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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (33-34) won  9-7 in 11 innings. CF Clint Frazier 3 hits, .322. SS Tyler Wade 3 hits, triple, RBI, .269. 3B Brandon Drury 3 hits, 3 RBI, .353. No offense to these guys but they need to be on a MLB roster, the Yanks don’t have room, the Yanks could use another top-notch starter. That means these three guys are trade bait. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 RBI.

Hale 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.50
Joe Harvey (H, 2) 2/3 IP,  1 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 1.74
Carroll (BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.97
Espinal (W, 3-1, 2.70) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (39-28) lost 10-2. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. Cessa on rehab.

Cessa 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  0.00 At AA. (0-1, 3.18 in 2 rehab stints)
Sosebee (L, 0-1, 6.00) 2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Young 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K.   40.50
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 w, 2 K.  1.85

High A:  Tampa off. The Florida State All-star game was played tonight. 1B Brandon Wagner 0 for 3 for FSL North. 2B Diego Castillo 2 doubles, RBI. The North won 5-0.

Nick Green (Started) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K.
Rosa (pitched 5th inning) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Lane (got last out) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A:   Charleston (33-34) won 10-4. 1B Chris Hess 4 for 4, 2 doubles, 5 RBI. DH Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. RF Steven Sensley 2 hits. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits.

Lehnen 5 1/3 IP, 4 R,  7 H, 5 W, 5 K. 2.92
Higgins (BS, 1; W, 2-1, 1.50) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.33

The Yanks received an infielder from the Brewers for Erik Kratz. From what I see, nothing special. Last name, Rijo.

Minor League Report. (Also, some Yankees news).

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For the second time this month, the Yanks had to spend overnight at an airport. Last night, after taking off, it was discovered that there was a malfunction, the plane had to return to Dallas and the Yanks once again had to wait hours at the airport before leaving. This happened last week in Washington, now again. Luckily both occurrences were before off-days, but the Yanks came out flat in KC after it happened. What about tomorrow vs. the Angels? At least tomorrow (Friday) the ace, Severino, is pitching.

Some interesting tidbits about Old-Timer’s Day this year. Andy Pettitte and Jason Giambi will be there. Jim Leyritz is pissed because he didn’t get an invite.

Boston lost, so the lead Boston has over the Yanks is down to one. Boston is 34-16, the Yanks 31-15. So the Yanks are actually one up in the loss column, having played four less games. So if the Yanks, in those four extra games they have, go 3-1, they would be even with Boston.

He was not there long. Ryan Bollinger, brought up yesterday, was immediately sent back down. Reason? Tommy Kahnle is expected to be reactivated tomorrow.

Now for Saturday, it gets interesting, because Greg Bird is expected back on Saturday. But who does he replace? Tyler Austin? In 28 games, 101 at bats, Austin is hitting only .238, but has 8 HR, 23 RBI and has an OPS+ of 118, 18% above league average. The walk/k ratio isn’t good at 7/41, and the average isn’t hot, but it would be a tough send-down for someone with an 118 OPS+, 8 HR and 23 RBI.

Nick Swisher is with the Yanks, basically as a “scout”.

AAA: SWB (21-24) won 3-1. SS Tyler Wade (.228) 2 hits. 1B Greg Bird 1 for 5, RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 hits. RF L.J. Mazzilli 2 hits.

Keep an eye on Josh Rogers. If the Yanks need an emergency starter, he may be called up before Justus Sheffield. LHP, 23, 24 in July.

Rogers (W, 4-3, 2.80) 6 1/3, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Feyereisen (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.18
Coshow (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.21

AA: Trenton (27-19) lost 1-0, getting just three hits.

Keller (L, 4-3, 3.11) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.45

High A: Tampa (24-21) lost 9-1.

3B Angel Aguilar HR. RF Alexander Palma and CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits each.

Nelson (L, 1-2 6.89) 2 2/3 IP, 7 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K
Trieglaff 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70
Young 3 IP,  1 R, 3 H, 4 W, 3 K.    5.63

Low A: Charleston (20-25) rained out.

 

 

Minor League Report. Sheffield off DL, Bird HRs.

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Before yesterday’s Yankees’ game, they sent down Giovanny Gallegos and brought up Ryan Bollinger.

AAA: SWB (20-24) won 7-1. LF Tyler Wade 1 for 5, struck out 3x. CF Clint Frazier 1 for 4. 1B Greg Bird 2 for 5, HR, 2 RBI.  3B Brandon Drury 1 for 4, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 for 4, solo HR. SS Rey Navarro 2 RBI.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.46
Kahnle (W, 1-0, 9.00) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Joe Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.54
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.29

AA: Trenton (27-18) lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Chris Gittens got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits.

Koerner 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.21
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.45
Foley 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1.37
Ort (L, 1-1, 2.41) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.41

Because of that stupid rule that has runners in extra innings start the inning at second base, the runs are unearned.

High A: Tampa (24-20) lost 5-3. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 3-run HR. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Carter (L, 0-1, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Kamplain 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.05
Young 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
Harris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.51

Low A: Charleston (20-25) split a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 4 hits.

Sears (L, 0-3, 2.08) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.32

Makeup of 5/22 ppd: Won 3-2. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits.

Junk 4 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 3 K. 7.88
Higgins (W, 1-0, 4.50) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Cedeno (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.68

 

Minor League Report. Florial out until August. Bird HRs.

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Yankees’ CF prospect Estevan Florial will be out until August because he needs surgery on the hammate bone in his hand. Florial was hitting .246-1-10 at High A Tampa.

AAA: SWB (19-20) lost 5-1. CF Shane Robinson 2 of SWB’s 4 hits. Tyler Wade 0 for 4.

Camarena (L, 2-3, 5.08) 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Joe Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.00
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K. 6.75

AA: Trenton (26-14) won 2-0 on a one-hitter. 1B Greg Bird solo HR. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits.

Keller (W, 4-2, 3.35) 8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W 1 K. 1.47

High A: Tampa (23-18) lost 1-0 in a rain-shortened game, getting just two hits, both by SS Hoy Jun Park.

Whitlock 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K. 0.00 Just called up from Low-A Charleston.
Young (L, 0-1, 9.00) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (17-23) lost 3-1. RF Steven Sensley 3 of Charleston’s 5 hits, 2 doubles.

Orozco (L, 0-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Weissert 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.50
Cedeno 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.75

Minor League Report. Bird and McKinney start rehab with Tampa.

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AAA: SWB (15-17) ppd. SS Thairo Estrada placed on the DL with a wrist injury, P Giovanny Gallegos comes off the DL.

AA:  Trenton (20-12) lost 3-1. SS Abital Avelino, 2B Gosuke Katoh and 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits each. Erik Swanson continues to dominate at AA.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K. 0.52
Reeves (BS,1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.80
Foley (L, 1-1, 1.76) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up walk-off, 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (18-16) lost 10-6. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, RBI. LF Billy McKinney 0 for 1 with 2 walks. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI.

Nick Green (L, 3-1, 2.94) 4 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Young 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (16-17) lost 2-1. Two hits each for SS Wilkerman Garcia, RF Steven Sensley and DH Leonardo Molina.

Sears (L, 0-2, 1.99) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
A. Severino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.69
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.94

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (14-16) won 8-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, double, 2 RBI. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits. DH Mike Ford 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 RBI. 1B Adam Lind 1 for 5, double, RBI.

Camarena (W, 2-1, 4.66) 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 W, 4 K.
Lail (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.08
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.32

AA: Trenton (19-10) won 4-3. LF Ben Ruta 2 RBI.

Keller (W, 2-2, 4.62) 5 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Mesa (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.15
Frawley (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 Just promoted from High A Tampa.
Foley (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.64

High A:   Tampa (17-14) lost 4-1. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.

Stephan (L, 2-1, 1.85) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.95
Young 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (16-15) won 3-2 on a walkoff in the bottom of the 9th. Leonardo Molina GW single. C Jason Lopez solo HR. 2 hits RF Dalton Blaser. 2 hits 1B Chris Hess.

Garcia 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K. 4.34
Weissert (W, 1-2, 2.70) 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

While I was away…

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I’ll resume reports tonight, but some thoughts on what has happened to the Yanks since I left to visit family across the country (and in so doing, seeing games at Dodger Stadium and Petco Park).

The Yanks are trying to keep their heads above water. They are currently 43-37, 3  games behind Boston in the AL East, in second place. They have the top wild card spot.

Injuries have hit this team hard. Even callups have been getting hurt, none more cruelly than OF Dustin Fowler, who received a terrible knee injury in his very first MLB game before he even took his first MLB at bat. Fowler, who needed immediate surgery, is done for the year.

As you can see, injuries haven’t only hit the big club. Gleyber Torres, done for the year, and James Kaprielian, who has missed and will miss the whole season, have been hit by it too.

How else to explain the return of Chris Carter, who was DFA’d by the Yankees, turned down by everyone else, who accepted a demotion to SWB, but before reporting to SWB, had to return to the Yankees because of an injury to Tyler Austin?

It’s still unknown whether Greg Bird will make it back this season.

As for the usual regulars, Aaron Hicks is on the DL. CC and Adam Warren are expected to come off maybe tomorrow, July 4th. Matt Holliday is still on it, recovering from God knows what—allergic reaction, viral infection—do they really know? Starlin Castro is on.

Mason Williams had to be let go because of some moves the Yanks had to make to fill holes elsewhere.

Jacoby Ellsbury had to be rushed back from his rehab stint because of Hicks’ injury.

We’ve seen spring training like lineups recently. 1/2 regulars, 1/2 backups or minor leaguers just brought up because of injury.

One silver lining in this dark cloud is that now you are seeing some of these minor leaguers and what they can or cannot do. They are getting MLB experience, maybe earlier than expected due to necessity.

Tyler Wade, Miguel Andujar, Dustin Fowler (oh, so briefly) and Clint Frazier have made their MLB debuts. In the cases of Andujar (3 for 4, 4 RBI) and Frazier (double, HR) they were excellent MLB debuts.

I am hoping Chance Adams comes up soon. Unfortunately Luis Cessa (0-3, 5.82) hasn’t filled in well for CC Sabathia. Maybe Adams would have done better.

The bullpen has had problems, esp. with Warren out. Clippard had really bad struggles, now Betances had trouble. Chapman just came off the DL recently.

Even here, we’ve seen youngsters like Gallegos and German already. Tyler Webb was just brought up, too. Ronald Herrera was brought up, same with Ben Heller.

Over my vacation, the Yanks have resembled a M*A*S*H* unit. It was hard to recognize some of the lineups, especially when you had the likes of Austin Romine or Ronald Torreyes hitting sixth.

The Yanks need to start winning the close games again. At 43-37, they are six games below what their expected record (based on runs scored vs. runs allowed) should be. There have been a couple of excruciating one-run losses lately.

The OPS+ is 110 and the ERA+ 116, meaning they are 10% and 16% above  the league average offensively and defensively.

Things are rocky right now. The Yanks for now, have to tread water until they get people healthy or make a trade. There are needs to be filled. 1B, 3B, another starter, another reliever.

Maybe one of these kids gets hot and proves worthy. As I mentioned, a silver lining amidst these injuries is that you get to see what these minor league prospects I have been writing about can do. If they succeed, then a trade may not be necessary.

Tread water and hold the fort until reinforcements (via trade or coming off the DL) arrive.

That, for now, is what the Yanks have to do.

One notable baseball passing lately: Anthony Young, ex-Met, Cub and Astro, at age 51. He was not as bad as his won-lost record of 15-48. His ERA was league average at 3.89. But he set a MLB record of 27 losses in a row. 51 …. gone too soon.

Five Yankees were named to the All Star Game: Judge (starter), Castro, Sanchez, Betances, and Severino. Didi Gregorius could be voted in also, in the last-man voting.