Banuelos battles control in Trenton win


Josh Norris posted some video of Bradley Suttle and Tim Norton. Grant Duff was added to the Double-A Trenton roster after missing about a year with a stress fracture in his elbow, and Warner Madrigal will join the team on Tuesday.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Indianapolis) seventh straight loss at home, tying a franchise record
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 3 K
Ramiro Pena, SS: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – nine for his last 28 (.321)
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 K
Justin Maxwell, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 20 for his 36 hits have gone for extra bases (55.6%)
Brandon Laird, 1B: 0 for 4 – no Jorge Vazquez for two straight days after taking a pitch to the hand
Kevin Russo, 3B & Gus Molina, C: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI – Russo doubled and stole a base, Gus whiffed
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Luis Nunez, 2B: 1 for 4
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 9-0 GB/FB – 54 of 95 pitches were strikes (56.8%) … before the sixth inning, he’d allowed 11 straight leadoff batters to reach base, eight of whom scored … 28 K, 27 BB in 41 IP is just awful
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB – 17 of 29 pitches were strikes (58.6%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68.4%)
Ramon Randy Flores, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes – four of his seven pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-1 in over Portland)
Ray Kruml, RF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – on base nine times in his last four games
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 4, 2 RBI – 11 for his last 37 (.298)
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – second homer in four games
Cody Johnson, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 3, 2 K
Damon Sublett, LF: 0 for 4
Jose Gil, 1B & Yadil Mujica, SS: both 1 for 3, 1 R
Manny Banuelos, LHP: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 3-4 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – 57 of 98 pitches were strikes (58.2%) … he was sitting 92-95 mph in the first inning, and Mike Ashmore took a bunch of video … 20 BB in 36.2 IP this year after 25 BB in 65.2 IP last year
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-2 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa (6-3 loss to Fort Myers)
Abe Almonte, CF & Luke Murton, DH: both 0 for 4
Walt Ibarra, SS & Emerson Landoni, 3B: both 0 for 3 - Ibarra walked, struck out twice , and committed a fielding error … Landoni drove in a run
Rob Lyerly, 1B & Neil Medchill, RF: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – Medchill got picked off first
Mitch Abeita, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Josh Romanski, LHP: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 9-1 GB/FB – the one walk was intentional too, so that’s a pretty solid effort … Ivan Nova-esque, even
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Francisco Gil, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Augusta) hmmm, no Gary Sanchez for the second straight day…
Slade Heathcott, CF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Eduardo Sosa, DH: all 1 for 4 – Felix tripled, whiffed, and committed a fielding error … DeLeon doubled, drive in a run and struck out twice … Sosa did the same thing as DeLeon, just without the double
J.R. Murphy, C: 0 for 3, 1 BB -
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 HBP, 2 E (fielding, throwing) – just 26 K in 143 PA
Ramon Flores, LF: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – been striking out a bit of late, but that was bound, he’s still a teenager
Jose Mojica, SS: 0 for 4, 1 E (pickoff)
Mikey O’Brien, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-6 GB/FB – just the third time he’s allowed more than two earned runs in a start all season (nine starts total)
Nathan Forer, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-4 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Vazquez is hurt. got hit in the hand.

  2. NHyankeesfan says:

    Is Banuelos missing with just his fastball or is the control of all of his pitches this year off?

  3. Will F. says:

    Bad ManBan! Bad ManBan! No walks! That goes for you too Dellin. And what the hell Brackman?!

    • mike c says:

      brackman hasn’t been good, but betances and banuelos have done a nice job so far

      • pete says:

        yeah. except no.

        • Ted Nelson says:

          Manny is a 20 year old LHSP in AA with a 3.29 FIP and 2.25 ERA… that’s not a nice job? The only issue here were super-high expectations fans had entering the season. He was hyped as the lefty Dwight Gooden or something. Fans had already penciled Manny and Dellin into the 2012 or even 2011 rotations as front-line starters, as they did with Joba and Hughes and IPK early (even the team itself penned them in with IPK and Hughes), and it’s just getting ahead of ourselves with guys who hadn’t even had AA success yet. They’re still good-to-very-good prospects and not particularly struggling overall.

          Betances has a 3.3 FIP and 0.94 ERA. He’s striking out a batter per inning. Not a nice job so far?

          Given how these guys did in their first taste of AA late last season I don’t see an overall problem with their starts to the season. The walks are concerning, but only part of the picture. It’s still too early in the season to be drawing conclusions.

  4. JD says:

    Where is sanchez

  5. IRF says:

    62 K’s in 39 games for De Leon

  6. Thomas Cassidy says:

    I was hoping we would see Brackman this year but if he keeps this shit up there’s no way in hell. If he pitches like this all year do the Yankees give him a minor league contract next year? Maybe they should try him out in the bullpen.

  7. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Meh. 7Ks in 4.2IP. Lefties are typically slow to develop command, as long as he’s still overpowering hitters I’m cool.

  8. once banuelos stops walking people, he’ll be truly special.
    I mean, he’s got a sub 2 ERA even with 20 walks in 36.2 innings. Imagine if he stopped walking people. We might see him in the big leagues in 2012.

  9. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    control can be fixed…but a lack of talent can’t be…

    in other news…c’mon cubs…bury them sox

    • haha, so true. i don’t walk many hitters, however my mid-70s fastball is at times a little lacking

      • Foghorn Leghorn says:

        i don’t worry at all about ManBan’s walks…for cripes sake, look at that line – 2 hits…that’s all they got – 2 God Damned Hits – in 4.2 IP!

        if he was getting knocked around on a regular basis then it would be a concern.

        • Steve O. says:

          It doesn’t really matter about the hits either. Unless we know the context of those hits, we can’t put much stock in them. Look at mainly walks and strikeouts for now.

          The hits matter when they’re scorching line drives and flyballs. The box score doesn’t indicate how hard these hits and outs were so it’s hard to get excited about them.

  10. Jorge Vazquez says:

    Not like it matters that I wasn’t playing today, even if I started and hit three home runs you would still hate me for no reason. Good thing you huys have Sanit, Pendleton, Pena, Garrison, and Carlyle on the 40-man eh?

  11. Nick says:

    If I remember right, Brackman started off very poorly last year too…anyone remember when he turned it around? Maybe it takes him several starts before he gets his mechanics down.

  12. V says:

    Hey, Juan Miranda and Shelley Duncan are currently major leaguers. I bet Jorge Vazquez could be a decent 3rd piece (not a centerpiece or even 2nd piece) on a trade with a crappy team for some major league pitching help.

    • Juan Miranda brought back Scotty Allen (i.e., a decent but not elite low-A pitching prospect) in return when we traded him away. And Miranda was actually still a semi-prospect himself with some upside left in front of him. Shelly was non-tendered.

      I’m not holding my breath on us getting much of anything back for Jorge Vazquez, even in a package.

    • Steve O. says:

      Meh, what did Shelly Duncan net? What did Juan Miranda net?

      Not much of anything, really.

      Therefore, Vasquez will net… not much of anything.

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