AAA: SWB (44-22) won 14-5. They hit 6 HR 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits 3B Andrew Velazquez 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2 HR, a 2-run shot and a solo Shot. CF Socrates Brito 2 hits (should have the nickname “The Philosopher”?) C Donny Sands 2-run HR 1B Aramando Alvarez 2 hits, 4 RBI 3-run HR RF Frederick Cuevas solo HR SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, 2 RBI LF Thomas Milone 2 hits, solo HR AA: Somerset (42-27) won 7-3. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. C Jason Lopez 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI, solo HR. High A: Hudson Valley (46-24) lost 3-1. SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits. Low A: Tampa (46-23) lost 4-3. OF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI. SS Roberto Chirinos solo HR. Of course, we will have to see if any prospects are used in a trade between now and the trade deadline of July 30. Also, some prospects are untouchable. We’ll have to see which ones are in that category
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Brito, Chirinos, Cuevas, Duran, Garcia, Gilliam, Holder, Lopez, Milone, Park, Peraza, Sanchez, Sands, Velazquez, Volpe
AAA: SWB (42-21) scored 3x in the bottom of the 10th to win 8-7. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR and the 3-run walkoff double. 1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR. RF Matt Pita 2 hits. Deivi Garcia 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 6.89. AA: Somerset (40-26) lost 9-7. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR, 5 RBI. Starter Janson Junk 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. High A: Hudson Valley (44-23) won 19-1. SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI 2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 6 RBI. 2 HR; a 2-run HR and a 3-run HR. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR. RF Jake Sanford 2-run HR. 3B James Nelson 3 hits 1B Chad Bell 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2 HR, each 2-run shots. CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, 2 RBI Low A: Tampa (45-21) lost 12-6. DH Everson Pereia 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR. LF Ryder Green solo HR. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Bell, Breaux, Diaz, Duran, Garcia, Gilliam, Green, Junk, Lockridge, Nelson, Olivares, Peraza, Pereira, Pita, Sands, Sanford, Volpe
AAA: SWB (39-21) split a DH. Game 1: won 4-3. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. (.312-7-35). 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits (Just of the IL). DH Socrates Brito 2 hits, RBI. Deivi Garcia, ok, but still needs work. 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. Error on a pickoff throw. (2-3, 7.21). Game 2: Took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but gave up 2 in sixth, one in seventh (DHs 7-inning games) and lost 3-2. Only had 4 hits, and C Rob Brantly 3 for 3, RBI, solo HR. AA: Somerset (39-22) lost 7-6 in 11 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits. RF Michael Beltre solo HR. High A: Hudson Valley (40-21) lost 7-0. Low A: Tampa (42-19) split a DH. Game 1: Lost 3-1, only got two hits, one by CF Jasson Dominguez. Game 2: Won 6-1. C Austin Wells 2 hits, RBI. DH Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Amburgey, Beltre, Brantly, Brito, Dominguez, Garcia, Gittens, Peraza, Sands, Wagaman
AAA: SWB (36-18) lost 2-1 in 10 innings. A decent outing (finally) for the struggling Deivi Garcia, but he was still wild. 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 1 HBP, 3 K. Still a 7.45 ERA in AAA. 2B Hoy Jun Park 1 for 2, 2 walks (.355). C Rob Brantly 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits. AA: Somerset (37-20) split a doubleheader. Game 1: Won 9-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera, grand slam. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Cristian Perez 2 hits. Game 2: Lost 4-1, game called in sixth, rain. They only got 3 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia HR. High A: Hudson Valley (37-19) won 6-4. SS Josh Smith 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. Starter Jhony Brito (3-3, 3.04) 7 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP. Low A: Tampa (38-17) won 4-1. DH Trevor Hauver 3-run HR. RF Jake Sanford solo HR. Starter Randy Vazquez (2-3, 2.40) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K, 1 HBP. Top prospect Jasson Dominguez, 18, who is playing in the Florida complex league, had his first multi-hit game yesterday, and first RBI. So far he is 4 for 20 (.200) all singles, 2 SB, has walked 6x and was HBP once. He’ll be playing in Sunday’s futures game. Funny how all four teams above all basically close to the same record.
Posted in Awards, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Brantly, Breaux, Brito, Cabrera, Castillo, Dominguez, Garcia, Hauver, Lockridge, Park, Perez, Sanford, Seigler, Smith, Vazquez, Velazquez
For the second straight day, the Yankees were rained out, this time against the Mets. The game will be made up on Sunday, the 4th of July. A split DH, first game at 2:05 PM, second game ESPN game, 7:08 PM. Since DH, both 7 inning games. The weather forecast for today, Saturday July 3, isn’t good. Don’t be surprised if there is a delay or (gasp!) another postponement. Both teams have off on Monday, which could be a makeup day, but it would have to be an afternoon game since the Yankees then fly out to Seattle. The Yanks (41-39, 4th in AL East) did lose more ground. Boston won last night so the Yanks are 9 1/2 back. They are 5 games out of a wild card spot, and would have to surpass four teams to even get that. They have a lot of work to do. The Yanks put Clint Frazier (vertigo) on the IL. Just acquired Tim Locastro takes his place on the roster. As for the minors: AAA: SWB rained out. AA: Somerset (33-18) split a DH. Both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 7-0. JP Sears (4 IP) and Janson Junk (3) combining on a 4-hit shutout. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI, inc. a 2-run HR. RF Thomas Milone 3 RBI. Game 2: Lost 5-2. C Jason Lopez 2 for 2 w/a walk. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. High A: Hudson Valley (32-18) lost 8-2, a nine-inning game, getting just two hits. The second game was rained out. Low A: Tampa (34-16) split a DH, both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 6-0 on a 1-hitter. Completion of suspended game. When the game resumed, Matt Sauer picked up in the second inning and pitched the rest of the way. 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 10 K. RF Jake Sanford 3 hits, 5 RBI, a 3-run HR. 2B Jesus Bastidas added a solo HR. Game 2: Lost 3-1, getting just 4 hits. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues
Tagged Bastidas, Cabrera, Frazier, Garcia, Gilliam, Hauver, Junk, Locastro, Lopez, Milone, Sanford, Sauer, Sears
Before we get into the minor league report, some Yankees news. The Subway Series starts tonight, weather permitting (rain in the forecast could cause another rainout). The Yankees caught a break in that they miss the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom. Even though he gave up 3 runs last night, DeGrom’s ERA is still an astonishing 0.95.
Starters for the All-Star Game have been announced and the
Yankees will have one starter in Aaron Judge. We’ll have to see about pitchers and reserves as far as any other Yankees being selected. Even thought the Yankees (41-39, 4th in AL East) were rained out last night, they lost ground. They are now 9 back of Boston, who won last night. Now the minor league report. Once again, rain wreaked havoc. AAA: SWB Split a doubleheader. Game 1; Completion of suspended game. SWB (34-14) lost 6-2. Nick Nelson started and gave up 2 R in 2 IP before the game was suspended. When the game resumed, Deivi Garcia took the mound. Nelson took the loss, and he is 1-1, 2.73 at AAA after going a horrendous 0-2, 9.75 ERA with the Yankees. Garcia’s troublesome season continues. He pitched 4 innings, and although he struck out 7, he gave up 3 runs. Garcia in two starts with the Yankees was 0-2, 6.48, but his AAA ERA is an atrocious 8.55. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, solo HR. (How I wish the Yanks would replace Odor with Park, who is at .350 and more versatile). DH Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. Game 2: SWB won 1-0 in a rain-shortened 5 inning game. Both teams only had 2 hits each in this game. AA: Somerset (32-17) was supposed to have a doubleheader. They won the first game, 4-3. The second was rained out. Ken Waldichuk 5 IP, 3 R, but only 1 was earned. 3 hits, 8 K. ERA at AA 3.60, overall (High A/AA) this season, 10 starts, 3-0, 1.18. In 20 minor league starts, 3-2, 2.16. High A: Hudson Valley rained out. Low A: Tampa (33-15) was supposed to play a doubleheader. They won the first game 8-1 in a 7-inning game. SS Anthony Volpe should be promoted soon. 2 hits, 4 RBI, a grand slam (.316-10-45). 2B Trevor Hauver 3 for 3, RBI. DH Carlos Narvaez 2 for 2, RBI. Three Tampa pitchers combined on a one-hitter. The second game was suspended before Tampa came to bat in the bottom of the first. Jupiter had not scored in the top of the first.
Posted in Awards, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged DeGrom, Garcia, Hauver, Judge, LaMarre, Narvaez, Nelson, Park, Volpe, Waldichuk
AAA: SWB (31-13) beat Lehigh Valley 10-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI; 1B Chris Gittens solo HR, 2 RBI. DH Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 5 RBI, inc. a 3-run HR; C Rob Brantly 2 hits. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez solo HR. SP Matt Krook 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 6 K. RP Reggie McClain 2 IP, 0 R, 5 K. AA: Somerset (31-15) won 3-0. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. SP Hayden Wesneski 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. Ron Marinaccio the save, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. High A: Hudson Valley (30-16) won 8-4. Nick Ernst win in relief 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K. SS Josh Smith 3 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. DH Anthony Seigler game-winning walk-off grand slam. LF Elijah Dunham solo HR. 1B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa (31-15) split a DH. Game 1: Lost 7-5. CF Pat DeMarco 2 hits. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 for 2, walk, RBI. Game 2: Won 6-5. SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI, solo HR (9) (.305, 18 SB). 2B Trevor Hauver 2 RBI. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Bell, Brantly, Breaux, Castillo, DeMarco, Diaz, Dietrich, Dunham, Ernst, Florial, Garcia, Gittens, Hauver, Krook, Marinaccio, McClain, Seigler, Smith, Velazquez, Volpe, Wagaman, Wesneski
In spring training, Deivi Garcia, still just 22, was competing for a rotation spot for the Yankees. Now, it appears as if he needs a demotion from AAA back to AA. Last year, Garcia started six games for the Yanks, going 3-2, 4.98. Not great, but decent for a 21 year old. Of course, he started as an “opener” in that playoff game. Bad decision that didn’t work out, especially when Garcia gave up a HR in the first inning then J.A. Happ was ineffective afterwards. Garcia has started two games for the Yankees this year, going 0-2, 6.48. But it is his performance back at AAA SWB that is most alarming. In nine starts there, he is 1-3 with an 8.80 ERA. Read that again. What’s happened? In just two innings last night, Garcia gave up 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and only struck out one. He gave up a HR. AAA SWB (30-13) lost to Lehigh Valley, 6-3. CF Estevan Florial 2-run HR.
AA: Somerset (30-15) won 7-4. Starter Janson Junk, 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. Impressed Luke Voit while Voit was on his rehab stint. (3-1, 1.07). Maybe Junk comes up to AAA and Garcia goes down to AA. We’ll see. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI on a solo HR. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 2B/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR.
High A: Hudson Valley (29-16) won 11-9. LF Isaiah Pasteur 2-run HR. 2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 4 RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 2 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa ppd.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Cabrera, Castillo, Duran, Florial, Garcia, Junk, MacDonald, Pasteur, Peraza, Sands, Seigler
A lot of times this year, Yankees’ starter Jameson Taillon has left us, well, wanting to take a good strong drink of Jameson. (Sorry, couldn’t resist). He wasn’t very good. Things were different yesterday. Taillon turned in perhaps his best performance as a Yankee in an 8-1 win over KC. With the win, the Yanks are 40-34, 3rd in the AL East, and 4 games behind Tampa Bay, 3 1/2 behind Boston. The Yanks are in Boston for a 3-game set this weekend and can make up some ground. Not only that, they could get some revenge. Boston swept the Yanks in a 3-game series at the Stadium three weeks ago. The Yankees hit three homers yesterday, the first coming by Aaron Judge in the bottom of the first. Judge’s 16th HR of the season gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead. After Judge homered, both Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton singled. A flyout by Luke Voit moved Sanchez to third, and Rougned Odor got an infield hit to make it 2-0, Yankees. After Taillon escaped a man-on-third, one out situation in the top of the second without giving up a run, the Yanks scored in the bottom half when with one out, Tyler Wade walked, then stole second. D.J. LeMahieu walked, and Judge, who had been in a slump, singled in Wade to make it 3-0. Luke Voit continued to be hot right off the injured list, hitting his second HR in three games since coming off that list (in addition to two other balls that were almost homers). Voit’s 3rd HR of the season made it 4-0 after three innings. Taillon gave up KC’s only run in the fifth. He pitched into the seventh. In the bottom of the sixth, the red-hot Gary Sanchez struck again. Sanchez followed a single by LeMahieu and double by Judge with a 3-run HR, his 13th of the season, to make it 7-1. The final run of the game came in the bottom of the eighth inning. Judge walked, and two wild pitches moved him to third. He scored on a single by Stanton. Judge 3 for 3, 2 walks. 2 RBI. Solo HR (16) Sanchez 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (13) Stanton 3 hits, RBI Odor 3 hits, RBI Voit solo HR (3) Tailon (W, 2-4) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. 1 HBP. 5.18 Cortes 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.20 Minor league notes: AAA: SWB (30-12) beat Lehigh Valley, 10-2. Darren O’Day, one scoreless IP on rehab. Adam Warren one scoreless IP (3.43 as he tries to comeback from injuries). Nick Nelson 5 IP, 2 R (2.28 here, after struggling with Yanks). CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 4 hits, RBI. DH Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3B Derek Dietrich 2 RBI. AA: Somerset (29-15) won 5-4 in 10 innings. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. LF Matt Pita 2 hits, RBI. High A: Husdon Valley (28-16) won 6-1. C Josh Breaux 2 homers, 3 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits. Starter Josh Maciejewski 5 IP, 1 R, 7 K. Reliever Barret Loseke 3 scoreless IP, 6 K. Low A: Tampa (30-14) won 10-2. They were supposed to play a DH. They got one game in, the other was ppd. Edgar Barclay 5 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 K. SS Anthony Volpe 2 RBI. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 for 2, 4 RBI, 2-run HR.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Amburgey, Barclay, Breaux, Brito, Chaparro, Cortes, Dietrich, Garcia, Gittens, Judge, Loseke, Maciejewski, Narvaez, Odor, Pita, Sanchez, Stanton, Taillon, Torrealba, Voit, Volpe, Wagaman
Aroldis Chapman had walked the first two batters in the top of the ninth. He had a 1-0 count on the next batter. He had thrown 10 pitches, and only one was a strike. Then he got a 5-4-3 triple play to end the game as the Yankees (38-33, 3rd in AL East, 4 1/2 back) edged Oakland 2-1 on Sunday. The triple play to end the game was the third triple play the Yanks have turned this season, tying a MLB record. It was the second they turned in less than a week, and was more traditional than last week’s 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple play. Oakland got their only run in the first inning, when the third batter of the game, Matt Olson, homered. The pitcher’s duel continued all game long, and the Yankees only got three hits in the game, all doubles, two by Gary Sanchez. They struck out 15x. In the bottom of the sixth, Clint Frazier led off the inning with a walk, and an out later, was balked to second base. Aaron Judge walked, and Sanchez doubled in both runners. 2-1 Yanks, and thanks to the game-ending triple play, that score held up. The Yankees have halved the deficit. They are 4 1/2 out now where not long ago, they were 9 back. They get 1B Luke Voit back tomorrow (Tuesday). See below for how he did Sunday. No word on a corresponding move, but I’d expect Chris Gittens to be sent back down. They are off today. UPDATE: Gittens was, in fact, sent down after Sunday’s game to make room for Voit. Lucas Luetge gave up a one-out triple in the top of the eighth, but got a strikeout and fly out to escape the inning unscathed. Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI. Montgomery 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.03 Loaisiga (W, 7-2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.63 Luetge (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.57 Chapman (S, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1.98 Minor League Report (Deivi shaky again, Park continues to rake): AAA: SWB (28-11) won 4-3. CF Estevan Florial 2 OF assists, removed from game after getting HBP. Infielder Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) 2 hits, RBI, hitting .360 at AAA. He had the GW walkoff HR. RF Socrates Brito 2-run HR. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. Another shaky outing for Deivi Garcia. 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. AAA ERA 7.81. Yikes. AA: Somerset (27-14) won 4-0. 1B Luke Voit 2 hits, 2 RBI on rehab. Starter Glenn Otto (W, 4-2, 3.45) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. High A: Hudson Valley (25-16) won 5-2. SS Josh Smith 2 hits. DH Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. Starter Jhony Brito (2-2, 2.70) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. (C Anthony Seigler with 2 catcher interference’s). Low A: Tampa (28-14) lost 11-6. DH Austin Wells 2 hits. RF Jake Sanford 2 RBI. CF Pat DeMarco 3 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Brito, Chapman, DeMarco, Duran, Florial, Garcia, Gittens, Loaisiga, Lockridge, Luetge, Montgomery, Otto, Park, Sanchez, Sanford, Seigler, Smith, Voit, Wells