Perhaps we should start calling him K-Mac

Game 121: Win or lose, your redeye awaits
Game 121 Spillover Thread

Colin Curtis is heading to the Arizona Fall League. The Yanks still have another six or so spots to fill, only one of whom can be a player below Double-A.

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

Triple-A Scranton‘s game was postponed because the place was flooded. They’re going to play two tomorrow.

Double-A Trenton
Game 1 (7-6 win over Erie in 10 innings, walk-off style) this was the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to lightning
Austin Krum & Eduardo Nunez: both 4 for 6 – Krum got picked off first … Nunez hit a walk-off double, scored another & committed a throwing error
Matt Cusick, PJ Pilittere & Justin Snyder: all 1 for 5, 1 R – Cusick drew a walk & K’ed … PJ drove in a run … Snyder K’ed
Chris Malec: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
James Cooper & Marcos Vechionacci: both 1 for 5, 1 2B – Coop drove in two & K’ed … Vech drove in a run
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jeremy Bleich: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB – he got the last out yesterday, then started back up today … Nardi Contreras says he’s been one of the hardest throwers in the upper levels this year
Kanekoa Texeira: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper:  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Game 2 (2-1 win over Erie in 7 innings)
Austin Krum, Matt Cusick, Eduardo Nunez & James Cooper: all 0 for 3 – Krum drew a walk, stole a base, scored a run & K’ed twice … Cusick K’ed
Chris Malec, PJ Pillitere & Edwar Gonzalez: all 1 for 2 – Malec walked, doubled & K’ed … PJ walked & drove in a run … Edwar doubled & walked
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 3 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI – still sporting a sub-.550 OPS
Zach McAllister: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 1 HB, 2-1 GB/FB – pulled at 81 pitches according to Rebecca, so he’s probably on a 80 pitch limit the rest of the year … he didn’t have that many strikeouts in his last three starts combined
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Humberto Sanchez: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa‘s game was postponed due to lightning. I have no idea if or when they’ll make this one up because they don’t play Daytona again this season.

Low-A Charleston (2-0 loss to Rome)
Jose Pirela: 0 for 5, 2 K – 9 for his last 38 (.237)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 2 SB
Corban Joseph, Melky Mesa & Taylor Grote: all 0 for 3, 1 BB – Mesa swiped a bag … Grote Grote got picked off first, committed a throwing error & threw a runner out at second from RF
Addison Maruszak & Ray Kruml: both 1 for 4 – Maruszak K’ed … Kruml doubled
Mitch Abeita: 0 for 4, 2 K
Neall French: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Trenton Lare: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 7-8 GB/FB – 63-8 K/BB ratio in 44.1 IP
Manny Banuelos: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – lefties hitting just .156 off him this year

Short Season Staten Island (9-3 loss to Tri-City)
Jimmy Paredes, Luke Murton & DeAngelo Mack: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Paredes stole a base & K’ed … Murton drove in a run, K’ed twice & committed a throwing error … Mack tripled, drove in a run & K’ed
Zoilo Almonte, Neil Medchill, Kelvin Castro & Emerson Landoni: all 0 for 3 – Almonte drew a walk, got picked off first & K’ed … Medchill walked, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at third from LF … Castro committed a fielding error … Landoni committed a pair of fielding errors
Kyle Higashioka: 0 for 4, 2 K
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Sean Black: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-5 GB/FB
Griffin Bailey: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB – hasn’t allowed an earned run since July 7th, 23.2 IP ago
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1 (2-0 loss to GCL Braves in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Kevin Mahoney & Jose Mojica: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Mahoney doubled
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 17, 9 K – Ramon Flores struck out in his two times at the plate & committed a fielding error
Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5-2 GB/FB – 37-4 L/BB ratio in 37.2 IP
Wilton Rodriguez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Game 2 (6-3 win over GCL Braves in 7 innings)
Eduardo Sosa: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 K
Jose Toussen & Kelvin DeLeon: both 1 for 3 – Toussen drew a walk … DeLeon drove in two, scored a run & K’ed
Kevin Mahoney: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Jose Mojica, Kevin Delaney & Issac Harrow: all 1 for 4 – Mojica doubled, drove in two & scored a run … Delaney drove in two & K’ed … Harrow K’ed twice
Chris Smith & Jhorge Liccien: both 0 for 2 – Smith drew a walk & K’ed … Liccien committed a throwing error
Brett Gerritse: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-4 GB/FB
Mariel Checo: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Dan Miller: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
Julian Arballo: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB – allowed one of two inherited runners to score, hence the run on Miller’s docket

Game 121: Win or lose, your redeye awaits
Game 121 Spillover Thread
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Boo Cotham didn’t pitch BOOOOO!!

    • Mike bk

      he isnt pitching until the end of next week.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        oh ok, got my hopes up then.

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

    Did Man-Ban come out of the ‘pen to control his innings this year?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I think so.

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

      Yes. And welcome to two weeks ago.

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

        Totally not paying attention, haha.

        I don’t appreciate the sass either, Axisa.

  • Steve O

    Anyone else notice that Humberto has pitched 11.1 shutout innings in a row allowing only four hits and three walks.

    Still think someday he could help the Yanks. I’m rooting for you Humberto.

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

    Via the Nardi Contreras link Mike posted:

    On Humberto Sanchez: “He’s coming along good. He’s lost weight, he’s pitching well, he’s competing, he’s regaining his arm strength. When I saw him in Harrisburg, it was the best I’ve seen him since we’ve had him.”

    On Grant Duff: “Things are clicking for him. He’s got a power arm. We have Romulo Sanchez, who hits 99. Melancon’s hit 97. He’s in the top three or four (with velocity). At least second for sure. Romulo Sanchez is hitting 99 every game. He’s come really well, though. His delivery has really improved. The slider’s good, the split’s there. He’s done well.”

    Cool.

    • yanke1313

      99 as a starter?

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

      Yeah, that’s always been his calling card.

  • yanke1313

    Bleich= boo!!

  • Reggie C.

    If Slade and JR Murphy can both get in a GCL game tomorrow, i think Dotf gets to 100 comments easy. Whether 90% of the comments are of the “ZOMG Slade is teh bust!l one!” or “We got our Sizemore in da house!” variety its all going to be damn entertaining.

    • Nick

      Murphy played today, I went to watch him at Pirate City. 1-3 with run scored 1B, 2 RBI, BB, K. DH in the 3 hole.

  • Joey C

    Looking for Neil Medchill,Adam Warren baseball cards.Can anyone help me out.

  • CB

    Non-player related, but the Yankees cannot continue playing at that stadium in Scranton next year unless massive renovations are done with the drainage system. And it sounds like that might not be possible.

    The injury risk for having the AAA team player there is much, much too high.

    There’s no way they should risk playing Montero, Jackson, McCallister, Kennedy, etc on that field. It’s unacceptable.

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

      I saw the field in person during the first attempt at the LoHud outing this summer.

      My god it was awful.

      Seriously, you could watch the players sink into the outfield…

    • Salty Buggah

      Jennings said this wasn’t due to bad drainage system. The dugouts, the visiting batting cage, and the bullpen party boxes were flooded too. Lot of rain.

  • J-Gao

    “Mikey O’Brien: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5-2 GB/FB – 37-4 L/BB ratio in 37.2 IP”

    37-4 L/BB ratio? That’s a heck of a lot of losses right there. Guess we know it’s not because of control issues.

    I kid.

  • Jeffrey

    Who have the Yankees named to play in the AFL? Kennedy will be pitching there to get work, but who else? Is Romine an option? Will Montero be healed in time to play in the AFL?

    • Salty Buggah

      probably Montero not sure about the others (I dont think Kennedy qualifies)

      • Jeffrey

        I thought I read they had a way around it so he could play there. If not maybe he can get some time in winter ball. Either way I assume he’ll have to start at AAA and prove himself. Lucky for him it wasn’t an arm injury, so its a matter of building strength back up. What kind of innings limit will he have?

  • Jeffrey

    Duff seems to be doing pretty good but wasn’t ranked in the Top 30. What’s his story Mike? Is part of it his age, since he’s 26. He seems closer than some other guys on the list. He has a good K-rate in AA of 1.11/IP and hasn’t walked too many guys.

  • Jeffrey

    No BBs by 3 starters; Lare, O’Brien, and Black. Good to see some control from these guys.

  • Grandma Karkan

    Man, has trenton been uninspiring this year outside of Mcallister and Montero? I often find myself quick glancng the Dot before bypassing to the lower levels.

  • Tremont

    AzFL: How about Curtis, Montero, Cervelli, McAllister, Russo, and Jairo? Make sense?

    • Tremont

      Perhaps Cervelli isn’t eligible. If not, Alan Horne makes sense.

      • Rick in Boston

        Cervelli will be eligibile. Z-Mac I could see possibly at the start and then removing him for the second half of the season to further control innings.

        If Montero plays, he’s going to hit .500 in the AzFL.