Game 30. Gleyber drives in all 5 runs in Yanks’ 5-3 win.

Gleyber Torres drove in all of the Yankees (22-8) runs in a 5-3 win over Toronto Wednesday afternoon. It was the Yankees’ 15th win in their last 17 games.

Toronto got a run in the first inning off of Jameson Taillon, but in the fourth inning, with one out, Anthony Rizzo and D.J. LeMahieu singled, then Torres hit a 3-run HR (5).

Toronto cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the sixth, but the Yanks came back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to go up 5-2. With one out, Rizzo walked and LeMahieu doubled. Torres singled in two runs.

It seems as if when Aroldis Chapman saves a game, he makes us sweat it out first. Such was the case again today, because Chapman gave up a run in the ninth to make it 5-3 before closing out the game.

LeMahieu 2 hits
Torres 2 hits, 5 RBI. 3-run HR (5)

Taillon (W, 3-1) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 2.93
King (H,4) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.35
Holmes (H, 7) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.55
Chapman (S, 8) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 0.79

Minor League Action, May 10, 2022



AAA: SWB (11-19) won 2-0.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI
RF Matt Pita solo HR (4)

Sears 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.79 (Hope Yanks bring him back up soon. #24 prospect)
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.91
Miller (W, 1-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2.92

AA: Somerset (17-10) lost 4-3.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#27 prospect)

Brito (L, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.42
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2 WP. 6.97

High A: Hudson Valley (14-13) lost 12-4.
C Austin Wells 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (5). (#4 prospect)

Abeyta (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. 6.19
Hutchison 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.59
Blanton 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 5 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 8.31. Quite wild.
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.00
Correa 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.84

Low A: Tampa (13-14) lost 12-11.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#17 prospect)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 4 RBI Solo HR (3) (#3 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits.
RF Madison Santos 2 RBI 2-run HR (2)
3B Marcos Cabrera 3 RBI . 3-run HR (4)

Yulie 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR 7.97
Anderson (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.84
Watson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 4.00
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 2.35
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

Couldn’t post this until I got out of Facebook jail (what’s happening to our country? Wake up, people! Defend your 1st Amendment (and other rights under other Amendments!))

Game 29. Judge walks off Blue Jays, 6-5.

Aaron Judge hit a 3-run HR with one out in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Toronto Tuesday night, 6-5.

George Springer led off the game by homering off of Yankees’ starter Luis Severino. Toronto got two more runs off of Severino in the second inning.

The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the bottom of the sixth. Down 3-0, D.J. LeMahieu led off the inning with a double, and Judge reached on an infield single. After Anthony Rizzo flied out to moved D.J. to third, Giancarlo Stanton homered (7) to tie the game.

After that HR, Josh Donaldson was hit by a pitch, and Toronto pitcher Yimi Garcia and pitching coach Pete Walker were both ejected. Later in the game, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo was also ejected.

Toronto got two runs in the top of the eighth to go up 5-3 and the Yanks went into the bottom of the ninth looking up at that score.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, both Jose Trevino and LeMahieu drew walks. Judge then crushed his tenth HR of the season, a 450 ft. shot, to win the game.

The Yanks are now 21-8, four games up on Tampa Bay and five up on Toronto. The offense is still not clicking, as they are hitting .237. But that .237 is still good for 4th in the AL. They are 2nd in HR, 3rd in OBP, 2nd in Slugging, 2nd in OPS and the OPS+ is 116. The pitching has been carrying them. The ERA of 2.59 is best in the AL, and the ERA+ is 142. (100 is average).

Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. GW 3-run HR (10) Leads MLB in HR.
Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (7).

Severino 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.08
Castro 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 1.59
Loaisiga 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.97
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.97
Peralta (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.64

John Cumberland, briefly a Yankee from 1968-1970, passed away April 5 at the age of 74. Cumberland was with the Yankees 1968-1970, Giants 1970-1972, Cardinals 1972, and Angels 1974. As a Yankee, in 18 games, 8 starts, he was 3-4, 4.11, ERA+ 87. For his career, he was 15-16, 3.82, ERA+ 92. He started and lost Game 2 of the 1971 NLCS for the Giants.

Game 28. Nasty Nestor no-no’s into 8th. Yanks win 1-0.

It’s only too bad he didn’t get credit for the W.

Nasty Nestor Cortes Jr. no-hit Texas for 7 1/3 innings, and the Yankees finally got on the board in the bottom of the eighth as the Yanks beat Texas 1-0 in an afternoon makeup game from all the rain the Northeast got on Friday and Saturday.

The only run of the game came when with one out in the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Judge singled and Anthony Rizzo then doubled him home.

It wound up as a combined 2-hit shutout. The Yanks only got five hits themselves.

Rizzo RBI double (only run of game)

Cortes 7 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 W, 11 K. 1.41
Holmes (W, 4-0) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.61
Chapman (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Who’d have thought Nasty Nestor would have an ERA of 1.41 after six starts, or have 42 K in 32 IP so far?

Or that of the 20-8 Yankees, the team leader in wins would be the 4 by Holmes?

Or that after 28 games, the Yanks’ ERA would be 2.50?

Minor League Report. Waldichuk dominates at AA.

A concerning thing is that some Yankees’ prospects are off to very slow starts. In fact, there is an article (I think from NJ.com) on the internet about the regression of Jasson Dominguez, the Martian.

Ken Waldichuk isn’t one of them, however. Read on.

AAA: SWB (10-19) lost 2-1. SWB’s team batting average right now is just .221. They got just 3 hits.

Wesneski (L, 0-4) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 W, 6 K. 2.48 (With that record and ERA, no run support). (#8 prospect)
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.97
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.64
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.35

AA: Somerset (17-9) split a DH.
Game 1: Lost 6-3, getting just 2 hits.

Medina (L, 1-2) 5 R, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.60 (#12 prospect)
Maciejewski 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk. 3.94
Ramirez 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50
Ernst 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.45

Game 2: Won 3-2 on a one-hitter. Here is where Waldichuk dominated.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR (4). The #1 prospect is struggling, hitting just .195.
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI

Waldichuk (W, 3-0) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 12 K. 1.14 (#6 prospect)
Loseke (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 1.72

HIgh A: Hudson Valley (14-12) split a DH.
Game 1: won 2-0. They only got 2 hits, but Jersey Shore only got 1.

Sikkema 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (#20 prospect)
Barclay (W, 3-2) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 HBP. 1.29
Myatt (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 2 K. 1.69

Game 2: Lost 4-0, getting just 3 hits.

Castano (L, 0-3) 4 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2 HBP. 1 Balk. 4.50
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Mauricio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.36

Low A: Tampa (13-13) lost 6-5.
DH Jasson Dominguez 2 hits. (The “Martian” is struggling at .235)
CF Madison Santos 2 RBI
LF Raimfer Salinas solo HR (1)
C Ben Rortvedt 1 for 2 on rehab.

Panacual 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K. 3.20
Messinger 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 1 WP. 5.40
Holloway (BS, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.70
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.91
Neely 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 7.30
Milam (L, 3-2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00







Games 26 & 27. Yanks split a DH with Texas.

Before the Mother’s Day DH against Texas, a couple of moves. Tim Locastro goes on the IL with a back injury, and with the Yanks playing 23 games in 22 days, Ron Marinaccio was brought up. Also, for the DH only, Estevan Florial was brought up.

The Yanks (19-8) didn’t hit much Sunday, and split a DH with Texas.

Game 1: Gleyber Torres hit a walkoff HR (4) in the bottom of the ninth as the Yanks won 2-1. The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the sixth inning, when Aaron Judge singled, Anthony Rizzo singled Judge to third, and Giancarlo Stanton hit a SF.

With one out in the top of the seventh, Gerrit Cole gave up a HR to the last batter he faced (pitch #114. One batter too many? But then Cole did strike out the previous hitter on three pitches) and the score was tied. Torres led off the bottom of the ninth with his game-winning blow. The Yanks only had five hits in this game.

Torres 2 hits, RBI. Solo GW HR (4)

Cole 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.67
Loaisiga 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.63
Holmes (W, 3-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Game 2: Michael King has been great all year, but maybe he was due for a clunker. Yanks lose 4-2.

The Yanks only had three hits in this game. They took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton (6).

Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery gave up a HR in the top of the sixth and Texas had cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

In the seventh, Montgomery gave up a leadoff double. King came in and gave up a walk, but then got a strikeout and a forceout. It looked like King was going to get out of it and would be the dominating King we have seen all year. But then a WP tied the game, and on the next pitch, King gave up a 2-run HR that made it 4-2 Texas, and that turned out to be the final score.

Stanton 2-run HR (6)

Montgomery 6+ IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 2.90
King (L, 2-1; BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 w, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 1.42
Peralta 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Spoiler Alert: I’ll post the minor league games of Sunday tomorrow, but you know how I’ve been writing about AA pitcher Ken Waldichuk. Check out what he did today. If no time, check my report tomorrow.



Rain wreaks havoc again. Here are some minor league results. Rortvedt begins rehab.

Rain Saturday washed out the Yankees game (to be made up Monday afternoon) as well as the games of their AA and High A farm teams. Here are the games that WERE played.

AAA: SWB (10-18) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: lost 9-2, getting just four hits.

D. Garcia (L, 0-2) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 2 WP 9.17 (#29 prospect)
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.52
Espinal 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 9.82

Is anyone else (I’m sure you all are) concerned about the regression of Deivi Garcia? Garcia is 3-9, 7.23 at AAA between last year and this. Garcia is still young, turning 23 in less than two weeks, but his regression is concerning. I think, based on recent results, it’s time to send Deivi down to AA and promote Ken Waldichuk (#6 prospect) from AA to AAA. Waldichuk is 2-0, 1.45 in four starts at AA this year, 28 K in 18 2/3 IP. Between 2021 and 2022, Waldichuk has gone 6-3, 3.67 at AA with 136 K in 98 IP.

Game 2: Lost 7-6 in 10 innings.
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, RBI

Clarke Schmidt 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.86 (#7 prospect)
Mujica 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 13.50
Banuelos (BS, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.32
Miller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
M. Gomez (L, 1-1) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K 1 HBP 2.13

Low A: Tampa (13-12) lost 3-2.
DH Ben Rortvedt solo HR as he starts a rehab assignment

Champlain 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.70
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson (L, 1-2) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 3.71



May 6, 2022. Rain washes out Yanks, AA and High A. Here’s AAA and Low A results.

Rain did a number on a lot of games yesterday. The Yankees were rained out and will have a traditional Mother’s Day doubleheader this Sunday.

Rain also washed out the games for the Yankees’ AA and High A affiliates.

AAA: SWB (10-16) won 8-7 in 10 innings.
C Max McDowell 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI
3B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI

Krook 4 iP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 3.33
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.80
Lane (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.74
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 0.00 (#28 prospect)
Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 2 K. 5.56
Weissert (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86

Low A: Tampa (13-11) won 9-3.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2). (#3 prospect)

Carela (W, 2-0) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.96
Anderson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. 0.00
C. Gomez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 1 K. 1.62

Yanks’ minor leaguers on 5-5-22

AAA: SWB’s hitting woes continued in a 2-0 loss. SWB is now 9-16.
SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits (#2 prospect)
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits (#30 prospect). SWB had 5 hits total.

Gil (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.53 (#10 prospect)
Sears 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.17 (#24 prospect)

AA: Somerset (16-8) won 5-3.
1B Derek Dietrich 2-run HR (5)
SS Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 2 RBI

Vasquez 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.63 (#16 prospect)
Jennings 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 2.25
Zurak (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (13-11) won 7-4
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits, RBI (# 5 prospect)
2B Cooper Bowman 2 hits (#25 prospect)
LF James Nelson 2 RBI
1B Spencer Henson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Way 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.93
J. Munoz (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 6.08
Coleman (S, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (12-11) won 10-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
LF Madison Santos 2 hits
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3)
DH Anthony Seigler 4 RBI. Grand Slam (3)
2B Roberto Chirinos 2 RBI

Fitts 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 6.28
Milam (W, 3-1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.27
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.18

Minor League action on May 4, 2022.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (15-8) lost 3-1, getting just 3 hits.
1B Derek Dietrich HR (4)

Boyle 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 4.42
Minnick (L, 2-1) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.29
Craft 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.75

High A: Husdon Valley (12-11) lost 5-0.
LF Pat Demarco 3 hits.

Warren (L, 1-2) 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.57
Myatt 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Diaz 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.32
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 8.10

Low A: Tampa (11-11) won 7-5.
DH Alexander Vargas 2 hits
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
SS Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Castro 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.69
Watson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 2 K. 1 HBP 4.20
Messinger (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.14
Neely (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 WP 6.00