Tag Archives: Urshela

Yanks retain infield depth. Re-sign minor leaguer Urshela. Twins’ Mauer retires. Catching up with the AFL.

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The Yanks have apparently re-signed Gio Urshela, 3B, to a minor league contract to provide minor league depth.

Urshela, 27, finished last year at SWB. In 167 MLB games, with Cleveland and Toronto, he has hit .225-8-39, OPS+ 57. He is known more for his defense.

In 2018, he only played in 19 MLB games, all with Toronto, and hit .233-1-3 in 43 at bats.

Twins C/1B Joe Mauer, 35, has announced his retirement. Mauer was a 6x All-Star, won 3 batting titles, the 2009 MVP (he finished in the top 10 three other years), 5x Silver Slugger winner. He also won 3 Gold Gloves. His 162 g. average was. .306-12-80, OPS+ 124. He hit .275-0-1 in 10 postseason games.

On baseball-reference.com, Mauer is listed as the 7th best catcher of all-time, between Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.

Catching up with the Arizona Fall League,  the Glendale Desert Dogs, who have some Yankees’ prospects on the team, are 10-15. The season ends next Thursday, Nov. 15 and the Desert Dogs have been eliminated from the playoffs. Not too good numbers by these guys:

SS Thairo Estrada .250-0-7
1B Steven Sensley .179-0-7
CF Estevan Florial .169-0-8

SP Jordan Foley 0-2, 10.34
RP Hobie Harris 1-0, 4.50
RP Matt Wivinis 1-0, 1.59
RP Kyle Zurak 0-1, 16.20

 

 

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Minor League Report. SWB loses final game of AAA Championship, 6-2.

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SWB lost the final game of the International League Series (the Governor’s Cup) by a score of 6-2 . Durham wins the Governor’s Cup, 3 games to 2.

Ironically, after the game, the Yanks’ brought up to the big club the two pitchers who lost the game===Domingo German and Justus Sheffield.

3B Gio Ushela 2 hits.
DH Mike Ford a 2-run HR.

SWB struck out 14x. Both here, and at the major league level, guys have to make more contact and not just worry about hitting HR.

German (L)  2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W,  2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sheffield 1 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rosa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 0 R,  2 H,  1 W, 4 K.
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. SWB forces 5th and Deciding Game 5 for International League Championship.

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SWB won Game 4 of the Governor’s cup, 5-2, to force a fifth and deciding game for the International League Championship, which is to be played Saturday at 4 PM.

Even though the game will be at SWB’s home field, Durham, just like in Games 3 and 4, will be the home team. Games 3, 4 and 5 have had to be played at SWB instead of Durham b/c of the Hurricane hitting the Carolinas.

3b Gio Urshella 2 hits, solo HR.
DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 4 RBI, inc. a 3-run HR.

Bollinger (W) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.
R. Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Harvey (S) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. SWB loses Game 2. International League finals series tied at 1 game apiece.

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SWB lost Game 2 of the Governor’s Cup, the International League Finals, by a score of 5-2. The series is tied at a game apiece.

3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles.
1B Mike Ford a 2-run HR.

Cortes (L) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up HR.
It was ex-Yankee Rob Refsnyder with the 2-run HR off of Cortes in the first.

Lail 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

 

 

Minor League Report. SWB loses, Trenton eliminated.

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AAA: SWB got 15 hits, but couldn’t finish off Lehigh Valley and lost 3-2 in 13 innings. SWB still leads the series 2 games to 1. SS Rey Navarro had 4 hits, a solo HR, and both RBI. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom had 3.

Bollinger 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Kontos (BS) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Lail (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1 and were swept out of the playoffs, losing 3 games to none in the divisional round.

Nelson (L) 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. SWB gets walkoff win in Game 1 while Trenton loses.

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AAA: Mark Payton hit a walkoff HR as SWB beat Lehigh Valley 3-2 in Game 1 of their division series. Payton had 2 RBI in the game. SS Gio Urshela 3 hits. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

Swanson 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sheffield (BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
R. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
J. Harvey (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 1 of their series, 8-0. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits. 3 hits for 3B Angel Aguilar.

Keller (L) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K
Reeves 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Harris 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

 

Minor League Report. Another HR for Sanchez on rehab.

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AAA: For the second straight game, Gary Sanchez homered (1 for 4, solo HR) on his rehab assignment as SWB (68-64) lost 10-2. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits and an RBI. SWB was extremely sloppy, making 6 errors in the game.

Rosa (L, 2-1, 3.71) 5 2/3 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 W, 4 k. gave up 2 hr.
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.93
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.62

AA: Trenton (74-60) won 8-1. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. DH Jorge Saez 3 hits, 3 rbi. 3b Brandon Wagner 3 hits, RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. RF Rashad Crawford and CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits each.

Loaisiga 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.93
Acevedo (W, 3-3, 2.92) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 k.  2.92
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 1 W, 4 K.  3.98

High A: Tampa (67-66) rained out.

Low A: Charleston (60-70) lost 11-2. 2B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure (L, 4-3, 3.62) 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 1 w, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Vargas 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K.  4.31
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 k.  2.92