Staten Island & GCL Yanks walk off with wins

Game 113 Spillover Thread II
Yanks hit barrage overpowers Jays

Triple-A Scranton (9-0 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Russo & Shelley Duncan: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Russo K’ed & hit his second solo jack in as many days … Shelley walked & K’ed twice
Reegie Corona, Austin Jackson & Juan Miranda: all 1 for 5, 1 R – Corona drove in a run & committed a throwing error … Jackson plated a run … Miranda doubled, drove in two & K’ed twice
Cody Ransom: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – quick … call him up!
Colin Curtis: 0 for 5, 3 K
Yurendell DeCaster: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Chris Stewart: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Russ Ortiz: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 9-6 GB/FB – 50 of 93 pitches were strikes (53.8%) … hasn’t allowed a run yet
Damaso Marte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Edwar Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 9 of 15 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (6-3 loss to Reading) the box score is stuck in the middle of the ninth, so I updated the stats anyway … Mike Ashmore says they lost anyway
Austin Krum: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – threw a runner out at third from CF
Matt Cusick: 0 for 4
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB
Chris Malec, Edwar Gonzalez & James Cooper: all 0 for 2, 1 BB – Malec drove in a run & got caught stealing … Edwar swiped a bag & K’ed twice
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 4, 1 K
Richie Robnett: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 3, 2 K – OPS hovering around .600
Lance Pendleton: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 7-6 GB/FB – so check this out … dating back to Opening Day 2008, dude’s allowed a grand total of six homers in 248.1 IP (0.22 HR/9) … insanity
Grant Duff: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (8-3 win over Daytona)
Dan Brewer & Austin Romine: both 1 for 4 – Brewer was hit by a pitch, stole two bases, scored two runs & K’ed twice … Romine walked, drove a run in, swiped a bag, scored a run & K’ed
David Adams & Brandon Laird: both 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K – Adams scored a run & drove one in
Kevin Smith: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Seth Fortenberry & Jack Rye: both 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – Rye threw a runner out at second from LF
Luis Nunez: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Wat Ibarra: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Noel Castillo: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3-2 GB/FB – got the start in place of DJ Mitchell, who was mysteriously scratched
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 75-7 K/BB ratio in 53.2 IP
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Delmarva)
Jose Pirela, Addison Maruszak, Garrison Lassiter & Neall French: all 1 for 4 – Pirela drove in a run & scored another … LAssiter doubled & scored a run … French scored a run & K’ed twice
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Corban Joseph: 2 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Melky Mesa: 0 for 4, 2 K – slump doesn’t even begin to describe it
Taylor Grote: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Jeff Farnham: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 HBP
Jairo Heredia: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 7-7 GB/FB – 22-2 K/BB ratio in 24 IP
Dan Kapala: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-3 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (4-3 win over Auburn in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Francisco Santana & Kelvin Castro: both 0 for 4 – Santana drew a walk & K’ed three times … Castro scored a run & K’ed twice
Zoilo Almonte, Kyle Higashioka & Neil Medchill: all 1 for 5 – Almonte doubled … Medchill stole a base & scored a run
Luke Murton: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB
DeAngelo Mack: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – walk-off single … 11 for his last 31 (.355)
Carmen Angelini: 2 for 4, 1 RBI – 6 for his last 18 (.333)
Emerson Landoni: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Matt Richardson: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 39-10 K/BB ratio in 41.2 IP
Griffin Bailey: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Paul Patterson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 42-10 K/BB ratio in 39.1 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-5 win over GCL Tigers, walk-off style)
Eduardo Sosa, Jose Toussen & Jose Mojica: all 1 for 4 – Sosa scored a run & K’ed twice … Toussen doubled, drove in a run, scored another & K’ed … Mojica was hit by a pitch & K’ed
Kevin Mahoney: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BI, 1 K
Kelvin DeLeon: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 29 (.414)
Mitch Delaney: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – capped a three run rally in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off bases loaded walk
Issac Harrow: 0 for 4, 1 K
Chris Smith: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Jhorge Liccien: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Nik Turley: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 6-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Mariel Checo: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Dan Miller: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – first runs allowed on the year
Danny Gil: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Game 113 Spillover Thread II
Yanks hit barrage overpowers Jays
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Is Pendleton worth keeping an eye on? His numbers look pretty good.

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

      Eh, he was a relatively high pick (4th rounder in 2005) but missed nearly two years with TJ (Rice pitcher). He might be able to contribute something.

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

        Cool, thanks.

      • Steve H

        Why would you ever go to Rice to pitch?

        • DreDog

          I was thinking their recruiting pitch would be tough sell, no?

          “Come to Rice. You’ll get drafted in a decent round at least.”

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

            “Come as a power pitcher, leave as a control guy.”

            • DreDog

              LMAO to both comments.

          • Steve H

            “Come to Rice. Tommy John surgery often adds a few MPH to your fastball.”

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

          Why do people keep marrying Larry King? The man looks like a frog.

          /Turk’d

    • Accent Shallow

      Is the home run rate that impressive? Isn’t Trenton the Petco of the east coast?

      (Ok, just checked the indispensable minorleaguesplits.com, and he’s spent most of the year in Tampa. However, he’s a flyball pitcher who doesn’t give up any home runs? How does that work out? Has to be the park/inexperienced hitters, right?)

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

    Some good stuff here. Pendelton’s HR rate is sick.

  • Drew

    DeCaster always gets a hit. I know he’s 30ish but I wonder if it will translate to the bigs this time, whenever, whoever he gets a shot with.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Nice story if nothing else. You like to see guys like that get a shot, unless they’re named Cody Ransom.

    • Salty Buggah

      He has a pretty good eye too. He walks a lot too.

  • Mike Pop

    Is Turley the best prospect on the GCL team?

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

      DeLeon is. I have Turley a distant second.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        What’s he throw? I know he’s a big Lefty, but that’s about it.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Here’s his stats. OK, but not great

      http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543867

      He was our 50th round pick last year.

      • V

        But he wasn’t a ‘true’ 50th round pick (as in, he wasn’t a scrub, but a signability case).

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

          They have 50 rounds?! Holy crap.

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

            There used to be like, 100 round until they shortened it to 50.

          • Steve H

            Piazza was a 62nd rounder as a favor to Lasorda, his godfather.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Nik Turley looking good.

    He’s so good, he aint got time put a ‘c’ in his name. He’s busy gettin outs.

    • FL Yank

      True story: My name is spelled the same way…just FYI…

  • Randy Choad

    I’m not going to get into the whole “turkey sandwich” situation here, but when do we start considering Venditte to be a legit prospect? Is it his age or his ability that is allowing him to be successful at high-A? Also, can I please have a turkey sandwich?

    • V

      He’s not necessarily DOMINATING high-A – good but not amazing, for a reliever.

      The groundout to flyout ratio isn’t great.

      I’m as interested in him as anyone else, but really trying to keep the hype in check.

      • Chris

        13.7 K/9, 7 K:BB, and a 1.95 ERA suggest that he’s dominating. At some point they need to start pushing him to see if he can cut it.

      • emac2

        Clown

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, he might have success as a LOOGY. Check this out: this year, he’s faced 70 left-handed hitters. 37 have struck out, 4 have walked, and 1 has hit a home run. That’s an FIP of 1.15.

      • wilcymoore

        Is left-handed his “high velocity” side?

        • Chris

          I believe that he throws slightly harder right-handed. He’s basically 3/4 arm slot right handed and between 3/4 and sidearm left handed. From what I’ve seen he’s truly ambidextrous (was raised that way since he was a toddler), so his true arm strength in basically the same from both sides.

        • Charlie

          no, he throws harder righty i’m pretty sure

  • V

    Hey, Chris Smith is up to .125/.300/.250, which is an improvement on last year’s .142/.207/.217

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Ugh. Poor guy, I was rooting for him.

      • V

        At least he got a nice bonus, and will get his full ride paid for by the Yankees to go to college. Seems like a good kid.

    • Salty Buggah

      How is that improvement? His BA is lower!!!

      /Living in the 90’s

      • Steve H

        IETC.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s still got plenty of time. Here’s hoping he figures it out.

  • Salty Buggah

    I still miss Montero. I just saw a highlight pop-up on MLB.tv saying “Montero’s RBI single.” Montero, who is the catcher for the D-Backs if you don’t know, had a RBI single yesterday too. I started thinking about the day when Jesus would have RBIs for the Yanks at the big league level…

    • Riddering

      Very belated comment but that highlight had me doing a double take. I would not have blamed MLB at all if they had started inserting Jesus’ minor league hits into the highlights during Yankee games. :p

  • CB

    Very nice to see Heredia doing well after missing so much time. Looked to be possibly a lost year for him. But this is at least something he can build on for winter ball/ next year.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

      Is it ok that I am in love with Heredia?

  • Steve H

    So is Russ Ortiz in line for the start after Mitre gets one more chance? Or do we think Aceves is being stretched out, with Gaudin to fill his role (not that he’d do it as well).

  • Accent Shallow

    What does it say about the International League that Cody Ransom is A-Rod and Russ Ortiz is Roy Halladay?

    • DreDog

      Soes that make E. Duncan the Cody Ransom of the Intl. League? Sorry, had to go there.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

        Eric Duncan was such a huge failure.

        • Say Hey Willie

          You mean “is”. As in “Eric Duncan is such a huge failure”.

          His failure is ongoing!

          • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

            I try to avoid thinking about him as a prospect anymore. I knew what I wrote!

  • wilcymoore

    Hey … see, he’s good!

    “Cody Ransom: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB”

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I like Turley a lot. I wish he would have started in staten island instead of GCL thou.

  • wilcymoore

    Well, that was a lot better than yesterday’s DOTF! Some highlights…

    Pat Venditte, 6 more K’s in 3 IP, no runs – Yeah, he’s no prospect, throws too soft, blah, blah blah. When he was advanced to Tampa he didn’t start off too well, looked like maybe he’d reached his limit. But he’s settling in nicely. Let’s face it, it would be pretty cool to have an ambidextrous P reach the majors. (Fingers crossed.)

    Nik Turley, 3 H, 1 BB, in 6 IP – It would be REALLY cool to have a 50th round draft pick make it to the big time. I am definitely rooting for this guy.

    Kelvin DeLeon, 3 for 5, 1 2B, 3 RBI – Not exactly an “under-the-radar” prospect, but he’s looking good, isn’t he?

  • Januz

    I was reading Lane at NOMAAS tonight, and from what he was saying Cotham is a likely GO, Meade a NO, and Lyons a ?. I had predicted a pretty high signing amount before (28). Now I will go lower with 26. Heathcott, Murphy, Cotham, Mitchell, Thompson and EITHER Lyons, McKenzie, or Stoneburner. 6 days left til signing time.

    • wilcymoore

      I’m really hoping they sign Murphy. I can’t forget Damon Oppenheimer’s comment on Murphy: “He. Can. Flat. Hit.”

      • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

        Arent we all excited to add some hitting prospects to this weak hitting farm system? Murphy and Heathcott would be huge additions.

  • BigBlueAL

    Marte should be called up soon no?? Believe I read somewhere that he hasnt allowed a run in his last few appearances (if not even longer) and might be back with the Yankees during the A’s series.

    Dunno how his velocity is but it would be nice to get a 2nd LHP in the pen.

    • Drew

      Yeah, hopefully he’s ready soon. For a handful of games he had some bad strike to ball ratios.

    • infernoscurse

      and who do they send down to get marte up there?

      • Drew

        D-Rob?

      • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

        Either Mitre or Gaudan — keeping both of them on the MLB staff is a waste (even if one is 5th starter and one long man). The pen is much better off with one of the above two, and both Drob and Melancon on the team

        • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

          In other words, probably Mitre if he stinks it up in his next start.

          We’re just a few weeks away from Sept 1, so not much longer to have to endure with the current weaker pen situation.

  • Jeety

    I can’t wait till Vizcaino pitches again…

    and a lot of love for Corban Joseph.

  • Charlie

    who goes down/gets DFA’s when marte’s rehab time is up? I hope its not D-rob. My choice- Mitre gets DFA’d.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

      Most likely Mitre, depending on who takes his spot in the rotation. Ortiz might take Mitre spot soon so it might be someone else getting sent down/DFA’d.

      • Chris

        They’re not releasing Mitre in favor of Ortiz. Sure, he’s pitching great in AAA, but he’s old and has never been particularly good. Mitre is still on the good side of 30 and he’s under team control for a couple more seasons.

        They’ll probably send down D-Rob. They can recall him on Sept 1, and they don’t lose control of either him or Mitre. The difference between Mitre and D-Rob for 2 weeks in August is basically nothing (in terms of team wins).

        • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

          I wouldnt be surprised to see Mitre go. I still think he will be released when its all said and done. Mitre has more upside, but he’s not doing anything on the ML roster. You brought up some good points, I just think he will be gone soon.

          • Chris

            I don’t see any scenario that leads to a release of Mitre. He’s 28 and 13 months out from TJ surgery. Plus he’s under team control for a few more years. He’s struggled this year, but could be a solid 5th starter next year.

            • Angelo

              He doesnt have a great history but your probably right. I dont think he will start with the Yankees ML team next season but he is good insurance. Time will tell. I’m not a Mitre lover so I could care less what happens to him

        • 27 this year

          About D-rob, he has been a really good reliever, he has a K/9 over 13. He walks a few too many but is overall pretty solid.

          • Chris

            I agree, and I really hope he gets a shot on the playoff roster. He’s just the easiest guy to send down for the (roughly) 2 weeks between when Marte comes back and Sept 1.

            It’s a similar situation when Gardner gets back. Either he or Pena will be sent down to maintain roster flexibility.

            • Drew

              D-Rob has only walked 2 in his last 9.1 innings which is a great improvement.
              Lefties are only hitting .185 against him. If he continues his BB improvement, who knows, maybe Cokey will be the odd man out.

              Of course, if Marte comes up anytime soon, I see D-Rob as the only candidate to go down.
              Luckily(sort of), due to injuries, we don’t necessarily have to have all these guys on the 25 man by the 31st.

  • TAFKA (sic)

    Ok. What’s the deal w/ dellin? Barely pitched this yr but no mention of specific injury or surgery that I’ve heard.

  • Grandma Karkan

    I really realy like Meade. I hope the Yankees ink him because he’s a really god, projectable lefty to get in the system. And he’s a signability guy so his round drafted is not a reflection of his talents.

  • manimal

    Vendette has dissappeared a bit here at RAB but he is posting a 1.96 ERA

    • manimal

      Venditte*

    • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

      read through the comments, some of them are speaking of Venditte.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

    I dont know if many of you follow DSL players, but Yeicok Calderon is playing pretty well. He’s 17 if your wondering.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Vensitte had to come in because of a confusion with the line-up. The Cubs manager allowed him to have more than the customary 8 pitches to get warm.

    I told to Jonathan Hovis that he should give me a ball because the last two times the Yankess were in town Jesus Montero and Matt Cusick both gave me a ball. That was his passport to Double AA. Baseball players are very superstitous.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Venditte.

      I may have had a few.

    • Drew

      haha nice.
      So how’s Brewer looking at the plate?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He looked good. Luis Nunez came over and signed a ball for my cousin’s girlfriend. I called him a major power threat, and he laughed. Tim Norton said that he is on the disabled list because his shoulder hurts…bad. Austin Romine came over and signed my cousins girlfriend’s baseball and I said, “sign it right in the middle like a superstar that you are”, and he said “No. I will get in trouble if I sign it there”. I like Romine’s style.

        • Salty Buggah

          Awesome

          • Angelo

            I cant wait till Romine is in the majors with Montero. Too bad we’re still 2-3 years away from seeing that.

            • Salty Buggah

              yea me neither

        • Drew

          haha nice man. Hopefully you’re conversing with some future bombers.

  • A.D.

    Speculation on Mitchell…injury? trade?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Jury duty?

      • A.D.

        that would be hilarious.

  • Mark H

    So with Pat being 24, I guess he will finish up in Tampa this year, but where does he start next year Trenton or Scranton?

    • Drew

      If he continues pitching well this year, I guess he’d start in Trenton, no need to rush him past a level. If he does it in Trenton, hello Scranton. I guess it all depends on what Opp and our other talent evaluators see in him.

    • Angelo

      Scranton would be a big jump. The biggest transition is from A-ball to AA-ball so I would assume he starts in Trenton.

  • Clutchbrera

    donde esta el historia del juego?

  • Bo

    Getting ready to see Ortiz get his shot.

  • JohnC

    Just 6 days til signing deadline. Wonder who will sign and who won’t. Pretty sure that the top 2 will get signed. After that, I hope they get Stoneburner, Thompson, Meade and Cotham.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    :wink: