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Minor League Report.


I think I read where Jacoby Ellsbury was cleared to resume BP on Wednesday. If so, and all went ok, he should be starting rehab games soon. It does look like he would be one expensive fourth OF, though. It appears Aaron Hicks has taken his job.

AAA: SWB (43-28) lost 5-2. 1B Tyler Austin 2-run HR. You wonder if he’ll be called up to replace the struggling Chris Carter soon. Girardi didn’t exactly give Carter much of a ringing endorsement the other night. CF Dustin Fowler and 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits each.

Acevedo (L, 1-1, 4.38) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Feyereisen 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.38
Layne 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (47-24) won 2-1.

Herrera (W, 8-0, 1.13) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Frare (H, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 4.66
Brewer (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.47

High A: Tampa (39-31) won 13-4. 2B Nick Solak 4 hits, 3 RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, 4 RBI. 1B Gosuke Katoh and C Sharif Othman each had 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Tito Polo 2 hits, rbi.

Koerner (W, 3-1, 2.79) 7 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Harvey 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

Low A: No games. Their ASG was June 20. All Star Break.

Game 64. Road trip from hell continues as Yankees lose in 10, 8-7, more players hurt.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before the game, the Yankees made moves, sending down Ron Herrera and putting CC Sabathia on the DL. They brought back Ben Heller  Domingo German (my mistake) and called up Luis Cessa.

After the game, an 8-7 Yankees’ loss in 10 innings, the Yanks may have to make more moves, like maybe bringing up Dustin Fowler, Kyle Higashioka and a reliever.

The road trip from hell continued with not only a Yankees’ loss,  their third in a row, but now more players may be headed to the DL.

In the minors, the Yankees have shut down Greg Bird, who now has a knee injury on top of trying to get over the ankle injury. Poor guy appears to be like Nick Johnson. So much potential, but injuries keep eating him up.

We don’t know when Ellsbury is coming back from that concussion. That’s important because last night Aaron Hicks had to be taken out of the game because of an Achilles injury.

Gary Sanchez had to be taken out because of an abductor muscle injury. Adam Warren wasn’t available because of a sore trap muscle in his pitching arm.

We’ll see if these injuries are day to day or if they require DL stints. But geez…

The loss puts the Yanks at 38-26, and they maintain a 2-game lead in the AL East. It was a tough loss, because the Yanks came back in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth and took the lead in the tenth.

In the tenth, Giovanny Gallegos got the first two outs, then gave up two hits and an intentional walk before a blooper just extended past Starlin Castro’s reach, tipped off his glove, found grass, and gave the A’s their 8-7 walkoff win.

The Yanks left the bases loaded in the first, not scoring. They left two on in the fourth.

Jordan Montgomery gave up a solo HR in the first to Jed Lowrie and a 2-run double in the second to put the Yanks in a 3-0 hole.

The Yanks tied it in the sixth when with one out, Castro singled, Sanchez walked and Didi (17 g. hitting streak) singled to load the bases. Headley singled in two runs, Carter tied the game with a single.

The A’s got a run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3 on a Yonder Alonso HR. The Yanks tied it in the seventh. With two out, Castro singled, stole second, and scored on a Gary Sanchez double.

The A’s scored in the bottom of the seventh, going up 5-4. The Yanks came back again to tie it in the eighth on a Chris Carter HR (7).

Once again, the Yanks couldn’t hold the A’s, as the A’s got a run in the bottom of the eighth. The Yanks tied the game at six in the top of the ninth when Castro doubled with one out and Sanchez singled him home. Sanchez was having a big game when he got hurt.

In the tenth, with one out, Gardner and Refsnyder (in for the injured Hicks) each singled. Judge walked to load the bases and Castro hit a SF.

Then came the bottom of the tenth when Gallegos got the first two batters but couldn’t salt the game away.

Gardner 2 hits.
Castro 3 for 5, scored 3, 1 RBI. (.328)
Sanchez 3 for 3, 2 walks, scored 1, 2 RBI. He raised his average to .297 before the injury.
Headley 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carter 2 hits, 2 RBI, HR
Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.78. Gave up 2 HR
Green 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70
Clippard 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.30
Betances 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.42
Gallegos (BS, 1; L, 0-1; 7.15) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.


Game 53. Yanks hit 4 HR in the 8th inning of a 7-0 win. Bad News on Ellsbury.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees set a team record for most hits in a game without getting a single when they hit 4 doubles and 4 homers in a 7-0 win over Toronto Saturday afternoon.

All four homers, three of them consecutive, came in the eighth inning to break open a tight ball game.

Before the game, the Yankees shut down CF Jacoby Ellsbury, who will go to see a neurologist after the headaches came back from the concussion he received running into the wall making a great catch last week.

The win puts the Yanks at 32-21 as the hit the 1/3 point of the season tomorrow with Game #54.

Jordan Montgomery pitched six shutout innings as he won for the first time in almost a month. Would you believe that right now the two lowest ERAs in the Yankees’ rotation are held by the youngsters? Severino and Montgomery.

In the third inning, Rob Refsnyder reached on an error, and scored on a double by Aaron Hicks. Aaron Judge then doubled Hicks home on a bullet. The line drive off of Judge’s bat had an exit velocity of 116.2 MPH. You often see a first baseman or third baseman eaten up by a line drive, but a CF?

It stayed 2-0 until the seventh, when back-to-back doubles by Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius made it 3-0.

Then came the eighth and HR Derby.

Gardner led off the inning with his 12th HR of the year. After the next two batters made out, the Yanks got three consecutive HRs from Holliday (12), Castro (9) and Gregorius (4).

Montgomery (W, 3-4, 3.67) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Warren (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 k. 2.51
Clippard 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.57
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.49

Game 45. Yanks waste Tanaka gem, lose 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The good news is that after a couple of poor performances, the Yanks got Masahiro Tanaka back to being the real Tanaka last night. Better, even.

The bad news is that they didn’t take advantage of it and lost to Oakland, 4-1. The loss drops the Yanks to 27-18 and cut their AL East lead to two (over Boston).

Tanaka took a shutout into the eighth, and wound up pitching 7 1/3 innings, striking out a career-high 13.

But in the eighth, after striking out the first batter he faced, Tanaka gave up a single and was pulled after 111 pitches.

Tyler Clippard committed a two-base throwing error in trying to pick off the runner. On a ground ball by the next hitter, and with the runner going on contact, Chase Headley nailed the runner at the plate.

But Clippard could not finish off the inning. He had problems recently against the Rays giving up a huge walk, and here he did it again, giving up a walk to put two on with two out.

Up to the plate came Jed Lowrie, who is hot right now and who had three hits last night. Manager Joe Girardi stuck with Clippard here and let him face Lowrie, instead of a) bringing in a LOOGY like Shreve or Layne to turn him around after he already had two hits from the left side or b) going right to Betances. Ok, I could see saving Betances, but this was the key batter in the ball game right here, and sticking with Clippard didn’t work out. Lowrie singled in a run. The next hitter reached on an infield single and it was 2-0, A’s.

Jonathan Holder gave up a single and HR to the first two batters he faced in the ninth, 4-0 A’s, and the game was over.

Didi Gregorius got a SF in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yanks got the tying run to the plate, but lost 4-1, getting just five hits, two by Aaron Judge.

Chase Headley is really slumping. He went into April 19th with a .409 average, which you knew he wouldn’t sustain, but he’s down to .228 right now. That’s some drop-off, a .158 average since April 19th.

Tanaka (L, 5-4, 5.86) 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 13 K.
Clippard 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.77
Holder 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.60  Gave up 1 HR.

Refsnyder was brought back up to replace Ellsbury, who went on the DL with a concussion and neck sprain after he made that catch Wednesday night.




Yankees/Royals rained out. Ellsbury to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Thursday afternoon’s Yankees/Royals game has been rained out, and is rescheduled for Monday, September 25.

Meanwhile, Jacoby Ellsbury had suffered a concussion and a neck sprain.

According to the NY Post,

Ellsbury will go on the seven-day disabled list for concussions, manager Joe Girardi announced after the game, and it wouldn’t surprise to see him sit out for considerably longer….

Figure on Mason Williams or Rob Refsnyder getting the call for Ellsbury’s roster spot rather than Clint Frazier or Dustin Fowler; the Yankees wouldn’t want their higher-end guys riding the bench, plus neither Frazier nor Fowler is currently on the 40-man roster.

Thankfully Ellsbury wasn’t hurt worse and didn’t have any more plays in the top of the first, when the Yanks misdiagnosed the injury and left him in the game before taking him out between innings.

Today’s rainout gives Masahiro Tanaka another day to figure things out after a couple of bad performances.

Minor League Report. Great pitching.


AAA: SWB (25-18) won 5-0. Maybe Chase Headley should look over his shoulder, for Gleyber Torres, in his 2nd AAA game, once again played 3B tonight.

Tyler Wade, SS, 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI, same with CF Dustin Fowler. Fowler’s performance is important because Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a concussion making a great catch tonight, and if he needs DL time….

2B Rob Refsnyder, LF Clint Frazier (double, solo HR) and RF Mason Williams 2 hits each.

Domingo German awesome tonight.

German (1-0, 3.29) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 10 K.
Gallegos 2 iP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.38

AA: Trenton (28-16) won 1-0. DH Jake Cave 2 doubles, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 for 2.

Domingo Acevedo awesome.

Acevedo (w 2-0, 0.00) 7 1/ 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 
Feyereisen (S, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.55

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Game 1: Lost 3-0. CF Blake Rutherford and Diego Castillo had all their hits, 2 each.

Keller (L, 3-4, 4.53) 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K.

Game 2: won 10-5 in 4 1/2 Innings (23-22)

Lf Ben Ruta and CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 2 RBI each.  C Donny Sands and 1B Brandon Wagner each 3 for 3.  SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI.

Orozco 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 5 W, 4 K. 6.31
Morris (W, 1-1, 2.08) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08








Game 44. Yanks blank KC 3-0 behind Super Severino and Didi.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luis Severino was fabulous, pitching 8 shutout innings, and Didi Gregorius homered in a 3-0 win over KC tonight.

The win puts the Yanks at 27-17, and coupled with Baltimore’s loss to the Twins this afternoon, gives the Yanks a 2 1/2 game lead in the AL East.

Didi hit his 3rd HR in the third to make it 1-0 Yanks.

In the sixth, Gary Sanchez singled, stole second, and went to third on a throwing error. Matt Holliday hit a SF (I kill for those) to make it 2-0.

In the seventh, Didi doubled, went to third on a groundout and scored on a Brett Gardner single.

Jacoby Ellsbury made a great catch on the first pitch of the game, robbing a double or triple, and stayed in the game. However, between innings, it was determined that he had suffered a concussion in making the catch, and he was pulled. Amazing he was in the game for the final two outs in the top of the first.

Great to see the 23 year old Severino maturing in front of our eyes this year.

Severino (w, 3-2, 3.11) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Betances (S, 4) 1 Ip, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0. 57. Struck out the side. 1-2-3.