Jul
10

Montero goes deep day after non-trade

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Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

The Yankees had a scout on hand yesterday to watch 16th rounder Evan Rutckyj pitch for his summer league team. The big Canadian lefty is looking for first round money.

Triple-A Scranton
Game One (3-0 win over Lehigh Valley in 7 innings)
makeup of an April 26th rain out
Reegie Corona, 2B & Greg Golson, CF: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Corona stole a base & K’ed … Golson threw a runner out at first as part of a double play
Chad Tracy, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 R – they signed him yesterday
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – nine for his last 43 (.209)
Juan Miranda, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – took a big leaguer deep … I guess someone is mad about almost being traded
Jorge Vazquez, DH & Eric Bruntlett, RF: both 0 for 3 - JoVa K’ed twice, Bruntlett once
Chad Huffman, LF: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Tim Redding: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 59 of 91 pitches were strikes (64.8%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – nine of his 13 pitches were strikes … that’s his 40th career save for SWB, a new franchise record

Game Two (6-3 loss to Lehigh Valley in 7 innings)
Reid Gorecki, CF & Chad Tracy, 3B: both 1 for 4, 1 E – Gorecki tripled, drove in a run, scored another, K’ed & committed a fielding error … Tracy drove in a run, K’ed & threw a ball away
Eduardo Nunez, SS, Reegie Corona, 2B, Eric Bruntlett, RF & Chad Moeller, C: all 1 for 3 – Nunez scored a run & got hit by a pitch … Corona doubled, drove in a run & K’ed twice … Bruntlett scored a run
Juan Miranda, DH: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Chad Huffman, LF: 0 for 1, 2 BB, 1 K
Jason Hirsh: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-5 GB/FB – 51 of 74 pitches were strikes (68.9%) … he’s still getting stretched out after switching places with Romulo Sanchez
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB - just half of his 26 pitches were strikes … I wonder if he’s hurt, he’s gone from a speed bump to full blown suckiness now … an injury would at least explain things
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB - 15 of his 19 pitches were strikes (78.9%)
Zack Segovia: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB - seven of his 12 pitches were strikes (58.3%)

Double-A Trenton (6-2 loss to Bowie)
Luis Nunez, SS & Marcos Vechionacci, DH: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Nunez got caught stealing
Justin Snyder, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Brandon Laird, 3B, Dan Brewer, CF & Kevin Smith, 1B: all 0 for 4 – Laird K’ed twice, Smith thrice … Laird committed a fielding error
Jack Rye, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Rene Rivera, C: 2 for 4, 1 R , 2 2B, 1 PB – catching since Austin Romine is away at the Futures Game
Edwar Gonzalez, RF: 2 for 3, 1 2B
Andrew Brackman: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB – he hit Corban Joseph’s brother with a pitch … the most important number out of Brackman tonight? 99
Josh Schmidt: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0-3 GB/FB
J.B. Cox: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-4 loss to Brevard County in 11 innings)
Ray Kruml, LF: 1 for 4, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
Jose Pirela, SS & Jose Gil, C: both 0 for 5, 1 K – Pirela drew a walk
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 3 K
Bradley Suttle, 3B & Melky Mesa, CF: both 2 for 5, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K - Suttle scored twice & drove in one … Mesa stole a base, scored once & drove in two
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Myron Leslie, 1B: 4 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – he had four hits in his last 16 at-bats coming into this game
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 3-3 GB/FB – he was almost traded to the Mariners yesterday too, so I guess he’s got a chip on his shoulder as well
Adam Olbrychowski: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0-2 GB/FB – those are his first strikeouts in his last three appearances, dating back to June 26th
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-1 win over Rome)
Kelvin Castro, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B – his last three hits have all been doubles
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
J.R. Murphy, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – nine for his last 38 (.234)
Neil Medchill, LF: 0 for 4
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 4, 2 K – back up over the Mendoza line
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 K
Hector Rabago, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – had been one for his last 27 (.037)
Francisco Santana, CF: 0 for 3 – going on three days without Slade Heathcott now
Michael Solbach: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 8-3 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 2-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2-1 GB/FB – now that’s a save

Short Season Staten Island (8-4 win over Tri-City)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 SB – 20 for his last 47 (.426) with five doubles, six steals & a homer
Isaiah Brown, LF, Jeff Farnham, C & Jose Mojica, SS: all 1 for 4 – Brown doubled, drove in two & K’ed … Farnham doubled, plated a run & committed a throwing error … Mojica scored a run & K’ed
Shane Brown, 3B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB – didn’t even know he could play third
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – the homer was a bomb too
Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Luis Parache, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Mahoney K’ed
Garrison Lassiter, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R
Shane Greene: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 6-3 GB/FB
Matt Jernstad: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Nathan Forer: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-1 loss to GCL Blue Jays)
Kelvin Duran, C, Henry Pena, LF & Jhorge Liccien, C: all 0 for 4 – Pena K’ed three times, Duran & Liccien twice each … Liccien missed a catch for an error
Cito Culver, SS & Reymond Nunez, 1B: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Nunez K’ed … Culver committed a fielding error & now has many walks (seven) as strikeouts in 49 at-bats
Gary Sanchez, DH: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – he’s reached base 33 times in 16 games
Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – first career jack
Jose Rosario, 2B: 1 for 4, 2 K
Judd Golsan, RF: 1 for 3, 1 SB – .133/.204/.133 … guy has three XBH (all doubles) in 143 career at-bats
Sergio Mitre: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-3 GB/FB - he’ll be back not long after the All Star break, so that might mean the end of Chad Gaudin or Chan Ho Park
Charlyn Garcia: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Brett Gerritse: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-5 GB/FB
Trevor Johnson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Jesus Montero had a better day than Cliff Lee. Ergo we won the nontrade. ;-)

    “Gary Sanchez, DH: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP – he’s reached base 33 times in 16 games”

    That sounds like a lot.

    • Reggie C.

      El Maquinito leads the GCL in every single offensive category. Kid has had some stateside debut.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Bust!

      …Wait what?

  • phughesisgod(Jesus is saved!)

    Wait, so let me get this straight, the Mariners wanted Montero, Warren, Nunez and McAllister? WTF?!?!?!? I wouldnt do that for Lee and someone else, let alone just Lee!

    • Reggie C.

      I wonder if Jack Z. wouldnt simply have then requested that McAllister be substituted for David Phelps.

      Jack Z. wanted Cashman to say no.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      I’d do it for Lee and Felix.

      • mikebk

        i’d do it for felix alone.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Agreed.

    • Pat D

      No, I think Warren was mentioned as a possibility in the McAllister slot.

      • mikebk

        so you mean Montero, Warren/Z-Mac, Nunez?

    • ChrisR

      They suggested Warren instead of Adams because of the ankle, Yanks agreed.

  • Reggie C.

    Warren’s line is the best line i’ve seen in a while from a pitcher not named Delin Betances.

    BA seems persistent in its Stoneburner analysis concluding he best profiles as a late inning reliever b/c the FB though good is straight. BA also is higher on Warren than Noesi and Stoneburner.

    • mikebk

      and higher on phelps than the rest listed.

      I liked phelps line the other night 6IP 4H 5K 10-2 GO/AO, but if strikeouts do it for you more that’s fine.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Phelps isn’t as good as any of those guys.

  • Eirias

    If he becomes anything, Olbrychowski’s nickname has to be “Old Brick House” or some modified iteration of such.

  • Doug

    If I read that article right, all the outs Rutckyj got were by strikeout…impressive!

    • mikebk

      you didnt. Picco was the one with the 12 K’s

      • Doug

        you’re right, my bad. gotta read slower next time.

  • Doug

    Hey Mike, is Sosa becoming a legit big-league OF prospect? Sure playing like it right now.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yes.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

      Do you live in the area? Go watch him play at least once. He’s in a different class from the rest of the team.

  • Captain Jack

    Why didn’t Slade play today? Did I forget something?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I have no idea, we’re going on three days in a row now.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        I’m a little concerned, but not too worried, unless he goes on the DL of course.

  • misterd

    I want Rutckyj to sign. I don’t know why. I just like the idea of having a Baseball Goon. Besides, we’ll spare the fans having to read the name on the back of the jersey.

  • Doug

    forget about the HR….best thing about DeLeon’s line is the no Ks. 2nd straight game and only 2 Ks his last 16 ABs.

    • mikebk

      he is quietly stringing together an excellent stretch himself over the last 10.

      .349/.417/.512

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

      He’s adjusting to the pitching, got an IBB tonight

  • CapitalT

    Good to Lassiter’s name show up. The hit is a bonus

    Venditte Can’t be happy Cox got the AA bulpen slot after he quit on the team

    • hello9

      Venditte for Joba!

      We get a lefty specialist as a bonus.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

    The trees DeLeon’s homer went over: http://twitpic.com/249fom

  • I Voted for Kodos

    Brackman hitting 99 makes me smile. A lot.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R.- Retire 21

    Short, but interesting piece on Jesus.

    blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/yankees/?p=5906

  • EvoLuTioN aka Jobamania

    I had no idea brackman was back to hitting 97-99mph. That is EXCELLENT news.

    With brackman and betances our farm should jump this year

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    99 on the black?? holy jesus christo!

    great job brackman, you make me smile

  • Joe

    Glad we still have Montero beacuse we can have him and Lee in December. The power of money.