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Minor League Report. Concerns on Sheffield.

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AAA: SWB (16-18) split a DH.

Game 1: Lost 5-4. SS Tyler Wade 1 for 3, walk, 2 strikeouts, made an error. LF Clint Frazier 0 for 3 with a walk. 3B Brandon Drury 0 for 3, walk, 3 strikeouts. 1B Mike Ford HR, 2 RBI. C Erik Kratz HR, 2 RBI. DH Adam Lind 0 for 3 with a walk.

Justus Sheffield was pulled after 3 2/3 no-hit innings with shoulder tightness.

Sheffield 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.16
Gallegos 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K  13.50
O. Perez 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.38
Coshow (L, 0-2, 2.30) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Carroll 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.35

Game 2 (makeup of 5/10) Won 7-0. LF Clint Frazier 3 for 3, 2 doubles, solo HR, walk, scored 2 runs. 3B Brandon Drury grand slam. CF Shane Robinson 2 hits. SS Wade 0 for 3, walk, 2 strikeouts. DH Lind 0 for 3, strikeout.

Rogers (W, 3-3, 2.61) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. 

AA:  Trenton (20-13) lost 6-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, solo HR.

Carter (L, 0-2, 5.76) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Mesa, Jr. 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.70

High A: Tampa (19-16) won 7-1. 1B Greg Bird 1 for 2, RBI, 2 walks. DH Billy McKinney 1 for 3, 3 RBI, 2 walks. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.

Nelson 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. 5.14
Diehl (W, 1-1, 2.57) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Harris 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.19

Low A: Charleston (16-18) lost 1-0. They got only 3 hits, struck out 13x.

Whitlock (L, 2-2, 1.13) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.
DeCarr 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00

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Minor League Report.

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SWB got David Hale back and they released Cody Asche.

AAA: SWB (11-13) won 7-1. CF Tyler Wade 1 for 4, RBI. DH Kyle Higashioka 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 3B Brandon Drury 0 for 3 with a walk and reports are that he’s not ready to come up yet. 2 hits, solo HR C Erik Kratz. Clint Frazier 0 for 4, two strikeouts. Thairo Estrada (1 for 4, RBI) has been moved up here as well, Abital Avelino going down to Trenton. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits.

Camarena (W, 1-1, 4.50) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.26

AA: Trenton split a DH.

Game 1: Won 6-1. 1B Chris Gittens HR, 2 RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits, double, triple, RBI.

Sheffield 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 9 K. 2.25
Schwaab (BS, 2; W, 1-2, 2.70) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Sheffield is pitching well and could go up to AAA soon. Heck, depending on what we hear about Montgomery, could the Yanks even bring him up from AA?

Game 2: makeup of 4/30 rainout. Trenton (13-10) lost 6-4. SS Avelino (see above) 2 hits. Jackson 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Keller 4 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 4 W, 2 K. 5.40
Harris (L, 0-1, 9.00) 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. Both hits given up were HR.

High A: Tampa (15-10) won 2-1. 1B Adam Lind 0 for 3 with a walk. Seriously, did you ever think Lind would be here in High A barring injury and rehab? And where is there room for him barring an injury to Bird (again) or Austin? 3 hits LF Isiah Gilliam.

Stephan (W, 2-0, 1.57) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.
Lane (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.93

Low A: Charleston (11-14) lost 3-1. 3B Chris Hess 2 hits. DH Pablo Olivares 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits. 1B Dalton Blaser 2 hits, solo HR.

Garcia (L, 0-2, 5.32) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Cedeno 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor league report.

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AAA: SWB (9-8) won 9-0. C Erik Kratz 4 for 4, solo HR. CF Shane Robinson 2 hits, triple, RBI. DH Mike Ford, 3 hits, rbi.  RF Zach Zehner 3 RBI. 2 hits, solo HR 1B Ryan McBroom.  LF Cody Asche solo HR.

Rogers (W, 2-1, 3.00) 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 7 K. Interesting 23 yr. old LHP.
Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.48

AA:  Trenton (10-7) won 3-1. 2b Bruce Caldwell 2 RBI.

Swanson (W, 4-0, 0.87) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 11 K.
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.  0.00

High A: Tampa (9-9) won 6-4. SS Hoy Jun Park double, 3 rbi. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Rosa (W, 2-1, 4.82) 6 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 w, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Hodson (H, 1)  1/3 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.70
Frawley (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (7-10) rained out.

Minor League Report. Gleyber watch continues. Continuing to rake.

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AAA: SWB (6-3) didn’t do too much against the White Sox’ stud prospect, Michael Kopech, getting just one run off of him in six innings, and falling behind 5-1, but once he was out of the game, they beat up on his relievers for a 10-5 win.

3b Gleyber Torres continues to rake (.389), and the Gleyber watch is on for a call up next weekend. Torres was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI tonight, and both hits were doubles.

RF L.J. Mazzilli, Lee’s kid, drove in 3 runs. DH Mike Ford had 2 hits. C Erik Kratz had a HR and 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino had 2 hits, and CF Rashad Crawford had 2 hits and an RBI.

Camarena 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 5 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.87
Lail (W, 2-0, 1.59) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
O. Perez (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 5.06

AA:  Trenton (5-4) won 1-0 on a two-hitter. RF Jhalen Jackson with a HR (5) for the only run of the game. He’s only at .176 right now, but has 5 HR and 6 RBI.

Tate 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.90
Mesa (W, 1-0, 5.79) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.59
Foley (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (4-6) lost 5-4. 3 hits 3B Brandon Wagner. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. Gilliam, 21, a switch-hitting OF, was .275-15-85 for Low A Charleston last year. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, RBI. C Keith Skinner 2 hits, RBI.

King (L, 0-1, 2.25) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Kamplain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K, 4.15
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.91

Low A: Charleston lost 4-3 in 10 to drop to 5-5.  RF Steven Sensley solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. DH Frederick Cuevas 2 hits.

Lehnen 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.45
Weissert 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.93
Bristo (L, 0-1, 0.00) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.

 

 

S.T. Games 29 and 30. Yanks take both Split-Squad games, but Bird hurt.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Here we go again…. we hope not. Greg Bird was pulled before his game today, complaining of a sore foot. It is the same foot that had the ankle problem last year. Did one thing lead to another? He had a CT scan and an MRI and will be seeing a specialist. GM Brian Cashman is concerned.

The Yanks announced, as I hoped they would, that Jonathan Holder is the 13th pitcher on the team and that Domingo German will be sent to AAA to stretch out and get ready to be an emergency starter should they need one.

A couple of Rule 5 picks were returned to the Yankees—P Anyelo Gomez and 1B Mike Ford. Ford will go to AAA and he and Billy McKinney could now come into play if Bird’s situation is serious. Miguel Andujar is also working out at 1B. You also have Neil Walker and Tyler Austin in case Bird has to be DL’d. As one person wrote or said, maybe Adam Lind left too soon.

As for today’s games, the Yanks had a split squad and won both games. 13-6 over Toronto at home and 8-3 over the Braves on the road. I’ll try to be brief.

The home game:

The Yanks got three two-run homers in the game, and they were hit by Didi, Stanton, and minor leaguer Zach Zehner. Rashad Crawford and Erik Kratz each had 2 hits, Kratz driving in 3 runs.

Hale 3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Gallegos (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Feyereisen (H) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.
Rogers (S) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

In the road game, the Yanks scored six in the top of the ninth to win. Their spring training record is 17-12-1.

Aaron Hicks had 2 hits, inc. a HR. Ryan McBroom had two hits, 2 RBI and homered. Gleyber Torres had two hits and an RBI.

Luis Severino pitched well in his last tuneup before Opening day.

Severino 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up HR.
Green 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Warren 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Heller (W) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

 

S.T. Game 19. Lind released, Yanks lose 7-4 as Adams bombed.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Well, in the test who see who would be the Yanks’ emergency starter if they need one this year, Chance Adams isn’t doing so well. Maybe there is a reason he wasn’t called up late last year despite a good year between AA and AAA.

Adams gave up 2-run HRs in the first and also the second innings as the Yanks lost to Baltimore, 7-4, to drop their spring training record to 11-7-1.

Adams got just five outs while giving up five runs.

Personally, from what we’ve seen in spring training, I would choose Domingo German right now as my emergency starter. That could change as the year progresses. But it’s clear so far that Adams needs some more work.

After he gave up the 2-run HR to Adam Jones in the bottom of the first, the Yanks did come back with three in the top of the second.

Drury and McKinney walked, and Romine singled to load the bases. Torreyes got an RBI on a groundout, and with two out, Shane Robinson singled in two.

Adams then gave up three runs in the bottom of the second, two on a HR by Jonathan Schoop.

The Orioles got one in the third to make it 6-3, and Erik Kratz homered in the fourth for the Yanks to cut it to 6-4.

Baltimore got one in the seventh for the final score of 7-4.

Adams (L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Carroll 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Hale 3 IP, 0 r, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
LeBlanc 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

I can’t see LeBlanc sticking. Shreve has outperformed him.

Adam Lind, signed recently by the Yanks to a minor league deal, was released by the Yanks today. That could be good news for Tyler Austin, who appears to be making the team as the backup to Greg Bird at 1B. Austin, who also can play corner outfield, appears as if he’ll play 1B if the Yanks need to give Bird a rest or sit hit against a tough lefty pitcher. Here is where Austin, a righty batter, had the edge over the lefty swinging Lind in backing up the lefty swinging Bird.

S.T. Game 13. Sheffield, LeBlanc blow lead, Yanks lose 7-6. Cuts made.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks made a couple of cuts after today’s 7-6 loss to the Phillies.

One was to Justus Sheffield, who, although a top prospect, had a tough spring training and a rough day today.

Others were Cale Coshow, Dillon Tate, Ryanel Espinal, Trevor Lane, and Chace Numata.

The Yanks had a 6-1 lead, but between Sheffield and Wade LeBlanc, blew it in a 7-6 loss to the Phillies that dropped their spring training record to 10-3.

Luis Severino looked good, the Phils getting an unearned run in the fourth. In the bottom of the fourth, the Yanks scored three runs when with two out, Sanchez walked, Didi hit a 2-run HR, Drury (who made the error on that unearned run) doubled, and Kratz singled him in.

The Yanks got three in the fifth when Hicks walked, Judge reached on an error, and Bird walked to load the bases. Stanton singled in two, and Sanchez singled in another.

Then Sheffield and LeBlanc let the game get away.

Hicks 1 for 1 with 2 walks.
Stanton 2 RBI.
Didi 2 -run HR.
Romine 1 for 1, hitting .692! 
Drury 2 for 3.

Severino 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Chapman 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Sheffield (H) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
LeBlanc (BS, L) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Gallegos 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Apparently Aaron Judge is saying no to the HR derby this year.

Apparently also, the Mets have taken a cheap shot at the Yanks’ Monument Park. This from a team that has 2 WS titles since its inception, none since 1986. A team that runs as if they weren’t a big market but a small market team thanks to Bernie Madoff.

A team that boasts that they don’t retire as many numbers as the Yanks. Well, they CAN’T retire as many because not that many deserve it. Of the five numbers retired by the mets, one never played for them (Jackie Robinson’s #42, retired by all of baseball), two are managers (#14 Gil Hodges and #37 Casey Stengel, and Casey’s teams sucked) and only two are players, #41 Tom Seaver and #31 Mike Piazza. Let’s face it. The Mets’ Monument Park would be a five foot by five foot square right now.

Start by winning WS, Mets. Then you can complain about Monument Park. The dynasty you SHOULD have had in the 1980s and 1990s got pissed away by coke addicts Gooden and Strawberry (who, to be fair, George gave second chances to). Who are you going to put in your own Monument Park, Ed Kranepool? Buddy Harrelson? Please.

When you have your OWN Ruth’s, Gehrig’s, DiMaggio’s, Mantle’s, Berra’s (not as manager), Jeter…. then say something.

Don’t do it when you traded away Amos Otis, Ken Singleton, Nolan Ryan. Don’t do it when your best are good but not all-time stars.

Make your own dynasty in Queens. Don’t ridicule ours.