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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.  

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (18-16) lost 6-5. CF Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. C Ryan Lavarnway 2 RBI. 2B Breyvic Valera solo HR. DH Brad Miller solo HR. Starter David Hale 5 R in 3 IP. David Sosebee two scoreless innings of relief.

AA: Trenton (21-14) lost 5-0, getting just four hits, two by DH Chris Gittens. Starter Deivi Garcia (L, 1-2, 4.50) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 9 K. Matt Wivinis 2 scoreless relief innings.

High A: Tampa (17-21) lost 1-0, getting just three hits.

Miguel Yajure (L, 1-5, 3.52) 6 IP 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Braden Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.65

Low A: Charleston (22-17) won 7-6 in 11 innings. CF Josh Stowers (.306) GW hit. DH Canaan Smith (.318) 2 hits.  Starter Daniel Bies 1 R in 6 IP.

Game 36. Yanks fall, 10-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Just a bad night all around as the Yanks (21-15) lost 10-1 to Seattle. They only got five hits.

The only run came in the sixth when Mike Tauchman doubled, D.J. LeMahieu singled him to third and Tauchman scored on a SF by Luke Voit.

Only Luis Cessa pitched well.

Gio Urshela fouled a ball off of his leg and had to leave the game. X-rays negative, bruised knee.

D.J. LeMahieu 2 hits (.339).
Mike Tauchman 2 hits.

The Yanks may have to reconsider how quickly they are bringing guys back from rehab. Miguel Andujar is 2 for 19 since coming off of the DL. Meanwhile (see the minor league report) Aaron Hicks, in three rehab games, hasn’t got a hit yet. Maybe both need more time?

Loaisiga (L, 1-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cessa 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.32
Barrett 2 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.   14.73

When Loaisiga was added to the roster for the start, Tyler Wade was sent down.

After this game, Barrett was sent down. Nestor Cortes reportedly on his way up.

Game 28. Yanks complete sweep of Giants with 11-5 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (17-11) completed a weekend sweep of the Giants with an 11-5 win Sunday and also got fortunate that two players weren’t hurt worse.

D.J. LeMahieu (knee) and Gio Urshela (HBP on hand) got negatives on X-rays after both were forced to leave the game. Just what the Yanks would have needed— more injuries. They are off Monday and Thursday of this week, so time for healing.

The Yanks scored twice in each of the first three innings. In the first, LeMahieu singled and both Luke Voit and Brett Gardner walked to load the bases. Gary Sanchez reached on an error and it was 1-0 Yanks. The second run scored when Gleyber Torres GIDP.

Urshela singled to lead off the second, and Tyler Wade walked. With two out, both runners moved up on an error on a pickoff attempt and Voit singled them both home. 4-0 Yanks.

Torres hit a 2-run HR (5) in the third. 6-0.

The Yanks made it 8-0 in the sixth when Gary Sanchez hit a 2-run HR (8).

Domingo German had a one-hit shutout through five innings but faltered in the sixth, giving up four runs.

The Yanks got insurance with three runs in the top of the ninth. Torres walked and went to second on a WP. Mike Tauchman singled Torres to third. Cameron Maybin singled in Torres and both runners moved up to second and third on the throw. Tyler Wade then singled them both in. 11-4.

Joe Harvey gave up a HR in the bottom of the ninth.

Thairo Estrada 2 hits.
Voit 3 hits, 2 RBI
Sanchez HR, 3 RBI
Torres 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Urshela 2 for 2, HBP
Wade 2 RBI

German (W, 5-1, 2.56) 6 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.02
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.69
Harvey 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  6.75 Gave up 1 HR.

Game 24. Yanks comeback to win 6th straight, 6-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With all the injuries, the scrubs are somehow finding a way.

Down 5-0 going into the sixth, the Yanks (14-10, 2nd in AL East, 1 1/2 back) came back to win 6-5 for their sixth straight victory. They are playing with some guts and grit.

Before the game, it was announced that Gio Gonzalez, who opted out of his contract with the Yanks, went back to Milwaukee on a one-year deal.’

Chad Green did have an option left. The struggling Green was sent down and Stephen Tarpley was brought back up. Also, the Yanks reactivated Gary Sanchez and sent down Kyle Higashioka.

More disconcerting was that Clint Frazier was out of the lineup again, and was getting an MRI on the ankle he twisted Monday night.

UPDATE: Frazier going on the IL.

Not only that, but Giancarlo Stanton had a setback in his recovery from his biceps injury and needed a cortisone shot in his SHOULDER.

Aargh. We are still looking at a couple of weeks until some of the starters start coming back.

You hope the team can tread water until then, and with this winning streak, they are doing more than that. Give them credit for that. Give Boone credit for holding things together. Things really could have fallen apart.

CC started and got 3 strikeouts to take him to 2997 for his career, but he was off. He gave up a HR to Andrelton Simmons in the first inning. 1-0 Angels.

He then gave up 4 runs in the fourth. Simmons touched him for another HR to make it 2-0.  Kole Calhoun later that inning hit a 3-run HR to make it 5-0.

The Yanks got two back in the sixth. Tyler Wade beat out an infield hit and D.J. LeMahieu doubled him home. 5-1.  Luke Voit singled LeMahieu to third. After two outs, it appeared the Yanks wouldn’t score anymore, but a PB by Angels’ C Jonathan Lucroy (who has made a couple of costly mistakes this series) enabled LeMahieu to score. 5-2 Angels.

The Yanks tied it in the seventh, but could have had more. The Yanks loaded the bases on a walk to Mike Ford, a single by Gio Urshela and a walk to Mike Tauchman. Wade walked to force in a run, 5-3. LeMahieu hit a SF, 5-4. Voit reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Tauchman to tie the game at five.

But then Brett Gardner hit a screaming liner that Mike Trout made a fabulous play on. But in throwing the ball back to the infield, the Angels picked off Tyler Wade with a hidden ball play. Wade can’t do that. You just can’t adjust your feet or come off the bag even for the slightest moment without knowing EXACTLY where that ball is. He was tagged out, inning over.

Wade made up for his gaffe in the ninth. With two outs, he singled and stole second. LeMahieu singled him in for what proved to be the game-winning run.

Kudos to Jonathan Loaisiga for relieving CC and shutting down the Angels to enable the Yanks to come back and win the game.

Not a good first game back for Gary Sanchez, who took the “Golden Sombrero”, 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts.

LeMahieu 2 hits, 3 RBI, GW RBI.
Wade 2 hits, RBI

Sabathia 5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR.  2.40
Loaisiga (W, 1-0, 2.70) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Chapman (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.70

Game 23. Yanks win 5th in a row, beat Angels 7-5.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Luke Voit homered twice, Mike Ford hit his first MLB HR, and Thairo Estrada got his first two MLB hits as the Yanks (13-10) beat the Angels Tuesday night 7-5 for their fifth straight victory.

Domingo German continues to do his Luis Severino impersonation, stepping up while the ace, Severino, is out, and pitching, well, like you’d be expecting Severino to do. Like an ace.

One problem, however. Chad Green. We’ll get to that later.

Voit hit his first HR of the game (6) in the first to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Wade hit an RBI forceout with the bases loaded in the second to make it 2-0.

Mike Ford’s first MLB HR, a 2-run shot, made it 4-0 in the fifth.

The Angels got an unearned run off of German in the bottom of the fifth, 4-1.

In the seventh, Voit walked, Brett Gardner doubled, and Gleyber Torres singled in a run. Gio Urshela bounced into a fielder’s choice, Gardner out at home, but Mike Tauchman walked to load the bases. Austin Romine’s groundout made it 6-1.

Voit’s seventh HR of the season, and second of the game, made it 7-1 in the eighth.

I don’t think Chad Green has any options left, and if so, the Yanks can’t send him down but need to fix him on the major league level. Green has been horrendous so far this season, and things got even worse for him Tuesday night when he gave up a grand slam to turn the game from a 7-1 laugher to a 7-5 nail-biter.

Voit 2 hits, both HR, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI
Gardner 4 hits
Torres 2 hits, RBI
Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, 1st MLB HR, scored 2x
Estrada 2 hits, his first 2 MLB hits.

German (W, 4-1, 1.75) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Green 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up Grand Slam. 16.43.
Cessa (H, 2)  1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.59
Britton (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.61

Before the game, Jonathan Loaisiga up, Joe Harvey sent down. If Harvey could have stayed and Green sent down, the Yanks probably would have done that, but as mentioned, Green probably out of options. But wow. 16.43! That needs to improve, and with Betances out a while, it needs to improve soon.

Game 22. Yanks, one strike away from winning in 12, win in 14, 4-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

An error and a wild pitch helped the Yanks (12-10) win a marathon, 4-3, over the Angels Monday night in a game that lasted 14 innings and ended after 2 A.M. Eastern Time.

The Yanks were one strike away from winning 3-2 in 12, but Aroldis Chapman hit a batter and gave up a game-tying single after that.

The Yanks got the first run of the game in the first on a Luke Voit HR (5).

J.A. Happ gave up a 2-run HR in the second to Jonathan Lucroy and the Angels took a 2-1 lead. Happ was good, otherwise. Maybe he is coming around after a rough beginning to the season.

Kyle Higashioka opened the third for the Yanks with a double and later scored on a SF by Gleyber Torres (after a couple of walks) to tie the game at two.

That’s where it stood until the twelfth, when Clint Frazier doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a groundout, and after a walk to Mike Ford, Gio Urshela hit a SF to put the Yanks up 3-2. Urshela would be heard from again later.

But in the bottom of the twelfth, with two out, a man on second, and two strikes, Chapman hit the batter, then gave up the game-tying single. On we go.

In the 14th, Gleyber Torres struck out but reached on a throwing error by Lucroy. After Frazier struck out, Torres reached second on a WP. (Thanks, Angels for the gifts). Mike Tauchman struck out and the Angels intentionally walked Ford, once again, to get to Urshela, and once again, their strategy backfired. Torres stole third, and Urshela then singled him home with what proved to be the game-winning run.

Urshela is known for his glove, not his bat, and he has made a couple nice defensive plays this year, including last night. But he is hitting well for the Yanks so far. (.297). So it’s funny to see the Angels walk Ford (.071, just one MLB hit since being called up) twice to get to Urshela. At least Gio delivered both times.

Urshela 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Happ 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.96
Ottavino 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.77
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.16
Cessa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.  1.74
Chapman (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP.  3.00
Holder (W, 1-0, 5.54) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.

It’s early, but one thing I’m concerned about already is Ottavino. He’s pitching well, but it seems like, with Betances out and Green and Holder (until last night) struggling, that Ottavino is in there everyday. I’m worried about Ottavino burning out eventually.

After opting out of his contract, the Yanks did give Gio Gonzalez his release.

The Yanks did sign Brad Miller for depth, mostly a SS/2B/1B, the lefty hitter, 29, is a .240 hitter who does have some pop. He hit 30 HR for Tampa Bay in 2016. I hate to say this, but with this move, and also with the earlier move in getting Mike Tauchman, you have to wonder if the Yanks aren’t all that high on Tyler Wade, who still hasn’t proven he can hit MLB pitching. Otherwise, if they were sold on Wade, why would they make these moves? Eventually a player runs out of chances, and you have to wonder if Wade and/or Greg Bird is reaching that point. Just being honest, here.