Marshall kills worms in losing effort

Game 61: Win it for Joba
Yankees pound Tribe, get back to winning

Jairo Heredia was ranked as the 13th hottest prospect in the minors in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet, which is pretty cool. Josh Schmidt was promoted to Triple-A Scranton to replace the promoted Kevin Whelan, and apparently the Yankees have signed Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier. He’s a second baseman, and here’s all I could find on him in my limited search time.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Charlotte)
Austin Krum, LF, Ramiro Pena, SS, Jesus Montero, C, & Jorge Vazquez, 1B: all 0 for 4 – JoVa struck out thrice, Montero and Krum once each … this was Montero’s first game back after missing four with that eye infection … Krum threw a runner out at the dish
Brandon Laird, 3B & Dan Brewer, DH: both 0 for 3 – Laird walked, struck out, and scored a run … Brewer struck out a pair
Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R
Kevin Russo, 2B & Jordan Parraz, RF: both 2 for 3 – Russo drove in a run, scored another, and struck out … Parraz doubled, got caught stealing, drove in a pair, and threw a runner out at third
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-1 GB/FB – 37 of 59 pitches were strikes (62.7%)
George Kontos, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 22 of 37 pitches were strikes (59.5%) … 36-13 K/BB in 33 IP
Randy Flores, LHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (70.8%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 14 of 17 pitches were strikes (82.3%)

Double-A Trenton (7-3 win over Binghamton)
Ray Kruml, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 11 for his last 37 (.297)
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB – first hit since his two homer game on Monday
Cody Johnson, DH: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Gil, C: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 4, 2 BB, 2 SB
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 3, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
Jason Place, RF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 9-5 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SHP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Grant Duff, RHP & Fernando Hernandez, RHP: both 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (2-0 loss to Clearwater)
Abe Almonte, CF & Taylor Grote, RF: both 0 for 4 – Almonte struck out once, Grote twice
Walt Ibarra, SS: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 2 for 4 – nine for his last 30 (.300)
Zoilo Almonte, LF, Kyle Higashioka, C & Kelvin Castro, 2B: all 0 for 3 – Almonte walked and whiffed twice … Higgy struck out twice, Castro once
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 3 for 4, 1 SB
Luke Murton, DH: 1 for 4
Brett Marshall, RHP: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 10-1 GB/FB – 51-15 GB/FB in his last five starts … where’s this coming from?
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – and he returns, nice job
Chase Whitley, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 36-8 K/BB in 39.2 IP

Low-A Charleston (2-1 loss to Asheville)
Slade Heathcott, DH & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 0 for 4 – Heathcott struck out twice, DeLeon once … Slade also got caught stealing and DeLeon also committed a fielding error
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 CS – nine for his last 26 (.346), but he’s still hitting just .198 for the season
Ramon Flores, LF-CF: 3 for 4, 2 2B, 1 RBI – can’t imagine him in CF … he’s not exactly a Gold Glover in the corners
J.R. Murphy, C: 1 for 4, 1 K
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 1 – left the game for no apparent season between the third and fourth innings
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 0 for 3
Jose Toussen, 3B-LF: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 CS
Jose Mojica, SS: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Shane Greene, RHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5-2 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 30-8 K/BB in 33.2 IP
Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Game 61: Win it for Joba
Yankees pound Tribe, get back to winning
  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    You can do better than that Montero.

  • CMP

    At 5’7″, Mustelier is like a Cuban Pedroia.

    • dennis

      but does he have the grit and the pedo brother.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    We’re going to have to find something else to find the shitty Ramon Flores. I get confused when I see his name and shocked that the good Ramon Flores is not only in Scranton, but pitching. This could be a fun contest.

    Also, I expect to see Montero up by the end of next week. He missed four games with an eye infection. He’ll need time to get back to the Jesus he needs to be if he’s going to play in the bigs. I’m glad they’re not rushing his ticket to the Bronx.

    • Doug

      He has yet to earn his ticket to the Bronx

      • MikeD

        Agreed. Lots of people want to see Montero, but he’s been only okay with the bat in AAA this year, and he still can’t field. Worse, when presented with opportunities to make the club, he’s pressed and failed, first in Spring Training, and so far in the early going when Posada was struggling. Posada’s now hitting better, so the Montero’s path to the Majors is not entirely clear. I just don’t see them bringing Montero up to play a couple times a week as a “defensive” replacement for Martin.

        A DL trip from Martin might be his path.

    • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

      Dude in Scranton is Randy Flores. Dude in SALLY is Ramon Flores. Ramon Flores is decidedly not shitty.

      • JohnnyC

        Aren’t all Flores named Ramon? Like that Ramon Flores who coached the Oakland Raiders way back.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Shit I could have sworn that said Ramon.

  • dennis

    Marshall could be Cahill with more fastball.

    • Adam B

      that would be incredible

  • Pablo Zevallos

    Isn’t Marshall’s calling card the hard sinker?

    • pat

      Good changeup too.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      It’s not a traditional sinker, just a fastball with a lot of run. He’s never gotten ground balls at this rate before.

      • YankeeFan

        He did have a 1.64 GO/FO ratio last year and year before was when he was shut down for TJ so actually nothing before this year has much weight considering TJ surgery and last season was recovery and getting innings under his belt.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Pat V anyone? Do u think he’d walk 4 in .2 IP? He’s not a prospect and isn’t a long term solution but I’d love to see him get a cup of coffee.

    • Uke

      He’s pitching in AA, throws slop from both sides and isn’t that good at all, seriously going to hate on Whelan for one bad appearance, where its entirely possible he was overly pumped for his first appearance in the majors, after what HE did at a higher level? Knee-jerk reactions like this are the reason people say Yankee fans are unintelligent. Nobody cares what you would love, if the Yankees had to trot out Pat fucking Vendittie at any point this season then we have some serious issues.

      • Justin

        Id at least like Vendittie to get a ticket to Scranton in the near future, with at least a tryout at the big league level by the end of the summer. Slop or not, he’s tossing 0’s, and I find it hard to believe he’d be much worse than Logan from the left side and Sanit from the right.

      • Mickey Scheister

        Is Whelan the guy we saw last year in AA/AAA or just another Jonathan Albaladejo, great MiLB numbers and that doesn’t play well in the Show? After one appearance it’s clearly too early to tell. He did walk 4 while K’ing zero in .2 IP. Worse than bad. I’m glad it was a low leverage situation to get his feet wet. To use the term “unintelligent” when giving a guy, not a permanent spot on the 25 but a cup of coffee, a week maybe to see, if at all, the AA success translates at all. Justin put it best, slop or not…he is tossing zeros. Is it because of deception? I never said Pat V should replace Whelan so ensure you comprehend what your reading before you reply, dick.

        • MikeD

          I don’t know what Whelan is, although I’m pretty darn sure he wasn’t the guy who walked four men last night in 2/3rds of an inning, after only walking six in twenty-seven innings at AAA. There are reasons to be skeptical of Whelan, but there are more reasons to question Pat V (who I do hope is given a chance at some point, but I have very low expectations.)

          As for Albaladejo, I wish they had given him a chance last year. He clearly was not the same pitcher who they picked up from the Nats and used to give plenty of chances to. Then he gets himself in better shape, changes his pitching approach, has stunning results in AAA, and then they don’t give him an extended look. They had it ass-backwards on when he should have been given opportunites!

  • Billy

    In this bullpen, Whelan is definitely going to be called upon again. Might not have happened before but given the circumstances, they have to.

  • John

    Whelan looked like he was overthrowing. But then again he may be another Kei Igawa or Albaladejo-too good for AAA and not ready for the Majors, the old “AAAA” player.

    Venditte is a switch-throwing pitcher. The fact he can stay in the ball game and switch arms to pitch to hitters is actually a plus. He’s had strong spring training innings and has now found a groove after being roughed up early in the season. I think he should get time at AAA sooner or later and who knows from there on. You guys can’t crap on a kid like Pat when he can do something that could actually save our bullpen in the bronx right now. He can go righty, lefty, righty with his arms on three consecutive batters, and not be considered a pitching change. Did you not see last nights win? Then throw in the times Logan has come in to pitch, gives up a walk/hit and is taken out after facing that one batter he was supposed to get out.

    If anything we should encourage him to improve and take it from there.

  • Bpdelia

    I’m intrigued by venditte as a loogy type who can stay in against a weaker rhb. Its aa and he throws mid 80s slop.

    Jesse orrosco and mike myers threw mid 80s slop for years.

    aa is the start of REAL competition. And he keeps putting up zeros, keeps gettin guys out.
    Check it, in high school I had 3 hits in 6 abs with 2bbs against billy koch, who I swear to god seemed to be throwing 2oo mph.

    But this one dude that I faced alot in college (sorry forgot his name) routinely threw zeros throwing max 8omph. Just couldnt see the ball.

    Stuff aint everything. If it was billy koch woulda been an hofer