Category Archives: Minor Leagues

WS Game 1: SF, 7-1.

Maybe after winning eight straight postseason games, KC was due for a loss. In any case, the game was basically over six batters in. Pedro Sandoval doubled in a run (another potential run was thrown out at the plate on the play) and Hunter Pence followed with a 2-run HR to put the San Francisco Giants up 3-0 in the top of the first. That would be all that Madison Baumgarner would need as the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Game 1 of the World Series.

Baumgarner gave up just one run on three hits in seven innings of work.

KC’s James Shields has had a rough postseason. He passed a kidney stone the other day and it may have affected his pitching. Shades of the 1980 WS when George Brett had hemorrhoids. Shields is a free agent after the season and his postseason troubles are not helping him.

Meanwhile, Yankees prospect Greg Bird, a 1B who was in High A/Double A this year, was named a player of the week in the Arizona Fall League. He’s had a great start there so far.

 

The minors.

No postseasons for these teams. This ends the minor league season.

AAA: SWB won both the suspended game and the regularly scheduled game over LV today. It kept them out of last place (LV finished in last) in their division. SWB finished at 68-76, LV at 66-78.

Suspended game: 2-1 win. Rob Refsnyder the walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 9th. Kyle Roller HR.

Reg. sched. game.   4-1 win. Solo HR by Scott Sizemore. Austin Romine 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton (67-75) lost 7-3. 3 hits, 2 rbi for C Francisco Arcia.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-0. Claudio Custodio got 2 of their 3 hits.

The minors.

AAA: SWB’s game with LV was suspended due to rain with the game tied in the bottom of the 8th. It will be completed before the reg. scheduled game today (Monday).

AA: 4-2 Trenton loss. CF Mason Williams 3 for 3 with an RBI. Jaron Long (son of Yanks’ hitting coach Kevin) took the loss.

High A: Tampa lost 6-3. Solo HR SS Cito Culver. 2 rbi for 3B Mike Ford.

Low A: 3B Kale Sumner 2 rbi in Charleston’s 5-0 win. LF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) and DH Miguel Andujar each had 2 hits and and rbi.

 

The minors.

Sorry for no minor league report yesterday, but I was busy and didn’t have the time to write one up.

AAA: SWB lost 6-5 to Lehigh Valley. Manny Banuelos went 4 innings, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K. CF Adonis Garcia 2 doubles, rbi. 3B Scott Sizemore solo HR. C John Ryan Murphy 2 hits, HR, 3 rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-0. Luis Severino (L) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 4 K. C Francisco Arcia and 2B Dan Fiorito each had two hits. Severino, 20, is 6-5, 2.46 in 24 starts this year (combined leagues).

High A: 8-4 loss for Tampa. DH Mike Ford and 2B Jose Rosario 2 RBI each. Tampa has been eliminated from a playoff spot, so no teams A through AAA will be in the postseason.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Rookie Davis 6 IP, 1 R, 4 h, 2 walks, 9 K (7-8, 4.93). DH Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 3 hits, rbi. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 hits, rbi. 2 hits and an rbi for both 1B Jackson Valera and LF Brandon Thomas.

The minors.

AAA: SWB split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: They gave up 5 in the top of the 7th (7-inning games if DH) and lost 6-5. Rob Refsnyder (.307 at AAA) and Adonis Garcia each had two hits.

Makeup of 4/25 game:  8-3 SWB win. 1B Kyle Roller 3 for 3, double, HR, 3 rbi. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 2B Jose Pirela (.307).

AA:  8-2 win for Trenton. CF Jake Cave 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2B Dan Fiorito 3 rbi. LF Ben Gamel and C Gary Sanchez 2 hits each.

High A: 9-7 loss in 12 by Tampa which hurts their playoff chances. SS Cito Culver 4 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 rbi. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 hits, double, HR, 2 rbi. They are 3 back for the 2nd-half division title with just five games left.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. LF Claudio Custodio HR, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 3B Miguel Andujar.

Game 131. 8-run 3rd leads Yanks, 8-4.

The Yanks got nine straight hits off of David Price in the third inning, and used the 8-run inning to defeat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night. The win put the Yanks at 69-62 for the season, six behind Baltimore, 2nd in the A.L. East.

They are 2 1/2 games out of the final wild card spot.

Shane Greene continued to be a revelation. He went 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 8 K. He improved to 4-1, 3.09.

Adam Warren 1 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 1 walk, 1 K 3.47.

Dellin Betances 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.52.

Derek Jeter got hit #3443 in the victory.

In 18 starts and one relief appearance between the two of them, fill-ins Brandon McCarthy and Shane Greene are a combined 9-4 with an ERA of around 2.80. They have filled in fine.

The Yanks signed Chris Young to a minor-league deal for some OF depth down the stretch. He hit .205-8-28, OPS+ 79 for the Mets this year and will be 31 next week. His 162 g. average for his career is .233-23-71, 19 SB, OPS+ 93. Low average, some speed and pop, lots of strikeouts. You hope he can run into one. A 20/20 guy if healthy and a regular, he was an All-Star for Arizona in 2010. In 12 postseason games, he has hit .326 with 5 HR. He is mostly a CF who has played a little of the corners. The Yanks released P Alfredo Aceves (just reactivated from a suspension) and INF Corban Joseph from their minor league deals.

 

 

 

The minors.

AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton won 5-0. Jaron Long (hitting coach Kevin’s son) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h. He is 7-1, 2.30 at AA, 12-4, 2.15 overall this year. The righty turns 23 tomorrow. Jacob Lindgren 2 scoreless innings, 1 hit, 4 K.  Lindgren’s overall minor league record this year is 2-0, 0.73 and 48 K in 24 2/3 IP. 48 of his 74 outs have been by strikeout. CF Jake Cave 2 hits and an RBI.

High A: 4-1 Tampa win. Caleb Smith six shutout innings, solo HR for LF Ericson Leonora. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-1, getting just two hits.