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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 24. Gardner leads Yanks, 4-2.

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Due to my running around back and forth from the ICU unit visiting my mom, there will be no minor league report today on yesterday’s games. I may be able to give a short report later, but it’ll be very brief.

The Yanks won Saturday afternoon 4-2 as Brett Gardner drove in three runs. Chris Young’s HR (6) gave the Yanks an insurance run. They are now 15-9, 2 up in the AL East.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched a strong game in getting the win, and Dellin Betances was dominating in relief.

Eovaldi (W, 2-0, 3.81) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 2 K.
Martin 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.38.
Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.52.
Betances 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 4 K. He struck out all four men he faced in gaining his first save of the year. 0.00.

Game 22. Yanks lose in 13, 3-2.

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People who know me know that often I will say that I would kill for a sac fly. Yesterday afternoon was one of those times, for the lack of a SF may have cost the Yankees the ballgame in the very first inning.

Ellsbury singled, stole second and was bunted to third. On third with one out. But A-Rod struck out and so did Teixeira. Being that the Yanks lost 3-2 in 13, that was huge.

Also huge was Michael Pineda, one strike away from getting out of trouble, giving up a 2-run triple in the fourth. Instead of a scoreless inning, two runs scored. One strike away.

Little things like that hurt the Yanks on Thursday afternoon. The Yanks did get a HR from Chase Headley in the fifth (3) and another by Chris Young in the sixth (5), to tie the game. But other than 3 hits by Ellsbury and another hit by Young in addition to the homers, the rest of the Yankees’ lineup was silent Thursday afternoon. It was a particularly frustrating day for A-Rod, who went 0 for 6, struck out 4x, and GIDP to end the game. 16 Yankees went down on strikes.

Michael Pineda went 5 2/3, 2 R, 6 H, 0 walks and 5 K. 3.73. Not bad for someone who was not supposed to pitch, was supposed to get extra rest, but had to pitch on regular rest because of Tanaka going on the 15-day DL with forearm and wrist issues.

The Yankees’ bullpen did well until cracking in the 13th.

Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.86
Carpenter 1 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.00
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 0.00
Miller 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 0.00
Martin 1 IP, 0R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 2.45
Shreve (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 walks (ouch) and 1 K. 2.70. Those walks kill you.

The Yanks are off today before a weekend series in Boston. They end April at 13-9, and no matter what happens today will end April in first place.

Petit was brought back because of Tanaka going on the DL. Whitley will stay in the rotation for now. Tanaka could be out a month. If Tanaka needs to be out longer, Capuano and Nova are close to starting rehabs and returning.

My mom is getting major surgery today. Posts could be sporadic, esp. in the early stages of what will be a long recovery. Thanks for your understanding.

Game 19. Yanks take Subway Series, beat Mets, 6-4.

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Nathan Eovaldi struggled, but the Yanks’ bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief as the Yanks beat the Mets 6-4 to take the Subway Series two games to one.

The teams will meet again at Citi Field in September.

Eovaldi gave up a HR to former Yankee Curtis Granderson to start off the game, then before the Yanks got to bat, he gave up another. Down 2-0 before the Yanks came up.

In the bottom of the first, A-Rod homered. His fifth of the season was #659* of his career, putting him just one behind Willie Mays on the all-time list.

In the second, the Yanks broke through for four runs. With one out, backup C John Ryan Murphy doubled. With two out, Gregorio Petit doubled to tie the game, Gardner doubled to make it 3-2, Young singled to make it 5-2 and A-Rod doubled to make it 5-2.

Besides HR #659, A-Rod’s 2 hits put him at 2955, and his 2 RBI put him at 1982. His 3000th hit and 2000th RBI are also coming soon, in addition to tying and passing Mays on the all-time HR list. If only these numbers weren’t tainted.

Eovaldi gave 2 runs right back in the third, and couldn’t even go deep enough to get the win.

Eovaldi 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 6 K. 4.15.
Shreve (W, 1-0, 1.17) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K.
Martin 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.00.
Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.  4.76.
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 0.00.
Miller (7th save) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

The Yanks got an insurance run in the fifth on an overturned call and an error.

The win puts the Yanks at 11-8 on the season after a 3-6 start. 8 of the last 10.

Game 15. 13-4 rout of Tigers puts Yanks over. 500

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After a 3-6 start, the Yanks have won five out of six to put themselves over .500 at 8-7 with a 13-4 rout of the Tigers tonight in a game played in snow showers. Yup, April 22 and snow showers in Detroit.

The Yanks scored six in the first but Adam Warren was shaky early, giving up 4 in the bottom of the inning. In that top of the first, the big blow was a bases-clearing 3-run double by Gregorio Petit.

Warren hurt himself by walking four in that first inning.

The Yanks got two in the second on back-to-back triples by Beltran and Headley.

In the fourth, Didi Gregorious got his first extra-base it of the season, doubling in two.

Mark Teixeira’s 3-run HR (5, 368 career) later on,Young capped the scoring.

Warren (W, 1-1, 5.40) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 walks (all in the 1st), 3 K.
Wilson 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 5.40
Carpenter 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.  3.52
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.   1.59

The Yanks banged out 15 hits. Chris Young had 3. Teix and Petit each had 3 RBI.

Matt Tracy, who was DFA’d by the Yanks after his MLB debut then claimed by the Marlins, was DFA’d by the Marlins and claimed by the Yanks who sent him back to SWB. That MLB debut is the only game he has pitched in all season.

Game 14. Yanks back at .500 thanks to Eovaldi.

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Last night, the Yanks wasted a great pitching outing by CC. Tonight they got another great outing, this time by Nathan Eovaldi. They didn’t waste this one as they raised their record to 7-7 with a 5-2 win.

With the win, they raised another question. With the way Chris Young is playing, does he take playing time away from Carlos Beltran?

In the first, Brett Gardner walked with one out and scored on a two-0ut double by Teixeira.

Much like last night, it stayed a close contest for most of the game.

Before the game, Chasen Shreve was brought back up. Brandon Pinder sent down.

After six innings, it was still 1-0 Yanks. They got 3 in the seventh. Here is where the Young/Beltran thing kicks in.

Chris Young homered to make it 2-0. This was Young’s 4th HR of the year, while Beltran has been struggling and not only that, Beltran was dropped out of the 3 spot in favor of A-Rod the other day. Performance matters. Right now, it may be best to bench the aging (38) Beltran, a switch-hitter (better to PH off the bench) and play the younger, faster and right now, better hitting Young over Beltran. But the Yanks are committed to $15MM for Beltran for this year and next. If Young continues to outperform Beltran, it will be interesting. Later in the seventh, Stephen Drew hit his fourth HR of the year to make it 3-0. Drew has only nine hits for the season, his batting average is just .190, but 4 of the hits are HR. Kind of like Teixeira, who has a .200 batting average but 4 HR.

Young was 3 for 3 tonight.

A WP made it 4-0. Detroit got a run in the 7th, and the Yanks got a run on an error in the top of the 9th. Detroit threatened in the 9th, getting a run to make it 5-2 and having the bases loaded where a walk-off grand slam was in play, but the Yanks held on to win 5-2.

Eovaldi (W, 1-0, 3.12) 7 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 1 walk and 4 K.

Betances 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 0.00

Martin 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.26.

Miller 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 1 K. 5 th Save, 0.00.

 

Game 11. Tanaka dominant in Yanks’ 9-0 win.

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Since Masahiro Tanaka has rehabbed the elbow instead of having Tommy John surgery, there are concerns about the elbow. How would it limit him? Will it blow out? The first two starts of the year did little to alleviate those concerns, but Tanaka looked ace-like Saturday night in the Yanks’ 9-0 win over Tampa Bay.

This was the Tanaka we saw last year before he injured his elbow with the partially torn UCL. Dominant.

Tanaka (2-1, 3.94) went 7, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 8 K. Despite the final score, for much of the game, he had to be dominant.

Brian McCann (3 for 4) broke open a scoreless duel with a 2-run triple in the sixth, and the Yanks broke open the game with a 7-run seventh, capped by Chris Young’s grand slam, his third HR of the season.

David Carpenter pitched the eighth, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Brandon Pinder closed it out. 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 1 K.

Matt Tracy, DFA’d by the Yanks after his MLB debut, was claimed off waivers by the Marlins.