AAA: 3b A-Rod hopes to join the Yanks in Texas on Monday. Today he made a statement supporting his cause.
He went 1-4 for AAA SWB tonight but that one was his 2nd HR of his rehab, a 2-run shot. He is still just 6 for 32 on his rehab with 2 HR, 5 RBI. But 2 HR in the last few games. The Yanks could use righty power. Vernon Wells hasn’t homered in 2 months.
Meanwhile, in the same game, Michael Pineda was putting forth his cause. He pitched 4 2/3 scoreless in SWB’s 8-0 win, 0 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 8 K.
2b David Adams had 2 h, double, rbi, .320. You just wonder why he didn’t do that in the bigs. SS/3b Brent Lillibridge 3 H, double, Hr and 3 rbi. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 3 h CF Melky Mesa. RF Adonis Garcia 2 h. LF Ronnier Mustelier finally made his way back here after a stint on the DL. 0 for 4.
Heck, CF Corey Patterson (DH) batted 9th. 0 for 4. Probably (b/c of A-Rod, also with Mustelier returning, Johnson, Adams, Lillibridge, Patterson, Murphy, Mesa and Garcia, not to mention Pineda pitching), the best AAA lineup I’ve seen for a while.
AA: 9-2 Trenton win. Zach Nuding 2 R in 5 IP (4-10, 4.17). CF Slade Heathcott 3 H, HR, 3 RBI. RF Yeral Sanchez 2 H, HR, 3 RBI.
High A: 6-1 loss for Tampa. Corey Black only lasted 2 IP (6 R, 5 ER). Just 4 hits for Tampa.
Low A: 8-5 win for Charleston. Cesar Vargas and James Pazos combined for a no-hitter through five. 2B Angelo Gumbs 2 H, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. and DH Rey Nunez w/HR.