Staten Island nearly no-hits Auburn in win

Game 115: Banged up out west
Game 115 Spillover Thread

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

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1 (4-2 loss to Norfolk in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Kevin Russo: 0 for 1, 2 BB – he’s been on base 133 times in 65 games
Reegie Corona, Juan Miranda & John Rodriguez: all 0 for 3 – Corona committed a throwing error on the same day he was named the Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Eastern League
Austin Jackson: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Shelley Duncan, Cody Ransom & Yurendell DeCaster: all 1 for 3 – Shelley hit a solo jack & K’ed … Ransom doubled & scored a run
Brian Peterson: 0 for 3, 1 K – Frankie Cervelli will be back from his hand injury soon, so his days are numbered
Romulo Sanchez: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4-3 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – 49 of 80 pitches were strikes (61.3%)
Mark Melancon: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-2 GB/FB – 24 of 37 pitches were strikes (64.9%)

Game 2 was canceled due to rain. They’re not going to make this one up.

Double-A Trenton (5-1 win over Reading)
Austin Krum: 0 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Matt Cusick, Edwar Gonzalez & Justin Snyder: all 1 for 3 – Cusick doubled, drove in three, walked & K’ed … Edwar scored a run … Snyder drove in a run
Eduardo Nunez, Chris Malec & James Cooper: all 1 for 4 – Nunez stole a bag, got caught stealing another, K’ed & committed a pair of fielding errors … Malec K’ed three times … Coop doubled & scored a run
PJ Pilittere: 0 for 4 – rockin’ a sub-.300 OPS with Trenton
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 Bb, 1 K
Zach McAllister: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 7-5 GB/FB – he’s probably going to finish the year with fewer innings under his belt than last season … last year he had 151 IP, right now he’s at 101
Eric Wordekemper: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 2-0 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

High-A Tampa was postponed due to rain. I think they’re going to play two tomorrow Not sure when they’re going to make this one up.

Low-A Charleston‘s game was canceled due to rain. Not going to bother to make it up.

Short Season Staten Island (3-0 win over Auburn)
Jimmy Paredes, Kyle Higashioka & Neil Medchill Luke Murton: all 1 for 4 – Paredes stole two bases, scored a run, K’ed twice & committed a fielding error … Higashioka K’ed & picked a runner off first with a snap throw … Murton K’ed twice
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
Neil Medchill: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Robert Pimpsner says he tied the SI Yanks single season homer record with this shot, his 11th
DeAngelo Mack & Mike Lyon: both 0 for 3
Kelvin Castro & Carmen Angelini: both 1 for 3 – Kastro K’ed & got caught stealing … Angelini doubled
Sean Black: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 7-2 GB/FB – Robert says he threw 77 pitches & was sitting 87-91, touching 93 … he also sent along three pictures of Black pitching (one, two three)
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB
Gavin Brooks: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB – lost the no-hitter with one out in the 8th

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. Dos mañana.

Game 115: Banged up out west
Game 115 Spillover Thread
  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Tampa isn’t in Daytona tomorrow.

    • Mike Axisa

      Thanks for pointing that out, Andy.


      • pat

        you should really get that checked out.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        How can I be a Douche Bag if I don’t own a single “Affliction” shirt?

        • Mike Axisa

          What about Ed Hardy? Do you wear your hat with a 45-degree tilt?

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            I love the Ed Hardy wine. Tastes like sweaty grapes and tattoo ink.


          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi


            (Poor Jamal. Sorry, man.)

            (The commenter “Casper,” in that thread, was me, in a past life.)

            • Mike Axisa

              Holy crap is that comment old. Where does the time go.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                To this site’s credit, doing a search for “Ed Hardy” only returned 3 results. Go RAB, I guess.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                Dude… I just went back and randomly scanned down to the bottom of that thread (random… just curious to see who was commenting back then so I quickly scanned down the page… forget it, I’m bored)… And that thread has something funny in common with more recent threads… Someone (Andy in Sunny Daytona) making fun of Axl. Some things never change.

                • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                  If sure he didn’t deserve it.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                And I don’t know why, but this comment is funny for some reason:

                “Drew Storen is filthy. He reminds me of Robb Nen.”

                Ok, I’m done now.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                F it, I take it back. Who the hell was “the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness?” What an awesome name.

                Ok, really done this time.

                • Mike Axisa

                  Speaking of people who’ve disappeared … where the hell is tsjc? He’s still tweeting and shit, but he hasn’t commented here in a week.

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Yeah, his absence has been conspicuous and unfortunate.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice to see Z-Mac return and be effective.

    Somewhere, someone is pissed about Black being pulled with a no hitter due to pitch count.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Happened to Warren as well, I was pissed about that.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Melancon doing some nice work tonight. Hope he can get himself into a nice groove down there in SW-B and come back strong with the big club at some point.

    • Jon G

      I’m sure we’ll see him in September, if not sooner.

      He was just starting to get comfortable at the MLB level when Gaudin came in.

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take Bruney’s spot in the pen next spring, or at some point…

  • AndrewYF

    You’ve probably answered this a hundred times Mike, but is Neil Medchill a legitimate prospect, or is he just an older guy taking advantage of playing against younger competition?

    • Mike Axisa

      Both. He can hit, but the talent level in the NY-PL is down. Not the best plate discipline in the world, so let’s see how he does against better pitching.

  • wilcymoore

    Hey, where do the GCL Yankees play their games, the Everglades?

    That team gets rained out about every third game. Maybe they need to put a roof over their field. (I’m kidding, I’m kidding … I think.)

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I would assume that they don’t have a world class grounds crew going for them.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      When the Rays build their new stadium the Yanks should buy the Trop.

      “Remember that stadium you guys used to play in? Yeah, the Trop, you guys remember. Well, we bought it and use it for extended spring training now. Nice little park, and we needed a roof.”

      • Jeffrey

        Football is going to be played in the Trop by one of the new UFL league teams.

      • wilcymoore

        There you go … !

  • Lanny

    Duncan is going to be a nice piece on the bench come Sept 1.

    • Jeffrey

      True, good guy to have pinch hitting when you need power. Plus his energy is great.

    • RichYF

      Wait, I don’t understand.

      Let me read it again. Sarcasm? Nope. Snark? Nope. Negativity? Nope.

      Alright, mark this one down on your calendars, Lanny’s first positive Yankee-related comment.

      Celebratory beer anyone?

  • Jeffrey

    Nice photos of Black. If anyone plans on taking photos of pitching or any baseball make sure your camera can be set to a shutter speed of at least 1600 to avoid blur. Then adjust your ISO and aperture value to accommodate the speed.

  • Brandon

    It brings a tear to my eye reading the box score for Trenton and not seeing Jesus Montero in it.

    • Bryan

      I’m still holding out hope we’ll see Jesus Monetero in a New York boxscore in September lol Why can’t he DH

      • Rob NY

        Jesus performs miracles, he turns box scores into happiness. Hell isn’t bad except for the absence of Jesus.

  • BklynJT

    Wow, Neil Medchill must be really awesome to go 2 for 3 AND 1 for 4 in the same game!!!

    Oh nevermind, Mike Axisa = FAIL

    • Mike Axisa

      Yeah yeah yeah. It’s fixed now.

  • Jim

    Black hitting 106 tonight?

  • Jim

    Sean Black is such an intimidating pitching name … I like it

  • Jim

    Sean Black is such an intimidating pitching name … I like it

  • Stryker

    is the innings shortage an issue for z-mac going forward?

    • AndrewYF

      I wouldn’t think so. He had 150 last year.

  • JMK

    Is it just me or has it rained every day this summer in the northeast?