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Rangers (49-27) @ Yankees (37-37), Monday, 6/27/2016, 7:05pm
(74 Comments - 6/28/2016 3:09:12 am)

Yankees.com: Tex connects, but long ball stings Eovaldi
(13 Comments - 6/27/2016 1:42:34 pm)

Twins (23-51) @ Yankees (37-36), Sunday, 6/26/2016, 1:05pm
(37 Comments - 6/27/2016 12:34:48 am)

Yankees.com: Yanks pounce on late error as arms lead way
(9 Comments - 6/26/2016 12:53:50 pm)

Twins (23-50) @ Yankees (36-36), Saturday, 6/25/2016, 1:05pm
(16 Comments - 6/25/2016 7:11:45 pm)

Yankees.com: Tanaka, Yankees benefit from Twins miscues
(4 Comments - 6/25/2016 12:27:03 pm)

Twins (23-49) @ Yankees (35-36), Friday, 6/24/2016, 7:05pm
(21 Comments - 6/25/2016 12:17:44 am)

Yankees.com: Castro’s walk-off HR caps Yanks’ rally vs. Rox
(40 Comments - 6/24/2016 6:25:20 pm)

NY Post: Ike Davis resigned to Yankees exit, blaming his bad luck
(11 Comments - 6/24/2016 4:15:29 pm)

Rockies (34-36) @ Yankees (34-36), Wednesday, 6/22/2016, 1:05pm
(46 Comments - 6/22/2016 6:55:49 pm)


Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.
-alskor

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.
sabernar

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
Jeter is King

Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.
OldYanksFan




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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yankees.com: Yanks stunned in 9th following long delay

For the Rangers, Monday night was worth the wait.

With the Yankees leading by one run and a runner on first base following a leadoff walk issued by closer Aroldis Chapman to Robinson Chirinos in the top of the ninth inning, Monday night’s game entered into a three-hour, 35-minute rain delay, beginning at 10:40 p.m. ET and resuming at 2:15 a.m. After the delay, Kirby Yates entered the game to pitch for the Yankees and couldn’t secure his second career save, allowing a two-run single to Adrian Beltre and an RBI single to Elvis Andrus as the Rangers won, 9-6.

The choice to delay the game belonged solely to crew chief, first-base umpire Paul Nauert, not managers Joe Girardi and Jeff Banister. Being that the game had lasted longer than five innings, Nauert was within his rights to call the game, but he elected not to, leading to the delay.

Prior to the delay, the Yankees broke out offensively with 15 hits, 13 of which were singles and five of which came with runners in scoring position. Mark Teixeira provided the big blast, smacking the Yanks’ first non-single of the day, a home run to lead off the seventh inning that extended the Yankees’ lead to 6-4. It was Teixeira’s second home run in two days after he went all of May and most of June without hitting one.

The Yankees’ bullpen wasn’t at its best but still had a chance to close it out. Dellin Betances tossed a 1-2-3 seventh and struck out one batter, but Andrew Miller allowed a solo home run to Rougned Odor in the eighth and Chapman walked the first batter he faced and was behind in the count to the next batter, Shin-Soo Choo, before the game was delayed.

While definitely one of their worst losses of the season, this was also a tough game to really give the Yankees too much guff over. I mean, obviously you can rip Kirby Yates for getting ahead of Ian Desmond 1-2 and then hitting him and then getting ahead of Nomar Mazzarra 1-2 before hitting HIM, too, to load the bases before getting ahead of Adrian Beltre 1-2 before giving up a two-run single. Then, after getting ahead of Prince Fielder 0-2, he hit HIM, too, to re-load the bases. After a flyout didn’t score a run, he gave up another two-run single to Elvis Andrus before finally ending the inning. So yes, Kirby Yates was awful. However, it is not like the Yankees had anyone else in the bullpen who you would want to be pitching in the situation Yates entered into - a runner on first, no outs and a 3-1 count for the Rangers’ leadoff hitter. Not a good situation. And the reason that they were in the situation was because the crew chief felt bad for the Rangers.

That’s really it.

He made everyone wait three hours and thirty-five minutes because he thought it would be unfair for the Rangers to lose a game when they had a real chance in the ninth. I’m not even saying that I think that that call was wrong, per se, but I WILL say that it is rarely called like that, and I bet dollars to donuts that the next time you see this situation, it won’t happen like this. But really, had they NOT called the rain delay, the Yankees were screwed, too, as Aroldis Chapman clearly couldn’t locate his pitches in the rain. His trouble with location actually likely led to him getting pitches that were technically strikes called balls because he was clearly off from where he was throwing the ball as he just couldn’t locate with the rain. So Girardi asked if Chapman could get a rosin bag and maybe if they could work on the mound and the crew chief instead decided to call for the rain delay. But if the umps were so worried about being unfair to the Rangers, who played through the same conditions, then why not just make the Yankees play through it? If they lost, they lost. Instead of waiting almost four hours and taking away the Yankees’ closer from the situation. It was just a clownish performance by the umpires.

But anyhow, this was more flukey than anything, so while terrible, it’s hard to feel TOO bad about it. This team still sucks, of course (and how can it be “stunned” when we all figured it would happen?)

Next time they face a righty, by the way, could Refsnyder please play right field? Please?

--Posted at 2:45 am by Brian Cronin / No Comments | - (0)




Monday, June 27, 2016

Rangers (49-27) @ Yankees (37-37), Monday, 6/27/2016, 7:05pm

Rangers: Chi Chi Gonzalez (R): (NR) vs. Yankees: Ivan Nova (R):  (64.1 IP, 5.18 ERA, 4.98 FIP, 0.3 bWAR)

Lineups
Rangers
1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF (.270/.418/.444, 0.5 bWAR)
2. Ian Desmond (R) CF (.322/.373/.525, 3.2 bWAR)
3. Nomar Mazara (L) LF (.287/.338/.434, 1.2 bWAR)
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B (.280/.332/.447, 2.7 bWAR)
5. Prince Fielder (L) DH (.211/.282/.340, -1.1 bWAR)
6. Rougned Odor (L) 2B (.273/.295/.476, 1.0 bWAR)
7. Elvis Andrus (R) SS (.289/.341/.403, 1.6 bWAR)
8. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B (.229/.299/.424, 0.5 bWAR)
9. Robinson Chirinos (R) C (.186/.286/.512, 0.2 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.270/.326/.440, 9.8 bWAR

Yankees
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF (.274/.328/.398, 1.6 bWAR)
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF (.257/.368/.359, 1.7 bWAR)
3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH (.287/.325/.566, 0.9 bWAR)
4. Brian McCann (L) C (.222/.322/.409, 0.4 bWAR)
5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B (.179/.272/.277, -0.7 bWAR)
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B (.250/.283/.406, 0.1 bWAR)
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS (.282/.314/.408, 0.6 bWAR)
8. Chase Headley (S) 3B (.244/.321/.344, 0.9 bWAR)
9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF (.219/.273/.336, -0.2 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.251/.315/.397, 5.3 bWAR

--Posted at 3:45 pm by SG / 74 Comments | - (0)



Yankees.com: Tex connects, but long ball stings Eovaldi

Tyler Duffey carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, supported by consecutive home runs off the bats of Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler, leading the Twins to a 7-1 victory over the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

“First time through, I was just trying to get the ball over the plate,” said Duffey, who allowed only two hits through eight innings. “Just getting into the fourth, sixth, seventh innings, and then as I came along, I started throwing more breaking balls, started feeling better than I had. It’s a lot of positives for me today, and obviously we won the game, which is the ultimate positive.”

Duffey retired the first 17 batters he faced before Aaron Hicks’ two-out double in the sixth, then limited the Yankees to one run over eight innings, striking out eight without a walk to help the Twins snap a three-game skid and avert a potential series sweep.

“That ball Hicks hit, it was just a changeup that I left over the middle,” Duffey said. “It was a pitch that I had located earlier in the game, swung through. It was one of those things where I knew what was going on the whole time. I knew I had to get the next guy out, so I just rolled with it and had to keep pitching.”

You have to love how much the Yankees.com headline writers stretch to come up with sort of positive headlines for terrible losses. “Hey, Teix hit a home run! Yeah, we allowed 48 home runs on our end, but at least Teix hit one!”

What a pathetic loss. Tyler Duffey was pitching for his rotation spot today, a rotation spot on the worst team in baseball, and yet he was PERFECT through nearly six innings! What a pathetic, pathetic offense.

They took 2 out of 3 from the Twins only because the Twins made some moronic errors in the first two games of the series.

This upcoming series against the Rangers is going to be high-lariously bad. I’d be surprised if they get a game.

--Posted at 3:21 am by Brian Cronin / 13 Comments | - (0)




Sunday, June 26, 2016

Twins (23-51) @ Yankees (37-36), Sunday, 6/26/2016, 1:05pm

Twins: Tyler Duffey (R):  (59.2 IP, 6.18 ERA, 4.69 FIP, -0.5 bWAR) vs. Yankees: Nathan Eovaldi (R):  (80.2 IP, 5.02 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 0.8 bWAR)

Lineups
Twins
1. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B (.310/.341/.463, 0.9 bWAR)
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF (.274/.401/.487, 0.5 bWAR)
3. Joe Mauer (L) DH (.273/.370/.393, 1.7 bWAR)
4. Brian Dozier (R) 2B (.248/.333/.424, 1.0 bWAR)
5. Trevor Plouffe (R) 1B (.250/.273/.380, -0.3 bWAR)
6. Max Kepler (L) RF (.242/.314/.407, 0.4 bWAR)
7. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS (.275/.303/.377, 0.1 bWAR)
8. Juan Centeno (L) C (.222/.246/.317, -0.3 bWAR)
9. Danny Santana (S) CF (.250/.281/.333, -0.6 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.266/.327/.406, 3.4 bWAR

Yankees
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF (.278/.333/.405, 1.7 bWAR)
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF (.262/.373/.365, 1.8 bWAR)
3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH (.290/.328/.573, 1.0 bWAR)
4. Brian McCann (L) C (.226/.326/.415, 0.6 bWAR)
5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B (.176/.271/.259, -0.6 bWAR)
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B (.253/.286/.410, 0.2 bWAR)
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS (.285/.318/.413, 0.7 bWAR)
8. Chase Headley (S) 3B (.248/.325/.349, 1.0 bWAR)
9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF (.217/.272/.329, -0.3 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.253/.318/.400, 6.1 bWAR

--Posted at 11:55 am by SG / 37 Comments | - (0)




Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yankees.com: Yanks pounce on late error as arms lead way

Though the Yankees struggled to cobble together offense against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, they came away with a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium after Eduardo Escobar booted a grounder off the bat of Starlin Castro in the eighth inning, allowing Aaron Hicks to score the go-ahead run.

“It was hit hard,” Escobar said through an interpreter. “At that point, there’s not much you can do other than throw your glove at it. That’s not an excuse, but it was hit pretty hard.”

For as inconsistent as the Yankees’ offense was, their pitching was terrific. Right-hander Michael Pineda allowed just two hits through six innings of one-run ball before handing the ball to the bullpen. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman took care of the rest, mowing down nine of the final 10 Twins batters. Chapman allowed a two-out single to Joe Mauer, which ended the trio’s perfect streak over the last three games.

“I want to pitch longer in the game and try to pitch longer to give [the bullpen] a little rest because those guys are working hard,” Pineda said. “It feels good when you have three guys down in the bullpen so good.”

When you need the second-worst team in the Majors to allow a run to score on an error on what would have been an inning ending double play, while your pitchers only gave up a single run, you’re probably a terrible team yourself.

Pineda was excellent today, though. How is that guy so terrible? He has such great stuff.

--Posted at 8:17 pm by Brian Cronin / 9 Comments | - (0)



Twins (23-50) @ Yankees (36-36), Saturday, 6/25/2016, 1:05pm

Twins: Ervin Santana (R):  (72.2 IP, 4.83 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 0.6 bWAR) vs. Yankees: Michael Pineda (R):  (77.1 IP, 5.82 ERA, 3.93 FIP, -0.2 bWAR)

Lineups
Twins
1. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B (.315/.346/.470, 1.0 bWAR)
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF (.283/.413/.504, 0.3 bWAR)
3. Joe Mauer (L) DH (.274/.371/.395, 1.7 bWAR)
4. Brian Dozier (R) 2B (.248/.334/.415, 1.1 bWAR)
5. Max Kepler (L) RF (.247/.313/.416, 0.5 bWAR)
6. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS (.280/.308/.384, 0.1 bWAR)
7. Byung-Ho Park (R) 1B (.197/.283/.423, 0.2 bWAR)
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C (.272/.312/.418, 0.4 bWAR)
9. Byron Buxton (R) CF (.198/.238/.339, 0.3 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.260/.329/.419, 5.6 bWAR

Yankees
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF (.278/.331/.406, 1.7 bWAR)
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF (.253/.368/.358, 1.5 bWAR)
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF (.287/.326/.574, 1.0 bWAR)
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH (.222/.264/.401, -0.4 bWAR)
5. Brian McCann (L) C (.220/.323/.414, 0.5 bWAR)
6. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B (.180/.271/.263, -0.7 bWAR)
7. Starlin Castro (R) 2B (.257/.290/.416, 0.1 bWAR)
8. Didi Gregorius (L) SS (.286/.319/.416, 0.7 bWAR)
9. Chase Headley (S) 3B (.252/.331/.355, 1.0 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.253/.317/.407, 5.4 bWAR

Did you know the Yankees are 8-1 against the Angels and Twins and 28-35 against the rest of the teams they’ve played?

--Posted at 11:37 am by SG / 16 Comments | - (0)



Yankees.com: Tanaka, Yankees benefit from Twins miscues

Despite an uncharacteristically laborious outing from ace Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees capitalized on three Twins errors, plating three unearned runs on the way to a 5-3 series-opening victory over Minnesota on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

With the Yankees trailing, 2-0, in the third inning, the veterans stepped up, as Carlos Beltran hit an RBI double and Alex Rodriguez notched an RBI single to knot the score. After the Twins put another run on the board in the fourth, the Yankees struck back with two of their own in the home half following a Joe Mauer fielding error to take the lead for good. Aaron Hicks added an insurance run with an eighth-inning homer against his former club.

Alex Rodriguez knocks a single into left and Carlos Beltran beats the throw to the plate, then A-Rod advances to second on a throwing error

“It seems like this year in particular that we’ve had trouble in getting off the field after we’ve scored,” said Twins manager Paul Molitor. “It really does change the course of how games go when you get another offensive chance with a zero on the board.”

Tanaka was shaky after a 1-2-3 first, needing 95 pitches to get through six innings. He allowed seven hits and three runs before handing the game over to the Yankees’ three-headed bullpen behemoth of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. The trio promptly went nine-up, nine-down, notching five strikeouts—including three from Chapman, who at one point threw 10 straight pitches at 100 mph or faster.

When you need the second-worst team in the Majors to make weird errors to beat them with your best pitcher on the mound, you’re probably a terrible team yourself.

Mark Teixeira returns to the lineup on Saturday, which will be maddening, as it is likely that “almost surely still injured” Teixeira will not outhit Rob Refsnyder, and yet Teixeira will get his lineup spot back guaranteed.

--Posted at 6:08 am by Brian Cronin / 4 Comments | - (0)




Friday, June 24, 2016

Twins (23-49) @ Yankees (35-36), Friday, 6/24/2016, 7:05pm

Twins: Tommy Milone (L):  (23.1 IP, 5.79 ERA, 5.18 FIP, -0.2 bWAR) vs. Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (R):  (92.2 IP, 2.91 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 3.1 bWAR)

Lineups
Twins
1. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B (.316/.347/.474, 1.1 bWAR)
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF (.294/.425/.523, 0.5 bWAR)
3. Joe Mauer (L) 1B (.277/.373/.400, 1.8 bWAR)
4. Brian Dozier (R) 2B (.244/.332/.409, 1.1 bWAR)
5. Max Kepler (L) RF (.259/.326/.435, 0.6 bWAR)
6. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS (.281/.310/.388, 0.3 bWAR)
7. Byung-Ho Park (R) DH (.200/.283/.429, 0.2 bWAR)
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C (.266/.307/.409, 0.3 bWAR)
9. Byron Buxton (R) CF (.195/.236/.331, 0.3 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.270/.337/.420, 6.0 bWAR

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF (.259/.375/.366, 1.5 bWAR)
2. Rob Refsnyder (R) 1B (.288/.339/.404, 0.1 bWAR)
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF (.286/.323/.573, 0.8 bWAR)
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH (.215/.259/.399, -0.5 bWAR)
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B (.257/.290/.419, 0.1 bWAR)
6. Chase Headley (S) 3B (.251/.328/.355, 1.0 bWAR)
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS (.286/.320/.419, 0.7 bWAR)
8. Aaron Hicks (S) CF (.214/.266/.307, -0.5 bWAR)
9. Austin Romine (R) C (.272/.286/.432, -0.1 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.259/.313/.415, 3.1 bWAR

Isn’t it hilarious that you can make a case that Carlos Beltran is the Yankees’ most valuable position player this year but he’s not been as valuable as Nun-E™?  It’s hilarious, really.

--Posted at 3:29 pm by SG / 21 Comments | - (0)



NY Post: Ike Davis resigned to Yankees exit, blaming his bad luck

Ike Davis is still waiting for his first at-bat in Yankee Stadium since signing with the team last week.

In two games against right-handed starters, Davis stayed on the bench in favor of Rob Refsnyder.

And with Mark Teixeira potentially on the verge of rejoining the Yankees on Saturday after rehabbing a knee injury, it’s anyone’s guess how many chances Davis will get in The Bronx.

It’s hardly the first time things haven’t gone according to plan for the former Met.

“I think I’ve had a great experience,” said Davis, who signed with the Yankees after being released by the Rangers this month. “I don’t think I performed the way I wanted to or that my career has gone the way I hoped it would go. But I also had a lot of weird things happen and I don’t think that’s given enough credit. I ran into some bad luck.”

Does anyone else think the Yankees just signed Davis to a major league deal so people would stop noting that they haven’t signed a major league free agent since whatever date it was that they hadn’t?

Anyway, I sure hope the $1.5M contract for Davis was pro-rated.

--Posted at 10:04 am by SG / 11 Comments | - (0)




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Yankees.com: Castro’s walk-off HR caps Yanks’ rally vs. Rox

Starlin Castro hit a walk-off home run on the second pitch he saw from Jason Motte in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Yankees to a 9-8 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon to earn a split of the two-game Interleague series at Yankee Stadium.

“It feels great,” Castro said. “Especially to win the game like that in the ninth, it feels awesome. This is the first time I hit a homer to win the game.”

Trailing by four runs heading to the seventh, Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer and Didi Gregorius lined a run-scoring single as the Yankees sent 10 men to the plate, tying the game against Colorado relievers Jordan Lyles, Boone Logan and Miguel Castro. Aroldis Chapman picked up the victory after working a scoreless top half of the ninth.

“That shows that we never give up,” Gregorius said. “The bullpen kept us there. We put up some runs and then tied the game. Castro hit a big walk-off homer. It’s good that we kept fighting.”

Nick Hundley’s three-run homer highlighted the early barrage against starter CC Sabathia, who was unable to hold a lead provided by Chase Headley’s second-inning grand slam. Charlie Blackmon also lined a two-run single off Sabathia, who permitted six runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 innings. Ryan Raburn added a two-run shot in the fifth off Anthony Swarzak.

This team is terrible, but come on, you have to admit that it is still fun when they win games like this.

But yeah…wow, this team is bad. Yay, Beltran, though!

--Posted at 7:36 pm by Brian Cronin / 40 Comments | - (0)



Rockies (34-36) @ Yankees (34-36), Wednesday, 6/22/2016, 1:05pm

Rockies: Jon Gray (R):  (65.1 IP, 4.55 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 0.9 bWAR) vs. Yankees: CC Sabathia (L):  (65.1 IP, 2.20 ERA, 3.27 FIP, 2.7 bWAR)

Lineups
Rockies
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF (.295/.357/.500, 1.1 bWAR)
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B (.324/.388/.492, 1.8 bWAR)
3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B (.295/.368/.590, 3.6 bWAR)
4. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF (.317/.362/.556, 2.0 bWAR)
5. Trevor Story (R) SS (.264/.324/.549, 1.7 bWAR)
6. Ryan Raburn (R) DH (.246/.331/.465, 0.3 bWAR)
7. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B (.288/.358/.447, 0.8 bWAR)
8. Nick Hundley (R) C (.253/.379/.468, -0.1 bWAR)
9. Brandon Barnes (R) LF (.162/.225/.270, -0.3 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.288/.355/.514, 10.9 bWAR)

Yankees
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF (.279/.333/.406, 1.8 bWAR)
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF (.258/.370/.367, 1.5 bWAR)
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF (.286/.318/.563, 0.7 bWAR)
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH (.216/.261/.405, -0.4 bWAR)
5. Brian McCann (L) C (.219/.321/.412, 0.5 bWAR)
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B (.250/.285/.404, 0.0 bWAR)
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS (.286/.317/.420, 0.7 bWAR)
8. Chase Headley (S) 3B (.250/.325/.341, 0.9 bWAR)
9. Rob Refsnyder (R) 1B (.300/.345/.420, 0.2 bWAR)
Lineup Total: (.260/.319/.418, 5.9 bWAR)

I am positive the Yankees will win today as they continue to delude themselves into thinking they are contenders.

--Posted at 10:40 am by SG / 46 Comments | - (0)




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Yankees.com: Yanks trail from 1st inning on in loss to Rox

Charlie Blackmon homered twice and Nolan Arenado claimed the Major League lead with his 21st long ball of the season, helping to lead the Rockies to an 8-4 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Blackmon led off the game with a home run that struck the right-field foul pole, then went deep again in the fourth inning off Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who was hammered for six runs (five earned) and eight hits in four-plus innings. Arenado slugged a two-run shot in the sixth off Nick Goody.

Rockies starter Chad Bettis limited New York to four runs (two earned) over six innings, tying a career high with eight strikeouts as he defeated the Bronx Bombers for the second time in a week. DJ LeMahieu contributed three hits for Colorado.

Oh man, they are so bad. I think I’m okay with giving Severino Nova’s rotation spot again. At least Severino is young.

One good thing - Refsnyder got the start against the righty and he did well. Nice job by Girardi. I was afraid that he would do a strict platoon with Davis and Refsnyder. Glad that my fears were misplaced.

--Posted at 10:41 pm by Brian Cronin / 12 Comments | - (0)



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