Romine stays hot after a day of rest

Game 22: Home again
Jeter captains Yanks to come-from-behind win

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Louisville)
Kevin Russo, 2B & David Winfree, DH: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – Russo doubled
Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – it was an always fun inside the parker
Juan Miranda, 1B, Jon Weber, RF & Reegie Corona, SS: all 1 for 3 – Miranda drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Weber K’ed twice … Corona doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 R – he allowed four stolen bases, but at least he threw out two others
Robby Hammock, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – first time he’s played in ten days
Dustin Moseley: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5-4 GB/FB – 46 of 75 pitches were strikes (61.3%) … first start back from his forearm injury … Kevin Whelan was put on the phantom DL to make room on the roster
John Van Benschoten: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 20 of his 32 pitches were strikes (62.5%)
Royce Ring: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 10 of his 14 pitches were strikes (71.4%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 18 of his 30 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (11-5 win over Erie)
Austin Krum, CF & Reid Gorecki, DH: both 2 for 5, 1 R – Krum stole a base … Gorecki doubled
Dan Brewer, LF: 0 for 5, 2 K
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – if you’re a subscriber, Baseball America has short new piece on how the Yanks redid his swing
Austin Romine, C: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI – hitting streak is up to 12 games … he’s 9 for his last 15 (.600) with five doubles
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Edwar Gonzalez, RF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – figured out how to hit a little later than the Yankees would have liked
Luis Nunez, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI – he had two RBI total coming into this game
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4-7 GB/FB
Noel Castillo: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – he’s been absolutely lights out this year, much like last year
Grant Duff: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Brevard County)
Walt Ibarra, DH, Bradley Suttle, 3B & Trent Lockwood, 1B: all 1 for 4 –Ibarra doubled, walked, stole a base, got caught stealing another time & K’ed … Suttle drew a walk & scored … Lockwood doubled & K’ed
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding)
Neil Medchill, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP – first jack of the year after leading the NY-Penn League with 14 last year
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Melky Mesa, CF & Jack Rye, RF: both 0 for 3 – Mesa got hit by a pitch, stole a base & K’ed twice … Rye drove in a run, walked, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 PB
Adam Warren: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 11-1 GB/FB – 47-19 GB/FB ratio on the year
Brad Rulon: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-2 loss to Hickory)
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 K – 10 for his last 33 (.303)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – had been in a little slump, but he’s still OPS’ing ~.900
Jimmy Paredes, SS: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Luke Murton, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI – 11 for his last 31 (.355)
Kyle Higashioka, C & Ray Kruml, CF: both 0 for 4 – Krum K’ed twice
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 4, 2 K
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 K
Sean Black: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 6-7 GB/FB – yeesh
Michael Solbach: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2-3 GB/FB
Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 H, 1-2 GB/FB

Game 22: Home again
Jeter captains Yanks to come-from-behind win
  • Matt Imbrogno

    Rough year for Black thus far.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    It’s like Romine’s begging us not to forget he exists, too

  • 28 this year

    how do you guys think Montero, Romine, and the other catchers rate compared to how Texas had Salty, Teagarden, and Ramirez. If I remember correctly, they raved how Texas had so many major league ready catchers that could fetch a lot in a trade but Texas held onto them and they haven’t amounted to much. I know Montero is probably far and away the best of the bunch but what do you guys think about this?

    • radnom

      I think its a testament as to why you hold on to them instead of dealing one of two of them.

      Obviously none of these guys are sure things, especially if the injury bug hits as it did to Texas. Hard to predict that.

      • andrew

        I would say the opposite. Those guys could have returned young, major league talent, now they have nothing to show for it…

  • Steve H

    BABIP was a bitch to Warren today.

    • Tank the Frank

      I wouldn’t say that. He gave up two doubles and a triple. I agree he was probably a victim of some bad luck with as many ground balls as he induced, but at least a couple balls were hit hard it seems. His peripherals still look very good though.

  • DreDog

    I think I am ready for Staten Island and GCL games!
    I want to see Slade, JR, Deluca, G. Sanchez, etc….

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I can’t wait to see DeLuca, i’m so glad we signed him!

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    I have a newfound interest in the DSL, btw.

    • Steve H

      Gee, I wonder why….

      • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        I still can’t believe he deigned to talk to me

        • Steve H

          You have been blessed.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

      I have a newfound interest in the DSL, btw.

      That sounds dirtier than it actually is.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Mayor of the Draft

    Kevin Whelan was put on the phantom DL to make room on the roster

    Q: What’s the only thing worse than the Scranton Shuttle?
    A: The Scranton Minor League DL Shuttle.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    What kind of prospect is Noel Castillo?

  • Andrew Brotherton

    Honestly without being a homer, the Yankees have the better bunch. Montero is the best hitter in the minors, if he can even be passable at catcher than he is a perennial all star that has Miguel Cabrera like talent. Romine is better than Teagarden, in that he has great plate discipline and a natural doubles swing. He can regularly hit 15 to 20 homeruns, and play great defense with a great arm. Murphy could be the most well-rounded of the bunch. But not only that we also have Sanchez that has just as much power as Montero. Also Higgy that plays great defense. We have the best bunch of back-stops of any team I’ve seen in recent years.

    • Roger

      What is this nonsense you speak. Gary Sanchez? as much power as Montero ha, in your dreams.

    • Baseballnation

      Sanchez has just as much power as Montero? What ganja are you smoking cause Clay Buchholz says he wants some asap!

    • Baseballnation

      And for the record I read places (although can’t remember specifically where) that scouts have said Sanchez talent is somewhere between Montero and Higashioka…Take that for what its worth.

    • mr met

      you’re a homer, sorry.

  • Jake H

    AA has been very impressive.

  • BklynJT

    I know it’s early, and I have complete faith in the Jesus to start heating up, but if he has bad year, this whole prospect watch side bar thing is taking the shape of the madden curse. First the “the big three” tshirts (which I own btw) and now this prospect watch.

    /irrational believer in superstition

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      You might be onto something

    • Dirty Pena

      You didn’t even mention Brackman, Garcia, or Cox.

  • Phranchise

    i see jimmy paredes played short and i thought i remembered someone calling him a sleeper. could he actually play full time short or is he more of a 2b?

    • dr mrs the yankee

      He’s a 2B, he isn’t very good at short.

  • Joey C

    Romine will be eastern league player of the week,remember you heard it here first.

    The catchers,what do you do,eventually 1 or 2 have to go we have to many.Not a bad problem but 1 or 2 will pay with a trade.

  • pete

    Anybody know where Garrison Lassiter is from? I saw an invoice at my place of work for a Gary Lassiter the other day, thought I’d ask if they were related. Probably not, but if it’s his dad or something it might be kind of cool for him to think people have heard of his son

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi (safe)

      (Sorry, you were kinda begging for that one.)

      • Brian

        There was no need to be sorry…