Tag Archives: Swisher

Swisher and Choate retire.

Yankee Stadium Frieze
This week saw the retirement of two former Yankees.

Nick Swisher, RF for the 2009 WS champs (249-29-82, OPS+ 122), and a Yankee 2009-2012, retired. An All-Star in 2010, he hit .268 with 105 HR in his 4 years as a Yankee, OPS+ 124. It’s where he had his best years. For his career, he hit .249 with 245 HR, OPS+ 113. From 2004-2015 he played for the A’s, White Sox, Yankees, Indians and Braves.In the postseason, the ebullient Swish went .165-4-8 in 47 games.

Randy Choate, who was a rookie in 2000 and the last active player from that 2000 WS Championship team (0-1, 4.76), also retired.  Choate was with the Yanks 2000-2003, going 3-2, 4.43 as a Yankee, ERA+ 104. He may have been an unlikely candidate for 15 years in the majors, but that’s what being a LOOGY (Lefty One Out GuY) will do for you. In his career he went 16-14, 3.90, ERA+ 108 for the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rays, Marlins, Dodgers and Cardinals and besides pitching for the Yanks in the 2001 WS, pitched for the Cardinals in the 2013 WS. He was 0-1, 3.38 in 21 postseason games.



The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 11-2. Nick Swisher is on a leave of absence due to his wife giving birth to their second child. Luis Severino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 8 K. He and three relievers combined for 16 K. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI Jonathan Diaz. Jake Cave 3 hits, 2 RBI; Donovan Solano 3 hits, 1 RBI. Aaron Judge 2 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 5-1. Chance Adams, promoted from Tampa, 7 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 7 K. Dustin Fowler 2 hits, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa won 3-2. Ian Clarkin five shutout innings. Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Devyn Bolasky 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston won 5-4. Jose Mesa 3 scoreless IP of relief, 6 K. Jhalen Jackson a 2-run HR.  Same for Nathan Mikolas. 2 hits Jeff Hendrix.

The Minors. Judge HRs again.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 5-0. Aaron Judge is red hot, and homered again. Nick Swisher and Ben Gamel were each 3 for 5, with Gamel getting an RBI. Donovan Solano had two doubles and 2 RBI. Chad Green (6-6, 1.54) pitched six shutout innings, and continues to make a case as an alternative to Nova, Eovaldi or Pineda—all who have ERAs over 5.00.

AA: Trenton won 3-0 in a rain-shortened five-inning game. Mark Payton, Miguel Andujar and Lane Adams with two hits each, with Andujar getting two RBI, Adams the other one. Jordan Montgomery five shutout innings.

High A: Tampa won both games of a doubleheader by the same 2-0 score.

Regular game: Josh Rogers 7 IP, 3 hits. Vicente Conde two doubles, 2 runs scored.

Makeup of 6/26 game: Domingo Acevedo 7 IP, 5 hits. 2 hits, rbi for Conde. Austin Aune HR. Zack Zehner two hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-1. Jeff Hendrix two hits.

The Minors. Marathon win for Tampa.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 3-2. Chad Green 3 R in 7 IP, 11 K. Swisher is still with them, 1 for 4. 2 hits Donovan Solano and 3 hits Pete Kozma.

AA: Trenton won 3-1.  Chance Adams, promoted from Tampa, 0 runs in 5 1/3 IP. HR Lane Adams.

High A: Tampa won 3-2 in 18 innings. Tampa struck out 22x. Lakeland struck out 23x.

Low A: Charleston won 8-6. Chris Gittens (I think I’ve been writing Giftens, my bad) 3 HR, 6 RBI.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: I haven’t heard anything about Nick Swisher yet. He could opt out of his contract today and try to latch on with another team.

SWB (38-28) won 7-5. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI Gary Sanchez. Ben Gamel 3 h, 3 rbi. Aaron Judge and Donovan Solano 2 hits each.

AA: Trenton (38-26) won 7-4. Kyle Higashioka and Lane Adams 2 RBI each. Miguel Andujar and Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa (40-24)  lost 2-0. Ian Clarkin tough-luck loser. 7 IP, 1 R (gave up HR). Abital Avelino 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston (39-25)  won 3-0. Nestor Cortes 6 IP, 1 H.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB  won 8-4. Luis Severino 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 8 K, gave up a HR. Donovan Solano 2-run HR. Nick Swisher 3 hits, 2 RBI (will he opt out in mid-week?) Ben Gamel 3 hits, HR short of cycle, rbi.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa won the regularly scheduled game 5-0. Josh Rogers 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Miguel Andujar 2 h, rbi. Jake Skole 2 RBI. Wes Wilson 2 hits.

Makeup of 6/12 rainout: Tampa lost 10-0. Devyn Bolasky and Austin Aune 2 hits each.

Low A: Charleston lost the regularly scheduled game 8-1. Cesar Diaz solo HR.

Makeup of 5/29 rainout: Won 2-0. Nathan Mikolas solo HR.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 8-5. Chasen Shreve 1 scoreless IP on rehab. Nick Swisher 2 HR, 3 RBI. Solo HR for Aaron Judge. Jake Cave 2 hits, Pete Kozma 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth. Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 hits. 2 hits Francisco Diaz.

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-3. 2 HR, 3 RBI Chris Giftens.