Category Archives: Mike’s Musings

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Besides the Major leaguers being off, most of the minor leaguers were off, too. AAA SWB and AA Trenton were off, and Low A Charleston was rained out.

High A: Tampa won 5-4. Grand slam for 2B Abiatal Avelino, Solo HR 3B Miguel Andujar. SS Jorge Mateo (.333) 2 hits, triple. 1B Billy Fleming (.366) 2 hits.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze
AAA: SWB lost 2-0. Chad Green 1 unearned run, 9 K in 6 2/3 IP.

AA: Trenton won 1-0 on a 2-hitter. Dietrich Enns 7 IP, 2 R, 8 K.

High A: Tampa won 6-1. Brody Koemer 1 R in 6 IP. SS Jorge Mateo 3 h, rbi but made 2 errors. CF Mark Payton 3 h, 2 rbi. LF Zach Zehner 3 for 3.

Low A: Charleston won 3-2. Domingo Acevedo 8 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 9 K. SS Thairo Estrada 2 h, rbi. Solo HR 2B Angel Aguilar.

Game 20. Yanks fall, 3-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With the bullpen the Yanks have, and with Chapman on his way, the Yanks have to find ways to win these games.

The Yanks lost 3-2 Wednesday night. They are now 8-12.

Castro singled in a run in the second, but Texas got one in the second and another in the third off of CC.

A-Rod, who went 3 for 3, tied the game in the fourth with his 3rd HR of the year, and #690 career.

But CC gave up a run in the sixth and that was that.

Sabathia (L, 1-2, 5.06) 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 5 K.
Barbato 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.  2.53
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.52

The Minors. Trenton tosses a no-no.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB scored in the bottom of the 10th to beat Lehigh Valley 4-3. Donovan Solano 3 hits. 2 hits each for Chris Parmalee and Lane Adams.

AA: Trenton no-hit New Hampshire 4-0. 8 IP for Ronald Herrera, Jonathan Holder pitched the ninth. 2 hits, RBI for Jake Cave.

High A: Tampa won 11-5. Six Tampa Yankees homered.

Low A: Charleston scored four in the top of the 11th to win 7-3. 4 hits, 2 RBI Thairo Estrada. 3 hits each for Jeff Hendrix and Angel Aguilar.

Game 19. Yanks lose, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There’s not much to say on this one. The Yanks got spanked, 10-1 by Texas Tuesday night.

Luis Severino is now 0-3, 6.86. That won’t do. Neither will Michael Pineda’s 6.95 ERA. It’s the end of April. Both must improve, and soon. Both seemed to have good spring trainings. What happened? But both need to improve soon.

The Yanks got just one run. That won’t do either.

The Yanks are now 8-11. It’s still early, but you can’t fall too far below .500.

Things have to get better….or else.

Severino (L, 0-3, 6.86) 3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 1 K.
Nova 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.11. He has to do better, too.
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.68.

Nova and Shreve gave up HRs.


The minors. Kaprielian shut down.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

From the NY Daily News:

Yankees top prospect James Kaprielian has been shut down after an MRI revealed inflammation—but no ligament tear—in his pitching elbow. There were some who felt Kaprielian, at High A Tampa, might even hit the Bronx this year. Those plans have been pushed back.

Brandon Pinder will undergo Tommy John surgery, joining Nick Rumbelow as relievers lost for the year due to that.

The Yanks signed Phil Coke to a minor league deal. Coke was with the Yanks in 2009 when they won the WS. He was 0-0, 5.68 in 18 games for the Cubs and Blue Jays last year. For his career, 22-27, 4.20, ERA+ 100. 8 saves. A 162 g. average of 4-4, 4.20.

In 26 postseason games, Coke (soon to be 34) is 0-1, 4.26, 3 saves.

AAA: SWB beat Lehigh Valley 5-2. Anthony Swarzak 2 R in 7 IP. Vinnie Pestano struck out the side in the eighth. Solo HR Nick Swisher. 3 hits, double, rbi Chris Parmalee. Jose Rosario solo HR. 2 hits Ben Gamel, 2 RBI Gary Sanchez.

AA: Trenton lost 7-6 in 10. Cale Coshow 1 unearned run in 5 2/3 IP.Kyle Higashioka 3 h, rbi. Juan Silva 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 hits Tyler Austin.

High A Tampa and Low A Charleston were off.

Game 18. Nasty Nate dominates Texas. Yanks win 3-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Nathan Eovaldi no-hit Texas for six innings and the Yanks beat Texas 3-1 Monday night.

These are the outings that the Yanks need, and need consistently, from Eovaldi and Pineda. Innings, not many runs given up (0 on this night), keep the ball in the park.

The Yanks scored two in the third on a HR by Ellsbury (1), a walk to Beltran and a double by Teixeira.

Starlin Castro’s third HR of the year made it j3-0 Yanks in the sixth.

Dellin Betances gave up a HR in the eighth.

The Yanks are now 8-10.


Eovaldi (w, 1-2, 4.38) 7+ IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 walks, 6 K.
Betances (h, 5), 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K,. 0.90.
Miller (s, 5) 1 IP. 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K, 0.00.