Category Archives: Minor Leagues

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Recently DFA’d Chris LeRoux 6 IP, 1 R. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits (.310). RF Rob Refsnyder 2 hits (.296). DH Kyle Roller 2 hits, rbi. 1B Austin Romine 2 h, 2 rbi. Romine is up to .249 after a brutal start to the season.

AA: 6-1 win for Trenton. Zach Nuding (7-2, 2.71) 1 R in 6 IP. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi for C Gary Sanchez (.279-11-53). 2 RBI CF Mason Williams. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi. 3 hits for SS Ali Castillo.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. RF Aaron Judge 0 for 1, 4 walks.

Low A: 6-5 win for Charleston. CF Mark Payton 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 1B Rey Nunez HR, 2 rbi.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 7 scoreless IP, 3 H, 6 K.

AA: Trenton won 7-3. A good outing for Manny Banuelos. 4 IP, 1 R (unearned) 0 H, 1 walk and 2 k. CF Jake Cave 3 h, triple, HR, 3 rbi. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi 2B Casey Stevenson.

High A: A 6-4 Tampa win. 1st round draft pick Jacob Lindgren with 1 2/3 IP of relief. 4 of his 5 outs were strikeouts. The 21-year-old lefty has pitched 13 innings so far, 27 K, 5 walks. 1 R on 5 hits. 2 doubles, 2 rbi for 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. Jose Rosario (Cf/2B) 2 hits, 2 rbi. 2 hits and one rbi for both 1B Danny Oh and LF Anderson Feliz.

Low A: 9-6 loss for Charleston. 1b Rey Nunez 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, rbi.

The minors.

AAA: SWB lost 8-5. 2h, 2 rbi for DH Adonis Garcia and the same for C John Ryan Murphy.

AA: Trenton lost 10-7. RF Jake Cave 4 hits, a double, two triples. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez 3 h, rbi. 2 hits, HR, rbi for 1B Peter O’Brien. That makes 31 HR for him this year between Tampa and Trenton. DH Tyler Austin 4 for 4 with 2 rbi. Those were, in order the first five hitters for Trenton last night.

High A: Tampa lost 8-6 in 11. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. and 3B Eric Jagiello (2 hits) 2 rbi each. 2 hits each for RF Aaron Judge and C Wes Wilson.

Low A: Charleston won 8-7 in 13. PH John Murphy (not John Ryan Murphy) with the GW hit. 2 h, 2 rbi for CF Mark Payton. 2-run HR 3B Miguel Andujar. LF Mike O’Neill with 3 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 doubles.

Friday’s minors.

AAA: SWB (51-55) got hammered, 10-2. Not much to report about on this one.

AA: Trenton (50-57) lost 6-1. 2 hits for DH Gary Sanchez.

High A: Tampa (52-52 overall; they play split seasons in A ball) won 4-3. Up 1-0, Tampa gave up a run in the top of the 8th and two in the top of the 9th, but scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to win it. 1B Greg “Everybody’s heard about the” Bird got a 2-run game-winning single. 3 hits for CF Danny Oh.

Low A: Charleston (overall 51-53) won 6-1. Chaz Hebert 5 2/3 scoreless IP. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI for 3B Miguel Andujar. CF Mark Payton with 3 h, rbi.

The minors on 7-25-14.

AAA: SWB won the completion of the suspended game, 12-4, and then went on to win the regularly scheduled game as well.

In the suspended game, 2b Rob Refsnyder had 2 hits, which were a double and a solo HR. RF Zoilo Almonte had 4 hits, 3 of them HR, and drove in 7 runs. SS Carmen Angelini 3 h, 2 rbi. C Austin Romine 3 hits. SWB had 18 hits for the game.

The regularly scheduled game only went 7 innings, then. SWB won that one 3-1. LF Taylor Dugas 2 rbi. C John Ryan Murphy 2 h, rbi.

AA: 6-5 win for Trenton. Luis Severino went four innings, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 7 K. C Gary Sanchez 2 h, 3 rbi. DH Ben Gamel 2 rbi.

Yankees fans may remember a 3B that the Yanks had in the early 1970s named Celerino Sanchez. It’s just funny that for a while, Trenton’s battery in the game last night was Severino and Sanchez.

High A: 6-1 win for Tampa. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi 1B Greg Bird. RF Anderson Feliz 2 h, 2 rbi. LF Jose Rosario 3 h, rbi. Caleb Smith, 6 IP, 1 R, 2 h. He was recently promoted from low A Charleston. He’ll be 23 soon and the lefty is 7-7, 2.79 in 20 starts overall this season. 91 K in 90 1/3 IP.

Low A: Charleston won 10-3. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 h, 3 rbi. DH Tyler Wade 4 h, 2 rbi.

The minors.

AAA: SWB’s game was suspended in the third inning with SWB up 8-0. Zoilo Almonte had hit 2 HR in the game to that point.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. Zach Nuding (6-2, 2.81) 1 R in 8 IP. RF Tyler Austin double, HR, 4 rbi. 1B Peter O’Brien 3 for 3, 2 doubles, rbi.

High A: 13-6 win for Tampa. Yanks’ first round draft pick Jacob Lindgren pitched a scoreless inning. He started at low A Charleston weeks ago and was promoted already. In 9 2/3 innings he has struck out 19, walked 3 and has given up just one run on five hits. He is a 21 year old lefty reliever who could be in the Bronx before you know it (2015 or 2016?). 2B Angelo Gumbs 3 hits, rbi. C Trent Garrison 2 h, 3 rbi. LF Jose Rosario 4 hits, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 6-4. LF Brandon Thomas 2 hits, HR, 2 rbi.

The Minors.

AAA: SWB won 7-0. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 hits (.301). 3B Rob Segedin HR (grand slam) and 5 rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-0. Finally, some good news from Manny Banuelos. 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 5 K. 5.20 ERA. I believe it is the first time this year he went more than three innings.

High A: 3-2 Tampa win. 1B Greg Bird, solo HR.

Low A: Charleston off.

The minors.

First off, I can’t recap the games I missed when I had no DSL/Internet access. Too much work.

I CAN tell you this. Top pitching prospect Luis Severino was promoted to AA Trenton. He started the year at Low A Charleston so this makes two promotions this year. 20 years old and now in AA. He pitched in the futures game. In his first game for AA Trenton, he got the win. 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H.

I hope they don’t include Severino in a deal for someone like Cliff Lee. I don’t want Lee, who turns 36 soon. Why take on all that $$$ ($22MM) for someone 36 next month and just off the DL? Not only that, Lee didn’t want to come to NY a few years ago. Why bring in someone who doesn’t want to be here? Remember the problems with Randy Johnson? Past his prime, didn’t want to be here…. the same could happen with Cliff Lee….

As for tonight, 7-21…

AAA: SWB got a run in the top of the 9th to win 2-1 on a SF by 3b Rob Segedin, just promoted from AA. For those following Jose Pirela (.313) and Rob Refsnyder (.290) there are the batting averages. Cashman has stated he’d prefer to keep Refsnyder in the minors. I disagree, unless Cashman has something up his sleeve like acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Phils. Byrd, a RHB, can platoon with Ichiro and give the pop that Ichiro doesn’t give. If not, then why not promote Refsnyder to platoon with Ichiro? Ichiro, 40, isn’t an everyday player. Refsnyder, a RF converted to 2b by the Yanks, has seen more time in his natural RF position lately. Bruce Billings 1 R in 7 ip, 4.94. Refsnyder had a double and RBI tonight.

AA: Trenton swept a DH.

Game 1: 4-1 win. Jaron Long (Kevin’s son) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H. C Gary Sanchez, HR, 2 RBI. CF Jake Cave promoted to Trenton. Double, RBI.

Game 2: 8-5 win. CF Mason Williams 3 h, triple, rbi. 3 hits, double, solo HR, Pete O’Brien. That makes 30 HR for O’Brien between High A Tampa and AA Trenton. 1B Tyson Blaser 3 h, 2 doubles, 2 rbi. C Francisco Arcia 2 h, HR, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa won 5-2. Rafael De Paula (6-5, 4.15) 1 R in 5 2/3, CF Danny Oh triple 3 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 8-5. 17 hits. LF Brandon Thomas 4 for 4, 3 rbi. CF Mark Payton, 2 h, HR, 2 rbi. SS Tyler Wade 3 h, rbi.

Keep an eye on players… there have been and will be promotions.

The Minors, 7-15-14.

Low A Charleston was ppd.

There were no games scheduled in AAA, AA, High A in order to focus attention on the MLB All-Star Game.

The Minors, 7-14-14.

AAA: SWB off.

Low A: Charleston off as well.

AA: Trenton lost 5-2 in 10. Matt Tracy 6 IP, 2 R (3.26). 3B Rob Segedin 2 hits, same with RF Tyler Austin. DH Gary Sanchez an rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 6-2 in 14. Miguel Sulbaran 6 IP, 1 R, 2.29. LF Yeicok Calderon 2 RBI, RF Aaron Judge 2 hits.