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Game 66. Lineup, stats, comments.

The Twins signed Cody Eppley.

Catcher  J.R. Murphy was promoted by the Yanks from AA Trenton to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (SWB).

Yanks 37-28, 2nd in A.L. East, 3 games behind Boston. OPS+ 89, ERA+ 111. (100 is average).

BA/HR/RBI  SB/total att.  OPS+   Comments   Team Leader
Below Average

 

Gardner 8    .283-6-27  10/15  115 
Nix 6   .250-1-17  9/9  70
Cano 4  .277-15-40  3/3  128
Teixeira 3 .182-3-12  0/0  74     8 for 44 since return; 16K
Hafner DH .231-10-29  2/2  118     7 for last 51
Youkilis 5   .235-2-8  0/0  87       98 at bats. 7 for last 52 
Wells 7    .237-10-26  4/7  84         .129 since May 15
Suzuki 9  .259-2-11  5/7   72  
                  Wells & Ichiro signed through 2014. Bad move.  
Stewart 2  .282-3-10   2/2   93   Who’d have thought .282?

Kuroda 1         6-5,  2.84   ERA+ 144

The minors today.

AAA: SWB got rocked 15-2. Kelvin Perez 6 R in 1 1/3. Cody Eppley 5 R in 1/3 IP (8.53). CF Melky Mesa solo HR. 2 hits, solo HR Ronnier Mustelier.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa won 6-4. Bryan Mitchell 4 R 3 ER in 6 IP. DH Angelo Gumbs w/2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2 hits 2b Rob Refsnyder. 2 H C Francisco Arcia.

Low A: Charleston off.

The minors today. What does Neal have to do?

AAA: SWB lost 8-4. Chris Bootcheck 5 R, 3 ER in 4 1/3. 5-1, 3.09. Chase Whitley and Cody Eppley have ERAs 6.00 or over. DH Thomas Neal (please, oh PLEASE tell me why he didn’t come up to replace Ben Francisco) 3 for 3, 2 solo HR. .359. What will it take to bring the guy up as a righty hitting backup OF? I mean THREE-FIFTY-NINE. Meanwhile, they kept Francisco for what it seems like forever. Solo HR LF Zoilo Almonte.

AA: Two in the top of the 9th for Trenton to win 4-3. Matt Tracy 1 unearned run in 5 1/3. 1B Kyle Roller solo HR.

High A: Tampa lost 2-1. CF Mason Williams 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston 2-1 win. Rafael De Paula (6-2, 2.48) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K. Hopefully promoted soon. C Pete O’Brien 2-run HR (.318-7-34).

 

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 5-1. Wang (L, 2-4, 3.07) 1 R in 5 2/3. Cody Eppley 3 R in 1 IP (5.06 and what a difference a year makes). SWB got only 1 run despite 11 hits. CF Melky Mesa and LF Zoilo Almonte 2 h each. 3B Ronnier Mustelier with 3 hits. Thomas (I should be replacing Ben Francisco) Neal 1 H, 2 walks, .323.

AA: Trenton won 3-0. Matt Tracy 6 IP 2 H 7 K. CF Slade Heathcott w/2rbi.

High A: Tampa won 7-0. Sean Black 5 1/3 scoreless. LF Ben Gamel 3 doubles and 3 RBI.

Low A: Charleston won 2-0. Rafael De Paula 6 scoreless.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 12-11. Chris Bootcheck 8 R in 3 IP. Iineffective relief from Josh Spence, Cody Eppley and Jim Miller. RF Thomas Neal 3 for 4, .329, and I hope he replaces Ben Francisco (.100) NOW! 1B Dan Johnson 2 H, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits each for LF Zoilo Almonte (3 RBI), 3B Ronnier Mustelier (3 RBI), and C Bobby Wilson (1 RBI).

AA: 6-4 win for Trenton. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 5 IP. 2 H, 2 RBI RF Tyler Austin. SS Ali Castillo 2 RBI. CF Slade Heathcott 2 h, rbi.

High A: 7-2 loss for Tampa. Shane Greene 5 R in 5 IP.

Low A: 6-3 win for Charleston. CF Jake Cave 4 for 5. C Pete O’Brien 1 for 2, HR, 3 RBI. 2 H, solo HR DH Rey Nunez. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. 2 h and an rbi, but he’s hitting just .177.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB won 4-3. Wang 3 R in 7 2/3. ND, ERA 2.84. Our old buddies Cody Eppley 2/3 (W, 2-1, 2.13) and Clay Rapada (S #1, 2/3 Ip, 0.00) finished up. Granderson 2-4, RBI. He DH’d today. 2B Corban Joseph 2 hits. 2 doubles, RBI for CF Melky Mesa. C Bobby Wilson 2 H, RBI.

AA:  Trenton won 6-2. Jeremy Bleich 3 scoreless IP. Matt Tracy 2 R in 5 2/3 IP. DH Kyle Roller 2 H, solo HR. 2 H, RBI LF Ramon Flores.

High A: Tampa PPD.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. Gabe Encinas, Brett Gerritse and Alex Smith combined for 14K. 3 H, HR, 4 rbi for 1B Rey Nunez.  2 H, rbi for both DH Greg Bird and LF Kelvin De Leon.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 5-4. Cody Eppley gave up 3 in 1 IP for the loss. Solo HR DH Cody (NOT Dan) Johnson. 3B Dave Adams 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4. Caleb Cotham 4 R, 3 ER in 4 IP. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI for C Kyle Higashioka.

High A: Tampa lost 9-7. Scottie Allen 7 R in 5 IP. C Gary Sanchez 2 H, Solo HR. DH Francisco Arcia & 1B Fu-Lin Kuo solo hr. 2 h, 2 RBI 2B Rob Refsnyder.

Low A: 6-5 win for Charleston. Jose Campos 3 R in 3 IP.  1B Greg Bird with 2 RBI.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB won 1-0. Chris Bootcheck (6), Mark Montgomery (2) and Cody Eppley (1) a combined 5-hit shutout. (Note: Bootcheck is not a prospect. He’s 34, has pitched in 90 MLB games, 87 in relief. 3-7, 6.54). 2 hits each for CF Melky Mesa and RF Thomas Neal.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1. Zach Nuding 5 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. Jeremy Bleich 4 innings of scoreless relief. 2 hits CF Ramon Flores.

High A: 8-6 loss for Tampa. Corey Black 4 R in 5IP. John Brebbia 4 R in 2 IP. 2B Ali Castillo 2 H, 3 rbi. 2 hits, rbi for RF Eduardo Sosa. CF Mason Williams with 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-0, getting just 2 hits. Rafael De Paula 3 R in 6 IP.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB split a DH. Both 7-inning games.

Gm 1: 6-1 loss. Dellin Betances was awful, 6 R in 2/3 IP.

Gm 2: 12-5 win. Brett Marshall 5 R in 4 1/3, but Cody Eppley 2 2/3 scoreless. LF Zoilo Almonte 3 for 3, 2 RBI. C Bobby Wilson 4 RBI. 2 H, 2 RBI RF Thomas Neal.

AA: Trenton won a 15-1 laugher. Caleb Cotham 1 R in 4 IP. Shaeffer Hall (1), Kelvin Perez (2) and Josh Romanski (2) with five scoreless innings of relief. CF Ramon Flores 2 for 2, 4 RBI. RF Tyler Austin 3 H, 5 RBI. C J.R. Murphy 3 H, 4 RBI. Six players with 2 or more hits.

High A:    Tampa lost 3-1. Scottie Allen 3 R in 6 IP. DH Francisco Arcia 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston’s game was suspended, tied 7-7 after 13. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 H, 2 RBI.

Gm. 2. Yanks lose again, 7-4.

The Yanks dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 7-4 loss to Boston on a frigid night.

Hiroki Kuroda lasted only 1 1/3 IP, due to trying to catch a liner back up the middle with his bare hand. He did give up a run in the first, and after that liner leading off the second, he tried to stay in the game. Bad move, as was trying to catch the liner with his bare hand in the first place. A couple HBP and a walk later, Kuroda was gone. He gave up 2 R in his 1 1/3.

Girardi brought in Cody Eppley. Bad Move. Eppley had a terrible spring training, and frankly I would have kept Nuno over Eppley. Not only because Nuno had a great spring, but Nuno would have given a second lefty besides Logan in the bullpen. The Yanks probably want him to stay as a starter, however. Anyway, Eppley gave up 4 in 1 1/3. The Yanks were down 6-0 after 3 and with this Yankee lineup, ballgame over.

Travis Hafner had a solo HR for the Yanks in the 4th to cut it to 6-1.

One bright spot for the Yanks tonight was Adam Warren, who gave up just 1 R in 5 1/3 IP. Shawn Kelley pitched a scoreless inning.

Vernon Wells made the score halfway respectable with a 3-Run HR in the 8th. Wells had 3 hits and those 3 RBI. Eduardo Nunez had 2 hits and a SB, and Kevin Youkilis had 2 hits.