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The Second Half
YANKEE Season Summary
Rodriguez did way better than anyone thought.
Mark Teixeira was great until
the bone bruise turned out to be a fracture.
The rest of the team did very
well with a 7 game lead until the
deadline and then fell apart. They wound up 6 games behind Toronto, a
loss of 13 games.
Bret Gardner is given too much credit. While he is
fast and a great fielder, I've always questioned his base running strategy:
Sliding into first, if there is no tag play,
run through the bag.
Stealing on the wrong pitch or getting picked off.
Getting cut down stretching to an extra base.
Not watching the runner
in front of him leading to two men on the same base.
He is a .250 hitter
and finished at .259 this season with 0-4 in the wild card game with three
Nov 4 it was reported that Gardner was playing with a sore wrist. Is an 80% Gardner better than anyone else?
But here are SEVEN things we didn't know.
The Post Season
October 28 - Andrew Miller of the Yankees and Mark Melancon of the Pirates receive the AL and NL 2015 Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year Awards by Major League Baseball and presenting sponsor, The Hartford before game 2 of the WS.
November 12, 2015 - Brian McCann won the Silver Slugger as the best hitting catcher in the AL.
He had a career high 26 home runs and tied his career high 94 RBI and led all Major League catchers in home runs and ranked second in RBI. He has also led the Yankees in RBI each of the last two seasons.
November 16, 2015 - It was announced that Yogi Berra and Willie Mays will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
"On behalf of the entire Yankees organization, we congratulate the family of Yogi Berra for his inclusion among upcoming recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This honor is a fitting tribute to a man who not only represented the sport of baseball with unequaled dignity and humor, but exemplified the best virtues of our country through his military service and compassion for others. His life was truly the embodiment of the American dream.” - Hal Steinbrenner
Pirates and Cubs both had better
records than the Dodgers and Mets, but had to play the wild card
Royals win the World Series 4-1
New York Mets - 1 vs. Kansas City Royals - 4
The Royals last WS win was 1985 and the Mets in 1986.
Game 1: @ Kansas City - Royals win 5-4 in 14 innings
Inside the park homer for KC to start the game on first pitch.
Gordon ties it 9th with homer after an unearned run in the 8th put Mets up.
Royals win on sac fly.
Power issues caused a seven minute blackout of the TV and replays.
Game 2: Royals win 7-1
Cueto gave up 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 earned run on 120 pitches in a complete game.
deGrom gave up 4 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings.
Game 3: @ Citi Field - Mets win 9-3
Wright homers in 1st to put Mets up 2-1. Royals answer with 2 runs on 4 hits and passed ball.
Granderson hit a 2 run homer.
Mondesi made his MLB debut pinch hitting, but struck out.
Then the Royals bullpen fell apart.
Game 4: Royals win 5-3
Conforto hit two solo homers.
Murphy pulled a Buckner!
Royals tie it and then take the lead in the 8th.
Murphy partially redeems himself with a 4-4-3 double play with a tag of the runner from first.
Davis, trying for a six out save, allows two hits with one out in the 9th. But Cespedes runs too far off first on a soft liner for a double play to end the game.
Madson got the win after Familia blew his second WS save.
Game 5:Royals win 7-2 in 12 innings
Harvey finished the 8th and insisted on going out for the 9th. He allows a walk and RBI double.
Familia blows his third save this WS in the 9thon a pulled in infield grounder with a Hosner on third. He ran home as soon as Wright threw to first and scored when Duda made a bad throw home.
In the 12th, KC scores on a pinch hit single by Colón. Later Murphy pulls another Buckner the Royals score five runs, including a bases loaded triple by Cain off Bartolo Colon.
After two stirkeouts, Conforto gets a base hit with two strikes. Davis strikes out the side!
East - Toronto Blue Jays
Central - Kansas City
West - Texas Rangers
Wild card 1 - New York Yankees +1
card 2 - Houston Astros
East - New York Mets
Central - St. Louis
West - Los Angeles Dodgers
Wild card 1 - Pittsburg Pirates
Wild card 2 - Chicago Cubs
Blue Jays - 2 vs. Royals - 4
Royals Parody Song
Game 1: @ Kansas City - Royals win 5-0
Game 2: Royals win 6-3
Leading 3-0 in the 7th, Price collaspes.
Game 3:@ Blue Jays win 11-8
Royals score 4 runs in the top of the 9th
Game 4: Royals win 14-2
Dickey gives up four in the first and one in the second and is removed from the game.
Then the Royals pour it on!
Game 5: - Blue Jays win 7-1
Royals win 4-3
Price gave up two homers and left the game losing 3-1. Bautista tied it in the 8th with a homer.
Hosmer homered for the lead and Davis pitched out of a first and third, no out jam for the win.
Cubs - 0 vs. Mets - 4
Murphy hit a homer in a record 6 consecutive post season games!
And the BACK to the FUTURE II prediction won't come true!
Game 1: @ Citi Field - Mets win 4-2
Game 2: Mets win 4-1
Game 3:@ Chicago - Mets win 5-2
Wining run scored on a runner on third, two outs and a passed ball strike out!
Game 4: Mets win 8-3
Duda hits a three run homer in furst inning.
Rangers - 2 vs. Blue Jays - 3
Texas snatched defeat from the jaws of victory!
Game 1: @ Toronto - Rangers win 5-3
Game ended on a runner NOT forced tagged by SS between second and
third. Why did he run?
Game 2: Rangers win
6-4 in 14 innings.
Rangers tie it at 4-4 in the 8th
Game 3:@ Texas Blue Jays win
Game 4:@ Blue Jays win 8-4
Game 5:@ Toronto - Blue Jays win 6-3
There's a first time for everything! With a runner on third, Jay's catcher Russel Martin looks the runner back and in the act of throwing back to the pitcher, the ball hits the batter's bat while he was in the batter's box and the runner scores. The play was reviewed, though it's not an official reviewable play, and the run stands. The game is played under protest.
Rangers give it back on three errors. Then Bastista hit a three run homer.
(WC) Astros - 2 vs. Royals - 3
Game 1: @ Kansas City - Astros win 5-2
Game 2:Royals win 5-4
Game 3:@ Houston -
Astros win 4-2
Royals win 9-6
Gore pinch runs after a HBP, steals second then is out on appeal on steal of third with two outs.
After Astros take a 6-2 lead in the 7th, Royals score 4 runs before the first out is recorded. End the inning with the bases loaded, leading 7-6!
Game 5: @ Kansas City - Royals win 7-2
Mets - 3 vs. Dodgers - 2
@ Los Angeles - Mets win 3-1
Dodgers win 5-2
Chase Utley's aggressive slide broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg to start 4 run rally.
A review of the play showed that the throw pulled Tejada off the bag, nullifying the "neighborhood play" and awarded Utley the bag. MLB suspended him for two games, but he's appealing the ruling.
Game 3:@ Citi Field Mets win 13-7
Utley's appeal still pending, so he's eligible to play, but didn't get into the game.
Game 4: Dodgers win 3-1
Game 5:@ Los Angeles - Mets win 3-2
(WC) Cubs - 3 vs. Cardinals - 1
This is the first time the Cubs clinched a post season series at home!
Game 1: @ St. Louis - Cardinals win 4-0
Cubs win 6-3
five run second inning.
Game 3:@ Chicago -
Cubs win 8-6
Game 4: Cubs win 6-4
Astros vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium
Astros win 3-0
Tanaka gives up two solo homers. Yankees
manage only 3 hits.
Cubs vs. Pirates at Pittsburgh
Cubs win 4-0
April 6, 2015 - Opening day at Yankee
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Stephen Drew 2B
Masahiro Tanaka RHP
After a strong first and
second inning, Tanaka
apart in the third, 5-0 and the Yankees have yet to get a hit.
Yankees get a hit in the 4th, but strand two.
A-Roid walked in
first at bat since 2013 then singles his next time up.
Gardner hits first
Yankee homer for 2015 in the 6th.
Bad play of the game: Down 5
runs, Gregorius tries to steal third with two on, two outs, and Teixiera at bat
in the 8th.
Yankees lose the second opener
in a row, 6-1.
April 8, 2015 -
Toronto gives away game #2 to Yankees with among other things, an
8thinning bases loaded hit batter. They score 3 to win 4-3.
April 10 - Yankees and Red Sox play their longest
game in history, seven hours, 19 innings, and 628 combined pitches. Yankees tie
it in 9th, 16th, 18th, but lose in
19th, 6-5 due to a passed ball allowing runner to reach third.
April 12 - Yankees bats break out and beat Boston 14-4!
Start the season 2-4
April 17, 2015 -
A-Roid wins the game 5-4, with two homers and a game winning RBI
April 18, 2015 - Yankee bats come
alive, beat Tampa 9-0. Tanaka dominating: two hits in seven innings.
April 19, 2015 - Yankees sweep Rays, win
End week 6-6, in third place.
22, 2015 - Warren, given a six run lead in the first off of David Price,
walks the bases loaded then a 4th walk and blown infield play and
some hits. First inning ends 6-4 with 87 pitches between the two
Then the Yankee
explode, Yankees win 13-4!
2015 - Yankees end the road trip 7-3 with a 2-1 win
Both runs scorded by Ellsbury on a balk
and a ground out. Each team had only three hits.
The Mets have the best record in baseball, 13-3 and
won 11 in a row.
April 24-26, 2015 -
Yankees vs. Mets at Yankee Stadium
Yankees win 6-1
Yankees score 6 runs off of deGrom
in 5 innings, including 3
Pineda gives up 1 run on 5 hits & 7 Ks in
Game 2: Mets win
0-4. Yankees' bats quiet.
Game 3: Yankees win
A-Rod homered (#559) and drove in 2 runs.
Betances struk out
the side in the 8th, but Cuddyer reached on a wild pitch.
out by ground out.
Bernie Williams signs a minor league contract
with the SI Yankees and offically retires.
Yankees and Tampa tied for
first place 11-8
Mark Teixeira named AL Player of The Week with 5 HRs
and 10 RBIs.
April 28, 2015 - Yankees lose
Tanaka for at least a month with wrist and arm, but NOT elbow
April 29, 2015 - A-Roid goes
0-6 with four strikeouts
in 13 inning, 3-2 loss to Tampa.
Due to the riots in Baltimore the Orioles-White Sox game was
played with no fans in attendance.
series vs. the Rays was moved to Tampa.
May 1, 2015 - This time, against the boos from Boston
fans, A-Roid ties Willie Mays
with 660 homers driving in the game winning run! Yankees win
May 1-3, 2015 - Yankees sweep
the Red Sox in Boston.
Third game 8-5, but Sox load the bases in the
9th with Big Papi Ortiz at bat, who flied out.
Orioles taking 2 of 3 from the Rays, as
home team in Tampa,
Yankees remain in first place with a 16-9 record - three games ahead.
May 7, 2015 - A-Roid is robbed of a three run
homer in first inning, but blasts number 661 in the next at bat to go ahead of
Willie Mays into fourth place on the all time homer list. Yankees beat
Yankees and Mets each have 18
May 7-10, 2015 - Yankees go
3-1 vs Baltimore.
Yankees win 6-2, as Pineda strikes out 16 in the finale
and 18 Orioles struck out for the game.
Yankees in first place 20-12, 3
games ahead of Tampa.
May 11, 2015 -
Sabathia (1-5) wins his first game of the year in 11-5 win vs Tampa.
hit five homers.
Then in the next two
games, the Yankees manage only 2 first inning runs and lose both 4-2 and
Then manage one run in
final game, losing 6-1 on 5 hits, all by Ellsbury, Gardner, and
A-Roid (1-3 hitters).
But they remain in first place by one game ahead of
May 15, 2015 - And it gets
worse! After scoring only five runs in the last three gsames in Tampa, they
lose 12-1 in the first game in Kansas City.
May 16, 2015 - Sabathia gets the team back on track with
a 7 inning, 6 hit, 1 run win, 5-1. A-Roid makes it a non-save in the
9th with a homer.
May 20, 2015 - The
end of a bad road trip! Yankees lose three in Tampa, two in Kansas City, and
two in Washington, DC.
They are tied in first place with
After 17 games without a day off, the schedule has
them off on Monday and Thursday in the same week!
May 22, 2015 - The home stand beigns with a
nine run outburst, but Pineda
had given up seven in the 3rd, the defense was terrible and the
bullpen kept giving more. Yankees lose 10-9.
2015 - Can we skip the 3rd inning? Yankees down 10-0, on
sloppy play, and Sabathia is out of the game.
Garrett Jones pitches two
outs in the 9th. Yankees score two in the bottom half and lose 15-4.
Now in 2nd place 1½ games behind Tampa.
May 24, 2015 - Bernie Williams, the 0th
member of the
Four, had his number 51 retired.
Yankees swept by Texas. They were actually leading
2-1 after the first inning of the third game, but Capuano gave back two in the
Yankees remian in 2nd place 1½ games
behind Tampa, but 1 gane ahead of Boston.
May 25, 2015 - After that dismal week, the bats have
Score 8 runs on
hits in the first inning!
Another 3 run homer by Drew in the
second and Heathcott's first career homer in the 7th.
Yankees sweep Royals
and head to the west coast,
back in first place, 1½ games ahead of
May 31, 2015 - Yankees go
1-3 in Oakland are tied with Tampa for
Boston is last in the AL East, but only 4 games back.
June 3, 2015 - Tanaka returns from DL with a
game. In the 8th, Capuano and Miller load the bases with
one out. But they get out of it!
Yankees win 3-1 and finish the road trip
June 5, 2015 - Going into the
9th with a 8-1 lead, the Yankee bullpen almost snatched defeat from
the jaws of victory, including Betances, who got the
Final score: 8-7. See the play by play:
That infield single actually was an easy popup that landed between
Headley and Pirela for a bad "I got-you get it" comedy.
A-Roid continues his hot year with four hits.
draftee, Pat Vinditte, made his MLB debut. He got two ground outs, one pitching
with his left hand and the other
other with his right.
June 6, 2015 -
In non baseball news, after a 37 year break, there was a
winner in horse racing! Congratulations to
June 7, 2015 - CC starts
the Angels off by allowing two solo homers in the first inning!
he records his 2500th strike out
But the Yankees hit some of
their own and sweep the Angels with Miller striking out the side in the
Yankees have swept three of the last four series and
have won 10 of the last 13 games.
Yankees (32-25) win 6 in a row and end
the week in first place 1½ games ahead of Tampa (31-27).
June 8, 2015 - Chris Heston of the Washington Nationals
no-hit the Mets 5-0.
hit three batters, lost the perfect game. This makes the giants the
second team with a no hitter in
four consecutive seasons. The only other team to do that was the
Dodgers when Koufax, Koufax, Koufax, & Koufax did it from 1962 to
June 10, 2015 - Yankees leading 4-2
in the 8th, Lindgren relieved Eovaldi and gave up a two run
Capuano gives up a run in the 11th, Yankees lose
5-4 , ending a seven game winning streak.
10, 2015 - Closer, Andrew Miller, placed on the 15 day DL for strained arm.
Betances will fill the role.
2015 - Pineda is given an extra day off to preserve his innings count
and he gives up 6 runs in less than five innings. How about limiting him to
five or six innings per game? But then the bullpen needs to be improved.
Yankees lose 11-3.
The good news, in his first ML game, Mason Williams hit
a two run homer in his second at bat.
2015 - Sabathia gives up two 2 run homers by the 5th. A-Roid
ties the game in the 6th with his 666th homer and 2000
and 2001st RBI. But the bullpen blows it again, this time by Chris
Martin. Newly added pitcher Sergio Santos, gives up a homer on his second pitch
as a Yankee, what a start! Yankees lose 9-4.
While his hitting is not great,
Mason William's made two spectaular catches in the outfield.
June 14, 2015 - Yankees pull the last game out
5-3, but Adam Warren couldn't get through the 5th.
(34-28) tied with Tampa (35-29) in first place. Toronto(1 GB), Baltimore(3),
& Boston(8) round out the division.
15-18, 2015 - Home and home vs. Marlins
in Miami 2-1 and 12-2 losses.
Most painful was Eovaldi's loss to
At Yankee Stadium:
Pineda throws a two walk no hitter
into the 7th. Betances gets a five out save, with the tying run at
the plate called safe, but reversed on review. Yankees win 2-1.
lost a 1-0 lead, but Gardner tied it and Beltran gave them the lead, each with
two run homers.
Yankees win 9-4.
A-Rod gets to 2,999 hits, in his next
at bat, the Marlins pitcher walked him on four inside pitches and was booed off
the field after giving up four runs.
2015 - A-Rod gets his 3,000th hit on a first inning homer off
of Verlander. He is the 29th to get 3,000 hits and joins Boggs and
Jeter getting it with homers.
June 20, 2015 -
Yankee Old Timers' Day Willie Randolph honored with a plaque in Monument
As a total surprise the Yankees also honored Mel Sottlemyre with a
plaque, making it a pair of #30s honored.
Oh, there was a game too, piched by Nathan
Eovaldi, also wearing uniform #30 bounced back from that bad game in Miami.
Yankees blast Tigers with
homers, win 14-3.
Nationals' pitcher Max Scherzer missed a
perfect game by hitting a batter in the 9th with
two strikes and two outs, got the no hitter.
June 21, 2015 - Great start for Tanaka: two two
run homers, but only two runs earned on Gregorius E-6. He has nothing today 6-0
in the 2nd and leaves the game down 7-2. Then two rookies blow it
away! Yankees lose 12-4
But Tampa loses 1-0 on a Cleveland walk off.
Yankees in second place 1 game behind Tampa.
June 22-24, 2015 - The Phillies, worst team in baseball,
come into the stadium for three games and spank the Yankees in the
first two games.
In the last three
games, Tanaka, Pineda, and Sabathia were awful.
Nova came back from
surgery in grand style, 62/3 innings, no runs, 3 hits, 2
walks & 1 strike out.
Yankee bats keep stong with 10 runs and 15 hits,
Yankees win 10-2, beating
June 25-28, 2015 In
Houston, Yankees lose the first game, even with a great performance by Warren,
but the Yankee bats were silenced and lose 4-0.
In the second game the
Yankees were again quiet until Young hit a 3 run homer in the 7th,
to put them ahead to win 3-2.
In the third game, Tanaka couldn't
hold a 6 run lead and was
out by the 5th. Yankees get 3 more runs late to win 9-6.
game with Pineda throwing a great game, Gardner and Jones blow a flyball to
left center, it drops for a double & two base error, and tie game at
Pineda pitched all 8 innings in thew 3-1 loss, splitting the four
Tampa loses to Boston so the Yankees (41-35) head to Anaheim
½ game behind Tampa, but Baltimore (40-34) wins its third in a row and
are .002 points ahead of Yankees.
July 1, 2015 -
The end of a bad road trip, split four in Houston and lost two in Anaheim for a
The only good news was Baltimore and Tampa were no
Yankees come home in 2nd place ½ game behind
July 4th weekend - The
fight for the AL East - Three games vs.Tampa
Before the game,
A-Rod got his 3,000th hit/home run ball. The Yankees agreed to
donate $150K to
Hample's charity, "Pitch in for Baseball".
In addition, the
Yankees settle the milestone bonus agreements with A-Rod by donating $3.5
million to variuos charities.
Game 1: Yankees win 7-5 in 12 innings
Tanaka gave up 3 runs
by the 5th, but
Archer held the
In the 8th, Texieria hits a three run
homer to tie it.
After the Rays score two in the 12th, the
Yankees get one back
and McCann hits a walkoff three run homer!
C. Shreve got
the win, but he was the one who put them behind 5-3.
Yankees win 3-2.
Pineda pitched a beauty, but
Betances gave up a two run homer to tie it in the 9th, 2-2.
Teixeira doubles to open the bottom half and with runners on first and second,
a Flores bunt to pitcher and E-1 allows pinch runner Pirela to score from
Once again, the pitcher who blew the lead gets the win in the
Game 3: Tampa wins 8-1
the E-1 die by the E-1. Behind 3-0, with a runner on second, Nova throws to
third on a bunt and Headly can't handle it, run scores.
Then the defense
falls apart with no walk-off magic.
After 82 games, the Yankees
at 44-38, are in first place, one game ahead of Baltimore and two ahead of
Toronto and Tampa.
July 9, 2015 -
Yankees close out the home stand, taking two games from the A's.
July 10-12, 2015 - Closing out the pre All Star
Game half of the season at
Game 1: Yankees win
Sloppy play by Sox, Pineda 62/3 innings,
A-Rod homer in first, and Gardner & Ellsbury each RBI.
Red Sox win 5-3
up 4 runs in 62/3 innings, but Yankees only get
solo homers from A-Rod and Ellsbury and a Garder RBI.
Yankees win 8-6
Eovoldi gave up 3 runs in 5
innings and the Yankees went ahead in the 6th.
his first hit in the 7th and
in the 9th.
Miller is rusty, but survives the
At the All Star
Break, the Yankees (48-40) are in first place 3½ games ahead of the
AL East standings:
The Mets (47-42)
are only 2 games behind the Nationals in the NL East.
July 14, 2015 - All Star Game at Cincinnati
Before the game the Franchise Four was announce for each
team. for the Yankees, it was obvious:
Just a quetion:
If Pete Rose
is banned from baseball, why was he honoered for the Reds Franchise
American League wins 6-3.
is first back to back ASG MVP.
Mets pitcher DeGrom stirkes out the side on
10 pitches, all swinging.
Betances one walk, one strikeout, no hits.
Teixeira grounds out, but advances runner to third for sac fly score by
Gardner strikes out looking twice.
July 15, 2015
Derek Jeter receives the ICON AWARD at the 2015 ESPY Awards.
July 18, 2015
he got slimed at the
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Award.
The Second Half
July 17-19 - Yankees vs. Seattle at Yankee Stadium
Game 1: Yankees win 4-3
gave up three runs in seven innings, Betances and Miller close it.
hits homer for winning run in the 7th.
Seattle wins 4-3.
Cano hits two
long two run homers in first and sixth. McCann hit a two run
A-Rod gets the hat trick and a ground out.
Yankees score one in
the 9th. Game ends on a ground out with the tying run on second.
Game 3: Yankees win 2-1
strikes out the side in the 4th.
Then allows a run,
but strikes out Cano in the 5th.
Beltran, activated from the DL,
drives in the tying run in the 7th.
Teixeira puts them up 2-1 in
Miller saves it on 12 pitches, two strikeouts.
Yankees (50-41) are 4 games ahead of the Orioles (46-45) and 4½
games ahead of Rays & Blue Jays (each 47-47).
July 21, 2015 - for the first time in MLB
play, a 1-0 game was decided by a homer by the AL pitcher!
Karns of the Rays hit it in the 3rd inning vs. the Phillies.
July 21-23, 2015 - Yankees sweep the Orioles,
3-2, 4-3, and 9-3.
In the third game, Tanaka gives up four hits, but three
are homers on 101 pitches in 72/3 innings.
Yankees in first place 5½ games ahead of Toronto.
July 25, 2015 - The day after a
Pineda and bullpen implosion, CC was again
so-so and left the game behind 5-0 in the 6th inning.
A-Rod hit three homers to
bring the Yankees back and JR Murphy hit a three run homer to put them ahead in
Miller nailed it down with his 23rd
Yankees take two of three from the Twins.
July 26, 2015 - Yankees are in first place, 6½ games
ahead of Toronto.
July 28, 2015 - Capuano
didn't last through the first inning and left giving up 5 runs
on only 3 hits. He
was designated for assignment the next day.
But in the second, the Yankees
answer with eleven runs on ten hits! But all three outs were on strikeouts.
Chris Young hit a gramd slam in the third.
Diego Moreno pitched
51/3 and Warren had 3 innings of no hit
The next day, the Yankees couldn't overcome a 3-2 deficit
and lost 5-2.
July 30, 2015 - Pinada placed on
15 day DL with an arm strain.
Yakees score 3 in the 1st and
Sabathia gives it right back
and leaves the game tied 5-5.
Yankees lose in the 9th, 7-6.
July 31, 2015 - Eovaldi again got the
benefit of a large Yankee outburst, including
by Teixeira, the first a grand Slam in the 2nd.
Yankees win 13-6 vs. the White Sox.
After an 8-2 loss on Saturday, the
Yankee bats came alive again winning 12-3 behind Nova.
the road trip 6-4 and are 6 games ahead of Baltimore and Toronto.
The Mets swept the Nationals in a weekend series and are
now tied for FIRST PLACE.
August 4, 2015 -
Over the last ten games, the Yankees have scored 90 runs!
August 5, 2015 - Boston's knuckleball pitcher ruined Luis
Sevorino's MLB debut. He allowed one earned
run, and struck out seven, but lost the game 2-1 on an unearned run.
August 6, 2015 - CC Sabathia was on point, but
left the game in a 1-1 tie. Yankees win 2-1 on Ellsbury homer and stellar
Yankees take 2 of 3 from Red Sox.
August 7-9, 2015 - Lost Weekend against the hot Blue Jays at the
Game 1: Blue Jays win
Three homer game. RA Dickey's knuckle ball did them in this
Pinder took the loss in the 10th on the third solo homer of
Game 2:Blue Jays win 6-0.
out of steam, Girardi left him in with the bases loaded and Nova gave up a
grand slam to Smoak.
Price kept the Yankees scoreless.
Game 3:Blue Jays win 2-0.
Tanaka gives up two solo homers.
In the 7th, Warren loads the bases with no outs. Wilson gets out
of it with two strike outs and a pop up.
Zero for 18
for RISP hits over the last five games.
Twenty-six innings without a
Last two shutouts in a row was May 1999, a total of 2666 games, a MLB
After the 90 runs in 10 games, they've scored only four in the next
Blue Jays sweep the Yankees, who lost this homestand
Yankees still 1½ games ahead of Toronto. With 11 more games
August 11, 2015 - After too
many scoreless innings, the Yankees hit two homers late in the game and go
ahead of the Indians 4-2. But Miller blows his first save of the year and the
Yankees lose 5-4 in 16.
For the first time in MLB
history all 15 home teams won their games!
August 12, 2015 - Yankees lose 2-1 and Toronto jumps into
1st place by ½ game.
Remember when the Yankees scored 90
runs in ten games? That was only a week ago.
Now it's 9 runs in the last 8,
including one win.
August 13, 2015 -
McCann wastes no time and hits a three run homer in the 1st.
bats are back for now. Yankees win 8-6.
14-16, 2015 - Yankees vs. Blue Jays in Toronto - Yankees take two of
Game 1:Yankees win 4-3
Nova gave up 3 runs in seven. Price scattered 11 hits on 112 pitches. He leaves
giving up a run and runners on 2nd and 3rd.
hits a pinch hit three run homer in the 8th.
runners on 2nd and 3rd, but strikes out the last two
Game 2:Yankees win 4-1
a complete game, five hitter.
Beltran and Teixeixra hit homers.
3:Jays win 3-1
Severino's hard luck kept up with
him, he's only gotten two runs in three games. Beltran lost the third out of
the third inning in the sun that led to three runs.
Yankees manage only
four hits. Ellsbury hit a solo homer for the only score.
Yankees (64-52) lead the Jays (65-54) by ½ game.
Strange as it
An AL firstbaseman brought in to relieve
an overworked bullpen wound up pitching to the other team's actually pitcher in
an AL park after the DH took the field!
17-19, 2015 - Yankees sweep the Twins at the stadium game 1 in 10
innings, the other come from behind wins.
In the third game, Greg Bird hit
his first two ML homers each with a runner on base.
August 22, 2015 - Jorge Posada was honored as the
catcher with a retired number.
This makes the
#20 the most retired uniform in MLB,
besides #42 retired in honor of Jackie Robinson.
August 23, 2015 - Like his main battery mate, Andy
Pettitte was honored with his #46 retired.
Sabathia left the game
down 2-0 with a knee issue and placed on 15 day DL 8/24.
the ceremony for the weekend, the Yankees wind up 1-3 vs. Cleveland over the
Toronto beats Angels 12-5.
Yankees ½ game behind
August 24-26, 2015 - Three games vs
the first place ASTROS!
Beltran hits a walk-off sac-fly in
the first game 1-0.
In the second game, the Yankees score a run
in the 9th again, but this time lose 15-1.
1 game behind Toronto, who had a late rally to win.
In the third
game, Pineda was unimpressive and the bullpen didn't help. The offense is still
Yankees finish the home stand 5-5 and
only four runs vs. Houston.
Meanwhile, since the trade deadline, the Mets have surged into
first place and can do nothing wrong. They lead the NL East by 6½
August 28-30, 2015 - The
Yankees sweep Atlanta out scoring them 38-11!
Game 1: Yankees win 15-4
Given a five run lead in the first,
Tanaka gives back two on 29 pitches.
Bryan Mitchel returns from the line
drive injury and pitches 11/3 innings.
goes 4/5 with 6 RBI, including a homer.
Game 2: Yankees
Severino gets the win.
Game 3: Yankees
Eovoldi (14-2) got through five innings and leaves the game
Then the Braves bullpen falls apart and Yankees blow it
open in the 7th.
Pinder bats so he could pitch another inning
and gets an RBI double.
A-Rod had a pinch hit RBI single.
Yankees are 1½ games behind the Jays, who can't seem to lose, in the AL
East and are 4 games ahead in the wild card race.
September 2, 2015 - The Yankees jump out to a 12-3 lead in
the last game of the road trip in Boston. By the 8th, the bullpen
allowed the game to get to 13-8. Betances and Miller had to both pitch in what
should have been a laugher.
They end the road trip at 5-1. Next a ten game
home stand, the 30 games in 31 days.
After more than a week of not playing, Mark Teixeira
was placed on the 15 day DL. He had fouled a ball off his leg Aug 17, but he
appeared in at least one game, so the DL is retroactive only to Aug 27 and
allows the Yankees to recall a pitcher who otherwise would have remained in AAA
for a few more days.
The Jays finally lose one to the
Orioles, but the Yankees only get four hits, but three are homers for a 5-2 win
over Rays. Yankees only ½ game out, tied in the loss column.
September 6, 2015 - Yankees take two of three games
from the Rays, but need
to back homers from 3-0 down to win 6-4.
1½ games behind the Jays.
September 7, 2015 -
Yankees beat the Orioles 8-6 and Boston beats the Jays 11-4.
½ game back.
September 9, 2015 - Yankees
lose the next two to Baltimore by sloopy play and no offense, Toronto
Yankees 1½ game back.
10-13, 2015 - Teixeira out for the season, that bone bruise was actually a
Yankees vs. Blue Jays for FIRST PLACE at Yankee
Thursday game postponed by rain until Saturday as
Game 1: Friday Blue Jays win
Severino gives up five runs including two homers in the first
Gregorius had 4 RBI
Game 2: (Sat #1) Blue Jays
win 9-5 in 11 innings.
Pineda given a 4-1 lead, gives it all back by
to take second on a wild pitch, so McCann only drove in the tying
Game is tied 5-5 until the 11th, when the Yankee bullpen
gives up 4 runs on 1 hit.
Game 3: (Sat #2) Blue Jays win
Nova gave up 6 runs by the 3rd.
Gardner had 3
homers for the two games, but he cost the first game by not advancing on that
Game 4:Yankees win 5-0
Tanaka great, bullpen
Dustin Ackley has 3
RBI with sac fly and homer.
Yankees are in second place 3½ games behind Toronto and have
the first wild card by 3½ games.
TIME TO WORRY with no offense or
pitching any more.
Congratulations to The
Mets who are 9½ games in first place.
September 14, 2015 - Sabathia pitches his best game, giving
up 3 hits and no runs.
Tampa scores in the 8th, Yankees down
Yankees no hit for 7 innings. Beltran opens the 8th with a
single, but no scoring.
In the 9th, after Ellsbury GIDP, Gardner
gets four pitch walk, steals second and scores on A-Rod double.
intentionally walked and Heathcott homered to put the Yankees up 4-1.
strikes out the side to save the game.
Yankees lose second game but win
third with Miller again striking out the side for the save.
September 18-20, 2015 - Yankees vs. Mets at Citi
Game 1:Mets win 5-1
Yankees manage a 1st inning sac fly run. Tanaka gives up two solo
Then the bullpen fell apart. Yankees load the bases in
the 9th, but fail.
Game 2:Yankees win
Pineda was supported by
two multi run
Yankee pitchers struck out 12 Mets batters, including 8 in
Yankees used three pitchers in the
Game 3:Yankees win 11-2
giving up two leadoff doubles, Sabathia settles down and leaves the game
leading 5-1 on Ackley's three run homer.
Bird hits a three run homer and
Yankees have two 5 run innings.
Capuano pitches in the 8th.
Goody closes it out.
Boston took 2 of 3 games from Toronto.
2½ games behind Toronto in the east and lead the wild card by 4
23 - with great sadness it was reported that WWII D-Day Veteran and Yankee Hall
of Fame Catcher
Yogi Berra passed away over night.
The battle for first place was
September 21-23, 2015 - Yankees vs. Blue Jays in Toronto
Game 1:Jays win 4-2
couldn't get to Price, though they did load the bases. Warren gave up 3 runs in
Game 2:Yankees win 6-4 in 10
Greg Bird hit a 3 run homer in the 10th afer
Miller blew the save,
saved the game and got the win.
Nova pitched a great game, left in 6th with runner
on first. He took the loss because the Bullpen collapsed and the offense was
Congratulations to the Mets for
clinching the NL East!
Sept 27, 2015 -
Yankees go 3-1 vs. Chicago, but Toronto refuses to lose and clinches a
Sept 29, 2015 - The LA
Dodgers beat and eliminated the SF Giants on a one hitter.
clinch first place, congratulations on making trades under the deadline to
overtake the Yankees.
The last seven
Boston takes first three games against a poor
bullpen and no offense. When the Yankees finally score 5 runs in a tie, the Sox
score 4 in the 11th and Yankees lose again.
Oct 1 - Yankees clinch at least
the second wildcard on the franchise 10,000th win!
Oct 2-4 - Final games - one win to clinch home field for
wild card game vs Baltimore.
Houston can get home field if they win
the last two and the Yankees don't win one.
is rained out and moved to a split doubleheader and Girardi elects to rest the
better lineup and pitch Nova relieved by Shreve. By the 6th, the
Yankees are down 7-0.
Final score 9-2.
Severino pitched the second game.
Girardi fielded a B team in each game.
Yankees down 3-1, tie the game, but
leave the bases loaded with three .300+ hitters with RISP.
Then there was
the standard 3-4-2-6 ground out (tag out at second), reviewed but upheld.
Betances pitching and a bloop, wild pitch, bunt single and wild pitch put
Yankees down 4-3.
These two games are on
Girardi for not playing the first game with his strongest lineup.
Max Scherzer no hits the Mets. His second
no hitter of the season.
Oct 4 - All games
to start at 3:00PM EDT so close races can't scoreboard watch early games and
Pineda gives up two runs on three
hits in the 1st.
Yankees get one back on a Bird double and two
Six men LOB in first four innings! Really sad.
Capuano give up runs and Yankees down 5-1 by the 4th.
down 7-1 by the 5th.
Yankees down 7-4 in the 7th.
Yankees down 9-4 on Chris Davis' homer in his probable last at bat as an
Thanks go out to the Arizona Diamondbacks, for beating the
Astros, sending the wild card game to Yankee Stadium.
Toronto gave pitcher
Mark Buehrle a chance to get 200
innings for the 15th consecutive season, but he doesn't
get out of the 1st, down 9-0.
Yankees lost six of the last
seven games of the season and limp into the post
CC Sabathia checks into a susbstance
abuse rehab center.
Final AL Standings
I don't know
is on third base!
October 10, 2014 -
GM Brian Cashman given a three year extension on contract.
base/infield coach Mick Kellerher and hitting coach Kevin Long fired.
October 23, 2014 - The New York Mets hired
hitting coach Kevin Long.
November 5, 2014 -
SURPRISE - SURPRISE - SURPRISE -
A-Roid admitted to using PED even after he admitted to past use and promised
not to do that any more.
November 12, 2014 -
Yankees traded Francisco Cervelli to the Pirates for relief pitcher
Justin Wilson, 27.
He was 3-4 with a 4.20 ERA in 70
appearances with Pittsburgh in 2014. He will probably be in the bullpen role
for the Yankees. In three Major League seasons, the lefty is 9-5 with a 2.99
ERA in 136 appearances.
Because of injuries, Cervelli only played in 68
games over the last two seasons.
5, 2014 - Yankees get SS Didi
Gregorius from Arizona in a three team trade. The trade sends RHP
Shane Greene from the Yankees to the Tigers, and RHP Robbie Ray and minor
league infielder Domingo Leyba from Detroit to Arizona.
sign left-hander Andrew Miller (reliever) to a four-year, $36 million deal.
December 9, 2014 - David Robertson signs with
the White Sox for $46 million.
December 15, 2014
- Yankees agree to a four year, $52 million contract with 3B Chase
He played in 58 games beginning in July and hit
.262 (50-for-191) with 28R, 8 doubles, 6HR and 17RBI. He got a 14th
inning walk-off hit in his Yankee debut, the first for a Yankee since Roy
Weatherly in 1943! He had two other walk off at bats in 2014.
So A-Roid will be the DH?
December 19, 2014 - Yankees trade David Phelps and
Martin Prado for RHP Nathan Eovaldi, infielder Garrett Jones and right-handed
pitching prospect Domingo German from the Marlins.
January 2, 2015 - Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to Braves
for David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.
6, 2015 - Don Mattingly appeared on only 9.1% of the ballots and is now
off future Hall of Fame ballots.
Congratulations to Craig
Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz all elected to Hall of
February 10, 2015 - A-Roid met
with Yankee executives to clear the air before Spring Training. See web page for story
February 15, 2015 - The Yankees announced that Andy
Pettitte will be honored with his #46 being retired on August 23.
be honored with retired numbers will be Bernie
Williams and Jorge Posada.
Willie Randolph will also be honored with a plaque in Monument Park.
February 17, 2015 - A-Rod issued a statement and
hand written apology to the world. This
was just hours after his supplier, Anthony Bosch, was sentenced to four years
in federal prison in Miami.
March 4, 2015 -
A-Rod gets a hit in his first ML at bat since 2013, but it's only spring
March 5, 2015 - GM
Brian Cashman says that he thinks that
there should be no more captains for the Yankees now that Jeter has