Phelps strong, but not strong enough as Trenton’s winning streak ends at ten

Yankees recall Melancon, option Golson
The official 'vent while I write the recap' thread

Here’s the latest on the all the roster machinations. Keith Law posted an updated list of the top 25 prospects in the game, removing players who are in the bigs to stay even if they haven’t exhausted their rookie status yet (Jason Heyward, Justin Smoak, Wade Davis, etc.). Jesus Montero comes in at number nine after ranking tenth before the season. However, two players ranked above him in the preseason are no longer eligible, so in the grand scheme of things KLaw dropped him one spot.

Triple-A Scranton (3-0 loss to Indianapolis)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 0 for 4, 3 K
Reegie Corona, 2B, David Winfree, RF, Chad Huffman, 1B & Reid Gorecki, CF: all 0 for 3 – Corona walked & K’ed … Huffman K’ed once, Gorecki twice
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 4, 2 K
Jon Weber, LF: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Jesus Montero, DH: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s DH’ed in four of his last eight games
Chad Moeller, C: 1 for 3, 1 2B
Jason Hirsh: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 8-7 GB/FB – 70 of his 111 pitches were strikes (63.1%)
Royce Ring: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 4-0 GB/FB – 14 of 21 pitches were strikes (66.7%) … I’d say he was effective

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to New Hampshire, walk-off style)
Justin Christian, DH & Austin Krum, CF: both 1 for 4 – Krum scored a run & K’ed
David Adams, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – breaks out of a little one for 13 slump (.077)
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4 – 9 for his last 30 (.300) with 12 RBI
Dan Brewer, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 HB – 12 for his last 32 (.375) with four doubles & two homers
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B, Edwar Gonzalez, RF & Luis Nunez, SS: all 0 for 3 – Vech drew a walk & K’ed twice … Edwar drove in a run, walked & threw a runner out at third … Nunez struck out
David Phelps: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 11-6 GB/FB – outdueled one of Toronto’s very best prospects
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – the walk was intentional

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Charlotte)
Jack Rye, RF: 0 for 5, 1 K – remember when he was hitting .390-something? well he’s 6 for his last 37 (.162) and down to .314
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Corban Joseph, 2B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 1 for 4 – CoJo K’ed twice & committed a throwing error … Medchill doubled, scored a run & K’ed thrice
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Trent Lockwood, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Graham Stoneburner: 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 3-4 GB/FB – he was due for a stinker … no worries, just come back out in five days and start over
Brandon Braboy: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-2 loss to Rome) they got completely overwhelmed by an old friend
Ray Kruml, CF, Zoilo Almonte, RF & Emerson Landoni, 2B: all 0 for 4 – Almonte K’ed twice, Landoni once
Luke Murton, 1B, Rob Lyerly, 3B & Kelvin Castro, SS: all 1 for 4 – Murton doubled & scored a run … Lyerly scored a run, K’ed twice & committed a fielding error … Caatro tripled & committed a fielding error
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – he’s just 9 for his last 35 (.257), but six of those hits are doubles
J.R. Murphy, C: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 PB – in case you missed it because of the late DotF yesterday, he’s been bumped up from Extended Spring Training while Garrison Lassiter and his sub .337 OPS went down … yes, OPS
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 2 for 4
Jose Ramirez: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 3 WP, 3-8 GB/FB – easily his worst outing of the season … still got a 46-10 K/BB ratio in 48 IP
Ben Watkins: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Ryan Acosta: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Yankees recall Melancon, option Golson
The official 'vent while I write the recap' thread
  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’m sure most have noticed, but Scranton plays on MLB Network tomorrow at 11 a.m. Awesome.

    • rbizzler

      Thanks for the heads up.

      Any one know who is on the hill tomorrow for SWB?

      • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

        Looks like Sanchez.

      • Mike Axisa

        Not certain, but Romulo lines up.

        • pat

          Wow, that would be sick.

  • Jake H

    Phelps is really impressing people.

  • pat

    I love how Jose Ramirez’s worst outing includes 0 BB. Looks like he was the victim of some shitty fielding too.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    No walks for JoRam though the 3 WP are yucky. Still got 6 K’s.

    And I don’t know if this belongs but what the hey, anyone know anything about these two SS prospects the the Yankees are reportedly interested in?

    3. Roughned Odor, SS: Odor has the ability to stick at shortstop, and scouts love his bat. He’s expected to be a plus average hitter. The rumor is he is one of the top targets on the Yankees’ radar screen.

    8. Antonio Gonzalez, SS: The Yankees reportedly will be very involved in the bidding on Gonzalez as well as a number of other clubs. Scouts believe he can stick and play above-average shortstop and that the bat will come along. He could command an upper six-figure bonus.

    • pat

      Odor stinks, yo.

    • Accent Shallow

      Number 3 has to be a joke.

    • Richard Iurilli

      Roughned Odor? Sounds like a bad alias. Like Norris Hopper.

  • Captain Jack

    I don’t see Ackley above Montero. He seems too bullish on Lars too.

    • Reggie C.

      Really? Lars Anderson rightfully plummeted down lists. Out of the top 50 on some notable lists. I havent seen the list, but if he’s back in the 25-50 range, I can definitely agree with it. Within the 15-25 range … damn … too aggressive.

  • Reggie C.

    The whole night stinks with a baaaaaad Yankees loss. We’re not supposed to blow 5-1 leads in the 8th… anyways..

    JR MURPHY has to chill the nerves. I’m sure the PBs are a result of the nerves getting the better of his hand-eye coordination. Charleston is so devoid of hitting talent, that the RAB spotlight is wholly on Murphy. Oh yeah … I didnt post last night on Heredia so here it is: Whoever thought Heredia was ready to pitch in Tampa after a handful of innings last year was DEAD WRONG. Kid’s FB was barely average, and now its probably not even touching 90. What a mess.

    • pat

      He was hurt for most of the season with a shoulder injury. He threw a solid 100 ip in Charleston the year before. I don’t think the promotion was unwarranted. Personally, I still think he is having arm problems.

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  • Doug

    for anyone interested, domonic brown is the guy who jumped montero. he went from 14 to 7.