Category Archives: Regular Season

Minor League Report. Zehner’s PH Walkoff HR lifts SWB. Trenton rolls.

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AAA: SWB (34-36) beat Lehigh Valley 5-3.  1B Tyler Austin 3-run HR.  Zack Zehner’s PH 2-run walkoff HR won the game. SWB had only 3 hits in the game.

Rogers 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.35
Gallegos 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.86
Carroll (W, 3-0, 2.93) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (41-29) won 16-5.  RF Trey Amburgey 4 hits, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 4 hits, 5 RBI. Trenton was up 14-0 after four innings.

Acevedo 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.89
Koerner (W, 1-0, 3.52) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Ort 1 IP, 0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 1 K.  1.78
Frare 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.57

High A: Tampa (35-35) won 5-1. RF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits.

Rosa (W, 7-1, 3.18) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Kamplain (H, 3) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.84
Wivinis 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.40

Low A Charleston off. All-Star break. They will start the second half of the season now. Charleston finished the first half at 33-35, fifth in their seven-team division, 6 1/2 back.

 

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Game 71. Stanton’s walkoff HR completes Yanks’ comeback. 7-5. RIP Billy Connors. Estrada probably done for year.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The dangerous, explosive aspect of the Yankees’ attack showed itself tonight as the Yanks rebounded from a 5-0 deficit to stun Seattle 7-5 on Wednesday night, courtesy of a walk off 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the ninth.

The Yankees’ win (49-22) combined with a Boston loss (49-26) puts the Yanks 2 up (4 in the loss column) over the Red Sox.

Jonathan Loaisiga pitched in and out of trouble, but when he departed after 3 2/3 he had given up just one run, courtesy of an error, but with two on and two out in the fourth, Chasen Shreve, called in to get out of the inning with just one run given up, gave up a single to make it 3-0, two runs charged to “Johnny Lasagna.”

Shreve then gave up 2 more runs the next inning. Hey, if the Yanks want to upgrade by getting a better lefty reliever in Brad Hand from SD, I am all for it.

The Yanks did get two back in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Andujar doubled. After Frazier struck out, Hicks walked and Judge singled in a run. The other run scored on an error which let Judge go to second and let Hicks score. 5-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier doubled, and went to third on a single by Judge. A SF by Didi made it 5-3.

To the eighth. Torres walks and Sanchez ties the game with HR #14.

To the bottom of the ninth. With two out, Didi singled and Stanton ended the game with a walk-off HR, HR #18, which ties him with Judge for the team lead.

Judge 3 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI, walkoff HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI, Game-tying HR.

Loaisiga 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K.  3.12
Shreve 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Holder 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.00. A real godsend this year.
Chapman (W, 3-0, 1.10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Billy Connors, a long-time member of the Yankees pitching staff and front office, died at the age of 76.

From the NY Post:

Connors had three stints as Yankees pitching coach (1989-90, 1994-95 and 2000), but he made his most significant impact with the organization as vice president, player personnel, from 1996-2012.

Connors pitched with the Cubs and Mets from 1966-68. After his playing days, he became a minor league pitching instructor for the Mets and also worked for the Royals, Cubs, Mariners and Phillies.

Connors went 0-2, 7.53 in his MLB career, 26 games, 1 start. ERA+ 46. He was 1 for 2 as a hitter.

 

Meanwhile, the Post also reports that

Thairo Estrada, the highly regarded Yankees prospect who returned from a gunshot wound this year, will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering a back injury.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (33-36) lost 7-5 to Lehigh Valley as Chance Adams, who was great in the minors in 2016-2017, continues to struggle this season. CF Tyler Wade 1 for 1 with 4 walks.  LF Mark Payton 2 hits, double, triple, 3 RBI. 1B Tyler Austin 2 hits, solo HR. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits.

Adams (L, 2-3, 5.21) 4 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 H, 4 W, 1 K
Coshow 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.04
Joe Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 3 K. 1.66  Someone to watch out for?
Kahnle 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.52
Espinal 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.67

AA: Trenton (40-29) won 7-3. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, solo HR. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. McBroom has nice AA/AAA numbers (.306-9-34) but his BB/K ratio is bad (9/64).  2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI.

DH Tim Tebow (.245-4-23) had 2 doubles and 2 RBI for Binghamton in this game.

Stephan (W, 2-2, 2.88) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Foley (H, 4) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.22
Tarpley 2 iP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.45

High A: Tampa (34-35) lost 8-7. 1B Brandon Wagner 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 4 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, 2 RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 3 hits.  C Chace Numata 2 hits.

Carter 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 4 W, 2 K.  4.91
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.63
Lane (L, 1-3, 3.90) 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Schwaab 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.38

Low A: Charleston off. The South Atlantic league had their All-Star Game, with the South beating the North 9-5. Charleston’s Steven Sensley, RF, went 0 for 3. 3B Chris Hess went 0 for 5.

 

Game 70. Yanks hit 4 HRs, and German throws a gem in 7-2 win over M’s.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (48-22) hit 4 hrs, and Domingo German threw a gem as the Yankees beat the Mariners 7-2 Tuesday night.

German gave up a leadoff double, and then Didi made an error. The run (unearned) scored, but after that error, German retired 19 in a row before giving up a HR to Nelson Cruz in the seventh. By that time, the Yanks had the game in hand.

In the bottom of the first, Stanton tied it up with HR #17.

The Yanks broke it open in the fifth. Bird walked and Andujar hit HR #9. 3-1 Yanks. Clint Frazier singled and Hicks hit a 2-run HR (10).

After Cruz’ HR cut it to 5-2, the Yanks came right back in the bottom of the seventh when Andujar singled, Hicks singled, and Judge singled in a run.

Gleyber Torres’ 14th HR, a solo shot in the eighth, made it 7-2, the final score.

Those 4 HR give the Yanks 118 in 70 games, a pace for 273, which would break the record of the 1997 Mariners (264).

Hicks 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI.
Stanton solo HR. It appears like he may finally be heating up.
Torres 2 hits, solo HR.
Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR.

German (W, 2-4, 4.77) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. A gem.
Cole 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.17 (W/NYY).  But as a Yankee, his ERA is 0.69. 

Minor League Report.

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AAA, AA and Low A were all off today.

High A Tampa (34-34) lost 6-5. Up 5-4, they gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth and another in the bottom of the ninth.

2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Nelson 3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 4 K.  4.29
Trieglaff 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.19
Diehl (H, 5) 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  4.10
Frawley (BS, 2; L, 0-4, 4.56)   1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.56

Games 68 & 69. Yanks lose suspended game, win makeup game.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

First off, the remainder of the suspended game from May 15. The Yanks and Nationals resumed the game in the top of the sixth, with the score tied at 3. Tyler Austin, now in the minors, had hit 2 HR and drove in all 3 runs for the Yanks in that game.

Chad Green “started” today, and I won’t get into numbers, because the suspension of the game really throws things off. For example, Juan Soto, who made his MLB debut on May 20, hits his “first” MLB HR of the year in the bottom of the sixth to give the Nationals the 5-3 win, but it isn’t counted as his first MLB HR, and his “MLB debut” came five days after the start of this game, and the first HR after that is counted as his first MLB HR. You may recall that last week, the teen sensation hit 2 HR at the Stadium against the Yanks. The suspension and completion throws everything out of whack. Confused? I am, and I am not going to get more confused.

And I ain’t going back to make this game #41 and renumbering every game after that. Let’s just say result #68 and go from there.

Before the game, the Yanks sent down Ronald Torreyes and brought up Clint Frazier because of concerns over Brett Gardner’s sore knee. Giovanny Gallegos was player #26 for the other game.

Anyway, Chad Green lost the suspended game by giving up the two-run HR by Soto in the bottom of the sixth. The Yanks had a threat in the eighth, but couldn’t get it done.

As for the regular game, a makeup of a May 16 rainout, the Yanks won 4-2, making their record 47-22.

In the first, Hicks doubled and Stanton singled him in.

Sonny Gray gave up runs in the second and fourth. Gleyber Torres made a big play to keep another run from scoring in that second inning.

Aaron Judge made a nice play in the third.

In the fifth, Romine singled, Gray tried to bunt him over but bunted into a force play. Hicks then hit a 2-run HR (9) to put the Yanks up 3-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier, pinch-hitting, was hit by a pitch and went to second on an errant pickoff throw. After a walk to Judge, Stanton hit a double to make it 4-2.

In the meantime, Jonathan Holder had shut down a potential Nats rally in the sixth.

Dellin Betances was dominant in the eighth, but Aroldis Chapman ran into trouble in the ninth and was helped on a great play by Judge to end the game.

Hicks 2 hits, 2-run HR.
Judge 2 nice defensive plays.
Stanton 4 hits, 2 RBI

Gray (W, 5-4, 4.89) 5+ IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.19. Great job getting out of a jam.
Robertson (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.58
Betances (H, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.09. Dominant.
Chapman (S, 21) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Struggled, helped by Judge D.   1.14

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (33-35) lost 4-2. 3B Brandon Drury (.360) 2 doubles. I’d love to see him playing for the Yanks, but to be fair to him (and because there is no room for him on the team), he will most likely be included in a deal for a starting pitcher soon, unless something happens to Andujar. You gotta feel for the kid. He should be playing in the majors for someone right now. C Wilkin Castillo 4 for 4, 2 doubles. RBIs by RF Billy McKinney and 1B Tyler Austin, both had doubles. SWB struck out 14x.

Cortes 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.76
Lail (BS, 3; L, 4-4) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 3 W, 0 K. Gave Up 1 HR. 4.76
Feyereisen 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.69

AA: Trenton (39-29) lost 4-0. 2B/1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, but made 2 errors (see below).

King (L, 1-1, 2.32) 7 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.76
Frare 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.61 

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (33-35) lost 4-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera HR. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits.

D. Garcia (L, 0-1, 3.60) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Junk 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.23