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Minor League Report. Relievers waste good starting pitching efforts at High and Low A.

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AAA: SWB (20-17) split a DH.

Game 1 (Reg. scheduled game): won 10-5. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 3B Brad Miller 2-run HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa (W, 1-0, 5.11 at AAA) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER (Wade made 2 errors), 10 H, 2 W, 6 K.

Game 2: (makeup of 5/12, which was supposed to be at SWB but had to be made up in Toledo) lost 5-0, getting just 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 6-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 4 RBI. (.333). DH Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI (.357). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. Matt Wivinis with the “hold”, 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K. Brooks Kriske 2 scoreless for the save.

High A: Tampa (17-23) lost 8-6. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Nice job by starter Glenn Otto, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K, but reliever Greg Weissert gave up 5 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 IP (2 HR).

Low A:   Charleston (23-18) lost 8-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, RBI (.330). DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (.304). 3B Ricky Surum 2 hits. Starter Alexander Vizcaino 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K, but reliever Bryan Blanton gave up 5 R, 4 ER, in 2 IP for the loss.  

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (17-14) lost 12-8. CF Aaron Hicks still doesn’t have a hit on his rehab (0 for 14). Last night 0 for 3 with a walk. DH Ryan McBroom 2 RBI. 1B Logan Morrison 2 hits. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits. RF Trey Amburgey a solo HR. Starter Drew Hutchison gave up 9 R, 8 ER in 3 2/3 IP.

AA: Trenton (20-10) won 6-3. DH Wendell Rijo 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta (.382) 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.

High A: Tampa was supposed to play a DH. The first game, ppd. from 5/9, was suspended because of more rain with Tampa up 5-2 in the fifth and should be completed today. The 5/10 regularly scheduled game was ppd., no makeup date yet (with the game today, 5/11, can’t have a tripleheader!).

Low A:  Charleston (19-15) lost 3-1, getting just three hits. Charleston pitchers struck out 15. All three runs given up were unearned.

Gil (L, 1-2, 1.00) 5 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Brito 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.  1.32

Minor League Report. Hicks still rehabbing.

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AAA: SWB (16-12) won 3-1. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits. Chance Adams (W, 2-1, 4.80) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (18-10) won 8-3. DH Rashad Crawford 3-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.347). CF Ben Ruta 2 hits (.404). 1B Chris Gittens 3 hits, 2 RBI (.325). 2B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (16-17) won 4-1. DH Aaron Hicks, on rehab, 0 for 4 (0 for 8 on rehab so far). SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 1b Steven Sensley 2-run HR. Shawn Semple five scoreless innings pitched, three scoreless IP for Matt Frawley.

Low A: Charleston off.

Minor League Report. Frazier on rehab.

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AAA: SWB (14-12) won 4-2 in 10 innings. RF Matt Lipka 2 hits, RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez GW hit (doubled in run).  Nestor Cortes 7 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton (16-10) lost 6-5. LF Clint Frazier 1 for 3, SB on rehab assignment. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI, but also an error that led to an unearned run. CF Rashad Crawford 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa (13-16) won 4-3 in a game shortened to six innings. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. LF Tyler Hill 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (15-14) lost 7-3. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 2-run HR. 2 hits for DH Mickey Gasper.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (13-12) won 9-1. 1B Gosuke Katoh (.368) 2 hits, 3 RBI, HR.  Katoh, 24, Lefty bat hadn’t shown that kind of average or power (7 HR) before. SS Cliff Pennington 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Brad Miller solo HR. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, 3 RBI.

Chad Green, down to straighten himself out after a terrible start to the season for the Yanks, started, pitched three scoreless innings, and struck out six. If he is right again, expect a recall soon. 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.

Drew Hutchison 5 IP in relief, 7 K.

AA: Trenton (16-9) won 9-3. 2B Hoy Jun Park (.344) 4 for 4. RF Ben Ruta 4 for 4, 3 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 3 RBI. CF Rashad Crawford a 3-run HR.

High A: Tampa (12-16) lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits.

Low A: Charleston (15-13) won 7-5. SS Wilkerson Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. C Josh Breaux (.304) 2 hits, 3-run HR. 1B Eric Wagaman went 0 for 0 in the game, drawing 5 walks.

 

Minor League Report. Andujar homers on Rehab stint. Also, a special moment remembered.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

 

Before I get into the minor league report, I would like to comment on the picture you see above. Gene Stephens, a backup/platoon OF who played in the majors for Boston (1952-1953, 1955-1960), Baltimore (1960-1961) the KC A’s (1961-1962) and Chicago White Sox (1963-1964) was a .240 hitter, 37 MLB HR, OPS+ 83. His 162 game average was .240-6-35. 12 years in the majors, nothing really significant about his career, except…

THIS photo.

This photo was taken on August 12, 1964. Mel Stottlemyre made his MLB debut against the White Sox, winning the game, and Stephens is the centerfielder for the White Sox that day looking up at a HR hit by Mickey Mantle that went over the 461 ft. sign and ALSO the fence and screen which combined were about 23 ft. high. It was said to be a 502 ft. shot.

Stephens just passed away a few days ago on April 27, age 86. I thought you’d like to know the story and see the photo.

AAA: SWB (12-12) won 7-3. SS/2B Gosuke Katoh (.366) 3 hits. 2 doubles, HR. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. David Hale the W. 3-0, 2.38.

AA: Trenton (15-9) lost 7-4, getting just 3 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2-run HR. Solo HR 1b Chris Gittens. Solo HR LF Ben Ruta.

High A: Tampa (12-15) won 6-5. 3B Miguel Andujar, on rehab, 2 for 2 with a 2-run HR. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (14-13) won 4-0 on a two-hitter, 12 K. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. DH Cannan Smith 2 hits, RBI. 3B Neil Gomez 2 hits, RBI.

Daniel Bies 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 9 K. (W, 2-1, 4.07)
Dalton Higgins 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.    1.93

Minor League Report. Tulo suffers setback.

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AAA: SWB (11-12) won 8-6 in 10 innings, despite the bullpen getting sloppy at the end. 1B Ryan McBroom 4 hits, walkoff 2-run HR. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 RBI.  Chance Adams 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K.

AA: Trenton (15-8) lost 4-1. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. Trenton pitchers struck out 17.

Deivi Garcia 4 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 5 W, 11 K. Gave up HR.
Carter 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Acevedo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

High A: SS Troy Tulowitzki singled in the bottom of the first but had to be removed for a pinch-runner because of his calf acting up again. Tampa (11-15) lost 5-3. DH Miguel Andujar, also on a rehab assignment, 1 for 4, 2 RBI. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 RBI.  Shawn Semple, who was dominating at Charleston in relief, moved up and started here, giving up 4 R in 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston (13-13) won 5-1. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Orozco (W, 2-2, 1.98) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
C. Espinal (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.