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Game 146. Yanks don’t get a hit until 8th in 3-1 loss. WC lead down to 1 game.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Some people are blaming Aaron Boone. It isn’t Aaron Boone. Boone isn’t the reason Giancarlo Stanton’s batting average has dropped 20-25 points in the past few weeks, and he isn’t the reason Sanchez and Bird are hitting under .200.

The players have to look in the mirror.

Maybe hitting coach Marcus Thames shares some blame but it is the players who need to get it done.

The good news tonight is that Luis Severino started to resemble again the Severino we saw at the beginning of the year.

The bad news is that the Yanks (90-56) didn’t get a hit until the eighth inning, and that any chance the Yanks might pull the game out late was flushed away by David Robertson.

The last time the Yanks were no-hit was in 2003, but it took six pitchers by Houston to do it after starter Roy Oswalt left with an injury. The last time a single pitcher no-hit the Yanks was almost sixty years ago to the day, 9-20-1958, by Hoyt Wilhelm of Baltimore.

Entering the bottom of the sixth, there was one hit in the whole game, and that was by the Twins.

Severino gave up a run in the sixth.

Robertson gave up two in the seventh.

Meanwhile, the Yanks were getting no-hit. With one out in the eighth, Voit walked, Bird doubled and the no-hitter and shutout were both gone.

But that was it. Andujar got a hit in the ninth, but two hits all game. Very tired bats.

Sad to say, but Stanton looks tired and lost right now. Down to .264.

The failures of Sanchez (.186) and Bird (.196) aren’t on Boone right now. The only thing Boone can do is drop them in the lineup or not play them at all. He cannot hit for them.

They have to look at themselves in the mirror and get pissed off at what they are seeing.

The Yanks’ lead for the top WC spot is down to just one game because Oakland beat the Bad News Bears (AKA the 41-104 Baltimore Orioles) tonight. If the Yanks have to rely on a 41-104 team to help them out…. well, you get the picture. Get things done yourself.

Severino (L, 17-8, 3.46) 5 2/ 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Robertson 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.98. Poor job keeping the Yanks in the game.
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.71 (Balt/NYY).

Chance Adams up from SWB.



Game 139. Mo saves Yanks, 6-5.

CC Sabathia pitched his best game in a long time, but the Yanks needed a 4-out save from Mo to beat the White Sox 6-5.

Mo, who is less than three months from turning 44, became the oldest pitcher to record a save of four or more outs since 49 year old Hoyt Wilhelm in 1972.

CC gave up a run in the first, but Cano hit a HR (26) in the bottom of the inning to tie it up.

The Yanks got 4 in the 4th when A-Rod singled, Ichiro reached on an error, and Overbay doubled in a run. Gardner tripled in two & Cano singled in Gardner.

Jeter walked and Cano singled in the 7th, then Soriano’s SF plated Jeter to make it 6-1.

Whereupon the Yanks almost blew it in the 8th, giving up 4 runs.

CC went 7 1/3, 3 R, 5 H, 4 walks and 4 K. 13-11, 4.86.

Robertson was bad tonight, which is why Mo had to come in early. 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 1.88.

Mo 1 1/3, 4 up, 4 down. 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.06. Save #41 on the season and #649 of his career.

Gardner 2 h, 2 rbi, Cano 3 h, 2 RBI.

Game 58. The Boston blues continue for Yanks. Boston 7-0.

You knew it wouldn’t be a good night when the struggling Ortiz (.197-2-22 OPS+ 53 entering the game) hits a HR off of Burnett—on a 2-strike count.

You know things are really bad when Nick Green gets a key hit and later HRs.

You know Girardi has thrown in the towel when he takes the opportunity to give Jose Veras some work.

A.J. Burnett, signed to a $82.5M/5 year contract, has been disappointing this year. 4-2 coming in, but a 4.69 ERA equated to an ERA+ of just 96. After giving up 5 runs in 2 2/3 tonight, that ERA went to 4.89. 4-3, 4.89? Definitely not worth $16.5M. Hopefully he picks it up, but so far, very disappointing.

0-6 vs. Boston this year. Tied for first with Boston, but just think. If it was a split, they would be 3 up. Instead…

…and how many of you have confidence in Chien Ming Wang tomorrow night?

The Yanks went into the 8th inning with only one hit—an infield hit by Cano. Beckett left after six. Other than that, Beckett had no-hit stuff. He was pulled after six, 0 R, 1 H.

The last pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter vs. the Yanks? Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958. Six Astros combined on a no-hitter back in 2003.

A-Rod is down to .238.

The Yanks’ first round draft pick is Slade Heathcott, a high school OF.

7-0 loss. Burnett brutal. Just two hits for the Yanks’ offense.



Game 141. Yanks no-hit for 7 2/3, lose 3-1.

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Molina C
Pettitte LHP

According to Pete Abraham, Melky is back. Rasner is out of the rotation, and Aceves will take Rasner’s next start.

Todd Cruz passed away. The ex-Orioles 3B was on their 1983 WS Championship team. Cruz was 52. He started 1983 with the Mariners before going to the O’s. .199-10-48 that year. Lifetime .220 hitter. Played for six different teams, 1978-1980, 1982-1984.

Play a night game in Tampa on Thursday night. Fly across the country and play Seattle on Friday night. No off day, meanwhile SEATTLE has the off day. Moronic schedulemakers. So what do you get? 3-0 Seattle, bottom of the 5th, and the Yanks have no hits yet.

Some people on another blog are hyping Michael Dunn. Umm, maybe. I need to see more from him. 4-7, 4.55 at Tampa (A+) this year. 23, will be 24 next year. Some went so far as to think he’ll be with the Yanks next year. Oh really? One game at AA before the AA playoffs? They say that various people like his stuff. 120 K in 126 1/3 IP this year. 138 in 144 2/3 last year at low A Charleston. (12-5, 3.42). I need to see more than that. They are excited because he is a lefty.

However, there is one lefty I am intrigued with—Wilkins De la Rosa. De la Rosa, like Dunn, is 23 and will be 24 next year. Both have been converted from other positions into pitching. But De la Rosa seems to have the better numbers. Between A and A+ this year, he was 9-4. 7-3, 2.29 at Charleston, 110 K in 90 1/3 IP (compare to Dunn’s 2007 Charleston) and 2-1, 1.10 at Tampa (A+), 15 K in 16 1/3 IP.

And the Yanks have NO hits through 7.

In the 8th, 2 out, Betemit breaks up the Morrow no-no with an RBI double.
In 2003, six Houston pitchers combined to no-hit the Yanks. Do you know who was the last pitcher to pitch a nine-inning no-hitter vs. the Yanks?
Hoyt Wilhelm. Yup. The HOF reliever was starting for the Orioles. It happened almost FIFTY years ago—to the day. 9/20/58.

Pettitte’s mark? As I wrote before, in jeopardy. 13-12… Babe might wind up standing alone again.