Phelps returns to mound in GCL loss

Game 110: For The Sweep
Yanks finish off sweep as Nova dominates ChiSox

Some news and notes…

  • Austin Romine went for an MRI on his strained back, and last night Double-A Trenton manager Tony Franklin described the injury as “a situation where it might take some time.” The Yankees will obviously play it safe, and since the minor league season ends in about a month, there’s a non-zero chance this could end Romine’s season.
  • Ray Kruml (foot) has been placed on the disabled list. Austin Krum and DeAngelo Mack were demoted to Trenton and High-A Tampa, respectively. R.J. Baker was activated off the phantom DL.
  • Eric Wordekemper has been placed on the DL to make room on the roster for Chris Dickerson, who apparently took his sweet time getting to Scranton. I’m guessing this is a phantom DL stint for Wordy.
  • Mark Prior is scheduled to pitch for the Rookie Level GCL Yankees on Friday, so I guess that line drive off his forearm wasn’t too bad.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Louisville)
Kevin Russo, 3B & Brandon Laird, 1B: both 1 for 4 – Laird struck out twice
Greg Golson, CF & Jordan Parraz, RF: both 0 for 4 – Golson struck out and threw a runner out at third … Parraz got picked off first
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 PB – he’s 13 for his last 38 (.342) with two doubles and three homers
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – fourth homer in his last ten games … the HBP got him in the leg
Dan Brewer, LF: 0 for 3, 2 K
Luis Nunez, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 K
Doug Bernier, SS: 0 for 2
Adam Warren, RHP: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-11 GB/FB – 70 of 102 pitches were strikes (68.6%) … he was right around 92 tonight
J.C. Romero, LHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 13 of 23 pitches were strikes (56.5%) … I thought maybe they’d call him up for the Red Sox series, but I guess not
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0-1 GB/FB – threw just two pitches, both strikes

Double-A Trenton (7-4 loss to Akron)
Austin Krum, LF: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – pretty nice return to Trenton
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at the plate … .298/.361/.489 on the year
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing) – stuck in an 0-for-16 slump
Melky Mesa, DH & Jose Pirela, SS: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Mesa struck out three times … Pirela scored, whiffed, and committed a fielding error
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil, C: 0 for 5, 1 K, 1 PB
Yadil Mujica, 3B: 2 for 4
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 10-3 GB/FB – four runs or more in four of his last five starts
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SwP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (8-4 loss to Clearwater)
Abe Almonte, CF, David Adams, 2B & Kyle Roller, 1B: all 1 for 4, 1 RBI – Adams and Roller each whiffed once, Almonte thrice
Kelvin Castro, SS, DeAngelo Mack, LF & Neil Medchill, RF: all 1 for 3, 1 R – Castro and Mack drew walks … Castro also committed a fielding error
Mitch Abeita, C & Cody Johnson, DH: both 0 for 4, 2 K
Hector Rabago, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 3 K, 1 HBP
Jeff Marquez, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 4-1 GB/FB – not one whiff?
Jose Quintana, LHP: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 7-5 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … gave up three homers, or two more than he’d give up all season
Reinier Casanova, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Asheville in ten innings, walk-off style)
Jose Toussen, CF: 2 for 5, 2 RBI, 1 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K
Ramon Flores, LF & Shane Brown, DH: both 1 for 5 – Flores struck out … Brown came around to score
Gary Sanchez, C: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 3 K – what, no homer?
Taylor Grote, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Lassiter struck out
Jeff Farnham, 1B: 1 for 4, 2 K
Shane Greene, RHP: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-2 GB/FB – hasn’t completed five innings in a start since July 6th
Francisco Rondon, LHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Yobanny Reyes, LHP: 0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Short Season Staten Island (4-0 loss to Mahoning Valley)
Mason Williams, CF: 2 for 4, 1 K – got picked off first … 16 for his last 36 (.444) with four walks and four strikeouts
Cody Grice, LF & Reymond Nunez, 1B: both 1 for 3
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 19, 6 K – Zach Wilson had three of those whiffs, Ben Gamel two
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7-3 GB/FB – 42 K in 40.2 IP with a 2.25 GB/GB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB
Caleb Cotham, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 28-7 K/BB in 17 IP
Matt Tracy, LHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-3 loss to GCL Pirates) no Dante Bichette Jr. after he got hit by a pitch yesterday
Claudio Custodio, SS, Ravel Santana, CF, Yeicok Calderon, RF & Matt Duran, DH: all 0 for 4 –Duran struck out once, Custodio and Calderon twice each, Santana all four times … Custodio also committed a pair of fielding errors, Calderon and Santana a fielding error each … Ravel also threw a runner out at the plate
Isaias Tejeda, C: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 E (catcher interference, throwing)
Damian Taveras, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – .203 ISO … too bad he never plays
Justin James, LF & Taylor Anderson, 2B: both 1 for 3 – James walked, stole a base, and whiffed
David Phelps, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-2 GB/FB – working his way back from shoulder tendinitis, this is his first game action since mid-June
Dan Mahoney, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – the Yankees drafted him in the 16th round back in 2007 but did not sign him, then the Marlins took him in the fourth round in 2009 … they released him this June after 69 IP with a 6.91 ERA in the low minors, and apparently the Yankees signed him at some point (this is his first game with the org) … hard-throwing college reliever from UConn, interesting little flier
Gabe Encinas, RHP: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-3 GB/FB
Kenedy Agramonte, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-1 GB/FB – 7-6 K/BB in 3 IP
George Isabel, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – allowed two of the runners he inherited from Agramonte to score

Game 110: For The Sweep
Yanks finish off sweep as Nova dominates ChiSox
  • A.D.

    Nice to see Phelps back

  • Jim

    Losses at every level other than the one that really matters

  • A.D.

    What is the expectation for Zolio?

  • Zach

    I’m starting to wonder what Shaeffer Hall looks like out of the ‘pen.

    • Jim S

      He must have had some terrible defense and/or luck last night, with no walks and all those ground balls.

  • Jon G

    “I’m guessing this is a phantom DL stint for Wordy.”

    I’m hoping to hear the same thing about AJ if Hughes dominates again… Remember what the Giants did with Zito last year when he was sucking? Phantom DL until rosters expanded 9.1 and then left off playoff roster. AJ’s best value will be post-win pie tosser

    • Mister Delaware

      He doesn’t really toss them as much as he smashes them directly into the player’s face.

      • Jon G

        You gettin’ technical on me?? ;-) Tis true though – maybe he’ll just travel with the team as our playoff “pie guy”

  • Zach

    The Yankees have evolved their draft philosopy:
    4 135 Adam Warren RHP North Carolina N.C.
    5 165 Caleb Cotham RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
    6 195 Rob Lyerly 3B Charlotte N.C.
    7 225 Sean Black RHP Seton Hall N.J.
    8 255 Sam Elam LHP Notre Dame Ind.
    9 285 Gavin Brooks LHP UCLA Calif.
    10 315 Tyler Lyons LHP Oklahoma State Okla.
    11 345 Neil Medchill OF Oklahoma State Okla.
    12 375 Brett Gerritse RHP Pacifica HS, Garden Grove, Calif. Calif.
    13 405 DeAngelo Mack OF South Carolina S.C.

    4 149 Matt Duran 3B New Rochelle (N.Y.) HS N.Y.
    5 179 Greg Bird C Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo. Colo.
    6 209 Jake Cave OF Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, Va. Va.
    7 239 Austin Jones 1B Edmonds-Woodway HS, Edmonds, Wash. Wash.
    8 269 Phil Wetherell RHP Western Kentucky Ky.
    9 299 Zach Arneson RHP Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Idaho
    10 329 Jon Gray RHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC Okla.
    11 359 Mark Montgomery RHP Longwood Va.
    12 389 Cody Grice OF Grand Valley State (Mich.) Mich.
    13 419 Justin James OF Sacramento CC Calif.
    14 449 Rookie Davis RHP Dixon HS, Holly Ridge, N.C. N.C.

    • Zach

      I thought this was germane because Mack was demoted.

      • Dave M

        The Germans ain’t got nuttin to do with it!
        (Smokey and the Bandit Humor)

    • mbonzo

      Well the system is very pitcher deep, if there were great available pitchers (Cote) then the Yankees went after them, but priority is the corners and OF right now.

      • Zach

        The thing that jumps out to me is that 2009 is all major college programs. 2011 is all HS, JC, and small colleges.

    • Ted Nelson

      How they drafted one year doesn’t necessarily constitute a draft philosophy.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    wtf was Dickerson doing not going to Scranton?

    • Mister Delaware

      Proving his intelligence.

  • Brian S.

    Oh look a Caleb Cotham sighting.

  • Steve H

    So Saturday morning’s 10 AM post will be: Prior headed back to DL.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Mark Prior is scheduled to pitch for the Rookie Level GCL Yankees on Friday.

    I laughed.

    • Brian S.

      Prior to this recent setback, would he still be pitching in AAA?

  • Will

    Montgomery is filthy.

  • Jim

    whens venditte coming up to AAA?

    • Jedile

      I second this. I sure would like me some Venditte in the bigs. He can be our LOOGY!

      • Jim S

        I vote we call him our BOOGY. Bi One Out Guy.

  • vin

    Mason Williams = good.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like promotion season came and went pretty quietly? Murphy, Sladerunner, and Manny were the most notable, but that’s all I’m coming up with. Am I missing anyone else?

    • Pants Lendelton


      • nycsportzfan

        also, Shane Brown and david Adams have been moving, but Adams is just getting to where he was before injuries, but still…

    • Ted Nelson

      Manny was just promoted like a week ago… I wouldn’t assume promotion season came and went.

  • steve

    Seems like the league has figured out Jorge Vazquez. OBP under .300. Unless Tex hits the DL for two weeks, I can never imagine him in the Majors.

  • nycsportzfan

    whats the deal with Castro? Any way he can build off this season or is he just a guy older for his league getting it done?

    I’m also for a Pat Venditte promotion.. This guy continues to make people look silly, for doubting him..People thought he’d do what Flannery did, and dominate a couple low class’s and then stumble when he got to Doub AA, but he hasen’t.. He desrves to be in Scranton…

    also, i was wondering what is the deal with ramon flores playing 1st? Is that his spot? If it is, is there anywhere else he can play to actually have a chance to see time on the big stage with NY?

  • Matt Imbrogno

    I was at a UConn game my senior year (09) and Mahoney came in to pitch and every scout in the place jumped up and went behind the plate to watch him throw. All I remember is that he threw haaaaard–or at least it seemed like it.

  • JamesNeuf

    Prediction: Mark Prior will be the World Series MVP this year. You just wait!

    Prediction if first prediction fails: Prior and Nick Johnson will share a hospital room at some point.

  • ColoYank

    What’s this getting swept shit?