Montero homers in Scranton loss

Game 44: But can they hit?
Yanks hit too many homers, take game two of Subway Series

Update: Both the Double-A Trenton and Low-A Charleston games are over and have been added to the post.

Austin Krum was promoted to Triple-A Scranton, who is without outfielders Chris Dickerson (bigs), Greg Golson (hamstring), and Jordan Parraz (hamstring). Although he only has a .052 ISO in Double-A this year (.332 wOBA), he’s walked nearly as many times as he struck out (26 K, 25 BB in 181 PA) and is a perfect 14-for-14 in stolen base chances. Krum also led the system in walks last year (68), also spent with Trenton.

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Indianapolis)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R – threw a runner out at second
Ramiro Pena, SS & Dan Brewer, RF: both 1 for 4 – Ramiro scored a run and struck out
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – second homer in eight games … five of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases
Justin Maxwell, LF & P.J. Pilittere, DH: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Maxwell whiffed twice, P.J. once
Brandon Laird, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI – OPS approaching .800 this month
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Doug Bernier, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 K
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 10-7 GB/FB – 56 of 96 pitches were strikes (58.3%) … only the second time all year he’s allowed more than two runs in a start
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 29 of 43 pitches were strikes (57.4%)

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Portland, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml, RF: 2 for 5 – fine job of stepping in as leadoff man after Krum moved up
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 3, 2 BB
Austin Romine, DH & Bradley Suttle, 3B: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Romine hit a solo jack … Suttle had the walk-off single
Cody Johnson LF: 0 for 4, 2 K – first game in the field this season
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 4
Jose Gil, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – 11 for his lasts 29 (.379) with five doubles and two homers
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 24 BB, 23 K in 38 games … you know who he is? he’s the new Chris Malec, the plate discipline/bat control college middle infielder that moved to a corner
Craig Heyer, RHP: 4 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 5-5 GB/FB – just off the disabled list following the hand injury, so he gets a mulligan
Naoya Okamoto, LHP: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2-2 GB/FB
Tim Norton, RHP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – he clipped the win (blew the lead then got the win)

High-A Tampa (12-7 loss to St. Lucie)
Abe Almonte, CF: 0 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Walt Ibarra, SS & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 2 for 5 – Ibarra scored a run and got caught stealing … Lyerly homered, drove in two, scored twice, and struck out
Neil Medchill, LF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 3 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Kevin Mahoney, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Taylor Grote, RF: 0 for 4 – threw a runner out at third
DeAngelo Mack, DH: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – just his second homer this year after hitting a dozen last season
Sean Black, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HB, 6-6 GB/FB – at least five runs allowed in six straight starts … that’s bad, he’s got to get his stuff together
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Chase Whitley, RHP: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Augusta in 11 innings)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 2 for 5, 1 BB – threw a runner out at the plate … 5-for-9 over his last two games
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 5
Ramon Flores, DH: 0 for 6, 2 K – eek
J.R. Murphy, 3B: 2 for 5, 2 2B – I say again, the kid is just a hitting machine
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 HBP
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Eduardo Sosa, LF: 3 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SB – 17 for 34 (.500) with five doubles since Heathcott’s suspension … forced his way into the lineup
Jose Toussen, SS: 0 for 4. 1 BB, 1 K
Jeff Farnham, C: 1 for 5 –
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 7-4 GB/FB – good, he really needed a start like this
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4-0 GB/FB – 27-10 K/BB and 44-23 GB/FB in 31.2 IP
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-3 GB/FB

Game 44: But can they hit?
Yanks hit too many homers, take game two of Subway Series
  • Charles

    Anyone know whats up with Mark Prior? I haven’t seen him on any recaps and Baseball Reference only has him at 4 innings so far this year. He hurt again?

    • pat

      Rehab in Tampa.

    • Mike Axisa

      Groin injury.

  • Thirty5Thirty6

    Jesus’ homer saved us from the rapture.

  • Xstar7

    No video link for Montero’s home run?

    • S

      Jesus raptured the baseball and all who witnessed it.

  • Bpdelia

    Since the vids I saw around the draft ive liked murphy alot. Dont look nnow, yanks have legit ml prospects at c, cf, 3b/c/lf, and dh/c with quite a few toolsy up the,middle cats. They have a hamdful of legit late inning relief type arms, two possible front end sps snd by my count a group of 6 guys who have a real shot at being big lleague back of rotation starters.

    Im content with the kids. I do think with guys like marshall anf stoneburner coming it may be gettibg near bullpen cnversion time for brackman, hes getting old about to hit fa and has been passed by bova, noesi, mitchell, phelps, stonburner, and marshall to day nothing of b the big two

    • Plank

      The problem the Yankees have (not really a problem) is that with position players, unless they come up and play like Robbie Cano, they won’t have a place on the Yankees. They can be useful for the bench or for trade chips. Good pitchers are different. They are always useful.

    • JMK

      I’m hoping you typed this on your iPhone.

      • Bpdelia

        Heh, no on my android using swype, which sometimes “corrects” my spelling. Normally on my pc ill go back and edit, but moving the cursor and editing on the phone is a pain in the arse.

  • Marshall Brown

    Perhaps with this homer Montero has at last shown enough 2011 power to be considered for a call up.

    • pat

      I think Cash is making sure he won’t be a super two. It increases his trade value, because the team that would acquire him could call him up immediately and start his arb clock fresh.

      • CP

        They’re most likely past that date already. More likely he saw what happened when they just dropped Jorge in the lineup, and wants to make sure that Jorge is really done before cutting ties.

    • CMP

      They really can’t bring up Montero unless they’re gonna completely pull the plug on Posada.

      Montero could catch 1-2 games per week at most as catcher but he’s gonna need ABs as a DH and that would plant Posada on the bench pretty much wasting a roster spot.

  • jeety

    Yay for slade… tampa anyone?

  • jon g

    Rapturous day! Yankees win, Jesus homers. Time to celebrate with the dirty dozen brass band here in sf…

  • chris

    Can Slade and Murphy get moved up to see how they do against better competition yet?

  • VandyYankee

    No idea if someone has posted this or not, but there’s video of the Charleston brawl.

    • Uke

      It was posted here on RAB the day after it happened.

  • Alex

    When is Norton getting moved up? Norton to AAA, Whitley to AA and move up Burawa or Kahnle.

    • johnson

      Better game for Burawa but he’s been on a disappointing pattern since early May… wonder what’s up with that

  • Jd

    Slade will go after the break. Don’t be supposed if Sanchez has better numbers than him at th brek

    • Jd

      Meant surprised. Sanchez ops for may is nearly double heathcotts

  • Tim

    When do Murphy and Slade get moved up to A+?

  • Joseph Cecala

    The 3 High A outfielders are better than Slade, Sosa, Flores, and Deleon where one of them can’t get a call up so they all have regular playing time?