Category Archives: Minor Leagues

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.

The Minors.

AAA: SWB lost 5-2. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 hits (.316 at AAA after .342 at AA). CF Taylor Dugas 2 hits.

AA: 5-1 loss. 2 hits for C Gary Sanchez.

High A: 4-3 loss for Tampa. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 rbi.

Low A: 4-1 Charleston win. Brady Lail (8-4, 3.71) 5 IP, 1 R, 7 K. 2 hits, 2 rbi for 1B Mike Ford.

The Minors, 7-11-14.

AAA: SWB won 5-1. RF Jose Pirela 3 hits, rbi. (.324). How I wish the Yanks would call him and Refsnyder up. Of course, you’d have to determine who they would replace. C Austin Romine 3 H, 2 RBI. Up to .244 after a brutal start to this season.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4 in 10. I really am down on Manny Banuelos, once considered a pitching star of the future. Banuelos has not gone more than three innings in any start this year as the Yanks are bringing him along slowly after his recovery from surgery. But he has an ERA of 5.79 at Trenton this year. Last night 3 R in 2 2/3. Until I see him going six-plus innings and getting that ERA down, how can I be encouraged? 1B Zach Wilson solo HR. 3B Rob Segedin 2 doubles, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 2-1. Three players with two hits each.

Low A: Charleston’s game was postponed, but here is an interesting announcement the Charleston Riverdogs put on Twitter:

Charleston RiverDogs ‏@ChasRiverDogs · 21m
Thirty five years ago today our Pres Mike Veeck blew up disco records, on July 19 we will give @MileyCyrus & @justinbieber similar treatment

The Minors. 7-10-14.

AAA: SWB swept a DH.

Game 1: 5-4 win. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h, HR. RF Robert Refsnyder HR, 2 RBI. 3B Dan Fiorito 2 for 2, rbi.

Game 2: 1-0 win. 3B Adonis Garcia 3 for 3, inc. a walk-off HR for the win.

AA: 5-1 win for Trenton. Pete O’Brien HR, 2 RBI (29 HR for O’Brien between A+/AA). Mason Williams 2 h, rbi. Zach Nuding (4-2, 2.71) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R.

High A: 11-2 win for Tampa. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 h, HR, 3 rbi. RF Yeicok Calderon 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. DH Aaron Judge, 2 h, hr. C Trent Garrison 3 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-1. C Eduardo De Oleo HR.

The minors. 7-9-14.

AAA: SWB split a DH. Two 7-inning games.

Game 1: 7-2 win. Chris LeRoux 2 R in 7 IP. 3B Yangervis Solarte 3 h, 2 rbi. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h (.321). Rob Refsnyder played RF (he played there in college, Yanks converted him to 2B. Could be an option for RF if Yanks bring him up to platoon w/Ichiro? Take over RH bat from the DFA’d Soriano? The NY Post’s Joel Sherman has suggested the Yanks do just that). 2 h, 3 RBI for CF Antoan Richardson. 3 others with 2 hits each.

Game 2: Lost 5-1. Another hit for Solarte, who is hitting .600 since being sent down.

AA: Trenton lost 10-1. Two hits, double and HR for RF Tyler Austin.

High A: Tampa blew a 5-0 lead, giving up one in the top of the 8th and five in the top of the 9th to lose 6-5. Miguel Sulbaran (2.36) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 8 K. 3B/1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 13-6. RF Dustin Fowler double, Hr, 4 rbi. 3-Run HR for 1B Mike Ford. C Jackson Valera 2 h, 2 rbi and 3 RBI for 2B Gosuke Katoh.

The Minors, 7-8-14.

AAA: SWB lost 11-6. 2 h each for Pirela, Refsnyder and Solarte. 3 for Almonte, 3 for Joseph and Dugas. This was the completion of that suspended game. The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

AA: 6-5 win for Trenton. Jaron Long, son of Yankees’ pitching coach Kevin Long, got the win. 1B Pete O’Brien a solo HR. RF Zach Wilson 3 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Luis Severino 4 IP, 8 K. 1 unearned run. CF Jake Cave 2 h, solo hr.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren with two scoreless IP, 3 K. Solo HR by OF Mike O’Neill and C Kale Sumner.

The Minors 7-7-14.

AAA: SWB game suspended in the 4th w/SWB down 6-3. Details when the game is completed.

AA: Trenton won 10-3. Bryan Mitchell 2 R in 6 2/3. DH Pete O’Brien w/2 solo HR. 2 H, 3 rbi RF Jose Toussen. 2 h, 2 rbi SS Ali Castillo.

High A: Tampa lost 9-3.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. CF Dustin Fowler GW hit.