Hey Sports fans, with the trade deadline only being one day away, the Yankees made some major trades today.
They acquired (RHP) Scott Effross from The Chicago Cubs. In return they sent (RHP) Hayden Wesneski to Chicago.
They also acquired (RHP) Frankie Montas and (RHP) Lou Trevino from The Oakland A’s. In return the Yankees sent (LHP) Ken Waldichuk, (LHP) JP Sears, (RHP) Luis Medina, and second basemen Cooper Bowman back to the A’s.
Hopefully, with all these dealings that (GM) Brian Cashman has made, it will bring the Yankees one step closer to the “Big Game”.
Monday August 1, 2022
Starting Pitcher- Domingo German
The Yankees remained at home as the Seattle Mariners came into town to start a 3 game series from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
In the bottom of the 1st inning, Anthony Rizzo hit a 3-run home run to give New York the early 3-0 lead.
In the top of the 2nd inning, Kyle Lewis hit a solo home run for Seattle and the lead was now cut to 3-1. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Aaron Judge hit a 2-run home-run and the Yankees lead 5-1.
In the top of the 4th inning, Adam Frazier hit an RBI single scoring Abraham Toro to make it a 5-2 game. Jose Trevino would hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 4th inning to make it 6-2 Yankees.
Trevino added one final solo home run in the bottom of the 8th inning, and the Bronx Bombers took game 1, 7-2.
Tuesday August 2, 2022
Okay, now you and I both knew that Cashman had to have at least one or maybe two more trades left up his sleeve before the trade dead line ended. Let’s see what he was up to.
Sadly to say for some, he did trade (LHP) Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis for outfielder Harrison Bader. But happily for others, he shipped Joey Gallo to L.A. for (RHP) Clayton Beeter.
Starting Pitcher- Jameson Taillon
Eugenio Suarez began the game for Seattle with a 2 run homer 432 ft. and the Mariners jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.
In the top of the 2nd inning, Cal Raleigh hit a solo shot 416 ft. and the Mariners increased their lead to 3-0.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Carlos Santana hit a sac fly to center scoring Adam Frazier to increase the margin to 4-0.
Josh Donaldson got the Yankees on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning with an RBI double to left field, scoring Anthony Rizzo and it was now 4-1. Jose Trevino hit a two-run home-run 389 ft. to cut the lead to 4-3.
In the top of the 5th inning, Santana hit a 2 run double to left field, scoring Suarez and Frazier and the Mariners doubled their lead to 6-3.
Rizzo would hit a solo home run 400 ft. to right center and the Yankees now trailed 6-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning. Donaldson hit his second home run of the game to knot the score at 6 after six innings of play.
The Mariners responded in the top of the 7th inning as Sam Haggerty hit a go-ahead home run and Seattle regained the lead 7-6.
Seattle put the game away in the top of the 9th inning off a Frazier single and the Mariners tie the series at 1 with an 8-6 win.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2022
Starting Pitcher- Gerrit Cole
The Yankees and the Mariners hit the field at Yankee Stadium for a day game and also the final game of the series.
In the top of the 1st inning, Eugenio Suarez hit a 3 run homer 390 ft. and the Mariners jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Carlos Santana hit a solo home run 423 ft. to make it 4-0 road team. Jared Kelenic then hit a 2 run homer 366 ft. and the Mariners added to their lead 6-0.
The Yankees tried to get it going in the bottom of the second as IKF hit an RBI single to center, scoring Andrew Benintendi, but IKF was thrown out while being waved home.
The score at the end of 2 innings was 6-1 Mariners.
Seattle put the game away in the top of the 7th inning with a Jessie Winker solo home run to give Seattle a 7-1 lead.
Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka added a two-run home-run in the bottom of the 7 inning, but it was too little, too late.
The Mariners win the game 7-3. They take the series 2 out of 3 games.
The Yankees had a well deserved day–off on Thursday.
Friday August 5th, 2022
Starting Pitcher- Nestor Cortes, Jr.
The New York Yankees hit the road to the Gate Archway to take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in Missouri.
It was also the first time that New York Yankees Matt Carpenter returned to St. Louis as an outfielder. He started his MLB career there and played 12 seasons with the Cardinals.
In the top of the 1st inning, Josh Donaldson hit an RBI double, scoring DJ LeMahieu. The Yankees led 1-0.
Yadier Molina tied the game at 1 for the Cardinals with an RBI single to center, scoring Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Donaldson hit another RBI single, scoring Aaron Judge. New York regained the lead 2-1.
In the top of the 5th inning, Gleyber Torres reached first base on an RBI infield single. Judge scored to increase the lead 3-1.
The Cardinals earned one run back in the bottom of the 6th inning as Tyler O’Neill hit an RBI single to right field, scoring Paul Goldschmidt.
Bringing the score to Yankees, 3 Cardinals, 2.
Paul DeJong hit a game winning RBI double to deep right field in the bottom of the 8th inning, scoring O’Neill and Arenado.
The Cardinals stole a win from the Yankees 4-3.
Carpenter was welcomed at the plate with classy standing ovations by the Cardinal’s fans every time he batted. They really showed appreciation for their former player.
Saturday August 6, 2022
Starting Pitcher- Domingo German
The New York Yankees took to the field at Busch Stadium in St Louis Missouri for game 2 of their 3 game set vs the Cardinals. New York was looking to avoid losing its second straight series.
Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single for the Cardinals, scoring Paul Goldschmidt for the only run of the game.
Jordan Montgomery held off the Yankees in a pitchers duel between him and Domingo German.
The Cardinals took the game 1-0.
The Yankees went 14-16 for the month of July and now it’s time for them to step up their game!
Sunday August 7, 2022
Starting Pitcher- Frankie Montas
The New York Yankees were looking to avoid a sweep in the 3rd game of their 3 game set vs the St. Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium.
In the top of the 1st inning, Matt Carpenter hit a sac fly to right center field, scoring Dj LeMahieu and the Yankees led 1-0.
The Cardinals knotted the game at 1 in the bottom of the 1st inning on an RBI single by Nolan Arenado, scoring Dylan Carlson.
The Yankees were hot in the top of the 2nd inning as Aaron Hicks drilled an RBI single to shallow left field scoring Gleyber Torres.
The Yankees regained the lead 2-1
Aaron Judge increased the lead on a 2 run single to center field scoring Aaron Hicks, and Andrew Benintendi.
The Yankees led 4-1.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Cardinals put up 5 runs against the Yankees. Carlson started the rally with an RBI double to center field, scoring Paul Dejong. After Brendan Donavan walked, Paul Goldschmidt hit a sac fly to center field, scoring Yadier Molina to make it a one run game.
Arenado gave the Cardinals their first lead at 6-4 with one swing of a bat bringing in 3 runs.
In the top of the 5th inning, Judge hit a 2 run double, scoring Hicks and Benintendi.
The game was tied a 6.
St Louis responded in the bottom of the 5th inning with a three run rally. DeJong started it with an RBI double to deep right field, scoring Lars Nootbar.
St Louis regained the lead 7-6.
Tommy Edman hit an RBI single to center field, scoring Dejong giving the Cardinals an 8-6 lead.
Goldschmidt walked in another run for the Cardinals and the score was 9-6.
The Yankees would put 2 up in the top of the 6th inning as Jose Trevino hit an RBI single to right field scoring Josh Donaldson to make it 9-7 Cardinals. Marwin Gonzalez reached second base on a fielder’s choice.
It was suddenly 9-8, Cardinals.
St Louis put the game away in the bottom of the 8th innings with a 3-run home-run from DeJong giving the Cardinals a 12-8 lead.
Yankees star DJ LeMahieu hit another home run for the Yankees in the top of the 9th inning. It wasn’t enough however as the Cardinals swept the Yankees 12-9.
This is the Yankees first 5-game losing streak of the season. They need to regroup and get back on track.
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