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Game 135. Yanks blow game in 9th, make deal for McCutchen

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There will be no major minor league report because of typing up about the Andrew McCutchen deal.

With concern about Aaron Judge’s return, and also with possible concern over Brett Gardner’s .237 batting average as well, the Yanks traded for Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen will be postseason eligible. To get McCutchen from the Giants, the Yanks traded two prospects, Abiatal Avelino and another who hasn’t been named yet.

Another concern could be Giancarlo Stanton’s hamstring and the probable need to try to keep him off the field and just DH him. As for Clint Frazier, he just started rehab.

McCutchen will be a free agent at the end of the season. He’s 31 and hit .255-15-55 with 13 SB, OPS+ 110 for SF this season. He won the NL MVP in 2013 for the Pirates, and finished third, first, third and fifth in NL MVP voting from 2012-2015. McCutchen’s 162 g. average is .288-24-86 with 20 SB, OPS+ 134. He’s a 5x All-Star. 1x Gold Glove winner and 4x Silver Slugger. While not what he was, he helps. The Yanks were playing Neil Walker out of position in RF and also using Shane Robinson, whose bat (.143) is virtually non-existent. McCutchen provides relief until the Yanks get Judge back this season, if at all.

It’s a move the Yanks had to make with the uncertainty over Judge.

To get him, Abiatal Avelino is one player going to SF. Avelino, a 23 yr. old infielder, mostly 2B/SS, was hitting .287-15-66 between AA/AAA this season, with 25 SB. Both McCutchen and Avelino are righty bats.

That’s the good news. The trade. The bad news is that the Yanks (84-50) blew a 7-5 lead in the ninth when Dellin Betances gave up 3 runs on back-to-back homers as the Yanks lost 8-7 to Detroit.

J.A. Happ had his worst game as a Yankee, giving up 3 HR, one to the first batter of the game.

The Yanks went up 2-1 in the third on Stanton’s 33rd HR of the year, and #300 of his career.

But Happ gave up a 2-run HR in the top of the fourth. 3-2 Tigers.

The Yanks came back with 2 in the bottom of the fourth on a 2-run HR by Gleyber Torres (21). The ball was flying out of Yankee Stadium last night. Detroit hit 5 HR, the Yanks 3.

Happ gave up another HR in the fifth, and was knocked out of the game. 5-4 Detroit. The Yanks tied it in the bottom of the fifth when Hicks singled, Stanton walked and Andujar got an infield hit. Hicks scored on an error on the play.

Luke Voit put the Yanks up 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh with a 2-run HR (5), but in the top of the ninth, Betances, after getting an out, gave up a walk, then the back-to-back HRs to lose the game. Victor Martinez hit 2 HR for the Tigers, and Niko Goodrum had 4 hits, inc. the GW HR.

Hicks 2 hits
Stanton 2 hits, 2-run HR (33, #300 career), 2 RBI
Voit 2 hits, HR (5, 4th as Yankee), 2 RBI
Torres 3 hits, 2 RBI, HR (21)

Happ 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  4.00 (Tor/NYY)
Green 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.66
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.95
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.94 (Balt/NYY)
Betances (BS, 2; L, 4-4, 2.59) 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.  Gave up 2 HR.

The loss drops the 84-50 Yanks 8 1/2 back of Boston in the AL East. They are still 4 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card spot, and 9 up on Seattle for a playoff spot. The magic # over Seattle to clinch a playoff spot is 20.

Very brief minor league recap:

SWB (70-64) got 2 in the bottom of the 9th to win 3-2 and keep their playoff hopes alive. C Gary Sanchez 0 for 4 on rehab. Justus Sheffield pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

AA Trenton (75-61) lost 5-1 despite getting 11 hits.

High A Tampa (68-66) won 3-1 in 6 1/2 innings. The other game of the scheduled DH was rained out. DH Clint Frazier 1 for 3 on rehab. Domingo German on rehab 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER.

Low A: Charleston (61-71) lost 7-3.

 

 

 

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Minor League Report. Pitchers dominant.

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AAA: SWB (69-64) won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 9th. Zack Zehner 2 RBI. Tyler Wade 2 hits. C Gary Sanchez 0 for 4. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

King 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.   1.09  (Overall, 3 levels, 10-5, 1.80; started at Tampa)
Cessa (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.73
Adams (W, 4-5, 4.91) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.

SWB is one game out of a wild card spot, and the regular season ends on Labor Day (Monday). We’ll see what the next few days hold.

AA: It’s unknown yet if they”ll be a division champ or a wild card, but Trenton has clinched a playoff spot. On Wednesday, they won 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 doubles, RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Nick Green (W, 1-2, 3.63) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.   (2 levels, A+/AA 8-7, 3.32)
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  4.05.

No playoffs for Tampa or Charleston.

High A: Tampa (67-66) had both games of their DH rained out.

Low A: Charleston (61-70) won 6-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits.

Junk (W, 7-5, 3.77) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR
Higgins (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.75

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB  (65-59) lost 7-6. SS Abiatal Avelino solo HR. 3B Rey Navarro 4 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits. As of now, SWB is 1 game behind for a wild card spot.

Swanson 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave 1 HR. 4.50
Lail (L, 4-6, 5.50) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.93
R. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   3.32

AA: Trenton (68-57) lost 12-1. CF Jeff Hendrix got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits. Trenton is 2 1/2 back in the division, but in the top wild card spot.

Bollinger (L, 7-5, 4.03) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  0 W, 0 K.   2.33
Frawley 1 IP, 7 R, 6 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  6.60
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.00

High A: Tampa (61-65) won 3-1. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo HR, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nelson (W, 7-5, 3.36) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Harris (S, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.15

Low A: Charleston (57-65) lost 7-0. DH Dermis Garcia and 1B Chris Hess 2 hits each.

Sanmartin (L, 2-6, 4.19) 4 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Higgins 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.88
Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.26

Minor League Report. Charleston throws no-hitter.

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AAA: SWB (63-58) lost 7-4 in 10 innings. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits. 3B/SS Gio Urshela 3 hits, 2 doubles and a triple, RBI. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits. C Wilkin Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

Adams 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 4 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.  4.98
Tarpley 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  2.28
Coshow (L, 1-4, 5.04) 2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (65-56) lost 3-2. RF Jhalen Jackson solo HR.

Nick Green (L, 0-1, 3.60) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.42
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K.  9.00
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.38

First AA game for Green, who was 7-5, 3.28 at High A Tampa.

High A: Tampa (59-64) scored 2 in the 8th and 6 in the 9th to win 10-6. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, 3 RBI. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 3 RBI. RF Ben Ruta 2 RBI.

Lehnen 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  5.84
Kamplain 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  4.79
Zurak (BS, 2; W, 1-2, 6.55) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Harris (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.31

Low A: Charleston (56-63) won 7-1, throwing a combined no-hitter.   2 hits SS Oswaldo Cabrera. 2 hits 2B Wilkerman Garcia. C Eduardo Navas solo HR. RF Frederick Cuevas Grand Slam.

Junk (W, 6-4, 3.72) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K
DeCarr (H, 3 ) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.38
Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.46

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-56) scored five in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead, but coughed up two in the bottom of the ninth to lose 10-9. CF Mark Payton 2 hits. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Mike Ford 3 hits, RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Adams 3 1/3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.97. Poor outing by Adams.
Tarpley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.52
Kahnle 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.01
Coshow (L, 1-3, 4.69) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (65-52) lost 9-1. 2B Brandon Wagner 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Foley (L, 2-4, 3.57) 3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.47
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.   5.59
Diehl 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.80
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  10.80

HIgh A: Tampa (58-61) won 5-2. RF Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Isiah Gilliam 3 hits.

Abreu 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 k.  4.30
Whitlock (W, 5-3, 2.42) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (54-61) lost 4-3. They were up 3-2 but gave up runs in the eighth and ninth. CF Carlos Vidal 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 3 hits.

Contreras 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.22
DeCarr 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.76
Alvarez (BS, 2; L, 0-2, 1.59) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (58-52) split a DH.

Reg. Sched game: Won 3-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Cortes (W, 5-5. 3.72) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Coshow (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.60

Makeup of 8/3 rainout: Lost 6-4. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. DH Zack Zehner 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Espinal (L, 6-2, 3.07) 2 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Tarpley 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.45
Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.54

AA: Trenton (62-49) lost 6-3. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, RBI.

Keller (L, 8-8, 3,79) 5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  7.00

High A: Tampa (55-56) lost 7-6. C Kellin Deglan 2 for 2, 3 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

Nelson (L, 5-4, 3.57) 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 1R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K.  0.00
Zurak 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K.  5.06
Ort 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K   5.56

Low A: Charleston (51-58) lost 6-5 in 10. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI. Charleston was up 5-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Contreras 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  3.24
Ramos 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.78
A. Severino (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.   3.86
D. Alvarez (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 1.08)  1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.08