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Minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-2 as top lefty relief pitching prospect Jacob Lindgren had a rough outing . 2B Rob Refsnyder continues to hit (2 for 4 with a double, 4 for 12 for the season) but made his second error in three games.

Burawa 2 IP, 0R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K
Eric Wooten 3 2/3 IP, 1 R (UE), 4 H, 1 walk, 4 K
Lindgren (L) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R (both UE), 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K
Jose Ramirez 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 2 K

AA: Trenton rolled, 9-3, hitting four homers. 3B Eric Jagielo was 2 for 4 with 2 solo blasts, C Gary Sanchez a 2-run shot, and SS Cito Culver hit a 3-run dinger. 2B Jose Rosario had 3 hits and an RBI and RF Aaron Judge 2 hits and an RBI.

Taylor Garrison 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 walks and 3 K
Fred Lewis (W) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 2 walks and 2 K.
Nick Goody 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

High A:  Tampa won 7-3. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, a HR short of the cycle.
Jonathan Holder (W) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston won 2-0 on a combined two-hitter. They only got four hits themselves in the game. Justin Kamplain(W)  6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 6 K.

S.T. Game 3. Yanks edge Pirates, 2-1.

The Yanks got back-to-back doubles from Chris Young and Garrett Jones in the fifth for one run, and OF prospect Tyler Austin homered in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie as the Yankees defeated the Pirates in spring training action, 2-1 on Thursday. I wish it was on TV. I could have watched it since, because of a snow storm and slick roads, I couldn’t make it into work. I got about three miles from my house, and the fishtailing and lack of brakes (yes, I have brakes, but on the slick roads they were worthless) forced me to turn the vehicle around and have to take the day off. I hate that. A “black mark” against my work record. I’m reliable but what can you do? Safety comes first. Jones was 2 for 2 with that RBI. 2B prospect Rob Refsnyder was 2 for 3. One of Refsnyder’s hits was a double. Esmiel Rogers started, 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Chase Whitley 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Cesar Vargas 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Fred Lewis 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. Nick Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K. Taylor Garrison 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. In case you missed it before, 18 year old catching prospect Luis Torrens will miss the entire season after tearing his shoulder.

Update: I see that Alex Johnson, who won a batting championship while with the Angels in 1970, and who briefly was with the Yankees in 1974 and 1975, passed away last Saturday.

The Minors 5/31/14

AAA: SWB won 7-3. Shane Greene 2 R in 6 2/3. C Austin Romine 3 h, HR, 4 rbi. After a brutal start, he got his average to .238. Zelous Wheeler got 2 hits and is at .309. Wheeler has played SS, 3B & OF and could be a potential callup.

AA: Trenton lost a DH. Two seven-inning games.

Game 1: Game makeup of 4/7 game: 9-4 loss. 2B Robert Refsnyder (.316) two hits, rbi.

Game 2: 4-3 loss. Fred Lewis had a decent S.T., but the lefty reliever hasn’t carried it to the regular season. Between AAA/AA, 0-2, 6.75. Two hits, HR, 2 RBI C Gary Sanchez. 1B Tyler Austin two hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa’s game ppd.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-4. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits, double, HR and 4 RBI.

The Minors 5/22/14

AAA: SWB lost 2-1. They got 11 hits but were 1 for 11 with RISP. Matt Tracy 8 IP, 2 r, 5 h, 1 walk and 2 K.

AA: Trenton gave up 5 in the top of the 9th and lost 6-4. Fred Lewis, who had a good S.T. with the Yanks, has been demoted down to here and gave up 3 R in 2/3 of an inning and has an ERA of 10.13. C Gary Sanchez’ slump continues… down to .224.

High A: Tampa gave up one in the 9th and one in the 10th to lose 4-3. 3b Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 9-4. LF Dustin Fowler with a HR.

The minors today.

AAA: Swb lost to LV 4-2. Chris LeRoux 4 R in 4 IP. (0-2, 12.79). Lewis, Tateyama and Montgomery with 5 innings of scoreless relief. All 4 runs against LeRoux in the first.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. Jeremy Bleich 5 1/3, 2 R, both unearned, 2 h. DH Rob Segedin 2 h, 2 rbi. 3B Tyler Austin 2 h, triple, rbi and the same for LF Ben Gamel.

High A:  Tampa won 2-1. Eric Wooten 6 IP, 1 R.  Both RBI by 2B Angelo Gumbs. 2 h each for CF Jake Cave and DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

Low A:  Charleston scored 3 in the top of the 9th to win 4-1. Luis Severino no runs in 5 2/3, 8 K. C  Eduardo De Oleo HR, 2 RBI. DH Aaron Judge 2 for 2, 2 walks.

The Minors today.

AAA: Alfredo Aceves started and went five scoreless, 5 K. SWB lost 5-2 in 11.  Shane Greene and Preston Claiborne each gave up a run, Fred Lewis and Mark Montgomery combined for three scoreless IP of relief but  Yoshinori Tateyama blew the game. 2 h 2B Jose Pirela. 4 hits for 3B Adonis Garcia & 2 h LF Ronnier Mustelier.

AA:  5-3 win for Trenton. Matt Tracy 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER.  Pat the switch-pitcher Venditte with two scoreless IP. 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Dan Fiorito w/3 h apiece.

High A : Tampa ppd

Low A: Charleston ppd

Saturday’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost game 1 7-1. Zoilo Almonte HR as SWB got only 2 hits. Brian Gordon and Fred Lewis the pitchers.

Game 2: SWB won 2-1 in 8 (DHs in AAA are 7-inning games).  Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP. Matt Daley 1 1/3 scoreless, 4 K.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2; Joel De La Cruz 3 R, 2 ER in 6 1/3.

High A: Tampa lost 7-1. Rey Nunez HR.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-2. Brady Lail 6 R, 5 er in 3 1/3. Mike Ford 3 h. 2b John Murphy (not c  John Ryan Murphy) 2 doubles.

The Minors today.

AAA: SWB had a DH. Two seven-inning games.

Game 1 : SWB lost 3-0, getting just three hits, two by 3B Scott Sizemore. Chase Whitley gave up 2 R in 1 2/3 IP. David Herndon 1 1/3 scoreless and Graham Stoneburner 3 IP, 1 unearned run.

Game 2: SWB won 5-0. Brian Gordon 5 IP, 1 h. Cesar Cabral, Yoshinori Tateyama and Fred Lewis 1/3 each and Jim Miller 1 IP. SS Carmen Angelini 2 doubles and 3 rbi. 3B Zelous Wheeler 2 doubles.

AA: Trenton won 11-5 with an 11-run fourth inning. 3B Rob Segedin a 2-run HR and DH Gary Sanchez a grand slam. Joel De La Cruz 5r, 4 er in 6 1/3.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-5. 3B Eric Jagielo a HR.  Dan Camarena 6 R, 1 ER in 4 1/3.  1B Rey Nunez 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Pete O’Brien 2 h, rbi.

Low A:  Charleston won 4-1.  3 h, 3 rbi for 3B Miguel Andujar. Brady Lail 6 IP, 1 R, Cesar Vargas 2 scoreless IP.

S.T. game 29. Yanks lose to Toronto, 10-6.

 

For most of 2013, Preston Claiborne was a revelation. From his MLB debut on May 5th, right through Sept. 3, his ERA was 2.74. 38 games, 0-1, 2.74. Solid.

But in his last six appearances, from Sept. 3rd on, he was 0-1, 18.69. That is as ugly as ugly can be.

Today he got no one out and gave up six runs as the Yanks lost to Toronto 10-6. His S.T. ERA is 14.29. It’s safe to say he won’t be making the team.

You wonder if he is healthy. What a dropoff.

For the second day in a row, Joe Girardi pitched a bunch of scrubs as he lines up his rotation to start the season. Scott LeRoux started and gave up 2 R in 3 IP.

Matt Daley got an out, and Fred Lewis, who had an outside shot at the 2nd lefty in the bullpen role, probably blew it by giving up 2 in 2/3 of an inning.

Then Claiborne could not get any one out and gave up six runs.

Jim Miller, Dellin Betances,  Danny Burawa and Yoshinori Tateyama each pitched a scoreless inning. It would be shocking if Betances, who has had a great spring, does not make it.

Carlos Beltran had two hits and 2 rbi.  Kelly Johnson drove in 2 runs.

With Brendan Ryan hurt, Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte each have a shot at making the team. Solarte was 1 for 1 today, raising his spring average to .459— but he is NOT on the 40 man roster. Anna was 1 for 2 with an RBI and has hit .297 this spring. He IS on the 40-man. Zelous Wheeler doesn’t play SS like the other two can. He has hit .324 this spring.

One scout states that the 40-year-old Ichiro has looked terrible this spring. The Yanks would like to dump him and would pick up part of his salary. If they do dump Ichiro,  Adonis Garcia has hit .419 this spring, and Zoilo Almonte .361.

 

S.T. Game 26. Yanks beat Twins, 5-4.

Masahiro Tanaka didn’t seem to have his great stuff today, but he still battled as the Yanks won 5-3 over the Twins today.

Tanaka came close to giving up a grand slam, and did give up 3 r in 5 2/3 ip. He gave up 5 h, walked one, hit one and struck out six.

He does seem like a guy who can win without his best stuff. I like what I’ve seen from him so far. You wondered if the hype (24-0, 1.27 in Japan last year) was overblown. This guy looks like he will help and help big. Fred Lewis got the last out in the sixth.

David Herndon pitched a scoreless seventh and Shane Greene a scoreless eighth. Greene struck out the side.

Yoshinori Tateyama gave up a HR in the 9th, but struck out the side..

Scott Sizemore drove in two runs for the Yanks, and Yangervis Solarte got another hit as he tries to make the team what with Brennan Ryan being out with an injury. He went 1 for 1 and is at .471 for the spring. His major competition, Dean Anna, went 1 for 3. Zoilo Almonte went 2 for 4, and Zelous Wheeler was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Yanks’ spring record is now 15-9-2.