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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (2-3) lost to Lehigh Valley 5-4. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. Rough outing for Drew Hutchison, who gave up one run in the first inning and four more in the second.

AA:  Trenton (2-2) won 4-3. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 3 RBI, inc. the GW 2-run HR in the 8th. Garrett Whitlock 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER. David Sosebee 2 scoreless, 4 K for the W.

High A: Tampa (2-3) lost 2-0, getting just 3 hits. Brooks Kriske 3 scoreless IP,  4 K.

Low A: Charleston ppd. Makeup today, April 9.

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S.T. Game 25. Yanks win 6-2 but Betances goes to D.L.

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The good news: The Game. The Yanks won 6-2 over the Rays to improve their S.T. Record to 15-6-4.

Luis Cessa continued his strong spring with four scoreless innings.

Aaron Judge singled, walked, scored two runs and drove in one.

Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI double.

Gary Sanchez had 2 doubles and drove in 2 runs.

Greg Bird hit a solo HR.

Billy Burns 2 for 2, RBI

Green 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Cessa (W) 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Coulombe 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.

The bad news: Dellin Betances to the DL with a shoulder issue. He’ll miss the start of the season.

Estevan Florial has another fracture in the wrist besides the one first diagnosed.

Other news: The Angels’ Mike Trout has 2 years and $66MM left on his deal. That was extended today for 10 more years and some $362MM(!!) .

Leroy Stanton, an OF for the Mets (1970-1971), Angels (1972-1976) and Mariners (1977-1978) from 1970 to 1978 died at the age of 72. He had 14 HR, 82 RBI and 18 SB for the 1975 Angels and 27 HR and 90 RBI for the expansion 1977 Mariners. For his career, a .244 hitter, OPS+ 103.

S.T. Game 9 (Away game of S/S). Voit homers but Yanks lose, 5-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks had a split squad today. For the sake of clarification, I made the home game S.T. Game 8 and the away game S.T. Game 9.

This is the away game, which the Yanks lost 5-2 to Toronto. They are 4-4-1 this spring training so far.

Luke Voit hit a solo HR.

D.J. LeMahieu had an RBI single.

Domingo German pitched well.

German 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Coulombe 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up HR (to ex-Yank Billy McKinney)
Hutchison 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Stephan (L, BS) 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.
Coshow 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Second bad outing for Stephan.

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?

 

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