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Minor League Report. Torres needs TJ surgery, done for year.

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Yankees’ top prospect, INF Gleyber Torres, needs TJ surgery and is done for the year. He injured his non-throwing elbow sliding into home the other day and hyperextended the elbow, injuring ligaments as well.

The Yanks were possibly grooming Torres to take over at 3B for Chase Headley later this year. They also now have promoted 3B Miguel Andujar to AAA. Andujar is an option for the future at 3B, also the Yanks may look at the trade deadline for a 3B. They aren’t happy with Headley’s performance so far.

Besides 3B, the Yanks may also look to upgrade at starting pitching and 1B. With CC out until early August and Tanaka struggling, an upgrade in the rotation, via Chance Adams being called up,Fo or a trade, looks imminent.

Also, 1B has been a problem with Greg Bird hurt and shut down, and the disappointing performance of Chris Carter. Here, the Yanks could look at a promotion (Tyler Austin, Mike Ford, Ji-Man Choi) or look to trade.

These are three positions that bear watching over the next month. How do the Yanks upgrade here? Is there a big deal brewing?

AAA: SWB (42-26) won 6-1. CF Dustin Fowler double, HR, 2 RBI. 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI LF Jake Cave. 3 hits, RBI 2B Donovan Solano. RF Clint Frazier 2 hits.

Lail (W, 4-2, 4.78) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Layne (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.48.

AA: Trenton off.

High A:   Tampa (37-31) won 4-2. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, solo HR. LF Tito Polo 2 hits, rbi. C Sharif Othman 2 hits.

Widener (w, 4-6, 3.94) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.59
Gomez (S, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.55

Low A: Charleston off.

UPDATE: Yanks’ minor league pitcher Matt Marsh has been suspended 50 games for using a banned substance.

Minor League Report. Littell shines after callup to AA.

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With various Yankees’ injuries, we’ll have to see who gets called up.

As reported in the Yankees’ report, the Yanks have shut down Greg Bird.

Hopefully no curse. The Yanks released Eric Ruth.

AAA: SWB (37-26) lost 8-2. 3B Tyler Wade (.315) 3 hits. DH Ji-man Choi (.301) 2 hits. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits.

Mitchell (L, 0-2, 5.09) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Disappointing year for him.
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 1 r, 3 H, 3 W, 2 k. 1.93
Feyereisen 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.12
Jones 1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.55

AA: Trenton (42-22) won 5-1. SS Thairo Estrada (.320) 2 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 RBI. LF Billy McKinney 2 doubles. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits.

Zack Littell was 8-1, 1.76 at Tampa. He was promoted to AA Trenton. This is his first AA game. He is a 21 yr. old RHP.

Littell (W, 1-0, 0.00) 7 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 3 W, 10 K.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.94
Brewer 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.76

High A: Tampa (36-31) won 3-1. 1B Tim Lynch double, HR, 3 RBI.

Clarkin 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.47
Hissong 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.97
Harvey (W 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.00
Gomez (S, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.76

Low A: Charleston (32-35) lost 2-0. DH Mandy Alvarez 3 of Charleston’s 6 hits.

Orozco (L, 3-5, 4.95) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.53
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.31

Game 64. Road trip from hell continues as Yankees lose in 10, 8-7, more players hurt.

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Before the game, the Yankees made moves, sending down Ron Herrera and putting CC Sabathia on the DL. They brought back Ben Heller  Domingo German (my mistake) and called up Luis Cessa.

After the game, an 8-7 Yankees’ loss in 10 innings, the Yanks may have to make more moves, like maybe bringing up Dustin Fowler, Kyle Higashioka and a reliever.

The road trip from hell continued with not only a Yankees’ loss,  their third in a row, but now more players may be headed to the DL.

In the minors, the Yankees have shut down Greg Bird, who now has a knee injury on top of trying to get over the ankle injury. Poor guy appears to be like Nick Johnson. So much potential, but injuries keep eating him up.

We don’t know when Ellsbury is coming back from that concussion. That’s important because last night Aaron Hicks had to be taken out of the game because of an Achilles injury.

Gary Sanchez had to be taken out because of an abductor muscle injury. Adam Warren wasn’t available because of a sore trap muscle in his pitching arm.

We’ll see if these injuries are day to day or if they require DL stints. But geez…

The loss puts the Yanks at 38-26, and they maintain a 2-game lead in the AL East. It was a tough loss, because the Yanks came back in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth and took the lead in the tenth.

In the tenth, Giovanny Gallegos got the first two outs, then gave up two hits and an intentional walk before a blooper just extended past Starlin Castro’s reach, tipped off his glove, found grass, and gave the A’s their 8-7 walkoff win.

The Yanks left the bases loaded in the first, not scoring. They left two on in the fourth.

Jordan Montgomery gave up a solo HR in the first to Jed Lowrie and a 2-run double in the second to put the Yanks in a 3-0 hole.

The Yanks tied it in the sixth when with one out, Castro singled, Sanchez walked and Didi (17 g. hitting streak) singled to load the bases. Headley singled in two runs, Carter tied the game with a single.

The A’s got a run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3 on a Yonder Alonso HR. The Yanks tied it in the seventh. With two out, Castro singled, stole second, and scored on a Gary Sanchez double.

The A’s scored in the bottom of the seventh, going up 5-4. The Yanks came back again to tie it in the eighth on a Chris Carter HR (7).

Once again, the Yanks couldn’t hold the A’s, as the A’s got a run in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks tied the game at six in the top of the ninth when Castro doubled with one out and Sanchez singled him home. Sanchez was having a big game when he got hurt.

In the tenth, with one out, Gardner and Refsnyder (in for the injured Hicks) each singled. Judge walked to load the bases and Castro hit a SF.

Then came the bottom of the tenth when Gallegos got the first two batters but couldn’t salt the game away.

Gardner 2 hits.
Castro 3 for 5, scored 3, 1 RBI. (.328)
Sanchez 3 for 3, 2 walks, scored 1, 2 RBI. He raised his average to .297 before the injury.
Headley 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carter 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR
Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.78. Gave up 2 HR
Green 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70
Clippard 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.30
Betances 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.42
Gallegos (BS, 1; L, 0-1; 7.15) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (37-25) won 6-5. C Kyle Higashioka 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI. DH Tyler Austin 2 hits. SS Gleyber Torres triple, 2 RBI. 1B Greg Bird is struggling since going up to AAA on his rehab. CF Mason Williams double, 2 RBI.

Lail 6 IP, 5, R, 10 H, 2 W, 5 K. 5.18
Webb (BS, 3) 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.19
Mantiply (W, 3-3, 2.93) 1 2/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Graham (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.20

AA: Trenton (41-22) came up short, 5-4, scoring all their runs in the top of the ninth on a grand slam by LF Billy McKinney. CF Rashad Crawford and 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits each.

Ramirez (L, 6-2, 2.51) 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. 0.73
Coshow 1 IP, 3 R, all unearned, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.05

High A: Tampa (35-31) swept a DH.
Reg sched. game: Won 11-1. CF Tito Polo double, triple, 4 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, rbi. 2B Nick Solak 2-run HR. 3B Kyle Holder 3 hits, rbi.

Widener 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.19
Tarpley (W 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.23

Won Makeup of 6/13 game 5-1. Polo LF, 2 hits, RBI. 2B Solak 2 RBI.

Koerner (W, 2-1, 2.45) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (32-34) won 5-2. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits. DH Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI.

Perez (W, 2-3, 3.51) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Diehl (S, 1)  3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.75

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (35-24) pounded Lehigh Valley 11-4. Rehabbing 1B Greg Bird 2 doubles, RBI. 2-Run HR LF Dustin Fowler. 3-run HR C Kyle Higashioka. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, rbi. SS Cito Culver 2 hits, 2 rbi.

Mitchell 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.50
Feyereisen 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.76
Jones (W, 5-1, 2.64) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.60

AA:  Trenton (39-21) won 7-3. 3B Miguel Andujar double, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. 3 hits, RBI for C Jorge Saez. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi.

Cortes (W, 4-0, 3.26) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 h, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. Another pitcher w/a nice record.
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 4 K. 5.13
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.21
McNamara 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

High A: Tampa (32-31) lost 5-1. LF Trey Amburgey double, solo HR. Jorge Mateo is at .238.

Clarkin (L, 3-3, 2.49) 3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 4 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 0.00
Reeves 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 5.79
Schwaab 1 ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 0 K. 4.70

Low A: Charleston (30-32) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 5-3. 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI CF Estevan Florial. 3 hits 2B Diego Castillo.

Orozco (L, 3-4, 5.36) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Morris 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.50

Makeup of 5/22 rainout: Lost 4-2. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. 2 Hits RF Isiah Gilliam.

DeCarr 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. 4.91
Espinal (L, 1-1, 1.26) 2 1/3 IP, 2 runs, both unearned, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.

Minor League Report. Frazier (2) and Torres HRs power SWB. Good starting pitching at AA, A+

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Before getting to the minor league report: Masahiro Tanaka’s start has been pushed back from Sunday against Baltimore to Monday night in Anaheim against the Angels. No word on who starts Sunday, probably Chad Green.

AAA: LF Clint Frazier hit 2 homers and 2B Gleyber Torres hit another in SWB’s (34-24) 10-1 win over Lehigh Valley. Frazier had 4 rbi, Torres 2. Rehabbing Greg Bird was 0 for 5. SWB scored 7 in the first inning.

Both Frazier and Torres had 2 hits. Tyler Wade (.307) had 3 hits. Also chipping in with 2 hits and an RBI each were RF Tyler Austin and 3B Donovan Solano.

Cessa (W 3-6, 4.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Webb 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.43
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00  AAA debut, just promoted.
Graham 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.97

AA: Trenton (38-21) walked off a 2-1 win in the bottom of the 10th on a bases-loaded walk to 2B Vicente Conde. RF Zack Zehner two hits.

Acevedo 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.62. Another comer.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Brewer (W, 1-1, 2.03) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.03

High A: Tampa (32-30) squeaked out a 2-1 win. 2 H, 2 RBI C Francisco Diaz.

Littell (W, 8-1, 1.76) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R,  2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Hissong (S, 3) 1 Ip, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.35

Low A: Charleston (30-30) lost 3-1. C Donny Sands and LF Dalton Blaser 2 hits each. Charleston got 10 hits, scored just 1 run.

Diehl (L, 6-2, 4.00) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lane 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.93
Harris 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

Minor League Report. Herrera continues to dominate.

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AAA: SWB (33-24) lost 3-2 to Lehigh Valley. RF Clint Frazier 2 hits. 3B Donovan Solano 2 hits. Rehabbing 1B Greg Bird 1 for 3 w/2 walks.

Lail 6 iP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K. 4.91
Mantiply (L, 2-3, 3.12) 1 1/3 ip, 2 r, 3 h, 1 W, 2 K.
Heller 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.77

AA: Trenton (37-21) won 9-0. Amidst talk of the injured James Kaprielian, and of Chance Adams, and Justus Sheffield, Ronald Herrera has been overlooked, but look at his record.

1B Mike Ford 3-run HR. SS Thairo Estrada (.332) 3 hits, RBI. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits. DH Zack Zehner 2 RBI.

Herrera (w, 7-0, 1.07) 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Carroll 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.00

Herrera, a 22 yr. old righty, was ok, not great (10-8, 3.94 last year) but this year has really improved. Maybe a callup to AAA soon and we’ll see what he does there.

High A: Tampa (31-30) split a DH, both games 2-1.

Reg. sched. game: Won 2-1. C Francisco Diaz 2-run HR.

Koerner (W, 1-1, 3.00) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Reeves (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.36
Gomez (H, 2 ) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.93
Schwaab (S, 2 ) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.91

Makeup of 6/7 rainout: Lost 2-1. 1B Chris Gittens had 2 of their 4 hits.

Widener (L, 3-6, 4.33) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Foley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (30-29) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: won 3-1. RF Isiah Gilliam 2-run HR. Solo HR for LF Dalton Blaser.

Nick Green (W, 4-4, 2.75) 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Makeup of 6/6 rainout: Lost 2-0. Got just 3 hits.

Perez (L, 1-3, 3.77) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Sosebee 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K, 3.45.