The Yankees needed a good start from Shane Greene to keep them afloat in the AL Wild Card race, and Greene did just that, propelling the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Yankees scored all three of their runs in the second inning on a Brian McCann home run, a RBI single by Antoan Richardson and a steal of home by Chris Young. Richardson had stole second on the same play.
Greene pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out nine. Esmil Rogers pitched a scoreless inning, Josh Outman retired two batters, Shawn Kelley pitched a scoreless inning and David Robertson notched his 36th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
— The Yankees have an night game as they attempt to even the series with the Baltimore Orioles! First pitch is at 8:05 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN.
The Yankees don’t have much in terms of promising shortstops at the upper levels, but they have more at the lower levels than I can ever remember in the past. This young group is extremely promising, and has tools galore. Only time will tell who will sink or swim amongst this group.
1. Jorge Mateo – SS, 6-foot-0, 188-pounds, RHB, 19 – The first thing that comes to the mind when you see this kid play is “tools galore.” He has ridiculous speed and his hit tool is off the charts. He knows his way around a walk, and he has above average arm strength. In the DSL, he showed he even had some power to go along with everything else, hitting seven homeruns in 64 games. His first season stateside was limited by a minor injury, but there’s no question he found some success. He hit .276/.354/.397/.750 with five doubles and a triple in 15 games. He also stole 11 bases and was caught stealing just once. The injury was deflating, but he is still easily the most talented shortstop in the system. His hit tool is right up there with Abiatal Avelino, but he walks more. Tough to pinpoint where he will start, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him anywhere between the Appalachian League (newly acquired team) to Charleston (Low-A)
2. Abiatal Avelino – SS, 5-foot-11, 186-pounds, RHB, 19 – This year was also frustrating for Avelino, who suffered from an injury of his own that held him out of 50 or so games this season. He got healthy towards the end of the year though and limped to a .247/.308/.351/.658 overall season. Next season he will be fully healthy and we will get a chance to see what he can really do. He was ..read more
At the first glance of Chase Headley getting hit with a fastball to the chin, you would figure something would be broken or Headley would have a concussion. Luckily Headley returned to the Yankees with nothing broken and everything intact.
“My first thought when I was on the ground, I was reaching up with my hand, making sure everything was in place and my teeth were still there,” Headley said. “You never really know the moment something like that happens. You knew that it hurt, but you don’t really know how bad it hurt. You’re kind of taking inventory, I guess. You just hope for the best at that point. It’s scary; not fun to go through and not fun to see anybody else go through. I’m really fortunate the way it came out.”
The worst Headley had to encounter was stitches to his chin, and while there’s a very low chance he’ll play today, the Yankees and Headley are fortunate nothing serious happened. Headley said his wife had seen the video, he said his son hasn’t seen it, and he knows he could never take anything for granted, including his family.
“Sometimes it puts things in perspective, to really appreciate what you have,” Headley said. “Make sure that you really enjoy everything that you’re doing with your family when you’re playing because it can go in an instant. That’s just a reminder of it. Your heart goes out to anybody that gets hit in the face. Obviously with Stanton, he got it much worse than I did. It’s unfortunate, but it’s part of the game. Those things happen. I don’t think there was any intent by any means, but it’s scary when it does ..read more
Just hours after the Yankees dropped the first game of the doubleheader, they dropped the second game, getting shut out 5-0 by the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Yankees failed to score any runs, making it the first time since 1948 the Yankees were swept in a doubleheader where they only scored one run or fewer in both games while on the road.
Bryan Mitchell went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out two. Josh Outman pitched a scoreless inning, David Phelps gave up two runs on one hit while only retiring two batters, Rich Hill retired a batter and Chaz Roe gave up a run on one hit in his inning of work.
— The Yankees have a chance to redeem themselves as they prepare for Game 3 of this four game series. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on FOX.
The Yankees were one out away from taking Game 1 of the doubleheader, but Adam Warren couldn’t close the game, sending the Yankees to a 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Yankees lone run came in the top of the 11th inning on a solo-shot by Chris Young, just one day after he hit a three-run walk-off home run at Yankee Stadium.
Brandon McCarthy did everything the Yankees asked for, going seven innings while giving up no runs on four hits and striking out six. Dellin Betances pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, David Robertson pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and Adam Warren gave up two runs while only retiring two batters.
— There’s no time for the Yankees to sulk because there’s another game in two hours. Bryan Mitchell was announced as the Yankees starter for Game 2 of the doubleheader. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.
With the doubleheader today, I didn’t have time to post a full length version of the pregame notes, but I do have some notes of interest here:
— Brett Gardner told the media he was going to try running before Game 1 of the doubleheader. He’s not in the lineup for Game 1, but Joe Girardi said Gardner is a possibility for Game 2 of the doubleheader. Gardner hasn’t ran since being diagnosed with an abdominal strain last week.
— Chase Headley had tests done on his face last night and there’s good news: nothing is broken in Headley’s face. The doctors did have to give him stitches, but that was pretty much the worst of it. He’s going to see a neurologist today to check for concussions.
— Derek Jeter’s not in the lineup following being hit in the elbow during the eighth inning of last night’s game. Joe Girardi described Jeter’s injury as him being “sore” and it doesn’t seem likely for Jeter to be in the lineup for the second game.
In Other News
— This isn’t Yankees news but this does affect the Yankees (at least for the Yankees/Orioles games). Baltimore Orioles first basemen Chris Davis was suspended for 25-games after he tested positive for using amphetamines. In a statement, Davis said he used Adderall recently, and also explained in the past he had an exemption to use it but not for this season. Davis apologized and he will begin his suspension effective ..read more
This just in Yankees fans:
The Yankees have announced they have activated RHP David Phelps from the disabled list. Phelps will spend the rest of the season in the Yankees bullpen and he is available for today’s twin-bill against the Baltimore Orioles.
Friday, September 12
Yankees: Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.79 ERA)
Orioles: Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.83 ERA)
Time: 1:05 p.m.
T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN
Orioles: Bud Norris (12-8, 3.92 ERA)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN
Saturday, September 13
Yankees: Shane Greene (4-3, 3.57 ERA)
Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez (9-7, 3.22 ERA)
Time: 1:05 p.m.
T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN
Sunday, September 14
Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda (10-9, 3.91 ERA)
Orioles: Chris Tillman (12-5, 3.36 ERA)
Time: 8:05 p.m.