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The Minors.

AAA: SWB won 4-3, beating LV. Bruce Billings 7 IP, 2 R.  2b Jose Pirela and 1B Russ Canzler 2 h each.

AA:  Trenton lost 10-6. DH Ben Gamel 2h, 2 rbi for C Gary Sanchez.

High A: Tampa split a DH/ won 10-4 but a bad outing for Banuelos, 2/3 IP, 4 R. C Pete O’Brien double, 2 solo HR. If the Yanks are to make a deal, expect a C to be dealt. McCann has a long-term deal, then you have Cervelli (who I would deal once he gets healthy), Romine, Murphy, Sanchez and O’Brien. You can clear up the logjam and get help elsewhere by dealing someone here.  ‘

They lost the other game 9-1. ‘

Low A: Charleston split a DH. Lost 3-2.  Caleb Smith 0 R, 2 h in  5 2/3.  Both teams only had 3 hits in the game.

Won the other game 8-4. Paul O’Neill’s nephew, Mike, Triple, HR and 3 RBI (CF).

The Minors today.

AAA: Alfredo Aceves started and went five scoreless, 5 K. SWB lost 5-2 in 11.  Shane Greene and Preston Claiborne each gave up a run, Fred Lewis and Mark Montgomery combined for three scoreless IP of relief but  Yoshinori Tateyama blew the game. 2 h 2B Jose Pirela. 4 hits for 3B Adonis Garcia & 2 h LF Ronnier Mustelier.

AA:  5-3 win for Trenton. Matt Tracy 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER.  Pat the switch-pitcher Venditte with two scoreless IP. 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Dan Fiorito w/3 h apiece.

High A : Tampa ppd

Low A: Charleston ppd

The Minors today.

AAA: 2-1 win for SWB. Brian Gordon 5 2/3 scoreless.

UPDATE: Sorry, SWB had a DH. Forgot about that, since the prior game went 9 innings (extras).

Game 2: SWB won 7-2. Chase Whitley 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h. 2b Jose Pirela 2 h, 2 RBI, HR, same for 1b Corban Joseph. LF Zoilo Almonte two solo HR.

AA: 5-3 win for Trenton.  Joel De La Cruz 5 2/3 scoreless. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi Kyle Roller (1B).

High A: 6-5 win for Tampa in 10. Dan Camarena 4 r, 2 er in 5 1/3.  DH Dante Bichette, Jr, RF Zach Wilson and CF Jake Cave (double, 2 triples) 3 hits each.

Low A: Charleston 8-7 win. LF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) triple, 3 rbi. RF Aaron Judge HR, 2 rbi.

S.T. Game 12. Yanks, Rays end in 10-inning, 3-3 tie.

The Yanks’ starting pitching continued to be surprisingly good today as the Yanks and Rays battled to a 10-inning, 3-3 tie.

David Phelps started and gave up no runs on just three hits in five innings. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless sixth. Bruce Billings gave up two runs, one earned, in the seventh.

Brian Roberts got one run back in the bottom of the seventh with a SF.

Dan Burawa gave up an unearned run (error Dean Anna) in the eighth to put the Rays up 3-1. Matt Daley pitched a scoreless ninth and Mark Montgomery a scoreless tenth.

The Yanks cut the Rays lead to 3-2 with the help of an error in the eighth, and tied it up in the ninth on a WP.

Alfonso Soriano and Jose Pirela had two hits each.


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 3. 4 HR carry Yanks, 7-4

The Yanks got their first s.t. win (I don’t count the one over FSU) with a 7-4 win over the Tigers. Four Yanks went deep—McCann, Jose Pirela,  top catching prospect Gary Sanchez, and Yangervis Solarte. For Solarte, it was is second HR this spring.

Adam Warren started and gave up no runs in 2 IP even though he walked two and gave up two hits. The Yanks got one scoreless inning out of Shawn Kelley, Mark Montgomery,  Danny Burawa, Fred Lewis, Chase Whitley and Preston Claiborne.

Brian Gordon gave up all four runs in his one inning of work.

CC, Kuroda and Tanaka will all pitch tomorrow (Saturday).


Minors. Trenton wins Game 1.

Trenton won the first game of its playoff series by scoring 3 in the bottom of the 10th after giving up 2 in the top half. They win 6-5.

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte gave up the runs but was saved by the rally.

All three runs scored after two were out in the 10th. Jose Pirela doubled, Gary Sanchez singled him home, and singles by Tyler Austin, Casey Stevenson (tie) and Ben Gamel (game winner) won it.

Pirela and Austin had 3 hits each. 2 doubles, 2 rbi for Austin. 2 h, 2 RBI for Gamel.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB lost 8-2. Not much to report on this one. Bad outing for Chris Bootcheck.

AA: Trenton won 10-3.  2B Jose Pirela 5 for 5, 4 rbi. 1B Kyle Roller 2 h, 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: 5-3 loss for Charleston.  Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi.

The minors.

Saturday’s games.

AAA: SWB lost 4-3 in 11. The losing pitcher was …. Corey Patterson. Yes, the OF. Melky Mesa 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton got crushed, 14-4. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits. 3B Reegie Corona 3 h, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 10-8. 3B Pete O’Brien double, triple, 3 RBI. (Completion of susp. game).

Low A: 6-2 loss for Charleston. 2 H, rbi for 1B Rey Nunez. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. .206, 0 for 4, 3 strikeouts. LF Ericson Leonora w/2 doubles.

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.