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Minor League Action May 11, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-20) lost 8-7.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3). (#2 prospect)
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.40
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.54
McKay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.14
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.38

AA: Somerset (18-10) won 4-2.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Spence 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.14
Ramirez (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-13) won 6-5.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, 2 RBI,
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
PH/3B Tyler Hardman PH 2-run HR (2)

Sauer 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP 5.33
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.54
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Mauricio (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.23


Low A: Tampa (13-15) lost 7-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
3B Marcos Cabrera solo HR (5)

Castro (L, 0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.53
Neely 1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.10
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.06

Minor league action, May 3, 2022

AAA: SWB started the season 3-0, but have slipped to 9-15. Checking the batting averages, no one is hitting, even former major leaguers like Greg Bird, Ron Guzman, or Ryan Lamarre. They lost 2-0 last night, getting just five hits. #2 prospect Oswald Peraza is hitting just .203, and so is #14 prospect Oswaldo Cabrera. And other prospects at lower levels (#1 prospect Anthony Volpe and #3 prospect Jasson Dominguez, for example) are also struggling.

Wesneski (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.63 (#8 prospect)
M. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 2.61
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.97

AA: Somerset (15-7) won 8-7.
C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI
RF Michael Beltre grand slam (2)

Spence 4 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP 4.76
Loseke (W, 4-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.98
Ernst (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.63

High A: Hudson Valley (12-10) lost 5-3.
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits (#11 prospect)
C Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4) (#4 prospect)

Sauer (L, 0-1) 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2 WP, 1 HBP. 4.29
Correa 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.04

Low A: Tampa (10-11) won 4-1.
3B Marco Cabrera 2 hits, RBI
LF Grant Richardson 2 RBI

Yulie (W, 1-2) 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 5.40
Santana (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 0.00
Cortijo (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.35
Anderson (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
C. Gomez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.80




Minor league report.

After being in California for 10 days visiting my sister and her family out there, I am back, fighting jet lag, but now can resume writing after my vacation out there.

AAA: SWB was supposed to host Lehigh Valley but the game was postponed.

AA: Somerset (10-6) scored in the bottom of the tenth to win 2-1.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. (3)
C Mickey Gaspar GW single.

Spence 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 2 K. 2.77
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.45
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.60
Craft (W, 1-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.71

High A: Hudson Valley ppd.

Low A: Tampa (6-10) lost 5-4.
C Anthony Seigler 2 hits
SS Ben Cowles solo HR (1)
2B Roberto Chirinos 2 RBI

Castro 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 0.00
Anderson 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Cortijo (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.82
Watson (L, 1-1) 1 2/3 iP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.97


Minor League Report.

Last posting for almost two weeks. I will be across the country on a vacation and visiting family.

AAA: SWB (4-3) lost 5-1.
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits, solo HR (1)

Wesneski (L, 0-1) 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00 (#8 prospect)
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 0.00
McClain 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1.93
Weissert 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.15

AA: Somerset (3-2) lost 3-0. Their pitchers struck out 14.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits.

Spence (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Espinal 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K. 2.45
Ernst 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (3-2) lost 8-1.
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 hits. HV only had 3 total.

Abeyta (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 4.500
Myatt 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.00
Diaz 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 27.00
Blanton 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa (4-1) won 4-3.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 RBI

Fitts 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 10.13
Milam (W, 1-0) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Watson (H, 1) 2 2.3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Neely (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

S.T. Game 1. Yanks lose, trade Voit. Place German on IL.

The Yanks had their first spring training game today, which they lost to the Pirates, 4-3, but first a couple of transactions.

P Domingo German was placed on the 60 day IL because of shoulder soreness.

Luke Voit was traded to San Diego for a 20 year old pitching prospect, Justin Lange. Lange is a former first round pick who has just 9 minor league games under his belt, but who apparenlty hit 102 MPH while in his senior year of high school. A project. One bit of trivia: Lange was born on 9/11/01.

In the game, newcomer SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits and minor league C Rodolfo Duran hit a HR.

Pitching:

Wesneski 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up HR. A top pitching prospect.
Bristo (L, BS) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Milam 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Nittoli 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Spence 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Of note: Greg Allen, who was with the Yanks for 15 games last year, hit a 2-run HR in the game for Pittsburgh.

The Yanks placed 4 minor leaguers on the top 100 prospect list. #8 SS Anthony Volpe, #60 SS Oswald Peraza, #61 OF Jasson Dominguez, and #96 C Austin Wells.


Minor league recap. Frazier starts rehab.

AAA: SWB (49-31) lost 8-1. Another rough outing for Deivi Garcia (2-5, 7.25 at AAA this year). 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 5 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. C Donny Sands solo HR. SS Kyle HOlder 2 hits.

AA: Somerset rained out.

HIgh A: Hudson Valley (54-31) won 7-4. SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. CF Everson Pereira 2-run HR. LF Pat DeMarco solo HR. Starting P Mitch Spence (W, 5-2, 3.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K, gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Tampa (56-27) lost 3-2, getting just three hits, two by DH Clint Frazier, who just started rehab. Top prospect Jasson Dominguez is in a slump. Down to .237 at Tampa, .229 overall.

Minor league games played 8-4-21.

AAA: SWB (48-27) won 7-3. Luke Voit on rehab: DH, 0 for 3, run scored. 2B Andrew Velazquez 2 hits. RF Socrates Brito 2 RBI. Starting P JP Sears 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.

AA: Somerset (50-29) won 6-2. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI, both hits solo HR. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. Breaux just promoted from High A. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 3B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits. Relief P Ron Marinaccio 3 scoreless IP, 5 K (1.86)

High A: Hudson Valley (52-28) won 3-2. Starter Mitch Spence 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K. CF Everson Pereira promoted to here, also C Austin Wells.

Low A: Tampa split a doubleheader.

Game 1: Won 2-1. C Carlos Narvaez solo HR. Starter Beck Way 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 8 K.

Game 2: Lost 7-6. LF Jose De Leon solo HR. 2B Luis Santos 2-run HR. RF Ryder Green 2 hits, RBI. CF Evan Alexander 2 hits, RBI.

Minor league action from 7-30.


AAA: SWB (47-25) lost 6-0. Asher Maciejewski is back here and took the loss.

AA: Somerset (46-29) won 7-0. Another great outing for LHP Ken Waldichuk. Glad the Yanks didn’t trade him. 4-1, 3.35 at AA. Combined A+/AA record this year: 6-1, 1.95. 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI 3B Max Burt.

High A: Hudson Valley (48-28) lost 6-5. Starter Mitch Spence 5 shutout IP. SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 3-run HR.


Low A: Tampa (51-23) won both games of a DH.

Game 1: Won 7-3. 3B Andres Chaparro 3 for 3 with a walk. LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits. SS Roberto Chirinos 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 for 2, 3 RBI.

Game 2: Won 6-2. Top prospect CF Jasson Dominguez 2 RBI. DH Everson Pereira solo HR. 2B Luis Santos 2 hits. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 for 2, walk, RBI.

Minor League Report. Lots of Doubleheaders. No-hitter at High-A. 3 HR for Breaux.

AAA: SWB (37-19) split a DH. (7-inning games in this and below for the DHs)

Game 1: Lost 6-5 in 8 innings. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI, solo HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 3B Andrew Velazquez 2 RBI.

Game 2: Won 1-0. Brandon Wagner 2 for 2, RBI. Matt Krook (1-1, 3.21) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Trevor Lane (S, 2.08) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Somerset (38-20) won 5-0. Starter Glenn Otto (6-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2-run HR. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. RF Aaron Palensky 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (39-19) swept a DH.

Game 1: won 7-1. SS Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. Elijah Dunham 3 for 3, RBI, 3 SB. Starting P Mitch Spence (3-1, 3.79) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR.

Game 2: Won 5-0 on a combined no-hitter (just 7 IP). C Josh Breaux not only caught the combined, shortened no-no, but he went 3 for 3, drove in all 5 runs, and all 3 hits were home runs.

Sean Boyle 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 0.00
Nick Ernst (W, 4-0, 4.45) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 WS, 4 K
Derek Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.70


Low A: Tampa (39-18) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 14-2.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. Solo HR.
DH Austin Wells 2 RBI
CF Everson Pereria 2 HR, 6 RBI. 2-run HR and a Grand Slam
RF Jake Sanford solo HR.
3B Jesus Bastidas solo HR.

Game 2: Lost 5-1. RF Juan DeLeon HR.


The minors.

I went to the AAA game and was shocked to see how much the ballpark changed. As you may remember, PNC field got a total makeover last year and SWB spent the entire season on the road. Gone is the upper deck, you can now walk around the whole field, the concourse is open now and not closed, and things have been “Yankeefied” (is that a word) with blue and white as opposed to Phillies red. (PNC park was the home of the Phils’ AAA team, the Red Barons, for many years).

You could barely recognize the place from how it was before.

As for the game, ugh.

AAA: SWB got hammered, 10-4. Brett Marshall (2-5, 7.45) 5 R in 5 IP. Josh Spence 4 R in 1 2/3. Buffalo (Toronto’s AAA) pounded out 15 hits. DH Josh Bell 2 hits, solo HR.

AA: Trenton lost both games of a DH. In the makeup of the 6/7 rainout, they lost 7-3. Nik Turley 4 R in 5 IP. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits, 3B Reegie Corona a solo HR.

In the reg. sched. game, they lost 3-2. Jose Ramirez 2 R in 5 IP. 2 hits, solo HRs for both 2b Pirela and C J.R. Murphy.

High A: Tampa’s game was postponed. Michael Pineda was supposed to start his rehab in this game.

Low A: 4-2 win for Charleston. Evan Rutckyj (let’s hear Sterling pronounce that) 6 2/3, 2 R (6-3, 4.79). C Pete O’Brien continues to do well, two doubles and 2 RBI. (.327, 38 RBI).