New York Yankees: 4 Major takeaways from Yankee 10th inning win over the Sox

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Thursday night, the long-awaited Field of Dreams game took place in Dyersville, Iowa. The New York Yankees faced the Chicago White Sox in that epic game. I predicted that the Yankees would lose that game because both the pitching and lineup stats comparison said so. What I didn’t predict was that it would be a ninth-inning heartbreaking loss.

Nevertheless, disregarding the outcome, it was a wonderful game in a beautiful iconic setting in the cornfields of Iowa that will not be soon forgotten by any of the players who played in it or those in the stands or watching television. The Yankees had two more games against the White Sox that will be played on the south side of Chicago. Last night in the first of those two games Jameson Taillon faced Dylan Cease. The Yankees won the game 7-5 in the tenth inning.

Another quality start for Taillon

Over the past six weeks, Jameson Taillon has been the best Yankee pitcher, even though he hasn’t received the win in all of the games. The New York Yankees have won 9 of his last 10 starts. He has given up an average of 1.5 runs per game during the span while striking out 53 opponents. Last night although not as sharp, Taillon kept the Yankees in the game, giving up three earned runs while striking out only four.

The New York Yankees have a real problem with temporary closer Zack Britton. He hasn’t been good of late. On Friday, he said that he shouldn’t be closing games with the way he has been pitching. But in the ninth, when Chad Green gave up two runs, Boone called in Britton to put out the fire, while recording only one out, gave up another run tying up the game. So ironically, Green got the win when the Yankees powered their way to a win in the top of the tenth.

Joey Gallo breaks through

It’s no secret that since Joey Gallo has come to the New York Yankees before the trade deadline, he has had a languid start as a new Yankee. The power hitter leading into last night only had a batting average of .140 with one home run over 14 games. However, last night Gallo showed the Yankee fans what he could do; he went 2 for 4 powering the Yankees to a win with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs.

Gallo wasn’t alone in his assault of the White Sox, slugger Aaron Judge also hit a home run against Kimbrel in the tenth.  Judge went 3 for 4 in the game. Tyler Wade continued his torrid play.

Reinforcements on the way

This may very well be an exciting week for the Yankees. The Yankees will see the return of Anthony Rizzo to the lineup sometime this week. Also, Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery threw bullpen sessions in Chicago yesterday, and Aaron Boone said that all went well. It could mean that they will both pitch in the Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium next week, at the very least the following Twins series.

Yankee injury updates

The Yankees over the past few weeks have been riddled with injuries and players testing positive for the coronavirus. However, many of the Covid case players will be returning soon.

Luis Severino was set to have a rehab game on Friday, but it didn’t take place. Reportedly Scranton Wilkes/Barre manager Doug Davis told reporters on hand that Severino “didn’t feel right” in warmups and was scratched just before the game. Although he is scheduled to see a doctor and get an MRI, it is assumed to be only precautionary. In addition, the situation involved his shoulder, not the elbow.

Gio Urshela (hamstring) went to the IL on August 3rd. He was projected to return to the club at the end of the 10 days, but a setback has prevented that. Manager Boone said it is not serious but couldn’t give a timeline for his return. Also, Gleyber Torres, after jamming his finger, sliding into second base is not expected back before next weekend.

Next weekend, Aroldis Chapman (elbow) and Domingo German (shoulder) should be back with the team. German threw a successful bullpen last Thursday and may have a rehab start with Somerset as early as Monday.

Note:  A matinee today at 2:10 pm will be the final game of the White Sox series. Nestor Cortes Jr. will be on the mound for the Yankees and the White Sox Ace Lucas Giolito for the Sox. The game will be on the YES Network, NBCSCH, and TBS out of market.

New York Yankees: All the news plus two more with the White Sox

New York Yankees, Luis Severino

Thursday night, the long-awaited Field of Dreams game took place in Dyersville, Iowa. The New York Yankees faced the Chicago White Sox in that epic game. I predicted that the Yankees would lose that game because both the pitching and lineup stats comparison said so. What I didn’t predict was that it would be a ninth-inning heartbreaking loss.

Nevertheless, disregarding the outcome, it was a wonderful game in a beautiful iconic setting in the cornfields of Iowa that will not be soon forgotten by any of the players who played in it or those in the stands or watching television. The Yankees still have two more games against the White Sox that will be played on the south side of Chicago.

Preview of two more with the White Sox

The New York Yankees may have lost the Field of Dreams game but still have a chance to take the series from the Chicago White Sox with the remaining two games at Guaranteed Field over the weekend.

Tonight, August 14, 7:10 pm:

Tonight in Chicago, James Taillon will take the mound for the Yankees vs. the White Sox Dylan Cease. Taillon is 7-4 ERA 3.82; Cease is 9-6 ERA 3.99 with an impressing 159 strikeouts.  Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, and Luke Voit have all hit well off Cease when they faced him earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Cesar Hernandez has Taillon’s number hitting .571 off him in seven at-bats. Tonight’s game will be on the YES Network and NBCSCH.

Sunday, August 15, 2:10 pm:

Sunday will see Nestor Cortes Jr.0-1 ERA 2.40, on the mound for the Yankees, and Lucas Giolito 9-8 ERA 3.81, the White Sox ace for the Sox. Nestor Cortes Jr. has been great for the Yankees, although he has not gotten his first win since taking over for Corey Kluber. The Yankees have won 5 of his 7 starts. Giolito is listed as the Sox ace; he is their third-best pitcher this season. The Sunday matinee will be on WPIX and its affiliates in the New York area and NBCSCH in Chicago. The game will also be televised on TBS out of market.

Andrew Heaney’s job may be in jeopardy

Since acquiring him, Andrew Heaney, who has not pitched well for the New York Yankees, he was the only pitcher available to pitch the Field of Dreams game, and he failed miserably, giving up seven earned runs in the game in only five innings.

With his 5.45 ERA, Heaney had to face the White Sox’s best pitcher, Lance Lynn, with his 2.26 ERA and not having allowed more than three runs in any game in July and August. Heaney gave up five runs in the first four innings, which would usually be the end for a starting pitcher, but manager Boone brought him out again in the fifth inning to save the already overworked bullpen for the rest of the series, he failed to do that.

Heaney has not had a good outing yet for the Yankees, and now his starting job may be in jeopardy. He has given up 15 earned runs and 8 home runs in his three starts for the New York Yankees.

Help is on the way

This may very well be an exciting week for the Yankees. The Yankees will see the return of Anthony Rizzo to the lineup sometime this week. Also, on the good news front, Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery threw bullpen sessions in Chicago yesterday, and Aaron Boone said that all went well. With the Yankees so short on pitchers, it could mean that they will both pitch in the Red Sox series at Yankees Stadium next week.

Luis Severino setback?

The long-awaited return, two years in the making, was just a week or one more rehab game away for Luis Severino, but now that may not happen. He was set to have a rehab game on Friday, but it didn’t take place. Reportedly Scranton Wilkes/Barre manager Doug Davis told reporters on hand that Severino “didn’t feel right” in warmups and was scratched just before the game.

Davis also told reporters he didn’t know the issue with Severino, but it’s disappointing news for the New York Yankees that so badly need pitching help. If there is further information on Severino, you will find it on EmpireSportsMedia.com.

Kluber struggles in the first rehab start

The New York Yankees have been eagerly awaiting the return of Corey Kluber that pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees earlier in the season. On his way back, he pitched for Double-A Somerset on Thursday night. It was Kluber’s first outing since late May. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well; he looked rusty and only made it through 1.1 innings before being removed from the game.

The Yankees right-hander, pitching for Double-A Somerset, threw just 20 strikes on 45 pitches against the Portland Sea Dogs. He walked four and hit an additional two batters on his way to allowing five earned runs. Such a poor start is not that surprising for a pitcher looking to find his command after not pitching in over two months.

Kluber averaged over seven innings per start over his five outings before the May 25 injury and recorded a 1.78 ERA over that span. It now appears he will have another two rehab assignments before an early September return.

Frazier doubled; will he be welcomed back?

Both Clint Frazier and the New York Yankees have been mysteriously quiet about Frazier and his hard-to-explain dizziness and vision problems. But now, out of nowhere, He had a successful game with Tampa and was quickly promoted to Somerset.

First, it was the slugger’s live BP that came as a big surprise. Then, on Tuesday, he took the next step by being announced just one-half hour before the Somerset game; he hit a double in the game and scored once. So now the question is, is he ready to return to the Yankees, and will he be welcomed?

While he has been away from the Yankees, he played his last game on June 30th; the Yankees have tried several outfielders, including Greg Allen, Ryan LaMaree, Trey Amburgey, and Jonathan Davis, among others. They also acquired one of the best outfielders out there in Joey Gallo.

Although not excellent in the outfield, Frazier has been good. However, his hitting has not. Will the Yankees want his dead bat in the lineup as they push for a postseason appearance? The New York Yankees have their outfield options.

 

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from a wild night in KC

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With the New York Yankees winning three of four against the Seattle Mariners, they went into beautiful Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, hoping to win this first game against the Royals to set up another series win. The Yankees are 8-2 in their last ten games and 6 games behind the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, in the early morning end, what they got was one of the wildest games of the season. The Yankees won in the eleventh inning, 8-5.

Another strong outing for Jameson Taillon

Jameson Taillon, who was named the pitcher of the month in July, continues to pitch well in August. In his two starts in August, he has had two 6 plus inning games that the Yankees have one. Last night he was not quite as sharp as but still pitched six innings allowing just one run for the Yankees. For the first time this season, Taillon has lowered his ERA to below 4; it now sits at 3.82.

The Yankees play an 11 inning “wild one”

New York Yankee and Royal fans who were willing to stay up beyond the one o’clock hour in the East got to see and experience one of the wildest games of at least this season. The game had a little of everything across 11 innings of back and forth play.

It was the second game in a row with no scoring by either team through six innings. As I said, nothing happened in the early innings, but in the eighth, it went wild. When a bad balk call on Loaisiga in the eighth allowed Nicky Perez to walk with one on and no outs, manager Boone came out to argue the call and was thrown out of the game.

In the eleventh inning, Lopez was hit in the jaw with an awkward bounce from a ball hit by Brett Gardner; it was very reminiscent of a 1960 ball that hit Tony Kubec in the throat. Miraculously after a time, Lopez was able to stay in the game.

But in the end, the wildest thing in the game was both teams’ back and forth lead. The Kansas City Royals were the first team on baseball that had erased a deficit in the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th innings since 1900. For the New York Yankees gave up the lead in that many innings. The Yankees became the first team to ever blow the save four times and still come back to win the game. But with guts and glory, they put the Royals away in the top of the eleventh, scoring an additional 3 runs.

At the top of the eleventh, with Greg Holland on the mound and Gallo as the ghost runner on second, LeMahieu doubled, driving in Gallo as the Yankees again took the lead for the fifth time. Luke Voit lined out to short. Odor pinch-hitting ground out to first, but LeMahieu advanced to third. Tyler Wade walked for men on the corners and two outs. Higahioka walked, loading the bases with Yankees for Brett Gardner, who singled with LeMahieu and Tyler Wade scoring. Stanton ground out to short to end the half. New York Yankees 8 Royals 5.

The result of this game is that it was one of the hardest-fought games by two teams this season. But in the end, the New York Yankees were victorious. After showing his frustration just the day before, Luke Voit hit a homer last night.

Injury front: Yankees can’t catch a break

For the past month, it’s been one thing after the other on the injury front, from injured players to the recent Covid outbreak among pitchers and hitters alike. I won’t go into all of them, but pitching ace Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery are out on the Covid list, while Domingo German is out with elbow soreness. That’s three of the five starting pitchers gone. The New York Yankees presently have 20 injured or Covid list players.

The most recent hitter to go on the Covid list is newly acquired hard-hitting Anthony Rizzo. In a Mariners game, shortstop Gleyber Torres jammed his finger sliding into a base; he has just been put on the 10 day IL. Yesterday Aaron Boone announced that the recovering Gold Glove like Gio Urshela was expected to be back with the team for the final game of this KC series but suffered a setback and was sent back to New York. All of this has left Yankee fans wondering what next, and will this ever end?

New York Yankees Recap: Yankees blow it open in the eleventh for win over the Royals

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The New York Yankees entered tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals hoping for a win so they could get close to taking their fifth game series in a row. Jameson Taillon was on the mound for the Yankees and Carlos Hernandez for the Royals. The first six innings of the game remained scoreless. The Yankees went ahead five times in the late-innings only to have the Royal come back. But the Yankees made the final blow in the eleventh inning for the win. Yankees 8 Royals 6.

In the first inning, Brett Gardner led off by walking. Giancarlo Stanton hit into a 4-6-3 double play. Aaron Judge flew out to right. Whit Merrifield led off the bottom and ground out to second. Nicky Lopez ground out to first. Salvator Perez walked. Carlos Santana flew out to Brett Gardner in center. No score.

At the top, Joey Gallo hammered one directly to center for the first out. LeMahieu hit to right for a standup triple. Luke Voit struck out. Andrew Valasquez ground out for the third out. At the bottom, Andrew Benintendi walked to Tyler Wade. Emanuel Rivera was called out. O’Hearn flew out for no score in the second inning.

In the next several innings, the game turned out to be a pitching duel between Jameson Taillon and Carlos Hernandez.

Through the top of the sixth inning, there was no score. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, Lopez ground out to short. Perez singled to right. Santana popped out. Benintendi flew out to Judge in right for another scoreless inning in the game and for Jonathan Taillon.

Stanton led off the seventh inning and ground out to third. Judge doubled down the left-field line. Gallo, who has hit the ball hard twice and one on and one out, singled with a booted ball at second base. Judge went to third on the play. LeMahieu, with men on the corners, singled on an infield hit as Judge scored. Judge was called out, and it was held up review, two outs. Now with men on first and second and two outs, Luke Voit singled on Hernandez’s 97th pitch of the night. Velaquez faced new pitcher Josh Staumont struck out, but the Yankees finally scored in the game. New York Yankees 1 Kansas City Royals 0.

At the bottom of the seventh, Rivera ground up the middle to lead off the half. But after six sparkling innings, that was the night for Taillon. Jonathan Loaisiga came in to face Ryan O’Hearn, but he overthrew Voits as Rivera reached second. The Loaisiga was called on a balk with Rivera moving to third. Manager Boone came out to argue and was thrown out of the game. Rivera scored on a single by O’Hearn, and the game was tied at one.  Taylor with only one out and a run in ground out for the second out. Gallagher walked. Merrifield ground out, but the Royals tied the game. New York 1 Kansas City 1.

Tyler Wade led off the eighth inning by reaching on catcher interference. Higashioka struck out. Wade stole second. Gardner walked for two on and one out. The new pitcher Scott Barlow faced Giancarlo Stanton, who struck out for the second out of the half. Judge singled to right, and Wade scored for the Yankee lead. At the bottom, Lopez singled to left. Perez walked for two on and no outs. Carlos Mendoza, with Boone, called out of the game, called for new pitcher Chad Green. Santana flew out to Gardner in center with Lopez going to third. Benintendi singled to center, and Lopez scored to tie up the game. Dyson struck out for the second out. Alberto flew out to Gardner in center to end the inning tied at 2.

The ninth inning was led off by Joey Gallo, who went down looking. DJ LeMahieu flew you to shallow right. Luke Voit hit a homer to right for the Yankee lead in the game. Valasquez ground out, but Voit put the Yankees ahead. At the bottom, with the last licks on the line for the Royals, Taylor faced Yankees closer Zack Britton and stuck out. Gallagher lined out directly to Wade at short. Merrifield walked with two outs. Merrifield stole his 31st stolen base. Lopez singled as Merrifield score to tie the game up in the ninth. Lopez stole second. Hunter Dozer stuck out, but the game was tied at 3, bringing on extra innings.

In the tenth, the Yankees had ghost runner Valasquez on second, Tyler Wade got a single to center, but Valasquez had to hold up at third. Higashioka, with men on the corners and no outs, had a sac fly as Valasquez scored for the Yankee lead. Gardner singled to center while Wade scored, and Gardner took second base on the throw to home. Yankees up two runs. Stanton faced new pitcher Wade Davis, and he walked. Aaron Judge, on a new day, flew out to center for the second out. Joey Gallo popped out, but the Yankees plated two. New York 5 Kansas City 3.

At the bottom of the tenth again, with last licks on the line for the Royals and ghost runner Dozer on second, Clay Holmes came on for the Yankees to close it out for the Yankees. Santana ground out to second, with Dozer advancing to third. Benintendi walked. Benintendi advanced to second on a wild pitch. Dyson flew out to left, but Dozier scored, giving the Yankees a one-run lead. Alberto singled with Benintendi scoring, and for the fourth inning in a row, the Royals had come back to tie up the game. Yankees 5 Royals 5. O’Hearn flew out for the final out.

At the top of the eleventh, with Greg Holland on the mound and Gallo as the ghost running on second, LeMahieu doubled, driving in Gallo as the Yankees again took the lead for the fifth time. Luke Voit lined out to short. Odor pinch-hitting ground out to first, but LeMahieu advanced to third. Tyler Wade walked for men on the corners and two outs. Higahioka walked, loading the bases with Yankees for Brett Gardner, who singled with LeMahieu and Tyler Wade score.  Stanton ground out to short to end the half. New York Yankees 8 Royals 5.

At the bottom of the inning, Gallagher faced the Yankees sixth pitcher Wandy Peralta and ground out. Merrifield struck out. Edward Olivares got a single to left to draw in Taylor, who was the ghost runner. Dozier singled up the center, moving Olivares to second base. Santana chopped to third to finally end the game with the New York Yankees winning it .

The final score at 1:05 AM in the east was the New York Yankees 8 and the Kansas City Royals 6. The winning pitcher was Clay Holmes, the loser was Greg Holland, and the save went to Wandy Peralta. Game time 4 hours 52 minutes.

 

 

 

New York Yankees: Yankees take on the Royals tonight, here’s the preview

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Tonight the New York Yankees will start a 3-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees will hope for a win to continue their run of winning their fourth series in a row. The Yankees since July 6th are the winningest team in all of baseball. The Yankees are 61-50 and are in third place in the AL East. The Kansas City Royals 48-62, in fourth place in the AL Central. The Yankees have won eight of their last ten games.

Tonight, August 9th, 8:10 pm EDT:

Tonight Carlos Hernandez will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez is a righty that is 3-1 on the season with an ERA of 4.58 with 48 strikeouts. He has pitched in 16 games, 4 of them as a starter. The Royal has won his last three starts. He is coming off a 9-1 win of the Chicago White Sox when he went 5 innings with one home run spoiling his outing.

Hernandez will face the Yankee’s, Jameson Taillon. Taillon is a righty that has a 7-4 record with an ERA of 4.04 with 108 strikeouts. The Yankees have won six of his last seven starts. He is coming off a win over the Miami Marlins, where he did not give up a run. Taillon was named the July pitcher of the month.

Tuesday, August 10th, 8:10 pm EDT:

Tuesday night’s game will pit lefty against lefty as Daniel Lynch takes the mound for the Royals. Lynch is 2-3 with an elevated 6.00 ERA and 20 strikeouts in six games, 3 of them as the starter. He is coming off a win against the White Sox when he got the win going 5 innings, giving up one run. No Yankee has ever seen Lynch pitch, except on video.

Lynch will face the Yankee lefty Nestor Cortes Jr. Cortes is 0-0 with an ERA of 2.14 and 41 strikeouts. Cortes has been the main starter replacing both Corey Kluber and Gerrit Cole, and although he has no record, he has done a great job for the Yankees. The Yankees have won four of his last five games and all of his starts. He is coming off a game against the Mariners where he gave up 2 runs in five innings of work. Cortes will have to be careful with Alberto Hanser, who has 2 hits off him in 3 at-bats.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2:10 pm EDT:

Brady Singer will start Wednesday’s matinee against the Yankees. He is a righty that is 3-7 with an ERA of 5.13 with 92 strikeouts. Singer will start his 19th game of the season after not pitching since July 17th due to right shoulder fatigue. He will have to be extra careful of Joey Gallo, who has three hits off him in four at-bats with one home run.

The New York Yankees have not announced a starter for the Wednesday game and likely won’t until the day of the game. It will be according to who is available and not on the Covid list.

All games will be televised on the YES Network and Bally Sports KC. Tuesday and Wednesday will also be on MLBN out of market.

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from the Yankees big day

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After two lopsided victories by both teams, the New York Yankees entered into the rubber game last night to see who wins the series. The Yankees hoped they would be victorious with Jameson Taillon on the mound for the Yankees and Matt Harvey of the Orioles trying to put down the Yankees. Instead, the Yankees ended up with a statement winning the game and the series 10-3. It was a big night for the Yankees, but it didn’t end there. All of the Yankees affiliates also won their games.

Pitcher of the month shows his stuff

The New York Yankees July Pitcher of the month, Jameson Taillon, carried his stuff into August last night. Taillon had a shaky first inning giving up 1 earned run. Another run scored on an E7 by Joey Gallo, but he was lights out from then on, holding the Baltimore Orioles to just three runs working into the seventh inning. He stuck out 10 Orioles while walking just one.

After Taillon left the game, the combination of Jonathan Loaisiga, who got the win, Clay Holmes, and Albert Abreu held the Orioles to just one hit striking out three.

The “Riz” does it again

Newly acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo put on quite a roadshow in Miami; he hit two home runs and drove in the winning run in the Yankees’ sweep of the Miami Marlins. Now he has brought his roadshow home to Yankee Stadium. Last night he homered again in the fourth for his third homer in just six games played. It’s called “Puttin on the Riz.”

Anthony Rizzo has had an RBI in every game he has played, being the first Yankee to do that in a hundred and seventeen years. In game one, he homered; in game two, he homered. in game three, he drove in the go-ahead run. In game four, he had an RBI, in game five, an RBI, and last night his third homer. Over the 6 game span, he has had 6 RBIs while going 8 for 20.

You can’t mention Rizzo without giving an honorable mention to outfielder and DH Giancarlo Stanton. During Rizzo’s run, Stanton has had 7 RBIs; however, his RBI’s came in just two games.

It’s not just at the Stadium

The New York Yankees had a big win last night at the Stadium, winning over the Baltimore Orioles 10-3, but it was also a big day/night for the Yankee affiliates, too, as each won their game.

Scranton RailRiders beat the Worcester Red Sox 7-3. CF Estevan Florial 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 K. 2B Andrew Velazquez 2-4, 2 R, 1 K, SB. Pitcher JP Sears 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 6 K — Triple-A debut. Nick Nelson pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief.

Somerset Patriots over the Bowie Baysox (Orioles) 6-2. SS Oswald Peraza 2-4, 1 R, 1 K. 1B Dermis Garcia 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K, he leads the Patriots with 22 homers this season. Pitcher Hayden Wesneski 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, he got the win.

Hudson Valley Renegades over the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) 3-2. LF Pat DeMarco 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K. 2B Oliver Dunn 1-3, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. Pitcher Mitch Spence 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K, he got the win.

Tampa Tarpons over the over the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) 2-1. CF Jasson Dominguez 1-3, 2 K. C Carlos Narvaez 1-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R. Pitcher Beck Way 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 8 K, he got the win.  Minor league games are 6 inning games. Extra innings may be played under the league time and other game completion rules.

Note: Tonight at the Stadium, the Yankees start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Nestor Cortes Jr. will take the mound for the Yankees and Tyler Anderson for the Mariners.

New York Yankees Recap: New York Yankees win the series over the Orioles 10-3

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After two lopsided victories by both teams, the New York Yankees entered into the rubber game tonight to see who wins the series. The Yankees hoped they would be victorious with Jameson Taillon on the mound for the Yankees and Matt Harvey of the Orioles trying to put down the Yankees. The Yankees must win over the teams they should win over to be successful in the season. Tonight was a test of that theory. The Yankees ended up with a statement winning the game and the series 10-3.

Cedric Mullins led off by hitting a single to right field for his 13 games with a hit. Ramon Urias reached second of an E7 by Joey Gallo, Mullins went to third. Trey Mancini stuck out for a big out for Taillon. Ryan Mountcastle flew out to Judge. Judge threw in but not in time as the O’s scored first. Mountcastle when to third on the throw. Auston Hays blooped to left in front of Gallo for the second Oriole run. DJ Stewart struck out for the final out, giving up two runs in the inning. Baltimore Orioles 2 New York Yankees 0. At the bottom, with Harvey on the mound, DJ Lemahieu popped out to second. Anthony Rizzo walked. Aaron Judge hit into a double play all too familiar for the Yankees to end the inning.

Pedro Severino led off the top of the second by Severino struck out. Franco struck out for Tiallon’s fourth strikeout of the game. Richie Martin struck out for a strikeout of the side. Joey Gallo ground out to first. Giancarlo Stanton struck out. Gleyber Torres popped directly back to Harvey for the final out of the inning. A quick inning for both pitchers. Orioles 2 Yankees 0.

The third inning was led off by Cedric Mullins, who tapped out into Sanchez’s glove. Urias ground out to Odor at third. Mancini struck out for Taillion’s seventh strikeout in just three innings. At the bottom, Rougie Odor flew out to right-center. Kyle Higashioka, sporting just a .190 batting average, hit a long one for an out at the left-field warning track. Brett Gardner flew out to center and went down in order against Harvey. Orioles 2 Yankees 0.

The top of the fourth inning was led off by Mountcastle, who homered to right for Oriole’s third game run. Hays ground out. Stewart ground out. Severino went down looking. The top of the Yankee lineup led off the bottom of the fourth. LeMahieu ground out. Rizzo hit a home run to center, becoming the first Yankees to have an RBI in his first six games since 1903. Aaron Judge hit a single into no man’s land in center field. Joey Gallo hit into a failed double play. Giancarlo Stanton, with one on and two out, singled. Gleyber Torres singled to right scoring Gallo for the one-run deficient. Rougie Odor flew out to center, but the Yankees drew two runs closer. Orioles 3 Yankees 2.

At the top of the fifth, Franco ground out. Martin popped out to Odor in the left-field foul territory. Mullins flew out to Gardner in center to end the half. At the bottom, Higashioka led off against new O’s pitcher Cesar Valdez and hit a double. Gardner ground out, with Higgy reaching third. LeMahieu singled, driving in Higashioka to tie up the game at 3. Rizzo flew out to right. Judge ground out to third to end the inning. But the Yankees tied it up in the inning. New York Yankees 3 Orioles 3.

The sixth inning saw Urias at the plate against Taillon in his sixth inning: he struck out Mountcastle. Hays struck out, and Mountcastle struck out for Taillon’s 10th of the game. At the bottom, Joey Gallo went down on strikes. Stanton hit a bullet single to right. Torres popped out for the second out of the inning. Odor flew out to the warning track in center for the final out of the inning. Yankees 3 Orioles 3.

The seventh was led off by Hays, who ground out to Gardner. Stewart walked, and that was the end of the night for Taillon. Severino faced the new Yankee pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga and singled to right. Franco hit into a 5-4-3 double play to end the half. At the bottom, Higashioka led off by walking. Jonathan Davis was brought in to pinch run. A pitching change brought in Fry to pitch to pinch hitter Gary Sanchez. Sanchez walked. LeMahieu, with two on and no outs, got an RBI single, scoring Davis from third for the Yankee lead in the game. Rizzo with men on the corners and no outs flew out to left. Judge faced new pitcher Dillon Tate and struck out. Gallo walked. Giancarlo, for the second night in a row, brought it open with a base clearing double. Torres got an RBI double scoring Stanton. Rougie Odor ground out to first, but the Yankees picked up five runs in the inning. New York Yankees 8 Orioles 3.

Clay Holmes led off the eighth inning on the mound against Martin; he was called out on strikes. Mullins called out. Urias went down on strikes. At the bottom Rizzo gound out. Judge popped out.  LeMahieu doubled. Gallo struck out, but the Yankees scored another two runs. With both pinch runner Davis and Sanchez scoring. New York Yankees 10 Orioles 3.

Mancini struck out at the top of the ninth with the last licks on the line for the Orioles. Mountcastle struck out. Hays ground out against Albert Abreu for the final out and the New York Yankees win of the series. The winning pitcher was Jonathan Loaisiga, and the loser was Cole Sulser.

 

New York Yankees: Back at the Stadium, preview of the Baltimore Oriole series

The New York Yankees are coming off a successful road trip, winning 6 of the 10 games. The Yankees won one of four against the Red Sox, two of three against the Tampa Bay Rays, and a 3 game sweep of the Miami Marlins. The Yankees being 7 games back in the AL East and fighting for a wild card slot; every game can be an important step forward in that goal. The Yankees must win over the teams that they should beat. The Baltimore series that starts today is one of the series. The Yankees will hope to sweep the series at the Stadium in the Bronx.

For the first time at home, Yankee fans will get to see the new Yankee look, with the addition of Anthony Rizzo, Joey Gallo in the lineup, and 3 new pitchers, including Andrew Heaney, who will start tonight’s first game. Tonight will be an exciting game for Yankees fans that had almost lost faith in their team; now, the Yankees look hopeful that they can pull out the season.

Tonight, August 2, 7:05 pm:

Tonight the New York Yankees fans will get to see their new starter, Andrew Heaney; he is a lefty that is 6-7 with an ERA of 5.27 and a very respectable 113 strikeouts. Heaney comes to us from the Los Angeles Angels, where he has made 102 starts since 2015 going 30-33 over the span. Heaney has been better than his traditional numbers might suggest. His K%-BB% is ninth in the AL among 43 pitchers who’ve logged a minimum of 90 innings (just ahead of Lance Lynn, Nathan Eovaldi, and Berríos). The Yankees hope at the very least he can be a back-of-the-rotation starter for them and can make spot starts when needed.

Heaney will face the Baltimore Orioles’ Jorge Lopez, a righty that is 2-12 with an ERA of 6.19 and 90 strikeouts. The Orioles have won his last three starts even though he is coming off his worst game of the season. In his Miami Marlin start, he went only two innings giving up five earned runs. Several Yankee players have hit well off of Lopez, including Brett Gardner and DJ LeMahieu, but Aaron Judge has Lopez’s number. In 3 at-bats, Judge has hit two home runs.

Tuesday, August 3, 7:05 pm:

Tuesday night’s game will feature Yankee ace Gerrit Cole on the mound at Yankee Stadium. Cole is 10-6 with an ERA of 3.11 and an incredible league-leading 176 strikeouts. However, he is coming off two disappointing losses. One against the Red Sox and the last against the Tampa Bay Rays when he gave up 7 earned runs in just five innings, throwing 105 pitches and struggle mightily. The Yankee hope he will bounce back and get a win over the Orioles.

Cole will face the Orioles Alexander Wells, a lefty that is 1-1 with an ERA of 5.28 and 12 strikeouts in four games pitched. Wells is coming off two straight losses, one to the Tampa Bay Rays and, more recently, one to the Detroit Tigers. In those two games, he gave up seven earned runs. He also walks hitters more than the league average. However, he will have some advantage over the Yankees hitters, as they have never seen him pitch.

Wednesday, August 4, 7:05 pm:

Jameson Taillon will start Wednesday night’s game at the Stadium. He is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.11 with 98 strikeouts. Taillon is quickly becoming the Yankee’s best pitcher. After a slow start to the season after not pitching for nearly two years due to two Tommy John surgeries, Taillon is gaining the confidence of manager Aaron Boone. The Yankees have won six of his last seven starts. He is coming off a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins when he threw 98 pitches, not allowing a run.

Taillon will face the Orioles’ Matt Harvey that the Yankees hitters are very familiar with. Harvey has made the rounds pitching for the Mets, the Reds, the Angels, the Royals, and now the Orioles.  He has not been what the Orioles’ hoped for; he is 6-10 with an elevated 6.20 ERA. However, his last three games are among his best of the season, going into the sixth inning in all three games with the Orioles winning all three. Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu have both hit well off Harvey, but strangely Anthony Rizzo has faced him twelve times only with a .083 batting average.

All three Baltimore Oriole games will be broadcast on the YES Network and in Baltimore on MASN. The Tuesday night game will also be on MLBN out of market.

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from Yankees win over the Marlins

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Last night, the New York Yankees went into Derek Jeter and Don Mattingly’s Little Havana neighborhood to face their Miami Marlins. This after winning a series against the upstate Tampa Bay Rays but a devastating shutout of the last game of that series. The Yankees were hoping to put that behind them and turn their season around by sweeping the Marlins over the weekend and advancing further in the AL East. That they did, winning a game filled with just about everything 3-1.

A game with everything

Last night was a night that featured just about everything and was truly exciting. We saw a lineup unlike any the Yankees have put forth. Gleyber Torres led off the game for the first time this season. The Yankees that have been so right-hand heavy had four lefty batters. There were double plays, caught stealing. Tremendous plays and some not-so-good from a veteran player. For the first time in two years, Giancarlo Stanton played in the outfield in a park he is all too familiar with.  It saw players held out of the lineup due to injuries return in the same game to pinch-hit. It saw a Yankee pitcher become a pinch-runner.

A unique thing last night was that both teams had players that had never played for them before. The Marlins had two players making their major league debut, and the Yankees had to veteran trade deadline acquisitions to make their Yankee debut. The game also had a very hometown feel, not only because of the Marlin ower and manager being former Yankees, but the stadium 1,293 miles from Yankee Stadium seemed like the south Bronx with thousands of Yankee fans cheering and donning the pinstripes in the stands of LoanDepot Park.

Taillon becoming the Yankees best pitcher

Jameson Taillon is quickly becoming one of the Yankees’ best pitchers. He pitched a gem last night, going two outs into the sixth inning, giving up five hits while striking out five Marlins. He did not give up a run and raised his record to 7-4.

Taillon has been the Yankees’ winningest pitcher during July. After coming off two Tommy John surgeries and not pitching for nearly two years, Taillon had a slow start to the season, posting a 6.28 ERA in April. He has now lowered that to 4.11. The New York Yankees have now won six of his last seven starts as he picked up four wins in July.

The Yankees new look

In the American League, the New York Yankees were the big trade deadline winners, doing the most to improve their team. The big winner in the National League was the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The New York Yankees garnered a totally new look to their right-hand heavy lineup by adding two proven left-hand veterans to the lineup. They added power hitter Joey Gallo and contact hitter Anthony Rizzo. The Yankees also added three pitchers to their arsenal: Right hand Clay Holmes, lefty Joely Rodriguez, and lefty Andrew Heaney. Rizzo in his Yankee debut got two hits, a home run, and a walk.

But the big news and look are that the Yankees can now put out five lefty hitters in a lineup should it call for it, doubling their left-hand hitting presence. But changes often present new challenges. One of the Yankees’ best and timely hitters now may not play every day. Rougie Odor has been a blessing for the Yankees, but now his everyday job may be sitting on the bench. Many thought Luke Voit would be traded, but in the end, he wasn’t; now the question is what to do with him when he returns from the IL with Rizzo becoming the everyday first baseman. Yankee fan-favorite Brett Gardner may also be spending a lot of time on the bench. However, for the Yankees, these are good problems to have.

New York Yankees Recap: In a game filled with everything the Yankees win 3-1

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The New York Yankees went into tonight’s three-game series with the Miami Marlins, hoping to turn the page after a devastating shutout by the Tampa Bay Rays last night. With a brand new lineup of four lefty hitters, the Yankees were hoping to turn their season around. The Yankees acquired both Joey Gallo from the Rangers and Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs at the trade deadline, plus a couple of new pitchers. Jameson Taillon faced the Marlins Thompson. The Yankees won the game 3-1.

For a change with an exciting new Yankee lineup for the first time, Gleyber Torres led off the lineup for the Yankees, as DJ LeMahieu sat out the game. Torres struck out. Joey Gallo, in his Yankee debut, also struck out. Aaron Judge singled into the outfield with three players unable to catch the ball. Anthony Rizzo, in his Yankee debut, walked. Giancarlo Stanton, back in his old stadium where he hit 59 home runs in 2017 and was the NL MVP, struck out, leaving two on base. At the bottom, Mangneuris Sierra led off by singling to Gallo in right. Miguel Rojas grounded into a double play. Jazz Chisholm reached on a throw that took Rizzo off the plate.  Jesus Aguilar flew out to Stanton playing in left field for the first time this season.  No score.

Rougie Odor led off the second and lined up on the first pitch. Gary Sanchez went down on strikes. Tyler Wade singled to left. Taillon hitting in an NL park ground out softly to second to end the half. At the bottom, Brian Anderson flew out to Judge in center. Alfaro ground out. De La Cruz struck out to end the half.  No score

The third inning was led off by Torres, who flew out. Gallo walked. Judge ground out to second, moving Gallo to second. Rizzo also ground out to second to end the half, leaving Gallon on base. The bottom had Bryan Miller leading off; he flew out to Stanton in left. Zack Thompson flew out to Judge in center. Sierra walked. Rojas singled to left, with Sierra moving to second. Chisholm flew out to Stanton to end the inning.  No score.

Giancarlo Stanton started off the fourth inning by grounding out to third. Odor walked. Sanchez had a long out to left at the wall. Wade had a failed bunt to the pitcher to end the half. At the bottom, Jesus Aguilar led off by tipping into the glove of Sanchez. Anderson singled. Alfaro went down on strikes. De La Cruz struck out for Taillon’s fourth strikeout of the game. No score.

Yankee pitcher Taillon led off the fifth inning, and he walked on four pitches. Torres hit into a 5-4-3 double play. Gallo gave it a run to the warning track in center to end the half. Miller led off the bottom by getting his first major league single. A wild pitch moved Miller to second. Thompson struck out. Sierra lofted one to Stanton in left. Rojas ground to short to end the inning. No score.

Aaron Judge led off the sixth inning by striking out swinging. Rizzo then got his first home run (449′) as a Yankee to center field. Stanton ground out to short. Odor faced new Marlins pitcher Ross Detwiler and got hit by a pitch. Sanchez struck out to end the half, but Rizzo put the Yankees ahead in the game. Chisholm led off the bottom by grounding to first. Aguilar ground out to Wade at third. Anderson walked, and that was the night for Jameson Taillon, who had another quality start. He was replaced by Jonathan Loaisiga facing Alfaro, who reached on a booted ball by Odor. De La Cruz ground out to Torres at short, who made a beautiful play tossing to Odor for the final out of the inning. New York Yankees 1 Marlins 0.

Tyler Wade led off the seventh against new Marlins pitcher Anthony Bender and walked. Wade was caught stealing. Greg Allen went down looking. Torres was called out on strikes on a ball that was clearly out of the strike zone by a mile. Torres said something and was thrown out of the game. At the bottom, Miller struck out. Lewin Diaz flew out to Allen in left. Sierra singled just in front of Judge. Rojas struck out, ending the inning. New York Yankees 1 Marlins 0.

The eighth inning was led off by Gallo, who struck out. Judge was hit by a pitch and took first. Rizzo singled to left with Judge stopping at second. Gio Urshela pinch-hitting for the pitcher Loaisiga faced new pitcher Zach Pop and singled, moving Judge to third. Pitcher Nestor Cortes was brought in to pinch-run for Urshela, who has hamstring issues. Odor singled bring in Judge and Rizzo for the Yankees three-run lead. Sanchez, with two on and one out, hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Chisholm faced new Yankee pitcher Zack Britton and had a lead-off single to center. Aguilar singled to right, with Chisholm moving to third. Anderson, with two on and no outs, hit into a double play with Chisholm scoring. Alfaro struck out to end the inning, but the Marlins got on the board. Yankees 3 Marlins 0.

Tyler Wade led off the ninth inning and against Austin Pruitt and flew out to center. Greg Allen got a good bunt, but Alfaro fired a missile to first to get him out. DJ LeMahieu got a base hit right up the middle. Gallo hit out directly to the first baseman. With last licks on the line for the Marlins, Aroldis Chapman came in to close it out for the Yankees. De La Cruz led off by flying out to Gallo in right. Lewis Brinson pinch-hitting ground out to third.  Joe Panik pinch-hitting got plunked. With one on, Sierra struck out with the Yankees winning the game.

The final score was the New York Yankees 3 and the Miami Marlins 1. The winner was Jameson Taillon, and the loser, Zach Thompson, with the save going to Aroldis Chapman (21).