AAA: SWB (43-22) lost 9-0, getting just three hits, two by Armando Alvarez (both doubles). AA: Somerset (41-27) won 10-0. Starter Shawn Semple 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 9 K. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2 HR. a solo shot and a 3-run Shot. DH Oswaldo Cabrera solo HR. RF Michael Beltre 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 3 for 3, 5 RBI, 2 HR, a 2-run HR and a 3-run HR. High A: Hudson Valley (46-23) won 10-9 in 11 innings. SS Ezequiel Duran 4 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux a 3-run HR. RF Jake Sanford 2 hits. INF Kyle MacDonald 2 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa (46-22) lost 9-3. CF Everson Pereira 3 hits, 2 RBI.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Beltre, Breaux, Cabrera, Duran, Lockridge, Lopez, MacDonald, Pereira, Sanford, Seigler, Semple
AAA: No luck for SWB, as they were supposed to complete a suspended game then play a new one. The suspended game was picked up in the second inning, no score. They only made it into the fifth, still no score, and the game had to be suspended again. The regularly scheduled game was postponed.
AA: Somerset (40-25) lost 8-7. Starter Ken Waldichuk has been really good this year, and was for five innings, but he then gave up a 3-run HR in the sixth. Guess he was due for a so-so outing. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. LF Michael Beltre 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits.
High A: Hudson Valley (43-23) won 9-4. RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. CF Elijah Dunham 3 hits. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, 2 RBI, 1B Chad Bell a 3-run HR. C Saul Torres 3 -run HR. Low A: Tampa (45-20) won 5-4. DH Everson Pereira 2 for 2, 2 RBI. RF Ryder Green 3 hits.
Posted in Minors, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Bell, Beltre, Cabrera, Dunham, Gilliam, Green, Lockridge, Olivares, Pereira, Sanford, Torres, Waldichuk
The Yankees/Red Sox game on Thursday night was postponed due to Covid concerns, and the whole four-game weekend series could be in jeopardy. Things could get even worse for MLB. This could affect each team. Besides Jonathan Loaisiga, who tested positive before the All-Star Game, Nestor Cortes, Jr. and Wandy Peralta have also tested positive. The Yanks made roster substitutions, reinstating Zack Britton off of the IL, bringing up Trey Amburgey, and putting Hoy Jun Park on the taxi squad. Then it was reported that Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka are in protocol. First reports are that they are positive too, but further testing is needed to confirm. Since Judge was just a starter and played at the All-Star Game, if he was/is positive, then every team has a problem, especially with its All-Stars, and MLB is then in a tizzy. Hoo Boy. Minor League Report. AAA: SWB (40-21) won 11-3. RF Ryan LaMarre, 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Greg Allen 2 hits, RBI. 3B Aramando Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI, SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits, 2 RBI. AA: Somerset (40-22) won 6-5 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. DH Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. High A: Hudson Valley (40-23) lost both games of a doubleheader. Game 1: Lost 3-2. CF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, RBI. Game 2: Lost 2-1, getting just two hits. 3B Chad Bell HR. Low A: Tampa (43-19) won 8-1. Top uber-prospect 18 yr. old Jasson Dominguez 2 hits. Edgar Barclay 4 scoreless, hitless relief innings, 7 K. Nick Paciorek 2 scoreless IP, 5 K. DH Austin Wells 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI. RF Jose DeLeon 2 hits. 3B Eduardo Torrealba 2-run HR.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season, Scandal
Tagged Allen, Alvarez, Amburgey, Barclay, Bell, Britton, Cabrera, Cortes, Covid, DeLeon, Dominguez, Gilliam, Hauver, Higashioka, Judge, LaMarre, Loaisiga, Olivares, Paciorek, Park, Peralta, Peraza, Sands, Torrealba, Urshela, Velazquez, Wells
AAA: SWB (36-18) lost 2-1 in 10 innings. A decent outing (finally) for the struggling Deivi Garcia, but he was still wild. 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 1 HBP, 3 K. Still a 7.45 ERA in AAA. 2B Hoy Jun Park 1 for 2, 2 walks (.355). C Rob Brantly 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits. AA: Somerset (37-20) split a doubleheader. Game 1: Won 9-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera, grand slam. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Cristian Perez 2 hits. Game 2: Lost 4-1, game called in sixth, rain. They only got 3 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia HR. High A: Hudson Valley (37-19) won 6-4. SS Josh Smith 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. Starter Jhony Brito (3-3, 3.04) 7 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP. Low A: Tampa (38-17) won 4-1. DH Trevor Hauver 3-run HR. RF Jake Sanford solo HR. Starter Randy Vazquez (2-3, 2.40) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K, 1 HBP. Top prospect Jasson Dominguez, 18, who is playing in the Florida complex league, had his first multi-hit game yesterday, and first RBI. So far he is 4 for 20 (.200) all singles, 2 SB, has walked 6x and was HBP once. He’ll be playing in Sunday’s futures game. Funny how all four teams above all basically close to the same record.
Posted in Awards, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Brantly, Breaux, Brito, Cabrera, Castillo, Dominguez, Garcia, Hauver, Lockridge, Park, Perez, Sanford, Seigler, Smith, Vazquez, Velazquez
AAA: SWB (36-17) split a DH. 7 inning games. Game 1: won 3-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI. LF Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.360. What more does he have to do for a callup?) 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. C Rob Brantly 2 for 2. Game 2: lost 5-0, rain-shortened. DH Socrates Brito 2 of SWB’s 3 hits. AA: Somerset (36-19) split a DH. Both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 6-1. Another great outing for LHP starter Ken Waldichuk. 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4-0, 1.24 in 11 starts this year, and 4-2, 2.14 in 21 total minor league starts in his career. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, both HR, 5 RBI (2-run HR & 3-run HR). LF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. Game 2: Lost 4-3. Janson Junk no-decision, 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. DH Diego Castillo solo HR. SS Peraza 2 hits. High A: Hudson Valley (36-19) won 3-2 in 10 innings. Barrett Loseke 4 scoreless relief innings, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. SS Josh Smith solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. LF Elijah Dunham 3 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa ppd.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Brantly, Brito, Cabrera, Castillo, Dunham, Florial, Gilliam, Junk, Lockridge, Loseke, Park, Peraza, Smith, Waldichuk
AAA: SWB (34-15) lost 4-3. 1 for 12 w/RISP. Adam Warren (remember him?) 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, 2.96. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. C Max McDowell 2 hits. Derek Dietrich opted out of his contract. He was just hitting .215 at AAA. AA: Somerset (34-18) won 10-0. Glenn Otto (5-3, 3.49) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 12 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP. Somerset hit 5 HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, solo HR (.327-10-28). DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, solo HR. CF Michael Beltre solo HR. High A: Hudson Valley (33-19) split a DH, both 7-inning games. Game 1: got only 4 hits in a 2-0 loss. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits. Game 2: Won 2-0. Only got 4 hits again, Duran a solo HR. Low A: Tampa ppd.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Cabrera, Castillo, Dietrich, Duran, Florial, McDowell, Otto, Peraza, Sands, Warren
For the second straight day, the Yankees were rained out, this time against the Mets. The game will be made up on Sunday, the 4th of July. A split DH, first game at 2:05 PM, second game ESPN game, 7:08 PM. Since DH, both 7 inning games. The weather forecast for today, Saturday July 3, isn’t good. Don’t be surprised if there is a delay or (gasp!) another postponement. Both teams have off on Monday, which could be a makeup day, but it would have to be an afternoon game since the Yankees then fly out to Seattle. The Yanks (41-39, 4th in AL East) did lose more ground. Boston won last night so the Yanks are 9 1/2 back. They are 5 games out of a wild card spot, and would have to surpass four teams to even get that. They have a lot of work to do. The Yanks put Clint Frazier (vertigo) on the IL. Just acquired Tim Locastro takes his place on the roster. As for the minors: AAA: SWB rained out. AA: Somerset (33-18) split a DH. Both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 7-0. JP Sears (4 IP) and Janson Junk (3) combining on a 4-hit shutout. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI, inc. a 2-run HR. RF Thomas Milone 3 RBI. Game 2: Lost 5-2. C Jason Lopez 2 for 2 w/a walk. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. High A: Hudson Valley (32-18) lost 8-2, a nine-inning game, getting just two hits. The second game was rained out. Low A: Tampa (34-16) split a DH, both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 6-0 on a 1-hitter. Completion of suspended game. When the game resumed, Matt Sauer picked up in the second inning and pitched the rest of the way. 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 10 K. RF Jake Sanford 3 hits, 5 RBI, a 3-run HR. 2B Jesus Bastidas added a solo HR. Game 2: Lost 3-1, getting just 4 hits. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues
Tagged Bastidas, Cabrera, Frazier, Garcia, Gilliam, Hauver, Junk, Locastro, Lopez, Milone, Sanford, Sauer, Sears
In spring training, Deivi Garcia, still just 22, was competing for a rotation spot for the Yankees. Now, it appears as if he needs a demotion from AAA back to AA. Last year, Garcia started six games for the Yanks, going 3-2, 4.98. Not great, but decent for a 21 year old. Of course, he started as an “opener” in that playoff game. Bad decision that didn’t work out, especially when Garcia gave up a HR in the first inning then J.A. Happ was ineffective afterwards. Garcia has started two games for the Yankees this year, going 0-2, 6.48. But it is his performance back at AAA SWB that is most alarming. In nine starts there, he is 1-3 with an 8.80 ERA. Read that again. What’s happened? In just two innings last night, Garcia gave up 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and only struck out one. He gave up a HR. AAA SWB (30-13) lost to Lehigh Valley, 6-3. CF Estevan Florial 2-run HR.
AA: Somerset (30-15) won 7-4. Starter Janson Junk, 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. Impressed Luke Voit while Voit was on his rehab stint. (3-1, 1.07). Maybe Junk comes up to AAA and Garcia goes down to AA. We’ll see. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI on a solo HR. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 2B/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR.
High A: Hudson Valley (29-16) won 11-9. LF Isaiah Pasteur 2-run HR. 2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 4 RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 2 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa ppd.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Cabrera, Castillo, Duran, Florial, Garcia, Junk, MacDonald, Pasteur, Peraza, Sands, Seigler
AAA: SWB (29-12) lost 3-2 to Lehigh Valley in 12 innings. DH Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez solo HR.
AA: Somerset (28-15) split a DH. Game 1: Lost 5-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits. SS Oswald Peraza 2 RBI. RF Michael Beltre solo HR. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 for 2. Game 2: Ken Waldichuk, just promoted to AA, had his second AA start. He pitched 5 no-hit innings, striking out 10 before tiring in the sixth in an 11-3 Somerset win. Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. Beltre played CF, 2 hits, 3 RBI. DH Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. RF Tom Milone 2 hits, RBI. 3B/SS Max Burt 2 hits. Waldichuk 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 10 K. Waldichuk’s record this season, High A and AA is 3-0, 1.11 in 9 starts. He has started 19 minor league games so far and is 3-2 with a 2.19 ERA. with 121 K in 70 IP. High A: Hudson Valley (27-16) had a crazy win, 9-8 in 11 innings. After giving up 5 runs in the top of the 11th, HV came back with six runs in the bottom half! 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI, GW 2-run double. 3B James Nelson 2 hits. Starter Shawn Semple 6 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 2 W, 6 K. Low A: Tampa (29-14) got the first game of a DH in, but the second game was ppd. 2B Trevor Hauver 3 hits. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Burt, Cabrera, Castillo, Chaparro, Duran, Gilliam, Hauver, LaMarre, Milone, Nelson, Peraza, Seigler, Semple, Velazquez, Wagaman, Waldichuk
A few years back, James Kaprielian was a top Yankees’ prospect. Then injuries slowed his development, and he was traded to the A’s with others for Sonny Gray. We know how poorly Gray turned out. Last night, Yankees fans got a taste of what might have been. Kaprielian and the A’s shut down the Yankees (36-33, 3rd in AL East, 6 back) 5-3. James Taillon started for the Yanks, and gave up a HR on a two-out, 0-2 pitch to put the A’s up 1-0 in the first inning. I feel as if the Yanks need to make a deal for a starter (two, preferably) ASAP. Taillon, in 13 starts this season, has only thrown 58 innings, an average of only 4 1/2 innings per start. Only twice in those 13 starts has he gone more than 5 IP. He has ONE win. The ERA is 5.59. He is coming off two TJ surgeries in his career, as well as overcoming cancer. But he isn’t cutting it. Also, Michael King is better as a reliever and not a starter. He also isn’t providing length (since replacing the injured Corey Kluber in the rotation, King is averaging less than 4 innings/start in his 4 starts). King’s ERA in 13 relief appearances in his career is 3.93 but it is 7.28 in eight career starts. But the Yanks don’t have replacements handy. Luis Severino’s return has been delayed because of the groin injury. Deivi Garcia has been horrible at AAA. Clarke Schmidt has not thrown a pitch yet. Promising youngsters are at AA, or below, not at AAA. I don’t believe the Yanks can make up ground with Taillon and/or King in the rotation. GM Brian Cashman needs to make a trade ASAP. Taillon gave up a run in the top of the third to make it 2-0, Oakland. The Yanks tied it up in the bottom of the third when with two out, Brett Gardner walked and D.J. LeMahieu followed with a 2-run HR (5). The Yanks only got 4 hits in the game. The Yanks took a 3-2 lead in the fifth when Rougned Odor homered (7). But Wandy Peralta gave up a 3-run HR in the top of the sixth that put Oakland up 5-3, and that stayed as the final score. Looking at Peralta’s ERA (5.28 as a Yankee), I think manager Aaron Boone trusts him too much. The Yanks will get help here. Both Darren O’ Day (who was doing well before getting hurt) and Justin Wilson (who wasn’t) should be back soon. LeMahieu 2-run HR (5) Odor solo HR (7) Taillon 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 5.59 Peralta (L, 3-2; combined SF/NYY record) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.32 (combined SF/NYY ERA) Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP; 1 WP 2.91 Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.10 Minor League Notes (VOIT ON REHAB): AAA: SWB (27-11) won 7-5. Nick Nelson 4 1/3 IP, 1 R; Albert Abreu 2 IP, scoreless, 5 K (in his brief time with Yanks, 4 games, Abreu has done well this year). CF Greg Allen 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 -run HR. Two hits, RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. Amburgey is hitting .372 at SWB. Former Yankees C Erik Kratz likes him. Neither Clint Frazier or Miguel Andujar is lighting it up. Why not give Amburgey a chance? 1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. 3B Derek Dietrich solo HR. AA: Somerset (26-13) won 8-1. Janson Junk (2-1, 1.03) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1B Luke Voit on rehab: 3 for 4, scored 3, drove in 3, double, solo HR. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI. CF Tom Milone 2 hits, solo HR. High A: Hudson Valley (23-16) split a DH. Game 1: lost 6-2. SS Josh Smith solo HR. Game 2: won 2-0. Smith DH, 2 hits, scored both runs. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, 2 RBI. Low A: Tampa (27-13) lost both games of a DH. Game 1: lost 3-1. All 3 runs unearned. RF Juan De Leon solo HR. Game 2: lost 8-2. Infielder (2B/SS) Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Managers and Coaches, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season, The Front Office
Tagged Abreu, Allen, Amburgey, Bastidas, Boone, Brantly, Cabrera, Cashman, Cessa, De Leon, Dietrich, Duran, Garcia, Gray, Junk, Kaprielian, King, LeMahieu, Luetge, Milone, Nelson, Odor, Peralta, Peraza, Schmidt, Severino, Smith, Taillon, Voit