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The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA:SWB won 7-3. Chad Green rebounded from his rough MLB outing last week with 6 IP, 2 R. 3 RBI for Gary Sanchez. Jake Cave double, solo HR. Nick Swisher is at .252.

AA: Trenton was rained out.

High A: Tampa lost 9-8. Abiatal Avelino 3 hits. 2 doubles, 2 RBI Billy Fleming (.329). 3 hits, 2 RBI Bo Thompson. Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-4. Thairo Estrada 2 hits, rbi. Kyle Holder 2 hits. 2 hits, rbi Kendall Coleman.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Swish was 1-4, but the main stories were LF Jake Cave, just promoted from AA Trenton, who was 3 for 5, double, HR, 3 RBI; Donovan Solano 3 hits; C and Gary Sanchez 2 for 4 with an RBI (and rumors he is being called up);  and Jonathan Diaz 3 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits.

High A:Tampa got just four hits, but won 5-0. Ian Clarkin 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 walks and 10K. James Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 K. Billy Fleming 2 H, HR, 2 RBI. Fleming, a 23 yr. old 2B, has 123 minor league games under his belt, and is .336-5-54.

Low A: Charleston rained out.

The Minors

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 2-1. Swish continued his slump, 0-4 with 2 K. Richard Bleier was the hard luck loser 2 R in 7 IP. Aaron Judge 2 h, double, rbi. 3 hits Rob Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4. Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler, Jared Mitchell and Dante Bichette, Jr. with 2 hits each. 2 rbi Cito Culver.

High A: Tampa won 11-4. 2 doubles, 2 RBI Billy Fleming. Jake Skole 2 h, HR 4 rbi. Francisco Diaz & Austin Aune 2 rbi each.Miguel Andujar 2 hits, rbi.

Low A:   Charleston off.

The Minors. HR for Swisher.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The big leaguers were off today.

AAA: SWB lost 9-6. LF Ben Gamel 3 for 3, rbi. 1B Nick Swisher 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. SS Jonathan Diaz 3 hits, triple, rbi. DH Chris Parmalee and 3B Pete Kozma 2 hits each, rbi for Kozma.

AA: Trenton scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth to win 7-5. LF Jake Cave single, double, triple, 2 rbi. CF Dustin Fowler 3 hits, rbi. 1B Tyler Austin 2 RBI. Dan Fiorito 2 h, rbi.

High A: Tampa won 4-2. Ian Clarkin 2 R, 1 ER in 5 IP. Jacob Lindgren 2 scoreless innings of relief. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2h, rbi. Same for RF Austin Aune.

Low A: Charleston lost  13-1, giving up 8 in the 8th and making 4 errors. Trey Amburgey, RF, 3 hits, 2 doubles.

S.T. Games 9 & 10. A loss and a tie.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgThe Yankees had a split squad today, so I’ll start with the home game which the Yanks lost 11-4 to Toronto.

Nathan Eovaldi started and did well, but the relievers struggled.Aroldis Chapman debuted.

Eovaldi 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Miller 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K.
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Chapman 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Moreno (L) 1 1/3, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 H, 1 walk, 2 K, gave up a HR.
Cloyd 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K
Pestano 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 1 K
Webb 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Carlos Beltran had 2 H and an RBI. Jonathan Diaz had a 2-run HR.

In the away game, the Yanks tied the Orioles 4-4. They had a 4-1 lead but gave up 3 unearned runs.

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, and Starlin Castro, playing SS, was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. He did make an error, however.

Plans for Castro to play 3B have been put on hold, and that may be good news for Rob Refsnyder, who did play 3B today in this game and who went 1 for 3.

Mitchell 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Gave up a HR.
Haynes 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K.
Swarzak 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Pazos 2/3 IP, 3 R, ALL UNEARNED, 2 H, 1 walk and 2 K.
Green 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Bleier 1 Ip, 0 r, 0 h, o walks and 1 K.
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

The Yanks are 2-6-2 this spring.




S.T. Game 24. Yanks outslug Pirates, 11-9

Melky Mesa had a grand slam, and Kevin Youklis homered while going went 2-3 with 3 RBI as the Yanks outslugged the Pirates today, 11-9.

Eduardo Nunez had 2 hits and 2 SB, Brennan Boesch 2 hits, a SB and an RBI, and Mesa also had a SB as did Thomas Neal.

Ivan Nova tossed 3 scoreless innings before losing his effectiveness. He went 5, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K. David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning.

Branden Pinder gave up 1 r in 1 IP, Matt Tracy 4 R in an inning of work and Chase Whitley pitched a scoreless inning.

Earlier in the day, the Yanks released Matt Diaz. It’s looking like Clay Rapada may not make the Opening Day Roster (shoulder bursitis) but that doesn’t mean (per LOHUD) that Girardi would automatically take a lefty like Nuno. Instead it could be another righty like Jim Miller, Chase Whitley or Shawn Kelley.

The way Dan Johnson is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is released soon.

Yanks split squad, but lose both games

The Yanks split the squad today, but lost both games, dropping their spring record to 1-6. It’s worth noting that we haven’t seen CC, Kuroda, Hughes, Nova, Pettitte, Jeter or Rivera yet.

In the road game, the Yanks lost to Houston 7-6. Some good points about the game came from a couple of minor leaguers eager to win the Granderson job while he is out. Zoilo Almonte went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Melky Mesa was 2 for 3 with a 3-run HR. Top prospect Tyler Austin had a triple and scored a run. Matt Diaz went 1 for 3 and drove in a run. In this, and the other game, every candidate for that LF job that Granderson vacated with his injury did well. Even Adonis Garcia had a hit and an RBI in this game.

Brett Marshall started this game. He is probably AAA bound but did a good job, impressing if he needs to be a mid-season call-up. The 22 year old righty was 13-7, 3.52 in AA last year. He pitched 3 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Dellin Betances, the former top prospect who slipped badly last year, had a scoreless inning and K’d 2, but also showed the wildness that has set him back, walking two. Mikey O’Brien gave up 3 R in 1 1/3 and Shane Greene gave up 4 in only 1/3 IP which led to the loss. Shaeffer Hall and Kelvin Perez each pitched a scoreless inning.

In the home part of the split squad, the Yanks lost 1-0 to Toronto. Dave Phelps, bidding for a starter’s job (esp. since Hughes may not be ready come Opening Day), pitched 3 scoreless innings. David Aardsma pitched a scoreless inning. The Yanks are counting on him, as well as Joba, to fill the 6/7 inning role. Branden Pinder pitched a scoreless inning as did Clay Rapada. Chase Whitley gave up the game’s only run in his inning and a third. Juan Cedeno 2/3 scoreless. Jim Miller a scoreless inning.

The Yanks didn’t score in this game, but Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki continued their hot springs so far by each going 1 for 3. Ronnier Mustelier, in the battle for Granderson’s position, went 1 for 1. Juan Rivera, also fighting for an OF spot, was 2 for 2.

Overall, today was a better day than yesterday, which featured sloppy play. There was some impressive pitching, and the OF candidates all did well.

Now (1-6) to start winning some of these games.