Tag: Clint Frazier

Game 82: Look Who’s Back

Pitchers CC Sabathia and Adam Warren rejoin the team from the disabled list for this Independence Day matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Sabathia returns to go for his eighth win of the season. He hasn’t pitched since June 13, when he suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. Prior to that outing, he had won five consecutive starts with a 1.11 ERA in that span. Sabathia has started twice against Toronto this season, and the Yankees have won both times.

Veteran lefty J.A. Happ gets the ball for the Blue Jays. This will be his 10th start of the season as he missed more than a month with left elbow inflammation. In his career, he carries a 6-2 record and 3.78 ERA against the Yankees.

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With the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby looming, Aaron Judge gets another day at designated hitter. Clint Frazier patrols right field in his place. Gary Sánchez remains in the lineup behind the plate, even in the day game after a night game. Ronald Torreyes gets yet another start at second base.

Starlin Castro was seen taking ground balls prior to the game. Joe Girardi also said he was getting cage work. He hopes to be back to attend the All-Star Game in Miami. That’s about the only good injury news the Yankees have gotten.

Greg Bird may need exploratory surgery to figure out what is wrong with his ailing ankle. Similarly, the Yankees still do not know what has been bothering Matt Holliday. What was first explained as food poisoning turned into a viral infection. The team is still waiting on a prognosis for Tyler Austin‘s hamstring strain.

To make room on the roster for Sabathia and Warren’s reinstatements, the Yankees optioned right-handed pitchers Bryan Mitchell and Domingo Germán to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays
  1. José Bautista – RF
  2. Russell Martin – C
  3. Josh Donaldson – 3B
  4. Justin Smoak – 1B
  5. Kendrys Morales – DH
  6. Troy Tulowitzki – SS
  7. Steve Pearce – LF
  8. Kevin Pillar – CF
  9. Darwin Barney – 2B
New York Yankees
  1. Brett Gardner – LF
  2. Aaron Judge – DH
  3. Gary Sánchez – C
  4. Didi Gregorius – SS
  5. Chase Headley – 3B
  6. Jacoby Ellsbury – CF
  7. Chris Carter – 1B
  8. Ronald Torreyes – 2B
  9. Clint Frazier – RF

Blue Jays 3, Yankees 6: Tanaka Dazzles Yanks to Series-Opening Win

Masahiro Tanaka turned in another seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankee offense backed him up as the Yankees pulled out a 6-to-3 series opening win.

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Chase Headley collected two hits and three RBIs to lead the Yankee offense to victory. He was hit by a pitch in the first, and doubled in two runs in the eighth. The Yankees also scored on a Jacoby Ellsbury walk, and a fielders-choice-E2 by Ronald Torreyes. Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez collected another two hits in their All-Star campaigns.

The Blue Jays scored one in the seventh off Tanaka on a Darwin Barney single that fell in front of Clint Frazier. Other than that, the Yankee ace kept the Blue Jay offense off the board. So did Dellin Betances, aided by a great play by Sánchez and Headley to nab Josh Donaldson trying to steal second base.

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Aroldis Chapman certainly made things interesting in the ninth inning. Kendrys Morales led off with a double, and then scored on a pinch-hit double by Kevin Pillar. Barney then followed with another RBI single. Chapman, however, beared down to strikeout a pinch-hitting Troy Tulowitzki and got pinch-hitting Russell Martin to line out to third base.

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Game 79: Red Thunder Joins the Bombers

Clint Frazier, adorned in No. 30, will but ninth and man right field in tonight’s nationally televised matchup with the Houston Astros.

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Rookie Jordan Montgomery takes the ball tonight in the middle game of the series. He pitched quite well last time out, allowing just one run on a Todd Frazier home run over seven innings against the White Sox. Montgomery did not lose in June, carrying a 4-0 record and a 2.59 ERA across five starts.

The Astros start fellow rookie Francis Martes. He has been used as a starter and reliever, and has wins in both of his starts. He last pitched two innings of relief June 25 against the Seattle Mariners. He has a 3.38 ERA as a starter.

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Gary Sánchez returns to the lineup as the designated hitter tonight. His groin is still nagging, so Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate again. Ronald Torreyes starts at second base.

To make room for Frazier on the 25-man roster, the Yankees optioned Miguel Andújar back to Triple-A. He took ground balls with the MLB team at third base, and will play tomorrow for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team created a 40-man roster spot by placing Dustin Fowler on the 60-day disabled list.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees
  1. Brett Gardner – LF
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury – CF
  3. Gary Sánchez – DH
  4. Didi Gregorius – SS
  5. Chase Headley – 3B
  6. Ronald Torreyes – 2B
  7. Austin Romine – C
  8. Chris Carter – 1B
  9. Clint Frazier – RF
Houston Astros
  1. George Springer – RF
  2. José Altuve – 2B
  3. Carlos Correa – SS
  4. Evan Gattis – C
  5. Carlos Beltrán – DH
  6. Marwin González – LF
  7. Yuli Gurriel – 1B
  8. Alex Bregman – 3B
  9. Jake Marisnick – CF

CONFIRMED: Clint Frazier Will Join Yankees Saturday

UPDATE (12:45 a.m. EDT – July 1):

The Baby Bomber invasion continues as the Yankees reportedly will select the contract of No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Brendan McGair, a beat reporter for the Pawtucket Red Sox, tweeted a picture of Frazier on the phone, and said in a subsequent tweet that he heard Frazier say, “I’m going to Houston tomorrow.”

Multiple prospects have made their debuts this week for the Yankees. No. 11 prospect Tyler Wade joined the team earlier this week, then No. 9 Miguel Andújar and finally Dustin Fowler (who suffered a devastating knee injury just one inning into his debut).

The promotion of Frazier makes sense since the Yankees need another outfielder. They were not counting on Fowler’s injury, and decided to recall Andújar for the opener in Houston because the latter was already in Chicago. The RailRiders made it four innings into their game with the PawSox before it was suspended due to rain.

Frazier is slashing .257/.345/.474 with 12 homers and 42 RBIs for the RailRiders. He also appeared in 22 Spring Training games, slashing .273/.267/.432 with one home run and eight RBIs. The Yankees acquired Frazier from the Cleveland Indians along with Justus SheffieldBen Heller and J.P. Feyereisen for Andrew Miller.