No homers for Charleston in loss

Yankees have had "zero discussion" about releasing Posada
Dickerson leaves game after getting hit in the head by pitch

Jordan Parraz is out with a hamstring injury, and it might be a while. The Triple-A Scranton outfield is short as it is with Greg Golson on the disabled list (also a hammy) and Chris Dickerson in the big leagues, but they still have Justin Maxwell and Dan Brewer out there, plus Kevin Russo and Brandon Laird can handle left in a pinch.

Meanwhile, Mark Prior (remember him?) threw from 60 and 90 feet in the outfield today for at least 20 minutes. He’s been on the shelf for about four weeks with a groin injury, and his June opt out date isn’t all that far away. If Rafael Soriano‘s elbow keeps him out for a while, there’s a very real chance that Prior could get a shot in the big leagues within a month.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Lehigh Valley in 11 innings)
Kevin Russo, LF: 1 for 6, 1 R, 3 K
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Jesus Montero, DH: 0 for 5, 1 K – stuck in a little 8-for-40 (.200) slump, though he just missed a homer today
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Maxwell, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – up to 61 K in 37 games
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB – 13 for his last 39 (.333)
Ramiro Pena, 2B: 0 for 5
Gus Molina, C: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K – threw out three of five potential base stealers
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Adam Warren, RHP: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0-3 GB/FB - just 48 of 93 pitches were strike (51.6%) … 24 BB in 45 IP this year after 33 BB in 135.1 IP last year … maybe the jump after just 54.1 IP in Double-A was too soon
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 25 of 35 pitches were strikes (71.4%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – eight pitches, three strikes
Lance Pendleton RHP: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 31 of 50 pitches were strikes (62%)
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB – half of his ten pitches were strikes … allowed an inherited runner to score the go-ahead run

Double-A Trenton was washed out. They’re going to make this one up as part of an August 16th doubleheader.

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over St. Lucie)
Abe Almonte, CF, Walt Ibarra, SS & Rob Lyerly, 3B: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Almonte drove in two, walked, and committed a fielding error
Niel Medchill, RF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R – had just one hit in his last 13 at-bats
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB – five for his last ten after a 1-for-12 stretch
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Hector Rabago, C: 0 for 2
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 7-0 GB/FB – well at least he got some grounders
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-4 loss to Savannah)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB – unless I’m counting wrong, this is the final game of Slade Heathcott’s supposed five-game suspension
Anderson Feliz, 2B & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 0 for 3, 3 K - Feliz walked
Ramon Flores, LF, J.R. Murphy, DH & Rob Segedin, 3B: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Murphy scored a run
Kyle Roller, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Gary Sanchez, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 PB – ten for his last 24 (.417) with three doubles and three homers
Jose Mojica, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI
Zach Nuding, RHP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-5 GB/FB – he’s gotten hit around the last two times out, time to make an adjustment
Nathan Forer, RHP: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Michael Recchia, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB

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Yankees have had "zero discussion" about releasing Posada
Dickerson leaves game after getting hit in the head by pitch
  • mbonzo

    Not the best DOTF.
    Go Sanchez!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewLeighNYC Andrew

    Zach Nuding has the number of the beast. #May21st

  • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

    So Montero is in a mini-slump. Does that mean he’s again bored with Scranton?

    • mbonzo

      He’s got things on his mind, like stopping his father from rapturing the world before he gets to the majors.

  • IRF

    It seems like every pitcher in the system is struggling with control

    • mbonzo

      Thats what happens when you’re young.

  • forensic

    Prior had a groin injury, not an arm injury.

  • JD

    Montero isn’t ready for prime time.

  • JD

    Montero isn’t ready for prime time.

    • radnom

      Looks like you’re not ready for the prime time, buddy.

  • radnom

    Priors opt out date is a non-issue.

    He was always going to get a shot when he was healthy, and hes not going to opt out before he is healthy so I think you conclusion that they might hurry to get him in before the opt out date comes is flawed. He will take as long as he needs.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yeah, that. And he knows his best chance of making a big league club is probably with this one who has already invested time/money in him and has lost Feliciano and Soriano to injuries (big and small). I don’t foresee Prior clamoring for free agency anytime soon.

      • infernoscurse

        the yankees arent the only team with bullpen problems, he can go to st louis and become an all star closer

  • Ted Nelson

    Nice to see Laird and Sanchez getting it going after rough starts.

  • Greg

    Think Pendelton would have pitched if they knew Noesi was going to throw 4 innings last night?

    I think no.