Staten Island offense starting to round into shape

Open Thread: Damn, is tomorrow Monday already? edition
Bats, bullpen provide relief for ineffective Joba

Triple-A Scranton had their doubleheader with Pawtucket postponed again because the field is still unplayable. They’re going to try to play two tomorrow, but who knows if they’ll actually be able to. Oh, and Chad Jennings says that Sergio Mitre is scheduled to start on Tuesday, ex-Blue Jay Josh Towers on Thursday.

Double-A Trenton (5-0 loss to New Britain)
Reegie Corona, Jorge Vazquez & Jesus Montero: all 0 for 4, 1 K – Corona committed a throwing error
Jose Molina & Edwar Gonzalez: both 0 for 3, 2 K – Molina caught seven innings
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 4, 1 2B – the AVG is high, but the OBP and SLG are nothing to write home about
Chris Malec, Richie Robnett & Austin Krum: all 1 for 3 – Malec & Robnett each K’ed once … Krum doubled & threw a runner out at home from CF
Jeremy Bleich: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HB, 8-3 GB/FB
Mike Dunn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (3-1 loss to Brevard County)
Dan Brewer: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 SB
Matt Cusick: 3 for 3, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – he had just one hit in his last 18 at-bats coming into this game
Austin Romine: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 PB – I’m hoping he improves his walk rate a little in the second half
Damon Sublett: 0 for 4, 4 K, – yikes
Brandon Laird: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
David Adams: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – you gotta love the ~.375 OBP this year
Kevin Smith & Walk Ibarra: both 0 for 4 – Smith K’ed
DJ Mitchell: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 12-6 GB/FB – ditto Adams’ comment, except with a ~2.50 GB/FB ratio
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HB, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-6 loss to Asheville)
Jose Pirela: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Ray Kruml: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Melky Mesa: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – league leading 18th homer
Corban Joseph, Abe Almonte, Garrison Lassiter & Mike Lyon: all 1 for 4 – CoJo K’ed … Lassiter scored a run … Lyon scored a run & K’ed twice
Taylor Grote & Chase Weems: both 0 for 3 – Grote drew a walk & K’ed twice … Weems drove in a run & K’ed
Brett Marshall: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6-3 GB/FB – 22 runs allowed in his last 19 IP
Brandon Braboy: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 5-1 GB/FB – allowed a pair of solo jacks

Short Season Staten Island (7-3 win over Lowell)
Jimmy Paredes & Zoilo Almonte: both 2 for 5, 1 K – Paredes scored two runn & was caught stealing … Almonte doubled, drove in three runs & scored a run
Hector Rabago: 2 for 3, 1 BB – picked a runner off second with a snap throw
Kyle Higashioka: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Neil Medchill & Rob Lyerly: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Medchill hit a solo jack … Lyerly doubled & K’ed
Kelvin Castro, Luke Murton & Francisco Santana: all 1 for 4 – Castro tripled, drove in two runs & K’ed … Murton K’ed twice & committed a fielding error … Santana scored a run & K’ed
Arodys Vizcaino: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 6-3 GB/FB
Gavin Brooks: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – he worked as a reliever just about all spring for UCLA, so I wonder if they’re stretching him out, or if they’re just going to wait until next year, or what
Ben Watkins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Rob Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Mike Solbach: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

The Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day, just like every other Sunday.

Open Thread: Damn, is tomorrow Monday already? edition
Bats, bullpen provide relief for ineffective Joba
  • Yanke1313

    When will Nunez make you a believer?

  • Joba-to-the-pen

    Joba gets bombed and Peter Abrahams blog LoHud and this site still doesn’t have a wrap up of the game.Not surpising.

    • Mike Axisa

      Nice try, but our recap is going up at midnight. Just like it has every other day of the site’s existence.

      • andrew

        Oh Mike… they’ll never learn…

    • Sabathia-to-the-pen


      • Spaceman.Spiff

        ietn (i enjoyed this name)

        • Rebecca-Optimist Prime


        • VO


    • Steve H
  • Tank the Frank

    Is it ok to be completely unexcited by Bleich yet?

    • Accent Shallow

      Hmmm. He’s been hittable (9.1 H/9) with a moderate K-rate (6.4 K/9). He has done a nice job of suppressing home runs (0.5 HR/9, although the Yankees MiL affiliates all play in pitcher’s parks)

      I don’t think he’ll ever be a prospect on the Hughes/Joba level, but he has a chance to be a competent MLB starter, no?

      (I agree with you that I’m not especially excited about him or looking forward to his debut, but he’s not terrible)

  • Teix is the Man

    What is the ceiling of David Adams?

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I saw the Scranton field first hand today.

    For details, click the name, but basically what you’re dealing with is a field that’s so wet that the players actually sink into the field.

    Right field looks as though some kids decided to stage an easter egg hunt wearing spikes.

    The infield was still wet–and it’s been sunny for two days straight.

    There is actual talk now of having to find somewhere else to play. Never mind the logistical nightmare, but the team needs to play its games.

    • V

      You were there? Everyone met up inside at the restaurant. Did you show there?

      • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        We were there really early. We met up with Ron and a couple others, but left before the end of the Big Boys’ game so as to beat traffic.

        That strategy didn’t entirely work.

        • V

          Huh, didn’t see you. We were there from about 3:25 to the close of the restaurant. We ate inside then hung out with Ron at the bar.

          • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Hmm. Strange. Don’t know exactly when we left.

  • Lou

    Does Neil Medchill have the ability to be top level prospect?

    Looks like he is well above short season pitching. Big lefty with a lot of pop might finish this year in charleston. What do you guys think?

  • VO

    Good old Josh Towers, A-Rod and Tony Pena have such fond memories.

  • Jake H

    Mitchell has looked really good.

    The farm has been great this year.

    My only concern is Marshal. I do wonder if they should have started him off in the GCL to get more experience.

    • Ksturnz

      What? you can’t get experience while “struggling”?

      • Thomas

        Actually, in the GCL, they play a lot of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. I believe he was referring to that.

        Seriously, though, it would be nice to see Marshall have some success at least from a fans point of view and also probably from Marshall’s view point for confidence, even if it is in the GCL. However, I’d sure the Yankees have a better idea of what they are doing with respect to player development than I do.

  • Scooter

    Hmmm… so Towers is in line with Wang’s start.

    With Mitre coming off TJ surgery, is it possible that Cashman will tab Towers for the spot start?

    It is possible Towers has an ‘out’ in his deal – so there would be literally nothing lost in calling him up and DFA-ing him if he stinks.

    Towers has pitched in relief as well.

    Of course they can see how it goes this week – if they need Aceves out of the pen on Wednesday (say), then they call up Towers and send Albaladejo back down

    • Nickel

      Towers? Ugh…How unfeasible is it to just hold back Mitre on Tuesday and have have him start two days later for the Yanks?

  • The Artist

    Any update on Betances?

    Dellin hasn’t pitched since that beauty of his on 6/24, and he’s in Tampa so I don’t think its the rain out situation.

    • YankeeFan


      • The Artist

        Again? I thought he just came off the DL. Anyone know why?

        • Reggie C.

          Pending TJS?

  • Salty Buggah

    Bleich wasn’t horrible but not that good either today. I wonder if any of that had to do with Molina catching him.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Bleich wasn’t horrible but not that good either

      That was the line on him coming out of Stanford too. A friend of mine from law school went to Stanford and was pretty tight with the baseball team. He was surprised when the Yanks picked Bleich so early.

      • Salty Buggah

        So you mean to say…BUST?!!!

        Seriously though, my hopes on him just went down a lot even though they weren’t that high to begin with.

      • Eric SanInocencio

        I think we all were. In fact the entire major leagues was. I remember us struggling to find info on who the hell he was was he was selected.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Well, Bleich had a really strong showing in the Cape Cod League, which is one reason why the Yankees were so high on him, if I recall correctly. Oppenheimer has shown a preference for players who play (and thrive) in that league, and I think the thought was that Bleich’s stuff would translate well to wooden bats.

        Sure, his performance hasn’t been inspiring, but I’m willing to take a wait-and-see approach with Bleich.

        • Benjamin Kabak

          Oh, yeah. The wait-and-see approach is a definite. I just won’t be that surprised if he’s not an impact player at the Major League level anytime soon or ever. I guess I can wind up being pleasantly surprised then.

          • Mike Ashmore

            I wasn’t impressed tonight, I will say that.

            Tony Franklin said after the game that by the end of the season, he thinks Bleich will have developed into something special. Right now, though…didn’t really like what I saw.

            Curveball looked pretty flat, and even some of the outs were hard hit.

          • Reggie C.

            WHat’s a ML comp for Bleich?


  • josh

    is it too early to get psyched about mitchell and banuelos like i was about hughes and joba(ok maybe not that psyched but stil, what do you think?)

    • Salty Buggah

      for me, it’s never too early but always be prepared for disappointment just in case.

    • Yanke1313

      Mitchell and Banuelos aren’t on the same level as Joba and Hughes.

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