Update: A trio of prospects are Staten Island-bound. Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver and, as expected, the recently-signed Rob Segedin have been promoted to Short Season Staten Island. Segedin blasted his first career home run earlier tonight. With these call-ups, the Staten Island roster just became much more interesting. Their season runs through the first weekend in September; catch ‘em while you can.
I’m away for a little mini-vacation, so you’re getting bullet points until I get back on Monday…
- Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero hit a solo jack and singled while Juan Miranda picked up four knocks and a homer that nearly killed someone. Kevin Russo, Jorge Vazquez, Colin Curtis, and Chad Huffman all doubled. Ivan Nova gave up one run and struck out seven in 6.2 innings of work, continuing his recent hot streak.
- Double-A Trenton won. Justin Christian doubled twice and Austin Romine once, but the story of the night was Adam Warren. Dude struck out … wait for it … 15 (!!!) in seven innings of work. That’s a new franchise record.
- High-A Tampa lost. Bradley Suttle tripled while Manny Banuelos struck out six in six innings. The real story of this game is that ManBan was clocked at 97, and has been sitting at 93-94 recently. Hearing that from two independent sources makes the velocity uptick a lot more believable.
- Low-A Charleston lost. They got two-hit, with DeAngelo Mack and Kyle Higashioka picking up singles. Nothing exciting on the mound.
- Short Season Staten Island won. Shane Brown doubled and walk, Casey Stevenson hit a solo shot, and Luis Parache also picked up a two bagger. Nik Turley struck out six in six innings of one run ball, Tommy Kahnle a pair in an inning.
- Rookie GCL Yanks won. Rob Segedin picked up his first career hit, a solo homerun. Congrats to him. He added a single later in the game. Ramon Flores hit a three run shot, and I’m starting to think I grossly under-rated him in my most recent Top 30. Gary Sanchez took an 0-fer, but there are rumors abound that he’s been promoted to SI. As far as I know, those rumors are unconfirmed, however.