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Game 59. Yanks rout Marlins, 11-4.

It looks as if D.J. LeMahieu will lead the majors in batting average, and become the first person since 1902 to win batting titles in both leagues (Ed Delahanty). Luke Voit, meanwhile, will wind up leading the majors in HR. The last time teammates did that was in 1959, when Henry Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit .355 and teammate Eddie Mathews had 46 HR.

Both LeMahieu and Voit led the Yanks (33-26) to an 11-4 win over the Marlins yesterday. Heading into today’s final game of the regular season, the Yanks still don’t know if they will be the #5 or #8 seed or who they will play. Heading into today’s game, the Yanks are the #5 and would go to Chicago to play the White Sox. That all could change today, however.

Rookie Deivi Garcia got the win, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He didn’t seem to pitch badly. The Marlins got what seemed a bunch of bloopers and bleeders off him for three runs in the third, and Adam Ottavino let an inherited runner score in the seventh before closing out that inning.

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees tied it up. With one out, Gary Sanchez walked and Tyler Wade hit his third HR of the year, a 2-run shot, to make it 3-2. It had been 190 at bats since a Yankee homered, a surprisingly long stretch for this power-laden team. After another out, Aaron Judge walked and scored when Giancarlo Stanton doubled.

The Yanks exploded for seven runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Gio Urshela walked and Aaron Hicks made it 5-3 with his sixth HR of the season. Clint Frazier was HBP, stole second, and Sanchez walked. Wade, who had homered in his previous at bat, laid down a sac bunt to move the runners up. It was the first and only sac bunt for the Yankees all year long. LeMahieu doubled in two runs to make it 7-3. After an out, Stanton walked, then Voit hit a 3-run HR, his 22nd of the season, and it was 10-3 Yankees.

After the Marlins made it 10-4 in the top of the seventh, the Yanks came right back with a run in the bottom half of the inning. Hicks singled, and one out later, Sanchez walked. After another out, LeMahieu singled to drive in Hicks.

LeMahieu 4 hits, 3 RBI .359 leads majors
Voit 3-run HR (22 HR leads majors)
Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (6)
Wade 2-run HR (3)

Garcia (W, 3-2, 4.98) 6 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Ottavino 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.89
Yajure 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1.29

LeMahieu first Yankee to win batting title since Bernie Williams (1998).

Voit first Yankee to win HR title since Judge (2017).

KC wins Super Bowl LIV, 31-20.

The San Francisco 49ers had a 20-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the comeback kids, the Kansas City Chiefs, outscored the 49ers 21-0 in the fourth quarter to win Super Bowl LIV (54 for those of you who hate the roman numerals), 31-20.

The Chiefs overcame 10 point deficits in each of their postseason victories.

It is the second Super Bowl win for the Chiefs, who were playing in their first Super Bowl in 50 years. They lost Super Bowl I 35-10 to Green Bay, and won Super Bowl IV 23-7 over Minnesota.

KC QB Patrick Mahomes was named the Super Bowl MVP. He was OK, 26 for 42, 286 yards, 2 TDs but also 2 picks. I think Damien Williams (17 carries, 104 yards) or Tyreek Hill (9 catches, 105 yards) may have been a better choice, though.

For Andy Reid, a Super Bowl title after 21 years of being a NFL head coach (14 years with the Eagles, 7 with the Chiefs).

Minor League Report.

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AAA: AAA All-Star Game. The International League lost to the PCL, 12-7. CF Mason Williams, once a Yankee, was 1 for 2. Brandon Drury would have been here, but was with the Yanks recently. Cody Carroll pitched one scoreless inning, striking out two.

AA: Eastern League All-Star game. Finished in a 4-4 tie. Trenton’s reps: LF Trey Amburgey 1 for 3, double, rbi. 3B Mandy Alvarez 0 for 2. Mets’ prospect DH Tim Tebow was 1 for 4 with a double. Trenton’s James Reeves 1/3 IP, got his man. Caleb Frare 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up a HR.

High A: Tampa (46-43) lost 2-1. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI.

Whitlock 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K.  1.90
Wivinis (L, 1-2, 2.31) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Low A:   Charleston (45-41) lost 6-0. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

D. Garcia (L,1-3, 4.44) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Ramos 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  3.60
DeCarr 2 IP, 1 R,   2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.14
A. Severino 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.81

Game 152. Yanks win, Didi sets Yankees HR record for SS, tragedy averted, thankfully.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before we get into the game, I must mention something that happened during this afternoon’s game that fortunately, did not turn into a tragedy.

In the middle of the game, Todd Frazier lined a ball into the stands where it struck a girl in the face. The girl, sitting in the box seats, had to be removed from the game on a stretcher, and rushed by ambulance to a hospital. Players on the field from both teams were in tears because of what happened.

Thankfully, it appears that the girl will be OK.

The girl is 2 years old.

Which raises questions. Should a 2 year old be sitting in box seats? Should you sell tickets to someone who will be sitting in box seats with a two year old or should they be required to take seats further away from the playing field?

Should protective netting be expanded to go all the way up the first and third base lines?

Should the parents be bringing a two-year old to the Stadium in the first place?

This could have been a tragedy. It wasn’t. But these questions need to be addressed. Thankfully, what could have been much worse didn’t happen.

Luis Severino was off. The Twins got three in the top of the third off off Seve, and it was a 46 pitch inning for him. Credit must be given to Joe Mauer, who had a 13-pitch at bat vs. Severino that resulted in a bases-loaded RBI single for a run. It appeared to take everything out of Severino.

The Yanks got it right back in the bottom of the third on back-to-back HRs by Judge (45) and Sanchez (32). The two-run HR by Judge put him over 100 RBI for the season.

It’s also important to remember that Sanchez missed 3-4 weeks at the beginning of the year due to injury.

Judge became the third rookie in history to have 100 walks, runs scored and RBI in a season. The others were Ted Williams in 1939 and Al Rosen in 1950.

He also became the fourth Yankee with 100 RBI in his rookie season, after Tony Lazzeri, Joe DiMaggio and Hideki Matsui.

There was talk about Rosen on the Yankees’ broadcast today. It was mentioned that Rosen broke in in 1947. But Rosen got in 7 games in 1947, 5 in 1948 and 23 in 1949. So he was still a “rookie” in 1950, not having met the criteria for not being a rookie.

In the fourth, the Yanks broke the game open, scoring six runs. With one out, the red-hot Ellsbury (finally over that concussion?) tripled. After a walk, Bird hit his second double of the game to make it 4-3. Gardner singled to make it 5-3. After Judge struck out for the second out, Sanchez singled, 6-3.

Didi Gregorius then hit a 3-run HR (25) to make it 9-3. With the HR, Didi set a new single season record for most HR in a season by a Yankees’ SS, breaking Jeter’s 1999 mark of 24.

In the fifth, Holliday singled and Ellsbury walked. This is where Frazier lined that ball off that poor child’s face. He flied out. Holliday moving up. A WP had Holliday scoring to make it 10-3 and moving Ellsbury to second. Bird singled Ellsbury to third, Gardner was HBP to load the bases, and Judge hit a SF, 11-3.

Gardner 2 hits, RBI.
Judge HR (45) 3 RBI. Topped 100 RBI for the season.
Sanchez 3 hits, 2 RBI, HR (32).
Gregorius HR (25), 3 RBI. Yankees’ record for HR in a season by a SS.
Ellsbury 3 hits.
Bird 3 hits, RBI.

Severino 3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.03.
Shreve (W, 4-1, 3.71) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. Great job.
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.50
German 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.84

I am really impressed by what German has shown so far.

The Angels are playing as I write this. But the Yanks magic numbers for being the host wild card team and for making the playoffs at all are both 4.

Quick note: Boxer Jake LaMotta died at the age of 95. He was the subject of the movie Raging Bull, which won Robert De Niro a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of LaMotta.

Minor League Report. SWB and Trenton both lose Game 1 of their Finals series.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 1 of its International League Championship Series, 6-0. They only got 3 hits all night long, two by CF Mason Williams.

Herrera (L) 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 IP, 0 W, 2 K
Mantiply 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Frare 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Pena 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 1 of the Eastern League Finals, 2-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits RF Jeff Hendrix and CF Rashad Crawford.

Tate (L) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Mesa 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Schwaab 1/3 IP, 0 R,   0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. Trenton advances, Charleston eliminated.

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AAA: SWB took a two games to one lead over Lehigh Valley (Phillies’ affiliate) with a 6-1 win Saturday. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, 2 RBI. LF Billy McKinney a 2-run HR. CF Mason Williams 2 hits.

Lail (Win) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton won 9-1 to take the series three games to one over Binghamton. They advance to the Eastern League Championship Series, where they will play Altoona (Pirates’ affiliate).

RF Jeff Hendrix and SS Thairo Estrada each had 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Carter (winner) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Low A: The Charleston Riverdogs season is over after they were eliminated in the third and deciding game of their semifinals against Greenville, 5-0. Charleston got just four hits in the game.

Green (L) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Trieglaff 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wivinis  2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report. AA Trenton throws a no-no.

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AAA: SWB evened up their series with Lehigh Valley at a game apiece with a 4-2 win. Chance Adams wasn’t sharp but got the win. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, scored 3 r. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 H, RBI.

Adams (winner) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Mantiply (H) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Rumbelow (S) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. Great job

 

AA: Trenton won 2-0 on a combined no-hitter. They are up 2-1 in the best of 5 series.

2 hits, CF Jeff Hendrix.
Rehabbing RF Clint Frazier 1 for 4, RBI. 2 for 12 on rehab so far.
3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Widener (Winner) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K.

Low A:  Charleston evened up the series at a game apiece, winning 2-1.

SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.

Garcia 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 R, 5 K.
Cedeno (W) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 w, 2 k.

 

Minor League Report.

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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

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (84-50) won 5-3. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. (.342). LF Mason Williams 2 hits, solo HR. SS Cito Culver HR, 2 RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits. This win clinched the division for SWB.

Mitchell (W, 3-3, 3.25) 5 Ip, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Feyereisen (H, 6) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.57
Rumbelow (S, 5) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.64

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 13 innings. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.  3B Abiatal Avelino made an error that allowed Bowie to tie the game in the 12th but he doubled and scored the winning run in the 13th.

Tate 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. 3.24
Schwaab 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.24
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.81
Brewer (W, 3-1, 1.37) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Reeves (S, 2) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Both of Tampa’s games, one of which was a makeup from July 10, were ppd. Tampa manager Jay Bell named Mgr. of Year for FSL,

Low A: No game scheduled in Charleston’s League.

GM Brian Cashman in Japan scouting Otani, the Japanese player who is called “Japan’s Babe Ruth” because he pitches and hits well.

Minor League Report. Playoffs to begin next week, after Labor Day.

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AAA: Playoffs start Sept. 6th. SWB (83-50) has clinched a playoff spot. They currently have the best record in the league.

They lost Sunday, 9-2. DH Ji Man Choi 3 hits, 2 doubles. 3B Cito Culver & CF Mason WIlliams each had two hits, RBI.

Lail (L, 6-5, 5.41) 6 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.46
Gallegos 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K, Gave up 1 HR. 2.08

AA: Trenton will open their playoffs against Binghamton on Sept. 6th. At 87-45, they clinched their division already and have the best record in the league.

They won Sunday, 5-0. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. C Sharif Othman 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Mesa (W, 4-0, 0.92) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Gomez (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.82
Carroll (S, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.80

High A: Tampa is in the playoffs, which start Sept.  5. They don’t know who they’ll face yet. They are 79-49, won the first half with a 39-31 mark, and lead their division in the second half as well, with a 40-18 mark.

They were rained out on Sunday.

Low A: Playoffs start Sept.  6. Charleston is close to clinching the second-half division crown. Their magic # to do so is 3. They are 72-60 for the season. In the first half, they were 34-36, and finished fifth. In this split season, (High A and Low A have split seasons), they are 38-24. If they hold on to make the playoffs, the opponent is TBD.

They won Sunday 3-1. RF Isiah Gilliam, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits each for SS Diego Castillo & LF Devyn Bolasky.

Garcia (W, 2-2, 1.97) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Cedeno (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.56
Sosebee (S, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.24.