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Day Lineup (postponed to April 5)
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Aaron Hicks - LF
Alex Rodriguez -
Mark Teixeira - 1B
Carlos Beltran - RF
Brian McCann - C
Headly - 3B
Starlin Castro - 2B
Didi Gregorius - SS
Tanaka - RHP
The good news, the Yanks score
runs off of Keuchel, the bad the upmirwes made some bad calls
allowing Houston to score three in the 8th. A-Rod ends his streak of
consecutive openers with a hit, but he walks and steals second!
April 6 - Yankee
bats explode vs. Astros and win 16-6. Pineda got the win, Nova a four inning
April 9 - Sabathia passed his first
test of the season, beating Detroit 8-4.
April 17 - After losing four in a row with weak hitting,
the Yankees salvage the last game of a three game set vs. Seattle.
After the first two weeks of the season, the Yankees are 5-6 and most
of the team have yet to get hot hitting. OK starting pitchers and a great
bullpen has kept them close. In the last two games,
and Miller each struck out the side in both games.
17 - 24The first
homestand and they managed only 3 wins.
April 22 - The Yankees bats woke up along with Ellsbury
The Yankees Class A ball Riverdogs tied a
minor league record with
strikeouts in one inning, but four runs scored and they lost in 10
April 23 - Garder hits a
walk off homer. Ellsbury gets his third catcher interferance call of the
April 24 - Pineda gave up
four homers after getting the
first two batters on seven pitches. Yankees lose 8-1.
A-Rod hurt with oblique muscle, MRI negative.
last place 7-10.
May 2 - Now it gets worse.
The Yankee bats finally come alive in the last game, but the pitching collapsed
in a weekend sweep by
A-Rod is beginning to hit
Yankees in last place 8-15. Only one
win all week.
May 3 - A-rod injures
hamstring running out a GIDP, placed on the 15 day DL.
May 4 - CC was CC again!
Pitches seven shutout innings vs. the Orioles. Though Yeats allowed two walks
and a hit, he got one out and Betances preserved the shutout.
May 5 - It was Tanaka's turn to throw
eight innings of shutout ball, but this time the Yankees can't score and lose
1-0 in 10 innings.
Road trip ends 2-7.
Ten game home stand vs. both
Sox and Royals.
May 6 - Sabathia goes onto the DL
for a groin strain. Phil Coke recalled after signing a
May 6 - Yankees beat
Boston 3-2, after Miller loads bases in 9th. Ellsbury removed from
game with hip injury in 1st.
May 8 -
Yankees take 2/3 from Red Sox, winning 8-2 and losing 5-1.
Yankees in last place 11-18, 6½ games behind.
Some life was shown this week.
Oh, the Mets are in
Yankees take three of four games from WS
Champ Royals at the Stadium May 9 - 12
Game 1: Yankees win 6-3
missed the win by one out. Chapman made his Yankee debut with
fast balls. Offense hits
Game 2: Yankees win 10-7
a see-saw slugfest, Yankees hold on to beat the Royals 10-7. Chapman gets first
Game 3: Royals win 7-3
gave up four runs in the 1st.
Game 4: Yankees
Headley finally gets his first extra base hit, a two run
All this without A-Rod or
May 13 - 15 vs.
White Sox with best record in AL.
Game 1:Sox win 7-1
Chris Sale, enough said.
They also lose Severino (0-6)
to the DL.
The only good news was Headly hit a second homer in two
Game 2:Yankees win 2-1
Yankees score two
runs in the 2nd.
Nova goes 5-2/3 innings.
Betances, Miller, and Chapman strike out 8 of the 11 batters they faced.
Game 3: Yankees win 7-5
Beltran hits his
400th homer to put the Yankees up in the 6th.
Betances gives up the tying run on three hits, but with runners on
2nd and 3rd gets a ground out and two
Headley gets a pinch hit RBI double.
Miller and Chapamn are
Yankee pitchers strikeout 12.
Yankees 7-3 on
stand, 16-20 overall, but still in last
May 18 - After dropping the
first two games to the D-backs, Eovaldi gives up a hit and a run in the first
and nothing else in six innings. Yankees win 4-2.
Miller, and Chapman close it out giving up one run on a hit and strike out
May 19 - 22 How sweep it is -
Yankees get even for the A's sweep in NY earlier by taking
four games in
Yankees are 21-22, in third place, 5½
May 24 - 26 Yankees
lose two games vs. Toronto after
taking the first game.
A ten game road trip to Tampa, Toronto,
May 28 - At Tampa. Pinada has to
change something. He gave up 5 runs in the first two innings.
May 29 - Thanks to Castro's two run homer in the
7th, the Yankee's only hit they win the game 2-1 and the Tampa
Evoldi is now 6-2. Odorizzi had the no hitter
until Castro's hit.
sruck out 14
4thplace 5½ games behind Boston.
June 1 - Back to their losing ways, though not the fault of the
June 2 - Almost
snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in makeup game vs. Tigers.
Pineda pitched into the 6th, left with the game
went 2/3, scoring twice and getting an RBI. Spectacular
defense by Gregorius twice saved runs.
Leading 5-1 into the
6th, Betances, Miller, and
each give up a run.
Chapman gets M. Cabrera to ground out with
the winning run on 3rd.
June 3 -
Betances allows the winning run as the Yankees lose to Baltimore in a game that
they led 5-1 in the 6th.
Is he over used?
Teixiera goes on the DL for a knee issue, removed
from the game for Refsnyder, playing his first game at first
June 4 - Nova pitched well into the
With a 7-0 lead, he gave up two homers and
left with two on base and no outs. Goody comes in and gives up another homer:
Miller gets out of the inning and pitches
the 8th. Yankees get one more run and Chapman saves it.
and Ellsbury pull double steal of second and home.
June 5 - Chapman blows the save in the 8th, Yankees
The good news was that Sabathia, though he had to work out
of trouble, only gave up one
26-30, in fourth place, 6½ games behind.
June 6 - Again with no hits with RISP and down 2-0 to
the Angels in the 7th, McCann and Castro go back to back with middle
deck homers to tie the game.
Miller strikes out the side in
the 8th and Beltran hits a three run homer to put Yankees ahead.
Champan closes it with Paramlee making two foul out catches from first
June 9 - Yankees complete the
sweep of the
Angels and reach .500 at 30-30.
Backup first baseman
Parmelee hurts his hamstrig stretching for an important out. On 15
day DL, will be out at least a month.
12 - Then drop two
of three to the Tigers.
are in 4th place at 31-32 and 5½ games behind.
14 - Yankees add former Met first baseman Ike Davis to
June 14 - 15 - Ten runs aren't
enough as Eovaldi and the bullpen give up 13 to the Rockies
and are swept in
June 16 - 19 - Yankees
of four from the Twins.
Yankees 34-35, 4th place, and 6½ games
June 22 - Yankees salvage
the last game in the season series vs. Rockies
homers, but they were down 8-4 in the 7th. Castro walks
off with the 3rd homer in the bottom of the 9th on the
June 24 - Yankees beat Twins
Miller, and Chapman strike out 5 in perfect 7-9th
June 25 - Yankees
win 2-1. Chapman only threw one pitch over 100MPH.
returns, Ike Davis
June 26 - Eovaldi
cruising with only one homer against him in the 6th, with two outs,
he give up a walk and then THREE homers in a row. Meanwhile, the Yankees have
yet to get a hit until Hicks in the bottom half.
The relief didn't
Teixiera hit a solo in the 8th.
Yankees lose 7-1 on two hits.
Yankees 37-37 in
4th place, 7½ games behind.
June 29 - So they're not completely dead yet!
7-1 in the 8th on the way to being 10 games behind, a solo
homer by McCann. Then in the 9th, a three run homer by McCann
followed by a walk and a walkoff homer by Gregorius.
June 30 - With another 9th
inning walk off win 2-1 on a passed ball with Headley on third, Yankees earn a
split with best record in AL Texas Rangers.
- After losing the first two games to the Padres, the
Yankees were up
6-1 in the 9th , but Swarzak allowed a two run homer
forcing Chapman to nail it down.
halfway point, Yankees are 40-41, 7 games behind.
July 4 - 6 -
Yankees go 1-2 vs.
White Sox. Pineda gave up
5 runs in 6
innings, hitters are not hitting with RISP (5-39 - all in winning
Beltran, Betances, and Miller named to the All Star
game by manager & players.
Four game set in Cleveland going into
the All Star break.
Game 1: Yankees win
Two reversed calls in favor of Yankees:
6th, Castro was called out trying to score on Headly's hit, reversed
In the 9th, with two on and two outs, Chapman covered
first on an infield hit, that was reverse to the final out of the game.
Game 2:Cleveland wins 10-2
Game 3:Yankees win 7-6 in 11 innings
In a brilliant move,
Girardi puts Terreyes in to run for Beltran, who singled with two out in the
11th. He scored on a double by McCann.
Yankees win 11-7 (only 3 earned runs)
Tanaka enters the
5thinning with an 11-1 lead and leaves with two outs 11-7, no win
Eovaldi goes the rest of the way to earn the win.
At the All Star
break the Yankees are 44-44, 7½ games behind.
They are 5½
games behind the second wild card with four teams ahead of
In San Diego, but the AL was the "Home
AL wins 4-2, three homers. Betances (2) and
Miller struk out three, but Miller left with the
bases loaded in the
2016 Second Half
The second half begins with the Yankees at 44-44, 7½
They are 5½ games behind the second wild card with
four teams ahead of them.
Will they sell or stay pat by the end of
July 15 - 17 - Yankees vs. Red Sox at
Game 1: Boston wins
Pineda gave up all 5 runs in 5 innings. Offense: 4 hits and 8
Game 2:Boston wins 5-2
Game 3:Yankees win 3-1
Tanaka gave up one run on a
homer in first and just two other hits. Yanks score in in the 4th
and get 11 hits.
The Yankees are
45-46, 8½ games behind. They are 5½ games behind in the wildcard,
with 6 teams ahead of them.
July 18 - 21
first place Orioles at Yankee Stadium
1: Yankees win 2-1
A-Rod homers, Nova and
2:Yankees win 7-1
Five inning Eovaldi is great for
five inning and collapses in the 5th.
bails him out and Goody closes it.
Castro and Headley hit
Game 3:Yankees win 5-0
The good Pineda
showed up for 6 innings.
Teixeira and Beltran homer. Gardner and Torreyes
Betances, Goody and Shreve shut it down.
Game 4:Orioles win 4-1
CC=NG. Nothing good to
The Yankees took three of four games from the Orioles,
knocked them out of first place and gained 1½ games behind
July 22 -Tanaka allowed four hits
in six innings of shutout ball. The
was again missing, but did score a run in each of the first two
But No-Runs DMC is not
invincible. Both Betances and Miller gave up runs to Giants in the
7th & 8th for a 2-2 game.
thanks to Crawford's 3rd error of the game and a wild pitch in the
8th. Miller got the win and Chapman the save.
July 23 -What was Girardi thinking? Two on and no outs,
Ellsbury up and Beltran to follow. Ellsbury sacrifices the runners and Beltran
The two harmless pop-outs.
Yankees lose in the 11th. Swarzak took the loss, 2-1, after no-runs DMC threw
Offense 0-10 wRISP, 11 LOB.
July 24 -The good Eovaldi showed up, allowing two runs
in 62/3 innings.
Beltran and Teixeira
each homer. Yankees win 5-2.
4-1-5 double play, which is the area code of
Chad Green got the save with 2
1/3 scorless innings.
Yankees 7½ games behind and 4½ games behind with three teams
ahead of them in the Wild Card.
-Yankees trade Chapman for minor league IF Gleyber Torres, minor league
OF Billy McKinney, pitcher Adam Warren and OF Rashad Crawford.
July 27 -Yankees take
two of three from the
Astros in Houston. In the loss, Tanaka once again proves that he needs an extra
day's rest. He gave up all four
runs in five innings.
-Eovaldi and Swarzak each gave up three runs and No-Rod had four
strikeoouts in a 6-3 loss to last pace Tampa.
30 - Mets retire Mike Piazza's number 31 at Citi Field.
July 31 - I guess it's over:
Miller is traded to Cleveland for outfielder Clint Frazier, LHP
Justus Sheffield, RHPs Ben Heller, and J.P. Feyereisen.
In a separate trade,
RHP reliever Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor
league RHP Vicente Campos.
Meanwhile, in Tampa, the Yankees get
struck out five in a row in the first two innings.
Last place Tampa sweeps the
Yankees fading at 52-52, 7 games behind.
They are 5 games behind the second wild card with four teams ahead of
Aug 1 - At the trade
Beltran traded to Rangers for RHP Dillon
Tate, the fourth pick in the 2015 draft and RHPs Erik Swanson and Nick
Nova traded to Pirates for two players to be named
The Yankees now have the highest rated minor league system thanks
to the trades.
Aug 1 - 4 Yankees vs.
Mets home & home
Game 1:Yankees win 6-5 in 10
Gardner leads off with a triple and is thrown out trying to
stretch it into a homer.
CC is relieved losing 5-3 in the
Yankkees tie it on a two run single by Gregorius. Get the
winning run in the 10th on a bases loaded sac by Castro.
has first and third, one out and gets the save on a comebacker, holding the
runner and a strikeout of Granderson.
Game 2: Mets win
awful, even on an extra day rest.
The offnese was again MIA.
No-Rod made the last out on a fly out.
Game 3: Yankees win 9-5
pitch from Greene to Granderson is a homer.
Yankees go ahead 3-2 and
Teixeira hits a 3 run homer and is on
base all four
times. Later he's accused of signalling pitches to the
Benches clear, but no fights after Tex is hit by pitch.
pitches 41/3 innings giving up 1 run.
Game 4: Mets win 4-1
Eovoldi gives up 4 runs in the
Offense goes MIA.
The NY Daily News
reports that A-Rod may be
gone before the end of the season.
Aug 5 -
Mark Teixeira announced his retirement for the end of this season and
his Yankee contract.
With the score 11-4, Girardi puts in
his second team in the 8th. Cleveland scores 3 more runs, Warren
shuts them down.
Teixeira went 2-4 with a walk in the first game since
announcing his retirement.
Yankees win 13-7
Aug 6 - Yankees lose 5-2, Miller saves the game for
Aug 7 - A press conference called
about No-Rod for 11:00AM. He will play his last game Friday Aug 12 and will
continue as a special advisor and instructor for the team through
Yankees take two from Cleveland.
Yankees 7½ games behind in the AL East and 5
games behind with 4 teams ahead in wildcard
Aug 10 - Eovaldi threw a 1-2-3 first inning and left the
game with a tender elbow.
Girardi put together a seven
pitcher bullpen. Yankees down 4-1 in the 7th and score eight times,
some on wild pitches/passed balls and win 9-4.
A-Rod had a fly ball out
that allowed Sanchez to get to third, he later scored on a single.
hit his first ML homer, a 426' shot to the back of the center field
Aug 11 - A-Rod's last
road game. He is 0-4, but drove in an insurance run in the 8th.
Yankees win 4-2.
Aug 12 - A-Rod's last
game at the stadium. A brief
rained on. Then he drove in the tying run with a double to the
right-center gap in the first. He went 1-4. Castro drove in four runs.
played third base for one out in the 9th, Betances struck out the
side for the save.
Yankees win 6-3.
Aug 13 -
The 1996 Championship team was honored before the game.
and Aaron Judge each hit their first MLB homers in their first at
bats in the 2nd inning back to back!
In the 4th, after
getting the first ten outs, Tanaka gave a bunt single, a single and a homer, to
ruin a great day to that point.
Hicks hit a 3 run homer!
win 8-4, five homers
Aug 14 - Mariano
Rivera recieved a plaque in Monument Park.
Seravino and Cessa were awful and Yankees lost 12-3. Judge hit
Aug 15 - Chad Green
strikes out 11, Judge drives in the run, and the bullpen hold it vs. Toronto.
Yankees win 1-0.
Aug 16 - Pineda takes
a 6-0 shutout into the 5th, when it started to rain.
After the delay of 42 minutes, the bull pen collapses and the Yankees
That's been the story of the season.
Aug 21 - After shutting down the Angels' offense for two
games, the Yankees lose the sweep
Yankees are 63-60 and
6½ games behind in the east, 4 games behind in wild
Aug 22-24 - Yankees
take two from Seattle with a line
score of 5-9-0 in all three games.
Aug 26-27 -
All of a sudden, the Yankees are hitting. Sanchez is
vs Orioles 14-4 on Friday and Yankees 13-5 Saturday.
Aug 28 - Orioles avoid the sweep as the Yankees can't
buy a hit.
Yankees had a chance to close
the gaps, but they are 67-62 and 6½ games behind in the east, 3½
games behind in wild card.
Aug 29 -
31Yankees take two of
three from Royals to move to 2½ games out of the wild
Sept 2 - 4 -Yankees vs. Orioles at
Game 1:Orioles win
Chad Green hurt his elbow - he and Goody allow three homers in
Game 2:Orioles win 2-0
up a run in 4th and it was over.
Game 3:Yankees win 5-1
Pineda, given a 4-0 lead couldn't get
out of the 5th.
The baby bombers have become a bust!
Severino helps Pineda and gets the win.
Yankees 3½ games with 3 teams ahead in the wild
Sept 5 -7 -Yankees
Jays at Yankee Stadium
Yaness win 5-3
Five pitches in, Tanaka gives up a run and is hit
hard, but survives 1st.
Ellsbury hits a two run homer in the
But the baby bullpen almost blow it.
Game 2:Yankees win 7-6
Yankees hit three homers!
is pulled in 9th after loading the bases with one out. With two out,
Gardner makes an icecream cone catch to end it. Blake Parker got the save.
Game 3:Yankees win 2-0
Mitchell gets win, Clippard
the save. Castro homers, McCann gets RBI.
Yankees knock Jays out of
first in east, 2½ games from wildcard!
Sept 8 - 11Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium
Game 1:Yankees win 5-4
Sanchez hit a two out walk off homer.
Game 2:Yankees win
In a badly umpired game, the Yankees managed to hang
Teixeira had a grand slam to put the Yankees up 7-2. Three rain delays
were called, the first two were unnecessary, as the rain passed in minutes.
Pineda was pulled with runners on first and third and two outs after the first
rain delay in the 5th inning. He allowed back to back homers earlier
making the score 3-2.
The third was called in the top
of the 9th and one out with runners on first and third and a 2-2
count on the batter. After 51 minutes, Betances came out again and recorded two
strike outs around an RBI single to get the save.
With runners on second and third, Sanchez hit a sac fly on
what was supposed to be the first pitch of an intentioanl walk!
4:Rays win 4-2
Cessa gives up four runs with three
homers early and Yankee bats can't recover.
Yankees had won seven in a
row and got to 10 games over .500.
The White Sox pulled off an
odd triple play. Bases
loaded fly to right, runner from first over-runs bag on return, then the runner
from third is tagged in a rundown.
Sept 13 -
After a great performance by Sabathia, Yankees hit three
homers to beat Dodgers 3-0.
Sept 14 -
Yankees and Dodgers battle for eight innings and Betances gives up two
unearned runs for the loss.
Sept 15 - 18
Four games in Boston.
Game 1:Red Sox win 7-5
pitches a beautiful game.
Butler got two RBI in his first game
comes in with one on and one out and blows it!
Game 2:Red Sox win 7-4
Cessa allows only 3 runs in 5 innings
and is pulled aftter only 64 pitches.
bullpen allows four more runs in the loss.
Butler got two RBI with
a pinch hiot two run homer!
Game 3:Red Sox win
Boston goes ahead on a Warren wild pitch and the runner from
second almost scores because Romine wasn't watching.
Game 4: Red Sox win 5-4
This time Griardi left Sabathia in too
Sept 19 - As promising as
the post Sept 1 games seemed, a combination of bad bull pen, poor hitting, and
some questionable decisions doomed them.
number is now six with 13 games left.
are now the wild card leader in the NL with two games separating three
Sept 21 - Gary Sanchez hit
his 18th and 19th home runs in his 45th game,
the fastest to 19 in MLB history.
But after getting a 7-0 lead Tanaka give
up three homers in a row and four in total in the 3rd inning.
Yankees win 11-5.
Sept 24 - Yankees shut out for
third game in a
Sept 25 - Now 33 scoreless innings.
Pineda strikes out
five in a row and then gives up a homer to Batista.
Gregorius hit a
homer in the 7th to break the drought and tie the game.
in the 8th: walk, stolen base, ground out, and a drawn in infield
single score a run, Yankees down 2-1.
In the 9th, Yankees go up
3-2, but Betances walks the leadoff and Clippard blows it.
Yankees are 79 - 76 with 7 games
left to play, with elimination at 2 games.
Sept 26 - They finally get everything in order and score
five in the 9th. But
the bases and is pulled for Layne to save it, Yankees win 7-5.
3-8 on the road trip, I guess reality set in.
28 - Although Toronto lost allowing Boston to clinch the east, the
Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-3 on a Teixeira grand slam in the bottom of the
The game was scoreless until the top of the
8th when the Sox scored three, including one on a passed
But thier tragic number is
down to one with four teams ahead of them.
Sept 29 - The Yankees are scheduled to honor David Ortiz, who
said after the loss on 9/28, "I wanted to celebrate on that field so bad, but
it is what it is. We end up being the first-place team in the American League
[East] and we're going to celebrate anyway."
Yankees show class or a video of Big Papi striking out and GIDP?
gave him a signature book with good wishes from many Yankees past and present
and a painting of him standing at home plate in Yankee
It's over, even with the Yankee
sweep of Boston, with Baltimore winning its game, the Yankees are eliminated
from the playoffs.
Sept 30-Oct 2 -
The Yankees (84-78) manage 1-2 vs. Baltimore (89-73).
went 0-3 in his final game, but a few spectaular fielding plays in 6
Oct 22, 2015 - Don Mattingly and the
Dodgers agree that he won't return as manager for 2016.
Oct 29, 2015 - Don Mattingly will be the Marlins
Nov 3, 2015 - Brenden Ryan excercised
his one year extension after the Yankees declined their option.
also declined reliever Andrew Bailey's option.
Either may be retained or
Nov 11, 2015 - Yankee backup catcher
JR Murphy was traded to the Twins for outfielder Aaron Hicks.
Dec 9, 2015 - The Yankees traded Adam Warren (3.29 ERA
-131.1 innings - 17 starts and 26 relief) and Brendan Ryan (.229/.275/.333 -
103 plate appearances) to the Cubs for Starlin Castro (infielder -
.265/.296/.375 with 11 homers - 578 plate appearances)
Jan 6, 2016 - Ken Griffey,
Jr and Mike Piazza were elected to the MLB Hall of Fame.
Feb 1, 2016 - Minor Leaguer and potential backup first
baseman Greg Bird had season ending shoulder surgery.
Feb 25, 2016 - MLB released new rules:
for sliding and
"neighborhood" plays at second base.
Impose a 30 second time vor
Mar 1, 2016 - Aroldis
Chapman accepts a 30 day suspension for his
domestic violence charge, which was
dismissed in court.
Mar 23, 2016 - A-Rod
announced that he will retire at the end of his contract in 2017!
29, 2016 - In his last game before heading north Miller gets hit by a line
drive and has a chip on his non-throwing wrist. He was supposed to be
the closer until Chapman serves his suspension. He will try to
One inning later, Bryan Mitchell sustained a
sprained left big toe while covering first base. Mitchell -- who learned on
Tuesday that he will make the Opening Day roster -- will undergo an MRI exam.
He will miss 3 months, this affects the bullpen and spot