Staten Island’s bullpen shuts out Oneonta

Open Thread: Going for the sweep tomorrow edition
Sabathia dominates BoSox for third win of the series

The Advocate and WBRZ News 2 Louisiana is reporting that the Yankees and first round pick Slade Heathcott are close to a deal. The signing deadline is just nine days away.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Reegie Corona: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Austin Jackson: 3 for 5, 1 3B – picked off first … first three hit game since July 11th
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – threw a runner out at the plate from RF
Juan Miranda & Yurendell DeCaster: both 1 for 5 – Miranda doubled, drove in a run & K’ed twice … DeCaster scored a run & K’ed
John Rodriguez: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Chris Stewart: 2 for 3, 1 BB
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 6-10 GB/FB – 62 of 94 pitches were strikes (66%) … allowed a pair of homers, running his season total up to 19 in 121 IP (1.41 HR/9)
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB – 16 of 22 pitches were strikes (72.7%)

Double-A Trenton
Game 1 (3-2 win over Harrisburg over 8 innings, walk-off style)
Austin Krum: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 E (fielding) – 63 walks in 102 games … that’s a frickin’ ton
Eduardo Nunez, PJ Pilittere & Marcos Vechionacci: all 0 for 3 – Nunez walked & K’ed twice each … Pilittere & Vech each walked once
Chris Malec: 1 for 5, 1 RBI – walk-off single
Richie Robnett: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Edwar Gonzalez, James Cooper & Justin Snyder: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Cooper drove in a run & scored another … Snyder crossed the plate & K’ed twice
Zach McAllister: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 8-2 GB/FB – triumphant return from a DL trip designed to give him some rest
Kanekoa Texeira: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6-0 GB/FB – K/BB ratio is ~2.30 on the year
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB
Game 2 (1-0 loss to Harrisburg) good to see one of my all-time favorite prospects is still at it, closing the game out for the Senators
Eduardo Nunez, Edwar Gonzalez & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Nunez & Snyder K’ed
Matt Cusick, Richie Robnett & Marcos Vechionacci: all 1 for 3 – Robnett & Vech doubled … Vech also K’ed
Chris Malec, James Cooper & RJ Baker: all 0 for 2, 1 BB – Baker picked a runner off second with a snap throw
Jason Stephens: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 9-2 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding)
Grant Duff: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB, 1 HBP

High-A Tampa (6-1 win over Clearwater)
Dan Brewer & Kevin Smith: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Brewer stole two bases & K’ed … Smith scored a run
David Adams & Seth Fortenberry: both 0 for 2 – Adams drew a walk & drove in a run with a sac fly … Fortenberry scored a run & was hit by a pitch
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 2 K – allowed a stolen base
Damon Sublett: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Brandon Laird: 0 for 4, 1 K
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI – you gotta love it when the 9-hole hitter has a game like this
Hector Noesi: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 4-7 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – 36-30 K/BB ratio in 46.1 IP

Low-A Charleston (10-7 loss to Augusta)
Jose Pirela & Corban Joseph: both 1 for 5, 1 K – Pirela doubled, drove in two & committed a fielding error
Abe Almonte, Melky Mesa, Taylor Grote, Garrison Lassiter & Neall French: all 1 for 4 – Almonte drove in two, K’ed & threw a runner out at second from LF … Mesa scored a run & K’ed … Grote homered, drove in two & K’ed twice … Lassiter scored a run & K’ed … French scored a run, drove one in & K’ed
Addison Maruszak: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Jeff Farnham: 3 for 4, 2 R
Cory Arbiso: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 11-2 GB/FB
Andrew Brackman: 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB – just two walks in his last five innings, so … progress!
Manny Banuelos: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB – working out of the pen to limit his innings … 18-yr old kid is approaching 100 IP on the year

Short Season Staten Island (2-0 win over Oneonta)
Francisco Santana, Kyle Higashioka & Neil Medchill: all 0 for 4 – Santana K’ed twice, the other two each K’ed once
Zoilo Almonte & Mike Lyon: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Zoilo drew a walk & scored a run
Luke Murton: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
DeAngelo Mack: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – 13 for his last 34 (.382)
Carmen Angelini & Emerson Landoni: both 1 for 3 – Angelini tripled … Landoni K’ed twice
Arodys Vizcaino: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – left the game with a back injury, no idea how severe … it’s better than an arm injury, at least
Ben Watkins: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Gavin Brooks: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-0 GB/FB – that’s a damn fine outing right there
Griffin Bailey: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Paul Patterson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – he’s pitched in five of the last seven days

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-4 win over GCL Pirates)
Judd Golson: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB – 9 for his last 24 (.375)
Jose Toussen: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney & Ramon Flores: both 1 for 4 – Mahoney drove in three, scored a run & was caught stealing
Kelvin DeLeon: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI – 8 for his last 20
Jose Mojica, yunior Tabares & Chris Smith: all 0 for 4 – Tabares & Smith K’ed
Alan Horne: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 6-8 GB/FB – allowed two jacks
Dan Miller: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Wilton Rodriguez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4-1 GB/FB

Open Thread: Going for the sweep tomorrow edition
Sabathia dominates BoSox for third win of the series
  • Richard Iurilli

    Only one WP for Brackman! He’s improving!

    /overexcited optimism

  • DreDog

    At least Brackman is still getting innings. Awesome to see Z-Mac pitching again. Here’s to him not being involved in that Guadin trade.

  • Dela G

    Cmon Slade!

    Sign with the yanks!

    • DreDog

      We got time. I am sure we can look forward to him and JR Murphy having a good season next year.

      • DreDog

        Sorry, I see you were probably commenting on the report above.

        • Dela G

          haha yeah, my bad :)

    • GG

      Saw a post on MLBTR the other day, about guys being paid overslot, now announcing deals till up to the deadline to appear as respectful to the commish’s recommended payment schedule. Gotta think Slade n the Yanks would fall into that category…

  • leokitty

    Arodys please be ok. I was scanning in a program from earlier in the year that had a neat montage of him on the cover when I heard about that. :(

  • GG

    What’s Edwar’s future lookin like??? I liked him, but obvs he wasn’t getting it done….nasty change

    • DreDog

      Could he be the guy going for Gaudin? Doesn’t make sense, I know.

  • Danny

    i miss Jesus :(

  • Reggie C.

    Hopefully Brackman can start flashing more success in these 2 inning doses. Before the season is out, i’d love to read a final report on the status of his FB velocity and knuckle-curve. I think there’s a heck of a relief pitcher somewhere there.

    • wilcymoore

      You’ve got to be able to get the ball over the plate to be a relief pitcher.

  • Januz

    The news about Heathcott is huge. If they get him finished quickly, it means that it is much more likely that they can spend some extra time to get more players signed, Brett Bruening comes to mind. He had a scholarship to LSU that just got revoked. Does he decide to sign with the Yankees? He was one of the guys (Along with Lyons & Meade) waiting for a contract for the Yankees. What about Aplin? He is also a HS Outfielder. Can they spend more time and of course $$$$$$$$$$ needed to talk him out of attending Arizona State? 9 more days to go.

    • DreDog

      That’s huge!!! Thanks for the scoop. The Yanks might pull off a coop!

    • dan


    • Mike bk

      brett breuning had horrible control in the cape this summer. the other 3 pitchers in the cape (Meade, Lyons, Cotham) should all be signed but i could pass on breuning which might be why they pulled his deal.

      heathcott, murphy, cotham, lyons, meade, thompson, mckenzie, aplin, stoneburner, mitchell. I would love to add stiles to that list but i just dont see that one happening unless the yanks throw HUGE money.

  • Salty Buggah

    I really hope Arod is OK. He’s one of most favorite prospects.

    • Salty Buggah

      *my most

  • BoSux

    I really hope that the player involved in the Gaudin deal isn’t much to write home about. I hope that the player being traded is on the same organizational level as a CARMEN ANGELINI, EMERSON LANDONI, JOSE PIRELA, JAMES COOPER, etc. I wouldn’t mind it being a veteran either like EDWAR RAMIREZ or PJ PILITTERE.

    My guess is they might go after a ROMULO SANCHEZ, MIKE DUNN, JUAN MIRANDA or SHELLEY DUNCAN.

    I just really hope that we don’t have to give up an EDDIE NUNEZ, KEV RUSSO, DANNY BREWER, etc…

    It looks like CODY RANSOM cleared waivers and is back with Scranton.
    JOSH TOWERS has obviously done the same.

    • whozat

      Um…we can read, you don’t need to put the names all in caps. And why would you be worried about giving up Nunez?

    • Salty Buggah

      Mike Dunn has a chance to be pretty good if he can stopping walking people.

      • BoSux

        Same goes for Kev Whelan

        • Salty Buggah


  • Aj

    Why would they give up Edwar Ramirez? They should call him up look at that strike out ratio.

  • BoSux

    B/c Nunez is a fucking stud? What happened with Gaudin’s contract? How much are we paying of it?? any ideas on who we’re giving up? My guess is it’s going to be miranda dunn sanchez or shelley or mayb a mid-level prospect like cusick wordekemper or melky (mesa)

    • Salty Buggah

      650,000 (plus the luxury tax so basically almost a million) but I think the Cubs pay the rest.

      • whozat

        That’s what Sherman said, but it doesn’t really make sense…The Cubs cut him, so they had to assume all of his contract. The Padres were paying him the minimum. So I assume that the Yanks are on the hook for, at most, the prorated minimum.

        Unless they send cash in the deal, which would mean that they’re not sending a player of any consequence.

    • whozat

      This eduardo nunez?

      Stud? No.

      Also, not that hard to figure out what happened with Gaudin’s contract. The Cubs released him, so the normal thing happened. And we kicked around names for who the PTBNL might have been on other threads. Try searching.

      • BoSux

        Really? He’s over a .300 hitter with 8 hr’s (doesnt suck complete ass) and although he obv needs to get his walk #’s up i heard murti raving about his glove. Murti actually made it sound like he’s higher on the ranks than Ramiro Pena. he hit well in spring training and i’ve heard that he’s worked on his stance and follow through. i also heard he’s been hitting well in the winter leagues. My point was i dont want to give up someone who has potential to be more than just a utility player to be traded for a washed up 26-year old (if thats possible) like gaudin.

        you’re a real dick bud… why the fuck are u talking to me like that. Try searching? this is my 1st time on the site, u dont have to be a total fuck about me asking.

        thanks Salty for the information

        • whozat

          Because you showed up here and, instead of looking up information for yourself, essentially asked us to go look up the info for you and then summarize it.

          That attitude of entitlement annoys me. It implies that our time is less important than yours.

          As for Nunez, those reports you read were a result of the media needing stories to pimp when ARod wasn’t in camp anymore. Look at his career numbers. He has little plate discipline and little pop, and never has. He might be a UT guy, but he’ll probably never make it out of the minors.

          • BoSux

            Well, being that you guys probably spend 90% of your lives on this website and following this team, I’d figure you’d know the info off the top of your head. it wasnt a very difficult question. if u dont know it, im not asking you to look it up. if u do kno the info, please supply me with the information. i give tons of credit to u guys for being so knowledgable of this team and i kno u guys have a great understanding for the game and the ballclub.

            As for the reports, i heard sweeney talking about it like 2 days ago, and u gotta be out of your mind to not think he’ll ever make it out of the minors. he’s obviously not going to be a .320 hitter in the majors, but if he’s got a great glove and can swing the bat a bit (he swings it better than Pena), im sure he can be a regular SS on some team (he probably could be one on the sox right now).

            I DEEPLY apologize for putting players’ names in caps and asking you guys a simple question about Chad Gaudin’s contract.

            Good night fellas

            • whozat

              And was Sweeney just talking about Nunez because he saw him back in March, or was it based on anything new?

              Nunez has no plate discipline and has shown a little pop for the first time this season. Not even that much, and you called him a “freaking stud”

              Kinda ridiculous. There’s very, very little reason to project this guy as a regular shortstop.

              • Bosux

                I can’t say for sure that it was based on anything new. He didn’t go into the specifics, and he said it as a ‘matter-of-fact’ kind of thing.

                My “freaking stud” was a dry attempt at sarcasm and I apologize for that.

                If people think that Pena can be a regular shortstop (Francesa does), you have to believe that if Nunez continues to improve as he is already and his glove is as good as everyone says it is, he has the potential to become an everday shortstop at some point in the future.

                I can’t believe we’re fighting over Eduardo Nunez.

                Now LUIS Nunez…well. He has a shot at being Jesus Montero II

                • whozat

                  Francesa also thinks that Joba’s best used in the pen. And that the only reason he’s not is because Hughes “took his job”. Consider the source.

                  The mainstream media doesn’t follow the minors very closely; it’s not really their job. People who do don’t consider Pena OR Nunez potential big-league regulars because their bats just aren’t good enough.

                  Given Pena, Russo and Nunez, I would happily flip Russo or Nunez for Gaudin.

                • V

                  whozat, I really can’t believe you gave this BoSux d00d more than 15 seconds of your time. Not worth it, man.

                • wilcymoore

                  Be nice, guys.

                • I hate V

                  You’re a piece of sh*t, V. I hope you die soon.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So Montero wasn’t there tonight, but I did get the Get Well Soon card to my contact who will ensure Montero gets it.

    Working on pictures…

    • DreDog

      Was it a surprise to see Z-Mac? I am talking about the right game, right?

      • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yep. I knew Z-Mac was pitching.

    • I hate V

      used as toilet paper

  • Pingback: 8/8 Minor League Report

  • Jeffrey

    Alan Horne was pitching with the GCL Yanks. Is he on his way back, whats the story on that?

    • whozat

      He pitched today. He’s listed in this very post.

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    wooo, Deleon heating up.

    And is it just my imagination or is Kei Igawa pitching on very short rest ?

    • wilcymoore

      The contrary … he last pitched August 1.

      • V is a fu*ker

        You may think that Igawa is pitching on very short rest b/c RAB had a typo a couple days ago…They listed Igawa as the starter but it was in fact Romulo Sanchez… Yep, last piched August 1st

        • Joseph Pawlikowski

          Inappropriate handle. Please change.