Tag Archives: Otto

AL wins All-Star Game. Minor League Report. Minor League Promotions.

The AL won the All-Star Game, 5-2 last night. Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., who hit a 468 ft. HR, was named MVP of the game, the youngest All-Star Game MVP ever. It was the 8th win in a row for the AL. The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who pitched and hit, got the win. Guerrero and his father are the third father/son combo to each HR in an all-star game.

Aaron Judge went 0 for 2 with a walk and scored a run. The other All-Star Yankees, Gerrit Cole and Aroldis Chapman, did not play.

In the minor leagues, the Yankees promoted a lot of players. I’ll name a few but probably won’t name them all.

AAA: Pitcher Glenn Otto was promoted up to here. SWB (38-20) won 5-2. LF Greg Allen 2 hits, RBI. C Rob Brantly 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (39-21) won 3-2. CF Brandon Lockridge prmoted to here, and he hit a solo HR. LHP Ken Waldichuk with another great game. 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 11 K. 3-0, 3.08 at AA. For the season, A/AA 5-0, 1.42 (12 starts). In his minor league career, 22 starts, he is 5-2, 2.19. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. RF Michael Beltre 2 hits.

High A: SS Anthony Volpe, and OF’s Pat DeMarco and Jake Sanford promoted to here from Low A. RF Sanford had 2 hits. Hudson Valley (40-20) won 9-4. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. 1B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. Starter Josh Maciejewski 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K, 1 HBP.

Low A: Promoted to here from the Florida Complex League: Top prospect CF Jasson Dominguez, as well as Ryder Green and LF Aldenis Sanchez. Tampa (41-18) won 6-2. Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI, double. He was 4 for 20 in the FCL, all singles, so this was his first extra-base hit. He’s only 18. Sanchez had 2 hits, RBI. 3B Andres Chaparro solo HR.

Minor League Report. Lots of Doubleheaders. No-hitter at High-A. 3 HR for Breaux.

AAA: SWB (37-19) split a DH. (7-inning games in this and below for the DHs)

Game 1: Lost 6-5 in 8 innings. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI, solo HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 3B Andrew Velazquez 2 RBI.

Game 2: Won 1-0. Brandon Wagner 2 for 2, RBI. Matt Krook (1-1, 3.21) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Trevor Lane (S, 2.08) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Somerset (38-20) won 5-0. Starter Glenn Otto (6-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2-run HR. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. RF Aaron Palensky 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (39-19) swept a DH.

Game 1: won 7-1. SS Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. Elijah Dunham 3 for 3, RBI, 3 SB. Starting P Mitch Spence (3-1, 3.79) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR.

Game 2: Won 5-0 on a combined no-hitter (just 7 IP). C Josh Breaux not only caught the combined, shortened no-no, but he went 3 for 3, drove in all 5 runs, and all 3 hits were home runs.

Sean Boyle 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 0.00
Nick Ernst (W, 4-0, 4.45) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 WS, 4 K
Derek Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.70


Low A: Tampa (39-18) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 14-2.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. Solo HR.
DH Austin Wells 2 RBI
CF Everson Pereria 2 HR, 6 RBI. 2-run HR and a Grand Slam
RF Jake Sanford solo HR.
3B Jesus Bastidas solo HR.

Game 2: Lost 5-1. RF Juan DeLeon HR.


Minor League Report. Otto dominates.

AAA: SWB (34-15) lost 4-3. 1 for 12 w/RISP. Adam Warren (remember him?) 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, 2.96. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. C Max McDowell 2 hits. Derek Dietrich opted out of his contract. He was just hitting .215 at AAA.

AA: Somerset (34-18) won 10-0. Glenn Otto (5-3, 3.49) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 12 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP. Somerset hit 5 HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, solo HR (.327-10-28). DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, solo HR. CF Michael Beltre solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (33-19) split a DH, both 7-inning games.

Game 1: got only 4 hits in a 2-0 loss. 2B Ezequiel Duran 2 hits.

Game 2: Won 2-0. Only got 4 hits again, Duran a solo HR.

Low A: Tampa ppd.

Game 71. Triple Play (Yanks’ 3rd this year!) ends Yanks’ 2-1 win.

Aroldis Chapman had walked the first two batters in the top of the ninth. He had a 1-0 count on the next batter. He had thrown 10 pitches, and only one was a strike.

Then he got a 5-4-3 triple play to end the game as the Yankees (38-33, 3rd in AL East, 4 1/2 back) edged Oakland 2-1 on Sunday.

The triple play to end the game was the third triple play the Yanks have turned this season, tying a MLB record. It was the second they turned in less than a week, and was more traditional than last week’s 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple play.

Oakland got their only run in the first inning, when the third batter of the game, Matt Olson, homered.

The pitcher’s duel continued all game long, and the Yankees only got three hits in the game, all doubles, two by Gary Sanchez. They struck out 15x.

In the bottom of the sixth, Clint Frazier led off the inning with a walk, and an out later, was balked to second base. Aaron Judge walked, and Sanchez doubled in both runners. 2-1 Yanks, and thanks to the game-ending triple play, that score held up.

The Yankees have halved the deficit. They are 4 1/2 out now where not long ago, they were 9 back. They get 1B Luke Voit back tomorrow (Tuesday). See below for how he did Sunday. No word on a corresponding move, but I’d expect Chris Gittens to be sent back down. They are off today.

UPDATE: Gittens was, in fact, sent down after Sunday’s game to make room for Voit.

Lucas Luetge gave up a one-out triple in the top of the eighth, but got a strikeout and fly out to escape the inning unscathed.

Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI.


Montgomery 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.03
Loaisiga (W, 7-2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.63
Luetge (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.57
Chapman (S, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1.98


Minor League Report (Deivi shaky again, Park continues to rake):

AAA: SWB (28-11) won 4-3. CF Estevan Florial 2 OF assists, removed from game after getting HBP. Infielder Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) 2 hits, RBI, hitting .360 at AAA. He had the GW walkoff HR. RF Socrates Brito 2-run HR. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. Another shaky outing for Deivi Garcia. 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. AAA ERA 7.81. Yikes.

AA: Somerset (27-14) won 4-0. 1B Luke Voit 2 hits, 2 RBI on rehab. Starter Glenn Otto (W, 4-2, 3.45) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (25-16) won 5-2. SS Josh Smith 2 hits. DH Ezequiel Duran 2 hits, RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. Starter Jhony Brito (2-2, 2.70) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. (C Anthony Seigler with 2 catcher interference’s).

Low A: Tampa (28-14) lost 11-6. DH Austin Wells 2 hits. RF Jake Sanford 2 RBI. CF Pat DeMarco 3 hits, RBI.

Game 66. Yanks come from behind for a 6-5 win.

Before the game, GM Brian Cashman addressed the media, stating he still believes in manager Aaron Boone and the team and that the Yankees (34-32, 3rd in AL East, 8 back) would be buyers, not sellers, at the trade deadline.

The Yanks then went out and snapped their 3-game losing streak with a 6-5 win in Buffalo over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The night started off shaky. Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery walked the bases loaded with no one out in the bottom of the first but got out of the inning giving up only one run.

Gary Sanchez tied the game up in the top of the second with his ninth HR of the season.

Yankee-killer Bo Bichette homered in the third inning to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Chris Gittens got his first MLB hit, a HR, to tie the game. Gittens was 0 for 14 before that.

Toronto came back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, all with two out, and Bichette was the guy again, delivering a two-run single.

The Yanks cut it to 5-3 in the top of the sixth. With one out, Gio Urshela singled, and Sanchez doubled him to third. A groundout by Miguel Andujar scored Urshela.

The Yanks then tied it up it the seventh, thanks to a gift run. Brett Gardner led off the inning with his second HR of the season. D.J. LeMahieu then doubled. Two wild pitches enabled LeMahieu to score and tie up the game.

The game-winning run came in the top of the eighth. Andujar singled, and Tyler Wade pinch-ran for him. One out later, Wade stole second, and pinch-hitter Clint Frazier then doubled home Wade to make it 6-5.

An oddity: Gerrit Cole, who is starting tonight, leads the Yankees with seven wins. Second is Jonathan Loaisiga with six—all in relief.

LeMahieu 2 hits
Sanchez 2 hits, solo HR (9)
Gittens solo HR (1). FIRST MLB HIT.
Gardner solo HR (2)
Frazier pinch-hit GW RBI double.


Montgomery 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.20
Cessa 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.33
Loaisiga (W, 6-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.78
Britton (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 0.00
Chapman (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.85


Minor League Notes: TIme to really get concerned about Deivi Garcia. He only got one man out last night, and gave up five runs. His ERA at AAA SWB is now 8.10 (and in his 2 starts with the Yankees, 6.48). Ugly. Estevan Florial had 2 doubles and a HR, and drove in 3 runs as SWB (21-11) won 12-6. Florial is still hitting just .195. 2B Hoy Jun Park went 4 for 4, 3 RBI, and is hitting .365 for SWB. I, for one, advocate calling him up and replacing Odor.

AA: Luke Voit went 1 for 4 on rehab as Somerset (23-13) won 10-1. Starter Glenn Otto 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 14 K (3-2, 3.95). SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, 4 RBI, 2-run HR. C Donny Sands 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR, a solo shot and a 2-run shot.

High A: Hudson Valley (21-14) won 6-5. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Chad Bell a 3-run HR.

Low A: Tampa (27-10) won 10-5. C Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI. RF Josh Sanford 4 for 4, 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 2 RBI. Two others with 2 hits each.

Minor League Report. Voit HRs, while Tampa keeps up offensive show.

AAA: SWB (4-1) won 4-2. Luke Voit solo HR, Derek Dietrich solo HR. I would expect Voit to join the Yankees Tuesday, with Mike Ford (.108) being sent back. LF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits. Nick Nelson 3 scoreless relief innings, 4 K.

AA: Somerset (4-1) won 2-0. DH Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits. Starter and winning pitcher Glenn Otto 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (2-3) won 9-3.

SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 3 RBI ; 3-run HR
RF Pablo Olivares 2 hits
CF Isaiah Pasteur 2 hits, RBI
2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits
3B James Nelson 2 hits, 3 RBI

Low A: Tampa (5-0) won 12-11. This is crazy, like beer league softball. In their five games, Tampa has scored 77 runs while giving up 43. Its’ like every game is 15-8, 16-9 or so.

2B Trevor Hauer 3-run HR. He is hitting .643 with 5 HR already.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits
1B Chad Bell grand slam
CF Pat DeMarco 2 Hits, 2 RBI
DH Juan De Leon 2 hits, RBI

S.T. Game 14. Yanks get 5 in 9th, win 5-1.

Max McDowell hit a 3-run double as the Yankees (9-4-1 in spring training) scored five times in the ninth to beat Toronto 5-1 Sunday.

The Yanks have a tough decision as to who will be their #5 starter. Both Domingo German and Deivi Garcia have done well this spring.

D. Garcia 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Wojciechowski 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Nelson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Goody (W) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Otto 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 12. Yanks win 4-2, Brantly HRs.

With the fractured wrist of Robinson Chirinos, Rob Brantly probably becomes the Yankees 3rd string catcher, sent to SWB (if he has options, which I don’t know about; I also don’t know if he has an opt-out clause) to lie in wait should anything happen to Gary Sanchez or Kyle Higashioka.

Today he hit his second spring training HR, a 2-run shot, as the Yankees (7-4-1) beat the Tigers 4-2.

From the NY Post: The Yankees made a series of minor league roster moves: OF Estevan Florial was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. RHP Luis Gil was optioned to Double-A Somerset. RHP Luis Medina and Alexander Vizcaino and SS Oswald Peraza were optioned to High-A Hudson Valley. RHP Yoendrys Gomez was optioned to Low-A Tampa. The team also assigned several to minor league camp, including C Austin Wells and RHP Adam Warren, as well as Josh Breaux, Kevin Deglan, Chris Gittens, Hoy Jun Park, Tom Milone, Michael Beltre, Trey Amburgey, Trevor Lane, Glenn Otto … I might have missed a couple and hope i got some names right.

Jameson Taillon had struggles, but gave up no runs. He hasn’t allowed a run in spring training.

Taillon (W) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Russ (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Goody (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Abreu (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Barraclough (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Cortes (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Lyons (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Kriske (S) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

S.T. Game 7. Yanks fall, 3-2.

Manager Aaron Boone returned to the Yankees after his pacemaker surgery, but the Yankees (3-3-1 in spring training) fell to Pittsburgh, 3-2, today.

The Yanks got their runs on solo HR by Jay Bruce and Clint Frazier. It was a 7-inning game, delayed at the start by rain.

Jameson Taillon pitched two scoreless innings, getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second, and struck out four.

Jhoulys Chacin struggled again in trying to get that #5 starter spot.

Taillon 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Chacin (L; BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Otto 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Cessa 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up a solo HR.
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

For someone coming off injury and who may need to get more time in extended spring training or in the minors to get back up to speed, Adam Warren, in his third go-around with the Yankees, has done well this spring.

Thairo Estrada went 2 for 2.

S.T. Game 3. Yanks win 4-2 behind Gleyber, Ford.

Gleyber Torres went 2 for 2, and Mike Ford had a 2-run double as the Yankees (2-1 in spring training) won a Covid-shortened 7-inning spring training game, 4-2, over Baltimore today.

Jordan Montgomery started off shaky, giving up a leadoff triple, then a SF. He had to work his way out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning. His second inning went much smoother.

Montgomery (W) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.
L. Garcia (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Lyons (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Kriske (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP
Otto (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Lane (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 HBP