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The Minors. Tanaka shaky on rehab.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 9-6. Masahiro Tanaka was shaky this time out on his second rehab start. 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 4 K and he gave up a HR. LF Ben Gamel 3 hits, .338. 2B Cole Figueroa had an incredible game. 5 for 5, double, HR, 5 RBI. C Austin Romine went 4 for 5.

AA: Trenton had a DH (both games 7 innings, minor league rules)
Game 1: Lost 7-2. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, .306; Solo HR DH Aaron Judge.

Game 2: Suspended due to rain. Trenton up 1-0 in the third. This was a makeup of another rainout, that of 4/13.

High A:   Tampa lost 4- 1 and was almost no-hit. They got just one hit in the entire game.

A: Charleston lost 3-2. SS Jorge Mateo with 3 hits, two triples.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-3. Chris Capuano had a strong rehab outing, 6 IP, 2 R, 7 h, 0 walks and 3 k. Jacob Lindgren with two scoreless innings of relief (1.65). DH Kyle Roller with a 2-run HR. Solo HRs for SS Cole Figueroa and C Austin Romine.

AA:   Trenton won 6-3. The Yanks top pitching prospect may be Luis Severino, but keep an eye on lefty Miguel Sulbaran (3-1, 2.80). Sulbaran is just 21, and is 28-16, 3.23 in his minor league career. 3 R in 6 IP. Cesar Vargas 2 scoreless, and Mark Montgomery one scoreless IP. CF Jake Cave and RF Mason Williams each had three hits and an RBI and DH Aaron Judge drove in two runs.

High A: Tampa lost 12-6. SS Tyler Wade two hits (.350). 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

A: Charleston lost 10-3. 2 hits, HR, RBI CF Devyn Bolasky.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Just a quick rundown of what happened in the minors for the Yankees’ farm teams on Friday and Saturday. Due to my mom being in ICU and my responsibilities there, I will rundown AAA and AA ONLY, and not High or Low A.

AAA: Friday SWB won 5-4. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits, CF Ben Gamel and C Austin Romine 2 RBI each.

Saturday: Lost 10-4. 2B Pirela 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Tyler Austin 3 hits. 2 hits each for CF Slade Heathcott and DH Rob Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton won 5-4 in 18 innings Friday. Position player Dan Fiorito even pitched two scoreless innings, and the win went to other position player, Taylor Dugas. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 doubles, 2 RBI; RF Aaron Judge 3 hits, double, rbi. HR for CF Jake Cave.

Saturday: 7-0 loss and they only got four hits, two each by CF Cave and DH Judge.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB scored in the top of the 9th to go up 7-6 but blew it in the bottom of the 9th and lost 8-7. Tyler Webb came in with the 7-6 lead and didn’t get an out, instead giving up b-2-b HR.  3B  Jose Pirela’s rehab has now taken him to AAA. He entered 1 for 14 on his rehab, went 1 for 4 (double, walk) and 1 RBI. 1B Kyle Roller double, HR, 2 RBI. C Austin Romine solo HR.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa won 7-1 on a two-hitter. Connor Kendrick 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 walks and 5 K.  Luis Niebla 3 IP, 3 K, ERA still 0.00. DH Matt Snyder 3 for 5, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, rbi.

A: 5-4 win for Charleston.  Luis Cedeno 1 run, (unearned) and 8 K in 5 1/3.

Andrew Bailey was shut down after shoulder trouble.

Thanks to all for your support while my mom had major surgery today. So far, so good, but a long recovery process lies ahead.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: Nick Rumbelow gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 9th and SWB lost 6-5. C Austin Romine double, 2 rbi. CF Slade Heathcott 2 hits, .347.

AA: Trenton lost 8-3. LF Mason Williams 2 hits, 3 Hits and 2 RBI for DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

High A: Tampa lost 8-5 in 10. 1B Mike Ford 4 for 4, 2 doubles.

A: Charleston off.

Game 2. 3 in 8th lift Yanks, 4-3.


Ok, the late inning 3-run rally wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win.

It’s not like someone hit a 3-run HR in the 8th or there was a lot of hits, but a win is a win.

This looked a lot like last year in so many ways. Last year, Michael Pineda only started 13 games because of suspension and injury, but he had a 1.89 ERA in that time he pitched. He was also only 5-5 despite the ERA due to lack of run support.

Tonight, Pineda got a no-decision despite pitching well.

6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 6 K.

He left the game losing 2-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Yanks cut the lead to 2-1 on A-B-C baseball. Ellsbury singled, stole second, Gardner grounded out moving up the runner, and Beltran got a SF.

In the top of the 8th, Betances gave up an unearned run due to a Brian McCann throwing error.

So the Yanks went into the bottom of the 8th down 3-1. In 16 innings their offense had produced just two runs.

They got 3 in the 8th, which I’ll take, but it is not like anyone raked.

Chris Young (a star of the game) PH for Didi Gregorious and doubled.

Jacoby Ellsbury (another star, 2 for 2, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, a SB) singled Young to third.

Gardner was HBP. Bases loaded and no one out. A run scored on a WP to make it 3-2. Beltran struck out. Teix was intentionally walked to load the bases for an inning-ending DP.

Instead, McCann was HBP to tie the game and Headley singled off the pitcher to make it 4-3, the final score.

After Pineda,

Martin 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks and 0 K.

Betances (W) 1 IP, 1 R, unearned. 1 H, 2 walks and 0 K.

Miller (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

In case you missed it, Austin Romine cleared waivers and was optioned to AAA SWB.



S.T. Game 34. Yanks win final exhibition game, 4-3.


In a game played in Washington, D.C., the Yanks won their final exhibition game of 2015, 4-3 over the Nationals. The Yanks are off on Easter Sunday and open the regular season at home against Toronto on Monday afternoon.

Stephen Drew and Chris Young each hit two-run homers, and Nathan Eovaldi settled down after a shaky start. Eovaldi gave up hits to three of the first five batters he faced (a fourth reached on a walk) and three runners scored.

After that the Yanks pitching shut down the Nationals.

Brett Gardner had two hits.

The pitching line:

Eovaldi 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 walks and 6 K.

Chris Martin 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

Justin Wilson 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

David Carpenter 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Andrew Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

Dellin Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 3 K.

The Yanks went 17-16-1 in spring training action.

The Yanks have chosen John Ryan Murphy as the backup C, and have DFA’d Austin Romine.