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WS Game 2. Washington going home with 2-0 Series lead. Cubs choose Ross as mgr.

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The Washington Nationals, the biggest WS underdog since the 2007 Colorado Rockies (who got swept by Boston) are heading home after whipping Houston 12-3 in Game 2 last night.

In winning both games at Houston, Washington beat Gerrit Cole AND Justin Verlander. Verlander has now started six WS games in his career, and is 0-5.

Stephen Strasburg gave up a 2-run HR to Alex Bregman in the first inning, but nothing after that as he pitched six innings for the win.

Five different Nationals had two hits, as they banged out 14, including 3 HR.


The Cubs apparently have chosen ESPN broadcaster David Ross as their new manager, replacing Joe Maddon who has moved on to the Angels. Remember the surprise when the Yankees chose Aaron Boone two years ago? And Eduardo Perez (Tony’s son), an ESPN broadcaster, is still in the mix for some open managerial jobs, too.


The Arizona Fall League ends tomorrow, Friday. The Surprise Saguaros, which has some Yankees’ prospects, are 16-11, have clinched their division and will be playing in the Championship game on Saturday.  Stats for those prospects.

1B Brandon Wagner .212-2-21  19 games
C Donny Sands .188-1-7  14 games
CF Josh Stowers .121-1-3   19 games.
P Aaron McGarity 1-0, 0.87 9 games, 10 1/3 IP  14 K
P Glenn Otto  2-1, 1.35  5 starts, 20 IP,  20 K
P Daniel Bies 0-1, 4.50 10 IP, 14 K

 

 

Prospects heading for the Arizona Fall League.

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From MLB.com

Yankees (Surprise): Daniel Bies, RHP; Glenn Otto, RHP; Donny Sands, C; Josh Stowers, OF; Brandon Wagner, 1B

Acquired from the Mariners in an offshoot of the Sonny Gray trade in January, Stowers has a chance to have four average or better tools, with his arm the lone exception. Otto has had difficulty staying healthy but can reach 97 mph and devastate hitters with his curveball when he’s at 100 percent.

Minor League Report. SWB still scrapping for playoff berth.

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AAA: SWB (71-62) won 7-4 in 10 innings. SS Breyvic Valera (.321) 2 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR in top of the 10th. (.319-23-61). 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

Nick Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.  3.94

but Deivi Garcia struggled in relief. 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.25. Gave up 1 HR.

Ben Heller, coming back from injury, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. 1.13

SWB is tied with the Syracuse Mets for first place in the International League North. The loser would NOT get a wild card berth.

AA: Trenton (73-59) won 5-1. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.69

Combined season for Yajure: Tampa and Trenton: 8-6, 2.23, 21, RHP.

Trenton is already playoff–bound, having won their division’s first-half title.

High A: Tampa (62-70) won 4-3. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (68-65) won 6-2. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR (.305). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.  2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Rony Contreras (W, 11-5, 3.49) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report. SWB loses wild slugfest, 13-12. Wins for AA, A+, A.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (65-56) lost a wild one, 13-12. After five innings, SWB was down 7-2. They scored 8 runs in the seventh and led 12-8 after 7. But they gave up 2 in the eighth, 2 in the 9th, and 1 in the tenth to lose the game.

SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 RBI. 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR, CF Trey Amburgey.

AA: Trenton (65-55) won 8-1. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 RBI. CF Matt Lipka 3 hits.

Stephan (W, 2-4, 5.74) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.78
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.26
Lane 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.88

High A: Tampa (55-64) won 11-4. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits. DH Alexander Palma 4 RBI–Grand Slam. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure (W, 8-6, 2.15) 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K.

Low A:  Charleston (64-58) won 3-1 on a two-hitter.

Starter Roansy Contreras (W, 9-5, 3.62) 7 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lehnen (S, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.33

Minor League Report. Sanchez rehab; dominating Nelson.

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AAA: SWB (64-52) lost 7-4. Gary Sanchez on rehab 0 for 2, walked, scored a run. He should have Friday off and rejoin the Yankees on Saturday. SWB only got 2 hits in the game. SS Thairo Estrada a 3-run HR, and 2B Wendell Rijo a solo HR.

Starter Brian Keller a ND; 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.57

AA:  Trenton (61-54) won both games they played.

Completion of game suspended Aug. 7: Won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-Run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

Regular game: Won 4-0. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI.
Starter Nick Nelson (W, 7-2, 2.35) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K.

High A:   Tampa (52-61) lost 5-4. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Starter Trevor Stephan ND, 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.01

Low A: Charleston (59-57) won 3-1 despite getting just 3 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman a 2-run HR, 3 RBI.

Starter Rony Contreras (W, 8-5, 3.77) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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Once again, apologies for a late posting. LONG day in Cooperstown yesterday.

AAA: SWB (57-43) lost 7-4. SS Tyler Wade (.309) 2 hits. 2 hits, solo HR for LF Clint Frazier. DH Breyvic Valera (.333) solo HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits. 3B Wendell Rijo solo HR. Starting pitcher Dan Camarena gave up 5 HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings.

AA:   Trenton (52-44) won 7-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Kellin Deglan a 3-run HR. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits. Starter Nick Nelson 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. (W, 4-2, 3.11)

High A: Tampa (43-55) lost 13-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits. RF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, RBI. LF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (50-51) lost 10-3. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge (cousin of former MLB reliever Brad Lidge).

Standings:

SWB 1st by 5 games in International League North.

Trenton won the first half Eastern League Eastern Division title. They are in tied for 4th, 14-17, in the second half.

Tampa is tied for 2nd, 15-17, in the 2nd half for the FL State League North. They finished the first half in fifth place at 28-38.

Charleston is in 7th (last) place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division at 13-18. They finished the first half 37-33, 3rd place, just 1/2 a game out.

Minor League Report. AAA & AA waste good efforts by starters.

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AAA: SWB (56-42) blew a 6-0 lead they took into the ninth. They gave up six in the top of the ninth (on four HR) and two more in the top of the tenth to lose 8-6. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, solo HR. DH Zach Zehner 4 RBI, grand slam. CF Terrance Gore (recently acquired) 2 hits. The relief meltdown ruined a nice outing by starter Brody Koerner. Ugly loss.

Koerner 7 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  3.75
Dan Jennings 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K.  67.50. Gave up 3 HR. 1st game for SWB.
Feyereisen (L, 7-1, 2.66; BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (50-44) lost 2-0, getting just one hit in the loss.

Keller (L, 1-1, 2.43) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.93

High A: Tampa (42-54) won 5-4 in a game called after five innings. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2-run HR. C Donny Sands 2 RBI.

Low A:

Charleston lost the completion of Thursday’s suspended game, 3-2. Starter Rony Contreras 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.33.

Charleston (49-50) won the regularly scheduled game, 5-1. LF Canaan Smith (.301) 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI. Charlie Ruegger 5 1/3 scoreless relief IP for the win.

Minor League Report. Lipka hits for cycle at AA.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgThe Major League New York Yankees return to action Friday night vs. Toronto. The first three starters will be German, Happ, then Tanaka.

AAA: SWB (52-38) lost 4-2. SS Tyler Wade (.310) solo HR. 1B Ryan Lavarnway solo HR.

AA: Trenton (46-40) lost 5-3. RF Matt Lipka 4 for 4, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR in the ninth that enabled him to hit for the cycle. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (39-50) swept a DH.

Completion of suspended game of 7/10 (ppd from 7/9): Won 8-2. LF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. CF Estevan Florial 4 for 4, RBI.  2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI.

Reg. scheduled game: Won 2-1 in 8 innings (DH’s only go 7 regular innings). RF Steven Sensley solo HR. Both sides only got four hits apiece. Castillo GW RBI single.

Low A: Charleston (46-45) lost 3-1 despite giving up just 3 hits.

Luis Medina 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 10 K.  7.59
Myatt (L, 3-2; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 4 W, 0 K.  4.15
C. Espinal 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.50

 

Minor League Report. Dominating pitching at AA, lower levels.

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AAA: SWB (52-37) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: won 6-3. SS Thairo Estrada solo HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR. RF Zach Zehner 3-run HR. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 7-4. SS Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Wade 2 hits, RBI (.311). DH Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits (.341). Stephen Tarpley the “opener” had as much (or little, depending on how you look at it) success as he had when he was the “opener” out in London. 2 IP, gave up 4 runs, 2 HR. The bullpen (3 different pitchers) with five scoreless IP.

AA: Trenton (46-39) won 3-0 on a 3-hitter. Trenton only got 3 hits themselves.

Abreu 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. 3.82
Nelson (W, 3-2, 3.47) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (37-48) swept a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Won 4-1 on a 2-hitter. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure (W, 5-6, 2.13) 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.

Makeup of 7/6: Won 2-0 on another 2-hitter.

Stephan 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.56
Sears (W, 4-4, 4.14) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.89

Low A: Charleston (45-43) lost 5-2 despite pitching a 2-hitter. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Charleston starter Luis Gil had a no-hitter through five, but started the sixth inning off by walking the first three batters then giving up a bases-clearing double.

Trenton’s Deivi Garcia started for the AL in the Futures Game. He pitched one inning, 1-2-3, a K and two pop-ups. Looked good. Nice fast ball, good break on the curve.

 

 

The Minor League Report. Rain, Rain, Go Away!

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The Yankees, the major league team, had their game ppd. tonight. Makeup part of an August 3 DH.

AAA: SWB, and Didi’s first rehab start for SWB, washed away again. This weather in the northeast where I live has been atrocious lately.

AA: Trenton washed out too. The regularly scheduled game for today was suspended with Trenton down 6-0 in the third. Rough outing for young Deivi Garcia.

High A: Tampa (21-31) lost 12-4. C Donny Sands 2 hits RBI. LF/RF Tyler Hill 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for RF/CF Omar Carrizales.

Low A: Charleston (29-24) won 7-3. Brandon Lockridge, HR, Grand Slam. 4 RBI. DH Canaan Smith (.329) 3 hits.  2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, RBI. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. Reliever 3 scoreless IP of relief by Tanner Myatt,  5 K.