Sanchez homers twice in Charleston loss

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Got some notes today, so let’s bullet point ‘em…

  • Remember Mark Prior? He took a line drive off his forearm while throwing a batting practice session today. Nothing’s broken and it’s just a bruise, but it’s yet another setback. He’s currently coming back from back soreness and groin strain.
  • Austin Romine was a late scratch today because of a back strain. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out, but Jesus Montero just spent a week on the DL with a sore back. They won’t rush him back.
  • The Yankees are shooting for 150 IP out of Dellin Betances this season, which would be his career high by 28.1 IP and 45.2 IP more than last season (counting the playoffs). Betances has thrown 93.1 IP this year and he’s only got another six or seven regular season starts left, so he’ll get pretty close.
  • Meanwhile, the Yankees have also asked Betances to start throwing more fastballs in an effort to improve his command. Makes sense, fastball command is clearly his biggest weakness.
  • Kanekoa Texeira is done rehabbing with the Rookie Level GCL Yankees and will join Double-A Trenton tomorrow.

And finally, congrats to Dante Bichette Jr. for being named the GCL Player of the Month for July. He hit .418/.518/.659 in 23 games last month.

Both Triple-A Scranton and High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Akron) apparently they played at least part of the game through a heavy rain, which I don’t like to see in the minors because of the injury risk
Jose Pirela, SS, Corban Joseph, 2B, Zoilo Almonte, RF, & Damon Sublett, LF: all 1 for 4 – Sublett and CoJo struck out once, Pirela twice … Sublett also tripled, drove in a run, and came around to score … Almonte stole a base
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 4, 2 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K – threw a runner out at the plate … third two-hit game in his last six contests
Jose Gil, C & DeAngelo Mack, DH: both 1 for 3
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 K
Graham Stoneburner, RHP: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 9-5 GB/FB – 58 of 86 pitches were strikes (67.4%) … took him more than three months to get back to Trenton after the neck strain
Josh Romanski, LHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Ryan Pope, RHP: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-3 loss to Asheville)
Jose Toussen, CF, Ramon Flores, LF, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Jose Mojica, SS: all 1 for 4 – Toussen walked … Flores scored a run … DeLeon struck out twice (as usual) … Mojica doubled and whiffed twice
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: both 0 for 4 – Lassiter struck out twice
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 0 for 3, 1 HBP - first game back after a brief DL stint
Gary Sanchez, C: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K - third straight game with a jack, fifth homer in his last seven games … 13 for his last 33 (.394) with two doubles, a triples, and five homers
Clint Evarts, LHP: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 1 Balk, 4-2 GB/FB – 27-21 K/BB in 36.2 IP
Michael Recchia, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (13-5 loss to Mahoning Valley)
Mason Williams, CF: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – 13 for his last 32 (.406) … his one real glaring weakness this game? he’s only 16-for-25 in stolen base attempts (64% success rate)
Bobby Rinard, LF: 0 for 1
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Ali Castillo, SS: 0 for 1
Ben Gamel, RF, Cody Grice, LF-CF & Casey Stevenson, DH: all 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – Gamel and Grice each walked … Stevenson doubled and struck out
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – six for his last 15 (.400)
Zach Wilson, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 E (missed catch)
Nick McCoy, C: 0 or 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
Rich Martinez, RHP: 3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5-1 GB/FB – four runs or more in three of his last four starts
Dustin Hobbs, RHP: 1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Zach Varce, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Matt Richardson, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-5 win over GCL Pirates)
Claudio Custodio, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – despite his recent slump, he’s still hitting .295/.413/.362
Ravel Santana, CF: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB – .276/.342/.560 in 33 games
Dante Bichette Jr., DH: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP – left the game a few innings after the HBP
Damian Taveras, PH-DH: 1 for 1, 1 RBI
Jackson Valera, C: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
Matt Duran, 3B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Bubba Jones, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB – that’s his first career hit
Fu-Lin Kuo, PH-1B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Danny Lopez, LF: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 SB
Henry Pena, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K – seven walks and three strikeouts in his last seven games
Taylor Anderson, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Dawerd Cruz, RHP: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-3 GB/FB
Danny Martinez, LHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
George Isabel, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes
Leonel Vinas, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Trevor Johnson, LHP: 0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – 14 walks and six strikeouts in 13 career innings
Corey Maines, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – allowed all three of the runners he inherited from Johnson to score

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Stems cells, a first-hand experience
Yankees pound ChiSox, win sixth straight
  • Multiple Personalities

    BUSTS.

  • Cy Pettitte

    another quality start for Graham

    can’t wait to see what Sanchez is doing in 2 or 3 years.

    • Doug

      See montero

  • China Joe

    Call up Sanchez!

  • Avi

    Sanchez gonna get some love on this week’s hot sheet. A whole lot of love..

  • Jake H

    Sanchez has a ton of power. Hopefully the last month he goes on a tear.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    Funny what seems like a “bad” game for DBJ.

  • Mike M

    OT sorta, but does anyone remember this kid we signed a few years ago and he had INSANE BB numbers. I think he was a lefty. Haven’t seen him pitch this year.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Sam Elam?

      • Mike M

        Yes thank you! DO you have any clue what happened to him?

      • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Pretty sure he was released.

        • JohnnyC

          Released on April 5, 2011.

      • The Doctor

        I did not like that Sam Elam. I did not like him worth a damn.

        • I Voted 4 Kodos

          IETC

    • Pants Lendelton

      Abel Gomez

      /preprospecthuggers’d

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Very nice. I wonder what Maximo Nelson is up to these days.

        • johnnybk

          Andy stankiewicz, Kevin maas, and Shelley Duncan walk into a bar…

  • Reggie C.

    I had thought that Gary Sanchez might face the dubious fortune of starting next season back in Charleston. He’s now up to 14 homers and has a real shot at getting to 20. That Sanchez is only 18 and showing this kind of game power might just keep him in top 100 lists.

    • Skip

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s back with Charleston. You said it, he’s only 18, 19 starting next year. But he just needs adjustment time.

    • Avi

      I think he’s in every top 100 list this offseason. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com recent came out with his updated top 50 and he had Sanchez at #38.

    • Howard Cosell

      The Kid is striking out 31% of the time. He needs to learn how to hit, recognize pitches, and develop better plate discipline. We know he can hack with power. He’ll need another year of seasoning……

      HC

      • Dave

        Go back to your crypt, Howard.

  • Avi

    For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, last night Montero did this:
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....d=17600631

    Just incredible power.

  • Gonzo

    Mark Prior needs to have a stem cell IV 24/7.

    • Damix

      For some reason I couldn’t stop reading this as “stem cell four”

  • Cuso

    How early is ‘too early’ to start with the Dirty Sanchez jokes?

  • Avi

    Some video on Mason Williams, Gumbs, Montero and Banuelos from Josh Norris.

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo.....mason.html

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Holy fast, Mason Williams.

  • Preston

    I know that rookie leagues are about development and not winning but the way the SI Yanks hit there is no reason for Mason Williams to try to steal, problem solved.

  • Another Bronx Dynasty

    Just imagine the speed & defense the Yankees could have if when they bring up Mason Williams & they have an outfield of Garner, Granderson, & Williams?

  • IB6 UB9

    Bubba Jones and Rookie Davis should party together.