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Minor League Report


AAA: SWB (53-40) gave up 4 in the 8th to blow a 3-1 lead and lose 5-3. RF Zach Zehner 2 run HR.

Ben Heller (opener/rehab) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Koerner 6 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 0 W, 5 K.  4.21
Sosebee (L, 3-1; BS, 1; 3.31) 1 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (48-41) lost 8-2. SS Kyle Holder solo HR.

High A: Tampa (40-52) lost 4-3. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. RF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI. LF Omar Carrizales 3 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (47-47) lost a DH.

Reg. Scheduled Game: Lost 2-1. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. DH Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 7/13 ppd: Lost 5-0, and they only got one hit.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (44-29) won 11-4. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, solo HR. RF Ryan McBroom 2 for 2 with 2 walks. DH Logan Morrison 3 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR. David Sosebee 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

AA:   Trenton (41-29) won 5-2. DH Chris Gittens 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (31-41) won 2-0. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. SS Diego Castillo solo HR. Ben Heller just off IL, on rehab 2/3 IP (opener) 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5 Tampa pitchers combined for 13 K.

Low A: Charleston (38-36) lost 5-3. DH Josh Stowers solo HR.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (18-16) lost 6-5. CF Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 2B Breyvic Valera solo HR. DH Brad Miller solo HR. Starter David Hale 5 R in 3 IP. David Sosebee two scoreless innings of relief.

AA: Trenton (21-14) lost 5-0, getting just four hits, two by DH Chris Gittens. Starter Deivi Garcia (L, 1-2, 4.50) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 9 K. Matt Wivinis 2 scoreless relief innings.

High A: Tampa (17-21) lost 1-0, getting just three hits.

Miguel Yajure (L, 1-5, 3.52) 6 IP 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Braden Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.65

Low A: Charleston (22-17) won 7-6 in 11 innings. CF Josh Stowers (.306) GW hit. DH Canaan Smith (.318) 2 hits.  Starter Daniel Bies 1 R in 6 IP.

Minor League Report.


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.

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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.


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?