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Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (80-49) got swept. They lost the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game 5-4 and then lost the regularly scheduled game 1-0. on a walkoff HR in the bottom of the seventh.

Susp. game: Solo HRs LF Mark Payton & C Jonathan Diaz. 2 hits for Diaz. 3 hits for CF Jake Cave. 2B Starlin Castro 2 for 5. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 1, SF for RBI.

Lail 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.24
Mitchell 3 2/3 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.22
Gallegos (L, 4–2, 1.70) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Reg. scheduled game:   1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. 3B Donovan Solano 3 for 3.

Cortes 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. 1.23
Heller (L, 5-4, 3.08) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (85-43) won 5-1. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits, triple shy of cycle, HR, 3 RBI.

Tate (W, 1-2, 3.66) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Carroll (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.93

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Reg. scheduled game: Lost 7-0, got only two hits.

Vargas (L, 1-3, 3.53) 5 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Makeup of 8/22 rainout: Won 3-0 on a two-hitter. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

Morris (W, 5-2, 2.77) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Wivinis (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K, 0.00

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention last night’s Dodgers/Pirates game. Dodger pitcher Rich Hill took a perfect game into the ninth and lost that when his 3b made an error. Then he lost the no-hitter and the game when he gave up a HR to the first Pirates’ batter, Josh Harrison, in the bottom of the tenth. 1-0 Pirates. Ouch.

From MLB.com:

Harrison is the first player in Major League history to break up a no-hitter with an extra-inning, walk-off homer.

Hill is the second pitcher to lose a no-hitter on a walk-off hit — and should’ve been the second to lose such a game on a walk-off homer, instead of the first. In 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix carried a perfect game into the 13th inning against the Braves in Milwaukee. After Felix Mantilla reached on an error to end the perfecto in the bottom of the 13th, Hank Aaron was walked intentionally. Joe Adcock slugged what should have been a walk-off homer, but Aaron, after touching second and seeing that Mantilla had crossed the plate, left the basepaths. Adcock passed Aaron and was called out. National League president Warren Giles ruled that Mantilla’s run counted, Adcock was awarded a double, and the game was over, a 1-0 Braves victory.

Who is Ernie Shore?

By now, you probably saw the video or heard of what happened in Detroit. A bad call by 1b ump Jim Joyce cost Tiger P Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

Nice gesture today. Galarraga took the lineup card out to Joyce, who has to live with the call (and apparently, some idiots targeted him and his family. Criticize the call, but realize that he’s sorry he goofed and that he is human. Apparently some threats of harm were made). Joyce was in tears over what happened. It was a bad call. It wasn’t intentional. He, like Don Denkinger (1985 WS, Game 6) has to live with it. Galarraga forgave him. Others can too.

Some other not quite perfect games:

Remember Ken Phelps? Yup, the Seinfeld Ken Phelps, who the Yanks traded Jay Buhner to Seattle for. After his Yankees stint, Phelps wound up with the A’s. On April 20, 1990, Brian Holman of the Mariners faced the (at that time) defending WS champion A’s. 26 up, 26 down. Phelps PH for Mike Gallego and ruined the perfect game by hitting a HR. It was the last HR of Phelps’ career.

May 26, 1959. Harvey Haddix of the Pirates retires 36 Braves in a row. In the bottom of the 13th, Felix Mantilla becomes the first batter to reach off  Haddix when 3B Don Hoak commits an error. Eddie Mathews sacrificed Mantilla to second (yes, 512 HR in his career and Mathews bunted him over). Hank Aaron was intentionally walked. Joe Adcock hit what should have been a 3-run HR. Instead it was a double. Aaron didn’t see the ball leave the park and left the basepath. Adcock passed Aaron. Final score of the game? 1-0.

Now to answer the question in the headline. Who is Ernie Shore?

Shore may have accomplished the greatest relief feat ever.

In 1917, Babe Ruth started a game for Boston vs. Washington. Ruth walked the first batter, Ray Morgan, and was immediately ejected after he argued balls and strikes on each pitch. In fact, the Babe punched home plate ump Brick Owens and got a suspension. One batter, one walk and the showers for the Babe. Shore came in and Morgan was caught stealing. Shore then retired the next 26 hitters in a row.

BTW, on ESPN’s Mike and Mike show, Trey Wingo mentioned how AL President Bobby Brown overturned the ump’s ruling on George Brett’s pine-tar HR. Brown wasn’t AL president then. Lee MacPhail was.