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The Minors. Regular season ends, playoffs to begin.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The regular season is over and the playoffs will be starting. In yesterday’s regular season finals:

AAA: SWB (91-52) won 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th. Clint Frazier solo HR. Donovan Solano two doubles.

AA: Trenton (87-55) gave up 5 in the 10th and lost 11-6. They finished 2 1/2 back of Reading, but still got a wild card spot. 3 hits, double, solo HR Miguel Andujar. 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI Dante Bichette, Jr. Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits each for Abiatal Avelino, Mike Ford and Billy Fleming.

High A: No game. Tampa starts their playoffs today (Tuesday). They were 35-31, 4th place in the second half, but were first half champs at 42-27. The strangeness of the split season: Clearwater (Phillies affiliate) had the best record in the league overall, but didn’t win either half and are out of the playoffs. Tampa’s overall record was 77-58. By contrast, Clearwater was 82-54 but they go home. Go figure.

Low A: Charleston (76-63) won 14-2. Mandy Alvarez 4 hits, 2 RBI. Jhalen Jackson 3-run HR, 4 RBI. Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, triple, 4 RBI. 3 hits for Kyle Holder, 2 hits for Vicente Conde. Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits Luis Torrens. Charleston was 34-36 (3rd) in the second half after winning the first half with a 42-27 mark. In this league, Augusta, the Giants’ affiliate, got the shaft because of the split season format.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB beat LV, 5-3. Dietrich Enns didn’t start, but did get the win, giving up 1 run in 3 IP of relief. Why he isn’t on the 40 man roster, and why the Yanks don’t bring him up baffles me. He is 7-2, 1.33 at SWB, and overall this year, between AA and AAA, he is 14-4, 1.65. I’d rather see a kid like him, or Chance Adams or Jordan Montgomery get a shot than to see someone like Swarzak and others like Yates and Shreve continue to do poorly. Just saying. Time to try someone else. Ben Gamel 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. Rob Refsnyder and Donovan Solano 2 hits each.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. Dan Camarena (9-5, 3.36) 6 IP, 1 R. Dustin Fowler 2 hits, triple, HR, 3 RBI. Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI. Mike Ford 2 hits.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston won 8-2. Nick Green pitched six shutout innings. 3 hits, 2 HR and 5 RBI for Chris Gittens. Alexander Palma 2 RBI. Ricardo Ferreira and Cesar Diaz 2 hits each.

An aside: I hate playing “matchups.” If a pitcher comes in and does well, why not leave him in? Too often you see these “one out guys” come in, dominate, and get pulled because of matchups. Then the next guy comes in and stinks and blows the game. If a guy is doing well, just leave him in there. Guess I am too “old school” but I hate this managing by the book too much. Go by what you see and go with your gut. Guy is doing well? Ride that horse.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB rained out.

AA: Trenton won 10-2. Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler, Miguel Andujar, Mike Ford and Jose Rosario each had 2 hits. 3 hits for Mark Payton. Andujar and Ford 2 RBI each, 4 RBI for Payton.

High A: Tampa won 8-3. Josh Rogers 6 IP (9-5, 2.43). Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI. Kevin Cornelius 3 hits, HR shy of cycle.

Low A: Charleston won 9-2. Adonis Rosa 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 K.  3 hits, HR, 3 RBI Alexander Palma. Ricardo Ferreira 4 hits, 2 RBI. Mandy Alvarez, Cesar Diaz and Jhalen Jackson 2 hits each. 2 RBI for Luis Torrens.

Top draft pick Blake Rutherford, OF, 19, is hitting .352 after his first 31 games. He is at rookie league Pulaski.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (78-47)  lost 10-6. Brady Lail got knocked out in the fourth, gave up 9 runs. Kyle Higashioka and Pete Kozma each had 2 hits w/a solo HR. Ben Gamel and Rob Refsnyder each had 2 hits and an RBI. Donovan Solano 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 hits Clint Frazier.

AA: Trenton (76-47)  lost 6-5. Solo HR Dustin Fowler. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI Jose Rosario.

High A: Tampa (70-52) lost 6-3. Solo HR Kevin Cornelius. 2 hits for Devyn Bolasky.

Low A: Charleston (65-56) won 5-1. Nick Green 6 IP, 1 R. 3 hits Kyle Holder, 2 hits w/RBI Chris Gittens. 2 hits, 2 RBI for Cesar Diaz.

Since it is getting late in the minor league seasons….


SWB leads the International League North by 3 1/2 over Lehigh Valley.They have the best record in the league.

Trenton is in 2nd place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, 3 games behind Reading, with the 2nd best record in the league.

Tampa won the first half (split season) with a 42-27 record. For the second half, they are in 4th place in the Florida State League North, 7 1./2 out at 28-25.

Charleston won the first half (split season) with a 42-27 record. For the second half, they are  23-29, in fifth place in the Southern Atlantic League’s Southern Division, and 10 1/2 back.

The Minors. Tampa comeback falls short.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Besides the Yankees having off yesterday, SWB had off too.

AA: Trenton won 12-6. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Mark Payton HR, 3 RBI. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. and LF Mike O’Neill each had 2 hits & an RBI. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

High A: Down 11-0, Tampa fought back but came up short, 11-9. Jorge Mateo HR, 3 RBI. Gleyber Torres 3 hits, RBI. 2 hits, Jeff Hendrix. 2 hits, RBI Zack Zehner. 2 hits, RBI Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. Bryan Mitchell , out all year with that fractured toe, came off the DL, started, 3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts and gave up 2 HR. Ricardo Ferreira 4 for 4, 2 RBI, HR shy of the cycle.

The Minors. Slam for Judge.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 5-0. Grand Slam for Aaron Judge. Chris Parmalee is off the DL and he had a solo HR. Jordan Montgomery with six innings pitched. Jonathan Diaz 2 hits.

AA: Trenton won 7-2. Daniel Camarena 6 2/3 IP, 2 R. Tyler Wade 3 hits, rbi. 2 hits, solo HR Dustin Fowler. Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI. Mark Payton and Abiatal Avelino 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa ppd. Wet grounds.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-3. Chris Gittens solo HR. Jhalen Jackson 2 RBI. 2 hits each for Ricardo Ferreira and Kyle Holder.

The Minors. Unlucky 13? Not a “Chance.”

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-2. Brady Lail 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H. Solo HR Clint Frazier. 3 doubles, 2 RBI Donovan Solano. 2 hits Tyler Austin. SWB won despite striking out 15x.

AA: Trenton won 6-0. Chance Adams 6 IP. Between Tampa and Trenton this year, Adams is 13-0,   2.28. Now At SWB, Dietrich Enns is a combined 12-4, 1.70. In September, when rosters expand, I hope to see both of these kids get a start. We know what CC, Pineda, and Eovaldi can do. Also we’ve seen Cessa and Green. Let’s see what Adams and Enns can do then. Dustin Fowler 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Miguel Andujar.3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi Abiatal Avelino. 2 hits Francisco Diaz.

One scout called Adams the best kept secret in the minors.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. Jorge Mateo, Trey Amburgey and Zack Zehner 2 hits each. But Mateo caught stealing, picked off, and made an error. Domingo German 5 IP, 1 R.

Low A: Charleston lost a DH.

Reg. scheduled game lost 4-1. 2 hits, solo HR Ricardo Ferreira. 2 hits Cesar Diaz.

Makeup of June 28 rainout: Lost 1-0. They gave up just 2 hits, but got just 3 themselves. The run given up was unearned. Daris Vargas the tough luck losing pitcher, 5 IP, 7 K.