Yankees edge out Mariners in 3-2 victory

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The Yankees needed a win against the red-hot Seattle Mariners, and they were successful in their quest as they won 3-2 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.

The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning on a Carlos Beltran double and a Brian McCann single. They were held in check by Hisashi Iwakuma until the eight inning when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI to plate Derek Jeter. With that hit, Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Vidal Nuno was aiming to improve on his last start where he only went 4 2/3 innings and he did just that, going 5.2 innings while giving up one run on four hits and striking out two. Dellin Betances came in and pitched 1.1 innings, giving up a run but he was able to come away with the victory. Adam Warren pitched a scoreless eighth inning and David Robertson notched three strikeouts (while sandwiching a walk) to notch his 15th save of the 2014 season.

What’s Next?

– It’s Tanaka Day! Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees aiming to secure his 10th win of the season and to give the Yankees the series win. Chris Young will take the mound for the Seattle Mariners. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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8 Responses to Yankees edge out Mariners in 3-2 victory

  1. tom says:

    Damn… Betances is on a minor slump. lol.

    It seems McCann is on his way to reach his normalcy slowly but I would rather him to be another Paul O'Neill. We will see.

    Minor League note:

    Refsnynder is here to knock a door. I guess Yankees don't plan to have Solarte at 2B next year. Otherwise, it is going to be tough to limit Arod to DH role. lol. Since Solarte and Refsnyder won't offer any good defense for SS, I think it is a waste of spot if Yankees promote Refsnyder to MLB, barring Yankees casing for a trade possibility.

    It is really a shame that Yankees don't bother to try Pirela out.

  2. I wouldn't count on McCann just yet. He's hitting .218/.299/.346 since May 14 and .185/.241/.222 in June. There was one stretch from May 13 to May 31st where he hit .273/.365/.491 so there is a glimmer of hope, but that light is barely flickering.

    • tom says:

      Wow… Avg looks bad but he has at least a hit in 9 out of last 13 games.

      Interesting… May and July are McCann's best months.

      • He's hit in 9 of out of the last 13, but has only hit .262/.326/.357 in that span. They could get that from Cervelli. My guess is that the Yankees slow start, and injuries to Beltran and Teixeira are forcing him to press big time. Hopefully he'll overcome that in July, as you point out one of his typically better months, and salvage his season.

        The thing to worry about is the shift. I doubt he's ever faced extreme shifts so often in his career and it seems to be very effective against him. He's also had major shoulder surgery not long ago and it might have led him to get old quick.

  3. olie says:

    Don't count him out yet. He is still learning a new league as well as learning how to catch a new pitching staff! Watching him in Atlanta you can tell he was a good hitter and they don't all of a sudden forget "how" to hit! He will be fine!

  4. olie says:

    Shoulder surgery would effect his throwing but not likely his hitting, trust me he will be fine! The Yankees have more problems to be concerned about like their Starting Pitching, Short-stop and D.H position and I don't know if they believe they have found their closer yet!

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