Gary Sanchez can’t come to the rescue and hit a HR every day. He didn’t on Thursday night and his teammates couldn’t step up as the Yanks lost to Tampa Bay 2-0.
Luis Cessa pitched well, giving up a run in the first and a solo HR in the sixth, but with no offensive support….
The loss drops the Yanks to 79-73. They are almost eliminated (E #1) as far as winning the division goes. They are 3 out of the final wild card slot with 10 games to go, and need to jump 4 teams.
Before the game, the Yanks sold Phil Coke to the Pirates.
Masahiro Tanaka will miss his next start because of a forearm strain. If the Yanks are completely out of it, they should then just shut him down for the season.
Cessa (L, 4-3, 4.30) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 6 K.
Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 5.70.
AAA: Heading into the bottom of the ninth, SWB was down 1-0 and facing a 2 games to none deficit in their best-of-five International League Championship Series. Worse yet, they had only gotten one hit. Many of their stars from this year were with the big club as the Yankees try to push for a playoff spot. Even Mason Williams wasn’t with SWB anymore, since he was brought up to the Yanks yesterday to replace the injured Aaron Judge.
Five batters later, SWB had a 2-1 win, without the benefit of a hit. They got just the one hit all game long.
A walk, walk, HBP, walk to tie the game and yet ANOTHER walk to win it. All without an out being recorded. Talk about winning a WILD one!
The win evens the series at a game apiece.
Phil Coke 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 9 K.Cito Culver got SWB’s only hit, a PH double in the 8th.
AA: Trenton lost 4-2 and finds their backs against the wall, down 2 games to none in the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series. Billy McKinney 2 hits, double and triple. Sebastian Valle 3 for 3 with an RBI.
AAA: SWB shut out Lehigh Valley 7-0 to go up 2 games to none in their best of five series. Not only that, but the Railriders now go home for the remainder of the series. Phil Coke pitched seven innings, 3 hits, no walks, 7 K. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI for Donovan Solano. 2 hits, RBI for Mason Williams. I wonder if Williams can contribute to the big club in 2017. Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI, Jake Cave 2 hits.
AA: Trenton beat Reading 9-4 to go up 2 games to none in their best of five series. The series now shifts to Reading. Dustin Fowler 2 hits, 2 RBI. Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 RBI. Miguel Andujar, Billy McKinney and Sebastian Valle each had 2 hits and an RBI.
High A: Tampa went up 2 games to one in their series with a 9-8 win. Rashad Crawford had 3 hits, a double, triple and HR, and drove in 5 runs. Gleyber Torres had 3 hits, and Trey Amburgey had a 3-run HR.
Low A: Charleston was off. They are down 1 game to 0 in their series.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Postseason, Uncategorized
Tagged Amburgey, Andujar, Bichette, Cave, Coke, Crawford, Fowler, Higashioka, McKinney, Solano, Torres, Valle, Williams
AAA: SWB won 6-1. Phil Coke 6 IP, 1 run. Solo HR Chris Parmalee. 3 hits, RBI Mason Williams, who is at .316. Did the Yanks trade Ben Gamel because they feel Williams would be better? Who knows. 2 hits, RBI Cito Culver. With Lehigh Valley’s loss, SWB clinched their division.
AA: Trenton lost 5-3.
High A: Tampa rained out again.
Low A: Charleston won 8-2. Adonis Rosa six shutout innings. Estevan Florial triple, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Luis Torrens. Kyle Holder 3 hits.
Posted in Awards, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Coke, Culver, Florial, Holder, Parmalee, Rosa, Torrens, Williams
I am out of town this weekend. There will be no recaps for games played Friday or Saturday.
AAA: SWB lost 8-0 to Lehigh Valley. Phil Coke gave up four runs in one inning of relief.
AA:Trenton won 3-1. Bryan Mitchell, still rehabbing, 1 run in four innings. Dante Bichette, Jr., 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits Jose Rosario.
High A: Tampa lost 8-3, getting just two hits. Justus Sheffield struggled, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, in 3 2/3 IP. 2-run HR Thairo Estrada.
Low A: Charleston lost 5-0, getting just four hits. Ricardo Ferreira 3 for 3.
AAA: SWB (49-32) won 8-1. Ike Davis grand slam. Aaron Judge double, 3 rbi. Phil Coke six scoreless IP. Railriders’ pitchers combined for 10 K.
AA: Trenton (51-29) won 6-5. Solo HR Jose Rosario. 2 hits, 3 RBI Dustin Fowler.
High A: Tampa (48-29) won 5-1. James Kaprielian still has some elbow issues, but fortunately, none affect the UCL which would require TJ surgery. But it’s a wasted year for him. Yefrey Ramirez 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 11 K. Tampa pitchers combined for 13 K. Connor Oliver 2 RBI. Jake Skole 2 h, rbi. 2 hits Austin Aune.
Low A: Charleston (44-32) lost 7-2. Jeff Hendrix 3 hits.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Aune, Coke, Davis, Fowler, Hendrix, Judge, Kaprielian, Oliver, Ramirez, Rosario, Skole
AAA: SWB won 1-0. Phil Coke started and pitched five innings. Donovan Solano with the RBI.
AA: Trenton won 3-1. Ron Herrera, 7 IP, 1 Unearned run. Mark Payton 3 hits, rbi, HR shy of cycle.
High A: Tampa was off, Florida State League All-Star Break. Tampa was the first half division champ with a 41-25 mark.
Low A: Charleston won 5-1. Nestor Cortes 7 shutout innings. Alexander Palma 3-run HR. Chris Gittens double, solo HR.