Aug
31

Varce dominates as Staten Island splits two

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Just a heads up, the minor league season comes to an end next Monday (High-A Tampa and Short Season Staten Island finish up a day earlier). Triple-A Scranton and Double-A Trenton have already clinched playoff spots, and Tampa should do the same relatively soon. Low-A Charleston and SI are out of the race. Don’t be surprised if Bradley Suttle gets bumped up to Trenton for the playoffs with Rob Lyerly taking his place in Tampa. The Thunder have been missing a bat since Brandon Laird‘s promotion. There will also be some pitching moves as well, starting today with George Kontos, John Van Benschoten, Bryan Mitchell, Freddy Lewis, and … wait for it … Pat Venditte!

Meanwhile, Jesus Montero, Eduardo Nunez, and Jon Albaladejo were named to the Triple-A International League end of season All Star Team, so congrats to those guys.

Triple-A Scranton (6-0 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 CS – just seven for his last 28 (.250)
Greg Golson, CF & Jesus Montero, C: both 1 for 4 – Golson doubled & K’ed
Juan Miranda, 1B: 0 for 4
Jorge Vazquez, DH, Chad Huffman, LF & Eric Bruntlett, SS: all 0 for 3 – JoVa K’ed twice, Huffman & Bruntlett once
Colin Curtis, RF: 1 for 3 – threw a runner out at second
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – two for his last 28 (.071)
Lance Pendleton: 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 11-4 GB/FB – 60 of his 104 pitches were strikes (57.7%)
Zack Segovia: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB – 23 of 34 pitches were strikes (67.6%)

Double-A Trenton (10-4 loss to Akron) faced a guy who was with the Yanks for like, two weeks this year
Justin Christian, LF: 2 for 5, 1 K - threw a runner out at third … hit streak is up to 14
Austin Krum, CF & Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: both 1 for 4 - Krum drew a walk & scored twice … Vech stole a base, drove in a run & K’ed twice
Lance Berkman, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – he’ll be back in New York tomorrow
Matt Cusick, 3B: 0 for 1 – replaced Berkman late in the game
Dan Brewer, RF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – 16 for his last 42 (.381)
Austin Romine, C: 3 for 5, 2 RBI – 13 for his last 45 (.289)
Corban Joseph, 2B & Luis Nunez, SS: both 0 for 4, 1 K – CoJo committed a pair of throwing errors
Justin Snyder, 2 for 4, 1 2B
Cory Arbiso: 4 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5-3 GB/FB – eek
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB
J.B. Cox: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Justin Snyder: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB – yep, he pitched … he was 84-89 with the heat, which is pretty damn impressive

High-A Tampa (6-5 win over Brevard County in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R
Jose Pirela, 2B, Addison Maruszak, CC & Mitch Abeita, C: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Maruszak drove in a run, walked & committed a fielding error … Abeita walked
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 2 E (throwing, fielding) – .336/.432/.589 in August
Myron Leslie, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Trent Lockwood, DH: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K – walk-off double
Shaeffer Hall: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-5 GB/FB – not sure why he left early … maybe he got hurt, maybe his pitch count was too high, we’ll find out eventually
Trenton Lare: 3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-1 GB/FB – he had allowed just four homers all year, but allowed two in this game
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – okay, maybe he’s getting the call tomorrow
Preston Claiborne: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (10-7 loss to Greenville)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – threw a pair of runners out at third
Ramon Flores, RF: 2 for 6, 1 RBI, 1 K
J.R. Murphy, C: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – I’m not sure why he left the game, it was tied at seven in the eighth inning when he departed … if he’s hurt, hopefully it’s nothing serious
Hector Rabago, C: 0 for 1
Rob Lyerly, 3B & Taylor Grote, DH: both 2 for 5, 2 K – Lyerly drove in a pair … Grote came around to score
Luke Murton, 1B, Kevin Mahoney, 2B & Emerson Landoni, SS: all 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – Murton tripled, drove in a run & came around to score … Mahoney scored twice, Landoni once
Neil Medchill, LF: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Jose Quintana: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB – 43 K in 36.2 IP this year
Kelvin Perez: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 0-1 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Ryan Acosta: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 0-1 GB/FB
Manny Barreda: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island
Game One (5-2 win over Hudson Valley)
completion of the June 22nd game that was suspended due to rain
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 1 – played in the original game, but is obviously still out with the hammy issue
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI – very nice night
Shane Brown, LF, Casey Stevenson, 2B, Jose Mojica, SS & Mike Ferraro, RF-CF: all 0 for 4 – Brown struck out once, Ferraro four freaking times
Kyle Roller, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 K
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI – he obviously played in the original game and not this one, because he’s in Tampa now
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 0 for 3 - took Mahoney’s spot in the order
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 1, 1 3B – played in the original game, but not this one
Gary Sanchez, C: 2 for 3, 1 R – took over for Lassiter
Francisco Arcia, C: 0 for 1 – same deal as Sosa, except he’s got a hand injury
Jeff Farnham, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Zach Varce: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 1-0 GB/FB, 10-0 GB/FB – he actually started the original game, and went 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB in that one … so tonight, his line was 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 9-0 GB/FB … that’s domination homes … kinda cool how he lined back up like that, can’t say I’ve seen that happen much in all my years of DotFin’
Chase Whitely: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 0-2 GB/FB
Game Two (3-0 loss to Hudson Valley in 7 innings)
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 CS – five walks, five strikeouts as a pro
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 3, 1 SB
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 16, 1 BB, 2 K – Shane Brown and Cito Culver each drew a walk, but Culver also made both a fielding & throwing error
Kramer Sneed: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 47 K in 34.1 IP
Michael Recchia: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)

The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

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

    This day cannot possibly get better.

  • yankees1717

    HOORAY FOR PAT!!!!!

    • Chris

      I’m very excited to see how he performs against better competition.

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

      i was saying the exact same thing

      hip hip!

  • hello9

    Time for the Free Pat Venditte Committee to celebrate!

    • Matt Montero

      I think I’m gonna head over to Trenton and get a few Pat autographs… I’m selling em for 100 dollars a pop!

      • GG2010

        Ask him to sign his name with each hand!

      • 28 this year

        100 for the left arm, 100 for the right arm, or 300 for both.

  • sleepykarl

    What does Brewer profile as? He seems interesting.

  • mikebk

    pimpsner is saying Bryan Mitchell is going to get some time at SI

    • Frank O

      Hope he’s one of the starting pitchers in Thursday’s twin bill against hudson Valley so I can get a first hand look.

  • Alex C

    I hope Whitley gets a call up to Tampa. I don’t know why he wasn’t moved up before Claiborne but I must have a prospect crush on this kid. It seems every time he pitches he doesn’t give up runs.

  • Mike Pop

    I was at the SI/HV game tonight. Gary Sanchez did play in the second game, he had a couple at-bats, just no hits.

    • Louis

      Cito culver is not gonna b a fan favorite…. Guys a friggin jerk lol

      • Louis

        Oh sorry didn’t mean to reply specifically to ur comment mike pop

      • Frank O

        What is your opinion based on?

      • Brian in NH

        why is he such a jerk? did you ask for an autograph and then he blew you off for a couple of hotties? I had a friend who that happened to with Jeter back in his rookie season with NY. He hates Jeter now and thinks he’s a jerk, but if I was jeter i would have done the same thing

        • Frank O

          My thoughts also. I was sitting in third row next to third base yesterday. Segedin caught a foul pop`up for the third out and flipped it to four young girls (probably 8-10 years old) in first row. they muffed the catch and the ball fell back on the field. Cito who was backing up Segedin on the play, picked the ball up and walked over to the girls with a shy smile on his face.By this time all 4 girls were screaming wildly each with a hand out for the ball. Cito looked like he didn’t know who to give the ball to. My wife actually said to me he looked afraid to pick one of them out. We tend to forget that he is only 2 months out of high school, playing with more polished guys 3-4 years older than him and he’s probably a little homesick right now. Lets give him a chance to grow up before we rush to judgement.

        • Frank O

          My thoughts also. I was sitting in third row next to third base yesterday. Segedin caught a foul pop`up for the third out and flipped it to four young girls (probably 8-10 years old) in first row. they muffed the catch and the ball fell back on the field. Cito who was backing up Segedin on the play, picked the ball up and walked over to the girls with a shy smile on his face.By this time all 4 girls were screaming wildly each with a hand out for the ball. Cito looked like he didn’t know who to give the ball to. My wife actually said to me he looked afraid to pick one of them out. We tend to forget that he is only 2 months out of high school, playing with more polished guys 3-4 years older than him and he’s probably a little homesick right now. Lets give him a chance to grow up before we rush to judgement.

          • Frank O

            my bad for the duplicate post. Also speaking of autographs Dan Burawa was last to walk in from the bullpen after second game and stopped to sign baseballs for about 5 or 6 kids – seems like a nice guy.

            • Louis

              Yea burawa and segedin are cool… But yea like culver totally miffed some kids after the game who wanted an autograph. And some kid asked for his hat and he just ignored the kid. Idk he just had an asshole demeanor

  • Frank O

    Went to the SI doubleheader, Sanchez DHed in the second game, went 0 for 3, reaching base on an error by the 2nd baseman that could have been called a hit. He was sacrificed to second then left too early on what I guess was a hit and run play and thrown out by the pitcher at third. Sanchez slid akwardly into third and seemed to turn his ankle, but he did come up to bat later in the game. Varce was dominant, I think I saw only two fly ball outs (one of which was a pop up to second) the rest were ground balls or Ks. Sneed was almost as good Cito botched a grounder that would have been the 3rd out in the 5th. Sneed then gave up a triple to the 9th place hitter and was removed. The next batter also tripled off of Recchia. Cito looked a bit lost out in the field and it seemed that he took his part in the loss badly, being the last player to leave the dugout and walking head down slowly to the clubhouse. Segedin looked realy good and DeLeon hit a couple of nice shots. Will be going to Thusday’s twin bill between SI – HV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Rain in Tampa, that’s why Hall left early.

  • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

    YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH! My man Venditte’s movin’ on up! I just hope he rips AA a new one like he has been at A+…

  • dan

    When will bryan mitchell pitch? Can anyone get video of him when he pitches for staten island? Thanks!

  • dan

    Does anyone think bryan mitchell is getting too much rest? At such a young age he should be pitching every 5 days to avoid injury.

  • Accent Shallow

    That line from Varce is arguably the best I’ve seen.

    Also has a high dominance factor . . . /rolls eyes

  • Tophitter

    Article on Mason Williams from the THE WEST ORANGE TIMES:

    http://www.westorangetimes.com.....news01.prt