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S.T. Game 15. Yanks edge Braves, 8-7.

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The Yanks improved their spring record to 12-3 with an 8-7 win over the Braves today. Brett Gardner led off the game with a HR.

Jacoby Ellsbury provided the spark we hope to see from him. 3 for 3, 2 stolen bases.

Tyler Wade had 2 hits, Francisco Diaz 2 RBI. Dustin Fowler a triple, as did Aaron Hicks.

Ruben Tejada had 2 hits and an RBI. Gleyber Torres had an RBI double.

Michael Pineda had a shaky start then settled down.

Pineda 3 IP,2 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Shreve (w) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 0 K. Gave up HR>
Mantiply 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Gurka 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Gave up HR.

S.T. Game 13. Yanks get 3 in 10th to edge Rays, 7-6.

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The Yanks improved their S.T. record to 10-3 by getting 3 in the bottom of the 10th to edge the Rays, 7-6.

CC Sabathia started and had a shaky first inning but escaped unharmed. He went two scoreless innings.

The Yanks scored in the first on a double by Sanchez, followed by singles by Holliday and Carter.

They went up 2-0 in the fourth on a single by Torreyes.

Adam Warren followed CC with two scoreless innings but gave up back-to -back homers in the fifth.

After the Rays went up 3-2 in the sixth, Kyle Higashioka hit a 2-run HR in the seventh to put the Yanks up 4-3.

Tampa got one in the 8th to tie, then two in the 10th to go up 6-4. Francisco Diaz made two errors at first to hurt the Yanks.

In the bottom of the 10th, Bird singled, Zach Zehner pinch ran. Diaz flied out but Billy McKinney singled. Both runners moved up on the throw. Ruben Tejada hit a SF.

Pete Kozma walked and Rashad Crawford hit a ground rule double to tie it up.

Tyler Wade then singled to win it.

Ronald Torreyes had 2 hits and an RBI. Higashioka with the 2-run HR.

Dustin Fowler was 2 for 2. Tyler Wade was 2 for 3 with the GW RBI.

Sabathia 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Warren (BS) 3 iP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Heller 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
German 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Shreve (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Gave up HR.
Gurka 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Lail (w) 1 IP, 2 R (BOTH UNEARNED),  2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.

Greg Bird wanted to see more lefties and hit them better, so we was working on hitting Andy Pettitte (in for a few days as an instructor) today.

The Minors. Regular season ends, playoffs to begin.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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….

STANDINGS:

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.

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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.