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Minor League Report (SWB loses Game 3) and some Yankees’ observations.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 3 of the AAA International League Finals, 3-0, Thursday night and are now down 2 games to 1 in the best-of-five series.

LF Mark Payton 2 hits.

King (L) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Interesting stuff on the Yanks today. Hitting just .214 on the road since the All-Star break. Ouch. Stanton 8 for last 71 with 31 strikeouts. Joel Sherman in the NY Post saying Stanton could become another lightning rod like A-Rod was when he failed. I hope not.

They miss Judge. We can see that. Some of Boone’s decisions are being criticized right now, but he doesn’t have Judge or Chapman. The lack of OF depth, esp. since people like Gamel, Fowler, Cave, McKinney, Austin were traded (and with the injuries to Frazier and Ellsbury) hurt right now. Gardner, Stanton, Hicks all slumping.

It’s looking like Chapman may be coming back, but how late and how rusty? Same with Judge.

As far as next free agent class goes, and as much as I’d like Machado and as much as Machado may want to come to NY (moving Andujar where? DH (Stanton to LF?) 1B? LF?) I am thinking more and more that getting Bryce Harper may be the better fit. Here is why.

Gardner. Yanks can pick up his option at $12.5 MM for 2019 or buy him out at $2mm. He is 35 and hitting .238. The buyout is looking likely.

So who to replace him in LF? Ellsbury isn’t reliable with the injuries, nor is Frazier after the concussion. Both could serve as backup OF.

So replace Gardner with Harper? Let’s look at lineup balance.

Righty bats: Sanchez, Voit, Torres, Andujar, Judge, Stanton.

Lefty bats (in a stadium built for lefties): Hicks (switch hitter), Didi, Bird.

So if Gardner is paid off, where does the lefty power come from? Bird has been disappointing.

Looking at that imbalance, as much as I’d like Machado, Harper could be the better fit.

Imagine this in 2019.

Hicks CF S
Judge RF R
Harper LF L
Stanton DH R
Didi SS L
Sanchez C R
Andujar 3B R
Bird/Voit 1B (platoon?) L/R
Torres 2B R

A little more balance, and we can always dream, can’t we?

 

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Minor League Report. SWB takes Game 1 of International League Finals, 3-2.

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Before the game report, some news about the Governor’s Cup (the International League Finals) between SWB (the Yankees’ AAA affiliate) and Durham. All of the games in the best-of-five series have to be played at SWB because of the hurricane about to wreck havoc (if it hasn’t done so already) to the Carolinas.

So SWB will be the home team for Games 1 and 2 and the “away” team for Games 3, 4 and 5 (4 and 5 if needed).

SWB took Game 1 last night, 3-2, in a game that had its own long rain delay.

Durham got a run in the fifth, but SWB came back with three in the bottom of the fifth. Bruce Caldwell with a 2-run double, Ryan McBroom an RBI single.

Ex-Yankee Rob Refsnyder homered for Durham in the seventh.

Caldwell 2 RBI
Zack Zehner 2 hits

German 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Sheffield (W) 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR
Coshow (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Harvey (H) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Kontos (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. SWB loses, Trenton eliminated.

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AAA: SWB got 15 hits, but couldn’t finish off Lehigh Valley and lost 3-2 in 13 innings. SWB still leads the series 2 games to 1. SS Rey Navarro had 4 hits, a solo HR, and both RBI. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom had 3.

Bollinger 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Kontos (BS) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Lail (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1 and were swept out of the playoffs, losing 3 games to none in the divisional round.

Nelson (L) 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. Minor league seasons end, King dominant again.

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AAA: SWB won 5-1 to finish 73-65. They will host LV on Wednesday in Game 1 of their division series. Michael King was once again dominant. DH Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. 2B L.J. Mazzilli 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

King (W, 4-0, 1.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Adams (H, 1) 1 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.78
Sosebee (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.59
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.36

King started the year at High A Tampa and has jumped two levels. 23, RHP, he was 11-5, 1.79 in 25 games, 24 starts, this season.

AA: Trenton (79-61) scored in the bottom of the 9th to beat Reading 2-1. 3b Angel Aguilar solo HR. The winning run scored on an error.

Abreu 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  0.00  22, RHP. AA DEBUT.
Frawley (H, 3) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.56
Harris (BS, 1; W, 1-1, 4.70) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up game-tying HR in top of the 9th.

Trenton goes to New Hampshire for Game 1 of a division series on Wednesday.

High A: Tampa finished the season Sunday at 70-67.

Low A: Charleston ended their season 64-72 with a 7-4 win today. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.90
Ramos (W, 8-2, 3.57) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.87

Minor League Report. Another HR for Sanchez on rehab.

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AAA: For the second straight game, Gary Sanchez homered (1 for 4, solo HR) on his rehab assignment as SWB (68-64) lost 10-2. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits and an RBI. SWB was extremely sloppy, making 6 errors in the game.

Rosa (L, 2-1, 3.71) 5 2/3 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 W, 4 k. gave up 2 hr.
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.93
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.62

AA: Trenton (74-60) won 8-1. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. DH Jorge Saez 3 hits, 3 rbi. 3b Brandon Wagner 3 hits, RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Rashad Crawford and CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits each.

Loaisiga 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.93
Acevedo (W, 3-3, 2.92) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 k.  2.92
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 1 W, 4 K.  3.98

High A: Tampa (67-66) rained out.

Low A: Charleston (60-70) lost 11-2. 2B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure (L, 4-3, 3.62) 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 1 w, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Vargas 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K.  4.31
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 k.  2.92

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (66-61) beat LV 9-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Rey Navarro 2 hits.

King (W, 3-0, 1.33) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  King really coming on. Started yr. at Tampa.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  5.30
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.70

KIng, 23, RHP. 3 levels (A+/AA/AAA) in 2018: 10-5, 1.87.

AA: Trenton (70-60) won 4-2. SS Wendell Rijo 2 hits. 3b Danienger Perez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 10-8, 3.54) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.   1.23
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

HIgh A: Tampa (64-66) lost 8-3. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 RBI.

R. Garcia (L, 0-5, 4.83) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.
A. Severino 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  10.80 (1st game A+, just up from Low A).
Weissert 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k. 3.86

Low A: Charleston (59-67) scored in the bottom of the 10th to win 2-1. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits.

Mauricio 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.   4.82
Higgins 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.91
Alvarez (W, 2-2,  1.08) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.08

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB’s game was suspended due to rain with the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth.

AA: Trenton (68-59) lost 7-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. DH Wendell Rijo 3 hits. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.

Stephan 5; IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  5.13
Reeves (BS, 2; L, 2-2, 2.80) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W 2 K.  3.66
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.96

High A: Tampa (62-65) won 8-3. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 2 for 2 with 3 walks. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 3-run HR. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI.

Deivi Garcia (W, 1-0, 1.59) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.  5.68
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.22

Low A: Charleston (58-66) won 3-2 in 10 innings. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.  2.77
DeCarr (H, 4) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.45
C. Espinal (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.  2.89
Alvarez (W, 1-2, 1.15) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.