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S.T. Game 4. Yanks win game 4-1, but find out Seve done for year, needs TJ surgery.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (1-2-1) won their first spring training game on Tuesday, but suffered a much greater loss.

Luis Severino, who missed almost all of 2019 with shoulder issues (save for three games at the end of the season and two postseason starts), will need Tommy John surgery. This will force him to miss all of 2020 and a good portion of 2021.

For 2017 and 2018, Seve averaged 16-7, 3.18. Now just about nothing last year and now nothing at all this year.

We’ll get to how that affects the rotation in a bit.

As for the game today, the Yanks won 4-1 over Toronto.

The bats still haven’t come alive, as the Yanks struck out 17x. The pitchers did strike out 13. The hitters are behind the pitchers right now.

DH Chris Iannetta had two hits, one a double, and scored a run. OF Rosell Herrera had 2 RBI.

Aaron Judge is expected to be ready to go in the middle of next week (Shoulder).

Pitching line:

Tropeano 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Cessa (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Avilan (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40
Lyons (H, 1 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Kriske (W, 1-0; BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.50    Gave up solo HR.
Acevedo (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K  0.00
Keller (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K  0.00
Alvarez (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00

Tropeano (12-14, 4.51 MLB career) has an outside shot at the #5 spot in the rotation, along with others I will list.

As of now, the rotation is

Cole
Tanaka
Happ
Montgomery
Take your pick: Tropeano, Cessa, Clarke Schmidt, Mike King, Loaisiga, Deivi Garcia.

The early part of the Yanks’ schedule isn’t too bad. Good.

Hopefully when Paxton and German come back in May and June things straighten out a bit. Hopefully Paxton is OK physically and German both physically but also mentally and emotionally from that domestic abuse incident.

When they come back, barring more injuries (please, no) then

Cole
Paxton
Tanaka
Happ
Montgomery OR German

Now that isn’t too bad, even WITH the loss of Severino. Not as good, obviously, but until then,

someone from that group of Tropeano, Cessa, Clarke Schmidt, Mike King, Loaisiga, Deivi Garcia has to just hold the fort for two months.

We will see who does.

 

 

 

 

Minor League Report. Montgomery on rehab. SWB loses, but Trenton wins Game 1 of their playoff series.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 1 of their best-of-5 playoff series, 9-3. C Erik Kratz solo HR. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, solo HR. LF Brandon Wagner 2 hits. Brian Keller the loss.

AA: Trenton won Game 1 of their best-of-five series to Reading, 4-3, scoring once in the sixth and three times in the eighth to overcome a 3-0 deficit. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 RBI.

Jordan Montgomery 3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Clarke Schmidt (Winner) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-59) won 11-1. C Erik Kratz 3 hits, 2 RBI (solo HR). 1B Eric McBroom (.321) 2 hits, RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 3 RBI. DH Zach Zehner 2 RBI.

Starting pitcher Brian Keller (W, 1-1, 6.62 AAA only) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Combined minor league numbers, 2019: 11 starts, 4-2, 3.36

AA: Trenton (68-57) lost 1-0. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits.  Trenton pitchers struck out 15.

Stephan 4 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K.  5.24
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.97
Weissert (L, 1-1, 1.47) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 2 K   3.86

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston off.

The Major League Yankees were off yesterday, they face Oakland late tonight in Oakland. Tampa Bay lost last night, so the Yankees’ lead is now 10 games, and the magic # for clinching the division outright (barring tiebreakers) is now 27.

Minor League Report. Sanchez rehab; dominating Nelson.

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AAA: SWB (64-52) lost 7-4. Gary Sanchez on rehab 0 for 2, walked, scored a run. He should have Friday off and rejoin the Yankees on Saturday. SWB only got 2 hits in the game. SS Thairo Estrada a 3-run HR, and 2B Wendell Rijo a solo HR.

Starter Brian Keller a ND; 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.57

AA:  Trenton (61-54) won both games they played.

Completion of game suspended Aug. 7: Won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-Run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

Regular game: Won 4-0. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI.
Starter Nick Nelson (W, 7-2, 2.35) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K.

High A:   Tampa (52-61) lost 5-4. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Starter Trevor Stephan ND, 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.01

Low A: Charleston (59-57) won 3-1 despite getting just 3 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman a 2-run HR, 3 RBI.

Starter Rony Contreras (W, 8-5, 3.77) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report. Trenton’s Keller throws 7-inning no-hitter.

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AAA: SWB (62-48) lost 5-3. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (58-51) split a DH.

Regularly Scheduled Game: Brian Keller throws a 7-inning no-hitter. Only one walk kept it from being perfect. Trenton wins, 2-0. (DHs are 7 inning games in the minors).

CF Matt Lipka 2 for 2.

Keller (3-1, 2.32) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K.

Makeup of 5/30: Lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa had both games of a DH rained out. One game is scheduled for an 8/23 makeup date, the other 8/25.

Low A:   Charleston (54-56) scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 2-1. SS Oswald Peraza GW RBI single. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits (.322). 1B Eric Wagaman 3 hits, RBI.

Rony Contreras 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K.     4.00
Hardy (W, 1-0, 3.86) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.

With Aaron Judge not pulling a ball for a HR this year, and with the struggles James Paxton has had, you wonder if the injuries that put them on the IL are still affecting them. That can go for other players as well, and is a concern regarding guys on the IL or even those not on the IL but day-to-day as far as how they will be when they come back (Stanton, Severino, Betances, Voit, Gardner, LeMahieu)…    just a thought.

The Yanks were off yesterday, but Tampa Bay beat Boston, so the Yanks (68-39) are 7 up on Tampa Bay (9 in the loss column) and 10 1/2 up on Boston (12 in the loss column). They have a 4-game series against Boston this weekend, with a day/night separate admission DH on Saturday.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-43) won 8-2. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI (.309). CF/LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom (.313-18-42) solo HR. RF Zach Zehner 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR.

Koerner (W, 4-1, 3.69) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Acevedo (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.56
Feyereisen (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  2.54

AA: Trenton (54-45) won 6-3. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2-run HR. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR.

Keller (W, 2-1, 2.78) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Lane (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.95
Kriske (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.59

High A: Tampa (44-57) lost 7-3. They only got five hits and made three errors.

Low A: Charleston (50-53) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith (.313) 2 hits, RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

 

Minor League Report. AAA & AA waste good efforts by starters.

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AAA: SWB (56-42) blew a 6-0 lead they took into the ninth. They gave up six in the top of the ninth (on four HR) and two more in the top of the tenth to lose 8-6. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, solo HR. DH Zach Zehner 4 RBI, grand slam. CF Terrance Gore (recently acquired) 2 hits. The relief meltdown ruined a nice outing by starter Brody Koerner. Ugly loss.

Koerner 7 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  3.75
Dan Jennings 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K.  67.50. Gave up 3 HR. 1st game for SWB.
Feyereisen (L, 7-1, 2.66; BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (50-44) lost 2-0, getting just one hit in the loss.

Keller (L, 1-1, 2.43) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.93

High A: Tampa (42-54) won 5-4 in a game called after five innings. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2-run HR. C Donny Sands 2 RBI.

Low A:

Charleston lost the completion of Thursday’s suspended game, 3-2. Starter Rony Contreras 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.33.

Charleston (49-50) won the regularly scheduled game, 5-1. LF Canaan Smith (.301) 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI. Charlie Ruegger 5 1/3 scoreless relief IP for the win.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (53-39) lost 6-2. Just 2 runs despite getting 14 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 3 hits. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits (.316). C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, both doubles. Everyone in the lineup got a hit, but apparently no key ones.

Adams, No-decison. 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.88
Losing pitcher Stephen Tarpley 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, He made two errors.

AA: Trenton (48-40) 8-3 winners over Reading. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, both HR, 3 RBI. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Brian Keller (W, 1-0, 2.78) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.

High A: Tampa (40-51) won 6-4. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera solo HR. DH Mickey Gasper 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits. LF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, RBI.

Jio Orozco (W, 3-2, 3.29) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 11 K.  Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (47-45) was rained out. Makeup today.

Standings:

SWB 53-39, 1st place by 5 games in International League North.

AA and lower have split seasons.

Trenton is 10-13 in the 2nd half, tied for fourth in the Eastern League East division, 4 1/2 back. Trenton did win the first half title with a 38-27 record, so they are guaranteed a playoff spot already.

Tampa is 12-13, 3rd place in the Florida State League North, 4 1/2 out. They were 28-38 in the first half, 5th place, 13 1/2 out.

Charleston is 10-12, 5th place, 1 1/2 games out in the South Atlantic League South Division. They were 37-33, 3rd place, just 1/2 game out in the first half.

 

Minor League Report.

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Hopefully the minor league recaps won’t take me as long as the recap of that Yankees/Red Sox game!

AAA: SWB (46-34) lost to Lehigh Valley 12-3. DH Mike Ford (.321-19-49) 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (44-32) won 5-2. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, solo HR. C Kellin Deglan 3-run HR. Trenton pitchers combined for 17 K.

Keller 5 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K.  1.80
Lail (W, 3-1, 2.00) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Kriske (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.   1.42

High A: Tampa (33-44) lost 6-1. DH Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (42-38) won 7-4. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, 4 RBI. 2B Matt Pita 2 hits.

Standings:

AAA: SWB 1st place by 4 games in International League North.

The other leagues play split seasons.

AA: Trenton won the first half Eastern League East Division title (38-27), so they are assured a playoff spot. They are in 2nd, 6-5, 1/2 game back, in the second half.

High A: Tampa is 3rd, 5-6, 3 1/2 out in the Florida State League North. They finished the first half 28-38, 5th, 13 1/2 out.

Low A: Charleston is 3rd, 5-5, one game out in the second half. They were 37-33, 3rd, less than a percentage point out of 2nd , 1/2 game out of first, in the first half.

Minor League Report. SWB gets walkoff win in Game 1 while Trenton loses.

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AAA: Mark Payton hit a walkoff HR as SWB beat Lehigh Valley 3-2 in Game 1 of their division series. Payton had 2 RBI in the game. SS Gio Urshela 3 hits. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

Swanson 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sheffield (BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
R. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
J. Harvey (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 1 of their series, 8-0. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits. 3 hits for 3B Angel Aguilar.

Keller (L) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K
Reeves 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Harris 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.