Lare dominates (again) as Staten Island wins (again)

Open Thread: Thoughts on Old Timer's Day
Yanks win second straight pitchers' duel to sweep Tigers

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Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Gwinnett)
Kevin Russo & Doug Bernier: both 0 for 2 – Russo drew a walk & drove in a run … Bernier K’ed
Ramiro Pena, Austin Jackson, Frankie Cervelli & Colin Curtis: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Pena was picked off first … Cervelli hit a solo jack, committed a throwing error & K’ed … Curtis scored a run, K’ed & gunned a runner down at the plate from LF
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 0 for 1, 1 K – Chad Jennings says he was yanked in the fourth after colliding with Cervelli when the two were chasing a foul popup
Yurendell DeCaster: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Ivan Nova: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 2 WP, 5-2 GB/FB – 55 of 94 pitches were strikes (58.5%) … he was due for a clunker
Mike Dunn: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 25 of 43 pitches were strikes (58.1%)
Amaury Sanit: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB – 11 of 14 pitches were strikes (78.6%)
Jon Albaladejo: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – 14 of 19 pitches were strikes (73.7%)

Double-A Trenton (2-1 win over Portland, walk-off style)
Austin Krum, Reegie Corona & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Krum drew a walk, stole a base & K’ed … Corona walked, scored a run & K’ed twice
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R – got picked off second
Noah Hall: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Jesus Montero: 0 for 4, 1 PB – bust!
Chris Malec: 0 for 1, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – walk-off single
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 3-7 GB/FB – 12 BB in 16.1 IP since coming off the DL
Josh Schmidt: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 62 K in 55.2 IP
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(9-4 win over Palm Beach in 10 innings) completion of yesterday’s game which was suspended due to rain
Dan Brewer: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Jack Rye & David Adams: both 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI – Rye stole a base & K’ed twice … Adams tripled
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Damon Sublett, Brandon Laird & Kevin Smith: all 2 for 5 – Sublett tripled, scored twice & K’ed twice … Laird tripled, drove in a run, scored another & K’ed twice … Smith drove in three, scored a run & K’ed
Walt Ibarra: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Hector Noesi: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-7 GB/FB – finding out Hi-A isn’t as easy as Lo-A
Noel Castillo: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB
Tim Norton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Game 2 was postponed by rain. This is their last series of the year against Palm Beach, so it’s safe to say they’ll play two either tomorrow or the next day.

Low-A Charleston (5-0 win over Kannapolis)
Jose Pirela: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Abe Almonte, Melky Mesa & Taylor Grote: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Almonte K’ed … Mesa drove in a run & K’ed … Grote K’ed twice
Corban Joseph, Addison Maruszak, Mitch Abeita & Neall French: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Maruszak stole a bag, scored a pair of runs & drove one in … Abeita doubled, drove in two & K’ed
Tommy Baldridge: 0 for 2, 2 BB
David Phelps: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 5-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 2.24 ERA in his last 10 starts
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-1 win over State College) that’s nine wins in a row
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Carmen Angelini & Neil Medchill: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Kyle Higashioka: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – had been 0 for his last 17
Hector Rabago & DeAngelo Mack: both 1 for 3 – Rabago was hit by a pitch & swiped a bag … Mack K’ed
Luke Murton: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Francisco Santana: 0 for 3 – 6 for his last 31 (.194)
Trenton Lare: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 10-3 GB/FB – 17 baserunners & 28 K in his last 23.1 IP … ex-Indy baller is crushing the NY-Penn League
Griffin Bailey: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

The Rookie GCL Yanks enjoyed their usual Sunday off day.

Open Thread: Thoughts on Old Timer's Day
Yanks win second straight pitchers' duel to sweep Tigers
  • Reggie C.

    Romine’s up to 25 doubles to go along with 11 shots. The kid’s sitting pretty with a .472 slugging %, and its pretty safe to say he’s our best hitter in the lower minors. Sure the OBP is weak but its creeping upwards. What remains unknown due to lack of write-ups is Romine’s progress as a catcher.

    He’s got no size issues at staying at catcher. He’s got a hell of an arm. But what else do we know about him defensively?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nothing really exciting today, oh well Joba’s performance was the highlight of the day.

    Any updates on Lassiter?

    Also, in Charleston there is a guy named Luke Prihoda, who has had like 3 appearances so far, who the heck is this guy?

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Medchill and Montero: BUSTS!

    But seriously, Ivan Nova = illustrating why he’s not starting with the big club on Tuesday

    • AndrewYF

      Yeah. I thought he was Wilkins’ age, given the amount of hype he’d been given, but he’s just 22. Same age as Jackson, younger than Hughes. If he really is as good as people say, rushing him to the majors after only 3 or 4 AAA starts won’t do anyone any good.

      • Scooter

        I saw a bit of Nova’s start – he was leaving his sinker up, and he gave up a couple of hard-hit balls. His control wasn’t there either. Not sure when he last pitched – but if you give a young sinkerballer a lot of rest, this kind of stuff might happen.

        And in Nova’s case, that rest isn’t going to improve his control, either.

        Still – he did show off a great hook and a 95 mph sinking FB today. Nothing to sneeze at.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I wouldn’t mind DeCaster taking Ransom’s spot on the roster. Seems like he is a nice signing.

    • whozat

      Not for a big league spot. He can’t play short, and his numbers aren’t even as good as Ransom’s were back in AAA.

      For corner IF depth at AAA, he’s fine.

  • E-ROC

    What’s Trenton Lare’s repertoire?

    • Salty Buggah

      Dont know the speeds but found this from an interview from Yankees MTOM:

      “I throw a fastball, change-up, and a slider. My best pitch is strike one.”

      And here’s an interesting fact…

      I see that you are from Lyndon, Kansas. Are you a Royals or Cardinals fan? Favorite player?
      I am neither a Cardinals or a Royals fans. Believe it or not I have been a Yankees fan since I was little, both my dad and brother are big Yankee fans.

      Nice, here’s hoping he continues dominating as he climbs up the ladder and helps us out at the big league level one day.

      • Salty Buggah

        Oh and he’s a lefty. I didn’t know that. That’s a plus I guess.

      • sabernar

        Don’t get too excited. The guy is 25 years old and he’s playing in Short Season Staten Island.

        • Salty Buggah

          I’m not but Im hoping he continues doing well as he’s Yankees fan. I know he’s 25.

  • r.w.g.

    C’mon, Brandon. Get that SLG over .400. I know you can do it.

  • Jeff

    Brad Rulon needs a promotion.

  • Jake H

    I don’t like it when there isn’t a GCL game.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Me neither.

  • Shane

    Minor league pitchers whose performance lead me to believe could be promoted now and perform reasonably well at the next level:

    AAA: Mitre, Kroenke
    AA: Schmidt
    H-A: Pendleton, Hovis, Norton
    L-A: Phelps, Banuelos, Rulon
    SSA: League is batting .204 against the Staten Island staff. Rondon and Lare look really good.
    GCL: WHIP as a staff is 1.075. Richardson, Marquez, Ramirez, Miller, Green are standouts so far.

    • Accent Shallow

      Speaking of Kroenke, here’s something someone wrote about him a couple years ago, giving him a big league ETA of 2007-2008. (Just busting your balls, Mike, this came up when I was googling for Kroenke’s MiL stats)

      I’m not crazy about Kroenke’s K-rate; it was much better last year.

      • Mike Axisa

        Man that was a long time ago. I’m much older and wiser now.

    • K.B.D.

      Kroenke’s BABIP and FIP aren’t as favorable as his ERA is.

      • j

        his babip is .213 and his BAA is sub 200. keeps ball in park, and gets an above average amount of GBs. He’s a lefty and throws 90’s heat. he’s gotta be at least a decent left handed BP option. he’ll make it to the majors at some point.

  • pat

    Only 5 k in ajax’ last 10 games…. that’s progress baby!

  • JohnC

    Next year’s outfield: Melky in left, Figgins in center, Jackson in right. Don’t think Bay is leaving Boston, and no way Holliday gets what Scott Boras will undoubtedly insist on. Thoughts?

    • Aaron S.

      I hope this is a joke gone wrong.

    • Don W

      An outfield that would combine for about 20 HR? Should we see if Whitey Herzog would come out of retirement to manage them?

      Oh, and what happened to Swisher and Gardner? Two thirds of our current starting outfield…OK, more like half of our starting OF…and still under contract for next season.

      I don’t see Theo giving a bunch of money to a slugger on the wrong side of thirty unless it’s a relatively short term deal.

    • pat

      That’s pretty weak bro.

    • Mike Axisa

      Figgins hasn’t played CF regularly in four years, when he was 28. What reason do we have to believe he could do it at age 32?

  • Jeff

    No way that the Yankees would be satisfied to start Melky, Figgins and Jackson next year. Isn’t Swisher still under contract? I could even see them bringing back Damon rather than starting Melky who is going to be well below league average for a corner outfielder and it would be risky to bet on Jackson being a success in his first year. I look for them to acquire a bigger name somehow, but it is not possible to predict now who might be available in the offseason.

  • mannyoh

    Is Addision Maruszak the next Jeter or something like that?