Jul
17

Bad days for Montero, Banuelos in losses

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The Astros, Rockies, Royals, and Mets all had scouts at today’s Double-A Trenton game. You’ve heard about the latter three over the last few games, but Houston is new. Remember, it could be nothing. Could just be routine coverage, or (gasp!) they could be there to see the other team.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 loss to Toledo in 11 innings, walk-off style)
Kevin Russo, 2B-3B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – 13 for his last 37 (.352)
Mike Lamb, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – 11 for his last 33 (.333) with five doubles, two triples, and a homer … poor guy gets lifted for defense in AAA
Doug Bernier, SS: 0 for 1
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 5, 3 K – ouch
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 E (fielding)
Terry Tiffee, DH: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Brandon Laird, RF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
Jordan Parraz, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Luis Nunez, SS-2B: 1 for 5
Austin Krum, CF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
Adam Warren, RHP: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 2-6 GB/FB – 63 of 100 pitches were strikes … not counting the All-Star Game, that’s 13 runs in his last 15.1 IP
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – nine of 13 pitches were strikes … gotta imagine he’s feeling the heat with J.C. Romero in the house now
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB – nine of 15 pitches were strikes (60%)
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – seven of 11 pitches were strikes
Logan Kensing, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 16 of 27 pitches were strikes (59.3%) … blew the save after I had written up the offense … jerk
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB - just 10 of 21 pitches were strikes (.476) … walked in the winning run after intentionally walking the previous batter to load the bases

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to Reading)
Ray Kruml, DH: 1 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 5, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – stuck in a little 6-for-40 rut (.150) with three walks and 16 strikeouts
Austin Romine, C & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 1 for 5 – Romine scored a run and struck out twice … Lyerly whiffed twice
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 11 for his last 26 (.423) with two doubles, a triple, and a homer
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 5, 3 K
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP – the HBP got him in the wrist, but apparently it wasn’t bad enough to force him out of the game
Manny Banuelos, LHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 4-3 GB/FB – 91 pitches but just 45 strikes (49.5%) … he was sitting 92 and touching 93, and apparently the blister is flaring up again … hopefully that’s the reason behind the lack of strikes
Chase Whitley, RHP: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-0 GB/FB – picked a runner off first
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (14-5 win over Jupiter)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Kelvin Castro, SS: 2 for 6, 2 R, 1 2B
Ronnier Mustelier, RF: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 16-for-33 (.485) with three doubles, three walks, and three strikeouts since signing
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – .291/.367/.504 on the year
Rob Segedin, 3B: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – 15 for his last 39 (.385)
Cody Johnson, LF: 3 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 BB – he’s going to annihilate this level
J.R. Murphy, C: 4 for 5, 4 RBI – 12 for his last 34 (.353)
Luke Murton, DH: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Mikey O’Brien, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1-8 GB/FB – here’s a nice one for the ERA vs. xFIP debate
Mike Gipson, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Michael Solbach, RHP: 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-5 win over West Virginia in 11 innings)
Jose Toussen, CF: 2 for 6, 1 BB, 1 SB
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 7, 1 R, 3 K
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB – .283/.357/.517 since the demotion
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K
Mike Ferraro, LF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – threw a runner out at third
Jeff Farnham, C: 3 for 6, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th, but they obviously tacked on a few runs afterward
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 6, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 5, 3 RBI
Nathan Forer, RHP: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-4 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1-0 GB/FB – his K/9 continues to plummet, went from 22.0 to 21.3 in this game
Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – Clipped the win
Aaron Dott, LHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R,  ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (8-2 loss to Tri-City)
Mason Williams, CF, Cody Grice, LF, Reymond Nunez, 1B & Ben Gamel, RF: all 1 for 4 – Nunez struck out once, Grice and Gamel twice each
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 CS - 12 for his last 38 (.316) with two doubles and two triples
Zach Wilson, DH & Nick McCoy, C: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Wilson got hit by a pitch … McCoy drove in a run
Tyler Austin, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Casey Stevenson, SS: 2 for 3, 1 R
Evan DeLuca, LHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 4-2 GB/FB – 14-4 K/BB in his last 10 IP
Fred Lewis, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Ben Paullus, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks had their regular Sunday off day.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • JobaWockeeZ

    Maybe the Astros want a ManBan based package for Wandy?

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

      Maybe the Astros can suck my nuts.

      • Tom Zig

        The Astros will get Eric Palabrakemper and like it.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They can have their own Experience.

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

    Remember, it could be nothing. Could just be routine coverage, or (gasp!) they could be there to see the other team.

    They were all there to scout the Phillies two hot new young prospects at Reading, their CF wunderkind Victorino and their lights-out closer Lidge. Those baby Phils have loads of potential. I think they’ll make the big leagues before season’s end, you heard it here first.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Headline: Trade talks getting to Montero

    I thought I’d give ESPN a head start

    • JonS

      Trade talks breathe of fresh air to Montero…

  • Zach

    Full Name: Ronnier Mustelier
    Born: 08/08/1984
    old for Milb :(

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

      He’s a little musty, yeah.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He should have defected earlier. Stupid communism.

  • Tom Zig

    I can’t wait for Montero to go off on a tear after Dan O’dowd cancels the trade.

  • Kevin D.

    It is awesome to see that Murphy and Segedin are adjusting well to their new league. It would have also been nice to see the progress that Heathcott would be making at High-A, but he is apparently too busy trying to keep his arm from falling off.

  • DERP

    I think Austin Wilson should be Tyler Austin.

  • Doug

    Montero needs a change of scenery, whether it be the Bronx or elsewhere. He just needs to look at a different set of clubhouse walls.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      So another Yankee prospect bites the dust.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’d like the scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

    • CP

      You realize that (before tonight at least) Montero was hitting better this year than at the same time last year?

      • Doug

        yeah, but he was already 3 weeks into his turnaround. not showing much of anything right now.

    • MikeD

      Yeah, because it’s really tough to be 21, the third-youngest player in the league, repeating a year at the second-highest league in North America (assuming you don’t believe the NL is the second-highest league, as opposed to AAA).

      Montero needs to step it up. People are making too many excuses for him just because they want to see him called up.

      • Jim S

        I have no idea whether you’re defending or criticizing montero. Paragraph 1 sounds logical and realistic, and then #2 seems like you’re ignoring everything you said in paragraph 1.

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

    Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB – clipped the win

    Since the root word of the phrase is a proper noun, I think the phrase should always be capitalized.

    “Clipped the win”.

  • Will (the other one)

    “Hi, I’m Terry Tiffee, and I’d like to be your Alex Rodriguez stand-in.”

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Wasn’t he the office linebacker, or am I thinking of someone else?

      • BigTimeBartolo

        That was Terry Tate hahahaha

      • http://www.twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        That’s really funny, I always think the same thing.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Montero must have been really bored today.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Or he’s trying to tank it therefore they won’t trade him.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        I’d prefer if he took the approach he took last year after they tried to trade him.

  • Dennis

    First stinker by deluca.

  • CC’s third leg

    what did they say about the human body and proportions of things?

  • bonestock94

    Doesn’t seem like Montero has had many good days this season.

  • Gonzo

    Higgy keeping the hope alive! Good man. Maybe he’s just gonna be a late bloomer, I hope.

    • YankeesJunkie

      He is best defensive catcher in the system for the Yankees. So at worst he at least has a chance at back up catcher. Dude is still only 21 so he is not ancient, but he is just being blocked by more offensive threats at catcher.

      • Gonzo

        I really like Higgy, but his worst case is worse than an MLB back-up catcher.

    • Rick

      I’m impressed that instead of getting down about the unearned demotion, he just kept hitting. Good “makeup” sign, whatever that’s worth.

  • pat

    Wheres my boy Justin James?

  • jayd808

    Veteran presents? Are they wrapped?