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Minor League Action. SWB’s tragic # is 1.

AAA SWB lost the completion of a suspended game, and that coupled with a win by Durham, dropped SWB’s tragic # for being eliminated to 1. SWB did win the regularly scheduled game.

But SWB (82-66) is now 2 games out with 2 games left in the season.

COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME--Lost 5-4 in ten innings. Was suspended at 1-1 in the sixth inning on August 7.

Since then, Peraza and Cabrera now with Yankees, Andujar now with Pirates.

PR/SS Tyler Wade solo HR (2)
C Josh Breaux 2-run HR (5) #22 prospect Overall .219-19-50

Spence 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.79
Rich Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.31
Mujica 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gaveup 2 HR. 4.37
Shreve (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 9.00
Bard (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.68

REGULAR GAME–Won 8-7 in 11 innings.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, solo HR (3) #1 prospect Overall .248-21-65, 49 SB
DH Ryan LaMarre 2 for 2, 3 walks.
1B Ron Guzman 2 RBI. 2-run HR (16)
3B Armando Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (18)

Spence 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 3.86 (remember game listed above he started Aug 7)
Albert Abreu 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86 REHAB
M. Gomez (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.92
Deivi Garcia (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.96 #26 prospect. Overall: 4-5, 6.89
Barnes (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70
Cordero (BS, 1) 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.15
Bristo (W, 3-3) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.56

Minor League Action. AA Somerset sweeps semifinal series, goes to Eastern League finals.

AAA: SWB (79-64) edged out Lehigh Valley, 8-7.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. #15 prospect .291-15-43, 36 SB. Needs to hit in majors. (3 for 31)
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (6)
PR/1B Armando Alvarez 2 for 2
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, RBI
3B Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI
PH/RF Blake Perkins 1 for 1, R, RBI, walk

Zach Greene 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. 3.24
Deivi Garcia 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR 8.17 #26 prospect. Overall: 4-5, 7.00
Mujica (W, 3-1) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.21
M. Gomez (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.12
Rich Rodriguez (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.22
Bard (S, 2) 1 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.41

AA: Somerset won their Eastern League semifinal series, two games to none, and will go into the finals to play Erie for the Eastern League crown. Down 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh, they came back to tie it up. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth, they tied it up again before winning in the bottom of the tenth, 6-5.

Game 1 will be at Erie Sunday, Sept. 25. The next two games (Game 3 if necessary) are at Somerset, September 27 and 28.

CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 2 hits, RBI #2 prospect.
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI #28 prospect.

Clayton Beeter 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. #9 prospect (Got him in the Gallo trade from Dodgers)
Jennings 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Ramirez 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 Balk
Ernst 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP
Minnick 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR.
Myatt 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coleman (WIN) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.









Minor League Action from 9-18-22. 1st AA HR for “The Martian”. AA playoffs start Tuesday. Effross AAA rehab. Abreu AA rehab.

AAA: SWB (77-63) lost 3-2.
CF Blake Perkins 2 hits, RBI
2B Chad Bell 2 for 2
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits

Chi Chi Gonzalez 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.36
Effross (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 10.80 REHAB
Bard 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.54
Deivi Garcia 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 7.75 #26 prospect. Overall: 4-5, 6.71
Zach Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.34

AA: Somerset (83-53) won 6-3. This concludes their regular season.
As the first-half division champ, Somerset will start a best-of-3 semifinal playoff vs. Portland at Portland on Tuesday.

DH Jasson Dominguez solo HR (1). First AA HR for “The Martian”
#2 prospect. Overall stats (3 levels): .273-16-59, 37 SB. Just 19 years old.

3B Andres Chaparro 2-run HR (19)
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 Hits, 2 RBI Solo HR (18)
C Rodolfo Duran Solo HR (9)

Yoendrys Gomez 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K. 1 HBP. 3.86 #12 prospect. Overall: 1-0, 2.49
Myatt 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 WP 4.30
Albert Abreu (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00 REHAB
McGarrity (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.30
Semple (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.63
Ramirez 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93

Everyone is off today in the Yankees Universe. Majors and Minors.
Me too, as I have been out a while on disability and have a medical procedure today.









Minor League recap. Big Rehab games for Bader, Severino. Meanwhile, Yanks magic # drops.

The Yankees were off yesterday, but since Tampa Bay beat Toronto, the Yankees magic # for clinching the AL East dropped to 13. Their magic # for a playoff spot is 8 (it says 9, but the Yankees own the tiebreaker over Baltimore).

Aroldis Chapman is expected back today from the IL, Harrison Bader on Tuesday. No moves announced yet.

AAA: SWB (75-62) lost 5-3.

Severino 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.15 REHAB Should be with Yanks next time out.
Bard 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K 1 HBP 1 WP 4.68
Deivi Garcia (L, 2-4) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 7.99 #26 prospect. Overall 4-5, 6.83
Zach Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.39
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.76

AA: Somerset (81-52, 1st half division winner) lost 5-2.
CF Harrison Bader 3 hits, 2 RBI. REHAB. Expected to be w/Yanks Tuesday.

Loseke (L, 7-3) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.50
Semple 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.06
Minnick 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.83
McGarrity 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.45

Minor League Action from 9-10-22. Big day for “The Martian.” Lots of rehab to happen today.

Unless otherwise noted, stats are for that level only.

There will be a LOT of rehab going on today (Sunday), especially with Somerset. Stay tuned.

AAA: SWB (72-61) won 3-2.
1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI

Zach Greene 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.45
Bristo 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.86
Deivi Garcia (W, 2-3) 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 7.92 (AAA stats only) #26 prospect. Overall 4-4, 6.75
Cordero (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.03

AA: Somerset (81-48, first half division champs) won 8-6.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits. #6 prospect. .238-15-54, 30 SB
C Austin Wells 2 RBI. #4 prospect. .277-18-61, 14 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 4 RBI. Two 2-run HRs (16)
RF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI. Two solo HR (13) #28 prospect. .229-13-48, 14 SB
DH Rodolfo Duran 2 htis.

Clayton Beeter 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 3 W, 5 K. 2.66 #9 prospect. Overall 0-3, 4.88
Ernst 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 3.63
Cowart (W, 2-0) 1 IOP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.20
Correa (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Jennings (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.20

High A: Hudson Valley (71-59) lost 7-5.
CF Jasson Dominguez 4 hits, 3 RBI. 2 HR (6) #2 prospect. Overall .280-15-58, 36 SB
3B Tyler Hardman 2 his
RF Aaron Palensky solo HR (10)

Carela (L, 1-4) 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 1 HBP 7.71
Cortijo 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 WP 1 HBP 9.64
Diaz 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.97
Neely 1 IP, 0 R 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa was supposed to play a DH. Game 2 ppd.
Lost 2-1, getting only one hit.

Messinger 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. 4.30
Gray 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Stevens 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08
McNeely (L, 0-2) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up GW HR in bottom of 9th. 9.00

STANDINGS

SWB 72-61, Tied for 2nd, 2 1/2 out.

Somerset won the 1st half division title, 44-25.
Second half: 2nd, 37-23, 2 GB

Hudson Valley was 3rd in first half, 34-32, 9 GB
Second half: 37-27, 2nd. 3 GB.
They have been eliminated from the playoffs.

Tampa 6th and Last in first half, 27-39, 15 GB
Second half: 34-28, 3rd in division, 3 1/2 GB. Tragic # is 1 for being eliminated from the playoffs.






Minor League Action from 9-9-22.

AAA: SWB (71-61) lost 8-6.
CF Blake Perkins 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (3)
RF Ryan LaMarre solo HR (4)
DH/1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, RBI
3B Armando Alvarez solo HR (16)

Mujica 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.15
Espinal 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.37
M. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Krook 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. 4.24
Barnes 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 3.12
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 11.05
Duffey (L, 1-1; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 15.43

AA: Somerset (80-48; 1st half division winner) won 2-1.
CF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (9)

Randy Vasquez 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. 3.75 #16 prospect. Overall 2-6, 3.75
McGarrity (W, 3-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25
Coleman (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.10

High A: Hudson Valley (71-58) lost 5-4.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4). #2 prospect. Overall .274-13-55, 36 SB
C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta (L, 5-8) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 2 HBP 4.47
Holloway 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.00
Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.85

Low A: Tampa (61-66) were supposed to play a DH. One game was postponed.
They lost the one they did play, 9-8, in 10 innings.
C Juan Crisp 2 hits, 3 RBI. 1st game at Low A.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI

Y. Castro 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.59
Will Brian 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00 First game at Low A.
Paciorek 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 25.07
Bustamante (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.08
Anderson 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.26
Watson (L, 5-5) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.01

Game 138. Yanks fall short, 4-3. Big Series with Rays this weekend.

Before the game, Deivi Garcia was sent back down so that Nestor Cortes could come off the IL and make the start. Cortes was limited to 60 pitches, however.

Miguel Andujar was to go down after having been the 29th man in Wednesday’s DH. Instead, he stayed and D.J. LeMahieu joined the large contingent on the IL.

With so many players on the IL, the depleted Yankees need to think outside the box. In some ways, they did last night, but in another way, they did not, and it may have cost them the game. I’ll explain soon.

With the 4-3 loss, the Yankees lead over Tampa Bay is now 4 1/2 games. The Yankees host the Rays for three HUGE games this weekend. The Yankees’ magic # for clinching the AL East remains at 22. It is 15 for a playoff spot.

The Yankees started the game with Isiah Kiner-Falefa (IKF) hitting in the cleanup spot. It was one way of thinking outside the box, and this was more or less by necessity. Everyone else is injured. In trying to hold on to their division lead, the Yankees’ lineups are looking like spring training lineups. Maybe worse. At least IKF did have two hits.

Andujar hit a 2-run HR (1) in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. They wouldn’t score again until the eighth and blew chances in the eighth and ninth to tie the game or possibly win it. With all these injuries, the Yankees may need Andujar to recapture that 2018 form when he hit .297-27-92, with 47 doubles, and finished second in ROY voting to Shohei Ohtani.

Cortes retired the first 12 men he faced, but then two ex-Yankees got him. Cortes gave up a single to Gio Urshela to lead off the fifth, then after a WP, Gary Sanchez doubled Urshela home. Clarke Schmidt relieved Cortes. After a walk and a strikeout, a single tied the game.

With one out in the top of the eighth, pitcher Wandy Peralta could not make the play at first base, first missing the bag, then when he did step on the bag ahead of the runner, he didn’t have control of the ball. That bobble helped cost the Yankees the game. Peralta got the next batter out, but then Greg Weissert came in to face Carlos Correa. Weissert gave up a 2-run HR to Correa that made the score 4-2 and turned out to be the game-winner.

I do have to question the use of Weissert there. I understand that you want to use a righty against the righty swinging Correa. But Weissert? It was only Weissert’s seventh MLB game. He is 3-0, but with an ERA of 8.22. That is a lot of trust in a big spot in a big September game to place in someone with that little experience. I understand the injury situation. No Trivino or Effross. That may have factored into things here, also the fact that a lot of the bullpen was used in that 12-inning game one of the DH the day before. So Holmes and Loaisiga may have been unavailable. Those two things (injury and BP usage in the extra inning game) may have forced the Yanks to use Weissert. It cost them.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Yanks got one run back, but it could have been more. Aaron Judge led off, and he doubled. What you are seeing now is teams avoiding Judge like the plague if they can. We will get to that in a bit. After Gleyber Torres walked, IKF hit into a force out, then stole second while Marwin Gonzalez struck out. On ball four to Estevan Florial, the ball got away and Judge scored to make it 4-3. IKF went to third. Giancarlo Stanton PH but struck out. I wonder if Stanton is hurt more than we realize. Since June 1, he is hitting .153. That is Gallo-like. He is 4 for 39 with 10 strikeouts since coming off of the IL. The failure of Stanton to be Stanton and to protect Judge in the lineup is hurting the Yankees.

In the bottom of the ninth, the failure of Aaron Hicks to think outside the box may have cost the Yankees the game. With one out, Oswald Peraza singled. Hicks doubled Peraza to third. Hicks should NOT have gone to second but should have stayed at first. In a Sports Century feature on Willie Mays, at the end of the show, it was mentioned how Mays would sometimes NOT take second base, but would stay at first, in order to force pitchers to pitch to Willie McCovey rather than to walk McCovey. That is exactly why Hicks should NOT have gone to second. He had to think outside the box there and realize what would happen. And what would happen DID happen. With one out and men on second and third, the Twins walked Aaron Judge of course. A Judge single wins the game. The Twins, being smart and playing for THEIR playoff lives, were not going to let the big guy (pun not intended) beat them. So, they walk Judge to 1) not face the big man and 2) set up a game-ending DP. I wonder if when Hicks went into second if he realized the mistake he made. He took the bat out of Judge’s hands.

Gleyber Torres, who needs to right himself with all the other injuries going on, struck out. Torres is down to .237 and is hitting .179 since July 13. Once again, Judge needs help. He can’t do it alone.

IKF then grounded out to end the game.

The point is, the Yanks need to think outside the box. They can’t do things that will take the bat OUT of Judge’s hands. The other team will try to do that enough times on their own.

Judge 2 hits
IKF 2 hits
Andujar 2 hits, 2-run HR (1)

Cortes 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.73
Schmidt 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.82
Peralta (L, 2-4) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 big error. 2.55
Weissert 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR, which decided game. 8.22
Weber 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.04







Games 136 & 137. Despite depleted lineups, Yanks sweep Twins. Judge hits #55, IKF, Peraza, Cole star.

Sorry, my original draft got erased and I had to re-write a lot. UGH.

A load of baseball yesterday, and at first it didn’t look good. Due to injuries, the Yankees’ lineups looked worse than a spring training lineup. In the first game of the DH yesterday, the Yanks (83-54) started three rookies, plus another guy who, although he had MLB experience and wasn’t a rookie, hadn’t played in the majors all season.

The Yanks put Josh Donaldson on the paternity list. Isiah Kiner-Falefa (IKF) played 3B. IKF had won a GG at 3B for Texas in 2020. Bard DFA’d, Deivi Garcia up. Miguel Andujar up as 29th man for the doubleheader. Rizzo to IL, Ron Guzman up.

But at the end of the day, the Yankees had won both games off of their perennial whipping boys, the Twins, by scores of 5-4 (in 12 innings) and 7-1.

With the wins, the Yanks are 5 up on the Rays in the AL East. The magic # for winning the division is 22, and the magic # for a playoff berth is 15. The wins ensured the Yankees a winning season. They haven’t had a losing season since 1992.

Game 1: Domingo German had a rough start but settled in. A double, strikeout, and HR, and Minnesota was up 2-0 just three batters into the game. With two out in the fourth, three straight singles made it 3-0 Twins and with the weakened Yankees’ lineup, it didn’t appear good.

The Yanks got a run in the bottom of the fourth of Aaron Judge’s 55th HR of the season. The home run meant that Judge now has hit more HR in a season than any other righty hitter in Yankees’ history. Only Ruth (60 in 1927) and Maris (61 in ’61) have hit more. Judge was walked 5x yesterday, 3x intentionally. Another reason to hate the ghost runner. If Judge is the first guy up, even with the ghost runner on second, first base is open, and Judge is walked to set up a DP. You take the bat out of the hands of the most dangerous hitter in baseball.

Gleyber Torres tied the game with a 2-run HR in the sixth. (19).

Both teams wasted chances. Oswaldo Cabrera, an infielder brought up to the Yanks a few weeks ago, got his fifth OF assist of the season in the top of the tenth. Ron Guzman, up for Rizzo, struck out 4x and then with the bases loaded and no out in extra innings, hit into a 3-2-3 DP.

The Twins got a run in the top of the 12th off of Ron Marinaccio, but with the bases loaded and one out, Greg Weissert avoided further damage.

In the bottom of the 12th, Marwin Gonzalez was the ghost runner and IKF singled to tie the game. With one out, IKF stole second. Jose Trevino singled, IKF was held up and Trevino took second on the throw. With two out, Cabrera singled to win the game.

Judge solo HR (55)
Torres 2-run HR (19)
Kiner-Falefa (IKF) 2 hits, RBI
Peraza 3 hits FIRST 3 HITS OF MLB CAREER.

German 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.27
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.58
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.66
Holmes 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.29
Marinaccio 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1.73
Weissert (W, 3-0) 2/3 I, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.36

Game 2: With the long game in game 1, and several bullpen members used, the Yanks needed length from Gerrit Cole. He went 6 2/3 IP, striking out 14.

Cole leads MLB with 218 strikeouts and is 30 away from Ron Guidry’s Yankee team single season record of 248, set in 1978. Cole has four, maybe five starts left in the season.

Cole gave up a HR to his ex-teammate, Carolos Correa, in the top of the third.

IKF hit a grand slam, just his third HR of the season, in the bottom of the fourth. He didn’t get his first HR until mid-August.

In the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Hicks hit a bases-loaded double for three runs to make it 7-1.

Hicks 3 RBI
Kiner-Falefa 4 RBI. Grand Slam. (3)
Florial 2 hits.

Cole (W, 11-7) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 14 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.20
Luetge (S, 2) 2 1/3 Ip, 0 R, 3 H, 0W, 3 K. 2.55

Nestor Cortes returns to the rotation tonight to face ex-Yankee Sonny Gray.










Minor League Report. Games of 9-4-22.

AAA: SWB (69-59) won 5-1.
DH Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits, 2 RBI.
2B Chris Owings 2-run HR (4)

Zach Greene 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.60
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.80
M. Gomez (W, 3-5) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.50
Bard (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.78

AA: Somerset (76-48) lost 5-4 in 10 innings.
DH Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI. #4 prospect. Overall .285-18-58, 12 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI

Will Warren 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 3.34 #8 prospect. Overall 9-7, 3.41.
Semple 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (AA stats only)
Cowart 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 WP 4.50
McGarrity 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70
Minnick (L, 4-3) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.94

High A: Hudson Valley (69-56) lost 6-1.
DH Tyler Hardman 2 hits.

Carela (L, 1-3) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. 7.50
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.91
Holloway 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.70
Neely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00 (HIgh A ERA only).

Low A: Tampa Bay (60-63) lost both games of a DH.
Game 1: Lost 7-3.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (14).
2B Brett Barrera 2 hits, 2 RBI

Messinger (L, 1-8) 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K. 4.46
Paciorek 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 29.45
Reyzelman 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 13.50
Bow 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 0.00

Game 2: Lost 5-4 in 8 innings.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. #27 prospect. .207-8-33, 27 SB
C Antonio Gomez 2 RBI. #18 prospect. ..244-7-46
RF Raimfer Salinas 3 for 3

Calderon 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 2.84
O. Rodriguez (H, 1) 1 IP, 0R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Stevens (BS, 1) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40
McNeely (L, 0-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00


Minor League Report from 9-3-22. 3 hits for Volpe in 2nd AAA game. Rehab for Sevy, Britton.

AAA: SWB (68-59) won 14-5.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI. 2nd AAA game. #1 prospect. .255-18-61, 44 SB overall.
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
LF Miguel Andujar 2 RBI
1B Ron Guzman 3 hits, RBI
3B Phillip Evans 3 hits, RBI
RF Ryan LaMarre 3 RBI 3-run HR (2)
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, 2 RBI

Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.88
Deivi Garcia (W, 1-3) 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.11 #26 prospect. Overall 3-4, 7.26
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 4.22
Rich Rodriguez 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 5.87
Barnes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

AA: Somerset (76-47, 1st half division champs) won 4-1.
RF Elijah Dunham 2 RBI. #21 prospect. .255-16-58, 33 SB
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) #5 prospect. Overall .277-14-55, 20 SB.

Clayton Beeter 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 2 WP. 1.10 #9 prospect. Overall 0-3, 4.63. 68 IP, 117 K.
Ernst (W, 6-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.60
Jennings (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.40
Correa (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (AA stat only)
Coleman (S, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.18

High A: Hudson Valley (69-55) won 13-2.
DH Jasson “The Martian” Dominguez 2 hits, RBI. #2 prospect. Overall .277-12-52, 35 SB
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 RBI
CF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 2 K. 4.28
C. Gomez (W, 2-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.47
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.58
Santana 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (high A stat only)

Low A: Tampa (60-61) completed a game from September 1 that was suspended TWICE.
Luis Severino and Zack Britton on rehab.
They won 3-1. The game was finally called in the top of the sixth.

DH Spencer Jones solo HR (3). #7 prospect. This year’s #1 draft pick. Overall .378-4-11, 12 SB. 20 games.

Yulie 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Luis Severino (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Zack Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
REHAB
Y. Castro (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.28

The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 68-59 4th in IL East, 3 1/2 GB

AA: Somerset 76-47. Won 1st half Eastern League Northeast title with 44-25 record.
2nd Half: 2nd place, 32-22, 2 GB

High A: Hudson Valley 69-55. First Half: 3rd in SAL North, 34-32, 9 GB
2nd half: 35-23, FIRST by 1/2 a game.

Low A: Tampa (60-61) last IN FIRST HALF (Fla. St. League, West) at 27-39, 15 GB
2nd Half: 33-22, 2nd, 1/2 GB