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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.


Yanks ppd. again; p/u a player; and the minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Rain, Rain,, go away. For the second straight night, the Yanks were ppd. This game will be made up as the first game of a separate admission/day-night DH on August 12.

Meanwhile, the Yanks made a move, picking up 1b/dh Kendrys Morales from the A’s in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, New York transferred righty Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Meaning we would not see him again until probably late July.

I am not sold on this move. Morales, 35, hit just .204-1-7 in 34 games for the A’s this year. OPS+ 61. A switch-hitter, he has hit .267 with 212 HR, OPS+ 112 in his MLB career, but I have to wonder how much is left in the tank. Last year he hit .249-21-57 for Toronto in 130 games, OPS+ 113.

From MLBTR.com:

A followup MRI on the ailing right shoulder of Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar revealed little to no changes in his shoulder from the April MRI that initially revealed a small labrum tear, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday afternoon (Twitter links via James Wagner of the New York Times and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Andujar, according to Boone, has been encouraged to discuss the situation with his family and will spend the next day or so mulling his options. Season-ending surgery is still on the table, it seems.

The update from Boone comes just a day after Andujar was placed back on the 10-day injured list following a brief return to the active roster. Andujar missed the entire month of April and a few games early in May before returning on May 4 to go 3-for-34 (all singles) with one walk and nine strikeouts. While both Andujar and the team had hoped that the small nature of the tear would allow him to play through the injury, that poor showing has cast further doubt on his ability to do so.

AAA: SWB (18-15) lost 4-2. C Kyle Higashioka 2-run HR.

AA: Trenton (21-13) lost 6-4. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.  DH Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, 3 RBI, but an error that cost the Thunder 3 unearned runs. Starter Albert Abreu 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.

High A:  Tampa (17-20) lost 5-3. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. Janson Junk 3 scoreless relief IP.

Low A: Charleston scored a run in the bottom of the 9th on a WP to win 6-5.  RF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 – run HR. 2 hits 1B Mitchell Robinson. 2 hits SS Eduardo Torrealba. WP Jefry Valdez with 3 scoreless, hitless innings of relief.


Yanks ppd./Minor League Report

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Why they tried to get the Yanks’ game in last night, who knows. Cold, rainy, windy, delayed and finally postponed. People showed up for nothing. There will be an old-fashioned, single-admission DH on Wednesday starting at 3:05.

As for the minor leaguers:

AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton (21-12) lost both games of a DH.

Game 1: Reg. Sched. game: Lost 2-1. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits, RBI. Rony Garcia (L, 1-2, 4.11) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W 4 K.

Game 2: Makeup of 5/5 postponement: Lost 4-1. SS Kyle Holder HR.

High A: Tampa (17-19) lost 4-3. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 of Tampa’s 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. Shawn Semple ND, 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up HR.

Low A: Charleston (20-17) lost 7-5. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 RBI. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. 1B Mitchell Robinson 2 hits. Roansy Contreras 7 R in 2 1/3 IP. Carlos Espinal 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (17-13) lost 4-2. 3B Mandy Alvarez (.309) 2 hits (obviously, stuck behind Andujar and Urshela). David Hale (L, 3-1, 2.93) 5 IP, 3 R.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa ppd. rain. Makeup May 10.

Low A: Charleston (19-14) won 6-3. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, RBI. RF Josh Stowers 2 RBI. (.318).

Minor League Report. Frazier on rehab.


AAA: SWB (14-12) won 4-2 in 10 innings. RF Matt Lipka 2 hits, RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez GW hit (doubled in run).  Nestor Cortes 7 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton (16-10) lost 6-5. LF Clint Frazier 1 for 3, SB on rehab assignment. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI, but also an error that led to an unearned run. CF Rashad Crawford 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa (13-16) won 4-3 in a game shortened to six innings. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI. LF Tyler Hill 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (15-14) lost 7-3. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, RBI. C Josh Breaux 2-run HR. 2 hits for DH Mickey Gasper.

Minor League Report. Andujar homers on Rehab stint. Also, a special moment remembered.

Yankee Stadium Frieze


Before I get into the minor league report, I would like to comment on the picture you see above. Gene Stephens, a backup/platoon OF who played in the majors for Boston (1952-1953, 1955-1960), Baltimore (1960-1961) the KC A’s (1961-1962) and Chicago White Sox (1963-1964) was a .240 hitter, 37 MLB HR, OPS+ 83. His 162 game average was .240-6-35. 12 years in the majors, nothing really significant about his career, except…

THIS photo.

This photo was taken on August 12, 1964. Mel Stottlemyre made his MLB debut against the White Sox, winning the game, and Stephens is the centerfielder for the White Sox that day looking up at a HR hit by Mickey Mantle that went over the 461 ft. sign and ALSO the fence and screen which combined were about 23 ft. high. It was said to be a 502 ft. shot.

Stephens just passed away a few days ago on April 27, age 86. I thought you’d like to know the story and see the photo.

AAA: SWB (12-12) won 7-3. SS/2B Gosuke Katoh (.366) 3 hits. 2 doubles, HR. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. David Hale the W. 3-0, 2.38.

AA: Trenton (15-9) lost 7-4, getting just 3 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2-run HR. Solo HR 1b Chris Gittens. Solo HR LF Ben Ruta.

High A: Tampa (12-15) won 6-5. 3B Miguel Andujar, on rehab, 2 for 2 with a 2-run HR. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (14-13) won 4-0 on a two-hitter, 12 K. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. DH Cannan Smith 2 hits, RBI. 3B Neil Gomez 2 hits, RBI.

Daniel Bies 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 9 K. (W, 2-1, 4.07)
Dalton Higgins 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.    1.93

Minor League Report. Trenton wins a slugfest.


AAA: SWB ppd.

AA: Trenton (10-4) won 13-10. LF Ben Ruta 4 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Wendell Rijo 3 hits, RBI. C Jorge Saez 3 for 3, HR, 5 RBI.

Garrett Whitlock (W, 2-0, 1.50) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.

James Reeves gave up 7 runs, all unearned, in just 2/3 IP.

High A: Tampa (6-10) won 8-4. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Greg Weissert 3 scoreless relief innings.

Low A: Charleston (7-9) blew a 3-0 lead by giving up 3 in the bottom of the ninth that tied the game, and then blew a 4-3 lead by giving up two more in the tenth to lose 5-4. CF Josh Stowers 3 hits. Luis Gil 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. 1.46.