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Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (21-17) won 4-3. 1B/3B Mike Ford 2 hits. LF/ RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. 3B Cliff Pennington 2 hits, solo HR. Starter Brody Koerner 6 IP, 3 R. Stephen Tarpley 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

AA: Trenton (23-15) lost 3-1.  DH Chris Gittens 2 hits. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. Starter and Losing Pitcher Rony Garcia 6 IP, 3 R.

High A: Tampa (17-24) lost 7-6 in 11 innings. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, Solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Tyler Hill 3 hits, RBI. Janson Junk 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (23-19) lost 6-4 in 11 innings. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Cannan Smith 3 hits. (.339). 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. 3b/1B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. Pedro Espinola 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K.


Minor League Report. Relievers waste good starting pitching efforts at High and Low A.


AAA: SWB (20-17) split a DH.

Game 1 (Reg. scheduled game): won 10-5. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 3B Brad Miller 2-run HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa (W, 1-0, 5.11 at AAA) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER (Wade made 2 errors), 10 H, 2 W, 6 K.

Game 2: (makeup of 5/12, which was supposed to be at SWB but had to be made up in Toledo) lost 5-0, getting just 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 6-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 4 RBI. (.333). DH Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI (.357). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. Matt Wivinis with the “hold”, 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K. Brooks Kriske 2 scoreless for the save.

High A: Tampa (17-23) lost 8-6. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Nice job by starter Glenn Otto, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K, but reliever Greg Weissert gave up 5 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 IP (2 HR).

Low A:   Charleston (23-18) lost 8-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, RBI (.330). DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (.304). 3B Ricky Surum 2 hits. Starter Alexander Vizcaino 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K, but reliever Bryan Blanton gave up 5 R, 4 ER, in 2 IP for the loss.  

Minor League Report. Hicks breaks out.


AAA: After going 0 for 14 in his first four rehab games, CF Aaron Hicks broke out in SWB’s (18-14) 5-1 win, getting 3 hits— two doubles and a solo HR. DH Mike Ford had two solo HR. Raynel Espinal 5 IP, 1 R. Stephen Tarpley and Jake Barrett combined for four innings of scoreless relief.

AA: Trenton (21-10) scored five runs in the bottom of the 12th to win 8-7. LF Zach Zehner 2 RBI, inc. GW triple. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 3 hits, 4 RBI, inc. 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa won the completion of the suspended game, 5-2. CF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 RBI.

They (17-18) also won the regularly scheduled game 4-3 (both games 7 innings b/c of forced DH). C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (19-16) lost 4-3 in 13 innings. CF Brandon Lockridge 2-run HR. Alexander Vizcaino a no-decision. 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.34.

Minor League Report. AAA SWB romps, Frazier rehab at AA rained out.


AAA: SWB (15-12) won 14-3. C Kyle Higashioka 3 hits, 2 HR (one a grand slam), 7 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. SWB pitchers combined to strike out 18.

AA: Trenton (and Clint Frazier on rehab) rained out.

High A: Tampa (14-16) won 2-1 in a game called in the sixth inning. SS Diego Castillo 2 of Tampa’s 3 hits.

Junk (W, 2-0, 3.24) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (16-14) won 4-3. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. DH Canaan Smith 3 hits.  1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI.


Game 31. The Kraken homers twice, but Paxton leaves early with knee injury in Yanks’ 6-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Gary Sanchez homered twice, but James Paxton had to leave after just three innings with a knee injury in the Yanks’ (18-13) win over the Twins Friday night.

Paxton will have an MRI today, and the hope is that it isn’t serious.

In other injury/rehab news, the Yanks sent down Mike Ford after the game. Miguel Andujar is to be reactivated today.

Also (from MLB.com):

Clint Frazier is expected to join AA Trenton for rehab games Saturday and Sunday and be reactivated on Monday.

Aaron Judge is improving as he recovers from a left oblique strain, but he isn’t ready to resume baseball activities, and manager Aaron Boone said the team isn’t at the point where it can offer a timetable yet.

Aaron Hicks (back) will continue to play in extended spring games through the weekend before joining Class A Advanced Tampa Tarpons for rehab games starting Monday. He could return next weekend.

Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery) could begin a rehab assignment in a few weeks.

As for Troy Tulowitzki, the veteran shortstop is dealing with a new mild calf strain and will be shut down for a week. He was seemingly nearing his return from the left calf strain he suffered in early April.

No word on Stanton.

The game was a bit sloppy, as both teams gave each other some runs.

In the first inning, Brett Gardner reached on a three-base error and after a walk to Luke Voit and a Gary Sanchez strikeout, scored on a single by Gleyber Torres. After Ford struck out, Gio Urshela singled but Voit was thrown out at the plate trying to score.  A bad send by 3B coach Phil Nevin there. The slow-footed Voit was out by plenty.

In the second, with one out, Cameron Maybin walked. Tyler Wade was HBP. With two out, Voit singled in a run but was thown out trying for a double. 2-0 Yanks.

An error by Torres helped the Twins get an unearned run in the third, 2-1 Yanks.

The Yanks got two in the fourth thanks to more gifts from the Twins. Mike Tauchman reached on an error, Maybin singled and Wade bunted them over. A WP brought in one run and Gardner’s groundout plated another. 4-1.

Sanchez homered in the fifth (9) and in the seventh (10) and the Yanks took a 6-1 lead into the eighth, when Zack Britton gave up a two-run homer that cut the Yanks’ lead to 6-3, which would be the final score.

Sanchez 3 hits, 2 solo HR.

Paxton 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K.  3.11
Holder (W, 2-0, 4.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.20
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.42
Britton 1 iP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.15  Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.19

Nice job by the bullpen picking up the baton from the injured Paxton.

Game 23. Yanks win 5th in a row, beat Angels 7-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luke Voit homered twice, Mike Ford hit his first MLB HR, and Thairo Estrada got his first two MLB hits as the Yanks (13-10) beat the Angels Tuesday night 7-5 for their fifth straight victory.

Domingo German continues to do his Luis Severino impersonation, stepping up while the ace, Severino, is out, and pitching, well, like you’d be expecting Severino to do. Like an ace.

One problem, however. Chad Green. We’ll get to that later.

Voit hit his first HR of the game (6) in the first to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Wade hit an RBI forceout with the bases loaded in the second to make it 2-0.

Mike Ford’s first MLB HR, a 2-run shot, made it 4-0 in the fifth.

The Angels got an unearned run off of German in the bottom of the fifth, 4-1.

In the seventh, Voit walked, Brett Gardner doubled, and Gleyber Torres singled in a run. Gio Urshela bounced into a fielder’s choice, Gardner out at home, but Mike Tauchman walked to load the bases. Austin Romine’s groundout made it 6-1.

Voit’s seventh HR of the season, and second of the game, made it 7-1 in the eighth.

I don’t think Chad Green has any options left, and if so, the Yanks can’t send him down but need to fix him on the major league level. Green has been horrendous so far this season, and things got even worse for him Tuesday night when he gave up a grand slam to turn the game from a 7-1 laugher to a 7-5 nail-biter.

Voit 2 hits, both HR, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI
Gardner 4 hits
Torres 2 hits, RBI
Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, 1st MLB HR, scored 2x
Estrada 2 hits, his first 2 MLB hits.

German (W, 4-1, 1.75) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Green 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up Grand Slam. 16.43.
Cessa (H, 2)  1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.59
Britton (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.61

Before the game, Jonathan Loaisiga up, Joe Harvey sent down. If Harvey could have stayed and Green sent down, the Yanks probably would have done that, but as mentioned, Green probably out of options. But wow. 16.43! That needs to improve, and with Betances out a while, it needs to improve soon.

Game 21. HEROmine! Yanks win 7-6 in 10 after blowing 5-0 lead.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

James Paxton was cruising, having struck out 12 in 6 innings. The Yanks had a 5-0 lead.

But the Yanks needed Austin Romine to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth with a single and to win it in the tenth with another single to win 7-6 in 10 innings.

The Yanks (11-10) scored a run in the first when D.J. LeMahieu doubled, went to third on a deep flyout by Voit to RF and a passed ball.

In the second, Mike Ford doubled for his first MLB hit, and Romine got the first of his three singles and three RBI on the day. 2-0 Yanks.

Clint Frazier hit a 3-run HR (6) in the fifth, 5-0 Yanks.

Paxton was cruising. 12 K in 6 IP, just 3 hits.

Kahnle had a good seventh, no runs, 2 K.

But then Chad Green, who hasn’t been good at all this year, started the seventh, faced three batters and could not get anyone out. Two hits and a walk later, in came Adam Ottavino.

Ottavino maybe needed more warmup time, which he didn’t get because of Green’s failures. A double made it 5-2. Then a 3-run HR that tied the game, then another HR (back-to-back) that made it 6-5 KC, and you were thinking that this could turn out to be the Yanks’ worst loss of the season.

In the eighth, Mike Tauchman doubled to lead off the inning and two outs later, Romine singled to tie the game.

In the tenth, Tauchman led off the inning with a walk, Gio Urshela walked, and Thairo Estrada, in his first MLB plate appearance, laid down a bunt to move the runners over. Romine then singled to win the game.

This starting lineup is NOT something you expected to see two months ago:

LeMahieu 2B
Voit DH (batting 2nd!)
Gardner CF (Gardy hitting 3rd?!)
Frazier RF !
Tauchman LF !
Urshela 3B!
Ford 1B!
Romine C
Wade SS (Torres PH later, but had the day off).

As Joel Sherman of MLB network and the NY Post stated, if you took that lineup on the road for a spring training game, the other team would complain that you didn’t bring enough regulars. Such is the state of the team right now with all the injuries.

Gardner 3 hits
Frazier 3=run HR
Tauchman 2 hits
Romine 3 hits, 3 RBI.

Paxton became only the second Yankee pitcher ever (the other being David Cone in 1998) to have back-to-back 12 K games.
Paxton 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 12 K. 3.10
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.45
Green 0 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 12.27
Ottavino (BS, 2) 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.27 Gave up 2 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.25
Britton (W, 1-0, 2.89) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

There is no minor league report because none of the Yanks’ minor league teams were scheduled for Easter Sunday.