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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (33-34) won  9-7 in 11 innings. CF Clint Frazier 3 hits, .322. SS Tyler Wade 3 hits, triple, RBI, .269. 3B Brandon Drury 3 hits, 3 RBI, .353. No offense to these guys but they need to be on a MLB roster, the Yanks don’t have room, the Yanks could use another top-notch starter. That means these three guys are trade bait. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 RBI.

Hale 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.50
Joe Harvey (H, 2) 2/3 IP,  1 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 1.74
Carroll (BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.97
Espinal (W, 3-1, 2.70) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (39-28) lost 10-2. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. Cessa on rehab.

Cessa 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  0.00 At AA. (0-1, 3.18 in 2 rehab stints)
Sosebee (L, 0-1, 6.00) 2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Young 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K.   40.50
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 w, 2 K.  1.85

High A:  Tampa off. The Florida State All-star game was played tonight. 1B Brandon Wagner 0 for 3 for FSL North. 2B Diego Castillo 2 doubles, RBI. The North won 5-0.

Nick Green (Started) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K.
Rosa (pitched 5th inning) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Lane (got last out) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A:   Charleston (33-34) won 10-4. 1B Chris Hess 4 for 4, 2 doubles, 5 RBI. DH Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits.

Lehnen 5 1/3 IP, 4 R,  7 H, 5 W, 5 K. 2.92
Higgins (BS, 1; W, 2-1, 1.50) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.33

The Yanks received an infielder from the Brewers for Erik Kratz. From what I see, nothing special. Last name, Rijo.

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Minor League Report.

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Since I will be at the Yankees/Mets game Sunday night and getting home late, there will be no report on the Sunday minor league games, just a recap on the major league game.

AAA: SWB (27-33) lost 9-4. 2B Tyler Wade 3 hits, double, solo HR. 3B Brandon Drury 2 hits, double, 2 walks, RBI. 2 hits for DH Bruce Caldwell.

Rogers (L, 5-5, 3.72) 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 13 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 1 R 3 H, 2 W, 2 K   2.97
Lail 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.02
Coshow 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  5.68

AA: Trenton (36-24) won 9-1. 3B Mandy Alvarez grand slam. RF Jhalen Jackson solo HR. LF Zack Zehner 2 doubles,  2 RBI.

Tate (W, 4-2, 3.43) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Koerner 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.72
Frare 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.69

High A: Tampa (33-29) won 11-2. 2B Diego Castillo 3 for 3, 5 RBI. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, 2 RBI. DH Dom Thompson-Williams a solo HR.

Whitlock (W, 2-0, 0.96) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Harris (H, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.19
Wivinis 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. All outs by K.   2.77

Low A: Charleston (29-31) lost 5-1. 2B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, solo HR.  CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

R. Garcia (L, 2-3, 3.83) 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Higgins 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K.  2.19

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (26-30) won 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. DH Mark Payton 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

Hale (W, 2-2, 4.58) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gallegos (H, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 7 K. 5.40
Carroll 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.03

AA: Trenton (34-22) won 8-1. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Loaisiga (W, 3-0, 3.13) 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Koerner 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.70
Ort 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.18
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.90

High A: Tampa (30-28) won 6-2. 1B Brandon Wagner 2-run HR. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, solo HR. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI.

D. Garcia 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K. 1.93
Kamplain (W, 2-0, 2.96) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Frawley (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.26

Low A: Charleston (27-29) won 5-1. 3B Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits, 2-run HR. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits.

Junk (W, 1-1, 4.12) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
HIggins 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

Minor League Report. Frazier stays hot.

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AAA: SWB (23-27) won 4-0. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, double, solo HR. Hitting .353 at SWB. Maybe Brett Gardner got hot (2 HR last night, inc. game-tying HR in bottom of the ninth) because he was looking over his shoulder? SS Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.  1B Mike Ford solo HR. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, solo HR. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. Double for Brandon Drury (.311).

Keep an eye on Josh Rogers. He could get a call even before Justus Sheffield if the Yanks need a starter (esp. with that June 4 DH in Detroit coming up).

Rogers (W, 5-3, 2.48) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.90

AA: Trenton (32-19) scored two in the bottom of the ninth to beat Reading 5-4. 3B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Stephan 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K. 5.40
Koerner (BS, 1) 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.35
Tarpley (W, 4-0, 1.99) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (26-24) lost a DH.

Regularly scheduled game: Lost 5-1. 1B Brandon Wagner HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nick Green (L, 4-2, 2.60) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, gave up 1 HR.

Makeup of 5/20 rainout: Lost 6-3. LF Ben Ruta 3 for 3, solo HR. DH Alexander Palma 2-run HR.

Frawley (L, 0-3, 4.11) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sosebee 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.77
Trieglaff 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.06

Low A: Charleston (23-27) lost 3-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Junk 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 5.68
Higgins (L, 1-1, 3.86) 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Martin 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. Sheffield off DL, Bird HRs.

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Before yesterday’s Yankees’ game, they sent down Giovanny Gallegos and brought up Ryan Bollinger.

AAA: SWB (20-24) won 7-1. LF Tyler Wade 1 for 5, struck out 3x. CF Clint Frazier 1 for 4. 1B Greg Bird 2 for 5, HR, 2 RBI.  3B Brandon Drury 1 for 4, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 for 4, solo HR. SS Rey Navarro 2 RBI.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.46
Kahnle (W, 1-0, 9.00) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Joe Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.54
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.29

AA: Trenton (27-18) lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Chris Gittens got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Koerner 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.21
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.45
Foley 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1.37
Ort (L, 1-1, 2.41) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.41

Because of that stupid rule that has runners in extra innings start the inning at second base, the runs are unearned.

High A: Tampa (24-20) lost 5-3. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 3-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Carter (L, 0-1, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kamplain 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.05
Young 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
Harris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.51

Low A: Charleston (20-25) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 4 hits.

Sears (L, 0-3, 2.08) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.32

Makeup of 5/22 ppd: Won 3-2. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits.

Junk 4 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 3 K. 7.88
Higgins (W, 1-0, 4.50) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Cedeno (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.68

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (17-19) beat LV 4-3 in 10 innings. SS Tyler Wade 1 for 4. DH Adam Lind 1 for 4, solo HR.

Cortes 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. 4.91 Gave up 1 HR.
Joe Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.35
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.16
Carroll (W, 2-0, 2.20) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (23-14) lost 4-3. LF Billy McKinney 0 for 2, 2 walks. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 4, strikeout, made an error. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits.

Swanson 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 0.44
Reeves (H, 3; L, 1-1, 1.62) 1 2/3, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Frawley (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.15  Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (21-17) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 4-2.  DH Timmy Robinson 3 RBI. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits.

Stephan (W, 3-1, 1.98) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 11 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Makeup of 5/14 rainout: Lost 2-0. Just three hits.

King (L, 1-3, 1.79) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.35

Low A: Charleston (17-21) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 10-7. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits, solo HR. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits.

Lehnen (L, 2-3, 3.03) 2 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 3 W, 1 K.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 12.27
Zurak 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.93

Makeup of 5/14 rainout: Lost 7-4. Williams, solo HR, third of the DH.

Junk (L, 0-1, 11.25) 4 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. 11.25 Gave up 1 HR.
Higgins 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 9.00

PSU has a new coach. Through Brown…again?!

In 1949, PSU head coach Bob Higgins stepped down as PSU head football coach.

Follow along, now.

In 1947, the “Hig” took PSU to the Cotton Bowl. They had a 13-13 tie in that game against SMU and Doak Walker. There was some controversy in that Cotton Bowl, due to Mel Triplett (who later played for the 1956 NFL Champion Giants) being on that team. Triplett was black.

After the 1948 season (7-1-1), Higgins was forced to retire due to bad health. His son-in-law turned out to be Steve Suhey, a star of that 1947 team.

One of Steve Suhey’s sons turned out to be Matt Suhey, an excellent back on the PSU team that lost the 1979 Sugar Bowl (1978 season) to Alabama, 14-7. Suhey was one (along with Mike Guman) stopped by Alabama in a crucial goal line stand.  Eventually Matt Suhey’s son played at Penn State, marking three generations…

Higgins coached at PSU from 1930-1948. Before that, he had a distinguished football career at PSU Pre and Post-WWI.

There was a one-year interim (Hugo Bedenk) in 1949 between Higgins and Rip Engle.

Engle came from Brown. In doing so when he began the 1950 campaign, he brought along his QB, who had just graduated…a guy named Joe Paterno.

So Engle came from Brown. He then coached PSU from 1950-1965, with JoePa as an assistant.

Then came JoePa, for  what seemed like an eternity. 1966-2011.

For just four games, Tom Bradley took over. A loss to Nebraska the week JoePa was canned. It was a home game. Then, two games on the road…a win at the Horseshoe, Ohio St., and a big loss at Wisc. Then, a loss in a bowl game to Houston.

I feel for Bradley, whose hands were tied. I wish him the best, at PSU or elsewhere. He wanted to be a head coach, but God Forbid, not in these conditions.

So PSU now has a head coach, and where did he graduate from? Brown, the same institution that gave us Engle (coach) and JoePa (graduated from there), not to mention George Paterno (who, as Joe’s brother, broadcast PSU games).

So now we have Bill O’Brien as head coach, who graduated from (let me say it again…) Brown. With  a name like that, you’d think he’d be Kelly’s assistant at ND, wouldn’t you?

But O’Brien has his work cut out for him. I, for one, want to see what he does with PSU’s offense. Bolden, for example, stinks. Look at this year’s bowl game where he was 7 for 26 or so. His comp. pct., even when “platooning” with McGloin (who, because of a locker room scuffle, concussion and seizure, was ineligible for the bowl game), stunk.

PSU’s offense has seemingly (except for 1982 and 1994) been stuck in the caveman era. Maybe their QB should be that GEICO caveman. Good RBs (and I am a PSU grad; those RBs being Mitchell, Harris, Cappy, Suhey, Guman, Warner, Dozier, Enis, McCoo, Thomas…) … but….

I, for one, will be interested in seeing how someone who coached Tom Brady with the Patriots does with a PSU offense.

It could be VERY interesting in that respect.

Oh…. BTW…. O’Brien’s alma mater? Let me repeat that. Brown. So the lineage continues, from O’Brien back to Paterno back to Engle.

Now, I wonder….

JFK Jr. went to …. Brown.

Hmmm….. Had he not died in that plane crash, does that mean that JFK Jr., no football pedigree at all (save for his family’s touch football games), could have been a candidate for the PSU football position? Doubtful of course, and highly unlikely. But….

But if just being a Brown grad qualifies you, it could have been interesting. After all, PSU is in the middle of nowhere.

Hmmm….JFK, Jr. on the coaching staff. The Brown connection. Engle, Paterno, JFK, Jr. Forget O’Brien.

Imagine the sexy girlfriends coming into PSU with JFK Jr. on that coaching staff.

Not to mention Emma Watson from Harry Potter fame, who attends Brown.

Hmm… O’Brien. Too bad he doesn’t have the late JFK Jr. and/or Emma on his staff…

Maybe THAT could be the way to turn PSU around….