Wins at every level

Saturday Open Thread
Offense comes up big in 9-5 win

Mikey O’Brien is done for the season with an injury described as “nothing serious.” An MRI will reveal the truth tomorrow.

  • Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero picked up a pair of hits, including a three run homer. He also threw out a pair of basestealers. Eric Bruntlett also had three hits. The Ghost of Kei Igawa allowed two runs and struck out five in 6.2 innings of work.
  • Double-A Trenton won. Both Dan Brewer and Austin Romine had a pair of base knocks, with one of Romine’s being a long ball. Al Aceves allowed a solo homer in a rehab start, going 2.1 innings. Hector Noesi followed him with six scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing just four hits.
  • High-A Tampa won. Bradley Suttle’s hot stretch continues, with three hits including a double. Melky Mesa failed to do anything productive in five trips to the plate. Graham Stoneburner struck out five in six scoreless innings.
  • Low-A Charleston won. Slade Heathcott drew a walk and J.R. Murphy doubled. Luke Murton went deep. Nothing exciting on the bump.
  • Short Season Staten Island won. Rob Segedin singled and walked while both Gary Sanchez and Cito Culver drew free passes of their own. Garrison Lassiter also walked twice, so apparently they were handing them out for free. Tommy Kahnle struck out three and walked one in a pair of scoreless innings.
  • Rookie GCL Yanks won. Mason Williams and Angelo Gumbs both went 0-for-4, but Ben Gamel picked up a pair of hits including a double. Ramon Flores singled and walked. Some guy named David Triplet made his pro debut, but he doesn’t appear to be anything special on the surface. He’s already 23, so he’s probably an undrafted free agent.
Saturday Open Thread
Offense comes up big in 9-5 win
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    He also threw out a pair of basestealers.


    • Operation Killer B’s

      Thats a good sign coming from Montero

      • Rod

        He’s throwing guys out at a higher rate than Posada and Cervelli are.

        • hello9

          If only he could catch the ball…

  • Mike R. – Retire 21

    I might be out of the loop on this, but is this the new format for the DOTF or is this just a temporary style change?

    • Gonzo

      I was just thinking the same thing. Did I miss something?

      • jmk

        Mike is on vacation, thus the abridged dotf.

        • Gonzo


    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      If this the new style, I don’t like it as much, but I understand as I’m sure it saves a lot of time for Axisa (and Kabak and JoePaw sometimes.) Obviously, we could still click the links to the actual MILB game page, and see exactly what we would have seen in the previous DOTF format.

      • Angelo

        Axisa is on a short vacation. This isn’t the new format.

    • Richard Iurilli

      It’s temporary. Mike does this every now and then, for various reasons, but it never lasts more than a few days.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Mike’s on vacation for a few days and posting the short version while away. He’ll be back with the full DotF after the weekend.

  • Alex C

    He is on vacation (I think) and it will go back to normal Monday. Also I must have missed it but when did Feliz get promoted to Tampa?

    • ChrisR

      probably a fill-in from the GCL…Ramon Flores and Henry Pena have both done it.

      • Angelo

        Yeah, he’s filling in.

  • China Joe

    Nice start for Graham M. Stoneburner III. He was getting overshadowed a bit there at Tampa with the B-boys there, now he’s got the place all to himself (more or less)

  • Reggie C.

    Any word on which affiliate Dan Burawa is going to be assigned? Burawa is supposed to be the most promising relief arm in the signed class. Shouldn’t Burawa be headed to NYPL?

    • RalphieD

      he made his NYPL debut two days ago

    • jmk

      I’d guess SI as well.

    • Big John

      Yeah, Burawa, is in Staten but I wouldn’t say he is the most promising relief arm. The Kahnle kid is putting up lights out #’s since he’s been there and was also taken much Higher in the draft,according to Yankee brass he’s the one to watch!!

  • Sleepykarl

    Feliz hit his first HR in Tampa. Nice to see from an 18 year old 2nd baseman in high A.

    • Angelo

      That’s insane. He was just filling in for someone. I’m sure he’ll be sent back down to the GCL soon. Good job by Feliz.

    • Sleepykarl

      He gets the Colin Curtis “hey it’s cool you homered but it’s not gonna keep you up” award.

  • Joe

    No mention of Banuelos and Betances…

    • Angelo

      I’m a little surprised too, but it’s okay. Mike’s on vacation. In case anyone doesn’t already know, yes, ManBan and Betances have been promoted to Double-A, Trenton. It’s no longer a rumor.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      We covered it much earlier in the day. Make sure to check the main page before questioning our always-through coverage! :)

      You can find that post here:

      • Angelo

        This is true. How could I forget this! I commented on that thread


  • Sleepykarl

    This is beautiful.
    “Benjamin (Cape Cod, Massachusetts): I’m getting worried, please tell me my Sox still have a better farm system than those boys in Pinstripes.

    Kevin Goldstein: I love how worked up Sox and Yankees fans get worked up about the other team’s SYSTEM. For now: Advantage Yankees, sorry.”

    • Angelo

      Yeah, I posted this yesterday.

      • Sleepykarl

        My bad, I didn’t see that. It’s pretty badass.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yes indeed. Yankees farm is deep and thick filled with tremendous pitching depth.

        • Angelo

          Hell yes, it is.

  • Bobby’s World

    With Betances and Brackman that some front for a pick up game of basketball.

  • larryf

    Happy for Jesus. He has a really good arm….

  • Brian in NH

    Cito still hitless at Staten Island

  • Captain Bawls

    Montero has a .209 ISO. I like it.