Here are how Yankees’ prospects did Saturday in the Arizona Fall League:
Greg Bird, DH: 0 for 3, walk, struck out twice. .231.
Nestor Cortes P, 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 18.00. 1st AFL game since assigned there.
Dillon Tate, P: 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 7.20.
Scottsdale, the team with the Yanks’ prospects, is 3-8. There are no Sunday games.
Yankees’ prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar continue to hit in the Arizona Fall League.
Scottsdale lost 4-3 on Friday, but most of their offense revolved around these two.
Torres, who played 2B (he’s been switching between SS and 2B) was 2 for 4 and scored a run. So far, he’s hitting .429 and is probably the youngest player in the league at 19.He doesn’t turn 20 until December 13.The Yanks got him from the Cubs in the Chapman deal.
3B Andujar was 3 for 3 with a walk and drove in 2 runs. He did make an error. He’s hitting .391.
Tyler Wade, a SS getting OF reps to make him more versatile (especially with Torres and Jorge Mateo in the system) went 0 for 3, struck out once, but drew two walks and scored twice. He’s been struggling at .071.
Pitcher J.P. Feyereisen pitched one scoreless inning, giving up no hits or walks, and struck out one. His ERA so far down there is 7.20.
Scottsdale is 3-7.
The Yankees added Nestor Cortes to the prospects getting extra work in the Arizona Fall League.
In Scottsdale’s 4-1 win yesterday, here is how Yankees’ prospects did:
DH Greg Bird 1 for 2, single, RBI, 2 walks.
3B Miguel Andujar 0 for 4, struck out once.
Scottsdale lost 2-1. Here is how Yankees’ prospects did:
CF Tyler Wade. 1 for 3. Scored a run, drew a walk.
SS Gleyber Torres 2 for 3, RBI, drew a walk, caught stealing.
Dh Greg Bird 0 for 4.
P Dillon Tate 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Scottsdale lost 6-3 on Tuesday. Here are how Yankees’ prospects did:
2B Gleyber Torres: 2 for 2, run scored, double, solo HR, 2 walks. Stole 2 bases, but was caught once and was picked off once. Made an error.
3B Miguel Andujar: 1 for 3, single. Scored one run. Made an error. Also drew a walk. So far, good scouting reports on him.
P James Kaprielian. 3 IP, 3 R, 1 earned. 2 H, 2 walks, 3 K.
P J.P. Feyereisen 2 IP, 3 R, 2 earned. 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 K. Took the loss.
Saw a scouting report on Dillon Tate, who is there, but it wasn’t too good. Had to do with his work habits and stubbornness.
Mets prospect and ex-NFL QB Tim Tebow finally got his first hit, but is 1 for 16 so far.
The Arizona Fall League hasn’t been kind to Yankees’ prospect Brody Koerner so far. In two games, his ERA is 24.30.
Last night, Scottsdale lost 12-2, and Koerner took the loss.
1 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 1 walk, 2 K, gave up 1 HR, made 1 error on a pickoff.
DH Greg Bird was 1 for 4, single, and struck out twice.
3B Miguel Andujar was 1 for 3, single, walk, and struck out once.
Mets prospect and former NFL QB Tim Tebow is 0 for 12.
Andrew Miller may be the most dominating player in the postseason right now. In 7 2/3 innings of relief, he has struck out 17. He pitched two more scoreless innings of relief yesterday, giving up no hits and no runs and striking out five in Cleveland’s 2-1 win over Toronto.
The win puts Cleveland up 2 games to none. They now head to Toronto for the next three games in the best-of-seven ALCS. Today is an off day.
Once again, Francisco Lindor came up with the game winning hit for the Indians.
In the NLCS, Miguel Montero hit a PH grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Cubs to a 8-4 win in Game One of the NLCS. I don’t know what Joe Blanton was thinking. He gave up the meatball on an 0-2 pitch. Then, the next hitter, Dexter Fowler, hit another HR and it was game over.
This after Aroldis Chapman entered the game in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded, no one out and the Cubs having a 3-1 lead. He got two strikeouts but Adrian Gonzalez tied the game with a single before Chapman got the final out.
Ex-NY Jet Dennis Byrd over came a severe injury on the football field to learn how to walk again when it looked like he would be paralyzed for life. How sad is it to learn that after overcoming that, that Byrd died in a car accident yesterday.
I am watching the ND-Stanford game yesterday, and ND gives up a safety. I have to ask, why with your team backed up against its own end zone, is the QB in a shotgun? The center snaps the ball over the QB’s head and into or through the back of the end zone for a safety. Too often I see shotgun and no back formations. When backed up against your own end zone, do it the old-fashioned way—-have your QB right under the center with his hands under the center’s ass for the snap. It’s not that complicated, coaches.
Arizona Fall League: Only Gleyber Torres of the Yankees’ prospects played. He was 0 for 4 and struck out twice. There are no games today, Sunday.
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