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Minor League Report. SWB playoff hopes take hit with 3-0 loss.

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AAA: SWB (71-65) lost 3-0 as their playoff hopes took a hit with the loss. They have a .522 winning pct. and are in 2nd place in the International League North. Over in the West, Toledo leads with a .526 winning pct., and both Columbus and Indianapolis are both at .522. So basically, with two games left in the season, there is a 3-way tie for the wild card spot.

DH Mark Payton 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 6-6, 3.71) 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.  to Rafael Devers, rehabbing for Boston.
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.95
Adams 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.82
Lail 1 iP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.48

AA: Trenton (77-61) won 3-0 over Reading.  1B Gosuke Katoh 2 RBI.  DH Jorge Saez solo HR.  2 hits, LF Trey Amburgey.

Stephan 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  4.54
Kamplain (W, 1-1, 7.20) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Tampa (70-66) won 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 3B Daniel Barrios solo HR.

Sanmartin (W, 2-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.   6.04
Zurak (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (62-72) lost 8-0.

Martinez (L, 0-4, 6.48) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.50
Higgins 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  2.65

 

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-63) lost 5-3 to LV. SS Gio Urshela 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky.

R. Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.20
Tarpley (L, 1-2, 2.73) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Adams 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 4.97
Lail 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  gave up 1 HR.  5.90

AA: Trenton (72-60) won 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 3B Danienger Perez solo HR.

Nelson 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.38
Hodson (W, 1-1, 6.97) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 k.
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.   1.50
Wivinis 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.   6.08

High A: Tampa (66-66) scored 5 in the top of the tenth and hung on to win 7-5. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. 1B Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 3 Ip, 1 R, 2 h, 5 w, 3 K.  2.44
Sanmartin (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.12

Low A: Charleston (59-69) lost 5-0, getting just two hits.

Martinez (L, 0-3, 5.49) 6 iP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K.
DeCarr 3 ip, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K   3.15

SWB may make the playoffs (they are one game back for a WC spot). Trenton will make it as a wild card. Tampa and Charleston are both not going to make the playoffs.

Minor League Report

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Yanks off. No word yet on Didi and a DL stint.

AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton (68-58) lost 4-0. Trenton got just 3 hits. Luis Cessa has started 8 minor league games, at 3 levels, in addition to his MLB time this year.

Cessa (L, 0-1, 2.70) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 8 K.  (AA stats only)
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.33
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.  9.00

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (57-66) lost 9-0. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 of Charleston’s 5 hits.

N. Martinez (L, 0-2, 5.27) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Ramos 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.  3.79
A. Severino 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.64

Doc Edwards, a MLB catcher and later manager, who spent time with the 1965 Yankees, died at the age of 81. He was with Cleveland (1962-1963), the Kansas City A’s (1963-1965), Yankees (1965) and Phillies (1970). In 317 games he hit .238-15-87, OPS+ 68. He managed Cleveland from 1987-1989, going 173-207, .455 (averages out to a 74-88 season).

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out. We’ve had a ton of rain in the Northeast. My basement is taking on as much water as the Titanic, it seems.

AA: Trenton off.

HIgh A: Tampa (58-62) lost 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR.

R. Garcia 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.09
Ort 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  gave up 1 HR.  6.00
Zurak (L, 0-2, 4.82) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (54-63) lost 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. Charleston got only 3 hits. Up 3-1 going into the top of the 8th, they gave up 1 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to lose the game.

Martinez 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.70
Vargas 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.27
Higgins (BS, 3; L, 5-4, 2.47) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99

Is Torres ready? and thoughts on the Red Sox’ pickup…

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From MLB Trade Rumors:

The Yankees would buy themselves an extra year of control by having infield prospect Gleyber Torres spend at least 16 days in the minors this year, but that’s not going to factor into whether he earns a roster spot, according to GM Brian Cashman (via David Lennon of Newsday). “It’s not part of my evaluation process,” Cashman told Lennon. “We’re trying to win. If we feel that somebody could benefit from more time in the minors, we’ll make that decision at the end of camp. But I’ll take all the information from what I see and factor that into the evaluation. Every win for us is valuable.”

Meanwhile some thoughts on the Red Sox’ expected, just completed, (and long drawn out) signing of J.D. Martinez to a 5 yr. $110MM deal. It does have two opt-out opportunities after the second and third years of the deal. But where does he play?

Martinez is not a good defensive OF, and Boston already has Benintendi, Bradley and Betts in the OF. Hanley Ramirez was the DH last year, and the Red Sox re-signed 1B Mitch Moreland. They also re-signed Eduardo Nunez (Noon-E, because is D isn’t too hot, either) because Dustin Pedroia will miss the beginning of the season. So it appears like there are square pegs for round holes, that in order to fill some spots, some pieces don’t fit defensively. Offensively, ok, an upgrade, esp. in power, which the Red Sox needed, but …

Once again, according to MLBTR:

His (Martinez’) addition calls the role of Hanley Ramirez with the Red Sox into question, as Ramirez now appears to be, at best, a backup DH and a part-time first baseman that is on the short side of the platoon.

Therefore, I expect the Red Sox to make another move. We Yankees fans will have to see what it is and how it may affect the Yanks. By the way, guess who has the highest payroll in MLB? According to spotrac, it’s Boston. The Yanks are eighth, and Stanton, the Yanks’ highest paid player, is #13 in MLB.

Lastly, a new rule to speed up the game. Teams will be allowed just six non-pitching-change visits to the mound over the first nine innings of a game, one per inning in extra innings.

Next year’s HOF ballot. Mo! Pettitte? Mussina? Other Yankees’ news.

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So this year’s HOF class has been chosen.

Personally, I hope to see if a bus is going up to the 2019 induction. I’d love to be there for Mo.

The main candidates for the summer of 2019 are:

Off this year’s ballot? Edgar Martinez, who will be on his last year, and Ex-Oriole AND Yankee Mike Mussina, who has a couple of years left and who is trending upward.

It looks like Bonds, Clemens and Schilling are stalling out in the 50’s, whereas 75% is needed for induction.

Of course, 2019 is Mo. He comes on the ballot for the first time and the only question is how many huckleberrys don’t vote for him.

He is a slam dunk. I would love to be there. Book your busses now. Maybe Mo and Moose?

Pettitte is also on the 2019 ballot, and it’s his first year. He has serious credentials, 256 wins, 19 more in the postseason, but the HGH admission will hurt him.

Other new candidates on the 2019 ballot that will merit serious consideration are Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Roy Halladay and Todd Helton.

The Yanks also announced that P.J Pilittere (sp.?) will join Marcus Thames as a hitting coach. So manager Aaron Boone, it seems, has Pilittere and Thames (hitting coaches), Josh Bard (bench coach), Reggie Willets 1B coach, Mike Harkey BP and Larry Rothschild pitching, Phil Nevin 3B coach, and Carlos Mendoza infield coach.