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Minor League Report (SWB loses Game 3) and some Yankees’ observations.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 3 of the AAA International League Finals, 3-0, Thursday night and are now down 2 games to 1 in the best-of-five series.

LF Mark Payton 2 hits.

King (L) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Interesting stuff on the Yanks today. Hitting just .214 on the road since the All-Star break. Ouch. Stanton 8 for last 71 with 31 strikeouts. Joel Sherman in the NY Post saying Stanton could become another lightning rod like A-Rod was when he failed. I hope not.

They miss Judge. We can see that. Some of Boone’s decisions are being criticized right now, but he doesn’t have Judge or Chapman. The lack of OF depth, esp. since people like Gamel, Fowler, Cave, McKinney, Austin were traded (and with the injuries to Frazier and Ellsbury) hurt right now. Gardner, Stanton, Hicks all slumping.

It’s looking like Chapman may be coming back, but how late and how rusty? Same with Judge.

As far as next free agent class goes, and as much as I’d like Machado and as much as Machado may want to come to NY (moving Andujar where? DH (Stanton to LF?) 1B? LF?) I am thinking more and more that getting Bryce Harper may be the better fit. Here is why.

Gardner. Yanks can pick up his option at $12.5 MM for 2019 or buy him out at $2mm. He is 35 and hitting .238. The buyout is looking likely.

So who to replace him in LF? Ellsbury isn’t reliable with the injuries, nor is Frazier after the concussion. Both could serve as backup OF.

So replace Gardner with Harper? Let’s look at lineup balance.

Righty bats: Sanchez, Voit, Torres, Andujar, Judge, Stanton.

Lefty bats (in a stadium built for lefties): Hicks (switch hitter), Didi, Bird.

So if Gardner is paid off, where does the lefty power come from? Bird has been disappointing.

Looking at that imbalance, as much as I’d like Machado, Harper could be the better fit.

Imagine this in 2019.

Hicks CF S
Judge RF R
Harper LF L
Stanton DH R
Didi SS L
Sanchez C R
Andujar 3B R
Bird/Voit 1B (platoon?) L/R
Torres 2B R

A little more balance, and we can always dream, can’t we?

 

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Minor League Report. SWB one-hits LV, up 2 games to 0. Trenton down 0-2.

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AAA: SWB beat LV 3-0 on a one-hitter to take a 2 games to none lead in the best-of-five divisional round. Lehigh Valley’s only hit came with one out in the eighth inning.

LF Mark Payton 3 hits. C Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

Cortes (W) 8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Adams (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton lost to New Hampshire 10-4 and are down 2 games to none in their best-of-five divisional series. 2B Gosuke Katoh solo HR. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. RF Dom Thompson-Williams 2-run HR. DH Jorge Saez 2 hits.

N. Green (L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Foley 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Hodson 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Kamplain 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

 

Minor League Report. SWB gets walkoff win in Game 1 while Trenton loses.

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AAA: Mark Payton hit a walkoff HR as SWB beat Lehigh Valley 3-2 in Game 1 of their division series. Payton had 2 RBI in the game. SS Gio Urshela 3 hits. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

Swanson 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sheffield (BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
R. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
J. Harvey (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 1 of their series, 8-0. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits. 3 hits for 3B Angel Aguilar.

Keller (L) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K
Reeves 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Harris 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

 

Minor League Report. Minor league seasons end, King dominant again.

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AAA: SWB won 5-1 to finish 73-65. They will host LV on Wednesday in Game 1 of their division series. Michael King was once again dominant. DH Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. 2B L.J. Mazzilli 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

King (W, 4-0, 1.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Adams (H, 1) 1 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.78
Sosebee (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.59
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.36

King started the year at High A Tampa and has jumped two levels. 23, RHP, he was 11-5, 1.79 in 25 games, 24 starts, this season.

AA: Trenton (79-61) scored in the bottom of the 9th to beat Reading 2-1. 3b Angel Aguilar solo HR. The winning run scored on an error.

Abreu 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  0.00  22, RHP. AA DEBUT.
Frawley (H, 3) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.56
Harris (BS, 1; W, 1-1, 4.70) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up game-tying HR in top of the 9th.

Trenton goes to New Hampshire for Game 1 of a division series on Wednesday.

High A: Tampa finished the season Sunday at 70-67.

Low A: Charleston ended their season 64-72 with a 7-4 win today. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.90
Ramos (W, 8-2, 3.57) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.87

Minor League Report. SWB playoff hopes take hit with 3-0 loss.

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AAA: SWB (71-65) lost 3-0 as their playoff hopes took a hit with the loss. They have a .522 winning pct. and are in 2nd place in the International League North. Over in the West, Toledo leads with a .526 winning pct., and both Columbus and Indianapolis are both at .522. So basically, with two games left in the season, there is a 3-way tie for the wild card spot.

DH Mark Payton 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 6-6, 3.71) 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.  to Rafael Devers, rehabbing for Boston.
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.95
Adams 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.82
Lail 1 iP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.48

AA: Trenton (77-61) won 3-0 over Reading.  1B Gosuke Katoh 2 RBI.  DH Jorge Saez solo HR.  2 hits, LF Trey Amburgey.

Stephan 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  4.54
Kamplain (W, 1-1, 7.20) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Tampa (70-66) won 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 3B Daniel Barrios solo HR.

Sanmartin (W, 2-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.   6.04
Zurak (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (62-72) lost 8-0.

Martinez (L, 0-4, 6.48) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.50
Higgins 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  2.65

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (61-56) won 6-3. LF Tyler Wade solo HR. DH Mike Ford 2 doubles. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles, RBI. RF Zack Zehner HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 1-0, 1.98) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. (A+/AA/AAA 8-5, 1.99)
J. Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.57

AA: Trenton (65-53) lost 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 3 hits. Double, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 0-2, 4.63) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR (A+/AA 12-5, 3.93)
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.42
Wivinis 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A (A+): They got the top of the first in, Tampa didn’t score, then the game was suspended due to rain.

Low A: Charleston (54-62) lost 3-1. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 2-5, 3.92) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.66
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.38

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-56) scored five in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead, but coughed up two in the bottom of the ninth to lose 10-9. CF Mark Payton 2 hits. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Mike Ford 3 hits, RBI. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.

Adams 3 1/3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 4 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.97. Poor outing by Adams.
Tarpley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.52
Kahnle 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.01
Coshow (L, 1-3, 4.69) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (65-52) lost 9-1. 2B Brandon Wagner 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Foley (L, 2-4, 3.57) 3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.47
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.   5.59
Diehl 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.80
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  10.80

HIgh A: Tampa (58-61) won 5-2. RF Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Isiah Gilliam 3 hits.

Abreu 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 k.  4.30
Whitlock (W, 5-3, 2.42) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (54-61) lost 4-3. They were up 3-2 but gave up runs in the eighth and ninth. CF Carlos Vidal 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 3 hits.

Contreras 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.22
DeCarr 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  3.76
Alvarez (BS, 2; L, 0-2, 1.59) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.