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The Minors, 6-30-14.

AAA: SWB lost 9-7 to LV. 3B Zelous Wheeler (.305) 2 H, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Scott Sizemore 2 triples, 2 RBI. CF Taylor Dugas 2 hits, 2 rbi.

AA: Eric Wooten 6 1/3 scoreless IP in Trenton’s 2-0 win. 1B Pete O’Brien, 2 h, rbi, same for 2B Casey Stevenson. CC’s next rehab outing will be for Trenton on Thursday.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2. Three players (DH Rey Nunez, 3B Miguel Andujar, and 2B Gosuke Katoh) with 2 hits each.

The Minors, 6-10-14

AAA: SWB lost 6-3 in 10 innings. 1B Kyle Roller 3-run HR, LF Jose Pirela two hits. 2B Rob Refsnyder, just promoted from AA, had two hits. Francisco Cervelli 1 for 4 on rehab.

AA: Trenton lost 7-4. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 rbi. 1B Pete O’Brien, solo HR. 3 hits for SS Ali Castillo.

High A: Tampa won 5-4. C Trent Garrison 3 H, HR, 2 rbi. DH Matt Snyder 3 h, rbi.

Low A: 8-5 win for Charleston. 1B Rey Nunez 2 h, 2 rbi. Solo HR for 3b Miguel Andujar. SS Tyler Wade 3 rbi. RF Aaron Judge 2 h, rbi.

The Minors, 6-9-14

AAA: 7-4 win for SWB. Cervelli 0 for 4 on rehab. Shawn Kelley 1 scoreless IP on rehab, and he should be back soon. SS Zelous Wheeler (.315) 2 h, 2 RBI. 3-run HR for Scott Sizemore.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa lost 3-0. Dan Camarena (4-4, 2.70) 1 R in 6 IP. 3 h, 3 walks, 7 K. CF Jake Cave and SS Cito Culver 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston won 6-2. Luis Severino (2-2, 2.92) 2 R in 5 1/3. Evan Rutckyj 4 K in 2 2/3. Solo HRs by CF Dustin Fowler and 1B Rey Nunez. RF Aaron Judge (.318) 2 h, rbi.

Game 55. D-Rob fails in 9th, Yanks lose 7-2.

It looked like Chase Whitley would get his first MLB win. The Yanks had a 2-1 lead entering the ninth, but one day after throwing 27 pitches in getting a save, David Robertson had nothing and the Yanks lost to the Twins, 7-2. Two recent ex-Yanks, Phil Hughes and Eduardo Nunez, helped beat them, Hughes getting the win and Nunez picking up a big two-run double.

Whitley in four starts this year hasn’t given length, 14 IP in four starts, but his ERA is 2.37. He still has no decisions.

The Yanks got two runs on three hits in the fourth, as Gardner tripled, Jeter singled him home (3367), Ellsbury singled, McCann walked and Jeter later scored on an Ichiro SF.

But those three hits were the only hits the Yanks got all game. With no Beltran for a while (and a while longer), no Teixeira, Soriano slumping (and he was benched for Ichiro today), there isn’t any power in the lineup other than McCann.

Once again, can you say Kendrys Morales? The 5th can’t come soon enough. (If the Yanks sign Morales before the 5th, they lose a draft pick. After the 5th, he is fair game). In the NY Post today, Kevin Kernan wrote what I’ve been writing about. The Yanks need to sign Morales, especially with the uncertainty regarding Beltran and Teixeira.

Betances was awesome. 2 IP, six up, six down and 5 K. 1.38. 56K in 32 2/3 IP now.

Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.71.

…and here is why I hate roles on a team. Robertson comes in… why? Because he is the “closer,” that is why. But Warren pitched a scoreless 8th, and Robertson threw 27 pitches yesterday. Granted Warren threw 20 pitches in the 8th, but why not leave Warren in and save Robertson, who threw a lot of pitches yesterday? Maybe Warren shortens the bridge by getting an out or two, or closes it completely with a two-inning save. I remember the days when Lyle and Gossage would get saves of over one inning.  They may have gone 2 2/3. You don’t see that anymore. Managers complicate matters for themselves by creating roles and making closers one-inning guys. Keep it simple. If the guy is hot, ride him. No need to bring in a closer just because he is the “closer.” I believe that if you start mixing and matching and bringing in too many pitchers, eventually you’ll find the guy who has nothing, just like in the saying “too many cooks spoil the soup.” D-Rob had nothing. First batter, a game-tying HR, and it got worse, because the Twins scored six in the top of the 9th to win it.

Robertson (L, 0-2) 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 2 K. ERA balloons to 4.50. (One friend of mine suggested making Betances the closer. Nice sentiment, and I could see it. But that won’t happen. Not yet, anyway.)

Daley one batter, and he gave up a hit. That batter later scored. 0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 H. 3.86.

Thornton got the last out, but gave up a big hit first. 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.50.

Use the KISS method, Joe. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Guy’s hot? Leave him in.

That’s my theory, anyway.

The Yanks fall to 29-26, 3 1/2 back of Toronto now.

Start getting that contract for Morales ready, Hal and Cash….

Saturday’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost game 1 7-1. Zoilo Almonte HR as SWB got only 2 hits. Brian Gordon and Fred Lewis the pitchers.

Game 2: SWB won 2-1 in 8 (DHs in AAA are 7-inning games).  Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP. Matt Daley 1 1/3 scoreless, 4 K.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2; Joel De La Cruz 3 R, 2 ER in 6 1/3.

High A: Tampa lost 7-1. Rey Nunez HR.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-2. Brady Lail 6 R, 5 er in 3 1/3. Mike Ford 3 h. 2b John Murphy (not c  John Ryan Murphy) 2 doubles.

Yankees moves.

With Robertson DL’d,

Joel Sherman@Joelsherman147m

Talked to Cashman who said will call up either LH Cesar Cabral or RH Shane Greene who opened eyes in camp, to fill DRob roster spot

Yanks trade Eduardo Nunez to Twins for a LHP (minor leaguer).

Joel Sherman@Joelsherman138m

acquired LHP Miguel Sulbaran from the Minnesota in exchange for INF Eduardo Nunez.

Sulbaran is 20, LHP and went 9-4, 2.96 in A ball last year (27 games, 20 starts).

The Minors today.

AAA: SWB had a DH. Two seven-inning games.

Game 1 : SWB lost 3-0, getting just three hits, two by 3B Scott Sizemore. Chase Whitley gave up 2 R in 1 2/3 IP. David Herndon 1 1/3 scoreless and Graham Stoneburner 3 IP, 1 unearned run.

Game 2: SWB won 5-0. Brian Gordon 5 IP, 1 h. Cesar Cabral, Yoshinori Tateyama and Fred Lewis 1/3 each and Jim Miller 1 IP. SS Carmen Angelini 2 doubles and 3 rbi. 3B Zelous Wheeler 2 doubles.

AA: Trenton won 11-5 with an 11-run fourth inning. 3B Rob Segedin a 2-run HR and DH Gary Sanchez a grand slam. Joel De La Cruz 5r, 4 er in 6 1/3.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-5. 3B Eric Jagielo a HR.  Dan Camarena 6 R, 1 ER in 4 1/3.  1B Rey Nunez 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Pete O’Brien 2 h, rbi.

Low A:  Charleston won 4-1.  3 h, 3 rbi for 3B Miguel Andujar. Brady Lail 6 IP, 1 R, Cesar Vargas 2 scoreless IP.

Game 5. Yanks offense still missing in 4-0 loss.

Michael Pineda pitched well, David Phelps didn’t and the Yanks’ offense was non-existent again in a 4-0 loss to Toronto today.

Pineda went 6, 1 R, 5 H, 0 walks and 5 k. Except for CC’s first two innings in the opener, the starters have done well the first time through.

Vidal Nuno faced one batter and walked him. Phelps came in and got through the seventh, but gave up two HR (3 for the season already) and let the game get away. Phelps 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

Ellsbury had 3 hits, Cervelli 2 and Solarte 2, but the Yanks were 1 for 11 with RISP.

The Yanks are still looking for their first HR of the season. Soriano is now 0 for 16.

Heard some Nunez (who has been DFA’d) for Ike Davis (who the Mets want to trade) talk. I’m still surprised that Stephen Drew is out there. Shouldn’t the Mets go for him over Nunez? …. and as for the Yanks, if Teix is out long-term, wouldn’t Kendrys Morales (free agent and still out there) be a better option than Ike Davis?

Game 4. “T” time. Tanaka wins. Teix hurt. Yanks win.

Tanaka did well, but Teix got hurt, in the Yanks’ 7-3 win tonight. The Yankees are now 2-2.

Tanaka gave up a HR on his 3rd MLB pitch–to Melky.

The Yanks did get two in the top of the first. Tanaka struggled early but settled in.

7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER 0 walks and 8 K.

Teix was hurt. Strained hammy. More on that in a bit.

Thornton (2/3), Betances (1/3 but struggled) and Robertson finished up for Tanaka.

Ellsbury had a good night, 3 for 4, a walk and 2 SB. Yangervis Solarte had 2 hits and 3 RBI. Ichiro had 3 more hits, and 2 for Kelly Johnson.

Roberts, Soriano and Jeter had the day off before Roberts had to enter the game due to Teixeira’s injury.

Gardner had 2 h, rbi. The Yanks had 16 hits.

They are still looking for HR #1 for the season.

As for what would happen if Teix gets DL’d…..

1) Nunez is DFA’d meaning the Yanks have 10 days (a few have passed) to ship him down, trade him or release him. The Mets are shopping Ike Davis. SS Ruben Tejada of the Mets stinks—worse than Nunez. Maybe a Nunez for Davis swap?

2) Russ Canzler is the SWB 1B. Bring him up?

3) The option I prefer. Move McCann to 1b. Cervelli at C. Bring up Romine or Murphy. It may save McCann over time.

But sheesh. Teix out for a few weeks already?

 

Yankees rained out. Team set. Nunez sent down.

The Yanks were  rained out today, and end spring training at 17-12-2.

The team is now set to begin the season. Eduardo Nunez has been sent down to AAA and Yangervis Solarte has made the team.

C-McCann and Cervelli

INF-Teixeira, Roberts, Jeter, Johnson, Anna, Solarte

OF-Gardner, Soriano (mostly DH), Ellsbury, Beltran, Ichiro

SP-CC, Kuroda, Nova, Tanaka, Pineda

RP-Phelps, Warren, Nuno, Betances, Kelley, Thornton, Robertson

Lineup looks like Ellsbury, Jeter, Beltran, McCann, Teixeira, Soriano, Gardner, Roberts and Johnson.

The surprise is Gardner seventh. You think he would be 9th to give the Yanks him and Ellsbury back-to-back speed on the basepaths when the lineup turns over.

But according to Jack Curry of YES:

On Gardner batting 7th, not 9th: He had 51 extra base hits last yr so smart to get him to plate sooner, even if its only few extra at bats.

Also,

Yankeesource@YankeeSource 20m

Gardner in 110 career PA in the 7th spot in lineup has hit .337/.417/.467

Masahiro Tanaka won the James P. Dawson award as the best rookie in camp.