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Minor League Report.

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Changes at AAA. Ernesto Frieri exercised his June 1 opt out. He’s gone. The Yanks released Jason Gurka.

AAA: SWB (31-21) won 7-5.  2 hits, Solo Hr, SS Tyler Wade. LF Mason Williams 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits, 2 RBI 2B Cito Culver

Lail (w, 3-2, 5.36) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Webb (H, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.63
Heller (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.96

AA: Trenton (34-19) lost 2-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. LF Zack Zehner 2 doubles.

Sheffield (L, 4-3, 3.04) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Rumbelow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

1st game for Rumbelow. He went 1-1, 4.02 for the Yanks in 2015 and missed almost all of 2016, pitching in just one game.

High A: Tampa (28-27) a 7-5 win. DH Greg Bird rehab: 1 for 3, double, RBI. CF Jorge Mateo 2 hits, triple, RBI.  2B Nick Solak 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for C Wes Wilson.

Swanson 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.37
Mesa 2 2/3 IP, 2R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 2.14
Gomez (W, 2-1, 2.13) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
McNamara (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 w, 0 K. 1.17

Low A: Charleston (26-28) 4-2 loss. LF Estevan Florial 2hits. 2B Diego Castillo 2hits.

RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 2 hits 3B Oswaldo Cabrera.

Perez 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.12
Lane (L, 4-2, 1.01) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R both unearned, 1 H, 1 w, 2 K.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (28-18) won 3-0. RF Dustin Fowler (.310) 2 doubles. SS Gleyber Torres 1 for 4, rbi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits. DH Tyler Austin 1 for 3.

Lail (W, 2-2, 4.99) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Gurka (H, 1) 1 ip, 0 r, 1 h, 0 w, 1 k. 5.40
Gallegos (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

AA: Trenton (32-16) won 6-2. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Abital Avelino 2 hits, rbi.

Sheffield (W, 4-2, 3.28) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Feyereisen 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70

High A: Tampa (26-25) lost 9-5. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, rbi. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, RBI.

Widener 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 w, 4 K.  3.97
Gomez (L, 1-1, 2.79) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.?
Schwaab 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3K. 3.72
McNamara 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.23

Low A: Charleston (25-24) lost 10-3. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Diehl (L, 5-1, 4.33) 2 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Espinal 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.48
Harris 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.50

Minor League Report. Yankees promote Torres to AAA.

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The Yanks have promoted INF Gleyber Torres to AA SWB and P Josh Rogers and Jose Mesa Jr., to AA Trenton.

AAA: SWB (24-17) won 5-4 in 11 on a squeeze bunt by Cito Culver (hope Girardi saw that, he NEVER squeezes).

LF Dustin Fowler solo HR. 2 hits DH Mark Payton.

Bryan Mitchell was called up to the Yanks before the game, and Giovanny Gallegos sent back to SWB.

Ruth 3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 1 K. 12.00 Gave up 2 HR.
Brewer 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 k. 9.53
Gurka 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2K. 5.74
Frieri 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.41
Jones (W, 2-1, 2.95) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (25-16) lost 1-0. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Torres played 3B before his callup. 0 for 2, 2 walks, a SB. .273-5-18, 5 SB

Tyler Austin, on rehab, played 1B, 1 for 2 (single).

Ramirez (L, 5-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Mesa 3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 0.00

Mesa is the son of former reliever Jose Mesa, who pitched from 1987, 1990-2007 for the Orioles, Indians, Giants, Mariners, Phillies, Pirates, Rockies, Tigers and Phillies again and who saved 321 games, going 80-109, 4.36, ERA+ 100. In 1995, he led the AL with 46 saves and finished runnerup for the CYA and 4th in MVP voting.

High A: Tampa (21-23) won 15-0. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 2 RBI.

RF Tito Polo 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 4 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

DH Nick Solak 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 H, RBI

2B Gosuke Katoh hits, C Sharif Othman 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Rogers (w 4-3, 2.22) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. Promoted to AA after game.
Gomez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
McNamara 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.42

Low A: Charleston (22-21)  won 4-2.

CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, rbi. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits.

Diehl (w, 5-0, 2.70) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Morris (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 3 K. 2.31
Mundell (S, 4) 1 ip, 0 r, 0 h, 0 W, 0 k. 2.70

 

Minor League Report. Hot Torres HR’s again, Austin’s rehab rained out, Adams good in loss.

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AAA: SWB (22-17) lost 2-1. Chance Adams pitched well, but took the loss, which drops his career minor league record to 21-3. Dustin Fowler (CF, .303) had two of SWB’s five hits.

Adams (1-1, 1.53) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. (5-1, 1.15 overall AA/AAA)
Gurka 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K. 6.59
Jones 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 w, 2 K. 3.10

AA: SS Gleyber Torres hit his fourth HR in his last five games, a grand slam, in Trenton’s (25-14) 6-0 win. He is at .283-5-18. 3B Miguel Andujar added a solo HR. C Jorge Saez was 3 for 3 with an RBI, and 2B Abiatal Avelino had 2 hits.

Acevedo (w, 1-0, 0.00) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1st AA start after promotion from Tampa.
Cortes 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.18
Marsh 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.66

There have been a few promotions/demotions lately. Adams and Acevedo are just two.

High A: Tyler Austin was to begin his rehab, but the game was rained out. With Chris Carter struggling, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when Bird and/or Austin are ready. The Yanks have been winning without production from the 1B position, where they are last in the majors. Bird and Carter have been a combined 23 for 140 (.164) with 3 HR, 14 RBI, and 57 strikeouts. Bird, of course, is hurt, and that injury probably really affected him. As for who else they have, Ji-Man Choi was hitting over .350 at SWB but he is on the DL (hamstring). Mike Ford, 24, a lefty bat, started the year at AA and went up to AAA with the injury to Choi. Ford is hitting a combined (AA/AAA) .304-5-25.

With the Yanks playing Torres at 2B, 3B and SS, maybe 1B could be next, considering the Yanks’ problems there? (JUST KIDDING!)

Low A: Charleston (20-21) won 5-3. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI.

Nelson 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 6.75
Sosebee (w, 2-1, 3.55) 4 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 w, 5 K. 3.55
Mundell (S, 3) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 2 K. 2.87

Minor League Report. Torres HRs.

 

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AAA: SWB (20-16) won 7-2. 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI for 1B Mike Ford, just called up from Trenton with Ji-Man Choi on the DL. So if Bird/Carter continue to struggle, there are options with Austin (starting rehab games this weekend), Choi and Ford. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 hits. CF Mason Williams with 2 hits. LF Mark Payton 2-run HR.

Mitchell 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.00
Webb (W, 3-0, 3.79) 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K.
Gurka 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 7.11

AA: Trenton (22-14) won 4-2. 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2b Gleyber Torres. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI.

Ramirez (W, 5-0, 3.23) 7 IP, 2 R 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Hissong (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.65
Coshow (S, 9 ) 1 IP, 1H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86

High A: Tampa (18-21) won 3-0.  CF Jorge Mateo 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Rogers (w, 3-3, 2.49) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Mesa (S,1 ) 1 IP 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.72

Low A: Charleston (19-20) lost 6-2. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 3 hits.

Orozco (L, 1-3, 5.91) 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K. ?
Diehl 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.63

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (16-15) lost 11-5. SS Tyler Wade 3 hits, SB #11. CF Dustin Fowler double, triple (his sixth) 3 RBI. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 hits. 2 RBI for Kyle Higashioka. SWB made 4 errors in the game.

Mitchell (L, 0-1, 5.06) 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Gurka 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.59
Mantiply 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.45
Webb 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 4.40

AA: Trenton (19-13) lost 6-2. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Sheffield (L, 1-2, 3.86) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 w, 2 K. 1.23
Frare 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.20

High A: Tampa (15-20) lost 2-0. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits.

Widener (L, 1-4, 4.13) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K
Gomez 2 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00
Harris 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 3.86

Low A: Charleston (17-17) won big, 14-4. 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, 3 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 3 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 rbi. C Donny Sands 2 hits, rbi. RF Blake Rutherford 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI. CF Estevan Florial 2 rbi. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, rbi.

Keller (W, 3-2, 3.89) 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K.
Mahoney 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.93
Mundell 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.29

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (14-12) won 10-2. RF Mark Payton 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 4 others with 2 hits each, inc. 1B Ji-Man Choi with 4 RBI and DH Clint Frazier with 2 RBI. (2B Tyler Wade and CF Dustin Fowler were the others).

Smith (w 1-0, 3.70) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 5.06
Gurka 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.79
Frieri 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.89

AA: Trenton (17-9) ppd.

High A: Tampa (11-18) lost 8-4. SS Jorge Mateo is down to .213. RF Tito Polo solo HR.

Rogers 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.53 Gave up 1 HR
Pena (L, 0-1, 6.57) 2 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.

Low A: Charleston (14-15) won 5 -3 as their pitchers combined for 17 K.  LF Carlos Vidal 3 hits and 2 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.341). 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, rbi.

Nelson 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 7.16
Diehl (w, 4-0, 1.93) 4 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Gomez (S, 6) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.08

Minor League Report. Sanchez HRs in rehab.

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AAA: C Gary Sanchez homered on the first pitch he saw in his first rehab game as SWB (12-11) lost to Lehigh Valley 11-7 on Tuesday night.

If my work schedule didn’t make me work until past 8 PM, I may have gone to the game (10 miles from my house). But the game starts at 7, and by the time I’d get there it’d be 845-9 PM and they’d be in the seventh inning or so.

Now the question is will the Yanks have to rush Sanchez back and shorten his rehab? He was scheduled to come back to the Yanks Friday in Chicago against the Cubs. But Austin Romine injured his groin last night, leaving just Kyle (0 for 15) Higashioka as the catcher. We’ll see.

Besides his HR, Sanchez also doubled and scored, and struck out twice.

1B Cito Culver hit a 3-run HR, and 2B Billy Fleming added a solo shot. SS Tyler Wade (.310) had 3 hits and his 9th SB. CF Mason Williams had 2 hits. SWB struck out 14x.

Chad Green 5 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 5 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.73
Mantiply (BS, L, 1-2, 3.86) 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.
Jones 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.73
Gurka 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.00

AA: Trenton (16-8) won 9-6. LF Jake Cave 3 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2 hits for SS Thairo Estrada. DH Mike Ford 3 for 3. C Jorge Saez 2 HR, 4 RBI. 2B Abiatal Avelino and 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits each.

Ramirez 5 IP, 4 H, 6 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.00
Hissong (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 7.84
Wotherspoon (w, 2-1, 1.69) 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K  3.38

High A: Tampa got 3 in the top of the 9th to tie, but gave up a run in the bottom of the 9th to lose 5-4, dropping them to 10-16. 1B Chris Gittens, double, solo HR, had two of their four hits. SS Jorge Mateo is at .237. Tampa struck out 13x. DH Jhalen Jackson 3 run HR.

Acevedo 7 IP, 4 R, only 1 earned, 5 H, 0 W, 10 K. Gave up 2 HR   4.45
Schwaab (L, 2-1, 1.86) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Low A: Charleston (13-13) lost 3-2. 3B Angel Aguliar solo HR. SS Hoy Jun Park (.329) and 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits each.

Perez 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 5.21
Mahoney (BS, 1; L, 0-2, 0.63) 3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.73

 

Minor League Report. Torres breaks out.

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AAA: SWB (11-10) lost 8-5. 3B Tyler Wade (.311) single and RBI. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, rbi. LF Mark Payton and C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits each.

Lail (L, 1-1, 6.04) 7 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 12 H, 0 W, 1 k, gave up 2 HR.
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50 Gave up 1 HR.
Gurka 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75

AA: Trenton (13-8) won 7-4. Gleyber Torres 3 for 4 . Single, Double, HR and 4 RBI. CF Jake Cave 3 for 4, 2 doubles, rbi. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits.

Sheffield 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K. 2.82. Gave up 2 HR
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76
Wotherspoon (w, 1-1, 2.00) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Frare (H, 4) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.53
Coshow (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K  3.72

High A: Tampa (10-13) won 12-1. RF Jhalen Jackson 3-run HR. DH Matt Snyder 3 hits, single, double, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 RBI, LF Trey Amburgey and CF Tito Polo 2 hits each.

Rogers (w, 2-2 2.16) 7 IP, 1 R, unearned, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Mesa 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.38

Low A: Charleston (13-11) won 4-1. RF Blake Rutherford 2 hits.

Nick Green (w, 2-3, 4.18) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 3 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Mundell (H, 1) 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.79. Struck out all four men he faced.
Gomez (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.45

Minor League Report. Didi HR’s in rehab.

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AAA: SWB (8-9) lost 6-2. They made 4 errors.

LF Clint Frazier, RF Mason Williams, and 3B Donovan Solano had 2 hits each, as did C Eddy Rodriguez (who made 2 of the errors). 1B Ji-Man Choi had a solo HR but he had one of the errors. It wasted a good outing by Caleb Smith.

Smith 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.20
Heller (L, 0-3, 8.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 earned, 3 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.15.
Gurka 1 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 7.36.

My friend Josh wanted Heller over Holder for the opening day roster. Sorry, Josh, but you can see what Heller is doing.

AA: Trenton PPD.

High A:  Didi Gregorius homered in his rehab game for Tampa (8-11) but that was Tampa’s only run in a 5-1 loss.  Didi was 2 for 3. Keep an eye on Albert Abreu, just promoted here from Low A Charleston. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits.

Abreu  7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 4 K. 1.29 at this level.
Harris (L, 1-2, 4.66) 1 1/3, 4 R, 6 H, 2 w, 0 K.
Pena 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K. 4.26

Low A: 3-1 win for Charleston (11-9). 2B Hoy Jun Park, solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Freicer Perez 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. 5.79
Lane (w, 4-0,  0.00) 3 1/3 IP 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Mundell (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 1 K. 0.90