Staten Island’s win streak comes to an end

Mariano Rivera day-to-day with a sore triceps
Yanks fall to Indians in Jeter's return

Jorge Vazquez was activated off the disabled list, he had apparently been dealing with some left shoulder soreness. Jesus Montero was a late scratch tonight because of tightness in his lower back/side. Also, Fernando Hernandez was released, which is entirely unsurprising.

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 win over Lehigh Valley)
Greg Golson, CF: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 37 (.324)
Mike Lamb, 3B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – taken out in the ninth for defense
Jordan Parraz, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Terry Tiffee, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Brandon Laird, LF-3B: 2 for 4 – got shifted around late in the game
Gus Molina, C: 0 for 4, 1 K
Luis Nunez, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 R
Doug Bernier, SS: 4 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – seven for his last ten with three doubles … gets to keep the job a little longer with Ramiro Pena not coming down
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7-6 GB/FB – 54 of 81 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 11 of 20 pitches were caught
Logan Kensing, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61.1%)

Double-A Trenton‘s game was suspended due to rain in the second inning. They’re in Richmond through Thursday, so they’ll finish it off sometimes this week. Likely tomorrow. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats whenever they finish.

High-A Tampa (12-5 loss to Daytona)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 1 2B
Walt Ibarra, SS, Luke Murton, DH & Kelvin Castro, 2B: all 2 for 4 – Ibarra doubled, drove in a run, and scored … Murton doubled, plated a run, got caught stealing, and whiffed … Castro hit a homer, drove in two, struck out twice, and committed two errors (fielding, throwing)
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 0 for 5, 1 CS
Kyle Roller, 1B & J.R. Murphy, C: both 1 for 4 – Roller struck out … Murphy allowed a passed ball
Rob Segedin, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Neil Medchill, RF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – can he stay healthy this time?
Brett Marshall, RHP: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 8-2 GB/FB – had allowed six earned runs total in his last six starts
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Augusta)
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 HBP – just keeps on hitting
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 20, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K – Gary Sanchez walked twice and scored the run … Ramon Flores drove in the one run … Jose Toussen committed a pair of errors at the hot corner (fielding, throwing)
Steve Evarts, LHP: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 13-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off first 31-6 GB/FB in his three starts
Aaron Dott, LHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – nine strikeouts and one walk in five innings since signing
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – gave up a solo homer, his fourth of the year … he allowed six homers last year, but zero in 2008 and 2009

Short Season Staten Island (10-3 loss to Brooklyn) and that ends the 13-game win streak, but no shame in that … well done, fellas
Mason Williams, CF: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 SB – 14 for his last 32 (.438) with three doubles and a homer
Cito Culver, SS & Reymond Nunez, 1B: both 1 for 4 – Culver drove in a run and committed a fielding error … Nunez struck out
Zach Wilson, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) – 14 for his last 42 (.333)
Casey Stevenson, RF, Jhorge Liccien, C & Bobby Rinard, LF: all 0 for 4 – Stevenson struck out once, Rinard twice, Liccien thrice … Stevenson also drove in a run … Liccien allowed a pair of passed balls
Ali Castillo, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – Angelo Gumbs was pinch-hit for on Saturday and hasn’t played since, so it’s safe to say he’s hurt
Henry Pena, DH: 0 for 3, 3 K
Will Oliver, RHP: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – yucky
Brett Gerritse, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3-0 GB/FB –
Michael Recchia, RHP: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-1 GB/FB – allowed both of Lewis’ inherited runners to score
Caleb Cotham, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 16 strikeouts in 9.1 IP
Matt Richardson, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-2 win over GCL Blue Jays)
Ravel Santana, CF: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 10 for his last 28 (.357)
David Adams, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP – left the game after being hit by a pitch in the eighth … hopefully it’s nothing series and was just a precaution, he doesn’t need another physical problem
Taylor Anderson, 2B: 0 for 1
Tyler Austin, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Yeicock Calderon, RF: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 0 for 2, 3 BB, 1 K – got picked off first … up to 14 walks with seven strikeouts in 11 games
Isaias Tejeda, C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP
Jackson Valera, DH: 1 for 5, 2 K
Danny Lopez, LF: 0 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – been on base 14 times with six steals in his last eight games
Jose Rosario, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Graham Stoneburner, RHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 7-3 GB/FB – he should be rejoining Double-A Trenton pretty soon
George Isabel, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Evan Rutckyj, LHP: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 6-1 GB/FB – pitching in relief only because Stoneburner’s rehabbing
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Mariano Rivera day-to-day with a sore triceps
Yanks fall to Indians in Jeter's return
  • Dennis

    Another multi hit game for mason, the guy is a beast.

  • JonS

    Any possibility Mason gets promoted to Low-A this year?

  • jon

    woo Stoneburner

  • Phife Dawg

    Loving the GB/FB ratio for Rutckyj.

  • boogie down

    Great to see that DB Jr. has patience: His triple-slash is .121/.380/.212. Wonder what his BABIP is.

  • pat

    Through 11 games Bichette is leading the GCL in walks. He’s at 14 and the second place guy is at 9. Not really much you can draw from that except maybe a combination of neophyte pitchers and his reputation have kept him from getting much to hit. Eventually he’s going to get pitches to hit. Might not happen in this league, though.

    • Steve H

      Maybe he’s too bored to take the bat off his shoulder.

      Call him up.

      • pat

        2 bored to hit for average.
        2 lazy to do anything but walk.
        2 sexy 4 the GCL

    • SDM

      reputation bichette reputation doesn’t exist yet. these are all young proud players who are trying to build reputations, the competition is by far the toughest these young guys have ever seen at this point.

      gotta give credit where credit is due, he has an excellent approach to the plate, its becoming more and more likely (we’ll see as he moves up the levels) that Bichette might have an above talent for recognition of pitches.

      • pat

        His reputation as a first round pick with monster power and the son of a pretty famous major leaguer. Guys around the league know who he is and I’m sure most of them don’t want to tussle with him when they’re just trying to get their feet wet as well.

    • Ted Nelson

      It’s tough to just write off a guy’s patience and zone awareness as luck. That’s a lot of what the last 20, 30 years of advancements in statistical analysis have been about.

      I get what you’re saying. It’s too small a sample to draw any real conclusions period. His walk rate is ridiculously high, and his BABIP is ridiculously low.

      Even if he’s not getting great pitches to hit, he could still be swinging. His walk rate was 24% before last night. Nich Johnson wasn’t/isn’t all that scary an MLB hitter, and he still managed a career BB% of 16% in MLB.

      I’m encouraged by the discipline. While I’d like to see great hitting and not just great walking, I’m not too worried about it from a kid who just finished up high school and has a BABIP below .150.

  • Gonzo

    Dang, if/when Mason Williams puts some meat on bones, watch out.

    • Pharryn

      Saw the kid tonight, bat is lightning fast; kid is rail thin. Only he and Cotham were bright spots in a terrible game.

      • Gonzo

        Cool. I’ve only seen pictures of the kid, and it looks like he needs to eat an extra PB&J sandwich before going to bed.

  • SodaPopinski

    Who starts for Scranton tomorrow? Any chance of Nova starting? I’m heading to the game. I hope Montero is healthy!

    • Mike Axisa

      No idea, but definitely not Nova. He just pitched Friday and would be on three days rest.

      • Steve S.

        Girardi said yesterday that Nova is due to pitch Thursday, getting an extra day for travel.

  • Joe

    Question for you. I see that Garcia is about to become a Type B free agent. What category would Colon fall in to?
    I can’t figure out how this works so any feedback would be great.

    Thanks all

    • Mike Axisa

      Colon isn’t close to being a Type-A or Type-B, so he won’t be anything.

      • Steve S.

        If he keeps it up all year, they need to resign him. He’s actually a perfect fit. He should take a 1 year deal and if he runs out of gas midway next year, one of the Bs (or someone else) should be ready.

    • Slugger27

      it goes by the last 2 seasons, in this case, 2010 and 2011. colon is neither A nor B because he didnt pitch last year, which really hurts him. he’s gonna have a long way to go to get to type B.

  • reed

    i think adam warrenn

  • Jake S

    Was at the Staten Island Yanks game. Man that was some bad pitching, but they know how to do a fireworks display.

  • pat

    Not a bad first AAA start for my boy Schaeffer Hall.

    • Samuel

      Finally someone mentions the Hall-monster.

      No walks, no walks, no walks.

      That newly developed cutter gives the right handed hitters something to think about, but Hall is also not afraid to throw the cutter to lefties, either. It works more like a slider.

      Shaffer Hall could be your major league lefty specialist come September.

      • Steve S.

        I don’t know about that, he doesn’t throw hard enough and gets hit pretty hard when he’s a little off and/or getting squeezed. He’s more of a Mark Beuhrle type starter, which would be great if the Yanks would ever give someone like him a chance. Cash tends to like the hard throwers.–002sha

        He doesn’t walk anyone, so despite his low SO/9 he still has a 3-1 SO/BB rate. But the hits and HR have really jumped as he’s climbed the ladder, which was to be expected. He’s someone that doesn’t have a lot of margin for error, so his rough nights will be really bad. I want to see him dominate AAA before thinking about him.

        • Samuel

          “He’s someone that doesn’t have a lot of margin for error..”

          Does any lefty specialist have a margin for error?

          Having seen him pitch in Charleston, Tampa and Trenton I know what Hall can do. His cutter/slider this season makes him a different pitcher than even last year.

          Two fastballs, curve, change and a cutter all thrown for strikes and to a pinpoint location. And a really good guy, too.

          However, I do agree that the Yankees will never give Hall a good chance to be a starting major league pitcher.

          If he keeps up this pace, there is a good chance Hall is part of a package this trading deadline or over the winter.

  • Joseph cecala

    Dante = nick johnson 2.0 but hopefully not made of glass

    • V

      Based on 14 games in Staten Island? For realz?

  • kenthadley

    Henry Pena = WTF?
    Is I. Tejada another catching gem, or just SSS?

  • Paul T

    Curious…any idea who has the authority to release someone from the minor league teams? Done at the Newman level or Cashman have to sign off on everything?