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Minor League Report (SWB loses Game 3) and some Yankees’ observations.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 3 of the AAA International League Finals, 3-0, Thursday night and are now down 2 games to 1 in the best-of-five series.

LF Mark Payton 2 hits.

King (L) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Interesting stuff on the Yanks today. Hitting just .214 on the road since the All-Star break. Ouch. Stanton 8 for last 71 with 31 strikeouts. Joel Sherman in the NY Post saying Stanton could become another lightning rod like A-Rod was when he failed. I hope not.

They miss Judge. We can see that. Some of Boone’s decisions are being criticized right now, but he doesn’t have Judge or Chapman. The lack of OF depth, esp. since people like Gamel, Fowler, Cave, McKinney, Austin were traded (and with the injuries to Frazier and Ellsbury) hurt right now. Gardner, Stanton, Hicks all slumping.

It’s looking like Chapman may be coming back, but how late and how rusty? Same with Judge.

As far as next free agent class goes, and as much as I’d like Machado and as much as Machado may want to come to NY (moving Andujar where? DH (Stanton to LF?) 1B? LF?) I am thinking more and more that getting Bryce Harper may be the better fit. Here is why.

Gardner. Yanks can pick up his option at $12.5 MM for 2019 or buy him out at $2mm. He is 35 and hitting .238. The buyout is looking likely.

So who to replace him in LF? Ellsbury isn’t reliable with the injuries, nor is Frazier after the concussion. Both could serve as backup OF.

So replace Gardner with Harper? Let’s look at lineup balance.

Righty bats: Sanchez, Voit, Torres, Andujar, Judge, Stanton.

Lefty bats (in a stadium built for lefties): Hicks (switch hitter), Didi, Bird.

So if Gardner is paid off, where does the lefty power come from? Bird has been disappointing.

Looking at that imbalance, as much as I’d like Machado, Harper could be the better fit.

Imagine this in 2019.

Hicks CF S
Judge RF R
Harper LF L
Stanton DH R
Didi SS L
Sanchez C R
Andujar 3B R
Bird/Voit 1B (platoon?) L/R
Torres 2B R

A little more balance, and we can always dream, can’t we?

 

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Minor League Report. SWB Comes Back, Slams and Eliminates LV, advances to International League Finals.

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SWB tied the game in the top of the ninth, and a grand slam highlighted a five-run tenth inning as the Railriders beat Lehigh Valley 7-2 to take their divisional series, three games to one.

SWB advances to the International League finals, where they will play Durham. Game 1 will be in SWB (Moosic, PA) on Tuesday.

With two out and Quintin Berry on second in the top of the ninth, Berry was running on the pitch, and was able to score and tie the game on an infield single by Shane Robinson.

In the tenth, Ryan McBroom’s bases-loaded groundout plated the winning run, and after an intentional walk to load the bases (LV hoping for the DP) and a strikeout, Bruce Caldwell made sure SWB would win by hitting a grand slam.

SS Rey Navarro 2 hits
PH/2B Bruce Caldwell grand slam

Michael King pitched another solid game.

King 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
R. Espinal (W) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
J. Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
 

 

Minor League Report. Minor league seasons end, King dominant again.

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AAA: SWB won 5-1 to finish 73-65. They will host LV on Wednesday in Game 1 of their division series. Michael King was once again dominant. DH Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. 2B L.J. Mazzilli 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

King (W, 4-0, 1.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Adams (H, 1) 1 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.78
Sosebee (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.59
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.36

King started the year at High A Tampa and has jumped two levels. 23, RHP, he was 11-5, 1.79 in 25 games, 24 starts, this season.

AA: Trenton (79-61) scored in the bottom of the 9th to beat Reading 2-1. 3b Angel Aguilar solo HR. The winning run scored on an error.

Abreu 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  0.00  22, RHP. AA DEBUT.
Frawley (H, 3) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.56
Harris (BS, 1; W, 1-1, 4.70) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up game-tying HR in top of the 9th.

Trenton goes to New Hampshire for Game 1 of a division series on Wednesday.

High A: Tampa finished the season Sunday at 70-67.

Low A: Charleston ended their season 64-72 with a 7-4 win today. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.90
Ramos (W, 8-2, 3.57) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.87

Minor League Report. Pitchers dominant.

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AAA: SWB (69-64) won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 9th. Zack Zehner 2 RBI. Tyler Wade 2 hits. C Gary Sanchez 0 for 4. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

King 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.   1.09  (Overall, 3 levels, 10-5, 1.80; started at Tampa)
Cessa (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.73
Adams (W, 4-5, 4.91) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.

SWB is one game out of a wild card spot, and the regular season ends on Labor Day (Monday). We’ll see what the next few days hold.

AA: It’s unknown yet if they”ll be a division champ or a wild card, but Trenton has clinched a playoff spot. On Wednesday, they won 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 doubles, RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Nick Green (W, 1-2, 3.63) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.   (2 levels, A+/AA 8-7, 3.32)
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  4.05.

No playoffs for Tampa or Charleston.

High A: Tampa (67-66) had both games of their DH rained out.

Low A: Charleston (61-70) won 6-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits.

Junk (W, 7-5, 3.77) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR
Higgins (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.75

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (66-61) beat LV 9-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Rey Navarro 2 hits.

King (W, 3-0, 1.33) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  King really coming on. Started yr. at Tampa.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  5.30
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.70

KIng, 23, RHP. 3 levels (A+/AA/AAA) in 2018: 10-5, 1.87.

AA: Trenton (70-60) won 4-2. SS Wendell Rijo 2 hits. 3b Danienger Perez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 10-8, 3.54) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.   1.23
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

HIgh A: Tampa (64-66) lost 8-3. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 RBI.

R. Garcia (L, 0-5, 4.83) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.
A. Severino 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  10.80 (1st game A+, just up from Low A).
Weissert 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k. 3.86

Low A: Charleston (59-67) scored in the bottom of the 10th to win 2-1. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits.

Mauricio 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.   4.82
Higgins 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.91
Alvarez (W, 2-2,  1.08) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.08

Minor League Report. 3 pitchers have gone through 3 levels this year. All impress on Saturday.

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AAA: SWB (65-58) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 7th to win it (minor league games, as part of DH’s, are just 7 innings). DH Luke Voit walk-off HR. LF Zack Zehner solo HR.

King (W, 2-0, 1.74) 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.

King, 23, RHP, is advancing quickly. He started the season at High-A Tampa, and has now gone through AA to make it to AAA. For the season, all three levels, he is 9-5, 1.95.

Makeup of 8/17 rainout: Won 3-1. 2B Ricky Surum 2 hits.

Rosa (W, 1-0, 1.80; AAA debut) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Kontos (cleared waivers, DFA’d back to SWB) (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.27
J. Harvey (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.69

Rosa, 23, also a RHP, also started the year for High-A Tampa, and in all three levels is 13-5, 3.83.

AA: Trenton (68-56) swept a DH.

Reg. Scheduled game: Scored two in the bottom of the ninth (extra innings) to win 5-4.  2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

Keller 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.  3.58
Lane (W, 1-1, 5.65) 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Makeup of 7/17 rainout: Won 3-2, scoring a run in the bottom of the 7th, despite getting just 2 hits in the game. Caldwell, DH, HR, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.  0.84
Sosebee (W, 4-2, 3.23) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Whitlock, 22, RHP started the year at Low-A. In three levels, he is 8-5, 1.84.

High A: Tampa (60-65) lost 9-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR but made 2 errors. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 doubles.

R. Garcia (L, 0-4, 4.66) 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Bristo 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K.  1.35
Morris 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  7.16
Zurak 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  6.35

Low A: Charleston (57-64) won 7-6. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Carlos Vidal 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits. DH Chris Hess HR, 3 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits.

Contreras 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.38
Vargas (W, 4-1, 4.06) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.
C. Espinal (S, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.35
 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (61-56) won 6-3. LF Tyler Wade solo HR. DH Mike Ford 2 doubles. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles, RBI. RF Zack Zehner HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 1-0, 1.98) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. (A+/AA/AAA 8-5, 1.99)
J. Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.57

AA: Trenton (65-53) lost 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 3 hits. Double, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 0-2, 4.63) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR (A+/AA 12-5, 3.93)
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.42
Wivinis 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A (A+): They got the top of the first in, Tampa didn’t score, then the game was suspended due to rain.

Low A: Charleston (54-62) lost 3-1. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 2-5, 3.92) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.66
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.38