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The minors. A-Rod’s Last HR?

No suspensions announced yet. With a suspension apparently due anyday for Alex Rodriguez, you wonder if each HR he hits now could be the last one.

AAA: OF Thomas Neal was DFA’d. A shame. He was hitting .325 for SWB. 3-2 loss for SWB (55-58). Michael Pineda 2 scoreless IP. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 2 hits, rbi David Adams.

AA: Trenton won 6-2. A-Rod walked, hit a 2-run HR and struck out. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP. CF Slade Heathcott 2 for 2, 2 SB. DH Kyle Roller double, HR, 3 RBI.

High A: 2-1 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 1 R in 4 IP, 8 K. Branden Pinder 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 5 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-0.     Dan Camarena 1 R, 5 Ip, 6K.

The minors today.

AAA: 5-3 loss for SWB. Chris Bootcheck (9-4, 3.65) 4 R in 6 IP. CF Adonis Garcia 2 H, solo HR. DH Randy Ruiz, 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi. SS Brendan Harris 2 H.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: 5-4 loss. Branden Pinder 3 IP , 0 R, 0 H and 5  K. CF Mason Williams 2 H, rbi. 3 H, RBI for 2B Rob Refsnyder. LF Mikeson Oliberto 3 H, rbi.

Low A:  DH for Charleston.

Game 1: 3-1 loss. RF Ericson Leonora 2 hits.

Game 2 : ongoing as I write.


The minors today.

The Yanks were off.

No stats yet for any Major or Minor league games: Too early.

AAA: SWB won 10-1. Vidal Nuno six shutout innings. 4 H, 1 walk and 8 K. 2B Corban Joseph 3H, HR, 2 RBI. CF Zoilo Almonte 4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 for 3. 2 H for 3B Dave Adams. 1B Dan Johnson 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 5-3. Nik Turley 3 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. Aaron Dott, Branden Pinder and Tommy Kahnle teamed up for five scoreless innings of relief. LF Neil Medchill double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI for 3B Rob Segedin.

Low A: Tampa lost 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 2 R, both unearned, in 5 IP. 2 H for CF Mason Williams.

Low  A: Charleston won 12-2. Cesar Vargas 2 R in 5 1/3. CF Taylor Dugas solo HR. 2 H, 2 RBI each for RF Yeicok Calderon and C Pete O’Brien. 2 H 3RBI for DH Kelvin De Leon.

The Minors today.

AAA: PPD again, just like the big club.

AA: Trenton wins 6-5 in 11. Zach Nuding 1 R in 6 IP, but Branden Pinder gave up 4 in 2 Ip. Shaeffer Hall 2 scoreless for the win. LF Ramon Flores SF the game-winner. CF Slade Heathcott had a single, double, and triple & 2 RBI. Flores had 2 hits.

High A:  Tampa lost 3-2 in 11. Corey Black 2 R, 1 ER in 6. 1B Matt Snyder, both of Tampa’s RBI.

Low A: Charleston was shut out 3-0. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 2 IP on just 1 H, 4 walks and 5 K. A strange line. Charleston pitchers (De Paula, Phil Wetherell & Charlie Short combined for 16 K.

The Minors today

AAA: SWB got their first win after 4 losses with a 4-2 win today. Chris Bootcheck with 5 scoreless IP. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI for CF Melky Mesa. C Austin Romine 2 H, 2 RBI for RF Thomas Neal.

AA: Trenton lost 15-7. Matt Tracy 5 R in just 1/3 IP. Branden Pinder 4 R in just 1/3 IP. DH Tyler Austin Double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI SS Walt Ibarra.

High A Tampa off.

Low A Charleston won 9-4. Jose Campos 4 R in 3 IP. Evan Rutckyj (don’t ask me to pronounce it) 5 scoreless innings of relief. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. grand slam and 5 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI C Pete O’Brien. SS Cito Culver 2 h, CF Taylor Dugas 2 H, and  2B Rob Refsnyder 3 hits.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 8-4. Vidal Nuno, who had a great S.T., gave up 2 R in 4 2/3 IP. He struck out six. Sam Demel, just picked up this week, gave up 1 R in 1 1/3.

Demel is 4-4, 4.95 in his MLB career. He pitched in one game for Arizona last year. Most of his MLB experience came in 2010 & 2011. He is a 27 yr. old righty.

Mark Montgomery pitched a scoreless inning, Juan Cedeno 2/3 scoreless and Preston Claiborne a scoreless 1 1/3.

It was tied at 3 going into the top of the 10th, when Jim Miller imploded, giving up 5 runs in the top of the 10th as SWB lost 8-4.

SWB was 3 for 18 with RISP and left 17 on.

Dave Adams and Corban Joseph each had 2 hits.

AA: Trenton won 13-5. Nik Turley gave up 5, 4 earned, in just 2 2/3 but the BP picked him up. Dan Burawa (1 1/3), Shaeffer Hall (2), Kelvin Perez (2) and Branden Pinder combined for 6 1/3 scoreless IP, 12 K, and NO hits.  J.R. Murphy had a 3-run HR, as did Kyle Roller. Rob Segedin and Neil Medchill also HR’d, and Medchill had 4 RBI for the night.

High A:  Tampa won 7-4.  Bryan Mitchell 1 R in 5 IP. Gary Sanchez 2 H, double, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston’s game was ppd.

S.T. Game 32. Yanks beat O’s 11-8

The Yanks beat Baltimore 11-8 tonight to run their S.T. record to 13-18-1.

Mason “Classical Gas” Williams was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI. Eduardo Nunez was 2 for 3 with an RBI. New 1B Lyle Overbay was 2 for 5. Brennan Boesch had a 2-run HR. He and Francisco went back to back. Addison Maruszak and Bobby Wilson each had 2 rbi.

Dave Phelps went 5 1/3, 3 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 9 K. He was great until the 5th.

1 R in 2/3 for Spence, 4 R in 2/3 for Pinder.

Cedeno 1/3 scoreless. Goody and Claiborne each with a scoreless inning.

Hughes will miss his first start of the season, DL. Jeter will not play in  another spring game— even if Minor league — until next week.

Tim McCarver  (who a lot of us don’t like) is packing it in after this season.

S.T. Game 24. Yanks outslug Pirates, 11-9

Melky Mesa had a grand slam, and Kevin Youklis homered while going went 2-3 with 3 RBI as the Yanks outslugged the Pirates today, 11-9.

Eduardo Nunez had 2 hits and 2 SB, Brennan Boesch 2 hits, a SB and an RBI, and Mesa also had a SB as did Thomas Neal.

Ivan Nova tossed 3 scoreless innings before losing his effectiveness. He went 5, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K. David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning.

Branden Pinder gave up 1 r in 1 IP, Matt Tracy 4 R in an inning of work and Chase Whitley pitched a scoreless inning.

Earlier in the day, the Yanks released Matt Diaz. It’s looking like Clay Rapada may not make the Opening Day Roster (shoulder bursitis) but that doesn’t mean (per LOHUD) that Girardi would automatically take a lefty like Nuno. Instead it could be another righty like Jim Miller, Chase Whitley or Shawn Kelley.

The way Dan Johnson is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is released soon.

S.T. Gm 20. Jays trounce Yanks, 17-5

Jose Ramirez has had a good spring training, but it is worth remembering that he will be starting this year at AA, not AAA.

Today he showed why.

Ramirez only got one man out today. He gave up 2 H, 4 walks and all the runners scored. 1/3 IP, 6 R, 2 H, 4 walks.

Adam Warren relieved Ramirez and was just as bad, reminding us why he’ll start out at AAA (while also reminding us of his one, terrrible, MLB appearance in 2012). 1 1/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 5 walks, 2 K.

After just two innings today, the Yanks were down 15-1, on their way to a 17-5 loss.

Branden Pinder gave up 2 R in 1 1/3. 16-1 after 3.

Preston Claiborne gave up 1 R in 2 IP. Josh Spence no runs in 2. Graham Stoneburner 0 R in 1 IP.

Kevin Youkilis had two hits, a triple and a solo HR. Jose Pirela had 2 H and an RBI.

Derrek Lee, meanwhile, said no to the Yanks as far as coming out of retirement.


S.T. Game 14. Yanks lose 6-1

Adam Warren gave up four runs in four innings of work as the Yanks lost to Miami today to drop their spring training record to 3-11.

Chase Whitley gave up two runs in one inning of work. Branden Pinder, Mark Montgomery and Shawn Kelley each pitched a scoreless inning.

The Yanks only got five hits. Melky Mesa had two of them, and the Yanks’ only run in the 6-1 loss came via a Thomas Neal double.