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The Minors today.

AAA:  Swb got a run in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5. Brian Gordon 5 R, 2 ER in 5 1/3, LF Ramon Flores, 3B Scott Sizemore and CF Adonis Garcia each w/2h, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 4-3. Bryan Mitchell, just up, then down, 5 IP, 1 R. 1B Dan Fiorito 3 RBI.

High A: Tampa lost 2-1. Rafael De Paula 1 R, 2 h, 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-5. LF Mike O’Neill 3 h, HR, 2 rbi.

Thursday’s minor league action.

AAA: SWB won 7-2. Graham Stoneburner 2 R in 5 IP. Danny Burawa (W) and Mark Montgomery (S) each with 2 scoreless innings of relief. The trio combined for 11K. 2-run HR for CF Adonis Garcia.   C John Ryan Murphy 2 h, rbi. 2 RBI for 1B Corban Joseph.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. Jeremy Bleich 4 R in 5 IP. Manny Bareda and Diego Moreno each with 2 scoreless innings of relief. The trio combined for 9 K.  C Francisco Arcia 2 H, 3 RBI.

High A:  Tampa won 7-3. Eric Wooten six shutout innings, 6 K. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 RBI, C Pete O’Brien solo HR.

Low A: Charleston only got 3 hits in losing 5-1. Luis Severino 5 K in 2 2/3 IP. Cesar Vargas 1 1/3, all 4 outs via K.


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 23. Supernova helps Yanks shutout Braves, 7-0.

Ivan Nova pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings today, giving up just two hits, as the Yanks shut out Atlanta, 7-0. He walked no one and struck out five.

The last 8 outs were split two apiece by Danny Burawa, Shane Greene, Cesar Cabral and Dellin Betances.

Carlos Beltran was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and Brett Gardner walked three times. Adonis Garcia drove in two runs.




S.T. Game 9. Yanks edge Phils, 4-3. Another good outing for Tanaka.

Masahiro Tanaka went 3 IP, 1 R on 2 H as the Yanks edged the Phils 4-3 in spring training today. Tanaka pitched 2 2/3 scoreless before giving up a HR to the Phils’ Freddy Galvis. In 3 IP, Tanaka gave up 1 R on 2 H.

So far, Tanaka has given up 1 R on 4 H in 5 IP.

Derek Jeter got two hits today. He went into today’s game 0 for 9 with 3 GIDP.

The Yanks are now 5-4 this spring.

Ramon Flores had a solo HR and a SF. Adonis Garcia had an RBI, as did Jose Pirela.

Bruce Billings gave up 2 R (both HR) in two innings.  Chris LeRoux, Dan Burawa, Fred Lewis (1 1/3) and Mark Montgomery combined for four innings of scoreless ball.

After starting S.T. 0 for 10 with 3 GIDP, Derek Jeter got two hits, one a double.

Mark Teixeira and Alfonso Soriano got their first spring action, each going 0 for 3. Soriano’s were all strikeouts.

Yangervis Solarte kept up his amazing spring training, going 1 for 1 with a walk. He is now 9 for 13 this spring.

Kelly Johnson had two hits.  

Kuroda starts tomorrow, scheduled for 3 and Pineda is scheduled to throw 3 innings of relief.   






S.T. Game 5. 3 Yanks HR equate to 8-2 win.

Eduardo Nunez and Carlos Beltran went back-to-back, and John Ryan Murphy had a 3-run HR in the Yanks 8-2 win over Toronto in spring training action today.

Starter Vidal Nuno went two innings, giving up 1 run (a HR by Jose Bautista) on 2 hits while striking out three.

Dean Anna, 27, tied it up with a hit in the second before Nunez (2-run HR) and Beltran went back-to-back in the third.

Bryan Mitchell pitched two scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out three.

Shane Greene gave up 1 run in his two innings of work.

Bruce Billings, Fred Lewis and Matt Daley each pitched a scoreless inning.

Yangervis Solarte went 2 for 2 and is now 6 for 7 for the spring. He turns 27 in July and has mostly played 2b and 3b in his minor league career. He has never played in the majors but has had three consecutive good years with the Twins AA and the Rangers’ AAA teams. He is opening eyes. Right now, Brian Roberts is still pegged as the Yanks’ 2B, but Roberts is  36 and has played in just 192 games since 2009. If Solarte (who has 2 HR) continues to impress, will they put the switch-hitter at 2B in place of the switch-hitting Roberts?

Hey, the Yanks have to get younger somewhere. Why not give him (or Anna) a shot if they continue to impress?

Just b/c SD, Min or Texas didn’t give them shot doesn’t mean they don’t deserve one. Click on their hyperlinks. Solarte and Anna did well in the minors and never got a shot at the majors.  Click on the hyperlinks for their stats.

Adonis Garcia went 3 for 4, top catching prospect Gary Sanchez had a hit and catcher Austin Romine threw out Jose Reyes trying to steal.

St. Game 4. CC, Kuroda and Tanaka help Yanks shut out Phils, 4-0.

They’ll be split up shortly, but CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka each pitched two scoreless innings as the Yanks shut out the Phils 4-0 on Saturday to even their spring training record at 2-2.

I was doing my nephew’s taxes and gave him 3 conditions to do so: 1) he had to buy me a pepperoni and sausage pizza (of which I gave pieces to his schnoodle, who loved the pep and sausage. I have a friend for life!) 2) A couple of cans of beer and 3) he had to put on the MLB channel so that I could see Tanaka’s debut. It was impressive. ‘

Besides the “Big 3″, Dellin Betances (1 2/3) and Cesar Cabral (1 1/3) completed the shutout.

Ichiro had one rbi and Cervelli another. Minor league OF Adonis Garcia drove in two runs and minor league infielder Dean Anna made a nice play.

Brian McCann doubled and walked twice.

The minors. Lot of extras.

AAA: SWB won 5-4 in 12. C J.R. Murphy 3 hits, 2 doubles, solo HR. LF Ronnier Mustelier 3 h, 2 doubles. CF Adonis Garcia 2 h, 2 rbi.

AA: Trenton won 9-8 in 12. Both Trenton and New Britain scored twice in the 11th, New Britain got a run in the top of the 12th but Trenton came back with two. DH Ramon Flores 3 h, double, 2 RBI. 1B Kyle Roller a 3-run HR.

High A: Tampa swept by DH, both by 2-0.

Game 1: 7 inn. Rony Bautista 5 scoreless. RF Cody Grice and C Tyson Blaser 2 hits each.

Game 2: (ppd from 8/22) 2-0 in 9. 3B Pete O’Brien 2-run walk-off HR.

Low A: Charleston gave up a run in the bottom of the 9th and another in the 11th to lose 2-1. RF Danny Oh 3 for 3.

The minors.

As you may know, Claiborne was the move for Jeter. He’ll be back soon.

AAA: SWB won 2-1. Graham Stoneburner 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, (4-5, 4.65). Before you think of bringing up one of these guys to replace Hughes, let me tell you this. SWB is using relief pitchers as starters to basically get through the season. These guys are NOT replacements for Hughes. They aren’t even replacements for Joba in the bullpen, quite frankly. Dellin Betances 3 scoreless IP, 4 K. Three Railriders w/2 hits each. (C Murphy, CF Garcia, RF Medchill).

AA: 5-1 Trenton win. Nik Turley (10-8, 3.90) 1 UE run in 7 1/3. SS Carmen Angelini 3 H, 2 doubles, 2 rbi. RF Yeral Sanchez HR, 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa scored one in the top of the 9th but gave up 2 in the bottom and lost 3-2. Tampa starter Joel De La Cruz gave up 1 hit in 4 2/3 and that is the ONLY hit Clearwater got. What killed Tampa was that Tampa pitcher Zach Woods walked 5 in 1 2/3 IP. 4 walks and a SF brought in the 2 runs for Clearwater in the bottom of the 9th.

Low A: Charleston won 8-1. Eric Wooten 1 UE run, 9 K in 6 IP. 1B Greg Bird, HR, 3 RBI. 3 hits for CF Danny Oh. DH Rey Nunez 2 HR, 4 RBI.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 4-0. Four BP guys combined on an 8-hitter. RF Adonis Garcia solo HR. 2-Run HR CF Melky Mesa.

AA: 6-5 loss for Trenton. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 5-3. 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Dan Fiorito 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston swept a DH.

Game 1: 1-0 win despite getting just 2 hits. HR LF Ericson Leonora. Dan Camarena 5 IP.

Game 2: 8-4 win. 1B Rey Nunez 3 RBI.