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Minor League Report. Didi HR’s in rehab.

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AAA: SWB (8-9) lost 6-2. They made 4 errors.

LF Clint Frazier, RF Mason Williams, and 3B Donovan Solano had 2 hits each, as did C Eddy Rodriguez (who made 2 of the errors). 1B Ji-Man Choi had a solo HR but he had one of the errors. It wasted a good outing by Caleb Smith.

Smith 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.20
Heller (L, 0-3, 8.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 earned, 3 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.15.
Gurka 1 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 7.36.

My friend Josh wanted Heller over Holder for the opening day roster. Sorry, Josh, but you can see what Heller is doing.

AA: Trenton PPD.

High A:  Didi Gregorius homered in his rehab game for Tampa (8-11) but that was Tampa’s only run in a 5-1 loss.  Didi was 2 for 3. Keep an eye on Albert Abreu, just promoted here from Low A Charleston. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits.

Abreu  7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 4 K. 1.29 at this level.
Harris (L, 1-2, 4.66) 1 1/3, 4 R, 6 H, 2 w, 0 K.
Pena 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K. 4.26

Low A: 3-1 win for Charleston (11-9). 2B Hoy Jun Park, solo HR. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits.

Freicer Perez 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. 5.79
Lane (w, 4-0,  0.00) 3 1/3 IP 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Mundell (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 1 K. 0.90

Minor League Report. Adams good again.

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AAA: SWB (6-6) won 10-3. 1B Ji-Man Choi 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Ruben Tejada red-hot, 3 RBI. Clint Frazier struggling. .205. 0 for 5, 4 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder double, HR, 2 RBI. CF Mason Williams 2 RBI.

A lot of SWB hitters (Frazier, Fowler, Williams, Solano) have been struggling so far.

Caleb Smith 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 5 K. 1.93
Graham 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.93
Mantiply 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 0.00
Tyler Jones (W 1-1, 6.35) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Frieri 1 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 6.75

AA: Trenton (7-5) lost in 11, 4-2. Gleyber Torres on 7-day DL with inflamed shoulder.

Trenton only got four hits.

Chance Adams 5 Ip, 1 R, 6 h, 1 walks, 5 K. 1.10  Gave up HR.
Frare (H, 2) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 5 K. 2.35
Marsh (BS, 2) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 4.05
Hissong (L, 0-1, 5.68) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 walks, 1 K.

High A: Tampa (8-6) lost 7-0, getting just two hits, both by 2B Nick Solak. Here, as at SWB, a lot of bats are struggling so far.

Domingo Acevedo (L, 0-2, 5.51) 6 IP, 5 R, 2 earned, 8 H, 0 walks, 6 K.
Roeder 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walks, 1 k. 4.26.

Low A: Charleston (8-6) made 5 errors and lost 5-3.  1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Freicer Perez (L, 0-1, 7.71) 4 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 walks, 3 K.
Diehl 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.00.

Over the course of minor league seasons, players come and go. I can’t report on every one, but one person let go by the Yanks yesterday was 1B Connor Spencer.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (3-6) lost 10-2. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 of SWB’s 5 hits, both hits were doubles.

Cessa (L, 1-1, 1.42 )5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 earned, 3 H, 3 walks, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gurka 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Gave up HR. 8.31
Gallegos 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR. 7.36
Jones 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 9.82
Frieri 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR. 9.00

Some ugly numbers for pitcher’s ERA’s and some batting averages for SWB so far. Frazier .231, Fowler .125, Refsnyder .192, Solano .185, Williams .174, Rodriguez .118.

Bright spot? Tyler Wade at .419.

Hopefully SWB picks it up soon.

AA: Trenton (5-4) lost 4-2. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI (.289). Gleyber Torres is at .257.

All runs given up were unearned.

Daniel Camarena 6 iP, 1 R, unearned, 6 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.60
Marsh (BS, 1; L, 1-2, 4.91) 2/3 IP, 3 R, all unearned, 2 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Feyereisen 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.79
Ruth 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 4.91

High A: Tampa (7-4) won 3-2. SS Jorge Mateo (.333) 2 hits, triple. Abiatal Avelino 2 H, double, 2 RBI. CF Trey Amburgey solo HR.

Zach Littell (W, 1-0, 1.64) 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 0.00
Carroll (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 w, 2 K. 3.38

Low A: Charleston (7-3) won 4-2.  CF Blake Rutherford is at .294.

RF Estevan Florial 3 H, double, HR, 2 RBI. LF Leonardo Molina 2 H, double, RBI. 2 hits SS Diego Castillo.

Brian Keller (W, 2-0, 3.38) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Lane (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks, 2 K. 0.00
Mahoney (S,1 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 k. 0.00

Minor League report.

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AAA: SWB beat Lehigh Valley 2-1 with a walkoff in the bottom of the 9th. Ji-Man Choi with a SF to win the game. CF Mason Williams with a big double that inning.

SWB threw a combined two-hitter.

RF Rob Refsnyder 2 hits. 1B Choi with 2.

Caleb Smith 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 5 K. The only hit he gave up was a HR. 1.80
Joe Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K.  0.00
Chasen Shreve (1-0, 0.00) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. RF Billy McKinney a triple and 2 RBI.

Chance Adams (W 2-0, 0.79) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, only 1 earned, 4 H, 2 walks, 8 K.
Matt Wotherspoon (h. 1) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 4.15
Cale Coshow (S,1) 1 ip, 0 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 3 K. 9.00

High A: Tampa split a DH.

Game 1: Lost 4-1. 2B Nick Solak 2 for 2, double, walk, SB.

Domingo Acevedo (L, 0-1, 6.97) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 9 K.
Josh Roeder 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.08

They won the other game 2-1 in 8 IP. 3 SB for SS Jorge Mateo who already has 9 this year.

Kyle Haynes 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 0.00
Cody Carroll 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 2.08
Dillon McNamara (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 0 K.

Low A: A 14-8 win for Charleston. 2B Hoy Jun Park 4 for 6, 3 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits (but 2 errors).  3B Angel Aguilar 3 hits, 4 RBI.

Freicer Perez 2 IP, 7 R, only 2 earned,  5 H, 2 walks, 1 K. 8.44
Phillip Diehl (W, 2-0, 4.50) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 7 K.
Garrett Mundell 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 2.25

 

Minor League Report. Adams and Torres shine at AA. High A marathon.

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AAA: SWB lost 4-2. Mason Williams 2 hits, RBI for Clint Frazier.

Barbato (L, 0-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Gurka 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.40
Gallegos 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 1 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 0.00

AA: Gleyber Torres doubled in his first at bat and Chance Adams pitched 5 2/3 no-hit innings as Trenton won 6-2. Trenton took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

Torres was 2 for 4, playing SS. 2B Thairo Estrada was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and 1B Mike Ford had 2 hits and 3 RBI. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. had 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI (remember he did not get an invite to MLB camp).

Adams (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 walks, 5 K.
Frare 1 2/3, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 10.80
Feyereisen (S, 1) 1 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00

High A:   Tampa went 16 innings in losing 5-4.

Jhalen Jackson DH, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Mandy Alvarez 2 Hits. 2 Hits for RF Austin Aune.

Domingo Acevedo 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 walks, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 7.71
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 0.00
McNamara 3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 4 K. 0.00
Brewer 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 0.00
Harris 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 4 K. 2.70

Despite 22 K in 12 1/3 IP, Tampa lost the game.

Low A: Charleson won 6-4. DH Blake Rutherford 2 RBI.

Orozco 4IP 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 2.25
Diehl (W, 1-0, 9.00) 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Gomez (S,1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 5 K. 0.00

 

 

S.T. Game 30. Yanks get two in bottom of 9th to win. Rotation battle continues.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees took advantage of a couple of Blue Jays’ errors to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win that raised their spring training record to 22-7-1 (if only they can start the regular season 22-7!).

To me, the story of the game isn’t the win. It is that Adam Warren didn’t pitch well in starting the  game, and thus, the battle for the #4 and #5 starter spots is still wide open.

A few days ago, Luis Cessa was sent to minor league camp.

A #5 starter may not be needed until Game 13 or so. In fact, because of off days, a #4 starter may only be needed once in the first 13 or so games.

So manager Joe Girardi may have extra time to make a decision. With Warren not stepping up today, he may be going back to the swing man role. Spot starter/Long relief.

Which would leave four others for the two spots (unless the Yanks make a trade). Those four are Luis Severino, Chad Green, Bryan Mitchell and the surprise, Jordan Montgomery.

Severino I talked about yesterday. Big difference in him between starting and relieving.

Mitchell may have won one of the spots.

Could Montgomery surprisingly win the other?

Toronto got a run in the first and two in the second to go up 3-0, Warren giving up a 2-run HR in the second.

The Yanks got two in the second when Greg Bird continued his phenomenal spring with yet another HR (7) and Austin Romine singled in a run.

The Yanks tied it in the third on an RBI single by Matt Holliday.

Warren gave up another HR in the fourth and Toronto went up 4-3. The Blue Jays got a run in the seventh off of Jon Niese to make it 5-3.

I like Mason Williams, who is overlooked when talking about Yankees’ outfield prospects. It seems like he is always hurt. He singled in a run in the bottom of the seventh to cut Toronto’s lead to 5-4.

In the bottom of the ninth, Zach Zehner singled and after Wilkin Castillo struck out, Ronald Torreyes reached on an error. Rob Refsnyder flied out but Williams reached on a two-base error that tied the game and put runners on second and third. Pete Kozma singled to win the game.

Opening Day is just over a week away. The first three starters are Tanaka, CC, then Pineda. But who gets #4 and #5? It seems like no one is stepping up to outright claim it.

And that is why Montgomery has a chance.

Warren 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Layne 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Holder 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Niese 1 IP, 1 r, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Marsh (w) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

 

S.T. Game 21. Yanks come back behind 4 HR to win 11-5, sign reliever.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Down 4-1 after two innings, the Yanks came back to beat Toronto 11-5 to improve their spring record to 16-5.

The Yanks hit four HR in the win. Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro, Rob Refsnyder and Clint Frazier all homered.

Hicks had 2 hits, Frazier 2 hits and 2 RBI. 2 hits for Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits for Castro. Ji-Man Choi had 2 RBI. Mason Williams had 2 RBI.

The day was not a good day for Luis Cessa who had a rough outing and appears to be AAA bound after that.

If I were to guess, Adam Warren will be a long man out of the bullpen (not that he can’t start or deserves a starting position, but he’s too valuable in the bullpen) and that the two rotation spots are between Mitchell, Green and Severino.

James Kaprielian had his first and only outing of the spring. The Yanks are bringing him along slowly after his injury last year. He and Mason Williams, who missed most of spring training with a knee problem, were sent down to minor league camp after today’s game.

The Yanks signed reliever Ernesto Frieri. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2015. Frieri saved 23 games between the Padres and Angels in 2012 and 37 games for the Angels in 2013. A gamble… since 2013 he is 2-4, 13 saves, 6.37 ERA. For his career, 11-13, 3.55 ERA+ 105, 73 saves. The righty is 31.

Bryan Mitchell was impressive again.

Today’s pitching:

Cessa 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Heller 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Mitchell 3 IP, 1 R,  2 H, 1 walk,  5 k.
Kaprielian (w) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 3 K.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.