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Minor League Action from June 1, 2023. Peraza red hot.


AAA: SWB (27-27) lost 5-3 to Lehigh Valley.

SS Oswald Peraza solo HR (10). 7 HR in last 8 games. .340. Should Volpe be looking over his shoulder?

Brito 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
Norwood (L, 0-3) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 7.23
Snelten 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.80
Brewer 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.69

AA: Somerset (27-20) won 11-7.

CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 3 run HR. (8) #1 prospect.
C Austin Wells 2 RBI #2 prospect.
3B Tyler Hardman Grand Slam (9) 5 RBI #18 prospect.
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.

Fenter 3 2/3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 3 W, 5 K. 5.13
Jennings 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.65
Wilson (W, 2-1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.34
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.05

High A: Hudson Valley (27-21) lost 1-0, getting just two hits.

Zach Messinger (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 4 W, 9 K. 1 WP 2.78 #22 prospect.
Diaz 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Neely 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 3 K. 1.80

Low A: Tampa (20-28) lost 7-2.

2B Jared Serna 2 hits. #30 prospect.
C Jesus Rodriguez 3 hits, RBI.

Brock Selvidge 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. 1 WP 3.15 #28 prospect.
Gabonia (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50
Stone (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2 balks. 9.00
Bustamente 1/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 3 HBP. 3.86
Gray 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.56

Minor league action from 5/27/2023.

Sorry for no minor league report yesterday, but with my bus trip up to Yankee Stadium for yesterday’s game, there was no time to write up a report on Friday’s minor league action.

But here goes with the results from Saturday.

AAA: SWB (24-26) lost 11-7.

3B Oswald Peraza 2-run HR (6). #3 prospect.
SS Jesus Bastidas 3 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (6)

McGarity (L, 4-1) 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 5.68
Norwood 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP Gave up 1 HR 6.62
Loseke 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 WP Gave up 2 HR 2.45
Bowman 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K. 3.57
M. Gomez 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W 1 K. 1 WP 7.66
Weissert 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.51

AA: Somerset (24-19) got crushed, losing 17-3.

LF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (7). #2 prospect still struggling at .206.
2B Caleb Durbin 2 hits.
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI.

Abeyta (L, 2-3) 4 2/3 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 8 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 3 HR. 6.75
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP Gave up 2 HR 4.03
Myatt 1/3 IP, 6 R, 2 H, 4 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR 4.26
Semple 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.29

High A: Hudson Valley (26-18) lost 7-5.

SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
LF Aaron Palensky 3 hits, RBI .352
DH Josh Breaux 3 hits, RBI.
3B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits.

Chase Hampton 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 10 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.15 #26 prospect.
C. Gomez (L, 2-2) (BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.45
Cohen 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.18

Low A: Tampa (17-27) lost 7-6.

RF Daury Arias 2 Hits, 4 RBI. Grand slam (2).

Lange 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.30
Y. Calderon 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70
Vinyard 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.33
Gilbert 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25
Keating (L, 3-3) (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.21
Ayers 0 IP, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.63

Just a quick note on a game from Friday. AAA SWB won 5-2 Friday.
Josh Donaldson on rehab: 0 for 3, walked twice, struck out twice. Scored a Run,. DH’d.
SS Peraza had two hits.
Jhony Brito started and got the win. 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 W 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AAA SWB 24-26; tied for 6th in the 10 team IL East. 11 1/2 GB
AA Somerset 24-19, 2nd in Eastern League Northeast 5 1/2 GB
High A Hudson Valley 26-18, 1st in SAL North by 2 1/2 games.
Low A Tampa 17-27; 6th and last in Florida State League west, 14 1/2 GB

Game #48. Judge and Rizzo lead Yanks to 7-4, 10-inning win. Rortvedt debuts. Yanks DFA Hicks.

In my post regarding Game #47, I mentioned how the Yanks traded for Greg Allen. Allen was added to the major league team right away and in order to make room for him, the Yanks DFA’d Aaron Hicks, eating the rest of his contract.

It may have been a surprise move to some, that the Yanks would eat that much money remaining on the contract (I’d guess about $28MM and the rest of this year plus two more years?) but it was a long time coming. Hicks was hitting just .188-1-5 this year with an OPS+ of only 46 (100 is average). Since his best year of 2018 (.248-27-79, OPS+ 127 and 22nd in MVP voting), Hicks only hit .218 with an OPS+ of 92 whiles being frequently injured. His defense also has suffered, and the former CF was moved to LF what with Harrison Bader taking over the CF job. From 2017-2020, Hicks’ OPS+ was 120, but injuries hurt his 2017 and 2019 seasons, and Covid shortened the 2020 season to 60 games. The big drop-off in Hicks’ production started in 2021 when more injuries limited him to 32 games. He hasn’t been the same since.

Allen doesn’t have the power Hicks does, but does have more speed and unlike Hicks, who has been a starter, has been a bench player for his whole career, so he doesn’t have to adapt to the role like Hicks has had to this year. Like Hicks, Allen is a switch-hitter.

As for the game, the Yanks rode Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo to a 7-4, 10-inning win. Catcher Ben Rortvedt made his Yankees’ debut and got hits in his first two plate appearances.

Jhony Brito struggled and was sent down to AAA after the game to make room for today’s starter, Luis Severino, who will be coming off the IL and will be making his season debut today. It will be a strange starting time today (Sunday) of 11:35 AM.

The Reds struck first in yesterday’s game, getting a run in the bottom of the first. Brito hurt himself with a walk and a balk before giving up an RBI single.

The Yanks came right back in the top of the third to tie the game. Rortvedt doubled in his first ever Yankee at bat and was brought home on a single by Judge.

The Reds took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third. Once again, Brito hurt himself. After getting the first two hitters out, he walked the next three batters then gave up an infield single.

In the bottom of the fourth, Brito once again couldn’t close things out with two out. He got the first two hitters, then gave up a single and a 2-run HR and the Yanks were in a 4-1 hole.

They came right back to tie the game at four each with three runs in the top of the fifth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a solo HR (2) with one out in the inning. Rortvedt and Gleyber Torres followed with singles. Judge doubled in a run to make it 4-3. Rizzo singled to tie the game, but Judge was thrown out at the plate on a bad send by third base coach Luis Rojas. It hurt at the time because D.J. LeMahieu singled right afterward. You think, hey, Judge would have then scored, but then you have the fallacy of the predetermined outcome. Oh, well.

The game stayed tied and went into the tenth inning. Allen, who arrived in the middle of the game, pinch-ran for Rortvedt as the ghost runner in the top of the tenth. He was moved to third on a flyout by Torres, and you thought that Cincinnati would then walk Judge to try to get out of the inning by making Rizzo GIDP. Instead, they pitched to Judge, and Judge broke the tie with an RBI single—his fourth hit of the day—to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead. But it didn’t matter if the Reds would have walked Judge, for (but once again, the fallacy of the predetermined outcome) Rizzo homered (11) to give the Yanks a cushion with a 7-4 lead, and that is the way the game ended.

The Yankees are 28-20 (3rd in AL East, 6 1/2 out), and even with some guys still out (most notably Stanton, Donaldson, Rodon, Montas, Loaisiga, Hamilton, and I won’t list guys who won’t even be back at all this year like Trivino and Effross) are 13-6 this month.

The AL East is one tough division. Toronto is 25-21, which isn’t a bad record, but they are in LAST place in the division.

Torres 2 hits.
Judge 4 for 4 with a walk, 3 RBI.
Rizzo 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (11).
Kiner-Falefa solo HR (2).
Rortvedt 2 hits. (First two at bats as a Yankee, two hits. Yankee debut).

Brito 4 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 balk. 5.58 Sent to AAA after game.
Marinaccio 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.09
King 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.10
Holmes (W, 2-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.44
Weber (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 3.68

The Yankee bullpen tossed six shutout innings, giving up just one hit.

Game 43. Judge HRs twice in Yanks 7-4 win.

You never know, sometimes.

The Yanks went with Jimmy Cordero to start the game, and then brought in Jhony Brito afterwards. It worked like a charm for seven innings.

Against ace Alek Manoah of Toronto, Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone gave both Harrison Bader (for 8 innings, he came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth) and D.J. LeMahieu the night off. Jose Trevino had the night off too.

But Aaron Judge (twice) and Willie Calhoun homered, and the Yankees (24-19) beat Toronto 7-4.

The Yanks gave Cordero a three-run lead before he took the mound. Judge hit a solo HR (9) and a couple of batters later, Calhoun hit a 2-run shot (3) to make it 3-0.

The Yanks added two runs in the fourth. Anthony Volpe led off with a double, then Oswaldo Cabrera walked. Kyle Higashioka singled in Volpe with Cabrera going to third. Aaron Hicks walked to load the bases. After Jake Bauers popped up, Judge walked to force in a run. 5-0.

In the top of the sixth, with one out, Bauers walked and stole second. Maybe not a smart play by Bauers, because then Judge was intentionally walked. Toronto was hoping for an inning-ending DP but Anthony Rizzo spoiled that by hitting an RBI double. 6-0.

In the top of the eighth, Boone was ejected for arguing a called strike on Judge that was clearly low. No one gets as many bad calls called on him than Judge. Umpires need to and don’t adjust the strike zone for Judge. He is 6’7″. A ball at the knees for a normal player is LOW on Judge. Anyway, Judge hit a 462 ft. bomb, his second HR of the game and tenth of the season, to make the score 7-0. He just had a 2-HR game the other day, so hopefully he is back and on a hot streak.

Toronto got four runs in the bottom of the eighth. A questionable call on a double (it looked foul) started the rally, Gleyber Torres made an error, and a couple of bloopers. Michael King stranded two to end the inning and then closed it out in the ninth.

Judge 2 for 2. Both hits HR (solo and 2-run) (10). He also drew 3 walks.
Calhoun 2-run HR (3)
Cabrera was 0 for 2 but drew 3 walks.

Besides their 8 hits, the Yanks drew 10 walks.

J. Cordero 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.50
Brito (W, 3-3) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.45
Hamilton 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.27
King (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.38

Game #38. Three HR, including Volpe slam, slams A’s. Yanks win 11-3.

The A’s have been a tonic to a lot of bats this year, what with their 8-30 record and ERA of almost 7.50.

The Yanks (21-17) were no exception, as they completed a three-game sweep of Oakland with an 11-3 win on Wednesday afternoon.

The Yanks jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With the bases loaded, Gleyber Torres hit a SF, then Harrison Bader immediately followed with a 3-run HR (3).

Yankees’ starter Jhony Brito gave up back-to-back HR in the top of the second and the Yanks’ lead was cut to 4-2. Brito was in and out of trouble all day but managed to escape with just those two runs given up.

The Yanks exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth. Aaron Judge led off with a double and scored on an Anthony Rizzo single. D.J. LeMahieu then hit a 2-run HR (5) to make the score 7-2. Torres doubled, and two outs later, both Kyle Higashioka and Oswaldo Cabrera walked. Anthony Volpe then hit a grand slam for his fourth HR of the season and an 11-2 Yankees’ lead.

Deivi Garcia, brought up earlier in the day when Greg Weissert was sent back to SWB, gave up a HR in the seventh and that was it for the day. Final score Yankees 11, A’s 3.

Volpe 4 RBI. Grand slam. (4)
Judge 3 hits.
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI.
LeMahieu 2 RBI. 2-run HR (5).
Bader 3 RBI. 3-run HR (3).

Brito 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP 5.81
J. Cordero (W, 2-1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.14
Garcia (S, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.00 Season debut.

Game #33. Misplay in LF costs Yanks. 5-4 loss drops them 10 back.

After keeping Aaron Judge, owner Hal Steinbrenner promised him that there was enough money to make more moves.

But the Yanks only made one move after that—signing Carlos Rodon, who hasn’t pitched at all yet for the Yanks this year. More on that later.

One move the Yanks didn’t make, and it is costing them now, is that they didn’t address left field. They wanted to retain Andrew Benintendi but lost him in free agency to the White Sox (the White Sox have a terrible record right now at 10-22 before last night, and although Benintendi is hitting .275, it is without any power. His OPS+ is just 83, 100 being average).

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Yanks do something to address LF. There has been misplaced trust that Aaron Hicks should have a bounce back season. Hicks before last night’s game was hitting .146 with no extra base hits and is below a converted infielder (IKF) on the totem pole. IKF is a converted infielder hitting .196 with no extra base hits before last night’s game. Oswaldo Cabrera has not built on the success he had in his MLB beginnings last year. He is struggling at .196. Franchy Cordero had a hot week but has been sent back to the minors after hitting just .151. Willie Calhoun has been DH-ing because his defense is subpar. The Yanks’ LF production may be the worst in the majors at that position this year.

With the struggles of those players, and injuries, the Yanks have brought up Jake Bauers. The journeyman OF hit a HR the other day, but in just his third game with the Yanks, he misplayed a fly ball last night into a run-scoring double, and that proved to be the deciding run in a 5-4 Yanks loss last night. The loss to Tampa Bay dropped the 17-16 Yanks ten games behind those first-place Rays in the AL East.

So yes, injuries have hurt, but LF is a place where no one has gotten injured. The Yanks just haven’t received any production there and I would expect and hope that something is done to fix that soon.

Speaking of Rodon, the lefty pitcher will have a cortisone shot in his back next week. His condition is chronic. Sigh. He was just signed to a 6-year deal for $162MM. When right, he is lights out, but now you wonder if he can manage that back issue or if he turns out to be another Pavano.

I wanted and applauded the Rodon signing. Of course, I, and probably the Yanks, not to mention Rodon, didn’t know there was going to be a chronic back issue to come with it.

Last night’s game started poorly. Starter Jhony Brito gave up a HR to Randy Arozarena in the bottom of the first. Arozarena was HBP twice later in the game, causing Arozarena and the Rays to become infuriated and causing Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash to be ejected.

Tampa Bay, who are 18-2 at home this season, scored in the bottom of the second to make it 2-0. Yandy Diaz touched Brito for a HR in the bottom of the third, and the Rays tacked on another run after that. 4-0 Rays after three.

The Yanks tied it up in the top of the sixth. With one out, Anthony Rizzo singled. Gleyber Torres doubled home Rizzo. D.J. LeMahieu walked and after Willie Calhoun struck out, Harrison Bader hit his first regular-season HR as a Yankee (he had five in last year’s postseason) to tie the game.

In the bottom of the seventh, with one out and a man on first, Wander Franco hit a fly ball to left. Stats said there was a 95% chance of it being caught for an out. Instead, Bauers misplayed the ball into a double. The Yanks almost got the runner at home. He was originally called out, but the play was overturned upon review. The run turned out to be the deciding run.

In the postgame show, Jack Curry on YES mentioned what I believe. That instead of Jimmy Cordero pitching in that seventh inning, that it should have been Michael King. Manager Aaron Boone needs to realize that too, that King is his best reliever right now and to use him as such. Forget roles. You go by what you see and adjust to that.

Yes, injuries have hurt. But the Yanks have to make adjustments. In the bullpen, with King taking on the go-to role, and also in LF, where the Yanks’ LF production so far this season has been weak.

GM Brian Cashman said they tried to make more moves in the off-season but no move made sense. We will see if one makes sense soon. Someone in LF needs to step up or a move has to happen.

And with Rodon’s back being chronic, and with no pitching depth in the minors, a move for a starting pitcher may have to happen as well.

Volpe 2 hits, SB (11).
LeMahieu 2 for 2 with 2 walks.
Bader 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1).

Brito 4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 2 HR given up. 6.08
Abreu 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.60
Hamilton 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.50
J. Cordero (L, 1-1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.09
King 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 1.42

Game #28. Yanks blanked, lose 2-0.

Aaron Judge has a mild hip strain, and the Yanks will decide by Monday if he is day to day or needs to go on the IL.

Meanwhile, without Judge (and also Stanton and Donaldson, both on the IL, along with rehabbing Harrison Bader, also on the IL) the Yankees (15-13) offense is struggling.

Tonight, they got only three hits while getting shutout by Texas, 2-0.

Rookie Jhony Brito hasn’t done badly this year, except for when he twice faced the Twins. He was good tonight, but made one mistake, giving up a 2-run HR to Ezequiel Duran. Duran was once in the Yanks’ farm system and was in the failed trade that brought the Yankees Joey Gallo.

That one mistake was enough to cost Brito and the Yankees the ballgame.

Jake Bauers, who was just called up while Franchy Cordero was sent down, didn’t even get to bat. He made a superb catch to end the bottom of the first inning and saved a run doing so. However, he crashed into the wall and bruised his knee and had to come out of the game.

In the bottom of the third, Aaron Hicks, Bauers’ replacement in LF, stole a HR away with a leaping catch. It saved three runs.

Brito (L, 2-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.56
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.31
Hamilton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.72
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 2.70

Game #23. Yanks fall to Twins, 6-1, and get salt rubbed in the wound. Two ex-Yanks get their revenge.

For Yankees fans, losing was bad enough.

Seeing who was beating you was even worse, like pouring salt into the wound.

Two players who did poorly as Yankees and who were basically booed out of the Bronx helped the Twins beat the Yankees (13-10, 4th place in AL East, 7 back) last night by a score of 6-1.

Sonny Gray, who as a Yankee in 2017 and 2018 went 15-16, 4.51, tossed seven shutout innings to improve to 3-0, 0.62 this season. Yankee fans had to wonder where was that while he was in the pinstripes.

On top of that, Joey Gallo, who as a Yankee in 2021 and 2022 hit just .159 with 25 HR but 194 strikeouts in 140 games, homered. He has any many HR right now (6) as Aaron Judge. Once again, Yankee fans had to wonder where was that while he was in the Bronx.

Jhony Brito has started five games for the Yankees, three were decent, and two not so good. Both of the poor ones have come against the Twins. Brito was knocked out in the first inning the first time around, and this time was knocked out in the third when the Twins got three runs.

The Yanks’ offense has been anemic lately, and they didn’t get their only run until the ninth inning.

LeMahieu 2 hits.
F. Cordero 0 for 3, 3 strikeouts. Misplayed a ball into a triple. After a hot week, has cooled off.

Aaron Hicks got a start. He is down to .107. He isn’t the only Yankee with a cold bat.

Brito (L, 2-2) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 1 K. 6.11
Weissert 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up the HR to Gallo. 2.08
Abreu 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.59
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.00
J. Cordero 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.24

Game #18. Yanks edge Angels 3-2 in 10 behind Judge’s bat and glove.

Aaron Judge did it last night with his bat and glove last night as the Yankees (11-7) beat the Angels, 3-2, in ten innings.

In the top of the first, Judge robbed Shohei Ohtani of a HR. It wasn’t the first time Judge did that at Yankee Stadium against Ohtani. He robbed him at Yankee Stadium of a HR last year too.

Then in the bottom of the first, Judge hit a 2-run HR (6) to put the Yanks up 2-0.

Jhony Brito had a nice bounce back performance. His first two MLB starts (and games) were good, as he got two wins and gave up just one run in ten innings, but last time out he was knocked out in the first inning. It was good to see Brito put that behind him and give a solid effort last night.

The Angels got a run off of Brito in the fifth, then the Yankees bullpen did a good job the rest of the way.

With two outs in the eighth, the Angels got a single, a balk and a single off of Wandy Peralta to tie the game, then Judge made a diving catch to rob Brandon Drury of a double and the Angels of the go-ahead run. He saved two runs in the game with two outstanding catches.

The game went to extras with that ghost runner rule I hate and that baseball will be keeping. Ugh. Ian Hamilton kept the Angels off the board in the top of the tenth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa was the ghost runner in the bottom of the tenth for the Yanks, and Anthony Volpe (who had a good game at bat and in the field) popped up trying to bunt IKF over (Oswaldo Cabrera also failed in a ninth inning bunt attempt). The Angels then walked Judge intentionally, but Anthony Rizzo was HBP to load the bases. Gleyber Torres then hit a SF to win the game.

Volpe 2 hits. Walk. A pair of nice fielding plays. SB (8).
Judge 2-run HR (6). 2 walks. Saved two runs on two outstanding defensive plays. Why hasn’t he won a Gold Glove?
Torres GW RBI on SF.

Brito 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K. 5.40
King 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 1.50
Peralta (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 1.29
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 4.70
Hamilton (W, 1-1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.86.

4 PM Start today. Nasty Nestor on the hill.

Game #13. 13 is unlucky. A forgettable 11-2 loss.

File under forgettable.

Jhony Brito’s first two MLB games were great. Two wins, 1 R in 10 IP.

Last night was a “welcome to the majors, kid” and not a kind greeting.

Brito couldn’t get out of the first inning, getting only two outs while giving up seven runs. Colton Brewer relieved Brito and immediately gave up back-to-back homers.

The Yanks were down 9-0 before they came to bat.

The final was 11-2. The Yanks only got four hits in the game, three of them by Anthony Rizzo, whose two solo HR accounted for the Yankees’ runs.

The Yanks struck out 12x.

Down by 10 runs, the Yanks used Isiah Kiner-Falefa to pitch the ninth.

Rizzo 3 for 4. Two solo HR (3).

Brito (L, 2-1) 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Brewer 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 3 HR. 1 WP 4.32
Hamilton 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.08
J. Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86
Kiner-Falefa 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00