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The minors.

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Recently DFA’d Chris LeRoux 6 IP, 1 R. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits (.310). RF Rob Refsnyder 2 hits (.296). DH Kyle Roller 2 hits, rbi. 1B Austin Romine 2 h, 2 rbi. Romine is up to .249 after a brutal start to the season.

AA: 6-1 win for Trenton. Zach Nuding (7-2, 2.71) 1 R in 6 IP. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi for C Gary Sanchez (.279-11-53). 2 RBI CF Mason Williams. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi. 3 hits for SS Ali Castillo.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. RF Aaron Judge 0 for 1, 4 walks.

Low A: 6-5 win for Charleston. CF Mark Payton 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 1B Rey Nunez HR, 2 rbi.

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. 7-10-14.

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 7-3-14.

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, 6-29-14.

AAA: SWB beat LV 6-5 when C Austin Romine picked the potential winning run off of first base with two out in the bottom of the ninth. LF Zoilo Almonte had 2 hits, a 3-run HR, and 4 rbi. 2B Rob Refsnyder stayed hot with two hits and two walks. Refsnyder is hitting .371 with SWB after his promotion from Trenton, where he was hitting .342. 3B Scott Sizemore added a 2-run HR.

AA: Zach Nuding (3-2, 3.28) five scoreless IP in Trenton’s 4-1 win. CF Mason Williams and 2B Ali Castillo with solo HRs. LF Ben Gamel 2 hits, 1B Dan Fiorito 3 hits.

High A: Tampa got a run in the bottom of the 9th to tie, then won it in the 10th, 3-2. Jaron Long 1 R in 5 1/3. DH Yeicok Calderon, 2 h, rbi, in the middle of both rallies. RF Aaron Judge a solo HR. 2 hits for 3B Dante Bichette, Jr.

Low A: Charleston lost 7-3. Solo HR. 3B Miguel Andujar. 2 hits each for OF Dustin Fowler and 2B Gosuke Katoh.

Game 74. O’s blank Yanks 8-0, beat Tanaka.

It was nice to see some people from both my Lehigh Valley Yankees Fan Club (with whom I went up to the Stadium for Old-Timer’s day via a bus trip) and also some members of Pinstripe Mania yesterday once I got to the Stadium.

It was also nice to see some great Old-Timer’s Day festivities and see Goose Gossage get a plaque for Monument Park.

It wasn’t nice to see what happened in the actual game, for the Yanks got blanked, 8-0, and Tanaka got the loss.

Tanaka didn’t pitch badly. In 15 starts this season, every single start has been a quality start.

He gave up two hits to lead off the game, but got out of it with a flyball and two strikeouts.

In the bottom of the first, Gardner tripled. At least we thought it was a triple to lead off the bottom of the first. Instead, upon review, it was determined that in sliding into third, Gardner came off the bag and was then out when he was tagged. Right there and then it probably wasn’t going to be the Yankees day, for he had beaten the throw.

Tanaka gave up a HR in the second, but settled in. After six innings, it was just 1-0 Orioles.

But the Yanks offense was doing nothing.

In the seventh, Tanaka gave up two runs. He went 7 innings, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 6 K. Even with the loss, that puts him at 11-2, and his ERA is 2.11.

But the Yanks got four hits all game, two by Ichiro. No support.

Yangervis Solarte is 0 for 27 since June 8th. Hopefully he snaps out of it soon. Maybe he has to be sent down soon. Before you balk at that, remember that in 1951, the great Mickey Mantle, in his rookie season, had to be sent down for a while to get straightened out. But hopefully Solarte does get straightened out soon.

The game really got out of hand in the eighth, when Adam Warren came in and had nothing. Two Yankees errors didn’t help, even though the O’s Steve Pearce probably got away with baserunner interference.

Warren 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 2.88.

David Huff pitched the 9th and gave up a HR. 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 5.76.

With the loss, the Yanks drop to 39-35 and into a tie for 2nd in the AL East with Baltimore. They are 1 1/2 back of Toronto and now go to Toronto for a three-game set. The Yanks and O’s are tied for the final WC spot, one pct. point above Seattle.

It appears the Yanks will be needing a starting pitcher and a bat soon. The trade deadline is five weeks away. Stay tuned.

Just to clarify one thing from the Old-Timer’s Day festivities: John Sterling, in announcing Joe Torre, stated that Torre was the second manager to win three consecutive World Series. He was wrong. Joe McCarthy was the first (1936-1939), Casey Stengel the second (1949-1953) and Joe Torre was the third (1998-2000). As a Yankees broadcaster, Sterling should have known that (not to be a curmudgeon about it, but…). I don’t know why everyone forgets about “Marse Joe” ‘s accomplishment.

Now the A’s won three straight WS from 1972-1974, but with two different managers. Dick Williams was there in ’72 & ’73, but it was Alvin Dark who skippered them in 1974.

Jesse Barfield homered off of David Cone in the Old-Timer’s game.

The minors. 6-12-14.

AAA: SWB lost 5-4. 2 hits, solo HR LF Zoilo Almonte. 3B Scott Sizemore with a 2-run HR. 2 hits for DH Kyle Roller.

AA: 4-3 win for Trenton. Cervelli on rehab, caught, 1 for 4. Probably coming back next week w/Murphy going down. I can understand the reasons, but don’t like it. Murphy is hitting .310 and doing a good job as a backup C. CF Mason Williams solo HR. DH Pete O’Brien 2 hits, rbi. the same for RF Taylor Dugas. Matt Tracy 3 R, 2 ER in 6 2/3 (3.82).

High A: Tampa lost both games of a DH.

Game 1: 8-5. SS Cito Culver solo HR. C Trent Garrison 2 RBI. 4 others with 2 hits each. Rough outing for Rafael De Paula, 7 R in 2 iP (2-4, 4.97).

Game 2: 3-0 loss. Jaron Long (son of Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long) 5 IP,2 R, in his 2nd game since being promoted from Low-A Charleston. RF Cody Grice 2 of Tampa’s 4 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-4. Brady Lail 6 shutout IP, 6 K (3.49). C Eduardo De Oleo solo HR. RF Aaron Judge 2 h, 2 rbi. (.324, 41 rbi).

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, 6-3-14

Lots of player movement due to injuries right now. A couple on the DL include Dean Anna and Ramon Flores.

AAA: SWB lost 7-6. 3B Zelous Wheeler and LF Russ Canzler 2 RBI each.

AA: Trenton won 8-3. Manny Banuelos two scoreless innings, 4 K, but he hasn’t been stretched out all year. The most he’s gone all year is just three innings. Eric Wooten 1 R in 6 IP. CF Mason Williams 3 h, 4 rbi. 2B Robert Refsnyder 2 H, 2 rbi, HR (.322). 2B of the future? (Roberts is 36, we don’t know where Solarte may go…. and (ugh) A-Rod returns next year (and turns 40 in July 2015)).

High A: Tampa lost 8-0, getting just two hits.

Low A: 8-7 loss for Charleston. SS Tyler Wade 3 h, 3 rbi. C Eduardo De Oleo with a HR.

The minors

Friday’s minors (4/25)

AAA SWB and Low A Charleston were both rained out.

AA: Trenton won a 14-10 slugfest. 1b Kyle “High” Roller 2 for 2, both HR, 3 RBI. 3B Rob Segedin a  double, HR and 3 RBI. Mason “Classical Gas” Williams 2 hits and 2 rbi. SS Ali Castillo 2 h, 3 rbi. RF Yeral Sanchez 2 h, 2 rbi.

Roller is off to a hot start, .389 w/7 HR

High A: Tampa won 7-4. Dietrich Enns and Zach Woods combined for 3 scoreless innings of middle relief and 6 K. C Pete O’Brien stayed hot, double, HR and 3 RBI. LF Zach Wilson (.452) 3 h, 3 rbi.

O’Brien .347 w/8 HR.