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The minors.

AAA: SWB won 9-4. 2B Rob Refsnyder, RF Taylor Dugas and 3B Zelous Wheeler 3 h, rbi each. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI for CF Zoilo Almonte, and LF Jose Pirela had 2 hits.

AA: 8-1 loss for Trenton. HR for 1B Greg Bird.

High A: 10-2 loss for Tampa.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-4. 1B Jackson Valera 2 RBI. RF Mike O’Neill 2 for 2, 2 walks.

The Minors.

AAA: Manny Banuelos was promoted to AAA and didn’t disappoint in a 6-1 SWB win. 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 4 K. LF Jose Pirela triple, 2 rbi. 1B Kyle Roller 2 doubles, rbi. CF Zoilo Almonte 3 hits, rbi. 2B Robert Refsnyder 2 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2. The first bad outing for prospect Jacob Lindgren. 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 walks and a K. In 16 2/3 minor league innings, he is 2-0, 1.08, with 34 K out of his 50 outs. DH Tyler Austin a solo HR.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston won 3-2. 2 H, solo HR, RF Yeicok Calderon.

The minors.

AAA: SWB lost 7-6. 2 hits and an rbi for each of the following: 2B Jose Pirela (.314), LF Zoilo Almonte and 1B Kyle Roller.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa PPD.

Low A: Charleston PPD (Doubleheader)

The minors.

Michael Pineda begins his rehab today (Sunday) with AAA SWB.

AAA: Chris LeRoux pitched six shutout innings as SWB won 13-0. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI for DH Zoilo Almonte. HR, 4 rbi for 3B Zelous Wheeler (both were just sent down when the Yanks picked up Drew & Prado). John Ryan Murphy with a solo HR. LF Jose Pirela and 2B Robert Refsnyder each had two hits, Refsnyder getting an RBI. RF Adonis Garcia had 3 hits and an RBI. 1B Kyle Roller 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi. CF Antoan Richardson 3 for 3, 2 rbi.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi. 3B Dan Fiorito 2 h, 2 rbi and SS Ali Castillo w/2 h, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 7-2. CF Danny Oh 2 h, 2 rbi. Two others with two hits each.

Low A: Ian Clarkin five shutout innings, but Charleston lost in the 9th, 1-0.

Game 106. Yanks escape with 12-11 win.

This would have been an awful one to lose. Up 10-4 after 6 1/2 innings, the Yanks escaped with a 12-11 win over Texas when, on a full-count pitch with the bases loaded, David Robertson got Adrian Beltre to fly out deep to left. The out looked like a game-winning hit off the bat.

Brett Gardner led off the game with a HR (13). The red-hot Gardner was 4 for 5 in the game.

Starter and winner (Overall 6-10, 4.56; as NYY 3-0, 2.55) gave up four in the third and another in the fifth but got the win. 6 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 walk and 3 K.

The Yanks got seven runs in the sixth to go up 8-4. Beltran singled in two, McCann plated another on a SF. Almonte singled in one, Ryan doubled in two and then Ryan scored on a three-base error.

In the seventh, Headley singled in one run and another scored on Almonte’s forceout. 10-4. Safe, right? Nope.

A grand slam by Arencibia (who had 4 hits and 7 rbi in the game) off of Betances cut it to 10-8 in the bottom of the seventh. Mark Teixeira hit a 2-run HR (18, 359 career, passing Yogi Berra on the all-time list and tying Johnny Mize) in the eighth to put the Yanks back up 12-8.

Chase Whitley gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth and David Robertson two in the ninth to set up the ugly, wild, exasperating, but successful (for Yankees’ fans) ending.

The numbers after McCarthy left the game aren’t nice, but here they are. Too many walks, for one.

Warren 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 0 K. 3.25. He’s been slumping lately.
Betances 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 1.55.
Whitley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.94.
Robertson 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 walks and 1 K. 2.88.

Robertson got his 27th save. Undeserved, I’d say. Yes, the Yanks win, but wasn’t really a deserved “save.” Oh, well.

The win puts the Yanks at 55-51 and keeps them 4 1/2 behind Baltimore, 3rd in the AL East. They are still two behind Toronto for the final wild-card spot.

Derek Jeter had two hits to go to 3422 for his career, eight behind Honus Wagner for sixth on the all-time list.

Michael Pineda will pitch on Sunday, starting his rehab.

Meanwhile, I’m waiting for those big trades to develop.

Game 105. Jeter passes Yaz but Yanks lose, 4-2.

Brett Gardner hit two solo HRs, and Derek Jeter passed Carl Yastrzemski for 7th place on the all-time hits list, but the Yanks lost to Texas Monday night, 4-2.

The loss knocks the Yanks down to 54-51, 4 1/2 behind the Orioles in the AL East. They are in third place, two behind the second-place Blue Jays. The Blue Jays hold the second wild-card spot as of now.

Gardner’s 2 HR gave him 12 for the season, by far the most he’s had in a year. Can you believe he is tied with Beltran for second on the team in HR and leads the team in OPS?

Jeter’s three hits gave him 3420 for his career, one ahead of Yaz. He is now just 10 hits short of Honus Wagner for sixth on the all-time hits list.

Unfortunately for the Yanks, despite 11 hits, six by Gardner and Jeter, they couldn’t score outside of Gardner’s two solo blasts.

David Phelps pitched well, but lost it in the fifth, when he gave up all four of Texas’ runs. I have to question some thinking here.

With two out, the score tied, and the bases loaded, Phelps threw three straight fastballs to Arencibia, a .150 hitter. On an 0-2 pitch, Arencibia laced a two-run single—on the third straight fastball—for what proved to be the game-winning hit. Why give a good pitch on 0-2 to a .150 hitter? Why not a slider or a curve in the dirt to make him chase? Why didn’t they work on him?

I know… second-guessing. But between that, McCann making some misplays at first (and yes, the front office SHOULD have got someone who is a legit backup 1B instead of throwing inexperienced people like McCann, Cervelli or Johnson out there), Betances giving a run away on an errant pickoff throw Sunday and Robertson not holding the runner on on Sunday, thus enabling that runner to get into scoring position from which he then did score the game-winning run, there has been some bad thinking out there in the last two games that cost the Yankees two games. You can’t do that. Maybe Girardi has to give a wake-up call. You have to play heads-up baseball, and we haven’t seen that in the last three games, which is why the Yanks have lost three in a row.

The Yanks should get Teix back in the lineup today. They brought up Almonte yesterday and DFA’d Jeff Francis.

I’m hoping the Yanks make a deal for a righty-hitting power-hitting RF soon. Ichiro, 40, is starting to show some age and seems to be running out of gas. It was never the Yanks’ intention to play him everyday, but he is. As a result, he is down to .269, and in 36 games since June 15, has been hitting just .214. Playing everyday is wearing him down. He needs to backup/platoon. The Yanks need to find someone at the trade deadline, here.

Phelps 6 IP, 4 R, 8 h, 1 walk and 3 K. He falls to 5-5, 3.89.

Kelley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 hits. 3.51.

Thornton 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.66.

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, 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, 7-5-14.

AAA: SWB lost 6-3. Solo Hrs by C John Ryan Murphy and RF Zoilo Almonte. 3B Yangervis Solarte went 3 for 3. LF Jose Pirela (.319) with 2 hits. SWB gave up 4 in the 8th. Pat Venditte couldn’t get anyone out and 2 runs were charged to him. The other two were charged to Matt Daley.

AA: Trenton lost 3-1. Zach Nuding pitched six shutout innings. LF Ben Gamel HR. C Gary Sanchez 3 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 5-4. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave 3 hits (.309). RF Aaron Judge 2 rbi. 3 others with 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston won 9-1. Rookie Davis 1 R in 5 IP. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren pitched a scoreless inning. RF Dustin Fowler, triple, HR and 5 RBI. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 rbi.