New York Yankees: Domingo German With A Rare Bad Start

New York Yankees, Domingo German

The New York Yankees ended their seven game winning streak on Sunday with an 8-7 loss to the Royals. Why? Domingo German had his first bad start of the season.

But, trailing 7-1, the Yankees came back to tie it at seven before Royals right fielder Whit Merrifield walked it off with a chopper over Gio Urshela’s head.

Can’t keep it in the park

German had good stuff on Sunday, he just didn’t have enough control. He ended up with 13 swings and misses. Over his five innings of work, he gave up seven runs off of nine hits.

The main problem was that he allowed four home runs. Martin Maldonado opened the Royals scoring with a three run jack in the second.

Two innings later, Ryan O’Hearn added one on a solo shot. Then in the fifth, Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back solo home runs.

He must bounce back

For German, it’s so crucial that he bounces back in his next start.

It’s even more important since his next start will be against the Boston Red Sox. He will pitch on Friday or Saturday dependent on where and when James Paxton rejoins the Yankee rotation.

Overall, we shouldn’t complain about one bad start from Domingo. He’s been magnificent for the Yankees this year, and he will continue to be a force on the bump.

 

 

New York Yankees: Important Roadtrip Awaits

New York Yankees, Gary Sanchez

After taking the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5, the New York Yankees hit the road for seven extremely important games.

The Yankees head to Baltimore for a four game set with the Orioles, before heading to Kansas City for three games with the Royals. Those two teams are the worst two teams in the AL.

Since those two teams are so bad, it’s extremely important for the Yankees to win all of them. They need to build a lead over the Rays, and the Red Sox are playing well and approaching the top, so distance between those teams would be nice.

The Yankee road trip however has seemed to get off to a rough start. George A. King lll reported that there was a mechanical issue with the team plane, and the squad was forced to ride buses to Baltimore on Sunday night.

But, with the afternoon game on Sunday, the team should of gotten in at a reasonable time and fatigue shouldn’t be an issue.

JA Happ is expected to pitch game one on Monday, with Domingo German, and CC Sabathia following on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Masahiro Tanaka is expected to pitch on Thursday, pending that he doesn’t land on the IL.

We aren’t really sure who will pitch on Friday. It could be a bullpen game, or James Paxton could possibly rejoin the rotation. Then on Saturday, the ball goes back to JA Happ.

Anything but a 7-0 road trip should be considered a failure for the Yankees. With the games against poor teams, these are games the team absolutely needs to win.

Austin Romine Saves The New York Yankees From A Devastating Loss

After the New York Yankees surrendered a 5-0 lead in the eighth, Austin Romine brought out the heroics. He hit a hard ground-ball that just got through the left side to tie it up in the bottom of the inning. After zeros in the ninth for both sides, we went to extras. Zack Britton pitched a scoreless inning in the top half of the tenth, before Romine walked it off with a gapper to right-center.

Green and Ottavino ruined Paxton’s game

James Paxton was fantastic yet again. Over six innings, he allowed just three hits with no runs scoring, striking out 12. He was the 11th pitcher all-time to punch-out 12 in consecutive scoreless appearances (per Yankees PR).

Paxton had a whopping 20 swing-and-misses, the second straight start he did that. He also threw 15 first pitch strikes to 22 batters.

But, the bullpen had no plans of continuing that success. This is a classic example of Murphy’s law; what could go wrong did go wrong.

Chad Green came in relief, and it took him just 12 pitches to load the bases with two singles and a walk.

Green was pulled immediately, and Adam Ottavino came in. This is where it got ugly.

They say that bases loaded with nobody out is the worst possible scenario for a reliever. And this time, it did not go well for Ottavino.

Adalberto Mondesi knocked in two on a double, right before Alex Gordon smacked a three-run home run. This tied the game up at five, for about thirty seconds. Hunter Dozier hit a solo home run on the very next pitch, making it 6-5 Kansas City.

And magically, the Yankees pulled it out with the help of Romine.

Clint Frazier needs to chill

Clint Frazier can’t stop and won’t stop mashing. This dude murdered one over the visiting bullpen in the fifth inning for a three-run shot.

The Yankees also got a run in the first and the second. DJ LeMahieu scored on a wild pitch after a lead-off double in the first, and Romine knocked in the other run in the second.

Overall, the Yankees are incredibly lucky to have won this ballgame. Every sign pointed towards them losing after the eighth, but they proved their resilience. They are also lucky to have a guy like Austin Romine as the back-up catcher. He is definitely good enough to have a starting job on a big-league club, but the Yankees want him and he wants the Yankees.

The Yankees now trek way west to Anaheim to take on the Angels on Monday with a 10:05PM (ET) start. JA Happ gets the ball for the Yankees against old cross-town rival Matt Harvey, now on the Angeles after being dumped by the Mets and not resigned by the Reds.

New York Yankees: Judge Injured as Yankees Blow Out Royals

New York Yankees, Aaron Judge

You can’t make this stuff up.

On an opposite field single in the sixth, the New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge felt a pull in his oblique and was removed from the game. He will get an MRI, and Aaron Boone said after the game that it will almost certainly be an IL-stint.

In good news, the Yankees picked up a 9-2 win over the Royals. It got the Yankees back to .500 through 20 games.

Hits all around

The Yankees collected 14 hits all together, with multiple hits from four players. Clint Frazier and Giovanny Urshela each had three.

Judge got it going early before his injury, with a solo-shot to right in the first. Then, Clint Frazier led off the second with a solo-shot of his own.

In the third inning, Gleyber Torres hit one over the wall that was ruled a home run. After a review, it was deemed to be a fan interference, and he was called out. Aaron Boone wasn’t very happy about the call, and was thrown out for the first time in 2019. The score stayed 2-0.

Mike Tauchman made up for it in the next inning, belting a three-run home run to right. The pitch after, DJ LeMahieu had his first Yankee home run for back-to-back jacks.

In the sixth, Gleyber Torres and Frazier had back-to-back RBI singles, and Austin Romine knocked one in on an infield single in the seventh to conclude the scoring.

Seven strong

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven strong innings, giving up just four hits and a run.

Tanaka fanned seven, but put three on base with walks. He worked seven ground-balls and five fly-balls, also getting twelve swing-and-misses.

Tanaka picked up his second win of the season in five starts, but only his previous start was a bad start. His ERA is now at 2.76 through 29.1 innings.

Jonathan Holder came in to get the last six outs, and gave up a solo home run in the ninth.

The final game of this four game set with Kansas City will take place on Easter Sunday at 1:05PM. The game will be on YES Network and FOX Sports Go. James Paxton gets the ball for the Yankees against Jorge Lopez of the Royals.

Clint Frazier Shows Off Arm As Yankees Top Royals 6-2

New York Yankees, Clint Frazier

With runners on first and third and nobody out, Whit Merrifield flew out to New York Yankees right-fielder Clint Frazier. Frazier caught it on a hop and threw home to get Martin Maldonado out, as he was attempting to tag-up. The throw hit 95 MPH. It helped CC Sabathia work out of a third inning mess with giving up just one run. This helped pave the way for a 6-2 Yankee win over the Royals.

Vintage CC

CC Sabathia had another great start over five innings. He gave up three hits and zero earned runs, striking out five in his first win of the year. A couple third inning errors by himself and Luke Voit allowed for one unearned run to cross. He continued to thrive by working weak contact.

CC is very close to three huge milestones. He is three wins away from 250, six strikeouts away from 3,000, and 20 innings away from 3,500 on his career.

Through ten innings this season, CC hasn’t given up a single earned run. He continues to have success in pitching after a Yankee loss. That was also CC’s 22nd win over the Royals in his hall-of-fame career.

Unlikely power figures

Brett Gardner had a two-run home run, and Mike Tauchman had a solo-shot to lead the Yankees. The home runs were in the third ind fifth innings, respectively.

The Yankees added two more in the sixth, thanks to a sacrifice fly hit by DJ LeMahieu, and Luke Voit scored on a wild pitch ball four that put Clint Frazier on.

In the seventh, Tyler Wade laid down a good bunt that resulted in a throwing error, scoring Kyle Higashioka. Wade was the only Yankee with multiple hits.

Game three of this four game set will be on Saturday at 1:05PM. The game will be live on MLB Network, YES Network, and FOX Sports Go. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball for the Yankees against Heath Fillmyer of the Royals.

 

New York Yankees: Clint Frazier With Another Nice Game But Yanks Fall to Royals

New York Yankee’s left fielder Clint Frazier had a solid two hit game, but didn’t get much support from his teammates as the Yankees fell 5-1 to the Royals.

Frazier was the only bright spot on offense

The Yankees had just four hits on the evening, and Frazier accounted for two of them. He singled in the fourth and the ninth.

The other two hits came from Aaron Judge and Luke Voit. Voit’s average isn’t climbing too fast, mainly because he is consistently getting one hit a game, no more and no less. His average currently sits at .219. He’s reached safely in every game this season, with an OBP of .342.

Gleyber Torres was responsible for driving in the Yankee’s lone run on a sacrifice fly in the first.

Mike Ford made his MLB debut on Thursday, batting seventh as the DH. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, and a fly-out in his first at-bat.

Another good start for German

Domingo German continued to impress on Thursday over six strong. He allowed three runs, and struck out nine. He’s beginning to trust his stuff more, and that’s why he’s been so much better than last year. He gave up two home runs, which is slightly concerning, but still got more ground-outs (five) than fly-outs (four).

Jonathan Holder came in to relieve German, and got hammered. He gave up two runs and only got one out before Britton had to clean-up his mess.

He gave up two hits, but Chad Green managed to (barely) work a scoreless inning, ones that haven’t been to frequent for him so far this year.

Joe Harvey came in the ninth, and gave up the first run of his MLB career. It wouldn’t matter, as the Yankee’s put up another zero in the bottom of the inning to end the game.

Game two of the series begins on Friday at 7:05PM on YES and Fox Sports Go. CC Sabathia gets the ball for the Yankees against Jake Junis of the Royals. Junis was the pitcher that hit Judge last year, putting him on the then called disabled list.