Trenton clinches division title in loss

Open Thread: Do I hear eight?
Yanks guarantee series win over Toronto

Forgot to mention this yesterday, but High-A Tampa clinched a playoff spot. Also, check out some pics of Dellin Betances from yesterday’s start at Brothers at Arms.

  • Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero singled, as did Kevin Russo, Juan Miranda, and Brandon Laird. Jorge Vazquez went deep and tacked on another base knock. David Phelps allowed one run and five hits across eight innings, striking out four and walking zero.
  • Double-A Trenton lost. Justin Christian extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a double. Dan Brewer and Rene Rivera also doubled while Marcos Vechionacci went deep. Austin Romine had the night off. Adam Warren gave up four runs in 4.1 innings of unspectacular work. Pat Venditte took the loss when he allowed five baserunners and two runs in an inning of work. They clinched the division title anyway because New Hampshire lost.
  • High-A Tampa lost. Bradley Suttle, Jose Pirela, Jose Gil, Jack Rye, and Zoilo Almonte all doubled. Almonte also tacked on a triple. Josh Romanski allowed one run in five blah innings.
  • Low-A Charleston won. DeAngelo Mack and Neil Medchill went back-to-back with the homers, but Emerson Landoni topped them with a grand slam. Slade Heathcott and J.R. Murphy didn’t play. Nothing exciting on the mound.
  • Short Season Staten Island won the first game of their doubleheader. Cito Culver and Rob Segedin went hitless, but Gary Sanchez picked up a single. Kramer Sneed gave up a run in 5.1 innings, and Tommy Kahnle closed it out by striking out one and walking another in the final inning.
  • Short Season Staten Island lost the second game. This one was a snoozer. No hits for Segedin, and neither Culver or Sanchez played. Dustin Hobbs allowed five runs in four innings, woo.

The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over. The GCL Phillies won the league championship.

Open Thread: Do I hear eight?
Yanks guarantee series win over Toronto
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I thought Betances was a bit skinnier, his arms look huge compared to what I remember.

    • pat

      4 years of a pro weight program and careful dieting will do that.

      • pat

        I think the weight gain has probably helped his control too. Maybe strengthening all those stabilizer muscles has allowed him to repeat his mechanics and keep all his limbs under control.

        • Pete

          not at all unlikely

  • Grit Storage
    • pat

      Also worth noting, Brett Marshall was promoted to Tampa. Looks like he’ll be getting a playoff start or two.

  • matt damon wayans

    So will Kahnle start next season or will he remain a reliever and move him more aggressively? Scouting reports seem to suggest his stuff will play better as a reliever.

  • Joe

    phelps continues to pitch good and not get any love. he is probably the least talked about prospect. warren held that title until he had the 15 k game.

    • Captain Jack

      Does he really have a future as a big leaguer? He seems like another Moseley type.

      • Angelo

        I’m pretty sure his ceiling is higher than a Moseley type. He has some potential, but with all the other guys (Stoneburner, Noesi, Nova, Warren, Ramirez, Banuelos, Brackman, and Betances)people pay less attention to him.

        Probably a 4-5 starter or a good mid-reliever, which has value.

  • Brien Jackson

    Really hoping Trenton faces Bowie in the playoffs so I can go check it out.

  • dan

    out of all the pitching prospects in AA and AAA I would give up phelps,noesi and brackman. Noesi tested positive for enhancer, brackman is 25 going on 26 next year and Phelps may be the one guy you have to give up where you might lose something. I would not trade warren,betances, or banuelos. betances is still 22 in AA,still has potential if healthy, banuelos for the obvious reason that he’s 19 this year in AA with a good feel for pitching. Warren can hit 94 and could be legit.

    • Joe

      brackman is 24.

    • Pete

      I’d definitely trade phelps before brackman