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Game 40. Yanks lose game and Ellsbury.

 

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This was a bad loss. The Yanks’ sixth in their last seven games to drop them to 22-18 and into a first-place tie in the AL East with the Rays. On top of that, Jacoby Ellsbury sprained his knee and is on the 15-day DL. Slade Heathcott has been called up from AAA. Heathcott, 24, is a lefty hitting CF who was hitting .285-1-17 at SWB.

Earlier this week, Chase Whitley underwent TJ surgery. He’ll not return until mid-2016.

Pin this loss on Nathan Eovaldi. As for Andrew Miller, the law of averages caught up with him.

Eovaldi gave up 2 HR in the first inning, then seemed to settle down.

The Yanks got four in the fourth on an RBI single by Chris Young (batting 3rd what with no DH and A-Rod on the bench), an RBI double by Headley and a 2-run single by Stephen Drew. With the pitcher in the lineup, production from the #8 hitter, Drew, was a bonus. Drew’s two hits raised him to .188.

Mark Teixeira’s 2-run HR in the 5th made it 6-2. #12 on the season and #375 of his career.

Up 6-2, and needing one more inning to qualify for a possible win, Eovaldi has to hold them there. Qualify for the win, go at least five and maybe more, save the bullpen. He failed.

Eovaldi got only one out and gave up 3 runs in the fifth. David Carpenter gave up a game-tying HR in the sixth.

Lefties Justin Wilson and Chasen Shreve got big outs (both against Bryce Harper, who homered against Eovaldi in the first).

But in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Zimmerman sliced a 2-run HR off of Andrew Miller the other way. It hit the foul pole.

8-6 Nationals.

Miller had an ERA of 0.00 before that. Sooner or later he was going to give up a run, and the law of averages caught up with him.

But handed a 6-2 lead, Eovaldi has to do better.

Eovaldi 4 1/3, 5 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 5 K. 4.73
Wilson 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 5.25
Carpenter 1 2/3, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 5.28. Carpenter, recommended to the Yanks by his former and current catcher, Bryan McCann, has been a disappointment so far. Come to think of it, McCann, who hit .232 last year and is at .228 right now, has been a disappointment himself.
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.30
Betances 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 3 K. 0.00
Miller 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K. (L, 0-1, 0.98)

Game 31. Orioles whack Whitley, 6-2.

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Chase Whitley entered Saturday afternoon’s game with an ERA of 0.75 after two starts. You knew the law of averages would catch up sometime and today it did.

Whitley gave up 3 HR in a 6-2 Yankees loss. Alex Rodriguez sat out the game with tightness in his almost 40-year-old legs.

Whitley gave up a solo HR in the third, then in the fourth a solo HR, HBP and two-run homer doomed him.

The Yanks got their runs on a fifth inning SF by John Ryan Murphy and an 8th inning single by Carlos Beltran. The Yanks went down 10x today by strikeout.

Rookie Jose Pirela had two hits, making him 4 for 11 since his callup.

Whitley 5 2/3, 5 R, 6 h, 2 walks and 5 K. (L, 1-1, 3.06)
Carpenter 1 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 5.40
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.  2.19.

The Yanks DL’d Chris Martin (shoulder tendonitis) and brought up Brandon Pinder.

 

Game 26. Not this time. Bullpen can’t deliver as Yanks lose 3-1.

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The Yankees’ bullpen has been their strength so far this season, but no one is perfect. Chase Whitley pitched a great seven innings but the bats didn’t do much and the bullpen couldn’t hold a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks lost to Toronto 3-1. The Yanks are now 16-10 on the season, still in first, two games up on Tampa Bay.

The Yanks managed just three hits in the game. Teix and McCann were given the night off, and the lineup had Stephen Drew, now at .149, hitting fifth (because of his previous success against knuckleballer Dickey).

Whitley 7 IP, 0 R,  6H, 0 walks and 6 K. 0.75.
Martin (L, 0-1, 3.86) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Betances 2/3 IP, 1 R (unearned), 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 0.00.

Even though the Yanks are 16-10, their batting average is just .242. With Stephen Drew at .149 and Didi Gregorious at .213, (backup Gregorio Petit is at .194), I am waiting for the other shoe to drop and for Jose Pirela to be called up soon.

Game 21. Yanks win, but Tanaka goes on the DL

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You win some, you lose some. Chase Whitley came up from the minors today to provide the rotation an extra day off. The way things have worked out, maybe he came up to be PART of the rotation for the next couple of weeks.

For the Yanks put Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day DL today with a strained forearm and tendonitis in his wrist. You have to wonder if this is an aftereffect of trying to take strain off of that partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Expect him to miss a month, so we are talking Memorial Day, here.

Whitley was effective tonight, if not efficient. He gave up just one run in 5 IP, but had to be pulled because of the pitch count. 93 pitches in 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 5 K. The win, ERA 1.80. But with what I wrote earlier, he may need to stick around.  Update: He will be sticking in the rotation with Tanaka out. Because of the DL of Tanaka, Petit can be brought back earlier than usual. (He was sent down for Whitley).

Which means with Tanaka out, CC Sabathia, with an 0-4 record and an ERA near 6.00, better pick it up. 

The Yanks used their speed tonight, esp. from Ellsbury and Gardner, to get the win, along with clutch hitting by Brian McCann. They scored two in the first.

Ellsbury singled, stole second (6, he would get another SB later; he was 3 for 4 with 2 SB), advanced to third on an error and scored on an RBI groundout by Gardner. Later in the inning, Teix and McCann had back-to-back doubles to make it 2-0 Yanks. McCann wound up with 2 hits and 3 RBI.

Whitley stumbled in the third, giving up a run to cut it to 2-1.

In the fifth, with one out, Ellsbury singled and Gardner singled him to third.  Gardner stole second (6) to avoid the DP. After Teix struck out, McCann doubled in two to make it 4-1.

In the top of the sixth, with Whitley out, Shreve came in and he didn’t have it. Walk, Triple to make it 4-2. He then got a big out with a K. Rogers, who was a star tonight, got a K and a ground out to keep it 4-2.

Shreve 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 1 walk and 1 K. 2.25.

Rogers  2 2/3 IP. 0R, 1 H, 1 walk and 5K. GREAT job, and it let Betances and Miller each get a day of rest. 2.35. Huge outing.

Martin (S, 1). 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.70.

The win puts the Yanks at 13-8 and with a 2-game lead in the AL East.

A sad situation in Baltimore. Riots forced fans to stay in their seats the other night because of riots in Baltimore. Games were ppd. last night and tonight. The game Wed. afternoon will be played in front of NOBODY because of the riots. Baltimore’s weekend games against the Rays will be move to Tampa Bay — with the Orioles as the HOME team —- because of what is going on. Sad.

 

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB edged LV, 3-2.

Chase Whitley (2-0, 2.12) 6 IP. 1 R, 6 H, 0 walks and 2 K.
Danny Burawa 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.  0.93
Jacob Lindgren 2/3 IP, 1 R (UNEARNED), 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K.  2.25
Jose Ramirez (S) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 0.90.

CF Slade Heathcott 4 for 4, double, RBI.

AA: 2-1 win for Trenton. Taylor Garrison 1 R in 5 iP. Johnny Barbato 2 scoreless IP. The Yanks got Barbato in return for Shawn Kelley.

CF Mason Williams 2 h, rbi. C Francisco Arcia 2 for 2.  DH Eric Jagielo 2 hits.

A+: Tampa won 9-4. CF Mark Payton a HR away from the cycle. 2 RBI. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 Rbi. LF Ericson Leonora 3 h, rbi.

A: 5-2 loss for Charleston. SS Jorge Mateo 2 h, 2 rbi.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium FriezeAAA: SWB scored in the top of the 10th to win 8-7. CF Slade Heathcott had 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. LF Ramon Flores with 2 hits, 2 RBI. Chase Whitley 6 IP, 3 R. Rough outing for Nick Rumbelow, 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER.

AA: Trenton won 7-0. 2 doubles, 2RBI for 3B Eric Jagielo. 3 H, 3 RBI DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

High A:   Tampa lost 6-5.  2 h, 2 RBI LF Danny Oh. SS Tyler Wade with 2 hits. 3 hits, rbi for 3B Miguel Andujar.

Low A: 4-3 win for Charleston. DH Dustin Fowler 2 RBI.

Minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: Sigh. Rob Refsnyder made another error today (#3 in 4 games), but the Railriders (SWB) did win 3-1. LF Tyler Austin had 3 hits, 2 RBI, inc. a HR.

Chase Whitley (W) 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 5 K.
Tyler Webb 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.
Nick Rumbelow 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

AA: Trenton split a DH

Game 1: 5-3 win. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, RBI. LF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 RBI for SS Cito Culver. Three relievers had 9 K in 3 2/3 IP.

Game 2: 3-2 loss. DH Aaron Judge with 2 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 4-2. LF Danny Oh 2 hits, 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, rbi.

Low A: 4-2 Charleston win. Jordan Montgomery 9 K in 5 2/3 IP. Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi, same with DH Jorge Mateo.