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The minors.

First off, I can’t recap the games I missed when I had no DSL/Internet access. Too much work.

I CAN tell you this. Top pitching prospect Luis Severino was promoted to AA Trenton. He started the year at Low A Charleston so this makes two promotions this year. 20 years old and now in AA. He pitched in the futures game. In his first game for AA Trenton, he got the win. 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H.

I hope they don’t include Severino in a deal for someone like Cliff Lee. I don’t want Lee, who turns 36 soon. Why take on all that $$$ ($22MM) for someone 36 next month and just off the DL? Not only that, Lee didn’t want to come to NY a few years ago. Why bring in someone who doesn’t want to be here? Remember the problems with Randy Johnson? Past his prime, didn’t want to be here…. the same could happen with Cliff Lee….

As for tonight, 7-21…

AAA: SWB got a run in the top of the 9th to win 2-1 on a SF by 3b Rob Segedin, just promoted from AA. For those following Jose Pirela (.313) and Rob Refsnyder (.290) there are the batting averages. Cashman has stated he’d prefer to keep Refsnyder in the minors. I disagree, unless Cashman has something up his sleeve like acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Phils. Byrd, a RHB, can platoon with Ichiro and give the pop that Ichiro doesn’t give. If not, then why not promote Refsnyder to platoon with Ichiro? Ichiro, 40, isn’t an everyday player. Refsnyder, a RF converted to 2b by the Yanks, has seen more time in his natural RF position lately. Bruce Billings 1 R in 7 ip, 4.94. Refsnyder had a double and RBI tonight.

AA: Trenton swept a DH.

Game 1: 4-1 win. Jaron Long (Kevin’s son) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H. C Gary Sanchez, HR, 2 RBI. CF Jake Cave promoted to Trenton. Double, RBI.

Game 2: 8-5 win. CF Mason Williams 3 h, triple, rbi. 3 hits, double, solo HR, Pete O’Brien. That makes 30 HR for O’Brien between High A Tampa and AA Trenton. 1B Tyson Blaser 3 h, 2 doubles, 2 rbi. C Francisco Arcia 2 h, HR, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa won 5-2. Rafael De Paula (6-5, 4.15) 1 R in 5 2/3, CF Danny Oh triple 3 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 8-5. 17 hits. LF Brandon Thomas 4 for 4, 3 rbi. CF Mark Payton, 2 h, HR, 2 rbi. SS Tyler Wade 3 h, rbi.

Keep an eye on players… there have been and will be promotions.

The Minors, 7-11-14.

AAA: SWB won 5-1. RF Jose Pirela 3 hits, rbi. (.324). How I wish the Yanks would call him and Refsnyder up. Of course, you’d have to determine who they would replace. C Austin Romine 3 H, 2 RBI. Up to .244 after a brutal start to this season.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4 in 10. I really am down on Manny Banuelos, once considered a pitching star of the future. Banuelos has not gone more than three innings in any start this year as the Yanks are bringing him along slowly after his recovery from surgery. But he has an ERA of 5.79 at Trenton this year. Last night 3 R in 2 2/3. Until I see him going six-plus innings and getting that ERA down, how can I be encouraged? 1B Zach Wilson solo HR. 3B Rob Segedin 2 doubles, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 2-1. Three players with two hits each.

Low A: Charleston’s game was postponed, but here is an interesting announcement the Charleston Riverdogs put on Twitter:

Charleston RiverDogs ‏@ChasRiverDogs · 21m
Thirty five years ago today our Pres Mike Veeck blew up disco records, on July 19 we will give @MileyCyrus & @justinbieber similar treatment

The Minors. 7-10-14.

AAA: SWB swept a DH.

Game 1: 5-4 win. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h, HR. RF Robert Refsnyder HR, 2 RBI. 3B Dan Fiorito 2 for 2, rbi.

Game 2: 1-0 win. 3B Adonis Garcia 3 for 3, inc. a walk-off HR for the win.

AA: 5-1 win for Trenton. Pete O’Brien HR, 2 RBI (29 HR for O’Brien between A+/AA). Mason Williams 2 h, rbi. Zach Nuding (4-2, 2.71) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R.

High A: 11-2 win for Tampa. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 h, HR, 3 rbi. RF Yeicok Calderon 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. DH Aaron Judge, 2 h, hr. C Trent Garrison 3 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-1. C Eduardo De Oleo HR.

The minors. 7-9-14.

AAA: SWB split a DH. Two 7-inning games.

Game 1: 7-2 win. Chris LeRoux 2 R in 7 IP. 3B Yangervis Solarte 3 h, 2 rbi. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h (.321). Rob Refsnyder played RF (he played there in college, Yanks converted him to 2B. Could be an option for RF if Yanks bring him up to platoon w/Ichiro? Take over RH bat from the DFA’d Soriano? The NY Post’s Joel Sherman has suggested the Yanks do just that). 2 h, 3 RBI for CF Antoan Richardson. 3 others with 2 hits each.

Game 2: Lost 5-1. Another hit for Solarte, who is hitting .600 since being sent down.

AA: Trenton lost 10-1. Two hits, double and HR for RF Tyler Austin.

High A: Tampa blew a 5-0 lead, giving up one in the top of the 8th and five in the top of the 9th to lose 6-5. Miguel Sulbaran (2.36) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 8 K. 3B/1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 13-6. RF Dustin Fowler double, Hr, 4 rbi. 3-Run HR for 1B Mike Ford. C Jackson Valera 2 h, 2 rbi and 3 RBI for 2B Gosuke Katoh.

The Minors, 7-8-14.

AAA: SWB lost 11-6. 2 h each for Pirela, Refsnyder and Solarte. 3 for Almonte, 3 for Joseph and Dugas. This was the completion of that suspended game. The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

AA: 6-5 win for Trenton. Jaron Long, son of Yankees’ pitching coach Kevin Long, got the win. 1B Pete O’Brien a solo HR. RF Zach Wilson 3 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Luis Severino 4 IP, 8 K. 1 unearned run. CF Jake Cave 2 h, solo hr.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren with two scoreless IP, 3 K. Solo HR by OF Mike O’Neill and C Kale Sumner.

The Minors, 7-5-14.

AAA: SWB lost 6-3. Solo Hrs by C John Ryan Murphy and RF Zoilo Almonte. 3B Yangervis Solarte went 3 for 3. LF Jose Pirela (.319) with 2 hits. SWB gave up 4 in the 8th. Pat Venditte couldn’t get anyone out and 2 runs were charged to him. The other two were charged to Matt Daley.

AA: Trenton lost 3-1. Zach Nuding pitched six shutout innings. LF Ben Gamel HR. C Gary Sanchez 3 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 5-4. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 6 IP. CF Jake Cave 3 hits (.309). RF Aaron Judge 2 rbi. 3 others with 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston won 9-1. Rookie Davis 1 R in 5 IP. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren pitched a scoreless inning. RF Dustin Fowler, triple, HR and 5 RBI. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 rbi.

The minors 7-3-14.

AAA: SWB won 4-1. Chris LeRoux 6 IP, 1 unearned run, 1 hit. LF Jose Pirela (.322) 3 hits. 3B Scott Sizemore 2 rbi.

AA: Trenton won 8-0. Matt Tracy (8-2, 3.28) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 hit. 1B Rob Segedin, 3 hits, HR, 4 rbi. DH Ben Gamel 2 h, 2 rbi. C Pete O’Brien 3 hits. LF Zach Wilson 2 h, 2 rbi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits.

High A: Tampa won 4-3. RF Aaron Judge HR, 3 rbi. 2 hits, rbi for dh Matt Snyder. Luis Severino 6 IP, 0 r, 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 10-5. CF Mike O’Neill HR, 3 rbi. Four players with 2 hits each.

The Minors 7-2-14. CC not good on rehab.

AAA: SWB had a DH.

Game 1: 1-0 loss in 8 IP (Dhs are 7 innings each in the minors). Shane Greene six scoreless IP, Matt Daley with the loss. 2B Jose Pirela (.321), 3 hits. RF Taylor Dugas 2 for 2.

Game 2. SWB got swept. 3-1 loss. Dugas, in CF this game, triple, rbi. 3B Scott Sizemore 2 hits.

AA: Trenton lost 8-6. CC started and wasn’t good in his rehab stint. 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 walk and 2 K. C Gary Sanchez 2 h, 3 rbi.

High A: Tampa ppd. rain.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-4. Top draft pick Jacob Lindgren struck out the side, but did give up 1 R on 1 hit, in his 1 inning of work. He hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. CF Dustin Fowler, a 2=run HR. DH Jackson Valera 2 rbi.

The minors, 7-1-14.

AAA: Swb lost 3-2. Aceves 3 R in 5 1/3. Pat Venditte 5 K in 2 2/3 IP of relief, ERA 3.86. A bit inconsistent. He is the switch-pitcher that the Yanks have had for a couple of years now in the minors. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI LF Zoilo Almonte, who appears to be a better option right now than Soriano or Ichiro. Hey, bring him up, play him every day and see what you really have in him. You aren’t going to know by bringing him up and playing him once a week like he was before. Eventually you have to commit to him or let him go (sounds like dating, right?). RF Jose Pirela (.315, and also a possible replacement for Soriano/Ichiro) 2 hits. 2 hits for 1B Kyle Roller.

Earlier in the day, Jim Miller was called up for Jose Ramirez because the Yanks needed a fresh arm.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4, and it was a terrible outing for Manny Banuelos. He gave up two hits, two walks, got only one man out and all four runners scored. (L, 0-2, 5.09). Jairo Heredia relieved him and did well, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K in 5 2/3. LF Ben Gamel 4 hits and an RBI. C Gary Sanchez 2 hits. 3B Rob Segedin 2 hits and 2 RBI.

CC’s next rehab will be Wed. instead of Thursday.

High A: Tampa won 14-2. The offensive explosion we’d like from the big club. Dan Camarena 1 unearned run in 6 iP. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits, double, grand slam, 5 RBI. CF Jake Cave 4 hits. 3B Dante Bichette, JR. 4 rbi. LF Jose Rosario 2 h, 2 rbi. 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, 2 rbi. Tampa banged out 17 hits and drew 9 walks.

Low A: Charleston scored 3 in the top of the 9th, but gave 3 right back in the bottom of the 9th to lose 9-8. 2b Gosuke Katoh, HR, 3 RBI. Paul’s nephew, Mike O’Neill with 4 hits.

The Minors 6-28-14.

AAA: SWB beat LV 4-3. Chris LeRoux 1 R in 5 IP. Jose Pirela played RF tonight (forthcoming move? Usu. plays 2B/LF) 2 hits, .316. Scott Sizemore, 3b, 2 rbi. 2B Rob Refsnyder an inside-the-park HR. 2 RBI. See my other post. Refsnyder is hitting .356 at AAA after hitting .342 at AA. His defense is still a question mark but this Yankees offense needs a spark. Roberts, 36, is hitting .237. Roberts is not the future. Refsnyder is. Let the future begin now. 1b Kyle Roller 2 hits.

AA: 3-1 loss for Trenton, who got just four hits. Matt Tracy 1 R in 5 IP. Solo Hr RF Tyler Austin. ‘

High A: CC’s first rehab start. 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 2 K as Tampa won 5-2. As long as he feels Ok. This is like CC starting Spring Training all over again. He needs to work on his pitches, etc. Rafael De Paula 5 2/3 scoreless IP. 1B Matt Snyder 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits. 3B Jose Rosario 3 hits.

Low A: 4-3 loss for Charleston. Caleb Smith 3 2/3 scoreless IP, 5 K.