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Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (65-57) lost 7-5. 1B Ryan McBroom (.325) 2 hits, RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2-run HR. RF Zach Zehner solo HR.

AA: Trenton (66-55) won 6-5. They came back after being down 5-0 after two innings, scoring 3 in the third and 3 in the fifth. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. DH Chris Gittens 2 RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. 3 hits, solo HR 1B Brandon Wagner.

James Reeves in relief (W, 7-2, 2.05) 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Brooks Kriske (S, 11) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K   2.13

High A:  Tampa ppd.

Low A: Charleston (64-59) lost 6-3. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI, LF Canaan Smith (.310). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. Tim Hardy (3.18) four scoreless innings of relief.

Minor League Report. Tough rehab starts for Loaisiga, King.


Since the Yankees’ game will be delayed an hour with a rain delay….I got most of this done during the delay, waited for other games to finish.

AAA: SWB (64-49) beat Lehigh Valley 12-5. 2B Thairo Estrada 4 hits, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (.325-19-45), 39 year old C Erik Kratz 2 hits, 6 RBI, 3-run HR, DH Francisco Arcia 3 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR.

Unfortunately, NOT a good outing for starter Jonathan Loaisiga.

Loaisiga 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (59-53) lost 13-7. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI, a solo HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits.

Not a good outing for starter Michael King, either.

King (L, 0-1, 15.43) 3 IP, 10 R, 10 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (50-59) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 3-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR. DH Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Alexander Vizcaino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 4 W, 5 K.  1.50
Anderson Severino (W, 2-1, 5.94) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.

Low A: Charleston (57-56) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at two and then scored in the bottom of the tenth to win it 3-2. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for 3B Welfrin Mateo. He had the GW hit, a walkoff double.

Harold Cortijo 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.79
Tim Hardy 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.70
Keegan Curtis (W, 1-0, 0.00)  2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. Trenton’s Keller throws 7-inning no-hitter.


AAA: SWB (62-48) lost 5-3. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (58-51) split a DH.

Regularly Scheduled Game: Brian Keller throws a 7-inning no-hitter. Only one walk kept it from being perfect. Trenton wins, 2-0. (DHs are 7 inning games in the minors).

CF Matt Lipka 2 for 2.

Keller (3-1, 2.32) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K.

Makeup of 5/30: Lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa had both games of a DH rained out. One game is scheduled for an 8/23 makeup date, the other 8/25.

Low A:   Charleston (54-56) scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 2-1. SS Oswald Peraza GW RBI single. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits (.322). 1B Eric Wagaman 3 hits, RBI.

Rony Contreras 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.     4.00
Hardy (W, 1-0, 3.86) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.

With Aaron Judge not pulling a ball for a HR this year, and with the struggles James Paxton has had, you wonder if the injuries that put them on the IL are still affecting them. That can go for other players as well, and is a concern regarding guys on the IL or even those not on the IL but day-to-day as far as how they will be when they come back (Stanton, Severino, Betances, Voit, Gardner, LeMahieu)…    just a thought.

The Yanks were off yesterday, but Tampa Bay beat Boston, so the Yanks (68-39) are 7 up on Tampa Bay (9 in the loss column) and 10 1/2 up on Boston (12 in the loss column). They have a 4-game series against Boston this weekend, with a day/night separate admission DH on Saturday.

Baseball resumes/Yogi/The SS search

The ALCS gets started tonight with Game 1 between Baltimore & KC. The NLCS starts tomorrow between SF and StL.

Meanwhile, sad and disturbing news. Late Tues. night or early Wed. morning, professional thieves broke into Yogi Berra’s Museum. Items stolen include his WS rings and MVP trophies. I hope the scumbags are caught soon. Their punishment should be that every Yankees fan gets a bat and one good swing at these thieves, hitting their bodies wherever.

Yogi, of course, is devastated. The 89-year-old legend lost his wife earlier this year, and now this.

Cross J.J. Hardy off your wish list for Yankees’ SS. He won’t be going into free agency. Instead he signed a 3-yr. extension with the Orioles.

Crawford to Boston for 7 yrs and $142M


Woke up to find out Carl Crawford went to Boston for 7 years and $142M. That Werth signing messed everything up. I had Werth to Boston, Crawford to the Angels. Once Werth went to DC, all bets went off, I suppose.

Boston now has a good lineup with speed. As written somewhere, it could look like this: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Crawford, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Ortiz, Drew, Catcher (Saltalamacchia? Aging Varitek? Will they go after Martin?) and Scutaro. Rotation Beckett, Lester, Dice-K, Laptops, Lackey and if needed Wakefield (at 44).

The Red Sox 2010 missed the playoffs much as the Yanks of 2008 did. (In fact, both teams had the same record—89 wins). Now Boston is attacking the winter of 2010/2011 as the Yanks did 2008/2009. Yankees fans hope the result is different—otherwise Beantown will have a parade in early November 2011.

Some speed there with Ellsbury and Crawford. At the top of the lineup and in the OF. Think Francona wants to test the Yankees’ catchers out right now?

Do the Angels now focus on Lee? I don’t know. Their focus is more on improving their offense and as such, Beltre could be their #1 target now.

But as for the Yanks, this necessitates getting Lee even more. Especially with the uncertainty of Pettitte’s return.

A Tweet from Sweeny Murti of WFAN:

Guess Yanks do believe 7 yr offer now. Improving their bid so soon tells you how badly they want/need Lee.

Hmmm….Yanks going the painful extra mile and a 7th year? If so, 7 years and 165 M? (That’s 23.57 per). Whew.

You wonder if this now puts Boston over the top as 2011 AL East favorites. If so, I’d still have the Yanks as the wild card for now (pre-Lee). How far the Rays drop will be interesting since Crawford, Benoit, Bartlett (SD) and Pena are gone, and Soriano is to follow. Navarro (not a recent help) went to the Dodgers. That will be one different team and could be passed by Toronto if the Blue Jays can make some good moves. The Orioles are looking to improve but from what I’ve seen haven’t done anything significant yet. Targets (Konerko) still don’t go to Baltimore. I’d expect Buck to have them playing better in 2011 but wonder if it’ll be enough to keep the O’s out of the AL East basement. The O’s are sending prospects to the Twins for J.J. Hardy, though.

Another note from Murti, and a good one:

BOS adding LH bats Crawford and Gonzalez just made LH reliever more important for NYY. Also more expensive! (Downs? Feliciano?)

Remember Logan is all the Yanks have right now. Marte not back until mid-August (if EVER). Logan 2.93 was far lower than he ever put up before. It now looks as if Downs, Feliciano or Romero now a necessity as well. Reyes has signed with the Phils. 

Now here is class. From LoHud. A tweet from Curtis Granderson yesterday:

One year ago today, I was traded to the 27-time World Champion NY Yankees. Thank you fans, teammates, and front office for an amazing year.

I see a report that KC got Melky.

In the Rule 5 draft, the Yanks took 22 year old Robert Fish, a lefty pitcher, from the Angels. In high A/AA in 2010, Fish was just 5-5, 6.79 but did have 73 K in 58 1/3.  They also took Right-hander Daniel Turpen, who went 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA in Double-A last season, out of the Red Sox chain.

The Padres took George Kontos from the Yankees. Kontos, 24, was 0-4, 3.60 for A+/AA/AAA in 2010 for the Yanks farm teams. Lance Pendleton was taken by the Astros. Pendleton was 12-5, 3.61 AA/AAA in 2010 but is 27. More later.   

Update, 12/10/10: Reported that the Angels offered 6 and $108M but were blown away by Boston’s 7/142.

Update, 12/16: See Comments below for Bartlett.

Morneau to miss first round.

If the Yanks face the Twins in the first round, they will not have to face Justin Morneau. Morneau is still recovering from a concussion. In only half a season of play (80 games), Morneau was on an MVP-type pace, .345-18-56.

The Seattle Times also reports that catcher Joe Mauer returned to the Twins’ lineup for the first time since hurting his left knee 11 days ago. And shortstop J.J. Hardy also played after missing seven of the last eight games with a sore knee and migraine headaches.

I know what Yankees’ fans are thinking…but be careful what you wish for.

LoHud reports that the Red Sox were interested in Kerry Wood but were outbid by the Yankees.

Josh Hamilton will play for the Rangers, but it won’t be easy. He broke two ribs on September 4th, and Evan Longoria of the Rays has missed seven consecutive games with a strained quad.

Survival of the fittest, anyone?    

And among the non-contenders, Miggy Cabrera and Felix Hernandez have been shut down…


Billy Goat Curse Continues, Dodgers sweep into NLCS. Brewers stay alive.

The Billy Goat Curse continues
This is still alive.

James Loney doubled in two runs in the 1st, and the Cubs could never catch up as LA’s 3-1 victory swept the Cubs (the NL #1 seed) out of the playoffs. Bitter for Cubs fans who, after having the NL’s best record, were hoping for their first WS appearance since 1945 and their first title since 1908. Sweet for Joe Torre after seeing his Yankees bounced in the 1st round each of the last three preceeding years.

Bernie Brewer
So is he.

Meanwhile the Brewers stayed alive with a 4-1 win. They won’t be alive for long seeing the “closing” job Salamon Torres did yesterday. The Phils may have pulled it out in the 9th except for a key DP. Shane Victorino didn’t slide into second, and was called for interference. The Brewers would have had the DP anyway, but the interference call sent the other runners back to their bases, took a run off the board and took the steam out of a Phillies rally. J.J. Hardy had 3 hits and an RBI, and a Jaime Moyer WP was key in the Brewers’ 2-run 1st.

No major upsets in the top 10 for College Football yesterday, but #2 Alabama had a scare, edging Kentucky 17-14. Ohio St. beat Wisconsin 20-17, and this PSU alum will be on pins and needles next week as #6 PSU goes to Wisconsin (#18 and will drop) for what I think will be a very tough game.

Should have mentioned Manuel’s extension with the Mets. You probably saw that. Get a chance, check out this interesting article. It’s on Boston.    

Another one. I can only say so much. Maybe the same thing in different words works. Joel Sherman. On patience and young pitchers.

If I see more, I’ll let you know. Church beckons.