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S.T. Game 27. Yanks fall, 11-3. Some injury concerns alleviated.

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Maybe the signing of Gio Gonzalez made Domingo German try too hard today, because after a decent spring training, German had a rough day today, giving up 3 HR in an 11-3 loss to St. Louis.

Some injury concerns were alleviated today. Tyler Wade, who complained of hip tightness yesterday, felt much better today. Greg Bird’s elbow, hit by a pitch yesterday, swelled up, but X-rays, thankfully, were negative.

Hopefully, spring training instructor Lee Mazzilli is ok. He was hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice Wednesday in Tampa and was in the hospital for observation.

Gleyber Torres had a double and 2 RBI.
Gio Urshela had 2 hits.

German (L) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 3 HR, 2 to Dexter Fowler.
Brothers 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. Hasn’t given up a run this spring.
Reeves 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 4 R. 5 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Diehl 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

The Yanks are 15-8-4 this spring training. Opening Day is one week away.

One-time Yankee Ichiro Suzuki ended his career today in Japan. He played the first two games of the season for the Mariners, going 0 for 5.

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S.T. Game 21. Yanks bomb Jays, 17-7. Hit 6 HR. 11 of 19 hits extra bases. Florial breaks wrist.

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2 days. 31 runs.

Today, 17 runs, 19 hits, 6 of which were HR. of the 19 hits, 11 were for extra bases.

6 hr, 3 doubles, 2 triples.

Bring it north, don’t leave it in FL.

The Yanks improved to 11-6-4 on spring training with a 17-7 win today over Toronto.

Lots of highlights.

Aaron Judge has 10 hits this spring, 4 doubles, 6 HR. If this is an indication on his 2019 season, then he’ll be a monster. A four-man OF does not help when he hits a bomb for a HR. And he had one today.

Unfortunately, in this game, top prospect Estevan Florial broke his wrist. Sigh.

Minor league C Jorge Saez had a 2-run HR.

Matt Lipka 2 for 2 , HR, 3 RBI.

Greg Bird single, 2 walks.

Gleyber Torres had a 2-run HR

Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI

Clint Frazier 2 run triple.

Zach Zehner 2 run HR.

2 hits, 2 RBI Gio Urshela, inc. a HR.

A bit disappointed with J.A. Happ so far this spring.

Happ (W)  3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Britton (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Kahnle, 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Weissert 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K
Holder 1 Ip, 0 r, 1 h, 0 w, 0 k.

 

 

 

 

S.T. Game 18. Yanks and Phils tie, 5-5.

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The Yanks and Phillies tied last night 5-5. It is the Yanks third tie of spring training. They are 9-6-3.

Phillip Diehl couldn’t hold a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth.

Luke Voit singled in a run in the first. The Yanks wasted an opportunity for more runs, since they only scored that one run despite getting four hits.

Masahiro Tanaka got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the second without giving up a run.

Brett Gardner plated a run with a SF in the bottom of the second to put the Yanks up 2-0.

But in the fourth, Tanaka gave up a HR to Realmuto to cut the lead to 2-1. After a single and two outs, his day was done, but Chad Green gave up a 2-run HR to Kingery, the first batter he faced, and the Phils were up 3-2.

The Phils, aided by a catcher’s interference call on Gary Sanchez, made it 4-2 in the fifth, but Aaron Judge threw out a runner at the plate or the Phils would have had another run.

The Yanks took the lead with three in the sixth. Giancarlo Stanton homered to cut the lead to 4-3. Luke Voit walked, went to second on a groundout and to third on a WP. Sanchez walked and Greg Bird singled in a run to tie the game. Gio Urshela singled to load the bases and when Tyler Wade walked, the Yanks had a 5-4 lead.

But in the ninth, Diehl gave up back-to-back singles, got an out, then gave up a walk to load the bases. A WP tied the game. A walk reloaded the bases, but then Diehl got a force at home and a fly out to end the inning.

The Yanks did get 2nd and 3rd with one out in the bottom of the ninth but coudn’t score.

Stanton 2 hits, solo HR.
Voit 1 for 3 RBI
Bird 1 for 2 RBI Interesting 1B Battle.
Urshela 2 hits

Tanaka 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (BS) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Ottavino 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Hutchison 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Diehl (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.

The Orioles will be starting Alex Cobb against Tanaka on Opening Day, March 28.

Catcher John Romano, an All-Star catcher for Cleveland in 1961 and 1962, passed away at the age of 84. He played with the White Sox 1958-1959 and was the backup C on the Go-Go AL pennant winning White Sox team of 1959. He was with Cleveland 1960-1964, back with the White Sox 1965-1966 and ended his career by playing briefly with the Cardinals in 1967. A .255 career hitter with an OPS+ of 122, he hit 20 or more HR in both 1961 and 1962 and finished 24th in MVP voting in 1961. He was 0 for 1 as a PH in the 1959 WS.

S.T. Games 15 and 16. A tie and a win.

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The Yankees had a split squad today, so first, the away squad, who tied, 2-2, with the Tigers today.

Since on the road, mostly the prospects and minor leaguers.

Brandon Wagner solo HR.

Miguel Andujar 2 hits.

Cortes 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR (Miguel Cabera).
Coulombe 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K
Adams 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Farquahar (H) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 0 K.
Hale (BS) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 1 W, 2 K.
Brothers 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Despite the nice story Farquahar presents (the brain aneurysm last season), it is best he start in the minors before a possible call up.

The home game saw a 6-5 win (record 8-6-2).

Gardner 2 hits.

Zack Zehner GW 2-run HR.

Clint Frazier hit, RBI.

Gio Urshela solo HR.

Happ 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. Ok this spring, not great yet. Looking for better. 1 WP.

Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. Awesome.
Chapman (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K.
Betances (BS) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Holder 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 HBP.
Kahnle (W) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

With the tie and win, the Yanks’ S.T. record is 8-6-2.

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

 

 

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.