Betances solid in SWB debut

Game 122: Joe Mauer, Right Fielder
Bats back Sabathia in win over Twins

The Yankees have released Buddy Carlyle to make room on the Triple-A Scranton roster for Raul Valdes. Thanks for the 7.2 IP, Buddy. Meanwhile, the recently 60-day DL’ed Jeff Marquez will start for Double-A Trenton tomorrow. They’re taking their time with his rehab, and his 30 days conveniently ends on September 1st, when rosters expand. Short Season Staten Island manager Tom Slater will be coaching the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League this year. That’s the team the Yankees’ farmhands will be playing for, and no the rosters have not be released yet.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Durham) set a new franchise record by hitting into six double plays
Greg Golson, CF & Brandon Laird, 3B: both 0 for 4 – Golson struck out three times
Chris Dickerson, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Jesus Montero: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – 11 walks in his first 50 games, and 23 walks in the 51 games since
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Mike Lamb, DH: 1 for 3
Jordan Parraz, LF: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 CS
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 K – just three hits in his last 37 at-bats (.081)
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Dellin Betances, RHP: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 6-2 GB/FB – 65 of 91 pitches were strikes (71.4%) … he was sitting 94-95 in the sixth, which is huge velo … he got hit in the hiney with a comebacker, but he stayed in the game … other than that, great first start in AAA
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 17 of 25 pitches were strikes (68%) … since the nine walk game, he’s got a 10-2 K/BB in 8.2 IP … even better news? he was up to 96 tonight
Raul Valdes, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB – eight of 13 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (5-2 win over Erie)
Austin Krum, LF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – second homer in his last seven games, and they’re his only two of the season
Ray Kruml, RF, Melky Mesa, CF & Yadil Mujica, SS: all 0 for 4 – Kruml scored a run, drove one in, and struck out twice … Mesa struck out, but only once
Austin Romine, DH: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – had just two hits in his previous 20 at-bats
Jose Pirela, 2B & Jose Gil, C: both 1 for 4 – Gil hit a solo jack and struck out twice
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K
Craig Heyer, RHP: 8 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 7-7 GB/FB – what do we call this, gritty? gutsy? he grinded (ground?) it out?
Kanekoa Texeira, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game One (7-2 win over Lakeland in seven innings)
Abe Almonte, CF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 11 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – hitting streak is up to 20 games
Walt Ibarra, SS: 3 for 4, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 1 K – eight for his last 18 (.444)
Kyle Roller, DH & Rob Segedin, 3B-1B: both 0 for 3 – Roller got hit by a pitch … Segedin struck out twice
Ronnier Mustelier, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – back from the DL and still mashin’
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 0 for 2
Luke Murton, 1B: 0 for 1, 2 BB – Emerson Landoni pinch-ran late and came around to score, then took over at second base
Mitch Abeita, C: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Kelvin Castro, 2B-3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Francisco Gil, RHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 7-4 GB/FB
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game Two was postponed due to rain. Gonna make it up as part of a doubleheader when they go back to Lakeland for the final series of the season, I assume.

Low-A Charleston (8-6 loss to Augusta)
Jose Toussen, SS: 0 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (missed catch) – still 12 for his last 40 (.300)
Shane Brown, DH: 2 for 4, , 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB
Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Taylor Grote, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Mahoney drove in two, struck out, and committed a fielding error … Grote tripled, drove in a run, whiffed, and committed a throwing error
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 12 for his last 32 (.375)
Kyle Higashioka, C & Jose Mojica, 3B: both 0 for 4 – Higgy drove in a run, struck out, and allowed a passed ball … Mojica whiffed twice
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 1, 1 SB – left the game with what the play-by-play calls an “injured leg” after racing over to third on a wild pitch … hopefully this isn’t another Ravel Santana-esque destroyed ankle situation
Ramon Flores, PR-C: 0 for 3, 1 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Nathan Forer, RHP: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Michael Recchia, RHP: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 3-2 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Short Season Staten Island (1-0 loss to Connecticut)
Mason Williams, CF & Ben Gamel, DH: both 0 for 4 – Williams struck once, Gamel twice
Cito Culver, SS, Cody Grice, RF, Reymond Nunez, 1B & Wes Wilson, C: all 0 for 3 – Culver got hit by a pitch … Grice struck out once, Nunez twice
Angelo Gumbs, 2B & Tyler Austin, 3B: both 1 for 3, 1 2B – Gumbs committed a pair of fielding errors … Austin committed one on a throw
Zach Wilson, LF: 1 for 3
Wilton Rodriguez, RHP: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7-6 GB/FB
John Brebbia, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – pro debut for this year’s 30th rounder
Branden Pinder, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (7-5 win over GCL Braves in ten innings) completion of yesterdays game, which was suspended due to rain
Jose Rosario, SS: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 E (throwing)
Taylor Anderson, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Isaias Tejeda, C: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – nine for his last 28 (.321)
Dante Bichette, DH, Matt Duran, 3B, Bubba Jones, 1B & Danny Lopez, CF: all 1 for 5 – Bichette and Duran each scored a run and struck out twice … Jones drove in a run and whiffed twice … Lopez scored a pair of runs and struck out
Fu-Lin Kuo, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Andy In Sunny Daytona goofed yesterday, it was Kuo, not Jake Cave
Justin James, RF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K
Mark Prior, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – pitched yesterday before the rain, the second time of back-to-back days … it’s the first time he’s done the back-to-back thing all season, even before he got hurt
Taylor Morton, RHP: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 6-1 GB/FB – pitched yesterday
Joel De La Rosa, RHP: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Corey Maines, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3-0 GB/FB
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game Two (4-3 win over GCL Braves in seven innings)
Danny Lopez, CF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – third homer this year after hitting just one from 2009-2010 in the DSL
Claudio Custodio, SS: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – kinda disappointed he didn’t steal a base
Jackson Valera, C, Damian Taveras, 1B, Fu-Lin Kuo, LF, Henry Pena, RF & Taylor Anderson, 2B: all 0 for 2 – Valera got hit by a pitch … Taveras and Kuo walked … Pena walked, scored, and struck out twice … Anderson whiffed
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 HBP – 13 for his last 34 (.382)
Bubba Jones, DH: 1 for 3, 1 2B
Evan Rutckyj, LHP: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 7-3 GB/FB – 27 runs allowed in his last 43 IP
Leonel Vinas, RF: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Hayden Sharp, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – muuuch better than the first time out
Mariel Checo, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K

Just FYI, the minor league season is almost over. The GCL Yanks finish up their season next Saturday, the 27th. The other five affiliates wrap up on either Sept. 4th or 5th. Both Staten Island and the GCL Yanks are safe bets to the make the playoffs while Trenton and Tampa are on the bubble and need to finish very strong. SWB still has a chance at the playoffs, but it’s a long shot. Charleston has no chance, they’re well out of the race.

Game 122: Joe Mauer, Right Fielder
Bats back Sabathia in win over Twins
  • Steve S.

    Great news. Main thing I look at with Dellin has always been the walks. I know he’s going to be hard to hit, the main thing is staying around the zone and not losing his mechanics.

  • Shuffle Cards for fun

    Can somebody please tell me what happened to Jairo Heredia?

    • Mike Axisa

      He’s on the DL, but I have no idea why.

    • Slugger27

      i was wondering where marcus thames was… DL as well?

  • Jesse

    Good start for Dellin. And I believe in his last three starts he’s walked two or less.

  • Jake H

    great to see Dellin with all the k’s

    • Monteroisdinero

      Montero doin’ some fist pumpin’

  • mbonzo

    Zoilo Almonte injured?

  • Steve S.

    Dear Mason Williams. Please don’t break my heart and suck horribly when you get promoted to Charleston next year.

    Love, Steve.

    • Steve S.

      I’m not saying he will, but you never know with Rookie ballers.

    • China Joe

      You gotta learn to enjoy the good times, my man.

      • Steve S.

        Are you trying to tell me ’tis better to be occasionally disappointed than perpetually suspicious?


  • China Joe

    Do they call up Betances when the AAA season is over? He’s on the 40-man, right?

    • Steve S.

      Yeah, but don’t expect a start or much game action. They’ll give him an inning or two to get his feet wet, but not enough to expose him.

      • China Joe

        I wouldn’t expect a start, but I’d like to see him get a couple of relief innings. He deserves it. He’s done everything that should have been expected of him this year – stayed healthy, piled up the innings, worked on his mechanics. A lot of Yankees’ fans have been disappointed with the walks, but it was really to be expected from a kid so big with so few innings. It’s great that he seems to be finishing the year strong.

    • Jesse

      Yes, he’s on the 40-man roster. He’ll probably get called up and even if he doesn’t pitch it will be good for him to hang around the big leaguer’s and kinda soak it all in, kinda like Brackman last year. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he pitched a bit for the Yanks in September.

  • Dave M

    I was at the SI game tonight in Norwich, CT. Gumbs stinks on defense and doesn’t know how to run the bases.

    • dr mrs the yankee

      I’ve seen Gumbs play a lot more than one time and I would say that is a huge exaggeration.

      •!/AngeloInNY Angelo

        You mean sample size matters??!?

      • JohnnyC

        That’s a knock on Keith Law…

  • bonestock94

    Wow, exciting news for Betances and Brackman. Maybe the latter isn’t toast.

  • matt

    whatever happened to marcus thames i have not seen his name once. i thought that they assigned him to triple-a

    • JohnnyC

      He got injured working out in Tampa around the 4th of this month. Haven’t heard anything since.

      • matt


  • jon

    what is the AAA rotation going to look like next year?

    dj mitchell

    • infernoscurse

      say goodbye to luis ayala and its promotion of noesi and phelps out of the pen

      • jsbrendog

        brackman prob wont be a starter since he cant even prevent runs out of the pen

        imo i think he will one day be a ml reliever (quality im not sure of yet though) but i just dont feel like it will be for the yankees

  • Mark

    So if Prior stays healthy for two weeks, I know big if, do they add him to the 40 for the September call up?

    • Jim


      • zach

        hell no

    • pharryn

      If promoting Prior in September isn’t being considered than why is he pitching back to back in the GCL in mid August?

  • pat

    AISD: On Blast

  • JonS

    So wait…Why are we happy Brackman gave up 2ER in 2IP?

    • Will (the other one)

      Because it’s improvement, and we like being optimistic instead of miserable?

    • Dave

      Stats aren’t always important in the minors. It’s his stuff.

      I thought posters on RAB would know this?

  • Naved

    Betances was fantastic. The only hard hit ball was the HR. Zero walks and 8 K’s. His stuff overpowers AAA hitters.

  • Rick in Boston

    23 walks in the 51 games since

    That would be three walks fewer than Jorge Vazquez has had in 100+ games this season.

  • Dropped third superstar

    Maybe brackmans finally putting it all together. It is going to take a 6′ 11″ pitcher some time to get his mechanics down. Iknow he is 25 but another year or two of him is worth the risk. He has the possibility to become a big time pitcher. How much longer is he under team control?

    • jsbrendog

      i just keep trying to convince myself “randy johnson, randy johnson randy johnson randy johnson” who didnt really put it ALL together til he was 29. he had the ks but he walked an exorbitant amount of guys in his 25-28 yrs, wow. 416 in 3 yrs…wow.

      here’s hoping tall guys have some similarities….

  • Another Bronx Dynasty

    Lets just hope that Betances can manage his control. He looks like a lethal weapon if he just throws strikes.

    Lets face it … the Yankees packaged the wrong prospect pitcher in the Granderson trade.

    More importantly scouting blew it when drafting & failed to sign #1 pk G. Cole. He was the one to have signed that would have been our ace over the next decade.

    • Dropped third superstar

      Come on kennedy was not even close to looking like what he is now when he was in new york. I seriously doubt he would have a 15-3 record or even a rotation spot in the al east. Just another guy who couldnt handle new york. Not saying the kids not really coming around great. He is proving he can throw no doubt, but i dont think he becomes what he is today if he had stayed in new york.

      • Jorge

        Rotation spot? He could have cracked this rotation by now.

        15-3? Probably not but, in a year in which Ivan Nova is 12-4 for the Yankees, he would have probably featured a nice W/L record…

        …and Curtis Granderson would have been God somewhere else. I’ll keep Grandy.

    • jsbrendog

      Lets face it … the Yankees packaged the wrong prospect pitcher in the Granderson trade.

      this is so full of fail.

      More importantly scouting blew it when drafting & failed to sign #1 pk G. Cole. He was the one to have signed that would have been our ace over the next decade.

      you can’t always get what you want. and saying they blew it is an extreme overexagerration

    • Doug

      From what I remember of the situation, there was absolutely 0 indication that he was considering college. The decision came out of leftfield. The Yanks didn’t blow anything.

    • Sayid J.

      Cole did not want to sign. Don’t understand why that’s so hard to understand.

  • bottom line

    Anybody know why J.R. Murphy has been on DL? Any chance he gets back in next couple of weeks?

  • joe

    abe almonte 11 3b in a game..thats carzy lol