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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 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

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB swept. They lost 5-0 in Game 1, getting just four hits. Scott Sizemore, double. Bruce Billings 4 R in 4 IP.

Both were 7-inning games. SWB lost Game 2, 6-5. 2b Zelous Wheeler 2 h, rbi. Same with 3b Russ Canzler and LF Antoan Richardson.  Here is the pitching line for Game 2.

Caleb Cotham 2.1 6 3 2 2 2 0 7.71
Preston Claiborne 1.2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0.00
Mark Montgomery 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Matt Daley (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 9.00

AA:  Trenton won 10-1. Matt Tracy 1 R in 5 1/3. 2B Rob Refsnyder double, HR and 2 rbi as Trenton had a lot of stars. They pounded out 17 hits. C Gary Sanchez 3 for 4, 3 rbi. 3B Rob Segedin 2 h, 2 rbi.

High A:  Tampa won 7-6.  Manny Banuelos 3 scoreless IP.  3b Eric Jagielo 2 H, HR, 3 RBI. Jagielo was a first-round draft pick for the Yanks last year. C Pete O’Brien 3 h, solo HR. 2b Angelo Gumbs 3 H, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 10-1.  Caleb Smith 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H. CF Brandon Thomas 3 h, HR, 4 RBI.  HR 1B Mike Ford and LF Mike O’Neill.

 

Opening Day for the minors.

AAA: SWB wins 4-1. Bruce Billings 5 IP, 1 R.  Claiborne, Burawa, Montgomery and Daley each with a scoreless IP. Daley K’d the side. 3B Scott Sizemore 3 for 3.
1B Russ Canzler 2 H (both doubles), 2 RBI. RF Ramon Flores 2 h, triple. SS Zelous Wheeler 2 h, rbi.

AA:  Trenton got shut out 6-0. Bryan Mitchell 4 r in 4 IP. Jairo Heredia 1 R in 2 IP. Just 3 hits for Trenton.

High A: Tampa won 4-0. Manny Banuelos 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 1 walk and 3 K. Good start to his comeback. Together with Dietrich Enns and Tyler Webb, a combined one-hit shutout, 5 walks and 11K.  C Pete O’Brien a 2-R HR. SS Cito Culver 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston won 5-1. Rookie Davis 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 1 w, 5 K. Cesar Vargas 3 IP, 1 R (UE), 4 K. Philip Walby 1 IP, struck out the side. 1B Mike Ford 3 for 3.

 

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 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 16 … and one split squad loses…

In the away split squad game today, the Yanks lost to the Phils, 6-2.

Ivan Nova went five, and struggled. He only gave up 3 R, but on 9 hits. He did strike out six.

Shane Greene and Bryan Mitchell each pitched a scoreless inning but then Preston Claiborne was awful.

Claiborne gave up 3 R in 2/3 of an inning. Mark Montgomery got an out.

Roberto Hernandez (the former Fausto Carmona) went 15 up, 15 down on the Yanks for the first five innings before Scott Sizemore led off the sixth against him with a single, whereupon Hernandez was pulled.

The Yanks managed just four hits in this game. A HR by Jacoby Ellsbury and RBI single by Francisco Cervelli in the seventh did cut it to 3-2 Phils before Claiborne gave any chance of winning the game away.

The Yanks are now 8-6-2 this spring and will continue to split squads up as some of the team heads to Panama (and Mo) this weekend.

S.T. Game 10. Kuroda, Pineda impressive in Yanks win.

Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda were impressive, and Carlos Beltran hit a 2-run HR, but the Yanks winning run in tonight’s game vs. the Tigers scored on a balk. The Yanks won 3-2.

Kuroda pitched 2 2/3, giving up no runs and striking out five.  He gave up one hit and one walk. Shawn Kelley got the last out in the third, then David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth, striking out one.

Pineda then came in and pitched two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out four.

The Yanks had a 2-0 lead at that point because of Beltran’s 2-run HR in the third.

Matt Thornton then gave up two runs in the seventh. Preston Claiborne pitched a scoreless eighth and Jim Miller a scoreless ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Zellous Wheeler singled and Francisco Cervelli singled him to third. Tiger pitcher Luis Marte then balked away the game.

Derek Jeter was 2 for 2 with a walk.

Also today, the Yankees announced that Yogi Berra’s wife Carmen passed away at the age of 85.