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Minor League Report. Hudson Valley romps.

AAA: SWB (42-21) scored 3x in the bottom of the 10th to win 8-7. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR and the 3-run walkoff double. 1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR. RF Matt Pita 2 hits. Deivi Garcia 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 2 HR. 6.89.

AA: Somerset (40-26) lost 9-7. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR, 5 RBI. Starter Janson Junk 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (44-23) won 19-1.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI
2B Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 6 RBI. 2 HR; a 2-run HR and a 3-run HR.
C Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR.
RF Jake Sanford 2-run HR.
3B James Nelson 3 hits
1B Chad Bell 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2 HR, each 2-run shots.
CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, 2 RBI

Low A: Tampa (45-21) lost 12-6. DH Everson Pereia 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR.
LF Ryder Green solo HR. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.

Minor League Report. The Martian takes one to outer space.

Since the Yanks needed to bring up a lot of guys from SWB because of COVID, it had a residual effect. Guys had to be brought up to SWB, etc.

AAA: SWB (41-21) won 7-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, both solo HR. C Donny Sands (just brought up) 3 hits, solo HR. DH Matt Pita 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 3-run HR.

AA: Somerset (40-23) lost 6-4. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. CF Brandon Lockridge (just recently promoted) 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Max Burt 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (41-23) won 8-7. Recently promoted SS Anthony Volpe (2019 1st round pick) 4 hits, 2 doubles, RBI. LF Elijah Dunham solo HR. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Jake Sanford (just promoted) 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: 18 year old Jasson Dominguez is the Yankees’ top prospect. Nicknamed “The Martian”, the Yanks signed him two years ago for $5.1MM. His skills, power and speed, have drawn comparisons to Mickey Mantle, Mike Trout and Bo Jackson. He played in the Futures Game before ever even joining Low A. Last night he hit his first professional HR as Tampa (44-19) won 13-4.

Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. .438 at Low A so far (7 for 16). He was 4 for 20 in the FL Complex League before going to Tampa, so 11 for 36 so far. It will be interesting to see how fast he rises. Remember, just 18.

Also in this game: 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Everson Pereira 2 hits. RF Aldenis Sanchez 4 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 RBI. LF Evan Alexander 3 hits, 3 RBI. Nelvin Correa 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 5 K.

Game 74. Yanks crush KC, 8-1.

A lot of times this year, Yankees’ starter Jameson Taillon has left us, well, wanting to take a good strong drink of Jameson. (Sorry, couldn’t resist). He wasn’t very good.

Things were different yesterday. Taillon turned in perhaps his best performance as a Yankee in an 8-1 win over KC.

With the win, the Yanks are 40-34, 3rd in the AL East, and 4 games behind Tampa Bay, 3 1/2 behind Boston. The Yanks are in Boston for a 3-game set this weekend and can make up some ground. Not only that, they could get some revenge. Boston swept the Yanks in a 3-game series at the Stadium three weeks ago.

The Yankees hit three homers yesterday, the first coming by Aaron Judge in the bottom of the first. Judge’s 16th HR of the season gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

After Judge homered, both Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton singled. A flyout by Luke Voit moved Sanchez to third, and Rougned Odor got an infield hit to make it 2-0, Yankees.

After Taillon escaped a man-on-third, one out situation in the top of the second without giving up a run, the Yanks scored in the bottom half when with one out, Tyler Wade walked, then stole second. D.J. LeMahieu walked, and Judge, who had been in a slump, singled in Wade to make it 3-0.

Luke Voit continued to be hot right off the injured list, hitting his second HR in three games since coming off that list (in addition to two other balls that were almost homers). Voit’s 3rd HR of the season made it 4-0 after three innings.

Taillon gave up KC’s only run in the fifth. He pitched into the seventh.

In the bottom of the sixth, the red-hot Gary Sanchez struck again. Sanchez followed a single by LeMahieu and double by Judge with a 3-run HR, his 13th of the season, to make it 7-1.

The final run of the game came in the bottom of the eighth inning. Judge walked, and two wild pitches moved him to third. He scored on a single by Stanton.

Judge 3 for 3, 2 walks. 2 RBI. Solo HR (16)
Sanchez 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (13)
Stanton 3 hits, RBI
Odor 3 hits, RBI
Voit solo HR (3)

Tailon (W, 2-4) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. 1 HBP. 5.18
Cortes 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.20

Minor league notes:

AAA: SWB (30-12) beat Lehigh Valley, 10-2. Darren O’Day, one scoreless IP on rehab. Adam Warren one scoreless IP (3.43 as he tries to comeback from injuries). Nick Nelson 5 IP, 2 R (2.28 here, after struggling with Yanks). CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 4 hits, RBI. DH Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3B Derek Dietrich 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (29-15) won 5-4 in 10 innings. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. LF Matt Pita 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Husdon Valley (28-16) won 6-1. C Josh Breaux 2 homers, 3 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits. Starter Josh Maciejewski 5 IP, 1 R, 7 K. Reliever Barret Loseke 3 scoreless IP, 6 K.

Low A: Tampa (30-14) won 10-2. They were supposed to play a DH. They got one game in, the other was ppd. Edgar Barclay 5 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 K. SS Anthony Volpe 2 RBI. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 for 2, 4 RBI, 2-run HR.

Minor League Report. Britton starts rehab stint. Waldichuk impressive again.

AAA: SWB (16-6) won 3-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 for 3 with 2 walks, solo HR. LF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (16-7) split a DH.

In Game 1, Zack Britton pitched one scoreless inning, giving up one hit, as he started his rehab stint.

Game 1: Lost 6-1. Solo HR by RF Isiah Gilliam. Somerset only got 3 hits, made 4 errors.

Game 2: Won 12-0. In the seven-inning (b/c of DH) game, three Somerset pitchers combined on a 2-hitter with 14 strikeouts. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Diego Castillo 2 RBI. LF Matt Pita 2 hits, 4 RBI. SS Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Hudson Valley (13-10) swept a DH.

Game 1: Won 2-0 on a one-hitter. Keep an eye on LHP Ken Waldichuk. 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. ERA 0.00. Waldichuk is 23 and a lefty. In 15 minor league starts, 48 IP (needs to be stretched out), he is 0-2, but he has a 2.25 ERA, and 87 strikeouts in those 48 innings pitched. He’s only given up 27 hits and 15 walks in those 48 IP, so his WHIP is 0.875. I’ve never heard of him before now, but those numbers are darned impressive. Build him up and move him up.

In the game, 2B Ezequiel Duran solo HR. 3B James Nelson 2 hits. DH Alex Guerrero 2 hits.

Game 2: Won 4-3 on a walkoff single by 1B Eric Wagaman. SS Oswald Peraza (.323) 2 hits, RBI. C Saul Torres 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa off.

Minor League Report.


Hopefully the minor league recaps won’t take me as long as the recap of that Yankees/Red Sox game!

AAA: SWB (46-34) lost to Lehigh Valley 12-3. DH Mike Ford (.321-19-49) 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (44-32) won 5-2. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, solo HR. C Kellin Deglan 3-run HR. Trenton pitchers combined for 17 K.

Keller 5 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K.  1.80
Lail (W, 3-1, 2.00) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Kriske (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.   1.42

High A: Tampa (33-44) lost 6-1. DH Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (42-38) won 7-4. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, 4 RBI. 2B Matt Pita 2 hits.


AAA: SWB 1st place by 4 games in International League North.

The other leagues play split seasons.

AA: Trenton won the first half Eastern League East Division title (38-27), so they are assured a playoff spot. They are in 2nd, 6-5, 1/2 game back, in the second half.

High A: Tampa is 3rd, 5-6, 3 1/2 out in the Florida State League North. They finished the first half 28-38, 5th, 13 1/2 out.

Low A: Charleston is 3rd, 5-5, one game out in the second half. They were 37-33, 3rd, less than a percentage point out of 2nd , 1/2 game out of first, in the first half.

Minor League Report. German on rehab, also, news on Stanton.


Before getting to the minor league report, some news on Giancarlo Stanton. Don’t expect to see him until August, what with the new injury (sprained PCL). What a wasted season for him.

AAA: SWB (46-32) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: won 6-4 but the real story here is of Domingo German’s rehab start which was only so-so, if that. He pitched 4 innings, gave up 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 Walks, 5 K. He gave up two two-run HRs in the third inning.

3B Breyvic Valera (.381) 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 4/20 postponement: Lost 1-0, got just five hits.

Espinal (L, 3-7, 4.71) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.

AA:  Trenton (43-31) lost 4-2. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits.

Whitlock (ND) 6 IP, 1 R, 9 H, 0 W, 7 K.  2.89

High A: Tampa (32-43) won 7-2. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, led off game with HR. CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI. 2b/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 2 RBI.   C Jason Lopez 3 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI. J.P. Sears 4 innings of scoreless relief pitching.

Low A: Charleston (40-38) lost 7-2. DH Matt Pita 2 RBI.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (44-31) lost a slugfest, 10-9. DH Mike Ford 4 hits, 2 RBI (.316). 3B Breyvic Valera 3 hits, RBI (.379). SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. 1B Logan Morrison (.305) 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada solo HR. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR.

AA: Trenton (42-30) lost 9-2 to Reading. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (31-42) lost 9-3. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 2 RBI. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (39-37) won 5-4. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Matt Pita 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Luis Gil (21, RHP) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 9 K.  (W, 3-3, 2.06)

Minor League Report.


Didi Gregorius continues his rehab with SWB tomorrow.

AAA: SWB (26-20) lost 9-5. DH Logan Morrison a 2-run HR, 3 RBI. 3B Brad Miller a 2-run HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (29-19) won 11-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park (.313) 2 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR (solo and a 2-run blast). LF Ben Ruta (.323) solo HR. DH Chris Gittens (.311) 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, solo HR. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, 3 RBI.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (28-23) won 9-7. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. DH Canaan Smith 2 hits, 2 RBI. (.327). C Mickey Gasper 4 RBI. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI. LF Matt Pita 2 hits. 1B Mitchell Robinson 2-run HR.

Minor League Report. Gio rebounds nicely.


AAA: SWB (3-3) wins 5-1 over Lehigh Valley. Gio Gonzalez, who after the Yanks had signed him to a minor league deal, gave up 13 R, 12 ER in six innings in his first two appearances (one spring training and one AAA game) , put it together last night, pitching six shutout innings, giving up just 3 hits, and striking out 10. He walked one.

DH Mike Ford and SS Thairo Estrada each had 2 hits and an RBI. CF Billy Burns 2 hits.

With Luis Severino shut down, and, it appears, out until late June/early July, Gonzalez could now become an option for the Yankees’ rotation, or even the bullpen.

Another option could be signing free agent Dallas Keuchel.

But both options as far as the rotation goes, would most likely affect Domingo German, who so far, has pitched very well. As far as the bullpen, it most likely would affect Stephen Tarpley.

AA: Trenton (3-2) won 7-2. 2B Wendell Rijo 2-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park solo HR. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. Three bullpen pitchers 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H.

High A: Tampa (2-4) lost 9-8. DH Matt Pita 3 hits, 4 RBI. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. Starter Rony Garcia 5 IP, 1 R, 7 K. End of game bullpen meltdown.

Low A: Charleston (3-3) lost both games of a DH, 17-3, then 8-3.

Game 1: CF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 2B Kyle Gray a 3-run HR.
Luis Medina 2 IP, 10 R, 10 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR
Rodney Hutchinson 3 2/3 IP, 7 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K. Also gave up 3 HR.

Game 2: Got just four hits.
Alex Vizcaino 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K
Aaron McGarity (L) 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.