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Minor League action 9-18-21; Couple of Doubleheaders. Low A Tampa gets no-hit.

Both AAA SWB and Tampa had completions of suspended games as well as their regular games yesterday.

AAA: SWB (67-49)

Completion of suspended game from 9-15: Won 6-2. 1B Chris Gittens grand slam. DH Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI.
2B Kyle Holder 3 hits.

Regular game: Won 4-1. C Donny Sands (#28 prospect) 3 for 3. PH Amburgey 3 RBI.
Domingo German on rehab: Win in relief. 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. Could be headed back to Yanks soon.

AA: Somerset (72-46) lost 5-3. CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.
Starter and losing P Ken Waldichuk (#9 prospect) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 WP.

High A: Hudson Valley (71-48) won 5-4. CF Everson Pereira (#13 prospect) 2 hits, 4 RBI, 2-run HR, error.
DH Elijah Dunham (#24 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, but made 2 errors.

Low A Tampa (73-42)

Completion of suspended game from 9-16: Won 6-5. 2B Cooper Bowman (#30 prospect) 3 hits, RBI. 3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Regularly scheduled game: Lost 3-0, and got no-hit. (7 inning game).


SWB 2nd in division, 3 games back
Somerset 1st by 2 1/2 games See below for Hudson Valley. First place in division still does not mean playoffs.
Hudson Valley 1st by 12 1/2. See below.

Hudson Valley still is OUT of the playoffs. The format for the 2021 Postseason will consist of two teams per league in a single best-of-5 series. The two playoff participants will be decided for each league (regardless of division) based on the best regular season winning percentage. (So if a 2nd place team in the other division has a higher winning pct., you are out).

Somerset, as of now, would make the playoffs by just 1/2 a game.

Tampa 1st by 3 1/2 games. Have clinched a playoff spot.

Minor League Action from 9/16/21. Big night for Bastidas at AA.

AAA: SWB (65-48) lost 9-5 to Lehigh Valley. #11 prospect Deivi Garcia struggled again in what has been an awful year for him. 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 3 W, 1 K. 6.83. He gave up 1 HR.
1B Chris Gittens 4 RBI, 3-run HR. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (71-45) won 10-4. CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. C Mickey Gasper 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Jesus Bastidas 3 hits, 6 RBI. 2 HR, both 3-run HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (69-48) lost 5-2. CF Everson Pereira (#13 prospect) 2-run HR.
Starting P Clay Aguilar 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.

Low A: Tampa was supposed to have a doubleheader.

Game 1: Suspended in top of first, no score.

Game 2: Cancelled.

Minor league action from 9/11/21. Wesneski, Peraza, Cabrera dominate at AA. Maciejewski at High A. Diaz at Low A.

AAA: SWB (64-46) won 11-9. CF Estevan Florial (#21 prospect) 3 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. 1B Chris Gittens 2-run HR. Strange game for C Rob Brantly. 3 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR, but also 2 errors and a passed ball. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI. SS Cristian Perez 2 hits, RBI.

AA: Somerset (68-44) swept a doubleheader.

Game 1: Won 7-6. CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2 hits. SS Oswald Peraza (#3 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. DH Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. 3B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. 2B Jesus Bastidas 2 RBI, solo HR.

Game 2: Won 5-1. P Hayden Wesneski (#15 prospect) 7 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 14 K. Only hit given up a 2nd inning Hr.
Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. He Dh’d in this game. 2-run HR. Cabrera played SS. 2-run HR for him.

High A: Hudson Valley (67-46) won 7-0. Starter Josh Maciejewski 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 11 K.
3B Andres Chaparro 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2 HR, a solo shot and a 2-run shot. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

Low A: Tampa (72-39) won 8-3. Reliever Wellington Diaz 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 9 K.
CF Jasson Dominguez (#2 prospect) 2 hits. LF Madison Santos 3-run HR. RF Ryder Green (#26 prospect) 2 RBI.

Hope the prospect ranking of where they stand in the Yanks’ organization help.

Minor League Action from 9-7-21.

AAA: SWB (60-46) won 4-1. Starting P Matt Krook 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Reliever Michael King on rehab (Yanks could use him now, esp. if Cole misses next start) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. C Donny Sands (#28 prospect) 2-run HR. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (64-44) won 4-1. Starting P Ken Waldichuk (#9 prospect) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 HBP, Gave up 1 HR.
LF Michael Beltre 2-run HR. CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits. 2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (65-43) won 7-6. CF Everson Pereira (#13 prospect) 3-run HR. SS Anthony Volpe (#1 prospect) 2 RBI. C Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 3 hits.

Low A: Tampa (71-36) won 6-5. SS Trey Sweeney (#7 prospect) 2 hits, solo HR. C Antonio Gomez (#25 prospect) 2 hits. 2B Cooper Bowman (#30 prospect) 2 RBI.

Minor League Action 8-18-21.

AAA: SWB (53-35) won 9-1. Starting pitcher Clarke Schmidt, rehab: 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. Brian Keller got the win with 3 2/3 scoreless relief innings, 5 K. Miguel Andujar, rehab: LF, 0 for 2 with a walk. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. RF Greg Allen 2 hits. C Rob Brantly 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 2-run HR. I wonder how and if the Yanks have room for Schmidt and/or Andujar. Remember Torres and Urshela are still on the IL and Holmes is still on the Covid-IL. Tough decisions coming.

AA: Somerset (54-37) lost 6-5. DH Oswaldo Cabrera solo HR. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits. Starter Ken Waldichuk no-decision, 3 R, in 5 IP.

High A: Hudson Valley (57-35) lost 11-7. DH Austin Wells 3-run HR. 1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Tampa (61-28) won 3-2. SS Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI. C Carlos Narvaez 2 RBI, solo HR.

Minor League scores, 8-15-21. Sanchez rehab.

AAA: SWB (51-34) lost 5-4. Deivi Garcia started. 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K. 2 WP. 2 HBP. 7.08.
RF Socrates Brito 2 hits. DH Chris Gittens 3-run HR. Adam Warren took the loss.
Reliver Ron Marinaccio has been promoted to here. The Yanks also got Sal Romano back and he is here after the Yanks had to DFA him (after they picked him up from the Reds), he was picked up by the Brewers for a while, DFA’d by the Brewers and picked up again by the Yanks, who assigned him to SWB.

AA: Somerset (53-36) lost 10-5. C Gary Sanchez on rehab 0 for 2 with a walk. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. DH Tom Milone 2-run HR. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 3B Chad Bell solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (56-34) won 5-4. CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. C Austin Wells 2 hits. 1B Kyle MacDonald 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (60-27) won 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Tyler Hardman 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Ben RIce 2 hits, RBI, GW RBI hit.

Minor league scores, 8-14-21

AAA: SWB (51-33) won 6-5 in 10 innings. 1B Chris Gittens 3-run HR. 2B Kyle Holder 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (53-35) won 6-2. Starter Jhony Brito 7 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K. 1 WP.
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. LF Clint Frazier 1 for 3 on rehab. C Josh Breaux 3-run HR. DH Michael Beltre 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (55-34) lost 2-0 in 12 innings, and got just one hit. Starter Randy Vasquez 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K. 1 WP.

Low A: Tampa (59-27) won 4-3 despite getting just 3 hits. #1 draft pick this year, SS Trey Sweeney, solo HR. 3B Benjamin Cowles solo HR.


SWB 2nd, 1 GB
Somerset 1st by 1/2 game
Hudson Valley 1st by 7 games
Tampa 1st by 6 games.

Minor league action, 8-12-21. Not a good rehab start for Kluber. Great night for Pereira.

While the major leaguers (Yanks/White Sox) were at the Field of Dreams, the minor leaguers have dreams of their own. To make “the show.”

AAA: SWB (50-32) won 10-3 in a game completed early because of inclement weather. CF Greg Allen (wish Yanks kept him up) 2 hits. RF Ryan LaMarre 2-run HR. LF Brandon Wagner solo HR. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. DH/RF Socrates Brito 3 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI. C Jason Lopez 2-run HR. 2B Cristian Perez 3 hits.

AA: Somerset (52-34) lost 8-7. Rehab start for Corey Kluber, and not a good one. Hopefully just rust and nothing physical. 1 1/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 4 W, 1 K. 2 HBP, 1 WP. Nowhere close to his usual control.

Ken Waldichuk, who’s been good this year, had an off night. Maybe because instead of starting, he came in to relieve Kluber. He took the loss. 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2 HBP. (4-2, 3.71 at AA; Overall this year: 6-2, 2.36.)

CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens on rehab: 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. RF Michael Beltre 3-run HR. DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (55-32) won 8-4. DH Everson Pereira 5 for 5, scored 3 runs, drove in 4 runs. 2 solo HRs. What a night! RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 3 hits.

Low A: Both games of a Tampa doubleheader ppd.

Game 98. Yanks lose no-no, then game, in 5-4 loss.

A lot of the Yankees’ losses this year haven’t just been losses, they’ve been gut-wrenching losses.

Sunday was another one.

Up 4-0 in the top of the eighth, and with Domingo German throwing a no-hitter, German lost the no-hitter, and the Yanks went on to lose the game, 5-4, when reliever Jonathan Loaisiga had nothing. The loss dropped the Yanks (51-47, 3rd in AL East) 9 back of Boston.

The Yanks scored in the third when with one out, Greg Allen walked. An out later, Giancarlo Stanton walked, then Rougned Odor singled in a run.

They made it 2-0 an inning later, when Gleyber Torres led off the inning with a double, was bunted over to third by Brett Gardner, and scored on a single by Gio Urshela that just missed being a HR. Urshela was just off the Covid-IL list (more on that later). Chris Gittens (ankle) went on the IL.

Odor homered (12) in the sixth to put the Yanks up 3-0.

In the top of the eighth, Gary Sanchez led off the inning with a triple, and Torres singled him in. 4-0.

The first hitter for Boston in the eighth, Alex Verdugo, broke up the no-hitter with a double. German was then taken out, and Jonathan Loaisiga came in.

Here is where I do need to question something. For example, I am still recovering from two major surgeries. I can do some things, but need to take breaks and go slowly. I have restrictions and cannot overexert myself. I get short of breath often. Let’s just leave it at that. Recovery will take quite a while.

Loaisiga just came off the Covid-IL list and and pitched Saturday. Was it a good idea for manager Aaron Boone to pitch someone just off the Covid-IL list two days in a row? Maybe Loaisiga (or ANY relief pitcher just off the covid-IL list) shouldn’t pitch in back-to-back days for a while. I don’t know. I’m no doctor. Maybe his recovery had something to do with him losing the game yesterday, maybe it was just a bad day. But I do wonder about using him on back-to-back days when he is just getting off the IL.

Just writing that because I know how I am dealing with my own recovery from illness.

Anyway, after German gave up the double, Loaisiga came in, and double, single, single, double and it was 4-3. Loaisiga faced four batters, four hits. Zack Britton came in, runners on second and third, no one out. Groundout to tie the game and runner moves up, SF to put Boston up. Ballgame.

Bad enough to lose. But these games where the bullpen is blowing it late are just gut-wrenching.

Odor 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR (12)
Torres 2 hits, RBI

German 7 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 10 K. 4.45 Lost no-hitter in 8th.
Loaisiga (L, 7-4) 0 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.81
Britton (BS, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.36

Game 90. Depleted Yanks get shut-out, 4-0.

Major problems. And these could sink the Yankees’ season.

The Yanks were already without Jonathan Loaisiga (Covid list). Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar were on the IL, not to mention others like Corey Kluber, Aaron Hicks and Darren O’Day.

Now add to the Covid List Wandy Peralta, Nestor Cortes, Jr. Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka and Gio Urshela. Add Luke Voit (knee) to the IL.

As a result, a bunch of guys had to be brought up from SWB. Hoy Jun Park and Trey Amburgey each made their MLB debuts last night. Rob Brantly had to be brought up. Chris Gittens, just off the IL himself, had to come up. Zack Britton was activated off of the IL. Am I missing anyone?

The depleted Yanks lost to Boston 4-0, getting just three hits. They are 0-7 vs. Boston this year, and are now 9 back and in fourth place with a 46-44 record. They play Boston six more times between now and June 25. They have Tampa Bay June 27-29. (In between there are two games with the Phillies).

Those guys out will be out for a while, leaving it up to the scrubs. This could get ugly.

So what did we see last night? The Yanks had a #3 hitter hitting .219, a cleanup hitter hitting .215, A #5 hitter at .237, a #6 hitter at .190. The #7 hitter is 2 for 22 in his MLB career. The #8 hitter was making his MLB debut. The #9 hitter is at .180 and was pinch-hit for by another guy making his MLB debut. Hoo boy. Is it any wonder why the Yanks got shut out?

Poor Jordan Montgomery. No run support. Montgomery had just one bad inning, the second, when he gave up a walk, double, RBI groundout, and a 2-run HR for 3 runs. That was more than enough for Boston. The second straight game he lost 4-0. In his last five starts, Montgomery has lost four of them. In those five games, the Yankees have scored a total of seven runs.

Later, Justin Wilson, who has been absolutely brutal this season, gave up a solo HR for the last run of the game. 4-0, Boston.

Montgomery (L, 3-5) 6 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. One bad inning. 4.18
German 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.72
Wilson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.62 Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.40