.

German looks like he has good stuff. He can’t channel it or be consistent with it. He’s had chances. He hasn’t taken advantage of them. You wonder how many more chances he will have. He could have taken the bull by the horns. He hasn’t.

David Hale signed with a Korea team.

Aroldis Chapman will rest his aching knee and not pitch in the All Star Game.

 

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Game 91. Orioles get slammed by the Bird. Wade hits first MLB HR.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (60-31) shut out Baltimore 9-0 on Wednesday night to stay 3 1/2 back of Boston (65-29) in the AL East (Boston has won what, 9 in a row? Yanks getting no help).

This is the Sonny Gray we hope to see but can he do this against teams better than 26-67 Baltimore?

The Yanks got five runs in the third. With one out, Gardner walked, Judge singled him to third, and after a fielder’s choice out at home, Stanton singled in a run. A walk to Hicks loaded the bases and Bird hit a grand slam (7th HR) off the foul pole to make it 5-0.

Tyler Wade hit his first MLB HR in the sixth to make it 6-0.

Austin Romine’s HR in the seventh, (6), added to his career high total for most in a year. 7-0 Yanks.

To the eighth, and Didi doubled and went to third on a single by Stanton. An error made it 8-0.

To the ninth, and the Yanks made it 9-0. A single by Clint Frazier, walk to Hicks and single by Stanton made it 9-0.

Stanton 4 hits, 2 RBI.
Bird Grand Slam 4 RBI.
Romine 2 hits, solo HR.
Wade 3 hits, first MLB HR. Probably best game ever in the majors.

Gray (6-7, 5.46) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. The Gray we want to see.
Cole 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.97 (But 0.48 as a Yankee!)
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.    4.83

As I expected, Giancarlo Stanton did NOT win the final vote to get on the All-Star team.  Tough to do so when in the few games to do so, your team is on the road.

I won’t comment on any trade rumors. I will comment if and when a deal is done.

Minor league report.

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AAA: SWB (44-40) won 9-6. As expected, Tyler Wade was called up. 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI CF Clint Frazier. RF Shane Robinson 3 hits. 1B Billy McKinney 3 hits, 1 RBI. DH Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR C Wilkin Castillo.

Cortes (W, 3-3, 3.43) 6 IP, 1 R,  0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP,  3 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.   2.03
Coshow 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.79
Carroll (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.70

AA: Trenton (49-36) won 8-2.  CF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 3 RBI.  RF Devyn Bolasky 4 for 4, RBI.  SS Kyle Holder (just up from high A tampa)  2 hits, RBI.  3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits.

Tate (W, 5-2, 3.38) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K
Ort 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K.  2.18
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.    2.31

High A: Tampa PPD.

Low A: Charleston (42-39) won 7-4. DH Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.  2 hits, LF Carlos Vidal.

Orozco (W 1-1, 3.05) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 7 K
DeCarr (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K   5.25
Zurak (S, 8) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.80

Minor League Report. Tanaka’s rehab.

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AAA: SWB (43-40) won 4-2. Masahiro Tanaka, on rehab, gave up a single and a HR to the first two batters he faced, then settled in. SS Tyler Wade 2 RBI (.271). Wade most likely will be called up because of Gleyber Torres going on the DL. CF Clint Frazier 2 hits. (.308).

Tanaka 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.   3.60
Tarpley (W, 1-0, 3.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Gallegos (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   4.58

AA: Trenton (48-36) won 8-3. LF Gosuke Katoh HR, 3 RBI. C Ryan Lidge 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits. (.346 at AA). 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. 2B Wendell Rijo 3 hits, 2 doubles, RBI.

Bollinger (W, 4-3, 5.62) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 9 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.38
Foley 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.50

High A: Tampa (42-41) won 5-1. 1B Brandon Wagner 2-run HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. RF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. 2B Ricky Surum 3 for 3.

N. Green (W, 6-3, 2.64) 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (41-39) lost 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia solo HR. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits, solo HR. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 doubles, RBI.

Deivi Garcia (L, 1-2, 3.60) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.  (Lot of Garcia’s here!)
Higgins 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.37
A. Severino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.09

Game 84. Yanks win 6-2 behind 3 HR, but lose Gleyber to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks kept pace with Boston, staying one game back (56-28, .667 winning pct., the Red Sox are 59-29, .670; with four less games, the Yanks would have to go 3-1 in those for a tie) by beating Atlanta 6-2, but had to put rookie sensation Gleyber Torres on the 10 day DL. The expectation and hope is that Gleyber comes back for the Subway Series against the Mets starting July 20.

It’s a hip injury.

Neil Walker and maybe Brandon Drury will man second base until Gleyber returns. Time for Walker (.188) to step up and earn his keep. He was close to a DFA before this. Tyler Wade will most likely be called from from SWB. Ronald Torreyes is away from SWB dealing with personal, family, issues.

We’ll see what happens. The Yanks were 10-9 when Gleyber made his MLB debut, and have gone 46-19 since he arrived. Some of the mediocre start you can blame on really cold weather, but you can also see the impact Gleyber had.

The Yanks got a run in the second on a double by Didi and a single by Bird.

In the third, Giancarlo Stanton hit HR #21, a 3-run shot, to make it 4-0.

Kyle Higashioka is 3 for 34 in his MLB career, but he become only the second Yankee (Alfonso Soriano) to have each of his first 3 hits be homers. HR #3 made it 5-0 in the third.

CC Sabathia gave up a run in the fifth and a solo HR in the sixth, but that was all the Braves would get on the day.

Aaron Judge closed out the scoring with HR #24 in the seventh.

6-2 Yanks.

Judge solo HR.
Stanton 3-Run HR.
Didi 2 hits.
Higashioka solo HR.

CC’s 243rd career win ties Juan Marichal on the all-time list.

Sabathia (W, 6-3, 3.02) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 5 K. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.96
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.63
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.83

 

Minor League Report. 2 HR, 6 RBI for Alvarez at AA.

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AAA: SWB (41-40) won 6-2. RF Clint Frazier 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI.

Sheffield (W, 2-3, 2.61) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.   2.13
Harvey 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.28

AA: Trenton (47-35) won 8-6. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 HR, 6 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits.

Acevedo 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.84
Frare (W, 4-1, 0.71) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Reeves 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.43
Sosebee (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.57

High A: Tampa (41-40) won 7-2. 3B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.  RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI DH Dom Thompson-Williams.

Rosa (W 8-2, 3.84) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lane 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.50
Schwaab 2 iP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  7.59

Low A: Charleston (41-37) won 6-2. C Jason Lopez HR, 2 RBI. 2B Welfrin Mateo solo HR. 2 hits LF Matt McPhearson.

R. Garcia (W, 3-4, 3.97) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K
DeCarr 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K    5.73
Bristo (S, 5) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.    1.39

Minor League Report. Big Day for Fleming at AA.

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AAA: SWB (39-39) won 7-4. SS Rey Navarro HR, 2 RBI. CF Clint Frazier 2 RBI. C Wilkin Castillo 2 RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. LF Zack Zehner 2 doubles. DH L.J. Mazzilli 2 hits.

Adams (W, 3-3, 4.97) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.   9.00  (LHP, just up from AA where he was 5-0, 1.26)
J. Harvey 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.03
Coshow (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   4.73

AA: Trenton (45-34) won 7-6 in 10 innings. 2B Billy Fleming 4 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.

Tate 6 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.48
Lail (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR   9.00 (1st game AA/Sent down from AAA)
Sosebee (W, 1-1, 2.63) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (39-39) lost 10-4. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Kyle Holder 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI.

Green (L, 5-3, 2.77) 5 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K    3.53
Lane 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.   4.78

Low A: Charleston (38-37) lost 1-0. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. LF Mitchell Hansen 2 hits.

Orozco 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.06
Bristo (L, 0-4, 1.50) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   3.54

It’s amazing how bad last offseason’s free agent pitchers have been doing.