Sanchez returns in Charleston loss


Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread. Also, Greg Golson‘s hamstring is finally healed up, so he’s been activated off the disabled list.

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 loss to Toledo)
Greg Golson, CF, Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Jordan Parraz, RF: all 1 for 4 – Golson struck out twice … JoVa scored a run and struck out twice
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
Jesus Montero, C & Luis Nunez, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Montero struck out twice, Nunez once
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – that’s his third homer on the year, last year he had 11 on June 4th
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Dan Brewer, LF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Adam Warren, RHP: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7-3 GB/FB – 60 of 93 pitxhes were strikes (64.5%) … it has definitely not been an easy go of it this year
Randy Flores, LHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3 WP, 0-2 GB/FB – 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (65.6%) … three wild pitches? sheesh
Kanekoa Texeira, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (60.6%) … lowered his SWB ERA from 23.14 to 21.60

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over New Hampshire in ten innings, walk-off style)
Ray Kruml, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 SB
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – five walks in his last four games
Bradley Suttle, 1B: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Cody Johnson, DH: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K – walk-off single
Jose Gil, C: 0 for 3, 1 BB - second straight day with no Austin Romine following the collision at the plate
Jose Pirela, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K - nine for his last 24 (.375)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 4 for 4, 2 2B, 1 RBI – excellent
Addison Maruszak, RF & Yadil Mujica, 3B: both 0 for 3, 1 K
Dellin Betances, RHP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 8-2 GB/FB - just 49 of 97 pitches were strikes (50.5%) … sat 91-92 and touched 95
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-0 GB/FB
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias, RHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K

High-A Tampa (5-2 win over Lakeland)
Abe Almonte, F & Jason Place, DH: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Almonte struck out … Place tripled and struck out twice
Walt Ibarra, SS: 0 for 4
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 K – 14 for his last 40 (.350)
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – 11 for 30 (.367) with two doubles, a triple, and two homers sine coming off the DL
Kevin Mahoney, 3B: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Kyle Higashioka, C: 2 for 4, 1 K
Taylor Grote, RF & Kelvin Castro, 2B: both 0 for 3
Brett Marshall, RHP: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 9-3 GB/FB – 15-13 K/BB in his last 23.2 IP
Jose Quintana, LHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Michael Solbach, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Rome)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – another day, another no Slade Heathcott … I wonder what that’s about
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
J.R. Murphy, C: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
Ramon Flores, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – six for his last 11 (.545) with a double, a triple, and two walks
Gary Sanchez, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – I guess his attitude has been adjusted
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Shane Greene, RHP: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 10-2 GB/FB – yay grounders
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 3-0 GB/FB - blew the save in the ninth

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. mbonzo says:

    Bizarre they didn’t keep Sanchez down longer IMO.

    Laird is red hot.

    Disappointed with Betances’ 5 BB

  2. Avi says:

    F all these walks from Betances, Banuelos and brackman!

  3. CMP says:

    Betances velocity seems to be down too. I thought he sits 94-95 and touches 97-98 though who knows how accurate the gun in a AA park really is.

    • Reggie C. says:

      As the weather keeps warming I think we’ll see Betances’s velocity at the start of games creep up to a consistent 92-93 range and he’ll hit the 95+ range with greater frequency in later innings. I’m not sure he ever “sat” at 94-95.

      • zs190 says:

        He was sitting 94-95 pretty much all year last year. He was 93-94 earlier this year too, this is definitely less velocity than before, somewhat worrisome.

    • Brandon W says:

      Think Mike Ashmore said on Twitter one day that Trenton actually has PitchFX cameras set up, though I’m not sure if the readings from today were off of PitchFX or a scout’s gun.

  4. Coolerking101 says:

    Laird is hitting about .320 since May. If the power starts coming around again he should become quality trade bait.

    I’d love to know why Norton is still sitting at AA. The guy is obliterating the competition. Yanks must think his stuff is not impressive.

  5. infernoscurse says:

    you can expect the walks from brackman and betances since they are so tall, banuelos walks are the ones you worry about from a pitcher whos had a good reputation for having control

    • CP says:

      I would say the exact opposite. I wouldn’t worry about 2 months of poor control from a guy with a reputation for good control, and would be more concerned about the big guys that have had issues before. That said, hasn’t Betances been pretty good so far this year?

      • boogie down says:

        Walks aside, yes. Of course, it’s ludicrous to disregard a pitcher’s penchant for walking hitters when evaluating his performance.

        For Betances, tonight was pretty much a microcosm of his season to date. He’s clearly exhibiting excellent stuff (8:2 GB:FB ratio, ~9 K/9, low ERA) without properly harnessing it yet (walks, HBP).

        At this point, he’s still a tantalizing work in progress.

        • Reggie C. says:

          He’s having a much better season than Brackman. The BB rate is frustrating but its still early in the season. I’m confident that a healthy Betances can turn it around rather fast.

          Imo, the organization shouldnt be losing sleep over the command issues exhibited by Banuelos and Betances. Neither guy factors much to the big league team this year anyway, and both have the talent to correct it.

        • S says:

          Betances seems to bunch his walks together in single starts. His MILB player page has 4 starts (tonight being the 4th) where he walked 5 guys exactly, and then in the other starts he doesn’t walk anyone or at most he would walk 2-3 spread across 6 innings.

  6. AJ says:

    Should we rename the Killer B’s the “Killer BB’s”?

  7. Pharryn says:

    Brett Marshall is quietly having an very nice year. If you take out 1.2 innings in early April where he got blasted his numbers are: 4-1, 3.29 ERA, 52 IP, 45 H, 22 BB and 42 K.

  8. bottom line says:

    Too much made of the walks, when Banuelos and Betances have been close to unhittable. My guess is tha that walks result from Yankee insistence on their development and use of third and fourth pitches. Sure, it would be nice if ManBan had perfect control of his curve, if Betances could throw his change for a strike at any time. They’re not quite there yet, obviously. But they may not need to use these pitches quite as much as they have. Simply a stage in development, though failure to control a third pitch could mean Betances and/or Brackman eventually go to the pen.

  9. nycsportzfan says:

    Brandon Laird is putting together a impressive run here… Looks like hes not topped out at all… He might be getting that trade value back up, where a certain writer, dosen’t think he can get again….lol j/k Still, impressive little run for laird…

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