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Game 127. Voit, Walker lead Yanks to 7-5, 10-inning win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With Greg Bird disappointing with a .202 batting average, manager Aaron Boone decided to give Luke Voit a shot. Voit didn’t disappoint, hitting two 2-run HRs in a 7-5, 10-inning Yankees’ win over Baltimore Friday night.

The homers were Voit’s first two as a Yankee. The 27 year old has played in 78 MLB games, just 148 AB, and is .250-7-27. The Yanks wonder if he had 425 at bats in a year if that could translate to 20 HR/80 RBI or more.

He has shown power and potential in AA and AAA, and the Yanks are intrigued, and want to see what he can do with at bats in the majors, especially since Bird has been slumping.

In 136 AA games, Voit: .297-20-75.
In 150 AAA games, he is .314-23-89.

Hence the intrigue.

CC Sabathia, just off the DL (Chance Adams was sent down), was rusty early, giving up two runs in the first inning, but then settled in, giving up no more.

Voit tied the game in the fourth with his first two-run HR of the game. It was his first HR as a Yankee, second of the year. (St. L/NYY)

An error by Gleyber Torres and a 2-run HR given up by David Robertson put Baltimore up 4-2 in the seventh.

But Torres atoned for his error. In the top of the eighth, Stanton led off with a walk, and after an out, both Andujar and Walker singled to load the bases. Torres’ two-run single tied the game at four.

In the top of the 10th, Neil Walker homered (8) to put the Yanks up 5-4. Torres walked and Voit then hit his second two-run HR of the game (3) to make it 7-4.

The insurance runs were necessary because Zach Britton gave up a HR in the bottom of the tenth. Final 7-5 Yanks.

Both homers in the tenth were off of Cody Carroll, who was with SWB most of the season before the Yanks traded him to Baltimore for Britton.

The Yanks will have a interesting calls after the season. Both Brett Gardner and CC are in their option years and can be bought out. CC has pitched great (ERA 3.30), but turns 39 next summer, and there are always concerns about that knee. Gardner is slumping, 35 now, and hitting just .242. It’ll be tough calls. Do they get a free agent for LF or just platoon the now injured Clint Frazier with Jacoby Ellsbury? Do they go after a pitcher because of CC’s age? Will CC come back or retire?

Stanton 3 walks.
Andujar 2 hits.
Walker 3 hits, HR in 10th broke 4-4 tie
Torres 2 RBI. 2-run Single in 8th tied game at 4
Voit 3 hits, Two 2-run HR. 4 RBI. Tied game at 2 in 4th, gave Yankees much needed cushion in 10th.

Sabathia 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K.  3.30
Robertson 1 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.05
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H. 0 W, 2 K.   2.19
Green (W, 7-2, 2.66) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Britton (S, 5; Balt/NYY; 1st NYY save) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  4.33

The win puts the 80-47 Yanks 8 1/2 back of Boston in the AL East, and they are 4 up on Oakland for the top wild card spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yanks deal 3 prospects to O’s for Britton.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks upgraded their bullpen, and the probable casualty is Chasen Shreve. The Yanks acquired Zack Britton from Baltimore for three prospects.

Britton, 30, is a lefty reliever coming back from an injury. He is 1-0, 3.45, 4 saves, ERA+ 122 in 16 games this year.

Since being converted from a starter to a closer in 2014, Britton is 12-5, 1.72, 139 saves, ERA+ 242. He led the league in games finished in 2015 and 2016, and his 47 saves led the AL in 2016. He is a 2x All-Star who finished 4th in CYA voting and 11th in MVP voting in 2016, when his ERA was a miniscule 0.54. He had 37 saves in 2014, 36 in 2015.

A definite upgrade over Shreve as a second lefty in the bullpen behind Chapman, Britton now joins Betances, Holder, Warren, Robertson, Green and Chapman to form perhaps baseball’s best bullpen. If Britton gets back to what he’s been since 2014, 1.72 ERA, wow.

Britton is a free agent after the season, so you wonder if this is only a rental.

But if there is no really good starting pitcher on the market, the Yanks just improved an already great bullpen to shorten games considerably.  With this bullpen, starters may only need to go five innings.

Going to Baltimore are:

Dillon Tate, 24, RHP, #9 prospect. 5-2, 3.38 at AA Trenton. Yanks got him in the Beltran deal. Scratched from tonight’s start b/c of the trade.

Josh Rogers, 24, LHP. 6-8, 3.95 for AAA SWB this year.

Cody Carroll, 25, RHP. 3-0, 2.38, 9 Saves for SWB this year. But he was stuck behind all those bullpen arms, and remember, Tommy Kahnle is stuck at AAA. There is no room right now for Kahnle. Think about that.

Tate, Rogers and Carroll are all players who would have had to go on the 40 man roster after the season. The Yanks also have Sheffield, Abreu, Loaisiga and Acevedo, who as starters, are probably rated higher than Tate or Rogers. There are only so many guys you can keep and who can make a rotation or a team.

Houston was another team interested in Britton. I don’t know if Britton is just a two month rental or if he’ll sign with the Yanks as a free agent after the year. But as for now, the Yanks upgraded an already powerful bullpen. We’ll see if those prospects develop, but for now, Tate was a 2 levels away from the majors, and Carroll was blocked by several outstanding relievers.

Minor League Report. Gleyber starts rehab.

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Gleyber Torres started his rehab at High A Tampa. He was 1 for 3 with a walk and is expected to re-join the Yanks in Tampa on Wednesday when they play the Rays.

AAA: SWB (52-45) lost 5-3 in 10 innings when J.P. Feyereisen gave up a walkoff 2-run HR. 2B Rey Navarro 3 hits (triple shy of cycle) HR, 3 RBI. RF Tyler Austin 2 hits. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits.

Sheffield 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K.  2.44
Tarpley (H, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.74
Kahnle (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.50
Carroll (BS, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  2.38
Feyereisen (L, 6-3, 1.93) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 2-run walkoff HR.

AA: Trenton (53-45) lost 4-2. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits.

Stephan (L, 2-7, 5.17) 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  0.00
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.11

High A: Tampa (49-50) lost 4-3. Torres, as you see above, started his rehab and went 1 for 3 with a walk. 1B Brandon Wagner 2-run HR. C Ryan Lidge 2 hits.

Lehnen (L, 0-2, 3.20) 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Kamplain 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  4.47
Schwaab 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40

Low A: Charleston (47-48) won 2-1. 2 hits LF Carlos Vidal. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits.

Junk (W, 4-2, 3.90) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.
A. Severino (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.23
Zurak (S, 9) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.57
 

Minor League Report. Frazier Injured?

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I don’t know if the Yanks would have traded Clint Frazier anyway, word is he’s off the table, but it may turn out that they couldn’t anyway. Frazier dove for a ball in the first inning and was pulled from the game shortly thereafter.

AAA: SWB (51-44) won 7-3. Shane Robinson, Frazier’s replacement, 2 hits. 1B Mike Ford, 3 hits, triple shy of the cycle, HR a solo HR off of Andrew Miller. 3B Rey Navarro 2 hits, double, HR,  2 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 RBI. 2B Brandon Drury 2 hits, RBI.

SWB’s bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless, no-hit innings. Columbus had Andrew Miller pitching (rehab) and Shane Bieber, who recently faced the Yanks, pitched as well.

Swanson 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.54
Gallegos (W, 2-1, 3.55) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 w, 1 K.  2.65
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.43

AA: Trenton (52-44) lost 3-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI.

Bollinger (L, 4-4, 5.34) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K
Koerner 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.28
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A: Tampa (49-48) won 4-2. CF Estevan Florial finally back here after being out with an injury and rehabbing at a lower level. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 RBI. 2 hits 2B Hoy Jun Park. 3 hits LF Dom Thompson-Williams.

L. Rijo (W, 1-0, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Weissert (H, 2) 12/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.60
Wivinis (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.95

Low A: Charleston rained out.

Minor League Report.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (50-43) won 8-4. 2B L.J. Mazzilli 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, RBI. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI. CF Shane Robinson 3 hits. LF Mark Payton 2 hits. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI.

Adams 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K.  4.89
Tarpley 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.00
Joe Harvey (W, 2-2, 1.87) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.87
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.50

AA: Trenton’s game was rained out.

High A: Tampa (47-48) lost 9-3. DH Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 RBI. 2 hits 3B Angel Aguilar.

Nelson (L, 5-3, 3.45) 4 2/3 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.  3.92
Frawley 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  4.38
Schwaab 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  6.32

Low A: Charleston (46-46) won 5-2. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits RBI. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI.

Deivi Garcia 4 1/3 IP 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K.  3.77
Higgins (W, 5-2, 1.26) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Bristo 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.08

Minor League Report

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AAA: SWB (47-43) won 4-0. DH Mike Ford solo HR. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Brandon Drury 2 hits. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits.

Swanson 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.  4.30
Feyereisen (W, 6-2, 1.64) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Harvey (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.99
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2. 56

AA: Trenton (51-40) won 5-3.  2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI.  CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI.

King (W, 3-2, 2.40) 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Reeves (H, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K.  2.20
Frare (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.   0.67

High A: Tampa (47-45) lost 5-2. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits CF Dom Thompson-Williams.

R. Garcia (L, 0-1, 6.00) 6 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K. Just promoted from Charleston.
Lane 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.05
Wivinis 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.22

Low A: Charleston (45-44) lost 4-0.

Junk (L, 3-2, 4.20) 4 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.09
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.95
DeCarr 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.02

Minor League Report.

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AAA: AAA All-Star Game. The International League lost to the PCL, 12-7. CF Mason Williams, once a Yankee, was 1 for 2. Brandon Drury would have been here, but was with the Yanks recently. Cody Carroll pitched one scoreless inning, striking out two.

AA: Eastern League All-Star game. Finished in a 4-4 tie. Trenton’s reps: LF Trey Amburgey 1 for 3, double, rbi. 3B Mandy Alvarez 0 for 2. Mets’ prospect DH Tim Tebow was 1 for 4 with a double. Trenton’s James Reeves 1/3 IP, got his man. Caleb Frare 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up a HR.

High A: Tampa (46-43) lost 2-1. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI.

Whitlock 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K.  1.90
Wivinis (L, 1-2, 2.31) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Low A:   Charleston (45-41) lost 6-0. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

D. Garcia (L,1-3, 4.44) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Ramos 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  3.60
DeCarr 2 IP, 1 R,   2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.14
A. Severino 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.81