Gamel keeps hitting in Staten Island loss

2011 Draft: No contact between Yanks and 41st rounder Jeremy Rathjen
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Gary Sanchez and Mason Williams were named the Offensive Player of the Week for the Low-A South Atlantic League and Short Season NY-Penn League, respectively. So congrats to them. Mark Newman said there’s a chance Austin Romine will return from his back strain in “about a week,” but it’s hardly set in stone. Angelo Gumbs, meanwhile, is away from Short Season Staten Island because of a personal issue, so hopefully everything’s okay.

Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Gwinnett)
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Chris Dickerson, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 5, 1 K – he did hit a ball to the warning track, so that’s a plus … UPDATE: it was two balls to the track, actually
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 K
Mike Lamb, DH: 3 for 4, 1 RBI – 11 for his last 21 (.524)
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
Jordan Parraz, RF, Greg Golson, CF & Doug Bernier, SS: all 1 for 3, 1 BB – Parraz and Bernier whiffed twice, Golson once … Golson also had a double and got picked off first
Greg Smith, LHP: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 60 of 101 pitches were strikes
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-5 GB/FB – 31 of 51 pitches were strikes (60.8%)

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day.

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Dunedin)
Abe Almonte, CF, Walt Ibarra, SS & DeAngelo Mack, RF: all 1 for 4 – Almonte struck out and got caught stealing … Ibarra scored a run … Mack doubled and struck out
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – six for his last 11 (.545) with two doubles and the homer
David Adams, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 BB – was lifted in the seventh inning after drawing a walk … very odd
Jorge Alcantara, PR-2B: 1 for 1, 1 R
Luke Murton, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Cody Johnson, LF: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Kelvin Castro, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 K
Tyson Blaser, C: 0 for 2, 2 K, 1 HBP
Jeff Marquez, RHP: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 7-0 GB/FB – his rehab assignment started on the first of the month, so they’ll be able to keep him down until September call-ups
Ronny Marte, RHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1-1 GB/FB
Mikey O’Brien, RHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB – four or more walks in three of his last five games
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Savannah)
Jose Toussen, SS: 2 for 2, 1 HBP – left the game after getting hit by a pitch in the fifth … 16 for his last 46 (.348)
Jose Mojica, PR-SS: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ramon Flores, CF: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Kyle Higashioka, C & Gary Sanchez, DH: both 0 for 4 – Higgy committed a throwing error … Sanchez struck out
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K –
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: both 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 K – DeLeon got hit by a pitch … Lassiter walked and committed a fielding error
Taylor Grote, LF: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Manny Barreda, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB – gets the start because of Steve Evarts suspension
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 5-0 GB/FB – 94-44 K/BB in 67 IP
Aaron Dott, LHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (7-5 loss to Brooklyn)
Mason Williams, CF & Nick McCoy, C: both 0 for 4, 1 K – Williams got hit by a pitch
Cito Culver, SS: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) – breaks out of an 0-for-15 slump
Ben Gamel, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 13 for his last 37 (.351)
Cody Grice, LF, Zach Wilson, DH & Ali Castillo, 2B: all 2 for 4 – Grice drove in run and got picked off first … Wilson doubled, homered, and scored twice … Castillo stole a base
Reymond Nunez, 1B & Casey Stevenson, 3B: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI – Nunez struck out three times, bring his season total to 57 in 197 at-bats (28.9%)
Matt Tracy, LHP: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-3 GB/FB – he was 91-92 on the gun … this was supposed to be Rich Martinez’s start, but I think he might be going to Charleston to take Evarts’ spot
Caleb Cotham, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Zach Arneson, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

2011 Draft: No contact between Yanks and 41st rounder Jeremy Rathjen
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  • Karl Krawfid

    Should be 3-1 loss for SWB

  •!/AngeloInNY Angelo

    Nothing big happened today. Lame. At least Culver broke out of that slump.

  • Dennis

    Montero, williams, sanchez – 0 for 13, yuck.

  • Steve H

    Kahnle is the minor league version of D-Rob. If he cuts down on his walks he could be fast mover.

    • Samuel

      Kahnle doesn’t have nearly the breaking ball out pitch that Robertson has.

  • Addison

    Wow, two balls to the warning track.

    I guess when you’re 0-5, positives can come from anywhere.

    I noticed watching the game his shirt wasn’t inside out, either.

    • TheLastClown

      What a jerky comment.

      • a.hinds

        he was only Keepin’ It Real™

      • Addison

        So says the “Last Clown”


        That’s like taking financial advice from Bernie Madoff, or voting for Sarah Palin.


  • Jason

    The first flyout for Montero was opposite field too, which is a plus because he goes opposite field so well.


    If that second poke was a little longer we’d have had a 4-3 walkoff win!

  • Grit Storage

    New York-Penn League transaction page has Richard Martinez as “suspended.” No idea what for or how long.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Double header tomorrow?

    Over/under 8 hits for DBJ?

    • Jesse

      under. hold me to it.

  • Samuel

    Yeah, that Cody Johnson guy is really tearing up that Florida State League!

    He sucks.


    Way to try and make Jesus sound better than he did!! 0-5… no matter what you say it wont work…. 0-5. Two to the warning track… Vazquez hits at least one a game to the warning track, if he doesnt hit it out. It is amazing. IF Vazquez strikes out three times, and hits a two run double you emphasize the 3K’s. If Montero K’s 3 times you emphasize the double. Everyone is saying Montero should get a call up. What about Chato!!! Montero will get eaten up right now. Vazquez is experienced and will produce right away and help the team. Montero will not. He will get his big league experience but hit .100 and not help. Vazquez has earned a callup, and can help down the stretch for sure. This year Chato, two time player of the week. How many for Montero?? ZERO!!!! Who is leading the IL in HR and RBI???? Montero?? NO! Vazquez!!! He is heating up right now, and could give the Yankees a lot this last month!!!! Give him a chance to help!!!!!!!

    • Rob H.

      no he can’t

    • pat

      .251/.300/.504 with 143 K’s in Scranton means he’s going to hit in the majors? Get real.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      OBP = .300. In AAA.

      102 MLB players have 400 plate appearances this year (approximately what Vazquez has in AAA), and a .300 OBP ranks 91st (Aubry Huff has a .300 OBP).

      Vazquez has also struck out 143 times in 379 at-bats.

      Vazquez is a classic AAAA player in the Shelley Duncan/Juan Miranda mode. If he is getting significant at-bats for the Yanks, something has gone horribly wrong.

    • cgreen

      hahahahaha this guy.

    • Crime Dog

      Back in April/May these comments would appear on a daily basis. Ah, the good old days


    Vazquez was playing with a bad shoulder for a few weeks. Thats why he was in a slump. Went on the DL. And now is hot again. IL player of the week slugging around .700 the last 14 games. He absolutely would help the Yankees!!! Montero is so overrated with all of his 11 home runs. SOME POWER. Vazquez has 30 more rbi’s than anyone on Scranton. Yeah, dont give him a chance. 27 and 82 in a pitchers league and missing around three weeks. And a strikeout is just an out. At least it isnt a double play ball…which Montero has more of also!!!

    • Donny

      If the Yankees were trying to climb into playoff spot you *might* have a point.

      Even if Montero struggles, getting him some ABs is more important in the big picture than ANYTHING Vazquez can provide.

      Vazquez should beg to get traded.


    Thats why they should bring him up. You said it. Bring them both up then. Get Montero AB’s, and show Vazquez for a trade. He will start off with a bang. Especially because pitchers will go right at him. He will crush. Now you have high trade bait!!! Get him up while he is red hot!! Last 15games… .293avg 4 2b, 6hr, 21rbi, .305/.743/1.043 WHAT!!!!!! All six HR were off ML exp pitchers, and a double off of wall off of Volquez last week, and Chapman earlier in the year!! Plus he hit a bomb off of the scoreboard off of Peavy!! And he crushed one over the scoreboard about 475 off of Kimbrell to win a game last year. He is not AAAA, he is legit that does have a lot of K’s, and as much power as anyone on the Major Leagues!!…to all fields!!