Yankees already proving they crushed the trade deadline, but what now for Luke Voit?

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In just two games, the New York Yankees are already enjoying new acquisition Anthony Rizzo and his talents. Wearing pinstripes, Rizzo has four hits and two homers, exactly what the Yankees needed and desired when they traded away several high-profile prospects in return for the slugging first baseman.

On the season, Rizzo is hitting .256 with a .470 slugging percentage, including 16 homers and 42 RBIs. However, he seems to be reinvigorated, smashing homers to help the Yankees climb back in the AL East standings. His future on the team is in question since he’s in the final year of a seven-year contract, but after Saturday’s victory, the Bombers are just 2.5 games back in the Wild Card, well within range of a playoff appearance.

In the AL East, the Bombers are 7.0 games back, as the Tampa Bay Rays have stolen first place from the Boston Red Sox. Boston and Tampa are going head to head, with one more game in a series to determine who retains the first spot in the division.

As for the Yankees, they have several players working their way back from injury, one of which is Luke Voit, who is traditionally their first baseman.

Luke Voit is currently on his third injured list stint this year, which is what sparked a move by the Yankees to bolster first base.

“There’s no question,” Boone said. “But in the end he’s a pro. I know he’s worked his tail off the last couple of days to make sure he’s continuing to physically get ready and prepared to take his at-bats. I’m sure there’s some frustration there because I know he wants to be here right now. But that’s all part of things you’ve got to deal with that are sometimes out of your control as a pro.”

I would expect to see Voit in the designated hitter role when Stanton is featuring in the outfield, which will hopefully be more frequent. There is no reason to leave Voit and his quality bat hanging in the reserves, especially if the Yankees determine he is 100% healthy. We haven’t seen the last of Luke, and he’s likely chomping at the bit to make a return.

New York Yankees: 3 Major takeaways from Yankees series win

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The New York Yankees entered last night’s early evening game after a 3-1 win over the Marlins last night when the Yankees saw their newest hitter Anthony Rizzo hit a 449′ foot home run at LoanDepot Park in Miami. He became an instant Yankee favorite. The Yankees had the same lineup featuring 4 lefty hitters, including another new Yankee, Joey Gallo. Domingo German faced the Marlins Trevor Rogers. Rizzo hit another home run, and the Yankees won it 4-2. Just before the game, Marlins manager Don Mattingly although vaccinated, tested positive for the Covid virus, the bench coach James Rowson managed the game.

Rizzo homers again!

No matter how humble, Anthony Rizzo is doing everything he can to gain the hearts of Yankees fans immediately. He wasted no time last night getting his second home run in as many days as a new Yankees. He hit a 449′ monster home run on Friday night, then last night, he scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning in Miami. Then, he hit a really sky-high home run into a maintenance area just left of the foul pole for an insurance run for the Yankees in the seventh. Showing how he is a complete player; he was excellent at defense and got on base in all five of his at-bats. In a momentary scare, he was hit by a pitch in the hand in the second inning of the game but was okay. After the game, Aaron Boone had this to say:

“I think the heat of [the playoff] chase definitely invigorated him,’’ manager Aaron Boone said. “I think he is one of those guys who truly does live for that.”

Without really trying, other than his home runs and defense at first, Rizzo is endearing himself to Yankees fans by his demeanor. In interviews, he is humble, and he carries himself, not demanding respect but earning it. It sure looks like he embraces what it means to be a New York Yankee.

Loaisiga slams the door shut

Yankees manager Aaron Boone did not want to use Zack Britton, who had been used heavily this week. He also wanted to keep closer Aroldis Chapman out of the game; he had been feeling some general soreness. He also had been worked four of the last six games. So in the fifth inning, he went to his bullpen. Luetge, Holmes, and Green who combined to allow just one hit. Then he asked Jonathan Loaisiga to hold the game and close out a win in the ninth.

Attempting to hold the two-run lead, Loaisiga allowed a one-out single from Brian Anderson, then induced a ground ball from Lewin Diaz. That could have finished the game, but Gleyber Torres, lacking focus, tagged Brian Anderson at second; the only problem was that he tagged him with his glove, not the ball, and both runners reached.  Loaisiga put the gaff behind him and struck out Alfaro, and induced a ground ball from De La Cruz for his third save of the season. YES analyst Jack Curry said that he sees Loaisiga as a closer before his career ends after the game.

Stanton is comfortable in left

The New York Yankees have been preparing Giancarlo Stanton to play in the outfield at some point. Being in Miami in a National League Park, manager Boone took the opportunity to play Stanton in left field as there was no DH. Last night for the second night in a row, Stanton was out there looking comfortable. Although he really hasn’t had any immensely difficult plays during both nights, he has looked like he hasn’t missed a beat making common plays. Adding to his comfort level has to be playing in LoanDepot Park, where he spent eight years out in left field.

Boone aims to play Stanton in left field one or two games a week, assuming his body holds up. Now that the Yankees have kept Luke Voit, Stanton’s ability to play in the outfield will give Boone the option for the DH slot with Stanton, Voit, Rizzo, and others. Boone said after the game:

“I was really encouraged,’’ Boone said of what he saw from Stanton defensively on Friday. “Not surprised. He’s always been a very good outfielder.”

Note: Today, the New York Yankees will go for the sweep of the Marlins. The Yankees are 4-10 in sweep attempts. Today at 1:10 pm, Jordan Montgomery will start for the Yankees against a yet-to-be-named Marlins starter. With two Yankee wins and two Red Sox losses, the Yankees are 7 games out of first place and just one game out of the second wild-card slot.

New York Yankees Recap: Rizzo homers again in Yankees second win over the Marlins

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The New York Yankees entered tonight’s early evening game after a 3-1 win over the Marlins last night when the Yankees saw their newest hitter hit a 449′ foot home run at LoanDepot Park Miami. He became an instant Yankee favorite. The Yankees had the same lineup featuring 4 lefty hitters, including another new Yankee, Joey Gallo. Domingo German faced the Marlins Trevor Rogers. Just before the game, Marlins manager Don Mattingly although vaccinated, tested positive for the Covid virus, the bench coach James Rowson managed the game.

In the top of the first inning, Gleyber Torres went down on strikes. Joey Gallo also went down on strikes. Aaron Judge flew out to right field. At the bottom, the Marlins faced Domingo German. Jazz Chisholm led off, and he lined out to Odor. Miguel Rojas also lined out to Odor. Brian Anderson flew out to Gallo in right for the 1-2-3 inning for German. No score.

Anthony Rizzo led off the second for the Yankees, and a pitch hit him. Giancarlo Stanton doubled, moving Rizzo to third. Rougie Odor got an RBI single driving in Rizzo. With a run driving in two on and no outs, Gary Sanchez hit a long one to right for a ground-rule double driving in Stanton. Tyler Wade went down on strikes. Pitcher Domingo German struck out. Torres struck out. In the bottom, Lewin Diaz popped back to Sanchez. Jorge Alfaro walked. Alfaro stole second.  Bryan De La Cruz walked. De la Cruz was caught off base.  Lewis Brinson struck out for German to get out of the inning. New York Yankees 2 Marlins 0.

Joey Gallo led off the third inning by flying out to center. Judge ground out to second for the second out. Rizzo walked. Stanton hit one to the upper deck in right but foul; he ended up also walking. Odor with two on and two outs singled, loading the bases. With the bases loaded and two outs, Sanchez flew out to left, leaving the bases loaded. At the bottom, Sierra led off by popping out. Rogers stuck out, and Chisholm struck out for a quick inning for German. Yankees 2 Marlins 0.

The fourth was led off by Tyler Wade, who singled to left. German sac bunt moving Wade to second base. Torres flew out to left, by Wade remained at second. Joey Gallo walked. Judge faced the new Marlins pitcher David Hess and stuck out, leaving two Yankees on base. At the bottom, Rojas singled to right. Anderson went down swinging. Diaz popped out to Wade, that was in the shift. Rojas got a stolen base on Sanchez. Alfaro got an RBI triple driving in the first run for the Marlins. A wild pitch allowed Alfaro to score and tie up the game. De La Cruz ended the inning. Yankees 2 Marlins 0.

At the top of the fifth, the Yankees threatened again. Rizzo singled. Stanton singled with Rizzo going to third. Stanton advanced on the throw to third. Odor flew out. Sanchez stuck out. Wade was intentionally walked to pitch to German. But the Yankees inserted Gio Urshela to pinch-hit. The Marlins countered with new pitcher Andrew Bender with the bases loaded, and Rizzo scores as the ball gets past the catcher Alfaro. Urshela struck out, but the Yankees scored, leaving two on base. At the bottom, Brinson faced new Yankee pitcher Lucas Luetge and doubled to the right field wall. Sierra flew out to Judge. Jesus Aguilar’s pinch-hitting for the pitcher struck out as he couldn’t hold back Chisholm struck out to end the inning.  New York Yankees 3 Marlins 2.

The sixth inning was led off by Torres, who was 0-3 on the night flew out to the warning track at left. Gallo tapped right back to the pitcher. Judge, who was also 0-3 on the night and hadn’t got a home run since July 10th, struck out for the fourth time in the game. Rojas led off the bottom by lining out sharply to Stanton in left field. Anderson struck out. Diaz also struck out for Luetge’s fourth strikeout in two innings of work Yankees 3 Marlins 2.

At the seventh, Rizzo led off against new pitcher Steven Okart and homers to right for the second time in as many days in his Yankee debut. Stanton ground out. Odor struck out swinging. Sanchez flew out to right in the end the half, but the Rizzo home run tacked another run for the New York Yankees. At the bottom, Alfaro led off against new pitcher Clay Holmes by popping out to second. De La Cruz ground out to short. Brinson also ground out to short as Holmes has a 1-2-3 inning.  Yankees 4 Marlins 2.

Tyler Wade led off the eighth by a ground out to short. Greg Allen went down looking. Torres popped out to second, going down in order. Sierra led off the bottom Mangneuris Sierra faced new Yankee pitch Chad Green and flew out to left. Isan Diaz pinch-hit stuck out swinging. Chisholm hit it hard but right at Greg Allen in left. Yankees 4 Marlins 2.

In the ninth inning, Joey Gallo hit directly to the second baseman for the first out. Judge flies out to the left-center wall. Rizzo walked to be on base in all five at-bats. Brett Gardner pinch-hit for Chad Green flew out to left. With last licks on the line for the Marlins at the bottom of the ninth, Jonathan Loaisiga was on the mound to close it out for the Yankees. Rojas led off by grounding out to second. Anderson singled past Torres. Diaz reached, but Anderson was out on the base path. Upon review, Anderson went to second. Alfaro went down looking. Miller was sent out for a run for Alfaro. De La  Cruz hit into the force, and the Yankees won the game.

The final score was the New York Yankees 4 and the Marlins 2. The winning pitcher was Lucas Luetge got the win and the loss went to David Hess with Chad Green got his third save of the season.

New York Yankee Player Profiles: Getting to know Yankee first baseman Anthony Rizzo (video)

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The New York Yankees were very successful by the trade deadline, picking up three pitchers and two high-impact lefty hitters to add to the Yankees lineup; one of those hitters is Anthony Rizzo who came to us in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Rizzo has spent his entire major league career with the Cubs, where he was one of the most beloved players on the team. He played a big part in the Cub’s first World Series win in 107 years. The eleven-year veteran player has a 36.8 WAR with 244 home runs and a career batting average of .269. Last night in his Yankee debut, he walked, had two hits, and hit his 15th home run of the season.

Now that Rizzo is with the New York Yankees, it’s time for Yankee fans to get to know their new first baseman. Anthony Vincent Rizzo will turn 32 next week. He is a native of Parkland, Florida, and attended the same school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the mass shooting was in 2018. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft by the Boston Red Sox. Rizzo’s minor league career started at 17 in 2007 in the rookie class with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. He was an immediate success.

In December of 2010, Rizzo was traded to the San Diego Padres. After not making the team in spring training to start the 2011 season, he was assigned to the Tucson Padres. Rizzo was called up to the majors after hitting .365 with an OPS of 1.159 and 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 200 at-bats over 52 games in Tucson. He hit his first major league home run on June 11, 2011.

During the winter of 2012, because of his excellent play, he was scheduled to be the Padres starting first baseman, but the Padres acquired Yonder Alonso, who ended up getting the job. Shortly thereafter, Rizzo was traded to the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo started the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. His results with the Cubs were the same as with the Padres.  He batted .342 with 23 home runs and 62 RBIs. The Cubs promoted him to the big team, where it was hoped he could help the teams’ struggling offense. He became the first player in Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games. In July, he was named Rookie of the month. He ended his first season with the Cubs with a .285 batting average and 15 home runs.

In 2013 Rizzo cemented himself as a great player and fan favorite. Fans learned that not only was he a good player but a really nice person. In 2014 he earned his first All-Star game and came in 10th in the MVP voting. He would be an All-Star for the next three years and an MVP candidate for the next five years. He was also a Silver Slugger and a four-time Gold Glover. In 2016 he helped the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series in over 107 years, the longest World Series drought in baseball history.

He was an integral part of the last three victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He led the team to their first World Series appearance since 1945. He would have 5 RBIs in the World Series and would score 7 runs that lead the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series win since 1908. That year he would also win the Esurance MLB Award for the best media personality. He also won the defensive award saving 11 runs for the Cubs, and led all first baseman getting him his first Fielding Bible Award. He was also nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award. He also got his third MLBPAA Cubs Heart and Hustle Award.

On September 2, 2017, Rizzo became the fourth Cubs player to hit at least 30 home runs, 30 doubles, and 100 RBIs in three or more seasons. For the season, he batted .273/.392/.507 with 32 home runs and 109 RBIs. Unfortunately, he also led the major leagues getting bonked 24 times. On October 27, Rizzo was named the 2017 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his charity’s work to find a cure for childhood cancer. Of winning the award, Rizzo said, “This is amazing. The greatest award you can win. It will go front and center in front of anything I’ve ever done.” In 2018 he had another 101 RBIs. In 2019 he had the highest batting average of his career (.293) with 27 home runs.

The shortened 2020 season was a disappointing season for Rizzo, as it was for many players. He hit only .222 on the season. But he still got the equivalent of 23 home runs and earned his fourth Gold Glove Award at first base.  This season he has bounced back with 14 home runs for the Cubs and a batting average of .248. Earlier in the season, the Cubs offered Rizzo a five-year $70 million extension which he refused.

With the extension refusal and becoming a free agent in 2022, the Chicago Cubs made the difficult decision to let loose of their long-time favorite player and trade him to the New York Yankees. Anthony Rizzo is probably not the player he was in his prime, but he could help the Yankees to their first World Series since 2009. The Cubs were so appreciative of Rizzos’ time with the Cub, and for the man he is, they produced a short video honoring and thanking him.

Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo delivers perfect response to his future and perfect start with new team

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It didn’t take long for New York Yankees acquisition Anthony Rizzo to leave his mark in just his first game with the Bombers. Against the Miami Marlins on Friday, Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, single, and walk.

After spending his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, Rizzo has found himself in uncharted territory headed toward free agency this upcoming off-season. However, he will spend the remainder of the 2021 campaign wearing pinstripes, and given his positive health history, the Yankees desperately need his services.

Rizzo had nothing but glowing reviews of the franchise and its success throughout the course of history.

“I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this franchise and how it’s operated from the inside and out and I’m excited to dive in and learn and see everything that the Yankees franchise has to offer,” Rizzo said. “I know it’s amazing and I know the history here, and it speaks for itself.

When it comes to a future contract, Rizzo is only focused on the present, maximizing his opportunity with a Bombers this season and their hopes to reach the playoffs.

“But as far as contracts and whatnot, this is just about winning baseball games and getting on a role with our guys here and jelling and having fun and bringing out the best energy in everyone.”

General manager Brian Cashman stated that his moves were based on the present need and not their thoughts for the future. While Rizzo could be a priority signing and extension this upcoming off-season, they need him to perform now with the team in desperation mode. Sitting 7.5 games back in the AL East behind the Boston Red Sox and 3.5 games back in the Wild Card, it is now or never for the Yankees to spark a late run.

“We added Rizzo for this stretch drive,” Cashman said. “This is all about the 2021 effort. We haven’t really daydreamed into the future at all. The way this trade deadline was going with all the conversations … I don’t think anybody had time to look at much of the future on this stuff. Our intent was to try to increase our chances to give our team an improved opportunity to compete the rest of the way, and that’s really been the focus only.”

The thing about Rizzo is that he is incredibly loyal, and while he wanted to stay with Chicago his entire career, he ultimately will have to find a new home after this season. He’s coming off a seven-year, $41 million deal, with Chicago paying the entire $16.5 million salary for the 2021 season.
Based on his comments regarding the Yankees’ franchise, it is clear he has respect and appreciation for his new team. With his future uncertain, it is entirely possible the Bombers offer him an extension, but with so many big-name players on the books, they will have to find ways to unload a few deals, for example, Aaron Hicks and his seven-year, $70 million contract.

“I said it a lot how I want to stay in Chicago and be a Cub for the rest of my career,” Rizzo said. “Obviously that didn’t work out, but coming into this year you know that at the end of the year you’re a free agent. I’ve never had it before and there’s going to be opportunity to hopefully out there to shine and we’ll see what happens. But that’s so far away from right now and the day-to-day grind it’s going to take to get us back into winning in the playoffs and everything that takes to get there.”

Yankees: Rizzo ‘got those jitters out of the way’ and paced Bombers’ victory with majestic blast

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The New York Yankees won 3-1 against the Marlins in Miami, in Anthony Rizzo’s first game with the Bombers. Baseball is magical, so guess who was the star performer of the night? Yes, the former Chicago Cub.

Rizzo came to the Yankees the night before deadline day, in exchange for prospects Kevin Alcantara and Alexander Vizcaino, and made an immediate impact on his Friday debut, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, and two runs scored.

In the sixth inning against Zach Thompson, he deposited a 1-0 pitch into the stands, in a mammoth home run that traveled 449 feet and left the bat at 112 mph.

“It was amazing,” Rizzo said to MLB.com. “Coming in, getting the first at-bat out of the way … and kind of getting those jitters out of the way.”

Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone said Rizzo’s homer was ‘electrifying’

Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone was impressed with what he saw from his new player.

“When you [have] those no-doubters, especially in a close game at the time, there is a little rush of adrenaline when you [kind of say], ‘Ooh.’ It is exciting,” Boone said. “It is something that lights up the dugout. Obviously, him being the player that he is, coming in his first day and getting that kind of hit was pretty cool. It definitely electrified the guys a little bit.”

After his sixth inning homer, he scored again in the eighth frame, on a two-run single by Rougned Odor.

The Yankees’ lineup takes a whole new meaning with their two left-handed hitting additions, Joey Gallo and Rizzo. Both came to the team before the trade deadline and both have a similar profile: power and patience.

They are starting to pay dividends, especially Rizzo, and their presence makes the Yankees much stronger as they try to secure a spot in the postseason.

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).




New York Yankees: Yankees get their starter, Andrew Heaney from the Angels

Bob Nightengale has reported that the New York Yankees have found their new starter, Andrew Heaney from the Los Angeles Angels. The trade involved cash from the Angels as the Yankees gave up minor leaguers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero.

Andrew Heaney will join the Yankees starting rotation with a 6-7 record with the Angels and a 5.27 ERA. On a July 1, 2015 start Heany held the Yankees to one run while fanning seven Yankees.

The Yankees so far ahead of the trade deadline acquired pitcher Clay Holmes, outfielder Joey Gallo from the Rangers. Pitcher Joely Rodriguez from the Rangers, and Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. Now they can add Andrew Heaney to the list.

More on this developing story later. Stay with EmpireSportsMedia for all the latest Yankee developments as they make a push to get to the postseason.

New York Yankees: Will 4 pm find Jose Berrios in pinstripes? No!!

The internet is ablaze today with Jose Berrios chat, and the New York Yankees are mentioned. Berrios is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, who are having a horrible season, he has been their one bright spot. Several sources including Joel Sherman say that the Yankees are at least talking to the Twins about acquiring Berrios. There are two stumbling blocks to the deal, one is that he will be pricy, the other is that the Toronto Blue Jays and six other teams are in hot pursuit for the talented righty.

Berrios this season is 7-5, with an ERA of 3.48 in 20 starts. He would be a good fit for the Yankees. He doesn’t allow walks and manages to keep the ball on the ground. Should the Yankees land him they would have control over him until the end of next season.

You might say that the Yankees don’t need an extra starter, they have Luis Severino and Corey Kluber coming back in late August or early September. However, considering the Yankees believe they can still make a run for the postseason, winning every game from today on is so immportant. The can no longer wait to get better, and they have shown that this week, by changing the complexion of their lineup by adding two lefty hitters in Joey Gallo and Anthomy Rizzo. The have also picked up relievers Clay Holmes, and Joely Rodriguez.

Ken Rosenthal has said on Twitter, that the Blue Jays are the leading favorite to get Berríos after being unable to land Max Scherzer. They really need pitching help beyond Hyun Jin Ryu, so they may meet the Twins’ demands. But for this prize, don’t count the Yankees out, the still have big prospects not yet traded, among them is Luis Gil and Clarke Schmidt two pitching prospects that any team would like to have.

4 pm today, is the deadline for trades, and what each team has at that time is what they will live with for the rest of the season, as there will be no waiver trades this season. It now appears that Berrios will definitely be traded, to who we may have to wait for the deadline as teams make their final offers. Stay with EmpireSportsMedia.com as this story develops.

Update: As this article was being written Jose Berrios was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.