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The Minors today.

AAA:  Swb got a run in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5. Brian Gordon 5 R, 2 ER in 5 1/3, LF Ramon Flores, 3B Scott Sizemore and CF Adonis Garcia each w/2h, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 4-3. Bryan Mitchell, just up, then down, 5 IP, 1 R. 1B Dan Fiorito 3 RBI.

High A: Tampa lost 2-1. Rafael De Paula 1 R, 2 h, 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-5. LF Mike O’Neill 3 h, HR, 2 rbi.

Game 20. Tanaka tames Boston, 9-3.

Tonight it was a Boston “T” party. The T being Tanaka.

The Yanks’ new ace improved to 3-0, 2,15 by pitching 7 1/3, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 7 K as the Yanks beat Boston 9-3. He has 35 K in 4 starts, and if I remember correctly, just 2 walks. That is some ratio.

Ellsbury, Jeter and Beltran each had 2 h and 2 RBI. Beltran hit HR #5 (363 career). Jeter’s 2 hits pushed him to 3333 lifetime.

The Yanks banged out 15 hits.

Dellin Betances went 1 2/3, gave up one run.

For the Angels, Albert Pujols became the 26th player to hit 500 HR tonight.

Ivan Nova got evaluated. Surgery recommended.

The minors today.

AAA: Swb lost to LV 4-2. Chris LeRoux 4 R in 4 IP. (0-2, 12.79). Lewis, Tateyama and Montgomery with 5 innings of scoreless relief. All 4 runs against LeRoux in the first.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. Jeremy Bleich 5 1/3, 2 R, both unearned, 2 h. DH Rob Segedin 2 h, 2 rbi. 3B Tyler Austin 2 h, triple, rbi and the same for LF Ben Gamel.

High A:  Tampa won 2-1. Eric Wooten 6 IP, 1 R.  Both RBI by 2B Angelo Gumbs. 2 h each for CF Jake Cave and DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

Low A:  Charleston scored 3 in the top of the 9th to win 4-1. Luis Severino no runs in 5 2/3, 8 K. C  Eduardo De Oleo HR, 2 RBI. DH Aaron Judge 2 for 2, 2 walks.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB  lost to LV 9-4. Caleb Cotham 5 R, 4 ER in 4 1/3, David Herndon 3 R in 1 IP. LF Zoilo Almonte 2 rbi.

AA, High A and Low A were all off for Easter Sunday. Happy Easter.

Game 19. Yanks win in 12, 5-1.

Vidal Nuno got an emergency start because of the rainout and DH this week, and with Ivan Nova’s injury and Nuno’s own performance today, may stay in the rotation. We’ll see.

But no one can argue with his 5 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 2 walk and 6 k performance.

Brett Gardner drove in a run in the fourth with a double, but Tampa Bay tied it in the seventh on an unearned run. The teams battled into the twelfth.

Dean Anna drew a 2-out bases-loaded walk to break the tie, and the singles by Carlos Beltran (for 2 runs) and Alfonso Soriano (for one) gave the Yanks a 5-1 victory.

David Phelps threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Matt Thornton faced two batters and gave up the unearned run. Adam Warren went  1 2/3 scoreless, and Shawn Kelley and Preston Claiborne, who got the win, went 2 scoreless each.

The Yanks are off Monday, and face Boston Tue-Thurs. up in Fenway.  The Yanks are now 11-8.

Game 19. Moves and lineup.

From Mark Feinsand ‏@FeinsandNYDN · Twitter Mark Teixeira activated; Preston Claiborne & Bryan Mitchell recalled; Ivan Nova on 15-day DL; Scott Sizemore to Triple-A; Matt Daley DFA.

Nova has a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow. Expect him to be out quite a while.

I’d have kept Sizemore up and gotten rid of Roberts.

 

Todays lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF (leads AL in G, BA, SB and CS)
Derek Jeter SS (3330 career h)
Carlos Beltran RF (362 career HR)
Alfonso Soriano DH (410 career HR)
Mark Teixeira 1B (341 career HR)
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B
John Ryan Murphy C

LHP Vidal Nuno

Yanks 10-8, tied for 1st in A.L. East. They are 2 games better than their Pythagorean record of 8-10 (based on runs scored vs. runs allowed).

Still too early for stats.

 

The Minors.

AAA: SWB won 4-3, beating LV. Bruce Billings 7 IP, 2 R.  2b Jose Pirela and 1B Russ Canzler 2 h each.

AA:  Trenton lost 10-6. DH Ben Gamel 2h, 2 rbi for C Gary Sanchez.

High A: Tampa split a DH/ won 10-4 but a bad outing for Banuelos, 2/3 IP, 4 R. C Pete O’Brien double, 2 solo HR. If the Yanks are to make a deal, expect a C to be dealt. McCann has a long-term deal, then you have Cervelli (who I would deal once he gets healthy), Romine, Murphy, Sanchez and O’Brien. You can clear up the logjam and get help elsewhere by dealing someone here.  ‘

They lost the other game 9-1. ‘

Low A: Charleston split a DH. Lost 3-2.  Caleb Smith 0 R, 2 h in  5 2/3.  Both teams only had 3 hits in the game.

Won the other game 8-4. Paul O’Neill’s nephew, Mike, Triple, HR and 3 RBI (CF).

Game 18. Yanks hammered, 16-1.

Over the course of 162 games, you will win a game like this, and lose one. The Yanks were hammered 16-1 tonight. It was so bad that Dean Anna pitched (which I agree with. Once you are down that badly, why waste your bullpen? At that point it doesn’t matter if you lose 10-1 or 16-1).

The bigger concern here is Ivan Nova. He had a good spring training, but since the season started has not been good. 2-2, 8.27. Yuk. He’s lucky he is 2-2. He has so much more talent than to be that right now. But if he loses his starting position, who takes over? Phelps? Warren? Nuno (starting Sunday)? Gordon, Aceves? Billings? Who?

Nova went 4+, gave up 8 r and 4 HR. His inconsistency is baffling. Here is a guy who in 2011 went 16-4, 3.70, then he follows it up with 12-8, 5.02.

Last year he had a rough beginning, great end. 9-6, 3.10. Now? 2-2, 8.27.

Just like A.J. Burnett. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and you don’t know which one will show.

Is he the guy who went 25-10, with an ERA in the mid-3′s, or the 14-10 pitcher with an ERA of over 6 who is lucky to be 14-10 during that span? And if he needs to be replaced, who replaces him?

The frustrating thing is the inconsistency. We’ve seen when he is good. But when can he be good most of the time?

Meanwhile, Tony Pena noted an elbow issue with Nova. MRI being done. Bryan Mitchell called up. Looks like Nova will be DL”d.

After Nova, Matt Daley, just called up from SWB came in and gave up a grand slam. He went 1 1/3, 6 R, 4 ER. Dellin Betances went 1 2/3 scoreless but Dean Anna (yes, the backup IF) gave up 2 R in 1 IP as Girardi wanted to save the bullpen.

Once again, the Trop (I hate that dump. Dome, AstroTurf and the roof rings in-play) is a House of Horrors for the yanks. 27 runs given up in the last two games. Bullpen exposed.

Nuno tomorrow. Hopefully he gives 5 solid innings. The bullpen needs it.

The offense had just three hits and one run tonight. So it’s not like they would have salvaged a good pitching effort anyway.

But concerns over Nova.

The Minors today.

AAA: Alfredo Aceves started and went five scoreless, 5 K. SWB lost 5-2 in 11.  Shane Greene and Preston Claiborne each gave up a run, Fred Lewis and Mark Montgomery combined for three scoreless IP of relief but  Yoshinori Tateyama blew the game. 2 h 2B Jose Pirela. 4 hits for 3B Adonis Garcia & 2 h LF Ronnier Mustelier.

AA:  5-3 win for Trenton. Matt Tracy 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER.  Pat the switch-pitcher Venditte with two scoreless IP. 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Dan Fiorito w/3 h apiece.

High A : Tampa ppd

Low A: Charleston ppd

Game 17. Yanks blow 4-0 lead. Bullpen can’t p/u Kuroda.

The Yanks got off to a 4-0 lead, and had a 5-3 lead w/two-0uts in the 7th, but lost 11-5 to snap their five-game winning streak.

Scott Sizemore cleared the bases with a bases-loaded double in the 2nd.

Hiroki Kuroda ran out of gas.  5 2/3, 3 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 2 K. ERA to 4.07.

Phelps 1/3, 1 R. Thornton 2/3, 1 R.

Warren 1 IP, 3 R. (L). There is one thing about Warren’s performance tonight that I did not like. Three straight batters. Three straight that he got two strikes on and could not put them away. All three times, when he got two strikes, he went to a cutter or slider. No fastballs, curves or changeups. If you are the other team, and know he only goes to cutters or sliders when he has two strikes on you, what are you sitting on? You have to diversify better than that.

Cesar Cabral was terrible and needs his ass kicked. 3 R, 0 outs. 3 h. But 3 HBP and he was kicked out of the game. The Yanks may have someone thrown at b/c this dummy hit three batters. There is no excuse for that.

Update: After the game, Cabral was DFA’d & Matt Daley was called up.