Here is a list of free agents. We will see who, if anyone, the Yankees bring back. Corey Kluber (doubtful. 36 in April, missed 1/2 of 2021) Andrew Heaney (definitely not) Anthony Rizzo (maybe) Joely Rodriguez Brett Gardner (at 38, could retire) Darren O’Day (39, could retire) Ryan LaMarre Brody Koerner Adam Warren The best shot of anyone returning seems to be Rizzo, and that is a question mark. These players were placed on waivers and claimed by another team. Greg Allen by Pittsburgh. Tim Locastro by Boston. Andrew Velazquez by the Angels. I don’t understand the love and weeping over Velazquez. He was a nice story. Hometown lad, nice glove. But in 68 plate appearances struck out 23x and drew only 1 walk. Hit .224. A .184 career hitter in the majors with an OPS+ of 43 (100 is average). Besides, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza are their top two prospects, both a year or two away, and both are SS. Not only that, the Yanks will probably make a big splash on the free agent market (Corey Seager?) for a SS. Lastly, Rob Brantly was outrighted off the roster right to the SWB roster. UPDATE: He refused the assignment and became a free agent.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Offseason Moves, Players
Tagged Allen, Brantly, Gardner, Heaney, Kluber, Koerner, LaMarre, Locastro, Peraza, Rizzo, Rodriguez, Velazquez, Volpe, Warren
The Yankees are thisclose to a playoff berth after beating Toronto 6-2 Thursday night. That, coupled with Boston losing to lowly Baltimore again, gave the Yanks a little cushion in the wild card standings. WILD CARD STANDINGS YANKEES 91-68 — Top wild card as of now, game would be at home. Boston AND Seattle 89-70 -2 (if tied, Game 163 in Boston) Toronto 88-71 -3; 1 game behind Boston and Seattle. Hey, as Blondie sang, Dreaming is Free. We can dream the Yankees get the top seed, and that there is a tie for the other wild card game and that that game wears out whoever the Yanks have to play. Nothing wrong with dreaming, right? The AL has their division winners. The wild cards are unknown. The winner of the wild card game takes on Tampa Bay in an ALDS. The other ALDS is Chicago vs. Houston. The NL has the Cardinals taking on either the Giants or the Dodgers in the wild card game, winner faces Giants or Dodgers. Atlanta faces Milwaukee in the other NLDS. I ain’t going into wild card tie scenarios, especially if the AL comes down to three or four-way ties. Just win, Yanks. The Yanks hit five home runs in their 6-2 win. Aaron Judge got the Yanks on the board right away in the first inning with a 455 ft. HR, his 38th of the season. 1-0 Yanks, and Judge wasn’t finished. Thorn-in-the-Yankees-side Bo Bichette started a Blue Jays rally and scored in the second inning to tie the game. Judge made a diving catch for the third out to save another run. Toronto went up 2-1 in the fifth, when Vlad Guerrero’s RBI double just missed being a 2-run HR. In the top of the sixth, the Yanks dropped the hammer. With one out, Anthony Rizzo and Judge homered back-to-back to put the Yanks up 3-2. For Rizzo, HR #21 (Cubs/NYY) and #250 of his career. For Judge, #39, this one a 441 ft. HR. Giancarlo Stanton then walked, and Gleyber Torres joined the HR party with #9, a 425-ft. blast, to give the Yanks a 5-2 cushion. Brett Gardner made it 6-2 in the top of the ninth with his 10th HR of the season. Before the game, Luke Voit to the IL, Albert Abreu brought up. X-Rays on Joey Gallo were negative and he entered the game late as a defensive replacement. D.J. LeMahieu had to leave the game with a hip injury. Rizzo solo HR (21; Cubs/NYY) #250 of his career Judge 2 solo HR; 2 RBI (39) and a fine diving catch to save a run Torres 2-run HR (9) Gardner solo HR (10) Kluber 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.83 King (W, 2-4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.14 Severino (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 Green (H, 18) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.16 Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.42 King and Severino could really be weapons out of the bullpen.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Players, Postseason, Regular Season
Tagged Abreu, Bichette, Chapman, Gallo, Gardner, Green, Guerrero, Judge, King, Kluber, LeMahieu, Rizzo, Severino, Torres, Voit
Giancarlo Stanton hit another HR as he just destroyed Boston this weekend, and the Yankees were able to complete a sweep of Boston with a 6-3 win Sunday night. The win (the Yanks’ sixth straight) moved the Yankees into the top spot in the wild card race. Wild Card Standings: YANKEES 89-67 — top wild card spot for now Boston 88-68 -1 behind Yanks; 2nd wild card for now. Toronto 87-65 -2 behind Yanks, 1 behind Boston Seattle 86-70 -3 behind Yanks, 2 behind Boston Oakland 85-71 -4 behind Yanks, 3 behind Boston It was a crazy game. Boston broke through on Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery in the bottom of the fourth with a single, SB, single and SF to go up 1-0. The Yanks got two in the top of the fifth. Gleyber Torres led off the inning with a walk, then Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner each singled to load the bases with no one out. Gio Urshela hit into a DP, Torres scoring to tie the game. D.J. LeMahieu then singled in Sanchez. 2-1 Yankees. Then, in the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth, things got crazy. First to the bottom of the seventh, where Boston scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. Jose Iglesias led off with a single for Boston, and Alex Verdugo reached on a bunt single. A WP by Yankees’ reliever Joely Rodriguez moved the runners up. A SF tied the game. Chad Green came in for Rodriguez and got a strikeout. Kyle Schwarber PH. He was given new life when LeMahieu dropped a popup. Schwarber then flied to Joey Gallo, who dropped the ball. Gallo got Schwarber out at second, but not before Verdugo scored to give Boston the lead. Devastating. But the Yanks came back with four in the top of the eighth, and they got some breaks in doing so. Gio Urshela led off the inning with a walk. Tyler Wade PR for Urshela and was caught stealing (the first of two times Wade would be caught last night). LeMahieu walked. Anthony Rizzo ripped a double. In came ex-Yankee Adam Ottavino to pitch for Boston. Aaron Judge popped one up that Boston 1B Bobby Dalbec couldn’t quite reach. New life. Then it appeared a foul tip had Judge struck out. But Boston catcher Christian Vazquez dropped the ball. Replays showed it appeared he dropped the ball on the transition to throwing it back to the pitcher, meaning Judge should have been out, but that wasn’t the ruling. Another break for Judge and the Yankees, and this time Judge made the most of it, doubling in both LeMahieu and Rizzo to give the Yanks a 4-3 lead. In his slide into second, Judge dislocated a finger, and he popped it back into place. Giancarlo Stanton then killed Boston with another HR to give the Yanks insurance and a 6-3 lead. The HR was Stanton’s 34th of the season and capped a 3 HR, 10 RBI weekend for Stanton in Fenway. LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI Judge 2 RBI Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (34) Montgomery 5 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.49 Holmes (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.82 (Pit/NYY) Was absolutely filthy. Rodriguez (BS, 2) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP. 4.78 (Tex/NYY) Green (W, 10-7) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.24 Chapman (S, 30) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.48 The Yanks are off Monday. The rotation in Toronto for the big three-game series there Tues-Thursday will be Taillon (activate of IL, no move yet), Cole and Kluber.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Players, Postseason, Regular Season
Tagged Chapman, Cole, Gallo, Green, Holmes, Judge, Kluber, LeMahieu, Montgomery, Rodriguez, Stanton, Taillon
Catchers Kyle Higashioka (who started the game) and Gary Sanchez (who finished it) led a Yankees’ comeback from a 3-0 deficit as the Yankees completed a three game sweep of Texas with a 7-3 win Wednesday night. The win, combined with Toronto’s loss to Tampa Bay, put the Yanks back as the second wild card by 1/2 game. There are 9 games left for the Yankees, and it won’t be easy. 3 at Boston, 3 at Toronto and 3 at home against Tampa Bay (who will win the division). Wild Card Standings. Boston 88-65 top wild card for now YANKEES 86-67 -2 from Boston; second wild card for now Toronto 85-67 – 2 1/2 from Boston; 1/2 game behind the Yankees Seattle 83-69 -4 1/2 from Boston, -2 1/2 from Yankees Oakland 82-70 -5 1/2 from Boston, – 3 1/2 from Yankees Before the game, the Yanks activated Domingo German off the IL and send down Estevan Florial. Texas pecked away at Yankees’ starter Corey Kluber, scoring single runs in the second, fourth, and fifth. Their run in the fourth scored on a bloop two-out popup that fell into no-man’s land. One concern the Yanks have is the defense. By switching Gleyber Torres back to second, D.J. LeMahieu and Gio Urshela aren’t at their natural, best positions, while Torres is. D.J. is best at second but is at third, Urshela best at third, but now at SS (and he’s made a few nice plays there). Also, Luke Voit started last night’s game at first base because Texas started a lefty pitcher. Anthony Rizzo, who came in for defense late in the game, is the better defender. The Yanks started their comeback in the bottom of the fifth. Torres led off with a walk, and Urshela singled him to second. Higashioka doubled in both runners. Earlier in the game, Higashioka was robbed of a two-run double. Texas CF D.J. Peters couldn’t get to this one, however. After an out, LeMahieu flied to right, but Higashioka was gunned down at the plate trying to score. After five innings, 3-2 Texas. The Yanks got a gift run to tie the game in the sixth. With one out, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Gallo all walked. After another out, a wild pitch allowed the Yanks to tie the game. The Yanks broke through with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game away. With two out, Gallo hit a pop-fly double that found no-man’s land. Torres doubled in Gallo with what proved to be the game-winning run. Urshela singled, and on the play, a throwing error enabled Torres to score. 5-3, Yanks. Sanchez capped everything off with a 2-run HR (23) and the Yanks were up 7-3, which ended up the final score. Torres GW hit, RBI Urshela 2 hits Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI Sanchez 2-run HR (23) Kluber 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.82 Peralta 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.69 (SF/NYY) Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.92 (Pit/NYY) Green (W, 9-7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.35 Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.44 Great job by bullpen. 4 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Players, Postseason, Regular Season
Tagged Chapman, Florial, German, Green, Higashioka, Holmes, Kluber, Peralta, Sanchez, Torres, Urshela
Boston 84-65 1st WC Slot.
NYY 83-65 – 1/2, 2nd WC Slot Tor 82-65 – 1 from Bos, – 1/2 from NYY Oak 80-67 -3 from Bos, – 2 1/2 from NYY Sea 79-68 – 4 from Bos, – 3 1/2 from NYY From mlb.com
Scenario: Three-team tie for two Wild Card spots. If the Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox were all tied, with no other non-division winners in the AL ahead of them, the three teams would choose/receive A, B and C designations. Club A would host Club B. The winner of that game would be one Wild Card club, while the loser would then play Club C on the road to determine the other. The winners of the two games would face each other in the Wild Card Game. The three designations are decided by head-to-head records. The Red Sox went 10-9 against the Blue Jays and, as of this writing, are 10-6 against the Yankees, so they would have the first pick of designation. The Blue Jays are also 10-6 against the Yanks, as of this writing, so they would pick second. The Yankees would get whichever designation is left over. The first selection comes down to a choice of playing up to two games (Club A) or taking your chances as the home team in a single elimination game (Club C). Ok, figured I’d give an update on the standings and the 3-way scenario first. The Yanks beat the Cleveland (Indians now, next year the [ugh] Guardians) 8-0 last night, hitting 5 HR. Corey Kluber, Michael King and Lucas Luetge combined for the shutout. Lots of scoreboard watching this time of year. One way to avoid it, of course, is to take care of business earlier, so as to have a nice lead right now where it isn’t necessary, as Tampa Bay has done. But it is what it is. As for now, the Yanks just have to keep winning. Joey Gallo got the scoring started with a HR (36) in the bottom of the second to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. He was not finished. Aaron Judge hit one out in the bottom of the fourth to make it 2-0. HR #35 for Judge. It stayed that way for a while. The Yanks broke open a tight ballgame by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Gallo led off the inning with a single because 1B Bobby Bradley slipped. Gleyber Torres walked, and Gio Urshela singled in a run. After a pitching change, Brett Gardner hit a 3-run HR (9) to make it 6-0. In the bottom of the eighth, Giancarlo Stanton and the red-hot Gallo hit back-to-back HR to make it 8-0. For Stanton, #29, and for Gallo #37 (combined Tex/NYY). Judge 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (35) Stanton solo HR (29) Gallo 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR (37, Tex/NYY) Urshela 2 hits, RBI Gardner 3-run HR (9) Kluber (W, 5-3) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 3.68 King (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.36 Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.79 Before the game, Clarke Schmidt was brought back up and Sal Romano was placed on the IL. Luis Severino and Domingo German are close to returning. Both would be bullpen options to close out the season.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Players, Postseason, Regular Season
Tagged Gallo, Gardner, German, Judge, King, Kluber, Luetge, Severino, Stanton, Urshela
The Yankees got a much needed win last night on the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, edging the Mets 8-7 to snap a 7-game losing streak. Since Toronto swept a doubleheader from the awful Orioles, the Yanks and Toronto are in a dead-heat tie for the final wild card spot with 20 games to go. So you can see how much the win was needed. Boston 81-63 holds top wild card spot for now. Yanks and Toronto tied at 79-63, one game behind Boston Seattle and Oakland tied at 77-65, three games back of Boston and two behind the Yanks and Toronto. Of course, the win didn’t come easy, even though it briefly appeared as if it would. The Yanks got five runs in the top of the second, on three home runs. Gleyber Torres led off the inning with a single, and one out later, Kyle Higashioka homered (10) to put the Yanks up 2-0. After another out, D.J. LeMahieu singled. Brett Gardner hit a 2-run HR (8) and Aaron Judge followed him (31) as Gardner and Judge went back-to-back. 5-0 Yankees. But the Yanks bats then went silent for a long time, and their pitchers couldn’t hold the lead. Corey Kluber gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the second inning, and a solo HR to Javier Baez in the bottom of the third, and it was 5-4 Yankees. James McCann hit a 2-run HR in the sixth off of Chad Green, and the Mets were up 6-5. They added another run in the seventh off of Clay Holmes and going into the eighth, had a 7-5 lead. Gardner led off the top of the eighth with a single, and Judge followed with his second HR of the game (32) to tie the score at 7. Giancarlo Stanton then singled and was PR for by Andrew Velazquez. One out later, Gleyber Torres singled Velazquez to second. Luke Voit PH for Holmes, and grounded into a force out. In trying to get Voit for the inning-ending DP, 2B Baez made a throwing error that enabled Velazquez to score what turned out to be the winning run. 8-7 Yankees. Gardner 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (8) Judge 2 hits, 2 HR (32), 3 RBI Stanton 2 hits Torres 2 hits Higashioka 2-run HR (10) Kluber 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.02 Luetge 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.84 Green (BS, 5) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.21 Holmes (W, 7-3) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.14 (Pit/NYY) Abreu (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 4.24 Chapman (S, 26) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.78 Tonight’s game is the ESPN Sunday night game. Given the Yanks’ injury situation on the pitching staff, and how much each reliever has been used recently (the Yanks used six pitchers last night), don’t be surprised if #5 prospect Clarke Schmidt comes up from AAA to make the start. As of now, no starter has been named. Jonathan Davis, recently DFA’d, cleared waivers and was outrighted to SWB.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Abreu, Chapman, Davis, Gardner, Green, Higashioka, Holmes, Judge, Kluber, Luetge, Stanton, Torres
Gary Sanchez hit 2 HR and drove in 6 runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Yankees (78-58) lost to Baltimore 8-7 on Sunday. Before the game, some really bad news. Jonathan Loaisiga goes on the IL with a strained right rotator cuff. Those are serious injuries. So a bullpen that already has lost Zack Britton, who had an ineffective season because of bone chips in his elbow, and that currently has a struggling Aroldis Chapman, now probably loses Loaisiga for the season. For now, he is just on the 10-day IL, but rotator cuffs are serious. The loss places more emphasis on the four game series against Toronto beginning today. If Toronto wins three of four, or sweeps the Yankees, they put themselves right back in the wild card mix and then the wild card becomes a crapshoot. Forget the division. Tampa Bay, with a 7 1/2 game lead over the Yankees, has that wrapped up. But here is how the wild card standings look: NYY 78-58 — Bos 79-60 – 1/2 would be second WC, sudden death game in NY Sea 75-62 -3 1/2 from NYY, -3 from Bos Tor 73-62 -4 1/2 from NYY, -4 from Bos Oak 74-63 -4 1/2 from NYY, -4 from Bos. You can see what could happen should the Yanks not hold serve over these next four games. It could turn into a five-team shootout for two places. Now for yesterday’s game. Ugh. I’m sure the NY and national media is going to have a lot to say. The Yanks cannot and should not lose two of three to the last-place Orioles. They shouldn’t be only 9-7 against them this year. But they are. And it is a big reason why the Yanks are in the predicament that they are in. Some players, when acquired or signed, just don’t work out. We can think of a few, and here are just pitchers: Carl Pavano, Sonny Gray, Ed Whitson, Jeff Weaver. You can add Andrew Heaney to that list. “He’s going to have to [turn things around],” manager Aaron Boone said of Heaney, who now owns a 7.62 ERA in seven games as a Yankee. “He’s going to have to step up.” The Yanks fell behind 1-0 in the second inning when Yankees’ starter Corey Kluber gave up a HR. With one out in the bottom of the second, Luke Voit walked, Gleyber Torres singled, and Rougned Odor was HBP, loading up the bases. Gary Sanchez hit a grand slam (19) and the Yanks were up 4-1. The Orioles got a run in the fourth, to make it 4-2, and in so doing, knocked Kluber from the game. The Yanks went up 5-2 in the fifth. D.J. LeMahieu and Joey Gallo both walked, and two outs later, Anthony Rizzo singled in a run. Baltimore scored twice in the top of the sixth to cut it to 5-4. With two out, a single on a ball Gleyber Torres was slow making a play on, and should have made a play on. It would help cost the Yanks the game. Cedric Mullins followed with a 2-run HR off of Albert Abreu, who was brought up when Loaisiga was put on the IL. “It’s a ground ball to short, we gotta make that play,” said Boone. Torres singled to lead off the bottom of the sixth, and one out later, Sanchez hit a 2-run HR (20) to make it 7-4. Heaney came in for the top of the seventh. He only got one out, and gave up 4 runs as Baltimore went ahead 8-7 and hung on to win by that score. Some people on various blogs criticized Aaron Boone for leaving Heaney in too long, but this wasn’t on Boone. Boone was ejected earlier in the game. Luis Gil will be brought up sometime to make a start and give the rest of the rotation an extra day. With 20 games in 20 days, they can use it. If I were the Yanks, I’d keep Gil up and then use him out of the bullpen, especially with Loaisiga out and Heaney being ineffective. Unfortunately, the Heaney pickup hasn’t worked out at all. LeMahieu 2 hits Torres 2 hits, but one huge fielding miscue (even referred to by Boone in the postgame interviews) Sanchez 2 hits, both HR, 6 RBI. A grand slam and a 2-run HR (20) Joey Gallo, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combined to go 0 for 12 with 6 strikeouts. Ouch. Very frustrating. Kluber 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 H, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 3.69 Rodriguez 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.97 (TEX/NYY) Abreu (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.45 Heaney (L, 8-9; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 5.81 (LAA/NYY) Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.02 (SF/NYY) Green 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.04
Posted in In-Season Moves, Managers and Coaches, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Abreu, Boone, Gil, Green, Heaney, Kluber, LeMahieu, Loaisiga, Peralta, Rizzo, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Torres
The Yanks got edged by the Angels last night, 8-7, and it was their third straight loss. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay has won 8 in a row, and the Yankees are now 7 back with 31 to go. You never give up, but it looks increasingly likely that the Yanks will have to concentrate on getting the home field for the wild card game. They are two up on Boston for the top wild card spot. Oakland is 2 behind Boston for the second wild card spot, Seattle and Toronto both 4 1/2 behind Boston. The Yanks struck first last night, getting two runs in the top of the first inning. Back-to-back doubles by D.J. LeMahieu and Anthony Rizzo plated one run. Aaron Judge singled Rizzo to third, and Rizzo scored when Giancarlo Stanton GIDP. I was a bit concerned about Corey Kluber coming off the IL to start this game for the Yankees. In his rehab starts, I don’t believe he pitched over 3 2/3 innings, and while he may have felt fine, the results didn’t look good. I know he is working on things, seeing if physically fine, and the results don’t matter as much, but there were a few things I didn’t like. Kluber surprised me with three great innings last night then …. he ran out of gas in the fourth. After a strikeout, three straight singles plated a run. An out that moved the runners up to second and third. A walk to load the bases. Then, a grand slam. Angels up 5-2. The grand slam came on the first pitch after a mound visit. That doesn’t make the pitching coach look good. The Yanks tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth. The top four hitters in the lineup did all the damage for the Yanks last night. The inning started at the bottom, when Brett Gardner drew a one-out walk. He went to second on a balk, and after an out, LeMahieu singled to make it 5-3. Rizzo singled and both runners took an extra base on an error on the play. Men on second and third. A Judge single made it 5-4, Rizzo holding up at third. Stanton’s single tied the game. In the bottom of the sixth, the Angels’ amazing Shohei Ohtani homered to put the Angels up 6-5. The homer, off ex-teammate Andrew Heaney, was Ohtani’s 42nd of the season, leading the majors. He is also 8-1 with an ERA of 3.00 as a pitcher. What a talent. The Angels got another run off of Heaney in the bottom of the sixth to go up 7-5. In the top of the seventh, Rizzo led off with a walk, and one out later, Stanton hit a 2-run HR (25) to tie the game. The Angels scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Wandy Peralta started the inning and gave up a single. Clay Holmes relieved Peralta, and got two groundouts, each moving the runner up. A single brought in what turned out to be the winning run, batter (ex-Met Juan Lagares) out trying to stretch it into a double. LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI Rizzo 2 hits, RBI Judge 2 hits, RBI Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR (25) Kluber 4 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up grand slam. 3.61 Heaney 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.53 (Combined LAA/NYY ERA) Peralta (L, 4-3) 1+ IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.76 Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.22 (Combined Pit/NYY)
Corey Kluber is being reactivated off his rehab. He’ll start for the Yanks in Anaheim Monday night.
AAA: SWB (58-37) shut out Lehigh Valley, 6-0. They took a no-hitter into the seventh. Starter Matt Krook 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 6 K. LF Greg Allen 3-run HR, 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR. AA: Somerset (58-40) won 7-3. Starter Luis Medina (#8 prospect) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 12 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) solo HR. C Josh Breaux (#18 prospect) 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits, High A: Hudson Valley (61-37) lost 11-4. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits. 2B Luis Santos 3-run HR. Low A: Tampa (65-31) won 9-4. Starter Nicio Rodriguez 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. SS Trey Sweeney (#7 prospect, #1 draft pick this year) 3-run HR. C Antonio Gomez (#25 prospect) 2-run HR. 1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR. EVERY Yankees’ farm club (of the top four levels) is in first place.
Standings SWB 1st in division by 2 games Somerset 1st in division by 2 games Hudson Valley 1st in division by 10 1/2 games Tampa 1st in division by 6 games.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Allen, Alvarez, Breaux, Brito, Cabrera, Chaparro, Garcia, Gasper, Gilliam, Gomez, Holder, Kluber, Krook, Medina, Rodriguez, Santos, Sweeney, Wagner
It looks like P Corey Kluber will have another rehab outing with AA Somerset. OF Jonathan Davis, brought up 8-23 from SWB, was sent back yesterday. AAA: SWB (57-37) crushed Lehigh Valley, 10-3. P Clarke Schmidt (#5 prospect) rehab: 3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K, 1 HBP. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. DH Socrates Brito 2 hits. 1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI. AA: Somerset (57-40) lost 5-3. P Ken Waldichuk (#9 prospect) no decision, 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. C Josh Breaux (#18 prospect) solo HR. CF Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI. High A: Hudson Valley (61-36) won 4-0. LF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. Low A: Tampa (64-31) lost both games of a doubleheader. Game 1: Lost 13-6. SS Trey Sweeney (#7 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. CF Jasson Dominguez (#2 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 3B Ben Cowles 2 RBI. Game 2: Lost 6-4. Sweeney DH’d. 2 hits. 3B Tyler Hardman 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 2B Cooper Bowman (#30 prospect) 2 hits, RBI.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Alvarez, Beltre, Bowman, Breaux, Brito, Cowles, Davis, Dominguez, Hardman, Holder, Kluber, Sanford, Schmidt, Sweeney, Waldichuk