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Game 162. Yanks lose 6-1, look to ALDS vs. Twins.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There was no Game 161 recap since I was attending my niece’s wedding.

Briefly: The Yanks lost that game 9-4. There were no homers hit, Didi Gregorius drove in 3 runs, and the losing pitcher was starter Luis Severino (L, 1-1, 1.50), who gave up two runs in 3 IP. David Hale came off the IL. Luis Cessa and Nestor Cortes (who gave up a grand slam) pitched poorly. Yankees’ pitchers walked 11.

As for the last regular season game, the Yanks lost 6-1, getting just three hits, and striking out 13x. Aaron Judge hit a HR (27) for the Yanks’ only run. The Yanks wound up with 306 HR on the season, but the new team HR record goes to the Twins with 307.

The Yanks wound up 103-59, with the third best record in baseball. They won the AL East by 7 games.

A great season, but I am disappointed by how they finished it, losing four of the last five games and in those losses, were shutout in one of them and scored only one run in two others. They sure weren’t “savages” lately. With the ALDS starting Friday against the Twins, this is no time to go into any slumps.

We will see what the postseason roster looks like.

The ALDS will start Friday in the Bronx for the Yankees. Time TBA.

A few teams are looking for new managers. Besides SD letting Andy Green go, and going with interim Rod Barajas to close the year out, SF manager Bruce Bochy retired, KC’s Ned Yost retired, Clint Hurdle was fired by Pittsburgh, and Joe Maddon and the Cubs are parting ways.

We’ll see about other teams and their managers. For example, if the Phillies decide to switch managers, they may go after Maddon, who was born in Hazleton, PA and who attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Maybe the Mets make a move. You have to wonder if one of these teams lures ex-Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi back to managing.

Game 162 recap:

Judge HR (27).

Green 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  4.17
Tanaka (L, 11-9, 4.45) 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.67
Ottavino 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.90
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.91
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.21

P.S.: I wasn’t pleased with the way Texas ran against the Yankees this past weekend. The Yanks have to hold runners on better.




Game 34. Yanks shut out again in Detroit, 6-0.

You know the phrase, “got a tiger by the tail”? The Yanks didn’t, as they lost 3 of 4 in Motown. Combined with the Boston loss on Sunday, it makes 4 losses in the last 5 games for the Bronx Bombers.

Juan Miranda was activated before the game and played 1B as Teix got to DH. Kevin “Don’t Call Me Mad Dog” Russo was sent down.

The Yanks offense, as they did in Game 1 yesterday, got shut out. Even in their only win of the four-game series, the offense was asleep for most of the game. You may recall that the Yanks only had a 2-0 lead entering the 9th in Game 2 last night. They blew a couple of scoring opportunities in Monday’s 5-4 loss.

So the offense needs to come alive. Just four hits today, two by Posada. Hopefully home cooking is the answer, especially for Teixeira, who is once again below the Mendoza line.

34 games in and only 3 HR for A-Rod?

CC didn’t have it, giving up 6 in 6 IP in dropping to 4-2, 3.71. Cabrera and Boesch went yard, back to back. Ivan “Aldo” Nova had his “Fantasy” come true as he made his MLB debut and pitched two scoreless innings.

Nick Swisher has a sore bicep (when will it end? Gene Monahan, get well soon. We have work for you!) and didn’t play today. He is day to day.  

Yanks drop to 22-12.

KC mananger Trey Hillman, who once managed in the Yanks’ farm system, got the heave-ho today. Ex-Brewer manager Ned Yost takes over.

In NBA news, will tonight be Lebron’s last night as a Cavalier?