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MInor League action from May 13, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-21) lost 3-0.
C Max McDowell 2 of team’s 3 hits.

Weber (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.00
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 5.40
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.25

AA: Somerset (19-11) lost 2-1 in 10 innings.
DH Jeisson Rosario 3 hits, RBI.

Randy Vasquez 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.96 (#16 prospect)
Loseke 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP 1.93
Craft (L, 1-3) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.75

High A: Hudson Valley (15-15) lost 8-3.
SS Cooper Bowman 3-run HR (3) (#25 prospect)

Way (L, 1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 8 R, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP. 6.86 (#22 prospect)
Ruegger 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 5.68
Hutchison 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.63
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.71

Low A: Tampa (14-16) won 3-2.
3B Marco Cabrera 2 hits
2B Ben Cowles 2 hits, 2 RBI Solo HR (2)

Carela 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. 2.25
C. Gomez (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 1.42
Messinger (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.76
Neely (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K 7.53

Minor League Action, May 10, 2022



AAA: SWB (11-19) won 2-0.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI
RF Matt Pita solo HR (4)

Sears 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.79 (Hope Yanks bring him back up soon. #24 prospect)
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.91
Miller (W, 1-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2.92

AA: Somerset (17-10) lost 4-3.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#27 prospect)

Brito (L, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.42
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2 WP. 6.97

High A: Hudson Valley (14-13) lost 12-4.
C Austin Wells 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (5). (#4 prospect)

Abeyta (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. 6.19
Hutchison 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.59
Blanton 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 5 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 8.31. Quite wild.
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.00
Correa 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.84

Low A: Tampa (13-14) lost 12-11.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#17 prospect)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 4 RBI Solo HR (3) (#3 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits.
RF Madison Santos 2 RBI 2-run HR (2)
3B Marcos Cabrera 3 RBI . 3-run HR (4)

Yulie 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR 7.97
Anderson (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.84
Watson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 4.00
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 2.35
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

Couldn’t post this until I got out of Facebook jail (what’s happening to our country? Wake up, people! Defend your 1st Amendment (and other rights under other Amendments!))

Rain wreaks havoc again. Here are some minor league results. Rortvedt begins rehab.

Rain Saturday washed out the Yankees game (to be made up Monday afternoon) as well as the games of their AA and High A farm teams. Here are the games that WERE played.

AAA: SWB (10-18) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: lost 9-2, getting just four hits.

D. Garcia (L, 0-2) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 2 WP 9.17 (#29 prospect)
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.52
Espinal 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 9.82

Is anyone else (I’m sure you all are) concerned about the regression of Deivi Garcia? Garcia is 3-9, 7.23 at AAA between last year and this. Garcia is still young, turning 23 in less than two weeks, but his regression is concerning. I think, based on recent results, it’s time to send Deivi down to AA and promote Ken Waldichuk (#6 prospect) from AA to AAA. Waldichuk is 2-0, 1.45 in four starts at AA this year, 28 K in 18 2/3 IP. Between 2021 and 2022, Waldichuk has gone 6-3, 3.67 at AA with 136 K in 98 IP.

Game 2: Lost 7-6 in 10 innings.
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, RBI

Clarke Schmidt 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.86 (#7 prospect)
Mujica 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 13.50
Banuelos (BS, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.32
Miller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
M. Gomez (L, 1-1) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K 1 HBP 2.13

Low A: Tampa (13-12) lost 3-2.
DH Ben Rortvedt solo HR as he starts a rehab assignment

Champlain 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.70
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson (L, 1-2) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 3.71



Minor league report, Games of 5/1/22

AAA: SWB (9-14) lost to Lehigh Valley, 9-3, giving up 7 runs in the last two innings.
(Didn’t SWB start out 4-0?)

CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI (#30 prospect)
C Max McDowell 2 hits.
LF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits, RBI.

Banuelos 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K. 2.16
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.00
Marinaccio 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. 0.00 (#28 prospect)
McClain (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.56
Miller 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.15
Mujica 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 18.00

AA: Somerset (14-7) won 5-0 on a one-hitter.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR (3) (#1 prospect)
DH Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI. (#18 prospect)
3B Andres Chaparro 2-run HR (5)
C Mickey Gasper 2 hits.

Brito (W, 2-1) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.89
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (12-9) lost 8-6.
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI (#11 prospect)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 RBI. 2-run HR (1)
C Austin Wells solo HR (3) (#4 prospect)
LF Aaron Palensky solo HR (1)

Low A: Tampa (9-11) split a doubleheader.
Game 1: Won 3-2.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (6)

Champlain 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.87
Dees (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Neely (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.40

Game 2: Lost 3-0, getting just one hit.

Panacual (L, 0-2) 4 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 HBP. 3.45
Milam 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.00
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.61


Minor League Report. SWB loses 2 to LV

AAA: SWB (9-12) lost both games of a doubleheader to Lehigh Valley.
Game 1: Lost 11-3.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI . 2-run HR (1)

Gil 4 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 2 HR. 12.00 (#10 prospect)
Bristo (L, 0-1) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 7.71
Mujica 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP Gave up 2 HR. 18.00
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.63

Game 2: Lost 7-3.
3B Armando Alvarez solo HR (1)

Sears 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.86 (#24 prospect)
Miller (L, 0-2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Greene 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR 6.10
Weissert 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 4.66

AA: Somerset (12-7) won 7-1.
2B Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3)
RF Blake Perkins 2-run HR (6)
3B Chad Bell w-run HR (2)

Medina (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.31 (#12 prospect)
Maciejewski (S, 1) 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.40

High A: Hudson Valley (11-8) won 9-2.
SS Trey Sweeney solo HR (3) (#5 prospect)
DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2) (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (1)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 2 RBI.
CF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Way (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.77 (#22 prospect)
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00
Ruegger 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa PPD.



Minor League Report.

Last posting for almost two weeks. I will be across the country on a vacation and visiting family.

AAA: SWB (4-3) lost 5-1.
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits, solo HR (1)

Wesneski (L, 0-1) 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00 (#8 prospect)
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 0.00
McClain 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1.93
Weissert 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.15

AA: Somerset (3-2) lost 3-0. Their pitchers struck out 14.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits.

Spence (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Espinal 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K. 2.45
Ernst 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (3-2) lost 8-1.
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 hits. HV only had 3 total.

Abeyta (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 4.500
Myatt 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.00
Diaz 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 27.00
Blanton 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa (4-1) won 4-3.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 RBI

Fitts 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 10.13
Milam (W, 1-0) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Watson (H, 1) 2 2.3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Neely (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Minor league report. Balkovec (female manager) wins her first game.

AAA: SWB (4-0) won both games of a double header.

Game 1: 7-6 in 8 innings (minor league games are 7 innings if a DH).
1B Greg Bird hit a 2-run HR (1) in his first at bat back with the Yankees’ organization. He had 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans had 2 hits and an RBI, RF Tim Locastro had 2 hits.

D. Garcia (#29 prospect) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. Was Wild. 3.00
Nittoli 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 20.25
McClain 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 WP, 1 HBP. 0.00 Seeing a lot of wildness here, Walks, WP, HBP…
McKay (W 1-0, BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00
Weissert (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Game 2: Won a blowout, 10-1.
SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI, (#14 prospect)
CF Ender Inciarte 2 hits, 4 RBI, Both hits were 2-run HR. (2)
C David Freitas 3 hits, RBI, HR (1)
LF Matt Pita 2 hits, RBI, HR (1)

Weber 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.25
Semple (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

AA: Somerset won their opener, 6-2.
Interesting game. A combined one-hitter, but with 10 Walks and 2 HBP.
#1 prospect SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI (#27 ranked prospect in Yankees’ system)
C Josh Breaux 2-run HR (1) (#26 prospect)
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits

Medina 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 W, 2 K. 5.40 Wild. (#12 prospect)
Loseke (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00 1 HBP
Maciejewski (H, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.00
M. Gomez (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 0.00 1 HBP
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley lost their opener, 7-6.

SS Trey Sweeney solo HR (1) (#5 prospect)
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits (#11 prospect)
RF Pat DeMarco 4 for 4, RBI

Sauer 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 3.00
Barclay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Alvarez (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00
Hutchison (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 21.60
W. Diaz 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Rachel Balkovec, first female manager of a minor league affiliate, won her debut, as Tampa won their opener, 9-6.

C Antonio Gomez 3 RBI (#19 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia grand slam (1)
3B Marco Cabrera solo HR (1)

Yulie 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2 WP, 1 HBP 8.10
Milam 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.75
Watson (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Montas (H, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W 4 K. 4.50
Messinger (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H,0 W, 1 K. 1 WP 0.00

All in all, very nice, but the one concern was in pitchers being wild.





SWB wins its opener, 5-0.

As usual, I’ll post about the minor leaguers so you can see who is hot and who is not among the prospects.

Most of the Yankees’ farm teams open up their seasons on Friday, but AAA SWB opened up tonight and beat Syracuse, 5-0.

SS Oswald Peraza, the Yankees #2 ranked prospect, hit a HR his first time up to give the Railriders a 1-0 lead. Later in the game, CF Estevan Florial, the #30 ranked prospect, hit a 3-run HR. C Max McDowell had 3 hits.

Starting P Matt Krook pitched 5 scoreless innings for the win. Reliever Greg Weissert got 5 of his 6 outs via strikeout.

Krook (W) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
McClain (H) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP.
Lane (H) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Weissert 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K.

S.T. Game 9. 4 HR not enough as Yanks lose, 10-9.

In a game that featured 7 HR, 4 by the Yankees, the Yanks (2-6-1 in spring training) came up short in losing to Toronto Saturday 10-9.

Of all the other teams in the AL East, I think I fear Toronto the most this year. A young, up and coming team that barely missed last year’s postseason despite 91 wins.

Michael King struggled, as did two minor league pitchers in the loss.

Joey Gallo had 2 hits, including a 3-run HR. Rob Brantly had a 3-run HR. Giancarlo Stanton had solo HR, as did Miguel Andujar.

The pitching line:

King 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Luetge 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Nittoli (BS, L) 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
McClain 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 WS, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR (to ex-Yankee Greg Bird).
Marinaccio 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Joely Rodgriguez has a neck issue, which contributed to his poor outing the other day.

The Yankees are about to present a multi-year extension to Aaron Judge, and hopefully both sides come to a deal. Judge’s arbitration is still to be decided for this season. He asked for $21MM, the team offered $17MM.

S.T. Game 4. Yanks beat Phils 5-2.

The Yankees (1-2-1 in Spring Training) beat the Phillies 5-2 Monday afternoon.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs with a double and Aaron Hicks had an RBI double of his own. Another run scored on an RBI double by Phillip Evans. Evans is a corner infielder/outfielder who was with Pittsburgh last year and who has been in the majors (121 games total) for the Mets (2017-2018) and Pirates (2020-2021).

Pitching line:

Taillon (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K Nice. Had ankle surgery in the offseason.
Cortes (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. Nasty Nestor.
King 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
McClain 1 R, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K
Weissert (S) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.