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Minor League Report.


Once again, apologies for a late posting. LONG day in Cooperstown yesterday.

AAA: SWB (57-43) lost 7-4. SS Tyler Wade (.309) 2 hits. 2 hits, solo HR for LF Clint Frazier. DH Breyvic Valera (.333) solo HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits. 3B Wendell Rijo solo HR. Starting pitcher Dan Camarena gave up 5 HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings.

AA:   Trenton (52-44) won 7-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Kellin Deglan a 3-run HR. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits. Starter Nick Nelson 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. (W, 4-2, 3.11)

High A: Tampa (43-55) lost 13-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits. RF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, RBI. LF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (50-51) lost 10-3. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge (cousin of former MLB reliever Brad Lidge).


SWB 1st by 5 games in International League North.

Trenton won the first half Eastern League Eastern Division title. They are in tied for 4th, 14-17, in the second half.

Tampa is tied for 2nd, 15-17, in the 2nd half for the FL State League North. They finished the first half in fifth place at 28-38.

Charleston is in 7th (last) place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division at 13-18. They finished the first half 37-33, 3rd place, just 1/2 a game out.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (55-40) won 3-1. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Camarena (W, 4-4, 5.56) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 10 K.
Acevedo (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  6.75    (AA/AAA 7-1, 3.86)
Tarpley (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.07

AA: Trenton (50-41) won 4-2. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, Solo HR. Promoted from High A to AA on July 3.

Albert Abreu (W, 5-7, 3.72) 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Danny Alvarez (S, 12) 2 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (40-53) lost 4-2. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (48-48) lost 4-1. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits.

Game 88. Yanks lose pitcher’s battle, 2-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks enter the All-Star break at 51-37, 6 1/2 up on Tampa Bay and 9 up on Boston after losing 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.

There were 27 strikeouts in the game. The Yanks struck out 14x, the Rays 13.

James Paxton pitched well, but the first three batters of the game decided the whole ballgame. Double, double (which I’ll get to in a moment) for a run. Single to put runners on the corners. A forceout brought in Run #2.

On the second double, bad defense by the Yankees allowed Tommy Pham to take second on what should have been a single. There is a good chance that, the way the inning played out, that the second run would not have scored. That miscue may have cost them the game.

The Yanks’ only run came on a HR by Brett Gardner in the second inning. If I had told you in spring training that Gardner would have 15 HR at the All-Star Break, you’d have thought I was nuts. But here you go….

One call on Aaron Judge was atrocious. Judge, a soft spoken guy, needs to get on the umps a bit (not enough to get thrown out of the game, however). Umpires call low strikes on him as if he were a normal major league hitter. THE GUY IS SIX FEET SEVEN! HIS KNEES ARE HIGHER UP THAN A NORMAL MAJOR LEAGUER! WHAT IS A STRIKE TO A NORMAL MAJOR LEAGUER IS LOW TO JUDGE! What about this don’t some umpires understand? Horrible call.

Hopefully after the All-Star break, Edwin Encarnacion heats up. So far as a Yankee, he has been bad. 8 for 65, 2 doubles, 4 HR, but 8 for 65 is not good. Not at all.

Before the game, Breyvic Valera was brought up (he got one hit and almost had another) and Dan Camarena sent back down. With Voit due back after the all-star break is over, Valera, like Camarena, could be up for just one day. At least he got into a game. Camarena didn’t.

Gardner 2 of Yanks’ 5 hits. Solo HR (15).

Paxton (L, 5-4, 4.01) 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 11 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.12
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.80
Green 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.68



Game 87. Yanks lose in walk-off fashion, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

One-time Met Travis D’Arnaud hit a walk-off HR for the Tampa Bay Rays to beat the Yanks 4-3 Saturday.

The loss decreased the Yanks’ (57-30) lead in the AL East over the Rays to 7 1/2 games.

The Yanks got the early lead in the game when Brett Gardner hit his 14th HR of the year, putting the Yanks up, 1-0 in the second inning.

d’Arnaud singled in a run in the bottom of the inning to tie it up.

It stayed that way until the seventh. Gio Urshela singled and went to second on a WP. Mike Tauchman walked. D.J. LeMahieu GIDP, Urshela to third, then Aaron Judge walked. Aaron Hicks singled to put the Yanks up 2-1. Sanchez then walked, but Encarnacion lined out. He just missed out on a bases clearing double.

This was the Yanks’ bugaboo in the game. They were 1 for 12 w/RISP. In the fifth, they had bases loaded, one out and couldn’t score.

I thought CC would come out at this point. At this stage of his career, in his final season, about to turn 39 soon, CC doesn’t go seven innings anymore.

But his pitch count was low, and he did come out for the seventh. He did get the first two guys out, but then gave up a single, and on a 1-2 count (one strike away from getting out of the seventh), gave up a 2-run HR that put the Rays up, 3-2.

Second-guess? It’s tough. Got the first two outs in the seventh no problem, one strike away from getting through seven. One bad pitch.

Down to their last strike in the top of the ninth, Aaron Hicks homered (8) to tie up the game.

Chad Green came in for the ninth and got two quick outs, then d’Arnaud hit the first pitch he saw for a HR to win the game.

A tough loss, but it’s hard to bitch when you have won 16 of your last 19.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last game before the All-Star break.

Some notes: Before the game, Mike Ford sent down, Dan Camarena called up b/c of the pitchers being a bit burned out. There is a good chance Camarena doesn’t even get into a game, what with the All-Star break.

CC’s career will be honored in Cleveland (where his career began) during the All-Star Game.

Because of an injury, Masahiro Tanaka has been added to the All-Star roster.

Going into the game, LeMahieu not only led the AL in batting average, but also in RBI… the batting average for a leadoff hitter is no surprise, but the RBI is.

Hicks 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR (8)
Sanchez 0 for 4, 4 strikeouts. Did draw one walk. Slumping. Down to .245.
Encarnacion 0 for 4. Just 8 for 61 (4 HR) since the Yanks got him.
Gardner solo HR (14)
Tauchman 2 hits.

Sabathia 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.03
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.83
Green (L, 2-3, 5.81) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up GW, walkoff HR.




Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (47-35) won 5-1. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. LF Clint Frazier 3 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, (.322) RBI.

Dan Camarena (W, 3-3, 6.01) 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K
Jonathan Holder 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  6.75
J.P. Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.09

AA:  Trenton (45-33) lost 7-1. Top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia with an off-night. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits.

Garcia (L, 4-3, 3.00) 4 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1 WP, 2 HBP.

High A:  Tampa (34-45) lost 9-3. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (43-39) won 5-1. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, solo HR.

Luis Gil (W, 4-3, 1.90) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K
Lehnen (H, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.42
Valdez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.52

Sympathies to the Angels and the family of LHP Tyler Skaggs. The Angels’ pitcher was found dead in his hotel room in Texas. No cause of death revealed, but there is no indication of foul play or suicide. Tragic. He was just 27.

Yanks / Mets tonight at Citi Field. You just hope the Yanks are over the jet lag.


Minor League Report. SWB hits 5 HR.


AAA: SWB (45-31) won 10-1. DH/3B Mike Ford 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI, .325.  LF Trey Amburgey 3 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI.  1B Logan Morrison 2-run HR. .306.

Starter Dan Camarena (W, 2-3, 6.71) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton (43-30) scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-6. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 RBI (inc. GW RBI single). C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. Brady Lail 6 K in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

High A: Tampa (31-43) lost 4-2. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. Ben Heller, on rehab, “Opener”, 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (40-37) won 3-1. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, RBI.

Harold Cortijo (W, 3-0, 2.05) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Daniel Bies (S, 3) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.   3.23

Minor League Report. Judge, Stanton at SWB (Stanton HRs) but SWB gets hammered. Trenton gets just one hit again.


AAA: DH Aaron Judge started his rehab for SWB, and was joined there by RF Giancarlo Stanton, but SWB (38-27) got hammered, 16-3. Judge was 0 for 4, striking out 3x. Stanton was 1 for 3, striking out 2x, but hitting a 3-run HR (and reports are it was an absolute BOMB).

2B Breyvic Valera 2 hits (.419). CF Billy Burns 2 hits. Awful night for starter Dan Camarena, who gave up 12 R, 10 ER, in 2 1/3 IP.

Danny Farquhar, trying to comeback from that brain aneurysm last year, gave up 4 runs, 2 HR, in 1 1/3 IP.

AA: Trenton (36-26) only got one hit (and no, it wasn’t a ninth-inning bunt, it was a second-inning single) in losing 3-0. Starter Garrett Whitlock 1 R in 6 IP.

High A: Tampa off. The first half of the season is over, and the FSL All-Star Game is tonight. Tampa finished the first half 28-38, sixth in the seven-team division, 13 1/2 back.

Low A: Charleston (36-32) lost 7-6 in 10 innings. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, solo HR. DH Anthony Seigler (2018 1st round pick) 2 hits. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, 3 RBI.