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The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB beat LV 7-2. Kyle Haines (6) and Chris Martin (2) combined for eight shutout innings. 1B Kyle Roller with a triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 hits, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez on the DL with a hamstring injury. RF/3B Jose Pirela 3 hits,RBI. Rehabbing LF Dustin Ackley 2 hits. Two others with two hits each.

AA:   Trenton lost 3-2. Jaron Long the hard-luck losing pitcher. 3B Cito Culver two hits.

High A: Tampa won 9-3. Jordan Montgomery six no-hit shutout innings, 8 K. RF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) single,double, HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks. INF Abital Avelino 2 hits, 35th SB. CF Dustin Fowler 4 rbi.

A: Charleston lost 5-4. SS Angel Aguilar 2 h, double, Hr, 2 Rbi. 2h, rbi for 1B Isaias Tejeda. Two others with two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-0. Davies, Martin and Pinder the pitchers. SS Cole Figueroa 3 h, solo HR. C Juan Graterol 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 10-4, getting 17 hits. HR C Gary Sanchez. RF Danny Oh 3 hits, six others (including Sanchez) two hits each.

High A: Tampa was shut out 3-0, getting just two hits.

A: Charleston won 5-3. LF Chris Breen 3 h, 3 rbi.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from his scheduled start for Tampa because of general fatigue in his legs. He is rehabbing from a knee strain.

AAA: SWB blew a 7-1 lead in losing to Lehigh Valley 12-8. Chris Martin gave up six runs in 1 2/3 IP of relief. CF Aaron Judge went 4 for 4. 2B Rob Refsnyder and DH Austin Romine each had 3 rbi, Romine hitting a HR. SS Cole Figueroa had two hits.

AA: Trenton won 4-3 in 12. Brady Lail 1 R in 6 IP (2.40). 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, rbi. CF Jake Cave and LF Danny Oh 2 hits each. HR 2B Jose Rosario. C Eddy Rodriguez with the game-winning hit.

High A: Tampa won 3-2. Rookie Davis (3.15) 2 R in 7 IP. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi. Alex Smith two scoreless IP of relief for the win.

A: Charleston won 10-4. 3 h, 2 rbi CF Austin Aune. DH Isaias Tejeda 3 h, rbi. 1B Leonard Thompson 2 doubles, 3 rbi.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Esmiel Rogers (5) and Chris Martin (2) combined for seven shutout innings. 1B Kyle Roller HR, 2 rbi. LF Ali Castillo 2 h, 2 rbi. Austin Romine, C, 4 for 4, 2 doubles.

AA: Trenton got shutout 4-0.  LF Devyn Bolasky, just called up to Trenton, had two hits.

High A: Tampa PPD

A: All Star Game. South Atlantic North beat South 7-5.

Game 66. Yanks win 9-4; Alex at 2999 hits.


Alex Rodriguez is one hit away. His two hits tonight put him at 2999 for his career as the Yanks won 9-4 over the Marlins to stay one game out of first place in the AL East.

A-Rod’s first hit put the Yanks up 1-0 in the first inning. CC Sabathia retired the first nine batters but gave up a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth. One of those runs was Giancarlo Stanton’s 25th HR of the season.

It looked like the Yanks wasted a golden opportunity in the fifth when A-Rod singled with one out, was doubled to third by Teixeira but then both were stranded when McCann struck out and Beltran popped up.

But in the bottom of the sixth, Brett Gardner tied the game with a two-run HR (6). Good to see. Gardner has been in a slump recently. In the bottom of the seventh, Beltran made up for his popup by putting the Yanks up 5-3 with a two-run HR (5). It was #378 of Beltran’s career.

The Yanks broke it open in the eighth. Headley and A-Rod walked. After an out, McCann singled in a run. A wild pitch scored another. Young doubled in a third. After a Gregorius single, Drew hit a SF.

After a slow start to the season, McCann’s three hits have his batting average up to .270. Also good to see rookie Mason Williams settling in with two hits tonight.

I still wonder how Capps for the Marlins gets away with his delivery. I have to ask an umpire friend of mine about its illegality.

The Yanks are now 36-30, with the Tigers in this weekend and then the Phillies Mon-Wed.

Sabathia 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 walks and 7 K. 5.31
Shreve (W, 4-1, 1.95) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walk and 1 K.
Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3.33
Martin 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 5.63


Game 64. Marlins maul Yanks, 12-2.


Not a good night. Nathan Eovaldi went against the team that traded him to the Yanks and couldn’t get out of the first inning, putting the Yanks behind the 8-ball. He got only two outs and gave up 8 runs as the Yanks lost 12-2 to the Miami Marlins Tuesday night.

The loss keeps the Yanks in second, one game behind the Rays in the AL East. Toronto and Baltimore are each just one game behind the Yanks. Four teams are  within two games of each other. The Yanks are 34-30.

Eovaldi was part of a trade that saw the Yanks send David Phelps to Miami. Ironically both pitched against each other last night and Phelps got the better of it.

Not much more to say about this one. One inning in, the Yanks were down 8-0.

One thing I am worried about? In his last 30 games, Brett Gardner is in a slump, hitting .211. Hopefully he snaps out of it soon.

Eovaldi  (L, 5-2, 5.12) 2/3 IP, 8 R, 9 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Capuano 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 5 K. 5.14.
Martin 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 5.40
Ramirez 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 15.00

Game 61. 2000 RBI for A-Rod, but Yanks lose 9-4.


Alex Rodriguez hit the 2000 RBI mark last night, but it was not a good welcome back for Chris Martin or welcome for Sergio Santos as the Yanks lost to Baltimore last night 9-4.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Orioles while the loss was the Yanks’ third straight. Coupled with Tampa Bay’s win and Toronto’s tenth consecutive win, the AL East is about as tight as can be. The Yanks and Rays are in a virtual tie for the lead, Toronto is just one game back and Baltimore is two back.

The Yanks scored two in the first on a double by Headley, single by Teixeira and double by McCann.

But the Yanks need to tighten up their defense. For the third time in some two weeks, a catchable pop up or fly ball fell between two defenders. This time it was a foul pop near the Baltimore dugout that McCann and Teixeira did a I-got-it/you-take-it on. After the ball fell, CC Sabathia gave up a game-tying HR on the very next pitch.

CC gave up that HR in the third. In the fifth, he gave up another two-run HR to put the Orioles up 4-2.

In the sixth, A-Rod tied it up with his 12th HR of the year, #666 of his career. The two RBI gave him 2001 for his career, making him only the second player that MLB recognizes with 2000 RBI, the other being Hank Aaron. They don’t recognize some 222 RBI Babe Ruth had, or the 2075 Cap Anson supposedly had because those RBI came before the RBI became an official stat in 1920. Even in counting Ruth and Anson, A-Rod would still be just the fourth man with 2000 RBI. The hit was #2995 of his career.

The Yanks took CC out after five, and brought in Chris Martin. Martin was just brought back from rehab when Andrew Miller went on the DL. Martin proceeded to give up three runs in one inning, throwing three wild pitches in that inning in the process. As I mentioned earlier, the Yanks need to toughen up their d, including wild pitches.

Sergio Santos, just signed a few days ago, made his Yanks’ debut and gave up two runs in two innings of work.

In just his second MLB game, Mason Williams made a great running catch in RCF to rob a player of a double.

The Yanks are now 33-28.

Sabathia 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 5.38.
Martin (L, 0-2) 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 walks 0 K. The 3 WP. 5.27
Santos 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Overall ERA (LAD/NYY) 5.28.