Betances shines in a loss

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Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day, but tragedy has struck the team. I’m sure they’d much rather be playing today.

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day, as did the rest of the Eastern League.

High-A Tampa (3-1 loss to Sarasota)
Luis Nunez: 0 for 4, 1 BB
Eduardo Nunez & Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4 – Nunez doubled & K’ed … Fortenberry scored a run & K’ed twice
Kevin Smith: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Josh Kreuzer: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Jose Gil, Tommy Baldridge (33) & Chris Kunda: all 0 for 3 – Gil K’ed … Baldridge drew a walk & K’ed … Kunda K’ed twice
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 K – for all intents and purposes, he’s been their best hitter this year … seriously
Ivan Nova: 6 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 8-4 GB/FB – giving up too many hits … 152 in 139.2 IP this year
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston (7-1 loss to Delmarva)
Justin Snyder, Bradley Suttle, Austin Romine & Austin Krum: all 0 for 3 – Snyder & Suttle each drew a walk & K’ed … the Austin’s each K’ed … Romine allowed a passed ball
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 13 game hitting streak
Jeff Nutt (25): 1 for 1, 1 2B – took over behind the plate for Romine after he left the game in the 6th inning following a ground out … not sure what’s up with that
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Wady Rufino: 1 for 2, 1 K – left the game with an injury after ripping a single
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 2 K, 1 SB, 2 E (both throwing) – bad day
Abe Almonte: 1 for 3, 2 K, 1 SB
Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5-1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – 84 hits allowed & 120 K in 104.2 IP
Stephen Artz: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Angel Reyes: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – season debut after an injury & 50 game PED suspension

Short Season Staten Island
Game 1
(6-5 loss to Williamsport in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Addison Maruszack (17) & David Adams (3): both 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB – Maruszack hit a solo homer & swiped a bag … Adams stole a base & K’ed
Brian Baisley: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Marcos Vechionacci, Jack Rye & Ray Kruml: all 1 for 3, 1 RBI – Rye & Kruml each doubled … Kruml also K’ed
Mike Lyon (24) & Dan Brewer (8): both 0 for 1 – Lyon took over for Vech late in the game as usual … Brewer drew a walk, was hit by a pitch & scored a run
Mitch Abeita (19) & Taylor Grote: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Abeita K’ed
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1-7 GB/FB
Andy Shetrone: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 2-2 GB/FB
Game 2 (1-0 win over Williamsport in 7 innings)
Addison Maruszack (17): 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
David Adams (3): 2 for 3, 1 SB – 7 for his last 15 (.467)
Dan Brewer (8) & Erik Lovett (39): both 1 for 3, 1 2B – Brewer drove in the only run & K’ed … Lovett K’ed twice
Mike Lyon (24), Steve Strausbaugh & Jahdiel Santamaria: all 0 for 3, 1 K
Melky Mesa & Ben Blumenthal: both 0 for 2 – Blumenthal K’ed
Cory Arbiso (22): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – back after missing over a month due to an injury
Andy Shive: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10-0 GB/FB - damn yo
Brad Rulon (34): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte (20): 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(2-1 win over GCL Phillies in 7 innings)
Corban Joseph (4): 0 for 2, 1 HBP
Kyle Higashioka (7) & Jimmy Paredes: both 1 for 3 – Higashioka allowed a passed ball … Paredes doubled
Mitch Delaney (21): 0 for 3
Kelvin Castro: 1 for 2
Emerson Landoni, Zoilo Almonte & Alvaro Ramirez: all 0 for 1 – Landoni K’ed & committed a fielding error … Almonte drew a walk & scored a run … Ramirez K’ed
Chad Gross: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Neall French: 1 for 1, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – guess the elbow’s feeling better
Jeff Marquez: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-4 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery (47): 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Game 2 (16-3 win over GCL Phillies)
Corban Joseph (4): 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Emerson Landoni: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – OPSing close to .900 … who knew?
Spencer Lucian (31): 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte & Alvaro Ramirez: all 1 for 3, 2 R – Paredes was hit by a pitch, launched a solo jack & walked … Ramirez drew a walk, doubled & drove in a run
Neall French: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Chase Weems: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – 3 for his last 18 (.167)
Roy Gomez: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Chris Smith (5): 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K – you know, if you average out his high school stats & his pro ball stats, he’s had a pretty good year
Manny Banuelos: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 4-4 GB/FB
Nik Turley (50): 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – pro debut
Clint Preisendorfer (42): 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB

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Miley's son killed in car crash
The sound of a dying team
  • A.D.

    Didn’t notice before, but any particular reason Baldrige jumped up to A+ and missed skipped by NYP league or A

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      They needed a warm body, Baldridge is an older, experienced guy.

  • CB

    Betances has had a very nice year. After all of the elbow problems last year he just needed to stay healthy and throw innings.

    His control has settled down. That bout where he completely lost the plate before going on the DL was probably related to his tired shoulder. He’s still got work to do with his control, obviously, but he’s improved a lot over since coming off the DL and that’s a good sign.

    He’s shown the potential everyone thought he had when he was drafted – he misses bats and few hitters make solid contact off of him.

    That Tampa rotation next year is going to be something with Brackman and Betances in it.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      And probably Bleich.

      • Sal

        And Jairo.

      • steve

        giddy up

    • Ivan

      Can’t wait for brackman.

      • A.D.

        ditto

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike, if Montero gets better next season, can he spend a good amount of next season in trenton. I understand they want him to work on his defense but still is that possible.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Sure, but I don’t think it’ll happen, not unless it becomes apparent he can catch and moves to 1B.

      • Ivan

        you mean he can’t catch right?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Yeah, duh. My mistake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    One thing you love from Corban Joseph, although his OPS vs. LHP is below .700, he has a 6/7-BB/K against LHP as well.

    What’s this guy’s ceiling, Mike?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Offensive 2B, sub-par defender. Dan Uggla like, but certainly not THAT good.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    In anyone’s wildest dreams, did they expect the kind of results from Jesus Montero as he’s produced in his first year of full season ball?

    .320/.371/.477 as an 18 year old? I mean, very impressive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I know, it’s crazy.

      Impact bat fo’ sho’.

    • Ivan

      He’s been tremendous and he’s really been fun to follow this year. To me he’s the most fun prospect to follow on a day to day basis the way Joba and Hughes and those guys were #1 in the yankee farm system.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        He has been fun. When it comes to position player prospects, Nick Johnson is still the king for me in terms of day-to-day excitement. That year he was with Double-A Norwich was one for the ages.

        • Ivan

          I really liked Nick Johnson, if he could ever stay healthy man.

          I wasn’t really interested in prospects and etc when Nick was Double A. The first time I was interested or turn into a geek for stuff like was when Phil Hughes was in Double A Trenton.

          It might sound corny but Hughes the first prospect I really latch on too. He was the most fun to follow. Every start he seem to do something special. That playoff start in Trenton against Portland was just crazy.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Yeah, that playoff start was redic. 13 K in 6+ IP I think?

            • Ivan

              yup 6IP and 13K’s.

              • Nickel

                Yes…I was there. That was when Matsui was on rehab, right? If I remember correctly, he gave up a leadoff hit and then totally shut them down after that.

          • steve

            i think that can be said for alot of people regarding hughes. if the yankees minor league system was the wwf in the 90’s …. hughes was the stone cold steve austin. he got me into it all.

            • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

              It was Hughes for me as well, reading Mike raving about him on In George We Trust (remember those good old days?)

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                Those were the days, back when Steven White was actually good.

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    Next year is going to be much more exciting at both the minor and MLB level… We’re building towards another dynasty.

  • A.D.

    Nice outing for Banuelos

  • Lanny

    We have all this great right hand pitching in the system. That is why we should have moved Hughes and IPK when we had the chance.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      They still have the chance, most other GM’s don’t put too much stock in 10 bad starts. If the Yanks put Hughes out there this winter, they can have anyone they want.

    • Ivan

      Yeah but if you view the circumstances clearly, long term it was a good deal. Look at the Brewers, they stock piled on high ceiling position players develop them, then use some of those high ceiling position prospects and traded it for a big pitcher.

      The yankees said hey we have arms that couple years would hopefully develop, help this team and be cheaper. Plus, you use those high ceiling arms and maybe trade it for a big time position player/hitter like Hanley Ramirez for example or justin Upton.

    • steve (different one)

      We have all this great right hand pitching in the system. That is why we should have moved Hughes and IPK when we had the chance.

      i love how you say this as if it’s anything more than your opinion.

  • Reggie C.

    Mike A.,
    Are you going to be following offseason winter ball play in Hawaii?? A colleague of mine with subscription to Pinstripesplus told me that Brackman would be pitching in Hawaii. Joba made a BIG splash in Hawaii. Brackman might have a similar debut right ?!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yep, of course, AzFL too. I haven’t heard that about Brackman, but then again I avoid PPlus like the plague.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        LoL, I would’ve paid to see your reaction to that notice they sent you.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          It wasn’t so much an expression on my face, more like an expletive-laden tirade.

          • A.D.

            what happened to PPlus & you?

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              As I quote the late Bernie Mac, let’s just say we had a misunderstanding.

              • TheLastClown

                Heh.

        • TheLastClown

          What notice was that?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            What did McGuire say in front of Congress, I’m not here to talk about the past? Let’s leave it at that.

  • A.D.

    Going along with the excitement potential of next year, figure De Leon should be in the country, we’ll all be hoping he rips it up

    • pat

      same with eduardo sosa

  • Brandon

    Nice to see Compton starting to hit. Betances and Banuelos starting to RISE BABY !!!

  • Brandon

    Angel Reyes is back WOW, lose Wilkins to promotion and gain Angel.

  • MD

    Maruszak and Landoni….either of these guys with a higher ceiling than Angelini?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Nope. It’s not particularly close, either.

  • JohnC

    I was away for a couple of weeks but heard that Manny Barreda had TJ surgery. Is this true? If so, too bad. Now he’ll lose a year.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I heard that it was a possiblity, but not set in stone. That’s all I got.

  • AndrewYF

    Mike, any idea who from the Yankees’ SI team is going to be in the NYP League all-star game next tuesday? I would guess Matuszak and Rulon/Venditte.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m not sure, but Maruszack & Venditte seem like the most likely candidates. Baisley’s tailed off, so I doubt he’ll make it. Rulon deserves it, but will they take a middle reliever?