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Minor League Report.

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The Yankees released minor league pitcher Travis Hissong.

Lower level leagues, like the short-season and Dominican Summer League have started up but I don’t go down to those levels. Not enough time.

AAA: SwB (43-27) split a DH. They lost the reg. sched. game 4-3. Solo HR’s CF Dustin Fowler, LF Jake Cave and RF Mark Payton.

Mitchell 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5K.  4.50
Webb 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.24
Jones (BS, 3; L, 5-2, 3.93) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.

They won the makeup of a May 7 rainout 6-2. DH Tyler Austin a 3-run HR.  1B Ji-Man Choi triple, 3 RBI. 3b Miguel Andujar 2 hits. RF Payton 2 hits.

Mantiply 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.03
Wotherspoon (W, 1-0, 2.35) 3 IP 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.94

AA: Trenton (46-24) lost 14-4. 2B Abiatal Avelino 4 for 4, 2 doubles, RBI. 2 hits & an RBI for LF Devyn Bolasky.

Ramirez (L, 6-3, 3.47) 2 1/3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Carter 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. 15.43
Rumbelow 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Coshow 2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K 4.71

High A: Tampa (38-31) won 6-0.  CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Tito Polo 2 hits. 2B Nick Solak 3 hits. 2 hits and rbi for 3B Kyle Holder.

Dillon Tate came off the DL (sore shoulder) for his first minor league game of the season.

Tate (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W,  5 K.
Reeves 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.26
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: The North and South for the South Atlantic League played to a 3-3 tie. It was played in rain which got worse after the seventh, when the game was stopped.

Charleston players (South): Blake Rutherford CF, 0 for 0; C Donny Sands 0 for 1.
SS Hoy Jun Park 0 for 1. LF Estevan Florial 0 for 2. 3B Angel Aguilar 0 for 2.

P Trevor Lane 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. Littell shines after callup to AA.

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With various Yankees’ injuries, we’ll have to see who gets called up.

As reported in the Yankees’ report, the Yanks have shut down Greg Bird.

Hopefully no curse. The Yanks released Eric Ruth.

AAA: SWB (37-26) lost 8-2. 3B Tyler Wade (.315) 3 hits. DH Ji-man Choi (.301) 2 hits. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits.

Mitchell (L, 0-2, 5.09) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Disappointing year for him.
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 1 r, 3 H, 3 W, 2 k. 1.93
Feyereisen 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.12
Jones 1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.55

AA: Trenton (42-22) won 5-1. SS Thairo Estrada (.320) 2 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 RBI. LF Billy McKinney 2 doubles. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits.

Zack Littell was 8-1, 1.76 at Tampa. He was promoted to AA Trenton. This is his first AA game. He is a 21 yr. old RHP.

Littell (W, 1-0, 0.00) 7 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 3 W, 10 K.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.94
Brewer 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.76

High A: Tampa (36-31) won 3-1. 1B Tim Lynch double, HR, 3 RBI.

Clarkin 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.47
Hissong 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.97
Harvey (W 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.00
Gomez (S, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.76

Low A: Charleston (32-35) lost 2-0. DH Mandy Alvarez 3 of Charleston’s 6 hits.

Orozco (L, 3-5, 4.95) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.53
Mundell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.31

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (35-24) pounded Lehigh Valley 11-4. Rehabbing 1B Greg Bird 2 doubles, RBI. 2-Run HR LF Dustin Fowler. 3-run HR C Kyle Higashioka. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, rbi. SS Cito Culver 2 hits, 2 rbi.

Mitchell 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.50
Feyereisen 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 4.76
Jones (W, 5-1, 2.64) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.60

AA:  Trenton (39-21) won 7-3. 3B Miguel Andujar double, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. 3 hits, RBI for C Jorge Saez. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi.

Cortes (W, 4-0, 3.26) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 h, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. Another pitcher w/a nice record.
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 4 K. 5.13
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.21
McNamara 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

High A: Tampa (32-31) lost 5-1. LF Trey Amburgey double, solo HR. Jorge Mateo is at .238.

Clarkin (L, 3-3, 2.49) 3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 4 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 0.00
Reeves 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 5.79
Schwaab 1 ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 0 K. 4.70

Low A: Charleston (30-32) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 5-3. 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI CF Estevan Florial. 3 hits 2B Diego Castillo.

Orozco (L, 3-4, 5.36) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Morris 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.50

Makeup of 5/22 rainout: Lost 4-2. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. 2 Hits RF Isiah Gilliam.

DeCarr 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. 4.91
Espinal (L, 1-1, 1.26) 2 1/3 IP, 2 runs, both unearned, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.

Minor League Report. Big Day for Gleyber Torres.

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AAA: Tyler Austin was activated off the DL and assigned to AAA SWB. I’m a little surprised and disappointed. I would have liked him to be brought right up to the big club and for Chris Carter to be let go. I am not the only one.

SWB (32-22) won 6-3. A huge game for SS Gleyber Torres. 3 for 3 with a walk. HR, 4 RBI.

Mitchell 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76
German (W, 2-1, 3.76) 5 1/3, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Heller (s, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.84

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (30-28) won 6-0. Rehabbing 1B Greg Bird 1 for 3, single, RBI.

RF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR.  LF Tito Polo 2 hits, RBI.

Clarkin 4 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.56
Hissong (W, 1-0, 4.82) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Harvey 1 IP 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, 0.00
Foley 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Low A:   Charleston off.

Now, you can ask how someone could get a save in a 17-0 win (which Charleston had on Sunday) . Here’s how (although it seems ridiculous).

That rule states the official scorer shall credit a pitcher with a save when such pitcher meets all four of the following conditions:

  1. He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
  2. He is not the winning pitcher;
  3. He is credited with at least ⅓ of an inning pitched; and
  4. He satisfies one of the following conditions:
    1. He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
    2. He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
    3. He pitches for at least three innings.

Now in Charleston’s 17-0 win on Sunday, the relief pitcher, who pitched 4 innings, met criteria #1.

He met criteria #2.

He pitched 4 innings, so he met criteria #3.

and…

He met the 3rd subcriteria of criteria #4 by pitching 4 innings.

So as silly as it seems, this pitcher got a save in a 17-0 win.

 

 

Game 50. Tanaka tagged again as Yanks lose 10-4.

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Baseball’s funny. If I’d have told you in February that on June 1 Brett Gardner would have 11 HR, Masahiro Tanaka would be the worst of the Yanks’ five starters in a group that included a true rookie in Jordan Montgomery and that the Yanks would be in first place at 30-20 despite getting the worst production in the majors out of first base, you may have been stunned.

But so far, that’s how it’s been.

Tanaka was tagged again last night in the Yankees’ 10-4 loss to Baltimore that reduced their AL East lead to 2 games.

It’s mystifying how bad he’s been. Some games good, like a CG shutout up in Boston or with his last outing before this one. Other times, awful, like last night.

The Orioles got 4 in the third off of him, and a misplay by Aaron Judge cost three runs. Instead of grabbing a liner for the third out of the inning, it went for a 2-run double to make it 3-0 Orioles, and a single later made it 4-0.

In the fourth, the Yanks cut it to 4-1 on an Orioles’ error.

But Tanaka gave up a 3-run HR in the bottom of the fourth to make it 7-1.

The Yanks got two in the fifth on a single by Refsnyder, forceout by Gardner, RBI double by Hicks, and RBI single by Holliday, but Ronald Torreyes bounced into a forceout with the bases loaded to spoil the chance of getting further back into the ballgame. The Yanks had chances, but were 1 for 12 with RISP in the game.

Before the game, Bryan Mitchell was sent down to SWB and Giovanny Gallegos brought up, but Gallegos gave up a 2-run HR in the seventh that made it 9-3 Orioles.

The Yanks got a run in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Gardner, but Gallegos gave up another run in the bottom of the inning for the final score of 10-4.

Starlin Castro, Aaron Judge and Rob Refsnyder had 2 hits apiece.

But as far as Tanaka, if he isn’t hurt, it’s baffling. He’s got to get it together. His ERA is twice what you’d expect it to be.

Maybe the Yanks (and I’ve mentioned this before) should order an MRI just to be sure nothing is wrong.

You have to wonder.

Tanaka (L, 5-5, 6.34) 5 2/3 IP, 7 R, 9 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Layne 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.50
Gallegos 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.71 Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.27

Game 49. Some “Holliday Gardening”. Both go deep twice in Yanks’ 8-3 win.

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Both Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered twice, and Aaron Judge had a 2-run double as the Yanks beat the Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night.

If I would have told you that by the end of May, Matt Holliday would have 11 HR, you would have said nice pickup of the 37 year old veteran. He has something left in the tank.

But if I told you that Brett Gardner would have 11 HR by the end of May, and that he wouldn’t get his first HR until April 29, having hit 11 in 1 month and 1 day, I think you’d be shocked.

Gardner led off the game with a HR (10) and two batters later, Holliday followed with his 10th to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead three batters in.

In the second, Didi Gregorius doubled and scored on an Aaron Hicks single. 3-0.

In the third, Holliday hit his second HR of the game (11) to make it 4-0, and after an out, Judge singled. After another out, Gregorius walked and Chase Headley singled to make it 5-0.

In the fourth, Gardner hit his second HR of the game (11) to make it 6-0. Sanchez then singled, Holliday struck out, and after Castro singled, Judge doubled in 2 runs to make it 8-0.

The Orioles got one in the sixth and two in the eighth to make the final 8-3.

Every starter got a hit except for 1B Rob Refsnyder.

Gardner 2 for 5, 2 solo HR.
Holliday 2 for 5, 2 solo HR.
Castro 2 for 5.
Judge 2 for 4, 2 RBI.
Hicks 2 for 4, 1 RBI.
Headley 2 for 5, 1 RBI.

Severino (W, 4-2, 2.93) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Layne 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 w, 0 K. 7.71
Warren 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70
Mitchell 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.54
Clippard 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.64

The win puts the Yanks at 30-19.

Game 43. Yanks’ bullpen implodes in 6-2 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout into the top of seventh. He had a 2-0 lead thanks to HRs by Aaron Hicks (8) and Chris Carter (4).

Montgomery got an out, gave up a solo HR to cut the lead to 2-1 and got another out.

Then the Yankees’ bullpen flushed the game away.

Joe Girardi brought in four relievers, and each of the first three gave up a HR as the Yanks lost the game 6-2.

First was Adam Warren, who gave up a single and 2-run HR to the first two batters he faced. Lead gone. 3-2 KC.

In came Jonathan Holder to start the eighth. He gave up a HR on the first batter he faced. 4-2.

Then came a strikeout and a HBP. In came Chasen Shreve, who promptly gave up a 2-run HR to the first batter HE faced. 6-2 KC.

And that was the final score.

Matt Holliday had 2 hits.

Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. 4.30. Gave up 1 HR. Excellent. Shame he didn’t win.
Warren (BS, 3; L, 1-1, 2.96) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 2.84. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.75.
Mitchell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.84.