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The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: 5-3 win for SWB. They beat our old buddy, Chien Ming Wang, who is in the Braves’ system trying to get back to the majors but having a rough go of it. The 35-year-old Wang is 0-3, 5.64. LF Slade Heathcott 2 h, 2 RBI, .337. Bryan Mitchell (2-2, 2.59) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H. See my Game 28 post of the big club. Mitchell is pitching well. Capuano, Nova, and Tanaka could all be ready in a few weeks. CC is 0-5, 5.45. What will the Yankees do?

AA: 9-1 Trenton win. Brady Lail 1 R, 5 IP. 2 RBI each for 1B Greg Bird, DH Eric Jagielo and 3B Dante Bichette, Jr.

High A:  9-1 Tampa win. Rookie Davis 1 R, 5 IP. Giovanny Gallegos 3 scoreless relief innings with 5 K. 16 hits for Tampa, with everybody in the lineup getting one. SS Tyler Wade .320, DH Matt Snyder .371.

A: Charleston won 3-1. 2 doubles and 2 RBI for DH Isaias Tejeda. Luis Cedeno 1 R in 5 IP (3-0, 0.59). Two scoreless innings each for Yoel Espinal (0.61) and Dillon McNamara (0.84).

The minors today.

AAA: 8-5 loss for SWB. Beaten by our old buddy, Chien Ming Wang, who threw six shutout innings for Buffalo. CF Melky Mesa w/2h, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Brent Lillibridge 3 H, 2 rbi.

AA:  5-1 win for Trenton. Nik Turley (9-6, 3.74) 1 R in 7 IP. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h, 2 rbi. LF Ramon Flores 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 5-4. Jairo Heredia 4 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 7 K. 3 players w/2h each.

Low A: 1-0 win for Charleston despite getting outhit 10 to 4. HR DH Rey Nunez.

The minors.

AAA: SWB had a DH. Both 7-inning games.

Game 1: 2-1 win. Chris Bootcheck all the way. 1 R, 4 H in 7 IP. Who did the RailRiders beat? Chien Ming Wang, who gave up 2 R in 6 IP for Buffalo. 1B Dan Johnson 2-run HR.

Game 2: SWB got the sweep with a 5-0 shutout. Johnson solo HR. David Adams 2 H, 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton 6-1 win. Zach Nuding 5 IP, 1 R. CF Slade Heathcott 3 H, rbi. Andrew Clark (1b) and Reegie Corona (DH) 2 RBI each.

High A: DH for Tampa.

Game 1: 10-0 win for Tampa. DH Pete O’Brien HR and 5 RBI. RF Yeral Sanchez HR and 4 RBI. A-Rod 0 for 3. Between Low A and High A on his rehab, in 7 games, he is 2 for 18. This isn’t AAA. It is A ball. Not even an extra base hit yet.

Game 2:  Won 3-2 in 8. Bryan Mitchell 8 K in 5 IP. DH Gary Sanchez 2 H and rbi.

Low A: 4-1 loss for Charleston. 2 H, solo HR 1B Greg Bird.



The minors.

Friday night’s games. I am heading up to Moosic (between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre) for the AAA game tonight (Sat).. I’m crossing my fingers b/c the weather forecast isn’t the best. I’m hoping to see players like Mustelier and Neal for myself.

Wang opted out of his contract to sign a major league deal with Toronto.

AAA: 4-2 loss by SWB. Betances blew a 2-1 lead in the 8th. Vidal Nuno only went 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 4 K. He was starting in place of Wang, who was originally scheduled. Hopefully nothing is wrong with Nuno. Maybe a rain delay where he then got pulled. It appears so. SWB got just three hits. RF Ronnier Mustelier double, 2 rbi.  Melky Mesa, 57 games: 6 walks. 90 K.

AA:  Trenton ppd.

High A: Tampa lost 2-0. Scottie Allen 1 R in 5 2/3. (5-3. 4.11). LF Ben Gamel 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston lost 3-2 in 13. Rafael De Paula 1 R in 5 IP, 8 k. 2.43. 3 hits, solo HR for C Pete O’Brien. (.323-9-36). DH Rey Nunez solo HR.

One person the Yanks drafted yesterday was Mike O’Neill of Michigan. The OF is the nephew of Paul O’Neill.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB won 9-1. Wang 6 shutout innings, (4-4, 2.33) but scouts think his stuff isn’t as good as when he was in his heyday and wouldn’t play in the majors. Still, no denying he’s doing what he can at AAA. CF Melky Mesa 3 H, HR, 3 RBI. LF Zoilo Almonte  2 hits, solo HR. 3 hits 3b Ronnier Mustelier.

AA: Trenton lost 2-0. Another strong outing by Jose Ramirez, 2 R in 6 IP (1-3, 2.65). Trenton got just 3 hits.

High A: 3-1 lead for Tampa after four. Game suspended.

Low A: 8-1 loss for Charleston, who got just four hits.


The minors today. Wang great.

AAA: Great game for Wang. 7 shutout innings, 2 H as SWB wins 8-0. (3-4, 2.65). Thomas Neal 2 H, rbi, .348. Instead of carrying 13 pitchers (why Huff? They really don’t need him and he isn’t that good; see the game post), they could have had Neal as a righty OF bat off the bench to PH for Hughes in the 7th tonight. Really. 3 Hits, 2 RBI Zoilo Almonte. Ronnier Mustelier 3 H, rbi.

AA:  7-4 win for Trenton. Jose Ramirez 3 R in 5 2/3, 6 K. (1-2, 2.59). RF Tyler Austin 3 H, double, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Kevin Mahoney 2 H, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI CF Slade Heathcott.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: 11-5 win for Charleston. Evan Rutckyj 3 R in 6 IP. 1B Rey Nunez 3 H double, HR, 4 rbi.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 5-1. Wang (L, 2-4, 3.07) 1 R in 5 2/3. Cody Eppley 3 R in 1 IP (5.06 and what a difference a year makes). SWB got only 1 run despite 11 hits. CF Melky Mesa and LF Zoilo Almonte 2 h each. 3B Ronnier Mustelier with 3 hits. Thomas (I should be replacing Ben Francisco) Neal 1 H, 2 walks, .323.

AA: Trenton won 3-0. Matt Tracy 6 IP 2 H 7 K. CF Slade Heathcott w/2rbi.

High A: Tampa won 7-0. Sean Black 5 1/3 scoreless. LF Ben Gamel 3 doubles and 3 RBI.

Low A: Charleston won 2-0. Rafael De Paula 6 scoreless.

The minors today.

How can a catcher never receive more than 150 AB in a minor league season, but continue to climb up the minor league ladder each year? Don’t ask me, but Jeff Farnham has done it in the Yanks’ minor league system. 140 G., 510 minor league AB. .235-4-43. Nothing to write home about. Most AB in a season 142 for Low A Charleston in 2011. But here he is as a backup for AAA SWB. Go figure.

AAA: SWB lost 4-1. Wang went 6 2/3, 4 R, 12H. 2-3, 3.29. Ronnier Mustelier 2 H (3B, .211).

AA: Trenton got only two hits in a 6-2 loss. Both hits were solo HR (Cf Slade Heathcott & LF Neil Medchill).

High A: 9-4 loss for Tampa. 3 h, 2 doubles, 2B Angelo Gumbs. 2 H, double, 2 RBI for C Gary Sanchez.

Low A: 6-3 Charleston win. Rafael De Paula 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H and 11 K. DH Greg Bird 2 H, triple, Hr, 2 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI for 3B Dante Bichette, Jr.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB won 4-3. Wang 3 R in 7 2/3. ND, ERA 2.84. Our old buddies Cody Eppley 2/3 (W, 2-1, 2.13) and Clay Rapada (S #1, 2/3 Ip, 0.00) finished up. Granderson 2-4, RBI. He DH’d today. 2B Corban Joseph 2 hits. 2 doubles, RBI for CF Melky Mesa. C Bobby Wilson 2 H, RBI.

AA:  Trenton won 6-2. Jeremy Bleich 3 scoreless IP. Matt Tracy 2 R in 5 2/3 IP. DH Kyle Roller 2 H, solo HR. 2 H, RBI LF Ramon Flores.

High A: Tampa PPD.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. Gabe Encinas, Brett Gerritse and Alex Smith combined for 14K. 3 H, HR, 4 rbi for 1B Rey Nunez.  2 H, rbi for both DH Greg Bird and LF Kelvin De Leon.

The minors today.

AAA: Chien Ming Wang had an off night and SWB lost 5-0. They only got 4 hits. Wang: 5 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 0 walks, 5 K, 1 HR given up. He is now 2-2, 2.63 at AAA. David Adams (1b) had two doubles. (.325)

AA:  Trenton won 5-0 on a two-hitter. Matt Tracy 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks and 9 K. Good to see, since he’s still 3-2, 8.31. 2 RBI each for CF Slade Heathcott and 3B Reegie Corona. C J.R. Murphy 2 hits, .318.

High A: Tampa got shut out 7-0. Bryan Mitchell 7 R, 6 ER in 4 IP. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 of the 4 hits. (.370 Low A, .385 High A since the callup).

Low A: Charleston won 10-4. Jose Campos (acquired in the Montero deal) 3 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 5 K. Evan Rutckyj (if he ever makes the majors, I’d love to hear Sterling try to pronounce that last name) 4 unearned runs in 5 1/3. 2 H, 2 RBI 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. (.195).  2 RBI C Pete O’Brien (.313).  3 RBI RF Yeicok Calderon.  SS Cito Culver 3 h, rbi.