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Frazier released; Ex-manager Virdon passes away at the age of 90.

Clint Frazier is now a free agent. With his health issues, it appears the Yanks couldn’t get anything for him in a trade, so Frazier, DFA’d a few days ago, was released.

One-time Yankees manager Bill Virdon has passed away at the age of 90. Virdon was a CF for St. Louis (1955-1956) and Pittsburgh (1956-1965, 1968). He won the ROY award with the Cardinals in 1955 when he hit .281-17-68, OPS+ 100. He got MVP consideration once, finishing 18th in 1956.

Virdon was the CF for the 1960 WS Champion Pirates. A year in which he hit .264-8-40, OPS+ 99. He won a Gold Glove award in 1962. Amazing when you consider some of the other outfielders in the league at the time. Namely Willie Mays and teammate Roberto Clemente.

More a defensive CF than offensive, Virdon’s 162 g. average was .267-9-51, OPS+ 89 (100 is average).

After the Pirates won the 1971 WS, manager Danny Murtaugh resigned for health reasons (only to return later) and Virdon took over. In 1972 Virdon managed the Pirates to the NL East title, but they lost the fifth and deciding game of the NLCS to the Reds in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch. When the Pirates struggled in 1973, Virdon was fired and replaced by Murtaugh.

The Yankees tried to hire Dick Williams as manager for 1974 after Williams left Oakland and long-time Yankees manager Ralph Houk resigned, but Charlie Finley held Williams to his contract and blocked the deal. The Yanks then got Virdon, and Virdon won Manager of the Year for leading the Yanks to an 89-73, second place finish, just two games behind Baltimore. In August 1975, with the Yanks just 53-51, Virdon was fired and replaced by Billy Martin. It was the first of Billy’s five terms as Yankees’ manager.

Virdon, as Yankees’ manager, never managed a game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees played 1974 and 1975 at Shea Stadium since Yankee Stadium was being renovated.

Virdon was picked up by Houston shortly after the Yankees fired him. He stayed with Houston 1975-1982, leading the Astros to the 1980 NL West title. They lost a classic NLCS to the Phillies that year. The Astros made the strike-playoffs in 1981 but lost in the first round to the Dodgers.

Virdon managed the Expos in 1983 and most of 1984. He won 995 games as manager and lost 921, winning pct. .519, which translates to a 84-78 record over 162 games.

Game 64. Bad day in many ways as Yanks lose to Phils in 10, 8-7.

Saturday was a bad day for the Yankees in many ways. I will get to that in a moment.

Before the game, some moves. Zack Britton was activated off of rehab and Brooks Kriske was sent back to the minors. Also, Mike Ford, who only hit .133-3-5 (8 for 60) for the Yanks this year, and who was only 2 for 24 (.083) at SWB, was designated for assignment.

Jameson Taillon has been the worst Yankees’ starter this season. He is coming off of two TJ surgeries, and has fought off cancer. But coming into the game, Taillon was 1-4 with an ERA of 5.09.

Taillon could not get out of the first inning, and saw his ERA climb to 5.74. His ERA+ is 71, 29% below league average. Taillon only got one out, and put the Yanks (33-31, Tied for 3rd, 7 1/2 out) into a quick 4-0 hole in a game they would lose in 10 innings, 8-7.

So you think, ok, ride Taillon out until former Yankees’ ace Luis Severino gets back from rehab.

Not so fast.

Severino, in his second rehab game, gave up one run in 1 2/3 IP, but then had to be helped from the field after injuring his groin. Based on the reports I read, he will be out quite some time.

Not only that, with Corey Kluber on the injured list, Michael King has had to join the rotation. One problem with that. In his career, King is 0-4, 7.46 as a starter (7 games) and 1-1, 3.93 as a reliever.

That is not all. Deivi Garcia has started two games for the Yankees this year, and is 0-2, 6.48 ERA. At SWB, Garcia has an ERA of 6.26.

It looks like GM Brian Cashman is going to have to hit the phones and make a deal. You may say, several deals.

The Yanks are barely above .500 at 33-31. They are now 7 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East, and even though they have 98 games left, this does not look like a playoff team at all right now.

Taillon gave up singles to the first four batters of the game, leading to two runs for the Phillies. Then a walk to reload the bases before the only out he recorded—-a sac fly that brought in another run. After a single that made it 4-0, Taillon was relieved by Nestor Cortes, Jr. Cortes gave up a hit that loaded the bases up yet again, but then got two strikeouts to prevent further damage.

Cortes did a good job in trying to keep the Yankees in the game.

The Yanks got two runs in the top of the second inning. With one out, Gary Sanchez homered (8). One out later, Miguel Andujar singled, and Brett Gardner tripled him home. 4-2. But Gardner was left stranded at third because the Yanks were playing in a National League park, no DH, and the pitcher had to hit (I hate seeing pitchers hit, prefer the DH, but that yields to Mcproblems which I will get to in a bit). Cortes grounded out to end the inning, and in case you are wondering, the last Yankees’ pitcher to hit a HR was Lindy McDaniel at the end of the 1972 season (he hit it off of Mickey Lolich at the old Tigers’ Stadium).

Cortes gave up a run in the fourth, and it was 5-2, Phillies.

The Phils got two runs in the fifth off of Luis Cessa, and ex-Yankee Ronald Torreyes drove in one of those runs. It looked like a blowout with the Phillies now up 7-2.

But the Yanks came back. In the sixth, with two out, Rougned Odor homered to make it 7-3.

In the eighth, the Yanks cut it to 7-4. Aaron Judge singled, and one out later, went to second on a groundout. Sanchez then got a two-out hit to score Judge.

The Yanks tied it up in the top of the ninth. with one out, Gardner and Tyler Wade each walked. D.J. LeMahieu then hit a 3-run HR (4) to tie it up.

Gleyber Torres made a great defensive play to save the game in the bottom of the ninth.

I hate the ghost runner extra inning rule where they start extra innings with a man on second base. I also hate seeing pitchers hit and prefer the dh. But both rules do show a flaw with the Yankees, and that is in executing the fundamentals.

The DH has turned some AL teams like the Yankees into glorified beer-league softball teams instead of BASEBALL teams. What I mean by that is that they sit around waiting for the 3-run HR and don’t make things happen. They don’t bunt (4 sac bunts this season, 2 by Gardner). They don’t hit and run. They don’t steal (14 SB, last in AL. Heck, Rickey Henderson would have 14 by himself in a month’s time). They don’t hit behind the runner to advance the runner. They play station to station and don’t run the bases well.

That leads me to extra innings. You are starting the inning with a man on second. The Yanks left him there. And we have seen that too much this year. They don’t bunt him over so he then may be able to score on a sac fly. They don’t even hit the ball to the right side to advance the runner. Part of that fault is the predominance of righty hitters and in not having a lefty hitter to pull the ball. Yesterday, with that man on second, Gio Urshela grounded out, not advancing the runner, then two strikeouts (Sanchez and PH Kyle HIgashioka).

The Phils, an NL team, DID execute the bunt. Not only that, Aroldis Chapman made an error on the play, so the Phils had first and third with no one out. After a pop-up, an infield hit won the game for the Phils, 8-7.

In extra innings, it comes down to the fundamentals. Just because you have the DH, does not mean you forget to steal bases, run the bases poorly, don’t bunt, don’t move the runners over…..but the Yanks don’t do any of that. They need to become a BASEBALL team again, not a station-to-station beer league softball team that does nothing but wait for the HR.

Billy Martin would hate this team. It goes against many of the scappy things he did as manager.

The Yanks need to make some changes.

LeMahieu 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (4)
Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (8)
Odor 2 hits, solo HR (6).
Gardner 2 hits, RBI

Taillon 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.74
Cortes 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.93 Nice job trying to keep it close.
Cessa 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.42
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.57 (Combined ERA SF/NYY).
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 (Season debut)
Green 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.73
Chapman (L, 4-2) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.93

Game 59. Yankees fall to 4th after 7-3 loss.

I don’t think Aaron Boone is a bad manager. Then again, I wouldn’t say he’s Joe McCarthy either.

One thing he is, is a player’s manager. I feel it’s time to channel some Billy Martin. Time for Boone to start getting mad at his team, start kicking some ass and stop coddling some players. Of course, maybe he is doing some of that behind the scenes. Publicly, in his statements, it seems like coddling.

The Yankees (31-28, 4th in AL East, 5 1/2 out) lost their third straight game, this time 7-3 to Boston, and fell into 4th place in the AL East. They aren’t beating their main rivals, Tampa Bay, Boston and Toronto—the teams ahead of them. (Baltimore is a bad team, we won’t go there). They aren’t proving they are better than those teams. They are 8-16 against the three main rivals they have in their division (23-12 against everyone else). That won’t get anything done. That 23-12 against others won’t help you when you can’t beat your division rivals.

The offense wasn’t there again last night—save for Gleyber Torres. The Yanks did make a move, bringing up Chris Gittens. In his MLB debut, Gittens went 0 for 3. He did draw a walk.

Gittens was brought up because of the poor production from Yankees’ 1B this year. Jay Bruce didn’t perform before he retired after only playing a few weeks. Mike Ford was sent back down. Luke Voit was hurt, is hurt again, and did not do well when he did play. Heck, even D.J. LeMahieu is having an off year. Yankees’ 1B are struggling to put up numbers even HALF of what Lou Gehrig put up. (An aside: Great MLB set aside June 2 as Lou Gehrig Day to honor him and to champion the fight against ALS).

Jameson Taillon was good for five innings, probably the best we’ve seen him all year. He was staked to to 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on a 2-run HR by Torres (3).

Taillon got an out in the top of the sixth, then three straight hits led to two runs and chased Taillon. Jonathan Loaisiga came in but gave up two hits and another run that tied the game before getting out of the inning. Boston up 3-2.

The Yanks tied it up in the bottom of the sixth when with one out, Aaron Judge walked, Gio Urshela doubled and Torres hit a SF.

In the top of the eighth, Boston got four runs off of Chad Green and it was game over. Single, then two outs. But then double, double, Homer.

This is a Yankees team that should be better than 31-28, better than fourth place. The pitching has been fine. But the offense?

This team may need a total makeover. Which means some players may need to go, including some fan favorites.

But this can’t continue. There needs to be some major changes made.

You can’t do things with certain players. Their contracts won’t allow it. But if things continue as they are, the Yanks will wind up not far above .500, say 85-87 wins, and that won’t be good enough for the postseason.

The time to kick butt and stop coddling is now. Actually, it probably should have been done already.

Remember, no minor league reports while I recover from recent surgeries.. I can only do so much. Actually, this is longer than I intended, but there is a lot that needed to be discussed.

Urshela 2 hits, great defensive play
Torres 3 RBI, inc. 2-run HR (3)

Taillon 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.09
Loaisiga 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.08
Green (L, 0-4) 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.14 Gave up 1 HR.
Peralta 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.50 (Combined SF/NYY ERA)
Kriske 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00

Dodgers and Braves go up 2-1 in their NLDS’s.


The Dodgers put up a 7-spot in the top of the sixth and beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 to go up two games to one in their NLDS. The Nationals had Patrick Corbin, the Game 1 starter and losing pitcher, come out of the bullpen, and it was a disaster, Corbin giving up six runs in just 2/3 of an inning.  Justin Turner had a 3-run HR in that inning. Ex-Yankee Russell Martin had a 2-run HR in the ninth for LA, and 4 RBI for the game.

So far in the postseason, the Nationals have used Strasburg (WC game), Scherzer (Game 2 NLDS) and Corbin (Game 3 NLDS) out of the bullpen as well as starters. It obviously didn’t work last night with Corbin.

In the other NLDS, Former starter turned closer Carlos Martinez, who almost blew Game 1 for St Louis, giving up 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth when the Cardinals had a 4-run lead, DID blow Game 3. He came in with the Cardinals leading 1-0 in the top of the ninth, and gave up 3 runs—all with two out— as the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis, 3-1, to go up two games to one in their series.

There could be four advances today if LA and Atlanta win, and Houston and the Yankees sweep their series by each winning Game 3 today.

Houston @ Tampa Bay 1 PM MLB Network
Atlanta @ St. Louis 3 PM TBS
LA @ Washington 6:40 PM TBS
YANKEES @ Minnesota 8:40 PM  FS1

All times Eastern.




Minor League Report.


For today’s Yankees’ DH, it looks like Clint Frazier will be up for the day, then sent back down. Another move could be coming where Adam Warren rejoins the team. We’ll see about that move (A.J. Cole?)

AAA: SWB (25-30) lost 7-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 of SWB’s 5 hits. 2 hits RF L.J. Mazzilli.

Rogers (L, 5-4, 3.29) 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cortes 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.07
Feyereisen 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.72
J. Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.13

AA: Trenton’s game rained out.

High A: Tampa (29-27) won 7-5. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, triple, HR, 2 RBI. LF Alexander Palma solo HR. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 doubles, 2 RBI.

Whitlock (W, 1-0, 0.66) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.11
Schwaab (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 4) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.53

Low A: Charleston (26-29) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 12-2. RF Steven Sensley 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Matt McPhearson 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits. 1B Miguel Flames 2 hits, RBI.

R. Garcia 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.64
Lehnen (W, 4-3, 2.19) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K.
A. Severino 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.29

Game 2: Lost 5-4. 2B Cabrera 2 hits. 1B Flames 2 hits, RBI.

Ramos 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.75
DeCarr 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.66
Martin (L, 2-1, 0.84) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Bristo 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Minor League Report. Frazier stays hot.


AAA: SWB (23-27) won 4-0. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, double, solo HR. Hitting .353 at SWB. Maybe Brett Gardner got hot (2 HR last night, inc. game-tying HR in bottom of the ninth) because he was looking over his shoulder? SS Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.  1B Mike Ford solo HR. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, solo HR. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. Double for Brandon Drury (.311).

Keep an eye on Josh Rogers. He could get a call even before Justus Sheffield if the Yanks need a starter (esp. with that June 4 DH in Detroit coming up).

Rogers (W, 5-3, 2.48) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.90

AA: Trenton (32-19) scored two in the bottom of the ninth to beat Reading 5-4. 3B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Stephan 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K. 5.40
Koerner (BS, 1) 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.35
Tarpley (W, 4-0, 1.99) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (26-24) lost a DH.

Regularly scheduled game: Lost 5-1. 1B Brandon Wagner HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nick Green (L, 4-2, 2.60) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, gave up 1 HR.

Makeup of 5/20 rainout: Lost 6-3. LF Ben Ruta 3 for 3, solo HR. DH Alexander Palma 2-run HR.

Frawley (L, 0-3, 4.11) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sosebee 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.77
Trieglaff 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.06

Low A: Charleston (23-27) lost 3-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Junk 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 5.68
Higgins (L, 1-1, 3.86) 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Martin 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (21-25) lost 10-3. DH Mike Ford 3-run HR. CF Tyler Wade 2 hits.

Hale (L, 0-2, 5.70) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Cortes 2 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. 6.17
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.    2.82
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  2.28

AA: Trenton (28-19) won 11-6. RF Zach Zehner 3 hits, 2 doubles, triple, 5 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 RBI. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, 2 RBI, 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits.

Tate (W, 3-2, 3.72) 7 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lane 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 13.50

High A: Tampa (25-21) won 8-5. DH Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, solo HR. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 2 2/3 IP 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00
Diehl 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.62
Sosebee (W, 3-2, 0.87) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Wivinis (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Low A: Charleston (21-25) won 8-7. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley 3 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits, RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, 3 RBI. RF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI.

Orozco 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 W, 2 K. 6.75 Gave up 1 HR.
Ramos (W, 3-2, 5.11) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Martin 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00 Gave up 1 HR.
Zurak (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.32

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (19-21) lost 9-2. 2B L.J. Mazzilli solo HR. 3B Brandon Drury 1 for 3, walk.  1B Adam Lind 1 for 4, RBI.

Koerner (L, 1-2, 5.85) 2 1/3 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 9 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Coshow 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.33. Gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.37
O. Perez 1 IP, 0 R,  0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.79

AA: Trenton (27-14) won 9-4. 2B Gosuke Katoh solo HR. 1B Greg Bird 1 for 3, walk, but made an error. CF Billy McKinney 1 for 3 with a walk. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 rbi. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Tate (W, 2-2, 3.48) 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Frare 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.50
Lane 1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 9.00. Just called up from Tampa.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston (18-23) won 5-1. 1B Dalton Blaser 2 hits, 3 RBI. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. CF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, RBI.

A. Vargas (W, 2-0, 3.77) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Zurak (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.54
Martin 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor League Report. Clint Frazier forcing tough Yanks’ decision.


You can’t carry 30 players on a 25-man roster. Even though the Yankees are off today and Thursday (with two games in Washington in between), they have a difficult decision to make soon.

AAA: CF Clint Frazier will be forcing the Yanks to make a difficult decision soon (not to mention the same goes for Jacoby Ellsbury and Brandon Drury whenever they may be ready for MLB play again). Frazier went 3 for 5 with a solo HR in SWB’s (16-19) 3-1 loss on Sunday. Since coming off the DL for his concussion, Frazier is hitting .323 in 16 games. 4 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 5 RBI. 20 for 62. Meanwhile, at the MLB level, you have no room for him right now. Also in this game, SS Tyler Wade 1 for 4. 3B Drury 1 for 4. 1B Adam Lind 1 for 3.

It’s worth noting that Frazier 1) has been playing CF and 2) has been leading off for SWB. Brett Gardner has been hot lately, but Gardner 1) has just one HR, and that was hit on Opening Day and 2) despite 2 hits yesterday, is still hitting just .227. As for Aaron Hicks, he had two RBI yesterday, but he is still hitting just .215. It’s fair to say that both could be looking over their shoulders at Frazier. But how to make room for him?

Camarena (L, 2-2, 4.72) 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.89
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.00
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.16

AA:  Trenton (22-13) won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2-run HR. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 3-2, 4.18) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Tarpley (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.40
Foley (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.65

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (17-19) won 12-9. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Dom Thompson-Williams 4 hits, double, 2 HR, 5 RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera HR, 2 RBI. RF Steven Sensley 3 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

R. Garcia (W, 1-2, 4.50) 5 IP, 5 R, 3 ER,  5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
Cedeno 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.90
Martin (S, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (15-17) won 8-7. RF Zach Zehner HR, 3 RBI. SS Tyler Wade 1 for 4. LF Clint Frazier 2 for 5, double. DH Adam Lind 3 hits, double, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. 3B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, double, 2 RBI.

Chance Adams continues to struggle.

Adams 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.67
Espinal 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.30
J. Harvey (BS, 2; W, 1-1, 2.84) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Carroll (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.45

AA: Trenton (20-11) won 3-1. CF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. DH Brandon Drury 0 for 2, walked 2x, struck out 2x.

Keep an eye on Loaisiga.

Loaisiga (W, 1-0, 1.80) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. (Was 3-0, 1.35 at Tampa)
Frawley (H, 2)   2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Ort (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.29

High A: Tampa (18-15) won 2-0 in 11 innings.

King 8 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 8 K. 1.53
Lane (W, 1-0, 1.50) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 5) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.23

Low A: Charleston (16-16) lost 2-0. CF Dom Thompson-Williams had 3 of their 6 hits.

Lehnen (L, 2-2, 2.14) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Martin 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00