Betances strong in Trenton win

Open Thread: It is ... off the pole! See ya!
Colon dominates A's in Memorial Day shutout

Triple-A Scranton (8-5 loss to Indianapolis)
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Ramiro Pena, SS: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Jesus Montero, DH: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 4, 2 K, 1 E (missed a catch)
Justin Maxwell, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Brandon Laird, 3B, Kevin Russo, 2B & Dan Brewer, RF: all 2 for 4, 1 R – Laird and Russo doubled, Brewer whiffed and caught stealing … Laird also committed a fielding error
Gus Molina, C: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Adam Warren, RHP: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5-6 GB/FB – 53 of 92 pitches were strikes (57.6%)
Kanekoa Texeira, RHP: 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 20 of 32 pitches were strikes (62.5%)
George Kontos, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – eight of his dozen pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (6-4 win over Portland)
Ray Kruml, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 3 for 5, 1 R
Austin Romine, C: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 16 for his last 42 (.381) with four doubles and a homer
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
Cody Johnson, DH: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – second straight day with a homer, three in the last four days, four in the last eight
Jose Gil, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS
Joe Pirela, SS: 2 for 3, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF & Addison Maruszak, RF: both 0 for 4 – Mack whiffed
Dellin Betances, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 5-2 GB/FB – 55 of 92 pitches were strikes (59.8%)
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB – six of his ten pitches were strikes … looks like someone lost the closer’s job
Warner Madrigal, RHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – eight of 15 pitches were strikes (53.3%)
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K 1-0 GB/FB – five pitches, four strikes
Grant Duff, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (61.9%)
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB – 13 pitches, eight strikes

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Savannah)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Toussen, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 CS – hitting  .367 with a .426 OBP off the bench
Ramon Flores, LF: 1 for 4, 2 K
J.R. Murphy, DH & Kyle Roller, 1B: 0 for 4 – Murphy whiffed once, Roller twice
Rob Segedin, 3B & Jose Mojica, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Mojica made a fielding error
Eduardo Sosa, RF & Jeff Farnham, C: both 1 for 3 – Sosa walked … Farnham hit a solo jack
Francisco Arcia, C: 0 for 1, 1 K – left the game after striking out in the second, but I’m not sure why (wasn’t ejected)
Shane Greene, RHP: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3-4 GB/FB
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 3 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-4 GB/FB – 46-6 K/BB in 44.2 IP (1.21 BB/9)
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – feels like he pitches every day

Open Thread: It is ... off the pole! See ya!
Colon dominates A's in Memorial Day shutout
  • mbonzo

    1 BB for Betances. OH YEA!
    If he’s not traded for the allstar break I think he’ll be headed to Scranton once theres an opening.

    • Jerome S.

      Still made two outs. Unacceptable.

      • Jerome S.

        effing reply fail

  • Xstar7

    Jesus Montero had a multi-hit game? Impossible.

    • Monteroisdinero

      far more likely than Nick Swisher at a fraction of the cost!

  • Bpdelia

    Meh. 92 pitches in 5 innings isnt, strong. Its decent. One bb is nice but nearly 20 an inning and a poor strike to ball ratio means the kids still struggling with command.

    Nothing to worry about but not ready for a bump till that’s ironed out

    • Skip

      My reading of this site has taught me to be skeptical of those numbers because you never know what the coaching staff or development team is thinking. They might have wanted him to work on his offspeed stuff that drove up the pitch count, but spotting his fastball for the K’s.

      All in all, I have no idea, but I’ll just take the K/BB ratio as my indicator.

  • Jake H

    Betances’ last 2 starts are great.

    • He’brew Beer Rules My Ass

      He’s shaping up nicely for a July trade.

  • CraftyLefty

    No Dominican Summer League wrap-ups?

  • China Joe

    Romine seems to be having a solid under-the-radar year so far (hopefully he’ll stay strong in the second half and prove last year was just fatigue).

    Has there been any word on Romine’s defense? Any improvement?

  • ash

    N.B.: That’s a 10-game hitting streak for Jesus Montero, dating back to May 20. Longest was a 14-game streak that started at the end of last season.

    • Xstar7

      True, but several of the games in that streak were 1 for 4 or 5’s with multiple strikeouts.

    • Steve H

      Hitting streaks don’t tell the whole story. He hasn’t been all that good these last 10 games.

      • Andrew

        Hitting streaks are terrible, Montero sucks because he’s only hitting .306 in AAA, get rid of him.

        • Steve H

          Exactly what I said.

          That .306 average is lower than it was 10 games ago, by the way.

        • JohnnyC

          Hitting streaks are just a clever distraction from the truth of total offensive suckitude. If he was a real prospect like Hosmer he’d have 20 homers, slug .600+ and an OBP of .500 right now.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Hosmer did none of that but okay sure. People didnt want himc alled up because they were scared his his high BABIP and sucky ISO.

            But continue.

            • NC Saint

              Obvious troll is apparently not obvious enough.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Jesus Christ what have you’ve done with my meter?

        • Steve H

          Yay, Montero is on a 10 game hitting streak with a .268/.318/.390 line!

          • Andrew

            He sucks, send him and Brackman back to AA once and for all. Call up Romine.

          • Jeety

            obviously the hitting streak does not tell all, but it shows that he’s finding a way to get a hit each day…

            This could be a sign that he’s adjusting to certain things and getting some consistency going.

            It doesn’t mean he’s been great but it can be an indicator of him starting to find a groove…

            *click the link if you like baseball games*

            • Andrew

              But, it could also just be a sign that over the course of a ton of games, a player who hits .270 or .300 or .330 will have a 10 game hitting streak every so often. Going 1-4 does not seem like a sign of success or adjustments to me, it seems like its a guy who has talent but is not playing up to his potential yet.

  • Bob Michaels

    Banelous is a LHP.

    • Xstar7

      This man is a genius.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Why isn’t Kramer Sneed starting down in Low-A?? The kid has been dynamite so far

  • mbonzo

    I was just watching Man v. Food, one of my favorite shows, and this came on.

    Adam goes to Charleston and eats a “Riverdog”. I wish they showed more clips of him stretching with the junior Yankees.

    • Xstar7

      Watching Man vs. Food always makes me hungry. I’m gonna go have a snack.