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Game 114. Yanks “squeeze” past Bosox, 3-2.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in all three Yankees runs with his first HR of the season and a bunt single on a safety squeeze play to lead the Yankees (72-42) past Boston, 3-2, Saturday night.

The win dropped the Yankees magic # for winning the AL East to 40.

Frankie Montas’ first start as a Yankee didn’t go too well, but he hadn’t pitched in 11 days because of the death of his mother-in-law. This next one went much better.

Some wildness cost Montas two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A walk, one-out single, WP, and walk loaded the bases for Boston. A HBP forced in a run and a second run scored on a SF.

The Yanks surprisingly came back to tie it in the top of the fifth. Andrew Benintendi led off with a walk, and one out later, Kiner-Falefa (IKF) snaked on over the Green Monster for his first HR as a Yankee. Finally, in game 114 of this season, he got one. Maybe it wasn’t as dramatic as Bucky Dent’s in 1978, but equally as shocking. (And on June 20, 1978, ANOTHER Yankee SS hit a grand slam at Fenway off of Mike Torrez to lead the Yankees to a 10-4 win after being down 4-0 in THAT game. That would be Fred “The Chicken” Stanley!)

With one out in the top of the ninth, Andrew Benintendi just missed a HR (which would have been his first as a Yankee) as he doubled to CF. An infield single by Jose Trevino put runners on the corners. Then, a play that the Yankees need to do more often. They put on a safety squeeze play. You have to catch the defense napping; you have to execute the bunt and not pop it up. You do the safety and not suicide squeeze to make sure the runner isn’t out if you miss the pitch or if it’s a ball (like on a pitchout). But if you can execute the bunt and get it down, you most likely won’t bunt into a DP, and most likely the runner scores. IKF did everything perfectly, and with the second baseman shifted towards second, no one was there to cover first, so not only did Benintendi score what turned out to be the winning run on the play, but IKF reached first for a single.

I loved it. That’s baseball!

With Clay Holmes struggling, Scott Effross closed out the ninth, but not before putting a scare in us and not before Trevino and IKF combined to make a fine defensive play.

Kiner-Falefa 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (1) and GW RBI safety squeeze single

Montas 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 HBP, 1 WP 3.59 (A’s/NYY ERA)
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.75
Trivino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.59 (A’s/NYY ERA)
Chapman (W, 1-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.94
Effross (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.88 (Cubs/NYY ERA)

From MLB.com:

Kiner-Falefa is the only Major Leaguer in the last 30 years to have a game-tying homer and a go-ahead RBI bunt in the same game, according to STATS.


Game 109. Yanks lose 5th straight, 12-9.

I have friends in the Lehigh Valley Yankee fan club who are on their way home to PA after their road trip to St. Louis. I hope their travels have been safe and the rest of their trip was fun. The games they watched in St. Louis certainly were not fun.

The Cardinals swept the Yanks (70-39) Sunday by winning 12-9 and extended the Yankees’ losing streak to a season-high 5 games.

In losing, the Yanks made, shall we say, some cardinal sins. They gave up too many runs with two out. Those pitchers have to finish off the inning. Also, it’s one thing to let an All-Star in Nolan Arenado beat you all series. It’s another thing to have a guy hitting under .150 beat you all series.

For the first time in months, the Yanks lead in the division is less than 10 games. It’s now 9 1/2 over Toronto. It’s only 1/2 a game over Houston for best record in the AL. The Yanks trail the dodgers by 5 1/2 for the best record in baseball. No need for panic yet, but the Yanks have to right the ship, and soon. They now head to Seattle, so most of us Easterners won’t be awake for the end of the games.

The Yanks got a run in the top of the first when D.J. LeMahieu doubled, went to third on a groundout and scored on a SF by Matt Carpenter.

St. Louis tied it in the bottom of the first.

In the top of the second, the Yanks scored three runs and you thought it could be their day. Gleyber Torres singled to lead off the inning. Andrew Benintendi singled Torres to second. Aaron Hicks singled to score Torres and send Benintendi to second. Before those three hits, those three hitters were a combined 3 for their last 79. So, you thought, maybe this’ll be a good day after all. After Jose Trevino struck out, Marwin Gonzalez was HBP to load the bases. LeMahieu struck out, but Aaron Judge singled in two runs, and it was 4-1 Yanks.

But St. Louis came right back with five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 6-4 lead. Yankees’ starter Frankie Montas, just acquired at the trade deadline, hadn’t pitched since July 26, a 12-day gap, because of being on bereavement due to the death of his mother-in-law. He had just arrived in St. Louis Saturday night and didn’t meet most of his teammates until hours before game time. So, he gets a mulligan here. Tough situation for him. Two walks (oh, those bases on balls! As the old Cardinal, Frankie Frisch would say) started the inning. Then a one-out double drove in one run. Another walk loaded the bases. A SF drove in another run. Then a two-out 3-run HR by Nolan Arenado made it 6-4, Cardinals. All-Star Arenado killed the Yanks all series with his bat and glove.

Meanwhile, the Yanks’ lineup, without Anthony Rizzo or Giancarlo Stanton, was good enough this day to get 16 hits. Rizzo and Stanton were surely missed In Friday’s 4-3 and Saturday’s 1-0 losses.

The Yanks tied the game in the top of the fifth when Benintendi led off with a double and Hicks walked. Trevino singled to load the bases. After a couple of strikeouts, Judge doubled off the base of the wall to tie the game. In fairness, the Yanks did get some big two-out hits of their own, Judge’s double, for example, here. After Judge’s double, both manager Aaron Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake were ejected for arguing balls and strikes. One strike called on Matt Carpenter, batting after Judge, was a terrible call by the home plate umpire. Looking at it on video, the pitch looked a good four inches outside. I can’t blame Boone and Blake for arguing that one.

But once again, the Cardinals came right back in the bottom of the same inning. With one out, a single. Then a double by Paul DeJong, who we’ll read again about shortly. After a pitching change and another out, a single to drive in DeJong. Two walks (there’s those walks again!) to load the bases. Another pitching change, then ANOTHER walk to force in a run before getting the last out of the inning. 9-6 Cardinals.

The Yanks, to their credit, battled back. In the top of the sixth, Josh Donaldson led off with a single. Torres singled Donaldson to second, and one out later, a single by Hicks loaded the bases. Trevino singled in a run, and a force-out by Gonzalez made it 9-8.

But any hopes for a comeback died in the bottom of the eighth when DeJong hit a 3-run HR to put the Cardinals up 12-8. Here was a fatal mistake all series for the Yanks. DeJong had the GW 2-run double Friday night against them. Here yesterday he had a big RBI double and 3-run HR. At games’ end, he was hitting .157. You just wanted to pull your hair out, letting a guy with a batting average that low beat you.

As a result, LeMahieu’s solo HR (12) in the top of the ninth went for naught. 12-9 final.

LeMahieu 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR (12)
Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI
Torres 3 hits.
Benintendi 2 hits
Hicks 3 hits, RBI
Trevino 2 hits, RBI

Montas 3 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.59 (Combined A’s/NYY ERA)
Abreu (L, 2-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.73 (Combined 3-team ERA)
Loaisiga 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 6.66
Trivino 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.86 (Combined A’s/NYY ERA)
Peralta 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.36
Effross 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.06 (Combined Cubs/NYY ERA)

8 walks. Ouch. The Yanks could use a pep talk/clubhouse meeting right now.

Game 108. Monty’s revenge. St. Louis’ Montgomery beats Yanks and ex-teammates, 1-0

Jordan Montgomery had to have some strange feelings facing his ex-teammates. Montgomery, traded by the Yankees to St. Louis on Tuesday, had to face his ex-teammates on Saturday night.

No doubt he wanted a little revenge on the front office who traded him away. He got that, pitching five shutout innings in a 1-0 Cardinals win over the Yankees (70-38).

Also getting a little revenge was Giovanny Gallegos, who the Yanks traded away a few years back when they got Luke Voit. Gallegos closed out the game.

The Yanks finish the 2/3 mark of the season at 70-38, which means they are on pace for 105 wins. But the way they’ve played lately, they better pick up the pace. After a 52-18 start, the Yanks have gone 18-20. They are 9-15 in their last 24 games.

The absence of Anthony Rizzo (back, day-to-day) and Giancarlo Stanton (on IL, Achilles) was noticeable. The Yanks only had two hits in the game. Aaron Judge needs help, and he can’t do it himself (even though he had one of the two hits—a single). Teams will and are pitching around him without Rizzo and Stanton backing him. The bad slumps that Aaron Hicks (0 for his last 32), Andrew Benintendi (2 for 25 as a Yankee) and Gleyber Torres (1 for his last 22) are undergoing need to be overcome. Without Rizzo and Stanton, those three guys need to come through, not to mention Josh Donaldson (.221) or Kyle Higashioka (.200, and he had the other Yankees’ hit in the game).

Domingo German was the tough-luck loser in this game. He pitched well, giving up only one run in five innings. With two out in the bottom of the first inning, NL-MVP favorite Paul Goldschmidt doubled, and All-Star Nolan Arenado singled for what would turn out to be the only run of the game. Is it me, or does it seem like Yankees’ pitchers are giving up a lot of two-out runs lately?

The Cardinals have made a couple fine defensive plays in their two wins over the Yanks.

Today, Sunday, Frankie Montas makes his Yankees’ debut. In what may be a surprising move, in order to make room for Montas, the Yanks had to send Ron Marinaccio back to the minors, despite his sterling 2.03 ERA. Other guys don’t have options like Marinaccio has.

German (L, 1-2) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 5.09
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.03 Sent down to AAA after game.
Trivino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.91 (A’s/NYY ERA)
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.62

The loss was the Yanks’ fourth in a row, their season high.

Game 104. Yanks hit 4 HR in 7-2 win. Trade deadline is today. What more moves are coming?

Today is the trade deadline. We’ll see what other moves will be made (like the Yanks unloading Joey Gallo. It would be a shock if it doesn’t happen). We also have to see what moves will be made to squeeze yesterday’s Yankee acquisitions onto the roster.

A few moves were made already. Miguel Castro and Luis Severino were moved to the 60-day IL, meaning neither would be available until mid-September, if at all. Clarke Schmidt was sent back to AAA. I really feel badly for Schmidt, who has a 4-2, 2.40 ERA (ERA+ 161) this season. Carlos Espinal was brought up but will most likely be sent back when Scott Effross arrives.

As for who goes down when Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino get here, that I need to see. Last night’s starter, Domingo German, may be set down. As far as who goes down for Trivino, that is a tough call. I don’t see Marinaccio going down, but it could happen. He has options, and that would be tough. Marinaccio is 1-0, 2.16, ERA+ 180. Maybe Abreu is DFA’d? But Abreu has done well since the Yanks have picked him up (2-0, 1.06 ERA as a Yankee). It will be a tough call. Maybe someone gets dealt to make room. And when Stanton gets healthy, that is another move to be made (and I think dumping Gallo is that move). GM Brian Cashman has some “chess moves” to make.

The Yanks became the first team to 70 wins (70-34) by beating Seattle last night, 7-2. The Yanks hit four HR in the game, two by (wait for it…) Jose Trevino (you thought I’d say Aaron Judge, didn’t you? Judge did hit one).

The Yanks wasted no time in getting on the board. D.J. LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a single, then Judge doubled. Anthony Rizzo followed with a 3-run HR (26) and the Yanks were up 3-0.

German went five innings and got the win, but it wasn’t pretty. He put nine runners on base in his five innings, an average of almost two an inning. In the top of the second, he gave up a HR to Kyle Lewis and the score was 3-1.

The Yanks got two more runs in the bottom of the second. LeMahieu walked with two out, and Judge followed with his 43rd HR of the season to put the Yanks up 5-1.

German got out of a bases-loaded jam in the third but gave up a run in the fourth that cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-2. He would get the first two outs of an inning, then put a few runners on before getting that elusive third out.

Jose Trevino homered in the bottom of the fourth (8) then homered again in the bottom of the eighth (9) for the final score of 7-2. Four Yankees’ relievers combined for four shutout innings.

LeMahieu 3 hits
Judge 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (43)
Rizzo 3-run HR (26)
Trevino 2 hits, both solo HR, (9)

German (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.39
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.16
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.81
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.46
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.29

The minor league prospect list has been updated again, especially after yesterday’s moves erased five players from that top 30.

Yanks land starter in Montas, give up 4 prospects.

There will surely be another deal, like dumping Joey Gallo, but Brian Cashman just completed his major objectives. Get an OF upgrade (Benintendi), get a reliever (see previous post on Effross) and get a starter.

The starter deal just went through. The Yanks got their man (after losing out on Castillo) in Frankie Montas of Oakland. They also get reliever Lou Trivino. For the pair, the Yanks give up #5 prospect Ken Waldichuk (who I really liked, but you have to give to get), #10 prospect Luis Medina, #20 prospect J.P. Sears, and #21 prospect Cooper Bowman.

A look at each.

COMING TO YANKS

Montas. 29 years old. RHP Arbitration eligible 2023, Free agent 2024. RHP. Only 4-9, but a 3.18 ERA (ERA+ 118) for a bad A’s team. Last year he was 13-9, 3.37, ERA+ 122 and finished 6th in CYA voting. For his career, 35-32, 3.73, ERA+ 110. (100 is average).

Trivino. 30. RHP. I am not sold on this one, but it may have been an if you want A, you got to take B kind of thing. Trivino is having a bad year for Oakland, 1-6, 6.47, ERA+ 59 with 10 saves. He had a good 2021, going 7-8, 3.18 with 22 saves. His career has been like that. Good, bad, good, bad. For example, in his rookie year, he was 8-3, 2.92 in 2018. ERA+ 143. But in 2019 he was 4-6, 5.25. ERA+ 82. Hot and cold. For his career, he is 20-23, 4.04, ERA+ 103. Arbitration eligible 2023, Free agent 2025.

LEAVING

#5 prospect Ken Waldichuk. 24. LHP. 6-3, 2.71 between AA/AAA this year. I have been following him since last year. Liked what I saw. You got to give to get, though. 12-8, 3.00 in minor league career, 50 games, 48 starts. 328 K in 215 2/3 IP.

#10 prospect Luis Medina. RHP. 23. 4-3, 3.38 at AA this year. 14-20, 4.46 in minor league career, 86 games, 84 starts.

#20 prospect J.P. Sears. LHP, 26. Pitched in 7 games for Yanks this year, 2 starts. 3-0, 2.05, ERA+ 190. Was 1-1, 1.67 at AAA this year. Did very well in brief time in majors this year.

#21 prospect Cooper Bowman. 2B/SS. 22. Righty bat. .217-8-35 with 35 SB at High A this year. In 111 minor league games, .227-12-58 with 48 SB.

Seeing what the Mariners got for Castillo (they gave up 4 prospects, including their 1, 3 and 5) you knew that Montas would not come cheap. At least the Yanks gave up one of the top 4 prospects they had. But 3 top 10’s go today, as well as Sears.

I’ll have to update the prospect list.

Yanks trade for relief help.

The Yanks took care of one of their needs at the trade deadline, adding to the bullpen, by making a trade with the Cubs for a relief pitcher.

Nope, it isn’t David Robertson.

The Yanks traded #7 prospect Hayden Wesneski to the Cubs for RHP Scott Effross.

Effross, 28, RHP, is 1-4, 2.66, with 1 save for the Cubs this season. ERA+ 158. Last year, in his rookie season, he went 2-1, 3.68, ERA+ 118. For his career, 3-5, 2.91, ERA+ 146. (100 is average).

Effross isn’t arbitration eligible until 2025, nor free agent eligible until 2028, so the Yanks have a lot of control over him.

Wesneski, 24, RHP, was 6-7, 3.51 for AAA SWB this year. For his minor league career, 18-14, 3.52.

So, the Yanks got the OF they needed (and who I wanted), got the relief pitcher they needed (he wasn’t on my radar, but I’m ok with it, nice stats). Now to get that starter, preferably their #1 target, Frankie Montas of Oakland.

And, of course, to find a taker for Gallo.

Game 101. Magic 8 ball! 8 in 8th gives Yanks 11-5 win. Judge 2 HR, 6 RBI inc. Grand Slam.

You’ve run out of words for Aaron Judge this season. Really. July isn’t over yet, and he has 41 HR, and is making a run at the AL and Yankee record of 61 set by Roger Maris in 1961. He has 11 HR in his last 13 games. His 9 multi-HR games this season is a Yankees’ record.

The NL and MLB record of course is 73 by Barry Bonds, but those three guys who hit more than Maris (Bonds, McGwire and Sosa) are all linked to steroids. For purists, the true record still belongs to Roger.

Trivia: Sammy Sosa hit 60 or more HR three separate times but didn’t lead the league in any of those three seasons.

Before the game recap, some moves and thoughts on a recent big trade. First off, the Yanks re-signed Ryan Weber and Shane Greene to minor league deals.

Secondly a Yankees’ target is off the market. Reds’ starter Luis Castillo (29, RHP) was dealt to Seattle. As much as I wanted Castillo, I can see why the Yankees, although it’s rumored that they were close to getting him, backed off. Seattle gave up four prospects for him, including their #1, #3 and #5 prospects. For the Yankees, that would have meant SS Anthony Volpe (1), CF Jasson “The Martian” Dominguez (3) and LHP Ken Waldichuk (5), along with another prospect. That wasn’t going to happen. It looks like the Yankees will face Castillo (4-4, 2.86, ERA+160 this year) Tuesday night.

With Castillo off the board, the Yankees’ top trade target now is Frankie Montas (29, RHP) of Oakland. Montas is only 4-9 this season, but his ERA is 3.18 and his ERA+ is 117. Not as good as Castillo, but still good. If they can’t get Montas, then rumors are they are then looking at Noah Syndergaard of the Angels (RHP, 30 in August) who is 5-8, 3.83, ERA+104 this season, or Jose Quintana (33, LHP) of Pittsburgh, who is 3-5, 3.50, ERA+ 120.

As far as Syndergaard is concerned, it has been written that since TJ surgery, he hasn’t been the “Thor” (and yes, he’d need a haircut) of his Mets days, and although still decent, he’s lost 2 MPH off his fastball since the surgery. Quintana was a Yankees’ farmhand many years ago.

The Yanks are looking to deal Miguel Andujar and Joey Gallo. Teams are looking at prospects and are most likely prioritizing them over Andujar and Gallo.

We will see what develops. Another deal I would like besides one for Montas would be one with the Cubs to get bullpen help. Could David Robertson (37, RHP, 3-0, 2.23, 14 saves this year) be back for what would be his third go-round with the Bronx Bombers?

Ok, now to the game recap.

In the top of the first, Judge robbed the first batter of the game, Kansas City’s MJ Melendez, of a HR. The guy can do it all, defensively as well as offensively.

The Yanks got off to a quick 3-0 lead. Anthony Rizzo hit a solo HR in the bottom of the first inning (#24), and two innings later, after a walk to D.J. LeMahieu, Judge hit a 2-run HR (40).

Maybe it’s me, but Gerrit Cole seems a bit off his game this year. Aces shouldn’t be coughing up 3-0 leads. Cole seems more prone to the HR ball this season, too. With two out in the fifth, the Royals got four straight hits, followed by a 3-run HR by Salvador Perez, to stunningly go up on the Yanks 5-3. A misplay (ruled a hit when it could have been an error) by Isiah Kiner-Falefa helped KC to its big inning. IKF would make up for it later. Another big play was on a grounder to Rizzo, who had a little bit of a delay in flipping the ball to Cole for the out. Batter beats it out, inning prolonged.

After a rain delay to start the eighth inning, the Yanks exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the eighth. With one out, Rizzo and Gleyber Torres got back-to-back singles. An error by KC SS Maikel Garcia loaded the bases. Andrew Benintendi got an infield single to make it 5-4. It then appeared as if Aaron Hicks was HBP to force in a run, but he wasn’t. Hicks worked a walk anyway and the game was tied at 5. IKF then made up for his previous miscue by hitting a single to put the Yanks up 6-5. A groundout by Jose Trevino made it 7-5. A walk to LeMahieu re-loaded the bases, then Judge unleashed HR #41, a grand slam, for the final score of 11-5.

Judge 3 hits, 6 RBI. A 2-run HR and a grand slam. (41). Also robbed KC of a HR.
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (24)
Torres 2 hits.
Kiner-Falefa 15 game hitting streak.

Cole 6 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 9 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.30
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.24
Abreu (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.22 (3-team W/L, ERA)
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.37

The Yanks are 68-33, have a 12 1/2 game lead in the AL East and the magic # for clinching the division is 50.

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.