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Minor League Report. Relievers waste good starting pitching efforts at High and Low A.

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AAA: SWB (20-17) split a DH.

Game 1 (Reg. scheduled game): won 10-5. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 3B Brad Miller 2-run HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa (W, 1-0, 5.11 at AAA) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER (Wade made 2 errors), 10 H, 2 W, 6 K.

Game 2: (makeup of 5/12, which was supposed to be at SWB but had to be made up in Toledo) lost 5-0, getting just 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 6-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 4 RBI. (.333). DH Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI (.357). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. Matt Wivinis with the “hold”, 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K. Brooks Kriske 2 scoreless for the save.

High A: Tampa (17-23) lost 8-6. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Nice job by starter Glenn Otto, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K, but reliever Greg Weissert gave up 5 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 IP (2 HR).

Low A:   Charleston (23-18) lost 8-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, RBI (.330). DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (.304). 3B Ricky Surum 2 hits. Starter Alexander Vizcaino 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K, but reliever Bryan Blanton gave up 5 R, 4 ER, in 2 IP for the loss.  

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Minor League Report. Hicks still hitless on rehab. Tampa only gets one hit.

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AAA: SWB (17-12) got a run in the bottom of the 9th to win 5-4.  Recently signed Logan Morrison was in the lineup, going 0 for 2 with 2 walks. SS Gosuke Katoh 2 hits (.337). 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, GW single, RBI. (.301). 2 hits, 3-run HR. CF Matt Lipka (.300). Chad Green, the  “opener” gave up 2 runs in 2 1/3 IP. Stephen Tarpley 2 scoreless IP for the W.

AA: Trenton (18-10) won 10-0. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. DH Chris Gittens (.333) 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 3 hits, 2 RBI. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, 5 RBI, grand slam.  CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI.   Soon-to-be 20 yr. old Deivi Garcia, a top pitching prospect, 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.

High A: Tampa (15-18) lost 1-0 and only got one hit, that by DH Steven Sensley.  In three rehab games, CF Aaron Hicks doesn’t have a hit yet. Miguel Yajure got the tough-luck loss, 6 IP, 1 R, 2 W, 2 K.

Low A: Charleston (18-14) won 7-1. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. SS Wilkerson Garcia 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. (.310). DH Canaan Smith 2 hits, .321. Jio Orozco (3-2, 1.83) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (13-12) won 9-1. 1B Gosuke Katoh (.368) 2 hits, 3 RBI, HR.  Katoh, 24, Lefty bat hadn’t shown that kind of average or power (7 HR) before. SS Cliff Pennington 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Brad Miller solo HR. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, 3 RBI.

Chad Green, down to straighten himself out after a terrible start to the season for the Yanks, started, pitched three scoreless innings, and struck out six. If he is right again, expect a recall soon. 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.

Drew Hutchison 5 IP in relief, 7 K.

AA: Trenton (16-9) won 9-3. 2B Hoy Jun Park (.344) 4 for 4. RF Ben Ruta 4 for 4, 3 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 3 RBI. CF Rashad Crawford a 3-run HR.

High A: Tampa (12-16) lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits.

Low A: Charleston (15-13) won 7-5. SS Wilkerson Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. C Josh Breaux (.304) 2 hits, 3-run HR. 1B Eric Wagaman went 0 for 0 in the game, drawing 5 walks.

 

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. Tulo, Andujar begin rehab games.

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AAA: SWB (10-12) lost 11-2. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits. Jonathan Loaisiga gave up 6 R, in 5 IP.

AA: Trenton (15-7) won 3-1. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, both HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. Albert Abreu 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. Trevor Lane 2 scoreless innings of relief, 4 K.

High A: Troy Tulowitzki and Miguel Andujar began rehab games. Tampa (11-14) won 6-4. DH Tulo 1-3, scored 2x, 2 RBI. 2-run HR.  3B Andujar 0 for 4, made 2 fielding errors. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. Starter Clarke Schmidt 3 R, 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston (12-13) won 7-6. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 3 hits, RBI.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (10-10) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Cliff Pennington 2-run walkoff HR. 1b/2b Brad Miller 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2b/3B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits. LF Zach Zehner 3 hits, RBI. Rex Brothers 5 K in 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings.

Game 2: Lost 3-2. Miller 2 hits, RBI. Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (12-7) swept both games of a DH.

Game 1: Scored two in the bottom of the seventh (minor league games go only 7 when DH unless extra innings) to win 4-2. 1B  Chris Gittens 2-run walkoff HR. 3B Brandon Wagner solo HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

Game 2: Won 3-2. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. Domingo Acevedo (3-1, 1.46) the win with 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

High A: Tampa (9-14) lost 6-3 in 10 innings. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (10-13) lost 7-2. C Josh Breaux 2 RBI.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (9-9) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. SS Cliff Pennington 3 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. David Hale 3 R, 2 ER, 9 K in 6 1/3 IP.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (9-12) won 6-3. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley 2 hits. RF Tyler Hill solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (9-12) won 5-3. LF Canaan Smith solo HR. DH Josh Breaux  2 RBI. Pitchers Daniel Bies and Rodney Hutchison combined for 14 K.

I was off, on vacation, last Friday and all of this week because a sister and niece were in from CA to visit us in PA. Sorry to see them leave.