Down on the Farm


Triple-A Scranton (7-4 win over Durham)
Jamal Strong: 1 for 2, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K - just when you’re ready to give up on him…BAM!
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – 18th jack puts him on pace for 36..
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3 – plummeting to new lows…0 for his last 20, hitting .233
Steven White: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HB
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 7 ER in last 8.2 IP
Edwar: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – en fuego…

Double-A Trenton (9-5 win over Akron)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 3 BB
Andy Cannizaro: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – BA up to .222
Shawn Garrett: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Matt Carson: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI – he’s been the team’s best and most consistent hitter for 2 years running now…
Aarom Baldiris: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Alan Horne: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 70-20 K/BB ratio in his last 55 IP
Zach Kroenke: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – 9 ER in last 9 IP

High-A Tampa (4-0 win over Fort Myers)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP - 17 for his last 49 (.347)
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 2 K – 9 for his last 38 (.237)
Kevin Russo: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 7 for his last 15
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Russ Raley: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Dan McCutchen: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5-13 GB/FB – pitched into the 7th in 7 of his last 10 starts…

Low-A Charleston is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break.

Short Season Staten Island (6-3 win over Brooklyn)
DJ Hollingsworth: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Luis Nunez: 2 for 4, 2 R
Damon Sublett: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – .394-.462-.496 at school this year after .394-.500-.642 the year before…
Chris Raber: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
Justin Snyder: 1 for 4, 1 R
Dellin Betances: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP – 3 run second inning uglified his line
Phil Bartleski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Craig Heyer: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – niiiiice
Nick Peterson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – last year’s closer (well, at least until this guy showed up) is back for an encore

Rookie GCL Yanks (7-2 win over GCL Blue Jays)
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Ryan Wehrle: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB - dude hit .241 in college this year…with a metal bat!
Melky Mesa: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K – threw a runner out at first from center
Zolio Almonte: 3 for 5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K – 3 of 4 hits this year have been doubles
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 1 2B – this dude crushed the ball in college this year (.392-.446-.672 with 35 XBH, 21 BB, 13 K in 52 games)
Dicky Marquez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K – if only he wasn’t 21 yrs old…
Danny Gil: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3 WP  

Yankee draftees in the College World Series
Taylor Holiday, 1B, UC Irvine (19th): 0 for 4, 3 K in Irvine’s 7-1 loss to Oregon State
Matt Morris, LF, UC Irvine (23rd): 0 for 3, 1 BB

UC Irvine couldn’t find the magic this game, putting up little fight after playing extra inning games the last 2 days. After going 10-14 in conference play, Oregon State is going to the CWS Finals for the second year in a row. They’re sitting nice and pretty – the rotation is lined up and the players get an extra day off by taking care of business today. OSU has not been behind in the score since June 5th, a span of nearly 50 innings.

UNC housed Rice 6-1 earlier in the day, so they’ve got to face off tomorrow to see who faces OSU. If UNC wins tomorrow, it’ll be the first time in CWS history that there’s a rematch of the Championship series from the year before. Joe Savery vs. The Truth, with Adam Warren set to go an extended stint for UNC if needed, and Bobby Bramhall & Cole St. Clair well rested for Wayne Graham’s Owls. Gonna be a great one, game starts at 7pm EST.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. CB says:


    What more does Horne have to do to get sent to Scranton? I know this is his first solid year after battling back from surgery but at this point is AA a challenge? And is Trenton still on a 6 man rotation? Makes keeping Horne in AA even stranger (though the same thing could be said for Marquez or Smith).

    Are they seriously considering bringing up Hernandez from Scranton as an option if Igawa turns into Igawa again at the stroke of midnight? Can’t see why he’s blocking a spot in AAA if that’s not the case.

  2. C-Note says:

    Why is Horne still in Trenton? Need him at AAA so if Igawa pitches like Igawa or anyone else goes down he can get the call— he’s 24 and pitching great

  3. Mike Plugh says:

    Bryan Smith at BP wrote about Alan Horne in his latest piece about impact mid-season call ups.


    He said:

    “Horne isn’t well known, but he should be. His selection from Florida in the 11th round of the 2005 draft was a hidden gem delivered by the Yankees’ scouting department. Horne is over the injury problems that plagued his college career, and he is suddenly somewhere in the mix for the organization’s best pitching prospect behind Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain. While Hughes rehabs and Joba prepares further for The Show, I believe it’s Horne rather than Tyler Clippard who would be better suited to pitch every fifth day for the Yanks.”

    Today made Smith look good by posting this a couple of days ago. What are the chances that the organization will make this move though? Slim to none?

  4. BronxBombers says:

    Does anyone have more details on Betances’ start? Such as how fast he threw or how his control was

  5. Tommy says:

    I think Damon Sublett has a chance to zip through the system. Looking at numbers from college, I like him better than the Russo/Raley group they drafted last year. Above them, there’s even less.

  6. Joseph P. says:

    There was but one real line about Betances in the Staten Island Advance:

    “He allowed three second-inning runs, but was betrayed by shaky defense.”

    The whole game article was a story about Damon Sublett. While he’s a good guy to watch, one would think more people are interested in Betances. This is why newspaper coverage sucks, and why the SI Yanks should grant us media passes (I’d actually go to some games and cover them if that was the case).

    According to Mike, the Post says he topped out at 93.

  7. Keith says:

    Why isn’t Shelley Duncan with the Yanks? Sure, he’s a little old for a prospect, but he at least deserves a bench spot.

  8. dan says:

    im leaving for the summer, so i’ll share a portion of my minor league wish list. i hope all these things happen by the time i come back in early august:

    horne is promoted
    tabata hits a homerun
    edwar pitching the 7th in the bronx
    kennedy/joba dominate and get promoted
    and something else i cant remember now

    c’mon mike, make it happen

    happy summer everyone

  9. Joseph P. says:

    Happy summer, Dan.

  10. Joseph P. says:

    Mike, I gotta think that if Igawa gets lit up again this weekend, they’d have to seriously consider Horne.

  11. [...] Duncan, 1B, AAA: i quote yesterday’s DotF – just when you’re ready to give up on [...]

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.