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Minor league playoffs.

AAA: SWB fell into an 0-2 hole with a 3-2 loss tonight. Ramon Ortiz 3 R, 1 ER in  6 1/3. Errors by 3B Kevin Russo and RF Cole Garner were costly. Garner did have 2 hits and an RBI.

AA: Trenton tied up their series at a game apiece by scoring three in the 9th. David Aardsma started (rehab, and in a AA playoff game). 1 IP,  1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. Not good if you are hoping for more of him and less of Joba. Shaeffer Hall 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, just 1 hit. DH Rob Segedin bases-loaded triple in the top of the 9th. Solo HR SS Addison Maruszak.

The minors today.

A-Rod will start his rehab with High A Tampa tomorrow. David Aardsma will be heading there also.

AAA: SWB clinched its division with a 5-0 win tonight. John Maine 7 IP, 3 H. (8-5, 4.97). SS Eduardo Nunez, DH Ronnier Mustelier, C Austin Romine and RF Cole Garner all hit HRs.

AA: Trenton lost 5-3. Shaeffer Hall 5R, 4 ER in 5 IP (9-10, 3.67). Addison Maruszak, SS, with a 2-run HR (.274-16-56).

High A: Tampa scored 5 in the top of the 9th for a comeback 5-4 win. Jose Ramirez 1 R in 6 IP. RF Tyler Austin with a grand slam.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Game 1: 7-2 win. 2B Casey Stevenson 2 h, 4 RBI. 1B Rey Nunez 2 h, 2 RBI. Brett Gerritse 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 5 K.

Game 2:   7-1 loss as Charleston only got two hits. C Francisco Arcia HR.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB failed to clinch its division today, losing 5-2 to Lehigh Valley. Ex-major leaguer Scott Elarton beat them. Mike O’Connor 2 R in 5 2/3. Kelvin Perez, who has had a great year, had a bad night. 3 R in 1 IP. RF Cole Garner had 3 of SWB’s 6 hits.

AA: Trenton lost 3-1. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP (5-7, 4.22). RF Zoilo Almonte 2 of Trenton’s 5 hits.

High A: Tampa split a DH.

Game 1: 3-0 win. Nik Turley 5 2/3 scoreless IP. (9-5, 2.89).

Game 2: A 5-1 loss. DH Slade Heathcott 3 for 3. RF Tyler Austin 2 hits.

Low A: Game 2 of a scheduled DH for Charleston was suspended, no score in the third.

Game 1: A 3-0 win for Charleston. 6 IP, Bryan Mitchell, gave up just 2 hits.

The minors today.

AAA: 13-8 win for SWB (Empire State). 3B Kevin Russo 4 hits, rbi (.306). 1B Brandon Laird 3 H, HR, 4 RBI (.249-9-55). RF Cole Garner 2 h, HR, 4 RBI (.274-5-21). 2B Corban Joseph 2 h, 2 RBI (.266). 39 yr. old Ramon Ortiz 6 R, 1 ER in 5 IP (8-3, 2.80). Cory Wade 2 IP, 2 R, both unearned. Danny Farquhar 2 scoreless innings. SWB entered the game in first place (by 1/2 over Pawtucket and by 1 over Lehigh Valley) in the IL North.

AA: Trenton lost 7-1. Mikey O’Brien 6 R in 6 IP (4-3, 4.52). RF Zoilo Almonte (.273) and CF Melky Mesa (.274) 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa 5-3 loss. 2 hits CF Mason Williams, HR by DH Slade Heathcott. HR 3B Zach Wilson.

Low A: Charleston won 8-5. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 H, 2 RBI. 2 h, 3 rbi for 3B Casey Stephenson.

GCL: SS Eduardo Nunez 1 for 3 in his rehab. DH Austin Romine 0 for 4.


Friday’s minors. Joba.

Sorry for the late recap. Long night, lots of errands today.

AAA: 11-3 rain-shortened win for SWB (Empire St.). 5 1/2 innings. John Maine 3 R in 5 IP (4-3, 6.15). 3B Kevin Russo (.399) 2 H, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Laird  3 h, 2 RBI (.244). Cole Garner (RF, .269) and Ramiro Pena (2b, .252) two rbi each. Pena was the subject of a trade rumor earlier in the week.

AA: Trenton lost 8-3. Brett Marshall 2 R in 7 IP (10-4, 2.97). Graham Stoneburner gave up 6 in the 8th. LF Jose Pirela (.324) and CF Melky Mesa (.271) with 2 h.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Joba took the loss, starting and pitching two innings. He gave up 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K, gave up a HR. Slade Heathcott, DH, 3 H, 2 doubles, rbi.

Low A: 5-3 loss for Charleston. Scottie Allen 4 R, 1 ER, 9 K in 5 IP (3-6, 4.59). Charleston pitchers had 14 K in the loss.

GCL: SS Eduardo Nunez 0 for 3. C Austin Romine 1 for 1, 2 walks.

The minors today. Joba looking good.

AAA: SWB (Empire St.) had a 4-2 lead entering the 8th but blew it in losing 5-4. Adam Warren 2 R in 5 2/3 (3.86), but Justin Thomas gave up 2 in 2 IP and Ryota Igarashi (1-2, 2.76) gave up the run in the top of the 9th to blow it. CF Chris Dickerson single, triple, solo HR. RF Cole Garner 3 hits. Ronnier Mustelier has been placed on the 7-day DL. LF Kosuke Fukodome solo HR. 3B Kevin Russo 2 h, rbi. (.298, 24 RBI).

AA: Trenton got one in the 8th and one in the 9th to win 5-4. Dellin Betances 3 R in 6 IP. Kelvin Perez 2 2/3 scoreless for the win (5-1, 1.04). 1B Luke Murton solo HR (.262-20-53). HR C J.R. Murphy. DH Addison Maruszak 3 RBI. (.304).

High A:  Tampa won 12-0. Nik Turley 6 IP, 3 H, 7 K (5-3, 2.95). SS Jose Mojica 3 h, 3 RBI. 16 hits, everyone in the lineup got at least one.

Low A: 5-0 win for Charleston. Brett Gerritse 6 IP, 3 h, 6 K. (3-4, 3.81). 1B Rey Nunez 2-run HR. (.261-5-41). CF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi (.303, 45 RBI). C Tyson Blaser 2 h, rbi .326.

Gulf Coast Rookie League: Joba pitched one perfect 1-2-3 inning, striking out two and hitting 98. Austin Romine  1 for 2 with a double.

The Minors Today.

AAA: A 14-2 blowout win for SWB (Empire State). Ex-major leaguer Ramon Ortiz 6 IP, 2 R (7-3, 2.84) at age 39. Jack Cust, the ex-major leaguer, DH, 3 Hits, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Brandon Laird, HR, 2 RBI. LF Cole Garner HR, 3 RBI. 4 hits for SS Ramiro Pena (yet another ex-MLB). 3 hits, rbi for RF Kosuke Fukodome (yet another ex-MLB). (Yes, I know Laird was in the majors too, but the ones I point out had SIGNIFICANT MLB time). 2B Corban Joseph 2 h, 2 RBI. 14 runs, 18 hits.

AA: 6-5 win for Trenton. Mikey O’Brien 4 R, 3 ER in 4 IP (4.07). Danny Farquhar 5th save (2.18). SS Addison Maruszak, 2 h, solo HR, .298-11-38. RF Zoilo Almonte, 2 h, solo HR, .277-10-41. Melky Mesa, CF, 3 h, solo HR, .273-12-41.

High A: DH.

GAME 1: Just 4 hits in the game, 2 by each team. Tampa wins 1-0. Matt Tracy 5 2/3 IP, 2 H. (4-2, 2.32). Mark Montgomery 1 1/3, save #14, 1.34.

GAME 2: A SWEEP, and each by a 1-0 score. Combined 3-hitter by Aaron Dott, Manuel Barreda and Branden Pinder. Only 7 hits total in this game.

Low A: 3-2 loss for Charleston. Matt Bashore 2 r in 5 IP (1.95). Nick Goody (0-1, 1.00) the loss despite 5 K in 2 IP.

GULF COAST ROOKIE LEAGUE: Austin Romine’s rehab: 1 for 3, double, 2 RBI.

The minors tonight.

AAA: A 3-2 win for SWB (Empire State). Ramon Ortiz, who I thought might be in line for a callup (and he still could be) 6 scoreless innings, ERA to 2.78. Not bad for the 39 year old ex-major leaguer. Manny Delcarmen 3 scoreless innings for the win (2-3, 3.73). OF Chris Dickerson 3 hits. OF Ronnier Mustelier (.306 AAA) a hit and a ribbie. 2 h, solo HR 3B Brandon Laird. 3 hits OF Cole Garner.

AA: Trenton won 9-4. Brett Marshall 3 R in 6 IP (8-3, 3.09). 2B David Adams 2 HR, 4 RBI. OF Jose Pirela 3 hits (.370). 3 hits, solo HR 1B Luke Murton.

High A: 6-2 loss for Tampa. C J.R. Murphy (.255) 2 h.

Low A:  Charleston won 8-5. 2b (.349) Ali Castillo a 2- run HR. Dante Bichette, Jr. (.268) 2 RBI.

UPDATE: I check out other places besides writing this, and thanks to my friends at the BBD blog. Dellin Betances has been DEMOTED from AAA to AA. Betances has a 6.39 ERA and is averaging almost a walk an inning.

The minors. Banuelos to DL again.

AAA: Nunez and Banuelos go on the DL. The first time Man-Ban went on, it was because of the back. Now it is the elbow. When things stink, they really stink.

9-6 win for SWB (Empire St.) Mitchell got the W, but a bad 5th after 4 good innings. 5 IP, 6 R (5 in 5th), 0 walks and 0 K. 4-1, 3.73. Justin Thomas (2), Chase Whitley (1) and Kevin Whelan (1) with 4 scoreless innings.

Once again, Suzyn Waldman proves she knows NOTHING about what is going on at the minor league level. NADA. She says (in discussing the Yanks’ current offensive woes) that there is no one at AAA they could bring up.

If the Yanks want to make changes to the 40-man, or release some people (Andruw Jones) they COULD. Granted Ronnier Mustelier went 0 for 5 tonight. He STILL is hitting .313 at AAA after starting the season .353 for AA. Steve Pearce isn’t on the 40-man. The 1B (DL Teix until he’s over the cold? Yeah, won’t happen) had 3 hits, a HR and 3 RBI tonight. .325-9-25. I’ll bet Suzyn never heard of Mustelier. As for Pearce, those numbers aren’t lying. He never hit much for the Pirates (.232 in 465 ab) but …. NO one you can bring up? How about those two? The thing is, you have to MAKE ROOM FOR THEM by DUMPING SOMEONE, and Suzyn is too tied in to some veterans to want them dumped.

Cole Garner 3 hits, 2 solo HR tonight.

AA: 5-1 loss for Trenton. Brett Marshall 5 R, 3 Er in 6 IP. 4-2. 2.98.

High A: 5-2 win for Tampa. 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 walk and 2 K for Zach Nuding. Ramon Flores 3 hits, 3 run HR for Rob Segedin (.293-6-26). Kyle Higashioka 2 run HR.

Low A: 5-3 win in 11 for Charleston. 2 h, 2 sb for Tyler Austin.

Tonight’s minor league action

AAA: SWB (Empire State) lost 8-7. Ramon Ortiz 6 R in 5 2/3. Our old buddy Lance Pendleton pitched for Durham. He gave up 2 R in 5 IP. Steve Pearce solo HR, 2 for 5, .362. Ronnier Mustelier continues to hit, hit, hit. 2 for 4, double, .333 for AAA after .353 at AA. 2 hits, 2 RBI for Cervelli. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI for Cole Garner. 3 hits, RBI for Yadil Mujica, who will lose his job to Nunez.

AA: 4-2 Loss for Trenton.  Jose Gil 2 run HR.

High A: 4-0 shutout win For Tampa. Mike O’Brien 6 IP, 0 R, 1 hit, 1 walk and 4 k.  4-1, 2.92. Tyson Blaser 2 for 4, double, 2 RBI.

Low A: 8-4 Charleston win in 10. Caleb Cotham 6 IP. 0 R, 2 h, 1 walk and 7 K. 2.18 ERA.

Caught some of MLB tonight. Josh Hamilton. Incredible. Hoping he is clean…. for many reasons. But it isn’t even Mother’s Day yet. 17 HR, 40 RBI and 7 HR in last 4 games. Can you say “beast”?