Category Archives: Regular Season

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (7-8) lost 6-5. Gleyber Torres was pulled from the game mid-game. He’s Bronx bound. Was 0 for 3 in the game, .347 for SWB so far this year.

CF Shane Robinson 3 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 rbi. 2 hits, SS Abiatal Avelino.

Koerner (L, 1-1, 6.75) 5 2/3 IP, 6 r, 5 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Cortes 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 0.00
Coshow 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (8-7) won 3-1. RF Jhalen Jackson, HR, 2 RBI.

Carter 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 8.38
Mesa (W, 2-0, 4.05) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 w, 3 K.
Reeves (H, 1), 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 w, 3 K. 2.25
Harvey (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Low A: Tampa (7-9) lost 7-3.

King 5 IP, 1 R, 6 h, 4 w, 6 K. 2.12
Morris (BS, 1; L, 0-1; 12.46) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.12
Kamplain 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.15

Low : Charleston (7-9) won 4-2. 2 hits, double, solo HR, SS Wilkerman Garcia.

Sears 4 IP, 0 R,  1H, 0 W, 5 K.  1.13
Ramos (W, 2-1, 5.84) 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.
Wivinis (S, 5), 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

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Game 19. Monty comes through in Yanks’ win. Warren to DL, and it’s Gleyber time!

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After the stinkeroos that Tanaka and Gray provided the last two games, the Yanks needed a starter to provide some depth to save the bullpen and Jordan Montgomery provided it in a 9-1 Yankees’ win that put their record at 10-9.

They picked up a game on both Toronto (who they beat) and also Boston, who were no-hit out in Oakland.

Before the game, Adam Warren was put on the DL with a back strain and Jonathan Holder was called back up.

Montgomery got out of a bases loaded, one-out jam in the top of the third.

Aaron Judge hit his sixth HR of the season, a 2-run shot, 443 ft., ,in the bottom of the third, to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Fastest ever to 62 HR.

In the fifth, Toronto scored to make it 2-1, but the Yanks scored seven in the bottom of the sixth to break it open.

Gardner singled and Judge walked. Didi singled in a run to make it 3-1. Stanton walked to load the bases. Hicks reached on an error to make it 4-1. After Walker struck out, Andujar cleared the bases on a double, 7-1.   Romine walked and Torreyes singled to load the bases. Gardner SF, 8-1, Judge single, 9-1.

Judge 2 for 4, scored 2, drove in 3. HR. Also Walked.
Didi 2 hits. Scored one, drove in one, walked.
Andujar 2 hits, 3 RBI. Getting hot. Raised average from .107 to .250

Montgomery (W, 2-0, 3.80) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 11.57

Later, it was revealed that Gleybor Torres has been called up for Sunday. No corresponding move made but I would guess Tyler Wade (3 for 35) has been sent down.

Prayers go out to Daniel Faraquar of the White Sox who pitched Friday night, came into the dugout and collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. Stable but critical.

Severino on Sunday, with Gleyber most likely in the lineup.

 

 

 

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (7-7) got only three hits in a 3-0 loss. You can guess who got one of them. Yup, Gleyber Torres (.370), who was 1 for 3 with a walk. He was playing 2B instead of 3B and did make an error.

Camarena (L, 0-1, 4.97) 5 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Feyereisen 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.38
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.32

AA: Trenton (7-7) lost 6-5. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Trey Amburgey 2 doubles, RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Vicente Conde 3 hits, 2 doubles.

Tate 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1.80
Ort 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.35
Schwaab (BS, 1; L, 0-2, 2.57) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (7-8) got a walk off 4-3 win. 3B Brandon Wagner walk off HR. LF Timmy Robinson solo HR.

Loaisiga 5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1.20
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.18
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Sosebee (BS, 1; W, 1-1, 1.23) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (6-9) lost 2-1. 3B Chris Hess HR. 2 hits each for CF Ricardo Ferreira, SS Oswaldo Cabrera, RF Steven Sensley, and LF Leonardo Molina.

Lehnen (L, 1-1, 2.55) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 10 K.
Cedeno 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Game 18. “Gray” Cloudy skies. Sonny bad in 8-5 Yanks’ loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After four starts, Masahiro Tanaka has an ERA of 6.45. Sonny Gray’s is worse at 8.27. That, as well as the fact that several key Yankees aren’t hitting, is why the Yanks are 9-9 after Friday night’s 8-5 loss to Toronto.

Should they be 9-9? Well, after 18 games, they have scored 99 runs and have given up 98. If that isn’t saying 9-9, what is?

Meanwhile, Boston keeps making like the 1984 Detroit Tigers who started out 35-5 and who ran away with the season. The Red Sox are now 17-2.

The Yanks are digging themselves a hole, and early. Yes, you can make the excuse that they haven’t played in good weather yet (except for the opening series in Toronto’s dome). You can say that pitchers are having trouble with the grip in the cold for their curveballs or sliders and that hitters are uncomfortable in the cold, too. You can wonder why Boston’s schedule has them in Anaheim and Miami while the Yanks have seemingly been stuck in the Arctic. But these wins for Boston and losses for the Yanks still count. 18 games into the season, the Yanks are 9-9, which is 7 1/2 games behind Boston already, and 3 1/2 behind Toronto.

Despite the struggles of Stanton (.205), Sanchez (.182), Walker (.179), Wade (.086), etc. the team OPS+ after Friday night’s game was a 115. 15% above league average, thanks to Didi and Judge. So even with some guys doing subpar or awful offensively, you can see how good the offense could be once some guys get going, especially if it is a 115 now.

But as for the pitching, coaches Rothschild and Harkey have a lot of work to do. Going into Friday night’s game, the ERA+ was 93. 7% below league average, and that doesn’t count unearned runs, because the Yanks’ defense was the worst in the league. Last night didn’t help. You can’t have two supposed aces in Tanaka and Gray both have ERAs over 6. (not to mention Betances and Kahnle (currently on the DL) in the bullpen).

In half of their 18 games this season, Yankees’ pitching has given up six or more runs. No wonder then, that their record is 9-9. They have done so in eight of their last eleven games. That won’t do. Pitching is the key to the kingdom. Boston has two starters with ERAs under 1.50(!) and another at 2.25. Now they’ll regress to the mean, but you can see why they are 17-2.

Even if the Yanks’ offense was clicking, you can’t be giving up six or more runs a game.

The Yanks have to do a lot of things better, and starting pitching is right up there, unless you want to burn out your bullpen early.

Tyler Austin hit a two-run HR (3) to put the Yanks up 2-0 in the second. Gray gave up a 2-run HR right away to blow the lead in the top of the third. Stanton hit a 2-run HR (4) in the bottom of the third to put the Yanks up 4-2 but Gray gave three back immediately in the top of the fourth to put Toronto up 5-4. He was behind hitters, walked too many, and got pounded.

Miguel Andujar tied the game up with his second HR of the season in the bottom of the fourth, but that was it for Yankees’ scoring last night.

Toronto got two runs off Domingo German in the fifth, and Adam Warren gave up a solo HR in the sixth. 8-5 Toronto.

Ronald Torreyes had three hits, Tyler Austin two.

Gray 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 4 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 8.27
German (L, 0-1, 6.14) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Warren 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.24
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   0.00

The Yankees will have some decisions to make soon. When Torres comes up, Tyler Wade will probably be going down. Drury most likely will replace Andujar. But what of Bird? Tyler Austin is doing ok. Could Neil Walker then be on his way out? Torreyes (.438!) isn’t going anywhere. Jacoby Ellsbury (if he EVER gets healthy) could replace Jace Peterson. But the Walker thing, wow. And there still wouldn’t be room for say, Adam Lind or Clint Frazier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor league report.

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AAA: SWB off, which makes me more surprised Gleyber wasn’t called up today.

AA: Trenton (7-6) won 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI.

Sheffield (W, 1-1, 3.38) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Foley (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.00
Frare (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (6-8) lost 5-2. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits,  HR, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.

F. Perez (L, 0-2, 7.43) 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.15
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (6-8) gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and lost 3-2.  C Jason Lopez a 2-run HR.

Nelson 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. 7.11
Weissert (L, 0-1, 2.45) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K
Bristo 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Game 17. Yanks edge Jays, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks beat Toronto 4-3 tonight to go to 9-8 on the season.

The Yankees scored twice in the second inning to go up 2-0. Sanchez singled, and after a forceout, the disappointing-so-far Neil Walker doubled. Tyler Wade at least got a run home with a groundout. (With a fast guy, Hicks, at third, and a fast guy, Wade, at the plate, and with Wade hitting under .100, I would have called for a squeeze bunt). Wade, now 3 for 35 (.086), is a candidate to be sent down to SWB when Gleyber Torres comes up, and it appears that may be soon. After Wade’s RBI groundout, Ronald Torreyes got an RBI single.

Here is where the Blue Jays tied the game. In the third, they got a run courtesy of a PB by Sanchez. In the fourth, an error by Torreyes led to another unearned run. The Yanks are making too many errors. Two unearned runs, there. Maybe the weather has something to do with this. Another game (and it’s late April!!!) played in temps under 40 degrees. Wondering what the Yanks can do in BASEBALL weather. Taking nothing away from Boston’s hot start, and the Red Sox did take two of three in Boston from the Yanks, but how do they (15-2) get a schedule that let’s them open in a dome (Tampa Bay), go to Miami, and now they are in Anaheim, while the Yanks (other than the opening series in a dome in Toronto) are playing in a frigid NY, Boston, and Detroit (where two games were postponed)????? Really????

Anyway, the Yanks’ defense must, to put it like the old Archie Bell and the Drells’ song would go, Tighten Up. They are last or next to last in the league in making errors, and that isn’t including WP and PB.

The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on a walk to Torreyes (who seems to provide a spark whenever he plays), single by Gardner, and after Judge hit into a force-out, an RBI single by Didi.

In the seventh, Aaron Judge hit HR #5, to make it 4-2 .Fastest guy ever to 61 career HR.

The Yanks needed it. David Robertson had a VERY SHAKY eighth inning. Single, two walks to load the bases. Strikeout. Single to make it 4-3. Strikeout, Flyout. WHEW.

No problems for Chapman in the ninth. 1-2-3, all strikeouts.

Judge solo HR
Didi RBI
Stanton was dropped to 4 in the lineup

CC Off DL for the game.

Sabathia 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.70
Green (W, 1-0, 1.80) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Betances (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.23
Robertson (H, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 4.22
Chapman (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25

 

Minor League Report. Yanks re-sign Lind.

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The Yankees re-signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal.

AAA: SWB (7-6) lost 6-3. Gleyber Torres returned to the lineup after back stiffness, went 1 for 2 (double) with an RBI (SF) and walked twice. He has mostly been playing 3B. SS Abiatal Avelino had 3 hits and an RBI.

Hale (L, 0-1, 5.52) 4 IP, 6 H, 12 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.17
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 3.00
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K 4.26

AA: Trenton split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 2-1. 2 hits LF Ben Ruta. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, RBI.

Swanson (W, 3-0, 0.66) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Schwaab (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Harvey (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.25

Makeup of 4/17 snow-out: Lost 3-2 to go to 6-6. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (L, 0-2, 7.84) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K   0.00

High A: Tampa (6-7) won 12-0. SS Thairo Estrada back from that gunshot wound. 3 hits, rbi.   LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner HR, 3 rbi. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI.

Stephan (W, 1-0, 1.13) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.23
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (6-7) lost 5-4. 1B Chris Hess solo HR.

Garcia (L, 0-1, 5.06) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 4 K
Zurak 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K 0.00
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00