Game # 120: The Bronx (64-55) vs Queens (53-65)

Having clinched The Series, The Bronx will try to emulate Little Caesar's and sweepa, sweepa.

Cooper to DL -- left hamstring tendonitis. Austin activated -- and plays. Headley sits. Sanchez to clean-up. Ells sits. Gardy in. Yanks at full-Aaron and half-Austin strength.,

The Bronx

Gardner, LF
Hicks, CF
Judge, RF
Sanchez, C
Gregorius, SS
T. Frazier, 3B
Austin, 1B
Torreyes, 2B
Severino, P

Queens

Granderson, RF
Carbera, 2B
Conforto, CF
Cespedes, LF
Smith, 1B
Rosario, SS
d'Arnaud, C
Reynolds, 3B
Matz, P

Game on YES and MLBN.

Game # 119: The Bronx (63-55) vs Queens (53-64)

We're in for a BIG treat tonight -- we get to see pitchers bat!

Chapman still listed -- so no DL so far.

Ells is the pinch-CFer. Gardy sits. T-Fraz benched. Headley to 3rd. Cooper in.

The Bronx

Ellsbury, CF
Hicks, LF
Judge, RF
Gregorius, SS
Sanchez, C
Headley, 3B
Cooper. 1B
Torreyes, 2B
Garcia, P

Queens

Reyes, 2B
Conforto, RF
Cespedes, LF
Flores, 3B
d'Arnaud, C
Rosario, SS
Smith, 1B
Lageras, CF
Gsellman, P
 

Game on YES and MLBN.

Game # 118: Queens (53-63) vs The Bronx (62-55)

Luis Cessa to 10 Day DL. Caleb Smith recalled.

Gardner gets 1/2 day in. Ells is the pinch-CFer. Sanchez catches for 2nd straight game. 

This is another very close to must win for The Bronx because they are already 0-2 in games started by Gray. While that may be more the fault of the un-offense, it needs to change.  The Yanks also need Gray to go deep in this game to save the pen for the next two games -- and the coming weekend.

Queens

Granderson, RF
Carbrera, 2B
Cespedes, LF
Conforto, DH
Flores, 3B
Smith, 1B
Rosario, SS
d'Arnaud, C
Legares, CF
deGrom, P

The Bronx

Gardner, DH
Hicks, LF
Judge, RF
Gregorius, SS
Sanchez, C
Headley, 1B
Ellsbury, CF
T. Frazier, 3B
Torreyes, 2B
Gray, P

Game on YES.

Game # 117: Queens (53-62) vs The Bronx (61-55)

Fresh off a stunning come from ahead loss, it's The Battle for NYC! Normally expectations for a win would not be high with Cessa on the mound, but his counter from Queens gives The Bronx some hope. I guess in this game "I'll Take Manhattan."

Someone named Wade is playing. Ells out. DD half in.

Queens with a Rivera-Montero battery!

Queens

Granderson, DH
Cabrera, 2B
Cespedes, LF
Conforto, RF
Flores,3B
Smith, 1B
Rosario, 3B
Rivera, C
Legares, CF
Montero, P

The Bronx

Gardner, LF
Hicks, CF
Judge, RF
Gregorius, DH
Sanchez, C
Headley, 1B
T. Frazier, 3B
Torreyes, SS
Wade, 2B
Cessa, P

Game on YES and ESPN.

Game # 116: Xxxxxx (66-50) vs Yankees (61-54)

This is an absolute MUST win game for the Yanks if they are to win this series.

Sanchez gets a half day in. Romine squats. I guess Girardi figures no one can hit Sale so he'll use Romine. All Aarons in -- although only one is hitting. T-Fraz moves up in the lineup. If Monty pitches 5 good innings does Girardi go the pen?

Xxxxxx

  1. 3B: Eduardo Nunez
  2. RF: Mookie Betts
  3. LF: Andrew Benintendi
  4. 1B: Hanley Ramirez
  5. DH: Chris Young
  6. SS: Xander Bogaerts
  7. 2B: Brock Holt
  8. C: Sandy Leon
  9. CF: Jackie Bradley
  10. SP: Chris Sale

Yankees

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. CF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. DH: Gary Sanchez
  5. 3B: Todd Frazier
  6. SS: Didi Gregorius
  7. 1B: Chase Headley
  8. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  9. C: Austin Romine
  10. SP: Jordan Montgomery

Game on ESPN....Booooooooooooooo!

Game # 115: Xxx Xxx (65-50) vs Yanks (61-53)

 

Tanaka to DL, Gallegos called up.

Judge is half in. Headley is back. Ells is the pinch-CFer. Sanchez squats.

Can the Yanks build on last night's come from behind win? Is Chapman available? Does Giradri want to use him? (Hint: Yes) Will Judge start hitting again? Is T-Fraz on a hot streak? Can A-A Ron carry the team again? Inquiring minds want to know!

Xxx Xxx

  1. 2B: Eduardo Nunez
  2. RF: Mookie Betts
  3. LF: Andrew Benintendi
  4. DH: Hanley Ramirez
  5. 1B: Mitch Moreland
  6. SS: Xander Bogaerts
  7. 3B: Rafael Devers
  8. C: Christian Vazquez
  9. CF: Jackie Bradley
  10. SP: Drew Pomeranz

Yanks

  1. LF: Brett Gardner
  2. RF: Aaron Hicks
  3. DH: Aaron Judge
  4. C: Gary Sanchez
  5. SS: Didi Gregorius
  6. 3B: Todd Frazier
  7. 1B: Chase Headley
  8. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
  9. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  10. SP: Luis Severino

Game on YES and FS1

 

Masahiro Tanaka to the DL with Shoulder Inflammation

Bad news:

That extra starting pitcher from the deadline is looking brilliant at the moment. Jordan Montgomery has already taken CC Sabathia's spot. Who will take Tanaka's? We're probably looking at the same revolving door of Luis Cessa, Caleb Smith, and Bryan Mitchell as before. If they weren't willing to call up Chance Adams a month ago, I can't see it happening now.

Hopefully, the injury isn't too bad, and Tanaka will return for the stretch run.

Game # 114: Xxx Xxx (65-49) vs Yanks (60-53)

On a night when Derek Jeter is no longer a Yankee, the mired in a slump Yanks take on the red hot Xxx Xxx. 200 to the 550.

Welcome back Monty, we hard knew you were gone!

Girardi shuffles the lineup. Gardy sits. Headley sits. Wade apparently nailed to the bench. Cooper in again. Sanchez half in. Romine squats. Yanks at full-Aaron strength, unfortunately that is no longer impressive.

Xxx Xxx

  1. 2B: Eduardo Nunez
  2. RF: Mookie Betts
  3. LF: Andrew Benintendi
  4. 1B: Hanley Ramirez
  5. DH: Chris Young
  6. SS: Xander Bogaerts
  7. 3B: Rafael Devers
  8. C: Christian Vazquez
  9. CF: Jackie Bradley
  10. SP: Eduardo Rodriguez

Yanks

  1. LF: Aaron Hicks
  2. DH: Gary Sanchez
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. SS: Didi Gregorius
  5. 3B: Todd Frazier
  6. 1B: Garrett Cooper
  7. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
  8. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  9. C: Austin Romine
  10. SP: Jaime Garcia

Game on YES and MLBN.

Game # 113: Yanks (60-52) vs BJs (53-60)

C. Frazier to DL. Hicks off. Yanks may now have one Aaron in the line up who's hitting. At least the Yanks are finally at full-Aaron strength again. Can the Yanks turn a Gray night into sunshine. Cooper returns! Headley sits.

A win gives the Yanks another series win -- and they really need this one.

Yanks

  1. DH: Brett Gardner
  2. LF: Aaron Hicks
  3. RF: Aaron Judge
  4. SS: Didi Gregorius
  5. C: Gary Sanchez
  6. 3B: Todd Frazier
  7. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
  8. 1B: Garrett Cooper
  9. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  10. SP: Sonny Gray

BJs

  1. RF: Jose Bautista
  2. C: Russell Martin
  3. 3B: Josh Donaldson
  4. 1B: Justin Smoak
  5. DH: Kendrys Morales
  6. LF: Steve Pearce
  7. SS: Ryan Goins
  8. CF: Kevin Pillar
  9. 2B: Rob Refsnyder
  10. SP: Marco Estrada

 

Game on YES.