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Minor League Report. SWB takes Game 1 of International League Finals, 3-2.

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Before the game report, some news about the Governor’s Cup (the International League Finals) between SWB (the Yankees’ AAA affiliate) and Durham. All of the games in the best-of-five series have to be played at SWB because of the hurricane about to wreck havoc (if it hasn’t done so already) to the Carolinas.

So SWB will be the home team for Games 1 and 2 and the “away” team for Games 3, 4 and 5 (4 and 5 if needed).

SWB took Game 1 last night, 3-2, in a game that had its own long rain delay.

Durham got a run in the fifth, but SWB came back with three in the bottom of the fifth. Bruce Caldwell with a 2-run double, Ryan McBroom an RBI single.

Ex-Yankee Rob Refsnyder homered for Durham in the seventh.

Caldwell 2 RBI
Zack Zehner 2 hits

German 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Sheffield (W) 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR
Coshow (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Harvey (H) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Kontos (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. SWB loses, Trenton eliminated.

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AAA: SWB got 15 hits, but couldn’t finish off Lehigh Valley and lost 3-2 in 13 innings. SWB still leads the series 2 games to 1. SS Rey Navarro had 4 hits, a solo HR, and both RBI. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom had 3.

Bollinger 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Kontos (BS) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Lail (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1 and were swept out of the playoffs, losing 3 games to none in the divisional round.

Nelson (L) 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. SWB clinches wild card.

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AAA:  SWB (72-65) clinched a wild card spot when they won 3-2 Sunday while Columbus and Indianapolis both lost. SWB will conclude their season today (Monday, Labor Day) and host the first two games of the playoffs Wednesday and Thursday against Lehigh Valley. The final games will be in the Lehigh Valley Friday, then Saturday and Sunday if needed.

C Wilkin Castillo triple, 2 RBI

Rosa 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.92
Sheffield (W, 6-4, 2.56) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. Great job.
Kontos (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.85
Harvey (H, 6) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  1.66
R. Espinal (S, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   3.09

AA: Trenton will have the same playoff schedule, Wed. – Sunday, but will be away at New Hampshire for the first two, with the final three (Games 4 & 5 if nec.) at Trenton (78-61). Trenton won 3-0 on Sunday. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

This was Garcia’s AA debut. He started the year at Low A Charleston. Total 3 levels: 5-4, 2.55.. RHP, 19.

Deivi Garcia (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 7 K.  AA DEBUT
Hodson (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.60
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.86

High A: Tampa (70-67) lost 3-1. 3B Daniel Barrios 2 hits.

Morris (L, 1-3, 5.92) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Bristo 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.45
Weissert 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.76

Low A: Charleston (63-72) won 3-2.

Semple (W, 2-0, 1.50) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Vargas (S, 4 ) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.14

Minor League Report. German and Sanchez on rehab.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (67-62) lost to LV 2-1, giving up a run in the bottom of the 9th. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Swanson 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.   4.09
Sheffield (BS, 2) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.  2.66
Kontos (L, 3-2, 2.01) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (71-60) won 7-6. 1B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Brandon Wagner drew 4 walks. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 8-5, 4.00) 5 Ip, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.42
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.  5.79
Frawley (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  7.13

High A: Tampa (65-66) won 5-4 in 10 innings. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

German 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00  Rehab stint.
Kamplain 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K.  4.38
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 4 R,  3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.  6.64
Zurak (W, 3-2, 4.60) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (59-68) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. RF Carlos Vidal 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits.

Contreras 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K.  4.08
Ramos 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.70
C. Espinal (L, 0-2, 3.18) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Gary Sanchez: Rehab game for Gulf Coast League Yankees East as DH. 0 for 3, walked, scored a run. Reached on error, 2 popups.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB  (65-61) lost a DH

Completion of suspended game from 8/21: Lost 2-1. Got just 3 hits.

Cortes 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K.  3.28
Sheffield (BS, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.61
Kontos (L, 3-1, 1.66) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 7-3. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 3B Gio Urshela 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI.

R. Espinal 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.36
Feyereisen (L, 6-6, 3.45) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Tarpley 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.03
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.29

AA: Trenton (69-59) won 8-7. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, Grand Slam HR, 5 RBI. 3B Gosuke Katoh drew 4 walks.

Loaisiga 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR  4.15
Foley 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K.  3.34
Wivinis (W, 1-1, 7.15) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up HR. \

High A: Tampa (63-65) won 6-3, scoring one in the seventh and eighth and 3 in the ninth for a comeback win. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 3 hits, solo HR. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 4 for 4, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, RBI. C Chace Numata 2 hits, RBI.

Lehnen 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  5.57
Kamplain 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.  4.60
Zurak (W, 2-2, 5.54) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston off.

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. Sheffield roughed up.

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AAA: SWB (63-57) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Lost 7-3. Justus Sheffield roughed up, knocked out in the second inning. 1B Luke Voit 2 hits, RBI. RF Zack Zehner solo HR. SWB pitchers walked 12.

Sheffield (L, 5-4, 2.57) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 5 W, 2 K.
Feyereisen 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.  2.83
Espinal 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K.  3.38
J. Harvey 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.  1.72

Makeup of 8/13 rainout: Won 3-1. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits, C Wilkin Castillo.

Cortes (W, 6-5, 3.48) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (65-55) lost 6-5. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 RBI. SS Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Stephan 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.  5.37  1 HBP
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  6.57  2 HBP
Frawley (L, 1-1, 2.57) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Diehl 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.72

High A: Tampa (58-64) lost 6-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. RF Dom Thompson-Williams HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, 2B Hoy Jun Park. 2 hits 3B Angel Aguilar.

Deivi Garcia 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.  1.62
Morris (BS, 2) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  8.56  Gave up 1 HR
Weissert (L, 1-2, 5.09) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (55-63) won 4-3. 3B David Metzgar 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

Yajure 4 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.  3.04
Ramos (W, 7-2, 3.53) 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K.
C. Espinal (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.84

The Yanks DFA’d George Kontos in order to bring up Cessa for last night, then after the game sent Cessa back to AAA.

Game 118. Yanks lose to Mets 8-5. Seve struggles again. CC to DL.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks have a problem. Should they play in the wild card game, what pitcher starts?

Before last night’s game, CC Sabathia was placed on the DL, and once and now again Yankee George Kontos was brought up from the minors for the time being (until a starter, Chance Adams? is needed to fill CC’s spot). Also, Luke Voit was sent down and Ronald Torreyes brought back up.

So there is the issue with CC.

And now the issue with Luis Severino. Severino gave up a HR to the first batter of the game, and gave up another run before getting out of the first inning. 2-0 Mets before the Yanks came to bat.

Severino is still leading the majors in wins (15) but since July 1 is 2-4 with a 7.31 ERA. He is not trending as you would like heading down the stretch.

Whether it is tipping pitches or a mechanical issue, he has to be straightened out.

The Yanks tied the game in the third when Romine singled and Gardner walked. Stanton hit into a force play but and error on the play enabled Romine to score and Stanton to reach second. Hicks singled to tie the game.

But Severino gave up a two-run HR to an old Yankees’ nemesis, Jose Bautista, in the top of the fourth that put the Mets up 4-2.

The Yanks cut it to 4-3 in the fifth when Gardner doubled and Didi singled him home.

A.J. Cole was awful. He gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Todd Frazier in the sixth, and back-to-back HRs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh. 7-3 Mets.

Miguel Andujar hit a two-run HR (18) in the bottom of the eighth for the Yanks to cut it to 7-5, but Zach Britton’s struggles continued (aided by a Gleyber Torres’ error) as the Mets got an insurance run in the top of the ninth, 8-5 Mets, the final score.

The Yanks have to get CC healthy, and get Severino and Britton on track. They also need Judge and Sanchez to get healthy, and Gleyber Torres (down to .261) to get out of his slump.

Otherwise, if they make the postseason, it could not be for long.

Meanwhile, they fall to 74-44, and 10 back of Boston. They are 3 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card seed.

Hicks 2 hits, RBI
Andujar 2-run HR

Severino (L, 15-6, 3.27) 4 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. ERA as 1.98 on July 2.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.93
Cole 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  5.58 (Wash/NYY)
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.39 (SF/NYY)
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1 HBP.  4.70 (Balt./NYY)

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-55) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. LF Ryan McBroom solo HR (righty bat, 26, AA/AAA this year .308-14-50. Possible callup? But 27 walks, 112 strikeouts). CF Mark Payton 2 hits. 3B Gio Urshela solo HR.

Cortes 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 9 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.65
Kontos 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.33
Feyereisen (L, 6-5, 2.95) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (65-51) won 10-1. 2B Bruce Caldwell 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, Grand slam. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. These were the first 5 hitters in the lineup.  11-24, 8 runs scored, 3 HR, 10 RBI.

Keller (W, 9-8, 3.64) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.77
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.13

High A: Tampa (57-61) won 10-8. RF Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 4 for 4. 1B Ben Ruta 4 for 5, 4 RBI. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Nick Green (W, 7-5, 3.28) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Kamplain 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  4.75
Weissert (S, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (54-60) won 6-4. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI.

Mauricio (W, 1-1, 7.20) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Ramos (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.   3.79
C. Espinal (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R,  2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.15

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99