Lyerly helps Charleston walk-off with a win

Open Thread: Triple-A All Star Game
First Half Review: 7 who fell short

Triple-A Scranton is off until tomorrow for the All Star break. The International League defeated the Pacific Coast League 2-1.
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 0 for 2 – started the game & batted third … he saw a total of four pitches on the night
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 2, 1 K – entered the game in the 5th inning … same deal as Nunez, saw four pitches all night, he looked pretty overmatched during the strikeout, two weak hacks … he replaced Eric Kratz, who exited the game because he found out he was being called up to the big leagues for the first time in his career … cool story
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – got the save in the 9th … ten of his 11 pitches were a strikes, and the one ball was borderline … he’s definitely a different guy than the one we saw the past few years, threw a ton of four seamers & a few curves, used to be sinker-slider … I can’t see why they wouldn’t give him a try, they have nothing to lose

Double-A Trenton is also off until tomorrow for the All Star break. The West All Stars beat the East All Stars 10-3.
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 2 – started the game & batted third
Brandon Laird: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – started & batted cleanup … the good news is that his ankle’s okay
D.J. Mitchell: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – eight of his 14 pitches were strikes (57.1%) … pitched the 5th inning
Josh Schmidt: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – nine of his 17 pitches were strikes (52.9%) … pitched the 9th, or at least part of it

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Jupiter)
Ray Kruml, LF: 2 for 5, 2 K, 2 SB – nine for his last 28 (.321)
Melky Mesa, CF & Zoilo Almonte, RF: both 0 for 4 – Mesa K’ed twice, Almonte once
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – that’s his 26th double … he has nine more doubles than last year in 59 fewer at-bats
Bradley Suttle, 3B-1B: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 13 for his last 40 (.325) with two homers & two homers
Jose Pirela, SS & Trent Lockwood, DH: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – Pirela stole two bases … Lockwood doubled & drove in three
Jose Gil, C: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Walt Ibarra, PR-3B: 0 for 0, 1 R – came around to score after pinch running for Gil
Myron Leslie, 1B-C: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Graham Stoneburner: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – 94-23 K/BB ratio in 94 IP
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Schaeffer Hall: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – hasn’t pitched in a while because of rain outs & stuff
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-1 win over Augusta, walk-off style)
Kelvin Castro, SS & DeAngelo Mack, RF: both 0 for 4 – Castro committed fielding error, his 23rd error of the season
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 K
Neil Medchill, LF & J.R. Murphy, DH: both 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Murphy scored a run
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI – walk-off two run jimmy jack … he’s now 11 for his last 22 with four doubled & homer … when this dude gets hot, he really gets hot
Kyle Higashioka, C: 2 for 3 – got a nice little five game hit streak going
Emerson Landoni, 3B & Francisco Santana, CF: both 1 for 3 – Landoni K’ed … Santana tripled & K’ed
Ronny Marte: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 11-3 GB/FB – what a spot start
Ryan Flannery: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB – 53 IP already, all in relief … he’s on pace for 85 IP this year
Ryan Acosta: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (6-1 loss to Jamestown)
Eduardo Sosa, CF, Kyle Roller, 1B, Kelvin DeLeon, RF, Mike Ferraro, DH & Jose Mojica, SS: all 0 for 4 – Ferrero K’ed twice, Sosa, Roller & DeLeon each once … Mojica committed a throwing error
Isaiah Brown, LF: 2 for 4
Francisco Arcia, C & Kevin Mahoney, 3B: both 0 for 2, 2 BB – Arcia scored a run, allowed a passed ball & picked a guy off second with a snap throw … Mahoney K’ed & got picked off first
Luis Parache, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 E (throwing)
Zach Varce: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 5-4 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Matt Jernstad: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB – picked a guy off first … I keep thinking this guy’s name is Paul … doesn’t Paul work better with his last name than Matt?

Rookie GCL Yanks (12-5 loss to GCL Pirates)
Kelvin Duran, CF: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – just eight for his last 44 (.182)
Anderson Felix, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Gary Sanchez, C: 0 for 5, 1 K, 3 PB, 1 E (throwing) – worst game of his career? … turns out he came out of yesterday’s game just so Kyle Perkins could get some playing time, no injury
Ramon Flores, LF: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB – the box score says he played third, but I’m pretty sure that’s a mistake since he throws lefthanded … probably just got him mixed up with Jose Toussen
Cito Culver, SS: 1 for 4 – five for his last 13 (.385)
Tyler Austin, 1B: 0 for 0 – left after being hit by a pitch
Fu-Lin Kuo, PR-1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Jose Toussen, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB
Judd Golsan, CF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – seven for his last 22 (.318)
Evan DeLuca: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 4-1 GB/FB – 14 BB in 17.2 IP
Justo Arias: 2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Sam Elam: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-2 GB/FB – just down from Staten Island
Kramer Sneed: 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – pro debut for this year’s 32nd rounder

Open Thread: Triple-A All Star Game
First Half Review: 7 who fell short
  • Angelo

    Sanchez getting into a slump? His past two games have been pretty bad. He should be fine though.

  • Craig

    Who did Montero strike out against? Because there’s a big difference between him looking overmatched when facing someone like Hellickson vs. some AAA organizational soldier guy.

    • Angelo

      Probably someone good since it’s an All-Star game (I know some of those guys are older, but still.)

    • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

      fernando salas

    • pat

      Meh, either way it’s just an ASG strikeout. You can’t really derive any meaning from it.

  • Jake H

    Tyler Austin is a huge raw guy.

    • Angelo

      Yep. I hope his injury isn’t serious

  • hello9

    please send Venditte to Trenton.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    ;_; maquinito!

    (N/B: Yes, I am aware there will be many many games like this and nothing is guaranteed yadda yadda)

    • Angelo

      He will come back tomorrow and hit a homerun. He’s due.

      0-8 is unchartered territory for El Maquinito.

  • ChrisR

    Ramon Flores back in GCL? WTF?

    • Angelo

      You’re a few weeks late.

      He didn’t play well in the GCL last season, and he took over for a player in High-A for a 4 day period. Yankees probably think highly of him, but he’s only 18.

      • ChrisR

        he was in tampa for 2 stints this season, he was just there the other day…hasn’t played in the GCL since July 3rd

        • Angelo

          Ah I see. Probably a similar situation occured. Weird that they turned to him again.

          Don’t know what to make of it.

          There’s no way he’s going to be playing at the level for an extended amount of time though. Not yet at least.

    • zs190

      He was just an injury replacement guy for Tampa. Struggled in GCL last season and is just 18, he’s going to be in short season ball for a while. It would shock me a bit if he plays for Tampa full time before 2012.

  • steve

    is venditte still on the prospect pitching program ? he isn’t throwing multiple innings lately ? or at least i haven’t noticed …. hopefully the kid will get called up soon.

    • Angelo

      Something tells me it’s not going to happen, even though it should.

      He will probably get the call to Trenton next season.

    • zs190

      He seems like he’s pitched multiple innings pretty frequently. Gamelogs says 6 of his last 10 outings have been 2 or more innings, so you just weren’t paying attention, I imagine.

      As for promotion, I really wouldn’t bet on it. They’ve stated publicly that he’s not in line for a promotion unless someone gets injured or some other promotion necesitates it.

  • capitalT

    Pat V can’t be worse than Cox

  • Nickel

    Does Isaiah Brown have any potential? I was at the SI Yanks game on Sunday and he happened to have a really good game that day, both at the plate and in the field. I was just wondering if he was just filler or someone worth keeping an eye on.

    • zs190

      Pretty sure he’s an organizational player, not a prospect.

  • zs190

    Quote from Girardi on Albie via Chad Jennings on LoHUD

    “He’s been pitching great,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s a guy that possibly we look at, something we definitely have to look at.”

    Girardi said part of the reason Albaladejo hasn’t been called up is that the Yankees no longer see him as a multi-inning guy. They want to use him one inning at a time, and he’s thrived in that role in Triple-A. Might be worth a look in the second half.

    Basically if they still view him as a multi-inning guy, Gaudin would be gone by now but he’s a 1 inning guy and somebody needs to be the long reliever.

    Marte, Joba, and DRob are obviously safe and Mitre will have a spot when he’s activated later this week. They are giving Moseley a look right now because of that opt-out. I imagine Albie would have been up if Moseley didn’t have that out clause. As is, the only spot Albie can earn (at least until they decide they don’t like Moseley) is CHoP’s, and I’m not sure they want to get rid of CHoP yet.

    • Angelo

      Thanks for the information. It’s still pretty dumb to me, since it’s clear that the Yankees need bullpen help.

      Gaudin has been terrible so keeping him isn’t any good regardless, but that’s baseball I guess. Sometimes moves just don’t make sense.

      • Rick in Boston

        I’m thinking once Mitre is back, Gaudin if DFA material. Then, if Moseley isn’t pitching well, they’ll get rid of him and bring up Albie.

  • Clemson Rob

    Did anyone notice how well Mike Dunn looked in the AAA All Star game? Wish we still had him. The pen could use him.

    • zs190

      It would be interesting to see but honestly, he’s got a 4.6 BB/9 in AAA. Boone Logan is pitching quite a bit better than Mike Dunn in AAA so I’m not sure how likely it is for him to be here even if he’s still in the system.

      • zs190

        Um, maybe not quite a bit better. They have comparable FIP’s, Dunn is actually a little bit better, it seems.

        The high walk total is worrisome though as a reliever and consistent with his history of poor command.

  • JohnnyC

    Justin Milo retired. Any details?

    • YankeeGrunt

      Maybe he landed a contract to play minor league hockey?