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Pinstripe Alley Aug 13, 2022
NYY vs. BOS: Frankie Montas vs. Kutter Crawford

NYY vs. BOS: Frankie Montas vs. Kutter Crawford

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Montas makes his second Yankee start as the Yankees look to get back on track. The Yankees’ recent brutal stretch continued last night, as they took a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Red Sox after they couldn’t take advantage of nine hits and Clay Holmes couldn’t hold on to a ninth inning lead. Now, the Yankees are once again in a position where they’re looking to bounce back as they take on Boston again tonight. Looking to do so, they’re giving the ball to trade deadline acquisition Frankie Montas for his second Yankees’ start. The...
Yankees need Clay Holmes to rediscover the dominant form that made him an All-Star

Yankees need Clay Holmes to rediscover the dominant form that made him an All-Star

When asked if Clay Holmes is still his closer, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t enthusiastic.
NESN.com Aug 13, 2022

Alex Cora Knew Red Sox Could Take Advantage Of Struggling Clay Holmes

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora used one of his big horses in the bullpen — Garrett Whitlock — down a run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees Friday night, and felt confident in the game’s outcome the rest of the way. Cora admitted his decision to deploy Whitlock without the lead […] The post Alex Cora Knew Red Sox Could Take Advantage Of Struggling Clay Holmes appeared first on NESN.com.
Call to the Pen Aug 13, 2022

New York Yankees: Time to worry about Clay Holmes

Clay Holmes was one of the great stories in baseball for the first part of the year. He had gone from being a mediocre reliever with the Pirates to one of the best relievers in the game with the New York Yankees, moving from middle relief into their closer role as Aroldis Chapman’s struggles and […] New York Yankees: Time to worry about Clay Holmes - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Aug 12, 2022
Yankees 2, Red Sox 3: Clay Holmes blows another save

Yankees 2, Red Sox 3: Clay Holmes blows another save

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Make that eight losses in their last nine games. The thing about scoring only two runs is that you require every member of the bullpen to be flawless to preserve that tenuous lead. It feels like the offense has consisted of just Aaron Judge plus one randomly chosen player du jour for the last week-plus. And while most of the pitchers excelled in this contest, Clay Holmes blew another save en route to another one-run extra innings walk-off loss, 3-2. The Yankees looked ready to play from the first pitch. Aaron Judge worked a one-out walk and was...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 9, 2022
NYY @ SEA: Gerrit Cole vs. Luis Castillo

NYY @ SEA: Gerrit Cole vs. Luis Castillo

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The Yankees get their third shot at Castillo in a month. The Yankees finally snapped their five-game losing streak last night, getting a comfortable win out West against the Mariners. Aaron Judge homered again, the rest of the offense was alive, and Clay Holmes ended things with just a pinch of stress. Now they’ll look to get their first series win in August, and they’ll try to do so against an opponent that they’ve had their hands full with. Gerrit Cole will take the mound facing the same opponent that roughed him up in his last start....
Pinstripe Alley Aug 8, 2022
What has made All-Star Clay Holmes fall back to earth?

What has made All-Star Clay Holmes fall back to earth?

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Clay Holmes has looked more human since the All-Star break. What is going on? Since he was acquired last year, Clay Holmes has been stupendous for the Yankees. Before the All-Star break, he was pitching to a minuscule 1.31 ERA that was actually as low as 0.46 in early July. He deservedly earned a ticket to the Midsummer Classic as one of the best relief pitchers in the American League. Unfortunately, Holmes’ performance has suffered in the weeks following the All-Star Game, looking more human than at any other point in the season. As a...
Clay Holmes’ recent struggles show Yankees have to consider options for closing games

Clay Holmes’ recent struggles show Yankees have to consider options for closing games

The frustrating thing for the Yankees Friday night is Clay Holmes was starting to look like himself again.
Clay Holmes blows late lead, Yankees fall to Cardinals 4-3

Clay Holmes blows late lead, Yankees fall to Cardinals 4-3

What had started as an emotional homecoming ended as a disastrous loss for the Yankees.
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2022
Yankees acquire reliever Effross from Cubs for Wesneski

Yankees acquire reliever Effross from Cubs for Wesneski

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/ With Michael King gone for the season, New York has bolstered its bullpen. The MLB Trade Deadline is tomorrow, and since it's been very quiet on the news front around the league outside of the Andrew Benintendi and Luis Castillo trades, today and tomorrow were bound to be full of activity. The Yankees themselves seemed likely to not settle for just Benintendi, and shortly after noon on Monday, they made a move. The Yankees' bullpen was a serious strength in the first half of the season, with Clay Holmes putting together an All-Star season...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2022
Rivalry Roundup: Astros walk it off to keep pressure on Yankees

Rivalry Roundup: Astros walk it off to keep pressure on Yankees

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees lost in frustrating fashion on Sunday while a couple rivals drew closer. The Yankees had a successful weekend against the Royals, but the series ended in suboptimal fashion with Clay Holmes blowing a save. Let’s run through the rest of yesterday’s American League action, and see if any of the club’s rivals were able to take advantage of the opportunity to gain ground. Detroit Tigers 1 (41-62) vs. Toronto Blue Jays 4 (57-45) Toronto’s surge continues. The Jays cruised past the Tigers 4-1 in the Sunday early game, taking...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/1/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/1/22

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your program to open the week. The Yankees couldn’t quite seal the sweep yesterday, with Clay Holmes blowing a save and letting Kansas City salvage the series finale. They’ll have to shake it off and keep moving, as the Mariners, now armed with prized trade acquisition Luis Castillo, come to town. Houston was able to cool Seattle off a little bit over the weekend, and the Yankees will likewise look to prevent the Mariners from getting hot again. With the trade deadline all but here, we’ve get plenty more deadline coverage, with Erin...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 31, 2022
Yankees 6, Royals 8: A rough day for Yankee pitching

Yankees 6, Royals 8: A rough day for Yankee pitching

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ The Yankees bullpen lets one slip away late against the Royals. This one was not the most fun to watch, honestly. The Yankees’ bats were dormant for virtually the entire game, and after a strong first four innings, the pitching had a tough time containing the Royals offense. New York still carried a 6-5 lead into the ninth, but Salvador Perez crushed a three-run homer off Clay Holmes to propel KC to an 8-6 win. I probably shouldn’t complain about taking three of four, but it feels like the Yankees left the sweep on the table. Jordan...
NorthJersey.com Jul 31, 2022

Yankees can't complete sweep over Royals after tough outing for Clay Holmes

The red-hot Aaron Judge was kept inside the park on Sunday. Salvador Perez stole the show instead.      

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