Jul
14

Romero debuts in SWB loss

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Lots of moves, so let’s recap…

  • It’s the end of an era, Alan Horne has been released. He walked 13 and struck out just three in 6.1 IP with Double-A Trenton this year, allowing 13 runs. It was his first game action since 2009 due to continued shoulder trouble. It’s a shame, poor guy was thisclose to the big leagues once upon a time.
  • Kevin Whelan and Kevin Russo were both activated off the disabled list. To make room for them on the roster, both Josh Schmidt and Addison Maruszak were sent from Triple-A Scranton to Trenton.
  • Shane Greene has been placed on the disabled list for whatever reason. DeAngelo Mack has also been placed on the disabled list with a hand injury.
  • The Yankees have signed righty reliever Francisco Cruceta (org. arm) and 1B/DH Jamie Mallard. Mallard is still just 20 years old and hit .291/.357/.457 in 143 rookie ball plate appearances after the Angels made him their 17th rounder in 2008, but they released him earlier this year. He can hit a bit, but the kid is listed at 6-foot-0 and 265 lbs. That might be generous. Here’s a photo. Yikes.
  • That previous link says Logan Kensing has been up to 93-94 with Triple-A Scranton, which is pretty cool.
  • UPDATE: Zoilo Almonte has been promoted to Trenton, Cody Johnson is going down to High-A Tampa.

Josh Norris has video from the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game, so that includes Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Corban Joseph, and Austin Romine. Check it out.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Toledo)
Kevin Russo, 3B, Jorge Vazquez, 1B, Brandon Laird, LF, Gus Molina, C & Luis Nunez, 2B: all 1 for 4 – Russo drove in a run and struck out twice … JoVa whiffed twice … Gus doubled, struck out, and allowed a passed ball … Nunez drove in a run and struck out
Chris Dickerson, CF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Jordan Parraz, RF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Terry Tiffee, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R
Doug Bernier, SS: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Ivan Nova, RHP: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 8-2 GB/FB – 66 of 103 pitches were strikes (64.1%) … at least he lines up perfectly with Bartolo Colon
J.C. Romero, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB – 13 of 17 pitches were strikes (76.5%)

Double-A Trenton (9-5 win over Reading)
Ray Kruml, RF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB - dude is molten hot right now, he’s 17 for his last 33 (.515) with four doubles and two homers
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Austin Romine, DH & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Romine walked … Lyerly missed a catch for an error
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 5, 2 RBI, 1 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Jose Pirela, SS & Damon Sublett, LF: both 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B – Pirela got hit by two pitches and got caught stealing … Sublett drove in a run, walked twice, and struck out
Jose Gil, C: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – singled off a brand name
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 7-3 GB/FB – four or more runs allowing in half of his last eight outings
Josh Romanski, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Chase Whitley, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Palm Beach)
Abe Almonte, CF, Kyle Roller, DH & Kelvin Castro, 2B: all 0 for 4 – Almonte walked … Roller struck out all four times, Castro three times
Walt Ibarra, SS: 3 for 5, 1 R
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Luke Murton, 1B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Murton scored a run
J.R. Murphy, C: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – eight for his last 25 (.320)
Graham Stoneburner, RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 10-0 GB/FB – woo strikeouts and grounders
Mike Gipson, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB
Michael Solbach, RHP: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Greensboro)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 5, 1 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 5
Ramon Flores, LF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Gary Sanchez, C & Kyle Higashioka, DH: both 0 for 4 – Sanchez scored a run … Higgy whiffed
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 0 for 3, 1 HBP
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – 12 for his last 28 (.429)
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk, 3-5 GB/FB
Aaron Dott, LHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 ip, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – his K/9 dropped from 23.6 to 22.0

Short Season Staten Island (6-4 win over State College)
Mason Williams, CF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP – left the game an inning after getting hit by the pitch … apparently it got him in the elbow and it stiffened up
Bobby Rinard, LF: 0 for 2
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 4, 1 K
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 2 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Shane Brown, DH: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 18 for his last 34 (.529) with six doubles, a triple, a homer, eight walks, and just five strikeouts
Casey Stevenson, 1B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Cody Grice, LF-CF: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Ben Gamel, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at the plate … had been on the disabled list, this is his first game back
Nick McCoy, C & Ali Castillo, 3B: both 1 for 3 – McCoy walked, whiffed, and committed a throwing error … Castillo got picked off first
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 1 HB, 4-1 GB/FB – 24-17 K/BB in 21 IP
Michael Recchia, RHP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-1 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB
Phil Wetherell, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Brandon Pinder, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-5 win over GCL Braves)
Jose Rosario, SS: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Ronnier Mustelier, CF: 5 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – that’s eight hits in his last 11 at-bats
David Adams, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI – played the field for seven innings … this is the world’s longest rehab assignment, seriously
Jorge Alcantara, PH & Taylor Anderson, 2B: both 0 for 1, 1 K
Tyler Austin, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 1 for 4, 2 K
Isaias Tejeda, C: 0 for 4, 1 K
Yeicock Calderon, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Yeicockshot!
Damian Taveras, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Danny Lopez, LF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 K
Evan Rutckyj, LHP: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 5-0 GB/FB – exactly two walks and two strikeouts in his last three outings
Joel De La Cruz, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Corey Maines, RHP & Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

    Oh, Brad Lidge. (Check the Trenton box score. Note the WPs.)

    • Phife Dawg

      Apparently was only topping out at 89 according to Ashmore. Not good.

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

    I hope Mason William’s injury was nothing serious.

  • Frank

    It’s clear Colon is hurt. Just DL him and bring up Nova.

    • Oscar Gamble’s ‘Fro

      Agreed, Colon was clearly favoring his leg. Why not bring up Nova and DL Colon like Frank says?

      So long as the rotation doesn’t fall apart with Nova, Hughes, AJ and Garcia, a big IF, there are a few obvious benefits here:

      1) Nova gets more big league experience and continues to build on the clear progress he was making.

      2) Colon doesn’t risk aggravating his injury and being completely done.

      3) Colon gets what everyone thinks is much needed rest if there is to be any chance that the first-half Colon will be available for the Yankees as a legit #2 in the playoffs.

  • http://yankeestalkblog.com Matt

    Staten Island won.

  • Your mom

    LOL. Jamie Mallard has Colon’s body yet he’s only 20.

  • Oscar Gamble’s ‘Fro

    I don’t get a guy like Mallard. You have a chance to play in the major leagues, you’re 20 years old and you can’t do a better job of getting in shape?

    Yes, I’m aware of Prince Fielders and Ortiz Davids of the world, but they are very much the exception, not the norm. It can’t help the guy’s big league chances being that overweight. He’s not just big there, he’s fat.

    Unless he has some medical condition that makes it impossible for him to at least get himself looking somewhat fit, I don’t get it.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7
      • Oscar Gamble’s ‘Fro

        Wow.

        Now we gotta get a similar pic of Big Bart.

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

            That has to be stretched, right?

            Right?!?!

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

              At first I thought it was, but the more I look at it, the more I think that’s the real deal.

              • CMP

                No freakin way. That picture HAD to be editted.

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

                  Evidently it was. The website it was from is famous for photoshops like that.

                  Like this one of John Lackey: http://katchop.com/blog/wp-con.....y-copy.jpg (still better than the real thing)

    • MannyGeee

      yeah, that boy is ‘not small’…

  • SDM

    Nova is pitching like a Big Leaguer stuck in the minors, that’s very good.

    And Rutckyj, even though he got hit around this game; the gb’s and the strikeouts is very encouraging. This guy is fast becoming my favorite non-Manny lefty pitching prospect.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Definitely a long term project, but should be exciting to see if he can grow as a pitching prospect.

      • Dr Strangepork

        Rutckyj was a hockey player, he’ll have it all figured out in no time. Wonder if he was a fighter during his hockey days… He and Slade could give the team a nice intimidation factor in another 3-4 years (bring us back to the Straw-man/Graham Lloyd days)

    • Dennis

      Deluca says hello.

  • jon

    is that Stoneburners first game back?

  • jay h

    i love mason williams’ twitter, “Why he did that?!”

  • Rick

    It was becoming clear it had to be done, but I feel so bad for Horne.

  • CMP

    Mallard looks like 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag. Maybe he should consider having the salad for dinner.

  • Phife Dawg

    Mallard makes Dmitri Young look less fat. Jesus christ.

    • CMP

      First thing the Yankees should do is send him for a lap band.

      • MannyGeee

        or stem cells…

        /WorkedforColon

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

    I remember wanting the Yankees to draft Mallard after seeing a glowing breakdown of his swing (was it on the now-defunct saberscouting?). I’d love to see it work out for the kid, but with that kind of body, good luck.

    • infernoscurse

      i know its not like theres fat guys in baseball

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

      I”f you like off-the-beaten-path draft prospects and unique profile guys, 1B Jamie Mallard from Tampa’s Middleton High is your guy. I’ll try to be delicate, but he’s a big guy, bigger than Prince Fielder. I tried to think of a body comparison when I first saw him and couldn’t think of anyone but Cee-lo, the lead singer for Gnarls Barkley. That struck me as mean, but was all I could think of for a 6?1, 250 (?) guy.”

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

      “If you like off-the-beaten-path draft prospects and unique profile guys, 1B Jamie Mallard from Tampa’s Middleton High is your guy. I’ll try to be delicate, but he’s a big guy, bigger than Prince Fielder. I tried to think of a body comparison when I first saw him and couldn’t think of anyone but Cee-lo, the lead singer for Gnarls Barkley. That struck me as mean, but was all I could think of for a 6?1, 250 (?) guy.”

  • infernoscurse

    bryan mitchell is so overrated more overrated than this thread

  • Crime Dog

    Am I reading too much into Russo playing 3B? I don’t recall him playing much 3B in past DOTF’s but I may be completley wrong here.