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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (19-16) won 7-4. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. LF Brad Miller solo HR. SS Cliff Pennington 3-run HR. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, RBI. Drew Hutchison (W, 3-2, 5.60) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton (22-14) won 5-4. 1B Chris Gittens (.317-8-28) Solo HR. LF Zach Zehner 3-run HR. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits.  Will Carter 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for the win.

High A: Tampa (17-22) lost 5-0, getting just three hits.

Low A: Charleston (23-17) won 5-0. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Mickey Gasper (.312) 3 hits. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits. 3B Max Burt 2-run HR.

Luis Gil (W, 2-2, 0.82) 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Jhony Brito 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.08

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (18-16) lost 6-5. CF Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 2B Breyvic Valera solo HR. DH Brad Miller solo HR. Starter David Hale 5 R in 3 IP. David Sosebee two scoreless innings of relief.

AA: Trenton (21-14) lost 5-0, getting just four hits, two by DH Chris Gittens. Starter Deivi Garcia (L, 1-2, 4.50) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 9 K. Matt Wivinis 2 scoreless relief innings.

High A: Tampa (17-21) lost 1-0, getting just three hits.

Miguel Yajure (L, 1-5, 3.52) 6 IP 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Braden Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.65

Low A: Charleston (22-17) won 7-6 in 11 innings. CF Josh Stowers (.306) GW hit. DH Canaan Smith (.318) 2 hits.  Starter Daniel Bies 1 R in 6 IP.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (13-12) won 9-1. 1B Gosuke Katoh (.368) 2 hits, 3 RBI, HR.  Katoh, 24, Lefty bat hadn’t shown that kind of average or power (7 HR) before. SS Cliff Pennington 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Brad Miller solo HR. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, 3 RBI.

Chad Green, down to straighten himself out after a terrible start to the season for the Yanks, started, pitched three scoreless innings, and struck out six. If he is right again, expect a recall soon. 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.

Drew Hutchison 5 IP in relief, 7 K.

AA: Trenton (16-9) won 9-3. 2B Hoy Jun Park (.344) 4 for 4. RF Ben Ruta 4 for 4, 3 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 3 RBI. CF Rashad Crawford a 3-run HR.

High A: Tampa (12-16) lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits.

Low A: Charleston (15-13) won 7-5. SS Wilkerson Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. C Josh Breaux (.304) 2 hits, 3-run HR. 1B Eric Wagaman went 0 for 0 in the game, drawing 5 walks.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (10-10) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Cliff Pennington 2-run walkoff HR. 1b/2b Brad Miller 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2b/3B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits. LF Zach Zehner 3 hits, RBI. Rex Brothers 5 K in 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings.

Game 2: Lost 3-2. Miller 2 hits, RBI. Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (12-7) swept both games of a DH.

Game 1: Scored two in the bottom of the seventh (minor league games go only 7 when DH unless extra innings) to win 4-2. 1B  Chris Gittens 2-run walkoff HR. 3B Brandon Wagner solo HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

Game 2: Won 3-2. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. Domingo Acevedo (3-1, 1.46) the win with 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

High A: Tampa (9-14) lost 6-3 in 10 innings. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (10-13) lost 7-2. C Josh Breaux 2 RBI.

Game 22. Yanks, one strike away from winning in 12, win in 14, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

An error and a wild pitch helped the Yanks (12-10) win a marathon, 4-3, over the Angels Monday night in a game that lasted 14 innings and ended after 2 A.M. Eastern Time.

The Yanks were one strike away from winning 3-2 in 12, but Aroldis Chapman hit a batter and gave up a game-tying single after that.

The Yanks got the first run of the game in the first on a Luke Voit HR (5).

J.A. Happ gave up a 2-run HR in the second to Jonathan Lucroy and the Angels took a 2-1 lead. Happ was good, otherwise. Maybe he is coming around after a rough beginning to the season.

Kyle Higashioka opened the third for the Yanks with a double and later scored on a SF by Gleyber Torres (after a couple of walks) to tie the game at two.

That’s where it stood until the twelfth, when Clint Frazier doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a groundout, and after a walk to Mike Ford, Gio Urshela hit a SF to put the Yanks up 3-2. Urshela would be heard from again later.

But in the bottom of the twelfth, with two out, a man on second, and two strikes, Chapman hit the batter, then gave up the game-tying single. On we go.

In the 14th, Gleyber Torres struck out but reached on a throwing error by Lucroy. After Frazier struck out, Torres reached second on a WP. (Thanks, Angels for the gifts). Mike Tauchman struck out and the Angels intentionally walked Ford, once again, to get to Urshela, and once again, their strategy backfired. Torres stole third, and Urshela then singled him home with what proved to be the game-winning run.

Urshela is known for his glove, not his bat, and he has made a couple nice defensive plays this year, including last night. But he is hitting well for the Yanks so far. (.297). So it’s funny to see the Angels walk Ford (.071, just one MLB hit since being called up) twice to get to Urshela. At least Gio delivered both times.

Urshela 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Happ 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.96
Ottavino 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.77
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.16
Cessa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  1.74
Chapman (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP.  3.00
Holder (W, 1-0, 5.54) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.

It’s early, but one thing I’m concerned about already is Ottavino. He’s pitching well, but it seems like, with Betances out and Green and Holder (until last night) struggling, that Ottavino is in there everyday. I’m worried about Ottavino burning out eventually.

After opting out of his contract, the Yanks did give Gio Gonzalez his release.

The Yanks did sign Brad Miller for depth, mostly a SS/2B/1B, the lefty hitter, 29, is a .240 hitter who does have some pop. He hit 30 HR for Tampa Bay in 2016. I hate to say this, but with this move, and also with the earlier move in getting Mike Tauchman, you have to wonder if the Yanks aren’t all that high on Tyler Wade, who still hasn’t proven he can hit MLB pitching. Otherwise, if they were sold on Wade, why would they make these moves? Eventually a player runs out of chances, and you have to wonder if Wade and/or Greg Bird is reaching that point. Just being honest, here.

Machado, CC (cardiac care) and lost targets.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Manny Machado will apparently make his decision after the new year, and all reports are that the Yankees are his first choice, as long as the years and money are close.

But will they be? Rumors are that the Yanks would go 7 years (Machado is 26) and maybe to an 8th if necessary while the Phillies would go 10 years. It appears the White Sox are probably out of the running. Machado apparently has met with no one else.

So does Machado go with where his heart lies (Yankees) or not? What if the Yanks offer 7 years @ $30MM /yr for $210MM but the Phils blow him out of the water by offering 10 years @ $35MM/yr for $350MM? What then?

And if the Yanks sign Machado, and Didi comes back, do the Yanks DH Andujar and move Stanton to LF (with Gardner being a backup OF).

Could the end of the season see a lineup like this?

Hicks CF
Judge RF
Machado 3B
Stanton LF
Gregorius SS
Sanchez C
Andujar DH
Voit 1B
Torres 2B

 

CC stands for Carsten Charles when it comes to CC Sabathia, but in a scary recent development, Sabathia found out that CC stands for cardiac care. Sabathia had a stent put in his heart on Dec. 11 to fix a blocked artery after he complained of chest pains and other recent problems. He should be good to go in spring training. Still, a scary moment.

Two potential free agent targets for the Yanks are off the board. One was Daniel Murphy. Murphy could have been a backup option for if the Yanks do not get Machado, as he could have been used at 2B (and later 1b/dh as well as 2b/3b when Didi returns) while Gleyber plays SS until Didi returns. His lefty bat would have played well at the Stadium, but his defense is below par. Murphy signed a 2 year deal with Colorado, where he has a .330 career batting average.

And Andrew Miller is off the board as well, so No-Runs DMC (Dellin/Miller/Chapman) will not be reunited. Miller signed a 2 yr (with an option for a third) with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Yanks did sign a couple of lefty pitchers to minor league deals. I don’t expect either to make the major league team, but…

UPDATE: Figured I’d discuss those two pitchers. Rex Brothers, 31, 20-14, 3.79 in his career (ERA+ 119). Missed all of 2016, went 4-3, 7.23 in 2017 for the Braves, pitched in only 1 MLB game in 2018. Did save 19 games with a 1.74 ERA for Colorado in 2013.

The other is Danny Coulombe, 29, 1-1, 4.56 for the A’s in 2018. 6-4, 4.27 (ERA+ 97) in his career.

Minor League Report. Frazier Injured?

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I don’t know if the Yanks would have traded Clint Frazier anyway, word is he’s off the table, but it may turn out that they couldn’t anyway. Frazier dove for a ball in the first inning and was pulled from the game shortly thereafter.

AAA: SWB (51-44) won 7-3. Shane Robinson, Frazier’s replacement, 2 hits. 1B Mike Ford, 3 hits, triple shy of the cycle, HR a solo HR off of Andrew Miller. 3B Rey Navarro 2 hits, double, HR,  2 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 RBI. 2B Brandon Drury 2 hits, RBI.

SWB’s bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless, no-hit innings. Columbus had Andrew Miller pitching (rehab) and Shane Bieber, who recently faced the Yanks, pitched as well.

Swanson 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.54
Gallegos (W, 2-1, 3.55) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 w, 1 K.  2.65
Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.43

AA: Trenton (52-44) lost 3-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI.

Bollinger (L, 4-4, 5.34) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K
Koerner 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.28
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A: Tampa (49-48) won 4-2. CF Estevan Florial finally back here after being out with an injury and rehabbing at a lower level. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 RBI. 2 hits 2B Hoy Jun Park. 3 hits LF Dom Thompson-Williams.

L. Rijo (W, 1-0, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Weissert (H, 2) 12/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.60
Wivinis (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.95

Low A: Charleston rained out.