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Minor League Report: Tampa comes back to win game 1 of playoffs, 8-6 in 10. Hurricane Irma disrupts FSL.

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Brian Keller got knocked out in the first inning, giving up 5 runs, but Tampa came back to win Game 1 of their playoff series (a best of 3), scoring 3 in the top of the 10th, to win 8-6 in 10 innings. Great relief job by Adonis Rosa.

2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.
3B Gosuke Katoh Solo HR.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits.
1B Tim Lynch 2-run HR in the top of the 10th.
DH Dalton Blaser 2 hits, solo HR.

Keller 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rosa 6 IP, 0 R,  4 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Frawley (Winner) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Because of Hurricane Irma, there will be NO Championship series for the Florida State League. The winners of each of the first round series will be declared co-champions. As for Tampa’s series, Game 2 will be played today. If Tampa wins, they are co-champions.

If they lose, Game 3 will IMMEDIATELY follow, and the winner of that game will be declared a co-champion.

The AAA, AA and Low A series will all begin today.  Thank goodness no hurricane to disrupt things there….

 

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (86-50) won 8-4 over Rochester. RF Tyler Austin HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 3, 2 walks. 1B Ji Man Choi 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI.  (Andujar is .323-16-81 at AA/AAA this year, and in his one MLB game was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI. So the bat is there but apparently the Yanks don’t like his defense so far. He’s only 22. But given what they’ve received from Headley and Frazier….)

For those in the Lehigh Valley and who are Iron Pigs’ fans, well they have had and have (tonight) to root for SWB. Lehigh Valley is 2 back of Rochester for a playoff spot, with just a handful of games to go. So they need help from SWB.

German (W, 7-2, 2.83) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Holder (H, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.88
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.88
Feyereisen 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.55

AA: Trenton (89-46) won 2-1. 2 hits, solo HR for DH Garrett Cooper, on rehab. He had 2 of Trenton’s 3 hits.

Carter (W, 3-1, 3.26) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Espinal (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.56
Brewer (S, 11) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.34

High A: Tampa (82-49) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 4-3. LF Alexander Palma, 3-run HR.

Keller (W, 5-3, 2.90) 6 IP, 3 r, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Foley (S, 6) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.17

Makeup of 8/28 rainout: Won 7-2. 2B Kyle Holder 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI, triple shy of cycle. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR (all three going to Arizona Fall League). DH/2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI.

Rosa (W, 3-0, 4.32) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.77

Low A: Charleston (74-60) won 2-0. DH Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. Charleston got only 3 hits. Charleston’s magic # to clinch a playoff spot is 1.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 4.40
Morris (W, 6-2, 2.63) 2 2/3 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Finally, former Villanova basketball coach Rollie Massamino died. He coached Villanova to the upset over Georgetown for the NCAA basketball title on April 1, 1985, one of the greatest games, and biggest upsets, in NCAA basketball history.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB’s game was suspended due to rain with the score tied 4-4 in the top of the fourth. It’ll be completed today.

AA: Trenton (84-43) won 8-0 on a two-hitter, with 14 K. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 RBI C Francisco Diaz. CF Rashad Crawford & 2B Nick Solak 2 hits each.

Mesa (W, 3-0, 1.11) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.75
Brewer 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W 3 K. 1.27

High A: Tampa (76-49) lost 2-1. Matt Holliday, on rehab, 1 for 3 with an RBI. Since mid-June, Holliday has been either on the DL, on rehab, or struggling (.140 only 3 HR in majors since then). His troubles, as well as Judge’s slump, and Castro’s two DL stints, have really affected the Yanks’ lineup.

2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 3B Angel Aguilar 3 hits.

Keller (L, 4-3, 2.73) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.71
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.21

Low A: Charleston rained out.

Minor League Report.

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AAA SWB & AA Trenton off. So was Low A Charleston.

High A: Tampa (74-46) won 4-2. DH Chris Gittens 2-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park & 2B Gosuke Katoh each had 2 hits and an RBI.

Keller (W, 4-2, 2.70) 6 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 0 W, 8 K.
Harris (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.18
Foley (H, 4) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.59
Lane (S, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.38

Maybe it’s true things happen in threes. First Ara Parseghian, then Dick MacPherson and now another college football coach from long ago passed away. Frank Broyles, who coached Arkansas to the 1964 national championship, passed away. After coaching, he became a color football commentator on TV and Arkansas’ athletic director.

Minor League Report. Hicks HRs on rehab, Tampa K’s 25.

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AAA: SWB (75-41) won 2-1. CF Mason Williams, RF Jake Cave (.358) & SS Cito Culver had 2 hits each. Rehabbing 1B Tyler Austin 1 for 3 with a walk and run scored. I don’t know if Cessa got hurt, or what.

Cessa 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 5 K. 3.45
Cortes 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.17
Gallegos (W, 4-1, 1.69) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Heller (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.87

AA: Trenton (76-38) lost 5-4. Rehabbing DH Aaron Hicks 2-run HR. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 doubles. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Carter 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR. 2.67
Schwaab 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.66
Coshow (L, 2-4, 3.91) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (69-46) won 2-1 in 14 innings, Tampa pitchers K’d 25. 2B Kyle Holder GW hit. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Keller 6 IP, 1 R, unearned, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K. 2.86
Pena 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 2.72.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.09
Tarpley (W, 5-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston (62-53) lost 3-0. C Ryan Lidge 2 of Charleston’s 3 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-9, 4.74) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K.
DeCarr 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.07

Minor League Report. Austin hits walk-off 2-run HR.

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AAA: SWB (70-41) won 3-1 on a walk-off 2-run HR by DH Tyler Austin in his second game of rehab. He was 1 for 4. CF Aaron Hicks, also on rehab, went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. 3B Miguel Andujar had 3 hits and an RBI. C Wilkin Castillo had 2 hits.

Cessa 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 3.55
Holder (BS, 1) 2 Ip, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 2.25
Heller (W, 4-3, 3.00) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

AA: Trenton (74-36) won 4-2. 1B Mike Ford 3 hits, solo HR. DH Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. 2B Nick Solak, 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. and LF Zack Zehner each had 2 hits.

Carter (W, 2-0, 2.19) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Cortes (H, 2) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.60
Brewer (S, 8) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.41

High A: Tampa (65-45) won 9-4. 1B Tim Lynch 3 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. SS Kyle Holder and DH Chris Gittens each had 3 hits, 2 RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits LF Trey Amburgey.

Keller (W, 3-2, 3.32) 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lane 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 4.50
Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.65

Low A: Charleston (59-51) Lost 3-2.

Rony Garcia (L, 0-2, 1.80) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.78
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.10

Minor League Report. Big game for SWB’s McKinney, Tampa’s Keller.

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With the Yankees having various young players starring right now (Judge, Sanchez, Frazier, Severino, Montgomery) it’s easy to overlook that there are others on the way, until you look and see why they haven’t made another deal yet. It’s because other teams are asking for young prospects the Yanks don’t want to give up, whether it be Torres, Frazier, Florial, Sheffield, Adams, etc. The Yanks’ top 4 farm teams all have good records.

AAA: SWB (66-39) won 15-8. LF Billy McKinney 4 hits, double, 2 triples, HR, 6 RBI. DH Ji-Man Choi 3-run HR. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, 2 RBI.  RF Jake Cave HR, 2 RBI. 3B Miguel Andjuar 2 hits, solo HR. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, RBI.

Lail 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.44
Jones 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
Gallegos (W, 3-1, 1.99) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.50

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (62-42) scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0. C Sharif Othman 2 hits, GW RBI. 2 hits CF Trey Amburgey.

Keller (W, 2-2, 3.00) 9 IP, 0 R, 2 H,  1 W, 9 K.

Low A: Charleston (57-46) won 6-1. 1B Brandon Wagner solo HR. 2 RBI each for CF Estevan Florial and C Donny Sands. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.

Nelson (W, 2-7, 4.67) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Mundell (S, 11) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 , 0 W, 5 K. 2.36.