Category Archives: Minor Leagues

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB was rained out.

AA: Trenton lost a rain-shortened game, 5-2 in seven innings. They got just two hits.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston gave up 2 in the 9th and another in the 10th to lose 5-4. Christian Morris 7 IP, 1 R. 2B Chris Godinez 2 hits, and LF Cesar Diaz 3 hits, RBI.

Game 99.Yanks edge Astros after trading Chapman.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees are three games over .500 for the first time this year after beating Houston 2-1 on Monday night. They are 51-48.

Michael Pineda pitched seven strong innings after giving up a first-pitch HR, and Andrew Miller got the save after getting his closer job back because of the trade of Aroldis Chapman earlier in the day.

Down 1-0 in the fifth, the Yanks tied the game when with two out, Didi Gregorius doubled and was singled home by Chase Headley.

In the eighth, Headley singled and was doubled home by Austin Romine.

Miller escaped a jam in the ninth, a jam partly created by Starlin Castro pulling a rock and failing to touch second in trying to turn the DP. He did on the next batter, the DP was made and the game was won.

Because of bad numbers off of Dallas Keuchel, A-Rod sat again, even against a lefty. It came down to who do you want in RF, Beltran or Hicks, and Hicks defense won out, even though he isn’t hitting. Then you still want Beltran’s bat in the lineup because he has been far and away their best hitter this year, so he DHs. So Alex sits.

Pineda (w, 5-9, 5.00) 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 8 K. Gave up HR.
Betances (H, 26) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H,  0 walks, 3 K. 2.52
Miller (S, 8 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.42.

Earlier in the day, Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Cubs. In return, the Yanks get:

Gleyber Torres, SS, 19, who will go to High A Tampa, the Cubs #1 prospect.
Adam Warren, RHP, who returns to the Yanks after spending three full seasons (2013-2015) there. He’ll join the Yanks as a setup man/middle reliever.
OF Billy McKinney, who’ll go to AA Trenton.
OF Rashard Crawford, who’ll go to High A Tampa.

Chapman, 28, was 3-0, 2.01, 20 saves for the Yanks this year. He is a free agent at the end of the year, enjoyed NY and could come back. Since the Yanks traded him mid-season, the Yanks would NOT lose a draft pick if the re-sign him.

Torres is considered the key to the deal. Just 19, he is hitting .275-9-47 with 19 SB at High A. The Yanks already have Jorge Mateo there. They also have Tyler Wade at AA Trenton and Kyle Holder at Low A Charleston. Of course, Didi is at SS for the Yanks and having a good year. It wouldn’t surprise me to see one of these young shortstops flipped in a major deal for a starting pitcher (for example, Chris Sale? Don’t worry Chris, the Yanks are much more traditional in their uniform styles). Either that, or some may be learning other positions.

Warren has been having a terrible year for the Cubs, 3-2, 5.91. He’ll be 29 soon, and in three full seasons with the Yanks, 2013-2015, was 13-15, 3.23. The Yanks hope returning to NY returns him to what he was.

McKinney, who’ll be 22 soon, is a lefty-hitting OF (why can’t the Yanks get a righty hitting one to go with Judge (who is on the DL)? They have enough lefty hitting ones (Mason Williams, Jake Cave, Dustin Fowler, Ben Gamel!) You can tell I am not a fan of Hicks. Just my humble opinion, but Hicks has been hitting below .200 all year. Forgive me if I am tired of his offensive ineptitude). A former first-round draft pick by Oakland, McKinney was hitting .252-1-31 at AA.

Crawford is 22, and also a lefty hitting OF. At High A, he was hitting .255-3-30, with 22 SB.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-3. Tyler Austin 3 RBI. Kyle Haynes 3 R, 7 IP. OF Mason Williams and OF Jose Rosario two hits each.

AA: Trenton won 3-1. Ronald Herrera 6 IP, 1 R. Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI, Miguel Andujar. Lane Adams and Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa won 5-1. Austin Aune and Abiatal Avelino 2 hits each. Trey Amburgey with 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston lost 3-2. Solo HR Jhalen Jackson, 2 hits Chris Godinez.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 5-4. Jonathan Holder, promoted from AA Trenton, 2 innings for the save. 2-run HR Ike Davis. 2 hits, 2 RBI Gary Sanchez. Tyler Austin and Cesar Puello 2 hits each.

AA: Trenton won 8-5. 1B Mike Ford, 2-run HR. 2 hits, RBI 3B Miguel Andujar. 3 hits Cito Culver, 2 hits & 2 RBI for Dante Bichette, Jr.

High A: In the completion of Friday’s suspended game, Tampa lost 10-7.

Jeff Hendrix 4 for 4. Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, 2 RBI. Kevin Cornelius 2 hits, rbi and the same for Wes Wilson.

Tampa won the regularly scheduled game, 2-0. Yefrey Ramirez 6 IP, 1 hit.  2 hits Zack Zehner, 2 hits and an RBI Austin Aune.

Low A: Charleston won a slugfest, 14-10. Ricardo Ferreira HR, 4 RBI. Kane Sweeney 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. Alexander Palma 4 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI. 3 hits, Rbi Chris Godinez, Cesar Diaz 2 for 2, 3 walks, Rbi.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB got a run in the bottom of the 10th to win 6-5. Ben Gamel GW hit. Mason Williams 3 hits, 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton lost 5-2. 3 hits, rbi Dustin Fowler.

High A: Tampa was up 3-0 when the game was suspended because of rain. It’ll be completed today, Saturday.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2.  They got just four hits.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 8-4. Luis Cessa gave up 3 HR. Jose Rosario 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 11-2. Chance Adams 6 IP, 1 R, 3 hits. DH Mark Payton 4 for 5, 2 doubles, 4 RBI. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI Lane Adams. 2 hits each for Kyle Higashioka and Mike O’Neill.

High A:  Tampa lost 4-2. 1B Connor Spencer 3 for 4, rbi. Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston won 5-4. 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI Alexander Palma. Hoy Jun Park 3 hits. 2 hits each for Mandy Alvarez, Ricardo Ferreira, and Jhalen Jackson.

The Minors. 12-run inning for SWB.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 14-2. Luis Severino 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 11 K. He and Johnny Barbato combined for 15 K.

SWB scored 12 in the sixth.

C Gary Sanchez 3 hits, inc. a grand slam. DH Ike Davis 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Tyler Austin 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. OF Ben Gamel 2 hits, OF Jake Cave 2 hits, rbi, SS Pete Kozma 2 hits, rbi, 3B Jose Rosario 3 hits.

AA: Trenton won 7-4. OF Dustin Fowler 2 h, double, HR, 3 RBI. 2B Vicente Conde 3 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa won 6-0. James Reeves 7 IP, 2 H. SS Jorge Mateo returned from his suspension, HR, 2 RBI. OF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits, 3 RBI. 3 Hits, rbi for C Wes Wilson.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-4. 3 hits, RBI OF Jhalen Jackson. 2 hits, RBI C Luis Torrens. 2 hits, OF Ricardo Ferreira.