Trenton drops Game Two of Championship Series

Game 146: Momentum
Dan Johnson 4, Yankees 3 as Rays take over AL East lead

Double-A Trenton (6-4 loss to Altoona) the best-of-five championship series is knotted up at one … Adam Warren gets the ball in Game Three tomorrow
Austin Krum, CF: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Justin Snyder, 3B: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Dan Brewer, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, , 1 BB, 1 SB – hitting .389 in the playoffs
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K – what is that, three homers in the playoffs? might just be two
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: 1 for 4, 3 K
Rene Rivera, DH & Matt Cusick, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Rivera K’ed twice … Cusick scored a run & K’ed
Damon Sublett, LF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Dellin Betances: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 8-2 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – 52 of 87 pitches were strikes (59.8%) … worst start of the year? worst start of the year … also, apparently he couldn’t field his position to save his life
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa beat Charlotte on Monday to win the Florida State League Championship, their second consecutive league title.

Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason. Triple-A Scranton‘s season ended when they lost to Columbus in the first round of the International League playoffs.

Game 146: Momentum
Dan Johnson 4, Yankees 3 as Rays take over AL East lead
  • T-Dubs

    Betances: “My chang-up was dog shit.”

    Bad outing. Great quote.

    • T-Dubs

      bah. he actually said “Change-up”

    • Steve H

      No need for a Keith Law prospect report tonight I guess.

  • Guest

    Bad start for Dellin, but still:

    7k’s an 8-2 GB/FB ratio in 5 2/3 is still promising.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Yeah, when that’s his worse start of the year, things are okay.

  • Naved

    He got over 100 innings and stayed injured free the whole season. Season is a success.

    • JobaWockeeZ


    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW


  • FishJam

    With so many pitchers having good yrs, who will be where next yr? I’m thinking Warren & the Three Bs start off in Trenton with an early promo to Brackman or Warren when deserving.

    Tell me who I’m missing or who might be wrong….maybe the rotations will look something like this:

    DJ Mitchell
    A Vet like Mosely/Hirsh


    B. Marshall
    Jose Ramirez
    K. Perez

    • A.D.

      Only thoughts would be if Nova doesn’t make the club, and something like Bliech coming back from injury

      • Rick in Boston

        Heyer had such a good year that he’ll be starting somewhere. We may see six-man rotations at both spots to get guys used to starting and relieving, or someone moved to the bullpen to get them ready to pitch in New York.

        • M-Three

          Who from Triple-A or Double-A is most likely to become a reliever eventually? I ask this because not all of them can be in our rotation and 1 or 2 of them may be parts of trades.

  • M-Three

    If Nova doesn’t make the rotation out of spring training then I think the Yanks will put him in the bullpen. This move can be done because we then still have Noesi in Triple-A ready to spot start when necessary.

  • Brian in NH

    How ’bout Romine having a nice little playoffs. He’s had a few dingers. I haven’t seen him play, and we don’t have a wonderful KLaw update on him (did allow a pass ball on Pettite) but perhaps he was able to get his feet back under him after a couple off days maybe? pretty good season i would say.

    • Tags1


      It’s good to see Romine picking his game up again. I go to about 10 Trenton games and his bat looked slow down the stretch. He also looked very frustrated as he game back t othe dugout, so I’m sure his struggles were wearing on him. Next year should so us if he’s for real or not.