June 14 in Yankee History

  • Yankee fans had a nice game-long celebration on Sunday, June 14, 2009, when the Bombers recorded an unexpectedly easy 15-0 rout of Johan Santana and the Mets in the Bronx to take the first half of crosstown interleague two games to one (it would grow to five to one in weeks). Although he didn’t need to be, A.J. Burnett was superb, Derek Jeter had three hits, two rbi’s and two runs scored, and Johnny Damon and Robbie Cano drove in three runs apiece. And for a boost, Francisco Cervelli had three hits, an rbi and two runs scored as well. Continue reading
  • June 13 in Yankee History

  • We could feature the 1-0 loss that A.J. Burnett (five hits, eight strike outs, one run, in eight) and the Yankees suffered at the hands of young Carlos Carrasco and the Indians in Yankee Stadium on June 13, 2011, in light of its haunting familiarity to some offensive woes the 2012 team had. Not ony did the Yanks fail to score with the bases loaded and nobody out in the first, no Yankee crossed home plate in the second either once the first two batters reached. But the greater significance of this game, really, was the sore right calf that sent Derek Jeter to the disabled list after it, just a few hits short of the magical 3,000-hits mark. Continue reading
  • June 11 in Yankee History

  • Nine hours and 20 minutes in the Bronx on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, went swimmingly through a 12-5 Yankee win over the Mets in the first half of a day/night doubleheader, and the Hot Pastrami sandwich at the Court Deli in between games, but went downhill with the 10-4 Mets victory in the nightcap. Masahiro Tanaka pitched through a four-run misstep featuring a Jeff McNeil home run in the third inning of the opener, as Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez each went yard and drove in three, but Gio Urshela wielded the biggest bat, knocking in four runs with a home run, single, and double. But James Paxton was reached for a three-run Pete Alonso bomb in the first and three rbi singles in the third of Game Two. Continue reading
  • June 10 in Yankee History

  • For a few thousand season ticket holders, June 10, 2017, was already a great day in the Bronx, as they got to meet, speak, and take selfies with their favorite players in pregame ceremonies on photo day, but it got better from there. The Yanks pounded Baltimore’s Chris Tillman for nine runs into the second while he recorded all of four outs. Early long balls from Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, and Starlin Castro got the carnage started, and Matt Holliday and Gary Sanchez homers sealed the 16-3 annihilation. If there was a sad hometown note, it was that the superb Luis Severino was wasted on a day where I may have been able to pitch the Bombers to a win. Continue reading
  • June 9 in Yankee History

  • In a June 9, 2017, game tied 2-2 in the second inning on Jonathan Schoop and Starlin Castro home runs, Yankee southpaw Jordan Montgomerey outlasted Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy once Aaron Hicks homered for the first of two times leading off the home sixth. Highlighted by Hicks’s two-run shot in the seventh, the Yankees pounded the Orioles pen late in an 8-2 win in this game, on Reggie Jackson Bobblehead Night. Continue reading
  • June 8 in Yankee History

  • The Yankees lost their second one-run game to the struggling White Sox in three days in the Stadium on June 8, 2023, a 6-5 decision in which the Palehose scored all their runs on homers from Jake Burger, Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert, and Eloy Jimenez. The Yanks countered with long balls from Billy McKinney, Kyle Higashioka, and Willie Calhoun, but they fell short. Still, the Yankees were able to finish the day well, winning the second of two 3-0 behind Young righty Randy Vasquez, on a Gleyber Torres homer, and a pinch long ball from DJ LeMahieu. Continue reading
  • June 7 in Yankee History

  • Most fans will smile in respect, I assume, to the rare long outing former ace CC Sabathia had in an 8-0 whitewashing of the visiting Red Sox on June 7, 2017, as he threw 92 pitches over eight scintillating innings, but they’ll have a lot more trouble coming to grips with the offensive star of the night, as Chris Carter delivered four runs with a three-run bomb and an rbi base hit. A Jackie Bradley, Jr. grab of Carter’s deep drive to center may have denied him a second homer, but the Yanks chose not to request replay. This night heralded in a difficult time with train travel to the Bronx and Manhattan, as a huge fire under the Metro North tracks serving the area disrupted service in the weeks following. Continue reading
  • June 6 in Yankee History

  • It was not only a blow to lose a game to the slumping White Sox in the Stadium on June 6, 2023, the manner of the loss was a crusher. All three Chisox runs in the 3-2 decision came via two home runs from catcher Seby Zavala, who hit only seven for the White Sox that year. Both jolts came against Clarke Schmidt, who did well in retiring 13 of 18 on ground ball outs, though a few fly balls ruined the party. Continue reading