A loss at (almost) every level

Open Thread: Curtis Granderson on ESPN's E:60
Sabathia stops the losing streak, Yanks beat Jays 4-1

Tyler Austin has been promoted to Short Season Staten Island. Mason Williams kinda sorta broke the news on Twitter, and the team roster confirms it. The Yankees weren’t messing around, he dominated rookie ball and they bumped him up to give him a challenge. Meanwhile, a Mets scout is making a special trip to Trenton this weekend. Dun dun dun.

As for some injury news, Mark Prior was scratched from his scheduled appearance today. For shame. Bradley Suttle is day-to-day with some arm stiffness.

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 loss to Toledo)
Kevin Russo, LF & Doug Bernier, SS: both 0 for 3 – Russo walked twice and struck ut … Bernier got hit by a pitch and struck out twice
Austin Krum, CF & Terry Tiffee, DH: both 2 for 5 – Krum drove in a run and struck out … Tiffee doubled and scored twice
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – 106 strikeouts in 75 games
Brandon Laird, 2B & Jordan Parraz, RF: both 1 for 4, 1 2B – Laird drove in two and whiffed … Parraz plated a run
Luis Nunez, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Pants Lendleton, RHP: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2-6 GB/FB – exactly half of his 86 pitches were strikes
George Kontos, RHP: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-2 GB/FB – 34 of 52 pitches were strikes (65.4%) … that won’t help his chances of a call-up
J.C. Romero, LHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB - ten of 13 pitches were strikes … picked a runner off second

Double-A Trenton (13-2 loss to Reading)
Ray Kruml, LF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Corban Joseph, 2B, Rob Lyerly, 3B & Melky Mesa, CF: all 1 for 4 -Mesa and CoJo each struck out once, Lyerly thrice … Mesa got caught stealing … Lyerly committed four, yes four errors (two throwing, two fielding) … pretty sure that’s a DotF record
Austin Romine, DH: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Jose Gil, C: 0 for 3 – remember when he was hitting the snot out of the ball earlier in the year? that was fun while it lasted
Yadil Mujica, SS & Addison Maruszak, 1B: both 1 for 3, 1 K – Maruszak hit a solo jack
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5 IP,6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 7-4 GB/FB – I wonder if he’s hitting a bit of a wall, that’s two straight rough starts and three in his last six … he’s thrown 98.1 IP this season after 92 IP last year and 72.1 IP the year before
Pat Venditte, SwP: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Brad Halsey, LHP: 0.2 IP, 3 R, 6 R, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K1 WP, 2-0 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB – allowed all three of Halsey’s inherited runners to score

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Palm Beach) faced the Yankees’ unsigned tenth rounder from 2009
Ronnier Mustelier, CF-LF: 2 for 4, 1 BB
Walt Ibarra, SS: 0 for 5, 3 K
Rob Segedin, RF: 1 for 5, 2 K
Luke Murton, DH: 2 for 5, 1 2B
Kyle Roller, 1B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Roller got hit by a pitch, walked and scored a run … Medchill drove in a run and was taken out for defense in the seventh inning
Abe Almonte, CF: 0 for 0 – seems like he flat out lost his job to recent Cuban signee, though hopefully the soon to be 27-year-old Mustelier won’t be A-ball for long
J.R. Murphy, DH: 0 for 4, 1 R
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (pickoff)
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 8-1 GB/FB – one run or less in seven of his last nine starts
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (13-6 loss to West Virginia)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B, Gary Sanchez, C, Kevin Mahoney, 1B, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Taylor Grote, DH: all 1 for 4 – Felix doubled, walked, scored a run, whiffed, and committed a fielding error … Sanchez walked, drove in a run, struck out, and got picked off first … Mahoney doubled, scored a run, drove in three, walked, and whiffed … DeLeon struck out once, Grote twice … Grote also stole a base
Ramon Flores, LF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Garrison Lassiter, 3B & Jose Toussen, SS: both 0 for 3 – Lassiter walked, whiffed, and committed a fielding error … Toussen scored a run and committed a throwing error
Zach Nuding, RHP: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4-6 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Manny Barreda, RHP:1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 1-1 GB/FB – that’s seven hits and ten runs allowed in his last 1 IP
Yobanny Reyes, LHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 1-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (5-3 loss to Tri-City)
Mason Williams, CF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – guess the elbow is okay after the it-by-pitch in the elbow … he’s 14 for his last 23 (.609) and 20 for his last 46 (.435)
Cito Culver, SS: 1 for 5, 2 K – stuck in a 4-for-28 rut (.143)
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Zach Wilson, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 HBP
Tyler Austin, 3B: 0 for 4 – heh, welcome to the life outside of rookie ball
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 2 BB
Shane Brown, LF: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Jhorge Liccien, C & Casey Stevenson, RF: both 0 for 4 – Liccien struck out once, Stevenson thrice
Will Oliver, RHP: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 4-5 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Dustin Hobbs, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Matt Richardson, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 WP1 HB, 1-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (14-12 win over GCL Blue Jays in 13 innings)
Claudio Custodio, SS: 0 for 8, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – went from hitting .375 to .328 just like that
Ravel Santana, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K – five homers is damn impressive for a 19-year-old at this level
David Adams, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K – played eight innings in the field
Jose Rosario, PH-2B: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP – seven for his last 22 (.318)
Yeicock Calderon, RF: 0 for 3
Justin James, PH-RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Isaias Tejeda, C: 2 for 7, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 K
Jackson Valera, DH: 4 for 6, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Damian Taveras, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Fu-Lin Kuo, 1B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Danny Lopez, LF: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 2 HBP – hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 13th
Zach Varce, RHP: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 4-1 GB/FB
Dawerd Cruz, RHP: 1.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Corey Maines, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Mariel Checo, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
George Isabel, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP – no control today, eh?
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2-1 GB/FB – blew the lead in the eighth
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Danny Martinez, LHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Leonel Vinas, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

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Open Thread: Curtis Granderson on ESPN's E:60
Sabathia stops the losing streak, Yanks beat Jays 4-1
  • Carlos Beltran

    I am on my way. I am being dealt for Phelps and Joseph

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Welcome to the team :) lol

    • Brian S.

      I don’t think you can handle a large market such as New York.

    • China Joe

      Can you play third base and/or pitch?

  • You can dance if you want to!

    Most obvious player this mets scout is scouting is…

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Romine?

      • Your mom

        Noooooo…….not Romine.

        • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

          Who then?

          • SwishCheese

            Isn’t it obvious, it’s YOUR MOM!!! :D

          • MikeD

            To answer the who on one side, we need to know the who on the other side. Would the Yankees trade Romine and more for just two or so months of Beltran, especially considering that Swisher has been quite productive of late? Little, if anything, to be gained. Could even be a loss.

            The likely loser would be Posada, and that’s defensible, but I still wonder if the Yankees would totally abandon Posada for his last two months in pinstripes. Yeah, I guess they would, since they recognize the need to increase offense while A-Rod is out.

          • Your mom

            What level is Igawa at now?

  • Rick

    Mason Williams ETA in Charleston?

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      April 2012

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      July 28th 2011.

      /Book it’d

  • Your mom

    Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 1-1 GB/FB – that’s seven hits and ten runs allowed in his last 1 IP

    Sheesh………

  • Doug

    Love that Williams doesn’t isn’t showing a split early in his career: .371 vs left; .375 vs. right

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Mason Williams: Good at hitting a baseball.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Mason Williams looking to replace AJax. Comparable skillset too.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      In five years, we trade him, Andrew Brackman, and whatever good pitcher the Yankees drafted this year for…

      Mike Trout.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

        In seven years, the Yankees will sign Mike Trout.

        • Your mom

          In 2 years the world will end

  • Will

    Mike, what do you make of the Mets scout visiting Trenton? What player(s) could you see moved?

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

      They’re probably there to see everyone.

  • Gonzo

    Good to see Tyler Austin can get more reps at 3rd.

  • Tut

    What’s the prognosis on Ronnier Mustelier?

  • 28 this year

    Perhaps the Trenton team will go on a extended losing streak until the Mets scout leaves because none of the prospects want to end up in the Mets system.

  • jay h

    Wow, 9 pitchers used in the gcl game. That’ll tire out the staff.

    • Rick in Boston

      13 innings, and I believe the GCL does not play on Sundays.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I will kick Cashman’s dog if he does Beltran rental for Romine

  • Monteroisdinero

    One more Nunez prospect and we can make history in a few years with an all-Nunez infield.

    • dennis

      we might also set a record for most errors in a year.