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Minor League Action, 9-19-21.

AAA: SWB (68-49) beat Lehigh Valley, 5-1. Starting P JP Sears 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 1 WP.
I thought at this point in the season, he’d be shut down, but LF Miguel Andujar started another rehab stint and was 1 for 2, single, RBI and a walk.
CF Greg Allen 3 hits. DH Trey Amburgey 2 hits. RF Socrates Brito 3 hits, 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (72-47) lost 5-4. #8 prospect Luis Medina No-decision. 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 4 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk.
SS Oswald Peraza (#3 prospect) 3 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) 2-run HR.
DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits, solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (71-49) lost 6-5. DH Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 2 hits. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits, RBI.
LF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (73-43) lost 5-4. LF Kyle Battle 2 RBI. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 hits.

Minor league games, 9-14-21. German on rehab.

AAA: SWB (65-47) beat Lehigh Valley 4-2. Starter J.P. Sears 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 10 K.
Domingo German started rehab and threw two scoreless innings of relief, 2 hits, no walks, 4 K.
CF Estevan Florial (#21 prospect) 2 hits, solo HR.

AA: Somerset (69-45) lost 8-6, after taking a 6-1 lead into the eighth.
Starting P Luis Medina (#8 prospect) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 3 W, 6 K.
CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 3-run HR.
3B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (68-47) lost 10-1. LF Elijah Dunham (#24 prospect) HR. DH Carlos Narvaez 2 hits.

Low A: Tampa ppd.


Standings
SWB 2nd in division 4 GB
Somerset 1st in division + 2 1/2
Hudson Valley 1st + 10 1/2
Tampa 72-40 1st +3; clinched a playoff spot.

Minor league action from 9-8-21.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (65-44) won 1-0. Starting P Luis Medina (#8 prospect) Win, 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (65-45) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 4-0. SS Anthony Volpe (#1 prospect) 2 Hits. DH Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 2 hits.
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Game 2: Lost 10-8. Volpe DH. 2 hits, RBI, solo HR and a double. RF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR.
CF Pat DeMarco solo HR. LF Frederick Cuevas solo HR. SS Torrealba 2 hits.

Low A: Tampa (71-37) lost 11-8. #7 prospect SS Trey Sweeney 4 hits. LF Ryder Green (#26 prospect) 2 hits. 3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits, 4 RBI.

Minor League Action, 9-2-21. Somerset ballpark flooded.

Before going into the games, if you get a chance, google or search for the Somerset Patriots and take a look at the stadium. It’s underwater because of the hurricane coming through the northeast. Just awful with the flooding. It remains to be seen what happens to Somerset’s home games for the rest of the season. If moved, where to.

AAA: SWB (59-42) lost 5-3. SS Gleyber Torres 1 for 3 on rehab, was HBP. 2 hits and an RBI for RF Trey Amburgey.

AA: Somerset (61-43) split a doubleheader (of course it was on the road).

Game 1: Won 3-2. 1B Dermis Garcia 3-run HR. #8 prospect Luis Medina 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 10 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 2 HR.

Game 2: Lost 7-4. #3 prospect Oswald Peraza 4 for 4, 3 RBI. C Mickey Gasper 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (63-41) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 10-7. #1 prospect, SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. #6 prospect C Austin Wells 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. #24 prospect RF Elijah Dunham 2-run HR.

Game 2: Lost 2-0.

Low A: Tampa (67-35) lost 9-6. #7 prospect SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Benjamin Cowles 2-run HR.

With the expansion to 28 on Sept. 1 the Yanks called up OF Esteval Florial and relief pitcher Brooks Kriske. Torres is expected back today (Friday) so we we will see what moves are made.

Minor League Action, 8-26-21. All four top level Yankees’ farm clubs are in first place.

Corey Kluber is being reactivated off his rehab. He’ll start for the Yanks in Anaheim Monday night.

AAA: SWB (58-37) shut out Lehigh Valley, 6-0. They took a no-hitter into the seventh.
Starter Matt Krook 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 6 K.
LF Greg Allen 3-run HR, 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI.
1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR.

AA: Somerset (58-40) won 7-3. Starter Luis Medina (#8 prospect) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 12 K. Gave up 1 HR.
3B Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) solo HR. C Josh Breaux (#18 prospect) 2 hits.
1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits,

High A: Hudson Valley (61-37) lost 11-4. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits. 2B Luis Santos 3-run HR.

Low A: Tampa (65-31) won 9-4. Starter Nicio Rodriguez 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K.
SS Trey Sweeney (#7 prospect, #1 draft pick this year) 3-run HR. C Antonio Gomez (#25 prospect) 2-run HR.
1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR.

EVERY Yankees’ farm club (of the top four levels) is in first place.


Standings

SWB 1st in division by 2 games
Somerset 1st in division by 2 games
Hudson Valley 1st in division by 10 1/2 games
Tampa 1st in division by 6 games.

Minor League Report.

AAA: SWB (45-23) lost 7-4. Deivi Garcia 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 1 K. Gave up 3 HR. No decision. AAA ERA 6.88. Nick Nelson took the loss, giving up four runs in 1 IP. Adam Warren (remember him?) 2 scoreless IP, 2.67. DH Hoy Jun Park solo HR. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

AA: Somerset (43-28) won 7-0. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia solo HR. 2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. Luis Medina 5 2/3 IP.

High A: Hudson Valley (47-25) won 10-8. DH Anthony Volpe solo HR. LF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. Somerset only got 6 hits, but walked 13x.

Low A: Tampa (48-23) won 8-3. C Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 2B Trevor Hauver solo HR. DH Evan Alexander solo HR. 3B Luis Santos 2 RBI.

Futures/MLB draft/Minor League Report.

First the Futures game. Two Yankees prospects were in the game. CF Jasson Dominguez went 0 for 3. Lineout, two strikeouts. Dominguez is just 18, and just started his career about two weeks ago (he is in the Florida Complex League). He is the first player to be in the Futures game without even having played in a full-season league.

Pitcher Luis Medina can hit the high 90’s/ low 100’s with his fastball. He needs control and command. He pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two, but also gave up two hits and a walk.

The MLB draft is on. The Yankees’ first round pick was Trey Sweeney, a lefty-hitting SS.

AAA: SWB (37-20) lost 9-8 in 10 innings. RF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. DH Socrates Brito 3 hits. LF Greg Allen 2 hits. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 5 RBI, a 2-run HR.

AA: Somerset (38-21) lost 1-0 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. RF Thomas Milone 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (39-20) lost 10-3.

Low A: Tampa (40-18) won 6-1. Relievers Edgar Barclay & Nick Paciorek combined for six scoreless and hitless innings and combined for 10 strikeouts. Combined with two other pitchers, Tampa struck out 16 and gave up only 2 hits.

DH Everson Pereira 3 hits. 1B Andres Chaparro 2 for 2, walked 3X, 3 RBI. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits, RBI.

Minor League Report.

AAA: Besides Derek Dietrich opting out of his deal, Robinson Chirinos and Nick Goody are out as well.

SWB (34-16) Lost 5-4. 3B Andrew Valazquez 2 for 2, 2 walks, RBI.

AA: Somerset (35-18) won 3-0. Luis Medina (going to Futures Game) 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 8 K. SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, RBI. DH Donny Sands 2 hits. RF Michael Beltre solo HR. LF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (34-19) won 7-3. SS Josh Smith 2 hits. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, 3 RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Low A: Tampa swept a DH. Both 7-inning games.

Game 1: Won 2-1. CF Pat DeMarco 2 hits.

Game 2: Won 5-1, all runs scoring in the bottom of the sixth. SS Anthony Volpe (.309-11-46) solo HR, DH Austin Wells (.266-6-40) solo HR (HR were back-to-back). RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI.

Game 67. Sanchez’ PH HR leads Yanks, Cole, to 3-2 win.

Gary Sanchez hit a 2-run, PH HR in the top of the seventh, and the Yanks survived a ninth-inning scare to beat Toronto up in Buffalo (Covid restrictions ballpark) by a 3-2 score Wednesday night.

The win put the Yankees at 35-32 for the season. They are in third place in the AL East, 7 back of Tampa Bay and 6 back of Boston.

The Yanks scored in the first inning but missed the chance to get more runs. D.J. LeMahieu reached on an error, and Aaron Judge singled. Gleyber Torres walked, and the Yankees had the bases loaded with no one out. Giancarlo Stanton hit a SF but that was the only run the Yanks would get that inning. Not only that, Judge’s hit was the only hit the Yankees would get until the seventh inning.

Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole gave up a HR to Marcus Semien on his second pitch of the game. In the fifth inning, Cole gave up another solo HR, this one to Cavan Biggio, and the Blue Jays were up 2-1.

In the top of the seventh, Miguel Andujar singled to lead off the inning. It was just the Yankees’ second hit of the game. One out later, Sanchez PH for Kyle Higashioka and drilled his 10th HR of the season. The two-run shot gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead.

In the top of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman gave up a single, then a double to put runners on second and third with no one out. Chapman escaped with a strikeout, then a comebacker that caught Vlad Guerrero, Jr. too far off the bag at third. Guerrero was tagged out, 1-2-5, then Chapman got a liner to center to finish off his escape and the ballgame.

The Yankees only got four hits in the game.

Sanchez 2-run HR (10)


Cole (W, 8-3) 8 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 2.31
Chapman (S, 14) 1 P, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.78

Minor league briefing: A couple of walk-off homers. Nice records for the farm teams.

AAA: SWB (25-11) got a 3-run HR by C Rob Brantly in the bottom of the 10th to win 10-7. SS Hoy Jun Park (.368 at AAA, .318 combined AA/AAA this year) 1 for 2, 4 walks, RBI (I would like Odor cut loose and Park, 25, a lefty hitter, given a shot. Park also plays 2b). LF Tom Milone 3 hits, RBI. The Yanks let Ryan LaMarre be a free agent, possibly clearing a roster spot for someone like Park or maybe OF Trey Amburgey (26, Righty bat, hitting .365, and ex-Yankees C Erik Kratz likes him) . We’ll see. Maybe Park and Amburgey don’t cut it in the majors, but given the way some Yanks are not hitting, why not give them a chance if there is an opportunity available?

AA: Somerset (21-13) won 7-5. Rehabbing Luke Voit 0 for 3, walk, struck out 2x. Luis Medina, just promoted, 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 10 K. 2b Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 3 RBI, GW 2-run HR in bottom of the 11th.

High A: Hudson Valley (21-15) lost 6-4. DH Josh Breaux 4 hits, RBI. SS Josh Smith 2 hits.

Low A: Tampa (27-11) lost 3-2. Game called after five innings.

Game 65. Yanks need to reassess things after a 7-0 loss.

The Yankees are off today, before starting a three-game set in Buffalo against the Toronto Blue Jays.

That doesn’t mean they should take the day off, especially ownership and the front office.

This team needs a reassessment. A total shakeup and breakdown starting at the top. A 7-0 loss yesterday to the Phillies puts the Yankees at 33-32, barely above .500, in 4th place in their division out of five teams, and 8 1/2 back of the first place Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s serious look in the mirror time.

It’s not just this year. Yes, the Yanks made the extended postseason last year, but the record wasn’t great. 33-27 plus this year’s 33-32 means that they are 66-59 in their last 125 games. That isn’t a small sample size, but a significant one. 66-59 isn’t excellent, or even good. It’s above average. And this team is supposed to be better than above average.

There are certain moves the Yankees cannot do because of contract limitations. Understood. But moves need to be made. This cannot continue.

Once again, the Yanks got into an early 4-0 hole. This time after two innings. They only got four hits in the game, two by D.J. LeMahieu.

With the two-game sweep of the Yanks this weekend, ex-manager Joe Girardi had the last laugh, you may say.

The Yanks looked flat. They played awful. There was another atrocious baserunning mistake (Odor). Even sure-handed LeMahieu made a sloppy error. Manager Aaron Boone snapped at one reporter’s question in the postgame press conference.

There is a lot of frustration, and it’s among everyone, players, front office, and fans.

Something needs to be done, or this team may be double-digits behind soon (they are 8 1/2 back now) and this season could be over very soon. I don’t see a 1978-like comeback in this team.

There isn’t much more to write. This team needs a major shakeup.

LeMahieu 2 hits (of the 4 the Yanks got).

German (L, 4-4) 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.88
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.43 (combined SF/NYY ERA)
Luetge 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 2.78
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.83

Aaron Judge didn’t play because of back spasms. And in an NL park, no DH, they could not even risk putting Giancarlo Stanton in the OF for at least one game? Sheesh.

Stanton being unable to play the field hurts this team. A thought. The guy is 6’6″. A big target. Can he at least learn 1B in order to SOMETIMES play the field? Heck, a crippled Mickey Mantle learned 1B for his last two seasons. Just a thought. The same applies to the 6’7″ Aaron Judge.

Speaking of 1B, Chris Gittens is now 0 for 13 since being called up. Luke Voit began another rehab stint with SWB and was 1 for 3 yesterday, scored a run, had a double and an RBI. They need Voit back, and for Voit to be Voit again.

The Yanks did make some promotions in the minors. One of them is that of Ken Waldichuk, he of the 0.00 ERA at high A Hudson Valley (30 2/3 IP). He is being moved up to AA Somerset. Hayden Wesneski in also going from High A to AA and the same with Luis Medina. Three starting pitchers moving up from High A to AA. Recently SS Oswald Peraza went from High A to AA. It looks like P Janson Junk will be promoted from AA to AAA.

All four of the Yankees’ minor league affiliates won yesterday, three of them by shutout.