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Minor League Report. Hudson Valley romps.





AAA: SWB (42-21) scored 3x in the bottom of the 10th to win 8-7. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR and the 3-run walkoff double. 1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR. RF Matt Pita 2 hits. Deivi Garcia 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 6.89.

AA: Somerset (40-26) lost 9-7. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR, 5 RBI. Starter Janson Junk 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (44-23) won 19-1.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI
2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 6 RBI. 2 HR; a 2-run HR and a 3-run HR.
C Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR.
RF Jake Sanford 2-run HR.
3B James Nelson 3 hits
1B Chad Bell 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2 HR, each 2-run shots.
CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, 2 RBI

Low A: Tampa (45-21) lost 12-6. DH Everson Pereia 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR.
LF Ryder Green solo HR. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.

Minor League Report

AAA: SWB (36-17) split a DH. 7 inning games.

Game 1: won 3-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI. LF Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.360. What more does he have to do for a callup?) 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. C Rob Brantly 2 for 2.

Game 2: lost 5-0, rain-shortened. DH Socrates Brito 2 of SWB’s 3 hits.


AA: Somerset (36-19) split a DH. Both 7-inning games.

Game 1: Won 6-1. Another great outing for LHP starter Ken Waldichuk. 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4-0, 1.24 in 11 starts this year, and 4-2, 2.14 in 21 total minor league starts in his career. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, both HR, 5 RBI (2-run HR & 3-run HR). LF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

Game 2: Lost 4-3. Janson Junk no-decision, 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. DH Diego Castillo solo HR. SS Peraza 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (36-19) won 3-2 in 10 innings. Barrett Loseke 4 scoreless relief innings, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. SS Josh Smith solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. LF Elijah Dunham 3 hits, RBI.

Low A: Tampa ppd.

Yanks rained out, DH on 7/4; Minor league games affected also.

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.

Minor League Report. What’s wrong with Deivi Garcia?

In spring training, Deivi Garcia, still just 22, was competing for a rotation spot for the Yankees. Now, it appears as if he needs a demotion from AAA back to AA.

Last year, Garcia started six games for the Yanks, going 3-2, 4.98. Not great, but decent for a 21 year old. Of course, he started as an “opener” in that playoff game. Bad decision that didn’t work out, especially when Garcia gave up a HR in the first inning then J.A. Happ was ineffective afterwards.

Garcia has started two games for the Yankees this year, going 0-2, 6.48. But it is his performance back at AAA SWB that is most alarming. In nine starts there, he is 1-3 with an 8.80 ERA. Read that again. What’s happened?

In just two innings last night, Garcia gave up 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and only struck out one. He gave up a HR.

AAA SWB (30-13) lost to Lehigh Valley, 6-3. CF Estevan Florial 2-run HR.

AA: Somerset (30-15) won 7-4. Starter Janson Junk, 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. Impressed Luke Voit while Voit was on his rehab stint. (3-1, 1.07). Maybe Junk comes up to AAA and Garcia goes down to AA. We’ll see. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI on a solo HR. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits. 2B/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (29-16) won 11-9. LF Isaiah Pasteur 2-run HR. 2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, RBI. C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 4 RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Tampa ppd.

Game 69. Ex-Yanks’ prospect beats Yanks, 5-3.

A few years back, James Kaprielian was a top Yankees’ prospect. Then injuries slowed his development, and he was traded to the A’s with others for Sonny Gray. We know how poorly Gray turned out.

Last night, Yankees fans got a taste of what might have been. Kaprielian and the A’s shut down the Yankees (36-33, 3rd in AL East, 6 back) 5-3.

James Taillon started for the Yanks, and gave up a HR on a two-out, 0-2 pitch to put the A’s up 1-0 in the first inning. I feel as if the Yanks need to make a deal for a starter (two, preferably) ASAP. Taillon, in 13 starts this season, has only thrown 58 innings, an average of only 4 1/2 innings per start. Only twice in those 13 starts has he gone more than 5 IP. He has ONE win. The ERA is 5.59. He is coming off two TJ surgeries in his career, as well as overcoming cancer. But he isn’t cutting it. Also, Michael King is better as a reliever and not a starter. He also isn’t providing length (since replacing the injured Corey Kluber in the rotation, King is averaging less than 4 innings/start in his 4 starts). King’s ERA in 13 relief appearances in his career is 3.93 but it is 7.28 in eight career starts.

But the Yanks don’t have replacements handy. Luis Severino’s return has been delayed because of the groin injury. Deivi Garcia has been horrible at AAA. Clarke Schmidt has not thrown a pitch yet. Promising youngsters are at AA, or below, not at AAA.

I don’t believe the Yanks can make up ground with Taillon and/or King in the rotation. GM Brian Cashman needs to make a trade ASAP.

Taillon gave up a run in the top of the third to make it 2-0, Oakland.

The Yanks tied it up in the bottom of the third when with two out, Brett Gardner walked and D.J. LeMahieu followed with a 2-run HR (5). The Yanks only got 4 hits in the game.

The Yanks took a 3-2 lead in the fifth when Rougned Odor homered (7).

But Wandy Peralta gave up a 3-run HR in the top of the sixth that put Oakland up 5-3, and that stayed as the final score.

Looking at Peralta’s ERA (5.28 as a Yankee), I think manager Aaron Boone trusts him too much. The Yanks will get help here. Both Darren O’ Day (who was doing well before getting hurt) and Justin Wilson (who wasn’t) should be back soon.

LeMahieu 2-run HR (5)
Odor solo HR (7)


Taillon 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 5.59
Peralta (L, 3-2; combined SF/NYY record) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.32 (combined SF/NYY ERA)
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP; 1 WP 2.91
Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.10

Minor League Notes (VOIT ON REHAB):

AAA: SWB (27-11) won 7-5. Nick Nelson 4 1/3 IP, 1 R; Albert Abreu 2 IP, scoreless, 5 K (in his brief time with Yanks, 4 games, Abreu has done well this year). CF Greg Allen 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 -run HR. Two hits, RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. Amburgey is hitting .372 at SWB. Former Yankees C Erik Kratz likes him. Neither Clint Frazier or Miguel Andujar is lighting it up. Why not give Amburgey a chance? 1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. 3B Derek Dietrich solo HR.

AA: Somerset (26-13) won 8-1. Janson Junk (2-1, 1.03) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1B Luke Voit on rehab: 3 for 4, scored 3, drove in 3, double, solo HR. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI. CF Tom Milone 2 hits, solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (23-16) split a DH.

Game 1: lost 6-2. SS Josh Smith solo HR.
Game 2: won 2-0. Smith DH, 2 hits, scored both runs. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (27-13) lost both games of a DH.

Game 1: lost 3-1. All 3 runs unearned. RF Juan De Leon solo HR.
Game 2: lost 8-2. Infielder (2B/SS) Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, RBI.

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Game 65. Yanks need to reassess things after a 7-0 loss.

The Yankees are off today, before starting a three-game set in Buffalo against the Toronto Blue Jays.

That doesn’t mean they should take the day off, especially ownership and the front office.

This team needs a reassessment. A total shakeup and breakdown starting at the top. A 7-0 loss yesterday to the Phillies puts the Yankees at 33-32, barely above .500, in 4th place in their division out of five teams, and 8 1/2 back of the first place Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s serious look in the mirror time.

It’s not just this year. Yes, the Yanks made the extended postseason last year, but the record wasn’t great. 33-27 plus this year’s 33-32 means that they are 66-59 in their last 125 games. That isn’t a small sample size, but a significant one. 66-59 isn’t excellent, or even good. It’s above average. And this team is supposed to be better than above average.

There are certain moves the Yankees cannot do because of contract limitations. Understood. But moves need to be made. This cannot continue.

Once again, the Yanks got into an early 4-0 hole. This time after two innings. They only got four hits in the game, two by D.J. LeMahieu.

With the two-game sweep of the Yanks this weekend, ex-manager Joe Girardi had the last laugh, you may say.

The Yanks looked flat. They played awful. There was another atrocious baserunning mistake (Odor). Even sure-handed LeMahieu made a sloppy error. Manager Aaron Boone snapped at one reporter’s question in the postgame press conference.

There is a lot of frustration, and it’s among everyone, players, front office, and fans.

Something needs to be done, or this team may be double-digits behind soon (they are 8 1/2 back now) and this season could be over very soon. I don’t see a 1978-like comeback in this team.

There isn’t much more to write. This team needs a major shakeup.

LeMahieu 2 hits (of the 4 the Yanks got).

German (L, 4-4) 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.88
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.43 (combined SF/NYY ERA)
Luetge 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 2.78
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.83

Aaron Judge didn’t play because of back spasms. And in an NL park, no DH, they could not even risk putting Giancarlo Stanton in the OF for at least one game? Sheesh.

Stanton being unable to play the field hurts this team. A thought. The guy is 6’6″. A big target. Can he at least learn 1B in order to SOMETIMES play the field? Heck, a crippled Mickey Mantle learned 1B for his last two seasons. Just a thought. The same applies to the 6’7″ Aaron Judge.

Speaking of 1B, Chris Gittens is now 0 for 13 since being called up. Luke Voit began another rehab stint with SWB and was 1 for 3 yesterday, scored a run, had a double and an RBI. They need Voit back, and for Voit to be Voit again.

The Yanks did make some promotions in the minors. One of them is that of Ken Waldichuk, he of the 0.00 ERA at high A Hudson Valley (30 2/3 IP). He is being moved up to AA Somerset. Hayden Wesneski in also going from High A to AA and the same with Luis Medina. Three starting pitchers moving up from High A to AA. Recently SS Oswald Peraza went from High A to AA. It looks like P Janson Junk will be promoted from AA to AAA.

All four of the Yankees’ minor league affiliates won yesterday, three of them by shutout.






Minor league report.

Sorry I haven’t had minor league reports in a while, but there is only so much I can do after my recent surgery.

AAA: SWB (13-6) gave up 3 runs in the top of the 9th and lost 5-2. LF Tom Milone (promoted from AA) 2 hits. C Rob Brantly 2 hits. DH Zack Zehner (also promoted from AA) 2 hits, 2 RBI. Nestor Cortes 4 scoreless IP.

AA: Somerset (14-5) won 2-1. Janson Junk 4 scoreless IP, 7 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (10-9) won 3-2. 3B James Nelson 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 1B Kyle MacDonald solo HR.

Low A: Tampa (14-5) won 3-2. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits. LF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chad Bell 2 hits, 2 RBI.

I’ll try to report on minors, but if I can’t, still recovering from major surgery.

Minor League Report.

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See the report of last night’s major league game for a couple moves done by the Yanks in releasing a couple of SWB players.

AAA: SWB (65-55) got blown out, 15-1. They only got four hits, two by LF Clint Frazier. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR (.324-20-50).

AA: Trenton (64-55) lost 8-1, getting just five hits and making three errors. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, solo HR.

High A: Tampa (54-64) won 4-2. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. DH Alexander Palma 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Junk (W, 4-6, 5.19) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Bies (S, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K   6.75

Low A: Charleston scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0. DH Josh Stowers 3 hits, inc. bunt single to get on base in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Eric Wagaman GW RBI double.

Luis Medina 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 10 K.  6.00
D. Ramos (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (57-42) won 5-4. C Kyle Higashioka 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 RBI. 3B Breyvic Valera 3 hits. (.333). Deivi Garcia started, 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 W, 4 K. 75 pitches in those 3 innings.

AA: Trenton (51-44) won 6-4. SS Kyle Holder 4 for 4. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. 3B Brandon Wagner 2 RBI. Braden Bristo 3 scoreless relief innings for the win.

High A:   Tampa (43-54) won 8-3. 2B Kyle Gray 3 hits, RBI. RF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR. Janson Junk 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, win, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (50-50) won 8-3. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, RBI. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, 2 RBI. (.304). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (43-29) won 4-3.  DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR (GW.HR in 8th) 1B Logan Morrison (38 HR for Rays in 2017) solo HR.  Stephen Tarpley the “opener” 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (40-29) lost 8-3. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (30-41) scored 2 in the top of the ninth to win 2-1. C Jason Lopez 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits.

Starter Janson Junk 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.72.

I don’t know about you, but I do have to wonder how hard a guy with the last name of Junk actually throws! LOL.

Low A: Charleston (38-35) only got two hits in losing 8-1. Both were by LF Canaan Smith.

As mentioned before, I don’t get into the lower level leagues. Too far away from the majors and not enough time for me to do so.

Standings:

SWB 1st in International League North Division by 6 1/2 games.

The others have split seasons:
Trenton won the 1st half Eastern League Eastern Division title on percentage points (guaranteeing them a playoff spot). (.585, 38-27, to the Reading Fightin Phils 39-28, .582). They are 2-2 in the second half.

Tampa finished 5th, 13 1/2 out in the Florida State League North for the first half. They are 2-3 to start the second half of the season.

Charleston finished third by percentages (2nd place Augusta .5294 to Charleston .5286) to end the first half of the season. Charleston finished just 1/2 game out of first place (Lexington 37-32, .536). They are 1-2 to start the second half of the season.