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Yankees and Baseball news.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Free agency starts, and the Yankees didn’t offer qualifying offers ($17.4MM) to any of its free agents, Matt Holliday, Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia. Since Todd Frazier and Jaime Garcia were traded mid-season, they didn’t qualify for the offers.

Personally, outside of maybe re-signing CC for only a 1-yr. deal (and if they get the Japanese “Babe Ruth”, Shohei Otani, a 23 yr. old who not only pitches but hits well, CC wouldn’t be necessary), I would go after Alex Avila and see if he would back up Gary Sanchez. Avila is a lefty bat with a little pop. If he could catch 80 games, and hit .240 with 10 HR, I’d be happy. Austin Romine is a nice defensive catcher, but Romine can’t hit a lick (.218-2-21 in 80 games this year, OPS+ only 49).

As for Todd Frazier, it’s hard to see the Yanks bringing him back on a multi-year deal when they have not only Headley signed for next year, but also have prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar so close to being major league ready.

The Yanks did add Jake Cave and Nick Rumbelow to the 40-man roster. Cave, a soon to be 25 year old OF, is a lefty bat who hit .305-20-56 in 103 games between AA/AAA this year. Rumbelow, 26. a righty reliever, was briefly with the Yanks in 2015, going 1-1, 4.02. He missed all of 2016 recovering from TJ surgery, and was 5-1, 1.12 with six saves between AA and AAA this year.

Finalists for the top baseball awards were announced. Finalist means that person finished in the top three. Winners will be announced next week.

AL ROY: Benintendi, Judge, Mancini
NL ROY: Bell, Bellinger, DeJong
AL Mgr. of the Year: Molitor, Hinch, Francona
NL Mgr. of the Year: Roberts, Bud Black, Torey Luvullo.
NL CYA: Kershaw, Scherzer, Strasburg. Two teammates may cancel each other out.
AL CYA: Kluber, Sale and Severino. I expect Seve to finish 3rd.
AL MVP: Altuve, Judge, Jose Ramirez
NL MVP: Stanton, Goldschmidt, Votto

Ten candidates have been selected for Modern Era Hall of Fame consideration. 75% of the vote of a panel is necessary to enshrine these people not selected by the writers. Formerly known as the Veterans’ Committee, this year they concentrate on overlooked candidates who mostly had their impact from 1970-1987.  They are Marvin Miller (advocate for the players and the players union), Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Steve Garvey, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, and Luis Tiant. You can make a case for all of them. (Bold are players who, even briefly, played for the Yankees).

Brian Cashman came out today and said the reason Joe Girardi wasn’t brought back as manager was because of a disconnect and lack of communication with the players. Girardi stated that he would like to manage again somewhere.

In the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale lost 5-2. Yankees’ prospects:

SS Thairo Estrada 3 for 4, .377
RF Estevan Florial 0 for 4, .278

SP Albert Abreu (Loss, 0-2, 3.18) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
RP Andrew Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.91

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (84-50) won 5-3. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. (.342). LF Mason Williams 2 hits, solo HR. SS Cito Culver HR, 2 RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits. This win clinched the division for SWB.

Mitchell (W, 3-3, 3.25) 5 Ip, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Feyereisen (H, 6) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.57
Rumbelow (S, 5) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.64

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 13 innings. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.  3B Abiatal Avelino made an error that allowed Bowie to tie the game in the 12th but he doubled and scored the winning run in the 13th.

Tate 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. 3.24
Schwaab 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.24
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.81
Brewer (W, 3-1, 1.37) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Reeves (S, 2) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Both of Tampa’s games, one of which was a makeup from July 10, were ppd. Tampa manager Jay Bell named Mgr. of Year for FSL,

Low A: No game scheduled in Charleston’s League.

GM Brian Cashman in Japan scouting Otani, the Japanese player who is called “Japan’s Babe Ruth” because he pitches and hits well.

Minor League Report. Castro and Bird hit back-to-back HR. Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI.

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No reports for a couple of days. I am out of town beginning Friday afternoon, returning Sunday afternoon.

Ok, time to report on baseball with no brawls.

AAA: 2B Starlin Castro and 1B Greg Bird, both on rehab, hit back-to-back HRs in SWB’s (81–49) 8-3 win on Thursday. Castro was 2 for 4 with the solo HR. Bird was 1 for 3 with two walks. Also hitting a HR was DH Ji Man Choi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Jake Cave 2 hits, RBI (hitting over .340). RF Mark Payton 2 hits, and C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits, RBI.

Jordan Montgomery was pulled because of pitch count/innings limitations. It is no coincidence he is lined up on the same day with Garcia (who has been disappointing so far) so we’ll see what happens when rosters expand September 1.

Montgomery 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.00 (minor league ERA)
Mantiply (W, 6-5, 3.09) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.73
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.74

AA: Trenton (85-44) lost 5-1. LF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits (.388), and 2 hits for 2B Nick Solak (.329).

Camarena (L, 2-2, 3.75) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Gomez 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86

High A: Tampa (77-49) had a DH. Only one game got played.
Reg. sched. Game: Tampa won 10-1 in seven innings.  Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. Also getting two hits each: CF Trey Amburgey, RF Alexander Palma, LF Devyn Bolasky.  C Donny Sands HR, 2 RBI.

Rosa (W, 2-0, 4.91) 6 Ip, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08

The makeup game from the 8/23 postponement was postponed b/c of lightning.

Low A: Charleston (70-59) lost 2-1, giving up both runs in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.59
Mundell (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.58
Sosebee (BS, 2; L, 2-3, 2.17) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (80-49) got swept. They lost the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game 5-4 and then lost the regularly scheduled game 1-0. on a walkoff HR in the bottom of the seventh.

Susp. game: Solo HRs LF Mark Payton & C Jonathan Diaz. 2 hits for Diaz. 3 hits for CF Jake Cave. 2B Starlin Castro 2 for 5. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 1, SF for RBI.

Lail 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.24
Mitchell 3 2/3 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.22
Gallegos (L, 4–2, 1.70) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Reg. scheduled game:   1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. 3B Donovan Solano 3 for 3.

Cortes 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. 1.23
Heller (L, 5-4, 3.08) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (85-43) won 5-1. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits, triple shy of cycle, HR, 3 RBI.

Tate (W, 1-2, 3.66) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Carroll (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.93

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Reg. scheduled game: Lost 7-0, got only two hits.

Vargas (L, 1-3, 3.53) 5 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Makeup of 8/22 rainout: Won 3-0 on a two-hitter. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

Morris (W, 5-2, 2.77) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Wivinis (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K, 0.00

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention last night’s Dodgers/Pirates game. Dodger pitcher Rich Hill took a perfect game into the ninth and lost that when his 3b made an error. Then he lost the no-hitter and the game when he gave up a HR to the first Pirates’ batter, Josh Harrison, in the bottom of the tenth. 1-0 Pirates. Ouch.

From MLB.com:

Harrison is the first player in Major League history to break up a no-hitter with an extra-inning, walk-off homer.

Hill is the second pitcher to lose a no-hitter on a walk-off hit — and should’ve been the second to lose such a game on a walk-off homer, instead of the first. In 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix carried a perfect game into the 13th inning against the Braves in Milwaukee. After Felix Mantilla reached on an error to end the perfecto in the bottom of the 13th, Hank Aaron was walked intentionally. Joe Adcock slugged what should have been a walk-off homer, but Aaron, after touching second and seeing that Mantilla had crossed the plate, left the basepaths. Adcock passed Aaron and was called out. National League president Warren Giles ruled that Mantilla’s run counted, Adcock was awarded a double, and the game was over, a 1-0 Braves victory.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (79-47) won 3-0. 3 hits, inc. HR 3B Miguel Andujar, triple short of the cycle. 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI RF Jake Cave. DH Starlin Castro 1 for 4.

German (W, 5-2, 2.91) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Gallegos (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.54

AA: Trenton (82-43) won 2-0. Both RBI DH Mike Ford. LF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits.

Carter 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.77
Tarpley (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (76-48) won 3-2. DH Matt Holliday 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. CF Trey Amburgey and C Donny Sands 2 hits each.

Abreu 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.73
Hebert (W, 1-1, 5.40) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K, gave up 1 HR.
Frawley (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, 2.20

Low A: Charleston (69-56) lost 3-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 of Charleston’s 4 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-11, 4.73) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.32

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (78-45) won 5-4. Rehabbing DH Greg Bird 2 for 4, RBI. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Ji Man Choi 2 hits, 2 RBI.  2 hits, RBI LF Mason Williams. 2 hits 2B Donovan Solano.

Lail (W, 6-4, 5.06) 6 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Gallegos (H, 4) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.62
Heller (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W,  2 K. 2.70

AA: Trenton (80-42) won 4-3. SS Thairo Estrada 2 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. C Francisco Diaz 2 for 2 with a walk.

Acevedo 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.  2.38
Mesa (W, 2-0, 1.47) 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 5 W, 7 K.

High A: Tampa’s regularly scheduled game was suspended after an inning and a half because of rain. There was no score. The game of 8/16 that was to be made up on 8/17 was postponed.

Low A: Charleston (68-54) won 7-2. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 hits–double, HR, 3 RBI. DH Steven Sensley 3 RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, 2 doubles.

Vargas (W, 1-2, 2.35) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Mundell (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K. 2.70
Trieglaff 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (76-43) lost 6-3, blowing a 3-1 lead.. 3B Donovan Solano solo HR. DH Ji Man Choi solo HR. CF Jake Cave 2 hits. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

Lail 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 5.03
Jones (BS, 5; L, 6-4, 4.34) 2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.

AA: Trenton (78-40) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 3-2. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI. Dillon Tate promoted from Tampa.

Tate (L, 0-1, 4.50) 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 4 W, 2 K.

Makeup of 7/28 rainout: Won 4-0. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Mesa 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. 1.26
Reeves (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 (Just promoted).

High A: Tampa (72-46) won 5-1. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. Same for CF Estevan Florial. DH Chris Gittens 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 3 hits, RBI.

Swanson (W, 6-2, 3.86) 6 Ip, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 k. 2.70
Lane 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 k. 3.55

Low A: Charleston (65-53) won 7-3. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 hits RBI. Same for LF Pablo Olivares.

Nick Green (W, 8-8, 4.77) 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Morris 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. 2.95
Hodson 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00