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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yankees.com: Yanks shut out until 9th; win streak ends at 8

Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia mashed homers to support Miguel Gonzalez’s masterful outing as the White Sox handed the Yankees their first loss in more than a week, posting a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees saw their eight-game winning streak—the longest in the Majors this season—snapped as they wasted Luis Severino’s 10-strikeout performance. The right-hander held the White Sox to a run through the first six innings before Pete Kozma’s error opened the door for Avisail Garcia’s three-run homer in the seventh.
“I was looking for something in the zone,” Garcia said. “He throws really, really, really hard. He throws everything for a strike, so you’ve got to be careful and don’t try and do too much with that guy. My second at-bat, he threw me a lot of sliders. My third at-bat, he threw a couple of fastballs, and I was looking for what he threw me a lot, the slider.”
 
Gonzalez was incredibly efficient, throwing 88 pitches in his 8 1/3 innings. He needed just 59 pitches to get through the first seven. The Yankees were held hitless by Gonzalez until Starlin Castro reached on an infield single in the fifth. The right-hander permitted four infield hits and one walk with four strikeouts, picking up his first victory in 19 road starts.

That was a tough loss. Luis Severino was excellent most of the night, but then Kozma booted that double-play grounder and Severino couldn’t respond.

Of course, the offense was also stymied by Miguel Gonzalez, who has had some great games against the Yankees in the past (he has also gotten his ass kicked by the Yankees, as well), so Severino’s performance did not matter that much.

Headley is back tomorrow, hopefully the good times are, as well!

--Posted at 2:48 am by Brian Cronin / 13 Comments | - (0)

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I never understood Miguel Gonzalez. Same with Cliff Lee. The pitches look like they are right down the middle and you get these weird swings and takes.

Severino looked damn good last night. Even with the two HRs he gave up. Considering his development is progressing nicely, the win/loss are kind of secondary right now. I thought they’d be able to cobble together sufficient innings from the pool of Mitchell/Green/Cessa/Warren/Severino to hold this season together pitching-wise. But Montgomery and Severino’s performance thus far makes it a lot more palatable in either trading or letting Pineda and Tanaka go after this season.

I can’t find it anywhere, but saw someone on Twitter speculating on Darvish trade rumors, mention Olney bringing up Frazier as the main name in talks with the Yankees.

Was that Judge’s first official CT?

Sevy does look a whole lot more like the 2015 version.  he’s going have to learn to pitch out of adversity. That Kozma error was so critical.  I was looking early at Gonzalez and said to myself he looks familiar.  I looked it up and saw indeed that he was an ex-Oriole.  My memory without verification is that he pitched us tough while with Balt.  Apparently he must have bit hit pretty good coming into last night’s game. Anyway, I agree with j in that his stuff at times looked hittable, but he sure was sharp with his control and aside of Gardy’s warning track power, no one else really had a hard ball in play.  He made Bird look pretty bad too, which was disappointing, but really made everyone look bad.

Sevy does look a whole lot more like the 2015 version.  he’s going have to learn to pitch out of adversity. That Kozma error was so critical.  I was looking early at Gonzalez and said to myself he looks familiar.  I looked it up and saw indeed that he was an ex-Oriole.  My memory without verification is that he pitched us tough while with Balt.  Apparently he must have bit hit pretty good coming into last night’s game. Anyway, I agree with j in that his stuff at times looked hittable, but he sure was sharp with his control and aside of Gardy’s warning track power, no one else really had a hard ball in play.  He made Bird look pretty bad too, which was disappointing, but really made everyone look bad.

He reminds me of guys like Moyer, who could either dominate you if their pitches are hitting their spots or otherwise will get destroyed. So that’s been the Yankee history with Gonzalez - it seems like they either kick his ass or he kicks their ass.

I can’t find it anywhere, but saw someone on Twitter speculating on Darvish trade rumors, mention Olney bringing up Frazier as the main name in talks with the Yankees.

If you believe in Judge (and, to a lesser extent, Hicks), then Frazier is very tradeable at this point.

Severino looked damn good last night. Even with the two HRs he gave up. Considering his development is progressing nicely, the win/loss are kind of secondary right now. I thought they’d be able to cobble together sufficient innings from the pool of Mitchell/Green/Cessa/Warren/Severino to hold this season together pitching-wise. But Montgomery and Severino’s performance thus far makes it a lot more palatable in either trading or letting Pineda and Tanaka go after this season.

Oh yeah, in general, I’m still very happy with what he did last night. Just a tough loss because of the error and the ninth inning CT.

Any word on the extent of Gleyber’s injury? TJ?

[5] IMO, he looks better than he did in 2015. By and large, he’s hitting his spots more and showing better stuff. His fastball looks shockingly good right now and both his slider and changeup appear to be plus right now (with some command issues). Most importantly, he appears to be more in control.

Severino looked very much the part of a young flame thrower with good stuff but mediocre control in 2015. His control appears to have take a step forward along with his command. Back then there was top of the line upside but a long way to achieve it. It’s early, but Severino looks like he may have made some large strides towards achieving his extreme upside.

(7) Frazier’s value was still very high over the winter when Quintana talk was going strong.  All of us want to see where his ceiling is and a full year at AAA is in order.  Problem is if he hits .240 all year, there is a risk an opportunity loss has occurred. It’s clear that he alone would not satisfy the White Sox high demands, but he’d be a big chip. It’s April and too early to predict how his season goes, but I would agree Brian that there are only three slots for the Yankee outfield, four if you include back-up. If Judge continues as he is going then he is one piece of the future outfield-long term. I just hope Clint stays healthy, gets at least 400 abs in AAA this year, and succeeds enough to stay a viable option for keeping or dealing.

(0) “Headley is back tomorrow, hopefully the good times are, as well.” What a change from last year.

Ellsbury hitting cleanup again tonight. Cool.

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