The regular season is over and the playoffs will be starting. In yesterday’s regular season finals:
AAA: SWB (91-52) won 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th. Clint Frazier solo HR. Donovan Solano two doubles.
AA: Trenton (87-55) gave up 5 in the 10th and lost 11-6. They finished 2 1/2 back of Reading, but still got a wild card spot. 3 hits, double, solo HR Miguel Andujar. 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI Dante Bichette, Jr. Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits each for Abiatal Avelino, Mike Ford and Billy Fleming.
High A: No game. Tampa starts their playoffs today (Tuesday). They were 35-31, 4th place in the second half, but were first half champs at 42-27. The strangeness of the split season: Clearwater (Phillies affiliate) had the best record in the league overall, but didn’t win either half and are out of the playoffs. Tampa’s overall record was 77-58. By contrast, Clearwater was 82-54 but they go home. Go figure.
Low A: Charleston (76-63) won 14-2. Mandy Alvarez 4 hits, 2 RBI. Jhalen Jackson 3-run HR, 4 RBI. Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, triple, 4 RBI. 3 hits for Kyle Holder, 2 hits for Vicente Conde. Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits Luis Torrens. Charleston was 34-36 (3rd) in the second half after winning the first half with a 42-27 mark. In this league, Augusta, the Giants’ affiliate, got the shaft because of the split season format.
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Tagged Alvarez, Andujar, Avelino, Bichette, Conde, Diaz, Fleming, Florial, Ford, Frazier, Holder, Jackson, Park, Solano, Torrens
AAA: SWB won 5-3. Cesar Puello 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI for Donovan Solano.
AA: Trenton lost 10-5 as Reading clinched the division by beating Trenton tonight. Trenton still is in as a wild card. Dustin Fowler 2 hits, 15th(!) triple. 2 doubles, RBI for Mike Ford. 2 hits, RBI Dante Bichette, Jr.
High A: Because of the hurricane/tropical storm, Tampa’s DH was ppd. That storm has basically wiped out all games for this week. Lord knows how they will make them up, if in fact, they do.
Low A: Charleston lost 5-4 in 14 innings. Mandy Alvarez 4 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, solo HR, Luis Torrens. Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI.
AAA: SWB won 6-1. Phil Coke 6 IP, 1 run. Solo HR Chris Parmalee. 3 hits, RBI Mason Williams, who is at .316. Did the Yanks trade Ben Gamel because they feel Williams would be better? Who knows. 2 hits, RBI Cito Culver. With Lehigh Valley’s loss, SWB clinched their division.
AA: Trenton lost 5-3.
High A: Tampa rained out again.
Low A: Charleston won 8-2. Adonis Rosa six shutout innings. Estevan Florial triple, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Luis Torrens. Kyle Holder 3 hits.
Posted in Awards, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Coke, Culver, Florial, Holder, Parmalee, Rosa, Torrens, Williams
Leaving town for a couple of days. There will be no reports on Friday and Saturday games.
The Yanks were off. Some Yankees news: Apparently Chase Headley is complaining about lack of playing time recently because Ronald Torreyes is taking some playing time from him. Hey Chase. Shut up. If Torreyes has a 4 hit and a 3 hit game like he’s had this week, he’s gonna play. You are going to ride the hot hand. Plus, it’s not like you have been Graig Nettles this year. .253-11-40 with an OPS+ of 92 is a bit below average. Now if you were .253-20-70, that’s different. Let your bat and glove do the talking. Otherwise, zip it. BTW, Torreyes is some eight years younger than you are. If you haven’t heard, there is a youth movement going on. Also, Rob Refsnyder has been playing 3B down in SWB lately.
I hate when guys pop off about playing time. Let your performance speak for you.
Ok, I’ll get off my rant and give the minor league report.
Bryan Mitchell off the DL, assigned to SWB.
AAA: SWB won 4-0. Jordan Montgomery 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 walks, 8 K. Each member of the lineup had exactly one hit. Ben Gamel solo HR.
AA: Trenton lost 4-3. Double, HR & 2 RBI Mark Payton. Dustin Fowler with his 14th triple. Trenton batters struck out 13x.
High A: Tampa made four errors and lost 6-2. Tampa pitchers struck out 17. Rashad Crawford 2 hits.
Low A: Charleston lost 7-2. Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, rbi. 2 hits each: Luis Torrens & Austin Afenir.
Posted in Players, Regular Season
Tagged Afenir, Crawford, Fowler, Gamel, Headley, Mitchell, Montgomery, Park, Payton, Torrens, Torreyes
AAA: SWB rained out.
AA: Trenton won 10-2. Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler, Miguel Andujar, Mike Ford and Jose Rosario each had 2 hits. 3 hits for Mark Payton. Andujar and Ford 2 RBI each, 4 RBI for Payton.
High A: Tampa won 8-3. Josh Rogers 6 IP (9-5, 2.43). Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI. Kevin Cornelius 3 hits, HR shy of cycle.
Low A: Charleston won 9-2. Adonis Rosa 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 K. 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI Alexander Palma. Ricardo Ferreira 4 hits, 2 RBI. Mandy Alvarez, Cesar Diaz and Jhalen Jackson 2 hits each. 2 RBI for Luis Torrens.
Top draft pick Blake Rutherford, OF, 19, is hitting .352 after his first 31 games. He is at rookie league Pulaski.
Posted in Mike's Musings, Uncategorized
Tagged Alvarez, Andujar, Cornelius, Crawford, Diaz, Estrada, Ferreira, Ford, Fowler, Jackson, Palma, Payton, Rogers, Rosa, Rosario, Rutherford, Torrens, Wade
Things are going to be a little interesting in the minors now that the Yanks have brought up Sanchez, Austin and Judge. Severino is back up b/c of the Eovaldi injury. So some reshuffling is necessary.
AAA: SWB was rained out.
AA: Trenton won 8-2. Ron Herrera 6 IP, 2 R. SS Tyler Wade 3 h, HR, 2 RBI. CF Dustin Fowler 4 hits, rbi. 1B Mike Ford, 3-Run HR.
High A: Tampa won 10-4. Bryan MItchell continues to struggling getting his feet back in coming off the DL. 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 earned. Jorge Mateo 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. Gleyber Torres 2 hits, rbi. Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 3 RBI. Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2 hits Kevin Cornelius.
Low A: Charleston lost 5-1. Kyle Holder 3 hits. 2 hits for Luis Torrens.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Regular Season
Tagged Amburgey, Cornelius, Crawford, Ford, Fowler, Hendrix, Herrera, Holder, Mateo, Mitchell, Torrens, Torres, Wade
AAA: SWB blasted Lehigh Valley, 10-0. Dietrich Enns was dominant again, pitching six shutout innings, and giving up just two hits. The 25 year old lefty is 6-2, 1.20 in 9 starts for SWB after going 7-2, 1.93 in 12 starts for Trenton. His combined record this year: 21 starts, 13-4, 1.61. Nathan Eovaldi had to leave last night’s game after one inning with elbow discomfort. Enns is lined up on the same day as Eovaldi. Could Enns be called up?
Now for the hitters: Ben Gamel 3 hits, RBI. Same with Clint Frazier and Donovan Solano. Aaron Judge 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Tyler Austin 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 3 RBI Cito Culver.
AA: Trenton won 5-4 in 12 innings.J.P. Feyereisen 2 scoreless relief innings for the win. Dustin Fowler 2 doubles.
High A: Tampa rained out.
Low A: Charleston lost 6-4 in 12 innings. Erik Swanson 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 9 K. Vicente Conde 3 hits. Chris Gittens 2 hits, double, solo HR. Alexander Palma 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. Luis Torrens 2 hits.
Posted in In-Season Moves, Mike's Musings, Minor Leagues, Players, Regular Season
Tagged Austin, Conde, Culver, Enns, Feyereisen, Fowler, Frazier, Gamel, Gittens, Judge, Palma, Solano, Swanson, Torrens