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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (63-49) lost 11-8 to Lehigh Valley. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI (.312). DH Ryan McBroom 3 for 3 with a walk (.323). 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 3-run HR. 1B Gosuke Katoh a 3-run HR.

AA: Trenton (59-52) only gave up three hits, but two were HRs, and they lost 3-1. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI.

Rony Garcia (L, 2-11, 4.61) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Bellatti 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.25 Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (49-59) won 12-5. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI, HR. Kyle Zurak and Matt Wivinis combined for six shutout innings of relief.

Low A: Charleston (56-56) won 6-3. C Mickey Gasper 3 hits, 5 RBI, HR. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Josh Maciejewski (W, 1-1, 2.25) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 0 K.

Standings:

SWB  1ST place, International League North by 5 games.

Other leagues have split seasons

Trenton is in 4th place, 21-24, six back, in the second half of the season. They are guaranteed a playoff spot because they won the first half. Eastern League East Division.

Tampa, 21-21 in the second half, is just 1/2 game back in the Florida State League North. They finished fifth, 28-38, in the first half.

Charleston, 19-23 in the second half, is in fourth place in the South Atlantic League South. They were 37-33, third place, just a 1/2 game out, in the first half.

 

Minor League Report. Nice pitching tonight.

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AAA: SWB (63-48) beat Lehigh Valley 9-6. LF Clint Frazier 3 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (59-51) won 2-0 on a four-hitter. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits.

Nick Nelson (W, 6-2, 2.61) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Kriske (H, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.37
D. Alvarez (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (48-59) won 2-0 on a TEN-hit shutout. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits, RBI.

Otto 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.43
Stephan (W, 2-3; 4.40) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (55-56) won 2-1.   CF Brandon Lockridge solo HR.  LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, (.325). RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits.

Y. Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.15
Lehnen (W, 4-1, 2.45) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Myatt (S, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.14

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-43) won 10-6. Cameron Maybin, on rehab, 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. SS Tyler Wade (.315) 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. 1B Mike Ford replaced McBroom, 2 RBI (a 2-run HR (21)). Trey Amburgey solo HR (17). 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits,
4 RBI, grand slam.

Starter Adonis Rosa (W, 3-0, 3.78) 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.

AA: Trenton (54-47) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Reg. Sched. Game: Lost 9-8, they scored one in the top of the seventh but lost it by giving up two in the bottom half. SS Hoy Jun Park 4 for 4, 3 RBI, solo HR. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI. DH Brandon Wagner 3 for 3, RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh 4 for 4 , RBI.

Makeup of June 10 ppd: Lost 5-1. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. Katoh 2 hits.

High A: Tampa ppd. rain.

Low A: Charleston (51-53) won 4-3. Starter Rony Conteras (W, 7-5, 4.25) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.

Minor League Report. A lost day.

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AAA: SWB (55-41) lost 9-4. CF Clint Frazier solo HR. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits (319). RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 3 RBI.

AA: Trenton (50-42) lost 6-5. CF Matt Lipka 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 for 2 with 3 walks. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (40-54) lost 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits.

Starter Clarke Schmidt (L, 3-3, 3.21) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.

Low A: Charleston (48-49) lost 4-2. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 for 2 with a walk.

In other baseball news, Pumpsie Green, the first black player on the last team to integrate, the Boston Red Sox in 1959, died at the age of 85. Green played for Boston from 1959-1962 and for the 1963 NY Mets. He hit .246-13-74 in 344 games. 162 g. ave: .246-6-35, OPS+ 95. Green mostly played 2B or SS, with a little bit of 3B.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (42-29) lost 6-2. 2B Breyvic Valera 2 hits. DH Logan Morrison 3 hits, solo HR. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (40-28) won 6-4 in 11 innings. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (29-41) lost 4-3. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.  C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Shawn Semple (No dec.) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.66

Low A: Charleston (38-34) lost 6-2. 3B/SS Max Burt 2 hits.

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.  

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.