Mitchell & Marshall roughed up in losses

Open Thread: Rotation Plans
Gardner & Garcia help close out homestand with a win

In case you missed it, Manny Banuelos has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton. Brad Halsey, meanwhile, has been demoted to High-A Tampa.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Rochester)
Kevin Russo, 2B & Gus Molina, C: both 2 for 4 – Russo doubled and scored a run … Molina struck out
Greg Golson, RF & Luis Nunez, SS: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Golson drove in a run and stole two bases
Mike Lamb, DH & Jordan Parraz, LF: both 0 for 4 – Parraz struck out
Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 1 for 4, 2 K – JoVa drove in a pair of runs
Austin Krum, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 4-6 GB/FB – 57 of 96 pitches were strikes (59.4%) … disaster? disaster
J.C. Romero, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB – threw just five pitches, four strikes … they have to call him up, right? didn’t add anyone at the deadline, heading to Fenway next weekend … he’d help
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61.1%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – half of his 22 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-0 loss to Richmond)
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 1 for 4
Jose Pirela, SS, DeAngelo Mack, DH & Addison Maruszak, 3B: all 1 for 3 – Pirela struck out, Mack twice … Pirela also committed a fielding error, his 30th of the season
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 17, 5 K – Rob Lyerly had three whiffs in as many at-bats
Steve Garrison, LHP: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-5 GB/FB
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8-4 GB/FB – figured he would head back to the bullpen soon, though today it had to be long relief
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-0 loss to Charlotte)
Abe Almonte, CF: 2 for 4, 2 2B – eight for his last 23 (.348)
Emerson Landoni, LF & Cody Johnson, LF: both 1 for 4 – Landoni committed a throwing error … Johnson struck out three times
Kelvin Castro, SS: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – .205 ISO on the year
Luke Murton, DH: 1 for 3
Tyson Blaser, PH-DH: 1 for 1
Hector Rabago, C: 0 for 4, 1 K
Neil Medchill, RF & Jorge Alcantara, 3B: all 0 for 3, 2 K – Medchill walked and committed a fielding error
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5.2 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5-5 GB/FB – everyone’s allowed a clunker now and then
Michael Solbach, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – no walk-off singles today
Ronny Marte, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-3 loss to Greenville)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 5, 2 K
Jose Toussen, 2B, Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Jose Mojica, SS: all 1 for 4 – Toussen drove in a run and struck out … Mahoney got picked off second … Mojica drove in a run, scored another, and committed a fielding error
Ramon Flores, DH & Gary Sanchez, C: both 0 for 4 – Sanchez scored a run, whiffed, and picked a runner off first with a snap throw
Shane Brown, LF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP – six for his last 19 (.316)
Taylor Grote, RF: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 7-3 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding)
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (11-5 win over Jamestown)
Mason Williams, CF, Ben Gamel, RF & Cody Grice, LF: all 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Williams drove in a run and stole a base … Gamel doubled, struck out, and committed a throwing error … Grice tripled and plated a run
Cito Culver, DH: 2 for 5, 1 RBI
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP – he’d been stuck in a 4-for-27 slump (.148)
Zach Wilson, 3B: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 4 for 5, 2 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI – hits in half of his last 16 at-bats
Jorge Liccien, C: 0 for 1, 3 BB – doubled his season walk total in this one game
Casey Stevenson, SS: 0 for 3, 1 RBI
Wilton Rodriguez, RHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 4-5 GB/FB
Caleb Cotham, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 26-5 K/BB in 16.1 IP
Ben Paullus, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 27-4 K/BB in 16.2 IP

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled day off. Dante Bichette Jr. had three hits anyway.

Open Thread: Rotation Plans
Gardner & Garcia help close out homestand with a win
  • Accent Shallow

    Where is Marshall on the prospect map?

    He’s allowed a few more hits than I’d have liked to have seen this year, but the K/BB ratio isn’t bad, and he’s age appropriate for the level.

    • K.B.D.

      I’d argue he’s the best pitching prospect in the “I’m Not Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances” division. Top 15 easy, likely top 10.

      • Jake H

        correct. Mark Newman of Scouting the Sally loves Marshall. Thinks he has a ceiling of a #2 starter and got reports from scouts he knows that are super high on him too.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Angelo is still hitting 273BA despite his 4-27 combined that u pointed out mike… U really don’t like him, i don’t get it? A young hitter with pop, is always a good thing to have…

    mike dosen’t like Angelo, and a 4-27 isn’t that worth mentioning when you just had a 2-4, ya know? Its kinda like saying “how can i knock this guy after this great day?” in my opinion… I mean, why not say hes 6-31, which he is with this past game????

    • Skip

      That’s a reference to yesterday, right?

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        You got it.

        • sleepykarl

          He hates the GCL’s Tejada. Yesterday he pointed out he is hitting .341 on his current streak when he is hitting .366 on the year. Slander!

    • Uke

      He points out hot and cold streaks all the time, doesn’t mean he doesn’t like the guy, relax.

  • Monteroisdinero

    A good day for the Yankee family Nunez.

  • John

    Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled day off. Dante Bichette Jr. had three hits anyway.



  • Jack Merridew

    Call up Romero for Logan, Montero for Cervelli and instantly improve the MLB club which is the objective, correct?

    • Dennis

      No, the objective is to have Cervelli fist pump like a champ.

      • Rob NY

        It always seemed to me that Cervelli does his fist pump… LIKE A BOSS.

      • Rob NY

        It always seems to me that Cervelli does his fist pump… LIKE A BOSS.

      • Rob NY

        It has always seemed to me that Cervelli does his fist pump… LIKE A BOSS.

        • Dave M

          It has always seemed to me that Cervelli does his fist pump… LIKE A BOSS.

          We heard you the first time. :-)

          • Phil

            Cervelli doesn’t get enough love around here. He is what he is, but he IS a useful guy to have on a club like this. Seems CC really likes dealing to him, & the whole staff appears comfortable w/him as well. I can’t see anyone on the staff clamoring to pitch to Jesus, miracle worker though he be.

  • China Joe

    I’m sure Dante Bichette worked a walk as well

    • Thomas Cassidy

      And 3 RBIs.

  • anthony

    Why wasnt montero in the lineup for Triple A today ?

    • pat

      Day off.

  • mattdamonwayans

    Culver is a DH? BUST

    • Jedile

      We don’t need any more DH’s. Can’t he pitch?

      • mattdamonwayans

        To the 5th!

      • A.D.

        He was a pitcher in High School

        • Meat Loaf

          He was a pitcher simply because the rest of the team couldn’t. I mean, I watched him pitch several times, and he wasn’t bad… but he is clearly, clearly not a pitcher.

  • steve

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave JC Romero a shot soon. But right now they just don’t have the roster spot until after Hughes’ next start, assuming they have a 6-man rotation this next go-around. The only guys that would be demoteable are Noesi, Logan, and Wade, and none of them deserve to be demoted at the moment.

    I still think that this needs a back-up infielder though, they just don’t have the roster spot…

    • BigBlueAL

      Especially if they decide to move Hugher or Nova to the pen. Assuming they go back eventually to a 12 man pitching staff that leaves room for 7 relievers. Mo/Soriano/DRob/Logan are locks. So again if Hughes/Nova move to bullpen then Romero would have to be called up for one of Noesi, Wade or Ayala and right now I assume it would have to be Ayala.

      • Jedile

        Ayala is doing pretty good.. I remember seeing his name in the top 5 for era, along with Robertson.

  • jramey

    No Montero… any speculation he might be on his way to Chicago…..

    • boogie down

      There was lots of it, in fact. Sadly, he was the first base coach for the game.


      • jramey

        poop is right..
        he’d be the best and cheapest acquisition we could come by!

  • Brandon

    And Staten Island saves the minors from a complete facepalm today.

  • zs190

    Mike Ashmore had an interesting point the other day. Garrison is 25 and he’s been terrible in AA as a starter, why not convert him to be a LOOGY? He’s getting old and his stuff is unlikely to get better as a starter, try him out in the bullpen and see what you got before he gets too old and have to DFA him when we need 40 man roster spot.

    • Mike Axisa

      It’s about getting innings. Facing one or two batters three times a week don’t do anything for his development.

  • pat

    Jake Cave just got an expensive looking tattoo…

    • a.hinds

      please explain this, im on acid and its blowing my mind.

    • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Maybe he sold a jersey.


  • IRF

    Whats the story with Caleb Cotham? I know hes only pitched 24 professional innings, but the K rate is very impressive. Could he be a solid middle reliever?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He was described as a poor man’s Joba. I thought he’d be given a shot to start but he probably couldn’t handle the workload.

      • Gonzo

        I think he’s coming back from shoulder labrum surgery.

  • Alfredo

    what happened to Montero?

  • Tbord

    Nu-Nu-Nu-Nez! Be the ball Rey

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Are Jose Ramirez, Bryan Mitchell, and Brett Marshall still good prospects?

    • sleepykarl

      Yes, very much so.

    • Jesse

      Brett Marshall is projected to be an ace or number two in the bigs. look for him to be in Baseball America’s Top 100 sometime next season. He’s probably got the third best stuff in the minors.

      • Multiple Personalities

        uh…that might be over-exaggerating a bit lol

        • Jim S