Heathcott’s hot hitting continues


One more day of bullet points…

  • Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero didn’t play because of his bruised forearm, but Chad Moeller went 3-for-4 with a double in his place. Kevin Russo, Reid Gorecki, Chad Tracy, and Chad Huffman all had multiple hits as well. Ivan Nova was very strong, allowing one earned run in 6.1 IP of work. Mark Melancon managed to throw two complete innings without allowing a run.
  • Double-A Trenton lost. Brandon Laird went deep for the third time in his last four games. Rene Rivera singled twice in the place of Austin Romine, who was resting the day game after a night game. Hector Noesi had his worst start of the year, allowing six runs 4.2 IP. Wilkin DeLaRosa and Kevin Whelan combined for three rock solid innings of relief.
  • High-A Tampa lost. Corban Joseph, Bradley Suttle, and Melky Mesa all went 2-for-4 with some kind of extra base hit. Zoilo Almonte hit his first homer at the High-A level. Craig Heyer walked three guys in five innings, raises his season walk total to four. His BB/9 rose from 0.18 to 0.67.
  • Low-A Charleston won. Slade Heathcott knocked another two hits, and is now 13-for-31 (.419) since his little biceps issue. Kelvin Castro, Jimmy Paredes, Rob Lyerly, and Emerson Landoni all picked up two hits and at least one double. Hector Rabago went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a homer in what had to be the best game of his career. Jose Ramirez allowed two runs in five innings, but walked four and struck out just three.
  • Short Season Staten Island won. Eduardo Sosa singled and walked while Kevin Mahoney doubled. Kyle Roller picked up three hits in three at-bats, including his third homer of the season. Nothing exciting on the pitching side of things, just another two inning save for Chase Whitley.
  • Rookie GCL Yanks were off.
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. JMK says:

    Somehow, I bet the GCL Yankees still were able to commit 8 errors, despite not having played a game today.

  2. pat says:

    Corban Joseph, my man. 3rd best OBP in the FSL, and he’s a year+ younger than the #1 and #2 guys.

  3. Adam B says:

    joe saunders- 1
    yanks farm system- 0

  4. dan says:

    does anybody have any video of bryan mitchell pitching this year?  what about video manny banuelos pitching? Everyone seems to be high on banuelos! What is he projected to be, compare to what is in the major leagues now! What are the odds of josh dezse signing with yanks?   

  5. Johnny says:

    Can’t forget lincecum as well

  6. Mark Melancon managed to throw two complete innings without allowing a run.

    We have the worst freaking luck with relief prospects. We keep picking hard thrower after hard thrower and basically only have David Robertson to show for it. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have a lights-out setup man who’s a failed catcher.

    Maybe we should convert Kyle Higashioka and see if we can catch lightning in a bottle.

  7. Andrew says:

    Ian Nova….give him a shot.

    • ZZ says:

      It will be interesting to see what they do with Nova once the trade deadline passes.

      Right now it is probably best to give Sergio one more crack at it and let Nova stay down in AAA and continue to put up nice numbers.

      After the deadline though, if Mitre is not cutting it, Nova could get called up and get a nice boost in his trade value if he pitches well.

      If Nova can show something on the major league level he could be a nice or rather nicer trade chip next winter.

  8. A.D. says:

    Nova just keeps on chugging, hoping he gets a shot soon.

  9. viridiana says:

    Why exactly does Mitre “deserve” another shot?

  10. Riddering says:

    8. I’m loving that the Yankees are still in first place. I know the team will soon head into series against Boston and Tampa but things are looking good for them not to give up the division lead.

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