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Game 65. West Woes continue as Yanks lose another close one, 7-6.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (38-27) AL East lead is down to one after a 7-6 loss Friday night in Oakland. The West coast trip has been hellish.

Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks are day to day with the injuries, and Adam Warren was put on the DL, joining CC. Giovanny Gallegos was sent down, Mason Williams (for Hicks) and Kyle Higashioka (for Sanchez) were brought up. It’s hard to keep up with the moves lately.

Once again the Yanks had a lead, and once again the B-listers (anyone not Warren, Chapman, Clippard or Betances) of the bullpen blew it. Chapman is supposed to return Sunday (see the minor league report for his rehab stint), Warren is now on the DL and the others aren’t getting the ball to Betances.

In the four-game losing streak, the Yanks have lost three games by one run, and two in extra innings. Excruciating. The losses have been by Shreve, Herrera (MLB debut), Gallegos (rookie on the NYY-SWB shuttle with 9 MLB games under his belt) and now Holder, another rookie.

The close losses have really affected their Pythagorean record. According to runs scored vs. runs allowed, the Yanks should be five wins better than they are right now. But close losses like these and big blowouts like last weekend against Baltimore skew that Pythagorean record. It’s a sign of what a team should be doing, and after all it’s the real record that counts anyway.

Luis Severino had one bad inning, giving up four runs in the second.

But the Yanks came back, and took a 6-4 lead late in the game. Aaron Judge started the comeback with a 3-run HR (23) in the third.

Gardner and Didi were getting days off. Sanchez and Hicks are hurt, day to day. As a result, the lineup had Refsnyder in left, Mason Williams (20 MLB games before last night) in CF. Romine was catching and Torreyes was at SS. So half the lineup was backups, who did OK.

In the fifth, the Yanks tied it on Torreyes’ double and a single by Williams.

Chris Carter hit a HR (8) in the sixth to put the Yanks up 5-4.

In the seventh, Judge tripled, Holliday walked and Castro singled to put the Yanks up 6-4.

Then the roof caved in.

The A’s got a run in the seventh off Shreve to cut the lead to 6-5. They then got two off of Holder in the eighth to win the game 7-6.

When Holder ran into trouble in the eighth, I wondered if Girardi would turn to Betances for a multi-inning save. Nope, and the Yanks lost because of it, but I can see you can’t just burn Betances out. With Warren and Chapman on the DL, the rest of the bullpen isn’t picking up the slack, and some guys are a bit fried right now. Clippard has been in a slump.

Judge 2 for 3, scored 2, 3 RBI, HR, triple. Walked twice.
Castro 2 hits, RBI.
Torreyes 2 hits.

Severino 6 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Uncharacteristically wild, all 4 hits in same inning.
Shreve (H, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.86
Holder (BS, 2; L, 1-1, 3.49) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K. First MLB loss.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (37-25) won 6-5. C Kyle Higashioka 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI. DH Tyler Austin 2 hits. SS Gleyber Torres triple, 2 RBI. 1B Greg Bird is struggling since going up to AAA on his rehab. CF Mason Williams double, 2 RBI.

Lail 6 IP, 5, R, 10 H, 2 W, 5 K. 5.18
Webb (BS, 3) 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.19
Mantiply (W, 3-3, 2.93) 1 2/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Graham (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.20

AA: Trenton (41-22) came up short, 5-4, scoring all their runs in the top of the ninth on a grand slam by LF Billy McKinney. CF Rashad Crawford and 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits each.

Ramirez (L, 6-2, 2.51) 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. 0.73
Coshow 1 IP, 3 R, all unearned, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.05

High A: Tampa (35-31) swept a DH.
Reg sched. game: Won 11-1. CF Tito Polo double, triple, 4 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, rbi. 2B Nick Solak 2-run HR. 3B Kyle Holder 3 hits, rbi.

Widener 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.19
Tarpley (W 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.23

Won Makeup of 6/13 game 5-1. Polo LF, 2 hits, RBI. 2B Solak 2 RBI.

Koerner (W, 2-1, 2.45) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (32-34) won 5-2. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits. DH Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI.

Perez (W, 2-3, 3.51) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Diehl (S, 1)  3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.75

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Just a quick reminder. No posts for a little over a week. I will be on vacation and on the other side of the country June 24-July 2.

AAA: SWB (35-25) lost 6-4 to Lehigh Valley. SS Tyler Wade 3 hits, 15th SB. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 RBI. LF Mason Williams 2 hits. SWB struck out 15x.

Adams 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.52
Webb (Bs, 2; L, 3-1, 3.30) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.61

AA: Trenton (40-21) won 5-3. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, RBI. .330. 1B Mike Ford 2 RBI. 2 RBI CF Rashad Crawford.

Rogers (W, 3-0, 3.60) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR (Overall A+/AA 7-3, 2.67)
Marsh (H, 2 ) 1 IP, 1 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.26
Brewer (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.88

High A:  Tampa was off.

Low A: Charleston (30-33) lost 3-2. C Eduardo Navas 2-run HR. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 1-2, 4.23) 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 w, 3 K.
Sosebee 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.15

Minor League Report.

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Changes at AAA. Ernesto Frieri exercised his June 1 opt out. He’s gone. The Yanks released Jason Gurka.

AAA: SWB (31-21) won 7-5.  2 hits, Solo Hr, SS Tyler Wade. LF Mason Williams 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits, 2 RBI 2B Cito Culver

Lail (w, 3-2, 5.36) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Webb (H, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.63
Heller (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.96

AA: Trenton (34-19) lost 2-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. LF Zack Zehner 2 doubles.

Sheffield (L, 4-3, 3.04) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Rumbelow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

1st game for Rumbelow. He went 1-1, 4.02 for the Yanks in 2015 and missed almost all of 2016, pitching in just one game.

High A: Tampa (28-27) a 7-5 win. DH Greg Bird rehab: 1 for 3, double, RBI. CF Jorge Mateo 2 hits, triple, RBI.  2B Nick Solak 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for C Wes Wilson.

Swanson 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.37
Mesa 2 2/3 IP, 2R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 2.14
Gomez (W, 2-1, 2.13) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
McNamara (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 w, 0 K. 1.17

Low A: Charleston (26-28) 4-2 loss. LF Estevan Florial 2hits. 2B Diego Castillo 2hits.

RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 2 hits 3B Oswaldo Cabrera.

Perez 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.12
Lane (L, 4-2, 1.01) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R both unearned, 1 H, 1 w, 2 K.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (28-18) won 3-0. RF Dustin Fowler (.310) 2 doubles. SS Gleyber Torres 1 for 4, rbi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits. DH Tyler Austin 1 for 3.

Lail (W, 2-2, 4.99) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Gurka (H, 1) 1 ip, 0 r, 1 h, 0 w, 1 k. 5.40
Gallegos (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

AA: Trenton (32-16) won 6-2. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Abital Avelino 2 hits, rbi.

Sheffield (W, 4-2, 3.28) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Feyereisen 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70

High A: Tampa (26-25) lost 9-5. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, rbi. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, RBI.

Widener 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 w, 4 K.  3.97
Gomez (L, 1-1, 2.79) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.?
Schwaab 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3K. 3.72
McNamara 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.23

Low A: Charleston (25-24) lost 10-3. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Diehl (L, 5-1, 4.33) 2 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Espinal 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.48
Harris 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.50

Minor League Report. Frazier HRs for third straight game. News on Torres & Adams.

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AAA: SWB (26-18) won 4-2 as RF Clint Frazier homered for his third straight game. He was 2 for 3 with a double and the solo HR.

I don’t mean to pick on Chase Headley, but just stating something that is fact and could be a harbinger of what may be to come, and appears to be of no coincidence. Headley is hitting .158 since April 19th. Meanwhile, since being called up to AAA, all three of Gleyber Torres’ games have had him starting at 3B. You can read the tea leaves here.

Torres was 2 for 3 with an RBI last night. Just putting one and one together, here.

Mason Williams had 2 hits and an RBI.

Chance Adams improved his career minor league record to 22-3, 2.01.

The Yanks won’t rush them, but you have to start wondering how close Torres and Adams are to making their MLB debuts.

Adams (W, 2-1, 2.12 AAA, overall AA/AAA this year—6-1, 1.38) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Webb (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.00
Heller (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.38
Frieri (S, 5 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.29

AA: Trenton (30-16) won 8-6. Good to see good records at both AAA and AA, and even High and Low A ball are over .500.

SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits.
CF Jake Cave 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI
LF Zack Zehner 3 hits, rbi.
RF Billy McKinney 2 hits.
2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, RBI.

Lefty Josh Rogers made his AA debut after going 4-3, 2.22 at High-A Tampa.

Rogers (w, 1-0, 6.35) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wotherspoon (H, 4) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1.14
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.80

High A: Tampa (26-23) won 4-3. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, RBI, same for CF Jeff Hendrix. 2 RBI for 3B Mandy Alvarez.

Koerner 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00
Mesa (w, 1-0, 1.47) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 w, 2 K. 1.47
Reeves (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 16.88
Schwaab (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.12

Low A: Charleston (24-23) scored in the bottom of the 13th to win 2-1. C Eduardo Navas the GW single. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits each for 3B Angel Aguilar and SS Hoy Jun Park.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. 3.02
Mahoney (BS, 3) 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.85
Mundell 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.41
Rosa (W, 1-1, 4.68) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.

I can’t keep up with all promotions/demotions, but if I see one (like Rogers, above) I will mention it.

 

Yankees/Royals rained out. Ellsbury to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Thursday afternoon’s Yankees/Royals game has been rained out, and is rescheduled for Monday, September 25.

Meanwhile, Jacoby Ellsbury had suffered a concussion and a neck sprain.

According to the NY Post,

Ellsbury will go on the seven-day disabled list for concussions, manager Joe Girardi announced after the game, and it wouldn’t surprise to see him sit out for considerably longer….

Figure on Mason Williams or Rob Refsnyder getting the call for Ellsbury’s roster spot rather than Clint Frazier or Dustin Fowler; the Yankees wouldn’t want their higher-end guys riding the bench, plus neither Frazier nor Fowler is currently on the 40-man roster.

Thankfully Ellsbury wasn’t hurt worse and didn’t have any more plays in the top of the first, when the Yanks misdiagnosed the injury and left him in the game before taking him out between innings.

Today’s rainout gives Masahiro Tanaka another day to figure things out after a couple of bad performances.