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Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (53-38) won 4-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI (.312). He’s really heating up now. Unfortunately, just .173 in his time in the majors so far. You wonder if he (or Thairo Estrada) could be trade bait if the Yanks make a major deal for a pitcher before the trade deadline. Estrada has done better in his brief minor league stint this year than Wade has in his. Also, infielder Breyvic Valera will be going back down to SWB now that Luke Voit comes off the IL today. The Yanks may have to make a decision between these players if they make a deal—who to keep and who to include in the trade.

C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. CF Billy Burns 3 hits.

Randall Delgado (W, 2-4, 6.07) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR>
Jonathan Holder (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.86
Joe Harvey (S, 8) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.66

Good to see the previously struggling Holder have a decent outing. BTW, the win came over Syracuse, the Mets’ AAA team. Tim Tebow batted 9th, was 0 for 3 and is hitting just .158 for Syracuse.

AA: Trenton (47-40) shut out Reading 3-0. C Jorge Saez 2 hits.

Rony Garcia (W, 2-7, 4.65) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K
Danny Alvarez (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.84

High A: Tampa (39-51) lost 5-2.  SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 2B Wilkerman Garcia two RBI.

Low A: Charleston (47-45) won 4-3 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. DH Welfrin Mateo solo HR, 2 RBI. Dalton Lehnen (2-0, 0.82) 3 scoreless relief innings for the win.



Game 88. Yanks lose pitcher’s battle, 2-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks enter the All-Star break at 51-37, 6 1/2 up on Tampa Bay and 9 up on Boston after losing 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.

There were 27 strikeouts in the game. The Yanks struck out 14x, the Rays 13.

James Paxton pitched well, but the first three batters of the game decided the whole ballgame. Double, double (which I’ll get to in a moment) for a run. Single to put runners on the corners. A forceout brought in Run #2.

On the second double, bad defense by the Yankees allowed Tommy Pham to take second on what should have been a single. There is a good chance that, the way the inning played out, that the second run would not have scored. That miscue may have cost them the game.

The Yanks’ only run came on a HR by Brett Gardner in the second inning. If I had told you in spring training that Gardner would have 15 HR at the All-Star Break, you’d have thought I was nuts. But here you go….

One call on Aaron Judge was atrocious. Judge, a soft spoken guy, needs to get on the umps a bit (not enough to get thrown out of the game, however). Umpires call low strikes on him as if he were a normal major league hitter. THE GUY IS SIX FEET SEVEN! HIS KNEES ARE HIGHER UP THAN A NORMAL MAJOR LEAGUER! WHAT IS A STRIKE TO A NORMAL MAJOR LEAGUER IS LOW TO JUDGE! What about this don’t some umpires understand? Horrible call.

Hopefully after the All-Star break, Edwin Encarnacion heats up. So far as a Yankee, he has been bad. 8 for 65, 2 doubles, 4 HR, but 8 for 65 is not good. Not at all.

Before the game, Breyvic Valera was brought up (he got one hit and almost had another) and Dan Camarena sent back down. With Voit due back after the all-star break is over, Valera, like Camarena, could be up for just one day. At least he got into a game. Camarena didn’t.

Gardner 2 of Yanks’ 5 hits. Solo HR (15).

Paxton (L, 5-4, 4.01) 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 11 K.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.12
Ottavino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.80
Green 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.68



Minor league report.


AAA: SWB (49-36) lost 11-1. 3B Breyvic Valera (.351) 3 of SWB’s 6 hits. RBI.

Jonathan Holder got all 4 outs via K, but did give up a run on 4 hits, so he still has things to work on since being demoted.

AA: Trenton (45-37) lost 2-1. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits. DH Brandon Wagner HR.

High A: Tampa (35-47) lost 6-3. DH Diego Castillo 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. RF Steven Sensley solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (44-41) won 8-7, scoring 4 in the top of the eighth to tie, and one in the top of the ninth to win it. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 3 RBI, inc. GW RBI. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 RBI, inc. Solo HR.


Minor League Report. German on rehab, also, news on Stanton.


Before getting to the minor league report, some news on Giancarlo Stanton. Don’t expect to see him until August, what with the new injury (sprained PCL). What a wasted season for him.

AAA: SWB (46-32) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: won 6-4 but the real story here is of Domingo German’s rehab start which was only so-so, if that. He pitched 4 innings, gave up 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 Walks, 5 K. He gave up two two-run HRs in the third inning.

3B Breyvic Valera (.381) 2 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. C Erik Kratz 2 hits, RBI.

Makeup of 4/20 postponement: Lost 1-0, got just five hits.

Espinal (L, 3-7, 4.71) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.

AA:  Trenton (43-31) lost 4-2. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits.

Whitlock (ND) 6 IP, 1 R, 9 H, 0 W, 7 K.  2.89

High A: Tampa (32-43) won 7-2. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI, led off game with HR. CF Pablo Olivares 3 hits, RBI. 2b/3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 2 RBI.   C Jason Lopez 3 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI. J.P. Sears 4 innings of scoreless relief pitching.

Low A: Charleston (40-38) lost 7-2. DH Matt Pita 2 RBI.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (44-31) lost a slugfest, 10-9. DH Mike Ford 4 hits, 2 RBI (.316). 3B Breyvic Valera 3 hits, RBI (.379). SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. 1B Logan Morrison (.305) 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada solo HR. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR.

AA: Trenton (42-30) lost 9-2 to Reading. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (31-42) lost 9-3. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 2 RBI. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (39-37) won 5-4. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Matt Pita 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Luis Gil (21, RHP) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 9 K.  (W, 3-3, 2.06)

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (42-29) lost 6-2. 2B Breyvic Valera 2 hits. DH Logan Morrison 3 hits, solo HR. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (40-28) won 6-4 in 11 innings. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (29-41) lost 4-3. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.  C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Shawn Semple (No dec.) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.66

Low A: Charleston (38-34) lost 6-2. 3B/SS Max Burt 2 hits.

Minor League Report. Frazier homers for SWB.


AAA: SWB (42-28) scored six in the bottom of the eighth to pull out a 9-7 victory. SS Breyvic Valera 2-run HR. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, solo HR (Valera and Frazier went back-to-back in the eighth). DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI. 1B Logan Morrison 4 for 4, 3 RBI, inc. a solo HR. J.P. Feyereisen (W 6-0, 2.34) 2 scoreless relief innings, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (39-28) lost 4-3. Trenton only got 2 hits in the game, and gave up just 3. DH Wendell Rijo 2-run HR. Starter Nick Nelson, No decision, 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 8 K. 2.66.

High A: Tampa (29-40) lost 4-0, getting just 3 hits.

Low A: Charleston (38-33) won 2-1.  3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits. SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI.

Cortijo (W, 2-0, 2.25) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
McGarity (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.54
Marinaccio (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00