Mitre strong in latest audition


Two years ago today on DotF, Mighty Matt DeSalvo threw 100 pitches in seven one-run innings against Ottawa.

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Buffalo in 11 innings)
Kevin Russo, Austin Jackson & Doug Bernier: all 1 for 5 – Russo K’ed once, Bernier twice … Jackson doubled & was caught stealing … Ajax has three homers & two doubles in his last eight games, so the power’s coming
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4, 1 BB
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 Bb, 1 K – hasn’t hit a homer since June 22nd … what’s up with that?
Juan Miranda: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Yurendell DeCaster: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP
Colin Curtis: 0 for 5, 2 K
Chris Stewart: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI – 11th inning grand slam FTW
Sergio Mitre: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 10-3 GB/FB – 60 of 100 pitches were strikes … another quality outing
Zach Kroenke: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-5 GB/FB – 29 of 40 pitches were strikes (72.5%)
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 10 of 13 pitches were strikes (76.9%)

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to New Hampshire)
Reegie Corona & Noah Hall: 2 for 4 – Corona scored the only run … Hall stole a base
Jorge Vazquez: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Everyone Else:combined 0 for 21, 2 BB, 6 K – Jose Molina went 0 for 1, was hit by a pitch, drew a walk & allowed a stolen base while catching the first 7 innings … Jesus Montero went 0 for 4 & K’ed three times … it’s only his second career three strikeout game, the first was May 8th of last year
Kanekoa Texeira: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8-3 GB/FB
Kevin Whelan: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-3 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa‘s game was suspended due to rain with Brevard County up 1-0 in the fourth inning. They’re going to finish this one up on August 28th, which is when I’ll update the stats.

Low-A Charleston (9-3 loss to Asheville)
Jose Pirela & Garrison Lassiter: both 0 for 4 – Pirela drew a walk … Lassiter committed a pair of fielding errors
Ray Kruml, Tommy Baldridge & Chase Weems: all 2 for 4 – Kruml hit a solo jack & K’ed twice … Baldridge also hit a solo jimmy jack … Weems K’ed
Melky Mesa & Corban Joseph: both 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Mesa scored a run & threw a runner out at home from RF
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Addison Maruszak: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Cory Arbiso: 3 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 6-1 GB/FB
Charles Nolte: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4-2 GB/FB – raises his K/9 to 4.76
Dan Kapala: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 loss to Hudson Valley)
Jimmy Paredes & Kyle Higashioka: both 1 for 4 – Paredes drove in a run & committed a fielding error
Hector Rabago: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 BB – you hate the ~.240 SLG, but love the ~.370 OBP
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 CS
Neil Medchill: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Kelvin Castro, Emerson Landoni & Francisco Santana: all 0 for 2 - Castro K’ed & left the game for an unknown reason in the fifth … Santana was hit by a pitch, drew a walk & K’ed
DeAngelo Mack: 0 for 4, 1 K
Luke Murton: 1 for 3, 2 K, 1 HBP
Francisco Rondon: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 4-4 GB/FB
Griffin Bailey: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Gavin Brooks: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – the walk was intentional … 16 K in 11.2 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(3-0 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings) makeup of a June 26th rain out
Ramon Flores: 0 for 4, 3 K
Jose Toussen & Kevin Mahoney: both 1 for 4 – Toussen K’ed three times … Mahoney doubled
Kelvin DeLeon, Eduardo Sosa, Jose Mojica & Francisco Arcia: all 1 for 3 – DeLeon scored a run & K’ed twice … Sosa doubled, scored a run, drove one in & K’ed … Mojica drove in a run & K’ed … Arcia K’ed
Mitch Delaney: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 CS
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9-6 GB/FB – 11 baserunners & 14 K in IP
Gabriel Tatis: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (1-0 loss to GCL Tigers in 7 innings)
Judsan Golson: 1 for 4 – threw a runner out at third from CF
Issac Harrow, Kevin Mahoney & Jose Mojica: all 1 for 3 – Mahoney doubled & K’ed … Mojica was picked off second
Justin Milo: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (Throwing)
Yunior Tabares, Buck Afenir & Isaiah Brown: all 0 for 2, 2 K
Brett Smith: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Paul Heidler: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Dicky Marquez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-3 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. yanke1313 says:

    Jud Golson. He’s got some talent.

  2. Duncan wants to be like Teixeira

  3. yanke1313 says:

    Ramon Flores is struggling. He’s only 17, he seems like he might have been rushed.

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    Wonder when we’ll see Whelan.

  5. The Artist says:

    From the where are they now file:


    Matt might want to brush off that Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science pretty soon.

  6. VO says:

    When does Gary Sanchez report?

  7. YankeeFan says:

    Hey Mike I know you’re a huge fan in Brooks. What’s your thoughts of him continuing to relieve? Do they see him as a reliever or will they try him back as a starter?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I’d like to see them give him a chance to start. His first few outings were one inning, the last two were two innings, so I wonder if they’re stretching him out. He’ll probably end up a quality power lefty reliever, but might as well give him a shot at starting.

  8. Salty Buggah says:

    I hope Mitre can produce a similar line in the majors.

  9. Tank the Frank says:

    Hey look! Mitre was solid yet again and he threw 100 pitches. Looks like he’s the most stretched out of all our options. But let’s throw Aceves out there on Thursday so he can give us a cool 60 pitches.

  10. Jake says:

    Any word on Heathcott signing?

    • Jake H says:

      Nomaas had talked to him the other day and said a deal wasn’t done yet. If it is going to be more then slot it will be closer to aug 17th which is the deadline.

    • Reggie C. says:

      the last i read on Heathcott salary demands , the price tag was almost $2 million.

      i wonder if Gary Sanchez’s supposed $3 million signing impacts the dollars Heathcott wants…

  11. A.D. says:

    is Teixeria being converted to a starter, or just random spot start?

  12. Drew says:

    i love this fucking team. :)

  13. Moshe Mandel says:

    Is Kroenke the next reliever to get a shot?

    Also, have the comments gotten a bit wider, or is it just my computer?

  14. Lanny says:

    Mitre should be starting the next time a 5th starter is needed after Thursday.

  15. Jeffrey says:

    Got any info on Jose Ramirez? Six shutout innings is pretty good.

    Mitre is looking pretty solid. An advantage is Girardi being familiar with him from when they were both with the Marlins.

    I believe this is another game for A-Jax without a K.

    What’s the story with Josh Schmidt at Trenton? Is he just filler or has he figured it out at 26? He has put up some really good numbers: 1.29 ERA, .98 WHIP, 1.14 K/IP, .347 BB/IP, .633 H/IP and only 1HR. Can’t really get much better than that. Aside from Scranton stocked with bullpen arms why isn’t he in AAA?

  16. DSFC says:

    Obviously, there are many people here who have never seen Sergio Mitre pitch. I have had the misfortune of seeing him pitch several times for the Marlins. He is awful. He would be the second coming of Sidney Ponson, if not worse. Maybe Wayne Franklin part II.

  17. “Ajax has three homers & two doubles in his last eight games, so the power’s coming”

    That’s all fine and good, but what’s his BABIP!?!?!?!?

    • K.B.D. says:

      BABIP is a useful statistic whether you’d like to believe so or not. The fact that people point it out is because it is a driving factor for his heightened performance this year. I don’t understand your assault on the idea of mentioning. It’s not (at least it shouldn’t be) used to say “Oh my god, Austin Jackson sucks and his season is all luck.”

      Or maybe this was just an innocent joke on people always mentioning his BABIP and I’m just reading far too deep into it.

      • I understand the usefulness of BABIP as a stat. I do not have a problem with people using it properly and as complimentary evidence to a point. My problems are:

        - While BABIP is somewhat effective measuring luck, that mostly applies to pitchers. There are too many variables in hitting for BABIP to be considered a reliable tool to measure a positional prospect. Which leads me to…

        -People who want to poopoo A-Jax’s breakout performance in AAA focusing on the negative and using BABIP as there only statistical argument to show he won’t sustain success. I previously pointed out in a similar discussion that if A-Jax simply starts hitting a HR once in a while (which he’s done so far) and converts some of those K’s into GO or FO (which he’s also done so far) his BABIP would normalize without affecting his other stats (BA, OBP, etc.).

        My comment is not meant as an assault, but more of a little jab who were way too worried about the lack of power and batter’s eye (the last tools to develop) of a 22 year old in AAA.

        • The Artist says:

          “While BABIP is somewhat effective measuring luck, that mostly applies to pitchers”

          Thank you. Most misused stat on the planet and people draw far bigger conclusions than it was ever intended for.

          When a hitter is on a hot streak and is crushing every pitch he sees, his BABIP shoots up. Some fans claim its all just luck, but its not. Conversely, when a pitcher has nothing on his pitches, his BABIP against gets very high. Think Kei Igagwa or Andy Pettitte in the second half of last year.

          There’s always a certain amount of luck involved with getting Hits, but hard hit balls give fielders less time to react. So ‘quality of contact’ has to be taken into account on both ends. For that, you have to watch the games.

        • Todd says:

          Amen brother and well said.

        • K.B.D. says:

          I completely agree that people were overreacting to A-Jax with the weird “We’re happy about the BA, but not really because of his BABIP, and, oh by the way, where’s the goddamned power?” It was a situation where they seemingly just didn’t want to be happy with his performance, and I am slightly guilty of it myself.

  18. Esteban says:

    John Sterling said tonight during the broadcast, “I don’t know anything about prospects, but it wouldn’t matter if I did, because I wouldn’t believe the reports”

    Isn’t it your job to know some Yankees prospects, maybe a little?

    I know somewhat o/t but I think it ties in.

  19. ManBearPig says:

    Not really, his job is calling major league games. He is only required to know about the prospects who make it to the bronx (the vast majority don’t). Would it be nice if he had some DotF knowledge – yes; and it would also be nice if he stopped with the ridiculous homerun calls/nicknames.

  20. [...] on the farm, Sergio Mitre put together a pair of strong starts to put himself in consideration for a post-All Star Break spot start. Jesus [...]

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