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Yankees and Minor League News.

The Yankees were rained out yesterday, but there were minor league games and other news, and some news wasn’t good.

The Yankees await word on Chad Green’s injury but it appears that word won’t be good. Meanwhile, Luis Gil will need Tommy John surgery.

AAA: SWB (13-26) lost 6-2 as Deivi Garcia’s regression continues.
SS Oswald Peraza (#2 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. .207
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits.

Garcia (L, 0-3) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2 HBP. 9.90 #29 prospect
Nittoli 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.94
Sears 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 7 K. 0.83 This guy deserves to come back up soon. #24 prospect.
Greene 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40

AA: Somerset (24-12) won 6-2.
CF Blake Perkins 2 hits, RBI
C Rodolfo Duran 2-run HR (3)
2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (2).

Randy Vasquez 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.19 #16 prospect
Ernst (W, 2-0; BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP 3.32
Loseke (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.74
Mujica 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley’s game ppd.

Low A: Tampa (15-21) won 7-3.
3B Benjamin Cowles 2-run HR (3)
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits.

Carela 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.43
Watson (W, 2-2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 3.32
Neely 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 6.38

Minor League action, May 15, 2022

AAA: SWB (13-22) won 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial solo HR (3) (#30 prospect)
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Sears (W, 1-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.53 (#24 prospect; hope back up soon)
M. Gomez (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.21
McKay (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.13
Greene (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Weissert (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07

AA: Somerset (21-11) won 12-8
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (2)
DH Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI
1B Chad Bell 4 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (3)
3B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Waldichuk (W, 4-0) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.26 (# 6 prospect; hope a promotion to AAA soon)
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gae up 2 HR. 4.43
Zurak 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Craft 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.17

High A: Hudson Valley (15-17) lost 3-2.
DH Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits.
RF Pat DeMarco 3 hits.

Castano 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.97
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.14
Diaz (L, 2-1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.85
J. Munoz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.82

Low A: Tampa (14-18) lost 5-3.
1B Anthony Garcia solo HR (7)
CF Alan Mejia 2 hits.
3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Panacual 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 1 WP 3.86
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.00
Dees (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.68
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.11

Minor League Action, May 10, 2022



AAA: SWB (11-19) won 2-0.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI
RF Matt Pita solo HR (4)

Sears 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.79 (Hope Yanks bring him back up soon. #24 prospect)
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.91
Miller (W, 1-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2.92

AA: Somerset (17-10) lost 4-3.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#27 prospect)

Brito (L, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.42
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2 WP. 6.97

High A: Hudson Valley (14-13) lost 12-4.
C Austin Wells 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (5). (#4 prospect)

Abeyta (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. 6.19
Hutchison 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.59
Blanton 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 5 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 8.31. Quite wild.
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.00
Correa 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.84

Low A: Tampa (13-14) lost 12-11.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#17 prospect)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 4 RBI Solo HR (3) (#3 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits.
RF Madison Santos 2 RBI 2-run HR (2)
3B Marcos Cabrera 3 RBI . 3-run HR (4)

Yulie 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR 7.97
Anderson (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.84
Watson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 4.00
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 2.35
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

Couldn’t post this until I got out of Facebook jail (what’s happening to our country? Wake up, people! Defend your 1st Amendment (and other rights under other Amendments!))

Yanks’ minor leaguers on 5-5-22

AAA: SWB’s hitting woes continued in a 2-0 loss. SWB is now 9-16.
SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits (#2 prospect)
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits (#30 prospect). SWB had 5 hits total.

Gil (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.53 (#10 prospect)
Sears 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.17 (#24 prospect)

AA: Somerset (16-8) won 5-3.
1B Derek Dietrich 2-run HR (5)
SS Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 2 RBI

Vasquez 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2.63 (#16 prospect)
Jennings 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 2.25
Zurak (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (13-11) won 7-4
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits, RBI (# 5 prospect)
2B Cooper Bowman 2 hits (#25 prospect)
LF James Nelson 2 RBI
1B Spencer Henson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Way 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.93
J. Munoz (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 6.08
Coleman (S, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (12-11) won 10-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
LF Madison Santos 2 hits
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3)
DH Anthony Seigler 4 RBI. Grand Slam (3)
2B Roberto Chirinos 2 RBI

Fitts 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 6.28
Milam (W, 3-1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.27
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.18

Minor League Report. SWB loses 2 to LV

AAA: SWB (9-12) lost both games of a doubleheader to Lehigh Valley.
Game 1: Lost 11-3.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI . 2-run HR (1)

Gil 4 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 2 HR. 12.00 (#10 prospect)
Bristo (L, 0-1) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 7.71
Mujica 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP Gave up 2 HR. 18.00
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.63

Game 2: Lost 7-3.
3B Armando Alvarez solo HR (1)

Sears 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.86 (#24 prospect)
Miller (L, 0-2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Greene 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR 6.10
Weissert 2 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR 4.66

AA: Somerset (12-7) won 7-1.
2B Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3)
RF Blake Perkins 2-run HR (6)
3B Chad Bell w-run HR (2)

Medina (W, 1-1) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.31 (#12 prospect)
Maciejewski (S, 1) 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.40

High A: Hudson Valley (11-8) won 9-2.
SS Trey Sweeney solo HR (3) (#5 prospect)
DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2) (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (1)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 2 RBI.
CF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Way (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.77 (#22 prospect)
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00
Ruegger 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa PPD.



Game 17. Yanks (11-6) win slugfest 12-8 behind 5 HR, 3 by Rizzo.

Back after a ten-day vacation visiting my sis across the country. Some comments at end of article.

Anthony Rizzo hit three of the Yanks (11-6) five homeruns in the Yanks’ 12-8 win over Baltimore Tuesday night. Luis Severino pitched 5 1/3 hitless, shutout innings before tiring, and the Yankees’ bullpen made things nervously close.

Rizzo hit a 3-run HR in the third to start the scoring. Joey Gallo hit his first HR of the season to make it 4-0 in the fourth. Rizzo’s second HR of the game, a 2-run HR, made it 6-0 in the fifth.

After losing his no-hit bid, Severino walked the next hitter then gave up a 3-run HR and Baltimore had cut the lead to 6-3. The Orioles scored another run in the top of the seventh to close the score to 6-4.

In the bottom of the seventh, D.J. LeMahieu led off with a single and Aaron Judge singled D.J. to third. Rizzo walked to load the bases. Giancarlo Stanton singled in one run, and after Josh Donaldson struck out, Gleyber Torres tripled to clear the bases and make the score 10-4.

Baltimore made things uncomfortable again, scoring four runs in the top of the eighth, three on a HR given up by Jonathan Loaisiga (who has been struggling lately) to cut the score to 10-8.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Yanks got back-to-back homers by Judge (4) and Rizzo (8) to make it 12-8, which wound up being the final score.

LeMahieu 2 hits
Judge 2 hits, RBI, solo HR (4)
Rizzo 3 hits, all HR (8), 6 RBI Now leads majors in HR
Stanton 2 hits, RBI
Torres 3 RBI
Gallo solo HR (1)

Severino (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.32
Holmes (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.04
Luetge 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 6.00
Loaisiga 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 8.10
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 0.00

A few notes on the games while I was away. A disappointing weekend in Baltimore, where the Yanks lost two of three. So far the pitching (except for last night) has carried the team. In the first 13 games of the season, the Yanks were shut out three times, and in another game, they only scored one run in an eleventh inning loss. Higashioka, Gallo, and Stanton have been struggling. Now in the last two games, they have scored ten and twelve runs, so maybe the bats are waking up. The team batting average is .242, meanwhile the team ERA of 2.85 leads the league. A good thing is Severino looking like the Severino of old. Meanwhile, Nestor Cortes, Jr. and Mike King have been great.

Tim Locastro was brought up, and J.P. Sears sent down. Miguel Andujar was brought up because Aaron Hicks is out on paternity leave. There will be some more moves coming because those extra players allowed because of the shortened spring training will have to be lopped off the roster after Sunday’s games.

One thing I didn’t know until a few days ago is that EACH MLB team is now using humidors for the baseballs. Before, because of the light air and the way balls fly out, only teams like Colorado were doing so. The humidor helps to deaden the baseballs.

Congrats in order to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who became only the seventh player to have 3000 hits and 500 HR in his career. The other six are Aaron, Mays, A-Rod, Pujols, Palmeiro and Murray.


Game 6. Bad Vlad (3 HR) dooms Yanks, 6-4

These will be the last posts for me for a while, since I am traveling across the country to spend a vacation with my family.

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit 3 HR and a double and drove in 4 runs to almost singlehandedly beat the Yankees (3-3) Wednesday night.

His first HR, in the top of the first inning, was controversial. CF Aaron Hicks got a glove on it, and it appeared to hit the top of the wall before coming back onto the field. Umpires ruled, however, that it went over then came back. 1-0, Blue Jays.

Guerrero hit a 2-run HR in the top of the third inning, again off Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole. 3-0.

The Yanks tied it in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Anthony Rizzo (3) and Aaron Judge (1) hit back-to-back homers. Josh Donaldson doubled, and after another out, D.J. LeMahieu doubled home Donaldson.

Toronto got a run in the top of the seventh to make it 4-3, then Guerrero hit his third HR of the game in the top of the eighth to make it 5-3. The Blue Jays tacked on another run after Guerrero’s HR to up their lead to 6-3.

Gleyber Torres homered (1) for the Yankees in the bottom of the eight to cut it to 6-4, but that wound up as the final score. With one on, Giancarlo Stanton pinch-hit and just missed tying the game up with a HR.

J.P. Sears made his MLB debut.

Rizzo 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3)
Judge 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (1)
LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Torres solo HR (1)
Hicks 2 hits.

Cole 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.59
Green (l, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K 0.00
Loaisiga 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR. 2.45
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K 3.38
Sears 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 MLB DEBUT




S.T. Game 19. Final spring training game sees Yanks lose 5-3; Couple of rookies make the opening day squad; AAA season starts tonight.

The Yanks lost their last spring training game today, 5-3 to Detroit, and wound up spring training with a record of 8-10-1. The open the regular season at home vs. Boston on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the AAA season starts tonight for SWB, and I’ll report on that game in another post. The other minor league levels start their seasons on Friday.

In looking at recent spring training lineups, it appears as if manager Aaron Boone will separate the big power but high strikeout guys like Judge, Stanton and Gallo with guys more inclined to make contact. Looking at those lineups, Rizzo was hitting third between Judge and Stanton, and LeMahieu was separating Stanton from Gallo.

In the game today, Gallo had two hits.

One-time Yankees’ prospect Manny Banuelos started for the Yanks, and he will be going to AAA SWB (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) to start there. Banuelos gave up a 3-run HR to Miguel Cabrera, he of the 502 MLB HR.

The pitching line:

Banuelos (L) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR
King 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K
Brito 3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Ron Marinaccio has made the opening day roster. The 26 year old RHP was 2-1, 2.04 in AA/AAA last year, with 105 K in 66 1/3 IP.

Another rookie making the team is J.P. Sears, 26, LHP. Sears was 10-2, 3.46 in AA/AAA last year, 136 K in 104 IP.

The roster will be 28 players for the first month because of the shortened spring training caused by the lockout. The Yanks will carry 16 pitchers, 12 position players. The 12 position players are: Higashioka, Trevino, Rizzo, Torres, LeMahieu, Kiner-Falefa, Donaldson, Gallo, Hicks, Judge, Gonzalez and Stanton.

The 16 pitchers are: Cole, Severino, Montgomery, Taillon, Cortes, Chapman, Loaisiga, Green, Luetge, Marinaccio, Schmidt, Sears, King, Holmes, Peralta, and Castro.

Some that look to be starting the season at AAA are: Tim Locastro, Banuelos, Oswald Peraza, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Ender Inciarte (if he accepts the assignment), Miguel Andujar, Estevan Florial, Oswaldo Cabrera, Max Burt, Hayden Wesneski, Rob Brantly, David Freitas, Max McDowell, Ron Guzman, Ryan LaMarre … and (wait for it)

Greg Bird. The one-time Yankee was re-signed by the Yankees today to a minor league deal after failing to make Toronto’s team and being released by the Blue Jays.

Yesterday the Yanks made a move I am scratching my head about, picking up David McKay from Tampa Bay for cash considerations. McKay has 26 MLB games under his belt, is a 27 year old RHP who is 0-0, 6.08 in his MLB career, ERA+ 79.

S.T. Game 18. Judge powers Yanks to 5-2 win over Phillies.

Aaron Judge went 3 for 3, including a game-deciding 3-run HR, as the Yankees (8-9-1 in spring training) defeated the Phillies 5-2 Monday afternoon.

The Yanks play their last spring training game tomorrow, Tuesday, then have an off day before opening the regular season at home vs. Boston this Thursday, April 7.

Besides Judge’s blast, Gleyber Torres also homered, a solo shot. Joey Gallo added two hits, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa had two hits and an RBI.

The pitching line:

Sears 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Luetge 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Green (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Loiasiga (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Chapman (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

S.T. Game 13. Yanks lose, 11-3.

One-time Yankees’ prospect Manny Banuelos pitched well, but a couple of minor leaguers got lit up by Toronto in the Yankees’ (5-7-1 in spring training) 11-3 loss on Wednesday night.

Josh Donaldson had 2 hits and an RBI, and minor leaguer Max Burt hit a 2-run HR for the Yanks.

Banuelos 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sears (BS, L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Marinaccio 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Weber 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Luis Severino came through a throwing session ok and is on track to start the second game of the season.