Game 51 Quick Recap: OAK 3 NYY 0

Warren vs OAK

Life’s tough when you get no support from your teammates. Courtesy of the AP

When I saw the lineup for yesterday’s series finale in Oakland, I casually said to my dad that I bet the Yankees wouldn’t score a single run.  I feel pretty good about that prediction this morning, as it solidifies my status as a baseball genius, but I also feel bad because the lack of run scoring guaranteed them a series loss against the A’s.

Jesse Chavez was the starter for Oakland, and the Yanks actually put together a few good chances against him early.  They had 2 on and 1 out in the top of the 1st on a pair of singles and stranded them on a Teix strikeout and Beltran groundout, and they had the same situation in the 2nd before Jose Pirela lined into an inning-ending double play.  They scattered a few more hits here and there over the next 6 innings, but nothing that qualified as a real threat.  …

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Game 50: Eovaldi vs. Hahn

Nathan Eovaldi

Here’s your game thread:

Burns CF
Semien SS
Vogt C
Butler DH
Reddick RF
Lawrie 3B
Muncy 1B
Sogard 2B
Fuld LF

Hahn P

Gardner CF
Headley 3B
Rodriguez DH
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Beltran RF
Flores LF
Gregorius SS
Pirela 2B

Eovaldi P

You guys, look! Pirela is starting over Drew!

Enjoy the game.

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Afternoon Open Thread: 5/30/15


My face while watching this series against Oakland

We have a long way to go until the game at 10:05 tonight so here’s an open thread for you. Oh, and, by the way, what the heck is with the game being on so late on a Saturday? Schedule it for 4 o’clock west coast time, dill holes. Freakin’ Fox screwing everything up.

Here are a few random thoughts about the season and this series up to this point:

  • It is highly amusing that Alex Rodriguez, who according to the experts, was going to be embarrassing himself nightly at the plate is one of the best players the Yankees have, and that Chase Headley and Didi Gregorius, who were going to be the greatest left side of the infield defensively since the dawn of time, are stinking up the joint. I guess you really can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.
  • What is up with Brett Lawrie and can one of the Yankee pitchers keep him in the park this weekend?
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Game 49 Quick Recap: OAK 6 NYY 2

From sweeping the best team in the AL to being on the brink of getting swept by the worst.  The Jekyll and Hyde 2015 New York Yankees season continues!

Chris Capuano got the start last night, his third since coming back from the DL, and he was pretty crappy again.  He walked 2 batters and loaded the bases in the bottom of the 2nd before wriggling off the hook and he started the 3rd by giving up a double and single to set the table for Oakland.  He got what should have been a double play grounder to third base, but alleged defensive whiz Chase Headley had the ball go through his legs to score a run and keep the inning going.  Back-to-back doubles from Billy Butler and Stephen Vogt after that made it 4-0 Oakland before Capuano even had an out in the inning.  He recovered to keep the deficit there and pitched into the 6th, but the damage was done.…

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Game 49: Capuano vs. Gray

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Oakland A’s
Brett Gardner, LF Billy Burns, CF
Chase Headley, 3B Marcus Semien, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B
Brian McCann, C Billy Butler, DH
Carlos Beltran, RF Stephen Vogt, 1B
Garrett Jones, 1B Brett Lawrie, 3B
Stephen Drew, 2B Josh Reddick, RF
Chris Young, CF Josh Phegley, C
Didi Gregorius, SS Mark Canha, LF
Chris Capuano, SP Sonny Gray, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Quick hit: Tanaka to start Wednesday, Heathcott to 15-day DL

From Bryan Hoch:

Masahiro Tanaka will be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Mariners in Seattle, manager Joe Girardi said.


Slade Heathcott has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps and will be placed on the disabled list. Ramon Flores will join the Yankees Saturday from Triple-A.

Girardi told reporters that Tanaka’s pitch limit is around 80. He also said that Heathcott may be out a while, maybe for as long as a month. His injury is similar to the one Chris Capuano suffered earlier this season.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 5/29/15

Rangers Game 7 tonight, flying home to see the family this weekend, so I’ll be mostly out of commish until early next week.  Now onto the links.

– On Tuesday, Mike Axisa of RAB commented on the need for the Yankees’ bullpen and defense to improve.  Never good when your anticipated strengths become your biggest weaknesses.

– Chad Jennings of LoHud got some thoughts from Slade Heathcott, his teammates, and his manager on Heathcott’s strong early showing.

– Matt Provenzano of Pinstripe Alley mused on the potential need for a rotation rental at some point and some ideal targets if the Yankees decide to go shopping on the trade market.

– On Wednesday, Andrew Marchand discussed Alex Rodriguez’s sustained hot start and above-average production.

– On Thursday, el duque of It Is High… wondered if Carlos Beltran could continue to stay healthy and productive or if he’s doomed to eventual injury/regression.

– William Juliano of The Captain’s Blog looked deeper into the “bad contract” perception that’s crept over A-Rod and Teix over the years, and showed how well they’re living up to those contracts.…

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