Category Archives: Players

Minor League Report. Sheffield off DL, Bird HRs.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpg

Before yesterday’s Yankees’ game, they sent down Giovanny Gallegos and brought up Ryan Bollinger.

AAA: SWB (20-24) won 7-1. LF Tyler Wade 1 for 5, struck out 3x. CF Clint Frazier 1 for 4. 1B Greg Bird 2 for 5, HR, 2 RBI.  3B Brandon Drury 1 for 4, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 for 4, solo HR. SS Rey Navarro 2 RBI.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.46
Kahnle (W, 1-0, 9.00) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Joe Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.54
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.29

AA: Trenton (27-18) lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Chris Gittens got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Koerner 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.21
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.45
Foley 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1.37
Ort (L, 1-1, 2.41) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.41

Because of that stupid rule that has runners in extra innings start the inning at second base, the runs are unearned.

High A: Tampa (24-20) lost 5-3. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 3-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Carter (L, 0-1, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kamplain 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.05
Young 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
Harris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.51

Low A: Charleston (20-25) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 4 hits.

Sears (L, 0-3, 2.08) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.32

Makeup of 5/22 ppd: Won 3-2. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits.

Junk 4 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 3 K. 7.88
Higgins (W, 1-0, 4.50) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Cedeno (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.68

 

Advertisements

Game 46. Pitching embarrasses in 12-10 Yanks’ loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Be mad. Be very mad. Because I am, and we have a right to be mad.

There is no way the Yanks should lose 2 of 3 to a poor Texas team (20-31).

There is no way they should give up 23 runs in 3 games to a team that going into tonight’s game had a .224 team batting average, worst in the AL. A team that struck out more times than any other AL team, had the 2nd worst OBP, the worst slugging average, the worst OPS, and whose OPS+ was 80 (20% below league average).

There is no way they should blow a 4-0 lead, and later, a 10-5 lead, against this team.

But they did, and now the Yanks find themselves at 31-15, and 1 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL East.

Unacceptable.

The biggest fear we have as Yankees’ fans is this: that the Yanks go something like 104-58 this season, but Boston goes 105-57. That forces the Yanks into that sudden-death, single-game wild card game in which anything could happen. You don’t want that.

To avoid that, you can’t lose two of three or blow games like they did tonight to teams like Texas.

In the first, Didi hit a 2-run HR (11), and Austin Romine drew a base-loaded walk to put the Yanks up 3-0.

Neil Walker homered (2) in the third to make it 4-0.

But in the bottom of the fourth, CC spit the bit, giving up 2 HR and 5 runs.

The Yanks got six in the top of the fifth to go back up, 10-5. Romine single, Gleyber 3-run HR (8) and Judge 2-run HR (13).

But CC gave back 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Yanks gave him 4-0 and 10-5 leads, and he couldn’t even go 5 to qualify for a win. 10-7 Yanks.

I haven’t criticized Aaron Boone all year but here I have to. Jonathan Holder finished the fifth for CC. 2/3 IP, Hit and two outs. 10 of 14 pitches for strikes.

He gets pulled. In comes the bullpen, Shreve and Robertson (later Betances) all sucked.

Why not leave Holder in for another inning? When you go to different members of your bullpen, eventually you find the guy who has NOTHING.

I’ve said it before and will say it again.

Guy is doing well, LEAVE HIM IN THERE. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

It’s hard right now determining who has been the most disappointing guy out of the bullpen this year. Kahnle (on DL for a while now), Robertson, or Betances.

Shreve and Robertson combined to give up 4 in the sixth to give the Rangers an 11-10 lead.

Betances gave up a run in the eighth when a batter reached on a WP after a K (how many times have we seen THAT this year), then Betances compounds matters with an E on a pickoff attempt, then a SB because Betances can’t hold runners on, then a single to make it 12-10, then another SB. At least Betances then got out of it with another run not being scored.

Every member in the starting lineup for the Yanks got a hit. Five members got 2 hits. 10 runs, 14 hits. 4 HR.

All against one of, if not the WORST hitting teams in the league.

No excuse for losing tonight. None.

Poor pitching. Unacceptable.

Sabathia 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.55
Holder 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60. Why pull him?
Shreve (H, 2) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.15
Robertson (BS, 4; L, 3-2, 4.91) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Betances 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.71. WP

4 blown saves already for Robertson.

ERAs over 4 (not good for bullpen guys) for Shreve, Robertson and Betances (not to mention Kahnle, coming off the DL soon).

The Yanks are off Thursday. Some of the pitchers should do some contemplating and readjustments.

 

Minor League Report.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpg

AAA: SWB (19-24) lost 7-6. SS Tyler Wade 1 for 5, RBI. Wade hasn’t been hitting here either. LF Clint Frazier 0 for 5, struck out 4x. 3B Brandon Drury 0 for 3, walk. DH Greg Bird 0 for 3, walk. 1B Adam Lind 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI. RF Billy McKinney 1 for 4. CF Shane Robinson 2 hits, RBI. 2B Ray Navarro HR, 2 RBI.

No, Chance Adams isn’t an option to replace German in the rotation right now. He has not been pitching well. German has talent (34 K in 29 IP) but needs to harness it.

Adams 3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.40
Espinal (L, 1-1, 3.05) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
O. Perez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.45
Feyerisen 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.37

AA: Trenton (27-17) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 4-3. 3B Mandy Alvarez solo HR. 2 hits C Francisco Diaz.

Loaisiga 3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.08
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.37
Lane (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 18.00) 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Makeup of 4/15 ppd: Lost 6-3.  SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 3 for 3.

Stephan (L, 0-1, 12.46) 4 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Schwaab 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.96

High A: Tampa (24-19) won 3-2 in 10 innings. The winning run scored on catcher’s interference. DH Alexander Palma 3 hits, RBI. C Keith Skinner 2 hits.

Nick Green 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 5 K. 2.36
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.16
Sosebee (W, 2-2, 1.02) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Low A: Charleston ppd.

Game 45. “Cole” in the stocking. Hamels beats Yanks, 6-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With Jordan Montgomery out for a while, Domingo German is his replacement. It’s too soon to tell (he’s made three starts, one good, one bad, and one that started good but wound up bad), but with performances like last night’s, the Yanks may need an upgrade over German.

That upgrade could be the guy who beat them, Cole Hamels.

It appears that come the trade deadline, the Yanks will be looking to add a top notch starter. They have the prospects and surplus (guys like Drury and Lind are at AAA) to swing a deal for an established starter. Hamels fits the bill. Lefty, experienced veteran, 4x All-star, postseason experience (2008 NLCS and WS MVP). With his 6-4 win over the Yanks last night, Hamels is 3-4, but with a 3.38 ERA for a team that is 19-31. Texas’ isn’t going anywhere and doesn’t have much of a farm system. Hamels could and maybe should be dangled for prospects, and the Yanks certainly would be one of the bidders.

German gave up a 3-run HR in the first. The second inning cost the Yanks the game. German didn’t give up a hit, but a HBP, two walks and three WP gave Texas two runs. On one of the WP, the batter, who struck out, reached first. Embarrassing inning for German.

The Yankees’ Gleyber Torres got one run back in the top of the third with his seventh HR of the year.

German gave up a HR in the fourth, 6-1 Texas.

Six of the 11 outs he got were K’s, but 1 HBP, 3 walks, 3 WP.

Miguel Andujar cut it to 6-2 in the seventh with a HR, his fifth of the season.

Gary Sanchez had to leave the game with cramps. His replacement, Austin Romine, hit a 2-run HR (2) off Hamels’ replacement in the eighth to make it 6-4.

The loss drops the 31-14 Yanks 1/2 game behind Boston in the AL East.

Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone received his first ejection as a manager.

German (L, 0-2, 5.59) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 2 HR, Three WP.
Cole 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 7.94
Shreve 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.18
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Yanks’ pitchers K’d 12, but gave up 8 walks.

The Yanks hit 3 hr in the game, missing by one of becoming the first team ever to hit four or more in four consecutive games.

Dave Garcia, who managed the Angels (1977-1978) and Indians (1979-1982) passed away recently at the age of 97. He was 307-311 in his managerial career.

Minor League Report. Kahnle on rehab. Bird and Frazier each HR.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpg

AAA: SWB’s lineup featured Tyler Wade (1 for 5) , Clint Frazier (2 for 4, solo HR), Brandon Drury (1 for 3, RBI), Greg Bird (1 for 3, 2-run HR), Adam Lind (2 for 4, double), and Billy McKinney (0 for 4) hitting 1-6, but SWB (19-23) lost 5-4.

Swanson 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.76. Just called up from Trenton.
Lail (BS, 1; L, 4-2, 2.38) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Joe Harvey 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.86

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (23-19) lost 12-9. 3B Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams solo HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. DH Timmy Robinson 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI.

Abreu (L, 1-1, 5.40) 4 IP, 7 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. All 4 hits given up were HR.
Rosa 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.50
Trieglaff 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00. Just called up from Charleston.
Wivinis 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.25

Low A: Charleston (19-24) lost 2-0. They got just three hits.

Kahnle (L, 0-1, 4.50) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lehnen 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2.61
Cedeno 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.73

Game 44. Gleyber Day. He hits 2 HR, and Yanks add 3 more in 10-5 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Only one Yankee in their team history has had a multi-HR game at a younger age than Gleyber Torres.

That would be Mickey Mantle. Nice company.

The Yanks improved to 31-13 (22-4 in their last 26 games) by beating Texas, 10-5, on Monday night.

They hit 5 more HR tonight.

In the second, Sanchez got a bloop single, and with one out moved up to second on a groundout. Walker doubled in one run and Gleyber Torres hit his first of two HR on the game to make it 3-0.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a HR in the bottom of the second, 3-1 Yanks.

In the fourth, Walker hit his first HR of the year to make it 4-1 Yanks, but Tanaka gave up a 3-run HR in the bottom of the fourth that tied the game.

Aaron Judge hit HR #12 in the fifth to put the Yanks up for good, 5-4.

To the sixth, and with one out, Torres hits his second HR of the game (6) to make it 6-4 Yanks. In so doing, he becomes the second youngest Yankee ever to hit 2 HR in a game, and the only one younger is Mickey Mantle.

Gardner then walked and Judge doubled him to third. Stanton hit a SF to make it 7-4. Didi doubled in a run to make it 8-4 Yanks.

Chad Green gave up a HR in the bottom of the seventh, 8-5.

Aaron Hicks hit a 2-run HR (5) in the ninth for the final score of 10-5.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR.
Stanton 1 RBI.
Didi 1 RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Hicks HR, 2 RBI
Walker 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Torres 2 HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (W, 5-2, 4.95) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Green 2 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.52.
Robertson (h, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.22
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.77

 

Minor League Report.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpg

AAA: SWB (19-22) lost 4-3. 2 hits, RBI C Kyle Higashioka, but he also made an error. SS Tyler Wade 0 for 3 with a walk. 3B Brandon Drury 1 for 4. DH Adam Lind 0 for 3, walk, scored a run.

Hale 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.66
Cortes (L, 0-3, 4.64) 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Carroll 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.55

AA: Trenton (27-15) lost 10-5. 1B Chris Gittens HR, 2 RBI. SS Gosuke Katoh solo HR.

King 5 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00. Just up from Tampa.
Tarpley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.50
Schwaab (L, 2-3, 5.52) 0 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Ort 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.60
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.38

High A: Tampa’s DH was ppd.

Low A:  Charleston (19-23) won 2-1. 3B Dermis Garcia solo HR. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

R. Garcia 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K. 4.15
DeCarr (W, 1-0, 7.94) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Bristo (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.06