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The Minors today.

AAA: 2-1 win for SWB. Brian Gordon 5 2/3 scoreless.

UPDATE: Sorry, SWB had a DH. Forgot about that, since the prior game went 9 innings (extras).

Game 2: SWB won 7-2. Chase Whitley 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h. 2b Jose Pirela 2 h, 2 RBI, HR, same for 1b Corban Joseph. LF Zoilo Almonte two solo HR.

AA: 5-3 win for Trenton.  Joel De La Cruz 5 2/3 scoreless. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi Kyle Roller (1B).

High A: 6-5 win for Tampa in 10. Dan Camarena 4 r, 2 er in 5 1/3.  DH Dante Bichette, Jr, RF Zach Wilson and CF Jake Cave (double, 2 triples) 3 hits each.

Low A: Charleston 8-7 win. LF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) triple, 3 rbi. RF Aaron Judge HR, 2 rbi.

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.

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.

S.T. Game 30. CC’s last tuneup a good one. Yanks win 4-2.

CC Sabathia threw four shutout innings in his final tuneup before he starts Tuesday on Opening Day vs. Houston. The Yanks beat the Pirates, 4-2.

As I predicted yesterday, Preston Claiborne did not make the team. He’s being sent down to AAA.

After CC’s four innings, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno each pitched a scoreless inning. David Phelps gave up 2 R in 2/3 of an inning, and Cesar Cabral pitched 1 1/3 scoreless. It looks as if Nuno and Cabral are the two left for a “second lefty out of the bullpen” job.

Ichiro, who one scout yesterday described as awful this spring training, woke up with 3 hits, scored two runs and drove in another. Eduardo Nunez had three hits and an RBI. Zoilo Almonte was 3 for 3 with an RBI.

Nunez, Anna, and Solarte all started. Two of the three will make the team, what with Brendan Ryan being put on the DL. Manager Girardi wanted to get a good look at all three today. While Nunez got three hits, both Anna and Solarte went 0 for 4.

Mark Teixeira is down to .091 this spring.

 

 

 

S.T. game 29. Yanks lose to Toronto, 10-6.

 

For most of 2013, Preston Claiborne was a revelation. From his MLB debut on May 5th, right through Sept. 3, his ERA was 2.74. 38 games, 0-1, 2.74. Solid.

But in his last six appearances, from Sept. 3rd on, he was 0-1, 18.69. That is as ugly as ugly can be.

Today he got no one out and gave up six runs as the Yanks lost to Toronto 10-6. His S.T. ERA is 14.29. It’s safe to say he won’t be making the team.

You wonder if he is healthy. What a dropoff.

For the second day in a row, Joe Girardi pitched a bunch of scrubs as he lines up his rotation to start the season. Scott LeRoux started and gave up 2 R in 3 IP.

Matt Daley got an out, and Fred Lewis, who had an outside shot at the 2nd lefty in the bullpen role, probably blew it by giving up 2 in 2/3 of an inning.

Then Claiborne could not get any one out and gave up six runs.

Jim Miller, Dellin Betances,  Danny Burawa and Yoshinori Tateyama each pitched a scoreless inning. It would be shocking if Betances, who has had a great spring, does not make it.

Carlos Beltran had two hits and 2 rbi.  Kelly Johnson drove in 2 runs.

With Brendan Ryan hurt, Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte each have a shot at making the team. Solarte was 1 for 1 today, raising his spring average to .459— but he is NOT on the 40 man roster. Anna was 1 for 2 with an RBI and has hit .297 this spring. He IS on the 40-man. Zelous Wheeler doesn’t play SS like the other two can. He has hit .324 this spring.

One scout states that the 40-year-old Ichiro has looked terrible this spring. The Yanks would like to dump him and would pick up part of his salary. If they do dump Ichiro,  Adonis Garcia has hit .419 this spring, and Zoilo Almonte .361.

 

S.T. Game 26. Yanks beat Twins, 5-4.

Masahiro Tanaka didn’t seem to have his great stuff today, but he still battled as the Yanks won 5-3 over the Twins today.

Tanaka came close to giving up a grand slam, and did give up 3 r in 5 2/3 ip. He gave up 5 h, walked one, hit one and struck out six.

He does seem like a guy who can win without his best stuff. I like what I’ve seen from him so far. You wondered if the hype (24-0, 1.27 in Japan last year) was overblown. This guy looks like he will help and help big. Fred Lewis got the last out in the sixth.

David Herndon pitched a scoreless seventh and Shane Greene a scoreless eighth. Greene struck out the side.

Yoshinori Tateyama gave up a HR in the 9th, but struck out the side..

Scott Sizemore drove in two runs for the Yanks, and Yangervis Solarte got another hit as he tries to make the team what with Brennan Ryan being out with an injury. He went 1 for 1 and is at .471 for the spring. His major competition, Dean Anna, went 1 for 3. Zoilo Almonte went 2 for 4, and Zelous Wheeler was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Yanks’ spring record is now 15-9-2.

S.T. Game 21. Yanks one-hit Marlins, 7-0

CC Sabathia tossed five no-hit innings, striking out five, in the Yanks 7-0 win in Panama today in the other part of their split squad games.

After getting no-hit last night, the Yanks almost returned the favor, one-hitting the Marlins.

CC retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced, with the only batter reaching doing so on a two-out error by Zelous Wheeler in the fifth. Wheeler had driven in a run earlier with a double.

David Robertson pitched a scoreless, hitless sixth. Miami didn’t get their only hit until the seventh off of Preston Claiborne when Giancarlo Stanton singled and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Cesar Cabral pitched the eighth and Chris LeRoux the ninth. LeRoux went 1-2-3 and struck out two.

Francisco Cervelli was 3 for 3 with an RBI and the red-hot Yangervis Solarte was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Solarte is at .517 this spring.

Antoan Richardson was 2 for 2, and Gary Sanchez hit a 2-run HR in the 9th.

Zoilo Almonte was 2 for 2.

The Yanks are now 10-9-2 this spring.

 

 

S.T. Game 19. Yanks no-hit down in Panama, lose 5-0

The Yanks have a split squad in Panama to play two games and to honor Mo.

Tonight, that team got no hits in losing 5-0.

Adam Warren started and pitched well in his bid for the #5 starter spot. 4 1/3 IP, 1R, 2 H, 0 walks and 6 K. Great job.

Chase Whitley gave up a run in an inning of work.

Matt Daley, 1 2/3, no runs. Brian Coello, who has stunk this spring (sorry, being honest), 3 R, 2 ER in 1/3 of an inning. Coello’s ERA this spring? 33.00

Yoshinori Tateyama,  no runs in 2/3 and Jim Miller no runs in 1 IP.

The Yanks record this spring is now 8-9-2.

The lineup did have Gardner, Jeter, Beltran, Soriano, Sanchez, Cervelli  & Almonte in it.

 

S.T. Game 15. One split squad wins today….

The Yanks split up the squad today. In the home game vs. the Orioles, the Yanks won 6-0.  Michael Pineda threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up 0 r on 3 hits and striking out five, but had to be pulled because his pitch count reached 48 pitches.

David Robertson got one out—via a K.

Matt Thornton got one out and gave up a hit. Bruce Billings went 2 2/3, striking out three. He is getting a good look the spring and even though he may be sent to AAA, could be a mid-season call-up.

Chris LeRoux pitched two scoreless and Cesar Cabral one in completing the shutout.

Brett Gardner got 2 hits and an RBI. Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano each had an RBI.

Zoilo Almonte had 2 hits.

S.T. Game 14. Yanks, Tigers tie at 7

Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t good today, and the Yanks staged a late comeback to tie the Tigers 7-7 in a 10-inning affair.

The Yanks’ S.T. record so far is 7-5-2.

Kuroda really struggled, going 3 2/3, giving up 6 R, 10 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Chase Whitley went 1/3, scoreless.

Shawn Kelley, Jose Campos, Fred Lewis, and Danny Burawa then each pitched a scoreless inning. Robert Coello gave up an unearned run in his inning of work. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched a scoreless inning.

There are rumors that Francisco Cervelli could be dealt because of the Yanks’ backup C surplus (Gary Sanchez was optioned to AA Trenton today, and the Yanks still have Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy for backup or AAA). Cervelli hit 2 HR today. He is 8 for 16 for the spring with 3 HR. After being suspended 50 games last year for the Biogenesis thing, I can hear the snickers about his S.T. numbers.

Zoilo Almonte was 2 for 2, including a 2-run HR that tied the game in the bottom of the 9th.

Yangervis Solarte is having an INCREDIBLE spring training. Another hit and his batting average is .632 this spring.

Zelous Wheeler had 2 RBI.

Ervin Santana finally found a home. 1 yr. deal w/Atlanta for $14.1 MM.