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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99

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Game 107. Yanks’ pitching is atrocious in 15-7 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, the Yanks put J.A. Happ on the DL with foot, hand and mouth disease and brought up Luis Cessa (who was supposed to start for Happ Saturday. After this game, who knows who starts Saturday?). Luke Voit came up and Tyler Wade went down.

It also was announced (finally!) that Sonny Gray is out of the rotation and that Lance Lynn will take his place.

The game started well for the Yanks as Didi Gregorius hit the first of his two HR, a 3-run shot, in the first inning.

In the top of the second, Aaron Hicks homered (18) to make it 4-0 Yanks.

Then the roof fell in as the Yankees’ pitching was just atrocious, especially Jonathan Holder. Steve Pearce hit 3 HR for Boston as they won 15-7.

Years ago, I wrote that the Yanks should bring up Pearce from the minors, where he was doing pretty well for SWB. At that time, Pierce had been a bit player for the Pirates for a few years. One sportswriter (which I should but won’t name) argued against it, and in doing so, was e-mailing me in the middle of a game he was covering. A close game. He was more concerned about me and my comments that the Yanks should bring up Pearce and in arguing against it, than in covering the game and doing his job. Talk about thin-skinned. He basically had a low opinion of Pearce’s abilities and pooh-poohed me. This was in 2012.

Pearce went on to different teams and has bounced around a little since then, but he did hit 21 HR as a platoon player for the 2014 Orioles. His adjusted OPS from 2014 to today is 125. Pretty damned good for a platoon player.

Yes, from 2007-2012, when I had this confrontation with this guy, Pearce’s OPS+ was 82. But from 2013 to today, it’s 124. I guess I have had the last laugh for a while over that arrogant dude.

Anyway, back to the game. CC Sabathia gave up a run in the second, another in the third, and struggled all three innings he pitched, throwing 77 pitches in those three innings.

So in comes Holder and the roof fell in on the Yanks. Holder got no one out, giving up 7 runs in Boston’s 8-run inning, and watched his ERA go from 2.01 to 3.50.

Cessa, who was supposed to start in place of Happ on Saturday, had to come in in relief later, and gave up 5 runs himself. Now who starts Saturday, who knows.

Didi hit his second HR of the game (20) to make it 10-5 in the fifth, but Boston got one in the fifth and three in the sixth. 14-5.

Stanton homered (25) in the seventh, 14-6, but Boston scored in the eighth.

Stanton got a SF in the ninth.

Final 15-7.

Ugh.

Hicks solo HR.
Stanton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Gregorius 2 HR, 4 RBI

Sabathia 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.59
Holder (L, 1-2, 3.50) 0 IP, 7 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.82
Cessa 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 1 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  4.50
Britton 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.44 (Balt/NYY)

 

The loss drops the 68-39 Yanks 6 1/2 back of Boston in the AL East.

After tonight’s game, the season will be 2/3 over.

Because we are switching systems at work today, it’ll be hectic and I have to go in a bit earlier to make the adjustment to a new system. Therefore no minor league report today on last night’s games.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (56-50) lost 8-3. Tyler Austin, now with Rochester, hit a bomb against his former teammates. CF Mark Payton solo HR. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits, RBI.

Luis Cessa was pulled early in case he needs to replace Happ (foot/hand and mouth disease) as the Yanks’ starter on Saturday.

Cessa 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.80
Lail (L, 4-5, 5.15)  1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Coshow 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.70
Tarpley 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  2.95

AA: Trenton (60-47) won 3-2 over Reading. DH Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 6-2, 2.09) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  1 W, 1 K.  2.00

High A: Tampa (54-53) lost to Clearwater, 4-2, and got just 3 hits.

Whitlock (L, 4-3, 2.53) 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Ort 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.  6.75
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.00

Low A: Charleston (50-55) lost 7-3. CF Leonardo Molina 2 RBI.

Deivi Garcia (L, 2-4, 3.76) 6 iP, 5 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.  Gave up 2 HR.  4.15

Game 100. Yanks fall 3-2. Sanchez out 1 month.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks avoided Nathan Eovaldi, who the Rays traded to Boston before the game, but still fell to Tampa Bay Wednesday afternoon by the score of 3-2.

In talking about Gary Sanchez before the game, GM Brian Cashman said he expects Sanchez to be out a month. He doesn’t expect a catcher to be available and is comfortable going with Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka until Sanchez is available in late August/early September.

Maybe he is comfortable, but I’m not comfortable with Higashioka backing up Romine. Higashioka is now 5 for 33 this season, and 5 for 51 in his MLB career. Granted 3 hits are HR, but 5 for 51 is less than .100. Ugh.

As for the game, the Yanks lost 3-2. They scored in the second when Gleyber Torres, just off the DL (and I didn’t see the corresponding moves, but I would guess Drury to DL? and Gallegos down for Cessa?) walked. Greg Bird singled Torres to second, and a couple of fly outs plated Torres, with Neil Walker getting the SF.

UPDATE: Drury sore but fine after the HBP. No DL. Wade sent down instead.

Luis Cessa was good. He shutout the Rays for five innings, but in the sixth, gave up a single and HR. Jonathan Holder came in and later that inning gave up a HR. 3-1 Rays.

The Yanks narrowed it to 3-2 in the eighth. Gardner walked, and with one out, Didi singled Gardner to third. Giancarlo Stanton hit a SF.

The Yanks had first and second, one out in the ninth, but Austin Romine, PH for Higashioka, popped up, and Brett Gardner struck out.

The Yanks entered the game five behind Boston, but Boston has the Bad News Bears (oops, Baltimore Orioles) tonight. Ugh.

The Yanks hit the 100 game mark at 64-36, .640, a 104 win pace for the season.

Andujar 2 hits.
Walker 1 for 1, SF, 1 RBI.

Cessa (L, 1-2, 3.10) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.94  Gave up 1 HR.
Cole 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.78 (Wash/NYY combined ERA)
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.49

Yoenis Cespedes of Mets out for rest of year, needs surgery on heels. Toronto’s J.A. Happ appears on the verge of being dealt (per mlb.com), and rumors are that the Yankees are “heavy in the mix.”

 

Minor League Report. Gleyber starts rehab today.

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Gleyber Torres will begin his rehab today (Saturday) for Tampa and is expected to join the Yanks on Wednesday.

Clint Frazier was placed on the concussion protocol DL.

AAA: Luis Cessa pitched well, and with Domingo German’s poor outing Friday night, will replace German in the rotation. SWB (52-44) won 5-1. 2 hits, solo HR 1B Tyler Austin. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI SS Abiatal Avelino. 2B Rey Navarro solo HR.

Cessa (W, 3-0, 1.42) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Espinal 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.  2.11
J. Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.82

AA: Trenton (53-44) won 10-3. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits, RBI. DH Zack Zehner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, 2 RBI.

King (W, 4-2, 2.25) 8 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Foley 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.   3.79

High A: Tampa (49-49) lost 7-5. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits. 2 hits and an RBI for C Keith Skinner.

R. Garcia 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K.  4.50
Lane (BS, 4) 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.36
Frawley (L, 0-5, 4.81) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR, a walkoff 2-run HR.

Low A: Charleston (46-48) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. Scheduled game: Lost 4-1. Got just 5 hits.

Yajure (L, 2-2, 4.31) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Makeup of 7/19 rainout: Lost 8-1. Got just 1 hit.

Orozco (L, 1-3, 4.50) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Ramos 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 2 HR.  4.30
Vargas 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.42

Game 96. Yanks blow chances in 7-5 loss. German sent down after poor outing, Cessa up.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

A poor outing by Domingo German resulted in him being sent down after the Yanks lost to the Mets, 7-5, on Friday night.

The Yanks had their chances, stranding 14, and going 2 for 13 with RISP.

Luis Cessa, who pitched a good game for AAA last night, will come up to take his place.

Before the game, the Yanks activated Gary Sanchez off the DL and sent down Kyle Higashioka. They also brought up Brandon Drury.

German’s first inning woes continued as he gave up three runs. His first inning ERA is 9.00. You can’t just keep putting your team in a hole like that.

It’s becoming more and more apparent how much the Yanks miss Jordan Montgomery. Either Cessa has to step up and step in where German failed, or the Yanks have to make a deal. The loss dropped the Yanks to 62-34, and with Boston’s 1-0 win, put the Yanks now 5 1/2 behind Boston in the AL East. You can’t catch them if the now demoted German, and today’s starter, Sonny Gray, keep pitching as poorly as they have been.

Hopefully Gray has a good outing today. I’ll be at the game.

In the bottom of the first, the Yanks had first and third, two out, but Hicks grounded out. There was one chance of many to get something back. There would be many more failures.

In the third, Yoenis Cespedes, just off the DL, homered off the left field foul pole to make it 4-0, Mets.

The Yanks got a run on the third when Gardner and Judge singled and Stanton got a SF.

Three walks by Adam Warren in the fifth helped lead to two Mets runs. 6-1, Mets.

In the sixth, Sanchez and Bird singled, and Walker doubled in two runs. 6-3.

The Yanks loaded the bases with two out in the seventh but Andujar flied out.

In the eighth, with one out, Gardner reached on an error and Judge singled. Didi doubled in one run to make it 6-4, and a Stanton RBI groundout made it 6-5. But with first and third, two out, Sanchez struck out.

It seems like on those sliders down and away, Sanchez is either not recognizing the slider or trying to pull everything. Or both. He needs to shoot for RCF more often. He’s strong enough to take advantage of the porch. He’s way better than the .191 he’s at now. Embarrassing.

A WP helped lead to a Mets’ run in the top of the ninth. With two out in the bottom of the ninth, Walker walked, but Gardner, as the tying run, grounded out to end the game.

Judge 3 hits.
Didi 3 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 RBI
Andujar 2 hits.
Walker 2 RBI

German (L, 2-6, 5.68) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. To AAA after game.
Warren 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K.  2.49    Couldn’t hold them
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.   4.37
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.68
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   1.80
Cole 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.92 as NYY   1 WP

Brad Hand, a lefty reliever the Yanks were interested in acquiring, was dealt to Cleveland instead. SD had asked for Andujar.

 

Minor League Report. Sanchez homers on rehab, Cessa solid.

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Justus Sheffield pitched in the Futures game on Sunday, and in 1 2/3 IP, gave up 2 runs (inc. a HR) on 2 hits.

AAA: SWB (48-43) won 3-1. Gary Sanchez, starting rehab, was 1 for 3, striking out twice but also hitting a HR. CF Billy McKinney had a solo HR.

Cessa (W, 2-0, 2.08) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Gallegos (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.97

AA: Trenton (51-41) lost 4-3. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. DH Wendell Rijo 2 RBI.

Stephan (L, 2-6, 4.81) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  0.00  (24, LHP, 1st game up from High A, was 2-2, 3.14 there)
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  6.10

High A: Tampa (47-46) lost 5-4. 3B Angel Aguilar 2-run HR.

Lehnen (L, 0-1, 2.45) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 3 K. (spent most of year at Charleston)
Weissert 1 2/3 2 R, 0 H, 5 W, 2 K.  4.32
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.  3.38
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   6.46

Low A: Charleston (45-45) lost 8-7. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 RBI. DH Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Mauricio 4 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 6 K.  11.57
Ramos 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 0 K.  3.40
A. Severino (BS, 5; L, 2-2, 3.34) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Zurak 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.70