Nady doubles in first rehab game

Game 71 Spillover Thread II
Yanks hit well, pitch well, beat Braves

Update (12:02am): Chad Jennings notes that Casey Fossum used an out in his contract and has become a free agent. No word on who will replace him in the rotation, but Chad mentions that Double-A Trenton’s scheduled starter for Saturday (Fossum’s next turn) is now listed as TBA. Who was originally scheduled for that start? The molten hot Ivan Nova. Interesting…

Two years ago today on DotF, Mike Dunn struck out eight and allowed just one hit over seven shutout innings against Rome.

Timmy Battle was finally released. Six years, 594 games, 726 strikeouts.

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Syracuse)
Kevin Russo: 2 for 5, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5
Xavier Nady: 1 for 3, 1 2B – played RF for 7 innings, then was lifted
Shelley Duncan, Justin Leone & Colin Curtis: all 1 for 4 – Shelley scored a run … Leone doubled, drove in a run & K’ed thrice … Curits K’ed & committed a throwing error
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Chris Stewart & Doug Bernier: both 0 for 3 – Stewart drew a walk & K’ed … Bernier drove in a run
Sergio Mitre: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 9-1 GB/FB – 58 of 87 pitches were strikes (66.7%) … sinker’s working
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB - 19 of 29 pitches were strikes (65.5%)
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 15 of 25 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (7-6 win over Akron)
Austin Krum: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Reegie Corona, Chris Malec & Edwar Gonzalez: all 2 for 5, 1 RBI - Corona doubled & scored a run … Malec doubled & K’ed … Gonzalez doubled, jacked a solo homer, scored twice & threw a runner out at home from RF
Jorge Vazquez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – BOMBS
Jesus Montero: 0 for 5, 1 PB – allowed two stolen bases
MArcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-8 GB/FB
Kevin Whelan: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – allowed two solo jacks
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-6 loss to Clearwater)
Jack Rye, Eric Fryer, Austin Romine, Seth Fortenberry: all 1 for 5 – Rye tripled, drew a walk, scored a run, drove one in, was caught stealing & K’ed twice … Fryer drove in a run, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at second from RF … Romine scored a run but allowed four stolen bases … Fortenberry doubled & scored a run
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – played CF again
Brandon Laird: 0 for 1, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 E (fielding) – that’s basically 20% of his walks on the season
Kevin Smith & Walt Ibarra: both 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – Smith doubled & drove in three … Ibarra plated one run
Dellin Betances: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB – well that didn’t go so well
Craig Heyer: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10-1 GB/FB – longest outing since Sept. 2nd, 2007
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-4 GB/FB

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

Short Season Staten Island (4-3 loss to Aberdeen in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Jimmy Paredes: 0 for 5, 2 K
Hector Rabago, Kelvin Castro & Zoilo Almonte: all 0 for 3 – Rabago was hit by a pitch, scored a run while played SS, his third position in three games … Castro drove in a run & K’ed … Almonte drew a walk, swiped a bag & K’ed twice
Rob Lyerly, Luke Murton & RJ Baker: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Lyerly scored a run … Murton tripled, scored a run, scored two run, drew a walk & K’ed twice … Baker drew a walk, got picked off first, allowed a passed ball & committed a throwing error
DeAngelo Mack: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
Neil Medchill: 0 for 4, 2 K
Shaeffer Hall: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 5-5 GB/FB – nice little pro debut
Griffin Bailey: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 3-1 GB/FB – another ex-indy baller
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, , 2-1 GB/FB
Mike Solbach: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

The Rookie GCL Yanks box score hasn’t been updated yet, here’s the link to the scoreboard.

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Game 71 Spillover Thread II
Yanks hit well, pitch well, beat Braves
  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    How good can we expect Murton to be?

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

      Good org player at best. Cody Ehlers.

      • A.D.

        So not really good at all outside of one 1 year

  • Drew

    I think Cashmoney was watching Mitre. He must have liked what he saw.

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

      Cash was in Atlanta.

      • Drew

        Word I know he was there early. I read or heard somewhere that he was supposed to be Scranton to watch Mitre…

        • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

          I heard he was supposed to be in Scranton but went to Atlanta instead. He was in Atlanta after the lineups were posted, so he would have had to really haul to get to Scranton.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

        How do you pronounce Mitre’s name? I had assumed it was said “my-ter” (like a mitre box), but Kenny Singleton pronounced it like “mee-tray” during the game tonight.

        • Joe B.

          It’s MEE-tray. Spanish pronunciations are always the same (i = ee sound, etc).

          • K.B.D.

            Si.

  • Brian

    Turley, baby! DeLeon! Sweet.
    Shaeffer Hall!

  • TheLastClown

    So, when Nady returns, does Swisher or Gardner become the fourth OF?

    • Accent Shallow

      Has to be Gardner, unless the Yankees truly have their heads up their asses.

      • Zach

        Swisher is more of a 5th OF due to his BA IMO

        /stupid yankee fan

        • AndrewYF

          He doesn’t have baseball IQ all he does is take walks everything about him is average, except for his baseball IQ which sucks, if cashman knew the market he would have passed on the swisher trade and signed abreu instead

          /actual conversation points on the Lohud GT

          • BklynJT

            Plus he makes silly base running blunders

            /reality

            • RollingWave

              He gets on base too much to have the chance to make those blunders

              /reality

              • emac2

                Too bad getting on base isn’t the teams problems.

                The problem is hitting with guys on base.

                Players like Swisher who only swing at bad pitches put up better OBP numbers than their skill might warrent because they take advantage of the pitchers mistakes and allow the pitcher to beat himself but his ability to put the bat on the ball squarely in important situations is below average.

                Quite frankly that is an area the Yankees seem to ignore in scouting a little too often.

                Taking pitches is a good thing but that is a secondary skill to being able to put the bat on the ball when needed.

  • Brian

    I think Cash needs to pay a visit to S.I.’s offense. Would scare the crap out of them, no?

  • A.D.

    Should Mitre replace Tomko any day now?

    • Jake K.

      Is he really an upgrade? Or is it a case of choosing someone who would likely suck over someone we know for certain sucks? Cause I have no problem with that.

      • Tremont

        I would take any of the following guys over Tomko right now: Melancon, Mitre, Albaladejo, or Edwar. For my money, Cashman’s greatest failing as a GM over the last 3 or 4 years is bullpen construction. He is just enamored with has beens when he has better options within the org.

        • AndrewYF

          Um, no.

        • I remember Celerino Sanchez

          Did you watch Edwar and Ablie in the Majors with the Yanks this year? Have you seen their numbers in AAA? Did you see what they did last night for SWB?

          You clearly are suffering from Backup QB Disorder, in which you fall in love with those not actually in front of you, because you can project whatever you want on them.

          Tomko stinks, but Edwar and Ablie aren’t answers.

  • Mark

    Kenny said during the broadcast Cash was supposed to be in Scranton watching Mitre, but went to Atlanta instead.

  • A.D.

    De Leon has 2 more SB tonight, I thought he wasn’t suppose to be athletic

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      He mistakenly wore a Red Sox jersey. It will not happen again.

  • Accent Shallow

    At least the terrible twosome of Edwar and Albaladejo are blowing games in AAA, not up here. I had such high hopes for those two this year.

    I wonder who’d be more effective now in the bigs: Wang or Mitre?

    Nik Turley had a relatively successful debut over in the GCL: 5 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs, 4 K.

  • Yanke1313

    De Leon 2/4.
    Turley impressive.

  • CB

    Are they converting Sublett to a multi-position utility guy or is this switch to CF a permanent position change? Nunez isn’t enough of a prospect to force a move of Sublett off 2b.

  • Accent Shallow

    Lots of special characters in the old DOTFs.

    G?

  • Brian

    Oh Tim Battle. The Internet should pause for a moment.
    Wonder if it’s a career injury matter, or if he will play somewhere else. I was thinking about him yesterday, and about that weird but epic, epic being relative to Tim Battle, time in Scranton at the end of last year.

    • The Scout

      But I will miss the automatic DOTF update line: “Tim Battle K’d.”

  • Manimal

    I feel stupid. I just scrolled down to Charleston to check how Montero did. Wasn’t there. OH YEAH, hes in High-A, Ill check there. Still wasnt there. FML

  • Manimal

    Battle was released for Nady, but after Nady leaves, who gets called up? Vasquez?

    • Drew

      Pena to the minors maybe.

    • Mike bk

      he meant to AAA. not who gets sent down from the big club. i would assume that when nady comes the move is to get rid of Tomko, but pena could go down. i dont have a problem sending down pena so he can play consistently.

      As for your question i would guess it could be Vaz.

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

        Pena probably goes down. An 11 man pitching staff (with two long man types) makes far too much sense for the Yankees to actually employ it.

        • BklynJT

          Except Hughes will only go 2 innings as Wang’s shadow and 1 more inning another day in between.

      • Drew

        Yeah if Nady comes up, there will be an open spot in Scranton, I think Pena will fill that spot.
        Maybe I’m missing something.. lol it’s late.

        • I remember Celerino Sanchez

          Nady doesn’t actualy have a roster spot in Scranton. He’s on a rehab assignment. That doesn’t count against the AAA team’s roster.

  • Miles Roche

    What an outfield for the GCL Yankees in the form of Flores, DeLeon & Sosa. . .
    Also, is Harrow a new draftee?

    • Miles Roche

      Reminds me alot of last year’s Trenton outfield in Curtis, Jackson & Tabata. . .

    • Yanke1313

      Yup, 24th round pick.

  • Jamal G.

    Two more hits for Kelvin De Leon today.

    • Miles Roche

      What’s equally impressive, imo, is his 2 SBs. . .

      • Mike bk

        so that makes him 5 for 8 with 3 SB in the 2 games. i know it is short season ball and it just started but do we ever move guys from GCL to SI or it doesnt really matter which one in terms of where they go next? thanks.

        we need to talk more about IFA on July 2 if it keeps producing some of our more exciting to watch prospects. I know Sanchez is supposedly ours, but do we have any idea of the other prospects we should be going after and who we are at least in on at this point. thanks.

        • Yanke1313

          Just hear say, but I hear that the Yanks offered 3.5 mill to Mateo.

          • Mike bk

            he is considered to be the consensus top OF in IFA this year or are he and Pimentel considered to be close or Pimentel ahead?

            • Yanke1313

              I don’t know if he’s better or worse than Pimentel but I know that he’s a top IFA. Mateo’s a 5-tool player.

              • Yanke1313

                The top prospects are Pimentel, Mateo, Sanchez, Sano, and the currently suspended Depaula (possibly the top player). Red Sox probably going to sign Vinicio.

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

            That’s crazy. Too much money, honestly. Spread that out over six or seven or ten players and you’ll get a way better return.

            • Yanke1313

              I agree, I hope it’s not true. I’d rather use the money on Depaula.

            • Mike bk

              axisa you hold the same thoughts on sano?

              what do you think about the reports of 2.5 for sanchez?

            • AndrewYF

              Who says they aren’t doing both?

            • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

              I disagree. I think the Yankees have an eye for who to spend big money on. They paid big bucks to Jesus Montero and DeLeon. They didn’t overspend on Ynoa and he’s already looking like he might need arm surgery at 17. I think they spend when the talent is there.

              • BklynJT

                As long as the Yankee scouts really like the kid and aren’t just buying into the hype that these kid’s promoters/agents are creating, I generally think there’s more value in getting that one high ceiling guy than a 6-7 mid level guys. Of course that depends on the mid level guys and their potential upside. The IFA is all about marketing, and if you do your diligence, you can find some great gems on the cheap, or so i heard.

  • Yanke1313

    That GCL team is STACKED.

  • Mike bk

    so are we speculating that Nova is going to AAA to take Fossum’s spot?

  • yankeewanabe

    you could probraly get sano for 3.5 why wouldn’t they

    • emac2

      I agree!

      ON the earlier point I also disagree about spreading the money around with more lower level guys.

      The fact that we never pick at the top of the first round means we never get the superstuds like Longoria or Mauer or who ever not only has all the tools but also maxes them all out.

      These are the types of guys we need to be signing in the international market or we end up with a bunch of good but not great players for the team. We have plenty of mid level prospects at this point and all of our money should be spent on gems.

      Swisher at 17 mil over the next 2 years or all the top international guys for a year or two?

      • Tom Zig

        I don’t think Swisher’s salary has any influence on the budget for IFAs