Game # 73: Texas (37-37) vs NYY (40-32)

Headley is back! The offense really needs him. Holliday sits. Castro sits. Judge half sits.

Yanks needs this win to have a .500 home stand against .500 teams.

Texas

  1. LF: Delino DeShields
  2. RF: Shin-Soo Choo
  3. SS: Elvis Andrus
  4. 3B: Adrian Beltre
  5. DH: Rougned Odor
  6. CF: Carlos Gomez
  7. C: Jonathan Lucroy
  8. 1B: Mike Napoli
  9. 2B: Drew Robinson
  10. SP: Nick Martinez

NYY

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. CF: Aaron Hicks
  3. DH: Aaron Judge
  4. C: Gary Sanchez
  5. SS: Didi Gregorius
  6. 3B: Chase Headley
  7. 1B: Tyler Austin
  8. RF: Mason Williams
  9. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  10. SP: Michael Pineda

It's the prophylactic games of the series.

Game on YES.

Game # 72 -- Rangers (36-37) vs Yanks (40-31)

After winning a game Girardi makes wholesale changes to the line-up. Sanchez sits. Gardy sits. And Carter gone. Cessa starts. Williams starts. Romine squats. Last night's hero returns....Toe, not Masa. Austin at 1B. Yanks are now at full Aaron and full Austin strength.

Rangers

  1. LF: Delino DeShields
  2. RF: Shin-Soo Choo
  3. DH: Elvis Andrus
  4. 3B: Adrian Beltre
  5. 2B: Rougned Odor
  6. CF: Carlos Gomez
  7. 1B: Mike Napoli
  8. C: Robinson Chirinos
  9. SS: Pete Kozma
  10. SP: Austin Bibens-Dirkx

Yankees

  1. CF: Mason Williams
  2. LF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. DH: Matt Holliday
  5. 2B: Starlin Castro
  6. SS: Didi Gregorius
  7. 1B: Tyler Austin
  8. 3B: Ronald Torreyes
  9. C: Austin Romine
  10. SP: Luis Cessa

1983 -- The Pine Tar game prior to Pineda.

Game on YES.

Yankees Finally Bite the Bullet, Replace Chris Carter with Tyler Austin

The long nightmare is now over. Tyler Austin will join the team on Saturday. Chris Carter has been designated for assignment. Austin is starting at first base Saturday:

https://twitter.com/YankeesPR/status/878618901424332800

The move was probably a week late, but at least the Yankees did the right thing in the end. Good Austin has been on display all season in the minor leagues since he returned from injury. He's hit .316/.388/.560 between Double-A and Triple-A. The strikeout rate is high (29% at Triple-A), but not totally out of line with his career line. 

The smart money, I think, is on Austin and Bird platooning at first for most of the season. That should be a productive platoon. 

Game # 71 -- Rangers (36-36) vs Yanks (39-31)

Yanks face another AL West division team -- whom they can't seem to beat despite being at .500 or below. Torreyes in for the ailing Headley. Other than that it's the regular cast of characters.

Headley is suffering from back spasms. He had an epidural and will not be able to play until Sunday at the earliest.

Rangers

  1. RF: Shin-Soo Choo
  2. SS: Elvis Andrus
  3. LF: Nomar Mazara
  4. 3B: Adrian Beltre
  5. 2B: Rougned Odor
  6. CF: Carlos Gomez
  7. C: Jonathan Lucroy
  8. DH: Mike Napoli
  9. 1B: Joey Gallo
  10. SP: Yu Darvish

Yankees

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. CF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. DH: Matt Holliday
  5. 2B: Starlin Castro
  6. C: Gary Sanchez
  7. SS: Didi Gregorius
  8. 1B: Chris Carter
  9. 3B: Ronald Torreyes
  10. SP: Masahiro Tanaka

1988 -- Sweet Lou replaces Billy as manager.

Game on YES

Game # 70 -- Anggels* (37-38) vs Yanks (39-30)

* The Yanks won yesterday so I'm not correcting it.

Can Sevy maintain the momentum? Carter back at 1B. Sanchez squats. Torreyes replaces Headley at 3B

Angels

  1. CF: Cameron Maybin
  2. RF: Kole Calhoun
  3. DH: Albert Pujols
  4. 3B: Yunel Escobar
  5. 1B: Luis Valbuena
  6. SS: Andrelton Simmons
  7. LF: Eric Young
  8. C: Martin Maldonado
  9. 2B: Cliff Pennington
  10. SP: Jesse Chavez

Yanks

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. CF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. DH: Matt Holliday
  5. 2B: Starlin Castro
  6. C: Gary Sanchez
  7. SS: Didi Gregorius
  8. 1B: Chris Carter
  9. 3B: Ronald Torreyes
  10. SP: Luis Severino

Refs sent back to SWB. Yanks call up LHP Tyler Wade.

Game on YES.

Game # 69 -- Anggels (37-37) vs Yanks (38-30)

The second place -- and sinking fast -- Yankees try again to reverse the skid. Monty gets another crack at being the stopper. Carter sits. Holliday at 1B. Sanchez DH. Romine squats (not sure Romine over Carter is an upgrade.)

ANGELS

Maybin, CF
Calhoun, RF
Pujols, DH
Secobar, 3B
Simmons, SS
Maldonado, C
Cron, 1B
Espinosa, 2B
Young, LF
Nolasco, P

YANKS

Gardner. LF
Hicks, CF
Judge, RF
Holliday, 1B
Castro, 2B
Sanchez, DH
Gregorius, SS
Headley, 3B
Romine, C
Montgomery, P

Game on YES and MLBN (regional)


 

 

Podcast Episode 93: Draft Results, Losing Streak, Torres Injury

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Game # 68 -- LAA (36-37) vs NYY (38-29)

When will the June Swoon end? Pineda gets his second crack at it. Yanks back at full-Aaron strength. Yanks are 9-11 in last 20 games, but 7 of the 11 losses were by one run. That has to change if they are to contend.

LAA

  1. CF: Cameron Maybin
  2. RF: Kole Calhoun
  3. DH: Albert Pujols
  4. 3B: Yunel Escobar
  5. 1B: Luis Valbuena
  6. SS: Andrelton Simmons
  7. LF: Eric Young
  8. C: Martin Maldonado
  9. 2B: Danny Espinosa
  10. SP: Parker Bridwell

NYY

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. CF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. DH: Matt Holliday
  5. 2B: Starlin Castro
  6. C: Gary Sanchez
  7. SS: Didi Gregorius
  8. 3B: Chase Headley
  9. 1B: Chris Carter
  10. SP: Michael Pineda

1965 -- Mel Stottlemeyer beats the Xxx Xxx 6-3. His pitching wasn't the big deal, it was his inside-the-park GS that was.

Game on WPIX.

Gleyber Torres to undergo Tommy John Surgery

Just when you thought the past few days couldn't get any worse for the Yankees, this news strikes. See ya in 2018, Gleyber. Though it's fortunate that the rehab for this procedure isn't as lengthy for position players (as compared to pitchers) and that the injury is in his non-throwing arm, losing Torres for the rest of the season is a significant blow. Obviously, he's no longer in the mix to replace Chase Headley, should the Yankees decide the make a change at the hot corner.