Montgomery strikes out five in one inning (!!!)

Yankees will send down Hector Noesi tomorrow
Nunez, Yankees take Subway Series opener

Dan Brewer was activated off the disabled list.

Triple-A Scranton (9-7 win over Norfolk)
Greg Golson, CF, Luis Nunez, 2B & Doug Bernier, SS: all 1 for 4 – Golson scored two runs, the other guys one each … Golson also got hit by a pitch and threw a runner out at third
Dan Brewer, LF: 0 for 0, 1 R, 1 BB – left the game in the first inning for an unknown reason
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – got picked off first … threw a runner out at second
Jordan Parraz, RHP: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB – the single came off a broken bat
Terry Tiffee, 1B: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 RBI
Gus Molina, DH: 0 for 4
The Ghost of Kei Igawa, LHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 5-7 GB/FB – 60 of 101 pitches were strikes (59.4%) … 11 walks and six strikeouts in his last 12 IP
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 15 of 27 pitches were strikes (55.6%)

Double-A Trenton (10-5 loss to Altoona)
Ray Kruml, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – en fuego
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – also en fuego
Austin Romine, C: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB – nine for his last 18 (.500)
Cody Johnson, DH & Jose Gil, 1B: both 1 for 5 – Johnson whiffed twice, Gil once … Gil also committed a fielding error
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP – got hit in the head with a pitch, but was okay
Damon Sublett, LF: 4 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – had just ten hits all year coming into this game
Dellin Betances, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 3 HB, 5-1 GB/FB – he was up to 95 … three hit batters is tough to do, as long as you aren’t trying to hit them
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 3-1 GB/FB – dude, control
Naoya Okamoto, LHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 5-4 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game One (2-1 loss to Daytona in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R – ten for his last 24 (.417)
Kyle Roller, DH & J.R. Murphy, C: both 1 for 3 – Roller doubled, drove in a run, and struck out twice … Murphy whiffed once
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 14, 3 BB, 6 K – Rob Segedin drew two of the walks (also got caught stealing), Luke Murton had the other … Taylor Grote had half the strikeouts
Mikey O’Brien, RHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 8-4 GB/FB – much better in his second start with Tampa
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game Two (1-0 loss to Daytona in seven innings)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 3, 1 SB, 1 CS
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 17, 5 K – Kyle Roller got hit by a pitch
Jose Quintana, LHP: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … helluva spot start
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Francisco Gil, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (10-8 win over Rome)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 K – threw a runner out at the dish
Jose Toussen, SS & Gary Sanchez, C: both 1 for 5 – Toussen scored a run … Sanchez drove in a run and whiffed twice
Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Kyle Higashioka, DH: both 1 for 4 – Mahoney drove in a run, walked, and scored twice … Higgy scored and struck out twice
Ramon Flores, LF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K – hit a grand slam
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Scottie Allen, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4-4 GB/FB – Scottie, things just aren’t working out as I would have liked
Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 WP – five strikeouts in one inning!!! … amazing, he struck out five batters in a row, but two batters reached on wild pitches … unreal, this is so awesome, easily one of the five best moments in DotF history … he’s got 15 K in 5 IP as a pro (27 K/9)

Short Season Staten Island (7-4 win over Aberdeen) get this, that’s their 11th (!!!) win in a row
Mason Williams, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Cito Culver, SS: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 13 for his last 39 (.333)
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – ten for his last 21 (.476) with two doubles and two homers
Zach Wilson, 3B, Casey Stevenson, RF & Jhorge Liccien, C: all 1 for 4 – Wilson got hit by a pitch … Stevenson scored a run and committed a fielding error … Liccien struck out twice
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – second straight game with a jack
Shane Brown, DH: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB –
Rob Rinard, LF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Evan DeLuca, LHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 6-4 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – picked a runner off third
Caleb Cotham, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1-0 GB/FB- four of them were swinging strikeouts … he’s got 18 K in 9.1 IP
Zach Arneson, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. Dos manana.

Yankees will send down Hector Noesi tomorrow
Nunez, Yankees take Subway Series opener
  • Xstar7

    Good to see Montero tearing it up. Has anyone else ever struck out 5 in one inning in Minor League baseball? It’s never been done in the majors.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Gumbs has me gumbing in my pants.

    I’m drunk

    • Will (the other one)

      A bold admission, sir. Well played.

  • Steve H

    If it weren’t for 5k’s in one inning, the highlight of the minor league system today might be this quote (h/t Josh Norris):

    When he heard Jeter was coming, Jose Pirela was curious where Jeter would play. “Maybe second,” Pirela said, “because I’m the shortstop.”

    • Cy Pettitte

      quote of the century

    • Dela G

      This quote is effing hilarious

    • Gonzo

      Hey Jeter, go get your shine box!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Awesome. Period.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Well-Pirela has more range and a stronger arm.

      • Dave

        Back under your bridge, troll.

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      Did he say that before or after getting hit in the head with a pitch?

  • CP

    he’s got 15 K in 5 IP as a pro (27 K/9)

    Can’t do much better than that.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Well, if he struck out six, he would be better.

      • JAG

        Well but then the catcher would be that much worse to allow 3 passed balls on third strikes. Or the pitcher’s command is so bad that the batter just swings even though they don’t know where the pitch is going, but neither does the battery.

  • boogie down

    Is there any way to start off each season by magically convincing Jesus it’s July?

  • Skip

    Staten Island. Wow. That team really is stacked with all of those high-upside guys from last year. And yay Cito. Go get ’em boy.

  • Gonzo

    Very happy to see Deluca showing some control. I loved the signing, but I was a little nervous after last year.

  • JohnnyC

    Montgomery’s got a wicked slider that Danny Borrell, his pitching coach at SI, calls a “wipeout” slider. I’m sure it’s hard to catch as well as hit. Explains the WPs.

    • bottom line

      D-Rob 2.0?

      • JohnnyC

        I think he’ll move fast. He’s already been promoted from short-season to low A ball in 3 weeks. FB is 90-94, slider is 86-87 with 2 plane movement.

    • steven

      im curious is going to start or stay at reliever

  • Will (the other one)

    Terry “T-Ron” Tiffee is the hotness. Get him up stat to replace that schlub we’ve got at third right now.

  • YankeeGrunt

    Is it considered a K/WP or just a K/PB?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wait Cotham is a reliever now?

    • pat

      Nah. He’s coming of shoulder surgery. They’re just trying to find him some innings for the time being.

      • nycsportzfan

        Ya, but look at Kontos, he never went back to starting.. I felt i was the only one constantly wondering when COTHAM was coming back, i absoulutley love him as a prospect, more then Adam Warren even…

  • Alfredo

    Great day for Montero today. He has been hitting the ball hard and not getting credit for it so a broken bat single evens things out.

  • Andrew Brotherton

    Montgomery will be in Tampa very soon. He isn’t being challenged at all. He could all in all be the first guy from this draft to make it up.

  • Prof. Plum in the Library

    When I read “5 strikeouts in one inning”, I thought “Gary Sanchez must be catching.”

  • Nickel

    Got home from the Thunder game a while ago. There was much wildness from all the Thunder pitchers. (Halsey was just plain awful and Okamoto stunk in his first inning of work but then settled down. His delivery just made me very uncomfortable, though- very funky.) Sublett looked like he was totally locked in at the plate. Even his out was loud. Romine had some hard-hit balls as well.

    • Tags

      Agreed it was a tough game to watch. Betances control was awful, he could’t throw strikes. And we saw why a 30 year old Halsey is in AA, time to hang it up. Okamoto it either very good or very bad, I have no faith when I see him come in. Al in all the Thunder played a very sloppy game.

  • zs190

    I can’t help but wonder if people just get extraordinarily excited by the fluky 5 K’s in 1 inning. We’ve had plenty of advanced college guys like Burawa, Kahnle, Cotham, and Whitley struck out the side in 1 inning or 4-5 K’s in 2 innings without getting this kind of reaction.

    If he had just given up 2 hits including a leadoff triple, throw two wild pitches and then struck out 3 in that inning, would people even notice?

    It sounds like he’s a college guy with one really advanced breaking ball, it’s not surprising that he’s doing reasonably well in the lower minors where hitters generally aren’t good at recognizing even an average breaking ball, nevermind an above average one. 5 good innings do not change projection for a pitcher, give it some time before we decare him “not challenged at the level”

    • V
      • Ted Nelson

        As others are saying, it’s the novelty.

        Still, though, being a college guy and not being challenged in Low A doesn’t necessarily make you a great prospect. Saying that he’s not being challenged by 19 yr old hitters isn’t necessarily hyping the guy.

        It is perfectly possible that he is a better prospect than given credit for pre-draft though.

        • Ted Nelson

          Meant to reply to zs190, not V.

    • Eric

      I think most people are more excited by the novelty of the occurrence rather than making judgements about Montgomery’s prospect status.

    • Mike Axisa

      It doesn’t have anything to do with his prospect stock, striking out five guys in an inning is pretty damn amazing. We could watch every game for the rest of our lives and never see that again.

  • T-Long

    Does anybody know whats up with Slade? Seems like he hasn’t appeared in a game since his debut with homering during his first AB

    • icebird753

      Got suspended for fighting his bat.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Golson throws out another runner. When will they learn?

  • nycsportzfan

    Quick Shout out to Jordan Parraz.. Guys been really hitting, i can’t believe he hasen’t been given even a cup of coffee with a big club…

    Also, my boy CORBAN JOSEPH is really coming along nicely, hes hitting i believe 359 over his last 10.. Good Stuff!