Jul
02

Tampa, Staten Island walk-off with wins

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Brad Rulon has been released, and three draft picks have signed: OF Jake Anderson (7th round), C Tyler Austin (13th), and RHP Dustin Hobbs (21st). Austin’s the best of the bunch, a recent catching convert with significant catch-and-throw and offensive skills, but he’s hella raw.

D.J. Mitchell took David Phelps‘ place on the Double-A Eastern League All Star team. Talk about undeserving (4.70 ERA, 4.52 FIP, 6.5 K/9, 4.7 BB/9). Meanwhile, Brandon Laird was one of the final cuts for Baseball America’s midseason prospect All Star team.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Pawtucket)
Justin Christian, LF & Jesus Montero, C: both 0 for 4
Marcus Thames, RF: 0 for 3 – played eight innings in the field by design
Reid Gorecki, RF: 0 for 1
Eduardo Nunez, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 E (throwing) – definitely not a coincidence that he’s played two games in a row at the hot corner … they want to see how he can handle it before swapping him with Ramiro Pena
Juan Miranda, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K - first game off the DL … as soon as he & Thames shake the rust off, they need to be in the Bronx serving as a DH platoon, as soon as friggin’ possible
Jorge Vazquez, 1B, Reegie Corona, 2B & Greg Golson, CF: all 0 for 3 – JoVa K’ed once, Golson twice … Vazquez also committed a fielding error
Eric Bruntlett, SS: 1 for 3
David Phelps: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 12-1 GB/FB – 63 of 99 pitches were strikes … he gets a pass because this is his first AAA start, but damn, love the ground balls
Eric Wordekemper: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB – 12 of his 19 pitches were strikes (63.2%) … still has a shiny 0.00 ERA with SWB this year
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – just 13 of his 22 pitches were strikes (59.1%) … that’s 14 H, 10 BB, 14 K in his last 15.1 IP … that’s not him, something’s up

Double-A Trenton (7-2 win over Harrisburg)
Austin Krum, CF, Luis Nunez, SS, Matt Cusick, DH & Marcos Vechionacci, 3B: all 1 for 4 – Krum homered & drove in two … Nunez tripled & came around to score … Cusick doubled, drove in two, scored & K’ed … Vech doubled in a run & K’ed twice
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K - just five for his last 22 (.227)
Brandon Laird, 1B & Dan Brewer, LF: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Justin Snyder, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB – 25 BB, 18 K
Lance Pendleton: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3-7 GB/FB – 69 of his 105 pitches were strikes (65.7%)
Josh Schmidt: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2-1 GB/FB – gotta love the nine out save

High-A Tampa
Game One
(4-3 win over Daytona in 14 innings, walk-off style)
completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain
Ray Kruml, CF: 1 for 7
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – one of the walks was intentional
Corban Joseph, DH: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB – both walks were intentional
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – walk-off homer
Zoilo Almonte, RF, Trent Lockwood, 1B & Walt Ibarra, 2B: all 1 for 5, 1 BB – Almonte K’ed & threw a runner out at second… Lockwood drove in a run … Ibarra doubled, K’ed twice & committed both a throwing & fielding error
Jack Rye, RF: 0 for 5, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Myron Leslie, PH-C: 0 for 3, 3 K – pinch hit with the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th only to take called strike three
Manny Banuelos: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4-2 GB/FB – first start with Tampa following his short rehab stint with the GCL Yanks … he pitches yesterday, left when it started pouring
George Kontos: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Sergio Mitre: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – good to see him on the way back, but it’s foolish to think he’s any kind of answer to the bullpen woes … whatever they get out of him should be considered gravy
Adam Olbrychowski: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB – coughed it up in the bottom of the 9th
Trenton Lare: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Game Two (4-2 win over Daytona in 7 innings)
Ray Kruml, CF: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 1, 3 BB, 1 K – five walk day … not bad
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 1, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – sheesh, they just weren’t going to let him beat them today
Bradley Suttle, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Myron Leslie, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R
Mitch Abeita, C: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Walt Ibarra, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-5 GB/FB – his worst start since returning … 28 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 33 K on the season
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-3 win over Augusta)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS – had been 0 for his last 15
J.R. Murphy, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (pickoff) – eight of his 38 hits have been doubles, basically one out of every five hits
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K – nine for his last 24 (.375)
Neil Medchill, LF: 0 for 2, 2 K - left the game in the 5th inning for no apparent reason, he didn’t make a defensive play int he top of the inning or anything
Francisco Santana, LF: 0 for 1, 1 BB
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – had been seven for his last 29 (.241) following that absurd hot streak
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 0 for 4, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K –
Kelvin Castro, SS & Emerson Landoni, 1B: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Castro drew a walk, stole a base & scored a run … Landoni committed a throwing error
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 8-5 GB/FB – that’s more like it … he’d been getting roughed up a bit over the last month and a half or so
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Michael Solbach: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Ryan Acosta: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 win over Brooklyn in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB – five for his last 15
Isaiah Brown, LF & Jose Mojica, SS: both 0 for 4 – Brown walked, stole a base & committed a fielding error
Shane Brown, DH: 0 for 5, 1 K
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – walk-off single
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Kevin Mahoney, 3B: both 1 for 4 – DeLeon K’ed twice, Mahoney once … DeLeon got picked off first while Mahoney stole a bag
Casey Stevenson, 2B: 1 for 3 – left the game with an apparent foot injury

Zach Varce: 2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3-0 GB/FB – nice control
Sam Elam: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 29 BB, 16 K in 15.1 IP career
Nathan Forer: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – the walk was intentional
Preston Claiborne: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-0 loss to GCL Pirates)
Kelvin Duran, CF: 1 for 4, 2 K
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 2, 1 BB – 0 for his last eight, but he’s got two walks & one strikeout in that time
Jose Toussen, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 E (throwing) – he picked up the team’s first hit … with one out in the 9th inning … yeah, that kind of day
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 22, 5 K – that’s what happens when you give Gary Sanchez a day off
Matt Richardson: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 5-1 GB/FB
Yobanny Reyes: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB
Justo Arias: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2-1 GB/FB – Justo a really cool name, but think of the Kayisms … “that one was just-o outside (cackle)”
Conor Mullee: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Dellin Betances: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-5 GB/FB – his worst start since returning …

    That’s like saying a 20 point game for LeBron is a bad game.

    Also, no El Maquinito. Boo.

  • Doug

    incredible that THAT line is dellin’s worst start of the season

  • Doug

    assumed sanchez was in the Everyone Else’s 0fer. was then nice to see he had the day off.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      El Maquinito did not play

      • camilo gerardo

        I like the Boy, at least until he becomes “legal”

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

          TSJC had an interesting comment about “The Boy” having unfavorable racial undertones, so I’m going to let it alone.

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            Really?

            This saddens me. “The Boy” was a good one.

            I don’t really understand what’s racist about it though.

            • Captain Jack

              Slave owners and old school southern racists used to refer to black men as “boy.” Here I think it’s just an innocent fun nickname for a player, but (hopefully) we’ll have to come up for a better nickname for him sometime soon anyways…so may as well get started on that.

              • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

                Had no clue. Thanks for the insight though.

  • TLJ

    Anybody think Jorge Vazquez should get a chance to DH? I’m not sure how his numbers are, but isn’t he supposed to be a decent hitter?

    • Doug

      his next walk will be his first. don’t think so

  • mikebk

    dont know if you mentioned this in DOTF earlier but Kramer Sneed also signed a few days back for a 30K bonus.

    http://www2.barton.edu/news/athleticsnews/

  • Nickel

    Can a healthy Mitre be any worse than what we’re getting out of Chan Ho Park?

    • forensicnucchem

      Mitre, Alby, Melancon for Gaudin, Moseley, Park.

      I know the devil you know is supposed to be better than the devil you don’t know, but they certainly can’t be any worse.

      • Rick in Boston

        I’m not sure Melancon is going to be an option in the near-term. Mike’s right – something doesn’t seem right to him. This is probably the worst stretch he’s been on as a professional and the timing sucks for the Yankees.

  • Giacomo

    Brad Rulon released? He put up some pretty nasty numbers over the 3 years he was here. Interesting.

  • Bryan

    Why would they release Brad Rulon? His numbers arent so bad and hes kinda young, good org arm at least.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Don’t forget that the Yankees are beginning to sign players from this year’s draft class. He probably didn’t have the talent that some of these other players offer.

      It makes sense to release him then. Numbers game.

  • 28 in ’10

    fyi, mlb.com’s Draft Results page now links picks to their milb.com stat page. a nice new feature.

  • Nickel

    Gorgeous weather for the Thunder game tonight, by the way. Pendleton was getting ahead most of the time, and Schmidt struck out the last five hitters of the game.

  • Joe

    They should definately consider bringing up Jon Alby. He has pitched great and we need to DFA both Gaudin and Park.

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

    Wait why was Rulon released?? I’m very confused about this…

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Glad to hear that Tyler Austin signed. I really hope he does well.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    If you could only keep one, Dealin’ Dellin or Andrew Brackman?

    • Joe

      the yankees have much more invested in Brackman.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        That doesn’t mean keeping him would be the right move.

        Betances is younger and doesn’t have a major league contract, unlike Brackman. However, Betances has a bit of an injury history, so it’s a tough call.

        Both have similar ceilings, so if you believe Betances is going to stay healthy, he’s my guy. Still a tough call though.