Category Archives: Minor Leagues

Minor League Report. Torres returns.

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The major leaguers made one move yesterday, DFA’ing Pete Kozma when Didi Gregorius came back. You wonder if another may be made soon.

Greg Bird is down to .109. He is 6 for 55. It’s amazing that the Yanks are 14-7 despite him (and also despite Gardner under .200 with zero RBI). But you have to wonder how long the rope is before the Yanks will be forced to send him down to straighten himself out.

Meanwhile, Ji-Man Choi, a 1B and lefty hitter just like Bird, is hitting .360 at SWB after two hits and an RBI in SWB’s (11-9) 6-3 win last night. I hope Bird heats up soon, but if he continues like this, you wonder if a flip-flop could be forthcoming.

Choi does have MLB experience, 54 games with the Angels last year, .170-5-12. He is only 25 himself, 26 in a few weeks. While not a “savior,” he may be able to do better than Bird is doing right now (until Bird gets straightened out) and be in a platoon with Carter.

But Bird got to take flight soon (sorry, had to throw that in there).

3B Ruben Tejada had a 2-run HR and is at .383. DH Dustin Fowler 2 for 2, triple, RBI. RF Rob Refsnyder and SS Cito Culver each had 2 hits.

Camarena (W, 2-0, 1.46) 6 IP, 3 R, 2 earned, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Gallegos (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.60
Frieri (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86

AA: Gleyber Torres returned from the DL and DH’d. He was 0 for 3 with a walk and is off to a slow start at .220. Trenton (12-8) lost 4-2. 1B Mike Ford 3 of Trenton’s 6 hits.

German (L, 0-3, 2.95) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Cortes 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 1 K. 1.46
Graham 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Hissong 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.00

High A: Tampa scored in the seventh, eighth and ninth to walk-off with a 3-2 win.

LF Tito Polo 3 hits.

Swanson 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.00. Gave up 1 HR
Pena 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.24
Schwaab (w 2-0, 1.13) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Low A:  Charleston (12-11) won 3-1. 3 hits for CF Blake Rutherford. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, and 2 hits & an RBI for RBI for SS Oswaldo Cabrera.

Diehl (w, 3-0, 2.33) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Sosebee (H, 1) 3 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.70
Gomez (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.70

Former MLB player Luis Olmo died at age 97. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1943-1945, 1949-1950 and for the Boston Braves in 1951. Mostly a backup OF who also played 2B and 3B, Olmo did play regularly when the majors were depleted during the war years of 1944 and 1945, doing well in those years.
1944: .258-9-85, 10 SB, OPS+ 84
1945: .313-10-115, 15 SB, led NL with 13 triples, OPS+ 127 and 17th in MVP voting.

He went 3 for 11 with a HR and 2 RBI in the 1949 WS against the Yankees.

In 462 MLB games, he hit .281. His 162 g. average was .281-10-95, OPS+ 102.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (10-9) won 10-5. 3B Cito Culver 3 hits, double, 2 HR, 4 RBI. RF Dustin Fowler solo HR. Tyler Wade SS, and DH Mark Payton 2 hits each.

Rough night for Chad Green, though.

Green 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.74.
Mantiply (w, 1-1, 0.84) 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.69
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.36

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (8-13) lost 3-2. 2B Kyle Holder 3 H, rbi. He needed that. He’s still at just .132. Jorge Mateo 12th SB, but hitting just .238.

Clarkin (L, 2-2, 2.25) 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Brewer 2 Ip, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (11-11) lost 2-1 in 13 innings.

Keller 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. 3.18
Espinal 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 0.00
Mahoney (L, 0-1, 0.79) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 w, 2 k

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (9-9) won 4-1. Mark Payton with a PH 2-run double. 3B Ruben Tejada 2 hits, RBI. He has been red hot.

Luis Cessa 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 9 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.54
Webb (w, 2-0, 8.22) 1/3 IP, 0R, 0H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Gallegos (H,2) 1 IP, 0 r, 1 H 0 w 1 K. 4.50
Frieri (S, 3) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (12-7) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 3-0. CF Rashad Crawford 2 H, HR, 3 RBI. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits.

Ramirez (w, 3-0, 3.27) 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Wotherspoon (S, 1) 1/3 IP 0R, 0H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.35

Makeup of 4/25 rainout: Won 4-3. 2B Billy Fleming double, solo HR.

Haynes 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00
Marsh 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.40
Frare 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.61
Hissong (w, 1-1, 7.88) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coshow (S, 6) 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.32

High A: Tampa (8-12) lost 7-5. Didi Gregorius on rehab, 2 for 4, RBI.

CF Jorge Mateo 3 hits. LF Tito Polo 2 hits. RF Austin Aune 2-run HR.

Acevedo (L, 0-3, 5.48) 5 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 0 W, 6 K.
Littell 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0W, 2 K. 2.00
Carroll 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.40
McNamara 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 2 K. 0.90

Low A:  Charleston (11-10) lost 3-2.  2B Hoy Jun Park (.379) 3 of their 5 hits.

Orozco 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 earned, 5 H, 4 W, 7 K. 4.66
Morris (L, 0-1, 3.86) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. Didi HR’s in rehab.

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AAA: SWB (8-9) lost 6-2. They made 4 errors.

LF Clint Frazier, RF Mason Williams, and 3B Donovan Solano had 2 hits each, as did C Eddy Rodriguez (who made 2 of the errors). 1B Ji-Man Choi had a solo HR but he had one of the errors. It wasted a good outing by Caleb Smith.

Smith 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.20
Heller (L, 0-3, 8.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 earned, 3 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.15.
Gurka 1 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 7.36.

My friend Josh wanted Heller over Holder for the opening day roster. Sorry, Josh, but you can see what Heller is doing.

AA: Trenton PPD.

High A:  Didi Gregorius homered in his rehab game for Tampa (8-11) but that was Tampa’s only run in a 5-1 loss.  Didi was 2 for 3. Keep an eye on Albert Abreu, just promoted here from Low A Charleston. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits.

Abreu  7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 4 K. 1.29 at this level.
Harris (L, 1-2, 4.66) 1 1/3, 4 R, 6 H, 2 w, 0 K.
Pena 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K. 4.26

Low A: 3-1 win for Charleston (11-9). 2B Hoy Jun Park, solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Freicer Perez 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. 5.79
Lane (w, 4-0,  0.00) 3 1/3 IP 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Mundell (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 1 K. 0.90

Minor League Report. Chance Adams continues his ascendancy.

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Judging by various Twitter and Facebook posts, when Didi comes back, there won’t be too many people missing Pete Kozma.

AAA: SWB off.

AA: Chance Adams once again had a great outing. He is now 3-0 on the season, and an amazing 19-2 in his minor league career. He is just 22. Trenton (10-7) won 2-1. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Adams (w, 3-0, 0.82) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 walks, 4 K.
Rutckyj (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 13.50
Graham (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Coshow (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.91

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston won 6-5 (10-9). RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, triple, HR, 4 RBI. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI. 2 hits for SS Diego Castillo.

Rosa 4 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 w, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.87
Mahoney 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Sosebee (w, 1-1, 5.84) 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Gomez (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 0 K. 3.00

Minor league report.

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AAA: SWB (8-8) got just 2 hits in a 4-2 loss. DH Rob Refsnyder, triple, RBI.

Lail 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 walks, 2 K. 5.28
Mantiply (L, 0-1, 1.23) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 walks, 0 K.
Shreve 1 1/3 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.08

AA: Trenton (9-7) gave up 4 in the bottom of the 9th to lose it, 6-5.

1B Dante Bichette, Jr. HR, 2 RBI. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Sheffield 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 walks, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.56
Frare (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 2.00
Hissong (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 8.22
Coshow (BS, 2; L, 0-1, 5.68) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 w, 1 K.

High A: Tampa (8-10) lost 7-3. Didi Gregorius DH on rehab, 2 for 5, double.

1B Chris Gittens, 2 hits, rbi. CF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits.

Widener (L, 0-2, 5.09) 3 Ip, 4 R, 4 H, 4 walks, 3 K.
McNamara 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 w, 1 K. 1.00
Carroll 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 3.68
Schwaab 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.29
Brewer 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00

Low A:  Charleston (9-9) lost 4-3. LF Estevan Florial 3 hits, double, solo HR.

C Donny Sands, 2 H. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

Nick Green (L, 1-3, 5.82) 4 r, 11 H, 2 walks, 5 K.
Diehl 2 1/3IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 3 k. 2.51
Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 2 K. 3.38

Minor League Report. A 1-hitter for Trenton.

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AAA: SWB (8-7) won 1-0 on a HR by RF Clint Frazier. He and CF Dustin Fowler each had two hits.

Camarena (w, 1-0, 0.00) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 5 K.
Jones (H, 1) 1 2/3 ip, 0 r, 0 h, 1 W, 4 K. 4.91
Frieri (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.40

AA: Trenton (9-6) split a DH.

Game 1: Reg. scheduled game. Lost 3-0.

German (L, 0-2, 2.70) 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Game 2: Won 5-0 on a one-hitter. Makeup of 4/21 game. Trenton got only four hits, as Portland made five errors.

Nestor Cortes (W, 2–0, 0.00)  6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Haynes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (8-9) lost 7-2. Didi Gregorius 0 for 3 on his rehab.

Rogers (L, 1-2, 3.00) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Mesa 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50

Low A: Charleston (9-8) made four errors and lost 3-0.

RF Carlos Vidal 3 hits. DH Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Nick Nelson (L, 0-2, 6.75) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Mundell 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.00