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Minor League Report. Relievers waste good starting pitching efforts at High and Low A.

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AAA: SWB (20-17) split a DH.

Game 1 (Reg. scheduled game): won 10-5. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 3B Brad Miller 2-run HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa (W, 1-0, 5.11 at AAA) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER (Wade made 2 errors), 10 H, 2 W, 6 K.

Game 2: (makeup of 5/12, which was supposed to be at SWB but had to be made up in Toledo) lost 5-0, getting just 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 6-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 4 RBI. (.333). DH Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI (.357). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. Matt Wivinis with the “hold”, 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K. Brooks Kriske 2 scoreless for the save.

High A: Tampa (17-23) lost 8-6. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Nice job by starter Glenn Otto, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K, but reliever Greg Weissert gave up 5 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 IP (2 HR).

Low A:   Charleston (23-18) lost 8-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, RBI (.330). DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (.304). 3B Ricky Surum 2 hits. Starter Alexander Vizcaino 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K, but reliever Bryan Blanton gave up 5 R, 4 ER, in 2 IP for the loss.  

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Games 41 & 42. Gleyber hits 3 HR to help Yanks sweep O’s. Andujar out for rest of season.

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Miguel Andujar will have season ending surgery on his shoulder. Probably the reason the Yanks went out and got Kendrys Morales yesterday…..to try and replace Andujar’s bat.

The Yanks (26-16) swept the Orioles in an old-fashioned, single-admission DH today, winning the first game 5-3 and the second 3-1.

Game 1: The Yanks hit 4 HR. J.A. Happ gave up a HR in the top of the first, but Gary Sanchez hit a bomb (HR #12) to tie it up in the bottom of the first. After the Orioles scored in the top of the second, Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin homered in the bottom of the second to put the Yanks up 3-2. For Maybin, his first HR as a Yankee (also first of the season).

Happ gave up another gopher ball in the fourth which tied the game. But in the bottom of the fourth, Torres hit his second HR of the game to put the Yanks up 4-3. One out later, Gio Urshela got on on a 3-base error and scored on a single by Mike Tauchman. Tauchman was up only for the day b/c DH’s allow a 26th man.

Sanchez 2 hits, solo HR
Torres 2 hits, both solo HR
Maybin solo HR

Happ (W, 3-3, 4.44) 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Ottavino (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.69
Kahnle (H, 6) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.08
Britton (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.95
Chapman (S, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.30

Game 2:  Torres got his 3rd HR of the day and Luke Voit drove in 2 runs as Domingo German improved to 8-1, 2.50 on the season.

With two out in the third, D.J. LeMahieu doubled and Voit, 0 for his last 22, doubled him home.

Torres’ HR (8) in the fourth made it 2-0. The Orioles cut it to 2-1 in the fifth.

German got out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, Thairo Estrada doubled and scored on a single by Voit.

Voit 3 hits, 2 RBI
Torres solo HR

German (W, 8-1, 2.50) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Britton (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.79
Chapman (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.16

With the sweep, the Yanks (26-16) are 1/2 game behind Tampa Bay in the AL East. They play the Rays this weekend in a three-game set. The Yankees are off on Thursday.

Yankees moves. Not all are good.

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While we are waiting through a rain delay (when will it stop being cold, drizzly, rainy, windy, raw and downright miserable in the Northeast?) an update on Yankees’ moves today.

Aaron Hicks is back, scheduled to lead off and play CF tonight if the game gets in. Mike Tauchman was sent down for Hicks.

Tonight’s scheduled starting pitcher, Jonathan Loaisiga, has been placed on the IL with a sore shoulder. Rotator cuff inflammation. He’s had shoulder trouble in the past. He’ll be shut down for 4 weeks. Luis Cessa will start in his place and Chance Adams has been brought up from SWB where he was 2-1, 4.80 in six starts. Last year, Adams was 0-1, 7.04 in three games for the Yanks, one start.

Hopefully James Paxton comes off the IL soon. With Luis Severino not back until after the All-Star break, and Jordan Montgomery not back until August, maybe the Yanks need to look at Dallas Keuchel. Rumors are they may be the front runners for Keuchel, but that a signing wouldn’t occur until after the baseball draft so that the Yanks wouldn’t have to pay compensation. That would be in the first week of June.

Also, Miguel Andujar goes back on the IL. He’ll have that shoulder reevaluated. Since coming off the IL, he has only been 3 for 34. I suggested the other day that maybe there is more to that shoulder injury. He hasn’t looked himself, and maybe that injury not only hampers his throwing but his hitting too. Surgery, which could cost him the rest of the season, isn’t out of the question. His exit velocity is down, and of the six hits he has this year (and he’s only hitting .128), none have been for extra bases. No infield call-up yet, instead the Yanks just brought back Nestor Cortes.

Game 40. Yanks beat Rays, 7-1.

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With all of the injuries, the Yanks still hit the quarter-pole of the season at 24-16 after a 7-1 win over Tampa Bay today.  With the win the Yanks climb back to within a 1/2 game of the Rays.

They won despite striking out 17x. In return, Yankees’ pitchers struck out 12 Rays.

It started out as a pitcher’s duel between Masahiro Tanaka, who was great today, and last year’s CYA winner Blake Snell. Snell early on was mowing down the Yanks.

But with two out in the fifth, Austin Romine and Mike Tauchman doubled, Romine scoring on Tauchman’s double, and Tauchman scored on a single by D.J. LeMahieu.

Tanaka’s only mistake came when he gave up a HR in the bottom of the sixth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

The Yanks made it 3-1 in the eighth. Luke Voit led off the inning with a walk, and one out later, Brett Gardner, who didn’t start the game, singled. Miguel Andujar bounced into a forceout, but Voit then scored on a WP.

In the ninth, after a long delay due to a power outage, Thairo Estrada hit his second HR of the season to make it 4-1. Romine and Tauchman both singled. LeMahieu bunted the runners over and Voit was intentionally walked. Gio Urshela, who up until that point was 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts for the game, singled in two runs. Gardner followed with a SF to make it 7-1.

Chad Green, just back from SWB struck out the side in the ninth. Good to have the old Chad Green back and not the guy who was struggling so badly earlier in the season that he had to be sent down to straighten himself out.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI
Voit 0 for 2 (1 for last 26) but walked 3x, scored 2x.
Urshela 2 RBI (see above; tough day until that last at bat)
Gardner 1 for 1, SF, RBI
Andujar 0 for 5, 3 strikeouts. You wonder if that shoulder is really OK. Down to .128
Estrada solo HR. Prior to that, he was like Urshela. 0 for 3, 3 strikeouts. Both came through in the ninth.
Romine 2 hits
Tauchman 2 hits, RBI

Tanaka (W, 3-3, 3.44) 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Britton (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.12
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  14.54

UPDATE: FROM THE NY POST:

In case the injuries continue, the Yankees added some infield depth Sunday.

The Yankees announced they had claimed Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Giants, and they’ll send the 27-year-old from Venezuela to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, they moved Greg Bird to the 60-day disabled list. Bird, who has said timetables are “pointless,” last played a game April 13.

Valera, a second and third baseman, adds some depth to a farm system that has graduated Gio Urshela and Thairo Estrada, valuable contributors since injuries forced their call-ups.

Valera, who has appeared in 37 big-league games since his 2017 debut, has played in the majors for the Cardinals, Dodgers and Orioles. At Triple-A this year, the switch-hitter was slashing .257/.396/.338 with a home run and two steals in 24 games. He rarely strikes out, having K’d 10 times and walked 16 times.

Valera in his 37 MLB games is 16 for 74, .216, with 0 HR and 8 RBI.

 

Game 36. Yanks fall, 10-1.

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Just a bad night all around as the Yanks (21-15) lost 10-1 to Seattle. They only got five hits.

The only run came in the sixth when Mike Tauchman doubled, D.J. LeMahieu singled him to third and Tauchman scored on a SF by Luke Voit.

Only Luis Cessa pitched well.

Gio Urshela fouled a ball off of his leg and had to leave the game. X-rays negative, bruised knee.

D.J. LeMahieu 2 hits (.339).
Mike Tauchman 2 hits.

The Yanks may have to reconsider how quickly they are bringing guys back from rehab. Miguel Andujar is 2 for 19 since coming off of the DL. Meanwhile (see the minor league report) Aaron Hicks, in three rehab games, hasn’t got a hit yet. Maybe both need more time?

Loaisiga (L, 1-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cessa 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.32
Barrett 2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.   14.73

When Loaisiga was added to the roster for the start, Tyler Wade was sent down.

After this game, Barrett was sent down. Nestor Cortes reportedly on his way up.

Game 33. Yanks beat Twins (4-1) and the elements.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I was at Yankee Stadium today for the game with the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club, and can honestly say that it was the first time as an adult that I was at a baseball game and didn’t have a beer.

What I had—and needed—was three hot chocolates.

It was a miserable day in the Bronx, cold, drizzly and windy. The weather was RAW, RAW, RAW.

The game was called in the bottom of the eighth with the Yanks (19-14, 2nd in AL East, 2 back) leading 4-1. They get the win. The game was called after a 61 minute rain delay and in my opinion, should have been called much earlier.

Before the game, GM Brian Cashman told the media that Luis Severino won’t be expected back until after the All-Star break.

Domingo German has so far picked up the baton from Severino and has become the staff ace in Severino’s absence. He picked up his sixth win of the season against just one loss, and lowered his ERA to 2.35.

The Yanks scored twice in the second inning. Gleyber Torres led off the inning with a single and Brett Gardner walked. After Gio Urshela struck out, Cameron Maybin walked to load the bases. Mike Tauchman struck out, but D.J. LeMahieu got an infield single to score Torres, and when SS Jorge Polanco of the Twins tried to make a play on LeMahieu, he threw the ball away, enabling Gardner to score and Maybin to go to third. Luke Voit flied out to end the inning.

With two out in the fourth inning, German had his only blip of the game. An infield single, walk and another single cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

With one out in the bottom of the fourth, Urshela singled, and an out later, Tauchman hit a 2-run HR (4) to make it 4-1. The losing pitcher for the Twins was ex-Yankee Michael Pineda.

The game ended with Torres, the leadoff batter in the eighth, on third with no one out and Gardner up.

German (W, 6-1, 2.35) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Kahnle (H, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   1.38
Ottavino (H, 5) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP.  2.12
Chapman (S, 7) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K  2.13  1 WP

The WP by Chapman was probably caused by a wet and muddy mound which caused the Twins pitcher to have a PB and WP shortly before the game was delayed and then called. Like I mentioned above, the game should have been called way before it actually was.

The attendance of 38.603 was probably sold tickets, because the crowd actually IN the Stadium freezing its butts off was considerably less. It said 51 degrees but a strong wind (19 MPH, blowing in from LF) and drizzle made it feel like it was in the 30s.

Game 30. Depression in the Desert. What If? Yanks fall, 3-2.

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It was a good road trip, but in losing the last two games of it, both to Arizona, you have to wonder “what if?”

For in those last two games, the Yanks lost 3-1 Tuesday night, and 3-2 this afternoon (Wednesday) to the D-Backs.

The pitching was fine. But as we know, because of all the injuries, the lineup is maybe 1/2, or maybe less, of what it could or should be.

If the Yanks (17-13) had Judge, Stanton, Andujar, Tulo, Hicks, maybe Frazier, in the lineup, could they have won both of those games? We don’t know.

But these are two games where, it seems, all the injuries hurt the Yanks.

The Yanks are 0-5 against teams with winning records.

The pitching was good in both of these games. The only quibble I would have is that the starters did not provide length.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up two runs in the second and the Yanks were down 2-0. One run scored on a WP. Costly, as it turned out.

Tanaka gave up a HR in the fourth. A 453-ft. bomb. 3-0, Arizona.

Luke Voit hit a solo HR (9) in the sixth to cut it to 3-1.

In the eighth, Voit walked and Sanchez singled. But Torres hit into a DP before a single by the slumping Mike Tauchman (3 for 41 before it) made it 3-2.

The Yanks did get the tying run on in the ninth, and PH Austin Romine put a good swing on a ball, but not good enough. The Yanks lose, 3-2.

Tanaka (L, 2-3, 3.92) 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up  1 HR.
Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  3.60
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.54
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.35

Not enough offense. So for the last two games, the injuries probably cost the Yanks two wins.