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S.T. Game 26. All rise, twice. Judge HRs 2x in Yanks 9-4 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before Wednesday’s game, the Yanks sent a couple of people down, and one of them, Tyler Austin, is the indication that they are going with just three bench people, meaning 12 position players, and 13 pitchers to start the season.

Besides Austin, also going down are Ben Heller, Giovanny Gallegos and Billy McKinney.

It appears that that 25th spot will be going to Jonathan Holder or Domingo German.

I prefer it go to Holder. Here is why. I’m more sold on German as an emergency starter than Luis Cessa (see below for what Cessa did tonight). So as an emergency starter, I want German to stay stretched out to give multiple innings, and not waste away in the Yanks’ loaded bullpen going only an inning or two at a time. Keep him stretched out at AAA. So then go with Holder in the bullpen (and see below for what Holder did tonight).

As for the game tonight, Aaron Judge homered twice, walked twice, scored four runs and drove in four in the Yanks’ 9-4 win over Baltimore. The Yanks’ spring training record is 14-11-1.

The lineup looked like an Opening Day lineup, with the exception of Ronald Torreyes batting 9th and playing 3B instead of Brandon Drury.

The lineup was Gardner/Judge/Bird/Stanton/Sanchez/Didi/Hicks/Walker/Torreyes.

Having written that, the first two innings featured the kind of offensive bludgeoning we hope to see from the Yanks this year.

After Cessa gave up a HR in the top of the first to put the Orioles up 1-0, the Yanks came right back with two in the bottom of the first. With one out, Judge walked, and with two out, Stanton singled, Sanchez walked and Didi doubled home two.

Some don’t like Judge hitting second because of the 52 HR last year. I don’t mind it because he also led the AL with 127 walks. You do want someone on base for Stanton and Sanchez (and others).

In the third, with one out, Torreyes and Gardner singled, and Judge walked again, this time to load the bases. Bird singled in two. After Stanton grounded into a force, Sanchez reached on an error, a run scoring. 5-1 Yanks.

Cessa gave up a couple runs in the fourth to make it 5-3 O’s. By this time, Gary Sanchez had already thrown out TWO Orioles attempting to steal.

In the bottom of the fourth, Judge hit the first of his two homers for the night to make it 6-3 Yanks.

In the fifth, David Robertson ran into trouble then turned into Houdini again. Single, double to make it 6-4, WP. But then foul out, and two strikeouts, to stand that runner at third.

Holder (see above) came in and pitched two scoreless innings. Like I wrote, stretch German out at AAA to have him as emergency starter, keep Holder on the team (until Ellsbury is ready to come off the DL).

In the eighth, Aroldis Chapman got a strikeout, then an error by Hicks and a double put men on second and third for the Orioles, but Chapman got a strikeout and Chaz Hebert then came in and got a strikeout to get out of it.

In the bottom of the eighth, Abiatal Avelino and Brett Gardner each singled, and Judge hit his second HR of the game to make it 9-4.

Gardner 2 hits. Scored 2x
Judge 2 HR, 2 walks, scored 4, drove in 4.
Bird 2 RBI
Gregorius 2 RBI

Cessa (W) 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Robertson (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K
Holder (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Chapman (H) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Hebert (S) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.

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Minor League Report.

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High A Tampa ended their season yesterday (Sunday) and will start their playoffs Tuesday.

AAA, AA and Low A conclude their seasons today (Monday, Labor Day) and will start their postseasons on Wednesday.

AAA: Lehigh Valley, needing to win, and needing help (a Rochester loss) to avoid being eliminated, got what they needed, sweeping SWB (86-54) and getting the help.  They and Rochester are tied for the wild card spot heading into today’s final regular season games. The Yankees’ affiliate, SWB, had already clinched the division.

Game 1 (reg. sched. game): SWB lost 3-2 when LV scored in the bottom of the ninth. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits.

Herrera 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.35
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.69
Coshow (L, 0-1, 3.18) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Game 2 (makeup of 9/2 rainout) SWB lost 2-0, getting just two hits.

Cortes (L, 2-4, 1.49) 6 Ip, 2 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (91-48) got swept. Reg. sched. game: lost 3-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 for 2, RBI.

Sheffield (L, 7-6, 3.18) 3 Ip, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
Brewer 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.31

Makeup of 9/2 rainout: Lost 2-0 in extra innings (8). They got just four hits, two by 2B Nick Solak.

Camarena (L, 2-4, 3.81) 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa ended their regular season at 85-50 and will begin playoffs Tuesday. They won, 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 RBI.

Hebert 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.27
Palladino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.72
Lane 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.15

Low A: Charleston (76-62) won 6-2. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. DH Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. 3B Vicente Conde 2 hits, double, solo HR.

Vargas (W, 2-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Hodson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.90

 

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (79-47) won 3-0. 3 hits, inc. HR 3B Miguel Andujar, triple short of the cycle. 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI RF Jake Cave. DH Starlin Castro 1 for 4.

German (W, 5-2, 2.91) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Gallegos (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.54

AA: Trenton (82-43) won 2-0. Both RBI DH Mike Ford. LF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits.

Carter 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.77
Tarpley (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (76-48) won 3-2. DH Matt Holliday 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. CF Trey Amburgey and C Donny Sands 2 hits each.

Abreu 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.73
Hebert (W, 1-1, 5.40) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K, gave up 1 HR.
Frawley (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, 2.20

Low A: Charleston (69-56) lost 3-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 of Charleston’s 4 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-11, 4.73) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.32

Minor League Report. Bird starts rehab today, Castro soon.

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Greg Bird begins his rehab today (Wednesday) and Starlin Castro is expected to do so on Friday.

AAA: SWB’s game was suspended because of rain. It’ll be completed today with the regularly scheduled game then following (Bird should be in that one). SWB was losing 5-2 in the fifth at the time of the suspension.

AA: Trenton (78-42) gave up 2 in the top of the 11th and lost 6-4. 2B Nick Solak 4 hits, 2 doubles, triple, 2 RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, 2 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Carter 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.18
Pena 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.50
Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.57
Carroll (L, 1-5, 3.10) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (75-46) won 8-2. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits, HR shy of the cycle, 3 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits 2B Kyle Holder. 2 RBI CF Trey Amburgey. Tampa pitchers K’d 12.

Hebert 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.32
Frare (W, 1-2, 4.57) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. Nice.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.35

Low A: Charleston (66-54) lost 2-1. C Ryan Lidge (cousin of former MLB closer Brad Lidge) 2 hits, RBI.

Nelson (L, 2-10, 4.67) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 8 K.
Diehl 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.51
DeCarr 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 5.87

Minor League Report. SWB loses pitcher’s duel.

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AAA: SWB (75-42) lost 1-0 in 11 innings, getting just 3 hits. DH Tyler Austin, on rehab, 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. RF Jake Cave had the “Golden Sombrero”, 0 for 4, 4 strikeouts. SWB struck out 17X. In return, SWB pitchers K’d 13.

German 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 8 K. 2.89
Feyereisen 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.52
Mantiply (L, 5-5, 3.27) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (76-39) lost 4-3. 2B Nick Solak 2 doubles, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Acevedo 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.30
Espinal (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00
Carroll (BS, 4; L, 1-4, 2.89) 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (70-46) won 11-5. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. DH Chris Gittens 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, RBI. 3B Gosuke Katoh HR, 2 RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Between Low and High A this year, Florial, just 19, is .299-11-47, 22 SB. Maybe 3 years away, but the lefty swinging CF may be someone to watch out for.

Hebert 4 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.15
Mendez (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Harvey 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.40

Low A: Charleston (63-53) won 7-4. 2B Diego Castillo 4 hits, RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits, RBI.

Garcia (W, 1-2, 2.20) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.66
Sosebee (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.93

Minor League Report. Pitchers K plenty, but walk plenty, too.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (71-41) won 3-1. RF Billy McKinney double, solo HR. DH Aaron Hicks (Rehab) 2 hits, triple, RBI. 1B Tyler Austin (rehab) 0 for 3.  2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, rbi.

German (W, 4-1, 3.26) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Feyereisen (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.93
Gallegos (S, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.77

AA: Trenton (74-37) lost 2-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi.  Trenton pitchers: 6 walks, 14 K.

Acevedo (L, 5-1, 2.34) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 4 W, 7 K.
Gomez 2 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.11
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.80

High A: Tampa (65-46) lost 4-3 in 11. C Sharif Othman 2 hits, solo HR. DH Tim Lynch 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits.  Tampa pitchers: 9 walks, 15 K.

Hebert 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.91
Tarpley 1 1/3 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 0.00
Pena 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 2.91
Frawley (L, 1-1, 3.86) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Foley 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.84

Low A: Charleston (60-51) won 12-4. LF Steven Sensley 3 hits, 5 RBI. SS Diego Castillo & C Donny Sands 2 RBI each. Charleston pitchers: 10 walks, 13 K.

Vargas 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.28
Mundell 1 IP, 3 R, 0 H, 4 W, 2 K. 2.82
DeCarr (W, 2-1, 6.41) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.03

Minor League Report. Cortes dominates. Ex-MLB 1B Lee May dies.

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AAA: SWB (68-39) won 3-2. 2B Cito Culver 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Jake Cave (.370).

Cortes 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K. 0.95.
Pena 1 1/3 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Mantiply (W, 5-4, 3.10) 2 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Gallegos (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.93

AA: Trenton (72-34) won 3-2 in 11 innings on a bases loaded walk. 2 hits SS Abiatal Avelino. 3 Hits C Jorge Saez.

Acevedo 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR,  2.24
Carter 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.75
Coshow (W, 2-3, 3.97) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (63-43) lost 5-1. 2B Nick Solak (.303) 2 hits, RBI.

Hebert (L, 0-1, 3.86) 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Frare 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.39

Low A: Charleston (57-48) lost 2-0.  They got only 4 hits.

Vargas (L, 0-2, 2.37) 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.20

Ex-MLB star Lee May died at the age of 74. May played for the Reds 1965-1971 and was the 1B for the 1970 NL Champs, playing in the 1970 WS. He was with Houston 1972-1974. He was with the Orioles 1975-1980, playing with the Orioles in the 1979 WS. He finished his career with the Royals in 1981 and 1982.

He hit 354 HR in his MLB career. He was a 3x All-Star who finished in the top 10 of MVP voting in 1972 and 1976. Three times (1969-1971) he hit 30 or more HR in a season, and three times he drove in 100+ runs in a season, leading the AL in 1976.

His 162 g. average was .267-28-97, OPS+ 116. A Solid 1B/DH from 1965-1982.

In 13 postseason games, he hit .263-2-11. He was 7 for 18, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI in five games in the 1970 WS.

His brother Carlos was a major leaguer, spending time in the 1970s with the White Sox and Yankees.