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Friday’s minors, Trenton sloppy (6 E, 17K)

AAA: SWB lost 9-4. Dellin Betances gave up 2 R in 4 IP. Ryan Pope gave up 1 R in 3 IP, but Josh Romanski gave up 5 runs in his 1 inning of relief. C Austin Romine had 2 hits and RF Thomas Neal drove in 3 runs.

AA: Trenton lost 7-4. Zach Nuding gave up 7 R—all unearned—in 3 2/3 IP. Jeremy Bleich and Aaron Dott combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Trenton made six errors in the game and struck out 17 times. Neil Medchill had a 2-R HR.

High A: Tampa won 9-2. Corey Black 2 R in 5 IP. Dan Mahoney and Manuel Barreda combined for four shutout innings of relief (2 each). 2B Angelo Gumbs and LF Ben Gamel each had 2 H and 3 RBI. C Gary Sanchez 3 H, 1 RBI, 3B Zach Wilson 3 H.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2. Cesar Vargas gave up 0 R on 2 H in 5 IP, but his reliever, Brett Gerritse, gave up 4 R, 3 ER, in 1 IP. The Riverdogs struck out 13x. Cito Culver 2 hits.

S.T. Game 5. Yanks lose, 10-7, embarrassingly

I don’t care if you ARE running out minor league players. Five errors in a game is completely unacceptable (Nik Turley, Corban Joseph, Jose Pirela, Walt Ibarra and MAJOR LEAGUER Jayson Nix).

Nik Turley started and was pathetic. Now Turley had a good year last year between High A (most of the year) and AA (one start, a win), going 10-5, 3.00 in 22 starts and 2 relief appearances. He K’d 117 in 117 IP.

But good God almighty was he awful today.

He got only one man out. 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER on 3 H. He walked one, made an error and threw two wild pitches. I don’t know how you can get worse than that. The only plus was that the only out he recorded was a K.

Cody Eppley replaced him. He gave up 2 runs in 1 1/3 IP. Matt Daley came in, walked a batter and got an out. Lefty Francisco Rondon helped his cause with 2 scoreless IP. Tom Kahnle and Mark Montgomery each threw a scoreless IP. Josh Spence gave up 3 runs, all unearned, in his inning of work. Preston Claiborne and Ryan Pope each threw a scoreless inning.

Ok, we haven’t seen CC, Kuroda, Andy, Mo, Hughes or Nova yet. Nor have we seen Rapada, Aardsma or Logan.

But five errors and that performance by Turley were still pathetic. The Yanks were down 7-0 after 1 1/2 in a game they’d lose 10-7. It dropped their spring record to 1-4.

Brett Gardner had a triple and 3 RBI. Kyle Roller had 2 RBI. Chris Stewart 1 for 2 with an RBI, Cervelli 1 for 2.

It’s one thing to lose with minor leaguers who play the game crisply. It’s another thing to lose with ANYONE who plays sloppily.

Other news: This one hurts. ESPN reports that Phil Hughes, because of the bulging disk in his back, may NOT be ready for Opening Day. We’ve seen too many injuries (or people coming off injuries) to make us feel optimistic so far.

The Yanks are taking things slow with Kevin Youkilis, who reported a cramp above his hip (oblique) the other day.

S.T. Game 3. Yanks fall, 5-1, Nuno K’s 5 in 2 IP

Brett Gardner went 3 for 3, and Jayson Nix 2 for 3 as the Yankees lost 5-1 to Baltimore today. They accounted for five of the Yankees eight hits.

Most of the players in the game were players competing for jobs (Diaz/Rivera; Cervelli/Romine) or players who are most likely ticketed for the minors.

The Yanks only run came in the ninth inning when with two out, Corban Joseph walked, stole second and scored on a single by Walt Ibarra.

No pitcher the Yanks used fits into their immediate plans. Vidal Nuno, a 25 yr. old lefty who came out of nowhere to go 10-6, 2.54 between A+/AA last year (21 starts, 10 relief appearances) gave up a run in two innings, but struck out five, which was encouraging considering that the K’s came against Markakis, Wieters, Chris Davis, Conor Jackson and Manny Machado.

Brian Mitchell gave up 1 R in 1 IP, Corey Black 2 R in 1 IP. Shane Greene pitched a scoreless inning, Ryan Pope gave up a run in his inning. Kelvin Perez and Josh Spence each pitched a scoreless inning.

Trenton loses Eastern League title, 3 games to 1.

Trenton (AA) lost the Eastern League title three games to one by losing to Akron tonight 6-1. Trenton managed only four hits.

Nik Turley gave up just 3 R in 6 IP but Ryan Pope gave up 3 in just 1/3 of an inning.

David Aardsma (will the Yanks bring him up now?) pitched a scoreless inning.

C J.R. Murphy a solo HR. SS Addison Maruszak had two of the four Trenton hits.

The minors today

AAA: SWB (Empire St.) split a DH.

Game 1: 4-0 win. Adam Warren with the CG (7 inn. DH games in the minors are just 7 innings) shutout. 5 H, 6 K. 3-3, 4.33. Corban Joseph 2-run HR. 2 H, RBI Mustelier (.308).

Game 2: 7-4 loss in 11. Mustelier 3 h, double, solo HR (.321). How long can they keep him down? Jack Cust 3-run HR. Kevin Whelan 2 R, 4 walks in 1 IP.

AA: Trenton gave up 5 in the top of the 9th and lost 8-4. Jose Pirela double, HR, 3 RBI. Adam Miller 3 R, 1 ER in 6 2/3. Ryan Pope 5 R, 1 ER in 2 IP.

High A: 5-3 loss. Kyle Roller 3 h, HR, 2 RBI. Neil Medchill 2 H, triple, RBI.

Low A: 5-3 Charleston win. Mason Williams 3 h, rbi. Tyler Austin 3 h, HR, 3 RBI (.333-14-47, when do they promote him?)

Besides rumors of Garza and Wandy Rodriguez, now BBD has rumors of Edwin Jackson. It looks more & more that the Yanks are in the market for starting pitching help.

The minors tonight. Mitchell dominates.

AAA: Empire State (SWB) won 2-0 on a combined two-hit shutout. D.J. Mitchell 8 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 1 walk and 7 K. He’s been overshadowed by Betances, Banuelos and Warren, but he’s outpitched them so far and had a good spring training. Kevin Whelan the 9th for the save (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K). Steve Pearce 2 h, 2 RBI. DeWayne Wise 2 hits, .517 (!). Now, Cody Eppley was brought up to replace Gardner for more bullpen depth, but I wouldn’t be shocked if, once the bullpen gets straightened out a bit and if Gardner is still on the DL, Wise is brought up. He’s been tearing it up down there.

AA: 7-1 win for Trenton. Melky Mesa 3-run HR. Cory Arbiso 4 2/3, 1 R. Ryan Pope 2 1/3 scoreless. Kelvin Perez 2 scoreless.

High A: Tampa off tonight. They are 7-5.

Low A: Charleston rained out. They are 9-3.

The minors today

AAA: A 6-3 win for Empire St. (SWB). Finally, a good outing by one of the touted youngsters. Warren 6 2/3, 2 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 1 K. The RED_HOT DeWayne Wise double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 h, 2 Rbi Kevin Russo. Doug Bernier 3 for 3.

AA: 8-5 loss for Trenton. Melky Mesa 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Josh Romanski 3 R in 5 IP, Ryan Pope (L) 2 R in 1 ip. Francisco Rondon 3 R in 2 IP.

High A: 8-0 shutout win for Tampa. Zach Nuding five shutout innings. Rob Segedin 2 H, 3 RBI.

Low A: 8-5 win for Charleston. Tyler Austin 4 for 4,  2 doubles. Mason Williams 2 h, triple. Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h, rbi.

S.T. Game 28 Pineda a worry after Yanks 13-9 win

The Yanks came back to beat the Phils 13-9 in S.T. Game 28 last night, but the concern is with Michael Pineda, who pitched terribly, complained of a sore shoulder, and who will have an MRI today.

Pineda went just 2 2/3, 6 R, 7 H, 3 walks and 2 K. Once again, his velocity was down.

As Chad Jennings points out on his LoHud blog, the similarities to what went on with Phil Hughes last year are too great to ignore, and we know that the Yanks had to shut Hughes down. The solution to the overflow of starters for the rotation may just be to shut down Pineda. So the rotation could be CC, Kuroda, Hughes, Garcia & Nova—with Pettitte in the wings and Pineda on the shelf.

Besides Pineda, Cesar Cabral complained of elbow pain and he is going for an MRI himself. That may mean that Clay Rapada will make the team as the 2nd lefty out of the bullpen. Before the injury, Girardi said that Cabral—a Rule 5 selection— had a very good chance to make the team.

After Pineda got bombed, the Yanks were down 6-1. They did come back to win 13-9 to improve to 14-11-3 for the exhibition season. DeWayne Wise hit 2 HR, and Curtis Granderson tagged one.

After Pineda, Boone Logan tossed 1/3, no runs, hits, walks or K.

Cory Wade pitched two, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and a K.

Cabral did pitch a scoreless inning, giving up a hit, no walks or K.

Rapada pitched a scoreless inning, 0 hits, 1 walk, 1 K.

Chase Whitley a scoreless inning, 3 hits, 0 walks and 0 K.

Ryan Pope finished up, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 0 K.

Jeter had 2 hits, Granderson the HR, 2 RBI, 2 hits for Chavez, 2 hits for Martin, 3 RBI for Justin Maxwell. Wise had the 2 HR and 3 RBI.

S.T. Game 8, Yanks win 8-3

Michael Pineda was a little shaky as he worked on his changeup, but Jair Jurgens of the Braves was even shakier as the Yanks won 8-3 to even their spring training mark at 4-4.

Pineda went 2 2/3, 1 R, 4 H, 3 walks and 1 K. His counterpart Jurrgens gave up 3 R, 5 H and 6 walks in his 2 1/3.

A-Rod had 2 RBI, 19 yr. old catcher Gary Sanchez had 2 hits and an RBI, and Jose Gil and Jayson Nix each had 2 hits and an RBI.

Cesar Cabral followed Pineda. The Rule 5 lefty went 1 1/3, 0 r, 0 hits, 0 walks and 2 K.

Brett Marshall, most likely AA bound, continued the impressive work of the youngsters by pitching 2 scoreless innings, 0 H, 2 walks and 3 K.

Michael O’Connor 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, walks or K.

Ryan Pope gave up 2 r in his inning of work. 2 H, 2 walks, 1 K.

Dan Burawa finished up. 1 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 0 walks, 1 K.

The Yanks have a split squad tomorrow. Half play the Twins on the road (Hughes starts) and the other half have the Phils at home (CC).

S.T. game 3: Pineda good, Almonte stays hot in 9-3 Yanks’ loss..

This is why you don’t pay to much attention to wins and losses in spring training.

Adam Miller and Joel Cedeno gave up 8 runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Yanks lost to the Phils 9-3 today.

“Who?”, you may ask. Precisely. Miller won 15 games between high A and AA back for Cleveland in 2006. He missed most of 2008, all of 2009 and 2010 and didn’t do too well in his comeback year last year. Cedeno was in independent ball and didn’t put up good numbers there in 2011. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if both are flat out released and not even sent to the minors.

So take that with a grain of salt. Those two gave up 8 runs.

As for Pineda, 30 pitches, 19 strikes. 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K, and yes, he mixed in some of those changes he is working on.

David Robertson gave up a run in the third. With two out, he walked Jimmy Rollins (who had 2 hits, a walk, and 2 SB). Rollins stole second and third, and then Polanco (2 hits, rbi) singled him in for a 1-0 Phils lead.

Cesar Cabral pitched the fourth. 1 IP 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 1 HBP.

In the fifth, a walk to Martin, who stole second. Nunez HBP (appears to be just bruised, he has been taken for precautionary X-rays). A couple flyouts plated the run. SF by Jayson Nix. Ramiro Pena was a CS.

The Yanks took the lead in the sixth when Gardner tripled and scored on an E-4 on the play.

Dan Burawa pitched a scoreless inning in the fifth, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks or K.

Then Miller and Cedeno let it get away.

Miller 1/3 IP (and that was Gus Molina chalking up a CS, he didn’t retire anyone on his own), 5 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 0 K and a HBP. Just flat out ugly.

Cedeno 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and a K.

Ryan Pope finished up, 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H 0 walk and 2 K.

In the seventh, Chavez and Gus Molina (2 for 2 with that CS) singled, and with two out, a single by Nix loaded the bases. Zoilo Almonte came through again with an RBI single. Almonte, 22 and ticketed for AA, is now 5 for 5 this spring with 6 RBI. He’s a switch-hitter who hit .276-15-77 with 18 sb between high A and AA last year.

Update: Nunez is ok. X-Rays negative, just a bruise. CC and Hughes will go 2 each tomorrow.