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HOF announcement tonight.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Baseball makes its HOF announcement tonight, as we see who the writers put in the Hall to join Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller, who both were selected by committee earlier.

You need 75% to get in.

As of this writing, 211 votes, 51.2%, are known.

Derek Jeter is still running unanimously at 100%, we will see tonight if that still holds up and if Jeter will join Mariano Rivera as the only unanimous selections.

Larry Walker, in his last year on the ballot, is at 83.7%. Curt Schilling is at 78.7%.

But only a little over half of the votes are known. Usually when the other, non-publicized part comes in, players drop, and someone like Schilling then is really on the bubble.

Barry Bonds and one-time Yankee Roger Clemens are at 71.6 and 70.6% respectively, thus a little short and expected to drop once more votes become known.

So it appears as if Jeter and Walker get in and the question is whether Jeter is unanimous and if Schilling joins them

Other notables: staying on the ballot would be Omar Vizquel, Gary Sheffield (the one -time Yankee at 36%), Scott Rolen, Billy Wagner, Jeff Kent, Todd Helton, Manny Ramirez, one-time Yankee Andruw Jones (23.7%), Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte (the Yankees’ great is at 10.4%) and another former Yankee, Bobby Abreu (6.2%).

You need 5% to stay on the ballot. Abreu is on the bubble. Pettitte stays on, but isn’t getting much support.

It appears like these notables will drop off the ballot, among others:

Ex-Yankees Jason Giambi (1 vote), Alfonso Soriano (0). Eric Chavez (one vote). Brian Roberts (0) and Raul Ibanez (0). 

Also dropping off would be Cliff Lee (1), Adam Dunn (0), and Paul Konerko (1).

The bold is players with Yankees’ connections, even if ever so briefly.

D.J. 4, Gleyber 17th in MVP vote.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Mike Trout of the Angels won his 3rd MVP—narrowly— over Alex Bregman of Houston. Trout got 17 of the 30 first place votes, Bregman the other 13.

Trout is the second youngest ever to win 3 MVP awards. The youngest being Stan Musial.

In the last eight years, Trout has 3 MVP awards, four runnerups and a fourth-place finish. If he retired NOW, he’d be in the HOF.  So close to 7 MVP Awards already.

He is tied for most in AL history. Barry Bonds won 7******** in the NL. (Asterisks necessary).

The Yankees’ D.J. LeMahieu finished 4th in the voting. Gleyber Torres finished 17th.

In the NL, Cody Bellinger won with 19 first place votes to 10 for defending MVP Chistian Yelich and one for Anthony Rendon of Washington.

Will Smith became an early free agent signing, going to Atlanta from SF for 3 yrs. $39MM.

Taking the Q.O. and NOT becoming free agents: Jake Odirizzi of the Twins and Jose Abreu of the White Sox.


Minor League Report. Trenton sweeps, but SWB down 0-2 in postseason series. Severino, Betances pitch on rehab stints.


AAA: SWB has their backs against the wall. They are heading home, but are down 2 games to none in their best of five series against Durham after losing 4-2 tonight.

C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, solo HR. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, rbi.

Michael King gave up two 2-run HRs in the second and took the loss.

AA: Trenton advances to the Eastern League finals after sweeping Reading in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs with a 12-2 win.

Because of Hurricane Dorian, both Luis Severino and Dellin Betances got rehab work in with Trenton instead of SWB (who was in the Carolinas).

2B Thairo Estrada 3 hits, 5 RBI. Yes, I was surprised here instead of with SWB.
LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.
DH Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.
RF Alexander Palma 3 hits, RBI
3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI

Luis Severino (on rehab) 3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Dellin Betances (on rehab) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Albert Abreu two scoreless innings, 4 K.


Minor League Report. Voit on Rehab, SWB at Lehigh Valley.


AAA: SWB (70-60) won 11-4 at Lehigh Valley. 1B Luke Voit started rehab games, 0 for 3 with a walk, scored a run. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI. SS Breyvic Valera (.319) 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR.  RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI 2B/1B Gosuke Katoh. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI.

Adonis Rosa (6-0, 3.51) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR, all runs in first inning.

Recent signings David Hernandez and Ryan Dull each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, Hernandez striking out the side.

AA: Trenton (71-58) won 4-2. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. Trenton pitchers combined to strike out 14.

Abreu 3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.  4.07
Reeves 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.  1.86
Lane (W, 4-2, 2.13) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W 3 K.
Bristo (S, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.38

High A: Tampa (60-68) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Regularly scheduled game: Lost 7-1, getting just 3 hits, 2 by 3B Oswaldo Cabrera.

Makeup of 8/1 postponement: Lost 6-1. Cabrera, 3B, 2 more hits.

Low A: Charleston (67-63) lost 4-2. RF Josh Stowers 4 for 4, 2 RBI.

These regular seasons will be coming to an end very soon.

Minor League Report. Maybin has great game on rehab. Frazier 4 for 4 with 2 HR.


AAA: DH Cameron Maybin had 4 hits, inc. a solo HR, in his first rehab game as SWB (58-43) won 11-6. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 -run HR. 2B Tyler Wade (.307) a 3-run HR. LF Clint Frazier 4 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits. 3B Breyvic Valera solo HR.

AA: Trenton (53-45) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 3-1. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, solo HR. Starter Albert Abreu left after 1/3 of an inning because of injury. James Reeves and Danny Alvarez combined for
6 2/3 no-hit innings of relief.

Makeup of 7/22 postponement: Lost 6-0, got just two hits. Rony Garcia (L, 2-9, 4.63) tough luck losing pitcher. 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 4 K.

High A: Tampa (44-56) lost 6-5. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 1B Steven Sensley 3 hits. 3B Kyle Gray 2 RBI. Miguel Yajure hurt by his fielders 7 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. 2.20. Five of the six runs given up were unearned.

Low A: Charleston (50-52) lost 8-6. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3 for 3, RBI (.309). C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (55-40) won 3-1. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Camarena (W, 4-4, 5.56) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 10 K.
Acevedo (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  6.75    (AA/AAA 7-1, 3.86)
Tarpley (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.07

AA: Trenton (50-41) won 4-2. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, Solo HR. Promoted from High A to AA on July 3.

Albert Abreu (W, 5-7, 3.72) 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Danny Alvarez (S, 12) 2 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (40-53) lost 4-2. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (48-48) lost 4-1. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits.

Minor League Report. Dominating pitching at AA, lower levels.


AAA: SWB (52-37) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: won 6-3. SS Thairo Estrada solo HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR. RF Zach Zehner 3-run HR. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 7-4. SS Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Wade 2 hits, RBI (.311). DH Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits (.341). Stephen Tarpley the “opener” had as much (or little, depending on how you look at it) success as he had when he was the “opener” out in London. 2 IP, gave up 4 runs, 2 HR. The bullpen (3 different pitchers) with five scoreless IP.

AA: Trenton (46-39) won 3-0 on a 3-hitter. Trenton only got 3 hits themselves.

Abreu 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. 3.82
Nelson (W, 3-2, 3.47) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (37-48) swept a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 4-1 on a 2-hitter. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure (W, 5-6, 2.13) 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 2-0 on another 2-hitter.

Stephan 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.56
Sears (W, 4-4, 4.14) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.89

Low A: Charleston (45-43) lost 5-2 despite pitching a 2-hitter. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Charleston starter Luis Gil had a no-hitter through five, but started the sixth inning off by walking the first three batters then giving up a bases-clearing double.

Trenton’s Deivi Garcia started for the AL in the Futures Game. He pitched one inning, 1-2-3, a K and two pop-ups. Looked good. Nice fast ball, good break on the curve.