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S.T. Game 18. Yanks fall 3-1 to Phils, make more cuts.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks made a few more cuts today. From MLB.com:

Right-hander Brooks Kriske was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Right-hander Albert Abreu and outfielder Estevan Florial were optioned to Double-A Trenton. Right-handers Luis Gil and Luis Medina have been optioned to Class A Advanced Tampa. In addition, right-handers Domingo Acevedo and Alexander Vizcaíno were reassigned to Minor League camp.

I think you may see Kriske sometime this year in the Bronx.

Gary Sanchez is expected to catch Friday after being shut down for a few days with a sore back.

As for the game Monday, the Yanks (10-6-2) lost to the Phils, 3-1. J.A. Happ was solid, giving up one run in four innings on a HR. But Mike King gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the eighth that lost the game.

So far, it’s an encouraging spring from Happ. If he gets back to 2018 or 2016 form, he helps make up for this year’s loss of Severino.

Happ 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.  1.38  Gave up a solo HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  0.00
King (L, 0-1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.86  Gave up 2-run HR.
Holder 1/3 IP 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  0.00

Just a hunch. I think Loaisiga gets the #5 starter spot (barring injury) and Garcia, Schmidt and King go to AAA. I have no clue as to what the Yankees do with Tropeano. Once Paxton is back, Loaisiga goes to the bullpen. The Yanks probably won’t push Loaisiga, but hope he gives four or five. Now what happens when German is ready is up in the air. For when Paxton does return, you have Cole, Tanaka, Happ, Montgomery and Paxton. Three lefties in the rotation, especially at Yankee Stadium, is a good thing so there is no guarantee that German gets his starting role back.

Of course, much could change with injuries and/or ineffectiveness.

S.T Games 16 & 17. A win and a tie.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks split the squad today (Sunday) and won one game and tied another. They are 10-5-2 in Spring Training.

First, the 1-0 win over the Braves, in which Yankees’ pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout.

Clint Frazier had 2 hits. Chris Iannetta with the RBI.

Concerns: Mike Tauchman .056; Tyler Wade .080

Tanaka 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.08
Kriske 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.38
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Britton (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Kahnle (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  0.00
Green (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.25
Acevedo (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00

Now the tie, 5-5 against the Orioles.

Tommy Milone 3 for 3, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.

Schmidt 2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.57
Abreu 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.50
Medina (H, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.  2.25
Lane (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  10.80
Gil (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.25
Vizcaino (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  9.00
Rosa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  6.00

Recent cuts: C Kellin Deglan and Wynston Sawyer (minor league camp), P Nick Nelson (AAA) and Miguel Yajure (to AA).

 

S.T. Game 7. Yanks beat Braves 5-3. Garcia pitches, Florial Homers.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (4-2-1) beat Atlanta 5-3 Friday, as their pitchers gave up just three hits.

The Yanks got their first look this spring at seeing top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia pitch in a game. He got three of his first four outs via the strikeout, but then gave up a walk and a HR.

Garcia, just 20, is a long shot for that #5 rotation slot, a slot open until James Paxton comes off the DL and/or Domingo German comes back from suspension.

At 20, he may need more time in the minors at AAA.

Speaking of German, he was involved in a car accident yesterday in the Dominican Republic but wasn’t hurt. He wasn’t driving but was a passenger in the vehicle.

Estevan Florial hit a 2-run HR for the Yankees.

The pitching line:

Garcia 2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.   9.00  Gave up 1 HR.
Nelson 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.   0.00
Lyons 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
Avilan (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.   3.38
Kriske (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.   3.00
Vizcaino (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  9.00
Abreu (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  9.00  Gave up HR.
Don’t sleep on Kriske. He could be with the team sometime this year.

Avilan is a lefty, 30, who has pitched for Atlanta (2012-2015), Dodgers (2015-2017), White Sox (2018), Phillies (2018) and Mets (2019). He is 23-10, 3.28 with 2 saves in his career (ERA+ 121). Last year for the Mets he was 4-0, but with a 5.06 ERA. He is looking for a bounce-back year. He has pitched in eleven postseason games and hasn’t given up a run (7 2/3 IP) in the postseason.

S.T. Game 2. Andujar HRs, but Yanks lose 9-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (0-2) lost to Tampa Bay 9-7 in their S.T. game today.

Good news: Miguel Andujar homered. Jonathan Loaisiga had a 1-2-3 inning. He is competing for the #5 starter job or a spot starter/long relief position.

There weren’t too many “major leaguers” who played. It was mostly minor leaguers. The only possible MLB players were Tyler Wade, Andujar, Luke Voit, maybe Thairo Estrada or David Hale, and that’s about it.

It came out today that Voit’s injury that sabotaged the second half of 2019 for him was worse than thought. He basically ripped everything. 3 ligaments on both sides of his groin had to be repaired in the off season. In the first half of last year, he had 17 HR and 50 RBI. Do the math. 34 and 100.

He feels fine now. Good sign. Even lost a little weight to make him a little more flexible. But that injury wasn’t just a sports hernia. It explains the big drop off in the second half.

Two hits for Chris Gittens today after he homered yesterday.

Estrada with a hit and an RBI.

Two hits and 2 RBI for OF Trey Amburgey. I like this kid. Righty hitter, 25. Hit .274-22-62 for AAA SWB last year. But no room for him at MLB level right now.

Pitching line:

Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   0.00  Nice
Hale 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.  40.50   Not so hot.
Lyons 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. Threw a WP that let a run in. 0.00
Schmidt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00  A top prospect.
Nelson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   0.00
Yajure 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.   0.00
Vizcaino (H,1) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  18.00
Abreu (H,1)  1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  9.00
Lane (L; BS) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  27.00
Reeves 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K, 0.00

C Wynston Sawyer, who spent last year (43 Games) with the Twins AAA team, made two errors, I didn’t see the one, but the other was quite embarrassing.

Gerrit Cole will pitch tomorrow (Monday) night.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (65-53) won 3-1. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Josh Maciejewski no-decision; 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (63-54) won 5-2. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Michael King 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K. No decision, 9.95

King had a great 2018, and has missed most of this season with injury.

High A: Tampa (52-63) lost 5-4. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR. C Jason Lopez a solo HR.

Starter Alexander Vizcaino a no-dec. 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Low A :   Charleston (61-57) down 9-4 after five innings, scored two in the top of the seventh and four in the eighth to win 10-9.

SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits.
DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR.
CF Josh Stowers 2 hits
1B Eric Wagaman 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2 HR.
3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, 2 RBI.
RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Keegan Curtis 3 scoreless innings of relief pitching for the win.

Standings:

SWB 1st in International League North by 5 games. Magic # 18.

Rest are split season leagues:

Trenton is 25-26, 3rd place in the Eastern League East. They clinched a playoff spot by winning the first half with a 38-28 record.

Tampa is 24-25 in the second half, but just one game out of first in the Florida State League North. They finished fifth, 28-38, in the first half.

Charleston is 24-24, third place, 3 games out, in the second half. They finished third, 37-33, just a half a game out, in the first half.

Minor League Report. Tough rehab starts for Loaisiga, King.

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Since the Yankees’ game will be delayed an hour with a rain delay….I got most of this done during the delay, waited for other games to finish.

AAA: SWB (64-49) beat Lehigh Valley 12-5. 2B Thairo Estrada 4 hits, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR (.325-19-45), 39 year old C Erik Kratz 2 hits, 6 RBI, 3-run HR, DH Francisco Arcia 3 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR.

Unfortunately, NOT a good outing for starter Jonathan Loaisiga.

Loaisiga 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (59-53) lost 13-7. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI, a solo HR. 3B Max Burt 2 hits.

Not a good outing for starter Michael King, either.

King (L, 0-1, 15.43) 3 IP, 10 R, 10 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (50-59) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 3-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR. DH Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Alexander Vizcaino 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 4 W, 5 K.  1.50
Anderson Severino (W, 2-1, 5.94) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.

Low A: Charleston (57-56) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at two and then scored in the bottom of the tenth to win it 3-2. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI for 3B Welfrin Mateo. He had the GW hit, a walkoff double.

Harold Cortijo 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.79
Tim Hardy 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.70
Keegan Curtis (W, 1-0, 0.00)  2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-45) lost 8-1. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 3 hits, RBI. C Erik Kratz 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (55-48) lost 4-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam a 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (47-57) won 2-0. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

First game for Vizcaino at Tampa, was at Charleston (5-5, 4.41 there) all season.

Alexander Vizcaino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Otto (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.  2.67
Zurak (S, 8) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.91

Low A: Charleston (51-55) lost 4-0. They got just four hits, two by SS Oswald Peraza. Tough loss for starter Josh Maciejewski (can you imagine Sterling trying to pronounce that?). 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K, who had one game at Tampa, this his first game with Charleston, but most of his time was with Staten Island.

Standings:

SWB 60-45 1st in International League North by 6 games.

Rest are split season leagues:

Trenton (55-48) 17-21 in 2nd half, 4th in Eastern League East. They were 38-27 in the first half and won the first half title by percentage points. They are guaranteed a playoff spot.

Tampa (47-57) 19-19, 2nd, 1 1/2 games out in 2nd half. They were 28-38, 5th, 13 1/2 out in the first half. Florida State League North.

Charleston (51-55) is 7th, last, 14-22 in the 2nd half. They were 37-33, 3rd, just 1/2 game out, in the first half of the season.

Minor League Report. Judge Homers on Rehab for SWB. Deivi Garcia shines for Trenton.

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AAA: SWB (40-28) won 8-4. Rehabbing RF Aaron Judge 1 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks, strikeout.  It’ll be a tough decision who goes when Judge returns soon.

1B Mike Ford (.320-16-38) solo HR. CF Mike Tauchman 3-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR). (Ford, Tauchman and Higashioka all homered in the first inning, Tauchman and Higashioka going back-to-back). SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

As mentioned in the other post, with Voit, Encarnacion, Ford here, and Gittens (AA), Greg Bird is finding himself squeezed out. Heck, former major leaguer Logan Morrison, here at AAA SWB, HIMSELF is squeezed out.

Randall Delgado 3 R in 6 IP for the win.

AA: Trenton (38-27) won 6-0 on a 2-hit shutout. Wait until you see the numbers Deivi Garcia put up. 1B Chis Gittens (see mention above) 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI.

Ok, ready for the numbers for the 20 year old Garcia, who the Yanks are VERY HIGH on?

Garcia (W, 3-2, 3.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 15 K.  

Wow.

Combined with 3 relievers, Trenton struck out 19.

High A: Tampa (29-39 overall) split. They lost the completion of Monday’s suspended game, 6-4 in 10 innings. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, RBI.

They won the regularly scheduled game, 6-5, getting six in the top of the seventh and last inning (if DH, minors go only 7 innings). DH Florial 2 RBI. 1B Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston off, because the South Atlantic League had their all-star game. Charleston’s Division, the South, lost 6-2.

Charleston players: PH/LF Brandon Lockridge 1 for 2, 2 -run PH HR for the South’s only runs.

PH/DH Mickey Gasper 0 for 2.  LF Canaan Smith 1 for 2.

Not a good night for one of the pitchers.

P Alexander Vizcaino (L, BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.

 

Minor League Report. DH shutout sweep for SWB.

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AAA: SWB (33-23) swept a DH, winning both games by shutouts.

Reg. sched. game: Won 3-0. Good to see Rehabbing DH Didi Gregorius find his stroke with 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2B Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI.

Adams (W, 4-1, 3.35) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Makeup of 4/19 postponement: Won 4-0 on a 1-hitter. Valera (.431) a 2-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR.  1B Ryan McBroom 2 for 2 w/a walk.

Cortes (W, 2-2, 3.86) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 8 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.93

AA: Trenton (33-21) won 7-2 despite striking out 18x. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Kellin Deglan 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. CF Rashad Crawford 2 RBI. Starter Deivi Garcia 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 4 W, 4 K. 2.97.

High A: Tampa (24-34) lost 7-3. 3B Angel Aguilar 3-run HR.

Low A: Charleston (32-27) won 2-1. Solo HR Canaan Smith (.311) in the top of the 9th. Solo HR in the 7th by 1B Mickey Gasper.

Vizcaino 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.  3.16
Diaz (W, 3-1, 4.35) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. Relievers waste good starting pitching efforts at High and Low A.

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AAA: SWB (20-17) split a DH.

Game 1 (Reg. scheduled game): won 10-5. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. 3B Brad Miller 2-run HR, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. Adonis Rosa (W, 1-0, 5.11 at AAA) 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER (Wade made 2 errors), 10 H, 2 W, 6 K.

Game 2: (makeup of 5/12, which was supposed to be at SWB but had to be made up in Toledo) lost 5-0, getting just 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (23-14) won 6-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 4 RBI. (.333). DH Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI (.357). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. Matt Wivinis with the “hold”, 3 scoreless IP of relief, 4 K. Brooks Kriske 2 scoreless for the save.

High A: Tampa (17-23) lost 8-6. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI.

Nice job by starter Glenn Otto, 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K, but reliever Greg Weissert gave up 5 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 IP (2 HR).

Low A:   Charleston (23-18) lost 8-3 in 10 innings. LF Canaan Smith 3 hits, RBI (.330). DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (.304). 3B Ricky Surum 2 hits. Starter Alexander Vizcaino 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 10 K, but reliever Bryan Blanton gave up 5 R, 4 ER, in 2 IP for the loss.