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Game 141. Judge and Torres HRs carry Yanks, 4-1. Magic #12.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres homered, and the Yanks used an “opener” and six pitchers to defeat Texas 4-1 Wednesday night.

With the win, the Yankees (92-49) have a 10 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East. The magic # for clinching the division outright (no tiebreakers) is 12. They have a two-game lead over Houston for the best record in the AL (Houston owns tiebreaker) and a 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers for the best record in baseball (Yankees own tiebreaker).

Judge got the scoring started with a 2-run HR (20) in the third inning.

Torres hit a solo HR (34) in the fourth to make it 3-0, Yankees.

In the sixth, Mike Tauchman walked and scored on a double by Austin Romine. 4-0.

Texas got a HR on a Rougned Odor HR in the ninth to spoil the shutout.

Judge 2-run HR (20)
Torres solo HR (34)
Romine 2 hits, RBI.

Green 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.84
Cessa (W, 2-1, 3.82) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Ottavino (H, 28) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.66
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.11
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.   2.11
Gearrin 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  4.18

Green’s overall ERA isn’t impressive, but he had that terrible start to the season and was sent to AAA with an ERA of 16.43. Since coming back, his ERA is 3.06. Now THAT is impressive.

There is a report that the Yanks almost made a deal at the trade deadline for Ken Giles of Toronto. It would have required three unnamed prospects.

Thinking how much I would like the Yanks to break the bank for Gerrit Cole and have a rotation next year of Cole, Severino, Paxton, Tanaka and Happ. That is, if Happ can’t be dealt.

In AAA, you could have Montgomery (if Happ isn’t dealt), Loaisiga, Deivi Garcia and Michael King (granted all are healthy). That’s an impressive AAA rotation of guys “on the ready.”

From MLBTR.com:

The Yankees have signed left-handed reliever Danny Coulombe to a minor league contract for a second time, Conor Foley of the Scranton Times-Tribune reports (via Twitter). New York brought Coulombe into the fold on a minor league pact last winter but gave him his release from the organization on July 1. Coulombe signed with the Brewers a couple of weeks later but opted out of that deal late last month and is now returning to the Yanks.

also from MLBTR/com:

The Yankees have released veteran right-hander David Hernandez, per an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton (h/t: Conor Foley of the Scranton Times-Tribune, on Twitter).

The 34-year-old Hernandez had signed with New York on a minor league pact back on Aug. 15 after a disastrous season with the Reds, but he didn’t fare much better in his brief time with his new organization


One notable passing: Clint Conatser, a backup OF for the Boston Braves of 1948 and 1949, died at the age of 98. He played in the 1948 WS for the Braves. Since the Braves last played in Boston in 1952, I wonder how many Boston Braves players are still alive?

Also, I wonder how far back you can go to still find a living WS participant. I think the answer could be Dr. Bobby Brown, who is still alive at 94 and who played in the 1947 WS for the Yankees.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (46-33) lost to Lehigh Valley 4-3.  SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. Jonathan Holder still having problems.

Rosa 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.  4.84
Holder (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 5.40) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Coulombe 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.80

AA: Trenton (43-32) lost 5-2. C Kellin Deglan 3 hits, 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa (33-43) scored one in the bottom of the ninth to tie, and another in the tenth to win, 6-5. LF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI (GW RBI, too). DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI.  Hobie Harris and Matt Wivinis combined for four scoreless, hitless innings of relief pitching, striking out 7.

Low A: Charleston (41-38) won 12-5.  CF Josh Stowers 3 hits, RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 for 2 with 3 walks, 3 RBI. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. DH Frederick Cuevas 3 hits, 2 RBI. SS Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI. 3B Sandy Mota 3 hits, 4 RBI.


Minor League report. 2 HR for Lo-Mo.


AAA: SWB (34-25) won 3-1. 1B Logan Morrison 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits.

Koerner (W, 3-0, 3.41) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Coulombe (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.38
Feyereisen (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.83

AA: Trenton (33-24) lost 3-2. Starter Garrett Whitlock, ND, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (26-35) won 7-3. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, a 3-run HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. DH Tyler Hill a 3-run HR.

Low A: Charleston (34-28) won 7-0. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI. 2B Kyle Gray 2 RBI. 3B Max Burt 2 hits. SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Roansy Contreras (W, 5-3, 4.12) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Aaron McGarity 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.96



S.T. Game 28. Yanks beat Phils, 6-3. Stanton HRs 2X. More cuts.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Giancarlo Stanton homered twice as the Yanks (16-8-4) beat the Phillies 6-3 in spring training action Friday night.

It’s the last game at Tampa for spring training. They have a game on the road Saturday (Gio Gonzalez starting) and also Sunday in Florida, then go to DC for an exhibition game against the Nationals in Washington, D.C., then have two days off before opening the season at home in the Bronx Thursday against the Orioles.

Jonathan Loaisiga showed his talent and his rawness. He pitched 4 innings, striking out 7, but gave up 2 solo HR.

Two of the Yanks’ runs scored on wild pitches.

Stanton 2 HR, 3 RBI. One HR an absolute bomb.
LeMahieu 2 hits.

Loaisiga 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Britton (W) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Tarpley (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Ottavino (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H. 0 W, 1 K
Hale 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.

Cuts made today: Clint Frazier (6 for 46 in S.T. with 15 strikeouts—aftereffects from concussion problems last year?)

Also (from the NY Post): The Yankees also announced pitchers Rex Brothers, Danny Coulombe, Phillip Diehl and Drew Hutchison were re-assigned to minor league camp.





S.T. Game 25. Yanks win 6-2 but Betances goes to D.L.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The good news: The Game. The Yanks won 6-2 over the Rays to improve their S.T. Record to 15-6-4.

Luis Cessa continued his strong spring with four scoreless innings.

Aaron Judge singled, walked, scored two runs and drove in one.

Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI double.

Gary Sanchez had 2 doubles and drove in 2 runs.

Greg Bird hit a solo HR.

Billy Burns 2 for 2, RBI

Green 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Cessa (W) 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Coulombe 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.

The bad news: Dellin Betances to the DL with a shoulder issue. He’ll miss the start of the season.

Estevan Florial has another fracture in the wrist besides the one first diagnosed.

Other news: The Angels’ Mike Trout has 2 years and $66MM left on his deal. That was extended today for 10 more years and some $362MM(!!) .

Leroy Stanton, an OF for the Mets (1970-1971), Angels (1972-1976) and Mariners (1977-1978) from 1970 to 1978 died at the age of 72. He had 14 HR, 82 RBI and 18 SB for the 1975 Angels and 27 HR and 90 RBI for the expansion 1977 Mariners. For his career, a .244 hitter, OPS+ 103.

S.T. Games 22 and 23. Yanks hit 3 HR in each game, win both. Hicks to miss Opening Day.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before we get to Sunday’s games, some news.

Kyle Higashioka sent down to AAA SWB.

Aaron Hicks will miss Opening Day. He got a second cortisone shot for his back.

This means, for a while (a week?) that Greg Bird AND Luke Voit could be on the opening day roster. Stanton would play LF, Gardner CF, Judge RF. Bird or Voit 1B, the other DH.

Rumors are the Yanks have made an offer to Gio Gonzalez, but are probably far apart. Being over the cap already, I can’t see the offer being substantive, and Gio made $12MM last year. My guess is that the Yanks probably offered half of that to cover themselves in case Severino has more issues and cannot come back in May.

Ok, the Yanks won BOTH split squad games today, hitting 3 HR in each game. So they are 13-6-4 for spring training.

Game 22. Yanks beat Phillies, 7-3.

Troy Tulowitzki 2 hits, a 2-run HR.
Greg Bird solo HR.
Gleyber Torres solo HR.
Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 SB
Matt Lipka 2 for 2, 2 SB

Great outing for James Paxton. Not so for Chad Green.

Paxton 4 1/3, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Green (BS)  2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Betances (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Kahnle (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coulombe 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
A. Severino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Game 23. Yanks beat Orioles, 5-3.

Jonathan Loaisiga needed a good outing to keep up with Luis Cessa and Domingo German as far as filling in for Luis Severino and CC Sabathia in April. He provided it.

Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI
Miguel Andujar solo HR.
Luke Voit 2 -run HR (the competition remains good and fierce between him and Bird).
Higashioka 2 hits.
Zack Zehner 2 hits, solo HR.

Loaisiga (W) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Hale (H) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Hutchison (H) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR
Brothers (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 19. Yanks fit to be “tied” in today’s game. Rule changes coming this year and next.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

For the fourth time in 19 S.T. games, a Yankees game has ended in a tie. Today it was 1-1 vs. Toronto.

The Yanks’ S.T. record is 9-6-4.

Luis Cessa cemented his stake to be a temporary replacement for Luis Severino or CC Sabathia in the rotation come April. Severino and CC will be out for the first few weeks. Cessa has had a great spring so far, and today threw four shutout innings.

Singles by 2b Gleyber Torres and SS Troy Tulowitzki followed by an RBI groundout by Miguel Andujar plated the Yanks’ only run.

C Kyle Higashioka  went 2 for 2 with a double.

Cessa 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Cortes (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coulombe (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Brothers 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

From MLB.com



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