Several big nights in Tampa blowout win

Game 14: CC FTW
Girardi: A-Rod MRI came back 'clean'

First of all, make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread. Secondly, Manny Banuelosblister is healed and the lil’ lefty is on track to start Tuesday. No word on Dellin Betances‘ blister though.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Rochester)
Greg Golson, DH: 0 for 4 – remember that hot starts? he’s now one for his last 17 (.059)
Ramiro Pena, SS & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 0 for 3 – Pena walked and struck out twice … Laird has just four hits in 34 at-bats this year (.118)
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 4, 1 K – easily his worst game of the season … almost forgot to throw to first on a strike three in the dirt
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – 13-for-36 (.333) with six homers during his ten game hitting streak
Chris Dickerson, LF: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Jordan Parraz, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B – threw a runner out at the plate … he’s had at least one hit in every game he’s played so far
Justin Maxwell, CF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – six for ten with two doubles and homer after his slow start
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 K, 1 HBP – poor guy has just three hits and that hit-by-pitch in 35 trips to the plate (.114 OBP)
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 6-4 GB/FB – 51 of 93 pitches were strikes (54.8%) … the AAA rotation certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype so far, but then again they haven’t even made two full turns through the rotation
George Kontos, RHP: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 14 of 23 pitches were strikes (60.9%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – half of his dozen pitches were strikes
Josh Schmidt, CF: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – 14 of his 20 pitches were strikes (70%)

Double-A Trenton Game One (8-0 win over Harrisburg in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Austin Krum, LF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI – multiple hits in four of his last eleven games, no hits in six others
Jose Pirela, SS: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 SB – had been one for his last 19 (.053)
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – six walks and just four strikeouts in his eight games so far
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 K
Cody Johnson, DH: 0 for 4, 2 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 3
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 R
Myron Leslie, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R
Ray Kruml, RF: 3 for 3, 1 R, 2 2B – six for his last 11 (54.5%)
Kevin Millwood, RHP: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 10-5 GB/FB – 53 of 88 pitches were strikes (60.2%) … apparently he was sitting 87-88 with the heat … like I said earlier, more walks than strikeouts against Double-A kids says a whole lot more than the one hit over seven innings

Double-A Trenton Game Two (8-2 loss to Harrisburg in seven innings)
Cody Johnson, DH, Jack Rye, 1B & Addison Maruszak, C: all 1 for 3 – Johnson whiffed twice … Rye scored a run, struck out, and committed a fielding error … Maruszak doubled in a run and scored another in a rare start behind the plate
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 16, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP – Austin Krum drew the walk, Corban Joseph got plunked … Melky Mesa struck out in all three trips to the plate … Ray Kruml stole a base
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10-3 GB/FB – 44 of 64 pitches were strikes (68.8%) … he was 89-90 with the fastball, at least early on … 23-7 GB/FB ratio so far
Pat Venditte, SHB: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – blech
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (11-3 win over Brevard County)
Abe Almonte, CF: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 SB – would have been tough to get that homer to complete the cycle, he only has 25 in a six-year career
Walt Ibarra, 2B: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – not one, but two sac bunts
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 2 K – 16 for his last 44 (.365) with two doubles, two triples, and two homers
Luke Murton, 1B: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – Matt’s brother with the huge games
Taylor Grote, RF: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 HBP
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – seven for his last 19 (.368) with two doubles, two homers, and a triple
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6-5 GB/FB – he’s probably on some sort of pitch count since he’s but cut off at exactly five innings in the last two starts and several times last season … he did come back from Tommy John surgery a little early, it makes sense
Mike Solbach, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-1 loss to Rome)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – got picked off first … back-to-back days with a walk … progress!
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 4, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Ramon Flores, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – ho hum
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – six for his last 15 (.400) with three doubles and a homer
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Eduardo Sosa, LF: both 0 for 4 – DeLeon whiffed twice, Sosa once … Sosa threw a runner out at third
Kelvin Castro, SS, Jeff Farnham, C & Jose Toussen, DH: all 0 for 3 – Castro & Farnham each drew a walk … Farnham struck out twice
Shane Greene, RHP: 6 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 9-4 GB/FB – he’s had better days
Wilton Rodriguez, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-2 GB/FB – knocked 3.77 runs off his ERA, which still sits at 5.87

Game 14: CC FTW
Girardi: A-Rod MRI came back 'clean'
  • mbonzo

    Do you think Rob Segedin was the best overall player the Yankees selected in 2010?

    • Mike Axisa

      Best combination of upside and probability, yes.

  • Jerome S.

    What will the future of the Yankees centerfield look like? Granderson through 2012, then…

    • mbonzo

      If he’s not resigned, it’s possible Heathcott is MLB ready by then, but the Yanks also have a centerfielder named Brett Gardner. The only other players that I think have the upside to be starting centerfielders for the Yanks are Angelo Gumbs and Mason Williams, but I don’t think they’ll be ready by 2013.

      • Reggie C.

        Perhaps the question is geared toward possible CFs , but i’d like to not discount JR Murphy as being a corner OF solution by 2013. You just dont know what the organization plans to do with Murphy , and all appearances suggest that Murphy is on the move from Catcher.

        • mbonzo

          I guess you could include Laird in the list of possible corner outfielder then. Also, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Montero play RF a few times if he has struggles as C.

      • Brian in NH

        Heathcott is in High-A Tampa right now. Given how the yanks have progressed players recently, in 2012 he’s playing with Trenton, and 2013 he’s playing with Scranton, and if he’s really playing well and they are in a pinch they call him up as a 4th OF at some point. But It seems as if he’s too raw still to consider him playing in New York by 2013. And thats all barring any injuries.

        • Fair Weather Freddy

          Heathcott is in Low A Charleston

    • pat

      Almonte was on his way to a breakout year last year. He looks like he’s on his way again this year.

  • Rookie

    Why should more walks than strikeouts against Double A kids disappoint you at this point? Isn’t it still the equivalent of spring training for Millwood at this point? On long rest, he could be a decent option down the road this year.

  • Jerome S.

    I wish they always broadcast the role call.

    • Jerome S.

      wrong thread… oops.

  • Drew

    I know everyone is convinced that JVasquez isn’t that good, but so far his stats look great. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely happy with the Yankee bench as it stands now I’m just surprised that the Yankees are 100% convinced that he is a AAAA player. Too good for AAA but not good enough for the majors. I’d guess his future is at best a September call up or trade fodder.

    • mbonzo

      I think you just have to take into consideration that he has been hitting against guys that are 4 or 5 years younger than him. He’d have to be truely outstanding, which he has been, in AAA to make such a deep Yankees offense. If he was on a weak offensive team, he’d probably be called up but its a different situation in the Bronx. Good thing is that if he keeps up his slugging and average, he could probably be an interesting trade chip for a team like the Indians.

  • Pat D

    Yea, mental pictures. Like what Jim and Pam during The Office wedding.

    • Pat D

      Oops, reply fail.

  • T-Long

    On the broadcast they mentioned players with rejected visas. Does anybody have any new info on depaula?

    • T-Long

      I don’t know what happened there. Sorry about that

  • T-Long

    On the broadcast they mentioned players with rejected visas. Does anybody have any new info on rafael depaula?

  • Monteroisdinero

    I am planning on being at Manny B’s game on tuesday! Quickest blister healer in the game.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    sorry, i was watching Yankeeography: The Captains

  • Giac

    I’m currently using Rob Segedin’s former AP Calculus Review textbook. His name is signed in the front cover.

    He’s the last big-league prospect to come through our high school since Dan Pasqua.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      sign under it and strive to be a better player than him!