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Minor League Action, May 10, 2022



AAA: SWB (11-19) won 2-0.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI
RF Matt Pita solo HR (4)

Sears 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.79 (Hope Yanks bring him back up soon. #24 prospect)
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.91
Miller (W, 1-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2.92

AA: Somerset (17-10) lost 4-3.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#27 prospect)

Brito (L, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.42
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2 WP. 6.97

High A: Hudson Valley (14-13) lost 12-4.
C Austin Wells 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (5). (#4 prospect)

Abeyta (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. 6.19
Hutchison 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.59
Blanton 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 5 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 8.31. Quite wild.
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.00
Correa 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.84

Low A: Tampa (13-14) lost 12-11.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#17 prospect)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 4 RBI Solo HR (3) (#3 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits.
RF Madison Santos 2 RBI 2-run HR (2)
3B Marcos Cabrera 3 RBI . 3-run HR (4)

Yulie 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR 7.97
Anderson (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.84
Watson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 4.00
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 2.35
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

Couldn’t post this until I got out of Facebook jail (what’s happening to our country? Wake up, people! Defend your 1st Amendment (and other rights under other Amendments!))

Rain wreaks havoc again. Here are some minor league results. Rortvedt begins rehab.

Rain Saturday washed out the Yankees game (to be made up Monday afternoon) as well as the games of their AA and High A farm teams. Here are the games that WERE played.

AAA: SWB (10-18) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: lost 9-2, getting just four hits.

D. Garcia (L, 0-2) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 2 WP 9.17 (#29 prospect)
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.52
Espinal 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 9.82

Is anyone else (I’m sure you all are) concerned about the regression of Deivi Garcia? Garcia is 3-9, 7.23 at AAA between last year and this. Garcia is still young, turning 23 in less than two weeks, but his regression is concerning. I think, based on recent results, it’s time to send Deivi down to AA and promote Ken Waldichuk (#6 prospect) from AA to AAA. Waldichuk is 2-0, 1.45 in four starts at AA this year, 28 K in 18 2/3 IP. Between 2021 and 2022, Waldichuk has gone 6-3, 3.67 at AA with 136 K in 98 IP.

Game 2: Lost 7-6 in 10 innings.
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, RBI

Clarke Schmidt 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.86 (#7 prospect)
Mujica 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 13.50
Banuelos (BS, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.32
Miller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
M. Gomez (L, 1-1) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K 1 HBP 2.13

Low A: Tampa (13-12) lost 3-2.
DH Ben Rortvedt solo HR as he starts a rehab assignment

Champlain 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.70
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson (L, 1-2) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 3.71



Minor League Report. SWB loses 2 to LV

AAA: SWB (9-12) lost both games of a doubleheader to Lehigh Valley.
Game 1: Lost 11-3.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI . 2-run HR (1)

Gil 4 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 2 HR. 12.00 (#10 prospect)
Bristo (L, 0-1) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 7.71
Mujica 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP Gave up 2 HR. 18.00
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.63

Game 2: Lost 7-3.
3B Armando Alvarez solo HR (1)

Sears 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.86 (#24 prospect)
Miller (L, 0-2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Greene 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR 6.10
Weissert 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 4.66

AA: Somerset (12-7) won 7-1.
2B Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3)
RF Blake Perkins 2-run HR (6)
3B Chad Bell w-run HR (2)

Medina (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.31 (#12 prospect)
Maciejewski (S, 1) 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.40

High A: Hudson Valley (11-8) won 9-2.
SS Trey Sweeney solo HR (3) (#5 prospect)
DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2) (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (1)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 2 RBI.
CF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Way (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.77 (#22 prospect)
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00
Ruegger 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa PPD.



Minor league report. Balkovec (female manager) wins her first game.

AAA: SWB (4-0) won both games of a double header.

Game 1: 7-6 in 8 innings (minor league games are 7 innings if a DH).
1B Greg Bird hit a 2-run HR (1) in his first at bat back with the Yankees’ organization. He had 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans had 2 hits and an RBI, RF Tim Locastro had 2 hits.

D. Garcia (#29 prospect) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. Was Wild. 3.00
Nittoli 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 20.25
McClain 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 WP, 1 HBP. 0.00 Seeing a lot of wildness here, Walks, WP, HBP…
McKay (W 1-0, BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00
Weissert (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Game 2: Won a blowout, 10-1.
SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI, (#14 prospect)
CF Ender Inciarte 2 hits, 4 RBI, Both hits were 2-run HR. (2)
C David Freitas 3 hits, RBI, HR (1)
LF Matt Pita 2 hits, RBI, HR (1)

Weber 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.25
Semple (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

AA: Somerset won their opener, 6-2.
Interesting game. A combined one-hitter, but with 10 Walks and 2 HBP.
#1 prospect SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI (#27 ranked prospect in Yankees’ system)
C Josh Breaux 2-run HR (1) (#26 prospect)
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits

Medina 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 W, 2 K. 5.40 Wild. (#12 prospect)
Loseke (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00 1 HBP
Maciejewski (H, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.00
M. Gomez (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 0.00 1 HBP
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley lost their opener, 7-6.

SS Trey Sweeney solo HR (1) (#5 prospect)
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits (#11 prospect)
RF Pat DeMarco 4 for 4, RBI

Sauer 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 3.00
Barclay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Alvarez (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00
Hutchison (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 21.60
W. Diaz 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Rachel Balkovec, first female manager of a minor league affiliate, won her debut, as Tampa won their opener, 9-6.

C Antonio Gomez 3 RBI (#19 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia grand slam (1)
3B Marco Cabrera solo HR (1)

Yulie 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2 WP, 1 HBP 8.10
Milam 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.75
Watson (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Montas (H, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W 4 K. 4.50
Messinger (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H,0 W, 1 K. 1 WP 0.00

All in all, very nice, but the one concern was in pitchers being wild.





S.T. Game 4. Yanks beat Phils 5-2.

The Yankees (1-2-1 in Spring Training) beat the Phillies 5-2 Monday afternoon.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs with a double and Aaron Hicks had an RBI double of his own. Another run scored on an RBI double by Phillip Evans. Evans is a corner infielder/outfielder who was with Pittsburgh last year and who has been in the majors (121 games total) for the Mets (2017-2018) and Pirates (2020-2021).

Pitching line:

Taillon (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K Nice. Had ankle surgery in the offseason.
Cortes (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. Nasty Nestor.
King 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
McClain 1 R, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K
Weissert (S) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.

Game 104. Yanks fall back to .500 with 5-3 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I am going to address the deals made today in a separate post.

The Yanks fell back to .500, at 52-52, with a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay today. A lost weekend, getting swept 3 straight by one of the worst teams in the league. It is the Yanks’ fourth straight loss. To me, it made today’s deals more relevant, and more of a good thing. Getting swept by the Rays made clear the “pretender” and not “contender” label for this year . If there is nothing this year or the next two, build for the future. Build for 2019 and beyond.

All the more reason to follow the minor leagues a lot more closely in the next few years.

And Brian Cashman made clear that he isn’t buiiding a team for a year or two of getting relevant again. He is building to get back an “uberteam”, a team that dominates from say, 2020-2034 like the Yanks dominated from 1993-2012.

In 2034, I’ll be 73 years old. That is what I want before I depart this earth. One more 15-20 year run where the Yanks are top notch. (Of course, if there is another run when I am 80-95 years old, great, but I won’t get greedy).

As for today, Michael Pineda proved why he exasperates us, and why I think he could be trade bait. If he, Nova, and Eovaldi don’t improve on what they are right now, why not trade them? After all, Pineda is now 5-10 with an ERA over 5. As Peggy Lee sang, Is that all there is?

Pineda gave up two in the fourth, one in the fifth on a HR, and after Beltran got the Yanks back in the game with a 2-run HR in the sixth, two more in the sixth.

Beltran’s HR, #22 on the season, was #414 of his career, tying him with Darrell Evans on the all-time list.

Brian McCann got an RBI single in the eighth.

The Yanks struck out 13x. For A-Rod, who PH, it was his fifth consecutive at bat with a strikeout.

I remember when Mike Schmidt retired in the middle of the season, saying he didn’t have it anymore. I remember Willie Mays and Steve Carlton hanging on too long.

Right now, I kind of wish A-Rod would call a press conference and hang it up.

I don’t mean that to be mean.I just don’t want A-Rod embarrassing himself. When it is time, it is time. Four homers short of 700 or not.

Pineda (L, 5-10, 5.13) 6 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 4 walks, 8 K. 1 HR given up.
Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walks, 2 K. 6.69.

Game 115. Tanaka tames Blue Jays, 4-1.

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Last weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays were rude guests at Yankee Stadium, sweeping the Yankees in their own home.

Today, the Yankees have a chance to return the favor.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a CG 5-hitter, and got HR support by Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira as the Yankees won their third straight game, beating Toronto 4-1.

The win increased the Yanks’ AL East leading margin to a game and a half.

Beltran followed his Friday heroics by homering in the first inning Saturday to put the Yanks up 1-0. His 12th HR of this season was #385 of his career, tying Dwight “Dewey” Evans on the all-time list.

In the fifth, Tanaka got out of a bases-loaded, no-0ut jam by yielding only one run. Game tied.

Teixeira untied it in the sixth. HR #31 of the season was #394 of Teix’s career.

Teixeira singled in a run in the top of the eighth to make it 3-1, and Ellsbury’s RBI single in the ninth made it 4-1.

Today, rookie Luis Severino makes his third MLB start, looking for his first MLB victory.

Hopefully the Yanks get the brooms out.

Tanaka (W, 9-5, 3.56) 9 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 8 K.

Game 84. Yanks edge A’s 5-4.

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I was a bit concerned when the Yanks brought Andrew Miller off the DL after just one rehab outing of one inning. I thought he needed a few more outings. My concerns were justified as Miller almost blew a 5-2 9th inning lead last night. Almost. Thankfully the Yanks held on to win 5-4 over the A’s and with the win, increased their AL East lead to 2 1/2 games.

YANKEES 45-39
Orioles 43-42  – 2 1/2
Blue Jays 44-43  – 2 1/2
Rays          43-44  -3 1/2
Red Sox    41-45   -5

It was the Mark Teixeira show last night as Teix hit 2 HR and made a number of great defensive plays in the game.

After CC gave up 2 in the top of the second, a Didi Gregorius RBI double cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second.

The Yanks went up 3-2 in the fourth on Teix’s first HR of the game (21) and a SF by Jose Pirela.

Teix’s second HR of the game (22) made it 4-2 in the sixth. The two HRs jumped Teix from 383 to 385 career, and here is a sample of where he is on the all-time list.

390 Graig Nettles
389 Johnny Bench
385 Dwight Evans and Mark Teixeira
384 Harold Baines
383 Larry Walker

Stephen Drew made it 5-2 in the 8th with his 12th HR of the season. Drew is having a strange year. He is hitting just .179, has just 43 hits, but 12 are HR and 23 of the 43 are for extra bases.

Miller gave up a 2-run HR in the ninth to cut it to 5-4, and a two-0ut, two-base error by Petit put the tying run on second before Miller got the final out of the game.

Sabathia (W, 4-8, 5.47) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Mitchell 2/3 IP. 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 3.24
Wilson 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.87
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 1.61
Miller (18th save) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.65

Before the game, Ramon Flores and Nick Rumbelow were sent down to make room for Ellsbury and Miller to return.