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Minor League Report. Andujar homers on Rehab stint. Also, a special moment remembered.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

 

Before I get into the minor league report, I would like to comment on the picture you see above. Gene Stephens, a backup/platoon OF who played in the majors for Boston (1952-1953, 1955-1960), Baltimore (1960-1961) the KC A’s (1961-1962) and Chicago White Sox (1963-1964) was a .240 hitter, 37 MLB HR, OPS+ 83. His 162 game average was .240-6-35. 12 years in the majors, nothing really significant about his career, except…

THIS photo.

This photo was taken on August 12, 1964. Mel Stottlemyre made his MLB debut against the White Sox, winning the game, and Stephens is the centerfielder for the White Sox that day looking up at a HR hit by Mickey Mantle that went over the 461 ft. sign and ALSO the fence and screen which combined were about 23 ft. high. It was said to be a 502 ft. shot.

Stephens just passed away a few days ago on April 27, age 86. I thought you’d like to know the story and see the photo.

AAA: SWB (12-12) won 7-3. SS/2B Gosuke Katoh (.366) 3 hits. 2 doubles, HR. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. David Hale the W. 3-0, 2.38.

AA: Trenton (15-9) lost 7-4, getting just 3 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2-run HR. Solo HR 1b Chris Gittens. Solo HR LF Ben Ruta.

High A: Tampa (12-15) won 6-5. 3B Miguel Andujar, on rehab, 2 for 2 with a 2-run HR. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (14-13) won 4-0 on a two-hitter, 12 K. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. DH Cannan Smith 2 hits, RBI. 3B Neil Gomez 2 hits, RBI.

Daniel Bies 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 9 K. (W, 2-1, 4.07)
Dalton Higgins 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.    1.93

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (9-8) shut out Rochester 5-0. DH Mandy Alvarez 4 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits, RBI.

Finally the Chance Adams of a few years ago. 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, and 9 K. (W, 1-1, 6.75). J.P. Feyereisen 3 scoreless relief innings.

AA: Trenton (10-7) lost 7-2. LF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, solo HR. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.   Albert Abreu (L, 0-2, 7.31) 4 IP, 6 R.

High A: Tampa (8-12) lost 5-3. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 for 3, RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI. Deivi Garcia 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 10 K.

Low A: Charleston (8-12) lost 2-1. CF Isaiah Pasteur 2 hits, C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. They had all of Charleston’s hits.

Orozco (L, 1-2, 2.21) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
C. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W,  4 K.  0.00
Higgins 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K   2.25

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton (9-4) won 3-1.

Abreu 4 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 4 W, 2 K.  5.25
Lane (W, 1-0, 1.29) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Acevedo (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
D. Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

High A: Tampa (5-10) lost 10-3. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, solo HR. CF Pablo Olivares solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (7-8) lost 7-5. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR. Dalton Higgins three scoreless IP of relief.

 

Minor League Report. SWB playoff hopes take hit with 3-0 loss.

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AAA: SWB (71-65) lost 3-0 as their playoff hopes took a hit with the loss. They have a .522 winning pct. and are in 2nd place in the International League North. Over in the West, Toledo leads with a .526 winning pct., and both Columbus and Indianapolis are both at .522. So basically, with two games left in the season, there is a 3-way tie for the wild card spot.

DH Mark Payton 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 6-6, 3.71) 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.  to Rafael Devers, rehabbing for Boston.
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.95
Adams 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.82
Lail 1 iP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.48

AA: Trenton (77-61) won 3-0 over Reading.  1B Gosuke Katoh 2 RBI.  DH Jorge Saez solo HR.  2 hits, LF Trey Amburgey.

Stephan 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  4.54
Kamplain (W, 1-1, 7.20) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Tampa (70-66) won 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 3B Daniel Barrios solo HR.

Sanmartin (W, 2-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.   6.04
Zurak (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (62-72) lost 8-0.

Martinez (L, 0-4, 6.48) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.50
Higgins 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  2.65

 

Minor League Report. Pitchers dominant.

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AAA: SWB (69-64) won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 9th. Zack Zehner 2 RBI. Tyler Wade 2 hits. C Gary Sanchez 0 for 4. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

King 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.   1.09  (Overall, 3 levels, 10-5, 1.80; started at Tampa)
Cessa (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.73
Adams (W, 4-5, 4.91) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.

SWB is one game out of a wild card spot, and the regular season ends on Labor Day (Monday). We’ll see what the next few days hold.

AA: It’s unknown yet if they”ll be a division champ or a wild card, but Trenton has clinched a playoff spot. On Wednesday, they won 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 doubles, RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Nick Green (W, 1-2, 3.63) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.   (2 levels, A+/AA 8-7, 3.32)
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  4.05.

No playoffs for Tampa or Charleston.

High A: Tampa (67-66) had both games of their DH rained out.

Low A: Charleston (61-70) won 6-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits.

Junk (W, 7-5, 3.77) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR
Higgins (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.75

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (66-61) beat LV 9-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Rey Navarro 2 hits.

King (W, 3-0, 1.33) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  King really coming on. Started yr. at Tampa.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  5.30
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.70

KIng, 23, RHP. 3 levels (A+/AA/AAA) in 2018: 10-5, 1.87.

AA: Trenton (70-60) won 4-2. SS Wendell Rijo 2 hits. 3b Danienger Perez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 10-8, 3.54) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.   1.23
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

HIgh A: Tampa (64-66) lost 8-3. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 RBI.

R. Garcia (L, 0-5, 4.83) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.
A. Severino 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  10.80 (1st game A+, just up from Low A).
Weissert 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k. 3.86

Low A: Charleston (59-67) scored in the bottom of the 10th to win 2-1. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits.

Mauricio 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.   4.82
Higgins 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.91
Alvarez (W, 2-2,  1.08) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.08

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB  (65-59) lost 7-6. SS Abiatal Avelino solo HR. 3B Rey Navarro 4 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits. As of now, SWB is 1 game behind for a wild card spot.

Swanson 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave 1 HR. 4.50
Lail (L, 4-6, 5.50) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.93
R. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   3.32

AA: Trenton (68-57) lost 12-1. CF Jeff Hendrix got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits. Trenton is 2 1/2 back in the division, but in the top wild card spot.

Bollinger (L, 7-5, 4.03) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  0 W, 0 K.   2.33
Frawley 1 IP, 7 R, 6 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  6.60
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.00

High A: Tampa (61-65) won 3-1. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo HR, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nelson (W, 7-5, 3.36) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Harris (S, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.15

Low A: Charleston (57-65) lost 7-0. DH Dermis Garcia and 1B Chris Hess 2 hits each.

Sanmartin (L, 2-6, 4.19) 4 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Higgins 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.88
Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.26