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S.T. Game 1. Yanks tie Phils, 5-5

Aaron Judge, a top Yankees’ OF prospect, hit a 3-run HR in the 9th to salvage a 5-5 tie for the Yanks with the Phils in their spring training opener.

Judge, a 6’7″ RF, is hoped to be the RF of the future. He’ll turn 23 in April and will most likely start this year at AA Trenton.  Last year, in 131 games split between low and high A, he hit .308-17-78 and drew 89 walks.

Jacoby Ellsbury led off and Brett Gardner batted second in what could be a hint of the Yankees leadoff order this year. They were the only two starters to see action. Backups Chris Young and Garrett Jones played, but the rest were prospects.

The Yanks scored a run in the first on a Jose Pirela single. They didn’t score again until the 9th when Jake Cave singled in a run before Judge’s HR.

Minor league OF prospect Slade Heathcott went 2 for 2. 1B prospect Greg Bird, a potential replacement at 1B for Teixeira in a couple of years, went 2 for 3.

The pitching line:

Adam Warren 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K
Luis Severino 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Severino is a top pitching prospect. He had a great first inning, 1-2-3 with 2 K before faltering in his second inning of work. He is just 21 years old.

Diego Moreno 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Nick Goody 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Goody is a RHP, 23. In 52 minor league games, he has 101 K in just 66 1/3 IP.

Jacob Lindgren 2/3 IP, 2 unearned runs (Pirela and Refsnyder made errors in this game), 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Lindgren is a 22 yr. old lefty reliever who struck out 48 in 24 1/3 IP in the minors after he was drafted by the Yanks last year.

Branden Pinder, 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 1 K. RHP, 26.

Chasen Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2K.

Shreve was a pickup in the Banuelos deal. LHP, relief, 24. 12 1/3 IP for the Braves last year, gave up 1 run, struck out 15.


The minors. A-Rod’s Last HR?

No suspensions announced yet. With a suspension apparently due anyday for Alex Rodriguez, you wonder if each HR he hits now could be the last one.

AAA: OF Thomas Neal was DFA’d. A shame. He was hitting .325 for SWB. 3-2 loss for SWB (55-58). Michael Pineda 2 scoreless IP. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 2 hits, rbi David Adams.

AA: Trenton won 6-2. A-Rod walked, hit a 2-run HR and struck out. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP. CF Slade Heathcott 2 for 2, 2 SB. DH Kyle Roller double, HR, 3 RBI.

High A: 2-1 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 1 R in 4 IP, 8 K. Branden Pinder 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 5 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-0.     Dan Camarena 1 R, 5 Ip, 6K.

The minors today.

AAA: 5-3 loss for SWB. Chris Bootcheck (9-4, 3.65) 4 R in 6 IP. CF Adonis Garcia 2 H, solo HR. DH Randy Ruiz, 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi. SS Brendan Harris 2 H.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: 5-4 loss. Branden Pinder 3 IP , 0 R, 0 H and 5  K. CF Mason Williams 2 H, rbi. 3 H, RBI for 2B Rob Refsnyder. LF Mikeson Oliberto 3 H, rbi.

Low A:  DH for Charleston.

Game 1: 3-1 loss. RF Ericson Leonora 2 hits.

Game 2 : ongoing as I write.


The minors today.

The Yanks were off.

No stats yet for any Major or Minor league games: Too early.

AAA: SWB won 10-1. Vidal Nuno six shutout innings. 4 H, 1 walk and 8 K. 2B Corban Joseph 3H, HR, 2 RBI. CF Zoilo Almonte 4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 for 3. 2 H for 3B Dave Adams. 1B Dan Johnson 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 5-3. Nik Turley 3 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. Aaron Dott, Branden Pinder and Tommy Kahnle teamed up for five scoreless innings of relief. LF Neil Medchill double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI for 3B Rob Segedin.

Low A: Tampa lost 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 2 R, both unearned, in 5 IP. 2 H for CF Mason Williams.

Low  A: Charleston won 12-2. Cesar Vargas 2 R in 5 1/3. CF Taylor Dugas solo HR. 2 H, 2 RBI each for RF Yeicok Calderon and C Pete O’Brien. 2 H 3RBI for DH Kelvin De Leon.

The Minors today.

AAA: PPD again, just like the big club.

AA: Trenton wins 6-5 in 11. Zach Nuding 1 R in 6 IP, but Branden Pinder gave up 4 in 2 Ip. Shaeffer Hall 2 scoreless for the win. LF Ramon Flores SF the game-winner. CF Slade Heathcott had a single, double, and triple & 2 RBI. Flores had 2 hits.

High A:  Tampa lost 3-2 in 11. Corey Black 2 R, 1 ER in 6. 1B Matt Snyder, both of Tampa’s RBI.

Low A: Charleston was shut out 3-0. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 2 IP on just 1 H, 4 walks and 5 K. A strange line. Charleston pitchers (De Paula, Phil Wetherell & Charlie Short combined for 16 K.

The Minors today

AAA: SWB got their first win after 4 losses with a 4-2 win today. Chris Bootcheck with 5 scoreless IP. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI for CF Melky Mesa. C Austin Romine 2 H, 2 RBI for RF Thomas Neal.

AA: Trenton lost 15-7. Matt Tracy 5 R in just 1/3 IP. Branden Pinder 4 R in just 1/3 IP. DH Tyler Austin Double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI SS Walt Ibarra.

High A Tampa off.

Low A Charleston won 9-4. Jose Campos 4 R in 3 IP. Evan Rutckyj (don’t ask me to pronounce it) 5 scoreless innings of relief. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. grand slam and 5 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI C Pete O’Brien. SS Cito Culver 2 h, CF Taylor Dugas 2 H, and  2B Rob Refsnyder 3 hits.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 8-4. Vidal Nuno, who had a great S.T., gave up 2 R in 4 2/3 IP. He struck out six. Sam Demel, just picked up this week, gave up 1 R in 1 1/3.

Demel is 4-4, 4.95 in his MLB career. He pitched in one game for Arizona last year. Most of his MLB experience came in 2010 & 2011. He is a 27 yr. old righty.

Mark Montgomery pitched a scoreless inning, Juan Cedeno 2/3 scoreless and Preston Claiborne a scoreless 1 1/3.

It was tied at 3 going into the top of the 10th, when Jim Miller imploded, giving up 5 runs in the top of the 10th as SWB lost 8-4.

SWB was 3 for 18 with RISP and left 17 on.

Dave Adams and Corban Joseph each had 2 hits.

AA: Trenton won 13-5. Nik Turley gave up 5, 4 earned, in just 2 2/3 but the BP picked him up. Dan Burawa (1 1/3), Shaeffer Hall (2), Kelvin Perez (2) and Branden Pinder combined for 6 1/3 scoreless IP, 12 K, and NO hits.  J.R. Murphy had a 3-run HR, as did Kyle Roller. Rob Segedin and Neil Medchill also HR’d, and Medchill had 4 RBI for the night.

High A:  Tampa won 7-4.  Bryan Mitchell 1 R in 5 IP. Gary Sanchez 2 H, double, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston’s game was ppd.