Jeter rehab ends with a Trenton loss

Open Thread: Postgame Notes Edition
Mo blows the save as Yankees fail to sweep

Shaeffer Hall has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton as Kei Igawa goes back down to Double-A Trenton.

Double-A Trenton (8-1 loss to Altoona)
Derek Jeter, SS: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – played six innings in the field, and the one hit was a bunt single … the Yankees announced that his rehab is over, and he will rejoin the team tomorrow
Yadil Mujica, SS: 0 for 1
Ray Kruml, LF & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 1 for 4 – Krum drove in a run … Lyerly struck out twice
Corban Joseph, 2B, Bradley Suttle, 3B & Melky Mesa, CF: all 0 for 4 – Suttle struck out twice, Mesa thrice … Suttle also committed a throwing error
Jose Pirela, 2B: 2 for 4
Damon Sublett, LF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Jose Gil, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – remember when he was tearing the cover off the ball? not so much these days
Manny Banuelos, LHP: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 6-0 GB/FB – 68 of 98 pitches were strikes (69.4%) … that’s way too many pitches for 14 outs, he’s gotta sharpen that up, been a problem almost all season … he was up to 94 though, so that’s good
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB
Alan Horne, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 2-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SwP: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 loss to Pawtucket) faced an old friend
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Greg Golson, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Mike Lamb, 1B, Jesus Montero, C & Luis Nunez, 2B: all 0 for 4 – Lamb and Montero struck out
Terry Tiffee, DH: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – best minor league free agent EVAR
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 4
Jordan Parraz, RF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB – threw a runner out at second … on base ten times in his last three games with zero strikeouts
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
Greg Smith, LHP: 6 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-9 GB/FB – 66 of 105 pitches were strikes (62.9%) … um, yay innings!
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2-1 GB/FB – 23 of 37 pitches were strikes (62.2%)

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Brevard County)
Abe Almonte, CF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K – 13 for his last 36 (.333) with two doubles and two triples
Walt Ibarra, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Luke Murton, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kyle Roller, DH & J.R. Murphy, C: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Roller struck out, Murphy doubled
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Taylor Grote, RF & Emerson Landoni, 3B: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Grote struck out thrice, Landoni once … Grote also threw runners out at second and home
Nik Turley, LHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 3-4 GB/FB – not a bad first start in the Florida State League
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-2 win over Rome)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K  – threw a runner out at second … ten for his last 32 (.313)
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 SB
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Kyle Higashioka, CL 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 11 for his last 29 (.379) with two doubles and homer … he’s been hitting well for a month now, the first real extended stretch of offensive success in his career … to bad he got demoted in the middle of it
Ramon Flores, LF & Jeff Farnham, DH: both 2 for 5 – Flores drove in a run … Farnham got thrown out trying to steal
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 0 for 5
Garrison Lassiter, 3B & Jose Mojica, SS: both 2 for 4 – Lassiter committed a fielding error … Mojica scored a run
Nathan Forer, RHP: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 7-1 GB/FB – very nice spot start
Francisco Rondon, LHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5-0 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – just one strikeout? wtf

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 win over Brooklyn) that’s a franchise record 13 game winning streak
Mason Williams, CF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 13 for his last 40 (.325) with three doubles, a triples, and a homer
Cito Culver, SS: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – got picked off first … 17 for his last 44 (.386) with five doubles
Zach Wilson, LF: 0 for 5, 2 K
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Casey Stevenson, 3B & Henry Pena, DH: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Pena struck out three times, Stevenson first
Ali Castillo, 2B & Jhorge Liccien, C: both 0 for 4 – Castillo committed a fielding error … Liccien struck out
Bobby Rinard, RF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 7-1 GB/FB – yay grounders, boo control
Matt Tracy, LHP:3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-0 GB/FB
Zach Arneson, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Brandon Pinder, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – like clockwork, every year SI has a lockdown closer

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day.

Open Thread: Postgame Notes Edition
Mo blows the save as Yankees fail to sweep
  • T-Dubs
    • Zack D

      ‘I like my Edge with this cool flag paintjob’

      • Avi Atkin

        The first time I saw that ad I thought an edge was an euphemism for ‘roids.

  • Doug

    Brackman’s HBP was to Sox SS prospect Iglesias’ head. Apparently okay, though.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Iglesias hitting .227 so Brackman not exactly trying to brush back a big bat. We lose to Millwood-bummer.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Of course Jeter’s one hit was a single. It almost always is but-a bunt is a good sign for his calf health.

  • CC’s third leg

    4.2 innings and 98 pitches with only 2 walks? very Phil Hughes Second Half-Like

    • Ian

      Well Banuelos, K’s were pretty high. K’s normally lead to a high pitch count (3 pitches is more than one) and it wasn’t that he was throwing too many balls as he threw almost 70% strikes. He just didn’t happen to get many quick outs. The team also made two errors, so he should have actually had 16 outs. Although the 7 hits are not exactly what I like to see through what should have been 5.1 innings.

    • Steve S.

      I was watching live, and he was victimized by a lot of bad defense.

      Minor league baseball is an advertisement for FIP.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I realize Higashoika’s ceiling isn’t all that high, but catchers get hurt. Even if he’s a career back up catcher that still has value when it’s cheap. What’s the “best” way to develop him given the glut of catchers in the low minors (Sanchez, Murphy, and him)?

    • JohnnyC

      They demoted him to Low A Charleston to give Murphy the PT at catcher. They love his defense but, until this past month, he’s never had a sustained period of offensive improvement. He’ll play at the level where he can get the most games beind the plate. Since he’s one of the few catch and throw backstops in the system, I think he’s got a chance to be the 2013 version of Cervelli (except better).

      • Avi Atkin

        Spot on. The Cervelli comp is a bit iffy – Higashioka is a defensive whiz plus Kyle’s offensive ceiling could be a tad higher. I think you’re right that he’ll have a useful role with the team, perhaps making MLB contributions in 3 years or so.

  • Dennis

    Mitchell and Deluca are having opposite years to what I thought they would have. I thought mitchell would dominate and Deluca would struggle, cant predict baseball.

    • JohnnyC

      Give Mitchell some time. He’s got front-end stuff.

      • Samuel

        Front end stuff does not mean he is, or will be, a good pitcher.

        • Stan the Man

          That’s why you give him time.

  • nycsportzfan

    wait, i thought Culver and Mason Williams and Gumbs coudlen’t hit? hmmm?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Brackman is sooo freaking bad. Can’t have a clean inning to save his life

    • CC’s third leg

      damn, poor guy, him and fernando hernandez really need to try something different

      • Rob NY


        • Preston

          If the NBA decides to use replacement players maybe the Brackmonster gets a call?

  • Skip

    Well the K:BB ratio for Banuelos is going up the last couple of starts. Hopefully he gets his pitch counts back under control.

  • Levi

    I’ll take the excellent K:BB and GB:FB ratios from Man-Ban any day. As much as the pitch count is a concern, those are excellent numbers.

  • SDM

    I saw the game today…Banuelos’ had a lot of issues with commanding his curveball (he couldn’t get the thing in for a strike to save his life)

    Fastball command was decent enough, but in the case of the 2nd walked batter, ManBan did look like he got squeezed a little.

  • reed

    What are odds of yankees signing any of their day 3 draft picks
    for 2011. Specifically garett nuss. Has command of 4 pitches throws the ball 88-92 compact delivery .i’ve seen his delivery on video and it looked pretty good! I’d rather sign him than adam ravenelle.
    Adam has trouble repeating his delivery has potential but in my mind not as much as garett nuss. hope we can sign nuss.

    • Stryker

      garret? is that you?

  • Bavarian Yankee

    ? Cito Culver is hitting? The opposing pitchers are busts ;)

  • sam

    High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Brevard County)
    Abe Almonte, CF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K – 13 for his last 36 (.333) with two doubles and two triples….
    13-36 is .361 not .333, so theres that, also you forgot to put in JR Murphy’s stats (2-4 2b RBI)
    and the inevitable return of mediocrity (or less than that) is upon us as jeters 4 ABs and lovely error in Double AA mean its time for him to come back and bring the yankees back down to earth, and out of first.