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S.T. Game 12. Yanks blank Phils, 6-0.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (6-5-1) blanked the Phillies 6-0 today in spring training action.

Estevan Florial, the Yanks’ #1 prospect, hit a 3-run HR and had two hits.

Mike Ford had a solo HR.

Miguel Andujar had 2 hits.

Paxton (W) 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ottavino 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Farquhar 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Hale 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.

Nice job by the Yankees’ pitchers today.

Especially nice to see Farquhar, roughed up in his first outing since the near-fatal brain aneurysm last April, have a solid second outing.



No logo for Mussina; Umpire McKean dies.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

As what could be expected for someone who spent his HOF career almost even split between two franchises (10 years with Baltimore, 8 with the Yankees), Mike Mussina has decided to not have a logo on his cap on his HOF plaque.

The late Roy Halladay won’t either. In a somewhat surprising decision, his family decided no logo either. It was expected that Halladay may have a Blue Jay logo on his cap since he spent 12 years in Toronto, and 4 with the Phillies.

Mariano Rivera and Edgar Martinez only played for the Yankees and Mariners, respectively.

It was mentioned that Rivera will be the eighth HOF whose playing career was solely with the Yankees (Derek Jeter will be #9 next year). The others are Whitey Ford, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Phil Rizzuto, Earle Combs, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.

Veterans’ Committee choices Harold Baines and Lee Smith, both of whom played for various teams, will both be representing Chicago: Baines the White Sox, Smith the Cubs.

Former MLB umpire Jim McKean passed away at the age of 73. He umpired in 3 WS, 1979, 1985 and 1995.

Dodgers repeat as NL Champs; WS to start in Boston on Tuesday.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Los Angeles Dodgers repeated as NL Champs, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Saturday night, and are headed to Boston, where the World Series will begin on Tuesday night.

Christan Yelich, the second batter of the game, homered for the Brewers in the first, but it was all the Brewers would get. Yelich hails from my sister’s town in California.

But Cody Bellinger, the NLCS MVP, hit a 2-run HR for the Dodgers in the top of the second.

Chris Taylor made a fabulous catch in left field in the bottom of the fifth to keep the score at 2-1, and in the top of the sixth, Yasiel Puig hit a 3-run HR to ice the game for LA.

It will be the second time the Red Sox and Dodgers will have met in the World Series. In the only other time, 1916, the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, and were known as the Brooklyn Robins. Boston took that series in five games, and one of Boston’s stars was a 21 yr. old lefty pitcher named Babe Ruth.

Meanwhile, today, October 21, is the 90th birthday of the Chairman of the Board, Whitey Ford.

Wayne Krenchicki, a utility infielder in the 1980s, passed away Tuesday, age 64.

NFL great Dick Modzelewski, DT for the Redskins, Steelers, Giants and Browns from 1953-1966, died Friday, age 87. He played in the NFL Title Game in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963 (all Giants), 1964 and 1965 (Browns). His teams won in 1956 and 1964. After retiring, he was a long-time assistant coach in the NFL, inc. for the 1981 Bengals team that reached the Super Bowl. He was the interim head coach of the Browns for the final game of the 1977 season. The Browns lost to Seattle, 20-19 (Wikipedia).

Minor League Report. SWB loses final game of AAA Championship, 6-2.


SWB lost the final game of the International League Series (the Governor’s Cup) by a score of 6-2 . Durham wins the Governor’s Cup, 3 games to 2.

Ironically, after the game, the Yanks’ brought up to the big club the two pitchers who lost the game===Domingo German and Justus Sheffield.

3B Gio Ushela 2 hits.
DH Mike Ford a 2-run HR.

SWB struck out 14x. Both here, and at the major league level, guys have to make more contact and not just worry about hitting HR.

German (L)  2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W,  2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sheffield 1 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rosa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 0 R,  2 H,  1 W, 4 K.
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. SWB forces 5th and Deciding Game 5 for International League Championship.


SWB won Game 4 of the Governor’s cup, 5-2, to force a fifth and deciding game for the International League Championship, which is to be played Saturday at 4 PM.

Even though the game will be at SWB’s home field, Durham, just like in Games 3 and 4, will be the home team. Games 3, 4 and 5 have had to be played at SWB instead of Durham b/c of the Hurricane hitting the Carolinas.

3b Gio Urshella 2 hits, solo HR.
DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 4 RBI, inc. a 3-run HR.

Bollinger (W) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
R. Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Harvey (S) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. SWB loses Game 2. International League finals series tied at 1 game apiece.



SWB lost Game 2 of the Governor’s Cup, the International League Finals, by a score of 5-2. The series is tied at a game apiece.

3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles.
1B Mike Ford a 2-run HR.

Cortes (L) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.
It was ex-Yankee Rob Refsnyder with the 2-run HR off of Cortes in the first.

Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.



Minor League Report. Sanchez homers in rehab.


AAA: Gary Sanchez homered on the first pitch he saw in his rehab game as SWB (68-63) beat LV 9-8 in 10 innings. Sanchez 2 for 4, solo HR. DH Mike Ford 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. The Yanks signed OF Quintin Berry, 33, OF, mostly for PR purposes. In 132 MLB games, Berry has stolen 29 bases and has only been caught twice. Expect him with the Yanks when rosters expand in September. 2B Ricky Surum 2 hits, 2 RBI. PH/CF Devyn Bolasky 2 RBI.

Cortes 5 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.63
Coshow 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K.  5.04
J. Harvey (W, 3-2, 1.73) 2 1/3 IP,  2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.

AA:  Trenton (73-60) won 5-1. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.

Stephan (W, 3-8, 4.85) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (S, 10) 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.18

High A (A+): Tampa (67-66) won 3-1. RF Ben Ruta 3 hits, 2 doubles.

Deivi Garcia (W, 2-0, 1.27) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 3 W, 8 K. (Combined A/A+ 4-4, 2.74)
Morris (H, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  5.66
Weissert (S, 4) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.91

Low A (A): Charleston (60-69) won 4-0. 1B Chris Hess 3-run HR.

Semple (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 10 K.  0.00
Kriske 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.   0.00
Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.02