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Minor League Report. Hicks breaks out.

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AAA: After going 0 for 14 in his first four rehab games, CF Aaron Hicks broke out in SWB’s (18-14) 5-1 win, getting 3 hits— two doubles and a solo HR. DH Mike Ford had two solo HR. Raynel Espinal 5 IP, 1 R. Stephen Tarpley and Jake Barrett combined for four innings of scoreless relief.

AA: Trenton (21-10) scored five runs in the bottom of the 12th to win 8-7. LF Zach Zehner 2 RBI, inc. GW triple. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 3 hits, 4 RBI, inc. 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa won the completion of the suspended game, 5-2. CF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 RBI.

They (17-18) also won the regularly scheduled game 4-3 (both games 7 innings b/c of forced DH). C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (19-16) lost 4-3 in 13 innings. CF Brandon Lockridge 2-run HR. Alexander Vizcaino a no-decision. 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.34.

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Game 36. Yanks fall, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Just a bad night all around as the Yanks (21-15) lost 10-1 to Seattle. They only got five hits.

The only run came in the sixth when Mike Tauchman doubled, D.J. LeMahieu singled him to third and Tauchman scored on a SF by Luke Voit.

Only Luis Cessa pitched well.

Gio Urshela fouled a ball off of his leg and had to leave the game. X-rays negative, bruised knee.

D.J. LeMahieu 2 hits (.339).
Mike Tauchman 2 hits.

The Yanks may have to reconsider how quickly they are bringing guys back from rehab. Miguel Andujar is 2 for 19 since coming off of the DL. Meanwhile (see the minor league report) Aaron Hicks, in three rehab games, hasn’t got a hit yet. Maybe both need more time?

Loaisiga (L, 1-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cessa 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.32
Barrett 2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.   14.73

When Loaisiga was added to the roster for the start, Tyler Wade was sent down.

After this game, Barrett was sent down. Nestor Cortes reportedly on his way up.

Game 32. Paxton to DL, and Yanks fall, 7-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before Saturday’s game, the Yanks put James Paxton on the 10 day DL. They brought up Jake Barrett from SWB, where Barrett was 0-1, 1.50 in eight games. Barrett, 27, RHP, spent MLB time with Arizona 2016-2018, going 2-4, 4.05, ERA+ 113. He’ll probably be with the Yanks until the Yanks need a starter (Loaisiga, probably) to fill Paxton’s spot next turn around.

J.A. Happ, meanwhile, gave up 2 HR in the Yanks’ (18-14) 7-3 loss to the Twins Saturday. It’s been a disappointing start to the season for Happ so far, and with Paxton now shelved, the Yanks really need Happ to step it up.

The Yanks were down 5-0 in the seventh when Brett Gardner doubled, Cameron Maybin singled him to third and Gardner scored with Maybin moving up on a WP. D.J. LeMahieu singled in Maybin to cut it to 5-2.

But the Twins came right back with runs in the eighth and ninth.

The other Yankees’ run came when Gary Sanchez hit his eleventh HR of the year in the bottom of the eighth.

Miguel Andujar returned to the lineup, had a hit but made two errors.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Sanchez solo HR

Happ (L, 1-3, 4.93) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Harvey 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.14
Tarpley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  10.38
Barrett 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40 Gave up 1 HR.

Today’s game (Sunday) has been pushed back from 1 PM to 4 PM because of the weather. The Yanks hope the rain stops and that they can get the game in.

 

 

Acquisitions and Minors. Semple overpowers at Low A.

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The Yanks made a couple minor acquisitions for depth in the past couple of days.

They picked up RHP Jake Barrett, 27. Barrett, a reliever, pitched in seven games for Arizona last year, going 0-1, 5.14. For his MLB career (2016-2018, all with AZ) he is 2-4, 4.05, ERA+ 113 in  103 games. He was 1-2, 3.49 as a rookie in 2016.

With the injuries to the infield, they also picked up infielder Cliff Pennington, 34 (35 in June), a switch-hitter. Pennington played in 16 games for the Reds in 2018. For his career, he has played for the A’s (2008-2012), Arizona (2013-2015), Blue Jays (2015), Angels (2016-2017) and Reds (2018). Mostly a SS/2B, he can play a little 3B, too. His 162 g. average for his career is .242-6-40, 14 SB , OPS+ 79. He was the A’s full-time SS 2010-2012. He has played in nine postseason games, going 4 for 15.

Both players will go to SWB.

Friday’s minor league action:

AAA: SWB (1-1) won over Buffalo 6-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits, RBI. Starter and winner Nestor Cortes 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton got smoked in their opener, 11-1, getting just 3 hits. Nick Green gave up 7 runs in 2 2/3 IP of relief.

High A: Tampa (0-2) lost 5-3. RHP Deivi Garcia, 19, struck out 9 in his 10 outs (3 1/3 IP) but gave up 4 runs. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. OF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (2-0) won 6-1. RF Josh Stowers 3 hits, RBI.  C Josh Breaux 2 RBI. SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Matt Sauer 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K
Shawn Semple (W) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 10 K.   

 

 

Game 7. Yanks hit 4 HR (2 by Gleyber) to win 8-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

After the first inning, it didn’t look good. James Paxton gave up 3 runs in the first, and one run scored on a balk, another via a WP.

Gleyber Torres homered in the third, but after five innings, it was 4-1 Orioles and you feared the worst.

But in the fifth, Sanchez homered (3) to make it 4-2 and later that inning, Torres homered (2) to give the Yanks a 5-4 lead.

Luke Voit, who was slumping, hit a 3-run HR (2) in the top of the ninth for the cushion and the final score of 8-4.

The win puts the Yanks at 3-4 on the season. Tampa Bay is off to a good start, but take a look at Boston, 2-6.

Paxton did settle in after the first inning to get the win.

Torres 4 for 4. Single, double, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Voit HR, 3 RBI
Sanchez HR
Gardner 2 hits

Tough day for Aaron Judge, who may be trying to do too much to carry the team with all the injuries. 0 for 5, 4 strikeouts.

Paxton (W, 1-1, 4.09)  5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Kahnle (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50.

Greg Booker, a setup man who pitched for the Padres in the 1984 WS, passed away, age 58.  1983-1989 SD, Twins 1989, Giants 1990. 5-7, 3.89 in MLB career, ERA+ 95.

HOF manager Bobby Cox, mostly known for his managerial work for the Braves, but a Yankees’ 3B 1968-1969, is in the hospital after what appears to be a stroke. Prayers go out to him.

The Yanks are off Friday.

The Yanks did make a move, acquiring Jake Barrett from the Pirates and he will go to AAA SWB.

From Pinstripe Alley

In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees moved pitcher Ben Heller to the 60-day injured list.

Barrett has just 93.1 major-league innings to his name, all out of the bullpen with the Diamondbacks, along with a 4.05 ERA. The 27-year-old posted his best season in 2016, when he ran a 3.49 ERA, good for a 129 ERA+, across 59.1 innings. He’s spent little time in the majors since, making just seven appearances in 2018, allowing four runs in seven innings in the process.

He did play well in the minors last season, maintaining a 2.87 ERA in 53.1 innings for Triple-A Reno. Barrett struck out 11.3 batters per nine, but also ran a 4.9 BB/9 rate. According to Statcast, during Barrett’s brief time in the bigs last year, he relied heavily on his fastball, throwing his four-seamer 60% of the time. His slider made up 35% of his repertoire, while a splitter served as more of a show-me pitch with 5% usage. He averaged just over 94 mph on his fastball.

Now that the minor league season has started, I’ll be posting reports on the Yanks’ farm teams.

Spoiler alert: Gio Gonzalez sucked for SWB in their opener Thursday. Minor league Report coming tomorrow morning.