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The Minors. Rehab HR for A-Rod.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 7-1. Gary Sanchez will be out a few weeks with a fractured thumb. Phil Coke started, 1 R in 5 IP. Chris Parmalee 3-run HR. Ben Gamel 2 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. A-Rod 1 for 2, HR, 2 rbi. Dietrich Enns 2 R in 6 IP (4-2, 1.99). Dustin Fowler 3 for 4, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 8-4. Jorge Mateo 2 h, rbi. Solo HRs Austin Aune and Thairo Estrada. Mike O’Neill 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-3. Solo HR Conor Spencer. Jhalen Jackson 3 for 3. Angel Aguilar 2 rbi.

Game 37. Unkind welcome to the majors for Green, Yanks lose 12-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Chad Green and Conor Mullee made their MLB debuts last night, but it was a rough go for both of them as the Yanks lost 12-2 in Arizona.

Mark Teixeira, who has been in his usual early season slump, got 3 hits. Hopefully it means he is snapping out of it.

Green was 2-3, 1.22 at AAA SWB, but those seven starts were his only starts above AA.

Green (L, 0-1, 9.00) 4 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 walk, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Goody 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.00
Mullee 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 walks, 1 K. 1 HBP 9.00
Coke 2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 6.00.

Sammy Ellis 75, and Dick McAuliffe, 76, both major leaguers in the 1960s, died recently.

Ellis was a 22 game winner in 1965 for the Reds, and served as a Yankees pitching coach in the 1980s.He was 63-58, 4.15, ERA+ 88 for the Reds, Angels and White Sox 1962, 1964-1969. He was an All-Star in 1965. He finished 16th in the 1964 MVP voting.

McAuliffe was the 2B on the 1968 WS Champion Tigers when he finished 7th in the MVP voting. He was a 3x All-Star.  He was 76.  He played for the Tigers 1960-1973 and for the 1974 and 1975 Red Sox. A .247 hitter (OPS+ 109), his average 162 g. season was .247-18-64.

Game 30. Yanks belt 5 HR in 6-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks belted five HR in a 6-3 win over KC Monday night.

Carlos Beltran hit two (6) to pass teammate Mark Teixeira on the all-time list, 398 to 397. Beltran is tied with Dale Murphy on that list.

Also homering were Brian McCann (4), Brett Gardner (4) and Aaron Hicks (2). Gardner and Hicks went back to back. Beltran’s second HR came just two outs after Gardner and Hicks’ b-2-b blasts.

Aroldis Chapman made his Yankees’ debut. Ben Gamel got his first MLB hit.

Nova 4 2/3, 1 R, 6 H, 1 walks, 3 K. 4.34. Gave up 1 HR
Coke 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 k. 0.00
Yates (w, 2-0, 2.38) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Win on official scorer discretion.
Shreve 1 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 1 K. 5.25. Gave up HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 9.00.

The Yanks are 12-18.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Phil Coke with two scoreless innings of relief. Two hits, solo HR Aaron Judge. Ben Gamel 2 rbi. Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 rbi, Gary Sanchez 3 hits. Slade Heathcott 2 hits.

AA: Trenton ppd.

HIgh A: Tampa ppd

Low A: Charleston lost 3-2 in 10. Yefrey Ramirez 1 R, 6 IP.

The minors. Kaprielian shut down.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

From the NY Daily News:

Yankees top prospect James Kaprielian has been shut down after an MRI revealed inflammation—but no ligament tear—in his pitching elbow. There were some who felt Kaprielian, at High A Tampa, might even hit the Bronx this year. Those plans have been pushed back.

Brandon Pinder will undergo Tommy John surgery, joining Nick Rumbelow as relievers lost for the year due to that.

The Yanks signed Phil Coke to a minor league deal. Coke was with the Yanks in 2009 when they won the WS. He was 0-0, 5.68 in 18 games for the Cubs and Blue Jays last year. For his career, 22-27, 4.20, ERA+ 100. 8 saves. A 162 g. average of 4-4, 4.20.

In 26 postseason games, Coke (soon to be 34) is 0-1, 4.26, 3 saves.

AAA: SWB beat Lehigh Valley 5-2. Anthony Swarzak 2 R in 7 IP. Vinnie Pestano struck out the side in the eighth. Solo HR Nick Swisher. 3 hits, double, rbi Chris Parmalee. Jose Rosario solo HR. 2 hits Ben Gamel, 2 RBI Gary Sanchez.

AA: Trenton lost 7-6 in 10. Cale Coshow 1 unearned run in 5 2/3 IP.Kyle Higashioka 3 h, rbi. Juan Silva 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 hits Tyler Austin.

High A Tampa and Low A Charleston were off.

Game 78. Martin’s 3-run HR keys Yanks’ 5-2 win. Yanks get Mitre back, DFA Carlyle.

The Yanks are 46-31, 1 1/2 up on Boston, 2 1/2 up on the Rays.
1st place in AL East. They have the 2nd best winning pct. in baseball.
OPS+ 113; ERA+ 115
3 games worse than the Pythagorean record.

Tonight’s lineup, no surprises:

Gardner LF .278-4-18  17 sb/27 att  OPS+ 110
Granderson CF .277-21-56  13/20   151  MLB leader in R, AL in triples 
Teixeira 1B .246-24-62  2/3  140    tied with Bautista for MLB HR lead
Rodriguez 3B .304-13-51  4/5  141  626*hr; only Yank reg. at .300 
Cano 2B .290-14-49  6/7  123
Swisher RF .249-10-42  1/3  117    Hot as a firecracker
Posada DH .234-8-26  0/2   97
Martin C  .229-9-31  7/8  97   Cold as ice 
Nunez SS .250-2-12  10/14  81

Burnett P  7-6  4.15   ERA+ 98

A walk, SB and a single give the Brewers a run in the 1st. Walk and SB#14 for Granderson in the first, but nothing for the Yanks. 1-0 Brewers after one.

In the second, Granderson makes a great catch and turns it into a DP. Nothing for the Yanks, just a Swisher walk. Martin is called out on strikes. I can’t figure out why Martin leads in the All-Star C voting over Avila. Martin is under .230 now and in a free fall with that batting average. That and Cervelli’s .197 are why I am wondering about Montero.

1-2-3 for AJ in the 3rd; With one out, Gardner doubles and Granderson walks, but Teix grounds out and Alex whiffs. Still 1-0 Brewers after three.

Checking Twitter. Melvin Mora and Ryan Franklin released. More interesting is what SI’s Jon Heyman says:

A-rod told me earlier this year hed like phil coke back in pen for yanks. Maybe he gets wish. Coke miscast as starter

Coke will be 29 soon, and is 1-7, 4.32, ERA+ 87 this year for the Tigers as they have been using him as a starter. Coke has a WS ring from 2009 with the Yanks, when he went 4-3, 4.50, ERA+ 103. Last year he was 7-5, 3.76 for the Tigers, ERA+ 109. Not great. 13-15, 3.94 for his career, ERA+ 106. Ok, he’s not great, but maybe back in the bullpen would be better for him. He has already gone through the NY wars, so that is a plus. Can’t be expensive or demand too much in a trade at the deadline. Yanks could use another lefty in the bullpen. We’ll see what happens. It’s June 29th. July should be interesting.

Big Papi at 1B in Philly. Gonzalez in RF. No DH there.

To the 4th. With two on and one out, AJ gets a DP ball. The Yanks bats come alive. Cano gets a leadoff triple and Swisher ties the game with a single. Posada singles.

Finally, Martin, who has been seriously slumping, gets a hold of one. A 3-run HR to make it 4-1. It’s HR #10 for Russell. From Waldman: 1st Martin HR since 5/24—over a month ago. It’s 4-1 Yanks after four.

A 1-2-3 for AJ in the fifth. He’s pitching well. Yanks go down 1-2-3.

AJ runs into trouble in the sixth. Bases loaded, one out and Fielder up. This could be trouble. It’s an RBI forceout. AJ gets another forceout and limits the damage. 4-2 Yanks. AJ is doing a better job of limiting the damage this year than he did last year. Last year, the inning would have gotten away from AJ. It would have turned into a three, four, or five-run inning. So far this year, AJ has stayed away from that.

Jorge gets the run back with a HR (9) in the bottom of the sixth. It’s #270 of Jorge’s career. 5-2 Yankees after six. Good tweet by Jack Curry of YES. Posada .391 in June. Yes, I was one ready to bury him, and I still wouldn’t re-sign him for 2012 (Posada turns 40 in August). I don’t know how long it will last, and when Jorge pulled his “bad day” tantrum, hitting in the .150s or so at the time, I would have dumped him. At the time, I didn’t expect Jorge to stay at .150 but didn’t know how far (if at all) above the Mendoza line Jorge would bring himself. To his credit, Jorge has picked himself out of the rut and is contributing. I didn’t think we’d see that. How long it lasts, who knows. But if it’s Jorge’s last hurrah, then good for him.

AJ has a scoreless 7th. I don’t know if he’ll come out for the 8th, but I can see Robertson, then Mo.

Nope. AJ stays in but the leadoff hitter reaches on a error. You guessed it, Nunez. He has talent. Decent power, good speed (10 SB) but error #10.

So in comes Robertson to finish the 8th. He gives up a hit, but gets 2 K. He’s been incredible. He now has 52 K in 32 1/3 IP. Check below for the ERA!

AJ 7+, 2 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 4 K. ERA drops to 4.05.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 hit, 0 walks and 2 K. ERA to 1.11  !!!!

Nothing for the Yanks in the 8th.

You-know-who is in for the 9th. Mo is looking for save #580.

Rivera is… Rivera. 1-2-3 with a K. Save #21 for 2011 and #580 for his career. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks, 1 K and Mo’s ERA drops to 1.72.

AJ goes to 8-6.

The Yanks go to 47-31, 2 1/2 up on Boston and 3 1/2 up on the Rays.

Tomorrow is an afternoon game with CC on the mound.

Update: Just in from Twitter via MLBTR:

Guess who is back? Sergio Mitre. The Brewers released him, and of course the Brewers are in NY. Mitre has been re-signed by the Yankees, and the Yankees have DFA’d Buddy Carlyle. Mitre was 0-1, 3.27 for the Brewers this year. In 8 games, Carlyle was 0-1, 4.70 for the Yanks.

Marte out until late 2011.

From Lohud:

Marte had labrum surgery on Friday and won’t throw until after the all-star break.   

Hopefully there is a stretch drive next year and Marte could help out. In the meantime, getting another lefty to help Boone Logan out would be nice.

Meanwhile, the Tigers may be looking to convert Phil Coke (7-5, 3.76, 2 saves for them this year) into a starter.