AAA: SWB’s game was suspended (rain) in the top of the second inning with no score. AA: Somerset (40-24) lost 7-3. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, solo HR. High A: Hudson Valley (42-23) won 6-5. DH Anthony Seigler 3-run HR. 1B Chad Bell solo HR. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. LF Pat DeMarco 2 hits, solo HR. Low A: Tampa (44-20) lost 10-3. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, solo HR. LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits.
Since the Yanks needed to bring up a lot of guys from SWB because of COVID, it had a residual effect. Guys had to be brought up to SWB, etc. AAA: SWB (41-21) won 7-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, both solo HR. C Donny Sands (just brought up) 3 hits, solo HR. DH Matt Pita 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 3-run HR. AA: Somerset (40-23) lost 6-4. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge (just recently promoted) 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Max Burt 2 hits. High A: Hudson Valley (41-23) won 8-7. Recently promoted SS Anthony Volpe (2019 1st round pick) 4 hits, 2 doubles, RBI. LF Elijah Dunham solo HR. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Jake Sanford (just promoted) 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, RBI. Low A: 18 year old Jasson Dominguez is the Yankees’ top prospect. Nicknamed “The Martian”, the Yanks signed him two years ago for $5.1MM. His skills, power and speed, have drawn comparisons to Mickey Mantle, Mike Trout and Bo Jackson. He played in the Futures Game before ever even joining Low A. Last night he hit his first professional HR as Tampa (44-19) won 13-4. Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. .438 at Low A so far (7 for 16). He was 4 for 20 in the FL Complex League before going to Tampa, so 11 for 36 so far. It will be interesting to see how fast he rises. Remember, just 18. Also in this game: 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Everson Pereira 2 hits. RF Aldenis Sanchez 4 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 RBI. LF Evan Alexander 3 hits, 3 RBI. Nelvin Correa 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 5 K.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alexander, Beltre, Breaux, Burt, Correa, Diaz, Dominguez, Dunham, Florial, Hauver, Lockridge, Nelson, Peraza, Pereira, Pita, Sanchez, Sands, Sanford, Volpe
The Yankees/Red Sox game on Thursday night was postponed due to Covid concerns, and the whole four-game weekend series could be in jeopardy. Things could get even worse for MLB. This could affect each team. Besides Jonathan Loaisiga, who tested positive before the All-Star Game, Nestor Cortes, Jr. and Wandy Peralta have also tested positive. The Yanks made roster substitutions, reinstating Zack Britton off of the IL, bringing up Trey Amburgey, and putting Hoy Jun Park on the taxi squad. Then it was reported that Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka are in protocol. First reports are that they are positive too, but further testing is needed to confirm. Since Judge was just a starter and played at the All-Star Game, if he was/is positive, then every team has a problem, especially with its All-Stars, and MLB is then in a tizzy. Hoo Boy. Minor League Report. AAA: SWB (40-21) won 11-3. RF Ryan LaMarre, 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Greg Allen 2 hits, RBI. 3B Aramando Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI, SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits, 2 RBI. AA: Somerset (40-22) won 6-5 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. DH Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. High A: Hudson Valley (40-23) lost both games of a doubleheader. Game 1: Lost 3-2. CF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, RBI. Game 2: Lost 2-1, getting just two hits. 3B Chad Bell HR. Low A: Tampa (43-19) won 8-1. Top uber-prospect 18 yr. old Jasson Dominguez 2 hits. Edgar Barclay 4 scoreless, hitless relief innings, 7 K. Nick Paciorek 2 scoreless IP, 5 K. DH Austin Wells 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI. RF Jose DeLeon 2 hits. 3B Eduardo Torrealba 2-run HR.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season, Scandal
Tagged Allen, Alvarez, Amburgey, Barclay, Bell, Britton, Cabrera, Cortes, Covid, DeLeon, Dominguez, Gilliam, Hauver, Higashioka, Judge, LaMarre, Loaisiga, Olivares, Paciorek, Park, Peralta, Peraza, Sands, Torrealba, Urshela, Velazquez, Wells
AAA: SWB (36-18) lost 2-1 in 10 innings. A decent outing (finally) for the struggling Deivi Garcia, but he was still wild. 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 1 HBP, 3 K. Still a 7.45 ERA in AAA. 2B Hoy Jun Park 1 for 2, 2 walks (.355). C Rob Brantly 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits. AA: Somerset (37-20) split a doubleheader. Game 1: Won 9-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera, grand slam. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Cristian Perez 2 hits. Game 2: Lost 4-1, game called in sixth, rain. They only got 3 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia HR. High A: Hudson Valley (37-19) won 6-4. SS Josh Smith 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. Starter Jhony Brito (3-3, 3.04) 7 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP. Low A: Tampa (38-17) won 4-1. DH Trevor Hauver 3-run HR. RF Jake Sanford solo HR. Starter Randy Vazquez (2-3, 2.40) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K, 1 HBP. Top prospect Jasson Dominguez, 18, who is playing in the Florida complex league, had his first multi-hit game yesterday, and first RBI. So far he is 4 for 20 (.200) all singles, 2 SB, has walked 6x and was HBP once. He’ll be playing in Sunday’s futures game. Funny how all four teams above all basically close to the same record.
Posted in Awards, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Brantly, Breaux, Brito, Cabrera, Castillo, Dominguez, Garcia, Hauver, Lockridge, Park, Perez, Sanford, Seigler, Smith, Vazquez, Velazquez
Rain just wiped out the games in the Northeast. AAA: SWB ppd. AA: Somerset ppd. High A: Hudson Valley ppd. Low A: Tampa (37-17) split a doubleheader. Game 1: Won 21-2, and yes, just a 7-inning game. SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits RBI C Austin Wells 3 for 3, also walked twice. 6 RBI, a 3-run HR 2B Trevor Hauver 3 hits, 4 RBI CF Everson Pereira 3 hits, 3 RBI, LF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI 3B Andres Chaparro 3 RBI, a 2-run HR DH Carlos Narvaez solo HR RF Pat DeMarco 4 for 4 Game 2: They should have saved some hits for this game. Lost 3-1, only had 2 hits.
For the second straight day, the Yankees were rained out, this time against the Mets. The game will be made up on Sunday, the 4th of July. A split DH, first game at 2:05 PM, second game ESPN game, 7:08 PM. Since DH, both 7 inning games. The weather forecast for today, Saturday July 3, isn’t good. Don’t be surprised if there is a delay or (gasp!) another postponement. Both teams have off on Monday, which could be a makeup day, but it would have to be an afternoon game since the Yankees then fly out to Seattle. The Yanks (41-39, 4th in AL East) did lose more ground. Boston won last night so the Yanks are 9 1/2 back. They are 5 games out of a wild card spot, and would have to surpass four teams to even get that. They have a lot of work to do. The Yanks put Clint Frazier (vertigo) on the IL. Just acquired Tim Locastro takes his place on the roster. As for the minors: AAA: SWB rained out. AA: Somerset (33-18) split a DH. Both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 7-0. JP Sears (4 IP) and Janson Junk (3) combining on a 4-hit shutout. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI, inc. a 2-run HR. RF Thomas Milone 3 RBI. Game 2: Lost 5-2. C Jason Lopez 2 for 2 w/a walk. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. High A: Hudson Valley (32-18) lost 8-2, a nine-inning game, getting just two hits. The second game was rained out. Low A: Tampa (34-16) split a DH, both 7-inning games. Game 1: Won 6-0 on a 1-hitter. Completion of suspended game. When the game resumed, Matt Sauer picked up in the second inning and pitched the rest of the way. 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 10 K. RF Jake Sanford 3 hits, 5 RBI, a 3-run HR. 2B Jesus Bastidas added a solo HR. Game 2: Lost 3-1, getting just 4 hits. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues
Tagged Bastidas, Cabrera, Frazier, Garcia, Gilliam, Hauver, Junk, Locastro, Lopez, Milone, Sanford, Sauer, Sears
Before we get into the minor league report, some Yankees news. The Subway Series starts tonight, weather permitting (rain in the forecast could cause another rainout). The Yankees caught a break in that they miss the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom. Even though he gave up 3 runs last night, DeGrom’s ERA is still an astonishing 0.95.
Starters for the All-Star Game have been announced and the
Yankees will have one starter in Aaron Judge. We’ll have to see about pitchers and reserves as far as any other Yankees being selected. Even thought the Yankees (41-39, 4th in AL East) were rained out last night, they lost ground. They are now 9 back of Boston, who won last night. Now the minor league report. Once again, rain wreaked havoc. AAA: SWB Split a doubleheader. Game 1; Completion of suspended game. SWB (34-14) lost 6-2. Nick Nelson started and gave up 2 R in 2 IP before the game was suspended. When the game resumed, Deivi Garcia took the mound. Nelson took the loss, and he is 1-1, 2.73 at AAA after going a horrendous 0-2, 9.75 ERA with the Yankees. Garcia’s troublesome season continues. He pitched 4 innings, and although he struck out 7, he gave up 3 runs. Garcia in two starts with the Yankees was 0-2, 6.48, but his AAA ERA is an atrocious 8.55. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, solo HR. (How I wish the Yanks would replace Odor with Park, who is at .350 and more versatile). DH Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. Game 2: SWB won 1-0 in a rain-shortened 5 inning game. Both teams only had 2 hits each in this game. AA: Somerset (32-17) was supposed to have a doubleheader. They won the first game, 4-3. The second was rained out. Ken Waldichuk 5 IP, 3 R, but only 1 was earned. 3 hits, 8 K. ERA at AA 3.60, overall (High A/AA) this season, 10 starts, 3-0, 1.18. In 20 minor league starts, 3-2, 2.16. High A: Hudson Valley rained out. Low A: Tampa (33-15) was supposed to play a doubleheader. They won the first game 8-1 in a 7-inning game. SS Anthony Volpe should be promoted soon. 2 hits, 4 RBI, a grand slam (.316-10-45). 2B Trevor Hauver 3 for 3, RBI. DH Carlos Narvaez 2 for 2, RBI. Three Tampa pitchers combined on a one-hitter. The second game was suspended before Tampa came to bat in the bottom of the first. Jupiter had not scored in the top of the first.
Posted in Awards, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged DeGrom, Garcia, Hauver, Judge, LaMarre, Narvaez, Nelson, Park, Volpe, Waldichuk
AAA: SWB (32-13) absolutely destroyed Lehigh Valley, 19-1. They got 10 runs in the third inning, bashed out 23 hits, and only gave up 2 hits. SWB used eight pitchers. Pitching highlights were the rehab guys. Darren O’Day 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. Justin Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. Adam Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. Now for the hitting highlights. This could take a while. Florial CF 3 hits, 2 RBI Park SS 4 hits, solo HR. 2 RBI. Hitting .360 at AAA. Wish he would replace Odor. (Park also plays 2B) Gittens 1B 4 hits, 8 RBI. 2 HR, double. Solo shot and a grand slam. Amburgey LF 3 hits, all doubles. 2 RBI. Hitting .356. Wish he’d be replacing Frazier. LaMarre RF 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. Allen CF 4 hits, RBI McDowell C 2 hits, RBI AA: Somerset (31-16) lost 5-1. CF Tom Milone 2 hits High A: Hudson Valley (30-17) lost 14-8. SS Josh Smith 4 hits. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits. C Saul Torres 2 hits. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. 3B Chad Bell 3-run HR. 1B Kyle MacDonald 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Isaiah Pasteur 3 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa (32-15) won in a rout, 15-2. SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 3 RBI RF Jake Sanford 3 hits, 2 RBI 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 2-run HR C Carlos Narvaez 3 hits 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR CF Pat DeMarco 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Allen, Amburgey, Bell, Chaparro, DeMarco, Duran, Florial, Gittens, Hauver, LaMarre, MacDonald, McDowell, Milone, Narvaez, O'Day, Olivares, Park, Pasteur, Sanford, Smith, Torres, Volpe, Wagaman, Warren, Wilson
AAA: SWB (31-13) beat Lehigh Valley 10-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI; 1B Chris Gittens solo HR, 2 RBI. DH Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 5 RBI, inc. a 3-run HR; C Rob Brantly 2 hits. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez solo HR. SP Matt Krook 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 6 K. RP Reggie McClain 2 IP, 0 R, 5 K. AA: Somerset (31-15) won 3-0. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. SP Hayden Wesneski 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. Ron Marinaccio the save, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. High A: Hudson Valley (30-16) won 8-4. Nick Ernst win in relief 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K. SS Josh Smith 3 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. DH Anthony Seigler game-winning walk-off grand slam. LF Elijah Dunham solo HR. 1B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI. Low A: Tampa (31-15) split a DH. Game 1: Lost 7-5. CF Pat DeMarco 2 hits. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 for 2, walk, RBI. Game 2: Won 6-5. SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI, solo HR (9) (.305, 18 SB). 2B Trevor Hauver 2 RBI. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Bell, Brantly, Breaux, Castillo, DeMarco, Diaz, Dietrich, Dunham, Ernst, Florial, Garcia, Gittens, Hauver, Krook, Marinaccio, McClain, Seigler, Smith, Velazquez, Volpe, Wagaman, Wesneski
AAA: SWB (29-12) lost 3-2 to Lehigh Valley in 12 innings. DH Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. SS Andrew Velazquez solo HR.
AA: Somerset (28-15) split a DH. Game 1: Lost 5-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits. SS Oswald Peraza 2 RBI. RF Michael Beltre solo HR. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 for 2. Game 2: Ken Waldichuk, just promoted to AA, had his second AA start. He pitched 5 no-hit innings, striking out 10 before tiring in the sixth in an 11-3 Somerset win. Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. Beltre played CF, 2 hits, 3 RBI. DH Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. RF Tom Milone 2 hits, RBI. 3B/SS Max Burt 2 hits. Waldichuk 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 10 K. Waldichuk’s record this season, High A and AA is 3-0, 1.11 in 9 starts. He has started 19 minor league games so far and is 3-2 with a 2.19 ERA. with 121 K in 70 IP. High A: Hudson Valley (27-16) had a crazy win, 9-8 in 11 innings. After giving up 5 runs in the top of the 11th, HV came back with six runs in the bottom half! 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI, GW 2-run double. 3B James Nelson 2 hits. Starter Shawn Semple 6 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 2 W, 6 K. Low A: Tampa (29-14) got the first game of a DH in, but the second game was ppd. 2B Trevor Hauver 3 hits. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Beltre, Burt, Cabrera, Castillo, Chaparro, Duran, Gilliam, Hauver, LaMarre, Milone, Nelson, Peraza, Seigler, Semple, Velazquez, Wagaman, Waldichuk