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Minor league report. Low A Charleston gets no-hit.

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AAA: SWB rained out.

AA: Trenton (62-31) won 4-3. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI for DH Devyn Bolasky.

Ramirez 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.47
Pinder (W, 1-0, 0.00) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 0 K.
Carroll (H, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1.63
McNamara (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 6.17

High A: Tampa (52-40) won 3-2. 1B Tim Lynch solo HR. Two hits each for CF Jeff Hendrix, DH Daniel Barrios & LF Trey Amburgey.

Swanson (W, 2-2, 3.36) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Reeves (H, 3) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.92
Pena (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.28

Low A: Apparently Oakland scouts were at this game, fueling rumors of a possible trade.

Charleston (51-43) only gave up two hits, but got no-hit in losing 1-0. Lakewood’s Nick Fanti went all the way, walking one and striking out 12.

Vargas (L, 0-1, 1.50) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up HR.
DeCarr 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 7.40
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.67

 

Minor League Report.

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The Yankees are off until Friday.

AAA: All Star Game. The International League (SWB’s League) lost to the Pacific Coast League 6-4. It wasn’t a good outing for SWB’s Caleb Smith, who took the loss.

1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up a 3 -run HR.

AA: All Star Game. The Eastern League East (Trenton’s Division) beat the West 7-1.

SS Thairo Estrada 1 for 3, two walks. Scored 1 run.
RF Zack Zehner 2 for 3, scored 1 run, 2 RBI

Yefri Ramirez 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

High A: Tampa (47-40) lost 4-2. 2-Run HR 1B Tim Lynch. SS Kyle Holder 2 for 2, 2 walks. 2 hits for CF Jeff Hendrix, 2 for C Austin Afenir.

Swanson 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave Up 1 HR. 3.73
Schwaab (L, 4-2. 3.53) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Pena 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.38

Tampa was 39-31 in the first half (split season) and won the first half for their division by one game, so they already are guaranteed to be in the playoffs.

Low A: Charleston (47-42) won 6-3. 2b Hoy Jun Park 3 hits. RF Blake Rutherford 2 hits, rbi. C Donny Sands 2 hits, rbi. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 rbi.

DeCarr 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 1 K. 7.78
Rosa (W, 3-2, 3.46) 7 Ip, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Sosebee (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.47

Charleston was 34-36 in the first half, and didn’t qualify for the playoffs yet. They, like Tampa, play a split season.

AL wins ASG in 10, 2-1, on Cano HR.

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Current Seattle Mariner and ex-Yankee Robbie Cano homered in the top of the 10th to lead the AL to a 2-1 win in the All Star Game.

The game doesn’t count anymore for home field advantage in the WS. That honor will go to who had the best record. IMO, that’s the way it always should have been, but hasn’t been.

Luis Severino didn’t get to pitch in the game. Dellin Betances went 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. He pitched the third inning, got into trouble (2 WP as well) but got out of it.

Aaron Judge went 0 for 3 as a starter, and Gary Sanchez, a backup, went 0 for 2. Sanchez was charged with a PB.

Starlin Castro was named an All-Star reserve, but had to be replaced (by Cano) because of injury.

The AL had gotten a run in the fifth on an RBI single by the Twins’ Miguel Sano. The Cardinals’ Yadier Molina homered in the sixth.

The Indians’ bench coach, Brad Mills, had to manage the AL because Indians’ manager Terry Francona is recovering from a heart procedure.

All Rise! Judge wins HR Derby.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge won the HR Derby, and along the way, hit baseballs 513, 507 and 504 ft.

He defeated Miguel Sano of the Twins in the finals, Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers in the semifinals and had to really work to defeat Justin Bour of the Marlins in the first round.

Gary Sanchez upset the defending champ, Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins, in the first round before losing to Sano in the semis.

Meanwhile, trade rumors continue to heat up regarding the Yanks. One had the other team asking for Torres AND Frazier in the deal. Not happening.

Minor League Report.

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Two players played in the Futures Game. P Domingo Acevedo gave up 3 R on 4 H in 1 IP and OF Estevan Floiral struck out and walked. Both were on the “World” team.

AAA: SWB (55-34) lost 5-2. LF Billy McKinney solo HR. He’s been doing well since going to AAA. With youngsters like him, Frazier, Fowler, Williams, Cave, the Yanks have a 40 man roster problem and have to decide who stays and who goes. Nice depth for a trade, though. Matt Holliday on rehab, 1 for 4 w/RBI.

German 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 k. Gave up 1 HR. 3.94
Cortes (L, 0-2, 1.93) 3 2/3, 3 R, ALL UNEARNED, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.42.

AA: Trenton (60-28) won 9-0. LF Tito Polo 3 hits, rbi. 3B Billy Fleming a 3-run HR. 3 hits, double, Hr, 3 RBI for C Jorge Saez.

Koerner (W, 2-0, 0.00) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.  6-1, 1.80 total A+/AA
Carter 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 5.79
McNamara 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 6.52
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.50

High A: Tampa (47-39) lost 5-4. RF Austin Aune a 2-run HR. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, rbi.

Clarkin 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.62
Frare (Bs, 1; L, 0-2, 9.00) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 h, 0 W, 0 K. 1.80

Low A: Charleston (46-41) won 3-2. SS Hoy Jung Park 2 hits. CF Blake Rutherford 2 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Nelson 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H ,3 W, 5 K. 4.69
Diehl (W, 8-2, 4.31) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Frawley (H, 6) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 k. 1.47
Mundell (S, 10) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.20

Game 84. Yanks’ free fall continues with 9-4 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Because I have to work today, there will be no full minor league report. SWB lost 4-1, with Chance Adams (6-3, 2.50 at AAA, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR) taking the loss.  Adams is 10-3, 1.94 overall AA/AAA this season.

This is getting quite painful. The Yanks’ free fall continued with a 9-4 loss Friday night which dropped their record to 44-40, 4 1/2 behind Boston. They are only a game ahead of the third place Tampa Bay Rays. They dropped into a virtual tie with the Twins for the first wild card spot.

If they continue like this, even a wild card spot could be slipping away.

They need to right the ship, and soon.

They lost despite Milwaukee making five errors in the first four innings of the game,  and lost despite Brett Gardner drawing four walks, because the Yanks only managed four hits.

The Yanks struck out 12x.

Tyler Clippard was awful again.

The Yanks took a 1-0 lead in the second on a SF by Clint Frazier. Milwaukee got two in the top of the fourth on a 2-run HR by Jesus Aguilar, who had 2 HR and 7 RBI on the night.

The Yanks went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth when Ji-Man Choi hit his second HR in as many games since the Yanks called him up.

In the fifth, Aaron Judge hit #30, breaking Joe DiMaggio’s record (1936) for most HR in a season by a Yankees’ rookie. 4-2 Yanks.

Then the bullpen failed again.

Clippard came in to pitch in the sixth inning with men on second and third and no one out and allowed both runners to score, one on a wild pitch. Game tied.

In the seventh, he walked three batters, one intentionally, before giving up a grand slam to Aguilar. Milwaukee tacked on another run later in the inning. 9-4 Brewers.

Montgomery 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.65
Webb 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.76
Clippard (BS, 5; L, 1-5, 5.24) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up grand slam.
Shreve 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.96
Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.18

Disconcerting were a couple of comments made. One by Clippard who says he feels good on the mound (then why the bad results?). The other by some coward in the Yanks’ front office who is suggesting that Greg Bird is jaking it and doesn’t want to play. Why doesn’t that person come out publicly and say that straight to Bird’s face? I am sure Bird wants to play but cannot. Those comments are uncalled for.

 

 

 

Minor League Report.

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The big club was off today. Didi Gregorius finished 3rd in the last man All Star voting so unless an injury occurs, he won’t be joining five teammates at the All Star Game in Miami.

Mason Williams cleared DFA and was outrighted to SWB.

Trenton pitcher Justus Sheffield goes on the DL with an oblique strain.

Check out the NY Post for a good article about how the Yankees’ backups are letting the team down.

AAA: SWB (54-32) won in 11 innings, 4-3. Miguel Andujar 2 RBI single that won the game. 3 hits apiece for 1B Mike Ford and RF Billy McKinney. McKinney has really been doing well since going from AA to AAA. 3 hits also for 2B Jonathan Diaz, who they just got from Toronto. DH Jake Cave with 2 hits. Dietrich Enns, who missed most of this year with injury after a sterling 2016 (14-4, 1.73), started and pitched well

Enns 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 H, 4 K. 2.45
Holder 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Heller 2 IP, 0 R 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.68
Mantiply (w, 4-3 3.83) 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. /

AA: Trenton (57-28) won 6-3. 3B Billy Fleming a 2-run HR.

Camarena 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 2 K. 4.42
Gomez (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Promoted.
Carroll (H,1) 1 2/3 IP 0 R, 1H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.57
Coshow (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76

High A: Tampa (47-36) lost 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, rbi.

Keller (L, 0-1, 9.00) 5 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. Up from Low A.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.20
Roeder 1 IP, 3 R 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 6.48
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.41

Low A: Charleston (43-41) lost 13-9. 1B Brandon Wagner 3 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. 4 hits, 3 doubles, 2 RBI 3B Mandy Alvarez. OF Estevan Florial 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI.

DeCarr (L, 1-1; 6.75) 2 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 5 W, 2 K.
Rosa 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 4 K.  3.88
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.03