Yankees Keep Pace With Red Sox, Preserving a Host of Season-Ending Scenarios

Yankees Keep Pace With Red Sox, Preserving a Host of Season-Ending Scenarios
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Any chance to avoid the uncertainty of the wild-card elimination game easily makes that the worthwhile play.Travis Sawchik piece on Fangraphs so fascinating. Until reading it, I did not know that the Korea Baseball Organization has a best-of-two wild card. In South Korea’s top league — the one that, among others, Eric Thames returned from this season — the wild-card team with the best record hosts two games and has to win just one to advance while the lower seed must win two.

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Starlin Castro hit a 445-foot home run leading off a four-run second, and New York (88-69) won for the 17th time in 23 games to move 19 games over .500 for the first time since finishing 95-67 in 2012.We use cookies to offer an improved online experience. By clicking “OK” without changing your settings you are giving your consent to receive cookies.Yankees clinched home-field advantage in the AL Wild Card Game with their win over the Rays (NYY 6, TB 1). New York is still mathematically alive in the AL East race, though they need to essentially win out while the Red Sox lose out.

Why umpire ejected a Yankees fan behind home plate during win over Rays

Why umpire ejected a Yankees fan behind home plate during win over Rays
Why umpire ejected a Yankees fan behind home plate during win over Rays
The fan was yelling in Spanish “outside!” to alert Sanchez that catcher Wilson Ramos was setting up on the outside part of the plate. (Ramos said the fan was accurate.) Home plate umpire Dan Bellino called time with a full count on Sanchez, walked to the backstop, and pointed out the fan to security. He was escorted from the stadium.
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Fan ejected from Yankee Stadium for tipping pitches to Gary Sanchez

6-1 win when a fan sitting about 15 rows behind home plate began yelling loudly to hitter Gary Sanchez that Ramos was setting up on the outside portion of the plate for Rays reliever Austin Pruitt.

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refuse to entertain questions about extended netting in the Stadium for next year.

It must suffice for now that emerging ace Luis Severino excelled in his final regular-season start in what has been a thoroughly impressive breakout season on Wednesday, perhaps as important a development to where the Yankees are in the standings as Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez or Didi Gregorius or their loaded back-end of the bullpen.Holliday, meanwhile, has hit only .177 in the second half, while missing time due to a viral condition and then a back injury.

Is this the Yankees’ Wild Card roster?Now, he’s been about the same wherever he goes, but the only home runs he has allowed all year have been at Yankee Stadium. If Chapman is going to be relied on as the closer once again, this could end up being a scary ninth inning. He hasn’t allowed a run in September, so you have to hope that he can keep this going at least through next week.
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the Red Sox’s complex pitch-tipping scheme, which earned them a fine and a public dressing-down from MLB, knowing where the ball’s going isn’t as useful as knowing what kind of movement it’ll have. “You don’t know if it’s a slider or fastball,” Sanchez said. “You’ve got to stick your plan.”
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Sign up now to start receiving breaking news alerts on the web.Sanchez and Rays catcher Wilson Ramos said the fan had been yelling in Spanish: “Outside! Outside!”

Stranger things have certainly happened, but it would take a monumental Boston collapse (which has happened several times in the past) as well as New York most likely running the table.Brendan Kuty may be reached at bkuty@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrendanKutyNJ. Find NJ.com Yankees on Facebook.

Jose Altuve singled to lead off the seventh and Carson Smith promptly gave up three back-to-back-to-back base hits after replacing Pomeranz, allowing Evan Gattis and Yuli Gurriel to plate a pair of runs and snap the shutout attempt. David Price, who was rumored to be sitting out of Saturday’s game, entered to get all three outs of the inning and closed out the seventh with a three-pitch strikeout to George Springer.

Green has posted a dominant 5-0 mark and a 1.87 ERA in 67.2 innings in 2017.NEW YORK — Here’s something you don’t hear every day in baseball.The bullpen, however, has things mostly under control when the team is at home. Dellin Betances, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle have all been able to limit home runs. Kahnle has trouble keeping inherited runners from scoring, but that’s another problem entirely. Where the bullpen might be in trouble is with Aroldis Chapman.It certainly appears that the one game Wild Card versus Minnesota will take place on Tuesday October 3rd in the Bronx. However, Wednesday night could determine a great deal as the Yanks take on the Rays and the Red Sox face Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays.

Yankees Fan Ejected For Tipping Pitches
Yankees Fan Ejected For Tipping Pitches

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Said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash: “The Yankees handled it really well and got him out of there.”

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NL Central (88-69 Cubs lead 83-74 Brewers by five games)“I think he can be a big factor,” Girardi said following the game. “It’s another power bat, it’s another productive bat. He’s another guy that can put long at-bats on you and work the count and take his base on balls.”

Fan at Yankee Stadium Ejected for Yelling Pitch Location

The Yankees, who will likely host the AL wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, could be a one-and-done club. But if they get past the wild-card coin flip, they could be dangerous because of their young talent. Aaron Judge has hit more home runs than any rookie in history, while first baseman Greg Bird has found his groove in September.

Fan ejected from Yankee Stadium for yelling out pitch locations

Said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash: “The Yankees handled it really well and got him out of there.”

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He let a Jordan Montgomery pitch in the dirt skip through his legs for a wild pitch that allowed Adeiny Hechavarria to reach in the fourth. Another ball got away from him on a strikeout in the seventh, but he was able to get to it in time to get Kevin Kiermaier at first.About Us). The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of New Jersey On-Line LLC.

Joe Girardi’s club seems destined to play in American League Wild Card Game in the MLB playoffs, but are still chasing the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.

Continue reading the main story Earlier this week, Girardi seemed to tacitly concede the division title to the Red Sox when he decided his ace, Luis Severino, would start on Wednesday against the Rays, which would set up Severino to pitch in the A.L. wild-card game on Oct. 3.

Dellin Betances, an aspiring Class A starter back in 2009.

2. Who Gets Late Innings? This is the one question that may be largely influenced by these last handful of games, as Dellin Betances will get opportunities to show he’s smoothed out his most recent command issues.

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos accused a Yankees fan of trying to cheat for his club on Wednesday night, home plate umpire Dan Bellino agreed and the man prompted was ejected from Yankee Stadium.It’s safe to say that Severino is good no matter where he pitches, but when everything comes down to one game, these stats can mean everything. Most of his success in 2017 has been buoyed by an excellent 2.24 ERA and 2.42 FIP on the road. Meanwhile, he’s only at a 3.86 ERA and 3.77 FIP in friendly confines. It’s by no means bad, but when you consider that he’s weighed down by an astronomical 1.38 HR/9 at Yankee Stadium, it’s easy to start worrying about what could happen in one game.
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com spoke to Ramos and Sanchez, and has more details:

It was the former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra who supposedly said, “It ain’t over till it’s over” while he was managing the Mets to their improbable 1973 pennant run.

After nearly falling behind on a grand slam, the playoff-bound Yankees beat the Rays 6-1 Tuesday night to clinch home-field advantage if they end up in the AL wild-card game next week.Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.

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“I think that’s the first time something like that happened to me … but you can’t let stuff like that distract you because it can become a distraction.”

“You could definitely hear the guy scream ‘outside, outside,’ ” Sanchez added through a translator. “But you don’t know if it’s going to be a slider or a fastball and you still have to stick to your plan…You have to focus on that and not what people are screaming out there.”“Rightfully so, that shouldn’t happen. They were removed from the park,” Girardi said.

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New York threw its 52nd wild pitch of the season with Sanchez behind the plate.After a brutal start to the season that included inconsistent play and injuries, Greg Bird could not be getting hot at a better time.

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