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Game 71. Stanton’s walkoff HR completes Yanks’ comeback. 7-5. RIP Billy Connors. Estrada probably done for year.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The dangerous, explosive aspect of the Yankees’ attack showed itself tonight as the Yanks rebounded from a 5-0 deficit to stun Seattle 7-5 on Wednesday night, courtesy of a walk off 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the ninth.

The Yankees’ win (49-22) combined with a Boston loss (49-26) puts the Yanks 2 up (4 in the loss column) over the Red Sox.

Jonathan Loaisiga pitched in and out of trouble, but when he departed after 3 2/3 he had given up just one run, courtesy of an error, but with two on and two out in the fourth, Chasen Shreve, called in to get out of the inning with just one run given up, gave up a single to make it 3-0, two runs charged to “Johnny Lasagna.”

Shreve then gave up 2 more runs the next inning. Hey, if the Yanks want to upgrade by getting a better lefty reliever in Brad Hand from SD, I am all for it.

The Yanks did get two back in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Andujar doubled. After Frazier struck out, Hicks walked and Judge singled in a run. The other run scored on an error which let Judge go to second and let Hicks score. 5-2.

In the seventh, Clint Frazier doubled, and went to third on a single by Judge. A SF by Didi made it 5-3.

To the eighth. Torres walks and Sanchez ties the game with HR #14.

To the bottom of the ninth. With two out, Didi singled and Stanton ended the game with a walk-off HR, HR #18, which ties him with Judge for the team lead.

Judge 3 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI, walkoff HR.
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI, Game-tying HR.

Loaisiga 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K.  3.12
Shreve 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Holder 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.00. A real godsend this year.
Chapman (W, 3-0, 1.10) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Billy Connors, a long-time member of the Yankees pitching staff and front office, died at the age of 76.

From the NY Post:

Connors had three stints as Yankees pitching coach (1989-90, 1994-95 and 2000), but he made his most significant impact with the organization as vice president, player personnel, from 1996-2012.

Connors pitched with the Cubs and Mets from 1966-68. After his playing days, he became a minor league pitching instructor for the Mets and also worked for the Royals, Cubs, Mariners and Phillies.

Connors went 0-2, 7.53 in his MLB career, 26 games, 1 start. ERA+ 46. He was 1 for 2 as a hitter.

 

Meanwhile, the Post also reports that

Thairo Estrada, the highly regarded Yankees prospect who returned from a gunshot wound this year, will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering a back injury.

 

 

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Minor League Report. Bird and McKinney start rehab with Tampa.

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AAA: SWB (15-17) ppd. SS Thairo Estrada placed on the DL with a wrist injury, P Giovanny Gallegos comes off the DL.

AA:  Trenton (20-12) lost 3-1. SS Abital Avelino, 2B Gosuke Katoh and 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits each. Erik Swanson continues to dominate at AA.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K. 0.52
Reeves (BS,1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.80
Foley (L, 1-1, 1.76) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up walk-off, 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (18-16) lost 10-6. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, RBI. LF Billy McKinney 0 for 1 with 2 walks. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI.

Nick Green (L, 3-1, 2.94) 4 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Young 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (16-17) lost 2-1. Two hits each for SS Wilkerman Garcia, RF Steven Sensley and DH Leonardo Molina.

Sears (L, 0-2, 1.99) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
A. Severino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.69
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.94

Minor League Report. Swanson dominating at AA.

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I decided to do a minor league report. Had a little time before going to work.

AAA: SWB (13-14) lost 5-4. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 RBI. Clint Frazier 1 for 4, triple. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits. Adam Lind PH single, RBI.

Adams 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.70
O. Perez 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.26
Lail (L, 3-1, 2.35) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 0 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70

AA: Trenton (16-10) won 9-0. SS Abital Avelino 3 hits, solo HR. LF Cesar Diaz 2 hits, 4 RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits. 3B Brandon Drury 1 for 3, RBI.

Swanson (W, 5-0, 0.65) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

HIgh A: Tampa (16-12) lost 2-1 in 10 innings. They got only 3 hits.

Nick Green 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 4 W, 6 K. 1.55
Hodson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.35
Lane 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.65
Sosebee (L, 1-2, 1.38) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

By the way, this new rule in the minors were teams start extra innings with a guy on second (to speed up things) sucks.

Low A: Charleston (13-15) lost 11-4. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. RF Steven Sensley solo HR.

Ramos (L, 2-2, 5.82) 2 1/3 IP, 7 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Zurak 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.20
A. Severino 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.93
Cedeno 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.

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SWB got David Hale back and they released Cody Asche.

AAA: SWB (11-13) won 7-1. CF Tyler Wade 1 for 4, RBI. DH Kyle Higashioka 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 3B Brandon Drury 0 for 3 with a walk and reports are that he’s not ready to come up yet. 2 hits, solo HR C Erik Kratz. Clint Frazier 0 for 4, two strikeouts. Thairo Estrada (1 for 4, RBI) has been moved up here as well, Abital Avelino going down to Trenton. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits.

Camarena (W, 1-1, 4.50) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.26

AA: Trenton split a DH.

Game 1: Won 6-1. 1B Chris Gittens HR, 2 RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits, double, triple, RBI.

Sheffield 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 9 K. 2.25
Schwaab (BS, 2; W, 1-2, 2.70) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Sheffield is pitching well and could go up to AAA soon. Heck, depending on what we hear about Montgomery, could the Yanks even bring him up from AA?

Game 2: makeup of 4/30 rainout. Trenton (13-10) lost 6-4. SS Avelino (see above) 2 hits. Jackson 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Keller 4 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 4 W, 2 K. 5.40
Harris (L, 0-1, 9.00) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. Both hits given up were HR.

High A: Tampa (15-10) won 2-1. 1B Adam Lind 0 for 3 with a walk. Seriously, did you ever think Lind would be here in High A barring injury and rehab? And where is there room for him barring an injury to Bird (again) or Austin? 3 hits LF Isiah Gilliam.

Stephan (W, 2-0, 1.57) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.
Lane (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.93

Low A: Charleston (11-14) lost 3-1. 3B Chris Hess 2 hits. DH Pablo Olivares 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits. 1B Dalton Blaser 2 hits, solo HR.

Garcia (L, 0-2, 5.32) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Cedeno 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (10-9) won 8-5. Brandon Drury, first game on rehab, 2 hits, RBI. The Yanks will have an interesting decision soon re: Drury, Andujar, and Torres. You can’t have 30 players on a 25 man roster. CF Shane Robinson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford, 3 RBI. RF Ryan McBroom and 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits each, rbi for Fleming.

Camarena 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 2 W, 4 K. 6.35
Lail (W, 3-0, 0.73) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Carroll (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.89

AA: Trenton (11-8) lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits each for DH Jhalen Jackson and LF Ben Ruta.

Sheffield (L, 1-2, 2.86) 6 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 8 K
Mesa 3 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.72

High A: Tampa (11-9) won 7-3. Adam Lind DH. 1 for 3. 1B Brandon Wagner Grand Slam.
SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, rbi.

F. Perez 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 7.27
Kamplain (W, 1-0, 3.09) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Diehl (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.84

Low A:  Charleston (9-11) lost 6-5 in 10 innings. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Lehnen 5 IP, 2 R, 1  ER, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.38
Zurak (BS, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 H, 3 K.     1.64
Cedeno (L, 0-1, 0.00) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Weissert 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25

Minor League Report. Yanks re-sign Lind.

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The Yankees re-signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal.

AAA: SWB (7-6) lost 6-3. Gleyber Torres returned to the lineup after back stiffness, went 1 for 2 (double) with an RBI (SF) and walked twice. He has mostly been playing 3B. SS Abiatal Avelino had 3 hits and an RBI.

Hale (L, 0-1, 5.52) 4 IP, 6 H, 12 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.17
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 3.00
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K 4.26

AA: Trenton split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 2-1. 2 hits LF Ben Ruta. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, RBI.

Swanson (W, 3-0, 0.66) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Schwaab (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Harvey (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.25

Makeup of 4/17 snow-out: Lost 3-2 to go to 6-6. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (L, 0-2, 7.84) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K   0.00

High A: Tampa (6-7) won 12-0. SS Thairo Estrada back from that gunshot wound. 3 hits, rbi.   LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner HR, 3 rbi. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI.

Stephan (W, 1-0, 1.13) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.23
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (6-7) lost 5-4. 1B Chris Hess solo HR.

Garcia (L, 0-1, 5.06) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 4 K
Zurak 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K 0.00
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

 

S.T. Game 14. Sanchez, Gray, good, but Yanks fall 3-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks only got three hits tonight, two by Gary Sanchez (one a HR) in losing to the Braves, 3-1.

The loss puts the Yanks spring training record at 10-4.

Sonny Gray started and pitched great, giving up just one hit in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Braves got a run in the fifth and Sanchez tied it in the top of the sixth with his HR.

Atlanta got two in the seventh for the game.

Spring training stats mean nothing, for someone hot in spring training could get cold to start the season and vice-versa, but Greg Bird needs to get it together. 0 for 4 tonight, 3 strikeouts, and only .095 so far in spring training.

It looks as if Tyler Wade will win the 2B job. Gleyber Torres, who hasn’t played much above High A, and who missed 1/2 of last year because of an injury, probably needs to go to AAA to shake off some rust. He’s at .150 this spring training.

Gray 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Hale (L) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

The Yanks made a couple more cuts. INF Thairo Estrada, recovering from a gunshot wound due to a botched robbery attempt, and didn’t play in any spring training games, was sent to minor league camp, as was RHP Albert Abreu, recovering from having his appendix removed.

Also sent down was RHP Jonathan Loaisiga.