Betances returns in Tampa loss

Game 63 Spillover Thread
Opposite Weekend at Yankee Stadium

Mike Ashmore says Chris Garcia is off to see Dr. Andrews. I give up.

Triple-A Scranton (8-2 win over Gwinnett)
Kevin Russo: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP – still has his average up at .338
Cody Ransom & Chris Stewart: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Ransom hit a homer, drove in three & drew a walk
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – RBI’s number 60 & 61
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Justin Leone: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – 1 for his last 25 (.040)
Sergio Mitre: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 9-5 GB/FB – 61 of 88 pitches were strikes (69.3%) … definitely pitching his way into big league consideration right now
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 16 of 20 pitches were strikes (80%)

Double-A Trenton (7-1 loss to Binghamton)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Richie Robnett & Eduardo Nunez: both 2 for 4 – Robnett scored a run & K’ed … Nunez swiped a bag
Chris Malec: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jesus Montero & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 4 – Montero K’ed, allowed two passed balls & threw out an attempted basaestealer … Vech K’ed three times
Kevin Smith & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 4 – Smith K’ed once, Edwar twice
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-7 GB/FB – eh, it happens … picked a runner off first
Eric Wordekemper: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-4 GB/FB – 52 K in 39 IP
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to St. Lucie)
Jack Rye: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Eric Fryer, Brandon Laird, Seth Fortenberry & Jose Gil: all 1 for 3 – Fryer doubled, drew a walk & K’ed … Laird was hit by a pitch, scored a run, K’ed & committed a throwing error … Fortenberry hit a solo jack & K’ed … Gil K’ed twice & gave Austin Romine a day off behind the plate
Damon Sublett, Brian Baisley & Mitch Hilligoss: all 0 for 4 – Sublett K’ed twice … Baisley twice
Matt Cusick: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Dellin Betances: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2-4 GB/FB – first start back from injury
Ryan Zink: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1-7 GB/FB – groundball guy didn’t have the sinker working
Adam Olbrychowski: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (2-1 los to Rome)
Jose Pirela, Corban Joseph & Melky Mesa: all 0 for 4 – Pirela drew a walk & K’ed … Joseph & Mesa each K’ed twice … Joseph also sommitted a fielding error
Ray Kruml: 2 for 5, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
David Adams: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Dan Brewer: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 7 for his last 13 (53.8%)
Taylor Grote: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K – no contact day
Chase Weems: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K
Hector Noesi: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 11-3 GB/FB – surprise of the year?
Brad Rulon: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Game 63 Spillover Thread
Opposite Weekend at Yankee Stadium
  • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

    What is Sergio Mitre’s ceiling? Does he have a chance as a starter? Does he have a MLB comp?

    • http://sixtyfeetsixinches.wordpress.com Aaron S.

      He was a starter with the Marlins after they picked him up from the Cubs a few years back. His time in Florida ended when he needed surgery, if I’m not mistaken.

      He’d be a decent option for the fifth spot or a long reliever role. I think he was signed more for depth than anything else but it’s nice to see him pitching well.

    • Brandon

      His MLB comparison is himself. He is/was a major leaguer. Then he got hurt and needed surgery, then was suspended 50 games for violating the leagues drug policy. It just so happened that he served it while injured.

    • Charlie

      he’s 28 and has pitched in the majors before, so he’s not a prospect. seems like a decent pitcher, though.

    • Bill

      he has a career era in the 5.00’s pitching for the marlins. he probably isnt much but i would like to see him get a shot

    • Bill

      if he pitches like he did today in his next start he should replace tomko.

  • pat

    No walks for big Del. That’s nice.

  • Matt-Pitt

    What is the word on Hector Noesi? Whenever I see his line, I am pretty impressed. Can anybody give me a report on the kid?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’m pretty sure a Pick Off is considered a caught stealing also, so I don’t think Montero actually threw anyone out.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Nope, they’re scored separately under certain conditions. Both are listed in the box score.

      • Bill

        i hear he has a rocket just a bad transfer. that could be fixed over time.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        We are both right. The runner got picked off, he tried to go to second and was thrown out, hence, the caught stealing…but Montero wasn’t involved in the play.

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

          I blame the scorekeeper. That’s just sloppy.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So what do you guys think of what Montero’s doing in AA? Overwhelmed, underwhelmed, whelmed, or no clue?

    • Bill

      i would say he’s doing pretty good for a 19 year old. he is hitting .280 i think and there is room for improvement

      • Chris

        I guess that would qualify for ‘whelmed’….

  • IE

    Montero has been at Trenton for too short a time to draw any conclusions.

  • Bill

    a guy who isnt getting alotta hype is dsl prospect victor reynoso. dudes hitting .358/.379/.736 with 5 homers in 53 AB’s. i think he’s only 17 or 18 and this is his first pro season, even though dsl is barely pro

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Melvin gave him some advice when he first met Reynoso, he said…

      “Victor, hitting is not about muscle. It’s simple physics. Calculate the velocity, v, in relation to the trajectory, t, in which g, gravity, of course remains a constant.”

      Pretty sound advice apparently.

    • Jake H

      He will be 18 in October. I’m sure he signed last year.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    When will the Yankees just put Garcia in the ‘pen and fix his inverted-L?

    • Bill

      i hope soon. put him in the bullpen before he sufffers a career ender as a starter

    • Chris

      Is it an ‘inverted-L’ or is it just a ‘7’?

    • daneptizl

      Did the Yanks really use his delivery as an example to Joba and others?

    • Mike

      I hope Garcia’s injury isn’t too bad. I think that once he is ready to pitch again that the yanks should have him pitch in relief down in trenton. Anyone think that Garcia could become a set-up type reliever or even our answer as a possible future closer if joba doesn’t go back to the pen?

      • Trent Merrill

        I think it’s a little early to talk about the future closer role although there may be many that pop up in the next couple of seasons. Melancon, Robertson, Brackman maybe?

      • Bill

        Earlier I thought that was a serious possibility, but I’m pretty much ready to give up on him ever being healthy. Its dissapointing though because he is soo talented and if healthy could be a great ML starter or reliever.

        I was really hoping he’d stay healthy and contribute to the Yankees pen later in the year, but I just can’t see him staying healthy.

  • V

    So, Bryce Harper decided to go to JuCo… Nationals with Strasburg this year, Harper next year. Wow.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Man, from 2014-2019 we are soooo fucked. But the good news is that in 2020, they’re both Yankees.

      BTW-Now that I put it that way, doesn’t this all seem silly?

      • Jamal G.

        Wait, how are we fucked? We will play the Nats for six games at most through those five years.

      • mike jones

        Well if bryce harper is in the majors at 18 we’ll have him when hes 24 and just starting his prime

  • Bill

    we should probably make some roster moves for the nationals series because we’re gonna need a lot of backups to come in when we’re up 10-0 in every game. if we lose one game to this team i’ll kill myself

    • V

      Um… the Nationals have a decent offense.

      • Trent Merrill

        Yes they do, but there is a reason they have only 16 wins. That’s not to say we need to make roster moves and use reserves. Any team is dangerous on any given day.

      • Bill

        the nationals are gonna win 50 games this year. they suck massive cock

  • Drew

    Good to see Mr. Ransom showing some of that power we saw late last year. Many people still have a bad taste in their mouth from his start this year. I on the other hand think he’s a great veteran utility guy with a little pop.

    • Zach

      better then berrora

  • josh

    what exactly was betances injury. would it be stupid and premature to try and develop him as a reliever if he has an inconsistent year?

    • Jamal G.

      I don’t know what the injury was, and the answer to your question is yes.

      • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Forearm pain

  • josh

    i really hope to see robertson develop into a 7th or 8th inning guy for the yanks this year. his stuff looks much improved from last season (velocity seems up quite a bit)

    • daneptizl

      Robertson’s velocity is fine… although it’s down this year compared to last.

      • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        On the opposite,it’s up.

        • jeff

          Actually, it’s virtually the same.

          Average fastball velocity 2008: 90.8
          Average fastball velocity 2009: 90.4

          • Trent Merrill

            Both him and Melancon just need to work on keeping the ball down, then I think they will make quite a contribution for the Yanks bullpen. Robertson is doing better though.

          • daneptizl

            So it’s down.

            • Trent Merrill

              I think so. He is doing much better than his last time up with the yanks as far as his location. His numbers can be deceiving in Scranton because it is easier to blow fastballs by eager, less experienced, AAA hitters. Same with Melancon. I am no scout. Just my opinion.

  • Mike Pop

    Edwar and Mitre for Tomko and Veras. Then bruney for berroa?

    • Drew

      I really don’t think Cashmoney wants to give up on Veras.

      • Mike Pop

        I don’t either but people seem to think it won’t be a mistake.

        I’m afraid he’ll turn into a Grant Balfour of 08 once they release him though.

        • Trent Merrill

          Maybe a trade to a National League team then?

    • Jamal G.

      Wait, why go to a 13-man bullpen?

      • Mike Pop

        Ya, my mistake. Doesn’t make too much sense, but everyone seems to want Berroa gone. Who replaces him?

        • Trent Merrill

          Ransom after some more at-bats in Scranton.

          • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

            Nady?

      • Trent Merrill

        Good point Jamal. Also, I see there is alot of talk about Mitre. What about Casey Fossum? He is doing pretty well in Scranton and has logged many innings, has mlb experience not to mention he is a lefty.

  • Trent Merrill

    You can’t send Veras down because he is out of options which is why he is still around. Can’t bring Mitre up because they would have to kick someone else off of the 40-man roster. In doing so would allow another team to pick that player up on waivers, not that Veras would be much of a loss anyway. His mechanics are horrible. He is throwing across his body. He will be injured soon if this keeps up in my opinion. Also, Mitre hasn’t logged enough innings to be brought up just yet.

  • Trent Merrill

    By the way, good luck to Todd Linden. His contract was sold to a Japanese League team the other day. The same team as Darryl Rasner I believe. Good hitter.

    • DreDog

      Anyone think they sold Linden to come up with more cash for IFA. I guess I am just hoping Sano and Sanchez will be in the system.

      • Trent Merrill

        Possibly, but since the yanks are in no real need for funds I believe they just know a good deal when they see it. He wasn’t on the 40-man roster and if they have a need for an outfielder at the big club they can choose someone else. Also makes room for someone younger perhaps.

      • Drew

        Yes, I do. This is the part of Cash’s job that no one seems to notice. We got some solid innings from Rasner, sold him off for money in the bank. Pick up Linden for nada, he does well in AAA, gets us some more moola. That’s about 2 mil that we can now spend on signing draft picks and IFA’s. 2 journeymen gave us some cash for one solid/high ceiling prospect.

        • Trent Merrill

          What do you think of the yanks’ chances of getting Sano? There are some other teams pretty hard after him, although he did workout for the yanks the other day.

          • Bill

            how do u know? thats pretty encouraging if its true. but it would be unacceptable if they didnt at least work him out. u have any idea how he did?

            • Trent Merrill

              No I don’t, but I read it on mlbtraderumors.com Cash thinks they have a 50/50 chance.

          • Drew

            It all depends on what we’re willing to spend and what our scouts see. 4 mil gets it done. While any young impoverished kid will play anywhere for money, you’d have to think that if we match the Pirates offer, he’ll be a Yankee.

            • Bill

              true, but the yanks seem to favor sanchez from what i hear. i hope thaey sign both, but thats probably a pipe dream

              • Drew

                That’s what’s great about being a Yankee (fan), we can’t help but dream and expect/hope for the world.

      • Bill

        how much money do u actually think they got for todd linden? probably chump change

        • Trent Merrill

          Not sure, but they they got $1M for Rasner from the same team.

          • Bill

            thats money we could conceivably use for the ifas. we could probably buy a lower level ifa for that much

            • Trent Merrill

              You’re right Bill. Especially now that our draft picks aren’t where other teams are at. The amount of picks and the order I mean.

  • Trent Merrill

    I read on another site that the Yanks might be interested in Huston Street or Qualls from AZ and Valverde from Houston. Any thoughts?

    • Drew

      It’s something we’ve all been talking about for a while. Mike had a great piece on all of our options including those 3 guys. It all really depends on the cost since we could obviously use a solid arm in our pen. You can’t expect CO or AZ to simply give them away. We have to ask ourselves is it really worth giving up a future starter or high upside player for a guy who may or may not be the answer to our bullpen woes. That’s why Cashmoney’s job ain’t easy.

      • Trent Merrill

        Got that right! On the other hand, Cash has a way of giving up almost nothing for players. Look at the fodder he has given Pittsburgh.

    • Bill

      quall’s numbers are mediocre, i wouldnt give up much for him

      • Drew

        That’s why we pay scouts. Numbers don’t tell the whole story.

        • Bill

          true, but they do tell alot of it. hypothetically, what would u give up for him?

          • Drew

            yikes, uhhh… Hard to say. 30 yr old reliever. Notoriously slow starter. Also, I don’t know what Arizona’s needs are. They have no shot at the playoffs this year, would they want to work with Veras? Couple Veras, maybe a guy like E-Ram, maybe they like the Mexican gangster. It’s so hard to guess who we would give up. My perfect deal would be Veras with a guy like Miranda or Vasquez, maybe some cash as well. IMO though, I’d rather go after Street, he will be much more costly though.

            • Bill

              i would not give them aceves, but the other guys i would

      • Bill

        “qualls'”

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Every time I see Mike Dunn’s line, I get happier and happier. I’m pumped to see him in the Bronx at some point. Something tells me he could be next season’s Melancon.

    • Trent Merrill

      Might even be a September call-up considering he’s currently on the roster and a lefty. Crazy strikeout numbers!

    • Bill

      maybe even sooner if the pen continues to struggle and he continues to pitch well. maybe late july early august we’ll see him

      • Trent Merrill

        I don’t know if they’d bring him straight from Trenton though. May want to see him in Scranton first.

        • Bill

          i meant after he gets to scranton. i see a promotion there in the near future for dunn.

          • Trent Merrill

            Oh. Yeah, definately.

            • Bill

              maybe we see kroenke up soon. he has an era under 1.

              • Trent Merrill

                I saw that today actually. No one seems to be talking about him either. Think he has the stuff? Yanks seem to like strikeout numbers from their relievers on the farm. Can’t remember his actually, but I thought they were a little low.

                • Bill

                  they are

                • K.B.D.

                  Kroenke is extremely lucky. K/BB very close to one and an FIP three runs higher than his ERA. No thanks.