AAA. See Game 39, Yankees big league squad game, about the Yanks’ dilemma in the middle infield right now. For Didi (.204) and Drew (.177) aren’t cutting it and 2B Rob Refsnyder had 3 hits, 2 HR and 3 RBI in SWB’s 5-0 win today. Refsnyder is up to .304. But Drew is Didi’s backup at SS, Pirela isn’t considered a SS. Ryan is on the DL (and he can’t hit either). So a Yankees’ offense that needs another bat has one in Refsnyder, but it isn’t as easy as it appears, because Refsnyder isn’t a guy who can also play SS or 3B, and also because both Didi Gregorous AND Stephen Drew are lefty hitters (you can’t platoon them at SS and just put Refsnyder at 2B). So as much as you would want to bring up Refsnyder, the pieces aren’t falling into place. 1B Kyle Roller had a solo HR and reliever Diego Moreno’s ERA is down to 1.16 after two scoreless innings today. As I have mentioned before, keep an eye on Miguel Sulbaran. Overshadowed by Luis Severino, Sulbaran, a young lefty, has pitched well. With the Capuano callup, Sulbaran was promoted to AAA, made this start, and pitched five scoreless innings in getting the win.
AA: Trenton lost 10-4. Capuano moving up had a ripple effect. With Sulbaran moving up from AA to AAA today, Luis Niebla went from an excellent reliever at High A Tampa to starting this AA game. It did not work out well.
High A: 4-1 win for Tampa. DH Mike Ford 2 RBI.
A: Charleston lost 4-1. Joey Maher 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H.