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Minor league report.

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AAA: SWB off, which makes me more surprised Gleyber wasn’t called up today.

AA: Trenton (7-6) won 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI.

Sheffield (W, 1-1, 3.38) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Foley (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.00
Frare (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (6-8) lost 5-2. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits,  HR, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.

F. Perez (L, 0-2, 7.43) 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.15
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (6-8) gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and lost 3-2.  C Jason Lopez a 2-run HR.

Nelson 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. 7.11
Weissert (L, 0-1, 2.45) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K
Bristo 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

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Minor League Report. Two more hits for Gleyber and some good pitching outings.

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AAA: The Gleyber Torres watch is on. Nothing against Tyler Wade, but when you are 3 for 32, and the Yanks’ top prospect (Torres) is hitting .387 at SWB, well…. Torres had 2 hits and an RBI in SWB’s (5-3) 6-5 loss Friday night. The Railriders scored in the top of the tenth, but gave up two in the bottom half. RF Zach Zehner had four hits, inc. a double and HR, and drove in 2 runs.

Hale 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.53
Espinal 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.69
Gomez 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.80 Gave up HR.
Coshow (L, 0-1, 0.00) 1 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (4-4) won 2-1 on a two-hitter. DH Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI.

Sheffield 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. 3.60. Only hit given up was a HR.
Frare (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Harvey (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.00

High A: Tampa (4-5) won 4-0 on a 4-hitter. RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI. Two hits each for SS Hoy Jun Park, DH Timmy Robinson and C Francisco Diaz. RBI for Diaz.

Loaisiga (W, 2-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Lane (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.69
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (5-4) won 2-1. RF Steven Sensley 3 for 3, double, solo HR.

Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 12 K. 10.80
Zurak (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Cedeno (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K

 

Minor League Report. Great comeback for SWB.

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AAA: Chance Adams didn’t pitch well, but the bullpen did well and SWB won 6-5 in their opener, scoring five in the bottom of the ninth.  2B Abiatal Avelino walk-off 3-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka homered earlier in the game.

Adams 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Espinal 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W,  0 K.
Oliver Perez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Feyereisen (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost 5-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits. RF Jhalen Jackson solo HR. Justus Sheffield didn’t pitch well either, giving up six walks. Trenton walked 11 in the game, and struck out 13.

Sheffield (L) 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 6 W, 5 K.
Tarpley 2/3 IP, 2 IP, 1 H, 4 W, 1 K.
Ort 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Foley 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: CF Estevan Florial homered but Tampa lost 6-5. DH Brandon Wagner had 3 hits, inc. a solo HR.

F. Perez 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 4 W, 4 K.
Diehl (L) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-2. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits, HR.

Otto (L) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Trieglaff  2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 13. Sheffield, LeBlanc blow lead, Yanks lose 7-6. Cuts made.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks made a couple of cuts after today’s 7-6 loss to the Phillies.

One was to Justus Sheffield, who, although a top prospect, had a tough spring training and a rough day today.

Others were Cale Coshow, Dillon Tate, Ryanel Espinal, Trevor Lane, and Chace Numata.

The Yanks had a 6-1 lead, but between Sheffield and Wade LeBlanc, blew it in a 7-6 loss to the Phillies that dropped their spring training record to 10-3.

Luis Severino looked good, the Phils getting an unearned run in the fourth. In the bottom of the fourth, the Yanks scored three runs when with two out, Sanchez walked, Didi hit a 2-run HR, Drury (who made the error on that unearned run) doubled, and Kratz singled him in.

The Yanks got three in the fifth when Hicks walked, Judge reached on an error, and Bird walked to load the bases. Stanton singled in two, and Sanchez singled in another.

Then Sheffield and LeBlanc let the game get away.

Hicks 1 for 1 with 2 walks.
Stanton 2 RBI.
Didi 2 -run HR.
Romine 1 for 1, hitting .692! 
Drury 2 for 3.

Severino 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Chapman 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Sheffield (H) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
LeBlanc (BS, L) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Gallegos 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Apparently Aaron Judge is saying no to the HR derby this year.

Apparently also, the Mets have taken a cheap shot at the Yanks’ Monument Park. This from a team that has 2 WS titles since its inception, none since 1986. A team that runs as if they weren’t a big market but a small market team thanks to Bernie Madoff.

A team that boasts that they don’t retire as many numbers as the Yanks. Well, they CAN’T retire as many because not that many deserve it. Of the five numbers retired by the mets, one never played for them (Jackie Robinson’s #42, retired by all of baseball), two are managers (#14 Gil Hodges and #37 Casey Stengel, and Casey’s teams sucked) and only two are players, #41 Tom Seaver and #31 Mike Piazza. Let’s face it. The Mets’ Monument Park would be a five foot by five foot square right now.

Start by winning WS, Mets. Then you can complain about Monument Park. The dynasty you SHOULD have had in the 1980s and 1990s got pissed away by coke addicts Gooden and Strawberry (who, to be fair, George gave second chances to). Who are you going to put in your own Monument Park, Ed Kranepool? Buddy Harrelson? Please.

When you have your OWN Ruth’s, Gehrig’s, DiMaggio’s, Mantle’s, Berra’s (not as manager), Jeter…. then say something.

Don’t do it when you traded away Amos Otis, Ken Singleton, Nolan Ryan. Don’t do it when your best are good but not all-time stars.

Make your own dynasty in Queens. Don’t ridicule ours.

 

S.T. Game 9. Yanks beat Boston, 5-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks rallied late to beat Boston Saturday, 5-3, to run their spring training record to 8-1.

Aaron Hicks started the scoring with a third inning HR. Boston tied it in the fourth.

In the sixth, Gleyber Torres doubled, went to third on a balk and scored on a single by Austin Romine. 2-1 Yanks.

Boston got a couple of dunk hits to put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 3-2 lead.

But in the top of the eighth, Danny Espinosa walked, and Kyle Holder doubled. After an out, Jeff Hendrix doubled in two and after a walk and the second out, Miguel Andujar (him again) singled in Hendrix.

Hicks HR
Andujar RBI single
Drury and Torres each with a double.
Romine 2 hits, RBI
Hendrix 2 RBI double
Holder double

Adams 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Sheffield (BS) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Lail 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K
Carroll (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
J. Holder (S) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

To me, Adams just needs to work on his command a little more (the walk) and on his move. 2 SB off him last time, one on Saturday. Justus Sheffield has talent, also needs a bit more polish.

We haven’t seen Luis Severino, David Robertson or Aroldis Chapman yet. Waiting on them.

 

 

 

 

 

S.T. Game 3. Yanks win, 8-3

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks beat the Phils Sunday, 8-3, to run their spring training record to 3-0.

A couple of people with something to prove did so today.

First off, Jordan Montgomery, currently the #5 starter. Hearing all the talk about Lynn, Cobb or others, Montgomery went out and tossed two scoreless innings.

Secondly, Danny Espinosa. The former National (21 HR in 2011 and 24 in 2016 but years of 166, 189 and 174 strikeouts and a .221 career batting average) had a bases-loaded double in the first inning, knocking in 3 runs. An excellent defender, he has nice pop for an infielder but that batting average and way too many strikeouts…. needs to concentrate on just making contact…. forget about the power let it come.

Aaron Hicks had two hits and scored two runs.

Ronald Torreyes had a double and a SF.

Kyle Higashioka (C) was 3 for 3 and scored two runs.

Minor League OF Jeff Hendrix drove in 2 runs.

Top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield had a good first inning but ran into trouble in his second inning of work.

Montgomery (W) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Sheffield (H) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR (to Mikael Franco). 1 HBP.
LeBlanc (H) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Gallegos 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.

Yanks prospects, and HOF to announce more inductees Wednesday.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Baseball America listed their top 100 prospects list and Yankee fans who have been treated to young stars like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Luis Severino should be happy and anxious for more young players on the come.

Six Yankees’ prospects are part of that top 100.

Since Clint Frazier spent some time in the majors last year, he isn’t even listed.

The six are:

#6 INF Gleyber Torres who, if he doesn’t break camp as the Yanks’ 2B, should be called up very early this season for just that purpose.

#38. OF Estevan Florial, who will probably start at High-A Tampa.

#41. LHP Starter Justus Sheffield, probably ticketed for AAA SWB.

#59. 3B Miguel Andujar who could be the Opening Day 3B.

#77. RHP Albert Abreu who will probably start at AA or AAA.

#81. RHP Chance Adams. Probably AAA bound.

Three former Yankees’ prospects made the list as well. These are prospects traded for Sonny Gray and Giancarlo Stanton.

On Wednesday, the Hall of Fame will announce who the BBWAA has selected as their HOF inductees for this year. They will join Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, who were selected via committee.

So far, with some polling done, it appears these players will get in, having met 75% of the vote:

Chipper Jones
Jim Thome
Vladimir Guerrero
Edgar Martinez
Trevor Hoffman

Close (over 60%) are

Mike Mussina (tracking around 72%)
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, each around 66%
Curt Schilling, around 60%

Some views of mine: Disappointed in the possible steroid users getting more votes.

And hope Mussina makes it, especially since, as I noted before, you had jerks like the one guy from Cleveland who ONLY voted for two former Indian players (Thome and Omar Vizquel) and no one else.

Cross off a possible landing spot for Jacoby Ellsbury. Although Ellsbury has a no-trade clause, there was hope among Yankees fans that Ellsbury may waive it if dealt to SF, who trains in Arizona and who isn’t far from Oregon, where Ellsbury is from. Of course, how much the Yanks would have to eat as far as that contract is concerned is another matter. Besides, who wants him? And Ellsbury doesn’t want to go anywhere, even if right now he is a 5th OF.

But there was talk of SF, who needed outfielders. Instead SF traded for Andrew McCutchen and today signed Austin Jackson as a free agent. Interesting they went for A-Jax, because Lorenzo Cain is still available.