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Minor League Report. Sanchez on rehab.


AAA: SWB (64-51) lost 12-2. Gary Sanchez, on rehab, 1 for 3 but made an error (catcher’s interference). It must be said that Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka have done great in his absence—the Orioles lack of pitching helping a lot in that department. SWB made four errors in the game, and one was by Clint Frazier.

Maybe the IL stint will help Sanchez regain his stroke. He was 10 for his last 85 before going on the IL.

RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. DH Erik Kratz 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton’s game was suspended in the fifth inning. To be completed today, August 8.

High A: Tampa (52-60) lost 9-2. C Jason Lopez solo HR. Daniel Bies 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings, 5 K.

Low A: Charleston off.



Minor League Report. Tough rehab starts for Loaisiga, King.


Since the Yankees’ game will be delayed an hour with a rain delay….I got most of this done during the delay, waited for other games to finish.

AAA: SWB (64-49) beat Lehigh Valley 12-5. 2B Thairo Estrada 4 hits, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (.325-19-45), 39 year old C Erik Kratz 2 hits, 6 RBI, 3-run HR, DH Francisco Arcia 3 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR.

Unfortunately, NOT a good outing for starter Jonathan Loaisiga.

Loaisiga 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (59-53) lost 13-7. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI, a solo HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits.

Not a good outing for starter Michael King, either.

King (L, 0-1, 15.43) 3 IP, 10 R, 10 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (50-59) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 3-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR. DH Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Alexander Vizcaino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 4 W, 5 K.  1.50
Anderson Severino (W, 2-1, 5.94) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.

Low A: Charleston (57-56) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at two and then scored in the bottom of the tenth to win it 3-2. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for 3B Welfrin Mateo. He had the GW hit, a walkoff double.

Harold Cortijo 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.79
Tim Hardy 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.70
Keegan Curtis (W, 1-0, 0.00)  2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. Rijo gives SWB a walk-off win.


AAA: SWB (61-46) scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4. 1B Mike Ford (.305) 2 hits. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.  C Erik Kratz (.316, at age 39) 2 RBI. 3B Wendell Rijo walk-off HR.

AA: Trenton (55-49) lost 7-0, getting just three hits. James Reeves three scoreless innings of relief, six strikeouts.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (53-55) won 7-5.  LF Canaan Smith (.313) 2 hits, RBI. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits. C Ryan Lidge 2 hits.

Jhony Brito  (W, 4-3, 3.06) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (60-45) lost 8-1. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 3 hits, RBI. C Erik Kratz 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (55-48) lost 4-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam a 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (47-57) won 2-0. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

First game for Vizcaino at Tampa, was at Charleston (5-5, 4.41 there) all season.

Alexander Vizcaino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Otto (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.  2.67
Zurak (S, 8) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.91

Low A: Charleston (51-55) lost 4-0. They got just four hits, two by SS Oswald Peraza. Tough loss for starter Josh Maciejewski (can you imagine Sterling trying to pronounce that?). 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K, who had one game at Tampa, this his first game with Charleston, but most of his time was with Staten Island.


SWB 60-45 1st in International League North by 6 games.

Rest are split season leagues:

Trenton (55-48) 17-21 in 2nd half, 4th in Eastern League East. They were 38-27 in the first half and won the first half title by percentage points. They are guaranteed a playoff spot.

Tampa (47-57) 19-19, 2nd, 1 1/2 games out in 2nd half. They were 28-38, 5th, 13 1/2 out in the first half. Florida State League North.

Charleston (51-55) is 7th, last, 14-22 in the 2nd half. They were 37-33, 3rd, just 1/2 game out, in the first half of the season.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (56-41) won 7-6. 1B Mike Ford (.305-20-52) 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. C Erik Kratz 3 hits (.339, and Kratz is 39!). CF Billy Burns 2 hits. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. Jonathan Holder 2 1/3 scoreless IP for the win.

AA: Trenton (50-43) lost 9-1, getting just six hits.

High A: Tampa (41-54) scored five times in the fourth inning and won 5-4.  1B Steven Sensley 2 RBI. Tampa won despite committing four errors.

Low A: Charleston’s game was suspended in the bottom of the seventh with Charleston trailing, 3-2. It is scheduled to be completed today, Friday.

Minor League Report. Dominating pitching at AA, lower levels.


AAA: SWB (52-37) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: won 6-3. SS Thairo Estrada solo HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR. RF Zach Zehner 3-run HR. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 7-4. SS Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Wade 2 hits, RBI (.311). DH Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits (.341). Stephen Tarpley the “opener” had as much (or little, depending on how you look at it) success as he had when he was the “opener” out in London. 2 IP, gave up 4 runs, 2 HR. The bullpen (3 different pitchers) with five scoreless IP.

AA: Trenton (46-39) won 3-0 on a 3-hitter. Trenton only got 3 hits themselves.

Abreu 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. 3.82
Nelson (W, 3-2, 3.47) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (37-48) swept a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 4-1 on a 2-hitter. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure (W, 5-6, 2.13) 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 2-0 on another 2-hitter.

Stephan 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.56
Sears (W, 4-4, 4.14) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.89

Low A: Charleston (45-43) lost 5-2 despite pitching a 2-hitter. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Charleston starter Luis Gil had a no-hitter through five, but started the sixth inning off by walking the first three batters then giving up a bases-clearing double.

Trenton’s Deivi Garcia started for the AL in the Futures Game. He pitched one inning, 1-2-3, a K and two pop-ups. Looked good. Nice fast ball, good break on the curve.



Minor League Report. German on rehab, also, news on Stanton.


Before getting to the minor league report, some news on Giancarlo Stanton. Don’t expect to see him until August, what with the new injury (sprained PCL). What a wasted season for him.

AAA: SWB (46-32) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: won 6-4 but the real story here is of Domingo German’s rehab start which was only so-so, if that. He pitched 4 innings, gave up 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 Walks, 5 K. He gave up two two-run HRs in the third inning.

3B Breyvic Valera (.381) 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 4/20 postponement: Lost 1-0, got just five hits.

Espinal (L, 3-7, 4.71) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.

AA:  Trenton (43-31) lost 4-2. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits.

Whitlock (ND) 6 IP, 1 R, 9 H, 0 W, 7 K.  2.89

High A: Tampa (32-43) won 7-2. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, led off game with HR. CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI. 2b/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 2 RBI.   C Jason Lopez 3 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI. J.P. Sears 4 innings of scoreless relief pitching.

Low A: Charleston (40-38) lost 7-2. DH Matt Pita 2 RBI.