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Covid concerns postpone Yankees’ Game/Minor League Report

The Yankees/Red Sox game on Thursday night was postponed due to Covid concerns, and the whole four-game weekend series could be in jeopardy. Things could get even worse for MLB. This could affect each team.

Besides Jonathan Loaisiga, who tested positive before the All-Star Game, Nestor Cortes, Jr. and Wandy Peralta have also tested positive. The Yanks made roster substitutions, reinstating Zack Britton off of the IL, bringing up Trey Amburgey, and putting Hoy Jun Park on the taxi squad.

Then it was reported that Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka are in protocol. First reports are that they are positive too, but further testing is needed to confirm.

Since Judge was just a starter and played at the All-Star Game, if he was/is positive, then every team has a problem, especially with its All-Stars, and MLB is then in a tizzy.

Hoo Boy.

Minor League Report.

AAA: SWB (40-21) won 11-3. RF Ryan LaMarre, 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Greg Allen 2 hits, RBI. 3B Aramando Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI, SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits, 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (40-22) won 6-5 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. DH Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (40-23) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 3-2. CF Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, RBI.

Game 2: Lost 2-1, getting just two hits. 3B Chad Bell HR.

Low A: Tampa (43-19) won 8-1. Top uber-prospect 18 yr. old Jasson Dominguez 2 hits. Edgar Barclay 4 scoreless, hitless relief innings, 7 K. Nick Paciorek 2 scoreless IP, 5 K. DH Austin Wells 2 RBI, solo HR. 2B Trevor Hauver 2 hits, RBI. RF Jose DeLeon 2 hits. 3B Eduardo Torrealba 2-run HR.

Game 74. Yanks crush KC, 8-1.

A lot of times this year, Yankees’ starter Jameson Taillon has left us, well, wanting to take a good strong drink of Jameson. (Sorry, couldn’t resist). He wasn’t very good.

Things were different yesterday. Taillon turned in perhaps his best performance as a Yankee in an 8-1 win over KC.

With the win, the Yanks are 40-34, 3rd in the AL East, and 4 games behind Tampa Bay, 3 1/2 behind Boston. The Yanks are in Boston for a 3-game set this weekend and can make up some ground. Not only that, they could get some revenge. Boston swept the Yanks in a 3-game series at the Stadium three weeks ago.

The Yankees hit three homers yesterday, the first coming by Aaron Judge in the bottom of the first. Judge’s 16th HR of the season gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

After Judge homered, both Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton singled. A flyout by Luke Voit moved Sanchez to third, and Rougned Odor got an infield hit to make it 2-0, Yankees.

After Taillon escaped a man-on-third, one out situation in the top of the second without giving up a run, the Yanks scored in the bottom half when with one out, Tyler Wade walked, then stole second. D.J. LeMahieu walked, and Judge, who had been in a slump, singled in Wade to make it 3-0.

Luke Voit continued to be hot right off the injured list, hitting his second HR in three games since coming off that list (in addition to two other balls that were almost homers). Voit’s 3rd HR of the season made it 4-0 after three innings.

Taillon gave up KC’s only run in the fifth. He pitched into the seventh.

In the bottom of the sixth, the red-hot Gary Sanchez struck again. Sanchez followed a single by LeMahieu and double by Judge with a 3-run HR, his 13th of the season, to make it 7-1.

The final run of the game came in the bottom of the eighth inning. Judge walked, and two wild pitches moved him to third. He scored on a single by Stanton.

Judge 3 for 3, 2 walks. 2 RBI. Solo HR (16)
Sanchez 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (13)
Stanton 3 hits, RBI
Odor 3 hits, RBI
Voit solo HR (3)


Tailon (W, 2-4) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. 1 HBP. 5.18
Cortes 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.20


Minor league notes:

AAA: SWB (30-12) beat Lehigh Valley, 10-2. Darren O’Day, one scoreless IP on rehab. Adam Warren one scoreless IP (3.43 as he tries to comeback from injuries). Nick Nelson 5 IP, 2 R (2.28 here, after struggling with Yanks). CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 4 hits, RBI. DH Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3B Derek Dietrich 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (29-15) won 5-4 in 10 innings. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. LF Matt Pita 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Husdon Valley (28-16) won 6-1. C Josh Breaux 2 homers, 3 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits. Starter Josh Maciejewski 5 IP, 1 R, 7 K. Reliever Barret Loseke 3 scoreless IP, 6 K.

Low A: Tampa (30-14) won 10-2. They were supposed to play a DH. They got one game in, the other was ppd. Edgar Barclay 5 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 K. SS Anthony Volpe 2 RBI. 3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 for 2, 4 RBI, 2-run HR.

Minor League Report. Peraza has a 5-hit game.

AAA: SWB won the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game, 4-2. They were losing 2-0 when it was suspended because of rain. SS Hoy Jung Park, 2-run HR. 2B/LF Andrew Velazquez 2 RBI. Adam Warren 3 scoreless IP, 3 K for the win. Braden Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 3 K.

SWB (15-6) then won the regularly scheduled game, shortened to 7 innings because of the completion of the suspended game, 3-2, on a one-hitter. SWB only got three hits themselves, two by CF Tom Milone. RF Socrates Brito a 3-run HR.

AA: Somerset (15-6) split a DH.

Game 1: Lost 10-8 in 11 innings. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2-run HR, 1B Dermis Garcia 2-run HR, CF Michael Beltre solo HR.

Game 2: Won 2-1 (7 inning game). Luis Gil 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Hudson Valley (11-10) won 11-8. SS Oswald Peraza 5 hits, 3 RBI (3 doubles; .310 with 12 SB). 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 3 RBI. C Alex Guerrero 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (16-6) won 10-7. SS Josh Smith 2 RBI. SS Jesus Bastidas solo HR. 1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR.

Minor League Report. Severino, Encarnacion rehab. SWB’s magic # is 1.

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AAA: SWB (75-64) won 15-12 to reduce their magic number to 1. A SWB win today in the regular season finale or a loss by Syracuse would give the International League North Division title to SWB.

Luis Severino started the game in his first rehab start after missing all season long. In one inning, he gave up two runs on three hits, one a HR, and struck out two.

DH Edwin Encarnacion, in his first rehab game after suffering a broken wrist, was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

RF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 2 RBI. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. C Erik Kratz 3 hits, 2 RBI.
3B Mandy Alvarez 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. 1B Gosuke Katoh, a 2-run HR. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, RBI.

AA: Trenton (75-62) lost 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits.

High A: Tampa cancelled, rain.

Low A: Charleston (73-66) won 8-0. DH Josh Breaux 2-run HR. 3B Welfrin Mateo 3-run HR. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Rony Contreras (W, 12-5, 3.33) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Ramos 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.90
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.41
The Yanks traded 1B/DH/OF Ryan McBroom off of SWB to the KC Royals in exchange for international signing bonus pool money and a player to be named later or cash considerations. McBroom, 27, hit .315 with 26 HR for SWB but the 1B/OF/ DH is blocked by the likes of Luke Voit, Edwin Encarnacion, Greg Bird (yeah, I know…), even D.J. LeMahieu when D.J. plays 1B. Guys like McBroom have to be given 40 man roster spots or you may lose them for nothing in the Rule 5 draft. So the Yanks got something for him.

The Yanks apparently have other guys they want to protect more so than McBroom.

Minor League Report. SWB 1 up with 2 to go.

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AAA: SWB (74-64) won 9-4 to take a one-game lead in the International League North with two games to go.

LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 RBI, 2-run (.315-26-66). 3B Breyvic Valera 2 hits. C Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI. SS Gosuke Katoh grand slam, 4 RBI. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (75-61) won 2-0. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. C Francisco Arcia 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure (W, 1-0, 0.82) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2nd AA start.

Yajure, RHP, 21. Combined 2019 record (A+/AA): 9-6, 2.14. 24 games, 20 starts.

High A: Tampa cancelled. Rain.

Low A:  Charleston (72-66) won 7-2. CF Brandon Lockridge 4 hits, 2 RBI. SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 3 hits, RBI.

Cortijo (W, 5-4, 3.45) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Marinaccio (S, 4) 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.18

Minor League Report. SWB tied for first with four games left.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (73-63) split a DH. With the split, they are tied for first in the International League North with four games to go. The loser between them and Syracuse (Mets) will most likely NOT make the playoffs as the wild card since they are 1 1/2 games behind that team right now.

Remember minor league DHs are seven-inning games. Both games went extras.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 9-5. Down 5-3, SWB scored once in the top of the sixth and then again in the top of the seventh to tie, but then in the bottom of the eighth, Chance Adams gave up a two-out grand slam to lose the game. A weird bottom of the eighth. It started with that rule of having a man start the inning at second. Adams then got a groundout but hit both of the next two batters to load the bases. After a strikeout, he gave up the grand slam.

LF Clint Frazier 2-run HR. 2 hits, solo HR for DH Wendell Rijo (tied game in top of the seventh).

Makeup of 8/28 postponement: SWB scored four in the top of the tenth to win 8-4 to preserve the tie on top of the division. LF Frazier 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR (a 2-run and a solo shot). 2 hits, 2 RBI 3B Mandy Alvarez. J.P. Feyereisen (W, 10-2, 2.49) two scoreless IP, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (74-60) lost 8-2. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (64-71) won 7-1. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits, 2 RBI. DH Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits.

Starter Glenn Otto (W, 3-3, 3.20) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.

Low A: Charleston (70-66) won 10-6. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. SS Oswald Peraza 4 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 RBI (2-run HR). DH Canaan Smith 2 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 3 hits, 3 RBI.

 

Minor League Report. Voit HRs on rehab. AAA, AA win by shutouts.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (72-62) won 4-0 to take a one-game lead over Syracuse in the IL North. The season ends next Monday, Labor Day. One game up, six to go.

1B Luke Voit continued his rehab with three hits, which were two doubles and a 2-run HR.

LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. CF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. Michael King, who was great in the minors last year, and who missed most of this year with injury, pitched great.

King (W, 2-1, 3.38) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Loaisiga (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  6.32
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.58

AA:  Trenton (74-59) won 2-0. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Schmidt (W, 2-0, 2.37; AA numbers) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Reeves (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.82
D. Alvarez (S, 20) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.35

Schmidt, 23, RHP. Combined 2019 minor league record: 6-5, 3.47. 19 games, 18 starts. Yankees’ 1st round pick in 2017 draft.

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston (69-65) won 11-5. C Josh Breaux 3 hits, 4 RBI, inc. a solo HR. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits,  RBI. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, RBI.

 

 

Minor League Report. SWB still scrapping for playoff berth.

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AAA: SWB (71-62) won 7-4 in 10 innings. SS Breyvic Valera (.321) 2 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR in top of the 10th. (.319-23-61). 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

Nick Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.  3.94

but Deivi Garcia struggled in relief. 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.25. Gave up 1 HR.

Ben Heller, coming back from injury, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. 1.13

SWB is tied with the Syracuse Mets for first place in the International League North. The loser would NOT get a wild card berth.

AA: Trenton (73-59) won 5-1. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.69

Combined season for Yajure: Tampa and Trenton: 8-6, 2.23, 21, RHP.

Trenton is already playoff–bound, having won their division’s first-half title.

High A: Tampa (62-70) won 4-3. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (68-65) won 6-2. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR (.305). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.  2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Rony Contreras (W, 11-5, 3.49) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (65-54) lost 3-1. They only got four hits.

Deivi Garcia pitched four scoreless innings, but then gave up runs in the fifth. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the first.

He may need to work on his move since there were some stolen bases off of him.

When he left, there were runners on first and third with one out, but reliever Trevor Lane let in both runs and also another on his own.

Garcia (L, 1-3, 5.93 in AAA) 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Combined record this year A+/AA/AAA: 5-9, 4.29, but 147 K in 98 2/3 IP. He’s only 20. Some more time at AAA, cut down on the walks, lower the ERA and …

AA: Trenton (64-54) won 7-5. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens 2 RBI, solo HR. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits.   James Reeves, Brooks Kriske and Daniel Alvarez combined for five scoreless, hitless innings of relief.

High A: Tampa (52-64) lost 9-0. LF Pablo Olivares 2 of Tampa’s 6 hits. Rough outing for starter Clarke Schmidt, 7 R in 3 IP.

Low A: Charleston (61-58) only gave up two hits, but lost 2-1. C Eduardo Navas 3 hits. 2B Eduardo Torreabla 2 hits.

Harold Cortijo (L, 4-3, 2.86) 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 W, 2 K.
Aaron McGarity 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.19

 

 

Minor League Report. Encouraging outing by Loaisiga.

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AAA: SWB (64-53) lost 10-2 but the biggest story of the game is that Jonathan Loaisiga pitched well.

Loaisiga no-decision 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Could he be used as an “opener” in the postseason? Or in another capacity?

As you may guess by the final score, after he left, things didn’t go well. Brody Koerner gave up 10 runs on 16 hits in 5 2/3 IP, inc. 3 HR. Ugh.

SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. DH Ryan McBroom 2 RBI. CF Billy Burns 3 hits.

AA: Trenton (62-54) won 5-3. 1B Chris Gittens 3 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2-run HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (52-62) lost 6-4. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Luis Gil 4 scoreless innings, no decision. 1-0, 4.85 at Tampa, but 5-5, 2.72 between Low A Charleston and High A Tampa this season in 20 starts. Gil, 21, RHP, has 123 K in 96 IP. Maybe three years away? But someone to keep an eye on.

Low A: Charleston (60-57) won 9-8. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR, .319. I am surprised he hasn’t been promoted to Tampa right now. (20, .319-9-61, lefty bat). 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI.