Category Archives: Minor Leagues

Today’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost 8-2. Chris LeRoux 5 R in 2 1/3.

AA: Trenton split a DH. Lost 4-3, Jeremy Bleich 3 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. CF Mason Williams and DH Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi each.

Won 1-0. Zach Nuding 7 IP, 2 h.

High A: Tampa lost 4-1. Rafael DePaula 1 r, 2 h, 2 walks, 7 K in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave 3 hits,  DH Dante Bichette solo HR.

Low A: Charleston 8-7 win. SS Tyler Wade 2 h, 3 rbi.

 

The minors today.

AAA: SWB had a DH ppd. (both games)

AA: Trenton ppd. too.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-7. 5 of the runs they gave up were unearned. Alex Smith 2 2/3 IP of relief, 4 K. 3b Eric Jagielo 2 h, solo HR (4). DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi.  C Pete O’Brien 3rbi.  2b Angelo Gumbs 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 6-2.  Jaron Long 5 1/3 IP of relief, 8 K. DH Tyler Wade 4 for 5, 2 doubles, 2 rbi.  RF Aaron Judge 3 h, 2 rbi.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: 2-0 win for Trenton. Bryan Mitchell 6 IP. 0 R, 4 h, 2 w and 12 K. Both Rbi by DH Tyler Austin.

High A: Tampa won in the bottom of the 9th, 6-5. RF Cody Grice 2 H, 3 rbi.

Low A; Charleston won 11-3. Rookie Davis 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H in 5 2/3 IP. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi for Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew).  2 h, 3 rbi for 3b Miguel Andujar.

Cervelli to DL, Murphy up. Greene sent down, no corresponding move for that yet.

Today’s minors.

AAA: SWB won 7-1. Bruce Billings 1 UE run, 1 H, in 7 IP. Combined 2-hitter. RF Ramon Flores 4 for 4, 2 doubles, triple. 3B Scott Sizemore 2 hits, triple, 3 RBI (see Game #13 game post).  LF Zoilo Almonte 3 h, rbi.  1B Russ Canzler 2 rbi.

AA: Trenton won 4-2. Matt Tracy 6 IP, 2 r. CF Mason Williams 2 h, solo HR. Kyle Roller 3-run HR. RF Tyler Austin and C Gary Sanchez 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa won 7-3. Manny Banuelos looks like he’ll be moving up shortly as he comes back from that TJ surgery. 3 scoreless, hitless innings, and 6 K.  SS Cito Culver 2 doubles and 2 RBI.  2b Angelo Gumbs 3 h, rbi. LF Claudio Custodio 2 h, double, rbi.

Low A: 3-2 loss for Charleston.

Game 13. Yanks edge Boston 3-2, but are banged up.

Ivan Nova is either very good or very bad. A lot like A.J. Burnett was. Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde and you don’t know which one will show up.

Tonight was the good Nova. 7 1/3, 2 R, 8 H, 0 walks and 4 K. He goes to 2-1, 5.94. Matt Thornton got one out, David Phelps one, and Shawn Kelley got the last three outs for the save, his third.

The Yanks blew a chance in the first. With runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out, Sori hit what appeared to be a SF. But Ellsbury took off for 3rd & was gunned down before Beltran could cross the plate. Timing play. Out. No runs.

Nova then gave up a run in the 2nd, and would have given up another if Gardner didn’t gun out the runner at the plate. Gardner should have two Gold Gloves already. It’s a shame he doesn’t have one yet.

Beltran hit a 2-run HR in the third to give the Yanks the lead. #361 of Beltran’s career (#3 for the year) tied him with Joe D. on the all-time list. Beltran is 5th on the all-time list for switch-hitters. I knew 3 above him—-Mantle, Murray and Chipper Jones. I could not remember #4. Thanks to my friend Josh “The Yankee Truth” Imboden for letting me know Lance Berkman retired with 361 HR.

The Yanks got a break in the fourth, and it helped them win the game.  McCann and Solarte walked, then a force out. 1st & 3rd, one out. Cervelli hit into what was originally called a DP. Girardi challenged, and the call was overturned. Cervelli was safe. 3-1. Farrell (Boston mgr.) ejected. But in straining to touch the bag, Cervelli was hurt. Romine or Murphy up soon?

Later, Solarte got hurt doing the same thing—straining for the bag, but he stayed in the game. Good thing. Roberts has back issues. Jeter didn’t play because of a strained quad. The team is fragile. There could be a couple of call ups soon, and I really don’t like the minor league situation. The best call up if they need an infielder would be Scott Sizemore for 3b. After that, …. it depends on who all is hurt.

Meanwhile Carlos Beltran had to go to 1B tonight. Ichiro to RF. This would actually prove to be a lucky break later when Ortiz hit one that Ichiro caught. Should have been a double. Beltran would not have got it. Ichiro did. Later in the same inning, the Red Sox loaded the bases but Phelps got a K to get out of it. Without Ichiro’s catch, no zero on the scoreboard.

Now to check on the injuries.

At 7-6, the Yanks are tied for first w/Toronto and Tampa in what looks to be a very tight division. Long way to go.

Yanks off Monday. Cubs in Tuesday.

 

Saturday’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost game 1 7-1. Zoilo Almonte HR as SWB got only 2 hits. Brian Gordon and Fred Lewis the pitchers.

Game 2: SWB won 2-1 in 8 (DHs in AAA are 7-inning games).  Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP. Matt Daley 1 1/3 scoreless, 4 K.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2; Joel De La Cruz 3 R, 2 ER in 6 1/3.

High A: Tampa lost 7-1. Rey Nunez HR.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-2. Brady Lail 6 R, 5 er in 3 1/3. Mike Ford 3 h. 2b John Murphy (not c  John Ryan Murphy) 2 doubles.

Thursday’s minor league action.

AAA: SWB won 7-2. Graham Stoneburner 2 R in 5 IP. Danny Burawa (W) and Mark Montgomery (S) each with 2 scoreless innings of relief. The trio combined for 11K. 2-run HR for CF Adonis Garcia.   C John Ryan Murphy 2 h, rbi. 2 RBI for 1B Corban Joseph.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. Jeremy Bleich 4 R in 5 IP. Manny Bareda and Diego Moreno each with 2 scoreless innings of relief. The trio combined for 9 K.  C Francisco Arcia 2 H, 3 RBI.

High A:  Tampa won 7-3. Eric Wooten six shutout innings, 6 K. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 RBI, C Pete O’Brien solo HR.

Low A: Charleston only got 3 hits in losing 5-1. Luis Severino 5 K in 2 2/3 IP. Cesar Vargas 1 1/3, all 4 outs via K.

 

The Minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 7-6. Chase Whitley 2 R in 3 IP, David Herndon 3 R in 2 IP, and Jim Miller 2 runs in 2 IP. Red-hot 3b Scott Sizemore with 2 h and 2 rbi. C John Ryan Murphy 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

Earlier today, the Yanks called up Shane Greene and sent down Austin Romine.

AA: Trenton lost 9-2. Bryan Mitchell 4 r in 4 ip. C Gary Sanchez 2 h and 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa won 5-3. Dietrich Enns 1 R in 5 IP. 3b Eric Jagiello 3 h, double, hr, and 3 rbi. C Pete O’Brien 2 doubles.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-3. Rookie Davis 3 R in 5 ip. 1B Mike Ford HR, 2 rbi.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB swept. They lost 5-0 in Game 1, getting just four hits. Scott Sizemore, double. Bruce Billings 4 R in 4 IP.

Both were 7-inning games. SWB lost Game 2, 6-5. 2b Zelous Wheeler 2 h, rbi. Same with 3b Russ Canzler and LF Antoan Richardson.  Here is the pitching line for Game 2.

Caleb Cotham 2.1 6 3 2 2 2 0 7.71
Preston Claiborne 1.2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0.00
Mark Montgomery 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Matt Daley (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 9.00

AA:  Trenton won 10-1. Matt Tracy 1 R in 5 1/3. 2B Rob Refsnyder double, HR and 2 rbi as Trenton had a lot of stars. They pounded out 17 hits. C Gary Sanchez 3 for 4, 3 rbi. 3B Rob Segedin 2 h, 2 rbi.

High A:  Tampa won 7-6.  Manny Banuelos 3 scoreless IP.  3b Eric Jagielo 2 H, HR, 3 RBI. Jagielo was a first-round draft pick for the Yanks last year. C Pete O’Brien 3 h, solo HR. 2b Angelo Gumbs 3 H, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 10-1.  Caleb Smith 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H. CF Brandon Thomas 3 h, HR, 4 RBI.  HR 1B Mike Ford and LF Mike O’Neill.

 

The Minors Today.

High A Tampa had off.

AAA SWB, AA Trenton and Low A Charleston were all rained out.