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Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday against the Blue Jays. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gardner was hit by a pitch Wednesday, and is not healthy enough to play yet. His status for the weekend is up in the air at this time. Clint Frazier will play LF and hit ninth in his place.

Category: Injury Updates


Gary Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in a 11-3 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Gary Sanchez on the season is hitting .282 with 32 homers and 88 RBIs. He has been hot of late hitting .320 during the last seven days and .339 in the month of September.

Category: Game Recaps


Luis Severino struggles

Wed, Sep 20th 4:45pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

NYY

Luis Severino allowed three runs on five hits in three innings against the Twins on Wednesday. Severino walked one and struck out three, working a few days early so the Yankees could squeeze more starts out of him. He has a 3.03 ERA this season and will face the Rays in New York on September 26.

Fantasy Impact: Severino has made four starts this month and has a 2.25 ERA in 24 innings, posting three quality starts. He is 8-2 in the second half, posting a 2.34 ERA. Severino now has a 3.86 ERA at home this season (91 innings) and is 1-1 against the Rays this season, allowing three runs in 12 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Aroldis Chapman locks down save

Wed, Sep 20th 6:52am EDT
By Chris Zolli

NYY

Aroldis Chapman allowed one hit in a clean ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday. Chapman struck out one batters without a walk in earning his 20th save of the season. He has a 3.50 ERA and 1.23 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: Dellin Betances was the closer for a few weeks, but Chapman has now grabbed the closer's role back with scoreless outings in nine of his last 10 appearances. Chapman has not allowed a run in eight innings this month, saving four games and striking out 13 batters while walking two. It may be too late for some, but Chapman looks like an elite closer once again.

Category: Game Recaps


CC Sabathia allowed two runs on six hits in six innings against the Twins on Tuesday. Sabathia walked one and struck out five, winning his third consecutive decision. He has a 3.81 ERA this season and will face the Royals on September 25 in New York.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia has four quality starts in his last six starts and now has a 4.60 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 15 2/3 innings this month. He is 5-2 with a 3.81 ERA in the second half, holding batters to a .247 batting average. Sabathia is 5-2 with a 4.55 ERA this season at home and he pitched six scoreless innings against the Royals on May 16.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge on the season is hitting .275 with 44 homers and 97 RBIs. He has gotten his power back hitting three homers in the last seven days and seven homers in the month of September.

Category: Game Recaps


Jaime Garcia allowed one run (no earned runs) on four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Twins on Monday. Garcia struck out nine batters without a walk and has yet to win a game with the Yankees. He has a 4.19 ERA this season and does not have a start scheduled.

Fantasy Impact: This strong start moves Garcia's second half ERA to 3.56 and he has allowed just one earned run in 10 1/3 innings this month. Garcia posted a 5.11 ERA in 24 2/3 innings last month, prompting the Yankees to rotate Garcia and Jordan Montgomery for their 5th rotation spot. It is unknown when Garcia will start, but he could give other rotation mates a rest.

Category: Game Recaps


Didi Gregorious hit his 24th home run of the season, joining The Captain for best single season HR performance by a Yankees shortstop. It was his third straight game with a homer.

Fantasy Impact: Gregorious would have the record all to himself had he not missed the first month of the season with a shoulder injury he sustained in the WBC. He should be owned and active in all leagues

Category: Game Recaps


Sonny Gray with a poor start

Sun, Sep 17th 5:30pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

NYY

Sonny Gray allowed five runs on six hits in four innings against the Orioles on Sunday. Gray walked two and struck out four in his worst start with the Yankees. He has a 3.38 ERA this season and will face the Blue Jays in Toronto on September 24.

Fantasy Impact: Gray is now 3-5 with the Yankees, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. He is 5-7 in the second half, but has a 2.71 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 73 innings. Gray started in Toronto for the Yankees on August 10, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings), and has allowed seven runs (two earned) in 12 innings at Rogers Center this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Montgomery finally wins

Sun, Sep 17th 5:23pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

NYY

Jordan Montgomery allowed just four hits in six scoreless innings against the Orioles on Saturday. Montgomery walked one and struck out six in his first win since July 25. He has a 4.06 ERA this season and is scheduled to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on September 23.

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery topped six innings for the first time since July 25, throwing just his second quality start in his last 10 starts. He is 2-3 with a 4.78 ERA in the second half, striking out 49 batters in 52 2/3 innings. Montgomery threw six scoreless innings in his only start in Toronto (June 3) and he is 3-4 with a 4.38 ERA on the road this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 9-3 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Jacoby Ellsbury on the season is hitting .264 with seven homers and 39 RBIs. Ellsbury saw an increase in playing time when both Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier hit the disabled list, and even though the latter is back, Ellsbury's red-hot September has forced manager Joe Girardi to keep his bat in the lineup. The 34-year-old is hitting .412 with a .524 OBP in 12 games on the month, so he figures to continue being a regular fixture in the Yankee lineup down the final stretch of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Todd Frazier is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier will take a seat so Chase Headley and Greg Bird can get in the lineup. Despite his disappointing season, Frazier has had a solid September thus far, with a .250 AVG and four home runs in 32 PAs.


Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Orioles on Thursday. Tanaka walked two and struck out eight, pitching seven innings or more for the fourth time in five starts. He has a 4.73 ERA this season and will face the Twins in New York on September 20.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka is now 5-3 with a 3.53 ERA in the second half, striking out 70 batters and walking 11 in 63 2/3 innings. He has eight quality starts in his 10 starts in the second half, allowing runs or less in six of his last eight starts. Tanaka has not faced the Twins this season, but is 8-5 with a 3.48 ERA at home this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Dellin Betances allowed two runs on one hit in one inning against the Rangers on Sunday. Betances walked two batters and struck out three. He has a 3.02 ERA and 1.20 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: After seeing his ERA drop to 2.11 on August 19, Betances has now allowed a run in five of his last eight appearances. Betances has allowed multiple runs in each of his last two appearances and seems to have lost the closer's role to Aroldis Chapman. He can be safely dropped in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Starlin Castro went 1-for-5 and hit his 14th home run of the season in the Yankees 9-1 win over the Orioles in Thursday's rain makeup.

Fantasy Impact: Castro remains hot after coming off the DL with a hamstring injury. He's hitting .315 with an .835 OPS

Category: Game Recaps


David Robertson pitched a perfect inning for the Yankees on Tuesday against the Orioles. Robertson struck out one without a walk. He has a 2.24 ERA and 0.94 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: With Dellin Betances struggling and Aroldis Chapman ousted from the closer's job, Robertson could be in line for saves with New York. He has not allowed a run in nine of his last 10 appearances and has a 1.44 ERA since the All-Star break. He is 14-for-16 in save opportunities between the White Sox and Yankees this season and saved 110 games from 2014-2016.

Category: Game Recaps


Greg Bird sits vs. Sale

Mon, Sep 4th 9:20am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

NYY

Greg Bird was not in the lineup vs. tough lefty Chris Sale as Chase Headley played 1B.

Fantasy Impact: Bird is still the Yankees 1B as Joe Girardi was matching up as many right handed bats vs. Sale as he could. Pick up Bird if you need late help at 1B.

Category: Game Recaps


Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with a solo shot off of Chris Sale that got the Yankees scoring started in their 9-2 win over the Red Sox Sunday night. He is hitting .280 on the season with 11 homers and 54 RBI's.

Fantasy Impact: If you take out the brutal stretch where he couldn't buy a hit, Headley's year wouldn't look so horrible. Unfortunately, that stretch destroyed any owner confidence he may have gained early in the season. Hopefully, you have a better option at 3B and are pushing for your leagues championship.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Holliday went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the Yankees 9-2 pummeling of the Red Sox. He walked twice and launched a solo shot in the fourth inning that made the game 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday looks healthy and ready to pick up where he left off before his injury. He is the veteran presence that makes that lineup better in every way, so don't be afraid to play your Yankees as you push toward the finish line.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Hicks went 1-for-5 in a 10-1 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Hicks on the season is hitting .260 with 13 homers and 48 RBIs. He has hit .208 during the last seven days and .174 in the month of August.

Category: Game Recaps