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Minor League action, May 15, 2022

AAA: SWB (13-22) won 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial solo HR (3) (#30 prospect)
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Sears (W, 1-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.53 (#24 prospect; hope back up soon)
M. Gomez (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.21
McKay (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.13
Greene (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Weissert (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07

AA: Somerset (21-11) won 12-8
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (2)
DH Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI
1B Chad Bell 4 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (3)
3B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Waldichuk (W, 4-0) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.26 (# 6 prospect; hope a promotion to AAA soon)
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gae up 2 HR. 4.43
Zurak 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Craft 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.17

High A: Hudson Valley (15-17) lost 3-2.
DH Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits.
RF Pat DeMarco 3 hits.

Castano 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.97
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.14
Diaz (L, 2-1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.85
J. Munoz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.82

Low A: Tampa (14-18) lost 5-3.
1B Anthony Garcia solo HR (7)
CF Alan Mejia 2 hits.
3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Panacual 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 1 WP 3.86
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.00
Dees (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.68
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.11

Minor League Action May 11, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-20) lost 8-7.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3). (#2 prospect)
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.40
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.54
McKay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.14
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.38

AA: Somerset (18-10) won 4-2.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Spence 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.14
Ramirez (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-13) won 6-5.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, 2 RBI,
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
PH/3B Tyler Hardman PH 2-run HR (2)

Sauer 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP 5.33
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.54
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Mauricio (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.23


Low A: Tampa (13-15) lost 7-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
3B Marcos Cabrera solo HR (5)

Castro (L, 0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.53
Neely 1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.10
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.06

May 6, 2022. Rain washes out Yanks, AA and High A. Here’s AAA and Low A results.

Rain did a number on a lot of games yesterday. The Yankees were rained out and will have a traditional Mother’s Day doubleheader this Sunday.

Rain also washed out the games for the Yankees’ AA and High A affiliates.

AAA: SWB (10-16) won 8-7 in 10 innings.
C Max McDowell 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI
3B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI

Krook 4 iP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 3.33
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.80
Lane (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.74
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 0.00 (#28 prospect)
Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 2 K. 5.56
Weissert (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86

Low A: Tampa (13-11) won 9-3.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2). (#3 prospect)

Carela (W, 2-0) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.96
Anderson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. 0.00
C. Gomez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 1 K. 1.62

Minor League Games from 4/28/22. A couple of blowout wins and a squeaker.

AAA: SWB (9-10) won 15-6.
SS Oswald Peraza (#2 prospect) 3 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (2)
OF (LF/CF) Estevan Florial (#30 prospect) 3 hits, 2 RBI
2B Oswaldo Cabrera (#14 prospect) 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (1)
CF Ender Inciarte 2 hits, 3 RBI
C David Freitas 2 hits, 2 RBI
DH Rob Brantly 2 hits
RF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits

D. Garcia 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 4 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00 (#29 prospect)
Nittoli (W, 1-0) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 9.35
Lane (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.08
McKay 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.25

As nice as the win was, the regression of Deivi Garcia is still concerning. In fact, a lot of top prospects have started out slowly so far.

AA: Somerset (11-7) won 15-3.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, 4 RBI (#1 prospect)
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (2) (#18 prospect)
2B Derek Dietrich. 4 RBI. Grand Slam (2)
C Mickey Gasper 2 for 2, 2 walks.
1B Chad Bell 4 for 4, 3 RBI, 3-run HR (1)
3B Jesus Bastidas 2 for 2, 2 walks.

Vasquez 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. (#16 prospect) 2.61
Loseke (W, 3-0) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. 2 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 2.53
Ernst (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.54
Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75

High A: Hudson Valley (10-8) lost 2-0. They only had 3 hits.

Barclay (L, 2-2) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.56
Munoz 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.30
Blanton 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.50

Low A: Tampa (8-10) won 2-1.
1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR (5)
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits.

Carela (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 0.71
C. Gomez (S, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 3 WP 1.93

Minor League Report. Big game for Rumfield at High A Hudson Valley.

AAA: SWB (4-2) lost 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial (#30 prospect) 3 for 3
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-1) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 7 K. Tough luck. 1 HBP 0.00
McKay 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 7.71
Banuelos 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.00
Nittoli 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 15.43

AA: Somerset (3-1) won 2-1.
1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits. Singled and scored winning run.
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI (#18 prospect) GW RBI double, 2 out, bottom of 9th.

Brito 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00
Jennings 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00
M. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00
Loseke (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (3-1) won 11-1.
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits, 3 RBI (#5 prospect). Solo HR (2)
CF Everson Pereira solo HR (1) (#11 prospect)
DH T.J. Rumfield 5 for 5. 4 RBI. 2-run HR (2)

Castano 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 balk. 3.00
Barclay (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.93
Alvarez (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (3-1) won 3-1.
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR (1)

Y. Castro 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.00
Anderson (W, 1-0) 4 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00
Holloway (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.40









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.





S.T. Game 19. Final spring training game sees Yanks lose 5-3; Couple of rookies make the opening day squad; AAA season starts tonight.

The Yanks lost their last spring training game today, 5-3 to Detroit, and wound up spring training with a record of 8-10-1. The open the regular season at home vs. Boston on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the AAA season starts tonight for SWB, and I’ll report on that game in another post. The other minor league levels start their seasons on Friday.

In looking at recent spring training lineups, it appears as if manager Aaron Boone will separate the big power but high strikeout guys like Judge, Stanton and Gallo with guys more inclined to make contact. Looking at those lineups, Rizzo was hitting third between Judge and Stanton, and LeMahieu was separating Stanton from Gallo.

In the game today, Gallo had two hits.

One-time Yankees’ prospect Manny Banuelos started for the Yanks, and he will be going to AAA SWB (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) to start there. Banuelos gave up a 3-run HR to Miguel Cabrera, he of the 502 MLB HR.

The pitching line:

Banuelos (L) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR
King 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K
Brito 3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Ron Marinaccio has made the opening day roster. The 26 year old RHP was 2-1, 2.04 in AA/AAA last year, with 105 K in 66 1/3 IP.

Another rookie making the team is J.P. Sears, 26, LHP. Sears was 10-2, 3.46 in AA/AAA last year, 136 K in 104 IP.

The roster will be 28 players for the first month because of the shortened spring training caused by the lockout. The Yanks will carry 16 pitchers, 12 position players. The 12 position players are: Higashioka, Trevino, Rizzo, Torres, LeMahieu, Kiner-Falefa, Donaldson, Gallo, Hicks, Judge, Gonzalez and Stanton.

The 16 pitchers are: Cole, Severino, Montgomery, Taillon, Cortes, Chapman, Loaisiga, Green, Luetge, Marinaccio, Schmidt, Sears, King, Holmes, Peralta, and Castro.

Some that look to be starting the season at AAA are: Tim Locastro, Banuelos, Oswald Peraza, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Ender Inciarte (if he accepts the assignment), Miguel Andujar, Estevan Florial, Oswaldo Cabrera, Max Burt, Hayden Wesneski, Rob Brantly, David Freitas, Max McDowell, Ron Guzman, Ryan LaMarre … and (wait for it)

Greg Bird. The one-time Yankee was re-signed by the Yankees today to a minor league deal after failing to make Toronto’s team and being released by the Blue Jays.

Yesterday the Yanks made a move I am scratching my head about, picking up David McKay from Tampa Bay for cash considerations. McKay has 26 MLB games under his belt, is a 27 year old RHP who is 0-0, 6.08 in his MLB career, ERA+ 79.

Football news.

Personally, I think that Pete Carroll is making a big mistake in leaving USC to go back to the NFL. The Seattle deal should come down any hour now. At USC, he has a pipeline to recruits. LA has no NFL team to compete with, so USC, when successful, owns the town, football-wise.

Good weather, the beaches, LA, Hollywood, the (cue the Beach Boys) California girls… what 18 year old high school football star wouldn’t like that? It seems like it would make recruiting easier, wouldn’t it?

Carroll put together one hell of a record in his time at USC. A couple national titles, one near miss thanks to Vince Young. But he follows in the footsteps of John McKay (who found lots of misery—and an 0 and 26 start—in Tampa Bay, where he was 44-88-1) and John Robinson (79-74 in the pros), both of whom won at least one national title, left USC for the pros, got into the NFC Championship game (once for McKay, twice for Robinson), and lost.

Robinson had a second, and not as successful, stint with USC after his pro (Rams) days.

McKay, by the way, had one of my favorite lines. From Wikipedia:

Following yet another Tampa Bay Buccanneer loss in their early seasons, he was asked what he thought of his team’s execution. He replied “I’m in favor of it.”

Also from Wikipedia, it’s noted that McKay forever regretted his decision to leave the Trojans. His son noted that he knew “within the first week he got to Tampa that he’d made a mistake.”

Let’s hope Carroll hasn’t done the same.    

As for Carroll, 97-19 in 9 seasons. Those two national titles and seven top-four finishes. (AP). Tough to walk away from. He must be getting one helluva package. Either that or there is something missing for him personally, NFL-wise, where he was 33-31 for the Patriots and Jets.  

As for today’s games, let’s just say that the only green and white I will like this weekend is the Celtics (NBA). I can’t root for Philly teams, and as for the Jets…maybe if they had a different coach. Maybe. Rex Ryan seems like a chip off the old block, and I couldn’t stand Blowhard Buddy.

By the way, did you check out the YouTube Video of an Eagles’ employee spitting on the star that Dallas has at midfield? The guy then posted the video on the Eagles’ website. Real classy. I’m no Dallas fan, but still…  I don’t know if he’s been fired yet, but he’ll hear it. But then, this is the fanbase who booed Santa Claus. Yup. If you don’t know that story, check it out. December 15, 1968 at Franklin Field.    

I had to laugh at the Post this week. They printed a 2010 Tiger Woods calendar. 12 of his affairs all provocatively dressed, many in bikinis. One for each month. Funny. I have  tags for posts, one of “players” , one of “ex-players”, and others of in-season and off-season moves, but I never intended it to mean…well, you know.