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After last season, with no minor league games, the minor league season opened tonight.
I will do the major league recap tomorrow morning (spoiler alert: Yankees beat Houston 7-3 tonight).
I can’t get into much detail, so quick recaps.
AAA: SWB lost 5-2. Luke Voit, on rehab, had two hits. Socrates Brito hit a 2-run HR for SWB. Chris Gittens had two hits. Mike Montgomery gave up 3 R, 2 ER, in 4 1/3 and took the loss. Nick Nelson, who struggled with the big club, didn’t do well here either. 2 runs in 1 2/3 IP.
AA: Somerset won 6-0. Estevan Florial had a HR leading off the bottom of the first, and Tom Milone hit a 3-run HR later that same inning. Milone had 2 hits. Luis Gil, a top pitching prospect, pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out six. Ron Marinaccio pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, no hits, 7 strikeouts.
High A: Hudson Valley lost 6-2. Omar Olivares solo HR. A top pitching prospect, Luis Medina, pitched 4 scoreless innings, striking out 8.
Low A: Tampa won 11-7. Former first round pick Anthony Volpe (SS), 2 hits, 3 walks, 2 RBI, 2 SB. Austin Wells, a catcher the Yanks are very high on, 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI, 2 walks, SB. Trevor Hauer, 3 hits, 2 HR, 2 walks, 3 RBI, Jake Sanford 4 hits, 2 RBI. Matt Sauer 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 6 K.
The Yanks made a couple minor acquisitions for depth in the past couple of days.
They picked up RHP Jake Barrett, 27. Barrett, a reliever, pitched in seven games for Arizona last year, going 0-1, 5.14. For his MLB career (2016-2018, all with AZ) he is 2-4, 4.05, ERA+ 113 in 103 games. He was 1-2, 3.49 as a rookie in 2016.
With the injuries to the infield, they also picked up infielder Cliff Pennington, 34 (35 in June), a switch-hitter. Pennington played in 16 games for the Reds in 2018. For his career, he has played for the A’s (2008-2012), Arizona (2013-2015), Blue Jays (2015), Angels (2016-2017) and Reds (2018). Mostly a SS/2B, he can play a little 3B, too. His 162 g. average for his career is .242-6-40, 14 SB , OPS+ 79. He was the A’s full-time SS 2010-2012. He has played in nine postseason games, going 4 for 15.
Both players will go to SWB.
Friday’s minor league action:
AAA: SWB (1-1) won over Buffalo 6-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits, RBI. Starter and winner Nestor Cortes 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K.
AA: Trenton got smoked in their opener, 11-1, getting just 3 hits. Nick Green gave up 7 runs in 2 2/3 IP of relief.
High A: Tampa (0-2) lost 5-3. RHP Deivi Garcia, 19, struck out 9 in his 10 outs (3 1/3 IP) but gave up 4 runs. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. OF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI.
Low A: Charleston (2-0) won 6-1. RF Josh Stowers 3 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 2 RBI. SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.
Matt Sauer 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K
Shawn Semple 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 10 K.