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Minor League Report.

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AAA: Gleyber Torres held out of the game. Back stiffness. Day-to-day. SWB (7-5) lost 8-3. CF Shane Robinson 2 hits. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 2 RBI for 2B Billy Fleming.

Rogers (L, 1-1, 4.24) 5 IP, 5 R, 11 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up  1 HR.
Gomez 0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.60
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 0.00
Perez 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.86

AA: Trenton PPD. SNOW in Erie, PA. On APRIL 17. Ugh.

High A: Tampa (5-7) lost 8-2. 1B Brandon Wagner solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 1-1, 4.50) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Hodson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.00
Kamplain 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.05
Morris 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.36

Low A: Charleston (6-6) won 1-0. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. RF Steven Sensley the RBI.

Whitlock (W, 1-1, 2.40) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Trieglaff (H, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

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Minor League Report. Torres raking. Big night for Avelino.

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AAA: SWB (5-2) won 11-1. 3B Gleyber Torres 2 for 3, 2 RBI. Currently hitting .370 and could be called up Wednesday at the earliest to push his arbitration/free agency back a year. With Wade at .097 and Andujar at .107, it really looks like Gleyber could be up next week. If we only knew what was going on with Brandon Drury and those headaches. DH Mike Ford 2 solo HR. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 for 3, 5 RBI. Great job by Josh Rogers.

Rogers (w, 1-0, 2.25) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 10 K. Gave up HR.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (3-5) lost 8-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI.

F. Perez (L, 0-1, 8.64) 4 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.76
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 9.00 Gave up HR.
Harris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.75

Low A: Charleston (4-4) won 6-4. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI.

Garcia 5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 0 W, 4 K. 7.20. Gave up 2 hr.
Trieglaff (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor league report. 4 hits for Gleyber.

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AAA: SS Gleyber Torres had 4 hits and 2 rbi as SWB (2-1) won 5-4. 1B Ryan McBroom had 2 hits.

Hale 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Gallegos (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Carroll (w) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Perez (H) 1/3 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen (S) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (2-2) lost 3-2 in 10 innings. RF Jhalen Jackson homered again. He has 3 already. LF Ben Ruta had 3 hits.

Carter 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Reeves 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Schwaab (L) 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.

I hate this new “speed up the game” rule that puts a runner on second to start the inning in extra innings in the minors. What a joke. A leadoff double scored the run, which is why Schwaab’s run was unearned. Without that rule, maybe no one scores that inning.

High A:  Tampa (2-2) lost 3-1. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits.

King  6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Harris (L) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W,  1 K. Gave up HR

Low A: Charleston (1-3) split a DH.

Reg. game:  Lost 7-4. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits.

Nelson (L) 1 2/3 IP, 7 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Zurak 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Cedeno 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Makeup of 4 /7: Won 2-1. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 doubles, RBI.

Lehnen (W) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up HR.
Wivinis (S) 1 1P, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Tiger Town. Modern Era (1970-1987) Veterans’ Committee elects Morris & Trammell to HOF. Simmons just misses.

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The 16-member Modern Era (1970-1987) Veterans’ Committee elected former Tiger teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell to the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

You needed 12 votes or more to get in. Ex-Cardinal and Brewers catcher Ted Simmons just missed, getting 11 votes.

Morris pitched for the Tigers from 1977-1990, the Twins in 1991, and the Blue Jays 1992-1994. He was a 5x All-Star, and a WS winner in 1984, 1991 and 1992. He was the WS MVP in 1991.

Morris threw a no-hitter, and in his career was 254-186 with an ERA of 3.90, ERA+ 105. The ERA is probably what kept him out of the HOF until now. His 162 game average was 16-12, 3.90. Also, he is only listed as the 164th best pitcher of all-time on baseball reference.

But a big game pitcher, and a horse. A bulldog, if you will.

He twice led the league in wins. He led the league in games started twice and complete games once, innings pitched once, and strikeouts once.

He received CYA consideration 7x and MVP consideration 5x. He was a 20-game winner 3x.

In 1984, he went 19-11, 3.60 for the WS Champion Tigers. He won 2 WS games.

In 1991, he went 18-12, 3.43 for the WS Champion Twins, and earned WS MVP honors with his 10 inning shutout in Game 7 of the WS. He won 2 WS games.

He went 21-6, 4.04 for the 1992 Blue Jays, leading the majors in wins, but lost 2 WS games.

He also was on the 1993 Blue Jay team that won the WS, but was 7-12, 6.19 and left off the postseason roster. He went 7-4, 3.80 in the postseason in 13 starts, losing three of his last four postseason starts.

His teammate, Trammell, was a SS from 1977-1996, all with the Tigers. Trammell was the WS MVP for those 1984 Tigers. He hit .285 with over 2300 hits in his career.

He was a 6x All Star, 3x Silver Slugger and 4x Gold Glove winner.

He received MVP consideration 7x, and finished in the top 10 3x. He was runnerup for the MVP in 1987.

In 1984, he hit .314-14-69 with 19 SB. His OPS+ was 136.

In 1987, he hit .343-28-105 with 21 SB, OPS+ 155.

His 162 game average was .285-13-71 with 17 SB and an OPS+ of 110.

In 13 postseason games, he hit .333 with 3 hr and 11 RBI. He is listed as the 11th greatest SS of all-time, one notch above Derek Jeter.

Simmons, who missed by one vote, was with the Cardinals 1968-1980, the Brewers 1981-1985 and Braves 1986-1988.

Simmons, primarily a catcher, had over 2400 hits and was an 8x all-star and a 1x Silver Slugger who was overshadowed by Johnny Bench for much of his career.

Simmons received MVP consideration 7x, finishing in the top 10 3X.

His 162 game average was .285-16-92, OPS+ 118, and he is considered the 10th best catcher of all-time. His defense may be what is keeping him out of the HOF.

He was a consistent .300 hitter for a while, and drove in 100 runs in three different seasons.

He finally made the postseason in 1981 and 1982 with the Brewers, and in 17 postseason games hit .186-3-8.

Tough to miss out by just one vote.

 

 

 

 

Minor League Report. Austin HRs 2x in SWB loss. Playoffs coming now.

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AAA: SWB (86-55) lost 4-3 to Lehigh Valley in their regular season finale. Lehigh Valley swept SWB and made the playoffs as a wild card. They caught and tied Rochester, but are the wild card because they were 13-9 against Rochester this season, so they win the tiebreaker, and will now face SWB all over again….in the first round of the International League Playoffs.

DH Tyler Austin had 2 solo HR for SWB. 2B Billy Fleming and SS Jonathan Diaz each had 2 hits.

Pena (L, 0-1, 9.95) 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.83
Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.38

AA: Trenton (92-48) won their regular season finale, 3-2. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. 2 hits each for RF Jeff Hendrix & DH Garrett Cooper. Trenton now will face Binghamton in the first round of the Eastern League Playoffs.

Espinal 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 5 K. 0.46
Sosebee 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.35
Carroll (W, 2-5, 2.66) 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (S, 2) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.57

High A: Tampa’s regular season ended Sunday. They face Dunedin in the first round of the Florida State League Playoffs.

Low A: Charleston (76-63) ended their regular season with an 8-2 loss. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, solo HR.   C Ryan Lidge 3 for 3. They will play Greenville in the first round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.

Nick Green (L, 8-9, 4.49) 5 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Morris 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.73
Cedeno 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.00

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (86-50) won 8-4 over Rochester. RF Tyler Austin HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 3, 2 walks. 1B Ji Man Choi 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI.  (Andujar is .323-16-81 at AA/AAA this year, and in his one MLB game was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI. So the bat is there but apparently the Yanks don’t like his defense so far. He’s only 22. But given what they’ve received from Headley and Frazier….)

For those in the Lehigh Valley and who are Iron Pigs’ fans, well they have had and have (tonight) to root for SWB. Lehigh Valley is 2 back of Rochester for a playoff spot, with just a handful of games to go. So they need help from SWB.

German (W, 7-2, 2.83) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Holder (H, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.88
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.88
Feyereisen 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.55

AA: Trenton (89-46) won 2-1. 2 hits, solo HR for DH Garrett Cooper, on rehab. He had 2 of Trenton’s 3 hits.

Carter (W, 3-1, 3.26) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Espinal (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.56
Brewer (S, 11) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.34

High A: Tampa (82-49) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 4-3. LF Alexander Palma, 3-run HR.

Keller (W, 5-3, 2.90) 6 IP, 3 r, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Foley (S, 6) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.17

Makeup of 8/28 rainout: Won 7-2. 2B Kyle Holder 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI, triple shy of cycle. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR (all three going to Arizona Fall League). DH/2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI.

Rosa (W, 3-0, 4.32) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.77

Low A: Charleston (74-60) won 2-0. DH Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. Charleston got only 3 hits. Charleston’s magic # to clinch a playoff spot is 1.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 4.40
Morris (W, 6-2, 2.63) 2 2/3 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Finally, former Villanova basketball coach Rollie Massamino died. He coached Villanova to the upset over Georgetown for the NCAA basketball title on April 1, 1985, one of the greatest games, and biggest upsets, in NCAA basketball history.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (80-49) got swept. They lost the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game 5-4 and then lost the regularly scheduled game 1-0. on a walkoff HR in the bottom of the seventh.

Susp. game: Solo HRs LF Mark Payton & C Jonathan Diaz. 2 hits for Diaz. 3 hits for CF Jake Cave. 2B Starlin Castro 2 for 5. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 1, SF for RBI.

Lail 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.24
Mitchell 3 2/3 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.22
Gallegos (L, 4–2, 1.70) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Reg. scheduled game:   1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. 3B Donovan Solano 3 for 3.

Cortes 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. 1.23
Heller (L, 5-4, 3.08) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (85-43) won 5-1. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits, triple shy of cycle, HR, 3 RBI.

Tate (W, 1-2, 3.66) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Carroll (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.93

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Reg. scheduled game: Lost 7-0, got only two hits.

Vargas (L, 1-3, 3.53) 5 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Makeup of 8/22 rainout: Won 3-0 on a two-hitter. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

Morris (W, 5-2, 2.77) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Wivinis (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K, 0.00

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention last night’s Dodgers/Pirates game. Dodger pitcher Rich Hill took a perfect game into the ninth and lost that when his 3b made an error. Then he lost the no-hitter and the game when he gave up a HR to the first Pirates’ batter, Josh Harrison, in the bottom of the tenth. 1-0 Pirates. Ouch.

From MLB.com:

Harrison is the first player in Major League history to break up a no-hitter with an extra-inning, walk-off homer.

Hill is the second pitcher to lose a no-hitter on a walk-off hit — and should’ve been the second to lose such a game on a walk-off homer, instead of the first. In 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix carried a perfect game into the 13th inning against the Braves in Milwaukee. After Felix Mantilla reached on an error to end the perfecto in the bottom of the 13th, Hank Aaron was walked intentionally. Joe Adcock slugged what should have been a walk-off homer, but Aaron, after touching second and seeing that Mantilla had crossed the plate, left the basepaths. Adcock passed Aaron and was called out. National League president Warren Giles ruled that Mantilla’s run counted, Adcock was awarded a double, and the game was over, a 1-0 Braves victory.