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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.