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Minor League Report.


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.


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.


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.


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.




Minor League Report. Didi to start rehab games.


Didi Gregorius will be starting rehab games today (Saturday) with High A Tampa.

James Paxton pitched 4 innings in a simulated game yesterday and did well, but is still feeling something in that knee. How he is today will determine when he returns to the rotation. It may be something he just has to deal with for a while, if it’s tolerable.

AAA: SWB (24-19) won 6-5 with a 5-run eighth. SS Breyvic Valera grand slam. RF/1B Ryan McBroom 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR.

AA: Trenton (27-18) lost 6-0, getting just 3 hits, 2 by 2B Hoy Jun Park (.323).

High A: Tampa (21-26) won 2-1. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, RBI. DH Steven Sensley 2 hits.

Janson Junk 4 2/3 IP, 1 R 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2.25
J.P. Sears (W, 2-1, 2.45) 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (25-23) lost 11-6. CF Josh Stowers 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Frederic Cuevas 3 hits. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. Starter Luis Medina (L, 0-3, 9.58) 7 runs in 3 1/3 IP. Control problems, 7 walks. Charleston pitchers walked 12 in the game.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (21-17) won 4-3. 1B/3B Mike Ford 2 hits. LF/ RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. 3B Cliff Pennington 2 hits, solo HR. Starter Brody Koerner 6 IP, 3 R. Stephen Tarpley 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

AA: Trenton (23-15) lost 3-1.  DH Chris Gittens 2 hits. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. Starter and Losing Pitcher Rony Garcia 6 IP, 3 R.

High A: Tampa (17-24) lost 7-6 in 11 innings. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, Solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Tyler Hill 3 hits, RBI. Janson Junk 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (23-19) lost 6-4 in 11 innings. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Cannan Smith 3 hits. (.339). 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. 3b/1B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. Pedro Espinola 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K.

Yanks ppd. again; p/u a player; and the minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Rain, Rain,, go away. For the second straight night, the Yanks were ppd. This game will be made up as the first game of a separate admission/day-night DH on August 12.

Meanwhile, the Yanks made a move, picking up 1b/dh Kendrys Morales from the A’s in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, New York transferred righty Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Meaning we would not see him again until probably late July.

I am not sold on this move. Morales, 35, hit just .204-1-7 in 34 games for the A’s this year. OPS+ 61. A switch-hitter, he has hit .267 with 212 HR, OPS+ 112 in his MLB career, but I have to wonder how much is left in the tank. Last year he hit .249-21-57 for Toronto in 130 games, OPS+ 113.

From MLBTR.com:

A followup MRI on the ailing right shoulder of Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar revealed little to no changes in his shoulder from the April MRI that initially revealed a small labrum tear, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday afternoon (Twitter links via James Wagner of the New York Times and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Andujar, according to Boone, has been encouraged to discuss the situation with his family and will spend the next day or so mulling his options. Season-ending surgery is still on the table, it seems.

The update from Boone comes just a day after Andujar was placed back on the 10-day injured list following a brief return to the active roster. Andujar missed the entire month of April and a few games early in May before returning on May 4 to go 3-for-34 (all singles) with one walk and nine strikeouts. While both Andujar and the team had hoped that the small nature of the tear would allow him to play through the injury, that poor showing has cast further doubt on his ability to do so.

AAA: SWB (18-15) lost 4-2. C Kyle Higashioka 2-run HR.

AA: Trenton (21-13) lost 6-4. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.  DH Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, 3 RBI, but an error that cost the Thunder 3 unearned runs. Starter Albert Abreu 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.

High A:  Tampa (17-20) lost 5-3. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. Janson Junk 3 scoreless relief IP.

Low A: Charleston scored a run in the bottom of the 9th on a WP to win 6-5.  RF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 – run HR. 2 hits 1B Mitchell Robinson. 2 hits SS Eduardo Torrealba. WP Jefry Valdez with 3 scoreless, hitless innings of relief.


Minor League Report. AAA SWB romps, Frazier rehab at AA rained out.


AAA: SWB (15-12) won 14-3. C Kyle Higashioka 3 hits, 2 HR (one a grand slam), 7 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. SWB pitchers combined to strike out 18.

AA: Trenton (and Clint Frazier on rehab) rained out.

High A: Tampa (14-16) won 2-1 in a game called in the sixth inning. SS Diego Castillo 2 of Tampa’s 3 hits.

Junk (W, 2-0, 3.24) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (16-14) won 4-3. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. DH Canaan Smith 3 hits.  1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI.