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S.T Games 16 & 17. A win and a tie.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks split the squad today (Sunday) and won one game and tied another. They are 10-5-2 in Spring Training.

First, the 1-0 win over the Braves, in which Yankees’ pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout.

Clint Frazier had 2 hits. Chris Iannetta with the RBI.

Concerns: Mike Tauchman .056; Tyler Wade .080

Tanaka 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.08
Kriske 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.38
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Britton (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Kahnle (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Green (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.25
Acevedo (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00

Now the tie, 5-5 against the Orioles.

Tommy Milone 3 for 3, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.

Schmidt 2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.57
Abreu 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.50
Medina (H, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.  2.25
Lane (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  10.80
Gil (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.25
Vizcaino (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  9.00
Rosa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  6.00

Recent cuts: C Kellin Deglan and Wynston Sawyer (minor league camp), P Nick Nelson (AAA) and Miguel Yajure (to AA).

 

S.T. Game 15. Late rally leads to 7-4 Yanks win, but Sanchez has sore back.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

When will it end? Apparently now Gary Sanchez (1 for 17 in S.T. so far) will be shut down for a few days because of a sore back.

As for today’s game, the Yanks (9-5-1) scored six in the eighth to pull out a 7-4 win.

Brandon Lockridge had a bases-loaded triple.

Mike Ford had 2 doubles.

Kyle Holder, known more for his glove than bat, had 3 hits.

Pitching line:

Loaisiga 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.  2.57
Nelson 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  0.00
Tropeano 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H 1 W, 2 K.  5.40
J. Holder (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Lyons 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00   Battle him and Avelan for a spot?
Otero 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.25

BTW, my guess, and ONLY a guess, is Mid to late May for a Judge return. Hopefully I am wrong and it’s sooner.

 

S.T. Game 7. Yanks beat Braves 5-3. Garcia pitches, Florial Homers.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (4-2-1) beat Atlanta 5-3 Friday, as their pitchers gave up just three hits.

The Yanks got their first look this spring at seeing top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia pitch in a game. He got three of his first four outs via the strikeout, but then gave up a walk and a HR.

Garcia, just 20, is a long shot for that #5 rotation slot, a slot open until James Paxton comes off the DL and/or Domingo German comes back from suspension.

At 20, he may need more time in the minors at AAA.

Speaking of German, he was involved in a car accident yesterday in the Dominican Republic but wasn’t hurt. He wasn’t driving but was a passenger in the vehicle.

Estevan Florial hit a 2-run HR for the Yankees.

The pitching line:

Garcia 2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.   9.00  Gave up 1 HR.
Nelson 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   0.00
Lyons 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Avilan (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.   3.38
Kriske (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.   3.00
Vizcaino (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  9.00
Abreu (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  9.00  Gave up HR.
Don’t sleep on Kriske. He could be with the team sometime this year.

Avilan is a lefty, 30, who has pitched for Atlanta (2012-2015), Dodgers (2015-2017), White Sox (2018), Phillies (2018) and Mets (2019). He is 23-10, 3.28 with 2 saves in his career (ERA+ 121). Last year for the Mets he was 4-0, but with a 5.06 ERA. He is looking for a bounce-back year. He has pitched in eleven postseason games and hasn’t given up a run (7 2/3 IP) in the postseason.

S.T. Game 2. Andujar HRs, but Yanks lose 9-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (0-2) lost to Tampa Bay 9-7 in their S.T. game today.

Good news: Miguel Andujar homered. Jonathan Loaisiga had a 1-2-3 inning. He is competing for the #5 starter job or a spot starter/long relief position.

There weren’t too many “major leaguers” who played. It was mostly minor leaguers. The only possible MLB players were Tyler Wade, Andujar, Luke Voit, maybe Thairo Estrada or David Hale, and that’s about it.

It came out today that Voit’s injury that sabotaged the second half of 2019 for him was worse than thought. He basically ripped everything. 3 ligaments on both sides of his groin had to be repaired in the off season. In the first half of last year, he had 17 HR and 50 RBI. Do the math. 34 and 100.

He feels fine now. Good sign. Even lost a little weight to make him a little more flexible. But that injury wasn’t just a sports hernia. It explains the big drop off in the second half.

Two hits for Chris Gittens today after he homered yesterday.

Estrada with a hit and an RBI.

Two hits and 2 RBI for OF Trey Amburgey. I like this kid. Righty hitter, 25. Hit .274-22-62 for AAA SWB last year. But no room for him at MLB level right now.

Pitching line:

Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   0.00  Nice
Hale 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.  40.50   Not so hot.
Lyons 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. Threw a WP that let a run in. 0.00
Schmidt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00  A top prospect.
Nelson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   0.00
Yajure 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.   0.00
Vizcaino (H,1) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  18.00
Abreu (H,1)  1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  9.00
Lane (L; BS) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  27.00
Reeves 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K, 0.00

C Wynston Sawyer, who spent last year (43 Games) with the Twins AAA team, made two errors, I didn’t see the one, but the other was quite embarrassing.

Gerrit Cole will pitch tomorrow (Monday) night.

Boone AL All-Star Game Mgr.?and Yanks make a minor deal.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

OK, with Hinch, last year’s pennant winning manager gone, and same with Cora, does this mean Aaron Boone, who lost last year’s ALCS, now is the AL All-Star game manager?


The Yanks made a minor deal. When Gardner’s contract was finalized last week, LHP Stephen Tarpley was DFA’d. Today they traded him to Miami for a prospect, James Nelson, 3B. Nelson will most likely be with A+ Tampa.

From MLB.com:

Nelson, 22, spent his 2019 season with Class A Advanced Jupiter, batting .228 (98-for-429) with 36 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, four homers and 36 RBIs in 121 games. Over four Minor League seasons, the right-handed hitter has hit .259 with 14 homers and 147 RBIs in 328 games, playing exclusively at third base.

Tarpley, 26, made 31 Major League appearances (one start) for the Yankees from 2018-19, going 1-0 with two saves and a 5.88 ERA (22 earned runs in 33 2/3 innings).

 

Yankees release Ellsbury, DFA Bird & Cortes.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees had to set their 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft and wanted to protect a couple of youngsters from that draft.

In order to do so, they made some moves.

The first was that they released Jacoby Ellsbury. In doing so, they are eating the $21MM he is owed for 2020 and also paying him $5MM for a 2021 buyout. They are eating $26MM and yes, that money for 2020 still will count against the cap. Ellsbury didn’t play at all for the Yankees in 2018 and 2019.

Ellsbury did play for them 2014-2017, with his best year being his first, in 2014 (.271-16-70 with 39 SB, OPS+ 111). So the Yanks got NOTHING from him for the last three years of his contract and had to buy out 2021.

The Yanks also DFA’d Greg Bird and Nestor Cortes, Jr.

Bird hit .261 with 11 HR in 46 games at the end of 2015, filling in for the injured Mark Teixeira but has had trouble with injuries since. He missed all of 2016 due to injury, hit .190 in 48 games in 2017, .199 in 82 games in 2018 and was just 6 for 35 in 10 games in 2019. His big highlight was his HR in Game 3 of the 2017 ALDS off of Andrew Miller that won the game for the Yanks 1-0 and kept them alive in the playoffs that year.

Cortes, Jr. was 5-1, 5.67 for the Yankees in 2019, ERA+ 79, in one start and 32 relief appearances.

The Yanks added Estevan Florial, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Brooks Kriske, Luis Medina, Nick Nelson and Miguel Yajure to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

Florial: 22 on Nov. 25. OF lefty bat. .237-8-38 at High A Tampa in 2019.
Garcia: 20. 5-9, 4.28 combined A+/AA/AAA in 2019. 165 K in 111.1 IP.  21 starts, 5 relief.
Gil: 21. 5-5, 2.72 at A/A+ combined in 2019. 20 starts. 123 K in 96 IP.
Kriske: 25. 3-3, 2.08 at A+/AA combined in 2019. 12 saves. 80 K in 60.2 IP.
Medina: 20. 1-8, 5.47 at A/A+ combined in 2019. 22 starts. 127 K in 103.2 IP.
Nelson: 24 on Dec. 5. 8-3, 2.81 at A+/AA/AAA in 2019. 17 starts, 1 relief. 114 K in 89.2 IP.
Yajure: 21. 9-6, 2.14 at A+/AA in 2019. 20 starts, 4 relief. 133 K in 138.2 IP.

Minor League Report. SWB still scrapping for playoff berth.

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AAA: SWB (71-62) won 7-4 in 10 innings. SS Breyvic Valera (.321) 2 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR in top of the 10th. (.319-23-61). 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

Nick Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.  3.94

but Deivi Garcia struggled in relief. 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.25. Gave up 1 HR.

Ben Heller, coming back from injury, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. 1.13

SWB is tied with the Syracuse Mets for first place in the International League North. The loser would NOT get a wild card berth.

AA: Trenton (73-59) won 5-1. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.69

Combined season for Yajure: Tampa and Trenton: 8-6, 2.23, 21, RHP.

Trenton is already playoff–bound, having won their division’s first-half title.

High A: Tampa (62-70) won 4-3. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (68-65) won 6-2. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR (.305). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.  2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Rony Contreras (W, 11-5, 3.49) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report. Big Valera HR, great pitching.

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AAA: SWB (69-60) won 4-2. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI. Breyvic Valera (.317 at AAA) PH 2-run GW HR in the bottom of the 8th.

Nelson 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.  4.91
Lyons 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.12
Feyereisen (W, 9-2, 2.70) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (69-58) won 4-0. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits.

Schmidt (W, 1-0, 3.75) 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Carter (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.64
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.66

Schmidt combined minors this year: 5-5, 3.76

High A: Tampa (59-66) won 4-3. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, scored 2 runs.

Yajure 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.26  (21, RHP, 8-6, good reports on him from scouts)
Valdez (W, 1-3, 7.76) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (67-61) won 1-0 in a game that featured five hits combined, three by Charleston, two by West Virginia. 3B Welfrin Mateo the RBI.

Maciejewski (W, 2-1, 1.35) 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
C. Espinal (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.47

 

Minor League Report. Sanchez rehab; dominating Nelson.

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AAA: SWB (64-52) lost 7-4. Gary Sanchez on rehab 0 for 2, walked, scored a run. He should have Friday off and rejoin the Yankees on Saturday. SWB only got 2 hits in the game. SS Thairo Estrada a 3-run HR, and 2B Wendell Rijo a solo HR.

Starter Brian Keller a ND; 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.57

AA:  Trenton (61-54) won both games they played.

Completion of game suspended Aug. 7: Won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-Run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

Regular game: Won 4-0. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI.
Starter Nick Nelson (W, 7-2, 2.35) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K.

High A:   Tampa (52-61) lost 5-4. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Starter Trevor Stephan ND, 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.01

Low A: Charleston (59-57) won 3-1 despite getting just 3 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman a 2-run HR, 3 RBI.

Starter Rony Contreras (W, 8-5, 3.77) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report. Nice pitching tonight.

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AAA: SWB (63-48) beat Lehigh Valley 9-6. LF Clint Frazier 3 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (59-51) won 2-0 on a four-hitter. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits.

Nick Nelson (W, 6-2, 2.61) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Kriske (H, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.37
D. Alvarez (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (48-59) won 2-0 on a TEN-hit shutout. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits, RBI.

Otto 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.43
Stephan (W, 2-3; 4.40) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (55-56) won 2-1.   CF Brandon Lockridge solo HR.  LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, (.325). RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits.

Y. Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.15
Lehnen (W, 4-1, 2.45) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Myatt (S, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.14